Sunday, March 2, 2014
I find it interesting that despite a great location, Country Club Plaza is once again on the chopping block. There is Woody's Grille & Bar in the front of the shopping center. It's a nice restaurant. I even did a review of the place. For a long time, Country Club Plaza had a Farmers Market on Saturday's. But it was in the back of the shopping center. If it was in the front parking lot near the now closed Gottschalks it would have brought in more people to the Shopping Center. Another thing is the rent they charge. Is such a high rent necessary? The demographics are there. The traffic is there. Only greed is closing down Country Club Plaza.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 12:30 PM
Monday, February 17, 2014
First, let me apologize for being away so long. Let's just call it a case of writers block. Even though I could have been writing about the shooting on Light Rail near 11th & O street, or writing about the Kings, I just needed a break. I have been to over 100 Restaurants in Sacramento, what's next? This is where I need your help. Yes, all of you. Whether you are from North Sacramento or New Zealand, I want to hear from you about the direction of this blog. From Los Angeles to Atlanta or from New York to Coos Bay I want to hear from you. If you want me to re - invent or shut down this blog, let me know. Send your comments to: Sacramentoblog@comcast.net
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 12:28 PM
Can you imagine that the Discovery Channel has renewed the third season of the Devil's Ride? With that being said, in this season, are you guys ready for a "patch over" between the two clubs? Let me know!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 12:19 PM
Friday, January 10, 2014
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Sunday, January 5, 2014
If you recall last May, a crew of thieves were busted stealing catalytic convertors out at the Sacramento airport. Basically, they were caught "Red Handed" in the long term parking lot at the Airport. So let me ask you this, if you are caught at the airport stealing catalytic convertors & your duffle bag contains tools to steal, what are you gonna do? It's not like it was a mistake & you were going to catch a flight. No excuses. Your Busted. With that being said, Lon Nguyen & Eduardo Labitoria (who needed an interpreter during the trial) have both been found guilty of several counts of Grand Theft. On Friday, January 10, 2014 they will be sentenced. My question is, how much Prison time will they serve? Should they just be let go? Email me your thoughts at Sacramentoblog@comcast.net
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 3:27 PM
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It's really sad when a man speaks his mind, backed up with the Bible & gets silenced. Hopefully, Phil Robertson will avoid his suspension. Otherwise I think the entire family will stand by Phil & production will shut down.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 8:48 PM
By now everyone knows of the "security breach" involving 40 million Target customers. As for me, I try my best to stay ahead of the internet hackers. When you're a blogger it's just a daily grind. Sometimes, I feel I've been hacked & other times I don't. But this whole security breach at Target is a whole different story. Yes, I shop at Target. Sometimes I charge & sometimes I pay in cash. I just spent a half hour on the phone waiting for my customer sales rep. We looked thru my account & all was secure. Then I called Discover Card. Fortunately, there was a member announcement about the recent "hack" at Target. Basically, we were told to rest easy & that they were on the job. Very professional. So I hung up. I don't use my Discover Card that often anyway. Best of luck to all of my fellow Target Shoppers.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 7:36 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013
I know it's been a long time since I posted. I accept full responsibility. But, like most of my readers I have been going through a lot lately. I even got to spend sometime in the Courthouse. There has been so much going on. Too much crime to list. When will it all end? As of today, let's say that one crime that was recently committed was like the straw that broke the Camel's back. For a couple of days I have been reading the story of Melvin Hayes. His wife had recently passed away & near as I can tell he was on the way to spread her ashes. Melvin decided to stop & get his car washed. While he was there, someone stole his car along with his wife's ashes. So now, his wife has passed away, her ashes have been stolen & Melvin's car has been stolen as well. Let me say this. If you know who did this, have them take the ashes to a nearby Fire Department & drop them off. After you get away, make a call. The car can be replaced. Do the right thing. UPDATE: Melvin Hayes car & the urn of ashes have been found! Mr. Hayes says that he will file charges against the alleged thieves. It's nice to see a happy ending to this story.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Unfortunately, Stephen Pease, the owner of Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill has been found dead. Various news reports state that Stephen Pease was found along the border of Sonoma county & Mendocino county. Investigators feel that Mr. Pease was in the ocean at some time. I will follow up on this story later.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 8:15 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2013
You have to admit that I have been on the sidelines regarding this subject for a long time. So, what do you think? Should I jump in? First, let me say that I don't have every detail about Obama Care Program. But I have heard a few story's. This story sticks out the most. If I am wrong, let me know. This is a story of a husband & wife with two kids. The husband works full time & his wife works part time. With a miracle, they manage to log on & explore the Obama Health Care site. They discover that it will cost approximately $800.00 per month to cover the entire family. Second case scenario: Enter the second couple. The husband has been laid off work & the wife is a stay at home mom. The couple lives in Section 8 Housing & they go to the local food closet for food. As they log onto the Obama Care website, they discover that there monthly bill for healthcare will be $4.00. Yeah Buddy! Is this right? Tell me what you think. Leave a comment or email me!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 2:52 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Nothing like being out of work & not getting your EDD unemployment check. Another system failure by government. In recent days, it looks like a "Mole" at EDD has came out of the woodwork & is talking. If you are out of work I suggest looking at EDD for training, job opportunities etc. That is their job. To provide jobs. Let the money thing go. That's all screwed up right now. May I suggest selling on eBay, having a Garage Sale etc. The country was built on buying & selling. Not waiting around for a check. You have to make your own luck. If you need help, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 1:28 PM
