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Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson
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Q&A with Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson

Winter Olympic champion and South Lake Tahoe native Jamie Anderson won not only a gold medal for Women’s Slopestyle Snowboarding at Sochi, but also the attention of people worldwide with her incredible snowboarding skills and her magnetic and down-to-earth personality. One of 8 children, she grew...

Painter of Stage: Q&A with Ballet Choreographer Ma Cong
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Painter of Stage: Q&A with Ballet Choreographer Ma Cong

In demand worldwide and a rising star in dance, Chinese choreographer Ma Cong is in town to launch his world premier of “Acceptance” at the Sacramento Ballet’s three-part production of Wild Sweet Love, playing this Valentines Day weekend from February 13th-16th . Cong’s piece, which he describes as...

Spotlight On: Jason Coldiron and “Saving Sacramento”
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Spotlight On: Jason Coldiron and “Saving Sacramento”

With the publication of his first book, “Saving Sacramento-Keeping the Kings in the Capital,” local sports aficionado and emerging sportswriter Jason Coldiron combines his lifelong dedication to athletics to his devotion to writing into a career as an author. Coldiron channels his passion for the...

See Sacramento via Laura Good
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See Sacramento via Laura Good

Laura Good is a Bay Area native who found her way to the Central Valley in 2007 circa Florida and is one of the driving forces behind Sacramento’s emerging tech scene. With SARTA, Good works to grow our sector by helping technology startups be successful through education and mentoring. She is also...

Chef’s Tasting with Hock Farm’s David LaRoche
Farm to Fork People Spotlights

Chef’s Tasting with Hock Farm’s David LaRoche

  If you want to know where the raw ingredients of David LaRoche’s cuisine are grown, don’t ask the chef. Just look at the back of his menu, where sources are listed for inquiring foodies. “I get kind of defensive,” LaRoche said, relaxing between lunch and dinner service on a banquette by the...

Local Chefs Share their Favorite Bacon Dishes
Food & Drink People Spotlights

Local Chefs Share their Favorite Bacon Dishes

When Bacon Fest was first unleashed upon Sacramento last year, the crowds reflected the beloved meat’s popularity. And really, who’s surprised? The tender strips of pig meat doesn’t need any marketing, and a festival centered around its consumption practically sells itself. I mean...

Q&A with Filter’s Richard Patrick
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Q&A with Filter’s Richard Patrick

Filter frontman Richard Patrick had his first taste of success in the music industry as a touring guitarist for the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. He left the band after four years due to discord within the group and co-founded Filter, whose 1995 album “Short Bus” featured the massive hit...

Q&A with 311’s Gina Knepp
Community Voice People Spotlights

Q&A with 311’s Gina Knepp

Gina Knepp has worked in high-stress city government jobs for more than two decades. But even though she spent nearly 20 years at the city’s 911 call center and now heads the 311 call center, her sense of humor remains intact. Knepp, 48, is the division manager of 311. She reflects her humor...

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