Life on the Mack Road corridorLoading
  • Blaze Mahe, 13, of Sacramento, left helps his father Jarvis Mahe, right, as they prepare to place a new sign for the Mack Road Business District on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Blaze had the sign built as part of his Eagle Scout project with troop 267.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Sacramento Police Department surveillance cameras monitor the corner of Mack Road and Center Parkway from the Evergreen Shopping Center in south Sacramento on Wednesday, April 22, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Herbert Smith, center, who lives in south Sacramento, prays with Ricardo Arriola and Theron Carnell, of the South Sacramento Christian Center on Friday, March 21, 2014 near Mack road and Center Parkway at the Evergreen Shopping Center. Community members, clergy leaders and police walked through the are and talked to residents in response to a spate of gun violence.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • DeAngelo Mack, coordinator of the Sacramento Violence Intervention Program, leads closing prayer with community members, clergy leaders and police at the Evergreen Shopping Center Friday, March 21, 2014 on Mack Road after doing a "night walk" in response to a spate of gun violence.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Community members, clergy leaders and police gather at the Evergreen Shopping Center on Friday, March 21, 2014 on Mack Road before walking the neighborhood in response to spate of gun violence.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Rebecca Martinez, 36, center, prays as she joined community members, clergy leaders and police at the Evergreen Shopping Center on Friday, March 21, 2013 on Mack Road before they walked the neighborhood in response to a spate of gun violence. Martinez walked with a surgical boot on her right foot. It was her first night back on the streets since being shot March 7 at 46th Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as she prayed with someone.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • DeAngelo Mack, coordinator of the Sacramento Violence Intervention Program, leads community members, clergy leaders and police as they walk through Providence Place Apartments on Mack Road and Center Parkway Friday, March 21, 2014. The group talked to residents about problems in the area and a community center being planned for the neighborhood to help reduce violence.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Dontrell Watters, head coach for the Cardinals in the rookies division at Parkway Little League in south Sacramento gets his team in a huddle before a game against the Giants on Monday, April 7, 2014. "A lot of these kids don't have a positive role model or male father figure. They have parents that are incarcerated, not in the picture or just not active. This may not be the case with my team in particular.You are seeing a remarkable turn around once they see that interaction with positive adult figures," said Watters about why he coaches. "One of the biggest benefits is that it gives kids, especially in this area, a positive outlet."
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Dontrell Watters, head coach for the Cardinals in the rookies division at Parkway Little League in south Sacramento reacts to a play during a game against the Giants on Monday, April 7, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Caleb Watters 8, Khalid McCoy, 8 and Jake Walsh 6, of the Cardinals in the rookies division at Parkway Little League wait to bat during a game on Monday, April 7, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Dontrell Watters, head coach for the Cardinals in the rookies division at Parkway Little League in South Sacramento gets his son, 8-year-old son Caleb, ready to catch during a game against the Giants on Monday, April 7, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Nadia Long of Elk Grove gets her hair weaved by Kim Levine of Another Look Salon in south Sacramento near Mack Road on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.. The barbershop's owner, Rob Brown, said young people need more recreational opportunities in the area.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • One-year-old Essence Collier gets a Easter basket from Kenneth Cox, a Cosumnes River College student who said he was donating baskets to children in need in the area at the Evergreen Shopping Center at Mack Road and Center Parkway on Friday, April 18, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Alex Gonzalez, a security officer with Calforce, stands in front of one of the businesses at the Evergreen Shopping Center at Mack Road and Center Parkway on Friday, April 18, 2014. Gonzalez said that he makes contact with people who are known to sell drugs or harass customers in the shopping center, considered by some to be ground zero of the area's problems.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A young man who goes by the name of Shanti Maccn makes a pose for a photo after he was recorded rapping about life in south Sacramento along the violent Mack Road corridor on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Eric's Donuts behind him was the site of a reputed gang member, Jack Lawrence, who was slain in 2006.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Two men walk near a vacant lot east of the Evergreen Shopping Center at Mack Road and Center Parkway on Friday, April 18, 2014. The over grown grass was cut down during a communtiy whide cleanup of the Mack Road corridor the following week.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Children play at Providence Place Apartments as people sit on the stairs on Friday, April 18, 2014. After a city injunction prompted changes to the former Countrywood Village apartments - including a new name - Providence Place managers have become more vigilant about security.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A young boy plays with a cap gun that was purchased at the Evergreen Shopping Center on Friday, April 18, 2014. The boy and four other children left the shopping center playing with the gun and then jay-walked across busy Mack Road, where at least one person was killed in traffic in recent months.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Alex Gonzalez, a security officer with Calforce, stands near Eric's Donuts at Evergreen Shopping Center on Mack Road in south Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Joel Powell Jr., looks at an app with his mother Shavonne Powell at their home in south Sacramento in late April 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Joel Powell Jr. sits in his living room after work in mid April in south Sacramento near Mack Road. The Powells said that living near Mack Road has made them more careful come night time as they stay indoors.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Joel Powell III, who is 10, cooks some eggs on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 as his brother Jordan Reed, 13, gets a kiss from their mother, Shavonne Powell, on Wednesday, April 22, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Shavonne Powell closes in on her son Jordan Reed, 13, as she talks to him about his school work on Wednesday, April 22, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Sacramento police officer Kelli Streich searches a data base as she and partner Patrick Cox cruise Mack Road in south Sacramento on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A man that was questioned by Sacramento police officer Patrick Cox and his partner waits on the sidewalk on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. along the Mack Road corridor. The man was let go after he was cleared.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A map shows the location where Sacramento police officers Patrick Cox and Kelli Streich made a traffic stop near Center Parkway north of Mack Road on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif..
