Fromme here to there

There is a cool project underway called Here Is Where, set up to find “little known and historic sites” throughout the United States.

Being new to Sacramento, I am curious about such sites locally. I have come across a few markers, usually while looking for parking, for historic events such as the Squatters’ Riot.

My landlord also tells me the building next door once housed Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromme.

Fromme later attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford at Sacramento’s Capitol Park. Ford had a bad month; 17 days later, another woman tried to shoot him outside a San Francisco hotel.

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Agent Ribbons Bust-ing out

I finally received the latest issue of Bust Magazine in the mail and was excited to check out Everett True’s mini-profile on Sacramento expats Agent Ribbons.

The trio, of course, now makes its home in Austin, Texas, and, I’ll have to admit, I was a little disappointed that despite Natalie Ribbons’ numerous oblique Sactown references, our actual town was never name-checked.

But maybe that’s just too provincial of me. Either way, it’s great to see them get some indie-mag love.

You can’t read the actual interview online, but Bust does have a link to the band’s video for “Dada Girlfriend” off its latest album, Chateau Crone.

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Wizards and elves at Arco?

Your own Sacramento Kings have a beating basketball heart after all. The Kings did the Dougie on the John Wall-less, hapless Washington Wizards at the Gas Pump.

True, things were far from perfect. The Kings struggled with focus, allowing the Wizards, a.k.a. Wheeze-hards, to even the score after they had taken a 14-point lead in the first quarter. The Wizards took advantage of Pooh Jeter’s small size on offense, with pick-and-rolls, but couldn’t hit shots. Donté Green, among others, didn’t hustle to get back up the court after some plays. The cheapest beer was $6. Some guy dressed as Buddy the Elf showed up.

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