Monthly Archives: January 2014

Arena & Sacramento’s Downtown

This column by Marcos Breton nails the impact, and the singularity, of the new arena on downtown. An excerpt. What’s the alternative to building an arena in downtown Sacramento? There isn’t an alternative – not a real one, anyway. No … Continue reading

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Suburbs & Affordable Housing

Nothing can scuttle the marketing and sales opportunities of a new suburban community faster than an affordable housing requirement. Regardless of the reality, the perception is, among home buyers, that affordable housing equals crime and blight; and in consumer sales, … Continue reading

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New Arena, Wow!

In what is surely going to be one of the most beautiful venues to play basketball in the country, the Sacramento Kings unveiled their new arena design, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. The Sacramento Kings unveiled final … Continue reading

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Arena Economics not Only Criteria

In a recent article in the Sacramento Bee, the economic results of the downtown arena are challenged, which is a good discussion to have; but the far more important issue is the quality of life a new downtown arena and … Continue reading

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People Over Fish, Of Course!

This editorial from the Bee takes House Speaker Boehner’s recent visit to the Valley to task, but in a bit I heard on television news, his comment that in his part of the country taking the needs of fish over … Continue reading

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Drought & Water Storage

The only conclusion you can reach from a few paragraphs in the recent Sacramento Bee story we noted in a previous post about the drought and water storage is that Los Angeles is smart and Sacramento is dumb. As … Continue reading

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California’s Archaic Infrastructure

With some thanks to our current governor when he was first governor, our infrastructure is old and has not been renewed at an appropriate pace since, the subject of Joel Kotkin’s column. An excerpt. California’s economy may be on the … Continue reading

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Streetcars are Cool

Yes they are and fortunately, there is a rebirth of the technology which once was everywhere, even in Sacramento, but they went out of style with the development of cars and freeways, as this story in Governing—which includes a nice … Continue reading

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Suburban Derangement Syndrome

SDS is rampant among the left, as anything connected to suburban living: cars, ranch style homes, yards, barbeques, swimming pools, etc., seems to generate an episode, especially among the media mavens suffering from it. This article from Politico is a … Continue reading

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Sweet Sacramento, Our Home

We all know what a great place to live Sacramento is, with the Parkway playing a central role, so this story from Sacramento County about all of the various rankings done over the past year or so showing it to … Continue reading

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