Plus: Hornets make it to the Big Dance
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Curl up with a good book
A towering bookshelf is stuffed with books
We want to collect them all. | Photo by @megtristao, Megan Stroup Tristao
Looking for a way to ride out the stormy weather? Why not check out a good book written by your neighbor (or former neighbor). Brew up a batch of your favorite cup of tea or coffee and get ready to meet your next read, because we’re talking about locally written books in Sacramento.

📖 For the family

  • “Big Bear Was Not the Same” by Joanna Rowland | Release date: 2021 | This picture book for kids 4-7 years old narrates the story of a bear who survived a forest fire. You’ll explore feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and how we can have empathy and compassion for ourselves when we’re experiencing those emotions.

📖 Learn something new

📖 Personal stories

  • “Swimming in the American: A Memoir and Selected Writings” by Hiroshi Kashiwagi | Release date: 2005 | The Sacramento-born poet, playwright, and actor looks back on his life in a series of vignettes. Learn about his 1920s childhood in Loomis, his time in a Japanese internment camp in Tule Lake during World War II, and his years in LA’s theater scene in the early 1950s.
Need more recommendations? Stop by Wild Sisters Book Co., Avid Reader, East Village Bookshop, Capital Books, Ruby’s Books, or A Seat at the Table to get expert advice from Sac’s local booksellers. 📚
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Monday, March 13
  • Sacramento Kings vs. Milwaukee Bucks | Monday, Mar. 13 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $100-$138 | The Kings continue to blossom as one of the league’s elite teams.
Tuesday, March 14
  • March Burger Madness! | Tuesday, March 14-Sunday, April 2 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Revolution Winery and Kitchen, 2831 S St., Sacramento | Free | Order specially prepared burgers paired with the perfect wine and vote for your favorite.
  • Inside The Box: 24-Hour Marathon | Tuesday, Mar. 14-Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Play games virtually with a group of comedians during this day-long birthday party for STAB! TV.
  • Carrie Underwood | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $62-$116 | The country music singer brings her “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” to Sac.
Wednesday, March 15
  • Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 2:30 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento | $10-$15 | Husband and wife Joe and Paula Bellacera discuss their work that explores nature and animalistic qualities in humans.
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.

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News Notes

  • 64º | Showers | 55% chance of rain
  • The National Weather Service is warning residents of potential flooding between today and Wednesday due to heavy rain, along with winds of up to 65 mph Monday night through Tuesday. Check our storm resources guide. (Sac Bee)
  • Lace up your dancing shoes. Sac State is heading to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Hornets are a No. 13 seed and will open up the tournament against No. 4 UCLA on Saturday, March 18 in Los Angeles. Stingers up.
  • Due to the large number of downed trees from this year’s storms, officials with Sac’s Park Maintenance Division are hosting free mulch giveaways for residents. Stop by William Land Park’s South Village Green 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on either Saturday, March 18 or March 25 to claim yours. (Sacramento City Express)
Real Estate
  • With one development currently under construction in Rocklin, Texas-based Tekin & Associates is bringing a second multifamily housing project to the Sacramento area. Folsom’s Creekside Apartments will include 187 units and a 5,900-sqft clubhouse when completed in late 2025. (Sac Biz Journal)
Today Is
  • Fun local fact: Dopo la sua creazione, il Pony Express ha gestito il suo terminal occidentale a Sacramento, dove le prime lettere arrivarono il 14 aprile 1860. Find the translation of this fun fact in The Wrap at the bottom of our newsletter.*
  • Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
  • We’re hiring an Account Manager to support the post-sale process, which includes onboarding new partners, executing digital ad campaigns, and final analytic reporting. This role serves as the primary liaison between clients and internal departments. See details + apply.
Hurling for the craic
A worn white ball with curved stitching like a baseball lies on a pitch of sunny grass.
The ball is called a sliotar, pronounced “slit-er.” | Photo by Adrian via Pexels
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but have you heard about hurling? No, not that kind of hurling. We’re talking about the Irish sport.

What is hurling?

This ancient Gaelic game is the national sport of Ireland and looks a bit like field hockey played with a baseball.

Players use a wooden stick to pass and score points by shooting through the opponent’s goalpost. Players use the stick (called a hurl or hurley) to hit and balance the ball (called a sliotar).

Want to learn all the official rules? Check out the US Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA).

Get involved

Unfortunately, it looks like we don’t have an official USGAA hurling clubyet. That means the sliotar is in our court (so to speak) and the best way to get your hands on a hurley is by starting your own club. Scope out the future competition, as well as other Gaelic sports, with the USGAA’s interactive map.
The Wrap
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DYK, translated: After its creation, the Pony Express operated its western terminal in Sacramento, with the service’s first letters arriving on April 14, 1860. Brush up on your Italian skills with a subscription to Babbel (currently 60% off exclusively for SACtoday readers now through Sunday, March 19).*

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