You can't force relationships that can only flourish when both sides want them to work.
There is a chance for the city of Sacramento to pivot away from political pettiness that knew no bounds until, perhaps, now.
What better day than the Sunday after Thanksgiving to reflect on how much we ate and drank and how much we'll dread stepping on a scale or looking in the mirror?
At midnight tonight, I turn 50 years old. Fifty. 5-0. A half-century of me. From a rainy night in 1962 (or so I was told) to now, that's a political span that stretches from JFK to Barack Hussein Obama.
There is no feeling good about advocating for the death penalty.
Some monster investments take years to yield results, but this is one for the ages.
I have no idea if St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is a dirty player.
Daniel Descalso, a former UC Davis athlete, is the latest in a legacy of kids who have risen from local sandlots and ballparks with metal benches to pursue the dream of the World Series.
I hear the same remark all over Sacramento whenever the issue of homelessness comes up.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is nothing if not a shrewd judge of narratives, though his gifts seemed to most often serve as a vehicle to make money and consolidate power for himself.
It was a massive game that didn't sell out on a sultry Monday night, but it didn't matter.
Every year, Sacramento civic leaders take a journey of unfulfilled yearning. They travel to a different American city that is "doing it right" so that Sacramentans can "see how it's done."
There are perceptions about Sacramento's homeless population that are based on emotion and misinformation.
Beginning today, Sacramento County authorities will begin taking several significant steps aimed at saving the American River Parkway from environmental harm caused by illegal camping.
If you dare take issue with homeless advocates in Sacramento, the first rock hurled in your direction is a question meant as an accusation: "What's your solution to the homeless problem?"
Dear Seattle: Be careful what you wish for.
Two years after he famously was left off the Giants' playoff roster, it seems an increasingly good bet Giants starter Barry Zito will make it this October.
A dear friend of mine a Catholic priest often encourages me to remain "on the side of the angels" when writing about social issues.
Marco Scutaro is, without exaggeration, the greatest Italian-Venezuelan player in the history of major league baseball.
If you're going to argue against the death penalty, then argue against the death penalty.
I could be Republican, but I'm not and the GOP has itself to blame for that.
The Maloof "boys" aren't talking and when they do, nobody should trust them anyway so Virginia Beach seems plausible even in absence of any facts.
Oh, my city. You are so screwed up politically. You have big city complexities demanding big city ideas.
For days in the wake of Melky Cabrera's suspension for steroid use, the local and national media have spread the myth that we should continue to look for heroes in professional sports.