Alice A. Lytle was California’s first African-American woman Superior Court judge and, in 1982, the first black female jurist appointed to the Sacramento bench. Lytle died Dec. 21, 2018, after a brief illness.
Stone’s advocacy at the state capitol included the push to create opportunities for black businesses in government contracting and fighting to remove discriminatory underwriting policies by insurance companies.
The artist, famous for his paintings of superheroes and nude women emerging from candy bar wrappers, martini glasses and other commercial products, was part of the pop art movement that began in the 1960s.
Former Sacramento Mayor Burnett Miller, 95, died late Sunday, his family said Monday. Miller was considered a Sacramento icon, earned a Purple Heart in World War II and starred in the Ken Burns PBS documentary “The War.”
Former Democratic California Assemblyman Thomas Hannigan died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He spent decades serving in public office, including 18 years as a state lawmaker, where he was a floor majority leader.
The Los Angeles Chargers announced owner Alex Spanos died Tuesday morning at age 95. The Stockton-born real estate developer and billionaire donated to sports and non-sports related developments throughout California.
Jason Hairston, a 1990s UC Davis football star who later became hunting pals with Donald Trump Jr. and founder of KUIU, was memorialized Wednesday, eight days after committing suicide. Friends and family say he felt effects of CTE.
Monterey Trail High School volleyball coach Marisha Williams, who led her team to a 7-0 start, was found dead from unknown causes in Del Paso Heights, leaving behind a team determined to win in her spirit.
KUIU hunting gear company CEO Jason Hairston, a 1990s linebacker star for UC Davis who had stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, has died at 47. The company said he committed suicide.
As the success of Carol's Books grew in Sacramento, owner Carol McNeal received threatening phone calls and had her store windows marred by racist graffiti. But she persisted for roughly 20 years in making space for conversations about the black experience in the United States.
Fred Arp coached UC Davis defensive linemen for 41 years, half of the Aggies games ever played. Known for his Hawaiian shirts, shoes, personality and coaching methods, he died Wednesday, July 5, 2018, at 73.