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Best Restaurants Near The Golden 1 Center

The Golden 1 Center is now open for business and near it are new restaurants that have popped up as a result. Additionally, established restaurants are also nearby and have been serving up local favorites for years. We take a look at some of the best restaurants near the Golden 1 Center and all are within walking distance.

Malt & Mash

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Photo: Brenda B. | Yelp

715 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

One of the newcomers on the block and possibly the closest restaurant to Golden 1 Center, is the Irish pub Malt & Mash. They have a host of TV’s, walls adorned with Irish culture and a superb basket of fish and chips. The location is literally a stones through away from the Golden 1 Center and you can see the arena from Malt & Mash. This makes it the perfect place to grab a pint with some friends before a King’s game.

Coin-Op Game Room

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Photo: Kurt C. | Yelp

908 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

This is “adulting”! Walls lined with pinball machines, life-size Jenga and Connect 4. There’s also classic arcade games from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Time Crisis. Oh, did we not mention that they have delicious food and dozens of beers on tap?! You’ll enjoy the various pizzas that can be ordered by the slice or whole. The beers range from well known domestics to local brews. Get ready to feel like a kid again.

El Rey on K

 

Photo of the inside of El Rey on K showing the open space, crowd and televisions.

Photo: Julie S. | Yelp

723 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Former Sacramento King Kenny Thomas is the man behind this new establishment. With a name that throws back to not only the fight to keep the Sacramento Kings in town but also to Kenny’s playing days, El Rey on K is a modern take on Mexican street cuisine. Tacos are the name of the game at this restaurant with options offering more traditional flavors like chili lime chicken to more exotic options such as spicy peanut shrimp. Often open until 2:00 am, El Rey is known to transform into a club by night.

Pizza Rock

Pizza Rock

Photo: John H. | Yelp

1020 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Loud but in the best way possible. Pizza Rock does not shy away from being an “in your face” dining experience. It features a DJ booth and semi-truck exploding through a brick wall right in the middle of the dining room! Look up and you’ll find a unique recreation of a very famous Michelangelo mural. Don’t let the Ed Hardy look fool you; they put out some of the very best pizzas that Sacramento has to offer.

Dawson’s Steakhouse

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Photo: Dawson’s | Yelp

1209 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

For those looking to make the most of a romantic night out before a concert or just a nice dinner before the show, Dawson’s has you covered. Steak lovers unite! Dawson’s serves up USDA prime steaks. More of a lover of fresh seafood? Then you need to try their Lobster Mac and Cheese! Everything has been paired with their award winning wine list. Not only is Dawson’s close to the Golden 1 Center, it’s also attached to the popular Hyatt Regency hotel.

Difference Between Uber and Taxis

The Top 5 Differences Between Uber and Taxis:

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1. Taxis are cheaper during the times you need it most.

Taxis carry fair, consistent pricing, no matter how busy they are. Ride-hailing services make the majority of their money on surge pricing, which is dictated by demand at different times during the day. Even trusted consumer watchdogs, Consumer Reports, say taxis are cheaper.

In their analysis, they say that during windows of high demand, surge pricing can boost fares by 400 percent. And they go onto to say that even in non-surge periods, taxis are cheaper for short distances due to the high price point for entering an Uber versus a taxi.

By using a taxi, you know you won’t get gouged on pricing just because other people need a ride as well.

2. More than half of Uber drivers don’t know what they’re doing.

For those familiar with the ride-sharing experience, many people can relate to that pang of fear felt about five minutes into the ride, when you realize you’re driver has no idea where he or she is going.

In a hushed, poorly veiled panic, your driver is frantically switching between the map app on their smart phone and their dashboard GPS, fresh off the clearance rack at Best Buy, like tourists in a foreign city.

After realizing you’ve been traveling in the wrong direction, you weigh the feeling of awkwardness in telling someone how to do their job against whether you can afford not to, finally intervening with a strained: “….Um…you might want to turn here…”

Let’s not fail to mention that many drivers drive for both Uber and Lyft at the same time! There are even guides on how to blend the two services.

