Sacramento is the New L.A.

If you spent any time at all on the corner of 10th and O Streets today, you probably spotted someone famous. There was no shortage of celebrities at The California Museum, turning Sacramento citizens into quintessential paparazzi. Some Sacramentans even waited in line for an hour and a half to see it all.

And who could blame them? An all-star line-up of female celebrities turned out to support their pal and our First Lady, Maria Shriver for her big Day at the Museum, a free event sponsored by The Governor and First Lady’s Women’s Conference in honor of Women’s History Month. Everyone from Iron Chef Cat Cora and Lisa Ling to Erin Brockovich and Rita Moreno were on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of California’s women (including their own).

If the renowned company alone wasn’t enough to spark your enthusiasm, all the inspiration in the room surely did. Poems were recited. Meals were cooked. Books were read. Photos were displayed. Artists painted. Tears were shed. Proud voices were raised in praise. There were also men speedily taking notes, trying to soak up every wise word that was uttered. Short of singing “Kumbaya,” this was one emotional-filled day!

Does all this mean that Sacramento has become the new L.A.? I wouldn’t be at all surprised if L.A.’s influentials made this their new favorite hang-out after such an incredible day of Sac-style hospitality.

Indeed, local powerhouses like Biba Caggiano and Univision 19 anchor Johanna Suarez stood side by side on this dream team. In the end, it was a spectacular day of inspiration and empowerment, but for this GreenBeet, it demonstrated one important thing: we’ve got a whole host of powerful women right here in Sac Town. Sacramento will always be our own shining L.A. (Only without the bling and limos, thank you very much).

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