Monthly Archives: August 2014

Reflecting on Agent Orange victims and Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It may be fair and decent to honor Vietnam veterans who die from diseases related to Agent Orange by putting their names on the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but then what? What words do you put on the memorial in … Continue reading

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Raccoons and earthquakes

Saturday night, my wife and I watched “Raccoon Nation” on PBS television. The documentary reveals the incredible way raccoons have adapted to city life. They’re capable of all kinds of mischief, and if there’s a way to get inside your … Continue reading

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A luxury box at new Kings arena for the mayor and council

You can say this about Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his cronies on the City Council: they won’t have trouble finding parking and getting good seats at Kings games and other events at the new downtown arena. While the city’s … Continue reading

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On racial front, it’s two steps forward and a big one back

Depending where you choose to put your focus, recent events on the racial front can make you feel depressed, inspired or an unsettling combination of both.  The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police … Continue reading

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Get bikes off city sidewalks

Imagine this scenario: A guy’s walking on a crowded Sacramento sidewalk and decides to take a leak. He does his business and splashes a few pedestrians in the process. When a cop confronts him, the guy says he has a … Continue reading

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