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2013 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a Gift

2013 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a Gift
2013 Weekly Challenge #51: Give YOURSELF a Gift Is it just me, or have you spent the last few weeks scouring the planet for gifts?  Gifts for the kids, your best friend, family, coworkers - even the dog gets a gift this time of year.  It is fun to give, and picking out just the right thing is rewarding but...what a

Fly Girl in Training: On flying completely solo for the first time

Fly Girl in Training: On flying completely solo for the first time

By Shawna Malvini Redden

With the late afternoon sun at my back, I calmly taxied to the run-up area to complete my pre-flight check list. I double (and then triple) inspected my instruments, interior, mini-flight plan, frequencies and charts. And with a deep, confident breath, called the tower. Within minutes, I was heading West, climbing to 1,500 feet, off to practice maneuvers and landings, all by myself. The flight flowed pleasantly and I mostly had the sky to myself what with it being a Monday afternoon. In an hour, I was home again, pushing the airplane back into the hangar, posting the inevitable “I’m flying alone!” selfie to Facebook and calling Mr. T to gush.

How I wish this was the description of my very first unsupervised solo flight…

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21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

Source: Melissa Miranda, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice.

Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8.  Pontine Glioma was the diagnosis, something that just 100-150 children get diagnosed with every year.

Shortly after being diagnosed, Tyler sat with his father Chris and they talked about the road ahead and what they should do.  “Whatever it takes,” Tyler said, and that has been the rallying cry for friends, family and supporters as they collectively try to tackle the tumor head on.

Tyler has undergone painful steroid and chemotherapy treatment since then to try to kill off the tumor.  On May 3, the tumor remained but there were two areas of dead cells in the tumor that give them hope.

As you can imagine, it takes a tough little man to

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

It may be fun for opponents to poke holes in the labor agreement reached between Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Kings and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, which calls for most of the construction and labor jobs for the downtown arena to be filled by union workers, and it may be good for ratings to tell you that groups opposed to the agreement could join with STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) to try and derail the arena project.

It’s just a waste of time.  One could almost hear faint undertones of that when Johnson told observers at today’s press conference that “fringe groups” would not “rain on this parade.”

 

SacramenTENs Supports the Zoo

SacramenTENs Supports the Zoo

Support the Sacramento Zoo when you purchase season passes to the King's 2013/2014 basketball season.  The Sacramento Kings have launched “SacramenTENs Assist” – a major community giving campaign in which ten percent of all season tickets sold during this ten week campaign will be donated to ten local charities. The campaign began on August 5th and will run for ten weeks, ending October 10th.



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