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Top 10 Reads for 2013

December 31, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]

Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)

April 26, 2013

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Its a stressful time for the  National Basketball Association board of governors.  Two cities, Seattle Washington and Sacramento California are vying for one  professional basketball team the Sacramento Kings. The issue for both cities may come down to  which city is in the best position to build a new arena? In 2006, Sacramentians voted against a measure […]

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 […]

Sacramento’s Arena at Downtown Plaza: “Feel Free to Panic”

March 22, 2013

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Last year it seemed all pieces for the Downtown Arena at the Railyards had a place.   With all the contributors identified, Sacramento‘s contribution would have been  250 million dollars. Fast Forward to March 2013.   The Sacramento Kings are not simply moving  out of town, they are up for sale.  While Sacramento has bidders in place […]

Be Heard: Community Forum Today (530 to 730 @ Robertson Center at 3525 Norwood Ave) Topic: Tax Dollars to save Sacramento Kings?

March 22, 2013

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How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza? Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is a bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. The next meeting will be held on […]

BE HEARD! Public Forum Tomorrow(5:30-730 @ City Hall-915 I Street) Tax Dollars for Sacramento Kings?

March 21, 2013

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How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza. Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. Three meetings are planned, council members will be in attendance. This is an opportunity to […]

3 Community Forums this week: Topic Sacramento Kings and Downtown Arena Proposals: Be heard

March 20, 2013

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How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza. Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. Three meetings are planned, council members […]

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