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.

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Local hotels get hard elbow from Kings’ owners

Nov 10, 2014

Local hotel owners, particularly in downtown Sacramento, can’t be enthusiastic that the owners of the Sacramento Kings plan to build a 250-room hotel next to the new arena. Area hotels struggled through the deep recession and are only now beginning … Continue reading

Boxing’s oldest champion faces big test

Nov 6, 2014

Thanks to a number of pre-fight news stories, I’ve become interested in what happens when boxer Bernard Hopkins takes on Russian fighter Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night. On one level, the fight in Atlantic City, N.J., looks like the classic … Continue reading

When life gets nip and tuck

Nov 3, 2014

In perusing the New York Times the other day, I came across a debate ignited by the remarkable transformation of actress Renee Zellweger’s face. Many thought Zellweger, 45, was almost unrecognizable when she appeared at a recent event. They assumed … Continue reading

A tactic unworthy of a good newspaper

Oct 31, 2014

“Sacramento must separate Measure L from the mayor,” proclaims the headline over the Sacramento Bee’s lead editorial Thursday. The newspaper’s editorial board has advanced this specious position before, and I suspect it was bombarded with ridicule. Why else would this … Continue reading

Kings owner Ranadive spins another fantasy

Oct 30, 2014

The most offensive display put on yesterday as the Sacramento Kings opened the new season against the Golden State Warriors was Kings owner Vivek Ranadive bragging about an NBA championship that will come to “one of the most iconic structures … Continue reading

Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

Oct 28, 2014
Restrictive stereotypes fall when someone dares to challenge them

  When I came across a picture of a very pregnant Alysia Montaño, a 2012 Olympian from Southern California, competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships June 26 while eight months pregnant, I did a double take. It was … Continue reading

Have an addiction? Here’s the word on the street

Oct 22, 2014

I parked my black Mustang yesterday in a parking lot across from the Capital Athletic Club. The club in downtown Sacramento is just a few blocks from the state Capitol. There are many state office buildings nearby, along with a … Continue reading

In terms of fitness, how old are you?

Oct 20, 2014

When guys at my athletic club ask me how old I am, I tend to joke that I’m 39 in basketball years. That subtracts almost 30 years from my chronological age. I’d rather they look at what they see on … Continue reading

Forget strong-mayor theory — follow the money

Oct 15, 2014

My fair-minded self suggests that I take the high road on Measure L, the plan to enhance the powers of the mayor of Sacramento. I should focus solely on whether a strong mayor is preferable to one who is first … Continue reading

Why getting the story right is important

Oct 13, 2014

“You guys are about to write a story that says the former attorney general, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in this country, is a crook! Just be sure you’re right.” That’s the stern warning Ben Bradlee, executive editor of the … Continue reading

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