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DWB: All things must pass
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DWB: All things must pass

Well, this is awkward… Over my nearly three years at The Sacramento Press, I’ve written some nice farewells to folks who’ve left us, and I’ve even had to fire a couple of people. Not what I...

DWB: Redistricting and election 2012
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DWB: Redistricting and election 2012

The long, sorry tale of redistricting 2011 is over. But certain local incumbents may find that the saga has legs well into next year. Say, into election season. Councilmembers Bonnie Pannell, Sandy...

DWB on “SMF”: What’s in a name?
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DWB on “SMF”: What’s in a name?

We old-timers will likely continue to call it “Jazzfest” or even “the Jubilee” for some time to come, but as of today, Sacramento’s Memorial Day tradition for 38 years, the Sacramento Jazz Festival...

DWB: Farewell to a good citizen
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DWB: Farewell to a good citizen

Many claim to be public servants, but few do work that has as concrete an impact as Ryan Loofbourrow’s work has. No, you didn’t vote for him, and you won’t see him in the news...

Sacramento Savings comes down
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Sacramento Savings comes down

Years after the bank closed its doors roughly 15 years ago, the building that once housed Sacramento Savings at 5th and L streets, is finally falling under the wrecking ball. The building, built in...

DWB: The View from Downtown
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DWB: The View from Downtown

It took a couple hundred ordinary people from Oak Park only a couple of hours Tuesday night to reintroduce the Sacramento City Council to the idea of democracy. After weeks in which the nine electeds...

Sacramento Press on Insight
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Sacramento Press on Insight

Among the topics I discussed Tuesday with CPR’s Jeffrey Callison:  The new arena commission starts yet another three month period (100 days) of research. There are 70, not 60, members, and...

Melissa Corker steps into city hall
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Melissa Corker steps into city hall

Monday was Melissa Corker’s first official day as City Hall reporter here at The Sacramento Press. But it may not have seemed that way to her – or even to you. After all, Melissa has a history...

Opinion: What we still don’t know
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Opinion: What we still don’t know

Miss a week, miss … well, not as much as I’d hoped. I took last week off from The Sacramento Press and treated myself to a nice little media fast. When I got back, I took a good look at the...

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