Posts Tagged: Sacramento

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 »

Sacramento is one of the strongest soccer regions in the country

In the wake of the Sacramento City Council’s decision to disband the Sacramento Sports Commission (Mayor Kevin Johnson was absent from the vote), the United Soccer League (USL PRO) announced that an expansion franchise in Sacramento will join the league for the 2014 season. “I welcome USL PRO to Sacramento,” Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson said…. Read more »

Drink Beer to Send a Kid to Summer Camp

Yep, you read that correctly. Drink beer, and you’ll help send a kid to summer camp. It just doesn’t get any cooler than this! This Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 8p.m. Pyramid Alehouse will provide unlimited tastings of its new beer releases, light snacks, and live music for just $25. Proceeds will benefit UCP of… Read more »

Explosively Fun Art Show this Saturday

Looking for the best of Second Saturday? The coolest party will be at The Urban Hive, 1931 H Street, from 6 to 9 pm, where the talented, outrageous and funny artist Jose Di Gregorio will be joined by musician and visual artist Neil Haydon playing acoustic folk songs. Di Gregorio, born in Puerto Rico and… Read more »

Award-Winning Documentary Showing Tomorrow

At the heart of Sacramento’s contemporary arts scene is an outstanding start-up nonprofit called Verge Center for the Arts. It’s where all the cool kids convene, and some of this town’s hippest entertainment takes place there. One of Verge’s best-kept secrets is its Film Series. It’s a mere $7 to watch one of their award-winning… Read more »

Sacramento Gas Prices

As gas prices are back in the news (blaming Obama? get out!), here’s a reminder about www.sactogasprices.com. There many tips out there for saving money on gas, here are a few I enjoyed. Avoid stops. If approaching a red light, see if you can slow down enough to avoid having to actually stop (because you… Read more »

Easyriders show their Sacramento

The Easyriders® Bike Show Tour rolled into Sacramento this past weekend. I was out of town, but reader Michelle sent in this photo of one of the “at least 50 signs” letting folks know where they could park their rides. Thanks, Michelle!

Sacramento Museum Day is coming

photo credit: UhDuhFairytale Town is on the list!? The 13th Annual Sacramento Museum Day will be on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participating museums close at 5 p.m. with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m. From this latimes.com article: Though it’s tempting to museum-hop until you drop, realistically… Read more »

Lockdown television series features Sacramento

I was skipping through the channels last night when I came across an airing of National Geographic’s Lockdown series. This episode featured Sacramento, and not in a fun, “hey, we have a lot of trees are close to San Francisco“, way. Filled with nearly 2,500 inmates accused of everything from drugs to kidnapping to torture,… Read more »

Local Chocolatier Ginger Elizabeth Earns Top Honors

Midtown just got a little more European. The deliciously talented twenty-something chocolatier Ginger Elizabeth, oft famed locally for her gourmet ice cream sandwich treasures and decadent mochas, now ranks among the nations top chocolate makers. The honor was bestowed upon her by Dessert Professional, a magazine for um, dessert professionals. They listed Ginger Elizabeth among… Read more »

2010 Holiday Services Schedule (City & County)

I had to look up my local garbage collection schedule recently and came across the holiday schedule for the City of Sacramento. Be sure to put out your cans as usual and follow collection day parking guidelines. For loose-in-the-street collection for yard waste, please see Residential Garden Refuse & Street Sweeping. This includes when parking… Read more »

Kings assistant coach arrested on DUI charges

OK, what’s the deal? Kings assistant coach, Mario Elie, was arrested for driving under the influence early this morning. Granted, you’d celebrate, too, if your team won a game after sporting the league’s worst record. “We are very concerned and disappointed in regard to Mario’s arrest for DUI. This is an ugly form of history… Read more »