Beloved Land Park family amusement park Funderland is adding its first new ride in 25 years, and they are crowdsourcing the ride’s name. If your name is chosen, you win a party at Funderland for yourself and 19 of your closest friends: We’re so excited about our 1st new ride in 25 years! The new… Read more »
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Remember this story from January about a seemingly unmotivated push by developers to knock down a huge swath of public housing in a sleepy part of town and replace it with “mixed-use” buildings? If you don’t, check out the link first, I’ll wait. Well, it looks like the incentivesÂ for completely transforming this rather calm and… Read more »
Researchers from Stanford University will be in Sacramento from Sept 3-13 for Voices of California, a long term linguistic research project to study regional differences in English as spoken across California. Sacramento probably does have a unique linguistic flavor but those of us who’ve been here long might be hella immune to its nuances. From… Read more »
Former Jesuit High School star Andrew Susac, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2011, got the call to the big leagues today. This news is so fresh the kid hasn’t even had time to Tweet it yet, but he’ll be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Dodgers. Susac unfortunately owes his… Read more »
therethere is a new tee-shirt company that specializes in hyperlocal designs. Starting in 2010 with the Oaklandish brand, (which I might add I saw a lot of in a recent visit to the East Bay) they have branched out into other locales where they partner with local artists to create screen printed tees using iconography… Read more »
The group behind the batshit-insane proposal by venture capitalist Thomas Draper to divide California into 6 separate states has gathered enough signatures to appear on the ballot, according to this article. Sacto would be in “North California” which would run from the Sonoma coast to Lake Tahoe. For some reason Silicon Valley and Jefferson (pictured)… Read more »
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I received terrible news this morning. My beloved Doughbot will be closing in August. Unlike most restaurant closings however, this isn’t due to lack of business, or lawsuits, or partnership disputes, or any of the myriad ways small businesses, especially restaurants, can be struck by struck by figurative lightning (including literal lightning). Â No, per their… Read more »
I question the wisdom of recycling tire waste into loose ground cover for a playground. This is from Seely Park in Carmichael, though I’m sure there are other parks using this seemingly well-intentioned material.
Daniel Steinhart, a healthcare administrator from my neighborhood of Tahoe Park, constructed a “Little Free Library” near his home in Tahoe Park. This one is notable for its incredibly geeky shape: a 1960s-era police call box from the UK, now popularly known as the TARDIS, the ship The Doctor (as in “Doctor Who”) uses to… Read more »
It started as a few disparate people getting gift cards in the mail around Christmas. The cards were sent from an anonymous gift-giver who, from all evidence, seems to favor those people in the Sacramento community who do their thing and in the process make our town a better place. I noticed several people in… Read more »
I know it’s a chain. I know the drinks are too expensive. I know you can’t go there without getting hit on by some geriatric divorcee or Persian car dealer. I know. I know all of these things. It doesn’t make the burger taste any worse. It is a perfect burger. Poppyseed bun. House ground,… Read more »
According to BAR, Trio, the interestingly reviewed restaurant by Gonul Blum, is done. And guess what, sushi will moving in, because, of course, we need more sushi. If you’d like to see several of the reasons that Trio closed, check out this review from earlier this year. It might shed some light on the… Read more »
Fun tidbit in this Bee article today about the facelift at the Central Building at Sutter’s Fort. Clearing out the historic building has also resulted in some pleasant surprises, [Tim Gellinck, a restoration works specialist]added. “We always knew that there was historic graffiti from the 1840s up in the attic of the building, but there… Read more »