State of Affairs’ Christopher Michael Holley to Help Produce Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Christopher Michael Holley, known for his recurring role on NBC’s State of Affairs and for his role as ‘Beanie’ in Smokin Aces, has joined the production team for the pilot of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller being filmed in Sacramento at the end of April 2015. Holley’s star is definitely on the rise. […]

DEBRA GIPSON: More programs needed to protect our children

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OPINION – I have spent my whole life in Del Paso Heights and have seen first-hand, the real need in our community. Something needs to be done. There is a lack of community programs, including food programs, summer programs and activities focused on reducing crime. As a result, gang violence has increased with kids dying […]

Andrew Young Shares His Thoughts and Civil Rights Experiences

Andrew Young, Jr., former ambassador, civil rights activist, and mayor of Atlanta, spoke to the members of Sacramento's IndiviZible on March 25 in Oak Park. Young was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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OAK PARK — Civil rights icon Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young practically learned the social mentally of America — and he’s not afraid to talk about the good and the bad side of […]

McClatchy Girls head to State Championships. Sac High Boys head home

Oak Ridge's Isamar Conde, right, defends McClatchy's Alex Washington, left, during the D-1 Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. McClatchy won the game 58-49 and will play for the state title next week in Berkeley.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento’s C.K. McClatchy High’s varsity girls basketball team is on its way to the state championships at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on March 28. C.K. McClatchy won the Division I NorCal Championships by beating El Dorado Hill’s Oak Ridge 58-49 in a spirited game at Sleep Train Arena on March 21. This […]

Black Educators discuss how to educate underserved students

Corey Jackson Riverside area 100 Black Men lead his panel that covered best practices to reach African American youth.

SAN DIEGO (CBM)- Over 500 educators, parents, and stakeholders attended the annual California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) last week in San Diego. The conference aims to convene education experts and stakeholders to help better understand best strategies for African American and other underserved students. African-American, Hispanic, and low-income or low-language students are […]

Sac High Earns Trip to NorCal Championships

Sacramento High School head coach Derek Swafford and his varsity Dragons watch the last seconds of their game against St. Mary's of Stockton. Sac High won the game 85-60 and will advance to the D-2 Nor Cal Championship game on March 21.
(Photos by Antonio R. Harvey)

OAK PARK — Sacramento High School’s boys basketball team beat St. Mary’s of Stockton 85-60 March 17 to earn a trip to the Division II Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena. Sac High will face the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs for the Nor Cal title on March 21 at Sleep Train Arena. The Monarchs downed […]

Emmy Award Winner Tim Russ to Direct Groundbreaking Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Actor/Director Tim Russ, best known for his role as “Tuvok” on all seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager, will be at the helm as the director of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller. Rellik is an original series, following the lives of two detectives, as they pursue a serial killer…who seems just a […]

Koon’s $7.5 Million ‘Coloring Book’ Approved By City Council

Iconic artist Jeff Koons' "Coloring Book No. 4" will be the exterior centerpiece of the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. The City Council voted 7-0 March 10, 2015, to purchase the artwork that is a rendering of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Council voted 7-0 in favor of purchasing a $7.5 million sculpture by Jeff Koons to be placed in front of the new Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Sacramento. City Councilmembers Jeff Harris, Steve Hansen, Jay Schenirer, Angelique Ashby, Larry Carr, Allen Wayne Warren, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson […]

Theater Review: In the Red and Brown Water

The cast from Celebration Arts' stage play, "In the Red and Brown Water," look speechless here, but they actually use powerful language in this sizzling drama. The East Sacramento production ends March 14, 2015.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

EAST SACRAMENTO — Notably, the theatrical turning point for Celebration Arts Theatre’s stage presentation of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” undoubtedly occurred during rehearsals. A conducive briefing about the nature of the play, which is part of a trilogy of dramatic compositions, triggered an engaging and sustainable experience that flow smoothly […]

Rising Hollywood Star Christopher Michael Holley Shares His Story

Great advice on acting and perseverance from Sacramento actor Christopher Michael Holley (State of Affairs) on "Sacramento Film Works," a project of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition. Also pictured are hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry. (Photo Courtesy of Access Sacramento)

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s own Christopher Michael Holley sat down with the hosts of Sacramento Film Works to talk about his journey from struggling local actor to rising Hollywood star. Holley used entertaining stories from his own life to share valuable advice with those seeking to make a career in the film industry. “It’s not […]