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Warriors face fight over move to San Francisco

The record-setting Golden State Warriors, the defending NBA champions, have become one of the most beloved sports teams in recent California history. San Francisco politicians have embraced the team’s planned move from Oakland to San Francisco’s Mission Bay area, especially

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Will 49ers stadium be last one subsidized in CA?

The San Diego Chargers’ and Oakland Raiders’ announcement that they had taken steps toward jointly building a privately financed $1.7 billion stadium in Carson may have been done at least partly with the intent of persuading their home cities to

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Reputation defender: The L.A. office of the NAACP

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is expected to face suspension or more from the NBA at a press conference at 11 a.m. today (Pacific time) in the league’s New York office. Sorry, but I can’t believe the tone-deafness of

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Arena lawsuit: Deposition of key officials nears go-ahead 0

Opponents of the push for a heavily subsidized downtown Sacramento basketball arena are closer to forcing key city insiders to tell what they know about how much taxpayers actually will have to pay for the project. Last week, Sacramento Superior

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High state income taxes once again haunt a California NBA team

In July, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers took a kick to stomach when free agent Dwight Howard, arguably the league's best center, signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Houston Rockets for $30 million less guaranteed money than

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Sacramento's arena deal has a new player

A new coalition has emerged in Sacramento's battle of the publicly subsidized sports arena. But this new player is on behalf of the taxpayers and citizens of Sacramento. On the steps of Sacramento City Hall Tuesday afternoon, I witnessed members of

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Critics charge flap reveals Sac Bee’s pro-arena agenda

Critics have taken issue with the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of a Sacramento arena deal. Last Thursday, the Bee featured a story under the headline, “PAC pushes Sacramento arena vote but won’t say where it is getting money.” The story claimed that Taxpayers

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Lakers fans may soon appreciate Phil Mickelson’s CA tax gripes 16

July 2, 2013 By Chris Reed In January, when Rancho Santa Fe pro golfer Phil Mickelson griped about the Prop. 30-mandated increase in state income taxes to 13.3 percent on California’s highest earners, he was widely pilloried as a heartless

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Sacto Kings players dream of no-tax state 3

April 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes As the behind-the-scene negotiations take place between the NBA, the owners of the Sacramento Kings and prospective buyers, there is really only one thing to remember: everything is economic. The top Kings player is

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NBA Championship goes to no-income-tax Florida 6

June 22, 2012 By John Seiler Hail the tax-free champions! Yesterday LeBron James won the NBA championship for the Miami Heat. Back when James jumped from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat a couple of years ago, one reason

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