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Opinion: The greatest Sacramentan you’ve never heard of

Who wrote the Federal Freedom of Information Act? Who first called for Richard Nixon to be impeached? Who took on the Vietnam War when it was still popular? John Moss is a giant of Sacramento too often overlooked in his own hometown. It’s time to fix that as we approach the 100th birthday of a powerful Congressman who once lived in a little house on Land Park Drive.

Education

Students hear stark tales about Japanese internment camps at California Museum

Each year, between the last week of January and the third week of March, dozens of yellow buses carrying about 5,000 students pull up to the front of the museum at 1020 O St. to take part in the “Time of Remembrance Field Trip Program.” Students are usually surprised to hear that their tour guides were among the people who had been rounded up and forced to live in the camps.

Transportation

Sacramento overhauling vintage train station

Sacramento’s downtown train depot has earned a spot on every historic register – federal, state and local – but city officials say this is one building they can’t afford to let get stuck in the past. The vintage 1926 station is the latest civic site to undergo major reconstructive surgery.

Local

MLK Blvd. reflects King’s spirit – and challenges

In the 26 years since Sacramento joined more than 100 other cities across America in renaming a street after King, the 2.8-mile boulevard from Broadway on the north to Franklin has come to reflect many of the challenges and changes playing out across inner-city America.

History

MLK Day: Income gap widens between whites, African Americans in California

The income gap between African Americans and whites in California has reached its widest point in decades, a trend that reflects a broader, growing chasm between the state’s wealthy and poor, experts said. It is also a sign, some advocates said, that many of the economic disparities decried by Martin Luther King, Jr. persist, even as the nation observes his birthday Monday.

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