O.J. Simpson’s life arc was captured by director Ezra Edelman in vivid detail in “O.J.: Made in America,” the five-part ESPN documentary. Some of the plagues of American society – racial divisions, the fetish of celebrity obsession, the 24-hour news cycle, the erosion of faith in institutions such as the courts – metastasized into diseases that have grown more acute in the years since the Simpson “Trial of the Century.”
On Northgate Boulevard in North Natomas, there is no cross or steeple or anything remotely religious to distinguish Verity Baptist Church from the street. It inhabits one suite in an otherwise nondescript business park.
Sacramento is one of America’s most diverse cities. But an audit released Thursday shows many departments at Sacramento City Hall – and most of the city’s management ranks – don’t reflect that diversity.
Councilwoman Angelique Ashby waited until Wednesday morning to concede the mayor’s race to her opponent, former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. But it was clear late Tuesday that there would be no need for a November runoff.
It’s hard to champion the cause of invisible people, especially when powerful forces are working against them. We saw that last week when the California Assembly voted down a bill to grant additional overtime pay to farmworkers living at or below the poverty line.
Muhammad Ali, one of the biggest forces in my life, died at age 74 Friday. He was a revolutionary figure who refused to serve in the Vietnam War. He was an African American who wouldn’t dance to anyone’s tune. He was an unflinching figure who wouldn’t bow to American racism or cultural convention. He wouldn’t be what you wanted him to be, but dared to be who he wanted to be. We witnessed; we weep.
A campaign mailer arrived at Sacramento homes Tuesday describing mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg as an anti-union politician working on behalf of “powerful special interests” to harm Latino farmworkers.
Sacramento mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg has worked since July as an adviser to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the massive agency that partly relies on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to serve more than 19 million south state residents.
A Sacramento County jury didn’t simply award four women $3.6 million in their lawsuit against the leadership of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. It ruled against the culture within the Sheriff’s Department.
A campaign mailer that landed in mailboxes Thursday attacks Sacramento mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg for criminal charges brought against three Democratic state senators while Steinberg was leader of their caucus. The mailer also tries to use his support of the McKinley Village development in East Sacramento as an example of undue influence by a developer.