What will $1,300 get you in Sacramento


1451 Third St. | Photo: Apartment Guide From Hoodline.com Curious just how far your dollar goes in Sacramento? We’ve rounded up the latest places for rent via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating affordable apartments in Sacramento with a budget of up to $1,300/month. Take aContinue reading “What will $1,300 get you in Sacramento”

Black Shoppers Aren’t Worthy at Wal Mart


At Super-WalMart shoppers can freely pickup a $500 Flat Screen TV or a $15.00 bottle of wine. However if you want to buy a Black hair product a $5.00 box of Hair Relaxer or $1.27 bar of Coconut Soap.  You must press a button and WAIT for a Wal-Mart associate to unlock the glass case. TheContinue reading “Black Shoppers Aren’t Worthy at Wal Mart”

Difficult Choices: Possible Homicide or Kettle Corn? Spoiler Alert: it was delicious


It early Wednesday morning at Cesar Chavez Park Downtown.  People are settling up for the Wednesday’s Farmers Market in the Park.   A few booths are set up.  Near the 9th and J Street Entrance, is a booth of fresh fruits , on the other side people are arranging fresh flowers .  Big Dogs is settingContinue reading “Difficult Choices: Possible Homicide or Kettle Corn? Spoiler Alert: it was delicious”

921 11th Street


Every day thousands past this ornate building on J Street This Temple, was the tallest building in Sacramento when it opened in 1926 $1,500 million  Is what it cost to build and furnish the Elks Temple   Grand The Elks Temple was a showplace for Sacramento. It contained  100 hotel rooms. The city’s first rooftopContinue reading “921 11th Street”

#metoo Consider the man?


Believe the woman! I am a supporter of the #meetoo movement.  For hundreds of years men, have abused women, at home, school and in the work place simply because they could.   I was one of those men who remained silent because speaking up could damage my upward mobility.   Many women suffered in silence for thoseContinue reading “#metoo Consider the man?”

Early Morning Flight out of Sacramento International Airport? Plan Ahead!


For years, flying out of Sacramento International was simple.  There was no reason to show up a couple of hours ahead.   The traffic WAS minimal.   Well that was so 2016. For years, there were few non stops east of Denver.  Today there are non stops to Charlotte, Orlando,  Newark and Houston.    Southwest plans nonContinue reading “Early Morning Flight out of Sacramento International Airport? Plan Ahead!”

Broke Down Diva


What is a”Broke Down Diva?” A woman who wants everything her way and nothing else! (Jennie.G) A Female that expects everything from someone else (Trophy wife) ( Stephanie F) A pretender, a Diva wanna be, who gets off on belittling others, wants to live the lives of the Rich and famous but she eats atContinue reading “Broke Down Diva”

Bleak and Scary “J” Street


A few days ago, I picked up a few friends from Boston and drove them from Airport to their downtown hotel. . This was their first visit to Sacramento.   From the airport, I was peppered with questions about my city.  They were in town to attend a workshop and worried about having options in theContinue reading “Bleak and Scary “J” Street”

Greed: Sacramento


  If your a renter in Sacramento, you more than a bit worried these days.  The rumors are true.  Rents  are on the rise in a big way.  Not in small increments but several hundred dollars a month.   Gia lived in her Pocket area apartment with her daughter for 15 years, re-signing her lease wasContinue reading “Greed: Sacramento”