Former Grant Pacers star Shaq Thompson headed to NFL

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SEATTLE (AP) – Washington linebacker, and Sacramento native, Shaq Thompson is forgoing his senior season and will declare for the NFL draft. The school announced Thompson’s decision Monday. Thompson’s final game was the Huskies’ loss to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl last Friday. Thompson was one of three Huskies on the AP’s All-America first […]

California’s top cop targets crimes against kids

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Attorney General Kamala Harris is starting her final four years as California’s top law enforcement officer this week with a major initiative aimed at protecting children. She plans to announce during her swearing-in Monday that she is creating a bureau within the state Department of Justice that will focus on crimes against […]

Cousins Says ‘Yes,’ Sac High Will Get New Scoreboards

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said he will purchase and donate new basketball scoreboards to Sacramento Charter High School. The current scoreboards (inset photo) is antiquated and prone to malfunctioning during games.
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OAK PARK — Sacramento Kings star player DeMarcus Cousins is officially going to make it the last time that his Nike Elite Skills Basketball Camp’s staff deals with obsolete scoreboards in Sacramento Charter High School’s Dave Hotell Memorial Pavilion. After the Kings beat the New York Knicks 135-129 in overtime at Sleep Train Arena on […]

Margagret Fortune to speak at Black Parallel School Board Meeting

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SACRAMENTO – All parents, guardians and students of the community are invited to attend the next Black Parallel School Board Meeting on Saturday, January 3. The meeting is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Park United Methodist Church, located at 3600 Broadway. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Margaret Fortune, […]

Over 900 New Laws Approved in 2014. Most Take Effect on January 1st

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping. The most populous state also becomes the first to set a “yes means yes” standard for sex between college […]

Former Grant Standout Shaq Thompson Earns AP All-American Selection

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SEATTLE — Former Grant High School football star Shaq Thompson was named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press last week. Thompson, a junior linebacker for the University of Washington Huskies (UW), racked up 70.0 total tackles while scoring four defensive touchdowns for the Huskies on three fumble recoveries and an interception return this season. […]

Brickhouse Art Gallery to Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo

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SACRAMENTO – Whether Christmas is your favorite holiday or you’d rather celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the Nubian Crafters of Sacramento say they’ve got you covered. The organization of crafters and vendors are inviting holiday shoppers to make its Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo one of their stops on Saturday, December 13. The Holiday […]

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
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NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during pregame warmups of the their game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 11. Gay, Reggie Evans, Ray McCallum, Ryan Hollins, Ramon Sessions, Jason Thompson, Ben McLemore, and Nik […]

223 Arrested in Third Night of California Protests

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BERKELEY (AP) — The California Highway Patrol will deploy 80 percent of its available staff to monitor a protest planned for Tuesday night in Berkeley, an official said. Ernie Sanchez, assistant chief of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, said the agency will also ask the Alameda County district attorney’s office to increase bails and charges, […]

Cortez Quinn Taken Into Custody To Serve Eight Months

Former TRUSD board member Cortez Quinn, right, was ordered by a Sacramento County judge to serve eight months in jail Dec. 8 for botching a paternity test. Quinn is shown here with actor Danny Glover, left, at a fundraising in Del Paso Heights in May 2012.
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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — Former Twin Rivers Unified School School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn was remanded and placed in incarceration Dec. 8 to serve 240 days in the Sacramento County Jail on a felony count of conspiracy. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White sentenced Quinn for submitting a fraudulent paternity test. Quinn plead […]