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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days

Old West-type fun rules the streets of Old Sacramento over Labor Day Weekend. Read »

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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Grape & Gourmet

California's Grape & Gourmet

Taste a bunch of Golden State victors, all in one setting/sitting. Read »

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Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Record on the Midway

World's Record on the Midway

A wheel buff is going for one very long ride at the California State Fair. Read »

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Monday, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Rails with Mark Twain

Riding the Rails with Mark Twain

If you're a fan of the California-loving wit, make for the capital. Read »

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Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Time Travel Weekends

Time Travel Weekends

July and August weekends around Old Sactown get extra old-timey. Read »

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

French Films in Sactown

French Films in Sactown

Interesting cinema from France is the centerpiece to this capital festival. Read »

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Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Art of Train Travel

The Art of Train Travel

A new Sacramento exhibit looks at 150 years of passenger servic Read »

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sactown Wine and Brew Parties

Sactown Wine and Brew Parties

The West Coast Brew Fest will take over Miller Park; a few weeks later, Raley's Grape Escape heads for Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Park. Read »

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Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

All-Night Homer Reading

All-Night Homer Reading

Two hundred people, 12+ hours, and "The Odyssey"; Fairytale Town in Sactown stages an epic nighttime reading. Read »

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Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 100th, I Street Bridge

Happy 100th, I Street Bridge

It's all about the Golden Gate, for sure; but let's give a shout-out for an iconic span's big centennial. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.