Watch Out for The Parking Police River Festival Contestants

Consider this a warning. The Reno Police Department is taking parking A LOT more seriously this year. So much seriously that they are enforcing the 2 hour parking rule in the lot in Barbara Bennett Park (across the street from Wingfield Park–something they really didn’t enforce in years past. So let this be a warning [...]

Meet Keynote Speaker Erin Kotecki Vest, @QueenofSpain

We totally lucked out this year! As many of you know, I help organize the Nevada Interactive Media Summit each year, and this year, we were able to convince Erin Kotecki Vest to be our keynote speaker. Erin will also be the social media keynote at the Reynolds School of Journalism’s Jweek. Believe me, you [...]

Downtown Makeover is Reno’s Best Blog

First, I apologize to all the other fine bloggers in Reno, but I am campaigning for Downtown Makeover Dude (DMD) to be named Reno’s Best Blogger and for his blog Downtown Makeover to win as Reno’s best website in the Reno News & Review’s Best of Northern Nevada feature. Mike has spent years attending city [...]

I case you missed it, the RGJ recently wrote a story on my niece, 8 year old kayaker Sage Donnelly, as a lead up to the 2009 Reno River Festival this weekend. She didn’t place, but, as the only girl and youngest contestant competing in the cadet division, she still kicked ass (if I do [...]

Spring Arrives with A Big Splash in Downtown Reno

This weekend is THE weekend to venture into downtown Reno. The 4rth annual Reno River Festival officially begins tomorrow with a kick-off party in my front yard–West Street Market. There will be live music by Del Mar, Harmonic Prophecy, and Sturdy Beggars and you can get food and beverages galore from the West Street Wine [...]

Obama’s Reno Rally This Morning

According to a university scheduling official, about 11,000 people attended the Obama rally this morning at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Peccole Park. I don’t believe in waiting in line, so I left the house at 9:30, hopped on the Sierra Spirit bus and arrived at the rally promptly at 10am after a short walk [...]

Laughing Liberally Saturday Night

From what little I know, I know that these guys are funny, and liberal.  We should support that.  I don’t know the other fellows, but I “know” Katie Halper and Baratunde Thurston in an online way.  Thurston started the Voter Suppression Wiki I’ve been talking about so much lately.  He’s funny and he’s an activist.  [...]

Bill Clinton Advises Patience in Reno, Nevada

Former president Bill Clinton stumped for the Obama Campaign today at TMCC in Reno and in Elko. Clinton was great as usual, but I couldn’t help but think about Clinton’s over all message. First, he illustrated what this election is about (the failing economy, US profile in the world, and health care) and made a [...]

It’s A Trifector: Thanks for the Best Reno Blogger Award

I just wanted to thank all of you R & D’s who took the time to vote for moi in the Reno News & Review’s “Best of Northern Nevada” contest.  The annual contest has become massive in a way I fear may begin to make it less relevant in the future (sorry Brian but it’s [...]

Gwaltney Goes Trashy against Bobzien in Assembly District 24 Race

You hope that the kind of negative and classless campaigning we see going on in the bigger political races around the state and country wouldn’t surface in your backyard. Unfortunately, John Gwaltney, who is running against incumbent David Bobzien for the District 24 Assembly seat, has dropped his trash on our back steps. From Bobzien’s [...]

Interview with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

On Sunday afternoon, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano stumped for the Obama campaign as part of an economic town hall sponsored by the UNR Students for Obama. State Treasurer Kate Marshall summarized the state of the current state budget and then introduced Napolitano to a small crowd in the theater of the new Joe Crowley Student [...]

Isabelle Allende Speaks At UNR on Thursday

I must urge any one who appreciates Allende’s work, along with anyone who love great authors and great books to attend Allende’s lecture on Thursday at 7pm in the ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union at UNR and hosted by The Reno Latino Research Center. I’ve seen Allende speak twice and both times I [...]

Reno, Nevada: Sarah Palin Is Not My Gal

This is part of a larger project I am a part of–NotMyGal. A number of us in battleground states are asking people to tell us on video why Sarah Palin is not their gal. Here a few of the videos I took tonight. Add your own videos to the NotMyGal YouTube channel. Jill Derby who [...]

Live Blogging First Presidential Debate In Reno: Part 3

McCain: “General Patreaus, General Patreaus, General Patreaus! General Patreaus will save us, I mean me. I hate debates. Why can’t I control facial expressions? Why don’t people respond when I play my sympathy cards about being a prisoner of war anymore?” Obama: “Whoops, you forgot about Osama Bin Lasden didn’t you?” I know facts are [...]

Live Blogging First Presidential Debate In Reno: Part 2

Obama: “McCain is Bush’s long lost twin with the wrong headed policies and fashion sense. ” McCain: “Freeze spending on everything but entitlements because I’ve become a socialist like all my other rich Republican friends.” Oh yeah, and I’m totally ducking the war costs point. Obama: “I have to make tough decisions. Here’s one. Suspend [...]