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F-22 Raptor in Flight
Hang on to your hats folks … the Raptor is back! Even when sitting at idle on the ground, the USAF F-22 Raptor is intimidating and once on the move, it simply defies the laws of physics. Unmatched by any known or projected aircraft, the world’s only operational, stealth fifth-generation fighter was designed to guarantee the U.S. air dominance for the next 40 years. The Raptor is a beast that simply cannot be tamed…
All photos courtesy California Capital Airshow.com

Capital Airshow Returns!

Posted: 8/21/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The ninth annual California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County, announced that discounted general admission tickets are now available for purchase at all SAFE Credit Union branch locations throughout the region in addition to the event’s website. The Airshow will be held at Mather Airport on September 6-7th, 2014 featuring all things shiny, fast, and loud.

Airshow attendees won’t want to miss spine-tingling F-22 Raptors, Harriers, and the Patriots Jet Demonstration Team while experiencing thrilling aerobatics, barnstorming, pyrotechnics, vintage aircraft, music, choreography and so much more!

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Local Company Conducts Clinical Drug Trials

By Linda Harper
Posted: 8/21/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION CA (MPG) - For many of us, ingesting one, two, or more prescription drugs is part of our daily routine.

These chemical compounds are essential to enhancing our quality of life, easing unpleasant symptoms of disease, and for some, they are necessary to sustain life. According to the US Health and Human Services Department, the journey to create and approve a successful drug or treatment in the United States is a long, complex, and costly process, usually taking years to complete.

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Marianne and Rick Rayburn with Their Little Free Library
In her Arden Park street, Retired San Juan School District teacher Marianne Rayburn and husband Rick, admire Marianne’s Little Free Library.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Little Libraries a Big Hit

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 8/14/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - They are small, cute as bugs, and they’re popping up everywhere.

Worldwide, Little Free Libraries are now installed in more than 15,000 private yards. Part of a back-to-basics program, these libraries-on-a-stick promote literacy and neighborly values. People stroll by, choose a book, and often, says Carmichael teacher Ralphene Lee (75), they leave one in return.

This reading teacher’s love for books did not end at her 2003 retirement. “People said I would be perfect to run a Little Free Library,” she says. “Since then, I have had teacher friends in Florida, Reno, and San Carlos who’ve started their own.”

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Assistance League of Sacramento Purchases Building

Posted: 8/14/2014

Assistance League of Sacramento Volunteers at the New Retail Building
Assistance League of Sacramento, a local 46-year old nonprofit organization serving children, women, and families, has
purchased its first building to house its philanthropic programs and retail business. This larger retail space will expand
the charity’s ability to generate revenue, which represents over 60% of the funding used to bring services to the neediest
segments of our area.

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Assistance League of Sacramento (2528 Yorktown Avenue) has purchased the property located at 2751 Fulton Avenue to house its philanthropic center, administrative offices, and retail business. This community based philanthropic organization serves over 20,000 individuals each year in the Greater Sacramento area.

This permanent home will allow the organization adequate space to operate its eight philanthropic programs, which service local school districts, hospitals, senior residences, and emergency and youth social services. It will also provide administrative headquarters and a permanent home for its resale retail business.

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Mother Hummingbird Feeds Two Demanding Chicks
A hummingbird hen copes with meal time domination by an Alpha chick. Her twins recently hatched and fledged in a Carmichael Creek valley.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

To Save a Hummingbird

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 8/7/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Why are two baby hummingbirds so important?

For me and my Carmichael friend, Irv, supporting a hummingbird hen and her mini family was all that mattered for weeks; from eggs to first flight, we guarded them. On an unruly planet, the feathered trinity seemed a flawless microcosm of worth.

We found two hummingbird nests in the oak-shaded Carmichael Creek valley tended by Irv and his wife, Pauline. The first—a miracle of plant down—was secured by cobwebs to a Japanese maple limb. Despite April’s whiplashing gales, the hen incubated two pea-sized eggs. Grub-like chicks soon hatched. Round the clock, mom pumped regurgitated insects and nectar into them. The chicks’ eyes soon opened, and their spiny skin grew feathers.

