Who’s naughty? Who’s nice? Someone is making a list
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not allegedly take bribes from undercover FBI agents or secretly fund a campaign to block a new Kings arena.
Sustaining a seasonal tradition, the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento has posted its list of do-gooders and reprobates from 2013. Occupants of the naughty list included Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, the subject of an FBI corruption probe, and “consultants as lobbyists,” a reference to the sometimes-blurry line between what does and does not require lobbyist registration in California politics.
Perhaps the greatest Sacramento villain to make the naughty list, though, was billionaire Chris Hansen. After failing in his effort to lure the Kings to Seattle, Hansen was then exposed as the mystery benefactor of an effort to put the arena to a public vote.
The Kings saga did yield kudos for “Shaqramento,” an ode to the former Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal becoming a part-owner, and for software titan and new owner Vivek Ranadive. They sat on the nice list alongside the Sacramento Farm to Fork festival, Pope Francis and the San Francisco Batkid.