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TechWire
California Department of Human Resources launches online training program with hope of saving millions

Feb 21, 2013
California Department of Human Resources launches online training program with hope of saving millions

Inspired by free online education services like Khan Academy and Coursera, the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has launched a free online training program for California state employees. The... Read more »

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Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon’s Star Noodle Restaurant

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Feb 21, 2013
Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon’s Star Noodle Restaurant

Sign outside Star Noodle in Lahaina, Maui For those of you Top Chef fans out there, you know by now that Sheldon Simeon, executive chef at Star Noodle, got eliminated in last night’s Part 1 of the finale. He had an incredibly good run though, and...

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YubaNet.com
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Fox, Other Wildlife From Rat Poisons

Feb 21, 2013
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Fox, Other Wildlife From Rat Poisons

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: February 23rd – 24th

Weekend Top 10: February 23rd – 24th

See trains, ride a train, hear a train story, and watch Choo Choo Bob and his band perform at the MODEL TRAIN SHOW. Saturday-Sunday Learn how to duck call, visit the mallard ducklings and enjoy live entertainment at CALIFORNIA DUCK DAYS. Saturday Build a Monster Jam truck at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday...

Sacramento Magazine
Sacramento Fashion Week launches Sunday at MIX Downtown

Sacramento Fashion Week launches Sunday at MIX Downtown

New York Fashion Week has officially come and gone, but high fashion is hitting the runway in Sacramento. Sacramento Fashion Week launched in 2006 to answer the call for local fashion shows. This is the eighth year in production. The events begin Sunday with a Launch Party at MIX Downtown. The Designer Showcases, on...

Amused By Books
Book Review: The Forgetting Tree

Feb 21, 2013
Book Review: The Forgetting Tree

'The Forgetting Tree'Author: Tatjana SoliFormat: ARCPublished: St. Martin's Press; Sept. 2012Pages: 416Genre: FictionGrade: CSource: PublisherSynopsis: From Tatjana Soli, The New York Times bestselling author of The Lotus Eater...

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Sac History Happenings
Ski pioneer to share memories of Donner Summit

Ski pioneer to share memories of Donner Summit

Ski resort pioneer and historian Norm Sayler will share his memories of life in the Sierra at the next meeting of the Sacramento County Historical Society. Born in 1933, Sayler left Sacramento for the mountains in 1954 to serve as...

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Budget Travel Adventures
An intimate California zip line video tour at Yosemite Ziplines

An intimate California zip line video tour at Yosemite Ziplines

In all the years I’ve lived here, I have never enjoyed a ride on a California zip line.  Being the adventurous person that I am, this may come as a shock to many.  After hanging out with Bryan and Vicky Saturday night in Mariposa, I had to try it. After all, this was my...

Girls on the Grid
Sacramento Beer Week 2013

Feb 20, 2013
Sacramento Beer Week 2013

By the Editors From Midtown Cocktail Week to Bacon Fest, there’s no shortage of crazy fun events and festivals around town. The 4th annual Sacramento Beer Week is no exception (like them on Facebook and Twitter). It’s one glorious week where restaurants and bars celebrate the hops culture – not to mention all of...

HealthyCal.org
In annual homeless census, counting youth is a challenge

Feb 20, 2013

Getting services to homeless youth is essential to preventing chronic homelessness, advocates say.

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