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Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Sacramento’s historic street cars

It’s here! On Tuesday is the East Sacramento Preservation Speaker Series—William Burg, history of the Sacramento trolley system. Come March 31, 6:00 PM Clunie Club House 602 Alhambra Blvd. Bill will discuss our historic trolley car system that ran through Sacramento and the challenges of bringing it back.

We guarantee raffle winners of Bill’s Sacramento history books. Including Sacramento’s Street Cars, and Midtown Sacramento-Creative Soul of the City... Read More

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

Gas prices rise after steep decline

Gas prices rise after steep decline

STOCKTON — Those sinking gas prices that drivers across the nation enjoyed during the winter months are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

The cheapest prices in the Stockton and San Joaquin County was $2.45 per gallon as of March 2 while most stations across the area were near or above $3, according to gas price web site gasbuddy.com.

Modesto’s cheapest station checked in with a $2.81 per gallon. Like San Joaquin, most stations in Stanislaus County were showing prices near $3, according to gasbuddy.com. One month ago, many area stations were under $2 per gallon... Read More

East Sacramento J and Folsom lane conversations–how are they working?

East Sacramento J and Folsom lane conversations–how are they working?

A message from Councilman Steve Cohn about the J and Folsom lane conversions.

Staff Completes “Before” and “After” Evaluation of the J Street and Folsom Boulevard Conversions

In August 2013, the City’s Public Works Department put parts of J Street and Folsom Boulevard on a “road diet”.  The lane conversions were implemented, changing the streets from four lanes to two lanes with a center two-way left turn lane.  The goal was to provide for a “complete street” that balances the needs of all users, auto drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.  I believe we have accomplished these goals... Read More

Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

The Fix50 rehabilitation project is ahead of schedule. Westbound Phase 2, which began June 6 to resurface the outside lanes of Highway 50 between 24th and 18th Streets in Sacramento, will finish six days early.

“After almost two months of major-traffic interfering work, motorists will be able to enjoy the open highway and newly repaved deck, which can now serve us for many years to come” said Caltrans District 3 Director, Jody Jones. “We are grateful for the support and cooperation by our community partners and the public for their help to reduce traffic congestion and make this Fix50 project such a big success.”... Read More

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

New Fix 50 connector ramp closures begin tonight

Beginning Thursday night, there will be more connector ramp closures in connection to the Fix 50 highway project in Sacramento.

The southbound Capital City Freeway (Business 80) connector ramp to westbound Highway 50 will be closed to traffic as well as the westbound 50 off-ramp to 16th street.

Click HERE for details.

Dining News: Second Communal Bike Comes to Sacramento

Dining News: Second Communal Bike Comes to Sacramento

Cowtown Eats was the first to bring you news of Sac Brew Bike, a communal, 15 passenger bike that provides transportation between local bars and breweries. But now they have some competition - Off The Chain Bike Tours, reports Sonya..... Read More