Oh Kay? It’s Friday, Dec 19,2014 (Spelling,Cuba, Barbie Cars)


Someone else cant spell  An unknown suspect vandalized Wendy Owens’s 2013 Chevrolet Sonic over the weekend while the car was parked outside her South Carolina residence. Owens told cops that she noticed Sunday that the car had the words “BICTH I’M GET YOU” scratched on its trunk. While Owens, 32, had no solid proof, she thought the vandalContinue reading “Oh Kay? It’s Friday, Dec 19,2014 (Spelling,Cuba, Barbie Cars)”

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”

Friday’s Mashed Potatoes 06/14/13


Sunday: Neil Patrick Harris is Bigger!  Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper are going to be Richer! After winning six Tonys — including Best Musical — this past weekend, Kinky Boots will kick off a national tour beginning in Las Vegas in September 2014. Monday:  Good thing we live in the US of A.  The Russians and Chinese peopleContinue reading “Friday’s Mashed Potatoes 06/14/13”

Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.


Sacramento City Council members earn $55,000 a year.  Last night five members (plus the mayor) voted to gift themselves $43,500 in discretionary monies. The bonanza was cleverly drafted into a budget proposal that would increase police and fire personal as well as restore other city services. When citizens passed  Measure U  to temporarily increase taxes,Continue reading “Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.”

Looking Sideways: Despite deficit, Sacramento City Council wants 400,000 in slush funds


Disneyland for everyone !!     Apparently, the city council  views Measure U as a bonanza.   Sacramentians voted to tax themselves for extra police, fire and services. In addition to their salaries, the council wants $391,500 which amounts to $43,000.-(including the mayor) per council member ,to use as their discretion. The vote is tonight.

Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding


Sacramentans can exhale, the Kings are staying and the Maloof‘s are gone.  Mayor Johnson  efforts must be commended . Once the celebrating ends and the last bit of purple confetti is swept away, reality begins. A few weeks after the council approved a non binding  $258 million term sheet.  City Manager John Shirey told theContinue reading “Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding”

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)”

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”

Lisa Serna-Mayorga embezzler? Credit Card Probe Widens……


The summer of 2012 hasn’t been kind to Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson.  The  newly re-elected mayor was shunned by the City’s Democratic  leadership.     The Oakland A’s public embarrassment, the Sacramento City Council voting to strip  his authority to appoint the office manager.   Now a credit card scandal involving  his good friend and former office manager Lisa Serna-Mayorga.  MrsContinue reading “Lisa Serna-Mayorga embezzler? Credit Card Probe Widens……”

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?”