Hey people, just thought I would check in & do a post or two. Like always, it's been a heck of a week. As a matter of fact the stress got so bad for me, I took today off! Yeah Buddy! I do have a question for the Sacramento Local Readers. What's up with all of the accidents this week? It seems like everyday I wake up & go online someone has been ran down in the middle of the night. They are pedestrians, people on bikes, or people just trying to catch light rail in the morning. WTF? Everyone needs to slow down in the morning & make the City of Two Rivers a safer place to live.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 1:22 PM
Friday, October 18, 2013
It's nice to be back in the Saddle again! So here we go! Ok, City of two Rivers, mark your Calendar. It's getting close for the "Christmas Around The World Festival" On Saturday November 9th 2013 there is going to be a Fantastic Food Festival at the Greek Church located at Alhambra Blvd & F Street. Basically, look for the Big Greek Church across from McKinley Park. Admission is Free & you have a lot to choose from. There will be Crafts, Raffles, a Rummage Sale & all kinds of food including: American, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Greek, Armenian, Middle Eastern, Russian, Slovak & Ukrainian. My past experiences lead me to believe that there will be music & dancing as well! See you there!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 8:05 PM
Nothing like a good Car Show to wash away your troubles. But this is not your typical car show. The is the International Auto Show at Cal Expo. This is a great show. You can go & look at all of the best that the automakers have to offer. The best thing is that the representatives are there to provide information only. It's a relaxed atmosphere. You can look, touch & smell without a salesman breathing down your neck. For more info, go to Google.com.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 7:44 PM
First, let me apologize for not checking in sooner. Buy doing so I have discovered that if I don't blog, people will not listen. My readership can span across the world or I can be lazy & watch the worldwide communication shut down. With that being said, how about a fresh version of T.G.I.F. Another Week in the Books! Yeah Buddy! Like the title says, it's been such a long time. I have been through a lot. Flu Shots, Smog Inspection, Blood Pressure check, Dentist Appointment, as well as dealing with difficult people etc. etc. To top it off, this week I had the "smoke detector" check from my Property Management Company. This consists of a search of your apartment comparable to the latest version of the TV Show "COPS" Needless to say, I passed all of the challenges. Stay Tuned. I have a lot to talk about!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 7:05 PM
Friday, September 27, 2013
Have you been watching? Looks like this is going to be a great season. Will Jackson Teller get the Club going in the right direction? I have to admit that this is some great writing. Hope that all of my readers are enjoying the show!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 6:29 PM
I find it interesting that after several years of the big rivalry between the Sacramento Kings & the Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal is now our buddy. I remember we had a Hell of a Team. With Rick Adelman as our coach, the Kings went from a joke to an NBA championship contender. Run & Gun, that's what it was all about. Our team would win 10 games in a row without breaking a sweat. If you recall when this was going on, the Lakers Center Shaquille O'Neal was relentless with his trash talking. He often referred to our team as the Sacramento Queens. Then there was the showdown in the year 2006. During the Playoffs with the Lakers there we a lot of questionable calls. As it turns out, one of the officials had a major gambling debt & allegations of point shaving came to light. In the end the Lakers advanced to the finals. The rest is History. So now in the year 2013 we have new ownership & a new arena on the Horizon. With that being said, like a stray cat here comes Shaquille O'Neal with his checkbook. Now he is our buddy & has bought a minority interest in the team. Rumor has it he even lives here in the City of Two Rivers. So the big question is what do we do? Do we welcome him with open arms? Or do we "Tee Pee" his house? Let me know what you think.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 6:26 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Do you like wine? If so, you are in luck. Mark your calendars for the Amador Vintners Harvest Wine Festival. This event will be held on October 5th & 6th in Amador County. Admission will be $40.00. Designated drivers will only pay $10.00. It's a great festival featuring live music, food etc. For more info Google it!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 2:20 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Interested? As many of my longtime readers know I am a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. This morning while surfing the internet I noticed a great Car Raffle. So here is the deal. Tickets are $100.00 each or you can buy 3 tickets for $250.00 or 5 tickets for $575.00. If you win, you have your choice of a Mercedes C250, an Audi Q or a Ford F 150 Raptor. Also, you have the option of taking cash & walking away. The odds are 1 in 3,000. Hey man, I'm in! Just wanted to share this with my readers. The last day to buy a ticket is October 4th 2013. For more information, Google: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. Good Luck!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 1:39 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013
Hey Sactown, it's a very hot Sunday today. But rumor has it, there is going to be a Gun Sow at Cal Expo this coming weekend. So on September 21 & 22 bring your cash & check out this show. Myself, I am looking to score some ammo & a nice handgun. See you there! Tell 10 people, ok?
