In the Making: Signs of the Times

When Simon and Kelly Holland launched the Etsy shop for their business, Sassy Squirrel Ink, in March 2015, they had about a half-dozen sign designs available to print photos on slate. They’ve been expanding their product line ever since.

Oct 4, 2019 Sena Christian

Sacramento Walk of Stars: Celebrity Gala 2019

The Sacramento Walk of Stars unveiled its 2019 inductees on the sidewalk on L Street in Midtown Sacramento on August 28. The inductees included professional baseball player Dusty Baker, Corti Brothers owner Darrell Corti, mixed martial artist world champion Urijah Faber, and Olympic gold medalist and sports commentator Summer Sanders. Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen emceed the event, which was followed by the Walk of Stars Gala at the Memorial Auditorium.

Oct 1, 2019 Tia Gemmell

No Time for a Break

Jaime Coffee’s side work as a PA announcer is breaking barriers

Real vacations are rare for Sacramento Republic FC public address announcer Jaime Coffee.

Juggling a full-time state job with side gigs in and outside Sacramento, the barrier-breaking Coffee works as a female announcer in a field dominated by men. Coffee’s crazy schedule comes at a cost: Vacations are usually of the working variety. 

Sep 12, 2019 Steve Martarano

In the Making: At Conscious Creamery, a Good Dessert

The walls of Conscious Creamery’s commercial kitchen in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights neighborhood are lined with stainless steel freezers, constantly humming loud and keeping chef Andrea Seppinni’s plant-based gelato frozen. 

Sep 6, 2019 Shoka

In the Making: Wall Weavings

Jessica Filip’s favorite weaving projects are the large commissions that take several weeks to complete, such as her 6-foot-by-6-foot wall hanging displayed in South, a restaurant in Sacramento, or an 8-foot-by-12-foot piece for a client’s cabin in Montana. Her larger commissions range from $1,600 to $4,000. 

Aug 1, 2019 Sena Christian

In the Making: One-of-a-Kind Sound Machines

Vintage suitcases, canteens, metal carrying cases and wooden boxes of varying colors and sizes occupy nearly every inch of a ceiling-scratching shelf in Kaden Hill’s suburban Sacramento garage workshop.

Jul 30, 2019 Fred Greaves