California affordable housing bills clear Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved a package of bills to address the state’s housing crunch late Thursday as lawmakers search for ways to generate more money and streamline regulations that can stifle new construction. The tense and dramatic late-night vote in the Assembly sets up a final decision on Friday in the […]

Conservatives Claim ‘Black Lives Matter’ Course is Politically Biased

(CBM) – A San Diego State University (SDSU) course based on the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the ire of some Republicans. The course, titled, “Black Minds Matter,” is the brainchild of Dr. J. Luke Wood. According to a press release, Wood said the goal of the course is to organize Black college professors, […]

Southern California freeway to be named for Obama

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the […]

Common Leads Socially-Conscious Concert in Sacramento (Video)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – More than 25,000 people gathered in Sacramento on the West steps of the State Capitol for a concert focused on social justice issues. The Imagine Justice concert featured Common, J. Cole, Goapele, Andra Day, Ledisi and a handful of other speakers such as Bryonn Bain and Van Jones. Goapele opened the concert […]

157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic […]

Local Students Complete Green Tech Summer Program

OAK PARK — Sometimes it could be difficult for teens to find summer employment that would help them escape the doldrums of inactivity and empty pockets. But if they are persistent and hook up with the right programs, those obstacles can be conquered. Here in Sacramento, a small army of young people got that opportunity […]

Daniel Hahn To Become Sacramento’s “Top Cop”

SACRAMENTO — As a 16-year-old growing up in Oak Park, Daniel Hahn was going down a dangerous path that led him into the arresting arms of a Sacramento police officer on charges of assaulting an officer. That day, while being arrested in his mother’s living room, turned out not to be a continuous trend, but […]

“Night Life Turned Right’s” Final Weekend In Del Paso Heights

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – When the “Third Annual Night Life Turned Right” summer program kicked off last month, an unwanted disturbance took place that probably happened at the precise time. It was a wakeup call that put everyone on notice. The guilty parties were sent home from the Robertson Community Center, where the six-week event […]

Community Colleges Launch Campaign to Promote Career Training Programs

(CBM) – California Community Colleges have kicked off a new campaign to inform underserved populations about the good-paying jobs available through career education. According to a press release, there is a skill and an information gap in California, as many high-paying jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find employees with the right training. This includes […]

Oak Park Family Seeks Justice, Treatment For Incarcerated Brother

OAK PARK — As Clifton Don “Cliff” Harris lies in a bed at UC Davis Medical Center in a near coma on a breathing machine after suffering from a beating by a cellmate in Sacramento County Jail, his family fights to ensure that the Sheriff’s Department keeps paying for his medical bill. Harris had been […]