sacramento connect sacramento blogs & community news around sacramento california Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:13:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Commenters on former County Supe Juvinall’s blog now incite gun violence against “liberals” Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:03:11 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Celebrating Measure B win Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:49:56 +0000 ]]> 0 LiveWire Heads to the Julia Morgan House for the 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive Wednesday, Decemeber 7th @ 5pm Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:43:38 +0000 0 Run This Town Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:53:45 +0000 0 Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:45:49 +0000 0 Measure B for our schools prevails — we “took back” our community from the curmudgeons Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:42:55 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 Adding more to our Toys”R”Us Wish List! Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:53:56 +0000 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s no secret that we are big fans of Toys”R”Us, as we use everything from the Great Big Toys”R”Us Book of AWESOME to shopping in the store to fulfill every toy wish in our household! We recently took Miss L on a trip to Toys “R” Us to help fill out her “Wish List” for this year’s holiday season. But in addition to the trip, we let her pour through the pages of the “Big Book” to pick out additional items. [p.s. you can create your Wish List right here!] Once she had flipped through the entire thing, we took out my iPhone and downloaded the Toys”R”Us app to add to Miss L’s Holiday Wish List. Then we went page by page and she pointed out the toys and games she was interested in this year and I added them to her Wish List by simply snapping a photo of the item. So what additional toys made it on Miss L’s Wish List? A First Act Discover Love Rock Acoustic Guitar: because all little girls dream of becoming a rock star. Just Like Home Pro Play […]

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Community Events & Meetings for December 2017 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:42:01 +0000 0 The Owl Grill & Saloon for steaks, chops and seafood Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:27:55 +0000 0 GOTG Friday Faves 12/2/16 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:00:26 +0000 read more]]> 0 The more, the merrier Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:44:06 +0000 0 Davis Turkey Trot: more than just another race Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:38:22 +0000 0 Fall Quarter ASUCD voter turnout faces steady decline Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:32:40 +0000 0 Mayor Calls City’s Unfunded Liabilities Situation – Urgent Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:39:11 +0000 Mayor Robb Davis has reacted to an updated analysis by a city-contracted actuarial as “urgent.”  Despite cost-containment and other efforts by the city, an actuarial report shows a huge jump in the city’s unfunded liabilities for pensions, among other things. For pensions, the unfunded liability has increased from $85.3 million up to $98.3 million in ...

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Staff Recommends a LEED Gold Equivalency for Residence Inn Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:03:26 +0000 Back on November 1, the Davis City Council considered approvals for two hotels – the Hyatt House and the Marriot Residence Inn.  While the Residence Inn has received considerably less in the way of pushback than the Hyatt House, council did not approve it at the November 1 meeting and pushed the consideration to December ...

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Brown Appoints Becerra as California’s Next Attorney General Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:28:53 +0000 When Kamala Harris won California’s Senate race to replace Barbara Boxer, that left a vacancy at the Attorney General’s Office.  Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday chose to fill that seat by naming Congressman Xavier Becerra as the next Attorney General. The nomination, which is subject to confirmation by the California State Assembly and Senate, will ...

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Houston Found Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Withdraws Insanity Plea Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:52:38 +0000 This week, after seven days of deliberation, a jury found Alamar Cyril Houston not guilty of attempted murder, but they found him guilty of 11 felony and two misdemeanor charges, which included striking and critically injuring three bicyclists near Clarksburg last year. On Thursday, the trial entered its second phase – the sanity phase.  However, ...

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5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways) Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:01 +0000 Make 5 Minute Easy Chocolate Bark over 6 different ways with only 2 main ingredients! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays. Will you start with dark chocolate or white chocolate? What Christmas movies do your kids love? Jordan pretty much watches them all at this point, but her favorite, hands down, is Elf. She also […]

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Volynets becomes lone NorCal survivor in Eddie Herr Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:54:00 +0000 0 Is this how the Economic Resource Council is creating more local jobs? Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:50:18 +0000 ]]> 0 The Ultimate Healthy Monkey Bread Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:38:14 +0000 {continue reading}]]> 0 Hearing rescheduled in Yuba County Jail case Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:50:00 +0000 0 Former Yuba College president dies Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:22:00 +0000 0 New owner has big plans for ‘neglected’ Yuba Sutter Mall Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:23:00 +0000 0 Two arrested at ‘out of control’ drug house in Yuba City Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:13:00 +0000 0 Story time Saturday at library Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:00 +0000 0 Weather expected to be chilly Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:00:00 +0000 0 Redneck party lights Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:19:22 +0000 ]]> 0 Probation sentence in $356,000 altered check case Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:09:00 +0000 0 Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:19:27 +0000 By Hannah Guzik

 Vitamin D may help women fight breast cancer, new research suggests.

Women who had higher vitamin D levels when they were diagnosed with breast cancer fared significantly better than those with lower levels, according to the study, published online Nov. 10 in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology.

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More Than Half of Californians With Developmental Disabilities Are Excluded From State Services Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:17:41 +0000 By Hannah Guzik 

More than half of Californians with developmental disabilities are excluded from state programs that provide extra services, such as mobility training, day care and vehicle modifications, a new report has found.

