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Old 04-29-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: la la land
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From Sac Bee: "According to Thrillist, the site popular for its listicles reflecting lifestyle and the pulse of pop culture, Sacramento has outdone Oakland in terms of its coolness quotient. While Oakland has become a popular spot for those seeking refuge from San Francisco’s epic cost of living prices, and seen an influx of food and drink options in the process, Sac Town is apparently more cutting edge than Oak Town."

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Why Sacramento Is The New Oakland - SF
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I'm not sure thats a compliment.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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My view: Sacramento is better than Oakland, and always has been.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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My view: Sacramento is better than Oakland, and always has been.
I agree, and think they are reading our threads and postings, lol.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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There are several reasons I hope we don't become more like Oakland, ugh!
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I remember when Sacramento was "boring", and it was not that long ago. Growing up here, skateboarding, punk rock, and driving all the way to Danceteria or Club Me/Cattle Club/Bo Jangles (I missed the 2nd Level and El Dorado Saloon was not really my scene) were the things to do outside of shooting BB guns down by the river or real guns in the Yolo ByPass. Or going to a rodeo. Hanging out at Denio's was also a very real, legitimate, past time. And the 2nd Saturday Artwalk was actually pretty darn cool (complete with free booze, wine, and kegs of beer. Do they still do that?). Of course, riding a bicycle everywhere, too, and Rubicon were the only game in town.

I read an article in SN&R back in... ...2003 I believe that discussed how Sacramento was looking to hire the same "team" that were responsible for revitalizing downtown Portland, turning it into the hipster heaven it is known to be today. Looks like they were successful with Sacramento, too, even if it took them ten years.

Now all of the dorks who were "afraid of Sacramento" and would not have been caught anywhere near downtown are flocking to the area, buying luxury lofts and condos, and driving up the costs of everything. It was not that long ago when you could still get a Collins glass full of gin with a "splash" of grapfruit and have it called a greyhound; and for $2 no less. Perhaps still at the Flame Club or Old Ironsides? Now a pint of mediocre craft beer will set you back $10.

I am stoked on the beer scene these days, even if it is a bit too self congratulatory. I guy I used to skateboard with back in the day is also one of the area's star chef/restaurateur, so that's cool, too.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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I remember when Sacramento was "boring", and it was not that long ago. Growing up here, skateboarding, punk rock, and driving all the way to Danceteria or Club Me/Cattle Club/Bo Jangles (I missed the 2nd Level and El Dorado Saloon was not really my scene) were the things to do outside of shooting BB guns down by the river or real guns in the Yolo ByPass. Or going to a rodeo. Hanging out at Denio's was also a very real, legitimate, past time. And the 2nd Saturday Artwalk was actually pretty darn cool (complete with free booze, wine, and kegs of beer. Do they still do that?). Of course, riding a bicycle everywhere, too, and Rubicon were the only game in town.
Sacramentans will be Sacramentans we still do all that ⌃⌃⌃⌃⌃ except Bo Jangles is a good BBQ place now, lol.

Difference is the bones of the Grid is coming together, people of all ages want to live/work/play in the Grid. It's lively throughout the day and night......no not like SF, but way more than San Jose, and one up on Oakland.

This is just the beginning, too, there is so much more to be done.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Oakland > Sacramento. But just take the compliment
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Oakland > Sacramento. But just take the compliment
We've always known Sacramento is better than Oakland, we are just humble about it. And it's not a compliment, Sacramento is Sacramento, we don't need to be "the new Oakland" the article is great, but the title sucks, pandering to the "Bay Area Snob" crowd.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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SF is the new Manhattan, Oakland is the new SF, and Sacramento is the new Oakland

In all seriousness, Oakland hates being called the Brooklyn of the west and contains multitudes (as does Brooklyn). The town is a crazy cool place, full of real people and with the rest of the bay at it's fingertips. I have a ton of respect and love for that city.

Sacramento has different structural advantages and disadvantages than Oakland. We're playing our own game up here and it's working. We are the new Sacramento, nothing else. But I'm glad folks are starting to recognize.
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