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”

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”

Trapped in Downtown Sacramento


Final touches are being added to the New Golden 1 Center at 5th and J Streets in Downtown Sacramento. After more than a decade of ultimatums and threats ,the new home of the Sacramento Kings will open October 4th with a Paul McCartney Concert. The half billion dollar venue can accommodate 17,500 for basketball and 19,200Continue reading “Trapped in Downtown Sacramento”

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””

“Basketball before Beer” River City Brewing Company Forced to Move


CBS13 Sacramento As construction for the Kings’ new arena continues to change the landscape of downtown, one of Downtown Plaza’s long-time businesses is being forced to leave the mall today. Property owners are not renewing the leases of most of the businesses at this mall in order to make room for the new arena. So just momentsContinue reading ““Basketball before Beer” River City Brewing Company Forced to Move”