Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sacramento arena breeds confusion over parking, new housing

Since the city of Sacramento needs to generate millions of dollars in new parking revenue to pay for the downtown Kings arena, how come city officials and promoters are eager to increase light-rail use on game nights? If the city … Continue reading

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Winners and whiners on the basketball court

While waiting to play a pickup game Monday with the 40-and-over crowd, I watched a fellow named Mike miss on a drive, grab his own rebound and make a power move for a quick put-back shot. The defender slammed him … Continue reading

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Homeless copper thieves in Carmichael — imagine that!

I understand that it’s hard to dump on poor people, desperate immigrants and the homeless without looking mean-spirited. I suppose that’s why bullies and bigots prefer to hide behind myths, lies and half-truths like Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” and Donald … Continue reading

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Sex slaves, ISIS and Thomas Jefferson

I was surprised to find myself drawing connections the other day between the Islamic State and Thomas Jefferson. Usually, I have ISIS filed away under depraved actions and barbaric images and Jefferson in the pantheon of great presidents afflicted with … Continue reading

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Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

When my single scull capsized and I was thrown into Lake Natoma Saturday morning, I felt a split-second of relief. The splash of cold water felt good on my sweaty body. I had feared going over from the moment I … Continue reading

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