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A weird thing happened yesterday. Instead of receiving The Sacramento Bee on my doorstep, The New York Times Sunday edition was there. I realized something was amiss when I opened the door because instead of a skinny little wad with a dead spider stuck in the middle, the paper was thick and neatly bound.
I put on my reading glasses and sure enough, I was holding The New York Times. I'm pretty sure The New York Times and The Sacramento Bee hire separate couriers. Hmmm, most curious. I wondered if maybe my husband switched our subscription without telling me. Naw, he wouldn't do that. Well, he might do something that could dramatically change my life and forget to tell me, but he wouldn't cancel our subscription to The Sacramento Bee. We rely on that paper for news about Sacramento, plus my husband would love to work for The Sacramento Bee.
My husband, Adam Weintraub, is a journalist. More than 25 years in the business, first as an investigative reporter at City News Bureau in Chicago, later with major newspapers around the country and finally landing a job as the managing editor at the Sacramento Business Journal. He made a lateral move to Sacramento from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Celebrated his 10-year anniversary with the Business Journal and, last year, at this time, was let go.
He now freelances because nobody seems to be hiring. It's a good thing his wife is a top-producing Sacramento real estate agent because we otherwise wouldn't make ends meet on what freelancing pays. The print industry is hurting. You've probably noticed Adam's byline in The Sacramento Bee and Comstock's Magazine. My husband takes his profession very seriously; journalism is in his blood. He's a dedicated reporter, much like my late father-in-law, Larry Weintraub, who wrote for The Chicago Sun-Times.
My husband is also a much better writer than I am, and he's witty, brilliant and a dedicated journalist down to the bone, but jobs in journalism are few and far between. I have tried to encourage him to write a book, but that idea keeps getting shoved to the back burner as he takes on new freelance assignments.
So, no, my husband would not have switched our subscription to The Sacramento Bee. This was obviously a screw up somewhere.
I sat down to breakfast with The New York Times. In its travel section, I discovered a huge spread on Sacramento and things to do in Sacramento. This wasn't a regional edition of the paper. Hey, that's pretty cool. Hip, but sometimes overlooked for its fun factor, Sacramento made it into The New York Times as a travel destination.
My husband snorted when I told him the good news, "Oh, that's been online for days." It's called 36 Hours in Sacramento. The reporter says, "This capital city has a gentle, small-town charm, with a strong theater tradition, delightful new restaurants and a vibrant art scene." She acknowledges that we have more trees in Sacramento than any other city in the world, except for maybe Paris. It's a joy to see Sacramento recognized as a formidable travel destination and many of my favorite restaurants plugged. Check it out. Sacramento is a wonderful city in which to work and play. We chose Sacramento many years ago as one of the best places to live in America.
Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying columnist for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. DRE License # 00697006.
Lyon Real Estate is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan. Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice. It could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.
Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate, midtown Sacramento. Selling since 1974. Home Buying Guide at About.com. Sacramento short sale agent.
Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying guide for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully closes short sales throughout Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you.
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