State Fair Exhibit Recognizes Black Pioneer James Beckwourth

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SACRAMENTO – As business owners pitched household products and farmers handed out free produce samples, a local woman was offering up something she says was just as useful, knowledge. Culture champion Dorothy Benjamin spent the last two weeks educating folks about California pioneer James P. Beckwourth at the California State Fair. Ms. Benjamin said numerous […]

North Sacramento Community & Parents Get Answers About TB Outbreak

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – With the first day of school in the Twin Rivers Unified School District just a couple of weeks away, parents with children in the District are highly concerned about a potential outbreak of Tuberculosis, especially after a case of the infectious disease was discovered at Grant High School last school year. A […]

Local African Americans Contributing To The Development Of Downtown Arena

Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, has been a driving force behind the downtown arena development. Here Mayor Johnson is shown with, from left to right, City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Asian Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Fong-Kushida, City Councilmember Allen Warren and Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – When the National Basketball Association (NBA) was deliberating on what to do about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after he made degrading remarks about Black people, a nationwide conversation on issues of race, fairness and equity flared up. Key economic and political questions emerged: Will African Americans — who dominate the […]

State Approves Fines Of Up to $500 Per Day For Water Wasters

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SACRAMENTO – California water regulators voted Tuesday to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing, as a report showed that consumption throughout the state has actually risen amid the worst drought in nearly four decades. The action by the State Water Quality Control Board […]

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]

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 […]