Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kings arena project needs good watchdogs

As the  Kings-arena locomotive races off toward the financial sinkhole, the promoters of the downtown project make wilder and wilder claims that go unchallenged. The Sacramento City Council did indeed vote Tuesday night to donate $550,000 of our money to … Continue reading

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The mind can set your athletic pace

“If you are old mentally, you are old physically.” That observation was made by runner Haile Gebrselassie, 38, who said he feels about 24. His world record time set in 2008 was broken last Sunday in the Berlin Marathon.  I … Continue reading

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Real due diligence needed on Kings arena

First things first: Sacramento City Council members need to explain why the city is leading the charge to use public funds to subsidize the building of a new Kings arena. The primary beneficiary would be the  Maloof family, which owns … Continue reading

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Raley’s scores with food-rating system

Let me go out on a limb here and say that a nutritional rating system touted by a local grocery chain appears to be a simple, credible way to find food that’s good for you. West-Sacramento-based Raley’s has introduced the … Continue reading

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Garden teaches self-acceptance

  My garden gave me a lesson in aging and self-acceptance last week.   I had been pushing my physical training in hopes of getting into better shape for the fall basketball league. I added straight running, which I haven’t done since before … Continue reading

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