Throwback Thursday (2009) : “OVERRIDE” The Scandal That Rocked Sacramento City Hall


With the unauthorized push of button citizens of Sacramento faced high insurance costs. An angry Mayor Kevin Johnson wanted the power to fire the City Attorney and those who went against him!.  (Published,October 23, 2009) Over ride: to ride over or across (Trample) to ride (as a horse) too much or to hard. a: toContinue reading “Throwback Thursday (2009) : “OVERRIDE” The Scandal That Rocked Sacramento City Hall”

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


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 measureContinue reading “Sacramento Kings-Arena Deal: Seattle vs Sacramento (Seattle has the edge)”

NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?


Joe Maloof–Mayor Kevin Johnson-Gavin Maloof After years of discussion,rumors of  moves to Las Vegas, Anaheim,Louisville and Seattle, the pieces are finally in place for a new 391 million  dollar downtown Arena for fledgling Sacramento Kings. The Maloofs, the owners of the Sacramento Kings  said the current arena Power Balance Pavillion (which they own) believed a new arena was needed andContinue reading “NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?”

Sacramento’s Sports Clock is ticking “New Downtown Arena or Bust”


One couldn’t miss the sarcasm in  NBA commissioner David Stern’s voice last spring.   He wasn’t convinced,if Sacramento could come up with a new arena package.    With Anaheim willing and able to host the a Kings at the Honda Center  or better still, a billionare (Henry Samueli)  who could write a check for the team.  Mr Stern’s wouldContinue reading “Sacramento’s Sports Clock is ticking “New Downtown Arena or Bust””

Grand Slam Tuesday ” Dirty Denny’s-Boring Bee-Sacramento Magazine-Power Balance Pavilion”


Its very difficult to ruin a breakfast, eggs, toast potatoes, fried meat coffee and Juice.  Denny’s has this down to a science, (they have some of the thinnest bacon on the planet)   This morning, I visited the Denny’s on Watt Ave off 80.  When I entered (about 8 am) the floors and some ofContinue reading “Grand Slam Tuesday ” Dirty Denny’s-Boring Bee-Sacramento Magazine-Power Balance Pavilion””

Sacramento Arena: same story different day, Just saying for Monday, May 30,2011


Pretty pictures, nice artist renderings, its gonna be fabulous.    Money?  Were working on it.    This Sacramento rerun has grown old.    I’ve lost count of the renderings all the pretty pictures. I’m am not a Maloof, or a David Stern.    I  have grown weary of the “Sacramento Arena Show” the press releasesContinue reading “Sacramento Arena: same story different day, Just saying for Monday, May 30,2011”

mayor KEVIN and the sacramento KINGS


Score one for Mayor Kevin Johnson and for Sacramento in the last minutes of the fourth quarter, the momentum for the Kings remaining in Sacramento has changed.  Another year in Sacramento seems likely.     The Maloof’s have nearly run out of time outs ,what seemed certain a couple of weeks ago is less certain, its becomesContinue reading “mayor KEVIN and the sacramento KINGS”

With Professional Basketball Leaving Sacramento-Should the Mayor Follow? Just Saying for Friday, March 11,2011


Mayor Kevin Johnson is not responsible for the downturn in Sacramento’s economy, he is not responsible for state employee furloughs which has had an negative impact on business downtown.     The Mayor is not responsible for cities homeless issues, police and firefighters layoffs, the teacher layoffs, and school closures.  He is not responsible for increased fees for college studentsContinue reading “With Professional Basketball Leaving Sacramento-Should the Mayor Follow? Just Saying for Friday, March 11,2011”

18 days: Prioritizing Mayor Kevin Johnson


40 million deficit, a rash or murders, robberies, 2500 pink slips for local teachers,fewer officers and firemen on the streets. these are just some of the challenges for Sacramento. Mayor Johnson Starts Talks About Retaining ‘Sac Kings’ Name Post Maloofs March 10, 2011 10:06 PM Sacramento is taking the first step in courting new Kings before theContinue reading “18 days: Prioritizing Mayor Kevin Johnson”