As vehicles whiz past, a pedestrian meanders on the sidewalk. Above him is a gentle pulsing cerulean light. The glow shifts in hue, from a deep blue, to teal, to an intense purple. It falls gently on a series of protruding waves, jutting out from the cement wall they rest upon. The otherworldly glow now welcomes travelers passing underneath I-5 on Richards Boulevard. The glow, which breathes and moves along a 112 foot long section of molded concrete, is part of the installation piece 'Confluence' by City of Sacramento Senior Architect Gregory B. Taylor. Included in the Richards to Railyards street and sidewalk improvements, the piece bathes the I-5 underpass in blue and purple tones. The
Over the weekend I posted my thoughts from my experience at 10th and K. Now I want to know how we can make New Year's Downtown better. To get things started I want to propose a change of venue for the ball drop from 10th and K to either Cesar Chavez Plaza or the capitol mall. I think the mall would be better as the crowd could see the ball drop, the Christmas Tree at the capitol and the two fireworks shows over the river. Oh, and a bigger ball with a longer drop would be nice. Those are just a couple thoughts from me. What do you think about next year's celebration?