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 1:10 PM
Saturday, September 7, 2013
First, let me say that it's been another challenging week. I am so ready to retire. You have no idea. Ok, with that out of the way, over the past week it has been made known that the new arena is going to be built by Union labor. For once, I agree with the Mayor. For a project this big, Union labor is the only choice. Many people do not realize the History of Labor Unions. It's all about good wages & benefits for the workers. So what is wrong with that? Labor Unions built this country. Jobs were provided to workers & giving them a fair wage, benefits etc. Would you rather have illegals making $10.00 an hour on the project? They would use someone else's social security number to avoid paying taxes & send the money they earn out of the country. Is that cool? I don't think so. Let American's build the arena, get paid & pay taxes. So be it. Scab labor needs to go away. Scabs hurt the economy. They steal jobs, avoid taxes & take advantage of the system. Do you agree? Like mentioned before, I do not like the Mayor's policies. But this time he is right. Union Labor will get the job done!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 1:37 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
This week I had the pleasure of ordering lunch at the General Store located at 500 Capitol Mall. Or better yet, basically this is a small market in the back of the Bank of the West Building located at 5th & N Street. So with all of the logistics aside, let me tell you about my experience. I made my way to the General Store to order lunch. In the back of the Mini Mart there is a Deli Counter. As a matter of fact, the line was very long. I held my own & waited in line. After a few minutes I was up to order. I ordered a 6" Pastrami Sandwich (toasted) with pepper jack cheese, olives, red onions, lettuce & tomatoes. Making my way thru the assembly line I watched as they put this sandwich together. It was fantastic. As the Sandwich was completed, I grabbed a bag of chips & paid the Cashier. After that, I made my way to the Soda area & filled up my medium Coke. While they don't offer in house dining, the General Store puts together a fantastic lunch. In closing I give the General Store 3 out of 4 stars! If you are Downtown, you have to try this place!
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 8:08 PM
Monday, September 2, 2013
Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of dining at Kabob House, located at 1726 Fulton Avenue. The last time I ate there, it was back in July of 2010. Why on earth did I wait so long? So anyway it was around 5:00PM when I pulled into the parking lot. I was hungry! As I walked inside, I was greeted by my server & told I could sit anywhere. Like before, there was Greek music playing in the background & the restaurant was very clean. I took a seat at a table facing the front window of the restaurant. I asked my server for a glass of Iced Tea. Looking over the menu, I knew that I wanted to have Lamb. My server returned with my Iced Tea & I placed my order. I ordered the Lamb Souvlaki dinner(Two Skewers for $18.95) which is served with a Greek Salad, Pita Bread & Fresh Steamed Rice. The Lamb is cooked on skewers with tomato, onion & bell pepper. As a matter of fact, this was the same exact meal I had ordered three years ago, only before I had ordered 1 skewer of Lamb. After a few minutes, my server brought me the Greek salad. It was excellent. It had perfect seasoning, fresh lettuce, cucumbers, tomato & feta cheese. OMG, it was so good. After about 10 minutes, my dinner arrived. I had asked to have my Lamb cooked medium rare & the Chef cooked it perfectly. What a fantastic meal. Everything was great. After I finished, my server asked me if I had room for desert. I said that Baklava sounded good. She asked me, do you want me to heat it up for you? Interesting, I had never been asked that before. So I said yes. Heating up the Baklava melted the Honey inside. It was awesome. As I finished the Baklava, I got the bill for my meal, the total was only $21.38, I think they must have gave me a discount!. I left $28.00 in the black book, thanked my server & rode off into the sunset. I give Kabob House 4 out of 4 stars. If you like Greek food, you have to try this place.
Posted by The Editor: Sacramento Blog Uncut at 11:45 AM
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