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

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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 […]

2014 Sacramento Black Book Fair’s Dates, Times, and Locations

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OAK PARK — The first-ever Sacramento Black Book Fair hosted by Blue Nile Press will kick off June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Historic Oak Park’s Guild Theater. The event, free to the public, will also take place June 7 and June 8 at various venues in the Oak Park area. The public is asked […]

Sacramento City Council Approves Kings Arena Deal

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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — With historic significance and eager anticipation, the Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 in approval of the entertainment and sports arena project’s terms and agreement on Tuesday night. What has been a long and arduous undertaking, the majority decision paves the way for the Sacramento Kings and the city to officially break ground […]