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Puffing outdoors in Sacramento

February 20, 2014

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Remember the days when there were smoking sections in Restaurants?  Smoke so intelligent, it knew to stay it its section. Today, there are fewer and fewer places where a smoker can smoke.  In California, there are cities where you cant smoke outdoors. In California and a number of states it is against the law to […]

Pro Arena Group Seeing dead People, Shady Doings and Basketball just another week in Sacramento

January 17, 2014

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Josh Wood at the podium with members of  Crown Downtown By CityFella The heat is on.  As the final petitions are being counted.  Pro Arena supporters are in high alert with the Mayors office and the city’s largest newspapers leading the charge. The high or low point was a pro arena press conference held  last […]

City of Sacramento rebating Sac Kings owners for overpriced Kings?

January 15, 2014

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By CityFella Last year the Sacramento Kings was sold to Vivek Ranadive’s Group for more than 500 million dollars..   This transaction was the highest in NBA history. There are allegations the City of Sacramento  intended  to rebate the owners in a form of undervalued land  included in $258 million subsidy to build a new arena […]

Looking Sideways: Despite deficit, Sacramento City Council wants 400,000 in slush funds

June 11, 2013

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Disneyland for everyone !!     Apparently, the city council  views Measure U as a bonanza.   Sacramentians voted to tax themselves for extra police, fire and services. In addition to their salaries, the council wants $391,500 which amounts to $43,000.-(including the mayor) per council member ,to use as their discretion. The vote is tonight.

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

May 12, 2013

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Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital. […]

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians

April 2, 2013

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After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal from […]

Build the Arena at Downtown Plaza*

February 12, 2013

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We have long opposed  of the construction of an arena  in downtown Sacramento.  We have argued need, cost, and investment to the community.     This financially strapped city had spent more than a million dollars on studies related to the Arena. The Railyards Through the years there  have  many locations considered for a new Arena including Downtown Plaza.  However, city leaders […]

DisneyGate: Lisa Serna Mayorga Jailed

December 19, 2012

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Lisa Serna Mayorga,  daughter of the late Mayor Joe Serna and is the sister of Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna was arrested yesterday. She is accused of misappropriation and grand theft of public funds, forgery and making worthless checks. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s’ former council operations manager charged over $19,000 for personal items, trips and vacations including a Disneyland vacation. […]

The $555,000 Lotto Scratcher and The Downtown Arena: Just Saying for Monday Sept 26,2011

September 26, 2011

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Sacramento’s never ending saga called the New Arena for the Sacramento Kings continues.  The citizens via the city council are being asked to spend up to $555,000 in consultant fees over the next six months to look for avenues to finance the nearly 400 million dollar Arena. The discussion will begin at the next council meeting Tues (27) The money to pay for […]

Planned Obsolescence: Sacramento Arena (Just saying for Monday, June 6,2011)

June 6, 2011

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If the new Sacramento Arena opened today in the Railyards it would be second smallest in the NBA, just above the Power Balance Arena.  When Thomas Enterpriseses bought the 240 acre Railyards in 2006, his vision was for a mixed use community combining residential, commercial projects with entertainment venues, museums, and public parks with accessible public transportation.  […]

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