Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

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SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed on local school districts’ budget reserves. They say limiting the monies districts are required to reserve in their coffers will  increase  borrowing costs and hamper efforts to prepare for  economic hardship. State Senator Jerry Hill […]

Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

Sacramento State University student Anthony Sadler Jr., received France's Legion d'Honneur along with three other men for stopping an would terrorist gunman assault on a train in Belgium.
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OAK PARK – Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero son, Anthony Sadler Jr., who helped thwart an aledged gunman’s attack on a high-speed train in Belgium. Sadler, a student at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State University), Alek Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, […]

Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

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SAN FRANCISCO – A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, but the experience has left a bitter taste in their mouths. Eleven members of the Sistahs On The Reading Edge book club were […]

Does Caltrans Spends Less Money in Poorer Neighborhoods?

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LOS ANGELES (CBM) –  California has always stood out among other states as a leader when it comes to transportation. The Golden State developed an early system of state routes and roadways that pre-dates the federal highway system. It also boasts of early infrastructure innovations like the Pacific Coast Highway, the Bay Bridge and the Arroyo-Seco […]

California Celebrates Voting Rights Act as Felons Regain Voter Eligibility

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(CBM) – For the past couple of weeks, America has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights act with events all around the country. Last Thursday evening, many statewide and local organizations joined the commemoration with an event on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Legislative Black Caucus members partnered with […]

Donations Sought for Back to School Bag Giveaway

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) is currently seeking donations for its upcoming Back to School Book Bag Giveaway. The organization is collecting backpacks and school supplies to distribute to area school children in need. BCDI Sacramento’s goal is to give away 50 backpacks and is asking for donations of backpacks, paper, […]

Governor Brown signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police misconduct in California as debates about the use of excessive force by officers continue across the country. The bills make clear that it’s legal to record or photograph police in public areas and prohibit using secret grand juries to try officers in […]

‘Scrappy’ Student Seeks Support For College

From the streets of Oak Park, Dominique Donette is now trying to start and complete a Master's program at Harvard University. But she needs some serious financial assistance.
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OAK PARK — Dominique “Dom” Donette has lived a unique life: she was born in a federal penitentiary, raised on the streets of Oak Park, attended 26 different schools, socially advocated for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. And she is just getting […]

Councilman Warren States Sexual Harassment Allegations Are ‘False’

Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claim filed against him by a former employee in his office is not true. Warren represents Council District 2.
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SACRAMENTO — Sacramento City Councilman Allen Wayne Warren said the sexual harassment claims filed against him by a former female outreach coordinator who worked in his office are categorically “false,” he told The OBSERVER. Warren, who represents District 2, also said he will not continue to comment on the issue until the city completes its […]

Sacramento residents drop Kings arena lawsuit against city

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – Three Sacramento residents who sued the city alleging Sacramento gave the Kings an illegal “secret subsidy” have agreed to dismiss their lawsuit, enabling the city to secure financing for the downtown project. The plaintiffs gave up their-two year legal crusade Wednesday, two weeks after a Sacramento Superior Court judge rejected their claims, […]