Sacramento City Council Approves Kings Arena Deal

Sacramento Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadive, at the podium, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, left, and Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell, right, address the fans after the city officially agreed to financial terms to build a new sports arena.
(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

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 […]

Kings’ Schedule of Events for City Council’s Final ESC Vote on May 20


SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings will have a series of events to gather members of the public who want to show their support and participate in the City Council’s final vote on the downtown Entertainment & Sports Center (ESC). The schedule includes the Power Forward Rally, NBA Draft Lottery Viewing, City Council Viewing and press […]

City of Sacramento Posts Arena Documents Online For Public Review

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SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento posted the Entertainment and Sports Center project (ESC) contracts, agreements, and reports for public review and comment before the City Council’s final vote on Tuesday, May 20. Materials are available online at While the scope and duration for public review exceeds the City’s requirements, it is consistent with […]

Sacramento NAACP Has a New President, Stephen T. Webb

Stephen T. Webb - Sacramento NAACP's New President

Tyrone Netters has stepped down as president of the Sacramento Branch of the NAACP this week, citing professional reasons. Netters will be succeeded by Stephen T. Webb as the association’s new president. Webb is a member of the ALC (Agent Leadership Council) at Keller Williams Realty and is also the Past-President of the Sacramento Realtist […]

Sacramento & Other Calif. Cities Start Water-Waste Patrols


SACRAMENTO – Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an “Officer Friendly” than a water cop. On a recent sunny day, the water waste inspector rolled through a quiet Sacramento neighborhood in his white pickup truck after a tipster tattled on people watering their lawns on prohibited days. He approached two culprits. Rather than slapping […]

Women’s Civic Improvement Club Hosts Annual Open House

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OAKPARK – The Women’s Civic Improvement Club (WCIC) hosts its Annual Open House on Saturday, April 26. The event is slated to run from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s festivities is “Keeping Our Legacy Alive.” For over 77 years, the WCIC has provided programs, services and activities geared toward meeting […]

Congressman James Clyburn to Speak Locally

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SACRAMENTO – President Barack Obama says when he speaks, the entire Congress listens. The public is invited to hear U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn speak locally on Sunday, April 27. Clyburn will preach about his faith and public service as a guest speaker at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. He’ll speak at the church’s 11:00 […]

Sacramento County Bans Outdoor Marijuana Crops


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County supervisors have unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops after hearing from law enforcement officials who said the region has seen an explosion of grow sites. The Sacramento Bee reports Sheriff Scott Jones told supervisors Tuesday that marijuana plants have increased throughout the county because of a lack of clarity in […]

Singing Pastors of Sacramento in Concert

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SACRAMENTO – EMG Music Group Alliance presents The Singing Pastors of Sacramento Concert on Saturday, April 26. The show is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Destiny Church, located at 5230 Ehrhardt Avenue. Participants include Bryant Wyatt of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Yardley Griffin, Jr. of Destiny Church; William Carter of St. James Holy […]

Oak Park Farmer’s Market Holds Pre-Season Launch


OAK PARK – NeighborWorks Sacramento invites the public to the pre-season launch of the Oak Park Farmers Market on Saturday, April 26 and the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to McClatchy Park. Festivities are set to run 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will launch a week-long Eat Local Challenge to lead up to the […]