Posts By: Stickie

Happy Birthday SNR!

Sacramento News and Review celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.

Boxed Cake Mix

On April 19th, Record Store Day 2014 will feature a number of limited release records from more than 100 artists. The eight record box set from CAKE is sure to create a local buzz among collectors and vibraslap aficionados. The set will include their entire LP discography plus the unreleased LP Live at the Crystal… Read more »

SacBee reporters honored by Pulitzer

Bee staffers Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese were named finalists for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. While they did not bring home the top award, only two stories win the distinction of being a finalist. High praise, indeed. Their investigation started with allegations that a mentally ill man was discharged by Southern Nevada… Read more »

Special Delivery

FedEx delivered 11 pounds of high grade marijuana to a Sacramento-area man. He was not pleased.

Help ID our ‘Scumbags of the Week’

This video from News10 includes footage of the two wastes of flesh who tricked a SacState student with Down’s Syndrome out of $600. Let’s figure out who they are and nail their balls to the wall, shall we? SacState Scumbags Scam Student

Hank Shaw wins!

Congratulations to Hank Shaw, winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for Individual Food Blog. This was Shaw’s third nomination for his blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook which chronicles his pursuit of honest food. In addition to writing, Hank teaches food classes in the Sacramento area. His next appearance will be Friday May 10… Read more »

RIP Scott Miller (1960-2013)

Scott Miller, leader of the bands Loud Family and Game Theory, died this week. While fame eluded him, Miller was influential and respected among musicians and critics. His passing is noted in an obituary in Spin Magazine. Miller was also a music writer, publishing Music: What Happened? in 2010. According to his website, Miller had… Read more »

RIP Chi Cheng

Chi Cheng, bass player for Sacramento’s Grammy-winning Deftones, has passed away at age 42. Cheng was injured in a 2008 traffic accident and never recovered. A candlelight vigil will be held in Cesar Chavez Park on Sunday at 6:30pm.

Agent Ribbons RIP

Sacramento’s Victorian quirk-pop duo Agent Ribbons has called it quits. While fans included the uber-cool trendmaking Demolisten crew at KXLU, their move to Austin in 2000 2010 did little to change their 7 year cycle of almost constant touring without much breakthrough to a larger audience. Does this mean California gets Natalie and Lauren back?… Read more »

Farewell to the Kings?

NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is Tweeting that the Maloofs are really selling the Sacramento Kings this time. “The Maloofs are finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to the Hansen-Ballmer led Seattle group, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.”

Jackie is a Crowe

Hiddentrack is reporting that Sacramento’s Jackie Greene is joining the reformed Black Crowes. The Crowes announced that their 2011 “at least a decade” long haitus would end after two years with a spring tour and a live album. West coast dates have not been scheduled, but we can probably expect their usual weeklong run at… Read more »

RIP Josie (& now Brownie)

The Sacramento Zoo’s blog is reporting that Josie, the matriarch of their chimpanzee troop, was euthanized today due to old age. She was approximately 48 years old, and had been a resident here for 26 years. Josie liked to paint and frequently stood at the glass to the enclosure to wave to visitors. Update: Today,… Read more »