Twin Rivers Trustee, Quin Makes Second Court Appearance

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SACRAMENTO – Cortez Quinn appeared in a Sacramento County Courtroom again on Tuesday afternoon, but he still did not enter a plea in a multi-felony and misdemeanor case that also includes conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent paternity test. Quinn appeared before the Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8 along with his […]

Kings’ Isaiah Thomas In ‘Game Recognize Game’ Campaign For Reebok

Sacramento King point guard Isaiah Thomas is getting a lot of air time out his Reebok shoes’ commercial. The clip, that contains 10 hours of additional footage, was shot in Los Angeles with Brooklyn Nets' Jason Terry and Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel.

SACRAMENTO — Locally, the Sacramento region has seen Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas in a number of Pizza Guys commercials over the last couple of years. Well, the dynamic point guard is now getting national airplay. Thomas is part of Reebok shoes’ new performance basketball campaign, “Game Recognize Game,” featuring injured rookie Nerlens Noel (76ers) […]

Joy-Ann Reid Says The Practice of Racial Profiling Is Very Real In America

MSNBC contributor and national journalist Joy-Ann "Joy" Reid, wearing red dress, meet with guests at Sacramento's Evolve the Gallery last month. Reid's appearance was hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of 100 Black Women Incorporated.
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OAK PARK — National Journalist Joy-Ann Reid Says The Practice Is Very Real In America. The practice of “racial profiling” impacts African Americans every day, and is even terrifying for many, so says nationally acclaimed journalist and commentator Joy-Ann Reid. Ms. Reid, who used her words and voice as an on-air MSNBC contributor to help […]

Fleet Feet Sports & Salvation Army Put on a Winter Race For Toys


SACRAMENTO – You’ve seen their trucks. Here’s the chance to help fill it up. Sacramento’s Fleet Feet Sports is teaming up with The Salvation Army this week for a good cause. Fleet Feet Sports will host the Eighth Annual Holiday Classic 5K race on Sunday, December 15 to benefit The Salvation Army Toy Drive. Registration […]

PART ONE: Kings’ Abdur-Rahim Had GM Qualities Before Retiring As NBA Player

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NORTH NATOMAS — Before Pete D’Alessandro’s name popped up as a candidate to become the general manager for the Sacramento Kings, he was in the running for the same position for the Denver Nuggets organization. As seen through other NBA executives and mid-level stewards, D’Alessandro had methodically worked his way up the ladder in the […]

Sac High Faces Christian Brothers in Division III Football Playoffs

Sacramento High School running back Lonny Powell, with the football, get some effective blocking from his offensive linemen Maddarius Murray (No. 50) and Malik Baker in the Dragons 41-21 victory over Oakdale Nov. 23.

Inset photo: Sac High's quarterback Caden Voges (No. 2), running back Lonny Powell (No.10), and the rest of the Dragons play Christian Brothers Nov.29 in Round 3 of the Division III Playoffs.

OBSERVER Photos by Antonio R. Harvey

OAK PARK — The members of Sacramento High School football team know more than anyone where their strengths are and proved that they know when to use them in urgent situations against visiting Oakdale last weekend. Oakdale was leading 14-13 at the half, and then came out to score quickly against the Dragons to make […]

Kings’ Blood Drive Brings In More Than 300 Donors

Henry Block relaxes as he donates a pint of blood at Sleep Train Arena on Veterans Day. BloodSource collected more than 300 pints of blood from donors in the Sacramento region.

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings fans donated more than 300 pints of blood to BloodSource at Sleep Train Arena on Veterans’ Day. The goal was to reach 275, though the drive successfully exceeded that expectation. BloodSource staff was busy for six hours registering, collecting, and thanking individuals for donating blood for patients in need. […]

Mayor Johnson Appointed to Presidential Task Force

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WASHINGTON – In recognition of Sacramento’s leadership in preparing for the impacts of climate change, Mayor Kevin Johnson was selected as a member of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. President Obama established the Task Force today as part of his Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for […]

23rd Annual Diva Conference to Be Held at Consumnes River College

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SACRAMENTO – There are many definitions of the term “diva,” but one local organization chooses to put a positive spin on it, hosting an annual event aimed at giving girls the tools they need to succeed. The Sacramento Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) presents its 23rd Annual DIVA Conference November 15-16 at Cosumnes River College. […]

Twin Rivers School Board Member Cortez Quinn Arrested


NORTH SACRAMENTO – Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn said he will take a 90-day leave of absence from the board following a closed-door meeting he had with fellow board members Thursday night. Quinn was arrested along with an alleged accomplice for supposedly submitting “a false DNA sample” in a paternity […]