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 […]

Award Winning Grant Pacer Drumline Looks To National Parade

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DEL PASO HEIGHTS —  With only a few weeks before America celebrates its birthday, Grant High School’s talented and gifted members of the  school’s Drumline still need a little financial push to fund its important 4th of July excursion to Washington, D.C. The youthful musical group were invited by the National Selection Committee to represent California […]

Black Infant Health Aims to Improve Health Among African American Mothers

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ARDEN-ARCADE — When Alexis Senegal, already four months pregnant, arrived in Sacramento three years ago from the Bay Area, she immediately sought out the Black Infant Health program (BIH). One month from making that call to inquire about the program, Ms. Senegal enrolled in BIH classes. From there, she and her unborn daughter at the […]

Dr. Steve Perry To Share Educational Philosophy At IndiviZible Meeting

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OAK PARK — Innovative educator Dr. Steve Perry is the next featured guest for IndiviZible’s popular Speakers Series at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The event is at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 11. Dr. Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN’s Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the […]

Best of Enemies Play Forges An Alliance

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Entertainer, singer and Elly Award Best Supporting Actress, Voress Franklin, could not hold back her tears after she finished a Saturday evening show of the stage play, “Best of Enemies” at Celebration Arts Theatre. Franklin and her castmates Maszaba Carter, Chris Lamb, and Amy Williams provided a hostile, and at times, endearing […]

Arik Armstead and Shaq Thompson Picked In the 1st Round of NFL Draft

Elk Grove's Pleasant Grove High School standout and University of Oregon football star Arik Armstead, left, was picked No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30. Armstead is shown here with his father Guss Armstead, right, at a fitness complex in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a day before the draft.
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ELK GROVE — There were numerous speculations that the San Francisco 49ers would draft Arik Armstead in the first round if he was available. The 6-foot-7, 292-pounds defensive player was there for the taking and the Carolina sneaked Grant High’s Shaq Thompson in eight spots after Armstead. The 49ers picked Armstead, who played for Pleasant […]

Kings Tumultuous Season Finally Comes to an End

Jason Thompson pulls down a rebound against Los Angeles' Jordan Hill at Sleep Train Arena on April 13. The Kings beat the Lakers 102-92 at home, and then beat Los Angeles again on its floor 122-99 on April 15.
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LOS ANGELES — The Sacramento Kings end their regular season on a good note by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 122-99 at the Staple Center on April 15. Ben McLemore lead the Kings with 24 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for the Kings. Derrick Williams had 22 points and six rebounds and Ray McCallum […]

Eric Guerra Claims City Council District 6 Seat

Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7.
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EAST SACRAMENTO — Eric Guerra had little trouble beating two-time candidate Bruce Pomer for the vacant Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election on Tuesday. Guerra, 36, had 3,758 votes (61.59 percent) to Pomer’s 2,334 (38.25) votes with all 26 precincts accounted for. Guerra will finish out the two-year term vacated by […]