sacramento connect sacramento blogs & community news around sacramento california Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:03:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mad Max Fury Road – Yakety Max Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:03:00 +0000 0 The Crows Are Taking Over Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:55:00 +0000 0 Weird Japanese Candy Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:52:00 +0000 0 Uncomfortable Tryst Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0000 0 RIP, Senaida Valdez Aragon Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0000 0 National Dance Day – West Steps of State Capitol – July 25, 2015 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:47:00 +0000 0 Hot, dry and north winds Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:28:27 +0000 0 Update on Four Firefighters Burned Battling Lowell Fire Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:11:32 +0000 0 Tahoe National Forest Issues Lowell Fire Forest Closure Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:35:22 +0000
The closure is on the south side of the Yuba River Ranger District and generally includes Tahoe National Forest lands, roads, and trails between Highway 20 and Interstate 80.

The forest closure does not apply to: any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty; persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission; and owners or lessees of land in the area and residents in the area, unless the area is subject to a County Sheriff’s mandatory evacuation order.

“Safety is always the number one priority for the Forest Service,” said Karen Hayden, District Ranger for the Yuba River Ranger District. “We appreciate everyone’s support in respecting the closure and our effort to keep the public and our fire fighters safe.”

A detailed map of the closure area and more information, including the closure order, can be obtained at Tahoe National Forest offices, as well as online at

Lowell Fire information is also available by calling the Tahoe National Forest fire information line at (530) 478-6101 or the Cal Fire information line at (530) 823-4083.

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Sacratomato Festival 2015 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:23:00 +0000 0 Air quality health advisory expanded in the Lowell Fire area Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:16:08 +0000 0 The Casual Vacancy Blu-ray Review Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:49:00 +0000
The Casual Vacancy centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war; the rich at war with the poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems.

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Office of Technology Services Names New Deputy Director of Operations Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:30:42 +0000 0 While We’re Young Blu-ray Review Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:17:00 +0000 Reviewed by Jami Ferguson
Ben Stiller ( The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander) and Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, The Impossible, 2012; St. Vincent) star in Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s (Best Original Screenplay, The Squid and the Whale, 2005) comedy, While We’re Young. The film takes a look at the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embracing their iPads and Netflix, the young ones craving vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes. After Josh (Stiller) and his wife Cornelia (Watts) meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple (Driver and Seyfried), they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together. While We’re Young features an outstanding ensemble cast including Adam Driver (HBO’s “Girls”), Amanda Seyfried ( Les Misérables), Charles Grodin ( Midnight Run) and Adam Horovitz (Beastie Boys bandmember Ad-Rock).
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California’s Enhanced Online Taxpayer Accounts Delayed to 2016 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:10:49 +0000 0 Some took the high road in Sacramento’s arena-subsidy fight Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:09:05 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Building a User-Centric California Government through Demand-Driven Open Data Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:05:18 +0000 0 VIDEO: A Morning in Midtown Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:06 +0000 0 Auburn Journal gets it wrong on Lowell Fire on Page 1 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:19:09 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres; could be contained by August 1 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:45:17 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Facing Regulatory Roadblocks, Uber Ramps Up Its Lobbying in California Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:03:28 +0000 0 Relax Off The Grid: Watsu Aquatic Massage Davis Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:05 +0000 read more]]> 0 Free Watercolor Wreath Printables Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:43:36 +0000 Watercolor Wreath printablesFour watercolor wreath printables, handpainted and scanned at high resolution for lots of fun projects.

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Now two reporter vacancies at The Union; could “Bored Georgeman” fill the gap? Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:35:12 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Kalinina overcomes big deficit for Challenger title Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:11:00 +0000 0 Versatile Wedding Gift Ideas Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:00:34 +0000 0 Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant as ‘Last Resort’ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:54:05 +0000 0 Extreme Fatigue? Natural Solutions To Get Your Life Back! Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:45:20 +0000 Hybrid Rasta Mama

Insomnia. Adrenal Fatigue. Chronic Fatigue. Crashing Fatigue in menopause. Have you used any of these words to describe how you feel on a regular basis? When you wake up in the morning do you feel unrefreshed, as if you hadn’t slept at all? Do you find yourself needing to use stimulants like caffeine, just to […]

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Startups Ramp Up the Fun in Fierce Contest to Retain Talent Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:35:10 +0000 0 The Planned Parenthood Tapes – A Gynecologist’s View Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:13:00 +0000 By Tia Will Let me start by explaining why I felt the need to write anything beyond my Vanguard posts about this topic. Over the past few days, it has been clear to me that many readers appeared to be getting their information solely from the abbreviated version of that tape that can be found […]

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In-home care allows seniors to stay independent Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:37:42 +0000 By Veronica Moscoso

(Elizabeth Smigiel and Siti Erodogan sing together in Elizabeth’s home)
I’m the one who loves you.

