Teacher equity plans approved for 16 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — To ensure all students, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic background, get equal access to the best teachers, Kentucky plans to enhance mentoring for new teachers. Massachusetts will seek to raise standards for teacher education programs, and Rhode Island and Nevada are looking at financial incentives to attract and retain teachers. The […]

National Council of Negro Women presents “Swing 4 the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Valley Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. presents the Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, “Swing 4 the Kids” on Monday, September 14. The tournament will be held at the Teal Bend Golf Course, located at 7200 Garden Highway. Scramble Tee Off at 8:00 a.m. Fee is $100 per golfer. The California Endowment […]

‘War Room’ filmmakers build on previous faith film successes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faith-based movies that succeed at the box office shouldn’t be a surprise anymore, but “War Room,” a Christian family drama about marriage, has proved to be somewhat miraculous. After “War Room” nearly beat “Straight Outta Compton” in its opening weekend, it defied expectations in its second week in theaters and rose […]

Parade to Honor Sacramento Hometown Heroes

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson issued an invitation to honor and celebrate Sacramento Hometown Heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone at the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler are being recognized for thwarting a terrorist attack on August 21, on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris. […]

California data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data. The data paints a clearer picture of the racial disparity in arrests and […]

Governor’s highway plan includes $65 driver fee and higher fuel taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — More than two months after calling a special session to address California’s transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. A one-page […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

Ben Vereen promotes Wellness Through the Arts on Sacramento Film Works

SACRAMENTO – Legendary Actor, Entertainer and Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen made a very special visit to Sacramento recently to share his wealth of experience with local film makers and promote the Sacramento launch of his program, Wellness Through the Arts (WTA). Vereen sat down with Sacramento Film Works hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry […]

Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my soulmate,” Karlos Daniels shared about his wife of 31 and a half years, . Felicia Daniels had been planning […]

Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed on local school districts’ budget reserves. They say limiting the monies districts are required to reserve in their coffers will  increase  borrowing costs and hamper efforts to prepare for  economic hardship. State Senator Jerry Hill […]