Aftershock to rock Discovery Park

Beavis and Butthead Headbanging
Do you remember when Bon Jovi was cool? Uhhhh, no.
Just like last year around this time, I’ve been enjoying the set up process at Discovery Park over the last few days for this weekend’s Aftershock concert as I ride my bike to work. It’s quite a production. A lot of moving parts.

Looking at the lineup makes me a little nervous.

The biggest names are Korn (where is the backwards K on my keyboard?), Papa Roach, and Megadeth, but I’m really old so that could just be the only three names I recognize. I don’t see any bands from last year’s event, however, but the same list of what is allowed and not allowed.

I did find this funny in the FAQ section.

Will there be ATMs available?
Yes. There will be atms available inside venue and near the box office.

Those ATMs were one of the first things to be delivered. They are everywhere.

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So, is anyone going? Tickets are still available, but some packages are sold out, so I guess so.

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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 deciding how to redevelop a large portion of Sacramento’s central city known as the West End– considered to be among the largest slum areas in California. Most of the film footage and interviews comes from a documentary on urban renewal that aired on KCRA 54 years ago. The original program was produced and reported by Stan Atkinson. This segment written/narrated by Chris Lango. Edited by SteveDavisProduction.com

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 that is married
  • Number of bars in the city
  • Number of romantic restaurants in the city
  • A lower cost of living
  • A lower percent of people who drive to work
  • A lower median age

So to sum up: Fewer married people + places to mingle + young people to mingle with + a price you can actually afford = the singles’ mecca – which was apparently Sacramento.

The folks at Movato did a good job explaining their methodology, give it a read.

Do you single folks out there agree?

Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle 1, Homeless 0

And must not be disturbed.
And must not be disturbed.

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 I find it odd that the valley elderberry longhorn beetle gets a better deal than the homeless.

“Radio Matthew” accused of conspiring to hack

Chicks dig guys with skills.
Chicks dig guys with skills.
One time friend of this here web log, Matthew Keys (“Radio Matthew”), was indicted on Thursday in Sacramento for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into and alter a Tribune Co. website.

Oddly enough, Matthew wasn’t the first to report this story as he found out about the charges via Twitter.

If convicted, Keys could face up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine for each of the two substantive counts, according to federal authorities. The conspiracy count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by the Sacramento and Los Angeles field offices of the FBI. It is being prosecuted by the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Yowza. Judging by his Twitter account, Matthew has a lot of support from his followers and appears to be doing just fine. Details are obviously sketchy, so who knows what the hell actually happened. I just think it is cool that an old school follower of the Sac Rag has gone big time.

Spring cleaning on the Garden Highway

Garden Highway Clean Up

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. This time the stragglers hadn’t even put out their first week’s trash before getting the boot.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.