Obama Turns to Black Radio to Plead for Midterm Votes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina […]

THE OBSERVER RECOMMENDS: Yes on Measure L

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OPINION – How is City Hall working for us? That’s the question The OBSERVER editorial staff repeatedly asked itself when reviewing Measure L, also known as the Strong Mayor initiative. The answer is clear: City Hall is not working very well for many of the citizens of Sacramento. That is why The OBSERVER editorial staff […]

THE OBSERVER RECOMMENDS: Dr. Richard Pan for State Senate District 6

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THE OBSERVER is proud to recommend the candidacy of Dr. Richard Pan for the District 6th State Senate seat. Dr. Pan is a family man, pediatrician, entrepreneur, educator and Assemblyman. He will bring to the State Senate a career-long dedication of energy, work, and service to the families of the District. As a legislator Dr. […]

Former Mayor Heather Fargo Flip Flops on Strong Mayor Proposal

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Supporters of Measure L today called on former Mayor Heather Fargo, chief spokesperson for the anti-Measure L campaign, to explain her flip-flop on strong mayor. As revealed in a new analysis, Fargo voted in favor of a strong mayor proposal in June 1990 as part of a 6-2 vote that also included […]

The State of Black Power in The Ranks of Sacramento Policy Advisors & Advocates

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SACRAMENTO – In a rare public discussion of an often-hidden topic, the audience at a recent Sacramento luncheon was treated to a candid and revealing conversation on the influence of Black power brokers in California state government. Hosted by the California Association of African-American Advocacy Professionals (CA4P), the September 10 event was conceived as a […]

Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings Endorses Strong Mayor Initiative

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SACRAMENTO – Councilmember-elect Rick Jennings today endorsed Measure L, the measure on the November ballot he says will improve Sacramento’s system of government. “Now is the right time for Sacramento to take this important step,” said Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings. “After listening to my constituents throughout the campaign, it’s clear that the people of Sacramento demand a […]

Uber Makes Ridesharing Easier

Booker Cook, also a student at Sacramento State University, has discovered that a driver-partnership with Uber is quite flexible and lucrative. The ride-sharing company's limousine-like service is efficient as well as classy for passengers.
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SACRAMENTO —Before Booker Cook knew what an Uber app was, he used the ride-sharing service without knowing it. The app — which allows riders to order a taxicab-like ride from their smartphone — instantly changed his transportation outlook. While attending a Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEPPO) at Sacramento State University, Cook and […]

‘Ready for Hillary’ PAC’s Record $2.5M Quarter Outdone by Ben Carson’s $3.3M

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has two years left in the Oval Office, and yet anticipation continues to build for his eventual successor. Many names have been thrown around, but there’s a growing consensus that Hillary Clinton will be nominated to represent the Democratic Party in 2016. As Clinton prepares to make history as America’s […]

Plan to Split California Could Go to Voters

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SACRAMENTO — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents’ needs. Draper and a bipartisan team of political consultants delivered what he said […]

Former Speaker Perez Seeks Recount in California Controller Race

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SACRAMENTO – Former Assembly Speaker John Perez said Sunday he will request a recount of votes cast in the June 3 primary contest for state controller, in which preliminary results show he does not have enough votes to advance to the November general election. Vote tallies submitted so far to the secretary of state’s office […]