There's been a lot of bad news coming out of Sacramento lately: homelessness, the foreclosure rate, unemployment, political gridlock in a state crippled by the recession. Add to that a stubborn case of politics fatigue, and you've got a lot of reasons to write off this city. But we trekked to California's beleaguered state capital to peek behind the national headlines and find out who keeps this city running — day in, day out — despite all that’s going wrong. We left with the realization that people in Sacramento are remaking the American city, in surprising and deeply moving ways.
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