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 […]

Racial Bias Alleged At Sacramento City Hall

SACRAMENTO — John Shirey has been the city manager for the City of Sacramento for five years. In November, his tenure will come to an end and Assistant City Manager Howard Chan will assume the position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is hired eventually in 2017. Shirey has done some significant things […]

“Swing fore! Education” Golf Tournament Tees off Sept. 9

SACRAMENTO – There is still plenty of time to join and play in the “2016 Swing fore! Education” golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course. The Swing Fore Education golf tournament benefits college scholarships for deserving high school graduates and for students currently attending college. After playing you’ll enjoy a buffet […]