St. Paul Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

Rev. Ephraim Williams, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, is continuing the legacy left by his late wife, Carrie Sue Williams. The Carrie Sue Williams Scholarship Foundation raises funds for “marginal” students. A benefit concert will be held at the church Sept. 12. Donations are only $10.

OAK PARK — Before Rev. Dr. Ephraim Williams’ wife Ms. Carrie Sue Williams left this life five years ago, she asked her husband of 55 years to carry on a project that she started and is dear to her heart. It was a request Rev. Williams did not refuse. The First Lady of St. Paul […]

Local Organizer On Her Way To Ferguson To Assists Youth

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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) Community Organizer Danielle Williams is on her way to Ferguson, Missouri, to assist in social justice and political activities. Williams, 29, will depart Sacramento on Aug. 31 and should return by Sept. 1. ACT, is a member of the PICO National Network (People Improving Communities Through Organizing), which […]

Neslon Murder Trial Ends in Three Guilty Verdicts

Richard Nelson Jr., right, leaves the Sacramento County Courthouse with family members on Aug. 20, 2014, after hearing that three men were convicted of killing his sister Monique R. Nelson on Dec. 14, 2014. Ms. Nelson died shielding her two-year-old son from a hail of gunfire outside of South Sacramento barbershop.
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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento jury of seven women and five men found two brothers guilty of first-degree murder and one man of voluntary manslaughter for the killing of Monique Nelson outside of a Sacramento barbershop on Dec. 14, 2010. A fourth man on trial was acquitted of all charges in the murder case. The […]

Uber Makes Ridesharing Easier

Booker Cook, also a student at Sacramento State University, has discovered that a driver-partnership with Uber is quite flexible and lucrative. The ride-sharing company's limousine-like service is efficient as well as classy for passengers.
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SACRAMENTO —Before Booker Cook knew what an Uber app was, he used the ride-sharing service without knowing it. The app — which allows riders to order a taxicab-like ride from their smartphone — instantly changed his transportation outlook. While attending a Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEPPO) at Sacramento State University, Cook and […]

North Sacramento Community & Parents Get Answers About TB Outbreak

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – With the first day of school in the Twin Rivers Unified School District just a couple of weeks away, parents with children in the District are highly concerned about a potential outbreak of Tuberculosis, especially after a case of the infectious disease was discovered at Grant High School last school year. A […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Community Event Aims To Aid Homeless and Helpless

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — It’s that time again to give, fellowship, and support the “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” community service initiative. This year the free event, featuring the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight, is from noon to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3 at Hampton Park. The participants that value their community are welcomed […]

Community Meeting to Address TB Outbreak at Grant High School

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DEL PASO HEIGHTS — A community meeting to address the Tuberculosis outbreak at Grant High School will be at Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 24. Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Public Health Officer for Sacramento County, will attend, provide information, and answer questions for the public at the […]

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

2014-15 Marks Team’s 30th Season in Sacramento

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]

Former Sac PD Detective Set To Discuss Oak Park Serial Killer

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OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial killer Morris Solomon Jr. at Underground Books in Oak Park. But this time, Harvey will have a special guest. Former Sacramento Police homicide detective John Cabrera will also appear at the free event from 2:00 p.m. to […]

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, all three years of the deal is expected to be guaranteed. The […]