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The Power of the Internet: hebdomadal

The Power of the Internet: hebdomadal

Imagine, I thought, if the web could come up with one such weird and wonderful word, what the hard copy Thesaurus that I've carted around with me for the past thirty-plus years would yield. Read more...

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Sacramento Museum Day on February 5

Sacramento Museum Day on February 5

Twenty-six greater Sacramento area museums will be offering free admission for the 13th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. This event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM), and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank. Sacramento Museum Day takes place Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participating museums close at 5 p.m.

Asian-American lawmakers call for boycott of Limbaugh's sponsors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Rush Limbaugh's imitation of the Chinese language has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers at the state and federal level.

California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from Limbaugh for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.

In recent days, the state lawmaker has rallied civil rights groups in a boycott of companies like Pro Flowers, Sleep Train and Domino's Pizza that advertise on Limbaugh's talk show.

During a Jan. 19 program, Limbaugh said there was no translation of President Hu Jintao's speech during a visit to the White House.

He launched into a 20-second-long imitation of the Chinese leader's dialect.

Shortly after condemning Limbaugh's remarks, Yee says he received racist death threats to his San Francisco and Sacramento offices.

 

CelebrateValentine Day a day early at the Sacramento Zoo

CelebrateValentine Day a day early at the Sacramento Zoo

Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The festivities are organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers and features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables, all included with general admission.

Some examples of the day's events include scented valentine cards for the lemurs and a special piñata celebrating Val-lynn-tine, and the giraffe’s sweet 16th birthday.  Go to the Sacramento Zoo website to check out more

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Sacramento Zoo participating in Sacramento Museum Day

Sacramento Zoo participating in Sacramento Museum Day

Sacramento Zoo is one of the twenty six greater Sacramento area museums offering free admission for the 13th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. This event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM), and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank.

Sacramento Museum Day takes place Saturday February 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participating museums close at 5 p.m. with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m.

Museum Day, a Sacramento cultural tradition, invites all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at numerous participating museums AT NO COST.

Blood Drive on Valentine's Day

Edward Jones Investments, and the Tower Community is sponsoring a blood drive with Blood Source.

When:  Monday, Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day) from 1:00 p.m.

The Gentle Bongo at the Sacramento Zoo

The Gentle Bongo at the Sacramento Zoo
We went to the Sacramento Zoo recently and saw the very cute Red river hog piglets in the exhibit with the Bongos. The little pigs just root in the ground wherever they feel like it and often don't pay attention to the big Bongos. Read more.

Review: Iron Steaks

Review: Iron Steaks

Iron Steaks is owned by the same folk who own Willie's Burgers, just four blocks further down. But where Willie's is super casual, Iron Steaks goes toward the other end of the spectrum, where you go for an expensive steak. Think Ruth's Chris or Morton's in that you are going to order a piece of meat and then order sides separately.

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Juvenile arrested for beating at Sacramento Children's Home

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Their mission statement involves helping families and and ending the cycle of child abuse.  Now the Sacramento Children's Home finds itself in the middle of a police investigation involving a woman found beaten Sunday night.

The woman was taken to the hospital after police found her lying in a field behind the Children's Home at 2750 Sutterville Road.

Officers received a call around 7 p.m. from a person saying there was an assault at the Children's Home.

Someone saw a person running across Sutterville Road near the Children's Home.  "We set up a perimeter.  K-9 dogs helped locate the suspect," Sacramento Police Officer Laura Peck said.

The suspect was taken to the hospital after K-9 dogs tracked him down.  His name and age have not been released.

California controller to audit redevelopment agencies

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) -- The state controller's office says it will examine how well tax dollars are being used by redevelopment agencies, which have emerged at the center of a debate over the California state budget.

Controller John Chiang announced Monday that his office will examine 18 of the state's more than 400 redevelopment agencies, including those in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Riverside.

The audit will review how well agencies are fighting urban blight, whether they are sending enough tax money to school districts and the compensation levels of their executives.

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a phase-out of redevelopment agencies as one way to help close California's $25 billion deficit.

City and county officials have criticized his plan, defending redevelopment agencies as one of their main tools to kick-start construction projects and create jobs.