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ranSACkedmedia.com
Will a Sacramento model be named the winner of Maxim’s Hometown Hotties Contest?

A Roseville native and Sacramento State graduate has made it to the semi-finals of Maxim’s “Hometown Hotties” contest. Her name is Kyndal Kyaire, and you can see her full profile and vote for her by clicking here. Some choice quotes: ...

Bamboo and More
The rise and fall of my dinner plate aeonium

The rise and fall of my dinner plate aeonium

One of the plants I bought at the Succulent Gardens Extravaganza last fall was this dinner plate aeonium (Aeonium tabuliforme). It was almost totally flat, rising less than an inch above the soil. My plant was about 6” in diameter but from what I rea...

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Limit Reached
20 Year High School Reunion: Part 2 – Overture

Aug 18, 2012

Today is the day. If last night is anything like tonight’s shindig, it should be surprisingly fun. I had no expectations when I went to the bars to see old friends. I have only a few for tonight. The best … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Wise heads prevailed in water discussion, critical questions move to council

Aug 18, 2012
Commentary: Wise heads prevailed in water discussion, critical questions move to council

Despite all of the work that the WAC had done over the last eight months, critical members of that committee recognized two critical factors on Thursday night.  First, that a vote on merits of Woodland would at best have been 7-3 and some think it was...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Vanguard’s use of anonymous sources

Aug 18, 2012
Commentary: Vanguard’s use of anonymous sources

Few things incite or inspire more blowback than the use of anonymous sources.  To be fair, this is a long debate in the journalistic community. In March 2009, the New York Times public editor wrote: "THE Times has a tough policy on anonymous source...

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Appeal Democrat
Company says Daguerre Dam hydro might help fish

A company proposing to build a hydroelectric project on the Yuba River east of Marysville said despite fears raised by some, the project could end up helping, not hurting, runs of endangered fish. In an email, Archon Energy Inc. President Paul Grist...

FOX40
Video: Grants pay for DUI checkpoints

Aug 17, 2012

Friday marked the first night of a series of weeklong DUI-check points in Sacramento County.

AutoGlo
NASCAR finish at the Glen was just my style

Aug 17, 2012
NASCAR finish at the Glen was just my style

COMING SOON: I will be blogging from the IndyCar Series race on the permanent road course in Sonoma, California, next week.  In a couple weeks, check out my take on the car that pioneered alternative power among mainstream U.S. motorists – the ...

YubaNet.com
Reward Offered for Information in Lake Tahoe Illegal Bear Killing

Aug 17, 2012

(Aug. 17, 2012) — The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for i...

Rio Linda Online
Rio Linda and Elverta Citizens Work to Renovate Historic Arch

Aug 17, 2012

“I remember riding my bike beneath the Arch when I was a kid.” Says Dan Risse of RCI Plumbing “It’s always been a landmark directing people to Rio Linda.” Declares Cecil MacCraken, of the Rio Linda Grange. “It should be a point...

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