Community-based social media for neighbors offers tips on jogging, Vietnamese food

Nextdoor.com is a free community-based social media application for neighbors to share news with each other. There are currently 2,033 members residing in Curtis Park. The typical posts are about lost and found pets, crime reports, and neighbor recommendations for electricians, plumbers, roofers, and handy-persons, etc.

In recent weeks, several neighbors posted their thoughts about the safety of jogging around Curtis Park in the early hours before sunrise. Many neighbors suggested to stay away from streets such as Franklin Boulevard with higher traffic volumes and cars that may not signal a turn from Franklin, or be watching for joggers in the crosswalks. No safety issues were voiced regarding the jogging trail around the park. One suggestion that was repeated was to use a headlamp while running in early morning hours.

A lengthy thread of posts asked about recommendations for Vietnamese restaurants in the area. Several posters recommend going to Stockton Boulevard and south of Fruitridge Road for the most authentic Vietnamese food. Others noted a recent change in ownership of the former Pho Bac on Broadway and 19th Street. It is now called Saigon Street Eats. Andy Nguyen’s on Broadway near 20th Street also collected a few votes from neighbors.

Several neighbors had recently tried Thai Farm House BBQ & Bistro, which opened in August at the northwest corner of Broadway and Riverside, catty corner from the Target store. It has received favorable reviews on Yelp and from the Sacramento News & Review, which called it “a slice of coziness on the verge of Land Park and the grid.”

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