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”

You cant hide your lyin eyes, its Grey Power @ Sleep Train


By CityFella The Eagles has been around for more 40 years and so have many of their fans.   The Eagles join acts like the Rolling Stones ,Tina Turner, and Bruce Springsteen.  Acts that withstood changes in the music industry and continue to fill large venues like Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. Unlike Beyonce or JustinContinue reading “You cant hide your lyin eyes, its Grey Power @ Sleep Train”

Top 10 Reads for 2013


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 onContinue reading “Top 10 Reads for 2013”

Celebrating Sacramento “Natomas”


In 2002 Time Magazine called Sacramento the most racially deserve city in the nation it is a status.    My family moved to Sacramento from San Francisco twenty years ago.    After months of weekends in Sacramento, we  settled on a new  home in Antelope but life through us a curve and the search resumed. WhenContinue reading “Celebrating Sacramento “Natomas””

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?”

Sacrandom: Radiation,Rihanna,and Heads of Lettuce


Two heads are better than one: David and Goliath (The Dollar Stores vs Wally Mart)  Wally is not having a good time.  He’s being attacked on all fronts.   Consumerist.com called it the worst store in America.  Its the least loved store on Social Media. Its being sued for discrimination by more than one million women.  SurveysContinue reading “Sacrandom: Radiation,Rihanna,and Heads of Lettuce”

TRAPPED: Over 100,000 live in a Sacramento Community without medical services


With the Japanese tragedy, communities all over the world are revisiting exit strategy’s

OVERRIDE (part two) :Mayors planned meeting squashed"


A new law firm was hired, witnesses are being rounded up as we speak. The city council publicly says they want to know how the system was overidden and why fees were deferred… so an investigation has started. Doesn’t sound like a stretch here…. Lets see… Dan Walters and nearly everyone who worked for theContinue reading “OVERRIDE (part two) :Mayors planned meeting squashed"”

OVERRIDE


    Over ride: 1. to ride over or across (Trample) 2. to ride (as a horse) too much or to hard. 3. a: to prevail over (Dominate) b: to set aside (Annul) c. to neutralize the action of (an Automatic control) 4. to extend of pass over especially With a push of a buttonContinue reading “OVERRIDE”

Mayor Kevin Johnson, (Soap City Part 1)


I love smart people, there is something sexy about an intelligent person. I moved to the Big Tomato in 1993 from San Francisco. One of the many things I like about Sacramento is district elections. With district election there is direct representation from someone in your area In most cities council members are elected citywide,Continue reading “Mayor Kevin Johnson, (Soap City Part 1)”