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Where to live near/outside Sacramento, CA?

Young professional couple, 30 y/o, being relocated from NY to work in Roseville, CA. Currently work in Manhattan and live right outside the city. We're hoping to live somewhere that is within close distance to bars, restaurants, shops, etc. but are not looking to live in the suburbs. Preliminary research has shown us neighborhoods either very suburby or college towns. We still are hoping for the california feel so are a little weary about living in downtown sacramento but are open to any suggestions. We want to avoid living in an apartment building full of college kids. We would like to be west of sacramento so in closer distance to san francisco/napa/weekend trip options.
posted by kmr on Apr 11, 2014 - 29 answers

One couple in Sacramento for the holiday - no family - what should we do

The lady and I are hanging out in Sac-town, next week with a little spare time to go out and about. What should we do? Bonus points for holiday-themed ideas.
posted by jander03 on Dec 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for a criminal defense attorney in Sacramento

Please recommend an excellent attorney in Sacramento for someone facing drug possession charges. Money is no object.
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2013 - 1 answer

For the first time I'll have to commute to Sacramento during rush hour.

I will probably have to spend the entire month of November commuting into Sacramento from Davis. I will DEFINITELY have to travel during rush hour periods. I only got a car a few months ago and I've never had to do the job-type-commute-out-of-town thing before. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Oct 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Northern California Restaurant with a Tasting Menu

I'm looking for a culinary experience for a date in the SF Bay area or Sacramento area. Preferred budget ~$30-$60 person without drinks. Special details within. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Aug 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Should we move to Sacramento or Davis

My wife has been offered a postdoc position at UC Davis, she is having a hard time deciding whether to accept it or not. If she does accept, should we - as a couple without a car - move to Davis or Sacramento? More details inside of course. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster on Mar 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Maitakes or other large mushrooms in Sacramento for Thanksgiving

I've been thinking about roasting a whole maitake (hen of the woods) or other large mushroom or mushroom cluster for Thanksgiving. Where might I find something suitable in the Sacramento area? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Nov 10, 2012 - 4 answers

You can assume we've already considered Of Mice & Men.

Looking for novels about or by authors from the Central Valley of California. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Sep 13, 2012 - 21 answers

dealing with two cars at sacramento airport

What's the best way to drive from San Francisco to Sacramento airport, with luggage of my own, meet a couple who are flying in, drop my car off at long-term parking, and pick up the rental car we'll share? [more inside]
posted by germdisco on Aug 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Metal in Medford

Anyone have experience or advice booking gigs in Northern California and Southern Oregon? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Aug 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Need a Japanese-speaking Dr. STAT

Please help find a Japanese-speaking psychiatrist or psychologist near Sacramento. [more inside]
posted by simbiotic on Apr 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Which tool do I need?

Looking for a social media tool that allows visitors to our website to sign & send a pre-written email (and to possibly add their own comments or edits as well, but that's not 100% necessary) to a group of local politicians. I've seen things like this many many times on social and political campaign websites, but have no idea if there's an out-of-the-box solution or if we need to hire someone to write it. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Dec 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Where to stay in Sacramento?

Questions about Sacramento CA neighborhood and best place(s) to stay? [more inside]
posted by moxiequz on Sep 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Working for the Weekend?

Which job would you choose? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Moving to Sacramento -- where to live, what to do?

Relocating to Sacramento -- where should I live? What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by peripatetic007 on Apr 11, 2011 - 22 answers

LA to Sacramento via 101?

How long would it take to drive from Los Angeles to Sacramento via 101? [more inside]
posted by MiaWallace on Mar 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Hi California!

What should I see in San Diego, Sacramento, and driving in between? Within the next month, work is sending me (from the East Coast) to San Diego and I will then likely drive up to Sacramento. [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Mar 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Beer in Sacramento

Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

emergency ski rental

Emergency ski rental filter: I'm staying in South Lake Tahoe soon. I would like to rent a pair of demo/performance skis and a snowboard setup from somewhere in Sacramento and take them up from there. Yelp and Google are failing me. Halp? [more inside]
posted by annie o on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Gimme dem points

Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Mani-Pedi in Sacramento, CA?

My wife has mentioned that she would like to get a Mani-Pedi. I would like to get her one for her birthday. Can you recommend a shop (Salon, Spa, whatever) that does them in the Sacramento/Antelope/Roseville area? [more inside]
posted by AltReality on Nov 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Scotch in the Sac?

