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Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

'Learn from my pain,' says high school student

'Learn from my pain,' says high school student

Wesley Saeteurn, 17, is a senior at Gerber Jr./Sr. High School in the Sacramento County Office of Education and an editor of his school newspaper. He contributed this essay to The SacCounty Breeze, a collaboration of philanthropist Rowland Rebele, The Sacramento Bee, The Sacramento County Office of Education, and the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative.

For six years and counting I have lost someone very close to me to the system.

I was 11 years old when he was locked up in Lancaster in Los Angeles County. He will not be able to get out for another 12 years, minimum.

The feelings I have are hard to explain. I don't know why but when I think about it, it hurts. I get a burning sensation on my face, and I get filled with anger and regret.

Wellness Wednesday: How Do I Love Me?

Wellness Wednesday: How Do I Love Me?

Happy Wellness Wednesday! I have a question for your when was the last time you took time to love YOU? In this video I share why that is important as well as some ideas to help you love yourself and be your own best Valentine!... Read More

Worm Composting

Worm Composting
Worm Composting
09-30-2015 - 09-30-2015
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
 
Start Time(s): Wed 6pm-7:30pm
At the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County class on worm composting (or vermiculture) you will learn about the value of worm compost, setting up a worm bin, what to feed your worms, and harvesting techniques
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Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

By Roger Speer

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers.

Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly-skilled baby boomers that are entering retirement.

So where will we find these workers? There are many young adults in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket that possess no post-high school education. Many of these individuals are either unemployed or have low-paying jobs that offer limited career paths.

While the national unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 5.5 percent since the country entered recession in 2008, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

"It really opened my eyes as to what I want to do with my future." - Jessica Henderson

      "It was cool to work and learn about multimedia journalism." - Keegan Morris

The Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy for High School Students wrapped up at Sacramento State with students producing video projects on their smartphones.

News10’s George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito led the weeklong workshop, where students toured the News10 studios and received hands-on training in shooting, writing and editing a video story.  (Click to see the News10 photo album.)

Here are some of their projects:

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Drought and water-supply experts list for 2015

Experts from the University of California, Davis, are available to media to discuss the drought and water-supply issues affecting California.

DROUGHT AND WILDFIRES Wildfire, climate and plant communities

Mark Schwartz, director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, can discuss the impact of climate change on wildfires, as well as where and when plant communities are predicted to exhibit stress as a consequence of unusual climatic conditions, including wildfire. His work to help better predict fire behavior and forest vulnerabilities informs decisions about fire management, including prescribed fire, fuels reduction, and management responses to wildfire events. Contact: Mark Schwartz, John Muir Institute of the Environment, (530) 752-0671, mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu.

AGRICULTURAL IMPACTS Economic impact on agriculture and consumers

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