In these tough economic times, be thankful for tough economic times

The Sac Bee reports on a rare benefit in this down economy: While Sacramento commuters spend on average 24 hours a year stuck in traffic, that’s better than in most urban areas, and it’s a smoother commute than drivers here have had since 1993, a new report shows… Commute-period congestion peaked in Sacramento in 2005 … Continue reading “In these tough economic times, be thankful for tough economic times”

Bike Park Opens This Weekend

Che at Sacvibe recently interviewed Terry Cox on his efforts to create Sacramento’s first bike ramp park. Despite tough economic times, we get a new (albeit temporary) addition to McClatchy Park thanks to the resourcefulness and hard work of a few locals. Check out the full story in the video and come to the grand … Continue reading “Bike Park Opens This Weekend”

Mayor Johnson leads by example

You civic-minded readers may be able to help me understand this story about Mayor Johnson’s new ride. Here are a few quotes that do not make sense to me… To pay for it, the city of Sacramento used funding initially scheduled to replace two police vehicles; an aging Ford Expedition and a forklift used at … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson leads by example”

Sacramento demands water

On this rainy Tuesday, the Sacramento Business Journal reports that Sacramento is the “eighth-thirstiest city with at least 750,000 residents, worse than the fast-growing desert communities of Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.” By the way, Sacramento ranks 12th (just behind Las Vegas and well ahead of Tucson) on the … Continue reading “Sacramento demands water”

Free Stuff: April 2010

In these tough economic times, it’s nice to know your local Web log is here to turn you on to a few deals. Customers who bring a reusable tumbler into Starbucks stores on April 15 receive a complimentary brewed coffee Jack in the Box (beware it’s a Flash fuster cluck) will be giving away a … Continue reading “Free Stuff: April 2010”

Some people became angry

From we learn that, in spite of these tough economic times, people still covet sneakers and are willing to wait in line for them. Crowds were in line waiting for the release of Air Jordan 11. The crowd that gathered for the $175 sneakers became so unruly, police were brought in and the mall … Continue reading “Some people became angry”

Give a little, take a little for NCAC

Tough economic times have led to record declines in charitable giving across the nation, and Sacramento is no exception. Many of us with lighter-than-usual pocketbooks are holding out for good deals; we want to support worthwhile organizations, but the “bonus prizes” can put an event over the top in our decision to attend or not … Continue reading “Give a little, take a little for NCAC”