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YubaNet.com
Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - Education and behavior have a greater impact on the development of nearsightedness than do genetic factors: With each school year completed, a person becomes more nearsighted. The higher the level of education completed, the more severe...

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YubaNet.com
Local horse group receives $20,000 Getty Foundation grant

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 - The Board of Action Coalition for Equestrians (ACE) announced on July 14th that they are the recipients of a $20,000.00 grant from the Getty Foundation Fund. The money was given to the non-profit organization in recognition of their wor...

The Sacramento Bee
Rain, hail slam Interstate 80 drivers near Truckee

Heavy rain and pea-sized hail are pelting Interstate 80 drivers between Truckee and the Nevada state line and Sierra Nevada-area residents with storms that are expected to last until sundown today.

YubaNet.com
11,956 lightning strikes hit California this weekend

Jul 21, 2014
11,956 lightning strikes hit California this weekend

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FOX40
California Man Detained on Way to Syria to Join ISIS

Jul 21, 2014
California Man Detained on Way to Syria to Join ISIS

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A 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to travel to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been arrested, according to federal documents.

The detention order said Adam Dandach of


The Sac Rag
Sacramento woman in the running for Lay’s $1 million potato chip flavor contest

Jul 21, 2014
Sacramento woman in the running for Lay’s $1 million potato chip flavor contest

You can’t make this stuff up. Julia Stanley-Metz from right here in Sacramento dreamed up “Wavy Mango and Salsa Potato Chips” and is subsequently one of just 4 finalists for a $1 million grand prize from Lay’s. On Tuesday, July … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. to be first American craft brewer to own brewery in Europe

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, Ca., announced plans this weekend to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an … Continue reading

Undercover Caterer
How to make Sonora hot dogs; yes, you will need bacon

Jul 21, 2014

Besides doing a lot of traveling, this summer has also involved a lot of baseball, and therefore, a lot of hot dogs. In fact, because I was at the ballpark most of the weekend, I ate a hot dog every single day.  Maybe my plan to put Sonora hot dogs on the menu was...

Appeal Democrat
Farm jobs decline in Yuba-Sutter

Farm employment has dropped markedly in Yuba-Sutter compared to 2013, and it seems likely the drought is the culprit.

Sacramento Vegan
Lou’s Sushi

Jul 20, 2014
Lou’s Sushi

I have to admit, I'm not much of a sushi eater. In the first place, it usually contains fish, which I don't eat, or seaweed, which I don't like. But a friend told me recently that Lou's Sushi had vegetarian options on the menu, and since I thought so...

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