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Der Biergarten (finally) set to open next month in Midtown
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Der Biergarten (finally) set to open next month in Midtown

It’s been a long time coming, but Der Biergarten, the outdoor German beer hall made from cargo containers, finally has all of the permits in place it needs to open on the corner of 24th and K Streets by next month. The concept behind behind Der Biergarten is a novel one: Owner Sean Derfield...

A not-so-open thread: The price and value of anonymity
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A not-so-open thread: The price and value of anonymity

Over the last year, the most consistent complaint I’ve heard about The Sacramento Bee has had nothing to do with their coverage or journalism, but rather with their comments section and the trolls that tend to dwell there. Those trolls may now be on the verge of eviction. Sacramento Bee...

Dutch cycling Blogger Praises and Criticizes Biking in Davis
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Dutch cycling Blogger Praises and Criticizes Biking in Davis

Dutch cyclist and blogger Mark Wagenbuur visited the United States on vacation this June, and used the opportunity to film a short documentary on biking in various cities, including Davis. The video was picked up by UpWorthy.com and has gone viral among cyclists. For the most part, Wagenbuur...

A Community Forum to Save Community Journalism
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A Community Forum to Save Community Journalism

This week a chapter ends for The Sacramento Press. The cuts that our owner announced last week will kick in, and there will no longer be a full-fledged editorial team or community contributor program. The question now is what exactly is next for us as an organization. Our owner, Ben Ilfeld, has...

KCRA has a question for its followers: Is racism OK?
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KCRA has a question for its followers: Is racism OK?

Twitter can give us direct, live access to the thoughts of millions of people, including, unfortunately, the incredibly racist assholes among us. Such was the case Sunday night, when bigots across the country took to the internet armed with little more than misspellings and racist rhetoric to...

What should we cover?
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What should we cover?

The last few weeks have been tough times at The Sacramento Press, but it’s time we dusted ourselves off and got back on our feet. For that, we’re going to need your help. I’m going back to doing what I love most – writing, reporting and editing. The chef has been sent back...

LowBrau to expand by adding Block Butcher Bar
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LowBrau to expand by adding Block Butcher Bar

One of Midtown’s most popular new bars is about to get a sibling – the founders of LowBrau are opening a “whiskey and fine meat establishment” called Block Butcher Bar. Block should open by the beginning of October in an 11,000-square-foot space that LowBrau currently uses for...

AUDIO: Downtown arena debate
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AUDIO: Downtown arena debate

We’ve seen both sides of the downtown arena debate rhetorically duel it out through the media, but today they met in person in a debate hosted by The Sacramento Press Club at the Boiler Steakhouse. Joshua Wood of the pro-arena groups Regional Builders and DowntownArena.org squared off against...

[Poll] City to vote on big-box ordinance
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[Poll] City to vote on big-box ordinance

When Sacramento City Council members vote on the big-box store ordinance during tonight’s meeting, they’re going to have three choices, none of which will satisfy everyone in the sure-to-be-crowded chamber. The political tussle over the ordinance has been so fraught that city staff took...

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