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Helping the homeless, art and advocacy, and solar powered alternatives on this week’s LiveWire!

Jun 25, 2016
Helping the homeless, art and advocacy, and solar powered alternatives on this week’s LiveWire!

Grace Loescher joins us to discuss her work at Tubman House, a homeless advocacy group that provides housing and support so that Sacramento’s parenting youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving.  As well as The Creation District, a safe haven for radical creation, daring activism, and dream-making opportunities for Sacramento’s...

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NorCal Tennis Czar
NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

Jun 25, 2016
NorCal players face tough openers at Wimbledon

No. 28 seed Sam Querrey drew Lukas Rosol, who stunnedRafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon in 2012,in this year's tournament. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   All four Northern California singles representatives face tough first-round matc...

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Novikov earns first Wimbledon main-draw berth

Jun 25, 2016
Novikov earns first Wimbledon main-draw berth

Dennis Novikov, playing in the Tiburon Challengerlast September, defeated Hiroki Moriya in the finalround of Wimbledon qualifying. Photo by Paul Bauman   No. 28 seed Dennis Novikov of Milpitas in the San Francisco Bay Area beat unseeded Hirok...

Foothill Agrarian
Getting Paid Once a Year

Jun 24, 2016
Getting Paid Once a Year

Several weeks ago, I posted a link on my Flying Mule Farm Facebook page to a story I wrote for a blog called Stories from the Valley (One Year to the Next), where I referenced a "bigger lamb check." When one of the regular visitors to my Facebook page ...

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Law Enforcement Inspecting Vehicles Near Nevada Border for Illegal Fireworks

Jun 24, 2016

TRUCKEE — As the Fourth of July approaches, law enforcement agencies statewide are already on the lookout for fireworks smugglers at various points along California’s border. Throughout the week Cal Fire, in conjunction with the US Forest Service, State Parks, Fish and Wildlife and Truckee Police, has been confiscating illegal fireworks at the California...

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Sacramento Zoo to Repair 55-Year-Old Signature Entrance Structure

Jun 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO  — The Sacramento Zoo will be shoring up one of its three signature structures that greet visitors at the zoo entrance. The iconic structures have inverted curved roofs “hyperbolic parabaloids” according to zoo officials. The largest structure is closed after dry rot was discovered in roof beams. Built as a snack bar, it...

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Remains of 18 People Snatched From Connecticut Cemetery

Jun 24, 2016

STRATFORD, Conn. — Someone snatched the remains of 18 people from the Union Cemetery in Stratford, Connecticut, officials said Friday. They believe at least one person entered the cemetery on Temple Court in the overnight hours between Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24, according to WTIC. “I’ve never seen anything like this before....

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Local Law Enforcement Take Part in Special Olympics Torch Relay Ceremony

Jun 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of Sacramento-area law enforcement members joined the Northern California Special Olympics torch run, hours before the Opening ceremonies. “It shows unity, showing what we can do for the community, supporting the special olympics by doing the torch run,” Lt. David Powers of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said. At 5:30 a.m. the...

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Man Facing Hate Crime Charges After Shooting Paintballs at Gay Nightclub Goers

Jun 24, 2016

STOCKTON — Branden Staples mouthed, “I love you” to one of his friends in a San Joaquin County courtroom and told a judge he had been fired from his job the day he was arrested earlier this week. The 19-year-old faces multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, making terrorists threats and others...

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Locals React, Predict Effects of Britain’s Historic ‘Brexit’ Vote

Jun 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO– Lilian Monceaux serves up a taste of home — fish and chips and mushy peas. Her homeland is more than 5,000 miles away. But since 1985 she’s been selling English snacks and traditional meals at ‘Touch of Britain’ in North Highlands. She’s surprised but not upset after Britain’s historic vote to exit the European Union. “They’re...

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