Kings Fire Malone; Corbin Assumes Duties

Tyrone Corbin talked to the local press after he was officially named the replacement for Michael Malone. Malone was fired after an 11-13 start this season and a few bad losses, many without the service of center DeMarcus Cousins.
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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed publicly on Dec. 15 why Michael Malone was relieved of his head coaching duties. In the interim, at least until further notice, Tyrone Corbin is the Kings’ coach. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but we feel this is in the best interest of the […]

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
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NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during pregame warmups of the their game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 11. Gay, Reggie Evans, Ray McCallum, Ryan Hollins, Ramon Sessions, Jason Thompson, Ben McLemore, and Nik […]

OCT. 15: The Date Malik Saunders Got Married — And Nearly Died

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CARMICHAEL — This past fall, talented local poet Malik “Mista Malik” Saunders did something significant 10 years to the date that he was in a life-threatening automobile accident. Saunders married Adriana Diaz in front of his family and hers at Mercy San Juan Hospital. The marriage ceremony is in stark contrast to Saunders’ condition a […]

Local Protests Break Out Amid Ferguson Verdict

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — No sooner than it was announced that a grand jury decided not to indict a White police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen last summer, a local group of protesters expressed their displeasure of the resolution. The protesters marched from 55th Street, to the intersection of 65th and […]

Raiders Lose 9th Straight; 15th Overall

The Oakland Raiders led 10-6 until the Denver Broncos scored 35 unanswered points on their way to to a 41-17 victory on Nov.8.
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OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders remained winless this season as they fell to the visiting Denver Broncos 41-17 at O.co Coliseum on Sunday. Peyton Manning was 31-for-44 for 340 yards and five touchdowns for Denver (7-2, 4-0 AFC West). David Carr was 30-for-47 for 192 yards and two TDs for the inept Raiders (0-9, 0-2). […]

Election Update: Measure L Goes Down In Defeat & Cooper Heads to State Assembly

Jim Cooper and his supporters were elated to see the Elk Grove Councilman in a commanding lead for State Assembly District 9. Cooper's viewing party was at Paesano's Restaurant in Elk Grove.
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SACRAMENTO – A majority of Sacramento voters made it known during the General Election on Tuesday that City Hall works just fine. With all precincts reporting, Measure L, the initiative known as the “Sacramento Checks and Balance Act of 2014,” was voted down with 31,885 (57.22 percent) votes against 23,835 (42.78 percent) votes. Now that […]

Kings Break Ground on New Arena. But lose to Warriors 95-77 in Opener

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NORTH NATOMAS — On a day where the city of Sacramento enjoyed a fabulous day to break ground for the the new downtown arena, the Sacramento Kings soiled the occasion with a 95-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the season opener at Sleep Train Arena. DeMarcus Cousins, in foul trouble most of the […]

Mitchell Brothers Sentenced In Barbershop Gunfight

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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — Brothers Louis James Mitchell and Lonnie Orlando Mitchell Jr. essentially received life sentences Oct. 24 in Sacramento Superior Court for their involvement in a gunfight that resulted in the death of a woman protecting her infant son during the violent meleé. Hon. Judge Kevin McCormick sentenced Louis Mitchell, 23, to 52 years […]

Twin Rivers School Board Member Pleads ‘No Contest’

Former TRUSD board member Cortez Quinn, right, was ordered by a Sacramento County judge to serve eight months in jail Dec. 8 for botching a paternity test. Quinn is shown here with actor Danny Glover, left, at a fundraising in Del Paso Heights in May 2012.
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NORTH SACRAMENTO – In a Sacramento County courtroom Wednesday, Oct. 15, Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn plead no contest for allegedly conspiring to submit a fraudulent paternity test. An admission of no contest has the same effect as a guilty plea. Before Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8, Quinn […]

Kings Beat Raptors 113-106 For First Preseason Victory

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NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night in preseason action. Omri Casspi came off the bench to score 15 points and rookie Nik Stauskas added 13 impressive baskets for the Kings (1-1). […]