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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Arena glitter blinds newspaper to plight of the poor

Oct 12, 2015
Arena glitter blinds newspaper to plight of the poor

I know it’s become acceptable to cut the Sacramento Bee some slack these days, given its financial setbacks, staff layoffs and reduction in size. But are we readers supposed to swallow sarcasm passed off as insight, dumb conclusions promoted as … Continue reading

Regional Transit polishes up arena-area stations while poor riders struggle

Oct 7, 2015

Sacramento’s Regional Transit system is the primary provider of bus and light rail to local residents. The majority of riders live below the federal level. An astounding 48 percent of all riders have incomes below $15,000 a year, according to RT’s own … Continue reading

Renting a car? Keep your guard up

Oct 5, 2015
Renting a car? Keep your guard up

Before leaving on a road trip to the South recently, I called my car-insurance company to check whether I should get any added coverage on a rental car. I don’t rent cars often, and I’m wary when I do. Rental … Continue reading

Bringing a lot of baggage on Southern road trip

Oct 2, 2015

I brought a lot of baggage with me on my road trip through the South last week. For one thing, I felt compelled to tell my wife, Carol, to stick to the speed limit because I definitely didn’t want to … Continue reading

First, basketball, then the wedding

Sep 30, 2015
First, basketball, then the wedding

Basketball is a Clegg-family sport spanning three generations. That’s why it wasn’t surprising full-court games were on tap the morning of my great-nephew Brendan’s wedding day in Wilmington, N.C., last weekend. Brendan, a 29-year-old lawyer, had rented an indoor court … Continue reading

Football fan could use some common sense

Sep 24, 2015

Here are a few thought-provoking things from the world of sports recently: The beating of a jersey-wearing Minnesota Vikings fan by S.F. fans after a recent 49ers home game made me wonder about the wisdom of making yourself a potential … Continue reading

He didn’t look like a murderer

Sep 22, 2015

While reading a book review recently, I saw that the novel was set in the small seaside town of Moclips, Washington. I was immediately taken back 40 years to one of my first encounters with true evil. Back then, I … Continue reading

Caution, precision needed in Sac State debate over “genocide”

Sep 16, 2015

There’s nothing like the word “genocide” to ignite a heated debate. Believe me, I know. When I read about the controversy at Sac State regarding whether the killing of American Indians should be called “genocide,” I was reminded of a … Continue reading

Assisted-suicide bill is an affirmation of rational living

Sep 14, 2015

To hell with the gatekeepers. I don’t want doctors, priests, advocates for the poor and disabled or anyone else telling me when and how I can die. I don’t want a panel of physicians telling me to live with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Why friendship among co-workers has declined

Sep 10, 2015

Friendship is declining in the workplace. That was the premise of a Sunday op-ed piece in the New York Times by Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “Once, work … Continue reading

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