Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg I have played basketball from the streets of New York City to the playgrounds of Berkeley and the athletic clubs of Sacramento. I was a longtime copy editor and writer at The Sacramento Bee.

Web Site: http://gameto100.com


Ducks, geese and teenage girls along seedy stretch of river

Jul 21, 2014

I don’t know what to make of the two teenage girls in skimpy attire I saw last Friday afternoon. They were  wading in the lower American River. A minute later, a girl with a small dog came out of the woods … Continue reading

Get gays in the church door and then what?

Jul 16, 2014

Once upon a time, I covered religion and ethics for the Sacramento Bee. I was assigned to this task by the managing editor who felt the Bee should try to explore the often contentious intersection of religious belief and the … Continue reading

NBA pushes to exploit young players even more

Jul 14, 2014

When NBA executives start talking about protecting the youth of America, you know, especially if you’re a Sacramento taxpayer, they’re talking about protecting their own self-interest at someone else’s expense. The last time former NBA Commissioner David Stern came to … Continue reading

Home improvement: One change begets others

Jul 9, 2014
Home improvement: One change begets others

                    I could have squandered a lot of time at Home Depot the other morning trying to figure out which of the various types of ready-mix concrete was best for my … Continue reading

Grease your career at the downtown Kings arena

Jul 7, 2014

As a basketball fan, my best memories are connected to the old Madison Square Garden in New York City. The arena, seating 18,499, was filled with loud, knowledgeable fans who appreciated the subtleties of the game as well as the talents … Continue reading

What does draft pick say about Kings’ game plan?

Jul 3, 2014

Throughout the Kings’ long, abysmal past season, coach Michael Malone bemoaned the team’s lack of passing and weak defense. Although astute in his analysis, Malone seemed unable to persuade his players to do what he knew they should be doing. … Continue reading

Crying foul over arena “extortion” is hypocritical

Jun 30, 2014

The trouble with setting a bad example is that you inspire others to follow your lead. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. No need to get all hypocritical when this happens. The Kings arena boondoggle is an … Continue reading

Step two on window repair would have helped

Jun 25, 2014
Step two on window repair would have helped

  Last weekend served as a good reminder that I am not a handyman. I was stymied for considerable time on a minor home repair because I wasn’t given complete instructions. Perhaps a native born Californian with fix-it genes in … Continue reading

Headline on U.S. soccer game is out of bounds

Jun 23, 2014

“RED, WHITE AND BLEW IT.” That was the all-caps headline on the front page on the Sacramento Bee this morning. It was plastered over a picture of  U.S. fans, draped in red, white and blue, looking shocked after Portugal tied … Continue reading

An occasional ‘thank you’ to customers might have kept Capital Nursery in business

Jun 19, 2014

As I was driving along Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento yesterday, I passed the blocklong ghost of Capital Nursery. The once-thriving showcase that had provided beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs for local gardens since 1936 went out of business in 2012. … Continue reading

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