Greetings! I’m back in Fresno and back at The Beehive after a week-long jaunt to Boston. As I’ve been catching up with what I missed here in The ‘No, I thought I’d share a few things I found interesting:
- “Hockey returns to Fresno” is the headline I’ve seen in a few places, talking about the announcement of a new Fresno hockey team — The Fresno Monsters. That name sure is more intimidating than Falcons. And the logo makes me think of energy drinks. Here’s hoping Modesto starts a team called The Aliens and the two play each other.
- We haven’t talked about Cabo Wabo in a while — but here’s an update: The lawsuit between Fresno developer Milt Barbis and rocker Sammy Hagar has been settled. Unfortch for us, it’s “confidential,” so no new sordid details to laugh at.
- You probably know this by now, but Fresno made it onto the front of the New York Times again. (People were talking about this even all the way out in Boston). It wasn’t exactly the best news — a look at Fresno homeless camps. FYI, today’s issue of The Bee has some more Fresno homelessness reading too.
- I’m still not keen on the idea of Jack FM turning into KMJr. I tuned in this weekend, curiosity piqued by the proclamation that on the weekends the station would be playing songs that “have not been played on the radio in the Central Valley in years.” What did I hear? “Eight Days a Week” by The Beatles, “Love & Happiness” by Al Green, “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison and stuff like “Louie Louie” and “Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance).” Not played in years? Failure.
- On another note: If you’re ever in the Boston area, be sure to go to Mr. Bartley’s, a Harvard Square burger shack with burgers on the menu such as “The Barack Obama,” “The American Idol,” “The A-Rod” and “The Viagra.” It’s straight up awesomeness.