Monthly Archives: February 2013

Secrecy is only thing that’s transparent in Kings arena boondoggle

  Where the heck did “transparent” go? Just  yesterday, government officials all over the place were making “transparent” their go-to word. Even Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, frequently dinged for keeping folks in the dark, engraved it on his website: “Sacramento … Continue reading

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Arena subsidy foes, make your voices heard

With the Sacramento City Council entertaining the idea of recklessly spending millions of dollars on a new arena for a Kings team that declines to play serious defense, here’s an appeal from local activist and blogger Isaac Gonzalez.  And check out … Continue reading

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Councilman serves as tough watchdog on arena issue as others rest

  Why would a Sacramento city councilman challenge the idea of donating $255 million to billionaires who want to build a downtown arena for the Kings? Why is he asking what the city would gain from such a massive giveaway … Continue reading

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Unsettling email about an old basketball friend — part 2

It’s been 50 years since Gary Hayes and I played high school ball in Queens, and 50 years since we left our homes in 1963 to open the door to college and whatever dreams we had. Now I’m 67, with … Continue reading

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Unsettling email about an old basketball friend

  “Did you know Gary Hayes?” That was the question I was asked more than a year ago in an email from a stranger. It made me uneasy because I suspected that the inquirer knew for certain what I didn’t … Continue reading

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