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Why Do the Warriors Need Our $5 Million Dollars?
by via Bruce Bratton
Thursday Sep 6th, 2012 8:45 PM
Mike Ozanian, writing for Forbes about the business of sports, says: “Peter Guber and Joe Lacob bought the Warriors basketball team in 2010 for $450 million. Last November, Guber and Lacob bought a development team, the Dakota Wizards, reportedly for around $2 million. Guber also recently bought an interest in the LA Dodgers baseball team, which sold for $2 billion, and as you can see, he is no stranger to mining for government benefits”.
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This photo courtesy of The Beach Hill Neighbors Association shows the parking and living problems IF the Basketball moguls get their way with our City. Look at that photo, think about where you’d park…how far would you walk? Think about all the other places the Warriors basketball corporation could put this monstrosity. Do we need such ugliness next to our already decaying San Lorenzo River?


BASKET CASE #1. Doesn’t it seem odd that Kaiser Permanente denies health coverage anyone living in Santa Cruz County and still will have their name on the front of this “temporary metal tent”?? Have you seen the hot cheerleaders on the Warriors website? Will we have Santa Cruz High School girls doing this??? And didn’t we stop the Miss California Pageant for the same reason???

BASKET CASE #2. Check out how nervous Don Lane is in this Channel 8 newscast as he attempts to explain how the City Council really, really isn’t railroading the project.

WHO OWNS THE WARRIORS AND WHY DO THEY NEED OUR $5 MILLION DOLLARS? Unloading the email bag we read….”Mike Ozanian, writing for Forbes about the business of sports, says: “Peter Guber and Joe Lacob bought the Warriors basketball team in 2010 for $450 million. Last November, Guber and Lacob bought a development team, the Dakota Wizards, reportedly for around $2 million. Guber also recently bought an interest in the LA Dodgers baseball team, which sold for $2 billion, and as you can see, he is no stranger to mining for government benefits”.

A CASE OF SWOLLEN BASKETBALLS. You might want to read a few thousand words by Bill Simmons, a basketball authority, on the hapless Golden State Warriors here. It’s lengthy (then again, there’s so much bad news), Bill Simmons is the editor-in-chief of Grantland and the author of the recent New York Times no. 1 best-seller The Book of Basketball. For every Simmons column and podcast, log on to Grantland.
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by via Bruce Bratton Thursday Sep 6th, 2012 8:45 PM
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From the email bag…
Here’s a map and a note from the Beach Hill Neighbors Association to help you locate the proposed basketball arena construction.