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Hands on History: By Land and By Sea - February 19

With a concerted effort to provide more interactive, hands-on opportunities than ever before, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park will present a special "Hands on History: By Land and By Sea" event on Saturday, February 19.

Docents will help Fort visitors understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California -- by land or by sea -- while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys. Multiple hands-on activities await Fort visitors as they will help pack a wagon or trunk, make choices about what to bring along for their "journey of a lifetime," learn how to use a nautical compass, try their hand at weaving rope and simple knots, create maps with available resources, and much more.

Unemployed: State should help us more

SACRAMENTO, CA - As Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his State of the State address, the unemployed said he should help them more.

During his speech before a joint session of the legislature, Brown talked about the tough task the state faces as state lawmakers try to close a $25 billion shortfall. On the job front Brown added, "My intention is to make California again a leader in job creation."

Florence Douglas, who was looking for jobs at a Sacramento Works Career Center, said the state should spend more money trying to help the unemployed get jobs.

"I have been out of work for eight months," Douglas explained. "I enjoy working with people and I'm ready to go back to work." She said she'd like the state to offer more training so she would be more attractive to employers. 

Deficit expected to dominate State of the State

TOPICS: The California State Budget
TOPICS: State of the State

SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Brown will likely ask already struggling Californians to sacrifice more during Monday's State of the State.

The state is faced with a deficit project at $25.4 billion to $28 billion and a 12.5 percent unemployment rate.

To help plug the budget hole, Brown proposed $12.5 billion in spending cuts and an extension on vehicle, sales and income taxes.  The five-year tax extension would generate $12 billion under Brown's plan. 

Brown reports spending $36 million to win governor's race

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) -- New campaign finance reports show Jerry Brown spent about $36.5 million in his successful bid to become governor of California, defeating the highest-spending candidate for statewide office in the country's history.

In reports filed Monday with the secretary of state's office, Brown's campaign reported spending $29 million on TV and radio ads placed by a Georgia-based Democratic advertising firm, LUC Media.

Brown's chief campaign consultant, Steve Glazer, was paid $235,000.

Brown also was aided by at least $26 million in spending by outside groups, mostly labor unions, in last year's campaign.

His Republican opponent, former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, spent $144 million from her personal fortune and at least another $30 million that she raised from donors. Whitman's campaign had not yet filed its final report Monday.

 

Brown reports spending $36 million to win governor's race

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) -- New campaign finance reports show Jerry Brown spent about $36.5 million in his successful bid to become governor of California, defeating the highest-spending candidate for statewide office in the country's history.

In reports filed Monday with the secretary of state's office, Brown's campaign reported spending $29 million on TV and radio ads placed by a Georgia-based Democratic advertising firm, LUC Media.

Brown's chief campaign consultant, Steve Glazer, was paid $235,000.

Brown also was aided by at least $26 million in spending by outside groups, mostly labor unions, in last year's campaign.

His Republican opponent, former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, spent $144 million from her personal fortune and at least another $30 million that she raised from donors. Whitman's campaign had not yet filed its final report Monday.

 

Jan. 31 Sacramento deals...

Jan. 31 Sacramento deals...

Local Daily Deals:

Sacramento Groupon Deals:
*$57 for a Haircut and Partial Highlight (Up to $115 Value) or $15 for a Men's Haircut ($30 Value) at Frumoasa Salon & Spa
*$15 for $31.50 Worth of Organic Produce Delivered from Farm Fresh To You

Sacramento Livingsocial Deal:
*Mecca Salon - $50 (Pay $25), $100 (Pay $50), or $150 (Pay $75) to Spend on Salon Services
*Earthtone School of Music- Six 30-Minute Music Lessons.


More Online and Sacramento Deals:

*Seychelles shoes sale at Gilt Groupe and Dansko shoe sale at Rue La La.


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Armed robber sought in Sacramento motel stick-ups

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento robbery detectives believe the same man has struck four Sacramento-area motels within a week, getting away with cash in three of the crimes.

Officer Laura Peck, Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman, said the first attempted robbery took place at a hotel on the 1900 block of Canterbury Road on Jan. 19. at 5:02 p.m. A man went up to the front counter, demanded money and when the clerk hesitated, the man pulled a gun from his pocket, Peck said. The employee ran to a back office and man left without money.

On Jan. 21, at 2:15 a.m., a man went into the lobby of a hotel on the 1700 block of Tribute Road and ordered the desk worker to hand over money, Peck said. The clerk told officers the man displayed a gun in his pocket. The employee gave the man money and the robber ran out the door.

2nd Anniversary of SacTweetup at Zocalo

2nd Anniversary of SacTweetup at Zocalo

You're NOT going to wanna miss the 2nd Anniversary SacTweetup Tweetup at Zocalo. 

 A Tweetup is networking "meetup" where you can socialize with other locals in a non-boring environment. You don't have to Twitter (http://twitter.com) to come and hang with us!

SacTweetups bring out all kinds of professionals - from entrepreneurs to real estate professionals to small business owners and technology enthusiasts.

Daily dining news: Pizza Rock and Dive Bar reviewed, Jimboy passes and more

Daily dining news: Pizza Rock and Dive Bar reviewed, Jimboy passes and more

Within weeks of the opening of Pizza Rock and Dive Bar, the Sac Bee's resturant critic Blair Anthony Robertson has stopped by and given us his First Impression. See Cowtown Eats Instant Reaction here. "Yes, Pizza Rock and the Dive...[Read more]

Use the empty space!

Use the empty space!

By Kristin Walton, SacMidtown.com

Instead of talking about the most obvious areas of the gym and what to use, I’ve decided to focus on the mat area of the gym. The mat or stretching area is usually unused and most often has the best stuff!

This is where you can resistance bands, bosu balls (will discuss soon), balance balls, medicine balls and much more plus it has a ton of extra space for you to spread out!

The difference between using a bench vs. using a balance ball for exercises is that adding balance will engage the abs, back, hip, and your behind! For example, when doing a normal chest press (or bench press) your whole body is allowed to rest to focus just on the area that you are pushing from, do this while balancing on a ball and you’ve completely taken it to a new level.