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🎶 That’s the power of love
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We found love in a less-than-hopeless place.|Graphic via 6AM City staff
For Valentine’s Day 2024, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories. We asked for your help compiling everything from proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.

A map showing places in Sacramento where people have fallen in love.

“Hey Siri, play ‘Differences’ by Ginuwine.”

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Screenshot via Proxi Maps

You can explore these local love stories by clicking on the hearts, but there’s just a few love stories that we couldn’t wait to share:
  • “My husband and I met in 1998 while cruising on Broadway. We were 16 & 17 at the time! I had to use the payphone at Tower Records to call my mom because she paged me. LOL. While using the phone he and some friends approached us and it was history from there. 26 years later, we are still living it up!”
  • “The McKinley Park Rose Garden is where I told my husband that we were pregnant with our first baby! It will always hold a special place in our hearts and we love visiting with our now 9 month old son Steven.”
  • “Met my now husband at the corner of State Capitol Park, on N and 12. We were both state workers from different departments who just happened to take our breaks at the same time in the mornings. We noticed each other for weeks until he finally struck up a conversation. Six years of marriage and a decade of togetherness later, we always look back with so much happiness that we met each other on that park corner a decade ago.”
Now we’re really feeling the love.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Couples Date Paint Experience | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Atrium 916, 1020 Front St., Sacramento | $50 | Sip on wine or tea and create a masterpiece with your special someone.
  • “You’ve Got Mail” | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento | $11+ | Tom Hanks (who went to Sac State) and Meg Ryan fall in love in this so-very-90s rom-com.
  • Lovers Rock | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 10-11:30 p.m. | The Warehouse, 2421 23rd St., Sacramento | $12 | Romance and rock collide at this holiday-themed musical event.
Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Unextinct | Thursday, Feb. 15-Saturday, March 9 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W. Land Park Dr., Sacramento | $28+ | More than 40 threatened and extinct animals are brought to life at this immersive experience.
  • The Movement | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Ace Of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento | $32.50 | Jam out with this South Carolina-based reggae band.
Friday, Feb. 16
  • Sacramento State vs. Loyola Marymount | Friday, Feb. 16 | 2 p.m. | Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento | $5+ | Take us out to the ball game on opening day for the college baseball season.
  • Pretty ‘n Punk | Friday, Feb. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $15 | Prove to mom that it was never a phase — it’s a lifestyle — at this concert.
  • Disney’s “High School Musical” | Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | Harris Center, 10 College Pkwy., Folsom | $37+ | Get’cha head in the game for this adaptation of the Disney hit.
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • Sacramento crews are continuing to respond to the 500+ reports of downed trees following the most recent batch of stormy weather. Residents are urged to call 311 and report any storm-related issues they may be facing. (Sacramento City Express)
Job
  • Want to be a Parks Barbie? The Auburn State Recreation Area is hiring park and maintenance aides. Duties include selling park passes, answering guest questions, and — most importantly — petting dogs. Apply now.
Cause
  • Sutter Health and the Sacramento River Cats have partnered together to help fund renovations at West Sacramento’s Alyce Norman Parks and Sports Fields complex. The money will be used to replace the old backstops at the 17-acre park — one of the oldest in West Sac. (FOX40)
Number
  • $500,000. That’s how much money Sacramento City Council approved to fund the Meadowview Farmers Market. No opening date has been announced, but there are plenty of other farmers markets to visit while you wait. (ABC 10)
Eat
  • Hibachi Town closed its Folsom location at Broadstone Marketplace after opening its doors last summer. However, Broadstone is also set to get a new eatery in the form of Baker’s Dozen Donuts — though no opening date has been announced. (Sac Biz Journal)
Closing
  • Bad news y’all — Good News Wine is closing permanently after this Saturday, Feb. 17. The wine shop is offering 40% off all merch in-store and online as part of a closing sale.
Plan Ahead
  • Pearl Jam will rock Golden 1 Center off its feet Monday, May 13, as part of its Dark Matter World Tour. Register now for a chance to score tickets, as access will be determined by a lottery. (ABC 10)
Home
  • If you spent your whole Sunday reorganizing your closet, here’s another spring cleaning suggestion: Move your credit card debt. This card offers 0% interest on a balance transfer until mid-2025. That’s over a whole year to pay off your balance, sans interest. Plus, you’ll earn 2% cash back on purchases.*
Holiday
 
 
Film
 
🍿 Grab your popcorn
An aerial view of Foresthill Bridge outside of Sacramento, CA.
Vin Diesel jumped off Foresthill Bridge in the 2002 movie “xXx.”|Photo by Sergey Yarmolyuk via Wikimedia Commons
As production on Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film wraps up in Downtown Sacramento, we thought we’d quickly spotlight some of our favorite flicks that have filmed around the City of Trees.

“Almost Famous” — Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical flick about a teen music critic in the 1970s shot the famous “Tiny Dancer” bus scene in Lincoln, just outside of Sacramento.

“xXx” — Get your head out of the gutter; this 2002 Vin Dielsel-led action thriller notably used Foresthill Bridge for that sweet stunt at the beginning where Vinny leaps out of a car after it flies over the bridge’s side.

“American Beauty” — The opening shot of this poorly-aged film (I can say that, I have a film degree — City Editor Jordan) sets its tone with suburban Sacramento aerials set to a voiceover from the increasingly-gross Kevin Spacey.
 
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Sacramento. I hope your day is filled with love in all its forms. ❤️
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