Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler Jr., received France's Legion d'Honneur along with three other men for stopping an would terrorist gunman assault on a train in Belgium.
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OAK PARK – Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero son, Anthony Sadler Jr., who helped thwart an aledged gunman’s attack on a high-speed train in Belgium. Sadler, a student at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State University), Alek Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, […]

‘My Children! My Africa!’ Offers Apartheid Insight

Tory Scroggins, left, and Liz Frederick, right, portray brilliant minds in the midst of racial conflict. The stage play at Celebration Arts ends Aug. 29.
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East Sacramento — South African playwright Athol Fugard’s “My Children! My Africa!” is a challenging script that demands the stage actors to have near-complete control of the English language as well as a full understanding of the fallout from political unrest. The physical and mental substances needed for performing in this masterpiece can clearly drain […]

Whispers To Perform at North Sac Area Festival

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – The Third Annual Multi Cultural Festival in Hagginwood Park will feature the fabulous Whispers. The free festival, hosted by City Councilman and Vice Mayor Allen Wayne Warren’s District 2, is set for 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. One of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The […]

‘Scrappy’ Student Seeks Support For College

From the streets of Oak Park, Dominique Donette is now trying to start and complete a Master's program at Harvard University. But she needs some serious financial assistance.
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OAK PARK — Dominique “Dom” Donette has lived a unique life: she was born in a federal penitentiary, raised on the streets of Oak Park, attended 26 different schools, socially advocated for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. And she is just getting […]

Councilman Warren States Sexual Harassment Allegations Are ‘False’

Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claim filed against him by a former employee in his office is not true. Warren represents Council District 2.
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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claims filed against him by a former female outreach coordinator who worked in his office are categorically “false,” he told The OBSERVER. Warren, who represents District 2, also said he will not continue to comment on the issue until the city completes its […]

Former NBA Star’s Talent For Healing Off The Court

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SACRAMENTO – When it comes to chronic pain, sometimes the person who endures the discomfort will go through drastic measures to stop the agony by any means necessary. Jonathan Bender, the No. 5 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, experienced knee pain that literally ended his basketball career. He later was motivated to resolve […]

Grand Opening Planned For Local Artist’s Studio

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NORTH SACRAMENTO — His works has appeared in numerous art galleries, solo and group exhibitions through the years. Now fine art and photographer Gerry GOS” Otis Simpson is stepping out and into his own art facility. GOS” Art Gallery Studio will have a grand-opening and birthday celebration starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 […]

Sacramento Kings Select Kentucky Big Man, Willie Cauley-Stein

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NORTH NATOMAS — In the midst of thick, purple smoke swirling around All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ and coach George Karl’s fragmented relationship, the Sacramento Kings, with much delight, bring Willie Cauley-Stein into the fold through the NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein, a 7-foot, 240 pounds center from Kentucky was selected by the Kings with the No. 6 […]

U.S. Senior Golf Off To A Hot Start at Del Paso Country Club

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SACRAMENTO – In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Spectator Policy to allow fans to bring two 24-ounce sealed, clear water bottles to the championship this week. The decision came from championship officials at Del Paso County Club on June 24, as on-site forecasters predict high pressure in the […]

Lynching, Love, and Strong Performances Define “Levee James” Play

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EAST SACRAMENTO — There are numerous stories from the Jim Crow era that express the disturbing acts of lynching and violence against southern Black people in the deep south states. Mixed in with solid performances by a cast of three dynamic actors, S.M. Shephard-Massat’s stage play “Levee James” ushers in awareness of another side of […]