Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

2014-15 Marks Team’s 30th Season in Sacramento

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]

Former Sac PD Detective Set To Discuss Oak Park Serial Killer

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OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial killer Morris Solomon Jr. at Underground Books in Oak Park. But this time, Harvey will have a special guest. Former Sacramento Police homicide detective John Cabrera will also appear at the free event from 2:00 p.m. to […]

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, all three years of the deal is expected to be guaranteed. The […]

USATF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jones Runs 12.89 in 100 hurdles Prelims

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Lolo Jones ran an impressive 12.89 seconds in the prelims of the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the USA Track and Field Championships Friday evening. Jones’ time was her best this year and the sixth fastest mark in the world this season. All eyes are on Jones to see how she would perform […]

Kings Draft Stauskas; Malone Expects McLemore and Him To “Play Together”

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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings pulled a stunner when the organization drafted Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with the No. 8 pick in this year’s draft. Staukas is a 6-foot-6 two-guard with tremendous outside shooting abilities. It’s the second year in a row that the Kings went with a shooting guard, selecting Ben McLemore last […]

USA Track and Field Championships Underway at Sac State

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Barely out of high school, World-class sprinter Allyson Felix was all but 18 years of age when she competed in the 2004 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials held in Sacramento. From that appearance, Felix made the 2004 Olympic team and earned a silver medal in the 200 meter dash in Athens, […]

“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 […]