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Sacramento-based company turns social media into social business

SACRAMENTO - Imagine taking the success of Facebook and making it work for your business. That's exactly what C7 Group co-founders Jeff Marmins and Mark Bean did.

Based out of Sacramento's Urban Hive, they developed a business solution that utilizes the philosophy behind Facebook and other popular social media tools to help businesses improve their project cycle times and interoffice communications.

"Today's companies are so big and so busy they no longer talk to each other. This can result in a miscommunication of strategy," Jeff Marmins, C7 Group co-founder said. "We've come up with a way to help them with this problem."

C7 Group works with their clients to implement a social-friendly project management solution that replaces the non-exciting, cumbersome programs currently in the workplace.

Ten22 Releases Valentine's Day menu

Ten22 Releases Valentine's Day menu

 On February 14, Ten22 patrons will have specials and regular menu items from which to choose. Specials range from $12 to $34 and include the following:

  • Wild Salmon and Crab Cake Starter with grilled prawns and sherry Nantua
  • Grilled Filet of Beef with buttermilk mashed potatoes and French green beans
  • Roasted Half Maine Lobster with baked tomato and rice pilaf
  • Stuffed Quail with cornbread and cranberry, polenta cake and black pepper-port sauce 

Two wines by-the-glass specials will also be offered.

  • 2008 Williams Hill Chardonnay - $8 per glass
  • 2008 Dry Creek Zinfandel - $9 per glass

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (916) 441-2211 or online at www.Ten22oldsac.com. Valet and validated parking is available.

Brown directive: Cut state fleet by 50 percent

SACRAMENTO, CA - Gov. Brown wants to cut the number of state passenger vehicles by at least 50 percent in an effort to trim California's $28 billion budget deficit.

IN DEPTH: California State Budget

The Department of General Services estimates there are 11,000 cars and trucks in the state fleet paid for by taxpayers.

Brown has directed state department and agencies to immediately cease all new car purchases and turn in vehicles not essential to state business.

The governor also wants to halve the number of home storage permits for those vehicles used by state employees for their daily commute.

"Fifty percent is a starting point. If we find more waste, we'll make more cuts," Brown said in a news release.

Museum Day - January 28, 2011

Only one week away from the much anticipated FREE Museum Day 2011! Sacramento & Co has been the proud media sponsor of this event for the last four years!

Laura Bercea the lead for public programming at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park visited Sacramento & Company this Friday to share about all the history you can learn by visiting their museum, as Sutter's Fort is one of the 26 participating museums this year.

Detailed information about participating museums, suggested parking, public transit options, and free event shuttle routes is available at sacmuseums.org (click on "Museum Day"), or by calling the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at (916) 808-7777.

"Camellia Pin-On Day' coming up on Feb 24

"Camellia Pin-On Day' coming up on Feb 24

Everything is coming up camellias at the State Capitol Museum on Thursday, February 24!

In honor of Sacramento's designation as "Camellia Capital of the World," volunteers from the State Capitol Museum will create and distribute complimentary camellia corsages to State Capitol visitors, California State Legislators, the Governor's office and Capitol staff. And these are no ordinary flowers -- the camellias will be cut from Capitol Park bushes and trees by the Department of General Services groundskeepers.

Camellias have bloomed in Sacramento since the 1850s when pioneers brought and planted seeds from Boston.

Sacramento County conducts homeless count

SACRAMENTO, CA - Groups from Sacramento County's Department of Human Assistance were hitting the streets Thursday night in search of the homeless.

Members of law enforcement and other county agencies joined the head count, which was last done in 2009.   At that time there was about 2,800 homeless people living in the county.  This year, the count is expected to be higher.

"There's a lot of people who have been forgotten, they've lost jobs and homes," said homeless advocate Tracie Rice. 

The annual homeless count began at 8:00 p.m. in midtown Sacramento and ended at around midnight. 

About 400 volunteers took part in asking homeless people to take a brief survey to better determine what type of services they need.

The county was looking to document as many people living on the streets as it could and offer them assistance or shelter.

Another foggy Friday forecast for the valley but sunshine for the hills

SACRAMENTO, CA -- More fog will give us a "soupy" start Friday and will lead to hazy afternoon conditions. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. throughout the valley and toward the Delta.

News10 Meteorologist Monica Woods says the fog will slowly thin to a haze a bit later on in the day. Highs will only reach the low to upper 50s.

Wood burning is prohibited in Sacramento County.

Woods says the Foothills and Sierra will see ample sunshine through Friday. Highs will be in the 60s for the hills and 50s for the Sierra.

Fog will be a little less noticeable this weekend. Woods says Saturday will start with some patchy fog in the valley then partly cloudy skies are expected through the day as a weak disturbance heads inland.

Rain and snow are expected Sunday.

Watch the UFC Fights at Bulls Downtown

Watch the UFC Fights at Bulls Downtown

On Feburary 5, watch the UFC fight and do a little bull riding on their mechanical bull at Bulls Downtown.  They are located at 1330 H Street.

The fun begins at 6:30.  It's $10 at the door.  There will be food, drinks.

For more info, call 916-235-8674.

Three insurers agree to delay California rate increases

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) -- Customers of three California health insurers will get some breathing room after the companies agreed to delay rate increases for 60 days.

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Thursday that Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna and PacifiCare agreed to the delay to give the state Department of Insurance time to examine their recent rate filings.

The insurance commissioner cannot reject premium increases, but Jones says he will use the additional time to make sure the rate proposals comply with federal and state laws.

Blue Shield of California previously rejected Jones' request for a delay of its latest increase, which will take effect March 1 and will be the third premium hike since October.

St. senator receives disturbing voicemail, threatening faxes

SACRAMENTO, CA - Someone left St. Sen. Leland Yee a racially offensive, mostly unair-able voicemail overnight. The caller was angry the San Francisco Democrat called for boycotting the advertisers of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

The caller said: "Dude, why don't you just resign from office - from orfice, rather-- and go get a whatchamacallit, an eggroll and an unfortunate cookie and eat it."

Yee found the voicemail threatening because he also received faxes the day before with a pick-up truck dragging a noose.

"Anytime anybody makes a threat to your life or anyone who suggests your demise (it's disturbing)," Yee said.

He added, "What it does for me is embolden me that I'm going to continue and fight and stand for what I think is appropriate and right."

Yee took on Limbaugh for mocking the Chinese president last week during his White House visit.