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Sacramento Downtown Arena : David vs Goliath 2- Hail Mary or All the Kings Horses…….

February 27, 2014


One door may have closed on one of Sacramento bloodiest fights.  A new Arena for the Sacramento Kings. Two groups, Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) and Voters for a fair arena deal collected more than 22,000 signature which would have allowed the Citizens of Sacramento, to vote on the controversial  $258 million dollars contribution […]

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 […]

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 […]

Its a Shaqworld After All

September 25, 2013

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By: CityFella: I love Sacramento, I love the people here and its quiet beauty.  However when a celebrity comes to town the people lose their minds. San Franciscans and New Yonkers are used to celebrities and celebrities can walk the streets without fear of large groups of fans following. You know they’re there but you […]

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: […]

Sacramento’s Arena Vote: Safeway tells S.T.O.P to Stop

July 3, 2013


Last week, the supermarket chain Safeway filed a lawsuit  in Sacramento Superior Court to prevent S.T.O.P (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) from gathering signatures in front of its Sacramento stores. S.T.O.P is one of several groups gathering signatures to force a public vote on a new downtown Sacramento Kings arena. Safeway says,  they want to […]

Support “STOP” Voters should decide on Sacramento’s NBA Arena

June 21, 2013

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On Monday  Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP)  begin’s its initiative signature drive with the goal of collecting  33,ooo votes  to force  a public vote on the NBA arena subsidy.    The City has tentatively committed a public investment of 258 million dollars towards a new Arena in downtown plaza.      The city leaders have designed […]

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 […]


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