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Graswich Unleashed: Playing by the Rules

For 10 weeks every Saturday morning from September to Thanksgiving, I hear kids playing soccer at a park near my house. Actually, I don’t hear the kids. I hear parents and coaches cheering, shouting...

Graswich Unleashed: Cop Talk

A good day’s work for a Sacramento patrol cop is a vehicle stop on Florin Road. There are four people in the car, a gun tucked beneath the seat and 12 pounds of marijuana...

Graswich Unleashed: Confessions of a B&B Convert

At the end of a narrow road pitted with patched gray asphalt on the coast of Lunan Bay in Scotland is a place called Ethie Castle. The castle dates back 700 years and was...

Graswich Unleashed: Same-Sex Divorce

A Sacramento judge made the best comment I’ve ever heard about divorce. The judge has been married and divorced. He knows how it feels when a wife claims her husband’s sports car was a...

Graswich Unleashed: Love Thy Neighbor

Real estate markets rise and fall, but some things stay the same. Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes. Pools typically don't. I enjoy updated kitchens and bathrooms as much as the next person. As for...

Graswich Unleased: Anyone Could Be Mayor

Russ Solomon, who founded, expanded and finally lost the Tower Records chain, says being from Sacramento is a good thing.“If you’re from New York or Paris, you don’t want to go and see what...

Graswich Unleashed: Mixed Marriage

California has three statewide elections this year, which is one more than a healthy marriage should be asked to endure. As for unhealthy marriages, I suggest abstinence from campaigns and adherence to Mother's rule...

Graswich Unleashed: Kids in Trouble

They are always the same, the kids who get in trouble at school. They respond to a tease with a punch at their tormenter. They don't go down the slide; they start at the...

Graswich Unleashed: Bumps in Our Roads

Time was, Sacramento had some of the best freeways in California. Wide, smooth and sweeping, our superhighways were engineered for tomorrow. They had more lanes than our family sedans and tomato trucks could fill....

Graswich Unleased: Much Ado About Kitty

It's no surprise to see Kitty O'Neal win the Best of Sacramento award in Sacramento magazine year after year. Kitty wins as best afternoon radio personality. As long as Kitty is on the radio,...

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