Governor’s highway plan includes $65 driver fee and higher fuel taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — More than two months after calling a special session to address California’s transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. A one-page […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

Uber enters into agreement with Sacramento International Airport

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has reached an agreement with Uber allowing the ridesharing company to operate legally at the airport. The agreement went into effect at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers. The airport does not have agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as […]

1000 Volunteers Needed for United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring

SACRAMENTO – A thousand volunteers are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 11 by signing up for one of 37 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8 […]

Ben Vereen promotes Wellness Through the Arts on Sacramento Film Works

SACRAMENTO – Legendary Actor, Entertainer and Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen made a very special visit to Sacramento recently to share his wealth of experience with local film makers and promote the Sacramento launch of his program, Wellness Through the Arts (WTA). Vereen sat down with Sacramento Film Works hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry […]

Widower Delivers Promise To Bring Bernice King To Area Sept. 5

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a tough eight months since his beloved wife passed away, but a local man says his faith has seen him through and is helping him fulfill her legacy. “She was my rib, my soulmate,” Karlos Daniels shared about his wife of 31 and a half years, . Felicia Daniels had been planning […]

Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed on local school districts’ budget reserves. They say limiting the monies districts are required to reserve in their coffers will  increase  borrowing costs and hamper efforts to prepare for  economic hardship. State Senator Jerry Hill […]

Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

OAK PARK – Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero son, Anthony Sadler Jr., who helped thwart an aledged gunman’s attack on a high-speed train in Belgium. Sadler, a student at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State University), Alek Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, […]

Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, but the experience has left a bitter taste in their mouths. Eleven members of the Sistahs On The Reading Edge book club were […]

Peanuts Celebrates Its First African American Character

(NNPA) – Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it upon themselves to petition comic writer and creator of the popular Peanuts comic strip Charles M. Schultz for more characters of color, a bold move that resulted in the inclusion […]