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Historic "What Cheer House" open to public viewing on 6/27

Historic "What Cheer House" open to public viewing on 6/27
Instead of a simple hello, it turns out a common salutation was once "what cheer, partner?" And now, office rental space has become available in the historic What Cheer House in Old Sacramento located at the corner of Front & K Streets.  Originally built in 1852 then later reconstructed after a devastating fire, Old Sacramento’s iconic What Cheer House – a California Historical Landmark -- will be open for public viewing next Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. With incredible views of the Sacramento River, the beautiful 5,000 square foot office space on the third floor includes a conference room and European kitchen.  This is the first time the office space has become available for rent since the building’s reconstruction in 1977. What Cheer House -- a historic building that houses Stage Nine Entertainment Store, G.Willikers Toy Emporium, The Vault, California Clothiers, and the Old Fashioned Candy a

2017 NBA draft: what they’re saying

This is a historic moment in the NBA Draft for the Sacramento Kings, who hold two top-10 picks for the first time in franchise history... Read More

2017 draft day primer

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FBI arrests Elk Grove man, accused of trafficking of child

June 22, 2017 |  
The Sacramento FBI field office announced an Elk Grove man was arrested on Wednesday, June 21 on suspicion of child trafficking.
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City welcomes 2017 Summer STEPS Interns

The City of West Sacramento hosted a welcome brunch and orientation for the third Summer STEPS Internship. The students spent their first day shadowing mentors in their department. The eight-week internship gives students positive examples of public service, hands-on experience, and insights into how city governments are run. The program will provide interns with practical work experience related to their academic major.

In addition to experience within their departments, the interns will also be given guided tours of each city department, attend City Council meetings and volunteer with the Age Friendly initiative... Read More

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: War in California” event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Don’t miss a rowdy roast in the Roundhouse fundraising event in Old Sacramento on June 15

Don’t miss a rowdy roast in the Roundhouse fundraising event in Old Sacramento on June 15

Get ready for a roast in the Roundhouse!

History Museum to debut secret history exhibit as artist embarks on new journey on the Sacramento

History Museum to debut secret history exhibit as artist embarks on new journey on the Sacramento

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to present a compelling new exhibit titled A Secret History of American River People opening on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The special art and history project is part of a larger effort that spans many years, covers multiple rivers and is designed to encourage an awareness of issues facing current river communities, detail the long history of people who have lived and worked on and adjacent to the river, and highlight basic river ecology. Guests to the History Museum will have the opportunity to see photos, view artifacts and read narratives that showcase the past river travels of Santa Cruz Artist Wes Modes on his homemade houseboat or “rustic recreated 1940s shantyboat” as he meticulously documented the people he met along the way. In addition to the visual and narrative components of the exhibit, museum guests will be able to interact with the exhibit by sharing personal river stories on special cards provided.  

Automobile Museum celebrates dads with free admission & free rides in classic cars

Automobile Museum celebrates dads with free admission & free rides in classic cars

Complete with free museum admission and free rides in classic cars for dads and grandpas, the California Automobile Museum is getting revved up to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18! 

In addition to a number of eye-catching exhibits – including the limited time To the Rescue: The Fire Trucks and People that Saved Our Cities – a number of classic cars will be on special display for this one-day-only. As a highlight, friendly volunteer drivers are offering FREE rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to the marina and back for interested fathers and grandfathers as well as their families. Donations are welcome to support the Museum’s education program. Take a ride and plan a stop with dad on Father’s Day at the California Automobile Museum!