According to Uber’s driver data report, put together by the company last year, 51 percent of Uber operators have never previously worked as a driver. That’s crazy! This means its basically a coin-flip on whether or not you are paying for a professional service or paying some amateur who’s renting out their car for a quick buck.

On the other hand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most taxi drivers go through a training period prior to become professional drivers. Many states and cities, including Sacramento, require drivers to get a specific license to operate a taxi, which is prominently displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle.

3. Taxi drivers have decades more experience on the road.

Also, according to Uber’s driver data report, 49 percent of Uber drivers are between ages 18-39, whereas 63 percent of taxi drivers are between the ages of 40-64. This means, by taking a taxi versus an Uber, you have a greater chance of paying for 23 years more experience on average between drivers.

Over two decades of knowing the roads and routes of a metropolitan area that covers more than 21,000 square miles, like Sacramento does, can be crucial when making an important meeting or appointment.

Especially with a major Sacramento highway being known as the most dangerous road in America, choosing to be a passenger in a car with a less experienced driver, who may or may not be a professional, might not be the best safety choice you make that day.

4. Convenience is no longer Uber’s strongest selling point.

When ride-hailing services first hit the scene, to be honest, they were definitely more convenient than hailing a traditional taxi. At a push of a button on your smartphone, your driver will be able to locate you with relative accuracy, the entire act of obtaining a ride streamlined by technology.

This shift in the customer experience has created the “evolve or die” mentality for the taxi business. And taxis have responded by capitalizing on emerging technology to up their game. Now the convenience of ordering a taxi is carried through mobile apps like Curb and the taxis themselves are becoming leaders in transportation technology.

And for riders in the Sacramento region, taking a taxi is sometimes way more convenient than taking an Uber, which sometimes rely too much on mobile technology to function. For instance, at the Sacramento International Airport, on the edge of Natomas, depending on your carrier, cell reception can be spotty, making it difficult to coordinate with your Uber driver on pick-up location.

5. Taxi drivers don’t keep an electronic record of their judgments of you.

An often over-looked reality of a ride-hailing service is the awkwardness of the review process, for both rider and driver. Since Uber drivers are a community of independent contractors, they have a customer rating they assign to their riders. This is meant to help future potential drivers avoid potential problematic interactions by declining to accept fares with low ratings.

In theory, this practice is meant to protect both drivers and riders, by raising the standard of how people treat each other during the business transaction overall. Yet in practice, an awkward bubble of etiquette is created between both parties, preventing a relaxing atmosphere for the passenger. The issue has grown so much, that multiple articles have been published on Uber etiquette.

With a cab, you are paying for a professional service, and the only requirements from your driver is, like all other business transactions, just be a decent human being. In the back of a cab, you don’t have to worry about how your behavior on this ride will affect your opportunities for future rides.

Had a bad day and don’t feel like making the extra effort in engaging with your driver? Don’t worry, your cabbie won’t mind. Not a tipper? Don’t worry, the cabbie probably won’t appreciate it, but there will be no digital record of your behavior for other cabbies to decide whether or not they want to pick you up next time.

With a taxi, you are paying for a quality, professional service to get from Point A to Point B. More and more riders realize, that as long as the above happens safely and at an affordable rate, the frills of Uber aren’t really necessary.

We’re the Hyatt Regency’s Preferred Taxi Company

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Designed to provide their customers with better transportation services, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento signed an exclusive agreement with Yellow Cab of Sacramento.

From now on there’ll be a line of Yellow Cabs on L Street near the State Capitol.

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento decided they wanted better transportation options for their guests, so they chose to deal exclusively with Yellow Cab Company, Sacramento’s oldest and largest taxi company.

Under the agreement, Hyatt employees will only call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento drivers when a hotel guest requests a taxi, and only Yellow Cabs will be allowed to park outside the hotel. This is great news not only for hotel guests, but also for anyone who needs a cab near the Capitol.

“We are really excited about the opportunity for this collaboration between the Hyatt Regency and Yellow Cab of Sacramento,” said our Director of Operations Victor Caballero. “As a result, we are able to provide an enhance level of taxi service to the general population at our taxi stand on L Street.”

