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Weekend Top 10: July 25th – 27th

Weekend Top 10: July 25th – 27th

Dance to the Robo Party Band’s music, get your face painted and play at Sacramento Children’s Museum’s $4 FRIDAY. Friday Take a tour, meet firefighters and see a fire truck up close at a FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE. Saturday FREE Last weekend to visit the animals, ride the giant slide and be sure to...

HealthyCal.org
A Nurse, a Friend and a Parenting Teacher: Home-Visit Program Helps Low-Income Mothers

Jul 25, 2014

By Lisa Renner

Oyuny Bahena was pregnant and living in a homeless shelter in Merced County when she first met with a home-visit nurse.

The nurse offered to help guide the 20-year-old through the challenges of parenthood over the next two years at no cost. Bahena remains grateful.

“I love her support (and) how she’s very attentive...

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YubaNet.com
Legal Petition to EPA: Protect People, Wildlife From Dangerous Chemicals in PVC Plastic

Jul 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect people, wildlife and the environment from toxic and carcinogenic chemicals found in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the same material once common in household plumbing. If successful, the petition will require that...

AccessLocal.TV
Bringing Politics To The People: The Boards And Commissions Leadership Institute

Jul 25, 2014
Bringing Politics To The People: The Boards And Commissions Leadership Institute

In a perfect world every socioeconomic group, every sexual orientation, every race, every identity would be represented in every law-making council. Democracy works when there ...

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Sean Ferguson’s Corner of the Universe
Comic-Con 2014: Penny Dreadful – Season One Has Been Announced to Arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on October 7th

Comic-Con 2014: Penny Dreadful – Season One Has Been Announced to Arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on October 7th

From three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), "Penny Dreadful" is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is "moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). "Penny Dreadful," starring Josh Hartnett...

Placer County Online
Supervisors address multiple Tahoe-area issues at two-day meeting in Olympic Valley

Under warm and partly cloudy July Sierra Nevada skies, the Placer Board of Supervisors held a regularly scheduled two-day meeting in Squaw Valley. The Board typically meets in the county’s high country quarterly and tries to bundle as many Tahoe-area issues as it can into these meeting agendas. On Monday, the Board heard a...

TechWire
Stanford Researchers Plan for Powering California Entirely with Wind, Water and Sun

Jul 25, 2014

Under the plan, 55.5 percent of the state’s energy would come from solar, 35 percent from wind and the remainder from a combination of hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy.

The post Stanford Researchers Plan for Powering California Entirely with Wind, Water and Sun appeared first on TechWire.net.


TechWire
Net Neutrality Needs ‘Strongest Possible Rules,’ S.F. Mayor Tells FCC

Jul 25, 2014

The mayors of San Francisco, Portland and New York teamed up, asking the FCC to reverse prior decisions and classify high-speed Internet access as a telecommunications service, subject to a higher regulatory standard.

The post Net Neutrality Needs ‘Strongest Possible Rules,’ S.F. Mayor Tells FCC appeared first on TechWire.net.


TechWire
Tri-Valley Could Become Hub for Medical Technology, Forum Panelists Say

Jul 25, 2014

The Sixth Annual Innovation Tri-Valley Forum took place on Wednesday, gathering Lawrence Livermore and Sandia/California lab officials, medical professionals, investors and entrepreneurs who discussed ways that startups could benefit from the area's av...

FOX40
Tipster Helps Catch Woman Dumping Garbage, Now Eligible for Reward

Jul 25, 2014
Tipster Helps Catch Woman Dumping Garbage, Now Eligible for Reward

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The City of Sacramento’s recent crackdown on illegal dumping leads to its first arrest, thanks to a tip.

Police say Oksana Lyamin dumped garbage on the side of Dry Creek Road, near I-80 back in February.

A witness called …


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