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Sacramento Youth Receive Over 500 Backpacks from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Collection Drive

Sacramento Youth Receive Over 500 Backpacks from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Collection Drive

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) distributed over 500 backpacks to youth in the Sacramento area at Bannon Creek Elementary School in Natomas this past week. Dickinson’s third annual “Give Back(pack) Drive,” a back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and supplies for kindergarten through 6th grade students in Sacramento ran throughout August. Dickinson, with the help of the Sacramento River Cats’ mascot, Dinger, presented the backpacks at a school assembly.

“I am thankful for all of the generous donations we received from Sacramento area businesses and members of the surrounding community. Every child deserves to have the tools necessary to succeed in school,” said Assemblymember Dickinson (D-Sacramento).

Dozens of local restaurants sign up to fight childhood obesity

Dozens of local restaurants sign up to fight childhood obesity

Nearly five-dozen Sacramento-area restaurants have come together to help fight childhood obesity this September through California Food Literacy Center’s EatSMART fundraising campaign. The campaign, which takes place during Food Literacy Month, adds a voluntary dollar to every restaurant ticket to help children across the region learn food literacy – understanding the impact of food on our health, community and the environment. “This type of campaign has been wildly successful in cities like London and San Francisco, and we are excited to gather Sacramentans together to ensure our children eat smart,” said Peg Tomlinson-Poswall, chair, California Food Literacy Center.  “I can’t think of another time when this many Sacramento-area restaurants have banded together for a single cause.”... Read More

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

"West Sacramento will be inundated" in a 200 year flood event, said California Department of Water Resources Assistant Flood Management Division Chief Paul Marshall in a June 20 presentation to the West Sac City Council.

Marshall characterized as 'conservative' DWR's new 200 year flood inundation maps that outline risks to communities in the Central Valley. (A 200 year flood, with consequences like the flooding that decimated New Orleans, has a half percent chance of happening in any year, say flood experts like West Sac's former Flood Protection Manager Michael Bessette.) Marshall said DWR worked with the Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists to create the maps.

Santa, Please Bring Mommy an Assault Rifle

Santa, Please Bring Mommy an Assault Rifle

Momservation: Setting a good example for your kids doesn’t mean target shooting with an assault weapon.

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Someone please tell me why a suburban mother needs an assault rifle.

And being a “gun enthusiast” is a hollow explanation reverberating against the sobs of parents.

Election Polling Places and more...

Election Polling Places and more...

 

1906 Election Day Living History Event at State Capitol Museum

1906 Election Day Living History Event at State Capitol Museum

Get a glimpse into California’s history!  A special “Election Day Living History” event recreates an important event in California’s past – the 1906 Election. This Sunday, October 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the California State Capitol will be turned back to 1906 with costumed docents dressed as the four gubernatorial candidates – Theodore Bell (Democrat), James Gillett (Republican), William Langdon (Independence League), and Austin Lewis (Socialist).