Community News Picks

Editorial picks featuring items that are primarily of interest to smaller neighborhoods/regions or special groups.

Davis Vanguard
Davis business owners come forward with alternative parking plan

Apr 16, 2014
Davis business owners come forward with alternative parking plan

After a year of the council-appointed task force’s engaging in a public process, wading through thousands of pages of survey results, parking counts, other data, case studies, public testimony and expert testimony, then ultimately arriving at a consensus plan that was vetted and approved by Davis Downtown and the Chamber, a group of business...

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The Sacramento Bee
Folsom kids to flex robotics skill in national competition

Folsom kids to flex robotics skill in national competition

A team of Folsom youths will travel to St. Louis next week to compete in a national competition testing its skill in robotics, engineering and teamwork.


Phoenix Fury LEGO Robotics Team members Akshay Srinivasan (right) and Jeremy Szeto line up their motorized LEGO robot. The team will represent the region...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Restaurant Owner Reacts to ‘Mean’ Sac Bee Restaurant Review

Apr 15, 2014

There's been a lot of discussion recently about whether some of Sac Bee resturant critic Blair Anthony Robertson's reviews come off as "mean-spirited." In a longer Comstocks Magazine piece about Sloughhouse Inn, the owners discussed their reaction to t...

The State Hornet
Sac State win big against UC Davis in annual Causeway Cup rivalty

Apr 15, 2014

Sacramento State’s baseball team came away with a dominant victory in the Causeway Cup game against rival UC Davis in Davis, Calif., Tuesday.



East Sacramento Preservation
East Sacramento Preservation appears on Capital Public Radio to discuss McKinley Village

East Sacramento Preservation appears on Capital Public Radio to discuss McKinley Village

Terry Kastanis, East Sacramento Preservation Board Member and Rob Finley of Neighbors United for Smart Growth were interviewed by Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio’s Insight. Click here to hear the show.

Marc Valdez Weblog
Norcal Tea Party holds annual Tax Day rally at California State Capitol #teaparty

Apr 15, 2014
Norcal Tea Party holds annual Tax Day rally at California State Capitol #teaparty

Introductory remarks from this guy.It's April 15th, so time to see what the Norcal Tea Party folks put together at their annual rally on the West Steps of the California State Capitol! Sometimes these rallies are pretty interesting. The tax day rally...

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FOX40
Fair Oaks: Paramedics bring two-year old back to life after near drowning

Apr 15, 2014

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Mason Johnson was considered dead last month, according to paramedics. Tuesday, Mason was reunited with those same paramedics who helped bring him back to life.

Mason, just 2 years old, was eating breakfast with his parents one morning …


Capitol Alert
California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Apr 15, 2014
California’s community college completion rate fell during the Great Recession

Completion rates at the California Community Colleges have fallen steadily over the past four years, according to the first update of the system's Student Success Scorecard. The accountability report released Tuesday, which tracks key performance meas...

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Sac History Happenings
Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. File - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, sp...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Popular singer-songwriter Jewel performing in Grass Valley on July 17

Jewel, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actress, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on July 17, the Center for the Arts announced on Tuesday. Jewel has has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Here’s the rundown from the Center’s website: From the remote ranch...



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