Don’t Miss the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert


OAK PARK – Every year, hundreds of locals fill McClatchy Park for an annual concert, despite Sacramento’s oppressive, sometimes triple digit heat. This year they’ll have some Suga T to keep them cool. The Bay Area based rapper singer will perform during the 27th Annual Oak Park Summer Concert set for Saturday, August 3. The […]

Artist, Otis Simpson’s Work As Solid As A Brick

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OAK PARK — The Brickhouse Art Gallery in Oak Park is primarily used to hold art exhibits for local and national artists who welcome the opportunity to showcase their work in the facility. When it was local artist Gerry GOS” Otis Simpson’s turn to display his artwork in the building made of red-colored bricks, he […]

Environmental Food Justice Conference Hosted in Oak Park


OAK PARK – They’ve planted the seeds, but aren’t satisfied with simply sitting back and watching them grow. The local organization, Freedom Farms is seeking to cultivate a movement, one that will lead to a healthier community. Freedom Farms sponsored its Environmental Food Justice Conference last week. The event was held at the Guild Theater […]

Homicidal Handyman: Book Recounts Oak Park-Area Slayings


OAK PARK – He may not be as familiar as some other notorious serial killers such as Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy, but many in Sacramento’s Oak Park will never forget the name Morris Solomon, Jr. First-time author Antonio Harvey brings the killer back to the forefront with his new book, “The Homicidal Handyman […]

Healthy Men, Healthy Families Workshop & Free Cancer Screenings


OAK PARK – The Sacramento Community Cancer Coalition has joined forces with U.C. Davis and the U.C. Davis student-run clinics to encourage under-served communities in Sacramento to get early screenings for prostate and breast health and, to promote wellness for the entire family. 2012 marks the sixth year of the endeavor, entitled Healthy Men, Healthy […]

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates Pastor Ephraim Williams


OAK PARK – “That’s my pastor!” It’s not uncommon for members of a church to be proud of being associated with a minister and to vocalize their appreciation for his or her spiritual guidance. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating the direction and leadership of its pastor, Dr. Ephraim Williams this month. The church […]

Congress of African Peoples Hosts Blacks Political Convention


OAK PARK – The Congress of African Peoples (CAP) presents its 2012 Black Political Convention locally on Saturday, September 8. The event, in its third year, will be held at the Women’s Civic Improvement Center, 3555 3rd Ave., in historic Oak Park. It is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose […]

Area Minister Seeks To Fight Oak Park Crime By ‘Bridging The Gap’


OAK PARK – A local minister is gathering the faithful for a battle he says they can’t afford to lose. Bishop Ron Allen, of the International Faith-Based Coalition, is taking on crime in the city and is calling on other area clergy to also take an active role. He points to crime in areas like […]

Black Parallel School Board To Present “The State of Black Students Education”


SACRAMENTO – The Black Parallel School Board is asking parents, students, grandparents and the whole community to attend its next meeting, March 3. The meeting, a “Presentation on the State of Black Students Education,” starts at 10:00 a.m., at the Oak Park Methodist Church in Oak Park. Founded in 2008, The Black Parallel School Board […]

St. HOPE To Open Middle School In Fall; Registration Currently Open For Families


SACRAMENTO – St. HOPE Public Schools announced this week that the new Oak Park Prep Middle School will be open for the 2012-13 school year. The Oak Park community hasn’t had its own middle school since 1963, and demand for a nearby school with high-performance measures has made this new location necessary. The school will […]