Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sac State women’s basketball team is inspiring to watch

Go Hornets — and thanks. I’m still in an upbeat mood from watching the Sacramento State women’s basketball team play Saturday afternoon. The Hornets defeated the much taller UC Davis Aggies 84-78 with a whirlwind style of play and pushed … Continue reading

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Social class as well as height contributes to basketball success

“How tall do you have to be to play in the NBA?” my 12-year-old grandson asked me as we headed off to shoot some baskets. “It varies,” I said, not eager to crush the hopes of a kid who probably … Continue reading

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When the roads we take aren’t on the map

“If you had gone to college, what would you have become?” “A lawyer,” Lyn said. “People say I would make a good lawyer because I talk so much.” Lyn took a few more swipes with the electric razor as she … Continue reading

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Is there only one side to arena traffic-snarl story?

“Downtown arena won’t snarl traffic, study says.” That ludicrous headline on the front-page of Tuesday’s Sacramento Bee drew snorts of derision from every local resident who knows what rush-hour traffic is like in Sacramento. The revelation that the Sacramento Kings … Continue reading

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For arena dreamers, nothing has to make sense

Local dream makers tell us that Sacramento’s revenue from its parking facilities will grow in the years ahead and pay off the estimated $770 million cost to the city in building a downtown arena. On the other hand, city officials … Continue reading

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