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”

Showtime for John Saca


  His family has Sacramento in its DNA.  He went to Sacramento State.  His family’s “Filco” stores has been a part of Sacramento for decades. He’s ambitious, a formative salesman and for a brief moment, he was the prince of Sacramento. His project “The Towers on Capitol  Mall with two, fifty three story condominiums wouldContinue reading “Showtime for John Saca”

The Golden One Center in Sacramento can cure Acne


I didn’t live in Sacramento when the second Arco Arena opened,  It had to be the second coming of christ.  The  Golden 1 Center opens in two weeks with Sir Paul McCartney. (Millennials are looking him up on their smart phones ,Who? ) There is so much antipation, so much hope for a building that someContinue reading “The Golden One Center in Sacramento can cure Acne”

The 4th of July on the 5th 2015 “Sacramento Style”


  The Main Event from the West Side of the River The  Real Party was on the Sacramento River 8:30 PM 8:45 Pm 9 pm “Party Over There” Advantage:West Sacramento West Sac is the first community with housing that looks on to the river.  New homeowners can watch the festivities from their home. 9:30  OverContinue reading “The 4th of July on the 5th 2015 “Sacramento Style””

The final Days for the Century Domes?


I am a major fan of old Movie Theaters. They were buildings of fantasy, the architecture has the ability to transport you to another time.  One of my favorite theater in San Francisco is the Alhambra Theater on Polk Street. Build in  Opened in 1926 ,the ornate Moorish design takes you to Spain..   The theater wasContinue reading “The final Days for the Century Domes?”

You’re much more likely to be murdered in Sacramento if you’re black


Minority victims remain underserved by criminal justice system Question: When is the minority actually the majority? Answer: When referring to murder victims. By: Raheem F. Hosseini/Sacramento News and Review According to an SN&R analysis of unpublished Sacramento County Coroner’s Office data, at least 57 percent of last year’s murder victims hailed from local minority communities.Continue reading “You’re much more likely to be murdered in Sacramento if you’re black”

Sac Classics: 912 K Street “The Senator Fox Theater”


The Fox Senator Opened in 1925 One Screen 2500 Seats The Fox Senator Theater was created from two earlier theaters, a large one on L Street and a smaller theatre on K Street. It was torn down in the 1970’s. There was a time in America when movie theaters were Grand Palaces The Senator FoxContinue reading “Sac Classics: 912 K Street “The Senator Fox Theater””

Sacramento International Airport and the Great Wall of Denver


By CityFella. Sorry Mayor Kevin Johnson, the most significant building in the Sacramento region is Terminal B at the Sacramento International Airport.   It is the first impression for millions visiting Sacramento for the first time. It a breath taking building filled with award winning art. A few days ago ,USA Today named Sacramento asContinue reading “Sacramento International Airport and the Great Wall of Denver”

Support “STOP” Voters should decide on Sacramento’s NBA Arena


On Monday  Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP)  begin’s its initiative signature drive with the goal of collecting  33,ooo votes  to force  a public vote on the NBA arena subsidy.    The City has tentatively committed a public investment of 258 million dollars towards a new Arena in downtown plaza.      The city leaders have designedContinue reading “Support “STOP” Voters should decide on Sacramento’s NBA Arena”