Hate crimes, homicides declined in California in 2014

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SACRAMENTO (AP)- Most crime rates declined across California in 2014, including hate crimes and homicides, the state attorney general’s office said Wednesday. Hate crimes offenses were down nearly 9 percent last year, the office said in one of several new reports. Crimes based upon the victims’ sexual orientation dropped more than 13 percent, to 187 […]

Ex-State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty to Corruption & Racketeering

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Leland Yee could face a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in October after entering the plea to one count of conspiracy to […]

Black woman’s arrest on ‘lynching’ charge prompts move to amend 1933 law

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested Black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn’t charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace. They charged her with felony lynching. No one was killed or even hurt in the demonstration. But the 20-year-old woman was […]

U.S. Senior Golf Off To A Hot Start at Del Paso Country Club

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SACRAMENTO – In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Spectator Policy to allow fans to bring two 24-ounce sealed, clear water bottles to the championship this week. The decision came from championship officials at Del Paso County Club on June 24, as on-site forecasters predict high pressure in the […]

President Speaks at National Mayor’s Conference in SF

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBM) — On Friday, President Obama and Representative Nancy Pelosi had a message for the nation’s mayors — economic recovery will come at the city level, and mayors must be the ones leading the charge. “It’s about paychecks,” said Representative Pelosi, speaking to over 250 of the country’s mayors at the U.S. Conference […]

Effort to Oust Black Female School Superintendent Full of Racial Overtones

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VALLEJO (CBM) – “Jiggas” and “arrogant b*****” are just two of the ugly slurs some northern Californians posted on a petition calling for the resignation of an African-American school district superintendent. About 900 Vallejo-area residents have added their signatures to the online effort. But Black leaders in the same Bay Area community, along with a […]

Introducing The Golden 1 Center: The News Home of The Sacramento Kings

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SACRAMENTO – Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) and Sacramento Kings today announced a naming rights partnership establishing Golden 1 Center as the name for Sacramento’s world-class entertainment and sports center scheduled to open in fall of 2016. As a result of the partnership, Golden 1 becomes the first credit union in the country to […]

California Legislature passes record $117.5 billion budget

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SACRAMENTO – California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with overwhelming support Monday, but the budget that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor is unlikely to go into effect. Democratic leaders were able to galvanize Senate and Assembly lawmakers behind the proposal, […]

New Charter in North Sacramento to Hold Enrollment Fair

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – Hazel Mahone College Prep is now recruiting students in TK,K, 1 and 2. Hazel Majone will be a tuition-free public charter school and is scheduled to open in August 2015. Those interested in signing up their child are encouraged to attend a student enrollment Fair on Saturday, July 11th at Mt. Calvary Baptist […]

Free Summer Camping Trip to Camp Arroyo

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CA FairPlay, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with asthma, is now accepting applications for its annual free summer camping trip to Camp Arroyo. This is a chance for children who have been unable to experience summer camp to enjoy outdoor activities in a safe environment. Activities include rock climbing, […]