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Uber paradox and why you should tip

Uber paradox and why you should tip

I wanted to do a follow-up article to the one I did in January (It's not worth it to drive Lyft and Uber in Sacramento) because this week Uber has been celebrating its One Millionth Ride in Sacramento. All week long they've been doing special things for Uber customers. On Tuesday there was Chando's deliveries, Wednesday a chance to win a trip to Hawaii, and Friday a chance to win a cruise. Yay. Great. But what about the drivers? Zip. Nothing.

What Uber SHOULD be doing is having two celebrations. One for the customers, but another for the drivers!  We are the ones doing all the work for miserable pay. Better yet, pay us more!

My prior post goes into all the reasons it sucks to be a driver now. I've actually stopped driving. I'm not interested in making money for greedy Uber and losing money myself. 

The Kum-ba-ya of Uber is gone... Read More

LEGO Mania

LEGO Mania
LEGO Mania
09-02-2015 - 09-02-2015
Sacramento Public Library
Admission: Free
(916) 264-2920
Start Time(s): Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm
Come spend the afternoon playing and building with LEGO The library has plenty of LEGO blocks waiting you The LEGO blocks are for ages 5 and up; and there will be Duplo blocks for children ages 4 and under
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Free Pumpkin Beverage or Maya Mocha at Peet's Coffee with Purchase

Free Pumpkin Beverage or Maya Mocha at Peet's Coffee with Purchase

Buy any artisan baked good, warm breakfast or oatmeal at Peet's Coffee and get a free small hot, cold or blended Mayan Mocha or Pumpkin Beverage through Monday, August 31. Click here for the coupon. Peet's Coffee locations can be..... Read More

Building of new homes in Natomas picks up

Opportunity is knocking in this Natomas neighborhood. Now that the building moratorium has been lifted, nearly a dozen new homes are going up on Candela Circle.

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the southeast coast and left thousands of people homeless. The country's levees came under intense federal scrutiny after ones in the New Orleans area failed, including the levee system in the Sacramento region.

A building moratorium was put into place in the Natomas area seven years ago because the levee system needed upgrades in order to federal regulations. Since then, they have been updated and in March FEMA lifted the moratorium.

Next door to Megan Frost’s home, construction on new houses is up and running.

Spoonful of Chutney—Best Drink for a Hot Day

Spoonful of Chutney—Best Drink for a Hot Day

By: Shreya Suresh

With colder days round the corner, enjoy the last of the summer with the perfect drink to cool you off! Indian buttermilk, also called chaas, is a refreshing option especially after a large meal and best of all, is easy to whip up!

Homemade chaas doesn’t require elaborate preparation. All you need is:

  • One and a half cups of yogurt
  • One cup of water
  • A few ice cubes
  • Asafetida powder (native to Iran and available at Whole Foods)
  • Salt (black salt tastes better, but regular salt works too)
  • A few coriander or mint leaves (I prefer mint)

Blend the yogurt, water and ice cubes together. In my experience, a watered-down version of chaas always seems to do wonders for me if I have an upset stomach, so sometimes I like to blend in more water too. Add half a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of asafetida powder. Add mint or coriander leaves to garnish... Read More

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Sacramento Zombie Walk and Carnival of the Dead

Sacramento Zombie Walk and Carnival of the Dead
Sacramento Zombie Walk and Carnival of the Dead
08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
TFO Productions
Admission: Free Note: As this event has grown and become a stand-alone event, the costs of putting it on have also grown TFO is dependent upon the support of the Community to help make it so TFO is still accepting sponsors, vendors, donations and volunteers
(916) 498-9175
Start Time(s): Sat 4pm-11pm Carnival of the Dead 4pm The Dead Walk 7:30pm Night of the Living Dead screening 9pm
This years Sacramento Zombie Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 29th and will include the Carnival of the Dead and an outdoor screening of George Romero's 1968 zombie classic Night of the Living Dead.
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