Statewide Senior Coalition Rally Lawmakers (Video)

(CBM) – Over 300 seniors rallied at the state Capitol last Thursday to support efforts to streamline the way the state deals with policy and budget allocations for senior citizens in the state. In 2015, the Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care issued a report calling for the creation of a Senate Standing […]

Gov. Brown’s Revised Budget Focuses on Education and Healthcare (Video)

(CBM) – During his presentation of the 2017-18 revised budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown warned Californians lean times were ahead. According to Brown, state residents should prepare for future budget cuts. The May budget revision has adjusted the shortfall from more than $5 billion in January to $3.3 billion. However, Brown said it was important […]

California lawmakers, advocates react to governor’s budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal Thursday that reverses some of his proposed cuts to education and child care for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Here’s how lawmakers and interest groups are reacting: — Assembly Minority Leader Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley: Brown’s budget improperly diverts tax […]

California students suspended for ‘liking’ racist posts sue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a Black student and coach appeared on his social media site. But a federal lawsuit says the district went too far when it also disciplined students who indicated they “liked” the […]

Black man punched by Sacramento officer files rights lawsuit (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest. The lawsuit […]

Fresno shooter has Sacramento connection

FRESNO (CBM) -Fresno is the latest scene of a mass shooting since last week’s fatal shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school, killing a teacher and one student and comes on the heels of the Facebook shooting of a 74-year-old man walking down the street in Cleveland, Ohio. According to news reports, Kori Ali Muhammad […]

CA Republicans Strike Working-class Tone During Gas Tax Debate

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Last week, the California legislature voted to approve a $52 billion transportation bill that will go towards road repair and maintenance. Funding will come from increases in gas and diesel sales and excise taxes, an annual car fee, based on the cost of the car, and a Zero Emissions Car fee. However, […]

Sacramento officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer seen on video hurling a jaywalker to the ground and repeatedly punching him in the face will be the subject of a criminal investigation, authorities said Tuesday. The “disturbing” and unreasonable actions of the officer, a two-year veteran of the department, were not within policy, Sacramento police […]

Third Annual Community Read-In Project needs volunteer readers

In an effort to spread the joy of reading, the organizers of the Fourth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair are hosting a number of community read-in sessions. Organizers are seeking volunteer community readers as they continue their Third Annual Community Read-In Project leading up to the Black Book Fair. Readers are being called on to […]

California has fewer arrests, but not necessarily less crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn’t necessarily represent good news on crime, according to an analysis published Saturday. The state saw 1.5 million arrests for misdemeanors and felonies in 2015, the most recent year with figures available, according to the Los […]