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Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW

Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW


WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!   As the summer comes to an end, I have been finding myself in a rut. I am doing the same things on the same days week after week after week and it feels like Groundhog Day. Nothing feels new or fresh? Am I alone? Or do some of you feel the same way too?

This week's challenge is about breaking out of the rut, monotony, doldrums or whatever you want to call it...Trying something new might lead to a fun new hobby, a healthy new habit or even new friends or adventures.

Your challenge: Try something NEW! Try a new workout class, a new recipe, a new activity, a new book, etc.

Suicide-prevention program helps soldiers cope, heal

AUBURN, CA - While the nation struggles to reverse the growing trend of soldiers committing suicide, a Natomas veteran is crediting a local prevention program with saving his life.

Everyday in America, one active duty soldier commits suicide. And every 80 minutes, one veteran takes his or her own life, according to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control.  There has been an 18-percent increase in suicides among U.S. active duty troops in 2012, compared with 2011.  The army reports there's no way to accurately gauge how well their suicide prevention programs are working, but it contends the rate would be four times as high today without intervention.

Natomas resident Jonathan Cullifer, a 17-year combat veteran who fought in Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia among other countries, could have been one of those statistics.

Weekly Challenge: Do Unto Yourself!

Weekly Challenge: Do Unto Yourself!

This week is all about YOU. Be kind to YOU. Do nice things for YOU.

UPDATE: Blood Donor Day - Friday, July 6th

UPDATE: Blood Donor Day - Friday, July 6th


Donate blood with The California State Fair and BloodSource at  Blood Donor Day on Friday, July 6 from 8am until 7pm at Cal Expo and other select locations.  Any reason is a good reason to give blood, and on this special day, you can save lives and get a FREE 2012 California State Fair ticket!


  • Cal Expo - East Gate at 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento 
  • Roseville Sports Center at 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
  • Barbara Wackford Aquatic Center at 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove
  • BloodSource Donor Centers click here for locations

*Special Note:  We will not be receiving donations at the News10 Studios this year.

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge
2012 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement

G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

When two people interact, they are both changed. The change can be for the better, or not. Whether our influence is helpful or hurtful, positive or negative, depends on whether we give each other the gift of encouragement.

Best Deals at Safeway Week of 6/6

Best Deals at Safeway Week of 6/6

These are the best deals and happenings this week starting 6/6/12, at Safeway.  You can get the Safeway Coupon Policy HERE to take with you when you shop. Remember to use your Safeway Card to get the club prices. Don’t forget, to register your card HERE and add any additional coupons before you shop. You [...]

Go Red Race to Raise Awareness for No. 1 Killer of Women in Sacramento

More than 500 walkers and runners will come together to participate in the 2nd Annual Go Red Race to benefit the American Heart Association on Saturday, June 16th at Crocker Park.

The Go Red Race seeks to increase awareness of America's #1 and #4 killers-heart disease and stroke- and inspire the Sacramento community to take charge of their heart health. Funds raised from the event will help fund research and find better ways to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. Runners adn walkers of all ages adn abilities will come to take part in either teh 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) distances. After crossing the finish line, all participants and spectators are invited to the Go Red Race Vendor Expo. This will include dozens of booths with information on heart health, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and more.