Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline for Jan 1 Coverage

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Due to very high demand for health insurance through Covered California, the deadline to enroll for coverage starting Jan. 1 will be extended until Dec. 17 to accommodate the surge in interest. The Service Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. “The […]

All Are Invited to Christmas at Myrtle’s House

Christmas with Myrtle Jenkins is always an adventure. Well you are invited to join Myrtle, Rufus and their wacky band of Christmas miscreants as they celebrate birth of Christ in a way will have you laughing out of your seat. Also featured will be the musical stylings of Calvary Christian Center’s own First Lady, Brenda […]

Kings Beat Knicks For Second Straight Win, T.I. and Tiny Sit Courtside With Owner

NORTH NATOMAS – The Sacramento Kings squeaked out a victory by beating the New York Knicks 99-97 in front of a sellout crowd and a nationally televised game by TNT on Dec. 10. DeMarcus Cousins lead the Kings (9-15) with 27 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Rajon Rondo continued his thrilling play […]

Obama’s executive actions could open a door for successors

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the White House has condemned Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as “disqualifying” and “toxic,” President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his plan, or some version of it, into action. In his efforts to work around Congress, […]

Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that was before them for the second time. Additional […]

Capital Fellows Program Currently Seeking Applicants

SACRAMENTO – The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, has announced the availability of applications for the Capital Fellows Programs. California Senate Fellows,  Executive Fellowship Program, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program Voted as one of the top internships nationwide by Vault.com, the […]

TIANA BURSE: The Secret of Change

OPINION – An anonymous person once said: “When life gets a little blurry, just adjust your focus.” In life, it is so easy to let the chaos around us become our focal point especially when the negativity of our existence is thrown in our faces 24/7. For example, I can’t think of the last time a […]

New HIV infections in gay Black men may be leveling off

NEW YORK (AP) — New HIV infections in gay Black men may finally be leveling off, health officials reported Sunday. Overall, new cases of HIV have been falling in the United States, while the number has been growing in gay and bisexual Black men. The AIDS virus is far more common in that group. But […]

Grocery chains leave food deserts barren

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As part of Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they’re far short. Moreover, an analysis of federal food stamp data by […]

California’s strict gun laws failed to stop mass shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deadly shooting in San Bernardino happened in a state with some of the nation’s toughest gun laws: California bars assault weapons, blocks the sale of large-capacity magazines and requires universal background checks for all gun purchases. Authorities say they believe attackers Syed Rizwan Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik had legally […]