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This Saturday, July 24, Athletes vs Cancer (AVC) will hold the annual community event to support research, create awareness, provide screening opportunities and deliver subsequent support to cancer patients. Founded in 2009 by Matt Barnes in memory of his mother, the Foundation has expanded to recruit additional athletes and coaches touched by cancer. It’s primary focus in 2010 is to secure a mobile cancer screening van. The vehicle will visit low-income neighborhoods providing free cancer screenings, awareness and resources from AVC and its partner organizations. This awareness-raising celebrity golf invitational takes place Saturday, July 24 at the lovely Woodcreek Golf Course in Rosevi
It was a hard fought game with the Sacramento Kings down by 2 points and six seconds to go. Arco Arena got on its feet and everyone felt like it was old times again with the loudest and most loyal fans in the NBA. The Kings came through and forced an overtime, a five minutes the Griz wish never happened. The energy gave the team the momentum to add the first win to their tally and start what is hopefully a streak. Kings win 127 to 116 while Lou Blanas, the Real Rudy, Matt Haines, Coach Westphal, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. cheer on the Sactown royalty.
It's neck and neck in the 3rd and Arco Arena is on fire! The Memphis Griz coach Marc Iavaroni looks like a Doc Rivers arguing with the ref's. The real "Rudy" is courtside and we have a battle royale on our hands! It's 88 - 86, Kings, with 8:52 to go. you can smell the win, even though heartbreak is in the back of everyone's mind. No matter, we're having a great time. The hallways of Arco are filled with Sacramento's finest. Jason Boggs and Alex Origoni from Shady Lady, the infamous valet mafia boss Johnny Neumann, and Randy Paragary are rubbing elbows the lobbyists, pro boxers, and music producers while the sold out crowd bangs thunder sticks in hopes for a win at home. Slamson gets the cl
The second period started with a bang of momentum coming off Kmart's 3 pointer. Mayor Kevin Johnson and Gavin Maloof brought out their key community players who helped project sell-out become a reality. Chevo Ramirez, Randy Paragary, and the like were honored on center court. Cocktails are flowing, Roung Table pizzas are flying, cotton candy is flapping, and the Kings are UP 51 to 50 with 2 mins to go. Spencer Hawes is adding defense where it is needed and Casspi looks relaxed like a young confident stallion. The arena is full as we wrap up the half...UP 2! Let's get the "W"!
The pre-game energy has been ramping up for the home opener of the Kings. Sacramento wants a win. In the press room, we were greeted by the lovely Liz from Bella Bru. it's great to Maloof using local talent for catering. Project Sell-Out was a success and people have been pouring through the door to watch KMart, Beno, and Evans face off with baby Gasol, Gay, and the infamous Iverson. With a minute 31 to go, the Kings are down 15 to 28. Bad calls are riddled with bad mistakes, but the team is building momentum. Let's see where this goes. BOOM! Kmart on a pass from Beno drains a 3! We got a game.
In a competition to see who had the best community questions for the Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Press community contributors posted questions they would ask the Kings to the site in hopes of getting the most thumbs ups. Writers battled it out in the Conversation section with questions aimed at the new team, the new coach, the General Manager and even past players. The community cast their vote for the best budding sports writer by clicking the thumbs up icon on their questions. The five writers with the most thumbs ups were forwarded to the Sacramento Press Editor-In-Chief Geoff Samek to seal the fate on the final winner. After reviewing the bunch, Justin Kennedy (username XT8PLNR) was
Full Court Sacramento Press with the Kings - Win A Kings Opening Night Package Our Paint The Town Purple writing contest was a success and the winners enjoyed their prize packages. Now we bring you a new way to get your writing and photography closer to the largest sports franchise in Sacramento and get rewarded big time in the process. Would you like to have... free tickets for you and three of your best friends to the Kings home opener at Arco Arena on Monday, November 2? a new digital camera? access to cruise around Arco Arena opening night with your new digital camera snapping photos that will be published on Sacramento Press and Kings.com? exclusive access to interview the King
“Full Court Sacramento Press with the Kings” OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES The Sweepstakes begins on October 27 and closes on November 1, 2009. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Sweepstakes Rules, which are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. (1) How to Enter: No purchase necessary. Entrants can go to SacramentoPress.com, comment on any King’s related article and they will be automatically entered into the contest. Comments MUST coincide with a King’s related article or it will not qualify for the promotion/winnings. Please include the question you would ask any Kings player or staff member in your comment. T
John Cardiel is a Nevada City/Grass Valley/SF/Sacto staple. I could write 1400 words about what an amazing human-skateboarder-pioneer John is, but why do that when you can click a SacPressList of links? Stumbleupon here and get a great taste of this living legend (in no particular order). If you see him around Sac, say hi. Jah! insane Video Part Great Juice mag interview Vans Shoes promo 1994 Heckler Interview 2008 Skateboarder Mag Interview Juice Magazine Intvw with Jake Phelps, Joey Tershay Wikipedia entry VBS video Good google search
Pre-season purple has been painted all over town and all over this site. All the people that joined the Sacramento Kings conversation were entered to win one of five prize packages courtesy of Sacramento Press and the good folks at Maloof Sports and Entertainment. Here’s how we chose the winners. We had our man genius technology guru Joel “let’s get some Chinese food” Rosenberg run a report of every single participator. Then, we assigned each entry random numbers. We asked a group of 25 people to pick a number within that range, printed those 25, placed them in a bag, and had Melissa Broughton, the SacPress accounting wizard, use her unbiased hand to draw the lucky 5, including the Grand P
