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Residents evacuated as fire near Winters grows

Jul 6, 2014
Residents evacuated as fire near Winters grows

Evacuated Golden Bear Estate residents gathered at the Winters Community Center as the Monticello fire, which started late Friday night on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa, grew to 7,000 acres. Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop calls in a helicop...

The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jun 22, 2014
The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook. Jim Patterson, left, gets assistance with his Facebook page by social caregiver B...

The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jun 22, 2014
The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook. Jim Patterson, left, gets assistance with his Facebook page by social caregiver B...

Researcher to lecture at UCDMC on protecting the aging brain

Jun 9, 2014
Researcher to lecture at UCDMC on protecting the aging brain

What should you eat to protect the aging brain against developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?



70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Jun 5, 2014
70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Seventy summers ago, not long after D-Day, Ray Haagen and his unit landed at Normandy, fought through France and then Germany – and saved a bottle of wine to be opened one day at a reunion. Haagen, 93, just got the bottle.


Ray Haagen of Placerville holds a bottle of...

70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Jun 5, 2014
70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Seventy summers ago, not long after D-Day, Ray Haagen and his unit landed at Normandy, fought through France and then Germany – and saved a bottle of wine to be opened one day at a reunion. Haagen, 93, just got the bottle.


Ray Haagen of Placerville holds a bottle of...

Americans less likely to have served in military or have close relatives in armed forces

May 25, 2014
Americans less likely to have served in military or have close relatives in armed forces

Military service was for decades a common bond among American men, and military families were commonplace. In 1970, U.S. Census figures show, roughly half of the Sacramento region’s civilian male adults had served in the military. That share had dropped to one in six by 2012.


Vietnam veteran Greg McNeill,...

As memories fade: UC Davis researchers grapple for Alzheimer’s cure

May 12, 2014
As memories fade: UC Davis researchers grapple for Alzheimer’s cure

What can stop the devastation of Alzheimer’s? Without better answers from researchers, the degenerative brain disease – already the nation’s sixth leading cause of death – will be diagnosed in as many as 16 million aging baby boomers by 2050. Against the setting of this looming health crisis, a team of scientists at the...

Historic sites worth a visit in the Sacramento region

Feb 20, 2014
Historic sites worth a visit in the Sacramento region

Near the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, in a wide valley traversed for many centuries by the native Maidu tribe, John Augustus Sutter in the early 1840s established a trading post which quickly came to serve the Gold Rush. At its heart, the beginnings of Sacramento amounted to the establishment of the...

The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

Feb 18, 2014
The Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

On the second floor of the Crocker Art Museum, Kinaya Foster stood in front of a glass case filled with African sculpture and told her son, Kaleb, about African art. Then members of St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band paraded by, part of the museum’s free Black History Month family festival on Monday.

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