Second Saturday

By Liv Moe  Photos by Scott Duncan

December is not the best time to survey the status of Second Saturday.  Each winter, the monthly event goes into a sort of suspended animation; it gets cold, Christmas parties start to rival art receptions, and the galleries themselves have holiday parties which upstage their own monthly events.  Bit by bit Second Saturday starts to look like a ghost town. Read more »

River City Write

Compiled by William Burg, James Cameron, Tim Foster, Becky Grunewald, Guphy Gustafson, Niki Kangas and Liv Moe

While William T. Vollmann is probably the most respected author to ever intentionally settle down in Sacramento, the River City has had its fair share of bright literary lights over the years Read more »

The Pickin’s are Slim but Worth the Diggin’

By Liv Moe  Photos by Scott Duncan

I worry that I’m not going to make any friends with this article by suggesting that there ain’t much to dine on in Oak Park.  If I do ruffle some feathers with this piece it is my hope that it will be the result of some amazing culinary gem in the OP that I have overlooked. I gotta say, however, that after multiple cruises through the neighborhood, there ain’t much. Read more »

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly…

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Amador County Daytrip

Story and photos by Liv Moe

Amador County is a region I’ve spent a lot of time in over that past few years. Between cute little towns like Sutter Creek, Amador City, and Jackson, wine tasting in the Shenandoah Valley, and Christmas tree procurement in Sloughhouse, one could visit the area at least once every season and never run short of things to do. Read more »

How Sweet It Is?

Picture this: it’s the second Saturday of the month and you’re in Midtown. The streets are alive with people eating, shopping, drinking and visiting galleries. A quick ten-block stroll might take you 30 minutes or more to complete because of the sheer mass of bodies on the street and suddenly you wonder to yourself, ‘can this really be Sacramento?’ Read more »