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10-year-old earns $21K for hog sold at fair

10-year-old earns $21K for hog sold at fair

It was a good year for one ten-year-old at the Sacramento County Fair, which finished a five-day run yesterday (May 30). The record-setting event was the sale of a young 4H student’s hog at the annual Jr. Livestock Auction.  Weighing in at 277 pounds, the hog sold for more than $80 per pound to enthusiastic buyers. The 10-year old owner says he has to pay his expenses, then “I guess the rest will probably go into a college fund.” 

FFA student Ryan Denier from Galt High School also had a good showing with his steer. You can see his steer in the photo.

Preliminary numbers show an increase in revenue. According to TJ Plew, CEO, paid attendance at the Fair this year will probably equal that of 2010, despite a cold and drizzly Saturday afternoon and evening. “Saturday night is our biggest night so the weather directly affected attendance, food and carnival sales.”

But, while they were at the Fair, visitors ate.

Metro fire handing out loaner life jackets

SACRAMENTO - On this Memorial Day, it's important to remember the basics of water safety.

On Monday, Sacramento Metro Fire will be handing out loaner life jackets along the American River.

They'll be at the Sunrise Raft Launch area and along the river between Fair Oaks Bridge and Howe Avenue.

Children under 13 years of age are required by law to wear a life jacket in the area waterways.

PHOTOS: CHP officer hit on HWY 50

SACRAMENTO, CA - A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering from injuries after he was hit on Highway 50 near Howe Avenue Sunday night.

PHOTOS: CHP officer hit on Hwy 50

Trade in your life jacket at Kohl's stores Friday

Trade in your life jacket at Kohl's stores Friday

The Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), Radio Disney and UC Davis Children’s Hospital will hold a life jacket trade-in Friday from 4-6 p.m. at select Kohl’s Department Store locations in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Roseville and Vacaville. 

Water enthusiasts are invited to bring their life jackets for inspection by water safety professionals.  If a life jacket is found to be outgrown or unserviceable, a new, properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket will be given in exchange.

Sacramento 'Buddha Day' festivities set for May 28-29

Sacramento 'Buddha Day' festivities set for May 28-29

SACRAMENTO - Local Buddhist communities will celebrate "Buddha Day" with a candlelight prayer at 7 p.m. on May 28 and a "Vesak" centennial festival on May 29 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Both events will take place at the Kim Quang Temple located at 3119 Alta Arden Expressway. Parking will be available on side streets in the area.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event to learn about Buddha and his teachings, visit the wellness center, sample international cuisine, enjoy international dane and music, and stroll through the "International Silk Road."

For more information and details about the event, visit www.sacramentobuddhaday.org.

Class of 2011: Congratulations Roberto Munoz !

Class of 2011: Congratulations Roberto Munoz !

Roberto Munoz, Jr. graduated from Grant High School. Congratulations son!  All your hard work paid off.

Love always,

Mom, Dad, Brothers & Sisters

Class of 2011: Congratulations Roberto Munoz, Jr!

Class of 2011: Congratulations Roberto Munoz, Jr!

Roberto Munoz, Jr. graduated from Grant High School. Congratulations son!  All your hard work paid off.

Love always,

Mom, Dad, Brothers & Sisters

Wine Down With Us!

Wine Down With Us!

 

“Wine Down With Us”

Charming Destination ¨ Award Winning Wines  ¨ Hotel Indulgence

There is a juicy renaissance going on in the hills of Placer County - vineyards and wineries are returning to the foothill slopes.

You're invited to the Ultimate Baby Shower!

You're invited to the Ultimate Baby Shower!

Moms2Be! Save June 9th at 6 p.m. for the Arden Fair Mall/MomsLikeMe Baby Shower! There will be refreshments, great prizes, gift bags and wonderful tips for expectant moms on how to prepare for your new little ones. And it's FREE!

See current and trendy fashions for moms-to-be, including celebrity lines from Pea in the Pod, and tips for everything you will need as a new mother, from the perfect nursery to the perfect announcements!
 
Receive special offers, great gifts and raffle prizes from Pottery Barn Kids, Papyrus, Pea in the Pod & More!

When: June 9, 6 p.m.

Where: Arden Fair Mall

Click here to sign up now
 

Moms can get free admission to the Sacramento County Fair

Moms can get free admission to the Sacramento County Fair

The Sacramento County Fair runs over Memorial Day weekend. May 27th is Mommy & Me Day and you go for free! Here's what you can do:

·        Diaper Derby and enjoy fun Mommy & Me Contests throughout the day. 
·         Admission only $5! Children 12 and under free.  
·         Free before 3 p.m.