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Lunch and a Letter: A Mission To Fight Homelessness

In the Spring of 2016, Ali Merchant, a recent graduate from the California State University of Chico, took a definitive step towards making a difference for the homeless community of Sacramento. By providing a nutritious lunch and heartfelt letter to each individual she encountered, Merchant set...

sam feldt
Music People Spotlights

Touring Artist Spotlight: Sam Feldt

This last weekend at CRSSD Festival in San Diego, we had a chat with Sam Feldt after his set on the Ocean View Live Stage. The a 23-year-old Dutch music producer and DJ, who will be in San Francisco for a show on Oct. 7 on the California leg of his tour, just released a six song EP ‘Been...

CrockerCon: Celebrating Local Artists
Arts People Spotlights

CrockerCon: Celebrating Local Artists

Sacramento comic fans are geeking together as the Crocker Art Museum presents its fourth annual ArtMix: CrockerCon on Thursday, September 8. Beyond comic books, this year’s event will feature the works of independent game designers, live artist exhibitions, a character-themed karaoke and a...

Payam Fardanesh
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The Long and Winding (Silk) Road

When Payam Fardanesh founded Silk Road Soda, his line of Mediterranean-inspired drinks, in 2012, he was selling one bottle at a time out of the trunk of his car. Four years later, he’s bringing the tastes of his childhood to the entire country. In the past year alone, Fardanesh has inked deals with...

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