Category Archives: Sacramento arena

Inside Sacramento’s luxury suite at the new arena

The city of Sacramento must not think too highly of Paul McCartney, “arguably the world’s biggest rock star,” who opened the new Golden 1 Center with two concerts in early October. Despite all the hoopla preceding the appearance of the … Continue reading

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Take light rail to Sacramento’s new arena? There’s a lot to learn first

Sacramento city officials hope thousands of Kings fans and concertgoers will use Regional Transit to get to the new arena downtown. Improvements and station cleanups have been made to lure new users.  But I have my doubts about the prospects … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s new arena — majestic Half Dome or crushed beer can?

Just because the architects and designers of the new Kings arena in Sacramento compare their creation to the grandeur of Yosemite’s Half Dome and the riparian greenery of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, don’t feel you need to genuflect. That’s for … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s embarrassing purchase of Koons sculpture is no boost for local art

My wife and granddaughter shared in the excitement of this year’s Chalk-It-Up Festival in Sacramento by joining 200 local artists in transforming squares of sidewalk concrete into colorful artwork. The annual event serves as a fundraiser to promote youth art … Continue reading

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Oakland, San Diego run into ethics mess with their luxury suites

Monday’s blog focused on who will get free tickets to sit in the city of Sacramento’s suite at the new arena; today’s piece is a look at the mess caused in two California cities by such giveaways. The problems are … Continue reading

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