City Clerk Rejects STOP Petitions – No Vote Scheduled on Arena


DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Clerk put the brakes on a June ballot measure asking voters to approve or deny public funding for a downtown sports and entertainment center. Shirley Concolino, the City Clerk rejected the measure, citing discrepancies with petitions used to put the measure on the June ballot. Nine different versions of […]

City Restores Free Classes and Programs for Children, Teens and Seniors


SACRAMENTO – For the last several years, the city of Sacramento was faced with severe budget cuts that eliminated many social programs and community centers area resident relied on and used with convictions. Those days of inactivity may be gone. The city announced this week that is now accepting registration for seven sports programs and […]

Niyah Moore Visits Oak Park to Promote “Major Jazz”

Author Niyah Moore, seated, enjoys a photo  with Arthur Coronado at Underground Books. Ms. Moore was at the bookstore to promote her lastest novel, “Major Jazz.”

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OAK PARK — Author and Sacramento native Niyah Moore visited Oak Park last week to discuss her latest literary work, “Major Jazz” at Underground Books. By making a historic distinction, Ms. Moore’s Major Jazz is the story of Major Ingram and life during the iconic jazz/ blues era in San Francisco’s famed Fillmore District. “The […]

West Campus’ Michaela Collins Signs To Morgan State

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Morgan State University continued its pipeline of recruiting some of the finest high school student-athletes in the Sacramento region by signing West Campus High School’s volleyball star Michaela Jamé Collins. Collins, a 6-foot-1 senior, helped lead the West Campus High School Warriors to an overall 25-7 record and 15-0 mark in the […]

COUSINS’ Western Conference Player to the Week

DeMarcus Cousins has had a solid season on the basketball court, thus far. The NBA honored him as the Western Conference Player of the Week. The Kings' brass hopes he makes the All-Star Team, too.

OBSERVER Photo by Antonio R. Harvey

NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point […]

Twin Rivers Trustee, Quin Makes Second Court Appearance

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SACRAMENTO – Cortez Quinn appeared in a Sacramento County Courtroom again on Tuesday afternoon, but he still did not enter a plea in a multi-felony and misdemeanor case that also includes conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent paternity test. Quinn appeared before the Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8 along with his […]

Raiders Fall To Blazing Broncos, Manning Sets Two NFL Milestones

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrell Pryor talks to the press after the team lost 34-14 to the Denver Broncos.
OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders organization honored their Super Bowl 18 champions at Coliseum on Dec. 29. But it was basically Peyton Manning Day as he and the Denver Broncos routed the inept Raiders 34-14 to end the regular season. With the victory, Denver (13-3) advances to the playoffs with a bye and the […]

Kings’ Isaiah Thomas In ‘Game Recognize Game’ Campaign For Reebok

Sacramento King point guard Isaiah Thomas is getting a lot of air time out his Reebok shoes’ commercial. The clip, that contains 10 hours of additional footage, was shot in Los Angeles with Brooklyn Nets' Jason Terry and Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel.

SACRAMENTO — Locally, the Sacramento region has seen Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas in a number of Pizza Guys commercials over the last couple of years. Well, the dynamic point guard is now getting national airplay. Thomas is part of Reebok shoes’ new performance basketball campaign, “Game Recognize Game,” featuring injured rookie Nerlens Noel (76ers) […]

Joy-Ann Reid Says The Practice of Racial Profiling Is Very Real In America

MSNBC contributor and national journalist Joy-Ann "Joy" Reid, wearing red dress, meet with guests at Sacramento's Evolve the Gallery last month. Reid's appearance was hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of 100 Black Women Incorporated.
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OAK PARK — National Journalist Joy-Ann Reid Says The Practice Is Very Real In America. The practice of “racial profiling” impacts African Americans every day, and is even terrifying for many, so says nationally acclaimed journalist and commentator Joy-Ann Reid. Ms. Reid, who used her words and voice as an on-air MSNBC contributor to help […]

PART ONE: Kings’ Abdur-Rahim Had GM Qualities Before Retiring As NBA Player

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NORTH NATOMAS — Before Pete D’Alessandro’s name popped up as a candidate to become the general manager for the Sacramento Kings, he was in the running for the same position for the Denver Nuggets organization. As seen through other NBA executives and mid-level stewards, D’Alessandro had methodically worked his way up the ladder in the […]