It’s been an eventful year here at The Sacramento Press. We said bittersweet farewells to some key staff members and welcomed new ones to the team. We will be sharing our New Year’s resolution with you later, but for now let’s take a look at what had readers clicking in 2012. In case you missed anything, or if you’re just looking to take a trip down memory lane, here are 2012’s hottest items from The Sacramento Press: 12.) Broderick: stiff drinks, big portions coming to West Sacramento by Jared Goyette In another food truck/concrete establishment match made in heaven, Chris Jarosz and Matt Chong from Whicked ‘wich food truck joined forces with Steve Hamm, Marvin Maldonado and Thaxter V.
Would a Major League Soccer team thrive in the Sacramento region? The league seems to think so: Last week, MLS Executive Vice President Dan Courtemanche told KFBK radio reporter Rob McAllister that MLS is keeping an eye on Sacramento, as organization big wigs think the city has a strong fan base for soccer. “Sacramento is certainly an area that has supported us,” he said in the interview. The issue will be the subject of our next Sac Press live chat Wednesday at noon, featuring Elk Grove Mayor James Cooper, who has been looking into the possibility of his city hosting an MLS team, and Ruben Mora , Jr., the coach of Sacramento's minor league team, The Gold, which plays in the National Pr
When news broke that Mayor Kevin Johnson's "Plan B" for the arena was officially dead, The Sacramento Press reached out to a group of local writers and thinkers who've been following the issue to get their thoughts. First on the list was Dave Weiglein, better known as Carmichael Dave, the unofficial mascot of the Kings fanbase, and the organizer of last year's impressive, but ultimately quixotic grassroots campaign for a new arena, "Here We Build." He's currently producing his own Internet radio network at www.thecdnetworks.com. Next week we'll have interviews with James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom, Isaac Gonzalez of ranSACedmedia, and Cosmo Garvin of Sacramento News & Review. Carmichael Dave
Sacramento hasn’t heard the last of “Carmichael Dave” Weiglein. The 36-year-old radio personality and self-described stay-at-home dad took a moment for a phone interview with The Sacramento Press Wednesday afternoon. He’d just put his two kids down for naps and said he recently attended a preschool graduation. But that’s not all he’s been up to. Since being fired from KHTK 1140 The Fan, Weiglein has been plotting his next move. He’s not going away, and he wants to make sure his former employers know about it. “CBS Radio made a catastrophic error in letting me go, and one of my biggest motivations is to make sure that statement rings true for many years,” Weiglein said. “I want them, if
A Facebook group has been set up in support of Carmichael Dave, and though its numbers are a fraction of the following he has on Twitter and Facebook, he had this to say on the page: "Wow. Thanks guys! You are the reason I've smiled so much this week after a horrible, horrible event in my life. I cannot put into words what you all mean to me." Carmichael Dave was a radio personality on local CBS Radio affiliate KHTK, and he was instrumental in keeping the Sacramento Kings in the city last year with the Here We Build campaign. Even as CBS Radio and Carmichael Dave remain tight-lipped on the reason for his departure from the radio station more than a week ago, fans continue to support him,
Carmichael Dave, a local radio personality instrumental in generating support for keeping the Sacramento Kings in town for the past year, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is no longer employed by CBS Radio affiliate KHTK. “As (of) today I am no longer a part of CBS Radio,” he tweeted from his @CarmichaelDave Twitter handle. “I’ll expand later. To each and every person that has put up with my voice, I love you.” In a later tweet, he said he was “thoroughly gutted,” and added that his leaving was not contract-related, saying he “asked for nothing.” Below is a selection of tweets from locals that sprung up after the news, many of which used the hashtag #ThankYouDave. Calls for comme
Think BIG Sacramento launched an effort Thursday to recruit 1,000 people from Merced to Redding to rally support for a new arena. The arena campaign committee also announced plans to hold a public design contest for a space adjacent to the new facility as part of that effort. The committee is asking regional residents and community leaders to help spread information and gather supporters for the drive to build a new sports and entertainment complex, state Senate staffer Greg Hayes, a member of the arena committee, said in a Thursday morning press conference outside the MARRS Building at 1050 20th St. Later this month, the committee will announce full details of a contest that could enab
What began with an adult beverage and a frustrated Twitter post quickly led to a series of grassroots efforts to keep the Kings in Sacramento. Radio personality Carmichael Dave, founder of #HereWeBuild, was relaxing in his backyard when he discovered that the Anaheim City Council had voted to pursue efforts to bring the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim. “I thought this is frustrating and I’m ticked off and I want to let people know,” Carmichael Dave said. “So I tweeted out, ‘Carmichael Dave votes one-to-nothing to issue $200 into a fund to build a new arena. Whose with me?’” Then the explosion happened which soon resulted in the HereWeBuild, HereWeStay and SacDeflated.com campaigns, and th
NBA Commissioner David Stern issued the following statement, "Kobe Bryant's comment during the Spurs game was offensive and inexcusable. While I'm fully aware that basketball is an emotional game, such a distasteful term should never be tolerated. Accordingly, I have fined Kobe $100,000. Kobe and everyone associated with the NBA know that insensitive or derogatory comments are not acceptable and have no place in our game or society." I attended the Lakers / Kings game and asked fans if they thought $100,00 fine is enough. Check out my video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNsUPnU3kjU Order of appearance: Phil Jackson - Lakers Coach Carmichael Dave - Radio Sports Persona
I attended the last game 41 Lakers/Kings and asked fans - Do you think the Kings are moving to Anaheim? Check out my video - http://youtu.be/wWJWqiO3Kgs Order of appearance: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Phil Jackson - Lakers Coach Carmichael Dave - Radio Sports Personality Julie Neamann Mike Provost Christian Barry, Adam McIntyre, Derrick Matheson Tyrel English Stacey Petit, Kenneth Williams George Styles Doug Johnston Michael Streeval Armondo Vialobos The National Basketball Association (NBA) Board of Governors is the management body that oversees the operations of the National Basketball Association. They meet today in NYC and the Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson is there
A huge crowd turned out at Cesar Chavez Plaza Tuesday at 5 p.m. to support the Here We Build effort organized by the man known on Twitter as @CarmichaelDave. Read Janna Hayne's story on Here We Build here. Read Mark Needham's story here. According to the Here We Build website, the rally was sponsored by Jiffy Lube and City Councilman Rob Fong and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna were in attendance. Below are photos taken at the rally. For more information or to get involved, click here or visit the Facebook page or Twitter page. All photos by Ben Ilfeld.
In between cheering, yelling and annoying the apathetic, so-called fan in Row F, Section 107, Seat 17 during the Kings game on Tuesday evening, I was caught up on my tweets when I saw that KHTK 1140 personality Carmichael Dave posed a question via Twitter (@CarmichaelDave) asking folks how much they would pitch in, not necessarily to save the Kings, but to show the Kings and the city how much the community really does want this NBA franchise to stay in town by building a new sports and entertainment complex. Shortly after scolding the lady next to me for reading a book during free throws, she abruptly nudged me and wondered aloud why was it okay then, for me, to be reading my Twitter feed