Today's breaking news: holiday parking sucks!
I actually own a newspaper subscription. This morning, I paid for the privilege of reading the following “news,” which appeared on the FRONT page of the Bee:
“OH, FOR A PARKING SPACE”
The story came complete with “parking tactics for holiday shoppers.”
In an effort to help our friends at the Bee with some additional news items, I have created the following list of future stories:
Shocking Discovery on Sacramento Streets: Cars Stopping at Stop Signs
Scientific Research Shows: American River Water is “Wet”
Sacramento Holiday Shoppers Set Trend by Paying in U.S. Dollars
Sacramento Mother Tells 20-Year-Old Son: “Santa Not Real”
Area Nonprofits Make Radical Announcement: “We Need Money”
Ford’s Real Hamburgers shout out on Friday (actually, she credits roadfood.com, which is a great site, btw…Hello, Marie’s Do-Nut Shop!) on Fox 40 Morning News when Paul Robins interviewed Amy from “ On the go with Amy,” a mother of two who blogs about vacationing on $150 – $200 a day. She offers up some great ideas on making it work including finding activities that are free or inexpensive (walking across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, visiting the Oregon Vortex where balls roll uphill, and strolling through the zoo in Portland). This trip takes them from San Francisco to Seattle.
I discovered a little travel trick of my own recently. When renting a car, try agencies located outside of the airport. If you’re traveling light enough, the cab or shuttle fare is well worth the hassle. I was able to cut $150 off the same reservation at an agency 5 miles from the airport (the same agency, mind you). Fewer taxes, too.
Watch the clip after the jump…
Continue reading “Vacationing on the cheap”
Thanks to reader Stephanie for the tip, as we learned today
via the Twitter pages that Don Geronimo of the Don & Mike Show fame will return to KHTK on June 21st. This presumably means the end of the Jim Kozimor show.
To start, I’ll do 3 wks a month from an OC studio, 1 week a month from Sac-town. Plans are to relocate to Sac eventually. A new home!
I still have the mp3 of his
first show back after the tragic death of his wife, Freda, in 2005. Powerful stuff.
Welcome back to Sacramento, Don!
Sac Rag contemporary, SFist.com, made me chuckle today
with this post (and photo) about the tanker truck that spilled 7,000 gallons of coconut oil last night in Sacramento.
Actually, I think I enjoyed the
first comment more…
After getting caught in the rain, Sacramento residents braced for the eventual overturned semi-trucks bringing health food and champagne to the populace that loves making love at midnight.
Stickie, is that you?