Ranadivé Building Sacramento Kings’ Staff On Diversity

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadivé, standing at the podium, built his software company behind diversity and great talent. His vision bodes well for the Kings and Sacramento region that touts many different faces and backgrounds.


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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — It’s no joking matter when the Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadivé says time after time that he likes to surround himself with people “smarter” than he is. Based on his professional background, the self-imposed discipline Ranadive endorses has been an effective tool for the software engineer and the companies he has […]

DeMarcus Cousins signs 4-year deal; Kings To Open Training Camp

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadive, left, explains why he made DeMarcus Cousins, right, the face of the franchise. Cousins signed a 4-year, $62 million deal to stay with the Kings on Sept. 30.

Inset photo — DeMarcus Cousins' mother Monique Cousins, was in Sacramento for his big payday. Monique is holding DeMarcus' one-year-old son Amir Cousins.

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NORTH NATOMAS —- The Sacramento Kings first order of business, hours before Media Day on Sept. 30 at the Practice Facility, was signing fourth-year center DeMarcus Cousins to a four-year, $62 million contract. The members of the organization sealed the deal and let Cousins know that he’s the cornerstone of the Kings’ future. Cousins’ presence […]

Fair Political Practices Commission Opens Investigation into The Anti-Arena Campaign

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SACRAMENTO – The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), which regulates California political campaigns and campaign finance law has confirmed that they have opened an investigation into the funding behind the campaign to kill the proposed downtown arena. Representatives with the FPPC stated that an investigation into the complaint filed by DowntownArena.org has been opened, but […]

FPPC Asked to Investigate Who is Funding Anti-Arena Campaign

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SACRAMENTO – Business leaders have asked. Labor leaders have asked. Community leaders and even the media has asked. But Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) has refused to disclose who is funding the paid signature campaign against the arena. Now DowntownArena.org is asking the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate STOP and the Orange […]

DowntownArena.org Demands STOP Reveal Who’s Paying to Kill Arena

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SACRAMENTO – Business, labor and community leaders are demanding transparency regarding an Orange County political action committee’s involvement in an effort to stop the construction of a sports and entertainment complex in Downtown Sacramento. “This stealth group is trying to hoodwink Sacramento voters into killing a project that will create 4,000 jobs and bolster our […]

#STOPthelies Campaign Launches Signature Withdrawal Effort

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SACRAMENTO – Signature campaigns are nothing new; but signature withdrawal campaigns are. Amidst mounting examples of misleading tactics being used by signature gathers on a petition to force a public vote on the proposed downtown arena, scores of Sacramento City voters have been asking how they can get their names off the petition. “It’s an […]

Business & Labor Groups Challenge Anti-Arena Signature Gatherers to “STOP the Lies!”

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SACRAMENTO – “STOP the lies!” That’s the challenge from a group of Sacramento area business leaders and labor organizations to those gathering signatures to force a public vote on the new arena project slated for Downtown. Sacramento Area Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) have begun a signature campaign to stop the building of the new […]

Carl Landry is Back With The Kings: Agrees to 4-year, $26 Million Deal

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SACRAMENTO – Carl Landry believes his second stint with the Sacramento Kings will be better and last longer than his first time around. With an aggressive new regime in place, Landry and the Kings agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $26 million on Saturday that will bring the power forward back to California’s […]

Pelicans, Blazers, Kings Make Deal; Evans Headed to New Orleans

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SACRAMENTO – New Orleans, Portland and Sacramento have agreed to a three-team trade sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, people familiar with the deal said. The people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because NBA […]

Kings’ Rookies McLemore & McCallum are “Ready To Rock” New Era

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NORTH NATOMAS — At this point in his life, hopefully Ben McLemore should not have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. After the Sacramento Kings made him their No. 7 pick in the first round of the NBA Draft last week, McLemore could, if he desire, buy other unfortunate families a […]