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Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet in Roseville is inviting the entire family to join them this Christmas season to shop local for that unique gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Featuring the largest farmers market in Northern California, you’ll also find all the fresh fruits and veggies needed for your holiday table. To celebrate the season, Denio’s is hosting Santa’s Workshop for the three weekends leading up to Christmas – December 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Little ones can have their photos taken with Santa, visit Santa’s petting zoo complete with reindeer rides and enjoy some delightful holiday treats.

With hundreds of vendors every weekend at Denio’s selling unique, hand-crafted and hard to find items, Denio’s is one of the best places to find gifts for friends and family of all ages and within all budgets.

Pizza With A Purpose! 20% Off - Fountains of Roseville, Arden Fair Mall!

Pizza With A Purpose! 20% Off - Fountains of Roseville, Arden Fair Mall!

Officer Brian Law and Officer Juan Gonzalez were killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to an accident call on Highway 99, near Bethel Avenue, in Kingsburg at approximately 6:00 am.

Both officers were riding in the same cruiser responding to the accident, which had been incorrectly reported in the northbound lanes of Highway 99. As they responded to the scene they came upon the accident in the southbound lanes. The patrol car swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the previous collision, struck the guardrail, and overturned. They both suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

The officers had gone through the 27 weeks of training at the CHP Academy together in 2008, and became close friends as well as partners over the past six years.

Officer Gonzalez is survived by his mother, Maria Gonzalez, sister, Sandra Gonzalez.

Officer Law is survived by his wife, Rebecca, with three children - Lauren (age 10), Brandon (age 9), Samantha (age 2).

Sac Fashion Week partnering with Miss Sacramento County

Sac Fashion Week partnering with Miss Sacramento County


Sacramento, CA – October 22nd, 2013 – Sac Fashion Week is partnering with the Miss Sacramento County Pageant to preview select showcasing designers for 2014.  The Miss Sacramento County Pageant (Ages 19-27) and Miss Sacramento County Teen Pageant (ages 13-18) will be held November 10th Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 1209 L Street Sacramento, CA.  Doors open at 3 p.m. to the prestigious Capital View Room on the 15th floor. 

Celebrity performances for the pageant include Bobby DeBarge Jr and Andre Mieux (A.M.X) and will be hosted by local radio personality Nina Hajian.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Glass Slipper—designed to encourage “at-risk” girls ages 12-18 to follow their dreams—and the Mariposa House Project.

Area Fresh & Easy stores to close

Area Fresh & Easy stores to close

Area Fresh & Easy stores that opened last year are scheduled to close in the next few weeks, including five stores that opened in the Sacramento area and one in Modesto.

British food giant Tesco PLC, who owns Fresh & Easy supermarkets, has sold a number of its stores to Yucaipa Companies LLC. The stores not sold will be closed. The sale to Yucaipa is expected to be completed within three months.

Most products in the closing stores will be reduced by 25 percent starting Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Snowline Hospice Homecoming Dress Event

Snowline Hospice Homecoming Dress Event

For the first time, Snowline Hospice’s Folsom store is putting on a Homecoming Dress Event!  This event will be similar to the annual Prom event that Snowline puts on in February, but it features dresses for Homecoming.

Each Homecoming dress will be offered at a bargain price of only $20 with a Student ID card and $25 without.  Snowline is hoping to make this event as successful as their Prom dress event.  

If you have a Homecoming Dance coming up or are planning a special night on the town, you don’t want to miss this event. 

Snowline Hospice has served the local community for over 30 years with care and compassion for families of loved one with terminal illnesses. Your donations and shopping at our thrift stores helps support Snowline’s programs.

Folsom Thrift Store

616 E. Bidwell Street


Source: Snowline Hospice

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

Sacramento Man Creates Unique Business of Saving Memories

After a varied and colorful career spanning everything from environmental activism to running a passport photo business, Marty Nelson opened Video Lab Multimedia, now located at 2630 Arden Way. Since 1985, as he tells it, he’s been in the business of saving memories.

In fact, Nelson is confident that Video Lab provides the most comprehensive source for saving memories in Sacramento and possibly Northern California.

In short, customers bring in everything from VHS tapes, audiotapes, vinyl records, old photos and negatives, professional format video, 8 and 16mm film and just about everything else out there and Nelson transfers, duplicates or even edits them into a more contemporary, durable, longer lasting digital format, including DVDs and hard drives. Memories saved!

And what sorts of memories is Nelson saving? Everything from irreplaceable home movies to slides of precious family vacations to old ¼ inch audiotape reels.