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 […]

Miki Turner Shares Book, “Journey To The Woman I’ve Come to Love”

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OAK PARK — A modest group of individuals found out that everything award-winning photojournalist, producer, author Miki Turner talks about is interesting, inspirational, and also motivating. Ms. Turner definitely uses her valuable career in journalism and photojournalism to make a difference and bring awareness to the African American community. Ms. Turner returned to Sacramento for […]

IdiviZible Speaker Series Features NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas

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OAK PARK — NBA Hall of Fame player and entrepreneur Isiah Thomas will be the next guest for IndiviZible’s Speakers Series. Thomas’ engagement will take place at the Guild Theater at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Isiah Lord Thomas III was born on Chicago’s West Side. His professional career spans more than 30 years […]