Investigative Reports

Stadium Dreams and Sacramento Kings

August 3rd, 2011 By PATRICK MELARKEY and RICHARD TRAINOR. For the past couple years we have watched our home town struggle to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in Sacramento. We have also observed the proposed attempt to build a new $400 million stadium for the team in downtown Sacramento at the old Southern Pacific railroad yards. We have also followed all the headlines and rumors about how the Kings are "moving to Anaheim." The...

Treasure Isle: Greed, Gold, Toxic Waste

July 26th, 2011 By Richard Trainor. Yo ho ho and and a pot of redevelopment gold. For 15 years San Francisco has tried to transform Treasure Island from a sandy former Naval base into a gold and jobs-generating new urban community with 40-story skyscrapers interspersed by parks and marinas. The idea came from then-Mayor Willie Brown as far back as 1995. On June 15, 2011, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee finally signed the fo...

Green Power Project Jolts Citizens

July 20th, 2011 By admin. JULY 20, 2011 By KATY GRIMES In the Southern California city of Chino Hills, there is a palpable anger spreading as the landscape is changing from bedroom community to industrial park. The bedroom community landscape now includes 200-foot electrical towers near homes, churches and parks. The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project has had many of the 76,000 Chino Hills residents up...

Gabino Aguirre's Secret Political Past

July 15th, 2011 By admin. Independent “Citizen” Commissioner Concealed Partisan Political Activities, History of Latino Activism & Connections to Redistricting Interest Group JULY 15, 2011 By JOHN HRABE The California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the 14-member independent panel of average citizens, was created to end partisan gerrymandering and draw political boundaries in an open process,  with...
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