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HealthyCal.org
String of deficits might finally end

Nov 25, 2012

For as long as many Californians can remember, it seems, the state government has been struggling with budget deficits. Year after year, lawmakers and governors adopt a budget that is supposedly balanced, only to discover – shocking – that the assu...

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FOX40
Video: No headaches for flyers this holiday weekend

Nov 25, 2012
Video: No headaches for flyers this holiday weekend

At Sacramento International Airport, traffic was on the slow side.

“It is actually very shocking. I got here very early today and my flight is not for several hours and it looks like it’s going to be a breeze going …


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Baked Bree
Recipe: Peppermint white chocolate bars

Nov 25, 2012
Recipe: Peppermint white chocolate bars

I know that this is a few days late, but I went off the grid for the holidays. We all need to do that sometimes, take a break from everything and enjoy time with family. We had a great Thanksgiving and it was nice to take the time to really enjoy each other. We...

FOX40
Video: Bikers donate over 500 toys in annual drive

Nov 25, 2012
Video: Bikers donate over 500 toys in annual drive

SACRAMENTO–

For 36 years, the MMA Bikers have hopped on their motorcycles for the Sacramento State Capitol Toy Run.

Over a thousand bikers participated this year.

“We’re one of the largest providers of toys to the Toys for Tots program,” …


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California Political News and Views
California’s English language learners getting stuck in schools’ remedial programs

  California’s English language learners getting stuck in schools’ remedial programs By Rob Kuzni, San Bernardino Sun,   11/24/12    TO SEE COMPLETE STORY CLICK ON BLUE HEADLINE New master plan Even as several pieces of English-le...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Gingerbread Oreo stuffed snickerdoodles

Nov 25, 2012
Recipe: Gingerbread Oreo stuffed snickerdoodles

Let’s talk about Elf on the Shelf, shall we? Do you have an elf? We do. His name is France, and he shows up about the time the Christmas decorations do. Since we were gone over Thanksgiving, we will be decorating next weekend, thus saving me from an extra week of trying to beat...

Robert's Sister
What Epilepsy Means to Me: Helen of Manchester

What Epilepsy Means to Me:  Helen of Manchester

According to a September 2011 report by the Joint Epilepsy Council in the United Kingdom, "approximately 600,000 people in the UK have a diagnosis of epilepsy and take anti-epileptic drugs."Helen Grice is one of them.I met Helen through Twitter (you ...

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renegade mothering
Three days later, I’m still thankful

Three days later, I’m still thankful

  I think I may be a little late writing this post, except, maybe not. Maybe it’s better to write this a couple days after Black Friday, when the world loses its mind over shit it doesn’t need, and the day before Cyber Monday, when the world does the same, only online. I would...

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California Rice Commission
Sacramento Valley, the perfect place to ‘get some on ya’

Sacramento Valley, the perfect place to ‘get some on ya’

By Tim Johnson, California Rice Commission President & CEOThe holidays provide an opportunity for wonderful reunions, decadent food and unplanned days where you can just get out. Maybe it’s the overheated living rooms or just grabbing the extra s...

Appeal Democrat
‘The chain gang never lets us down’ at Sutter High

There's 1:30 left in the second quarter of the biggest game of the season for the Sutter High Huskies on Saturday night, and the out-of-town sideline official is wrong. It's not third down. Huskies coaches stare at the official, then glance over to...

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