Monthly Archives: February 2014

Opinion: “Branding” Del Paso Boulevard

Do murals and other pieces of art start the revitalization of an area that is full of empty storefronts and vacant lots? Does it counter the existence of widespread illicit drug sales and prostitution and restore the quality of life for area residents? If you read a recent article by former Sacramento Press editor, Allison […]

Recognizing the Freedom to Conceal

“…the carrying of an operable handgun outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes “bear[ing] Arms” within the meaning of the Second Amendment.” With these words, a 2-1 majority of a three judge panel of the historically liberal Ninth Circuit Court surprised many when it recently ruled that […]

It’s Just Peppermint, Patty!

The woman reclined on the couch in the psychiatrist’s office and stared blankly at the ceiling. She knew that she needed help with her addiction and that Charlie wanted her to get help, but it was hard to speak about it to a person who was not a total stranger. But then again, Dr. Van […]

Public Discussion of Personal Matters on the RT—Is It Too Much?

One of the most fascinating things about traveling on Sac RT buses and light rail on a regular basis is watching the development of relationships between operators and passengers who share the same trips on a daily basis. The topics of conversation range from the mundane to the very personal. Recently, I was witness to […]

Out of Sight; Out of Mind: The Chuck Cunningham Syndrome

For those who enjoy watching episodic television, one of the most interesting phenomena to affect a show is the unexplained disappearance of a regular or reoccurring character. Characters who are there one episode and then are gone, never to reappear with no explanation offered. One of the first notable examples of this phenomena was the […]

Opinion: An Oak Park Renaissance?

When I heard the words “Oak Park” after moving to Sacramento, the first thing that came to my mind being from Southeastern Wisconsin was the affluent village and suburb located just outside of Chicago which is the hometown of comedians Bob Newhart and Betty White as well as Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds and […]

تقوم بعمل الله في شمال سكرامنتو The work of God in North Sacramento

If you had reason to open the trunk of the car driven by Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad, spiritual leader of the Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center located on the southwest corner of Rio Linda Blvd and Nogales Street in North Sacramento, besides the normal things that are kept there, you would find a mobile food […]

Obey the Sign!

While most of us are just waking up or beginning our commutes to work in the early morning, there are some people already hard at work here in Sacramento and across the country. They are busy making sure that children make it safely to school across busy and unpredictable intersections. One such person is Lisa, […]

Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Announces 2014 Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Since 2008, the Rainbow Chamber Foundation has awarded 22 scholarships to LGBTQA and LGBTQA-supportive students. The Foundation has awarded between two and six scholarships of varying sizes each year to students enrolled or planning to enroll in local community college, university or vocational education programs. This year, the Foundation plans to award four scholarships plus […]