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Anatomy Of A Gate

Anatomy Of A Gate

She asked for a No Parking sign. City Councilmember Steve Hansen built a gate instead. She lost access to her property. And the public lost a historic access point to the Sacramento River Parkway levee in Little Pocket. Months after Inside Sacramento and retired attorney Jim Geary asked the city for documents relevant to Hansen’s new gate on Riverside Boulevard, important evidence has emerged.
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Football players at Hughes Stadium
How to Save Football

How to Save Football

Jim Cooper is trying to save football. He might be too late. Cooper, the state Assembly member from Elk Grove, carried legislation this year to make youth football probably not as safe as tennis, but safer than football has ever been. Cooper’s handiwork, called Assembly Bill 1 or the “California Youth Football Act,” proved California is serious about protecting children who play in youth football leagues.
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Barricade erected by Councilmember Steve Hansen
Access Fight Heats Up

Access Fight Heats Up

Watch out. Tacks and nails have been strewn along the Sacramento River Parkway bike trail near The Westin Hotel. Fencing has been cut and pushed aside at the city’s private park on Bell Air and Seamas in Little Pocket.

This is what happens when public officials ignore public interests and accommodate a fortunate few. Frustrations boil over. Civility disappears.

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Natural Resource Supervisor Bryan Young at Bufferlands
Waste Not

Waste Not

From a distance, the open field, carpeted with thousands of tiny yellow blossoms, appears as one continuous buttery blanket warming the earth under a flawless sky. Even better, we are about to walk on it—an ocean of goldfields, sibling to the sunflower and one of many native flora we will encounter.
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