Audit says California jail releases jumped 37 percent after realignment

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SACRAMENTO — The number of inmates being released by county jails increased by 37 percent statewide during the first three years after California began sending lower-level offenders to local lockups instead of state prisons, state auditors said Tuesday. The number of local inmates freed early in one month increased from about 10,200 in September 2011, […]

Eric Guerra Claims City Council District 6 Seat

Eric Guerra successfully beat Bruce Pomer for the Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election held on April 7.
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EAST SACRAMENTO — Eric Guerra had little trouble beating two-time candidate Bruce Pomer for the vacant Sacramento City Council District 6 seat in the special election on Tuesday. Guerra, 36, had 3,758 votes (61.59 percent) to Pomer’s 2,334 (38.25) votes with all 26 precincts accounted for. Guerra will finish out the two-year term vacated by […]

Meeting to discuss the disproportionate Black child deaths postponed

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SACRAMENTO – Black children’s lives matter. A Blue Ribbon Commission on Disproportionate African American Child Deaths was scheduled to present its plan to address the issue before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 7, but the discussion has been postponed. The new date has been announced as Tuesday, April 14. The Blue […]

April 7th Special Election for Sacramento City Council District Seat

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Council’s District 6 special election is April 7. Eric Guerra and Bruce Pomer are vying to replace Kevin McCarty who was elected to the State Assembly last November. In regard to the City Charter, the candidate who receives the most votes during the “Special Municipal Election” shall fill the vacant […]

State of Affairs’ Christopher Michael Holley to Help Produce Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Christopher Michael Holley, known for his recurring role on NBC’s State of Affairs and for his role as ‘Beanie’ in Smokin Aces, has joined the production team for the pilot of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller being filmed in Sacramento at the end of April 2015. Holley’s star is definitely on the rise. […]

DEBRA GIPSON: More programs needed to protect our children

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OPINION – I have spent my whole life in Del Paso Heights and have seen first-hand, the real need in our community. Something needs to be done. There is a lack of community programs, including food programs, summer programs and activities focused on reducing crime. As a result, gang violence has increased with kids dying […]

Andrew Young Shares His Thoughts and Civil Rights Experiences

Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador, civil rights activist, and mayor of Atlanta, spoke to the members of Sacramento's IndiviZible on March 25 in Oak Park. Young was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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OAK PARK — Civil rights icon Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young practically learned the social mentally of America — and he’s not afraid to talk about the good and the bad side of […]

McClatchy Girls head to State Championships. Sac High Boys head home

Oak Ridge's Isamar Conde, right, defends McClatchy's Alex Washington, left, during the D-1 Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. McClatchy won the game 58-49 and will play for the state title next week in Berkeley.
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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento’s C.K. McClatchy High’s varsity girls basketball team is on its way to the state championships at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on March 28. C.K. McClatchy won the Division I NorCal Championships by beating El Dorado Hill’s Oak Ridge 58-49 in a spirited game at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. This […]

Black Educators discuss how to educate underserved students

Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men lead his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth.

SAN DIEGO (CBM)- Over 500 educators, parents, and stakeholders attended the annual California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) last week in San Diego. The conference aims to convene education experts and stakeholders to help better understand best strategies for African American and other underserved students. African-American, Hispanic, and low-income or low-language students are […]

Sac High Earns Trip to NorCal Championships

Sacramento High School head coach Derek Swafford and his varsity Dragons watch the last seconds of their game against St. Mary's of Stockton. Sac High won the game 85-60 and will advance to the D-2 Nor Cal Championship game on March 21.
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OAK PARK — Sacramento High School’s boys basketball team beat St. Mary’s of Stockton 85-60 March 17 to earn a trip to the Division II Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena. Sac High will face the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs for the Nor Cal title on March 21 at Sleep Train Arena. The Monarchs downed […]