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City of Sacramento rebating Sac Kings owners for overpriced Kings?

January 15, 2014


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 […]

Top 10 Reads for 2013

December 31, 2013


This year there were 394 stories here in Sacratomatoville they ranged from local politics to worldwide events from Senior Citizens having sex in the parking lot of a burger joint to Gay Rights in Uganda. These were the favorites of 2013 Love them or hate them but Reality TV is huge on Cable and on […]

Kevin Johnson Vs S.T.O.P (Round 1?)

December 14, 2013


By CityFella As the Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Election begins to validate signature collected by Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork(STOP) . Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson started a new round or words saying S.T.O.P and not the city should pay the estimated  $100.000 to validate the signatures. Is the mayor suggesting the city’s dollars […]

Sacramento Downtown Arena:(Intimidation?) 2 Groups wants to persuade voters not to sign STOP’s petitions-for public vote

July 17, 2013


Mayor Kevin Johnson and Members of Crown Downtown Two groups,  Region Builders and Crown Downtown are against a public vote on the proposed downtown arena.   They have shown up at few places to dissuade citizens from signing the petition sponsored by Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP). Josh Wood of Region Builders told the Bee: […]

NBA Arenas: Next Stop Milwaukee ( Taxpayers not feeling it-Law makers cautious)

June 19, 2013

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Now that’s Sacramento is in place.  The next NBA challenge is  Milwaukee home of the Bucks Quick Glance of  Milwaukee,Wisconsin City Population-6oo,ooo Metro Area 2 million  Milwaukee is the home to the international headquarters of 5  Fortune 500 companies  Johnson Controls , Northwestern Mutual, Manpower, Rockwell Automation and Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Bucks Wants a New Arena  […]

Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.

June 12, 2013

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Sacramento City Council members earn $55,000 a year.  Last night five members (plus the mayor) voted to gift themselves $43,500 in discretionary monies. The bonanza was cleverly drafted into a budget proposal that would increase police and fire personal as well as restore other city services. When citizens passed  Measure U  to temporarily increase taxes, […]

Good Job, Mayor Kevin Johnson !

May 16, 2013

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Readers know I have been very critical of the Mayor of Sacramento.  But every once in a while, you  have to sit back and give credit where credit is due.    Mayor Kevin Johnson assembled a team to  retain  the Sacramento Kings and was successful.     Sacramento is the capital of the largest state in […]

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. […]

Sacramento’s Downtown Arena 2016 or 2036?

May 3, 2013

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The drums are beating in Sacramento‘s neighborhoods.  Details in the term sheet has made many local groups, organizations, bloggers  uneasy.   There are large cracks in the term sheet. Critics have questioned the  real numbers , which could be as much 400 million.   On April 8, Dan Walter, Columnist with the Sacramento Bee said. The area’s largest […]

FIRST: Jason Collins

May 1, 2013

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A few weeks ago my daughter and I saw 42, the movie about Jackie Robinson .   It was a very moving  as I know the loneliness and the ongoing emotional line one walks when he is the first. The first person stands straight, he or she measures their words because we know the expectations, we know […]


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