Community News Picks

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

The California Aggie
UC Davis alumnus competes in ‘The Amazing Race’

Jan 22, 2013

Learning a synchronized swim routine with the Russian synchronized swimming Olympic team is not something that most tourists traveling to Moscow book a tour for. When most people dream of traveling the world, racing doesn’t come to mind either. But for UC Davis alum Ryan Danz, competition ruled the world as he made a...

HealthyCal.org
Community gardens cultivate food, job skills, hope

Jan 21, 2013

By Lynn Graebner California Health Report What started as a community garden in the Chinatown neighborhood of Salinas has blossomed into the Salinas-Marina Community Food Project. Three community gardens provide fresh food, life skills and a sense of c...

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Sac History Happenings
Genealogy class focuses on female ancestors

Genealogy class focuses on female ancestors

For family historians, finding information about female ancestors can be particularly challenging. The next meeting of the Placer County Genealogical Society will focus just on the problem of discovering a maiden name so you can further your research about...

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Sac History Happenings
Historical Sanborn maps of California now accessible online

Historical Sanborn maps of California now accessible online

The Sacramento Public Library has purchased perpetual access to a vast database of California Digital Sanborn Maps, detailed fire insurance maps of California cities and towns dating from the 1880s to the 1960s.  The maps are now accessible to library card holders...

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Urban farmer Will Allen in Grass Valley: ‘Food: It’s what we have in common’

Urban farmer Will Allen in Grass Valley: ‘Food: It’s what we have in common’

“Though we might look different, go to different churches or have different politics, food is something we all have in common,” said urban farmer Will Allen — one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people — speaking at the Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference this weekend. The more than 300 people attending...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
New Grass Valley skating rink featured on KCRA newscast

New Grass Valley skating rink featured on KCRA newscast

This is fun! We’re going tomorrow.

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Franklin Roars To First Place With Win

Maybe no one is noticing, but the four-time defending Delta Valley Conference basketball champions are in first place. Franklin High School, after losing top scorer Derin Johnson to Sheldon and Theo Johnson and Kelton Newman to graduation, have found ...

TechWire
San Francisco City health inspection data to be used in Yelp restaurant reviews

Jan 18, 2013
San Francisco City health inspection data to be used in Yelp restaurant reviews

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman announced on Thursday the integration of government restaurant health data with the business review website Yelp. Lee... Read more »

The post San Francisco City health inspection data to be used in Yelp restaurant reviews appeared first on Techwire.net.


Cowtown Eats
$1 Off Espresso Drinks at Starbucks Through Sunday

Jan 18, 2013

Let's face it. You're probably a Starbucks addict. There's nothing wrong with that. I take a Starbucks break every day at work to get a $1.50 short drip coffee somewhere between 10 and 11 a.m. In addition to hit of...

FOX40
Local 5th graders become Official President Historians

Jan 18, 2013

Description: Local 5th Graders Become Official President Historians. Tia Ewing heads to Two Rivers Elementary School in Sacramento to put the youngsters to the test.



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