“Offer” Made In Quinn Criminal Case; Next Court Date July 16

Cortez Quinn has been in a Sacramento County Courtroom 10 times thus far. 
His latest appearance was June 18 and his next date is set for July 16.

SACRAMENTO — Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Quinn will make his next court date July 16 after his attorney told a Sacramento judge his client was made an “offer” in his criminal case that also includes conspiracy to submit a false DNA sample. Quinn appeared in Department 8 of the Sacramento Courthouse […]

Actress-Novelist Victoria Rowell Tells On TV Industry

Actress and author Victoria Rowell, here speaking at the Brickhouse Art Gallery in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, had a lot to say about the television soap opera industry.

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OAK PARK — Popular television actress and author Victoria Rowell  was among the celebrities who appeared at the Sacramento Black Book Fair last weeked to discuss her best selling books, “The Women Who Raised Me,” “Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva:  A Novel,” and “The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles.” Ms. Rowell […]

As Election Day Wraps Up, Several Local Races Still Too Close To Call

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SACRAMENTO — In one of the lowest voter turnout elections in Sacramento County history, a few Primary Election races are still too close to call while others have been decided. With 46 of 46 precincts reporting, Rick Jennings leads the Sacramento City Council District 7 race with 2,989 votes (50.70 percent) to Julius Cherry’s 2,439 […]

Celebration Arts’ Cast Masters Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’

The story is melancholy, though the cast members of Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye' are magnificent. Shown in the front row, left to right, Eliza Hendrix, Brooklynn Solomon, Carol Jefferson, Debbie Reeves, and Zarati Depaz. Back row, L-R, Madres Story, Tarig Elsiddig, Jannette McCoy, Marivel Palone, Betty Cummings, Andrea Covington, and KT Masala.

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EAST SACRAMENTO — During a Sunday matinee performance, the cast members of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye were ultra-compelling in bringing the characters alive on stage. An adaption by Lydia Diamond of Morrison’s first novel, that was published in 1970, director James Wheatley was able to find an ensemble of talented actors to pull off […]

Sacramento City Council Approves Kings Arena Deal

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadive, at the podium, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, left, and Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell, right, address the fans after the city officially agreed to financial terms to build a new sports arena.
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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — With historic significance and eager anticipation, the Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 in approval of the entertainment and sports arena project’s terms and agreement on Tuesday night. What has been a long and arduous undertaking, the majority decision paves the way for the Sacramento Kings and the city to officially break ground […]

Kings’ Schedule of Events for City Council’s Final ESC Vote on May 20

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SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings will have a series of events to gather members of the public who want to show their support and participate in the City Council’s final vote on the downtown Entertainment & Sports Center (ESC). The schedule includes the Power Forward Rally, NBA Draft Lottery Viewing, City Council Viewing and press […]

Kings Construction Outreach Meeting to Be Held at City Hall

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SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings will conduct their second outreach meeting for construction opportunities with the new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC), on May 1 in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting, that starts at 5:00 p.m., will focus on foundations and structure bid packages, as well as upcoming bid packages. The event is […]

NBA Bans Clippers Owner, Donald Sterling For Life

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LOS ANGELES – Newly named NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defined his administration when he banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling “for life” from the team and league for his audio-recorded conversation with his girlfriend that expresses his dislike for African Americans. Silver, who assumed the role of commissioner when David Stern left the postion […]

Roberts Family Development Center Seeks Servant Leaders

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – The Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) is now seeking college-age young people and recent college graduates to play a key role in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program this summer 2014 as Servant Leader Interns. The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a model curriculum that supports […]

Sacramento City Councilwoman, Bonnie Pannell Stepping Down

Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell will host a Youth Arts Gala on Sept. 21, at Luther Burbank High School.

SACRAMENTO — Citing health concerns, longtime Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has announced that she will step down as the District 8 representative on June 23. Ms. Pannell’s planned departure will mean District 8 residents will have someone without the last name Pannell representing them for the first time since 1992. Ms. Pannell’s late husband […]