There were about 703,800 residents with a developmental disability in 2015, but about 423,800 didn’t qualify for the state’s developmental disability programs, according to the November report, from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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My Staycation Box – Review Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:40:00 +0000 0 Santa Fe Sport gets better with 2017 upgrades Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:19:00 +0000 A menu of Mark Glover’s AutoGlo car reviews can be seen on the Business page of The Sacramento Bee’s website

Sacramento, California– The Hyundai Santa Fe has long been a dependable multitasker in the Korean automaker’s fleet.

Entry-level, second level, sturdy crossover, peppy sport-utility vehicle. Over the years, the Santa Fe has played all these parts.

But arguably the most pleasant experience I’ve had in the vehicle was a recent week in the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate FWD.   Long name.   Plentiful pleasure.

Hyundai’s engineers swung at the 2017 Santa Fe Sport with both fists, producing an extensively reworked version for the new model year.

The manufacturer says the latest Santa Fe Sport has nearly 350 updated components.

Since “Sport” is in the name, Hyundai tweaked the front and rear fascia to convey a more-aggressive look.   Smartly placed LED lighting and 19-inch alloy wheels worked well on the tester.

All Santa Fe powertrains offer multiple mode selections, enabling pilots to cover a range from dark green mode to let ’er rip.   The tester was equipped with a turbo 4 that made a maximum 240 horsepower.   That was more than enough to tackle the city streets, the daily suburban-urban commute and even twisty uphill climbs.

Steering was firmer than I remember in previous Santa Fe models, a positive thing when taking on mountain roads.

Some price has to be paid for the power curve, of course, so fuel mileage came in at a so-so 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

I’ll admit to being stunned at the long list of standard features on my ride.   The perks included a hands-free smart liftgate, heated seats all around, a multi-view camera system and an easy-to-read 8-inch touchscreen/navigation system.

The tester had an “Ultimate Tech Package” of extras (smart cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning and auto-leveling headlights, to name just a few) that helped push the $36,500 starting price to $39,070 on the bottom line.

Hyundai rightly touts a strong safety record on the Santa Fe Sport, topped by a max five-start federal government safety rating.   As usual for Hyundai, the warranties are generous.

I used to tout the Santa Fe as a perfect downtown commuter that was equally useful in doing those endless suburban chores.   My latest experience tells me that it also would be a comfortable road trip warrior, with a generous cargo-carrying capacity.

Overall, this sweetly reworked Santa Fe Sport grades out in the B-plus to A-minus niche.
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Rebane trips over his own big words in The Union Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:33:55 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 0 RIP, Gilbert Martinez Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:13:00 +0000 0 Crest Theatre Concerts Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:49:00 +0000 0 Weekend Top 10: December 2nd – 4th Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:11:36 +0000 0 A Big Slab of Buried Ice at Utopia Planitia Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:08:00 +0000 enough to fill Lake Superior:
It was found using a radar mapper on MRO. Called SHARAD, it sends pings of radar down to the surface, which are reflected back up to the satellite and recorded. Different substances reflect radar differently; the rocks on the surface aren’t particularly good at it, which is why the radar can penetrate the ground. Water, on the other hand, reflects radar quite well, so SHARAD can detect water ice down to a depth of a kilometer below the Martian surface.

Scientists focused their attention on a region in Utopia Planitia that features lots of odd, scalloped terrain (aresain?), which is similar to places on Earth in the Arctic that have underground ice. Combining the data from over 600 MRO passes indicates how much ice there is. The area of the ice deposit is over 300,000 square kilometers and the thickness ranges from 80 to 170 meters. So yeah, that’s a goodly supply of ice.
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"Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:46:00 +0000
My sense in the Seventies was that the revolution in music and lighting technology over the previous decade laid the ground for Disco. I remember seeing discos as early as 1970, but the attraction of listening to a stereo system in a club when it could be better enjoyed in a living room seemed perplexing. Then technology surged ahead, allowing discos to become Sonic Cathedrals. By 1974, the tempo of pop music was accelerating. By 1977, Disco had arrived:
Vincent was the very best dancer in Bay Ridge—the ultimate Face. He owned fourteen floral shirts, five suits, eight pairs of shoes, three overcoats, and had appeared on American Bandstand. Sometimes music people came out from Manhattan to watch him, and one man who owned a club on the East Side had even offered him a contract. A hundred dollars a week. Just to dance.

Everybody knew him. When Saturday night came round and he walked into 2001 Odyssey, all the other Faces automatically fell back before him, cleared a space for him to float in, right at the very center of the dance floor. Gracious as a medieval seigneur accepting tributes, Vincent waved and nodded at random. Then his face grew stern, his body turned to the music. Solemn, he danced, and all the Faces followed.

In this sphere his rule was absolute. Only one thing bothered him, and that was the passing of time. Already he was eighteen, almost eighteen and a half. Soon enough he would be nineteen, twenty. Then this golden age would pass. By natural law someone new would arise to replace him. Then everything would be over.
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Carrier Took Trump ‘Hostage and Won’ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:38:00 +0000 0