Were it not for the relentless campaign of journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, you might not be sitting down today to an afternoon of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and the NFL with your brother-in-law, who may have had one too many Bud Lights.
We agree it was a mistake to split UC Davis Medical Center from Oak Park in the 2011 Sacramento City Council redistricting. But reversing that decision is not worth the effort being expended by Mayor Kevin Johnson.
No matter what some opponents claimed, the new arena in downtown Sacramento was never only about the Kings. Proof positive arrived Monday with the announcement that the arena will host the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March 2017, about five months after it opens.
As the UC Board of Regents meets this week in San Francisco to consider a proposal for a series of potential hikes in tuition, however, it’s one more thing – a question. What do Californians want now from their world-famous system of public education? What do we value? Where are our priorities?
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