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News10 My Neighborhood Wins 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner Award

News10 My Neighborhood Wins 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner Award

News10’s My Neighborhood is proud to accept the 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner award from the Army of Angels, whose mission is to eliminate crime against children.

News10 was selected from 173 nominations nationwide for its community-based, socially conscious online stories.

Marc Klaas will be presenting the award to News10 My Neighborhood at the Heroes with Heart Gala April 1st, during National Child Abuse Prevention month.

Klaas is the father of Polly Klaas and the president and founder of Klaas Kids Foundation. 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) focuses on preventing child abuse/neglect within our communities specifically by fostering education and collaborations which facilitate the type of awareness required to prevent criminal conduct against the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.

El Dorado haunted village makes getting scared feel great

El Dorado haunted village makes getting scared feel great

The public is invited to “saunter in” to a 2600-square foot Old West Ghost Town created in the “New Orleans” building of Town Center, near Target and the Regal Movie Theater, just off Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills. 

A team of more than 25 volunteers have spent 3 months designing, building and decorating the amazing venue, which includes extravagant moving props such as a Crumbling Mine Shaft with shaking floors and walls and a huge 4-foot spider that spins a web around a skull.

Nominate Our Next Mom of the Week

Nominate Our Next Mom of the Week

 

MomsLikeMe is all about moms connecting and getting to know each other better. We like to feature one mom every week as one of our 50 Fabulous Moms for 2011. Do you know a mom who's fantastic? Send us an email and tell us about her! She may be our next Mom of the Week.

Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

ROCKLIN, CA- He may look like an ordinary dog, but Koa is much more than a fun- loving, furry companion. His keen senses give him the ability to sniff out medical emergencies and now he is in a race against time as he faces one of his own.

The 4-year old Airedale has brought joy to the Videll home. From trips to the lake, to long walks at the park, his spunky personality and warm nature have made him part of the family. “He’s like one of my kids, except he’s fuzzy,“ said Michelle Videll.

Recently, the Videll’s received devastating news. Koa is battling congestive heart failure and is in desperate need of a pacemaker. The family has poured over a thousand dollars into treatment, but due to tough economic times they are sadly running out of hope. “It’s a nightmare, it’s like not being able to care for one of my children, it’s heartbreaking,” said Bill Videll.

The news is especially difficult for Bill and Michelle’s son.

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

BloodSource helps fulfill military request for plasma

BloodSource helps fulfill military request for plasma

BloodSource has been asked to provide plasma to help support military blood needs.

Male donors who have Blood Type AB, the universal donor for plasma, are needed. 

Plasma is a blood component that is often critical for survival of injured soldiers on the front lines.  Only men are currently allowed to donate plasma at BloodSource. BloodSource, as part of  a national agreement between the Armed Services Blood Program Office and America's Blood Centers, a network of community blood centers that collects nearly half of the nation's blood supply, is a designated "hub center" for providing blood for military support when it is needed during wartime.

This process for blood shipment in support of military needs was pre-determined several years ago following Desert Storm in Iraq.  The agreement between America's Blood Centers and the U.S. Department of Defense is to assure all blood needs are met.