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His birth certificate says Ranjit Gill, and he is striving to become the third Indian American elected to Congress in U.S. history. In the process, Gill could also become the first Lodi native and former Sacramento Kings intern with a nickname
Most obituaries of unfulfilled baseball seasons are bitter or sad, but not this one. Yes, the Giants lost 6-3 to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday to close the 2011 season. But to be bitter or sad would be like raging at the nature of life...
In the real world, illegal immigration is a sideshow issue of provocative statements with little resemblance to the truth...For example, during the Republican presidential debate last week, Michele Bachmann said she wanted to build a fence around
First, that illegal immigrant means illegal immigrant and all "illegals" should be deported. Secondly, that somehow I'm for open borders and lawlessness. "Maybe you are on a gang payroll," one gentleman wrote me on Monday. "You are despicably
The former Sacramento police chief agreed and threw himself into the task until very publicly quitting the process last week. He is one of many notables including the governors of some large states who think the Obama administration is wrongly
As the native son and former NBA star confirms the worst-kept secret in Sacramento today his desire for a second term it's hard to imagine anyone stopping him. There is no shortage of people who complain about KJ, but the mayor stands out as a
I broke the rule once a long time ago, and I paid the price for it last week, when a famous friend the baseball player Miguel Tejada was cut by the San Francisco Giants and then trashed on every media platform around. As a member of the media, I
The New York Times carried an article on elite athletes preparing for the World Cup of rugby, an ancient sport with a long and storied tradition in Sacramento. With little fanfare here, the U.S. national rugby team will leave for New Zealand on
As Ortiz wrote, after years of being broke, the state has exhausted budget tricks and gimmicks to delay real layoffs felt by real people. If state finances remain dismal, it's hard to imagine a scenario that doesn't include thousands of state workers
No matter the Philadelphia Phillies fans who whistle at him like drunken sailors eyeballing a young woman. Tim Lincecum, baseball's little big man, deserves to be in the Cy Young Award conversation as a leading contender not just as an afterthought.