We pray that this message finds you in good health. Our world is changing every day. As all of us adjust to the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our daily lives, we at The Sacramento OBSERVER are committed to continuing to inform and inspire our community just as we have since 1962. And as we all adhere to the statewide call to stay at home, we want to make sure that The OBSERVER is a stabilizing product in your home for the days and weeks ahead. 

Larry Lee, Publisher

As you are aware, many of our regular distribution outlets are not open to the public. While we urge all of our area residents to stay at home to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of the coronavirus, there are a few locations that are still open as sites to purchase copies of The OBSERVER. They are listed below — we remind you to maintain proper social distancing if you have to be in public. 

  • Bonfare Market (3100 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817)
  • Airway Market (5960 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento CA 95822)
  • Rodney’s Cigar & Liquor Store (1000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)
  • Perry Beauty Supply & Thangs (3742 Rio Linda Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838)
  • Jimmy’s Deli (1201 Grand Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838)
  • Avid Reader (1945 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818)
  • Florin Square (2251 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95822)
  • The OBSERVER offices (1825 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815)

The best way to stay connected to your community and support local journalism is by subscribing to have The OBSERVER Newspaper delivered to your home through the U.S. Postal Service each week. Take the time each week to disconnect from electronics and reinvest in your core values by spending time as a family to discuss the variety of stories we publish each week. We recognize that these are tough times, so as an alternative to our annual subscription of $130, we are offering a 12-week subscription plan for $40. This way you won’t miss a single week of the award-winning Observer while you “shelter in place.” Or think about gifting a subscription to a senior who wants to keep up with information about the African American community.

During this time, we are also encouraging our audience to utilize our digital offerings as a way to stay connected to the unique news and perspectives that only The OBSERVER can provide. That means visiting www.SacObserver.com on a regular basis, subscribing to our FREE email newsletter or by getting news delivered to your cell phone by subscribing to Mobile News 2U, our mobile text alert service — just text the word “OBSERVER” to the number 94253. Of course, you may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

However you stay connected to us, we thank you for your support. We also hope you and your family have the best of health and urge you to take the necessary steps to stay safe and to do your part to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Larry Lee

The operations of the weekly is a family affair: Dr. Lee's wife Mrs. Kathryn Lee has served as co-owner and business manager, while his sons Larry, Billy and Roderick (deceased) have served in various...