SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Before the mudslinging became a routine public affair here, the harsh words between city officials and the Maloof family that owns the Kings were typically kept behind closed doors.
Chris Lehane, a well-known political consultant and executive director of the "Think Big Sacramento" group that Mayor and former NBA point guard Kevin Johnson launched to facilitate construction of a downtown arena, sent the following letter to arena supporters detailing the city's version of recent events. Kings co-owner George Maloof has since responded, deeming it "classless" (see Maloof Q&A).
With questions again swirling as to whether the Kings will remain in Sacramento, team co-owner George Maloof spoke with SI.com on Friday to break down the state of his family's arena-building affairs.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was as if the NBA lockout never ended.
California officials are investigating why correctional officers fired seven lethal rounds to quell a prison riot in Sacramento this week in which one inmate was shot in the leg, authorities said.
Studies find that being nice in the workplace could lead to a smaller paycheck. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
A chlorine leak at the Raging Waters water park in Sacramento, California, sent nine children and 11 adults to local hospitals Monday, officials said.
With no summer league to keep hardcore hoops fans happy in July, there was a growing excitement over the scheduled Aug. 20 faceoff between the Los Angeles-based Drew League and the Washington, D.C.-based Goodman League.
LAS VEGAS -- If Jordan Williams could pull off a Dirk Nowitzki-esque performance right about now, it would provide a much-needed boost to his draft stock.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Houston center Brad Miller revealed on Saturday that he had microfracture surgery on his left knee in mid-May and expects to be out of action for at least six months.
When word finally came down that the full-court shot had found net, the man who had let it fly so many weeks ago revealed a little-known fact about himself.
There is a gut-check going on as these words are being written, a proud family in distress. It is disappointed and disgusted and can't stomach the idea of losing control like this.
The light bulb is on now, shining brightly above the head of the Maloof brothers who must now decide what to do with their newfound illumination.
This isn't a half-court shot for Kevin Johnson, the former NBA player turned Sacramento mayor who's running point in his city's attempt to save its Kings. It's one of those shots from the old McDonald's commercials featuring Michael Jordan and Larry Bird: "Off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall, nothing but net."
The Kings' increasingly compelling relocation script started looking strangely familiar on Friday.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Desperate times call for desperate measures, of course, and so the situation goes in Sacramento these days.
Southwest Airlines announced Saturday that it is grounding 79 planes for inspection after a 3- to 4-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of one of its planes, bringing a view of the blue sky and a white-knuckled emergency descent.
Ryan Jeffers finds it hard to believe his daughter, Malyia, went from being a perfectly healthy 2-year-old who loved to dance, sing and entertain to an amputee facing a lifetime of medical care.
Whether it's following hockey statistics or calculating the national debt, our daily lives add up to a lot of math. But try explaining that to a room filled with middle schoolers.
Rushing around is standard airport behavior, but surprising collections of art at U.S. airports offer a moment for reflection -- for those who have the time.
Firefighters were making progress at a California shopping mall where a man started a fire and barricaded himself inside a video game store, authorities said Thursday evening.
With hundreds of communities nationwide forced to slash budgets and layoff police officers, the disclosure Thursday of which cities would receive federal grants to fund police positions had been eagerly awaited. Five hit the bureaucratic jackpot.
A Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman discusses the company's response to the San Pedro gas explosion.
Thursday night's devastating gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, raises a couple of critical questions: exactly how extensive and how safe are the nation's gas lines?
Two zebras are in custody after making a run for it Saturday evening through the streets of Sacramento, California, authorities said.
A major fire broke out late Friday at the packing plant of a gourmet fruit company north of Sacramento, California, the company said.
A fatal wildfire burning north of Los Angeles grew to more than twice the size of California's capital Tuesday evening, as officials upped the reward for information on who set the blaze to $150,000.
Parents in northern Mexico on Sunday began to bury the children who died in a horrific day care fire as Mexican authorities raised the death toll from the blaze to 41.
President Felipe Calderon traveled to Hermosillo on Saturday to meet with health officials as the death toll of a day care center fire there grew to 38 children.
The death toll in a deadly day care fire in Mexico rises to 35 with many more badley burned. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.
Thirty-one children were killed and more than 100 others were injured Friday when their day-care center caught fire in the northwestern state of Sonora, a spokesman for the state's governor said.
In a game of oversized musical chairs, playing out with arena rock anthems and contemporary hip-hop cuts as start-and-stop cues, some NBA big men changed teams in the last week.
Here are the deals that were made this month before the Feb. 19 trade deadline passed.
Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces on Tuesday proposed a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles
Mold, maggots and piles of festering trash - no wonder home prices are in freefall.
