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Go Vote

Our mother dressed up to go vote. That is, she put on earrings, fresh lipstick and, in Novembers, her nice black-and-white coat. When our father got home from work they collected their marked sample ballots, then drove to the polls. … Continue reading

Alison Toon
Black Label Society, at Aftershock (and this weekend, at Knotfest)… and a wall of Marshall amps

Oct 25, 2014
Black Label Society, at Aftershock (and this weekend, at Knotfest)… and a wall of Marshall amps

Black Label Society, Aftershock 2014Perhaps the band with the biggest stack of Marshalls on the planet, Black Label Society are taking their show to Knotfest this weekend. Lots of heavy metal and headbanging and a real, good, show. Go bezerk!!!John DeS...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

Trick-or-treat through a mythological world, watch “Frankenswine” the puppet show and enter a costume contest at Fairytale Town’s THE ADVENTURES OF PERCY JACKSON SAFE & SUPER HALLOWEEN. Friday – Sunday Meet Elsa the Snow Queen, watch a magic show and ride the Not So Spooky Train at Funderland’s SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN. Saturday – Sunday Hunt...

Alison Toon
Catfish and the Bottlemen: sometimes you just have to embrace the red

Oct 24, 2014
Catfish and the Bottlemen: sometimes you just have to embrace the red

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sacramento, October 2014I was kicking myself, earlier in the week, for almost missing last night's Catfish and the Bottlemen's show at the Assembly, Sacramento: this is their first USA tour, they have sellout dates lined up b...

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In Search of the Finer Things
A Tale of Two Sacramento Restaurants

A Tale of Two Sacramento Restaurants

I wanted to blog about two restaurants I have visited lately. We have been trying to eat at home lately, so going out feels like a genuine treat and we choose our destinations carefully. The first stop was the new location of Bacon & Butter, which ...

Sacramento365
5 Ways to Make it a Halloween Night!

5 Ways to Make it a Halloween Night!

Halloween is just around the corner! Are you still searching for ways to fright and delight your friends and family? We've handpicked frighteningly fun attractions, along with nearby eats and drinks, so you can have a haunted night on the town! ...And even more thrills and chills can be found on our

FOX40
Sacramento County Crude Oil Facility will Stop Shipments

Oct 23, 2014
Sacramento County Crude Oil Facility will Stop Shipments

SACRAMENTO COUNTY- Some of that volatile crude that’s been flowing through the Sacramento valley to the Bay won’t be on the rail or roadways anymore. InterState Oil has now agreed to  stop transloading Bakken oil at it’s McClellan Facility. That decision came at the request of the Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District after the...

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Ebola Scares Test Emergency Crew Protocols in Sacramento

Oct 23, 2014
Ebola Scares Test Emergency Crew Protocols in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO- New Ebola scares are testing protocols for local emergency crews in Sacramento County. Tuesday, this situation played out over police scanners: Dispatcher: “Are you guys still staging or where are you guys?” Incident Commander: “We’re still in our rig outside and…waiting for more specifics on the patient…your crew just showed up..we’re trying to...

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Sactoberfest Organizer Admits to Not Paying Workers

Oct 22, 2014
Sactoberfest Organizer Admits to Not Paying Workers

SACRAMENTO- The organizer of the Sactoberfest beer event admitted that he owes 100 workers money. “It’s not fair,” worker Anna Gaebe said. “We busted our humps.” Gaebe agreed to work as a bar manager for Sactoberfest for a flat $500. Organizer Rich Clakley said attendance to the event was about half of the expected...

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Two in Sacramento Monitored for Possible Ebola Exposure; People Considered “Low Risk”

Oct 22, 2014
Two in Sacramento Monitored for Possible Ebola Exposure; People Considered “Low Risk”

SACRAMENTO- Two people in Sacramento are being monitored for possible Ebola exposure, the Sacramento County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday. Health officials say the two, both having recently traveled from West Africa, are “self-monitoring” at home, and taking their own temperatures twice daily. Both people are considered to be “low-risk.” They were flagged...

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