Plus: Carmazzi Caramel Corn might be Coolest Thing Made in CA.
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52º | Partly cloudy | 7% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:23 a.m. | Sunset 5:01 p.m.

Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share
The city will pay to help make every part of our city picturesque.|Photo by @goose.tavo21
Sacramento community members looking to beautify their neighborhoods can get a helping hand from the city, thanks to a grant program.

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Grant offers up to $800 for the removal of debris and garbage in neighborhoods across the city. Applicants must belong to an organized group with supporting documentation, such as a community group, homeowner association, nonprofit, or church group. Eligible groups can apply to have the cost reimbursed for up to three clean-up events per year — for a total of $2,400.

The grant covers expenses such as:
  • Cost of trash removal supplies
  • Equipment rental
  • Gas to transport trash to a dump
  • Cost of disposal
  • Volunteer meals
  • Promotion of volunteer events
According to city officials, the program has distributed $3,017 for clean-up events that have removed 11.5 tons of garbage and debris since launching last fall.

Check out the full list of guidelines and submit an application. Looking for more ways to help? Use our guide to volunteer opportunities in the City of Trees.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Music Bingo | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | J.J. Pfister Distilling Co., 9819 Business Park Dr., Ste. 3, Sacramento | Free | Sing, dance, and put your musical knowledge to the test while sipping on tasty cocktails.
  • Sacramento Republic FC vs. New Mexico United | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7 p.m. | Heart Health Park, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento | $14-$155 | Join the Indomitable Club as they celebrate Superhero Night.
  • Palladio’s Wednesday Concerts | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Palladio Mall, 410 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom | Free | Dance the night away with a “Live DJ Glow Party” in the heart of Folsom.
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Empty Bowls | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W. Land Park Dr., Sacramento | $200 | Join the River City Food Bank for their annual fundraiser filled with food, drinks, a silent auction, and more.
  • Bardic Improvisation | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 8 p.m. | Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1050 20th St., Ste. 130, Sacramento | $8 | Laugh along with this Dungeons and Dragons-inspired improv show.
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News Notes
  • Visit Sacramento has launched a new podcast titled “Bienvenidos A Sacramento,” spotlighting the contributions made by our region’s Latin community. The first episode features Dinorah Klingler — founder of Sac’s first all-women mariachi band. (Sac Bee)
  • No. 28. That’s where UC Davis ranked on a list of best universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. UC Davis came in fifth place on a list of statewide rankings behind Stanford, CalTech, UC Berkeley, and UCLA. (CBS 13)
  • The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their high-flying antics to G1C on Jan. 15, 2024, as they take on the Washington Generals. Tickets for the showcase go on sale Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. (FOX40)
  • The former home of Pearl on the River is getting a new tenant. Mexican-American fusion eatery Roosters on the River will take over the Riverbank Marina space and serve chilaquiles, pancakes, burgers, and more to hungry customers. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • We’re coming for ya, Motor City. Sacramento International Airport will offer nonstop flights to Detroit through Delta Airlines beginning July 8, 2024. New nonstop flights have also recently been announced for Toronto, Miami, and Austin. (KCRA 3)
The Word
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  • You’re invited to immerse yourself in insightful, expert-led discussions designed to empower your own personal journey at the 2023 HER Women’s Conference, happening on Thursday, Oct. 5. See the full schedule of events + grab tickets.*
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
  • Menopausal symptoms can show up as early as your mid-30s. Test your hormones + walk through your results with a specialist with Wellcore’s $99 At-Home Assessment Kit.*
🍿 It’s corn
I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing.|Photo provided by California Manufacturers & Technology Association
We recently told you about the Coolest Thing Made in California contest held by the California Manufacturers & Technology Association, asking Golden State residents to nominate what they think is the greatest thing to come out of California. It turns out that may end up being a local treat.

Carmazzi Caramel Corn has made it to the top eight nominees, alongside innovations such as the James Webb Space Telescope, the Tesla Model Y, and Fender’s Telecaster guitar — that’s some pretty prestigious company.

Voting ends Thursday night, so if you think one of Sacramento’s tastiest treats deserves to take the top spot, make sure to cast your vote.
  • Hello fall, we’re glad you’re here. Six & Main has everything you need this season from refreshing cocktails to cozy candles. Shop fall essentials.
  • It doesn’t get more luxurious than the Drowsy sleep mask, which is silky smooth on skin and completely light-blocking for the deepest sleep.
  • The Bentgo stackable lunch box includes two stackable containers, built-in silverware, and dividers to snugly fit food portions into individual compartments.
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