Siti Erodogan
Yes, how about me? Do I?

Elizabeth Smigiel
We’ve been together so long now we’re blood sisters.

Elizabeth Smigiel
(Interview) I have a care provider that helps me with everything.

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Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Giveaway! #NationalCheesecakeDay Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:00:44 +0000 THIS is how you cure a case of the Mondays. Guess what Thursday, July 30th is!!!!! It’s National Cheesecake Day! Also known as the best day ever, methinks. I love cheesecake, in all forms. I love all flavors. Vanilla, chocolate, Oreo, mint, pumpkin, no bake, key lime…you name it I loooove it. I’m celebrating National […]

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Clean Almond Joy Granola Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:49:24 +0000 {continue reading}]]> 0 Metro Kitchen + Drinkery Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:02:00 +0000 0 Disabled Advocates Rally for Health Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:00:56 +0000 0 Need to Know Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:00:50 +0000 0 32.831699 -117.122002 51.932678 7.60186 Come Together: Bay Area Organizations Help Survivors of Human Trafficking Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:00:01 +0000 By Linda Childers

As the volunteer director for the Bay Area Youth Dance Team, Vanessa Scott was shocked when one of her 15-year-old students became ensnared in the web of human trafficking and was forced into prostitution. Like many Bay Area residents, Scott was unaware that the San Francisco area ranks as one of the nation’s main hubs for human trafficking, a crime that includes sex trafficking, child labor, forced labor and domestic servitude.

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Surging Dream clinches WTT playoff berth Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:43:00 +0000 0 Four Firefighters Burned Battling Lowell Fire Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:23:34 +0000
The two CAL FIRE personnel and one of the U.S. Forest Service firefighters are likely to be treated and released this evening. The remaining U.S. Forest Service firefighter is being admitted with serious burn injuries.

CAL FIRE has activated one of its Serious Accident Review Teams to review the incident. The Lowell Fire has now burned 1,500 acres in the You Bet area and is 15 percent contained.

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:16:42 +0000 Cal_Fire_Base_Camp_and_Command_Center.jpg
al Fire sets up Base Camp on Gold Path at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Big John, a draft horse who has been evacuated from his home, is one of many animals who are safe at the Fairgrounds
July 26, 2015 - Due to the Lowell Fire, currently burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Additionally, the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team has set up an evacuation center at the Fairgrounds for large and small animals.

Due to the large number of resources utilizing the fire camp, the Fairgrounds will be closed to walkers and bicyclists until further notice.

During the duration that the camp is set up, Gate 1 will be open to Fair employees and Fair business (those visiting the Fairgrounds’ administration office) only, Gate 4 will be open to campers, Gate 8 will be open for animal evacuation, and all other gates will be closed to the public and restricted to authorized fire personnel only.

These closures and restrictions do not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Additionally, limited RV camping will be available by contacting the Main Office.

During this time, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is also being used as an evacuation center for small and large animals. The Fairgrounds are open and equipped to handle large and small animals brought to the Fairgrounds. Several animals are already on the grounds, and the Fairgrounds will continue to receive and house animals as needed. Those with animals impacted by the fire, or those who need to remove animals to a safer location, are encouraged to use the Fairgrounds. If you need information or have questions regarding animal evacuations, contact Pat, Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team (Animal Evac), at (530) 913-6506.

According to Mike Mohler, Public Information Officer with Cal Fire Incident Management Team 1, the fire camp, which was established on July 25, currently houses more than 700 individuals, as well as large equipment required to fight the fires.

For updated fire information and evacuation updates, contact the Cal Fire information line at (530) 823-4083 or visit Cal Fire’s website at
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