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  • U.S. school named after Samoan...
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:15:34 GMT
    In what is claimed to be a first, a Samoan community volunteer in the United States of Americahas had a public school in Sacramento City renamed in her honour. The former Jedidiah Smith Elementary School has been renamedin a unanimous decision by the Sacramento City Unified School District as the Leata'ata Floyd Elementary School....
  • What's happening
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:55:52 GMT
    The cost is $5 at the door. * Sutter Family Practice will host its annual Sports Physical Clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 2030 Sutter Place....
  • Girl Scouts honored for Gold Award achievements
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:55:29 GMT
    Seven Davis girls were among the 47 Girl Scouts honored over the weekend by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California for earning their Gold Awards. Ashlyn Barbieri, Emma Finklang, Kate Gieschen, Emily Nazario, Emily Rogers, Carolina Sturla and Emelia Unger were recognized during a ceremony in Sacramento on Sunday....
  • Serra crew making a name for itself
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:52:32 GMT
    The Serra football, basketball and baseball team may garner most of the headlines at the school, but there is one team that might be the best of them all: the Padres' No. 1 eight-man crew team....
  • Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:58:00 GMT
    AB 1200 would shed light on who lobbies to sell the state more than $1 billion in goods, services each year The three law students lingered anxiously outside a Capitol hearing room, waiting to learn the fate of an entire school year of work. They had sponsored a proposal to shed light on who lobbies to sell the state more than $1 billion in goods and services each year, and it had stalled, one vote short in its first committee....
  • California Assembly Moves To Expand Sex Education In Schools
    published on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:41:17 GMT
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  • Working together, we can accomplish much more
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:51:21 GMT
    The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council has been formed by 22 Sacramento region CEOs who are creating a broader coalition and a more aggressive approach to building our economy. Any looming concern that this would be an exclusive effort is refuted by the inclusion of 15 communities that have joined to create a true public-private partnership....
  • Orientations held for potential foster, adoptive parents
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:30:52 GMT
    The June orientations - one on Thursday in West Sacramento, and a second on Tuesday, June 9, in Davis - will provide an overview of the process and training required to become a licensed foster parent. The orientations are designed to provide interested adults with an opportunity to ask questions about foster care and adoption, as well as meet existing foster and adoptive parents....
  • Jadianna Larsen Case: Riveraa s Mother Also Arrested
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:43:33 GMT
    Larsen's body was found Thursday in rural Glenn County , the same day she was reported missing from her South Sacramento home. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Larsen hadn't been in school for a week....
  • Season 20 Champ Rumer Willis Joins Dancing with the Stars: Live! Perfect Ten Tour
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:41:42 GMT
    Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC 's hit show "Dancing with the Stars," Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Season 20 "Dancing with the Stars" champion Rumer Willis will join the cast of dancing professionals in 25 cities across the US....
  • International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation Receives $75,000 Grant From Sy Syms Foundation
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:39:09 GMT
    PRLog - June 2, 2015 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation , the worldwide leader in pemphigus and pemphigoid support, advocacy, awareness, and education, has again been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Sy Syms Foundation....
  • Photo of the Day
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:45:41 GMT
    Amanda Kirkeby, Mammoth High School senior, was honored as California's female Athlete of the Year by the California Interscholastic Federation at the state capitol in Sacramento during the Legislative session on May 28. Left to right, Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless, Rita Kirkeby Amanda's mother), 8th Senate District Senator Tom Berryhill , Amada Kirkeby, Kathi Kirkeby , unknown man, Tom Kirkeby and Mono County supervisor Tim Fesko. Photo/Submitted Yes, I think we should get rid of all the...
  • Mike Huckabee's joke about acting trans to get into...
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:28:08 GMT
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joked that he wished he was young again - so he could pretend to be transgender and watch girls shower in locker rooms. During his speech at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in February, Huckabee attacked laws to allow transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity....
  • Caltrans Gathers Feedback on Upcoming Standards for Protected Bike Lanes
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:20:28 GMT
    Caltrans tried an experiment last week. Under a legislative deadline to create standards for Class IV Bikeways, also known as cycle tracks or protected bike lanes, the state department of transportation reached out to people who had expressed an interest in the subject and asked them for ideas....
  • EDITORIAL: Should a good thing become mandatory?
    published on Fri, 29 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    One of the most contentious public policy issues to arise in years is the debate on whether to tighten vaccine requirements for children in California's schools. Senate Bill 277, authored by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, also a pediatrician, would change law for the 10 vaccines mandated by the state in public and private schools....
  • Sick Calif. boy gets Nintendo bedroom wish
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A Sacramento, California boy battling a major illness was shocked when he realized his dreams of a Nintendo-themed bedroom came true. During the construction of Khy's new bedroom, one of the workers had $600 worth of tolls stolen out of his truck, but that didn't stop the Sweet Dreams Foundation from completing the project....
  • Birmingham couple not deterred by hateful letter
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    On Sunday, David Shaw took to social media to share a letter he says he received in the mail Saturday. The letter was sent to Shaw's store Magic City Sweet Ice ....
  • Plans would let California farmers avoid water cuts
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:26:27 GMT
    James Holmes knew his mission to shoot as many people as possible in a crowded Colorado movie theater was legally wrong, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist that prosecutors are... James Holmes knew his mission to shoot as many people as possible in a crowded Colorado movie theater was legally wrong, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist that prosecutors are playing... The estranged wife of a decorated Iraq War veteran said ...
  • FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:28:36 GMT
    The plane is among a fleet of surveillance aircraft by the FBI, which are primarily used to target suspects under federal in... . In this photo taken May 26, 2015, a small plane flies near Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Va....
  • Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor
    published on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:28:17 GMT
    William Shemin and Johnson are finally getting the Medal of H... . FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2012, file photo, Elsie Shemin-Roth flips through a book documenting the heroic acts of her father, William Shemin, during World War I, at her home in Labadie, Mo....