Unauthorized Mural Damages 102-Year-Old Guild Theater

(OAK PARK) – A recent tribute to local men who have died at the hands of local law enforcement officers was painted on the wall of the Guild Theater in Oak Park. However, the artists never asked the property owner for permission, and now the mural could have serious ramifications. Tracy Stigler, the president of […]

Social Activists Express Concerns About Changing Demographics of Oak Park

OAK PARK — While a summit was taking place in the Guild Theater in Oak Park hosting “house flippers,” wholesalers, and commercial-resident landlords, a diverse group of individuals on the outside of the facility were letting them know that predators who prey on their neighborhood are not welcome. Led by the Sacramento Black Lives Movement […]

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

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 […]