New Charter in North Sacramento to Hold Enrollment Fair

NORTH SACRAMENTO – Hazel Mahone College Prep is now recruiting students in TK, K, 1 and 2. Hazel Mahone will be a tuition-free public charter school and is scheduled to open in August 2015. Those interested in signing up their child are encouraged to attend a student enrollment Fair on Saturday, July 11th at Mt. Calvary […]

Free Summer Camping Trip to Camp Arroyo

CA FairPlay, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with asthma, is now accepting applications for its annual free summer camping trip to Camp Arroyo. This is a chance for children who have been unable to experience summer camp to enjoy outdoor activities in a safe environment. Activities include rock climbing, […]

Award Winning Grant Pacer Drumline Looks To National Parade

DEL PASO HEIGHTS —  With only a few weeks before America celebrates its birthday, Grant High School’s talented and gifted members of the  school’s Drumline still need a little financial push to fund its important 4th of July excursion to Washington, D.C. The youthful musical group were invited by the National Selection Committee to represent California […]

Dr. Edward Bush Newly Appointed President of Cosumnes River College

SACRAMENTO – Edward Bush, a veteran Riverside County community college faculty member and administrator of nearly 17 years, is heading north to become the new president of Cosumnes River College, following the Los Rios District Board’s action Wednesday night to appoint him to the post. Bush, who is currently vice president, Student Services at Riverside […]

Donate your new or used quality books to the Sacramento Black Book Fair

Crystal Bowl Book Club is coordinating the Sacramento Black Book Fair’s (SBBF) Second Annual Book Drive now through June 7. The group’s goal is to gather 300 new or gently used books written by Black authors. All book genres and books for all age groups welcome. Books will be donated to local community organizations that […]

California awards $250M to high school career prep programs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is betting big — $1.4 billion over five years — that connecting high school studies to specific careers will get more students to graduate, go on to college and find well-paying jobs. In the latest incarnation of vocational education programs that once prepared young people for skilled trades, the state […]

Remembering Lu Vason, Founder of all-Black rodeo Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

CALIFORNIA (CBM) – Cowboys, cowgirls, and rodeo enthusiasts are mourning the passing of Lu Vason, the creator of one of America’s longest running all-Black touring rodeos, the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. Vason, who had just celebrated his birthday in April, was 76. Longtime friend and California Rodeo Coordinator, Margo Wade LaDrew states of Vason: “Over […]

Brown to propose $380 million tax credit for working poor

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown will propose offering a $380 million tax credit for the working poor as part of his revised budget Thursday. Information provided by the Brown administration says the tax credit would help as many as 2 million people who earn up to $13,870 a year for a family of four. […]

Gov. Jerry Brown to boost school spending amid surplus

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week. But with a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey […]

California Water Board: Conserve or Face New Fines

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – On May 5, the California Water Control Board approved emergency regulations designed with new methods – including steep penalties – for 411 cities and urban water suppliers to reach between eight to 36 percent water conservation. According to the new, strengthened rules, the Water Board now has the authority to issue fines […]