Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NY Centennial Address If our nation had done nothing more in its whole history than to create just two documents, its contribution to civilization would be imperishable. The first of these documents is the Declaration of Independence and the other is that which we are here to honor tonight, the Emancipation Proclamation. All tyrants, past, present and future, are powerless to bury the truths in these declarations, no matter how extensive their legions, how vast their power and how malignant their evil. The Declaration of Independence proclaimed to a world, organized politically and spiritually around the concept of the inequality of man, that the dignity of hu
This year’s Folsom Live event had 15 bands performing on five outdoor stages. The event took place in Folsom’s Historic District on Saturday, Sept. 22. Folsom locals could use shuttle service to get to Sutter Street, and out-of-towners could access free public transportation with their Folsom Live ticket. Extended rail service out of Folsom lasted until 11 p.m. Lines materialized early to purchase tickets and drink tokens, and to gather other information. Drink tokens were available at many parts of the venue in order to save some time and shorten lines. Each of the five stages had two or three bands playing, and each band had a lengthy amount of time to play in front of their fans.
A federal Judge since 1997, the Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr. was feted by colleagues, friends, and family on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at his gala retirement reception. Held in the rotunda of the federal courthouse, the fully catered event boasted superior food and company with a multitude of dignitaries in attendance, including Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown, Chief Judge Anthony W. Ishii, David F. Levi, Dean of Duke University School of Law, District Judge Charles R. Breyer, and Senior District Judge Royal Furgeson. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller expertly facilitated the evening’s program which featured the honoree’s granddaughters leading the attendees in the pledge of alleg
Sacramento Municipal Utility District offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2011 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The following regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 18: Residential customer phone service 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 1 -888-742-SMUD (7683) Commercial customer phone service 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1-877-622-SMUD (7683) Customer lobby service 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customer Service Center 6301 S St., Sacramento Business offices 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SMUD’s 24-hour electric outage number, 1-888-456-SMUD (7683) will continue operating throughout the holiday. If power goes out, customers should notify SMUD immediately. In the event of an electrical proble
Innocent Man found Guilty Housed at Tracy Prison Family Fights for Justice NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE CLEARS DEFENDANT 23-Year-old Lester Russell Case # 09F04525 Lester Russell Jr. 23 year old Student at Sac City College. Sentenced 37-Years to Life May 17, 2010 by Sacramento Judge Ben Davidian. Charges: attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with gang enhancement. Russell was shipped to Tracy Prison just weeks after his sentence. Court Appointed defense Attorney Hillary Davisson refused to present to the Jury photographs, which clearly document Russell’s whereabouts on July 21, 2008. Russell’s Family has turned over several pictures for the date of the alleged shooting clea
FOR ALL WHO MISSED OR REQUESTED THE SHOW AGAIN, THIS IS FOR YOU! Fascinating and Dramatically Compelling, this Eloquent Play depicts the supposed Meeting of two of the most important men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their Philosophies, but alike in their mutual respect, the two men debate their varying approaches to the same grave Social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs but neither aware of how soon their assassins’ bullets would await them. The story takes place in a suite high up in a Harlem Hotel room where Malcolm X and his bodyguard Rashad are resting before Malcolm X’s fateful speech at the Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm X has r
On Tuesday, at the Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento, a benefit reception was held for the UFW Foundation Joe Serna Civic Participation Fund. The event was a salute to the life and work of former Mayor Joe Serna, Jr. and honored Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg for his work on behalf of farm workers. In addition, the event was held to recognize and support the work of the UFW Foundation. The UFW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to empower and improve the lives of farm workers and other low-income and migrant workers through civic engagement, community education, research, and implementation and enforcement of equitable public policy. The o