The Sacramento Food Bank distributes food to 250,000 people every month. | Photo by @sacfoodbank
Each year,Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January — today. The theme for this year is “Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems,” according to The King Center — a nonprofit founded by MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King, to continue Dr. King’s legacy.
If you have time to dedicate to our community, here are three local volunteer opportunities:
Midtown HART | Check in and be an ear for guests at the nonprofit’s respite center for those experiencing homelessness as you serve coffee and light snacks and facilitate the receipt of clothing donations.
March For The Dream | Monday, Jan. 16 | 8 a.m. | Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento | Free | Walk and talk with someone from another background in the spirit of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
California Perspectives | Monday, Jan. 16-Monday, Feb. 6 | Times vary | Art House on R, 1021 R St., Sacramento | Free | Discover the works of Elaine Bowers, who paints both aerial and traditional landscape views of the Delta and North Valley.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Gallery Bytes | Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Virtually drop into the museum’s galleries for fun and thought-provoking conversations with staff, guides, and special guests.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Blues & Bourbon | Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $10-$12 | Enjoy the sounds of local band Derek Fresquez & Cuttin’ the Chord at this all-ages concert.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Forbes recently rankedSacramento as the best place to live in California. The rankings were determined by a number of factors like size, diversity, cost of living, and more. Sucks to suck, SJtoday and SDtoday. (CBS News)
Drone video has captured some of the trees in William Land Park that have been toppled by our recent stormy weather. An estimated 1,000 trees have been downed in Sacramento since New Year’s Eve. (Sac Bee)
French dessert shop Le Macaronwill open its first Northern California location in Downtown Sac. No opening date has been given for the bakery , taking over the former home of Kicx Unlimited at 1011 Seventh St.(Sac Biz Journal)
The Kingsbeat the San Antonio Spurs last night 132-119, bringing their record to 24-18. Harrison Barnes led the team in scoring with 29 points. (ESPN)
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Did we just become best friends? | Original tweet by @kfippin
We’ve spoken before about the movies and shows based in Sacramento. But recently an old tweet has resurfaced making the case that the 2008 comedy “Step Brothers” is also set in the City of Trees by pointing out various regional sports logos found in a scene where the titular characters interview for a job.
Basically, Sacramento and “Step Brothers” is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus. Maybe someday we could become friends. Friends who ride majestic, translucent steeds, shooting flaming arrows across the bridge of Hemdale.
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