I was within a few feet of Sacramento’s former City Manager John Shirley, when he announced the Sleep Train could not compete with the new arena. Something about a non-competing clause. Sealing the fate of the 30 year old complex. Arco, (now Sleep Train) opened in 1988 its cost a mere 40 million (below average … More Do not Tear down Sleep Train Arena
NBA Reffree Bill Kennedy far Right, Rajon Rondo ( white sweat band) On Dec 3rd In a game between the Sacramento Kings and the Boston Celtics in Mexico City. NBA referee Bill Kennedy ejected Rajon Rondo from the game due to consecutive technical fouls. Being ejected from a intense game is frustrating. However its … More Sac Kings/NBA Punishment Fail after Gay Slur
Americans are passionate about sports. In some small towns the most valuable building in the community is the local high school stadium. This is NOT a National Football League stadium. Its is the Allen High School football stadium, home of the Allen Eagles. It can hold 18,000 people or more than a fifth … More For The Love of Sports …… Sacramento is just another city that sells its soul for a Sports Franchise
By CityFella Last year the Sacramento Kings was sold to Vivek Ranadive’s Group for more than 500 million dollars.. This transaction was the highest in NBA history. There are allegations the City of Sacramento intended to rebate the owners in a form of undervalued land included in $258 million subsidy to build a new arena … More City of Sacramento rebating Sac Kings owners for overpriced Kings?
By: CityFella: I love Sacramento, I love the people here and its quiet beauty. However when a celebrity comes to town the people lose their minds. San Franciscans and New Yonkers are used to celebrities and celebrities can walk the streets without fear of large groups of fans following. You know they’re there but you … More Its a Shaqworld After All
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, … More Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.
Readers know I have been very critical of the Mayor of Sacramento. But every once in a while, you have to sit back and give credit where credit is due. Mayor Kevin Johnson assembled a team to retain the Sacramento Kings and was successful. Sacramento is the capital of the largest state in … More Good Job, Mayor Kevin Johnson !