From now through all of Saturday, our community and beloved readers of Sacramento Press can get involved with a very cool event called Paint The Town Purple. Through a collaboration with Maloof Sports and Entertainment and Sacramento Press, we've come up with a fun promotion that involves the core of this site: YOU! Friday and Saturday, you can kick it with The Kings! I'm not talking about hanging with the guy who stocks towels, I'm talkin' about starters and stars. The real deal NBA ballers right in the streets of Sacramento. You can see the schedule HERE. So get out there, meet the players, take your kids, get some pictures, ask them the hard questions. Then, join the conversation on S
THE SACRAMENTO PRESS “PAINT THE TOWN PURPLE” OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES The Sweepstakes begins on October 6 and closes on October 12, 2009. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Sweepstakes Rules, which are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Please note, the majority of the King’s articles will be posted after 10/8/09. (1) How to Enter: No purchase necessary. Entrants can go to SacramentoPress.com, comment on any King’s related article and they will be automatically entered into the contest. Comments MUST coincide with a King’s related article or it will not qualify for the promotion/winnings. Please include
If you were a carpenter and you heard that Jesus was giving a hands-on lecture on dovetails, gables, and miter cuts, you would be excited. That’s how I felt when I heard that the guru of wine glasses would be in Sacramento. For carpenters, it’s a hammer. For winos, it’s the glass. Have you ever had a nice glass of wine and looked down at the base and seen that smoke-colored name that every pronounces “ry-dell”? It’s Riedel (pronounced “re-dul”) as in George Riedel. All the way from Austria, I found out he was going to be at Sacramento’s Sheraton Grand Hotel doing a tasting. In Sacramento! Cancel all meetings. With his Austrian accent and sharp wit, George guided us through a series of ta
I need answers. There has been something that's plagued me for many years and I need your help in getting some insight. Why is it that the three states that make the west coast of the United States are all known for cities other than their capitols? That's my question. It's simple. Understand, I'm a native Sacramentan. I'm a braggart when it comes to Sacramento and it always boggled me when people dissed our city, laughing in my face, saying, "Isn't LA the capitol?" But traveling around, I discovered this odd trend (three makes a trend!): All the cities people find magnificent on the west coast are not the capitol. Why?! Starting from the north, here's my very scientific study: WASHI
It was 9:00 am when I got the call. “Sonny, it’s Abe. Hey, you want to play guitar for a session with Brian Wheat and me? The session is around noon today. We’re doing a Lennon song and it would be great if you could do it. I’d really appreciate it.” Hmmm, let me think for a second. Play guitar at a fancy recording studio with multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock star Gods or sit in front of a computer at work. Hmmmmm, tough choice. “I’d be honored,” I told Abe. That was how I came to be a part of creating this rendition of John Lennon’s classic reaction to the Vietnam war, Happy Xmas (War Is Over). So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun O
As you have read from this storyline, Deftones bassist and good friend Chi Cheng was ejected from a car and seriously injured, resulting in a coma, a state he remains in as I write. Even though comas have been known to last as long as several years, they rarely last more than 2 to 5 weeks. Chi has been in his for over four weeks now. To augment the amazing medical care he is receiving, a band of brothers and sisters came together in Sacramento on Tuesday, December 9th to raise some much needed funds and send some positive chi to our good friend Chi. Benefit shows are a strange thing. On one level, you have a friend lying in an uncertain state, hopefully healing his way back to this world.
One of Sacramento's best culinary creators is off the market. Patrick Mulvaney, a native New Yorker, is one of Sacramento’s restaurant leaders and will be married this Sunday. But before that happens, he whooped it up with some close friends. After some libations at the classic Club 2 Me, the culinary hooligans rolled to the hot-as-hell Tuli Bistro and were hosted by Chef/Owner Adam Pechal. The humble Mulvaney dined on a bountiful buffet of food treasures with colleagues and friends. With no shortage of beverage pairings, faces started to melt on the lovely patio. In attendance were some of Sacramento’s service industry elite to celebrate the event including Derrell Roberts, Kevin Reikes
You could hear the chants to the front door of The Waterboy. You could see the glow of the candlelight from The Embassy. The intensity could be felt for miles around. While most were swimming in the honeymoon of an Obama ratification, many were feeling left out of the party. But hundreds of those still fighting for equality decided to exercise their constitutional rights by staging a rally in front of the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center at 20th & L streets. Hoisting signs that read, "America = Equality 4 Some" and "Marriage is a human right, not a heterosexual priviledge (sic)," these protesters swore to continue the fight. Their beef is with the passing of Proposition 8; a contemptible
Tuesday, November 4th was to be like nearly every other Tuesday in my life. Head into the office, do some email, make some connections, then get picked up by my best friend Abe Cunningham for our weekly lunch at Tuli Bistro. But when Abe called fifteen minutes before our meeting time, I wasn't prepared for the news he would deliver. Chi Cheng, our good friend and brother, was in a severe car wreck in Santa Clara and is in a coma. For those of you who know him, you know he's a man mountain of positivity and all smiles all the time. For those of you who don't, Chi is a native of Stockton and Sacramento, a poet, a musician, and a father. As the bassist for Deftones, he's helped elevate Sacra