According to an article in The Sacramento Bee, Hyatt General Manager Scott VandenBerg said the deal with Yellow Cab will improve what has been uneven and at times inadequate service.

“We were finding inconsistencies, broken door handles, trunks with dirty rags in them, ripped car seats,” VandenBerg said. “Some didn’t take credit cards. Some refused to take short trips.”

Hyatt guests won’t have any of those issues with Yellow Cab. We take our job as Sacramento’s ambassadors seriously. We refresh 20% of our cars every year, and the average vehicle age is just 3 years. To ensure our taxis are always safe, clean and comfortable, we have our own service and washing facility.

Plus, our cabbies are local professional taxi drivers who know their way around town. With the new Golden 1 Center arena opening later this year, followed by a hotel and other entertainment venues, millions of people annually will visit Sacramento’s downtown, and our drivers will be at the ready to help avoid parking and driving hassles.

“We are really excited about the new King’s arena here in Sacramento, as well as the potential new MLS team and their arena,” continued Caballero. “We are looking forward to upping the taxi service here for the general public, hoteliers and business community.”

Check out the Fox feature here: http://fox40.com/2016/03/04/sacramento-hyatt-announces-deal-with-yellow-cab-excludes-independent-taxis/#

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Yellow Cab donates $2,500 to Alta Regional Center During Santa’s Day

IMG_8385General Manger Victor Caballero got to help brighten the lives of many developmentally disabled adults and kids this holiday season when he visited Alta California Regional Center during their annual “Santa’s Day.” Caballero presented Executive Director Peter Tiedemann with a check for $2,500 to help the children, adults and families Alta serves. It’s our way of giving back to the community.

Every day our professional taxi drivers transport nearly 500 developmentally disabled adults around the Sacramento Region. Through our partnership with Alta California Regional Center, we pick them up bright and early each weekday morning and take them to work or school. When their day is through, we pick them up and take them back.

Each person has their own, professional driver, so they always know they will get to their destination safely with someone they can trust.

Our drivers find helping the folks at Alta very rewarding. In fact for some, it’s the best part about driving for Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento. Cabbie Naomi Lopez says, “We help a lot of paratransit travelers, especially people who are blind. I’m really happy when I can help them.”

Alta California Regional Center assists people with developmental disabilities and their families. They have a team of supporting physicians, therapists, and other professionals for each client who work together with one single goal: helping each individual live a healthy and productive life in their own community. Their clients range in age from infants and their families to the elderly, and their partnerships support each person in creating an individual, lifelong plan for assistance and care.

We are honored to be a part of helping to make life easier for those in our community.

Free Cab Rides Home on New Year’s Eve

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Berg Injury Lawyers Offers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home

For the eleventh straight year, Berg Injury Lawyers will continue its tradition of offering free cab rides home on New Year’s Eve.

Through the law firm’s Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program, you can get a free ride home (up to $35) from any bar or restaurant in Sacramento. Simply contact Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at 916-444-2222 and tell them the ride is on Berg Injury Lawyers!

Free rides home are available from 10 p.m. Thursday, December 31, through 4 a.m. Friday, January 1. Rides will only be provided to residences — not to other drinking locations.

Patrons should ask their driver to send their taxi receipt to Berg Injury Lawyers. A limit of $35 will be paid on each ride home. Patrons are encouraged to tip their cab drivers.

Due to the high number of calls on New Year’s Eve, cab rides can’t be guaranteed for everyone who calls. But every attempt will be made to accommodate anyone who contacts Yellow Cab of Sacramento on New Year’s Eve.

The Safe and Sober Program

The Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober program is part of an ongoing commitment to raise community awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the law firm has provided free rides home for thousands of adults who have had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Halloween.

The program’s goal is to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries in Northern California by providing free cab rides on holidays associated with high rates of alcohol consumption. In 2006, Berg Injury Lawyers received a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Alameda County Community Service Award for the program. For more information about the history of the program, visit www.berginjurylawyers.com.

About the Program Sponsor: Berg Injury Lawyers

With offices in Alameda, Fresno, Modesto, and Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers has successfully litigated a wide range of legal claims throughout Northern California since 1981. Focusing on personal injury law, the experienced attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers take pride in their community and in their reputation for aggressive litigation and persuasive negotiation.

