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 […]

Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

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SACRAMENTO – Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film Festival returns April 26-May 4. The two-day celebration of cinema arts will include two events focused on films that were either created by African American filmmakers or feature African American content. The event kicks off on Saturday, April […]

Observer Photographers Honor The Power of Black Women

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SACRAMENTO – Whether she’s fighting for equal opportunities at the state capitol or healthier food options at her child’s school, never underestimate the power of a Black woman to get things done. The dynamism of African American women will be on display as photographers from the Sacramento Observer continue their “Behind the Lens” series this […]

Sacramento Author Discusses Her New Book: Echoes of An Angel

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento mother Aquanetta Gordon shares the story of her amazing son, Ben Underwood, in a new book, “Echoes of an Angel: The Miraculous True Story of the Boy Who Lost Both Eyes But Could Still See.” She’ll discuss the book at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria along with co-author Chris Macias on Tuesday, April […]

Former King, Mitch Richmond Selected for the Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK — Mitch Richmond, the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorer who played many of his most productive seasons with the team, was named on Monday to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He becomes the 14th player in franchise history and the first during the Sacramento-era to earn Hall of Fame induction. Enshrinement festivities […]