Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.
The Sacramento Kings finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as 2012-2013. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.
The City of Sacramento could get as much as a million dollars as the local share of construction-related sales taxes collected for a new arena downtown.
As the demolition date for the portion of the Downtown Plaza where the arena will be built looms, business owners prepare to move or close.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
A judge has given Sacramento possession of a former Macy's department store downtown, the last parcel of land needed for the development of a new sports arena.
UPDATE -- A judge delayed his final ruling into the eminent domain case that would allow the city of Sacramento to go ahead with its plans for a downtown arena early Wednesday.
(AP) -- Sacramento's eminent domain lawsuit against the owners of a former Macy's department store downtown will be tried in the city.
A Sacramento County Superior Court Judge has ruled against two groups that sued the Sacramento City Clerk over her decision to keep an arena-funding measure off the June ballot.
A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has told attorneys he is inclined to rule against two groups suing the City of Sacramento. They are suing over rejected arena-funding petitions.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivered his State of the City address with the great majority of it focused on the proposed downtown arena.
Plans for a new Sacramento Kings arena are getting good reviews from new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Groups seeking to force a public vote on a new Sacramento arena and other publicly-funded projects have sued the Sacramento City Clerk, the City, and the City Council.
The team says some of the increase is due to a surcharge, but some is simple supply and demand.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he is confident the City would win in court if a group challenges a recent decision by the city clerk.
The Sacramento Downtown Partnership says the state of downtown is improving as the Kings get closer to breaking ground on a new arena.
Updated: 5:00 p.m: The Sacramento Kings have unveiled new drawings of what a planned downtown arena would look like.
The Sacramento City Clerk has advised the people behind a measure calling for a public vote on a downtown arena project that the petitions "do not conform to the Elections Code."
The group received notice it has submitted the required number of signatures to put a measure issue on the June ballot. But, the petitions must still clear the Sacramento City Clerk's office.
The City of Sacramento has asked a judge for control over part of the Downtown Plaza mall that's the site of a proposed Kings arena.
CalPERS will allow the city to take the land, but the city has not come to terms with the bank that owns the old Macy's building.
The two sides of the Sacramento arena ballot measure have sent their legal reasons to the city clerk and county registrar as to whether the petitions to put the measure on the ballot should count.
The City of Sacramento says the California Public Employees Retirement System has refused to sell property needed for a proposed downtown arena project. The City has asked the City Council to approve the use of eminent domain.
The City of Sacramento is closer to finding out if a measure requiring a public vote on financing an arena will qualify for the June ballot.
A crucial document needed for the downtown Sacramento arena project is now up for public review. About 80 people attended an open house Wednesday night at City Hall to ask questions and comment about the environmental impact report.
The City of Sacramento has submitted its Environmental Impact Report for the proposed downtown arena with the California State Clearinghouse.
Kings and City of Sacramento Agree To New Arena Terms
Mon, Dec 16, 2013
The City of Sacramento no longer wants to sell 60 acres on and around the Haggin Oaks Golf Course to the development arm of the Sacramento Kings. The City has instead agreed to sell three downtown parcels to the Kings for about $3 million.
The Sacramento City Clerk's office says enough of the petitions were filled out correctly to warrant review by the County Registrar of Voters.
City Clerk Reviewing Arena Funding Measure Petitions
Thu, Dec 12, 2013
By the end of Friday, the Sacramento City Clerk's office hopes to have finished reviewing petitions for a measure that would require a public vote on funding a downtown Sacramento arena.
Kings Looking For Local Construction Partners
Mon, Dec 09, 2013
The Sacramento Kings will present their goals Tuesday night for the number of local and small businesses that would be involved in building a new downtown arena. The presentation will be made before the Sacramento City Council.
Council Asked To Suspend Competitive Bidding For Arena
Fri, Dec 06, 2013
The City of Sacramento has asked the City Council to suspend the usual competitive bidding process for the downtown arena project.
Downtown Arena Developers Submit Plans To City
Fri, Nov 22, 2013
Developers of a proposed downtown arena have submitted plans and some new artwork. Click on the files to the right of this story under "Related Resources" to see for yourself what the City of Sacramento has been officially presented.
Arena Proponents Claim 10,000 Anti-Arena Petition Withdrawals
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
The opponents of publicly financing a downtown Sacramento arena have collected 22-thousand petitions to put the matter on next June's ballot. But, arena proponents say half of the people who signed petitions have withdrawn their signatures.
Shaquille O'Neal played cricket before the game. Former King Mitch Richmond walked the purple carpet. New owner Vivek Ranadive revved up the crowd. Experience this celebratory season opener through the lens of CapRadio photographer Andrew Nixon.
Kings Fans and Owners Embrace Change For Season Opener
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
The 29th home opener for the Sacramento Kings was unlike any before not only because the city almost lost the team, but because of all of the new things the new owners have brought to the table.
As it Happened: Kings Win Home Opener as New Era Begins (Storify)
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
The Kings opened the 2013-14 season Wednesday night with a 90-88 victory of the Denver Nuggets at the packed Sleep Train Arena, marking the start of the Vivek Ranadive ownership era. Social media was abuzz, and we have the highlights.
Kings' Home Opener Brings Mixed Emotions For Businesses
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
People with businesses near Sleep Train Arena are happy to see another Sacramento Kings season, but those same people worry what will happen when the Kings move downtown.
Here We Remember: Sacramento's Long Road to Keeping the Kings
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
As the Sacramento Kings open the 2013-14 season tonight - a season many fans feared they'd never see - listen back to the city's roller-coaster bid to keep the team in town for good.
Arena Design Team Promises Big Things
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
The project design team for the Downtown Sacramento arena say the new building will "knock people's socks off."
Public Input Into Arena Plan To Be Discussed At Council Tonight
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
The design and development team for the new downtown Sacramento arena will be presenting its ideas before the Sacramento City Council tonight.
Kings Sign Center Demarcus Cousins
Mon, Sep 30, 2013
Demarcus Cousins has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Sacramento Kings after leading the team in points, steals, rebounds, suspensions and technical fouls last season.
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