Category Archives: Politics

First Step Reached in Pulling Down “World’s Nicest Projects”

If you’ve driven by the corner of Broadway and Muir (9th) anytime in your life and wondered what exactly the grouping of building was you were looking at, you know the ones, the one and two story brick jobs laid … Continue reading


Release the Whales

At his “State of the City” address tonight, Mayor Johnson is “expected” to grace us with the names of the investors with whom the City is already negotiating. However, as the Bee points out, this is only an assumption, albeit … Continue reading

We’re all in the same gang

As we look to the future, let us all remember one thing (yes I’m showing my age, but, c’mon, it’s the West Coast All-Stars!).

Election 2012 Open Thread

It’s Election day, Sacramento. Make sure you cast your ballot. Find your polling place at If you are “Vote By Mail,” don’t put it in the mail today, drop your ballot at any polling place. Keep this page open … Continue reading

KJ’s Arena “Plan C”: Major League Baseball?

With potential arena operator AEG backing out of any future arena plan that did not include a major tenant, local news is reporting that Mayor KJ and his “Think Big” group are planning to pursue Major League Baseball. Specifically, it … Continue reading

Isleton’s tenuous grip on civilization

Isleton, CA’s tenuous grip on civilization Continue reading

“What would you say you do here?”

Ryan Lillis, one of the Bee’s big three reporters doing actual professional journalism on the topic of the arena, reports today that Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings co-owner George Maloof have decided on a sit down meeting this week to … Continue reading

New Hornet Political Association

Today, a new association for Sac State alums who are involved in the political and governmental world will be launched. Regardless of degree earned, all former Hornets are invited to professionally network, mentor students and have some fun. If you … Continue reading

City has big plans for Power Balance site

Today’s reporting in the Bee by Bizjak and Lillis has some dissection of the City’s stance on what to do about the current Power Balance Pavilion location once a proposed new downtown arena gets built. Council member Ashby assures her … Continue reading

Final thoughts before tonight’s arena vote

This was me all weekend photo credit: Alejandra Gamgeek from Gallifrey I had the whole weekend to stew on the arena terms sheet, fueled by Cosmo Garvin’s great piece on the math of the thing on the SNOG Blog, and … Continue reading

Sacramento, at least we’re not Stockton (yet?)

Man, this Stockton bankruptcy thing is quite the mess. The city of Stockton in California’s crop-abundant Central Valley has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation and one of the highest crime and unemployment rates. It was named America’s most … Continue reading

City Council in preliminary vote on parking lease tonight

On the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting is a motion to select 10 of the 13 bidders who sent in responses in pursuit of the City’s proposed plan to lease parking operations rights to raise money for a new … Continue reading

Dedeveloping K Street and the Railyards?

Sacramento’s quest to revive downtown K Street and develop its northerly neighboring railyards may be facing a setback suddenly, now that millions in redevelopment money is at risk. The Bee published a collage of reactions yesterday from developers and city … Continue reading

Didn’t need no welfare state

The Associated Press released this article yesterday about California making deep cuts to its welfare programs and I couldn’t help but notice how each new agency picked it up and spun it a bit differently., for example, only gave … Continue reading

What’s our problem?

Interesting commentary on about this recent article in the Sacramento Business Journal regarding unemployment rates in Sacramento. In the middle of downtown Sacramento there is a building with a gold dome. People from all over the State come there … Continue reading