Local Entrepreneur Spearheads Donation Drive for Hurricane Survivors

She’s known for bringing Caribbean entertainment to Northern California and now Denise Carter is working to send positive vibes in the other direction in the wake of recent devastation from hurricanes and tropical storms. Ms. Carter, the founder of HASO Live Events and the One Love Reggae Festival, recently spearheaded a local donation drive for […]

CA State Capitol First Female Black Top Cop Retires for the Second Time (VIDEO)

(CBM) – Debra Manning has retired from her position as chief sergeant-at-arms of the California Senate for the second time. Manning first retired from the position in 2008 but was called back to replace Tony Beard Jr. in 2014. Beard abruptly retired after it was revealed he had covered for Gerardo Lopez, a sergeant-at-arms who […]

California regulators reject new lethal injection method

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators for the second time Monday rejected a proposed new method of carrying out the death penalty by lethal injection, another move that slows the process for California to resume executing death row inmates. A voter-backed initiative aimed at speeding up executions, though, may render the regulators’ decision moot. The […]

Governor signs legislation making California a ‘sanctuary state’

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

Noted Civil Rights Activists Clash with AG Xavier Becerra Over Policing Issues

(CBM) – In a recent Twitter post and during a September 27 news conference remembering slain San Diego County resident Alfred Olango, noted civil rights activist Reverend Shane Harris criticized state Attorney General Xavier Becerra saying the Department of Justice leader is not focused enough on issues of policing. “California AG Becerra is quick to […]

California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Super Tuesday, the jam-packed day of presidential primary voting every four years, may get supercharged in 2020 with California joining the pack, bringing along its prize of the most delegates. Gov. Jerry Brown gave his stamp of approval Wednesday to a measure jumping California’s primary up to the beginning of March, […]

Sacramento Kings Respond To Trump’s Comments

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — It was supposed to be media day where the Sacramento Kings would come in for the opening day of training camp to do promos, take photos, mingle with the local press and talk casually about the upcoming season. In some instances, that’s how it played out at the Kings’ Training Center. But […]

Nancy Pelosi, Doris Matsui and Democrats Urge DREAM Act Passage

SACRAMENTO — Hours after U.S Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was rattled by protesters at an event in San Francisco, the House Democratic Minority Leader found solace from a crowd at Sacramento State University. Pelosi, D-San Francisco; Congresspersons Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento; Ami Bera, D-Sacramento; and Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, spoke at the campus to call for immediate passage […]

California leaders pledge $30M for young undocumented immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers announced Tuesday that they plan to spend $30 million helping young immigrants with legal services and college financial aid. The announcement comes in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that gives temporary protection from deportation to people brought to the […]

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 […]