Is the movie you want to see sold out tonight? Try these two Theaters in Sacramento


Its Friday night, and the “Block Buster seems to be sold out at every theater in town.  So you choose another movie. Not so fast! There are two theaters in town that few people know about and one is completely invisible A few years ago the Century @ Downtown Plaza was closed and renovated.  ItContinue reading “Is the movie you want to see sold out tonight? Try these two Theaters in Sacramento”

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”

Never hit a New Yorker, even in Sacramento


Nari was in town to attend her sisters wedding.  Shortly after she checked in to the hotel, she realized she’d left the dress she planned to wear to the wedding on her bedroom door in her apartment in New York She was told there was a Macy’s less than two blocks away from the hotel.Continue reading “Never hit a New Yorker, even in Sacramento”

Mom, why are you being such a bitch?


Standing in line at Marshall’s on  Saturday.   “Mom’ can I get these shoes?  No Ashley! no more!   Mom! why your being such a bitch!   Nearly, everyone in line turned around.   Embarrassed, the woman turned around and said “Ashley” don’t you talk to me like that!  Ashley, said whatever, and walked away! This isn’t the firstContinue reading “Mom, why are you being such a bitch?”

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”

homeless? Sub-Human?


He was the first person I saw as I entered the Rite Aid on K Street His long dark blonde hair tied up in pony tail, skin dark from the sun.  I couldn’t tell how old he was, somewhere between mid twenties to mid thirties.  He was wearing a Jean jacket and held on toContinue reading “homeless? Sub-Human?”

AFRAID in the USA


I don’t have a clear memory of images on TV of police attacking young black children with dogs and fire hoses to prevent them from marching. When I was a child, the news was something grown folks watched. Television for me was Captain Satellite, The Flintstones, I love Lucy and Bugs Bunny. I clearly rememberContinue reading “AFRAID in the USA”

916 Lyft Uber Tales # 2 “Dude I’m over here”


I wont out the driver, but he was hi and I was stupid.  One most days I can summoned a ride in one to two minutes which works for me cuz I’m always running late. I run down the stairs and I see the Chevy passing my building.  He drives two blocks and makes aContinue reading “916 Lyft Uber Tales # 2 “Dude I’m over here””