Where can I buy good Scotch in Sacramento? Downtown / Landpark. Thx. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Oct 23, 2010 - 7 answers

(Bugs) On The Banks of the Sacramento

What's that bug? In mid- through late-August I heard a bug I hadn't heard before here in Sacramento, CA down by the river. Starting about sundown and going for several hours, insects in sections of tree canopy overhead would let out a single, high-pitched "zhick!" [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Sep 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Does anyone know the approximate Capitol Airshow Schedule?

Does anyone know the approximate schedule for the Sacramento Capitol Airshow? [more inside]
posted by zeoslap on Sep 10, 2010 - 2 answers

LUDO NEED...... FRIENDS

I just moved to northern California 6 months ago and I’m *still* finding it somewhat difficult to make friends with people who want to do outdoor activities together (hiking, camping, rafting, road trips). What can I do to improve this? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jul 16, 2010 - 15 answers

Got tips for family fun for 24 hours in Sacramento, CA in July?

Got any tips for family fun for 24 hours in Sacramento, CA in July? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Jul 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Lost wallet in Sacto. Get to the Bay Area using only checks?

Within the last two hours, I lost my wallet in Sacramento while biking along the American River Parkway. A four-part question about getting home to the Bay Area using only a checkbook: 1. What's the easiest way to turn personal checks into cash, ideally in downtown Sacto? 2. Has anyone successfully used a check at Greyhound or Amtrak? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Jun 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Movie theaters in Sacramento?

What's the best theater around Sacramento in which to see Avatar? [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Dec 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for Mary Poppins

My wife and I are finally over in-home daycare and all the associated crap, so we're in the market for a nanny. But we need some advice. [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Jul 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Where to start buying a specific house?

We found a house we want to buy, how to get the ball rolling? [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Dec 4, 2008 - 9 answers

shine on your crazy tourmaline (or whatever)

When I was a kid living in La Mesa, California, my mother got to poke around in the tailings at local tourmaline and mica mines as part of weekend classes we took at the natural history museum. Are there any kinds of similar gemstone mines anywhere near where I live now - Sacramento, California - that offer similar opportunities?
posted by luriete on Jun 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to find cheap nuts/fruits in Sacramento, CA

Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
posted by Sultan of Succulence on Jun 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Books on tape in Sacto?

Where can I buy books on _tape_ in Sacramento?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Help us enjoy a summer in Sacramento!

Help us enjoy a summer in Sacramento! [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide on Jun 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Cell Phone for Emergency Use in Bay Area/Sacramento?

What cell service should I get for my in-laws in the Sacramento/Bay Area, for use in emergencies? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on May 19, 2008 - 17 answers

What should we see and do from 4/24 to 5/2 between Sacramento and Los Angeles?

What should we see and do from 4/24 to 5/2 between Sacramento and Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Mar 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Driving from D.C. to Sacramento

Suggested routes from D.C. to Sacramento, C.A.? [more inside]
posted by mikoroshi on Jun 4, 2007 - 9 answers

I’m an F.O.B. in LA.

What's a n00b to do in LA and Sacramento? Spending less than two weeks on the West Coast and I want to make it count. [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Mar 15, 2007 - 5 answers

WANTING TO MOVE

Living in Omaha, NE - looking to move to Sacramento area. Does anyone know where a good place to start looking for a job? I work in insurance(claims). $60,000
posted by husker on Feb 19, 2007 - 3 answers

SF to Sac & Back - best way to travel?

I need to make a day trip to Sacramento from San Francisco. I don't own a car. What's the best way to get there & back? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 9, 2007 - 9 answers

What happened in Sacramento?

My co-workers and I are interested in forming a group that explores the cultural history of Sacramento, but we're not sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x on Jun 13, 2006 - 17 answers

Sane vet in Sacramento?

Does anyone know of a reasonable vet in Sacramento, CA? [more inside]
posted by clarahamster on May 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me shop til I drop in Sacramento!

How should I shop my way from Calistoga to Sacramento? [more inside]
posted by clh on May 1, 2006 - 5 answers

help me get clean

I need a housecleaner / housekeeper recommendation in Sacramento, CA for a rush cleanup job before thanksgiving.
posted by luriete on Nov 19, 2005 - 3 answers

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