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$5k Ring Donated to Modesto Salvation Army

Dec 18, 2014
$5k Ring Donated to Modesto Salvation Army

MODESTO- The Salvation Army in Modesto says it found a diamond ring valued at $5,000 in one of its donation kettles. The charity said someone simply walked into its business office and dropped the 2-karat ring into one of its annual “Red Kettle.” “I hope that it helps,” the anonymous donor said, according to...

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Risks of newspapers such as The Union outsourcing their print operations — “morale, resentment and logistics”

Risks of newspapers such as The Union outsourcing their print operations — “morale, resentment and logistics”

Editor’s note: Last week, in a roundabout way toward the bottom of a column, not in a news article, The Union said that it would be outsourcing the printing of its newspaper to The Bee, suggesting it would result in job … Continue reading

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Four books on agaves

Four books on agaves

It’s no secret that I love agaves. I’ve written more posts about agaves than any other group of succulents. It’s no surprise that I sometimes get asked if there are any books on agaves that I would recommend.

Yes, there are. In fact, I know of four agave-centric books currently in...

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VIDEO: Soil Born Farms Initiative Trains New Harvest Leaders

Dec 18, 2014
VIDEO: Soil Born Farms Initiative Trains New Harvest Leaders

On December 13th, community members from around the Sacramento area met to learn not just how to glean citrus, but also how to become leaders in the “farm to fork” movement, in time for the upcoming citrus harvest.  

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Planned 425-acre Loma Rica housing project being used to sell nearby real estate

Planned 425-acre Loma Rica housing project being used to sell nearby real estate

“The property consists of two parcels: 1) 11150 Idaho Maryland Rd (APN 35-412-24), a +-3.15 acre prime corner parcel that will be a prime gateway to the planned 452 acre Loma Rica Ranch mixed use development. This parcel is located … Continue reading

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Local Life: Shopping Small

Local Life: Shopping Small

Last weekend, I was able to check out a few local holiday events. I love supporting small, local businesses but I also love showcasing them! It never ceases to amaze...

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YubaNet.com
PCSO investigating remains found in Colfax storage unit

Dec 18, 2014

December 18, 2014 - On Nov. 25, at around noon, a woman called the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to report a foul odor coming from an abandoned storage unit that she had just purchased through an auction. The storage unit is located in the 100 block of Sherwood Court in Colfax. Deputies responded and,...

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Rural Elk Grove Convenience Store, Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

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Dec 18, 2014
Rural Elk Grove Convenience Store, Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint



December 18, 2014 |

The Circle K store on Grant Line Road in Elk Grove's rural Sheldon community was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

According to Elk Grove Police reports, an unknown suspect entered the store on Grant Line and Wilton roads just after 2 a.m. brandishing a handgun and demanded money from the...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nevada County Restaurant Week is being promoted at VisitCalifornia.com

Dec 18, 2014
Nevada County Restaurant Week is being promoted at VisitCalifornia.com

This is cool. Nevada County Restaurant week is being promoted at VisitCalifornia.com, the state’s official tourism website:

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Community Invited to Ninth Annual Night of Giving: A Benefit for Hospitality House

Dec 18, 2014

December 18, 2014 - For the ninth consecutive year, Mikail Graham will present an evening of top talent to help spread the good news about what our local homeless shelter Hospitality House is doing for our community. Envisioned as a hometown holiday party for the entire community, the Night of Giving is a benefit...

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