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What a rush! Gold Rush Days return to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend

What a rush!  Gold Rush Days return to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend

Get ready to turn back time to the turbulent 1850s when Gold Rush Days (& Nights!) return to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend – Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4, 2017. Sacramento’s unique, diverse and fascinating Gold Rush history takes center stage during this annual heritage event that begins with an Education Day on Friday (primarily for school groups) then kicks into high gear for the general public with a wide variety of fun and entertaining activities that take place throughout the historic district to help visitors experience what life was like during this important time in the city’s past. Plus, new this year – and coinciding with Gold Rush Days – Old Sacramento M7 Con (formerly known as the Western Film Festival) will be happening simultaneously at various venues throughout the district to the delight of film buffs and history enthusiasts alike.

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4 decisions to make about a double major

When you announce your plan to attend college, you’ll often hear “What is your major?” or a question related to your future goals and aspirations. Choosing one college major can be easy or difficult, especially with so many great course topics and majors to choose from at UC Davis.

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Calif. State Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Fast-Tracked Elk Grove Casino Indian Gaming Compact

Lisa Jimenez, Chair of Historical Disenrolled Families of the Wilton Rancheria. | 
August 22, 2017 | 
In a California State Senate hearing held this morning, a large group of supporters converged to speaking in support of the Wilton Rancheria's proposed $400 million casino on the site of Elk Grove's so-called ghost mall.
The hearing was held conducted by Senate's Governmental Organization Committee and was held for information purposes. The session was part of Assembly Bill 1606 introduced by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D -Elk Grove).
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TBT: Vince Carter high-flying and humble in high school

"Everybody loved Vince because he never got cocky," explained Mainland high school’s Athletic Director Dick Toth to The National Post new... Read More

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Stem cell treatment for children with Spina Bifida helps dogsfirst

A pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy — a combination of surgery and stem cells — developed at the University of California, Davis, to help preserve lower-limb function in children with spina bifida.

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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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