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Associate Editor, Community Manager
Wisco Gypsy, Norcal Transplant. Dedicated writer with mad waitressing skills. Journalistic interests include all things literary, women's issues, popular culture and of course, our community. Fiction is decidedly working class, with a keen focus on the seemingly minor struggles that make ordinary people extraordinary. You can contact me at allison.joy [at] sacramentopress.com
The Sacramento craft beer industry is growing more robust by the year, becoming a facet of the city that residents can take pride in – and visitors should take note of. Rubicon and Sudwerk helped put us on the map, and now new microbreweries such as Ruhstaller, Knee Deep, Track 7 and New Helvetia are working to enrich our scene, with the potential to make it a defining characteristic of the city. Chase down your farm-to-fork dinner with a local brew – what’s not to love? Whether you are an über beer nerd, or simply love a cold one on a hot Sacramento day, our Sacramento Beer Writer wants to help you get the most out of your brew experiences. Join us at New Helvetia Brewing Company, 1730 B
Our editor Jared Goyette will be sitting down with Thomas Dodson at Bows and Arrows on Wednesday afternoon, May 19, for a live chat. Dodson recently posted an op-ed professing his love for our city, telling the haters to either get proactive or move on. Our readers weighed in onsite and via twitter. Editor’s note: Every Thursday we deliver a local event guide straight to your inbox, right on time to make your weekend plans. Sign me up.
Are you looking for something to spice up your Mother’s Day week? Sacramento Tech Week, a city-wide collaboration between startups, think tanks and coworking spaces, starts on Friday, May 10th. Sponsored by SacStarts, Upstart Sacramento, Hacker Lab, SARTA and the Urban Hive, tech week aims to offer a little bit of everything. There are a ton of events lined up throughout the week, so you’ll have to pick and choose. Friday, May 10th 4-6 p.m. You can ease into the week at Startup Happy Hour at Streets of London on J Street. Stop by and chat with local techies over a drink and fear not, nametags are not required. Saturday, May 11th 9 a.m. Check out the third installation of Barcamp Sacrame
There are a lot of exciting things happening in Sacramento right now, including the farm to fork movement, signs of growth in the central city and our ever-evolving art scene. We also have a burgeoning startup community, and small companies are springing up all over the city (and online). In order to help highlight these, The Sacramento Press will be featuring monthly a local startup we think is worth keeping an eye on. To kick things off, who better to start with than 8-year-old Nicolas Come, who pulled up his chair to the farm to fork to table last November when he pitched his idea at Hacker Lab’s Cereal Hack II. Nicolas sought to help his friends and other kids get healthy. His produc
How's your New Year's resolution coming? Part of The Sacramento Press's New Year's resolution involved some new contributor rankings. We selected six Elite Contributors to pave the way. You've met Barry Wisdom, Nancy Flagg, and Kati Garner already. Now it's time to learn a bit more about Elite Contributor Alex Cosper. Cosper's posts can almost be timed down to the minute. He posts his column reliably every Monday afternoon, which usually complements work and research he's done for his own company, SacTV, and always incorporates a video interview. SP: How long have you been with The Sacramento Press? AC: I've been writing articles for SacPress since April 2012. SP: How did you get st