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Plans for Walkers and Bikers to Pass Safely Over I-80

Story and Photos by Seraphim Winslow
Posted: 10/9/2015

Richard Liptak With Map and Photo
Consultant Richard Liptak discusses the safety of crossing I-80.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Citrus Heights is a city divided—not by opinions, but by a freeway. Interstate 80 slices through a sizeable northwest portion of the city, cutting off the lion’s share of the municipality from those brave bicyclists and pedestrians who are currently forced to perform a series of awkward and dangerous maneuvers along Antelope Road just to get to shops and schools on the southwest side.

Now, thanks to a grant from CalTrans and some matching funds from the city, a feasibility study for improving non-drivers’ access over I-80 has begun. The first community meeting soliciting public input about this project took place September 16th in Rusch Park’s Sunrise/Patio Room.

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Local and National Experts Discuss Sacramento Cohousing Opportunities

Posted: 10/9/2015

Future Residents of New Co-Housing Project Get Invol;ved in Planning
Fair Oaks EcoHousing future residents design the site’s layout.
Photos courtesy of Marty Maskall

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The second annual Sacramento Cohousing Forum will be held Saturday, October 10th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2425 Sierra Blvd in Sacramento.

The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about cohousing and whether it is right for you. Local and national experts, planners, and residents will talk about concept and design, as well as what it is like to live day-to-day in the “new, old-fashioned neighborhoods” of cohousing. These modern-day villages are comprised of about 30 individual private homes surrounding a common house where residents can gather for meals and other activities. Cohousing is unique in that the residents design, own, and govern the community.

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Sacramento Employment Trends Rise

Posted: 10/9/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Hiring in the Sacramento region has exploded. Seventy-six percent, or just over three quarters of all companies surveyed in direct contacts by phone report, have opened doors for applicants, raising the demand a full six percentage points over this same time last year. Just twenty-four percent (24%) of top regional employers surveyed between August 17th and September 17th say they are not hiring in in the upcoming months.

When asked about motivation for hiring in October, November, and December, Pacific Staffing learned more than half—54%—of Sacramento regional hiring related to workforce growth or expansion of payrolls. However, a larger number—61%—say part of their hiring is required for replacements or attrition among existing employees.

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Two USAF Thunderbirds Planes Nearly Touching in Flight
Rockin’ the runway at this year’s daytime shows are the spine-tingling USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and USN F-18 Super Hornet military jet demonstration teams as well as world-class aerobatics, pyrotechnics, barnstorming, and miles of entertainment.
Photos courtesy of California Capital Airshow

Great Balls of Fire!

California Capital Airshow Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted: 9/18/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - It’s been 10 years, and it is time to celebrate…with a BANG! The California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, has announced the addition of the Airshow After Dark on Friday, October 2nd. The hottest ticket in town is on sale now, and tickets are expected to sell out fast!

“We’re excited to kick-off our 10th anniversary with Airshow After Dark, an exclusive nighttime Airshow,” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. “As the sun sets on Friday, October 2nd, the skies over Mather Airport will ignite with a feast for the senses as thrilling jets and aerobatic performers light up the sky with streaming flares, showers of colorful bursts from their wings, and thundering pyrotechnics. These phenomenal performances will be skillfully choreographed to awesome concert quality music with a fiery grand finale—it’s nothing like the Sacramento region has ever seen or heard before!”

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Our Boys Are Back in Town

Hometown Heroes Honored in Capitol Parade

Story and photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2015

Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler
Riding a hero-mobile on Capitol Mall, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, bask in cheers from 10,000 admirers - their actions to thwart a terror attack brought international fame for the Carmichael and Rancho Cordova-raised trio.

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos began a European vacation as ordinary tourists. The chums returned home as international heroes.

Armed with quick wits and aided by luck the Christian trio regard as divine intervention, they prevented a massacre that might have turned a train ride from Amsterdam into murder on the European express. Disabling an armed-to-the-teeth terrorist is now their legend—and probably inspiration for future movies. Meantime, France’s Legion of Honor award, TV appearances, and hero worship are their overwhelming lot.

But homecoming topped all previous thrills. “We’ve been all over the world these last couple of weeks,” an emotional Anthony Sadler said at last week’s Sacramento rally. “All the thanks we’ve received don’t compare to being in front of our home crowd like this.”

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Military Order of the Purple Heart Places Wreath
This year, the 10 a.m. hour was set aside for the special Purple Heart Memorial Service and Celebration.
Photos courtesy of Elise Spleiss

Appreciation Picnic Honors Wounded Warriors

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 9/4/2015

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - “Every Day is Veterans Day” and “Freedom is Not Free” were both running themes throughout the day at the sixth annual Citrus Heights Veterans Appreciation and Resource Picnic on August 22nd. The event was co-hosted by the American Legion Post 637 and the GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club.

This year, the 10 a.m. hour was set aside for the special Purple Heart Memorial Service and Celebration. Master of Ceremonies for the day was CBS 13’s Dave Bender, who said he was honored to be asked to serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Steve Memering Painted “Sacramento View: City Hall”
Citrus Heights artist Steve Memering’s artwork titled “Sacramento View: City Hall,” which was a jury award- winner in the California’s Gold category of the 2015 KVIE Art Auction.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Anderson

Local Artist Earns KVIE Auction Award

Posted: 9/4/2015

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Citrus Heights resident artist Steve Memering has been recognized with a juror award for his art submission to the 2015 KVIE Art Auction, showcasing more than 250 works of art by emerging, well-known, and world-renowned Northern California artists.

Recognized in the California’s Gold category, Memering’s piece, titled “Sacramento View: City Hall,” will be featured along with the work of all other participating artists in a live, televised, three-day auction. The 34th annual auction will be broadcast on KVIE channel 6, beginning Friday, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuing Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, from noon to 10 p.m.

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Construction Begins on New Citrus Heights City Hall

Story and Photos by Elise Spleiss
Posted: 8/7/2015

Water Merger Proposal Circles Down Drain Amidst Controversy

Story by Julia Baum
Posted: 8/7/2015

Foster Agency Needs Good Families

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 7/17/2015

Operation Brokenheart II Leads to Arrests of Child Predators

Posted: 7/17/2015

Local Filmmakers Premiere Crime Thriller

By Christie Spurlock
Posted: 7/3/2015

SMUD Unveils Electric Vehicle Station in Citrus Heights

Posted: 6/19/2015

Lady Antebellum: A Traveling Family

By Shaunna Boyd
Posted: 6/19/2015


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