Smaller is Better? The New Kings Arena


The terms of  proposed Sacramento Arena has smelled from the beginning.   The smoke and noise generated by City Leaders,the local media-lead by the Sacramento Bee and a group of Kings Fans( who would mortgage Sacramento schools to retain the Kings) have drowned out common sense. The Sacramento News and Review, citizens groups, and many bloggersContinue reading “Smaller is Better? The New Kings Arena”

Despite Bankruptcy: Detroit Plans Downtown Hockey Arena


Amid all the uproar in Detroit lately about impending bankruptcy, endangered pensions and possible sale of precious artwork, there’s been surprisingly little buzz about a topic that tends to ignite controversy whenever it arises in U.S. cities. That would be the use of public tax dollars to finance sports stadiums. In Detroit, the Ilitch family’s proposedContinue reading “Despite Bankruptcy: Detroit Plans Downtown Hockey Arena”

Not only will it (A new Football Stadium) make oodles of money. It will make citizens thinner and younger too!


As great minds in Sacramento look under rocks and hotel rooms to finance a new Arena Downtown.  America’s second city has even GRANDER plans.  The city wants to build an NFL stadium Downtown. to do so Los Angeles would have to relocate the Convention Center.   Citizens are still waiting for La Live next to theContinue reading “Not only will it (A new Football Stadium) make oodles of money. It will make citizens thinner and younger too!”

Sacramento: A city in Free Fall


A few years after incorporating in 1849, Sacramento became the State Capital.  In 1918 Mather Field Air Force Base opened outside of Sacramento..  In 1935 McClellan Air Force Base opened outside the city limits,finally the Sacramento Army Depot opened in 1940. At one point in the history of the city, one out of every three Sacramentians worked for the goverment.   TheContinue reading “Sacramento: A city in Free Fall”

Cussing in front of a nun, Exploding Diet Sodas, and will Life Alert make younger?


I need to exercise, I almost want to exercise, what I want is a machine that will give me a full workout as I sleep.    This day I figured I’d go outside before its gets hot.  After  Judge Judy and after the Housewives, and the news.  Well the next thing you know its threeContinue reading “Cussing in front of a nun, Exploding Diet Sodas, and will Life Alert make younger?”

Planned Obsolescence: Sacramento Arena (Just saying for Monday, June 6,2011)


If the new Sacramento Arena opened today in the Railyards it would be second smallest in the NBA, just above the Power Balance Arena.  When Thomas Enterpriseses bought the 240 acre Railyards in 2006, his vision was for a mixed use community combining residential, commercial projects with entertainment venues, museums, and public parks with accessible public transportation. Continue reading “Planned Obsolescence: Sacramento Arena (Just saying for Monday, June 6,2011)”

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”