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Sacramento’s mayoral candidates should be talking about job creation

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.

City Beat

Here’s to Sacramento’s true stars

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?

Marcos Breton

Marcos Breton: Stop waving Mexican flag at Trump protests

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.

Marcos Breton

Marcos Breton: It’s time to end UC Davis drama

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.

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Bryan Valenzuela is one of two Sacramento artists to be chosen for public artwork at Golden 1 Center.
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