OK, let's get into what's important right away. Tony, of San Antonio, opens up all sorts of possibilities when he writes, "You're an old Olympic reporter. What's your impression of the Games so far?"
A state watchdog commission has recommended that California phase out its antiquated juvenile prisons by 2011
Thousands of residents north of Sacramento have been told to flee after erratic winds blew embers across wildfire containment lines
Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of Northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash
Fire crews joined aircraft from neighboring states Tuesday to battle hundreds of lightning-caused wildfires across Northern California
Firefighters battle hundreds of wildfires including one in Napa County that led to the evacuation of about 250 homes.
Wildfires were scattered around Northern California on Sunday as crews farther south were close to containing a blaze that had forced thousands to evacuate
Firefighters were still struggling Friday to get the upper hand on one stubborn fire that scorched more than 31 square miles and threatened 4,600 structures in Northern California
Fires fed by raging winds raced across parts of Northern California on Tuesday, destroying dozens of homes, threatening hundreds of others and leaving a firefighter severely burned
California Highway Patrol says an estimated 8 million bees escaped from an overturned truck in Sacramento.
Imagine driving down the highway amid the typical stream of cars and trucks to suddenly discover millions of bees swarming toward the morning commute.
You can't blame America's homeowners for feeling hopelessly confused. From suburban porches and city terraces, they're gawking at a housing world gone mad. Just 18 months ago, folks on a tony Linden Lane or a leafy Boxwood Court were astounded to see the colonial their neighbors bought for $600,000 in 2000 sell for $1.5 million after multiple bids. Now they're just as bewildered to watch the same model across the street go begging for months at $1.1 million without a single offer.
Question: I have a modest salary and can set aside only $50 a month toward my nine-year-old son's college fund. My problem is that the 529 college-savings account I would like to open requires a minimum of $1,000. I don't want to raid my savings account to open this fund, so what I should do to begin saving for my son's future college expenses? - Shelly Losoya, Sacramento, California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In-your-face, obnoxious fans applauding double faults by the visiting team. Live DJs spinning music, emcees on the microphone, players dancing in between points while fans do the same in the stands. Popcorn, hot dogs, beer and soft pretzels fill the concession stands.
Question: I often hear that you shouldn't withdraw more than 4 percent a year from your 401(k) after you retire. But if your account is growing at 8 percent a year and you take out only 4 percent, wouldn't your account value just keep growing?
So the trade deadline has come and gone with little significant movement. It's a surprise, really; over the previous three years an average of 10 trades were consummated in February, with several big names moved in deals that shook the balance of power.
Now wasn't that a big waste of everyone's time ...
As potential trades go, the best ones were either dehydrated, prostrate or about to have their plugs pulled. But with less than 24 hours to go, the Cleveland Cavaliers were making a final all-out attempt at reviving their candidate patient.
Now that we've pointed out which markets are poised for a bull run in the next cycle, we'd be remiss if we didn't also offer some guidance on which locales look the most vulnerable right now. So we...
The downtrodden Sacramento Kings travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday night to play the suddenly somnolent Detroit Pistons in what should be, oh, the 77th-most interesting thing going on in your world that day.
Shim and Neesa Patel were ready to pounce on a brand-new home in San Diego early this year. It was a 4,300-square-foot Spanish colonial coming on the market for $1.2 million. But two months before the house became available, Shim, a 35-year-old engineer for Qualcomm (Neesa is 30), noticed that local home sales had more or less ground to a halt.
These 10 overvalued cities have run their course and home prices are expected to drop in 2007, reports Business 2.0 Magazine in its November 2006 issue.
Now that we've pointed out which markets are poised for a bull run in the next cycle, we'd be remiss if we didn't also offer some guidance on which locales look the most vulnerable right now.
As the real estate market slows, sellers seem willing to try anything to close a deal.
True, home prices still are exorbitant by most historical standards. But the market is moving in buyers' favor - here's how to capitalize on that shift.
The stories keep piling up. In many once-sizzling markets around the country, accounts of dropping list prices have replaced tales of waiting lists for unbuilt condos and bidding wars over humdrum three-bedroom colonials.
Dear Armchair Millionaire: I think I should start working with a financial advisor, but I have so many friends who've had bad experiences with brokers that I'm definitely gun-shy. Can you tell me what I should look out for? -- H.N., Sacramento
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The decline and fall of California became apparent to me one autumn night in 1992 soon after I moved back following 10 years away. I was riding with Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officers...
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SACRAMENTO -- The number of women being arrested for embezzling . . . is increasing at a rate more than twice that of men . . . Statistics gathered by the FBI show that the number of women arrested...
Two of Sacramento's light-rail cars (will) be shipped to Pennsylvania to be dismantled and rebuilt . . . to bring the trolley system into compliance with federal Buy America regulations . . . As a ...