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Spice up school days

 (Family Features) Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. A Mexican-themed meal is a sure way to keep things festive and lively around the family dinner table.
Not only does a meal centered on Mexican-style foods let you spice up your menu, it also allows for plenty of personalization so even the pickiest of palates can be satisfied. That means less time for preparation and more time spent together.
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Local museums offer special aerograms & activities that extend classroom learning

Local museums offer special aerograms & activities that  extend classroom learning

Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. With summer nearing its end and a new school year beginning, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) offer special programs and activities that stimulate problem solving abilities and help add context to what is learned in the classroom.

While virtually every museum and destination offers elements that extend hands-on learning, a sampling of some of the special educational offerings (many of which must be scheduled in advance) includes the following:

2001-02 Kings featured as classic team in NBA 2K18

There are many Sacramento fans who share fond memories of one of the most beloved squads in franchise history and now those memories can... Read More

‘Getting to 80 percent’ on energy cutbacks cannot occur unless behaviors change

California’s plan to cut energy consumption by 80 percent by 2050 cannot be achieved with current proposed policy changes because most solutions focus on changing technologies rather than changing behavior, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests.

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Job centers offer little help for the unemployed, UC Davis study says

If you are unemployed and looking for a job, the best way to get government-funded training and help finding a job is to prove you are “unemployable.” Otherwise, unemployed workers should accept downward or lateral mobility and realize that their inability to get a job is their fault, not the job market.

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Astronomers spy supernova’s giant companion star

Astronomers have spied the short-lived blue glow from a giant companion star struck by a spectacular supernova. The discovery offers compelling evidence for a leading theory about the origin of Type Ia supernovae — that these enormous explosions occur when a white dwarf steals matter from a larger star.


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West Nile Virus activity on the uptick in Elk Grove

August 14, 2017 |  
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reports increased West Nile virus activity throughout the District and especially around Elk Grove. Last week there was an increase in the amount of mosquito samples that tested positive from urban and rural traps. 
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6 critters you might see this summer

Summer may mean the emergence of some creepy, crawly (and slithery) critters, but that isn’t always a bad thing, UC Davis experts say. From many-legged creatures commonly found around your home during the summer to legless animals you might see out on a summer hike, here’s what our experts say about the critters of summer — and what our wet winter means for many of them.

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Sue Them? It's Harder Than You Think

By Ted Rall | August 12, 2017 |
Are you one of those Americans who say it's too easy to file a lawsuit? As I can tell you from personal experience, it's anything but. The canard that U.S. courts are jammed up by litigious jerks is based on anecdotes spread by corporate propaganda.
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Movie night at the cemetery

Movie night at the cemetery

The Old City Cemetery Committee and the Sacramento Historical Society proudly present the premiere of “Movies at the Cemetery”, an exclusive event. The evening starts with a tour led by Historic City Cemetery docent Eric Bradner followed by a showing of “The Sacramento Picture” hosted by the incomparable Matias Bombal, local film expert, narrator and director of the movie.

"The Sacramento Picture" is a documentary featuring rare footage of city life and events from 1910-1974 and selections from the KCRA-TV news film collection photographed between 1957-1960 in the care of Center for Sacramento History.

One Show Only: Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.