Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kitchen remodeling is a challenge

Until a week ago, the word “backsplash” wasn’t in my vocabulary. Now, I’m giving a lot of thought to that area behind the sink that protects the wall from splashes. I’ve looked at hundreds of pictures online and tried to … Continue reading

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How could Phoenix police videotape shock longtime Kevin Johnson watchers?

Who is more credible: a cynical political adviser or a dumbfounded newspaper columnist? When it comes to assessing whether the airing of a Phoenix police videotape drove Kevin Johnson to abandon a run for a third term as Sacramento mayor, … Continue reading

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Wary consumer lets down guard with doctors

I consider myself a reasonably sophisticated consumer. When I went looking for a plumber recently, I called up Angie’s List, read many reviews, narrowed my selections and then checked with the Contractor State License Board to see that they were … Continue reading

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Ban on tipping would improve Sacramento’s quality of life

Enough whining already! Any restaurant that can’t get its customers to pay the cost of producing a meal plus a little profit shouldn’t be in business. Any restaurant that exploits its workers and forces them to live off the charity … Continue reading

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When a Sac High teacher went against the Kevin Johnson team

Through Kevin Johnson’s long history of sexual scandals, deniers and defenders have been eager to rush to Johnson’s side. One man who didn’t – and paid a price for it – was Erik Jones. Back in 2007, Jones was a … Continue reading

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