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5 things to do with your family this weekend

5 things to do with your family this weekend

 There's lots for families to do this weekend in Northern Calfornia!

Twitter for the grim reaper

Twitter for the grim reaper

Lately I’m finding myself reading the obituaries and being completely intrigued. I can’t help it. I love looking at the photos families have chosen of their loved ones, reading what these people did and wondering about their lives.

That’s because their orbits aren’t about their death, but telling the story of their life – in 200 words or less. It’s kind of like twitter for the Grim Reaper.

Continue reading.

 

A reluctant Shriver made most of first lady role

SACRAMENTO -- Maria Shriver's career as a TV journalist was sidelined when her movie star husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, decided to jump into her family's business, politics.

Being first lady of California in a Republican administration was not an easy fit for an ambitious feminist who worked hard to carve out a separate identity from her Democratic family dynasty.

Shriver did not seek to fit in in Sacramento, but she was never far away in spirit.

An enormous Andy Warhol portrait of her hung in the Capitol office, and she weighed in frequently on policy. She helped resurrect her husband's governorship after a disastrous 2005 special election.

Chat to win tickets to Taste of the Little City

Chat to win tickets to Taste of the Little City

It's the adult's turn to play on Thursday, May 12 as the miniature city of Safetyville USA is transformed into the place to taste and sip the night away at Taste of the Little City. Come experience Northern California's Diverse Cuisine, Wine and Micro-Brews.

You and a friend can go for free! Just go to MomsLikeMe and tell us about your favorite restaurant. You'll be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Taste of the Little City! We're giving away three pairs of tickets worth $80 a pair.

Hurry!

Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Active Job Seekers of America (AJSA) will be volunteering at Meals on Wheels this Wednesday. Last month over 15 Active Job Seekers from Auburn, Folsom, & Roseville groups helped prepare meals for seniors in the Greater Sacramento Area. We prepared over 100 frozen meals. Assembled 540 weekly meal boxes that consisted of 5 frozen meals, milk, juice boxes, fruit cups, and bread! Packaged indivual bread slices.It was a fun morning and it felt great to give back!

We are going to exceed the 540 boxes this week!

About Active Job Seekers of America

AJSA is an all volunteer program, made possible through the passionate service of our members, volunteers, and community supporters.

National Foster Care Month kicks off with weeklong activities

National Foster Care Month kicks off with weeklong activities

May is National Foster Care Month. A week of activities in the State Capitol will kick off National Foster Care Month statewide and raise awareness about the needs of the state’s children and youth in foster care.

WEEK OF ACTIVITIES:

Monday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Mother's Day + Nicole Hill Gerulat

Mother's Day + Nicole Hill Gerulat

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!  Moreover, I hope you enjoy two of my favorite bloggers: Nicole Hill Gerulat. Her style is incredible couple her with One Charming Party and it's quite possible to go a little manic.

I'm not sure I'd be able to enjoy such an extravagant celebration.

Summer Cycling Awareness: May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region

Summer Cycling Awareness: May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region

May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region, and Folsom is the #1 destination for quality cycling. Whether you use Folsom’s BMX track at Cummings Family Park, or travel on the city’s 35 miles of Class I bicycle and pedestrian trails that traverse Folsom, the California Vehicle Code has sections that apply to you.

All bicycles are required to have a brake and reflectors, so if you’ve been neglecting yours, then you’d better get to work bringing that bike back into compliance. If you are riding at dawn, or after dusk, then the law requires that your bicycle or scooter has a fixed headlight and an illuminated tail light. While everyone SHOULD be wearing a bicycle helmet by now, if your under 18 years of age, you MUST wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet. These simple and cheap safety precautions should make you road safe.

When you hit the roadway, the vehicle code has more laws to make sure you operate your bike safely.

Prison Authority offer to replace racist grave markers

FOLSOM, CA - El Dorado County officials are currently trying to decide what to do about the Mormon Island Cemetary in El Dorado Hills. 

When bodies from Negro Hill were moved there in 1954, the new markers used the "N" word instead.

Now, the California Prison Industries Authority is offering to have prison inmates, who work putting modular buildings together, make new grave markers out of stamped, embossed concrete.

"We can do it in any style that they'd like," Authority General Manager Chuck Patillo said. "If they'd like us to restore them to the original style headstones or higher grave markers, we can do that. Whatever is appropriate to the dignity of the issue."

So far, there has been no official response to the offer from the county, but Patillo is hoping to hear back sometime this week.

by Jonathan Mumm jmumm@news10.net

Workers rush to finish Sutter Street for grand reopening

FOLSOM, CA - It's pretty loud on Folsom's Historic Sutter Street as workers scramble to put the finishing touches on an $11 million makeover.

Streets are still blocked and shoppers have to dodge ladders as crews rush to make the district ready in time for Saturday's ribbon cutting ceremony.

Crowds will see many chnages when they visit Sutter Street.

Workers removed mismatched awnings on buildings and spruced up storefronts. A center median that was crumbling because several trees had outgrown the space is gone. The makeover made room for on-street parking.

It takes you back to nostalgia," Folsom resident Rose Giardino said as she dropped by for a sneak peek at the renovation project. "Although, I know they're making the facades new and modern, I think you still get that old town feel."

Herb and Kathy Miller of East Canton, Ohio visited Sutter Street because it's listed as a "must-see" attraction in tourists pamphlets.