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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 […]

Someone told a Joke and the Sacramento Bee placed the Joke on the Front Page

December 17, 2013


Sacramento Bee posted a joke on the front page of today’s paper. The Joke A downtown Sacramento arena would not cause substantial traffic jams on game nights, thanks to the strength of the city core’s street and freeway system and the likelihood that 10 to 15 percent of patrons will walk or take transit to […]

Where is Richard Pan? Lodi want to know

September 27, 2013


BY: CityFella Elected less than a year ago. Few have seen or heard of Assemblyman Richard Pan. 9th Assembly District reaches from Sacramento to Lodi.   Few of the areas leaders have met the assemblyman.   He has not responded to invitations  or attended  any community meetings leaving many frustrated as he it their link […]

Sacramento Arena Fight Gets Uglier: David vs Goliath

August 11, 2013


The fight for a public vote for an Downtown Arena has taken a uglier  turn. DowntownArena, org and other supporters are getting nervous and those against a public vote has turned up the volume.   Its an one voice media war being played out in print and local Television. In the last few months the […]

War in Sacramento: The Arena Vote Heats Up

July 26, 2013

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The gloves are off in Sacramento.  A video reminiscent of Acorn Videos of a few years ago, has made the rounds on the local TV outlets of a  petition worker who said if there would be an increase in taxes if the Arena was built.  The video and a camera phone shot of a handwritten sign suggesting […]

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: […]

Freaky Foul Freeloading Friday: Michael Douglas,RHONJ,The Big Wheel, FBI, No Arrest Arden Fair,

June 7, 2013

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                             Hott in Sacramento Its gonna be hot in Sacramento. Not warm,  freekin hot ,anywhere from 103 to 108.   Every summer, even after  20 years,  I question the wisdom of my move to Sacramento, if I were in San Francisco, I […]

Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding

June 2, 2013

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Sacramentans can exhale, the Kings are staying and the Maloof‘s are gone.  Mayor Johnson  efforts must be commended . Once the celebrating ends and the last bit of purple confetti is swept away, reality begins. A few weeks after the council approved a non binding  $258 million term sheet.  City Manager John Shirey told the […]

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 […]


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