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Garibaldi Wows

Fans of Sacramento's own David Garibaldi will not be surprised that he's a fun act to watch. His talents are perfect for the likes of America's Got Talent, and when it came to San Francisco, his act seems like a no-brainer. As you might expect, he moved on. Look for him to go deep in this talent show!

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posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by John


Get Organized and Move to Sacramento Already!

So, you’re all scheduled to move to the great capital of the great state of California. You can go to Kings games, enjoy the access to California’s beauty with central state location and eat at tons of great restaurants. The only question is: are you organized for your move? When it comes to moving, we are experts. So, here are a few tips to help you get and stay organized. This way you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you get there!

It’s time to clean house. It may be painful to let go of those stained t-shirts and that TV with a built in VHS player in your laundry room, but you simply must purge as much as you can before you move. It may hurt at first, but when you’re actually moving your stuff, you will be so thankful that you downsized that you won’t miss a thing.

The absolute best way to organize your move is to get enough of the right sized boxes. No trash bags! Seriously, you can lose a friend’s moving help for life if you’re not careful. They pick up a large, unmarked box and throw their back out because it’s full of books and you’ll be moving by yourself from now on. Get small boxes for heavy items like dishes and books and use bigger boxes for things like pillows and sweaters.

You can mark your boxes with ‘Kitchen’ and ‘Bedroom,’ but you’re going to have to dig through every one of your boxes to find the coffee maker on the first morning in your new place if you do that. Mark each box with a number as well as the room in which it belongs. On a separate sheet of paper, write down what is in the box that corresponds with that number. That way if you’re not ready to unpack all of your boxes the first day, you’re in your new place because you’re also starting a new job, then you can get to what you need quickly and unpack gradually if need be.

These tips should help you stay more organized in your move to Sacramento, so you can save time and frustration and jump right into enjoying your new city.

Author’s Bio: Garret Stembridge works in the self storage industry, regularly traveling to see locations like the Fresno self storage unit. In many locations, like the self storage unit in Apple Valley, Garret helps his customers store seasonal sports gear when it is not being used for outdoor activities or equipment for home improvement projects that are waiting to happen.


posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by John


Sacramento, 2022

Sacramento has come a long way since the historic vote to build Intel Arena in 2012. In just 10 short years, the Historic Railyards area is now a thriving epicenter of vibrance.

Intel Arena had a shaky start... Rookie mayor Kevin Johnson somehow made a miracle full-court shot to not only save the Kings from moving to Anaheim, but rallied an arena merley one year later. City Council amazingly voted 7-2 in favor of building the arena that was the catalyst to revitalizing downtown.

A lot has happened since then. Multiple hotels, trendy restaurants, and high-rises sprouted up quickly surrounding the railyards, as businesses tripped over themselves to locate in the undeveloped areas surrounding the arena. The Historic Railyards is now the place to be - Donte Green's Donte Club is a must-see nightclub on any night, Kings game or not.

Intel Arena is now one of the most highly-booked arenas on the west coast. In 2015, Mayor Johnson was able to persuade the American Hockey League to relocate a struggling team to Sacramento, now known as the Sacramento Locomotives. Seven years in, the Locos are still one of the highest-attended AHL teams in the country.

While The 2022 Olympics was awarded to Warsaw, it certainly was an honor to be in the hunt, as the California/Nevada bid for the Olympics would have seen ice hockey and figure skating played at Intel. San Francisco is rumored to include Sacramento in its bid for 2034, however.

The NCAA Men's Basketball tournaments have played several times at Intel Arena, as was the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Sacramento Sports Commission was quick to book other first-class tournaments to Sactown for years to come.

It's hard to think of now, but there was a time when it was difficult to secure major acts to Sacramento. Power Balance Pavilion did not have the amenities needed to attract stars like the late Jimmy Buffett and U2 - now they come to Sacramento and Bay Area fans need to drive HERE to see the major acts.

Most importantly, the Kings stayed in town. History did not repeat itself as it did in Seattle, where the Thunder became a powerhouse in Oklahoma City, and Seattle was left to poach the now-defunct Timberwolves... remember when they tried to steal the Kings?

