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Oakland, San Diego run into ethics mess with their luxury suites

Sep 7, 2016

Monday’s blog focused on who will get free tickets to sit in the city of Sacramento’s suite at the new arena; today’s piece is a look at the mess caused in two California cities by such giveaways. The problems are … Continue reading

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Think you will see the inside of city’s luxury suite at Kings arena?

Sep 6, 2016

I don’t know what’s wrong with the residents of Sacramento these days.  They seem so suspicious. Even when city officials offer a perks-for-the-people program at the new downtown Kings arena, skeptics question their generosity. The city expects to give away … Continue reading

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Dead iPhone

Did you think I was sick or dead?  Who could blame you - it has been a long time since I've written. I'm not even sure where I left you in this grand saga of life, death, and daily trivialities. I'm here but my iPhone has died. I've had an iPhone s...

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Let us now praise Sacramento city officials for not being utter fools on arena deal

Sep 1, 2016

After you’ve been robbed at gunpoint, it’s cold comfort to be told that you should be glad that you’re alive. After you’ve lost an eye, you don’t want to hear that you should be grateful you’re not blind. After you’ve … Continue reading

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“The Star-Spangled Banner” and Kaepernick protest don’t belong in sports stadiums

Aug 29, 2016

I wish a committee of patriotic Americans would start a drive to ban the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at all sporting events except gold-medal ceremonies at the Olympics. How the sports establishment managed to appropriate our national anthem for … Continue reading

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Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

Aug 25, 2016
Film director becomes scapegoat in gender wars

The blacklisting of entertainment industry professionals on the altar of anti-communism after World War II has left an indelible stain on the American conscience. The 2015 film “Trumbo” serves as a scary reminder of how lives can be destroyed by … Continue reading

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

Aug 23, 2016
Swimmer Ryan Lochte is becoming punch line of jokes

“Speedo drops Lochte. In retaliation, swimmer drops Speedos.” That’s a fanciful headline a copy-editor friend of mine came up with, and I can imagine seeing it soon in some racy tabloid. Why? Because disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte is rapidly running … Continue reading

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Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

Aug 22, 2016
Swimmer Lochte and Shasta Lake otters need some good PR

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and a bunch of Shasta Lake otters have this in common: they’ve messed up a good public image and need the help of smooth PR agents. Lochte, a12-time Olympic medal winner, concocted a wild story of … Continue reading

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Lawyers and immigrant success stories

Aug 17, 2016

When you lie down with dogs, you get fleas. I’m saying this metaphorically, as a prelude to suggesting that I see nothing admirable or redeeming in a lawyer who gets paid big bucks to help a powerful and wealthy client … Continue reading

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Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

Aug 15, 2016
Bicyclist’s carbon footprint proves costly to pedestrian

When a bicycling scofflaw shows no contrition for slamming into a pedestrian in downtown Sacramento, he should be put in the stocks and publicly shamed. Instead, he is given a public forum to blame his victim and tout his concern … Continue reading

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