Posts By: RonTopofIt

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 of moving parts. Looking at the lineup makes me a little nervous. The biggest names… Read more »

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 following with their delicious homemade tacos. Fast-forward to today and the four area locations…”

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 redevelopment, during the Fall of 1959, as city officials, community leaders and state agencies were… Read more »

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 thought were “typical” requirements for today’s single. This included: A lower percent of the population… Read more »

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 incessantly chronicled the displacement of the homeless along the bike trail, I must say that… Read more »

“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 wasn’t the first to report this story as he found out about the charges via… Read more »

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 empty, picking up a few stragglers, and when there is no room at the inn…. Read more »

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 criminal charges against California state parks officials because of a “failure to identify any crime”),… Read more »

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 Pastrami Day this past Saturday by kicking off a promotion that’s every pastrami-lover’s dream and… Read more »

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 Sacramento Kings. We may want to ease our sorrows by putting ourselves in Seattle’s shoes…. Read more »

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 wake of a rape case at Discovery Park. Anyone know what prompted this particular relocation?

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 fired! As much as i miss him he shouldnt of done what he did on… Read more »

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 be extremely reliable, demonstrate excellent work ethic.” Yes, that’s a quote, the last sentence is… Read more »

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 and think it is a gun shot. 5) Mall patrons then turn to their smartphones… Read more »