For more information about the law firm, visit www.berginjurylawyers.com or contact Founding Attorney William Berg at wberg@berginjurylawyers.com.

Enter Your Photo for a Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

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Where Will Yellow Cab Take You This Holiday Season?

We’ve got the holiday spirit and we want to share it with you! Just take a photo showing us where Yellow Cab of Sacramento took you to celebrate the holidays, and you could win the grand prize of a $100 Visa gift card! First place on each social network wins a $25 gift card to Hot Italian restaurant in Midtown.

Post the photo to our Facebook page, or on Twitter or Instagram and tag @YellowCabSac. Be sure you and the cab are clearly visible in the picture and use #LookingGoodInYellow in the post. Include your driver in the photo and he could win, too! You can enter once or every day from Dec. 10-31, 2015.

To make it even easier to travel, download the Curb app to book your ride. You can get up to $20 off your first Curb/Yellow Cab ride by entering the code PHOTOS in Promos & Credits under the Settings menu before booking the ride.*

The complete set of contest rules is below. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

*First time riders only. Valid only when booking and paying through the Curb app. Offer expires 12/31/15.

Contest Summary

Organizer: Yellow Cab of Sacramento, 900 Richards Blvd. in Sacramento, (916) 444-2222

Period: December 10 – 31, 2015

Judging: Winners will be chosen from all eligible entries received during the Contest period based on creativity and how well the Yellow Cab of Sacramento brand is portrayed. Judging and choosing the winning entries is at the sole discretion of a team from Yellow Cab of Sacramento and their assigns.

Notification: Winners will be notified via the appropriate social media network (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram).

How to Enter

  • Take a Yellow Cab of Sacramento between Dec. 10-31, 2015.
  • When you arrive at your destination, take a photo of you with the cab – inside or outside, but the Yellow Cab of Sacramento taxi must be visible.
  • If you haven’t already, Like Yellow Cab of Sacramento on Facebook or Follow @yellowcabsac on Twitter or Instagram – or all 3.
  • One passenger either posts the photo to Yellow Cab of Sacramento’s Facebook page, or posts it to Twitter or Instagram using the tag @yellowcabsac.
  • Use hashtag #LookingGoodInYellow in your post.
  • If possible, show and tag your destination in the photo (public locations only – no private addresses please).
  • Include the driver and s/he can win, too.
  • Tag the people in the photo for more fun!

Contest Rules

  • Participants must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Participants are responsible for paying any and all fares associated with entering the Contest, including but not limited to the cost of the Yellow Cab of Sacramento taxi ride.
  • Only one entry per person per day is allowed.
  • Only one person may enter using the same photo. Additional passengers may enter using similar photos.
  • The same photo may not be used more than one (1) time on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Drivers do not need to be included in photo to win.
  • Tagging people in the photo is not required to win.
  • Photos cannot be inaccurately tagged, including but not limited to tagging people and/or locations not visible in or associated with the image.
  • Entries that do not include all the required information and adhere to the Contest rules will be considered invalid and ineligible to win.
  • Any content deemed vulgar, harmful or inappropriate by the Organizer, at their sole discretion, will be removed and the entry will be invalid and ineligible to win.
  • The Contest Organizer, in its sole discretion, determines if an entry meets the Contest requirements and otherwise complies with the rules.
  • The Contest Organizer, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are not responsible for lost, misdirected, incomplete or damaged entries.
  • Contest open to legal residents of the United States, except employees of Yellow Cab of Sacramento and their families.
  • Void where prohibited.

Rights Granted by You

By entering this Contest, you agree that:

  • the Contest Organizer, and their respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right to use all or a part of your name and photo for future advertising, trade, promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation and without notice to you and without consideration, review or approval from you; and
  • you will not now nor in the future be paid for your entry or for granting the Organizer any of the rights set out in these rules.

Prizes

  • The Contest Organizer will provide the prize(s) to be awarded. No substitution of a prize will be made unless the Organizer, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise.
  • A prize must be accepted as awarded.
  • The odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.
  • Winners will be announced January 5, 2016.
  • Prizes must be claimed by January 15, 2016.
  • Unclaimed prizes will be forfeit.

