Swearing-In Ceremony: Mayor Xóchitl Rodriguez

The City of Woodland held a swearing-in ceremony for the new Mayor Xóchitl Rodriguez on Dec. 4 at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Rodriguez is the first woman to hold the position since 1998. Rodriguez is replacing Enrique Fernandez.

Dec 10, 2018 Charles Vincent McDonald

Working On the Railroad

The California State Railroad Museum curates one of the world’s largest toy train collections. 

Nov 30, 2018 Fred Greaves

Art Exposed: Sarah Golden

Oak Park surface designer on the business of art

Just three years after Sarah Golden shared the first block-printed fabric she ever made on Instagram, she has amassed nearly 35,000 followers and established a successful creative career in surface design. Today, Golden works full-time producing her signature simple, muted designs in both fabric prints and original paintings from her Oak Park studio. “I love a real simple two-color print and I will work a polka dot into every project, unabashedly,” she jokes.

Nov 28, 2018 Eva Roethler

Acting Out

Grant funding allows local youth the opportunity to experience free community theater  

Community theater, often known for supporting and encouraging aspiring young artists, has a new home in the greater Sacramento area. Thanks to a new Youth Theatre For All program, launched by the Natomas Arts and Education Foundation, more than 50 children ages 10-18 were afforded the opportunity to participate in a production of “Bye Bye Birdie” for free for three performances in July.

Nov 26, 2018 Christina Kiefer

In the Cards

Gregory Perkins of African American Expressions grew a nationally-renowned card business from humble Sacramento roots

In 1991, Gregory Perkins was a Sacramento corrections officer struck by a calling to make a difference. He realized that most greeting cards lacked representation of the African American community. Perkins worked with his cousin, an artist, to develop three Afrocentric greeting card designs in an effort to create what he calls an “uplifting product that African Americans can take pride in.”

Oct 19, 2018 Eva Roethler