Former Team Italy catcher Tyler LaTorre is the new pitching coach at California State University, Sacramento. It should come as no surprise to learn how catchers later blossom into some of the game’s best pitching coaches. Former backstop Dave Duncan, one of the most respected and successful pitching coaches of all-time, was credited for the succes...

Looking for a yummy Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Sampino's Kitchen At Joe Marty's Topping the list is Sampino's Kitchen at Joe Marty's. Located at 1500 Broadway i...

Biba Caggiano, a seminal figure in the Sacramento food scene whose midtown Italian restaurantbearing her first name put the state capital on the culinary map, died Thursday morning at her Fabulous 40s home surrounded by her children, her husband Vincent and other loved ones. Caggiano was 82 and had lived with Alzheimer’s disease in her final years....

Senator Anthony J. Portantino sent a letter to the California Department of Education detailing his concerns regarding the current draft of the department’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. While the Senator appreciates the attempt to represent California’s diversity in the creation of the United States’ first ethnic studies curriculum, he believes...

Serritella’s Italian restaurant, a longtime Carmichael fixture, will be moving locations starting this week – but don’t worry about being too far from your favorite. It’ll be going just across the street to the Milagro Centre. The restaurant will be closing its location at 6346 Fair Oaks Boulevard on Tuesday, but management does not yet have a re-o...

A new Neapolitan pizzeria, Midici, is set for a soft opening on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The restaurant, part of an L.A.-based chain, is the latest in a string of new food options on the revitalized 700 Block of K Street near the Golden 1 Center. The pizza spot was preceded by the recent opening of Solomon's Delicatessen next door, and will soon be follo...

You don’t need to go to The Rind to find burrata, but the midtown restaurant’s seasonal spin on America’s trendiest cheese effectively captures the spirit of a Sacramento summer. Eight burrata-based dishes have been rotated through The Rind as seasonal appetizers over the last two years; past iterations have paired the cheese with peaches, pickled...

Looking for a mouthwatering Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Sacramento, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill. 1. The Waterboy Topping the list is The Waterboy, located at 2000 Capitol Ave. in Midtown. The wine bar, F...

Thirteen protesters demanding removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from the rotunda at California's Capitol were arrested Monday, authorities say. The protesters were members of the California Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, according to the group's Twitter page. The group was given a permit to assemble near the wes...

On Saturday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena in Sacramento, was awarded with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award by the Ellis Island Honor Society. He joined 92 awardees from around the county “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.” S...