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Tenth Annual Run Rocklin Will Once Again Benefit Matt Redding Foundation

Tenth Annual Run Rocklin Will Once Again Benefit Matt Redding Foundation

Early registration suggested since event will cap at 3,000 runners

 

The 10th annual “Run Rocklin” will be held Sunday, April 7 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

Since 2004, Run Rocklin has provided a top-notch running event for Rocklin and the surrounding communities. The event has benefited the Matt Redding Foundation and Rocklin’s local schools since 2007. 

Run Rocklin includes:

  • Kids Fun Run: 7:45 a.m.
  • 12K Run: 8 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Walk: 8:20 a.m.
  • Kids 1-mile Run: 9:30 a.m.

Adults can pre-register for $34 prior to race day and the cost increases to $39 on the day of the run. Ages 18-under can pre-register for $20; cost is $25 on race day.

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top education official is expected to unveil a new system of student achievement testing on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was tasked by the state Legislature last year to revamp the state's bank of standardized tests that measure student progress in English language arts and math and qualify high school students for graduation.

The proposed new testing comes as the state starts phasing in new national curriculum standards known as Common Core State Standards. The emphasis of the new testing will be on critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core's focus.

The proposal is the result of six months of meetings by a statewide taskforce that has held meetings around California gathering input from educators. 

The Associated Press

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

Dr.

Kross Kountry-4-Kids Engages Groups From Coast To Coast

Kross Kountry-4-Kids Engages Groups From Coast To Coast

Two Week Caravan Of Hope Helps Better Protect Children

Kross Kountry-4-Kids a Journey-4-Justice, the two week motorcycle ride which departs Sacramento, CA. Sunday March 31st and travels to Washington D.C.

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.