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About RonTopofIt

RonTopofIt is a complex personality, as are most of the small breed of modern day renaissance millionaires. He wishes more people were like him and yet believes that it takes all kinds. You've met RonTopofIt many times, you just don't remember him.

Aftershock to rock Discovery Park

Just like last year around this time, I’ve been enjoying the set up process at Discovery Park over the last few days for this weekend’s Aftershock concert as I ride my bike to work. It’s quite a production. A lot … Continue reading

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Jimboy’s Tacos now serving Mexican cuisine

Living Social is first to break the news. Can’t wait to try it out. “More than 60 years ago, husband-and-wife team Jim and Margaret Knudson started a small mobile restaurant in a converted 16-foot trailer, where they grew a loyal … Continue reading

Urban Sacramento 1959: West End

This is so awesome, a must watch for fans of the 916. Redevelopment is clearly not a new issue facing our city. Stan Atkinson in the house! This film spotlights a controversial piece of Sacramento history– a specific period of … Continue reading

Sacramento named best city to be single

Real estate blog, movato.com/blog, recently named Sacramento as the best city to be single. From the post… So in coming up with the criteria for the best single cities in California, we had to narrow it down to what we … Continue reading

Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle 1, Homeless 0

I’ve been passing this sign recently along a newly protected area on the American River Parkway and finally stopped to see what was going on. It is adjacent to the Capital City Freeway near Cal Expo. As someone who has … Continue reading

“Radio Matthew” accused of conspiring to hack

One time friend of this here web log, Matthew Keys (“Radio Matthew”), was indicted on Thursday in Sacramento for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Co. website. Oddly enough, Matthew … Continue reading

Spring cleaning on the Garden Highway

In what has become my beat as of late, I’m here to report that my favorite makeshift homeless shelter has been evacuated once again. Since I ride past this spot almost every day, I keep track of when it is … Continue reading

A state department is caught wasting time and money

Shocking headline, huh? Can’t believe it, huh? Want to learn more now, don’t you? As if California’s Department of Parks and Recreation scandal wasn’t enough to irritate the snot out of us (the Sacramento County district attorney will not pursue … Continue reading

Togo’s Pastrami Challenge: A cost-benefit analysis

Man, I miss John Candy. For you Togo’s fans, I would like to present a brief cost-benefit analysis of the new Pastrami Challenge. Togo’s sure knows how to celebrate pastrami. In fact, the west coast-based eatery recently celebrated National Hot … Continue reading

Sacramento makes Seattle’s dreams come true

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is a time to reflect; a time to think about dreams. It is also a time to prepare to say goodbye (reportedly, er, sources say, by the time you read this) to the … Continue reading

Makeshift homeless shelter cleared out…again

I noticed the makeshift homeless shelter I wrote about late last year under Interstate 5 and the Garden Highway has been cleared out again. The last noticeable evacuation was in May of 2011 when police lead the charge in the … Continue reading

Nick Toma surfaces in Illinois

To this day, our most popular post has to do with the disappearance of Nick Toma from local television. More than a year later, the post still receives comments. Brandy says: December 13, 2012 at 8:41 am Nick toma got … Continue reading

Join the KQCA My58 Street Team

You wouldn’t know it from their website (three browsers and counting, nice color choices, guys), but KQCA My58 is “looking for outgoing, self-motivated, energetic individuals with big personalities and excellent people skills to join our promotional street team. You must … Continue reading

Resulting panic not my fault, you feel me?

Interesting turn of events with this Arden Fair Mall fight on Wednesday. Here’s what we have… 1) Dudes get into a fight. 2) Dudes knock down a sign. 3) Sign makes a loud noise. 4) Mall patrons hear loud noise … Continue reading

And I feel fine…

Not a bad way to start the end of the world.