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Aaron Bruski moved full-time to Sacramento in 2013 after spending much of the past decade traveling between both halves of the state for business and basketball. As the owner of site sponsor ABIS Employee Benefits and Insurance Services, Bruski has nearly 15 years experience in the health care field, but that's just the beginning. Having spent the last seven years as a basketball writer for NBC Sports, his work has appeared at ProBasketballTalk.com, Rotoworld.com, USA Today, and Yahoo! Sports. Bruski's work covering the Kings relocation saga received critical acclaim as he was the first journalist to report that the Kings were likely to stay in Sacramento when the rest of the basketball media had punched their ticket to Seattle.

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media. As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see […]

Kings offer challenge after ESPN inexplicably ranks the franchise worst in major sports

ESPN wasn’t exactly impartial in its coverage of the Kings relocation drama, using some of their outlets such as SportsNation, ESPN.com and Outside the Lines to promote a pro-Seattle agenda. The offenses were usually slippery enough to keep from creating a stink in the media, but would consist of ‘interesting’ polling data, work like this […]

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice. Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8.  Pontine […]

STOP anti-arena signature collectors caught misleading voters again

The definition of what is a tax and what isn’t a tax will likely be a hotly contested one for all of time. In the case of anti-arena group STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork), their continued use of the word ‘tax’ when describing their opposition of Sacramento’s plan to build a downtown Entertainment and […]

Ettore’s, Broderick Roadhouse named Sac Burger Battle champs

Forgive me if I’m a bit distracted to write this post. This most excellent writeup by Chris Macias of the Sacramento Bee about last night’s Sac Burger Battle has me rushing out the door, trying to get my hands on the nearest burger. Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day, too.  I have not had a burger […]

Sacramento City Manager Announces Appointment of Interim Fire Chief Dan Haverty

Sacramento City Manager John Shirey announced today the appointment of Dan Haverty to Interim Fire Chief beginning October 1. Current Fire Chief, Ray Jones, announced his retirement last month after 28 years of service to the City, including the last five years as Chief. “Chief Haverty has the leadership skills and experience to assist the […]

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

It may be fun for opponents to poke holes in the labor agreement reached between Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Kings and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, which calls for most of the construction and labor jobs for the downtown arena to be filled by union workers, and it may be good for ratings […]

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