Susan G. Komen offers free mammograms

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SACRAMENTO – A free mammogram screening will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, located at 201 29th Street, Suite B, courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants must be uninsured or underinsured, age 40 or over, low income, and have not had a mammogram in […]

Emmy Award Winner Tim Russ to Direct Groundbreaking Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Actor/Director Tim Russ, best known for his role as “Tuvok” on all seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager, will be at the helm as the director of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller. Rellik is an original series, following the lives of two detectives, as they pursue a serial killer…who seems just a […]

Koon’s $7.5 Million ‘Coloring Book’ Approved By City Council

Iconic artist Jeff Koons' "Coloring Book No. 4" will be the exterior centerpiece of the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. The City Council voted 7-0 March 10, 2015, to purchase the artwork that is a rendering of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Council voted 7-0 in favor of purchasing a $7.5 million sculpture by Jeff Koons to be placed in front of the new Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Sacramento. City Councilmembers Jeff Harris, Steve Hansen, Jay Schenirer, Angelique Ashby, Larry Carr, Allen Wayne Warren, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson […]

Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After 30 years of little to no progress, Black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, […]

Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

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CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network made the announcement Tuesday. OWN recently moved into a new […]

Rising Hollywood Star Christopher Michael Holley Shares His Story

Great advice on acting and perseverance from Sacramento actor Christopher Michael Holley (State of Affairs) on "Sacramento Film Works," a project of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition. Also pictured are hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry. (Photo Courtesy of Access Sacramento)

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s own Christopher Michael Holley sat down with the hosts of Sacramento Film Works to talk about his journey from struggling local actor to rising Hollywood star. Holley used entertaining stories from his own life to share valuable advice with those seeking to make a career in the film industry. “It’s not […]

Gas Prices Soar in California as Supply Shrinks

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LONG BEACH (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon in less than a week, […]

HUD Chief Seeks Broadband Access for the Poor

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julián Castro, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wants to provide broadband access to public housing residents in an effort to increase socioeconomic mobility among poor and low-income families. “We think [broadband access] is important because the world requires a connection to the Internet now,” said Castro. He […]

California Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension for Uninsured

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren’t aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured. Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee announced the extension until April 30. He said Friday that as many as 600,000 residents may […]

Condoleezza Rice Tops California Voters’ US Senate Wish List

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California’s U.S. Senate race next year is wide open. That’s the finding of an independent Field Poll released Wednesday that says voters are open to considering a wide range of possible candidates for the seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer when her term ends. The name that landed at the top of the list […]