General Conditions

The Contest Organizer has the right to verify your eligibility and compliance with these rules, which it shall determine at its sole discretion, and to disqualify you on the basis of its investigation.

You may not enter using more than one profile on the same social network, nor may you use any other device or artifice to submit more than one (1) entry per day. If a person uses fraudulent entry methods, or otherwise attempts to participate with multiple identities, all entries for that person will be disqualified.

In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the profile used to enter will be deemed to be the person who made the entry. For the purposes of these rules, the “authorized account holder” is the natural person registered with the social network.

By entering the Contest, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these rules and the decisions of the Contest Organizer, which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.

Contest Organizer reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest at any time (subject to approval of any regulatory body having jurisdiction), if it is determined that the Contest cannot be run as originally planned or if fraud or any other occurrence comprises the fairness or integrity of the Contest.

Contest rules are subject to change without notice.

Liability Provisions

The Contest Organizer, facilitators, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, are not responsible for human error, theft, destruction, or damage to entries or other factors beyond its reasonable control.

Person entering the Contest assumes all risk of damaged, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, incorrect or misdirected entries. The Contest Organizer, facilitators, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram make no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in connection with its ability to in any way enable, develop or market the idea set forth in your entry.

The Organizer and their employees, agents, contractors, representatives, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, resellers, dealers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram shall not assume any responsibility whatsoever for any of the following: delayed, failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to: lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet, or other connections; the availability, accessibility, technical failure or miscommunications of computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture information whether caused by site or Contest site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise arising out of or relating to the Contest; theft, loss, destruction or damage to an entry in whole or in part; and other factors beyond their reasonable control; and are not responsible for injury or damage to your or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of the site or any Contest site.

These rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as applicable herein, without reference to its conflicts of laws principles. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest, but in no event attorney, court or any legal fees. You hereby waive all rights to: (i) claim or be awarded any punitive, direct, indirect, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (ii) to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

Disclaimer

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Any comments or questions about the Contest should be addressed to the Contest Organizer.

Agreement to Official Rules

By participating in the Contest, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these rules and the decisions of the Organizer, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Whether or not you receive a prize is contingent upon (i) fulfilling all requirements set forth in these rules and (ii) you being selected and validated as the winner. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Contest is void where prohibited by law. By entering the Contest, you represent and warrant that you have read, understood, accept and agree to be bound by these rules.

Yellow Cab of Sacramento, Berg Injury Lawyers Partner to Offer FREE Halloween Rides Home

Drunk Drivers Make Halloween Deadly

Berg Injury Lawyers Offer Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program in Sacramento and San Francisco

Yellow Cab of Sacramento is partnering with Berg Injury Lawyers to offer free, safe rides home on Halloween night for people in downtown/midtown Sacramento.

Surge pricing will likely be prevalent by ride-sharing companies on Halloween night. However, through Berg’s “Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program,” Halloween revelers can hail a Yellow Cab for free by calling 444-2222 or using the new Curb App. Visit www.yellowcabsacramento.com to download the Curb App.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, Berg Injury Lawyers has partnered with Yellow Cab of Sacramento to provide free rides home for thousands of adults. Complimentary rides have also taken place on New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo.

Berg will pay the first $35 of any Yellow Cab of Sacramento ride home. The person needs to be picked up at a bar, restaurant, hotel, or club in the downtown/midtown area and taken home. No club hopping, etc., will be permitted.

The Yellow Cab driver will bill Berg for $35 or the total fare, whatever is less. Passengers are responsible for the balance above $35.

The Halloween cab rides are available from 10 p.m. Halloween night through 4 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 1).

Due to the high number of calls on Halloween, cab rides can’t be guaranteed for everyone who calls. But every attempt will be made to accommodate anyone who contacts Yellow Cab of Sacramento on Halloween.

For more information, call 916 444-2222.

FREE Cab Rides Home on Cinco de Mayo in Sacramento

If You Plan to Drink on Cinco de Mayo, Plan Not to Drive.

