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

December 17, 2013

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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

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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 […]

Poor People Big Cars Rich People Small Cars

August 5, 2013

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A couple of years ago,  I gave a home tour of San Francisco.   San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in country. In the Seacliff  neighborhood the average listing price for a home is 7 million dollars . In front of many of these homes was  the Toyota Prius‘s.  People in these […]

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 […]

Young, Blacks and Browns in Sacramento: A Survival Guide

July 6, 2013

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It’s just a reality in America, if you are Black or a Latino male you will at one point be stopped by Law Enforcement for simply being Black or Latino. In my beloved city of Sacramento, I have been stopped three times .  The first time I was with my son in our fairly new […]

Celebrating Sacramento “Natomas”

July 4, 2013

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In 2002 Time Magazine called Sacramento the most racially deserve city in the nation it is a status.    My family moved to Sacramento from San Francisco twenty years ago.    After months of weekends in Sacramento, we  settled on a new  home in Antelope but life through us a curve and the search resumed. When […]

Sacramento Pride 2013

June 16, 2013

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Pinky Up: I’m from San Francisco. When anyone would ask me about Pride in Sacramento, I would say you must be on time because 5 people walk in a small circle twice.         My eldest daughter from San Francisco  and her partner wanted to see Sacramento Pride Celebration. First things first, its […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Urban Neighborhood you WILL want to live in

May 16, 2013

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Its happening where the lights are bright.   Downtown- Midtown and East Sacramento.   Baby Boomers, empty Nesters and Millennials  are returning to the urban core where one can walk to restaurants,shops museums and other venues. The once dormant condo market is on fire in midtown.   During the Economic crises, they couldn’t give condos away, many became rentals.     […]

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