PHOTOS: Construction at midtown's Ice Blocks project

For this week’s print edition, we interviewed Stephen Guest, managing principal of RMW architecture & interiors in Sacramento. Guest is working on the Ice Blocks project at 16th and R streets in midtown Sacramento.

During the interview, we toured the project. See some construction photos in the slideshow that accompanies this story.

Part of the first phase of Ice Blocks — which includes office space, Philz Coffee and other retail — is open. The second phase, which includes apartments and a…

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Stein and Linda Kruse list elegant Clyde Hill manse for $5.5 million (Photos)

Stein and Linda Kruse are selling the classic Mediterranean manse in Clyde Hill where they have lived with their children for the past ten years.

Windermere Brokers Steven Erickson and Mallory Harwood Hanley have the $5.48 million listing of this majestic and elegant residence.

The house has been an ideal setting as a family home where their pre-teens grew up and where the Kruses hosted fundraisers for various causes.

“This is a wonderful house for entertaining,” says Stein. “We had graduations,…

See the Valley's restaurant openings and closings from August

August seems to be a healthy time for restaurant growth in the Valley.

This August, at least 24 restaurants opened and only two closed. Last August, 23 restaurants opened and three closed.

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