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  • Inductees in California's Hall of Fame

    Inductees in California's Hall of Fame
    "I think what made it special tonight was the kids," Ervin "Magic" Johnson said. "This is just going to be icing on the cake. When those kids are hollering your name, they never saw me play basketball." Johnson is talking about kids outside the Memorial...
  • Parking-For-Arena Trade Gets First Yes From Sacramento City Council

    Parking-For-Arena Trade Gets First Yes From Sacramento City Council
    With two dissenting, the Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday to explore a plan that would have the City sell rights to its parking places to get seed money for a new Arena. Councilmembers Sandy Sheedy and Darrel Fong were the "nays." The City...
  • Connecticut NAACP considering legal action against state redistricting panel over its all-white membership

    Connecticut NAACP considering legal action against state redistricting panel over its all-white membership
    The head of the Connecticut NAACP calls it “astonishing and heart breaking” that the legislative committee deciding on how this state’s political boundaries should be redrawn doesn’t have a single minority member. The absence of...
  • Mayor: Meeting with NBA Commissioner "Productive"

    Mayor: Meeting with NBA Commissioner "Productive"
    In a press conference Tuesday, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson took the opportunity to give an update on his recent meeting with NBA Commissioner David Stern concerning the planned downtown sports and entertainment complex. Johnson called the meeting...
  • Community Leaders Unveil New Plan to Prevent Gang Violence

    Community Leaders Unveil New Plan to Prevent Gang Violence
    "My choices and decisions, they caught up to me one day. I got shot in the back three times,"  said Nate Snyder, a former gang member. A year ago, he made a life-changing decision to get out of gangs, and get into a program, that helped him make the right...
  • Mayor Johnson Introduces New Initiative to Strengthen Position

    Mayor Johnson Introduces New Initiative to Strengthen Position
    Who do you think should have the power to make the majority of decisions in the city of Sacramento: the mayor or the city manager? A new initiative was announced Wednesday that would give more power to the mayor, it’s called the “Checks and...
  • Sacramento Kings Draw Lots Of Regional Fans, Little Regional Support

    Sacramento Kings Draw Lots Of Regional Fans, Little Regional Support
    It's a new season. There's a new enthusiasm. But it's happening in the same old arena. "I hope we get a new arena," said Reggie Prasad of Natomas, as he was loading-up on tickets for events a Power Balance Arena. But as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson...
  • More Pastors Becoming More Involved in Politics

    More Pastors Becoming More Involved in Politics
    Pastors preaching politics is no longer taboo. “If my calling gives me more influence than it gives others,” said Bishop Sherwood Carthen of Bayside Church, “then God bless ‘em!” From town meetings to barbershops,...
  • K Street Redevelopment - After the Supreme Court's Decision

    K Street Redevelopment - After the Supreme Court's Decision
    It was on Nov. 12 that Sacramento's K Street, the landing place of so many redevelopment dollars, opened again to traffic and great fanfare. The party came to a screeching halt on Dec. 29, when Governor Jerry Brown was given the judicial green light to...
  • Kings Fire Head Coach Paul Westphal

    Kings Fire Head Coach Paul Westphal
    The Sacramento Kings have relieved Paul Westphal of head coaching duties. The organization made the announcement Thursday morning. In the statement, President of Basketball Operations for the Kings Geoff Petrie thanked Westphal for his efforts, “...
  • Arena Plans are in the Works in Sacramento, but Who Will Pay?

    Arena Plans are in the Works in Sacramento, but Who Will Pay?
    In just two days, the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento region will hear what the city's hand-picked team has to say about the feasibility of a new arena.  The big question that needs to be answered by the David Taylor Icon group is: "Who will pay for...
  • ICON-Taylor Group Presents Arena Plans; Next 100 Days Crucial

    ICON-Taylor Group Presents Arena Plans; Next 100 Days Crucial
    It was a packed house at the Sacramento City Council as the ICON-Taylor group laid out the details of a new arena feasibility study. The Maloofs sat in the front row. The arena report did not lay out specific revenue sources but it did cite public-...