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Mass Incarceration Is One of the Most Pressing Civil Rights Issues Today

The disproportionate incarceration rate of minorities in general, and blacks in particular, is one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time. A new EPI report argues that the United States has a dual criminal justice system that has helped maintain the economic and social hierarchy predicated on race. In Where Do...

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Appeal Democrat
Happy birthday, Francis Silva

In 1938, Francis Silva was in high school and heard a request over the radio that people were needed to help fill sandbags and shore up the levee at Star Bend in Yuba City. ...

FOX40
Landscaping Equipment Stolen from Central Catholic High School

Jan 24, 2015
Landscaping Equipment Stolen from Central Catholic High School

MODESTO- Thousands of dollars worth of landscaping equipment was stolen Thursday night from Modesto’s Central Catholic High School. The missing John Deere riding lawn mower, field rake and “Gator” cart helped maintain the school’s football field and two baseball diamonds. “So it was three items valued at about $28,000,” Principal Russ Antracoli said. “I...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
McClintock: Minimum wage is for teenagers and minorities

McClintock: Minimum wage is for teenagers and minorities

“Here’s California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock explaining why he wants to keep the minimum wage at a poverty level out of compassion and concern for workers: Only if you want to rip the first rung in … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
RIP, Ernie Banks

RIP, Ernie Banks

Editor’s note: Ernie Banks was a baseball hero of mine. I collected baseball cards of  Ernie (and still have them), and I met him later in life. My memories of Chicago and Ernie Banks are entwined. RIP. “Ernie Banks, one … Continue reading

Elk Grove News
Elk Grove Unveils Pro Soccer Stadium Plans; Will Seek Annexation of Grant Line Road Site

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Jan 23, 2015
Elk Grove Unveils Pro Soccer Stadium Plans; Will Seek Annexation of Grant Line Road Site


January 23, 2015 |

The City of Elk Grove will unveil the plans for its proposed soccer stadium and competitive fields at next Wednesday's Elk Grove City Council meeting.

According to a staff report prepared for the meeting, the proposed facility is estimated to cost between $105.1 and $117.7 million dollars...

YubaNet.com
Nevada County Fairgrounds CEO Announces Retirement

Jan 23, 2015

January 23, 2015 - After serving for 20 years at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Chief Executive Officer Sandy Woods announced this week that she will be retiring as CEO. Woods’ retirement will be effective upon the hiring of a new CEO. She will continue in her role as CEO until that time, and...

FOX40
Reward Increases in Burned Dog Case

Jan 23, 2015
Reward Increases in Burned Dog Case

SACRAMENTO- Private donors have contributed to the reward for the arrest and conviction of whomever set a dog on fire Wednesday in the Arden-Arcade area. The reward now stands at $13,500. Investigators say someone set a dog on fire inside a crate in front of the Oaks Plains Masonic Lodge on Becerra Way, near...

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YubaNet.com
Homeless Connect Event in Nevada County on Jan. 27

Jan 23, 2015
Homeless Connect Event in Nevada County on Jan. 27

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Bamboo and More
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona: Part 3 (2014 edition)

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona: Part 3 (2014 edition)

This post concludes my three-part series on the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) in Phoenix, Arizona. Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.

We’re now at the spot indicated by the green arrow in the following trail map (borrowed from the DBG web...

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