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California State Railroad Museum Foundation proudly presents special Farm-To-Fork activities

California State Railroad Museum Foundation proudly presents special Farm-To-Fork activities

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to continue its partnership with Visit Sacramento as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in 2017 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad.  

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Six local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!”

Six local museums to offer free admission to Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live!”

Six Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to advance registrants all day on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The six participating local museums include the following:  Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site and SSVMS Museum of Medical History*.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural institutions for free. New this year – and of special interest to educators -- Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition.

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Mayor Christopher Cabaldon statement on homicides

“All of West Sacramento stands together in profound heartbreak, shocked by the vile domestic murder of three children in our community. In a small town, each of us, whether parents, neighbors, mentors, and just plain citizens, know that protecting our children is our most sacred duty, and the betrayal of that duty in the home is unfathomable and unconscionable.  Our thoughts go out to the families, friends and classmates of the young victims. Together, we grieve this loss.

West Sacramento is not used to this type of tragedy. Our police and fire personnel responded quickly at the scene and attempted lifesaving efforts immediately.  They are devastated they could not do more, but we are proud of the way they handled a challenging set of circumstances with professionalism and sensitivity... Read More

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Tickets now on sale for Hillary Clinton event at UC Davis

Faculty, staff and students are getting a head start on tickets for Hillary Clinton’s Oct. 9 visit to campus in support of her book on the 2016 presidential campaign, What Happened.

 

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Bayer Crop Science Lab Space opens to entrepreneurs

West Sacramento Facility To Be Tech Incubator

Check out more in this article from the Sacramento Business Journal

Bayer AG’s Crop Science division will open up a collaborative laboratory space at its campus in West Sacramento to help local efforts to incubate technology startups.

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Former Carmichael youth sports coach arrested on child molestation charges

Jason David Foreman. | 
September 13, 2017 | 
A man who was already in custody was arrested for alleged molestation of a child under 14-years of age. 
On September 12, Jason David Foreman, 34, was arrested on 10 child molestation charges. The allegations against Foreman came following an investigation by Sacramento County Sheriff deputies.

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State bill would allow disclosure of home care workers’ private information

California’s Department of Social Services currently maintains a registry of all home care aides in the state.

The registry exists for the purpose of allowing consumers to search for and locate a registered home care aide. The public registry includes only the name of the aide, along with their registration status.

In addition, governmental and non-profit institutions have access to the database, including personal contact information, so that they may provide information to aides about their education and training programs, in an effort to improve the quality of care. However, an aide may “opt out” of having their personal contact information provided to such institutions... Read More

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Regardless of the service or product, video marketing can provide benefits for businesses willing to devote their time to it. An engaging video can be used to build a brand, promote a product or develop an audience.

Unfortunately, because of the sheer volume of videos produced each day, most content fails to gain an audience. There is certainly an appetite for video in all niches, but various problems can prevent your content from gaining traction. Here are some of the common video marketing mistakes to avoid... Read More

Earth’s oldest trees in climate-induced race up the tree line

Bristlecone pine and limber pine trees in the Great Basin region are like two very gnarled, old men in a slow-motion race up the mountaintop, and climate change is the starting gun, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.

The study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, shows that the tree line has been steadily moving upslope over the past 50 years in the Great Basin. The region extends from California’s Sierra Nevada, across Nevada to Utah’s Uinta Mountains. Its north and south are framed by the Columbia and Colorado rivers’ watersheds.

The study also found that limber pine is successfully “leapfrogging” over bristlecone pine. They are growing in soils once almost completely dominated by bristlecone pine, and they are moving upslope at a faster rate than the bristlecone pine.

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