OPINION: “Sacramento’s Measure B” Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley


For years, The Trolley, The Street Car was the mode of transportation for Sacramentians. Today, many cities in the US have restored many of these cars and the iron beasts are again transporting people. Next month, the City of Sacramento would like the voters to approve Measure B.    A 3.3 mile street car routeContinue reading “OPINION: “Sacramento’s Measure B” Clang, clang, clang goes the trolley”

Americas Dead Malls: What Have We Lost? (Includes Sacramento Area Malls)


The golden age of the mall is long gone, and many of the malls are, too. One consultant predicts half of U.S. malls will close in the next decade. By Melinda Carstensen They’re a blight on America’s suburban landscape: hulking dead shopping malls, many with boarded windows, sagging rooftops and parking lots full of weeds.Continue reading “Americas Dead Malls: What Have We Lost? (Includes Sacramento Area Malls)”

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


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

Sacramento Downtown Arena:(Intimidation?) 2 Groups wants to persuade voters not to sign STOP’s petitions-for public vote


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:Continue reading “Sacramento Downtown Arena:(Intimidation?) 2 Groups wants to persuade voters not to sign STOP’s petitions-for public vote”

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians


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 fromContinue reading “The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians”

It was a heart pumping Thriller last night on H Street


It was a chila dilla on  H street last night .  With the central themes being  Power to the People and a Supercharged Mayor. Power to the people is a proposed ballot measures was authored by outgoing Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy.  It would allow the citizens of Sacramento  to decide if they want to lease publicContinue reading “It was a heart pumping Thriller last night on H Street”

Sac City Approves $555,000 Downtown Arena Consultant Fees


With an 7-2 vote.  Sacramento will pay consultants up to $555,000 to locate financing for the nearly 400 million dollar arena. Councilman Rob Fong said the funding was “a modest investment in the grand scheme of things that will lead us to some real investment in this city.” Mayor Kevin Johnson described the consultant feesContinue reading “Sac City Approves $555,000 Downtown Arena Consultant Fees”

The $555,000 Lotto Scratcher and The Downtown Arena: Just Saying for Monday Sept 26,2011


Sacramento’s never ending saga called the New Arena for the Sacramento Kings continues.  The citizens via the city council are being asked to spend up to $555,000 in consultant fees over the next six months to look for avenues to finance the nearly 400 million dollar Arena. The discussion will begin at the next council meeting Tues (27) The money to pay forContinue reading “The $555,000 Lotto Scratcher and The Downtown Arena: Just Saying for Monday Sept 26,2011”

SACRANDOM: Downtown Ponzi Schemes and the other dark meat


Yeah, he said it….. Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry said ” Social Security is a Ponzi  Scheme” at the Debates in California.   Any moment now Perry can expect Democratic dollars in his account.   Say it again Rick!!!  ”  It’s a Ponzi Scheme!   Southern Demos: We jus luv us sum Rick! Two words of  for  Governor PerryContinue reading “SACRANDOM: Downtown Ponzi Schemes and the other dark meat”

Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Fantasy Flight to Chicago:Just Sayin for Monday November 08,2010


Attention: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, your mayor ,Kevin Johnson is taking a jet plane to   Chicago………. A Flight of Fancy? Is he trying to persuade Boeing, Sears, or one of Chicago Fortune 500 corporations to relocate to Sacramento?    noooo Assembling a team to improve our schools? no. Getting Advice from leaders on how to diversifty ourContinue reading “Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Fantasy Flight to Chicago:Just Sayin for Monday November 08,2010”