Community News Picks

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

The California Aggie
News in Brief: Fire at University Court displaces students

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, a fire broke out at the University Court Apartments at 515 Sycamore Lane. Eight apartment units were damaged. The incident was considered third-alarm status, with 35 firefighters from UC Davis, Woodland, Dixon and West Sacramento fire departments assisting. At least 15 residents are displaced. One person was trapped on...

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The California Aggie
Yolo Basin Foundation to host Duck Days

The annual California Duck Days will be held on Feb. 23 at Yolo Basin Wildlife Area Headquarters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be an opening art show for the event on Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Art Center. This event is free to the public and...

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East Sacramento Preservation
East Sacramento residents speak up about proposed “McKinley Village”

East Sacramento residents speak up about proposed “McKinley Village”

East Sacramentans peppered Riverview Capital Investments with questions and suggestions. The company wants to develop the East Sacramento area north of the train tracks. The land is currently an undeveloped meadow. Several projects have failed in the past, mainly because … Continue reading

FOX40
Advocates Urging City to Step in to Stop Duck Feeding

Feb 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO–

“Ducks can’t process human food the way we do” says Judy McClaver.

The bird advocate tells FOX40 that the birds in McKinley park have visible deformities in their wings, caused by human beings feeding them bread.

She’s urging the …


The Sac Rag
Halfway house proposal brings Lemon Hill together

Feb 12, 2013

I’m inspired by the community action being undertaken by Lemon Hill residents about the proposed “halfway house” for Federal parolees. From the media coverage I have seen, the residents seem to be taking a direct approach to protecting themselves, while … Continue reading

FOX40
Modesto Mom: Fourh-grade Daughter’s ‘Kill List’ Blown Out of Proportion

Feb 12, 2013

MODESTO–

When letter went out to parents at Fremont Elementary School in Modesto about a 4th grader who wrote a “hit list,” there was immediate concern about keeping the children safe.

That was on the mind of one mother …


YubaNet.com
Investigating your family tree? DNA testing explained at Genealogical Society meeting today

Feb 12, 2013

February 12, 2013 - How to use DNA information to learn more about your family's ancestry and geographical origins is the subject of the Tuesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Nevada County Genealogical Society. Jim Rader will discuss the different types of a...

Sac History Happenings
Dinner to benefit Folsom Chinese museum

Dinner to benefit Folsom Chinese museum

Chan House was once home to Oak Chan, considered the first mayor of Folsom's Chinatown, the second largest Chinese community in California in the 1880s. The Chan family lived in the residence until 1971. Preservationists want to restore the building...

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The California Aggie
UC Davis Alumni named Entrepreneur of the Year

Feb 12, 2013

Most college students worry about finding a job after they graduate. But what few consider is not finding a job, but rather creating one for yourself. It’s called entrepreneurship. If you’re tired of angry bosses or careers that simply pay the bills but don’t fuel your passion, then maybe it’s time to consider being...

FOX40
Stockton: Sentencing for man convicted of murdering girlfriend and living with her decomposing body

Feb 11, 2013
Stockton: Sentencing for man convicted of murdering girlfriend and living with her decomposing body

STOCKTON-

Devon Epps, the man convicted of murdering his girlfriend an living with her decomposing body for months, was sentenced to life in prison Monday and signed his appeal paperwork with something other than his name.

Epps, known for his …


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