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Sacramento Regional Transit already has a website allowing riders to track buses. Up next: a mobile app. The app will be available for free on iPhone and Android and could be ready as early as the end of September, according to Mike Mattos, chief of facilities and business support services with RT. Mattos said RT is creating a mobile application to make the Sacramento bus tracker more cellphone-friendly. The current program was designed, Mattos said, primarily for larger screens such as laptops, desktops or iPads, which makes it “clunky” for smartphone users. RT introduced its online real-time bus tracking system in June, allowing Regional Transit call center specialists and riders to v
Robert Linkul’s lungs collapsed six times in the hospital in July 2009. Doctors broke two of his ribs, removed the lobe of his left lung and one-third of his upper lung; they slit through his lateral, oblique and intercostal muscles in a race to beat lung cancer. The aftermath of his life-saving surgery encouraged him to advocate for cleaner air. Linkul, 31, never smoked a cigarette in his life. Though doctors are unsure of what caused the cancer, he said they believe he inhaled or ingested a cancerous substance. He was diagnosed in March of 2009, two weeks after coughing and sneezing blood at work. He devotes his life to health and fitness as the strength and fitness director at Arden
The Sacramento weather is not the only thing blazing this summer. The debate over food truck regulation has kicked up a few notches as well. Tune in Aug. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. for a Sac Press Live chat discussing whether cities have the right to regulate food trucks. Hear from Chris Jarosz, president of California Mobile Food Association (CalMFA), Matt Geller, CEO of Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (SoCalMFVA), Daniel Conway, legislative and public affairs director of California Restaurant Association (CRA), and Sacramento City Councilman Jay Scheiner. The Sacramento-based CMFA is speaking with state legislators on drafting legislation allowing cities to regula
Cars make people fat, lazy and sick according to auto mechanic Brian Laplander, so when he launched a bike-centered business making detachable bicycle bags and accessories, the name “Carsick Designs” came easily to mind. Laplander, 42, said he enjoys making items that reflect his own taste and style. After purchasing a commuter bike and spending two years on development, he decided to share his bags with the world. “I started off just solving the challenges of buying my own bags,” Laplander said. “After that, I saw it as an opportunity to make bags for people that might want the same kind of thing, but couldn’t do it on their own.” He sews all of Carsick Design’s merchandise himself, wh
Grab a bike, blanket and popcorn. Organizers of new monthly event called Reel offer a “bike-in” movie theater with music and art at The Greens Hotel on Del Paso Boulevard from August through October. Reel co-organizer Chris Jarosz, who is also the co-operator of The Greens Hotel and the owner of the Wicked 'wich food truck, said he was tired of the same bar scene filled with the same people “totally bored out of their minds,” so he and Matt Chong developed Reel a free movie series that has a movie, DJ, mini art gallery, pop-up vendors, beer garden and food trucks. The “bike-in” theater is a modern take on a car-centered tradition. “That’s what the hipsters do,” Jarosz said. “They want t