KEVIN CHAVOUS: Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

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OPINION – After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of color. He told me that his wife was a special education teacher; that she worked with troubled kids and she had developed a close […]

Sac High Earns Trip to NorCal Championships

Sacramento High School head coach Derek Swafford and his varsity Dragons watch the last seconds of their game against St. Mary's of Stockton. Sac High won the game 85-60 and will advance to the D-2 Nor Cal Championship game on March 21.
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OAK PARK — Sacramento High School’s boys basketball team beat St. Mary’s of Stockton 85-60 March 17 to earn a trip to the Division II Nor Cal Championships at Sleep Train Arena. Sac High will face the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs for the Nor Cal title on March 21 at Sleep Train Arena. The Monarchs downed […]

It’s Tournament Time 2015

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The remarkable basketball skills that the young men and women displayed, the earnest efforts to win that the teams put forth, and the intensity of emotions that followed in both victory and defeat that the fans and families demonstrated during the various Conference Tournaments was but a preview of what is about to take place […]

Local job seekers have a “Golden” opportunity to find work

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SACRAMENTO – Golden 1, a not-for-profit credit union which prides itself on putting people and its employees first, is hosting a career fair to fill a variety of positions at its corporate office in Sacramento, as well as branches throughout Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. The Career Fair is scheduled to […]

Elk Grove School District is hiring!

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ELK GROVE – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is seeking applicants for classified and certificated positions. EGUSD will hold a two-day recruitment fair March 20-21 at the Robert L. Trigg Education Center, located at 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, in the Board Room. On Friday, March 20, the focus will be on […]

Obama says he’s prepared to fight GOP over education

President Barack Obama visits with students and counselors from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama met with the students in April 2013 to discuss youth violence. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Students from William R. Harper High School in Chicago, Ill., listen as President Barack Obama talks with them about the Emancipation Proclamation hanging in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said Monday he’s prepared to fight with Republicans for school funding and his education priorities rather than risk going backward. The president said he hopes that Republican lawmakers focus on educating every child and not shifting money away from needy districts. He’s […]

Susan G. Komen offers free mammograms

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SACRAMENTO – A free mammogram screening will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood, located at 201 29th Street, Suite B, courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants must be uninsured or underinsured, age 40 or over, low income, and have not had a mammogram in […]

Emmy Award Winner Tim Russ to Direct Groundbreaking Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Actor/Director Tim Russ, best known for his role as “Tuvok” on all seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager, will be at the helm as the director of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller. Rellik is an original series, following the lives of two detectives, as they pursue a serial killer…who seems just a […]

Koon’s $7.5 Million ‘Coloring Book’ Approved By City Council

Iconic artist Jeff Koons' "Coloring Book No. 4" will be the exterior centerpiece of the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. The City Council voted 7-0 March 10, 2015, to purchase the artwork that is a rendering of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Council voted 7-0 in favor of purchasing a $7.5 million sculpture by Jeff Koons to be placed in front of the new Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Sacramento. City Councilmembers Jeff Harris, Steve Hansen, Jay Schenirer, Angelique Ashby, Larry Carr, Allen Wayne Warren, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson […]

Ferguson Increased Revenue by Targeting Blacks

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed widespread racism in its operation, but described how poor Blacks were targeted to boost the sagging revenues of small municipalities. “Ferguson police officers issued nearly 50 percent more citations in the last year than they did in 2010 […]