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


Opinions: For Sacramento’s downtown arena dreamers, nothing has to make sense

Dec 18, 2013

Local dream makers tell us that Sacramento’s revenue from its parking facilities will grow in the years ahead and pay off the estimated $770 million cost to the city in building a downtown arena. On the other hand, city officials … Continue reading

A Christmas miracle: Kings arena won’t cause traffic snarls downtown. Really?

Dec 17, 2013
A Christmas miracle: Kings arena won’t cause traffic snarls downtown. Really?

If you live in Sacramento, perhaps you were awakened this morning by the loud snort of derision that rumbled over the city. That came from Bee subscribers opening their newspaper and reading an astounding front-page headline:  “Downtown arena won’t snarl … Continue reading

Got $5,200 to give away? Owners of Kings are looking for a handout

Dec 16, 2013
Got $5,200 to give away? Owners of Kings are looking for a handout

Here’s something to think about this Christmas season:  If you had $5,200 to give away, would you rather see it go to lift the spirits of children with heart ailments or to boost the fortunes of millionaires who own the Sacramento … Continue reading

Where are the unctuous shoe salesmen of yesterday?

Dec 12, 2013
Where are the unctuous shoe salesmen of yesterday?

I went to Nordstrom at Arden Fair this week to buy new shoes. I’m not a Nordstrom regular, but my insecurities undermine my frugality when it comes to footwear. Nordstrom is about the only store in Sacramento that reliably carries … Continue reading

Opinion: Sacramento city workers should root for their pension instead of Kings arena subsidy

Dec 9, 2013

Would you risk your pension and medical benefits for a spiffy new Kings arena? Thousands of Sacramento’s current and former city employees better start thinking about that possibility. They ought to be raising holy hell about a  financial plan that … Continue reading

How the Kings’ Ben McLemore stacks up against rookie guards

Dec 4, 2013

   “Rookie progressing nicely,” said the headline splashed across the top of the Sacramento Bee’s sport page Tuesday. A picture of Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore going up for a dunk accompanied the column written by Bee sports columnist Ailene … Continue reading

Why DeMarcus Cousins drags down the Kings

Dec 2, 2013

If you watched the second half of last night’s game between the Kings and the Golden State Warriors, you know why DeMarcus Cousins will never be the Kings’ leader, the guy who will show his teammates how to play under … Continue reading

Advice to the Bee: Hire a few editors and profit from online comments

Nov 29, 2013

The Sacramento Bee’s copy editing alumni must be shouting a collective “I told you so” over the newspaper’s acknowledgement that unfettered reader commentary is a bad idea. As we said so often on the copy desk, everyone needs an editor. … Continue reading

What about that profit drop in Ranadive’s company?

Nov 25, 2013
What about that profit drop in Ranadive’s company?

 A front-page  news story on Vivek Ranadive and his company is certainly a worthy endeavor for a newspaper. The man is the majority owner of the Kings, and the city of Sacramento plans to fork over at least $258 million … Continue reading

A JFK birthday card on the day of the assassination

Nov 21, 2013
A JFK birthday card on the day of the assassination

Nov. 22, 1963, was my 18th birthday. I was a freshman at Harvard. The JFK aura was big at the university. Professors were serving in the administration, consulting with the president, shaping the New Frontier. When I went to classes … Continue reading



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