Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals


Is the proposed arena deal good for Sacramento? We took a look at the last 10 NBA arenas opened or renovated 1999 to 2012.  The economic crisis has had a major effect on local government, cities have made severe cuts to services.    Most professional sport venues opened after 2007  were financed with private dollars,Continue reading “Did Sacramento Leaders Negotiate the Best Arena Deal For The City? A look at the last 10 NBA Arena Deals”

The Urban Neighborhood you WILL want to live in


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.    Continue reading “The Urban Neighborhood you WILL want to live in”

The Sacramento Ballet Company Presents : “Beer and Ballet”


There are many who’ve been curious about Ballet and were afraid to Go ! The Sacramento Ballet is Presenting Beer*and Ballet beginning this weekend, in an informal setting . See Dancing the way its meant to be seen “Live” For More Information click: http://www.sacballet.org/index.php/upcoming_events/more_info/beer/ * or Soda, Wine, Water

Sacramento: A fleeting but nostalgic basketball tradition


Originally posted on Students of the Game:
For eight straight years the Sacramento Kings made the playoffs. Those eight years, from 1999 to 2006, during which the Kings’ Arco Arena was one of the most feared venues in the NBA, remain locked in time for a fan base that hasn’t seen their team return to…

Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?


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. The meeting will be held on Saturday, MarchContinue reading “Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?”

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


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

Conspiracy? Sacramento Kings/Arena Forum locations favor Mayor


With the exception of the fans of Sacramento Kings, the city hasn’t asked for input from the taxpayers .   Last year with little debate, city leaders were prepared to lease city owned garages to private investors  for several decades to help finance a new arena in the Railyards.   Those private investors could set prices forContinue reading “Conspiracy? Sacramento Kings/Arena Forum locations favor Mayor”

Sacramento Dreaming (that’s me on the 34th floor)


There are defining  moments that never fade from memory.  My defining  moment was in an hotel room in Portland Oregon.  I was sixteen years old  watching Johnny Carson on the 14th floor of the Portland Hilton looking down onto 6th Ave watching the city go by.  I clearly remember thinking this is what I want.Continue reading “Sacramento Dreaming (that’s me on the 34th floor)”

Trapped on RT next to a man with Horrific Breath


The plan: Light Rail out to the Folsom Outlets.  Get a little reading done and a little lunch at the shopping center. Detour 1:  Rite Aid on K Streets for  breath mints (an omen?) Detour 2:  Changing trains on R  Street  Detour 3:  Hasty exit at Watt And the rest of the story.    OnContinue reading “Trapped on RT next to a man with Horrific Breath”

It’s cold in Sacramento and its getting on our nerves……


We don’t scrape ice off our  car window’s in Sacramento…… It’s barbaric!  We don’t know how and we don’t wanna know!   People who live in Montana or somewhere in New England scrape ice, we’ve seen it on TV.    They have this archaic device that requires a physical effort… Dubya  Tee F !!!!!   This isn’t coolContinue reading “It’s cold in Sacramento and its getting on our nerves……”