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Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.

Sacramento’s Best “Not-So-Obvious” Happy Hour Spots

By Jan Katerkamp, The wife and I enjoy ourselves some happy hour. We realized recently that we’re a little too old, married and lame for the late-night bar scene, but not yet to the point in married life where we read magazines and fall asleep on the couch with CSI:Miami on in the background. […]

Plenty of Midtown Fish in the Sea

By Becky Larson, How often do you meet a Midtowner whose mother’s cousin’s wife works with you?  Or whose father’s best friend dated your mom back in high school? Forget six degrees of separation.  In Midtown, it’s more like two degrees at best. This is part of the reason we love it here and […]

Farm-to-Fork: Farmers’ Markets Help Midtowners Keep it Local

By Becky Larson, As Midtowners our dedication to all things local is unwavering and we can’t get enough of our home-grown restaurants, shops, parks and pubs. Farmers’ markets are included in this list of local happenings that are often right up a Midtowner’s alley.  Farmers’ markets and Midtown go together like Ben & Jerry, […]

Midtown Artists: A Diamond in the Ruff

By Megan Shippam, The Search for the Perfect Portrait As my taste for art has evolved, I have begun to seek out the talented artists of Midtown in the search for the perfect portrait. During my search I came across the most beautiful, yet haunting piece I think I’ve laid eyes on. Awhile back, […]

Golf Pub Crawl for a Cause

By Becky Larson, Now that the sun is finally out, Midtowners are looking for any excuse to get out and celebrate the first few days of summer sun. Some of you might be thinking the best way to enjoy the weather is a day out on the green. But imagine if there was a […]

An Overlooked Treasure: Lodi Wine Country

By Bethany Hill, Sandwiched between some of California’s greatest wine regions, Sacramento is the perfect place to live if you enjoy a nice glass of wine every now and again – or if you are wine obsessed like me. Not only do you have easy driving access to the ever-famous Napa and Sonoma wine […]

Personal Branding in a PC World

By Becky Larson, Since the beginning of time, people have wanted to make a name for themselves. The goal has been to be part of the “movers and shakers” of society. To live in a place where everyone knows who you are and either wants to be you or at the very least be […]

Local Concerts are Music to a Midtowner’s Ears

By Becky Larson, Mercy Me, The Q-Balls, Mumbo Gumbo and The Brody’s. If none of these names sound familiar I suggest you become more acquainted with the music scene Sacramento has to offer. In Midtown we’re fortunate to have Friday Night Concerts in the Park from May – August during the warm (well, typically […]

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty

By Becky Larson, Calling all Midtown Men!  Ever wondered how and why women walk around in painful 4 inch stilettos all day?  Well, here is your opportunity to find out and feel oh so pretty. Get ready to find a smoking hot pair of heels and “work it” for the first ever Walk a […]

Lessons in Love and the Pursuit of Happiness at any Age

By Becky Larson, It’s been said with age comes wisdom. I think in most aspects of life this saying can be found truthful. I feel wiser in my professional life now than I did when I first stepped into the workforce after college. I feel wiser about my financial choices and even most of […]

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