Bean to Bar

Cru Chocolate’s Karla McNeil-Rueda takes beans to bars from her Roseville home. 

Mar 22, 2019 Ken James

Boom on Broadway

Infill development helps usher in the next generation of eateries on Broadway’s west end

Until recently, Tower Cafe in Sacramento was one of the only food options west of 16th Street on Broadway, with some of the most well-known establishments east of the intersection, including Willie’s Hamburgers, Los Jarritos and Pancake Circus. The west end of Broadway heading toward Sacramento River, while not completely devoid of restaurants, was largely an industrial hub.

Jan 7, 2019 Graham Womack

No Frills

Artisan furniture maker Trent Dean shows how he makes his minimalist designs. 

Jan 4, 2019 Fred Greaves

Art Exposed: Jeff Musser

Jeff Musser was an artistic child who went on to graduate from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000 with his bachelor’s degree in graphic design. He then spent two years at an ad agency in Chicago managing creative for McDonald’s Happy Meals. Despite a respectable salary, Musser was anything but happy.

Dec 28, 2018 Eva Roethler

Swearing-In Ceremony: Mayor Xóchitl Rodriguez

The City of Woodland held a swearing-in ceremony for the new Mayor Xóchitl Rodriguez on Dec. 4 at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Rodriguez is the first woman to hold the position since 1998. Rodriguez is replacing Enrique Fernandez.

Dec 10, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Working On the Railroad

The California State Railroad Museum curates one of the world’s largest toy train collections. 

Nov 30, 2018 Fred Greaves

Art Exposed: Sarah Golden

Oak Park surface designer on the business of art

Just three years after Sarah Golden shared the first block-printed fabric she ever made on Instagram, she has amassed nearly 35,000 followers and established a successful creative career in surface design. Today, Golden works full-time producing her signature simple, muted designs in both fabric prints and original paintings from her Oak Park studio. “I love a real simple two-color print and I will work a polka dot into every project, unabashedly,” she jokes.

Nov 28, 2018 Eva Roethler