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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

Oct 8, 2014
Finding Janis Joplin at the post office

I went to the post office yesterday afternoon to get some Forever stamps. I had been putting off the chore because I get irritable as soon as I approach a post office. This is a conditioned response to years of … Continue reading

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Going back to the park isn’t going home

Oct 6, 2014
Going back to the park isn’t going home

  “The Long Way Home” is a song on Rosanne Cash’s new album titled “The River and the Thread,” which explores her Southern musical roots. She referred to the song with wry humor at a concert Friday in Folsom. The … Continue reading

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Finding a game plan for retirement

Oct 2, 2014

I was talking to one of the older basketball players at my athletic club yesterday. He asked me if I was retired. When I said yes, he said, “Congratulations. That’s great.” I never quite understand why I get congratulated for … Continue reading

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