Jessica Laskey is a freelance writer and professional actress based in Sacramento. Her work can be seen in Inside Publications — for which she also wrote the book, Inside Sacramento: The Most Interesting Neighborhood Places in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, now in its second edition — as well as Sacramento Magazine, Sactown Magazine and The Sacramento Bee. Jessica is also the founding co-publisher of Indomita Press, an independent local publishing company she runs with her husband. Find out more at jessicalaskey.com.
Defining “outsider art” isn’t easy — the term encompasses work by self-taught artists and the artwork of the developmentally disabled — but its popularity is soaring. In Sacramento, Short Center North’s art program is one example.
When Clint Allison’s father had a stroke in 2010, he stepped in to provide the round-the-clock care his father, Bob, required. But not long into his father’s recovery, Allison realized he couldn’t do it alone, even with the help of his wife and children.
It’s where you have a picnic. Play a pick-up soccer game. Do yoga in the fresh air. People-watch. Daydream. Take a breath. The park is a central part of the urban experience as a gathering spot, a green space and a respite from hectic city life.
When Kaye Crawford spoke at the wake of friend Darrin Heiden in 2014, she talked about the fact that Heiden was “another statistic of a gay man who found himself without a home as he grew older.”
Sutter Health opened its new state-of-the-art Senior Care PACE medical and recreational complex in the River District on Dec. 10. The 45,000-square-foot space can accommodate a total of 1,000 patients per day.
Sometimes even beloved traditions get an update, like the Sacramento Ballet’s annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” which offers a new take on the classic story this year.
For a typical day trip to Nevada County, a tourist might visit a few wineries, do some window shopping and then call it a day. But when Robert X Trent launched Outlandish Experiences in August, he wanted to use unique, unforgettable experiences to help visitors fall in love with the area he’s called home for 20 years.
Rancho Cordova’s identity as one of the region’s best-kept secrets frustrates Marc Sapoznik. As executive director of Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism, his job is to promote the city’s assets tor both out-of-towners and locals alike.