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Welcome to another edition of the "Wake-Up Call," a rundown of items that we're working on, found interesting, or otherwise thought you might want to know about today. As is always the case here at Sac Press, suggestions are welcome.
THINGS WE’RE WORKING ON
SACTOMOFO 5: According to the SactoMoFo Facebook Page, July 21 will be the biggst mobile food festival the group has yet hosted, with more than 30 Northern California food trucks, live music and, yes, beer. It's going to be held at Sixth and X streets under the freeway again from noon - 7 p.m. We'll have an article next week telling you who's going to be there and what you can look forward to.
If you're looking for more mobile food news right now, check out the article about the new Squeeze Inn food truck.
BOULEVARD PARK BUZZ: A recent proposal for a pilot parking program in Midtown during Second Saturday Art Walk is all the buzz in Boulevard Park lately. The Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association hasn’t yet taken a formal position on the proposal, and is calling out to affected residents for feedback before the leadership makes a move. According to the resident newsletter, the BPNA board will be giving a presentation on the program at its July 14 meeting, but wants to hear neighbor’s thoughts on the matter first via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE’RE READING
TRIANGLE TROUBLE: Oak Park pushed off an unwanted McDonald’s drive-thru in June, and now a highly anticipated project at the Broadway Triangle has stalled. Tony Bizjak writes in today’s Sacramento Bee that the project was initially approved under redevelopment contracts before redevelopment agencies were disbanded by the state earlier this year. Yesterday’s scheduled groundbreaking on the project was delayed because the title insurance company wouldn’t close escrow without assurances that the state wouldn’t pull the plug on the project.
Bizjak writes that the “Triangle Project is one of a handful of last-gasp redevelopment efforts in Sacramento. Others approved last month by the state include apartments and retail on the 700 block of K Street, low-income housing on Richards Boulevard as part of the Township 9 mixed-use project, and street building in the downtown railyard.”
RIDIN’ THE RAILS (STILL): High-speed rail is 21 Senate votes from being funded in California this morning. The state Assembly approved the acceptance of $7 billion in initial federal funding for the project yesterday, and now the bill moves to the Senate for approval. Despite getting the green light from the Assembly, it may not be an easy sell in the Senate. Chris Megerian writes in the L.A. Times that, so far, Republicans have been united in their opposition to the rail project, so to get past the Senate they’ll need nearly all of the Democrat votes in the room. The Senate will take up the item at its 1 p.m. session today, and Sac Press will be keeping an eye on the vote.
SOMETHING TO DO
IN THE FOOTLIGHTS: Self-confidence, inner strength and overcoming fears are the themes of “The Full Monty” playing at the Runaway Stage, 2791 24th St. This funny and endearing stage production is based on the 1997 film and follows a group of New York steelworkers looking for some quick cash. The scheme they land on will test their ability to get out of their comfort zones and face their demons – as their wives look on.
Catch the show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 29. Tickets are $15-22, available at the Runaway Stage website.
ON THE SILVER SCREEN: Now showing at the Crest Theatre: “Your Sister’s Sister,” starring Mark Duplass & Emily Blunt. It’s a story about Jack, a man having a hard time dealing with loss a year after the death of his brother. When his brother’s girlfriend, Iris, offers help, she sends Jack to her family cottage to take some time to come to terms with his troubles. When Jack arrives at the cabin, he finds Iris’ sister Hannah there, who is in need of some alone time of her own.
“Your Sister’s Sister” will be at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. through July 12. Tickets can be purchased at the Crest Theatre Box office. More information here.
IN THE PARK: Summer Concerts in the Park continue tonight at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St., Here's a look at tonight’s featured lineup:
Full Blown Stone ...
Street Urchinz ...
The concerts are free and open to all ages and start at 5 p.m. Parking is available at the City Hall Garage located at 10th & I streets for $5 after 5 p.m. Bike Valet service is also available at the Concerts in the Park.
This article was co-written by Sacramento Press Editor-in-Chief Jared Goyette, who is usally wide awake and lookin' lively by 5 a.m.