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Carter named most influential veteran

"Vince is probably the most athletic wing we've ever seen," said LeBron James in the NBPA video announcing new Kings guard Vince Carter's... Read More

Common antiseptic ingredients de-energize cells and impair hormone response

A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial agents in common household products inhibit mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, as well as estrogenic functions in cells. Their findings appear online today (Aug. 22) in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Solar eclipse watch party draws crowd in West Sacramento

More than 300 people gathered at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library to watch as the moon came between the Sun and the Earth to create a solar eclipse. The Library provided the public with free glasses to safely view the cosmic event. City staff also witnessed the eclipse from the roof of City Hall.

 

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Commission on judicial performance stops short of removing San Diego 'birther' judge, issues censure

Judge Gary Kreep will remain on the bench of the San Diego Superior Court. | 
August 17, 2017 |  

In a determination released this morning, the California Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a public censure of San Diego Superior Court Judge Gary G. Kreep. 
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Fitch ratings concludes Delta Tunnels Project would further increase water rates

The San Joaquin River at Lauritzen Yacht Harbor. Photo by Dan Bacher. |
By Dan Bacher | August 18, 2017 |

On August 16, Fitch Ratings confirmed what Delta Tunnels opponents have been saying for years — the proposed California WaterFix project being currently fast-tracked by the Trump and Brown administrations would likely drive a significant increase in monthly water rates.
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Spice up school days

 (Family Features) Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. A Mexican-themed meal is a sure way to keep things festive and lively around the family dinner table.
Not only does a meal centered on Mexican-style foods let you spice up your menu, it also allows for plenty of personalization so even the pickiest of palates can be satisfied. That means less time for preparation and more time spent together.
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Local museums offer special aerograms & activities that extend classroom learning

Local museums offer special aerograms & activities that  extend classroom learning

Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end and a new school year beginning, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) offer special programs and activities that stimulate problem solving abilities and help add context to what is learned in the classroom.

While virtually every museum and destination offers elements that extend hands-on learning, a sampling of some of the special educational offerings (many of which must be scheduled in advance) includes the following:

2001-02 Kings featured as classic team in NBA 2K18

There are many Sacramento fans who share fond memories of one of the most beloved squads in franchise history and now those memories can... Read More

‘Getting to 80 percent’ on energy cutbacks cannot occur unless behaviors change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests.

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