Letters to the Editor

Aftershock traffic bad sign for arena

Bicyclists check out construction progress on the new arena at Seventh and K Streets. The new arena, the Golden 1 Center, is expected to open in fall 2016.
Bicyclists check out construction progress on the new arena at Seventh and K Streets. The new arena, the Golden 1 Center, is expected to open in fall 2016. Ed Andersen

Re “Weekend’s Aftershock festival had good music but bad traffic” (Page 3A, Oct. 27): Will the three-hour traffic nightmare experience at Gibson Ranch be what Kings fans can expect at the new arena? As a season ticket holder, I still haven’t heard exactly what the parking situation will be. Just a throwaway reply from the Kings about how many spaces will be available within a mile of the arena.

I won’t be walking a mile before and after each game, that is for sure. If the parking and traffic plans for the arena aren’t communicated soon, I won’t be renewing my season tickets. Perhaps The Bee could do a comprehensive report on exactly what the traffic flow plan is, where parking is located and the costs. Before Kevin Johnson skips town as his days as mayor wind down.

Kristine Johnson,

Granite Bay

Keep the roosters, break out cowbells

Re “Sacramento County supervisors reject expanded rooster ban” (Page 3A, Oct. 28): We are now officially a cow town.

Steven Bickford,


Media ignore bias in GOP debate

Re “As Trump and Carson fade, others spar” (Page 1A, Oct. 29): How ironic. The biggest controversial news that came out of the debate Wednesday was the biased mainstream media moderators’ line of questioning. Ted Cruz noted, to great applause, the ridiculous questions the moderators were asking. Marco Rubio noted that the mainstream media were a super PAC for the Democrats, citing the support of Hillary Clinton. Lo and behold, I picked up my copy of this morning’s Bee and no coverage of the obviously biased moderators.

Tom Orsat, Folsom

Deforestation issue should start here

Re “Air board looks to tropical deforestation for cap-and-trade” (Page 6A, Oct. 29): It’s ironic that now is when the Air Resources Board wants to address the issue of deforestation in places like Brazil under its cap-and-trade program, allowing polluters to purchase carbon credit offsets to save tropical rainforests.

When the board adopted its original cap-and-trade rules, it unwisely included provisions allowing California timber companies to sell carbon credits that actually encourage destructive logging practices, such as clear-cutting ancient forests that sequester enormous amounts of carbon. In addition to its focus on South America, the board should reform its rules so that destructive management practices are discouraged, not rewarded, for the forests of California and the rest of North America.

Jeff Shellito, Sacramento


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