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  • Sacramento 6th grader sets sights on Antarctica
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:16:10 GMT
    Aidan Fong, a 6th-grader at Leonardo DaVinci Elementary School, has been invited to participate in an expedition to Antarctica. The trip is organized by Robert Swan, who is known for being the first person to walk to both the North Pole and South Pole....
  • Newsom's Attack on TRA's Contract the Basis of a Sacramento Bee Editorial
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:16:44 GMT
    It's time for the University of California to provide its athletes with an education worthy of the UC name. I argued the case before UC's leaders....
  • San Jose Earthquakes Update
    published on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:04:08 GMT
    Great Soccer Ball Relay Coming to Northern CaliforniaThe Earthquakes will commemorate the opening of Avaya Stadium next year with an Olympic torch-style soccer ball relay that ends in the club's new venue....
  • More special-needs conferences to be held in California
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:41:00 GMT
    The California Department of Education's Office of School Transportation held an edition of its two-day Transporting Passengers with Special Needs conference in early January . OST will hold the conference again April 14 -15 and Nov. 17-18....
  • The Danny Oliver Foundation Working to Bridge the Gap in Communities
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:53:36 GMT
    The Danny Oliver Foundation is underway and aims to help improve relations between police and communities here in Sacramento. The foundation was started by Susan Oliver, widow of slain Sacramento Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver with hopes of turning tragedy into a positive by building an organization that will provide training, education and outreach opportunities....
  • Johnson unveils sports bombshell during Sacramento's State of City
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:23:05 GMT
    Johnson unveils sports bombshell during Sacramento's State of City Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson drops soccer bombshell at State of the City Address. Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1CGUndJ During Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's State of the City address, he annouced that 49ers onwer Jed York will be investing in the Sacramento Republic FC's bid for MLS....
  • David H. Pierce Honored as a Top Attorney by Worldwide Registry
    published on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    David H. Pierce and Associates, PC attorney David H. Pierce has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in legal services. For nearly a quarter of a century, Mr. Pierce has been nurturing a diverse skill-set which has helped him to thrive in the legal sector....
  • California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:15:21 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity....
  • Feb./March SAT classes at Sacramento Public Library
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:45:59 GMT
    Getting into college is competitive. Sacramento Public Library can help you with free SAT and ACT classes taught by staff from Kaplan Test Prep....
  • A dilemma for seniors wary of scams
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:06:33 GMT
    A Jan. 23 seminar revealed a double-edged sword: A senior's best defense against fraud might be having a relative oversee his or her finances, housing and medical care, but 80 percent of financial scams against seniors are perpetrated by victims' family members and caregivers. "The saddest thing about my job is that often, it's the children victimizing their parents," Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Ken McCormick told an audience of nearly 100 people at Del Valle Acalanes Adult Educ...
  • Jan. 31 Readers' letters
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:03:10 GMT
    The middle class is already declining in numbers in California even though we are one of the most generous welfare states and bluest in the country. Those who have to drive the most are those who can't afford to live near their workplace and can't afford the extra cost of an electric car, and they happen to be the low- or middle-income families....
  • SACOG Swears in New Board Leadership
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    This morning the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors swore in Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor as the 2015 SACOG Board Chair and City of Roseville Vice Mayor Susan Rohan as Board Vice Chair. Supervisor Saylor will be Board Chair for SACOG, the metropolitan planning organization for the six county region and the 22 cities within them....
  • Are California Cities Falling Behind When it Comes to Spending Efficiently on Schools?
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Several cities in California are falling way behind, and others are about average when it comes to spending money efficiently on our schools. That's according to a WalletHub study out yesterday ranking 2015's Cities with the Most and Least Efficient Spending on Education....
  • Federalist Public House
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:16:16 GMT
    An open letter from a pizza hungry vegan in Sacramento Making vegan pizza is easy. First, make a pizza....
  • The Boy Next Door
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:13:16 GMT
    A high-school teacher , estranged from her cheating husband , has a one-night stand with her hunk neighbor , a new transfer student at the school where she works; serious stalking ensues. Written by the inexperienced Barbara Curry, this gender-switch on Fatal Attraction abandons logic early, lunging from borderline soft-core porn to flailing over-the-top melodrama and unintentional self-parody well before the halfway point in its modest 91-minute running time....
  • City of Trees Brass Band takes it to the streets
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:11:52 GMT
    Catch the City of Trees Brass Band on Thursday, February 5, at 8 p.m. at Starlite Lounge, 1517 21st Street. The cover is $10 per person, or an instrument donation, which covers admission for up to two people....
  • Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign....
  • Teen's Twirling Skills Net - Amazing Experience'
    published on Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT
    Brooke Goldberg, an energetic and ambitious 17-year-old from Arnold, Md., competed in Almere, The Netherlands in August at the World Baton Twirling Federation's Seventh International Cup. Aspiring athletes came from 15 countries to vie for top honors....
  • Dixon 4-Hers win chili cookoff
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:01:52 GMT
    The winning chili team at the 2015 Solano County 4-H Chili Cookoff is this group of Dixon Ridge 4-H Club members who are enrolled in the countywide Outdoor Cooking Project. From left are Quincy Decious, Fallon Decious, Shayley Gish and Braydon Gish....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown in November addressed the Western Governors'...
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:32:29 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown in November addressed the Western Governors' Association in Sacramento The Associated Press - Californians strongly support Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, give him record-high job approval ratings and are upbeat about California's future and its economy, according to a new poll. A survey by the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday night says 57 percent of residents say the state is going in the right direction - up from 50 percent in December and 38 ...