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Sacramento Music Festival Ends Its 44 Year Run

December 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

After 44 years as a Memorial Day Weekend tradition, the Sacramento Music Festival is ending. Organizers of the event made the announcement today citing diminishing audiences, increased costs and heavy competition.

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Business Groups Tout Golden 1 Center's Inaugural Year

October 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

Golden 1 Center is sparking economic growth in downtown Sacramento, even though parking costs a lot more. Two local business groups say the venue helped increase employment and decrease office vacancy rates since breaking ground in 2014.

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Hurricane Irma Triggers Challenge For Florists

September 25, 2017 | Steve Milne

You may have a hard time finding your favorite kind of rose at the florist, and Hurricane Irma is likely to blame. Irma battered Miami - which is a hub for flowers coming to the U.S. from South America. That's led to an historic flower shortage.

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Food and Sustainability

Rookie Farmers Get A Boost From West Sacramento Farm Incubator

April 27, 2017 | Julia Mitric

New farmers looking to launch their own business face hurdles like access to land and markets. West Sacramento Urban Farms is helping rookie growers jump-start their own farms.

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Business

Report: Construction Leads Annual Job Growth In Region

August 19, 2016 | Ben Bradford | Steve Milne

State data released today show total jobs in the Sacramento region increased by 17,700, or nearly two percent from July 2015 to July 2016. The state Employment Development Department says construction led year-over growth.

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Business

Report: Sacramento Fourth Most Hipster U.S. City

July 29, 2016 | Steve Milne | Joanne Serrieh

Sacramento is the fourth "most hipster" city in the U.S., according to a new ranking that looked at the presence of hipster-friendly businesses in town, like record stores, locally-owned coffee shops and microbreweries.

Business

‘Pokemon Go’ Draws Crowds And Profits Into Old Sacramento

July 22, 2016 | Melody Stone

Merchants in Old Sacramento are running ragged after two weeks of “Pokemon Go" mania. The neighborhood has become a magnet for players of the augmented reality game, which launched earlier this month. The crowds are translating into profits.

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