Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Clears Officers In Joseph Mann Shooting

(SACRAMENTO) – The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office ruled in favor of two police officers, citing they “lawfully shot” Joseph Mann in North Sacramento on July 11, 2016. Man was shot multiple times by the officers and died from the gunshot wounds. The DA’s office, under the direction of Anne Schubert released a written statement […]

Mike Dailey’s Death Stuns Community, Memorial Planned For Dec. 17

SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The community is mourning the loss of local author, producer, songwriter Mike Dailey who was tragically killed last weekend in the Greenhaven area. The complete details of Dailey’s death are still being sorted out by the Sacramento Police Department. Based on preliminary information provided by the police, an argument reportedly ensued Nov. […]

Four Public Safety Meetings Scheduled by Sacramento City Council

SACRAMENTO — The City Council of the City of Sacramento has scheduled four community meetings throughout the city in November to hear directly from City residents on Officer Next Door Community Policing strategy. These meetings will be facilitated discussions focusing on transparency and accountability within the Sacramento Police Department. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the City […]

REVIEW: ‘Sunset Baby’ Shines In East Sacramento

EAST SACRAMENTO — Leave it up to James Wheatley to find stage productions most directors would pass on to avoid controversy, putting actors in an uncomfortable setting, or offending its patrons. But since 1998, Wheatley has kindly mastered the drama aspects of suspense, absurdity, and disgust. That’s why his latest theater work is a must-see […]

Dwayne Bishop Elevated to Inderkum Head Varsity Basketball Coach

NATOMAS – Dwayne Bishop was standing near the basketball courts outside of Sacramento’s Inderkum High School in Natomas when one of the students quietly approached him while he was doing an interview with a local reporter. The male student’s interruption was respectful and greeting straight to the point. “Hi ya doing coach,” the teenager said. […]

Black Panther Party’s Elaine Brown Scheduled To Speak At IndiviZible

SACRAMENTO — IndiviZible will have a special presentation in the honor of the 50th year anniversary of the Black Panther Party on Oct. 17 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The program runs from 6:00 pm. to 7:30 p.m. From 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., a Huey P. Newton House Dedication will be held […]

Despite Critics Panning of “Birth of a Nation,” DeMarcus Cousins Says Film Is “Excellent”

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins viewed the film “Birth of a Nation” over the weekend. He also heard and read about the critics who have deemed the flick a disappointment and a flop. Cousins, sharing his take on the movie directed and produced by Nate Parker, told The OBSERVER that the film […]

Oakland Raiders Outlast San Diego Chargers For 34-31 Victory

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders win their first home game of the season and move into a first-place tie in the AFC West after beating the beleaguered San Diego Chargers 34-31 on Oct. 9 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr completed 25 of 40 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns while receiver […]

Paul McCartney Rocks Out New Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO — Musical extraordinaire Sir Paul McCartney made history when he stepped on the stage at the Golden 1 Center on Oct. 4, which marked the first-ever event in the newly built facility. Fans from all over the Sacramento region and northern California, estimated at 15,000-plus, happily surged into the building to see one of […]

Police Shooting of Joseph Mann Released To City Council and Public

SACRAMENTO — After weeks of requests, a video of a mentally ill Black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Department officers on July 11 was released and shown to members of the City Council on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the City Council were able to see about one minute and thirteen seconds […]