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Old 09-23-2022, 08:24 AM
 
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So the golden age didn't happen until after you left?
Who left? I'm still here.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:41 AM
 
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Golden ages were never golden ages for everyone, they often get decided on in retrospect.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Elk Grove, CA
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Sac never had a golden age. We got close and there was a lot of good momentum, but Covid just destroyed Sacramento.
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Old 09-23-2022, 10:52 AM
 
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For very small values of "destroyed," perhaps. The city's still growing despite the assumption of people who choose to wear blinders when they come downtown lest they see evidence to the contrary of their assumptions.
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Old 09-23-2022, 03:24 PM
 
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Sac never had a golden age. We got close and there was a lot of good momentum, but Covid just destroyed Sacramento.
Some recent descriptions of Sacramento by Southern Californias

"Where the Capital is in the Plains"


These two are oxymorons:
"The North Desert above Vegas" and they think Sacramento is further inland than Vegas.
"Where our water comes from...the Colorado River",
they don't even know they get water from the Sacramento River, tool"...its all the same to them, "we need it, we will take it".
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Old 10-19-2022, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Southside Park, Sacramento, CA
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My wife and I moved from Los Angeles back in 2019 right before covid hit. I say that because even though most people would consider Sacramento boring (and to be honest it probably is) we've never had a problem with that. I think for the most part we're homebodies but we do enjoy the natural beautify that surrounds the region and even our own neighborhood. There's many restaurants to go to and many things to do put on by the community. Half the time we don't know what going on but we an event happening here or there and while we may not attend, it makes it feel like we live in a lively city. We also have a dog so we're usually at the dog park or walking along the river being amazed at the wildlife.
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Old 10-19-2022, 10:31 AM
 
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If a lot of events happen in your area and you don't have a chance to attend, it doesn't just make one feel like you're in a lively city, it means you do live in a lively city. Most of the people who consider Sacramento boring don't live here, or they have been so convinced by others who don't know better that Sacramento is boring that they never bother going out and finding things to do. But if one is inclined to be a homebody, then we're no more or less boring than Los Angeles or New York City: if you stay home instead of going out, you're just as bored/not bored in Sacramento as you are in those cities.


And for those seeking the suburbs, whether it's the suburbs of Sacramento or those of Los Angeles or New York City, boredom isn't a down side, it's a net positive--one of the most important things a suburb can do is be extremely, consistently boring.
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Old 10-19-2022, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Southside Park, Sacramento, CA
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If a lot of events happen in your area and you don't have a chance to attend, it doesn't just make one feel like you're in a lively city, it means you do live in a lively city.
You're right, but for some reason it feels like we're still trying to convince ourselves of that! Or at least having to defend against those (often imaginary) critical voices talking trash about the city. I downloaded TikTok for a couple hours and searched "Sacramento" expecting to find pleasant videos appreciating life up here but instead I found pure negativity. Like c'mon people have some pride.
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Old 10-19-2022, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Over the years we caught many Striped Bass, catfish, etc from the Sacramento River (released most). We camped along the river. Day & night fished. Our favorite bait is Pileworms, & a small baitfish we caught along the canals.
We spent a lot of time fishing, camping, exploring around the CA Delta, Lake Camanche south shore, (Black Bass), Delta/Mendota Canal, CA Aqueduct, O'Neill Forebay, Pajaro River, Stanislaus River, San Luis Res, Lake Oroville.
We have had many good times, great memories.
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Old 10-19-2022, 11:23 PM
 
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You're right, but for some reason it feels like we're still trying to convince ourselves of that! Or at least having to defend against those (often imaginary) critical voices talking trash about the city. I downloaded TikTok for a couple hours and searched "Sacramento" expecting to find pleasant videos appreciating life up here but instead I found pure negativity. Like c'mon people have some pride.

Oh, you're not wrong about the critical trash talkers--there is a certain sort of local who, when people announce that they like Sacramento and that there are lots of interesting things to do here, enjoys telling them that they are in fact wrong, and that Sacramento is, and will always be, boring and terrible. Doesn't make any sense to me! But I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, let the trash talkers wallow in their misery I guess.
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