Community News Picks

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

Sacramento Magazine
Family fun: Ice skating in the Sacramento area

Family fun: Ice skating in the Sacramento area

SARAH MAREN Some may argue that the last thing to do on a cold, dreary day is go ice skating. But it’s so in season—and a lot of fun, whether you look graceful or goofy on the ice. Skate outdoors through Jan. 21 at these locations:   DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO ICE RINK Seventh and K streetsdowntownsac.org/events/ice-rink...

YubaNet.com
Olympian Marcus Nash to Teach Skate Skiing Clinic at Royal Gorge Dec. 29

Dec 26, 2012

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. December 26, 2012 — Olympian Marcus Nash will teach an intermediate to advanced skate skiing clinic at Royal Gorge on Dec. 29. Nash is a nine-time national champion in cross country skiing and competed in both the 1994 Winter...

From the Capitol
How safe are Sacramento area schools?

Dec 26, 2012

School safety is on the minds of a lot of people after the Sandy Hook shooting. Gun control, mental health, violent video games, and armed teachers have all been hot topics. So are Sacramento area schools safe? After the shooting in Newtown, Connecticu...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Labor beat Prop. 32 via social media (imagine that)

Editor’s note: We’re often write here how social media is changing how we communicate. Here’s another example, with a Francophile theme! BTW, as I’ve noted before, Obama’s reelection campaign had loads of technophiles at the helm, including some of my former colleagues at CNET. “Leaders of the California unions that spent $75 million to...

AccessLocal.TV
WALKSacramento creating walkable environments

Dec 26, 2012

WALKSacramento is a nonprofit community organization. Their motto is to creat a walkable community equals a community of walkers. With the goal to promote walking ...

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Davis Vanguard
Looming 2013 Issues: Fixing the City of Davis’ Fiscal Cliff

Dec 26, 2012
Looming 2013 Issues: Fixing the City of Davis’ Fiscal Cliff

The year 2012 was circled and penciled for the Davis City Council as the year to fix the looming fiscal crisis in the city of Davis.  The process actually began back in June of 2011 when the council, facing down 150 city employees, made a 3-2 vote to ...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
Big Sierra storm brought big trouble to Tahoe

Big Sierra storm brought big trouble to Tahoe

The recent string of storms that brought more than 5 feet of snow to the Lake Tahoe area, brought tragedy for some. There were a number of deep snow related accidents on the ski slopes that resulted in injury or death this past weekend. Storm re...

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Appeal Democrat
46 witnesses in Yuba City teacher’s lawsuit

Forty-six people, many of them Yuba City Unified School District administrators or teachers, are listed as witnesses in the Feb. 11 trial of a lawsuit by a special education teacher who contends she faced retaliation for advocating for students. Lisa...

Appeal Democrat
Pet of the Week: Patch Work loves everyone!

Dec 25, 2012

This week's Pet of the Week is Patch Work. He is a sweet and loving 2-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. He is already neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. Patch is a wonderful ambassador for his breed; he gets along great with other...

FOX40
Loaves and Fishes Feeds 600 Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2012
Loaves and Fishes Feeds 600 Christmas Day

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Loaves & Fishes fed nearly 600 people Christmas Day between 11am and 1:30pm.

“We had turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, corn bread,” says Mark Hawkins, a Loaves & Fishes staff member.

Next year will mark Loaves & Fishes’ 30th anniversary …

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