California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

ROCKLIN, Calif. (AP) — Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, […]

Rep. John Lewis To Speak At UC Davis Graduation

DAVIS – UC Davis School of Law graduates will hear from an American icon as they participate in commencement activities on Saturday, May 14. Civil rights legend, Congressman John Lewis, will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2016. The event will take place on May 14, 2016 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for […]

‘Motown The Musical’ Star In The Spotlight

SACRAMENTO – Leon Outlaw Jr. wasn’t even born when Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 took the world by storm in 1969/1970 with their debut hit single, “I Want you Back.” However, the 14-year-old actor/singer who stars as little Michael Jackson in the national touring production of “Motown, The Musical,” says he grew up listening […]

Blacks Frustrated with School Board Member

SACRAMENTO – With this year being an election year, there has been a lot of attention paid to national and local politics this season. And while the battle for the White House and the race for Sacramento’s next mayor are very important, there is another race that is gaining attention among the region’s African American […]

Golden State Is Back In The Western Conference Finals, Kerr Doesn’t Have A “Problem” With James’ MVP Comment

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors reached the Western Conference Finals for the second-straight year by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 in Game 5 of the second round. Klay Thompson had 33 points, two rebounds, and one steal for the Warriors, who beat Portland 4-1 in the best-of-seven series. Stephen Curry added 29 points, […]

Poll: Millennials more open to idea of slavery reparations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vast majority of white Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but more than half of Blacks say it’s a good idea and Hispanics are almost evenly split, according to a new poll. Time may bring about a shift in those numbers: More than half of […]

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. The new law, which will take effect June 9, makes California the second state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. It will not apply to […]

IndiviZible’s Local Candidate Forum Scheduled

OAK PARK — With a month to go before the California Primary, IndiviZible will present a 2016 Candidate Forum on Monday, May 9 2016 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The free political event is free to the general public and starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. The doors of the […]

Physician Dr. Melita Moore Protects UC Davis’ Athletes

DAVIS — It is known to many working professionals that it’s better to find a career that provides ample opportunities for advancement, extends development, that makes a difference in people’s lives and requires great passion. Dr. Melita N. Moore, the Head Team Physician for the University of California, Davis’ Intercollegiate Athletics Department, exemplifies those career […]

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist […]