White House Seeks to Help Expand Education Opportunity


WASHINGTON – Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation). As of 2010, that figure had almost tripled to $22,092 – and that’s just for one year. To meet this economic hurdle, 39.6 million Americans have turned […]

Sac City School District Holds Public Forum on New Education Funding Formula

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) says it wants to “connect the dots” and is seeking public input on how best to fund area schools. The district says the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is bringing sweeping changes to the ways schools are funded and how K-12 districts are held […]

COUSINS’ Western Conference Player to the Week

DeMarcus Cousins has had a solid season on the basketball court, thus far. The NBA honored him as the Western Conference Player of the Week. The Kings' brass hopes he makes the All-Star Team, too.

OBSERVER Photo by Antonio R. Harvey

NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point […]

Twin Rivers Trustee, Quin Makes Second Court Appearance

Cortez Quinn

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 […]

Let SMUD Help You Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

SACRAMENTO – Give your Christmas tree the proper holiday send-off. Rather than toss it in the trash, recycle it. You’ll be doing the local landfills a big favor. Bring your Christmas tree to the SMUD Corporation Yard at 6100 Folsom Boulevard on Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. SMUD will mulch it for […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

SACRAMENTO – Some saw many seasons and accomplished great things, while others were just on the brink of their potential, gone too soon. The past year has seen the loss of a number of Blacks who made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. As the sun sets on 2013, we take a minute to reflect […]

Garvey Marketplace Opens For Holiday Shopping

SACRAMENTO – Black Friday may have passed, but some locals have created a Black Saturday of sorts that allows shoppers to find deals, unique items and support small businesses at the same time. The Garvey Marketplace is being held locally every Saturday. Currently, the location will change every month. The next flea market will be […]

California Food Literacy Center To Hold Holiday Food Drive

SACRAMENTO – Toy drives are in full swing, but California Food Literacy Center sees a different need: healthy food. Local residents can make sure every child in the Sacramento nonprofit’s after-school program at Capitol Heights Academy in Oak Park goes home for holiday break with a box of 25 fruits and vegetables – five a […]

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 […]

AZIZZA GOINES: Innovation Is Critical To The Future Of Health Care


OPINION – Anyone interested in the future of health care would have appreciated the advances in mobile technology displayed in San Jose, Calif. recently. Thousands of wireless software programmers, network engineers and others gathered for MobileCon 2013, one the country’s largest wireless industry conventions. It was a chance to see how wireless is changing our […]