42 years old
A Sacramento native, I grew up exploring this city. Now I spend most of my days on the road or in Roseville. But I reside on the East side.
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.