State Approves Fines Of Up to $500 Per Day For Water Wasters

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SACRAMENTO – California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades. The action by the State Water Quality Control Board […]

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]

Former Sac PD Detective Set To Discuss Oak Park Serial Killer

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OAK PARK — OBSERVER Staff Writer and author Antonio R. Harvey will hold another book discussion about serial killer Morris Solomon Jr. at Underground Books in Oak Park. But this time, Harvey will have a special guest. Former Sacramento Police homicide detective John Cabrera will also appear at the free event from 2:00 p.m. to […]

161st Annual California State Fair Returns to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 11-27. The fair is in its 161st year and one of the favorite festivities continues to be its concert series. The Toyota Concert Series features rock, country and rhythm and blues shows at 8:00 p.m. on the Golden1 Stage. All 15 concerts during the […]

Kings Draft Stauskas; Malone Expects McLemore and Him To “Play Together”

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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings pulled a stunner when the organization drafted Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with the No. 8 pick in this year’s draft. Staukas is a 6-foot-6 two-guard with tremendous outside shooting abilities. It’s the second year in a row that the Kings went with a shooting guard, selecting Ben McLemore last […]

USA Track and Field Championships Underway at Sac State

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Barely out of high school, World-class sprinter Allyson Felix was all but 18 years of age when she competed in the 2004 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials held in Sacramento. From that appearance, Felix made the 2004 Olympic team and earned a silver medal in the 200 meter dash in Athens, […]

18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop at Sac State

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State University’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution unites with The California Lawyers for the Arts/Sacramento Mediation Center and Sacramento County Bar Association –ADR Section to present the 18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop June 23-27. The Training Workshop on Conflict Resolution: Negotiation and Mediation Skills Building is set to run […]

“Offer” Made In Quinn Criminal Case; Next Court Date July 16

Cortez Quinn has been in a Sacramento County Courtroom 10 times thus far. 
His latest appearance was June 18 and his next date is set for July 16.

SACRAMENTO — Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Quinn will make his next court date July 16 after his attorney told a Sacramento judge his client was made an “offer” in his criminal case that also includes conspiracy to submit a false DNA sample. Quinn appeared in Department 8 of the Sacramento Courthouse […]

13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: A Celebration of Freedom!

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SACRAMENTO – Education and entertainment will combine this week as the 13th Annual Sacramento Juneteenth Celebration is set to run June 20-22 at William Land Park. The annual celebration will feature Gospel Under the Stars on Friday, June 20, featuring the Ugandan Orphans Choir; the Festival on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 […]

Local Events to Celebrate the Life and Accomplishments of Maya Angelou

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SACRAMENTO – The life and legacy of poet/activist Dr. Maya Angelou will be celebrated this week with a number of local events. On Wednesday, June 4, its the Sacramento Community Memorial at Evolve the Gallery at 6:00 p.m. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend and are asked to bring flowers, poems and words […]