Oakland gets temporary reprieve in effort to keep Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland was given another shot to keep the Raiders. The NFL approved a compromise measure Tuesday that allows the St. Louis Rams to move back to the Los Angeles area and gives the San Diego Chargers the option to join them in Inglewood. The Raiders had hoped to move to Carson […]

Sacramento State Grad Ryan Coogler to direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Sacramento State graduate Ryan Coogler is set to direct Marvel and Disney’s “Black Panther” movie, the studio announced on Monday. There was much speculation surrounding who would take on the directing job. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay passed on the film earlier this year. Coogler was another favorite choice among fans. The 29-year-old […]

High court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to deal a major blow to the power and clout of organized labor as it considers the free speech rights of government workers who say they shouldn’t be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions. The high court’s conservative justices seemed inclined during 80 minutes […]

Mike Dailey: Musician-Turned-Author Shares History

SACRAMENTO — With all the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. activities looming in the Sacramento area, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to attend Michael Dailey’s book signing and reception at Underground Books. The literary affair is from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 16. Dailey will discuss his 180-page book, “Truth Matters: […]

Sherri “Kiara” Harris is Waiting For Her Match

SACRAMENTO – This Christmas Sherri “Kiara” Harris didn’t covet jewelry, a designer handbag or the latest iPhone. The gift of life was at the top of her wish list. Ms. Harris, 52, is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. She undergoes dialysis three times a week, being hooked up for three hours at a time […]

Calif. Budget Plan Boosts Spending but Democrats Seek More

SACRAMENTO (AP) – On its face, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of new dollars into public schools, health care for the poor and public infrastructure, even as it bolsters the state’s rainy day fund. Brown touted his income tax credit for the […]

Kobe Bryant and Lakers Lose To Kings 118-115 In Thriller At Sleep Train Arena

NORTH NATOMAS — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers made his last game as a NBA player in Sacramento, one that he previously circled on the schedule, a memorable one on Jan. 9 in front of a sellout crowd. The Kings prevailed 118-115 in a thriller performance. But Bryant was actually the King for […]

Raiders apply to move to Los Angeles area

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders have officially filed an application to relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area. The Raiders filed the papers Monday night to go back to Los Angeles for the second time. The team left Oakland following the 1981 season before returning from Los Angeles in 1995. Owner Mark […]

Somali al-Qaida affiliate uses Donald Trump clip to recruit American Muslims

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida’s East African affiliate has released a recruitment video targeting American blacks and Muslims that includes a clip of presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. The 51-minute video by the Somalia based al-Shabab militant group presents the U.S. as a country of […]

California lawmakers return with full plate of heady issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday facing two of the most vexing problems from last year: a looming $1 billion hole in funding for the state’s health care program for the poor and a $59 billion backlog in road repairs needed over the next decade. Gov. Jerry Brown called special […]