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”

How the Dentist wiped the SMILE from my face…


By CityFella: Few people shop ahead for Dentists.  Like an auto repair shop, you go when something’s broken.    A few months ago, something in my mouth was broken and needed immediate attention.    Insured, I went online for an local dentist, who would accept my coverage. There are many dental offices downtown and IContinue reading “How the Dentist wiped the SMILE from my face…”

War in Sacramento: The Arena Vote Heats Up


The gloves are off in Sacramento.  A video reminiscent of Acorn Videos of a few years ago, has made the rounds on the local TV outlets of a  petition worker who said if there would be an increase in taxes if the Arena was built.  The video and a camera phone shot of a handwritten sign suggestingContinue reading “War in Sacramento: The Arena Vote Heats Up”

A passing ignorance


A few days ago I overheard someone say they never come to Downtown Sacramento its too dangerous.  For someone who has lived in San Francisco and New York and frequently visit other large cities this is laughable. Not that I would, but you could eat of the streets downtown Sacramento.  This isn’t true of  SanContinue reading “A passing ignorance”

It was a heart pumping Thriller last night on H Street


It was a chila dilla on  H street last night .  With the central themes being  Power to the People and a Supercharged Mayor. Power to the people is a proposed ballot measures was authored by outgoing Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy.  It would allow the citizens of Sacramento  to decide if they want to lease publicContinue reading “It was a heart pumping Thriller last night on H Street”

Dumpster Transaction


” New York is wear I’d rather stay” I get allergic smelling hay I just adore a penthouse view Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue I was 16 years old, staying on the 12th floor of the Portland Hilton watching the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and staring out of the window.  Continue reading “Dumpster Transaction”

Ms Puente Sacramento’s Grandma Serial Killer Died Today


1426 F St This blog was orginally posted 09/26/2009 Perhaps inspired by the film Arsenic and Old Lace. Dorothea Puente operated a boarding house just outside of Downtown Sacramento, this was 1982. Similar to the film Dorothea’s tenants were elderly and receiving monthly checks. In April of that year her friend and business partner RuthContinue reading “Ms Puente Sacramento’s Grandma Serial Killer Died Today”

SNR Review’s (“District 30)


This is one of the first reviews (from Sacramento News and Review) of District 30  Downtown on K Street.  Sacratomatoville will review the club next month. From SNR Last Thursday, I brought a local electronic producer and good friend toDistrict 30—K Street’s spankin’ nu, publicly financed nightclub—for some perspective. Dance clubs outside Sac, I knowContinue reading “SNR Review’s (“District 30)”

As Nightclubs growth in San Francisco and Oakland slows, Sacramento’s Nightlife Expands


Sacramento, was the place San Franciscans stopped to grab a bite and buy  gas on route to Reno/Tahoe . In the last couple of years quite a few people from the Bay Area have visited Sacratomatoville.  They walked along side us in short pants(imagine wearing shorts in San Francisco)  on our 2nd Saturday’s, visiting our museums, art galleriesContinue reading “As Nightclubs growth in San Francisco and Oakland slows, Sacramento’s Nightlife Expands”

Midtown Clubs Booming, Downtown Clubs Struggling is there room for both?


MIDTOWN is smoking, DOWNTOWN is holding on,OLD SACRAMENTO is dead. Two clubs: Images VIP ,and wonderful Avalon on 15 th are dark, phones disconnected.  Dreams Ultra Lounge on 15th is looking for customers. A few short years ago, there were few late night options in Sacramento, it was midtown or old Sac.   In theContinue reading “Midtown Clubs Booming, Downtown Clubs Struggling is there room for both?”