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Offensive fence: Bad actor

Every cross-levee fence along the Sacramento River in South Sacramento is out of compliance for one reason or another. Here’s the worst:

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Next steps in arena saga: An informed community

PRESS RELEASE Following a ruling by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley to deny placement of the arena initiative on the June ballot, John Hyde and R.E. Graswich announced the conclusion of their debate series. This announcement brings to an

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Why voters may kill arena

By R.E. Graswich Our third arena debate was a preview of what could happen if the downtown Sacramento arena subsidy is placed on the ballot. The arena subsidy might very well lose. Another packed house greeted moderator John McGinness, John Hyde

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Arena Debate 3: Come clean

By R.E. Graswich This time, it’s all about truth and consequences. The third Sacramento arena debate between John Hyde and I will focus on three key issues: Did STOP ever stop to consider what would happen if the Kings were

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Guilty, with explanation

By R.E. Graswich There was no surprise this week when STOP, the group that ridiculously calls itself Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, filed a lawsuit to overturn the Sacramento City Clerk’s decision to bounce STOP’s anti-arena initiative from the June ballot. The

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World’s greatest press release

NOTE FROM R.E. GRASWICH: I’ve never published another organization’s press release on this blog, but the masterpiece below is an exception. The statement is from the pro-Sacramento arena group The4000. While the work is unsigned, I recognize the author and

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Your city, under oath

By R.E. Graswich Sacramento media are having trouble explaining what’s really happening with a fascinating little sideshow over the new arena. So I’m here to help. The sideshow concerns City Council member Kevin McCarty and the city’s director of economic

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Why arena initiative is illegal

By R.E. Graswich I have a document that might help residents understand why the petition to stop the downtown Sacramento arena is an illegal revision of the city’s charter. It’s called “Strong Mayor Legal Opinion ” by former City Attorney Eileen

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Steal this blog post

By R.E. Graswich Money is the most important part of getting a new arena built in downtown Sacramento. The story of that money is the second most important part. The Kings, NBA Commissioner David Stern and Mayor Kevin Johnson have

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Happy Holidays from Vagrant Kings!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from “Vagrant Kings.” The narrative nonfiction best-seller has spread the story of David Stern and the NBA Kings from Sacramento to Oxford, England and Honolulu, and ports in between. Our thanks to everyone who

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