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Blue Shield and Sutter Health Reach Two-Year Agreement

Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health have reached a new two-year agreement after a protracted negotiation that forced some customers to change insurance companies and providers. Blue Shield issued a press release saying “while the specifics of the new contract are confidential, we are pleased to say that the existing legal rights of Blue […]

It’s a Deadline Day for Californians to get low cost health insurance

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is one of the more politically charged stories of the last few years. But one thing is certain for Californians that qualify for subsidies — they’re not about to turn down free money when it comes to their health insurance. Especially if that means they can avoid […]

What are the top Midtown restaurants based on online reviews?

The Sacramento Business Journal just released a piece that uses online sites Yelp, Urbanspoon and TripAdvisor to compile a list of the top Midtown restaurants. Anybody that uses Yelp, in particular, won’t be surprised at some of the names at the top of this list, and as lists go this one doesn’t stray too far […]

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media. As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see […]

Farm-to-Fork Week: Your guide to Sacramento’s food-centric festivities

After months of talk that in all honesty probably escaped the casual follower of Sacramento news, Farm-to-Fork Week is upon us and it’s probably not going to escape anybody cruising the Midtown and Downtown areas. If you’re still wondering what Farm-to-Fork Week is, think of it as a triangulation of local civic, business and agricultural […]

Kings offer challenge after ESPN inexplicably ranks the franchise worst in major sports

ESPN wasn’t exactly impartial in its coverage of the Kings relocation drama, using some of their outlets such as SportsNation, ESPN.com and Outside the Lines to promote a pro-Seattle agenda. The offenses were usually slippery enough to keep from creating a stink in the media, but would consist of ‘interesting’ polling data, work like this […]

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice. Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8.  Pontine […]

STOP anti-arena signature collectors caught misleading voters again

The definition of what is a tax and what isn’t a tax will likely be a hotly contested one for all of time. In the case of anti-arena group STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork), their continued use of the word ‘tax’ when describing their opposition of Sacramento’s plan to build a downtown Entertainment and […]

Ettore’s, Broderick Roadhouse named Sac Burger Battle champs

Forgive me if I’m a bit distracted to write this post. This most excellent writeup by Chris Macias of the Sacramento Bee about last night’s Sac Burger Battle has me rushing out the door, trying to get my hands on the nearest burger. Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day, too.  I have not had a burger […]

Brews and Balls Fest to land at Placer Fairgrounds

This is a site about Midtown but we like to recognize events and issues outside of our friendly confines, as well. If an event is going to feature craft beer, kickball, dodgeball, cornhole and also help a charity, well then count us in. The playground style games start at 10 a.m. on September 28 and […]

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