With kids going back to school and the end of summer steadily creeping closer, we’re longing to enjoy as much time outside as we can — especially while doing our best Titanic impression (cue that sweet, sweet Celine Dion song).
Grab your swim trunks + flippie-floppies River City, because today we’ve got three options for boatingactivities on the Sacramento River.
T-Pain + The Lonely Island would be so jealous. | Photo by SACtoday staff
With many cruise options available, from a twilight-lit three-course dinner to indulging your sweet tooth with cookies and ice cream, River City Queen’s trips run ~2 hours + are available to book for private occasions like weddings.
The floating hotel (which we’re now calling a float-el because it’s literally right there) situated on Old Sac’s waterfront hosts dinners and live music + even comes equipped with a 110-seat Victorian-style theater available to rent that previously hosted the Sacramento International Film Festival.
Like peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, or peanut butter and bananas (is there anything that peanut butter ISN’T amazing with?), day-drinking and boating go together hand-in-hand (responsibly, of course). You and up to 17 others can BYOB aboard a pedal or tiki boat + take a 90-minute journey along the river — with a stop by the riverside restaurant Virgin Sturgeon of course.
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A federal judge has barred Sacramento from doing sweeps on the city’s homeless population living on the streets. Unhoused individuals will be allowed to remain in their encampments until the end of August, with the judge noting the city’s summertime temperatures in his ruling. (KCRA 3)
The City of Trees is getting a professional football team — but not from the NFL. Major League Football commissioner Adam Mclean said Sac will be one of 18 cities to field a team for the league’s inaugural season in 2022. This marks the city’s first professional football team since the Sacramento Mountain Lions. (CBS13)
As the NFL season inches closer to kickoff, 20+ players from the Sacramento region are set to take part in the action, including San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. See the full list. 🏈 (FOX40)
Two members of the UC Davis football teamwere named to the Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team this week. Seniors Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. + Jake Parks were both All-Big Sky first team selections in 2021 as well, with Gilliam Jr. also being named this year’s Big Sky Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. (Davis Enterprise)
The Pocket neighborhood’s Waterford Cove Apartmentshas been purchased by San Francisco-based real estate equity firm Crown Capital. The 188-unit complex, which was built in 1988, sold for $61.9 million. 💰 (Sac Biz Journal)
Four years after its initial announcement, Round One Entertainment is slated to open at Roseville’s Westfield Galleria this Saturday. The Osaka-based company said the space will feature an indoor multi-entertainment facility with activities such as bowling, karaoke, arcade games + billiards. 🎳 (Sac Biz Journal)
Cue the applause. Resident Margarita Chavezhas helped clean the city’s streets for 25 years. She estimates that she has thrown away 5,000 pounds of trash over the years since joining local group “Pick It Up Sacramento” — which carries out two clean-ups weekly. 🚮 (KCRA 3)
Mediterranean restaurant Jayna Gyrohas opened in Sacramento at 3101 Folsom Blvd. The fast-casual eatery — which has another location in Emeryville — serves gyro pitas, bowls, Greek fries, baklava + more.
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