Monthly Archives: January 2012

What voice for public on arena, mayor’s power?

“Let the voters get their say about ‘strong mayor.’” I read that headline over the lead editorial in today’s Sacramento Bee and laughed. Actually, it was more a snort of derision, which is my defensive reaction to the craziness of … Continue reading

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What does God want on the playing field?

Trying to figure out God’s will is no easy business, as I recall from my Catholic school days. There’s no straight line. When I played for Our Lady of Lourdes grammar school, I used to make the sign of the … Continue reading

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Knowing when it’s time to leave the game

Basketball is a competitive meritocracy. You learn the unwritten rules early. You don’t play on the big court until you can hold your own with the big boys. You don’t mess up the level of the game. You practice on … Continue reading

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Use your streets smarts in arena game

One educational benefit of growing up in New York City is that you get some street smarts. You get exposed to con men and hustlers at an early age. I was 12 when a sharpie at Coney Island turned my … Continue reading

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Watchdog probes needed on Kings arena

“Our news reporters will continue to be watchdogs on arena plans, particularly as decisions are made about public money.” I was relieved to read those words from Bee executive editor Joyce Terhaar in Sunday’s Forum section. I thought perhaps the … Continue reading

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