Posts Categorized: People

Local Redditor has #1 submission

When Redditor “Ransacked,” who you might know as Sac Rag writer “Ransacked,” had a watermelon grow into and through a light fixture in his booming garden, he posted it to Imgur and sent the link to the “MildlyInteresing” forum on Reddit. And then it hit the #1 spot on the entire site. Pic, because it… Read more »

Local in the running for potato chip flavor contest

You can’t make this stuff up. Julia Stanley-Metz from right here in Sacramento dreamed up “Wavy Mango and Salsa Potato Chips” and is subsequently one of just 4 finalists for a $1 million grand prize from Lay’s. On Tuesday, July 29, Julia Stanley-Metz will be joined by the Mayor of the City of Sacramento Kevin… Read more »

Look who made the “Frozen” DVD/BluRay combo pack

Choice placement for CBS13/CW31’s Mark S. Allen on the DVD cover for “Frozen,” sure to be one of the biggest releases in recent years. And he’s 100% right by the way–it’s snark-proof.

Arjun Goes to Wizard World [PHOTOS]

Arjun Singh, percussionist with Wallpaper and YouTuber behind “The Public Access Show,” was rubbing elbows with the Sacramento geek community last weekend at the inaugural Wizard World convention. Here are some photo highlights:

Guest Post: Ugly Sweater Run

By Jeff Gonzales and Cintia Lopez, journalism students at American River College. Nothing says the holidays like ugly sweaters, inflatable Christmas decorations and charitable acts. Especially when those acts are rewarded with beer. More photos by cintia.lopez92 on Flickr Blow-up candy canes and a Christmas tree arch lined the sides of William Land Park as… Read more »

Local angle to Batkid story: Sacto boy donated suit

In case you enjoyed following the crime- fighting exploits of “Batkid” on Friday, you’ll want to know that among the many amazing people who made it possible was 7-year old Carmichael resident James, who donated the awesomely realistic pint-sized Batsuit worn by the Batkid himself. CBS13 reports:

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 »

Sacramento one of real estate blog’s “Nerdiest Cities”

You heard it first on Ransacked Media, but Sacramento has made another list, this time real estate blog Movoto’s 10 Nerdiest Cities in America. We also made their list of top cities for gamers, as well as their list of places where you might be eaten by a dragon. In fact you could say we… 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 »

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?

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 »

Homeless people take out the trash, too

I noticed that some homeless folks have set up shelter once again under Interstate 5 along the Garden Highway. Who knows how long they will get to stay this time, or what becomes of their belongings when they are eventually forced out. One thing I did notice, however, was two piles of trash at either… Read more »