Let's not forget Natomas. Power Balance Pavilion was quickly leveled, with rubble used to help strengthen the levees to help make way for construction of Six Flags Sacramento.

The story continues. Veteran leader DeMarcus Cousins led the Sacramento Kings to their first-ever championship in 2020 - and we're hoping for many more.

It's no wonder Mayor Johnson's jersey hangs from the rafters.

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posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by John


Lunch Trucks- Why Not Here?

Hey Mayor Johnson - Even San Francisco is gettin on board the food truck bandwagon. Portland has a great thing going with semi-permanen food trucks set up in vacant blocks throughout the city - creating a vibrant lunch scene. San Francisco is doing it too. Why not here? We need to get rid of Heather Fargo's lunch truck crackdown - make this city a little more, dare we say, hip.

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posted Thursday, January 26, 2012 by John


Press Calls For Journalism Open

Our friends at the Sacramento Press have had a pretty good model going for the future of journalism - citizen bloggers. The overhead is low, and they depend on the public to report the news. As smaller markets like Sacramento cut newspaper staff, startups like this could work. Intrested in writing an article? You could win a cool $600.


posted Saturday, January 14, 2012 by John


Zombies Flashmob Planned

The undead are being rounded up for an October 29 Bar Crawl. The Sacramento Zombie Train is a zombie-themed flashmob, where zombies will pour out of light rail and in to Folsom for Night of 1,000 Pumpkins, and maybe a few beverages when it's over.


posted Thursday, October 21, 2010 by John


Taste of History!

History buffs will be happy to hear about this fundraiser - a 4-course meal with wine & beer at Sutter's Fort, for $85. The 1839 fort is now one of Sacramento's best-known landmarks. For more information about this event or the Friends, please contact Lisa Mealoy 916-323-7626 or


posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by John


Disney Does Sacramento

Old Sacramento has been transformed to help promote Disney's "World of Color" show at California Adventure. Stop by Thursday through Sunday evening for exclusive color-themed shows made just for Old Sacramento!

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posted Friday, July 16, 2010 by John


100.5 The Zone Changes Format

100.5 The Zone switched formats today. MySacramento was in the conference room when the changes took effect.

Owner: Thanks everyone for attending the all-hands-on-deck meeting today. We know this meeting came on short notice. Let's cut to the chase. We're losing money. What can we do to turn this spiral around?

Promotions Guy: We don't have a budget since the economy tanked, let's do some Facebook and Twitter promotions.

Owner: No, no, no... we need to start over. Let's scrap everything. Format change. Name change. New logo, website, all that stuff. Let's play today's hits, without all that rap stuff.

(blank stares)

Sales Guy: Don't we kind of play that already?

Owner: Yeah, but I don't want any of that Snoop Robby Robb stuff. I just want hit music, but no rap. I hate rap. Let's change the name to something that symbolizes modern, today. Now. Now, yeah, let's call it "Now".

Sales Manager: Okay, um... how do we sell this?

Owner: Carla! You have that Paint application on your machine - can you whip up a logo?

Carla: Sure, uh... I'm not really a graphic designer but...

Owner: Doesn't matter, we need a logo.

Carla: Don't we kind of do focus groups and hire graphic designers for this kind of stuff?

Owner: No, no, no... we need it done now. Get it, now??? Hey, what's the intern's name?

Promotions Guy: Billy.

Owner: Get Billy in here.

(Billy walks in)

Billy: (squeaky voice) Um, yes sir?

Owner: You did that evite for the station barbeque, you must know something about computers, right? Put up a new website by noon.

Billy: Noon? It's 10:05...

Owner: That's right. I have a 10:30 tee time. Let's wrap this thing up. OK, so we're now "Now 100.5, playing today's music, without all that rap stuff. Carla, you got the logo. Intern's got the website. We switch formats at noon. Meeting adjourned."

(Owner leaves)

(Station Manager walks in)

Station Manager: Sorry I'm late - what did I miss?

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posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by John


Mountain Lions get a Logo

The Sacramento Mountain Lions unveiled a new logo, and new quarterback, former NFL star Daunte Culpepper today.


posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by John


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