The Best BIG Department Store in Sacratomatoville Spring-Summer 2016


The Big downtown Macy’s at 5th and L is currently the best big department store in the Sacratomatoville. Last Saturday, South Natomas resident Vanessa Daniels needed a blender stat! Her shopping options were the Wal Mart and Target stores in North Natomas off Truxel Road. Both stores are closer but the traffic is a nightmare.Continue reading “The Best BIG Department Store in Sacratomatoville Spring-Summer 2016”

“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”

Americas Dead Malls: What Have We Lost? (Includes Sacramento Area Malls)


The golden age of the mall is long gone, and many of the malls are, too. One consultant predicts half of U.S. malls will close in the next decade. By Melinda Carstensen They’re a blight on America’s suburban landscape: hulking dead shopping malls, many with boarded windows, sagging rooftops and parking lots full of weeds.Continue reading “Americas Dead Malls: What Have We Lost? (Includes Sacramento Area Malls)”

Top 10 Reads for 2013


This year there were 394 stories here in Sacratomatoville they ranged from local politics to worldwide events from Senior Citizens having sex in the parking lot of a burger joint to Gay Rights in Uganda. These were the favorites of 2013 Love them or hate them but Reality TV is huge on Cable and onContinue reading “Top 10 Reads for 2013”

The Urban Neighborhood you WILL want to live in


Its happening where the lights are bright.   Downtown- Midtown and East Sacramento.   Baby Boomers, empty Nesters and Millennials  are returning to the urban core where one can walk to restaurants,shops museums and other venues. The once dormant condo market is on fire in midtown.   During the Economic crises, they couldn’t give condos away, many became rentals.    Continue reading “The Urban Neighborhood you WILL want to live in”

Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?


The drums are beating in Sacramento‘s neighborhoods.  Details in the term sheet has made many local groups, organizations, bloggers  uneasy.   There are large cracks in the term sheet. Critics have questioned the  real numbers , which could be as much 400 million.   On April 8, Dan Walter, Columnist with the Sacramento Bee said. The area’s largestContinue reading “Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?”

Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)


Its a stressful time for the  National Basketball Association board of governors.  Two cities, Seattle Washington and Sacramento California are vying for one  professional basketball team the Sacramento Kings. The issue for both cities may come down to  which city is in the best position to build a new arena? In 2006, Sacramentians voted against a measureContinue reading “Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)”

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians


After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal fromContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians”

Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?


How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza? Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. The meeting will be held on Saturday, MarchContinue reading “Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?”

Be Heard: Community Forum Today (530 to 730 @ Robertson Center at 3525 Norwood Ave) Topic: Tax Dollars to save Sacramento Kings?


How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza? Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is a bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. The next meeting will be held onContinue reading “Be Heard: Community Forum Today (530 to 730 @ Robertson Center at 3525 Norwood Ave) Topic: Tax Dollars to save Sacramento Kings?”