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Five Questions With STEVE HANSEN

Interview conducted by William Burg and Tim Foster Photos by Scott Duncan

Steve Hansen was the first candidate to announce that he was running for retiring City Councilman Rob Fong’s seat for District Four, which includes the central city. Hansen is deeply familiar with the district – he not only lives in Alkali Flat, he also served on the Sacramento Redistricting Citizens Advisory Committee Read more »

How We Roll

By Tony King Photos by Scott Duncan

“Every Day Is Your Chance To Make This City A Little Better.”

So proclaims a small white sign hanging above the shuttered Sewing Machine Center on J and 10th streets. It’s not clear who exactly hung this sign up, but it’s a sure bet they had someone like Sacramento-area bicycle advocate Rick Houston in mind when they did. Houston, after all, is the man behind Sac’s Tweed Rides, and now he has convinced the owner of the world’s largest handmade bicycle showcase to bring his annual event to Sacramento. Read more »

A Guide to Local Pub Quizzes

By Dennis Yudt photos by Scott Duncan

The pub quiz – like the grilled cheese sandwich or a bicycle – is one of those simple yet perfect ideas: answering a wide variety of trivia questions with a group of friends over a pint or two in friendly competition with other teams for a prize of more beer. Kinda brilliant, isn’t it? Read more »

Ruhstaller Redux

By  Ed Carroll  photos by Scott Duncan

“There’s something about Sacramento” can have any number of connotations – some good, some not so good. Whether it’s pining for that old Delta breeze, drinking on the porch, enduring the pain of another stolen bike, ridiculously hot summer days or other such pleasantries, no one can say our breezy little burg lacks charm. Being a native it is always a nice surprise to meet a transplant who appreciates, and even embraces the subtle allure of our fair city.  Ruhstaller founder J.E. Paino definitely falls into that category. Read more »

Lights Out: Sacramento’s Lost Movie Houses

By Matías Antonio Bombal  Images courtesy of the Center For Sacramento History

There was a time when Sacramento movie going was held to a high standard.  Where you went to the movies was as important, or even more important than what you went to see.   This was an era where showmanship was a high art. Read more »

Lights, Camera, Sacto!

By Jacob Greenberg



Sid Garcia-Heberger

By Becky Grunewald Photo by Scott Duncan

Laura Garcia-Heberger (known to one and all as “Sid”) is almost completely synonymous with the business she leases and manages: The Crest Theatre. Read more »

The Neverending Film Festival

By Niki Kangas  Photo by Scott Duncan

Every Sunday night, at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park, Movies on a Big Screen hosts a documentary, independent, or cult classic film screening to the delight of its diverse audience. Read more »

Look Who’s Talking

By Bob Masullo

“A lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.”

                                                – John Gould (noted Canadian author) Read more »

MidMo Holiday Gift Guide

Compiled by William Burg, Becky Grunewald, Liv Moe, Matt K Shrugg, Sarah Singleton and Dennis Yudt     Photos by Scott Duncan

So here it is December and you still have some of those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. What to get for a picky old aunt, or that lil gen y’er (who already has everything) or that weird cousin who has worked at Hotdog on a Stick for the past 27 years? Don’t worry, MidMo is here to help. Each year we ask our contributors to share their best gift ideas, and here’s what they came up with for 2011…

Gift Guide: Cookbook Roundup
Gift Guide: Crocker Gift Shop
Gift Guide: Christmas Brew
Gift Guide: Mixed Bag
Gift Guide: Gifted Gardener
Gift Guide: Viking Hobby
Gift Guide: Vinyl Tap
Gift Guide: Beers Books
Gift Guide: Paul Brown Massage