Sacramento has a gift for growing smart, experienced local political leaders. Mayor Darrell Steinberg served at the highest levels of California governance. County Board of Supervisors Chair Phil Serna was raised in a home led by two educators, one of whom was mayor.
But somehow, local leaders are struck dumb by homelessness.
A broken, unwanted levee fence cost Steve Hansen his political career.
One year ago, Hansen decided to stop people from walking onto the Sacramento River levee in Little Pocket. He told city park officials to build a black iron fence and gate on Riverside Boulevard near 35th Avenue.
Let’s erase the McClatchy name from Sacramento. Rebrand the high school. Call the park something relevant. As for the little street in Land Park, change it. The name McClatchy means a family best forgotten. Media turned weepy in February when the McClatchy Company declared bankruptcy and ended the family’s 163-year run as the ultimate Sacramento newspaper dynasty. The tears were not deserved.
Young and Alone Wind serves youth with nowhere to go By Scot Crocker April 2020 Homeless young people are found in every corner of Sacramento. Some sleep on the streets. Others couch surf with friends or tap into social services scattered around town. One Downtown...
Nothing bonds sports fans better than a friendly wager. Maybe $20. Or $100. No matter the dollar amount, betting on sports quickens the pulse, heightens the intensity and pulls the fan into the action. When you’ve got money riding on the game, the final score really matters.
Unfortunately, California sports fans transform themselves into criminals when they make a sports bet. Sports wagering is illegal in the state, whether online or between two neighbors. The only way to stay within the boundaries of California law is to make your wager in Nevada.
Scandal Haunts Measure G State shows why ‘Children’s Fund’ should fail By R.E. Graswich March 2020 If Sacramento voters need a reason to reject Measure G, the Children’s Fund Act, on March 3, Derrell and Tina Roberts have provided it. Years ago, the husband and wife...