Sacramento’s first Black fire chief, Raymond Charles to be honored

SACRAMENTO – Retired Raymond “Ray” Charles, the first African American fire chief for the City of Sacramento, will be honored in a dedication ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Public Safety Center, located at 5770 Freeport Boulevard. In celebration of Black History Month, the event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Charles, […]

Sacramento Police Department to hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers

In honor of Black History Month, the Sacramento Police Department will hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers today, Thursday, Feb. 8. Retired detective Flossie Crump and officer Felicia Allen will have the atrium at the Public Safety Center on Freeport Boulevard named in their honor following combined 40-plus […]

Images Theatre Presents “Legacy 2.0”

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – Local performer and music director Bill Miller considers all the singing and praising he does on earth to be a rehearsal for the eternal choir he’ll join in the hereafter. Miller, 70, is very much alive and is rehearsing for a different role these days, preparing to star in “Legacy 2.0,” […]

Session Seeks To Promote Education, Healing

SACRAMENTO – Long before women started speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment through the “Me Too” movement, a local pastor was encouraging people to tell and begin to heal. Dr. Deborah Simmons, co-pastor of South Sacramento Christian Center, is hosting a special service on educating young people about inappropriate touching on Saturday, February 3. […]

Sacramento Area Walmart Stores to Host “Walmart Wellness Day” events

SACRAMENTO – All Sacramento area Walmart stores will be hosting the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, January 20. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including: Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Low-cost immunizations. In select locations, customers can also take advantage […]

OBSERVER’s 2017 Persons Of The Year: Derrell and Tina Roberts

  SACRAMENTO – Vans bearing the logo of the Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) typically transport area youth to different activities throughout town. One recently took North area residents to San Francisco to see how the city integrated a homeless shelter into a community there — as Sacramento was proposing to do in their neighborhood. […]

Karyn White To Debut Film & Music

SACRAMENTO – She’s been away from the music industry for 17 years, but the singer most known for her hit “Superwoman,” says she hasn’t put away her cape just yet. “Everybody loves a comeback story,” says Karyn White. Ms. White, a former resident of Sacramento now living in Atlanta, will be back in town next […]

2017 California State Fair is Here

SACRAMENTO – Thrill rides, live entertainment and all the deep fried food you can eat. The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 14-30, promising that the “Best Moments Are Ahead.” Fairgoers will once again brave triple degree weather to enjoy all the event has to offer. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the […]

Former Sacramento City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell Passes

SOUTH SACRAMENTO – South Sacramento lost one of its most dedicated champions Tuesday with the passing of former City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell. Councilmember Pannell died of primary progressive aphasia, a version of Parkinson’s disease. She was 68 years old. Councilmember Pannell first ran for the Sacramento City Council in 1998, upon the untimely death of […]

City of Sacramento Offers Multiple Youth Employment Opportunities

SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento has several opportunities for area youth looking for employment. District Eight City Councilmember Larry Carr and City of Sacramento Neighborhood Services join together on Saturday, April 1 to present the 2017 Youth Job & Resource Fair. The event is aimed at young people ages 16-24 and will be held […]