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A Mushroom Cloud of Blazing Flame Spells Catastrophe
The most popular production method is BHO, or Butane Hash Oil, which utilizes the highly volatile solvent, butane. The butane vapors evaporate during the process, but are heavier than air and often congregate in a low lying highly flammable cloud.
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Hash Oil Explosions in Sacramento County

Posted: 8/7/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Homemade manufacturing of hash oil is widespread in Sacramento County. It causes explosions and fires in our neighborhoods and puts the safety of our residents at risk. Also known as wax, shatter, honey oil, hash, BHO, earwax, oil, concentrated cannabis, and dabs, hash oil is a highly concentrated form of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. It is highly popular among both recreational and medical marijuana users.

The most popular production method is BHO, or Butane Hash Oil, which utilizes the highly volatile solvent, butane. The butane vapors evaporate during the process, but are heavier than air and often congregate in a low lying highly flammable cloud. A pilot light, static electricity, overhead light switch, or an automatic switch such as that found in a refrigerator or air conditioning unit is enough to ignite the cloud. The result is a sudden, powerful explosion and ensuing fire.

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Arden Middle School Celebrates

San Juan District School 100 Years Old

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/31/2014

Principal Jeff Banks and Current Arden Middle School Pupils are Ready to Dig In
Current Arden Middle School pupils and Principal Jeff Banks (center, in vest) recently broke ground for the school’s centenary project. Palm trees (background) were planted in 1920. The school will celebrate its first 100 years on September 14.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner.

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - A school that began with 20 kids under an oak tree at Watt Avenue and Arden Way is now 100 years old. Arden Middle School (San Juan School District) will celebrate with a party at Arden Park on September 14th.

Foundation students were farmers’ children. They studied in a meadow that is now the Rite Aid parking lot. The kids graduated to a tent while waiting for their wooden school house to be finished.

By the 1920s, a Mrs. Gertrude Knoll taught all grades. School lore recalls one little boy so enamored of this teacher that he purposely botched spelling tests so he could stay in at recess with his school ma’am. Older children vied for the task of coming to school at 5 a.m. in winter to stoke up the stove for classroom heating. Though school beautification was negligible in the 1920s, two palm trees were planted near the flagpole. These still stand.

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Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Organization Gives Homeless Veterans Hope for the Future

Posted: 7/31/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA), is “helping America’s most vulnerable” rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Among these vulnerable individuals are veterans who are experiencing a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. From assisting in employment opportunities, to providing stable housing, VOA continues their search for veterans who are homeless or soon-to-be homeless and is need of support in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.

A large number of men and women who have served our country are currently living on the streets. In most cases, these homeless veterans are unaware that organizations such as VOA provide services specifically designed for those in their current situation.

“We are proud to support the courageous men and women who have fought for the freedom of our country,” said Becca Bettis, VOA Veterans Services Director, “Our passion to provide programs to assist veterans everyday reminds us of what truly matters: coming together as a community for a greater good.”

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Smart and Final and Open

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/24/2014


Results from the 41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race

Posted: 7/24/2014


Dancing Her Way Home

This Local Performer is a Star and a Mom

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/17/2014


Women’s Empowerment 13th Annual Gala Raises $160,000

Annual Fundraiser Benefits Homeless Women And Children

Posted: 7/17/2014


Getting the Party Started

Carmichael Honors Glorious 4th

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/10/2014


Job Demand Hiring Trends for Local Companies in the 3rd Quarter

Posted: 7/10/2014


Don’t Miss the July 4th Parade Celebration in Carmichael

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 7/3/2014


Climate Wizard Cooling System to be Tested

Posted: 7/3/2014


Rockers and Rockabillies Continue Concert Season

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/26/2014


Fourth on the Field!

Posted: 6/26/2014


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