Best of Sacramento crew

Editor: Chrisanne Beckner

Copy Editor: Sarah Sol

Assistant Copy Editor: Nicholas Miller

Contributing writers: Alex Baca, Jeffrey M. Barker, Chrisanne Beckner, Becca Costello, Joey Garcia, Cosmo Garvin, Jeff Hudson, Stephen James, Christian Kiefer, Jonathan Kiefer, Nicholas Miller, Kel Munger, Alexis Raymond, Patti Roberts, Erin Sierchio, Sarah Sol, Kate Washington, Melinda Welsh, Amy Yannello

Time-traveling writers: Jeffrey M. Barker, Chrisanne Beckner, Becca Costello, Christian Kiefer, Kel Munger, Alexis Raymond, Erin Sierchio, Sarah Sol

Managing Art Director: Don Button

Art Director: David Jayne

Photography: Larry Dalton

Illustrations: Leif Jones

Design Manager: Anne Lesemann

Designers: Ted Angel, Michele Brown, Anne De Govia, Kristina Granados, Marianne Mancina, Lisa Werner, Sharon Wisecarver

Ad Services Specialists: Jessica LaScola, Amy Nathman

Corporate Creative Director: Andrea Diaz-Vaughn

Marketing Coordinator: Veronica Acosta

Special thanks to: Christina Rose, Sarah Billingsley and the sales department; Michael Billingsley and the distribution department; Ric Marques and the operations department; Scott Hassenflu and the administration staff; Veronica Acosta and the promotions staff; and photographer Jill Wagner. Thanks also to Alicia Aguirre and Sharma Parker for assisting with winners’ plaques; and Alex Baca, Nicole Collins, Richard Overton, Yvonne Peterson and Jenn Walker for assisting with readers’ ballots.

To verify what they saw in their time travels, our writers consulted the experts: The Lower American River: Prehistory to Parkway edited by Peter J. Hayes; Ordeal By Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party by George Rippey Stewart; The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry; My 70 Year Trip to the Show Jumping Hall of Fame by Barbara Worth Oakford, as told to husband Bill Oakford; and a history of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District published at and attributed to the district’s Communications and Advertising Services.