Monthly Archives: August 2013

Life’s dark side intrudes into the game of basketball

    Joel Kaspick, right, retells a “Johnny joke.” The world of pickup basketball attracts all kinds of characters. Much of the time, you don’t know anything about their lives outside of the gym. You can play ball with guys a … Continue reading

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Newspaper owes Maloofs an apology

Are the Bee’s arena stories fair? That’s the remarkable question the newspaper’s executive editor, Joyce Terhaar, asks in a Sunday Forum piece. The answer is obviously a resounding “no.” The newspaper, in its news columns, editorials and columns, has banged … Continue reading

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Two weeks without a touch of depression? Wow, Medicare is upbeat!

In the past two weeks, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless? Almost all of the time Most of the time Sometimes Almost never That was one of the questions I was asked when I finally went in … Continue reading

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I felt fine until I got my health-risk assessment

After several years of avoiding doctors, I decided this week to sit through a Medicare-sponsored health-risk assessment. This leap into preventive care is intended to provide an overview of my general health and recommend various tests to spot budding problems … Continue reading

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Petition drive for arena-subsidy vote takes root at farmers’ market

      I rode my bike yesterday to the farmers’ market under the Capital City Freeway between 6th and 8th streets. The market is Sacramento’s incubator for high-minded social trends like the farm-to-fork movement and pesticide-free produce. Add in … Continue reading

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