Francisco Gutierrez

About Francisco Gutierrez
Mr. Gutierrez is an entrepreneur, community activist and business owner and is proud to consider himself an agitator. His community service has included organizing neighbors to protest troublesome liquor stores in Oak Park, and working with teens to stop the practice of bullying. His creative focus at Sacramento City College was graphic communications.

Sac groups protest Obama-Peña Nieto talks

Several local organizations, including Sacramento Labor Council for Latin American Advancement AFL-CIO, Union Civica Primero de Mayo, Orgaizacion de Trabajadores Agricolas de California “Project VOZ” and Frente de Mexicanos en El Exterior (FME), will hold a peaceful demonstration Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the U.S. District Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento. The groups will […]

Protests over murdered students hit home


Last September 26, a group of male students, 43 in all, from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa, went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. Official reports state that the students had travelled to Iguala that day to hold a protest against what they considered discriminatory hiring and funding practices by the Mexican government. During the journey, local police […]

Finally, a park blooms in Fruitridge Manor


Home to more than 5,000 residents, Fruitridge Manor is the only neighborhood in Sacramento City Council District 6 that doesn’t have a park. That negative reality is about to change. Artivio Guerrero Park, located on the corner of 61st Street and 40th Avenue, will be the first park in this sometimes forgotten neighborhood. The idea […]

Wood trail gets walkers into shape


In South Sacramento, the pathway to better health can be as simple putting one foot in front of the other. It’s called walking, and it’s one of the best, easiest and oldest exercises known to humankind. And for many residents around Lemon Hill, walking has never been more convenient and sociable, thanks to the new […]

New center brings community to South Sac


Economic calamities, changing social demographics and 11th-hour strategic adjustments couldn’t stop the Louise Perez Community Center. Long overdue and needed now more than ever, South Sacramento’s newest community resource center opened for business this summer, giving the Rainbow Park neighborhood and nearby South Oak Park a reason to celebrate. It took eight years for the […]