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I am a life long Sacramento resident who has worn too many hats to count. I dabble in a little bit of everything, never claim to be an expert of anything. I am a constant work-in-progress, and endeavor to improve not only myself but others around me. Writing interests include but are not limited to: local government, history, personal profiles of community leaders, business, crime, infrastructure, schools, and neighborhoods. If you know a story that you would like me to write for sacpress.com please shoot me an email at SacramentoIsaac@gmail.com. Follow me on twitter @SacramentoIsaac www.ranSACkedmedia.com
Over the last weekend of September, while Sacramento was enduring record-breaking hot temperatures, a crew of artists from all over the nation descended into a Midtown alleyway for a transformative event. A large south-facing warehouse wall, long considered an eyesore by its surrounding neighbors because of its history of attracting vandalism on a consistent basis, became the canvas for an all-female team of street artists armed with spray cans and acrylic paints. In less than 48 hours’ time, the group completed more than 10 unique examples of colorful tags and impressive illustrations that, all together, stretch nearly two stories high and more than half a block wide. The group is named
The people of Sacramento proved that they will come together to celebrate a moment in history last week when the space shuttle Endeavour flew overhead on its way to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. It’s too bad that instead of a well-organized festival to commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime event, visitors to downtown Sacramento had to fend for themselves and take their best guess about where and when to look to the skies. The city could have seized the day and done something special; like offer a free parking incentive so that people might stay a little longer and have lunch or go shopping, stay for a parade or festival, or otherwise further explore downtown.
This week, on the Sacramento Current podcast, the gang welcomes, local documentary filmmaker Laurence Campling to talk about the feature-length film he's working on about The Candystore, Adeliza McHugh's influential and vibrant avant –garde art venue that was located in the Sacramento area. The galley featured some of the early works of some of the major figures in what came to be known as the Funk Art movement, including Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, Clayton Bailey and Maija Peeples-Bright. Campling also dishes on his experiences with the airport's giant red rabbit, and tells a story known only to a few about what's hidden underneath its suitcase... Want to find out for yourself? There
I know what you're asking yourself already... "What's a podcast???" Wikipedia tells us that "A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of audio files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device." In plain English, it's an internet "radio" program that listener tune in to at a time of their choosing, The Sacramento Current Podcast in particular focuses on the major local events of the past week, and invites noteworthy guests into the conversation to add their opinions and expertise. It's regular hosts are Cosmo Garvin, Patrick Kennedy, Phil Pluckebaum, and Isaac Gonzalez, each of which brings their ow
When school lets out for the summer, what happens to the growing number of children that rely on a free/reduced-price school lunch? Roughly 80% of kids in California receiving a subsidized lunch during the school year did not participate in a subsidized food program during the summer. This dramatic gap puts low-income kids in every community at deeper risk of food insecurity and childhood obesity…and jeopardizes their academic future. Summer meal programs present an untapped opportunity to serve nutritious (and reimbursable) meals to kids in need and help communities collaborate in new, cost-effective ways. Join us in our quest to Stop California’s Summer Nutrition Gap by taking action