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Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Participating local museums include the following:   California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, State Indian Museum and The California Museum.  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 life for free.

Top 10 DIY Desk Plans + Back to School Furniture Projects

Top 10 DIY Desk Plans + Back to School Furniture Projects

We survived the first week and a half of First Grade! I mentioned in my Back to School  Blues + Red Hot School Supplies Roundup that Blakey was nervous about starting school and being away for the entire day, every single day. He is always fine after the first 10 minutes, but his anticipation and anxiety was fairly extreme this year. I'm sure those of you who have school aged kiddos know precisely what I mean. When they are nervous, you are nervous for them, it's impossible not to be! And to make matters worse, parents have to put on a brave face so we don't make things any harder than they need to be. Anyone who knows me in real life probably knows I have a pretty difficult time trying to hide my feelings, so this was the pitts!... Read More

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

The “informational interview” is often one of the most disregarded tools when looking for work.

Dinner Fundraiser to Support Feed My Starving Children

Dinner Fundraiser to Support Feed My Starving Children

A local effort to pack hundreds of thousands of meals for malnourished children around the world is holding its annual major fundraiser to help pay for the meals that will be packed.

The special dinner, to be held Sept. 12 with catering donated by Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning, will benefit the 5th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack.

All of the proceeds of the fundraiser will help pay for the meals to be packed during the non-profit Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, scheduled for Oct. 23 to 25 at William Jessup University. In the first four years, the MobilePacks have packed more than 1.8 million meals.

Randy and Lisa Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning, are donating all the food and their service for the event – meaning every dollar raised will go toward paying for meals for the MobilePack.

Mraz Brewing Company Labor Day Weekend Party!

Mraz Brewing Company Labor Day Weekend Party!
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- We're closing out summer strong with a 2-day celebration of America's workforce! On Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, Mraz Brewing Company will be throwing a Labor Day Weekend Party with back-to-back days of food, games and beer specials.  LEARN MORE: http://mrazbrewingcompany.com/blog/2014/8/19/labor-day-weekend-workforce...

Foul play not suspected in Truckee man death


TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - The skeletal remains discovered near Donner Lake in July have been identified as a 60-year-old Truckee man who'd been missing since March.

Colin's family had reported him missing on March 28 when he last was seen at a drug store in Truckee. His car was parked in his driveway and an exhaustive search failed to develop any leads.

The hikers came across the remains July 12 in a steep, heavily wooded area west of Donner Lake Road.

The Nevada County Sheriff's coroner says an anthropology lab in Chico confirmed the identity Tuesday. At the time he disappeared, police say Colin discussed wanting to contact the federal government, but gave no reason.

Police say it's highly unlikely any foul play was involved, but the exact cause of death remains under investigation.