You hear it all the time. Darrell Steinberg isn’t strong. He goes along to get along. He doesn’t challenge the system. But past exchanges show he’s a lot more forceful than people give him credit for being.
Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby is suing her main rival in the mayor’s race, alleging that former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg “illegally moved” roughly $220,000 from a lieutenant governor campaign account into his mayoral campaign.
Darrell Steinberg and Angelique Ashby, Sacramento’s primary mayoral candidates, are adept at mouthing the words for what ails the city. But the need to create jobs in the state capital gets far less attention in the mayoral campaign than homelessness, an issue that disproportionately dominates public policy, discussion and media coverage in Sacramento.
Will it draw tourists from around the country and inspire a thousand selfies? Or will we walk right over them without noticing? Is Sacramento’s Walk of Stars an indication that the city’s “branding” obsession has gone too far?
If you vote for Donald Trump, you’re voting for the whole package: the repeated lies, the pledge to discriminate against Muslims, the demonization of Mexicans, the disparagement of women and the disabled.
There are occasions when the Mexican flag has its place in signature public settings in California. Every Sept. 16, for example, it is prominently displayed in Sacramento to commemorate Mexican Independence Day. Each year on that date, the state Capitol is bathed in red, green and white lights – the colors of Mexico’s national bandera.
The Community Center Theater at 13th and L streets opened in 1974, and it’s barely been touched since. Patrons complain about the acoustics. The access for disabled individuals is limited. The lobbies are so cramped, it’s often hard to tell whether you’re in line for the bathroom or the bar.
Linda Katehi’s time as UC Davis chancellor is effectively over. There is no repairing or rescuing what should have been a celebrated tenure of leadership but wasn’t. Now it’s time for UC President Janet Napolitano to allow Katehi to exit gracefully rather than forcing the school to endure a three-month period of leadership limbo.
Sacramento County regulators have ordered the city of Sacramento to test sidewalks in the Mangan Park neighborhood for lead dust and submit a detailed plan describing how it will remove contaminated soil adjacent to a gun range that was closed due to hazardous lead levels.
As homeless rights activists prepare to drive stakes into the ground for a tent city on a downtown Sacramento lot, members of the City Council expressed skepticism for that model of homeless shelter during a special City Hall hearing Tuesday.