Bloomberg is # 2 and Channel 13 goes retro: Just sayin for Nov 3,2010


While all the other stations 3, 10,40 went  high tech with touch screen computers, channel 13’s reporters used a marker to color in states as they turned red- and she stayed remarkably within the lines.

Speaking of KOVR, the skyline used at the opening on the news looks more like Philadelphia than Sacramento, the shot last less than three seconds,  the giveaway is the freeway running between the tall buildings.  Perhaps it’s one of those retractable nighttime freeways  .

California rejects another millionaire/billionaire self financed candidate, Whitman joins, Huffington and Simon.

Move over Bloomberg, there is a new sheriff in town-    Each vote  cost Meg Whitman $184(160 million)  in her bid for the Golden States highest office.       Last year Gov New York’s Mayor Bloomberg  spent $174(102 million) per vote in his re-election bid.   Jerry Brown spent $11.00 per vote (40 million).

Christine O’Donnell aka Samantha Stevens can return to her normal life.

One toke over the line until 2012.

Construction of the Green Line to Sac International slowly creeps along-the very narrow 7th street to Richards Blvd where there is absolutely nothing but dirt.  At this pace, RT should arrive at the Airport at the same time as the flying cars.

Just Sayin

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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