Berg Injury Lawyers Offers Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program in Sacramento and San Francisco

ALAMEDA, Calif. April 7, 2015— According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 233 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes around Cinco de Mayo from 2008-2012. Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with drinking and has become one of the most dangerous days of the year. As a result, Berg Injury Lawyers will continue its tradition of offering free cab rides home on Cinco de Mayo and other high risk holidays.

Through the law firm’s Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home Program, revelers can get a free ride home (up to $35) from any bar or restaurant in Sacramento or San Francisco. Adults may simply contact these companies and tell them the ride is on Berg Injury Lawyers.

Sacramento

Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento: (916) 444-2222

San Francisco

Luxor Cab: (415) 282-4141

These special cab rides are available from 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 5th through 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 6th, and will only be provided to residences—not to other drinking locations.

Patrons should ask their driver to send their taxi receipt to Berg Injury Lawyers. A limit of $35 will be paid on each ride home. Patrons are encouraged to tip their cab drivers.

Due to the high number of calls on Cinco de Mayo, cab rides can’t be guaranteed for everyone who calls. But every attempt will be made to accommodate anyone who contacts Yellow Cab or Luxor Cab on Cinco de Mayo.

The Safe and Sober Program

The Berg Injury Lawyers Safe and Sober program is part of an ongoing commitment to improve safety in the community and raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the law firm has provided free rides home for thousands of adults who have had too much to drink on New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Halloween.

The program’s goal is to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and injuries in Northern California by providing free cab rides on holidays associated with high rates of alcohol

consumption. In 2006, Berg Injury Lawyers received a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Alameda County Community Service Award for the program. For more information about the history of the program, visit www.berginjurylawyers.com.

Catch a Ride for Just $5!

Flywheel-Yellow-Cab-Sacramento-$5-Ride-DealYellow Cab Co. of Sacramento and Flywheel are teaming up to offer Sacramento passengers $5 rides—and you don’t have to carpool to get the special rate! Just download the handy Flywheel app at http://flywheel.com/and reserve your ride.

The $5 Ride Special kicked off March 26 and extends through April 6. Flywheel also is offering the same deal in other West Coast cities: Seattle, L.A., San Jose and San Diego.

Unlike Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, which offer discounts for riders who share a car, any Flywheel customer qualifies for the $5 rate, even if they are the only passenger, Flywheel CEO Rakesh Mathur said recently in a GeekWire interview.

“The UberPool and Lyft Line promotions are great in that they’re so cheap,” Mathur said, “but more often than not you end up tacking 20 minutes onto your travel time to inconveniently share a ride with someone else.”

In order to get the $5 ride, you must book your trip through Flywheel. See you soon!

Yellow Cab & Flywheel Cap New Year’s Eve Rides at $10

FlywheelAppTaxi-400x240New Year’s Eve is among the busiest times of the year for taxi companies, particularly during the late evening and early morning hours of January 1. In recent years, it also has been an expensive evening for customers seeking a ride from transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft, which typically charge 400% and up of normal fares during hours of peak demand. (Read more about TNC surge pricing.)

But this New Year’s Eve, Sacramentans have an easy, affordable alternative to the “surge pricing” implemented by the TNCs: Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento and e-hail provider Flywheel are teaming up to offer customers a ride anywhere in the Sacramento region for a maximum fare of just $10. Here are the details:

  • In order to get the $10 maximum fare, customers must reserve and pay for their New Year’s Eve rides via Flywheel’s free, downloadable smartphone app, available at www.yellowcabsacramento.com/SurgeFreeNYE.
  • The $10 maximum fare offer is available anywhere in the Sacramento area from 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 through 3 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2015.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer our Yellow Cab customers two great bargains to celebrate the New Year,” said Victor Caballero, director of operations for Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento. “The peace of mind that they won’t have to pay more than $10 for a ride during one of the busiest traffic nights of the year, and the convenience of being able to book their ride through our new partner, Flywheel.”

Flywheel is offering its #SurgeFreeNYE $10 maximum fare on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle, in addition to Sacramento. (Look for the hashtag #SurgeFreeNYE on social media for news and updates.)