Community Seeks Answers In Police Shooting

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The local members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) have demanded that the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department release more details about the deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old African American in October. Several members of BLM’s chapter stood in front the Sheriff’s office at 711 G Street in downtown […]

Bill To Ban Use Of Grand Juries In Officer Involved Shootings Goes Into Effect

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, may have authored a bill that could set a trend across the country and put more focus on officer-involved shootings. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a Sen. Mitchell’s Senate Bill 227 (SB 227) that will no longer allow grand juries in cases involving […]

San Francisco’s housing shortage threatens African Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco’s popular South of Market district, two newlyweds last year bought a townhouse in a budding development along the city’s rough-edged southeastern bay-front. Friends warned Eyitejumade and Jinglin Sogbesan that the historically Black Bayview-Hunters Point was a dangerous place. […]

SFPD Officers Keep Jobs After Racist Texts Because City Waited Too Long

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco police officers who exchanged racists and homophobic text messages in 2012 will be allowed to keep their jobs and will not face discipline, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled the police department waited too long to address the misconduct allegations, ignoring a one-year statute […]

Local Non-Profit Adopts 12 Families Dealing with AIDS

(SACRAMENTO) – The local non-profit organization,”The Gardens” has adopted 12 families for the Christmas holidays. Within these families, there is at least one person, affected or infected by the AIDS virus. Executive Director Ronald King is asking for help from the community, and shares that there are 18 children within this group. “One family, we […]

California State University receives record number of applications for 2016 term

LONG BEACH (AP) California State University received a record number of applications for the upcoming 2016 fall term, with more than 830,000 prospective students vying for a spot at the nation’s largest public university system. The total marked a nearly 5 percent increase over applications received for fall enrollment the previous year, according to university […]

Capital Fellows Program Currently Seeking Applicants

SACRAMENTO – The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, has announced the availability of applications for the Capital Fellows Programs. California Senate Fellows,  Executive Fellowship Program, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program Voted as one of the top internships nationwide by Vault.com, the […]

California’s strict gun laws failed to stop mass shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deadly shooting in San Bernardino happened in a state with some of the nation’s toughest gun laws: California bars assault weapons, blocks the sale of large-capacity magazines and requires universal background checks for all gun purchases. Authorities say they believe attackers Syed Rizwan Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik had legally […]

RT to Hold Community Fourms on Green Line, Airport Light Rail Extension Project

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will host three community open house meetings to share information and receive feedback regarding the Green Line to the Airport light rail extension project. As part of the environmental planning process, the community is invited to share ideas on considerations to be addressed in the draft environmental […]

Clavo’s Funeral Set For Nov. 28, Reward Grows To $30,000

DEL PASO HEIGHTS — It’s been a difficult time for the family of Jaulon “J.J.” Clavo to mourn his passing while knowing the culprit or culprits involved in his shooting death is still walking free of justice. Clavo’s mother, Nicole Clavo, and his sister are struggling to comfort each other more than a week after […]