Stockton Selects Kurt Wilson to Serve as Permanent City Manager


STOCKTON – The City of Stockton has decided to promote within, naming its Interim City Manager, Kurt Wilson to the permanent position. Stockton’s Mayor Anthony Silva made the announcement at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “I am honored to nominate an extremely qualified individual who represents continuity, fairness, diversity and professionalism. This is truly a fresh […]

Kings Release First Round of Renderings For New Downtown Arena

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Sacramento Kings, the city of Sacramento and AECOM released the first round of renderings for the downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The announcement was first made via an email to season ticket holders. The first set of renderings comes after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls, and focus […]

City Clerk Rejects STOP Petitions – No Vote Scheduled on Arena


DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Clerk put the brakes on a June ballot measure asking voters to approve or deny public funding for a downtown sports and entertainment center. Shirley Concolino, the City Clerk rejected the measure, citing discrepancies with petitions used to put the measure on the June ballot. Nine different versions of […]

“Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives”


SACRAMENTO – In celebration of Black History Month, Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) will host its Third Annual Quilt Exhibit “Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives” at The Brickhouse Art Gallery. The exhibit, highlighting African American quilters and quilts, will run February 1-15. The 2014 program will feature […]

Alpha Phi Alpha Hosts Gospel Concert Scholarship Fundraiser

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SACRAMENTO -The Alpha Academy Martha Parker Scholarship Fund presents its 2014 Gospel Concert on Sunday, January 26. The concert is set to be held inside Cosumnes River College’s Recital Hall at 3:00 p.m. Doors open an hour prior to showtime at 2:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s Gospel Concert is “Legacy of Love: Love […]

City Restores Free Classes and Programs for Children, Teens and Seniors


SACRAMENTO – For the last several years, the city of Sacramento was faced with severe budget cuts that eliminated many social programs and community centers area resident relied on and used with convictions. Those days of inactivity may be gone. The city announced this week that is now accepting registration for seven sports programs and […]

Niyah Moore Visits Oak Park to Promote “Major Jazz”

Author Niyah Moore, seated, enjoys a photo  with Arthur Coronado at Underground Books. Ms. Moore was at the bookstore to promote her lastest novel, “Major Jazz.”

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OAK PARK — Author and Sacramento native Niyah Moore visited Oak Park last week to discuss her latest literary work, “Major Jazz” at Underground Books. By making a historic distinction, Ms. Moore’s Major Jazz is the story of Major Ingram and life during the iconic jazz/ blues era in San Francisco’s famed Fillmore District. “The […]

West Campus’ Michaela Collins Signs To Morgan State

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Morgan State University continued its pipeline of recruiting some of the finest high school student-athletes in the Sacramento region by signing West Campus High School’s volleyball star Michaela Jamé Collins. Collins, a 6-foot-1 senior, helped lead the West Campus High School Warriors to an overall 25-7 record and 15-0 mark in the […]

COUSINS’ Western Conference Player to the Week

DeMarcus Cousins has had a solid season on the basketball court, thus far. The NBA honored him as the Western Conference Player of the Week. The Kings' brass hopes he makes the All-Star Team, too.

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NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point […]

Twin Rivers Trustee, Quin Makes Second Court Appearance

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SACRAMENTO – Cortez Quinn appeared in a Sacramento County Courtroom again on Tuesday afternoon, but he still did not enter a plea in a multi-felony and misdemeanor case that also includes conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent paternity test. Quinn appeared before the Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8 along with his […]