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Sacramento Police Officer Patrick Cox walks a young man to his patrol car after he and partner Kelli Streich made contact with a group at Phoenix Park on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.. The group was near a car playing loud music at night and parked illegally. No one was arrested. The young man was shot on Mack Road in March.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Sacramento police Officer Patrick Cox searches a car of a young man who fit the description of someone who may be involved in criminal activity near Mack Road on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.. The man had two cell phones, one containing the image of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug lord killed in 1993. He was not arrested.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A man who had a felony warrant for his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence waits to be transported to jail near Mack Road on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif..
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Volunteers paint the fence at Providence Place Apartments and worked on a variety of beautification projects on Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the ReImagine Mack Road event. More than 5,000 volunteers showed up for the community service project, designed to spruce up the challenged corridor.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Artez Webb, of Meadowview, and friend Joshua Gooden of Elk Grove, both 15, carry cement sacks at St. Andrew Lutheran Church as they helped in the ReImagine Mack Road event April 24. More than 5,000 volunteers participated in the community service project.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Eduardo Sanchez, who said he lives at an apartment complex on Mack Road, walks past volunteers as they paint the fence at Providence Place Apartments on Saturday, April 26, 2014. More than 5,000 volunteers helped with a variety of beautification projects on Mack Road and the area.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • DeAngelo Mack, coordinator of the Sacramento Violence Intervention Program, talks with DJ Williams, 21, and Zachary Haulcy, 15, both of Elk Grove as they worked on a variety of beautification projects on Mack Road and the area on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Volunteers work on a variety beautification projects on Mack Road and the area on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Coverage of Saturday's ReImagine Mack Road event, which is a community service project to spruce up the challenged, crime-plagued corridor. Thousands of volunteers are expected to participate, doing projects from landscaping to painting to renovating an old home into a community center that will be used for the Summer Night Lights program starting in late May. Organizers say the event is likely to parlay about $80,000 in donations into more than $1 million in projects and labor.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jenna Abbott, executive director of the Mack Road Partnership, walks through the Providence Place Apartments on Mack Road in south Sacramento on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Cecilia Gibson, the community manager at Providence Place Apartments.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Two-year-old Kaleigha Johnson sits on the lap of her mother, Kayanna Johnson, during a Baby Block Party at the Providence Place Apartments Asian Resources Incorporated Community Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The event sponsored by Valley Hi Family Resource Center was designed to educate expecting and current mothers about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and proper nutrition.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Delailah Escobedo, 5, reacts to a doctor's playset that she received as a gift as her mother Laura Ubaldo, brother Isaiah Escobedo, 11, and Melony Escobedo, 9, attend a Baby Block Party at Providence Place Apartments on Mack Road in south Sacramento on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jenna Abbott, executive director of the Mack Road Partnership, visits the Providence Place Apartments on Mack Road in south Sacramento on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Jenna Abbott, executive director of the Mack Road Partnership, observes a Baby Block Party at Providence Place Apartments on Mack Road in south Sacramento on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Cecilia Gibson, community manager at Providence Place Apartments.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • Two-year-old Kaleigha Johnson, sits on the lap of her mother Kayanna Johnson during a Baby Block Party at the Providence Place Apartments Asian Resources Incorporated Community Center on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The event sponsored by Valley Hi Family Resource Center was for educating expecting and current mothers about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and proper nutrition.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • A couple walks past the freshly cut grass at a vacant lot east of Evergreen Shopping Center as volunteers worked on a variety of beautification projects on Mack Road and the area on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
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