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FOX40
Natomas: Hundreds of Volunteers Help Build Bikes for Needy Kids

Jan 22, 2013
Natomas: Hundreds of Volunteers Help Build Bikes for Needy Kids

NATOMAS–

Hundreds of volunteers packed Inderkum High School’s gym Monday, helping build bikes for needy kids.

A part of Martin Luther King Day, the National Day of Service aims to encourage people to give back to their community through volunteerism.…


FOX40
Driver Asleep at the Wheel to Blame for Orangevale Crash that took out power pole

Jan 22, 2013
Driver Asleep at the Wheel to Blame for Orangevale Crash that took out power pole

ORANGEVALE—

Officers say that a driver falling asleep at the wheel is to blame for a crash that took out a power pole in Orangevale Tuesday morning.

CHP responded to the scene near Greenback Lane and Chestnut Avenue just after …


Sac History Happenings
Judges needed for Sacramento County History Day

Judges needed for Sacramento County History Day

National History Day is a year-long competition in the area of historical research, writing and analysis (sort of history's equivalent of a science fair for primary and secondary school students around the country). Contestants who qualify at the regional level...

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The California Aggie
Students struggle with graduate school application costs

With its infamously high tuition, attending law school seems like a pricey ambition. Now, with students applying to six to eight schools on average and application fees up to $100 each, even admissions may be pushing financial limitations. The numbers seem notably high, with students potentially spending $1,000 on applications alone. However, the cost-benefit...

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.

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