Category Archives: Business

Mr. Pickles to star in Cartoon Network show

But not the one you’re thinking of. A new “Adult Swim” animated series called “Mr. Pickles” will debut later this fall on Cartoon Network. From the press release: Mr. Pickles is an original animated series set in the small, old-fashioned … Continue reading


“Hackathon” this weekend

Hacker Lab, a Silicon valley-style tech startup incubator located in Midtown, is hosting “Cereal Hack 3” this weekend. The event will feature teams who will work together over 30 hours to create a hardware or software product. The best teams … 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

Apple hiring again in Elk Grove

Mark Anderson of the Business Journal reports that Apple Inc has listed an additional 9 positions in its Elk Grove location, bring the total to 18 current positions listed. The article was interesting to me because I didn’t realize there … Continue reading

Patience. A positive attitude.


Big shows coming to State Fair?

Sweeping changes are happening at the California State Fair. Cal Expo’s two top managers, Norb Bartosik and Brian May, recently announced their retirements. The Sacramento Bee has taken this opportunity to call on Governor Brown to save the State Fair. … Continue reading

Selling Sacramento

So I’m reading this post on the Zillow blog about the top buyer and seller markets and noticed that Sacramento ranked #4 behind San Jose, San Francisco, and Las Vegas as the top sellers’ markets in the country right now. … Continue reading

Sac businesses compete for $250,000

The Facebook machine has been ablaze with local businesses trying to qualify for one of twelve grants for $250,000. Mission: Small Business is run through the US Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Living Social and Chase. Businesses must … Continue reading

Hop on the bus, Gus. Get a new plan, Stan.

The Sactown Hopper provides safe rides to bars and nightlife in Downtown and Midtown Sacramento. Continue reading

Powering forward. Together. Unless.

A friend sent me a letter she received from SMUD letting her know how important it is to offer their customers options when it comes to many aspects of her electric service. In particular, the letter discussed her options regarding … Continue reading

New App Lets Customers Vent, Privately

In a world of blogging, online reviewing, and social media, we have a lot of opportunities to shout about our customer experiences in public. Yet, where have all the suggestion boxes gone? A new, local app called iSuggest seeks to address this … Continue reading

Visit us on the web at…

One passes by these “For Lease” signs all the time, right? Good luck remembering this website address… www . Naghe, Naghe, Not gonna work here anymore! In other Natomas news, I noticed the old Baja Fresh (2600 Gateway Oaks Drive, … Continue reading

People wait in lines to act like people

$70 for the toddler version! We all know about the Black Friday deals that bring out the best in people, but running a close second is the release of Air Jordan basketball shoes. Just like in 2009 (wow, to the … Continue reading

Sacramento added to Google Offers

The maybe-late-to-the-game-but-sure-to-dominate-the-market-eventually Google Offers program added Sacramento today along with Detroit, Indianapolis, Ft. Worth, Long Beach, and St. Louis. The first deal in Sacramento? Sacramento: $5 for $15 of burgers, sandwiches, salads and more at Hamburger PattiesThe days of ’50s … Continue reading

Sacramento in “pageant mode”

Would Sacramento find the U.S. on a map? In this News10 story about California losing green businesses (nice effect with the scrolling list of businesses leaving California during the piece), we learn that “the number of companies moving out of … Continue reading