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South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.

Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.

Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology.

5 Things to Do this Weekend

5 Things to Do this Weekend

  Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend?

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Join the Healthy & Active Families Group and help the state parks

Are you a mom trying to find ways to get your family outside and active? You can get support in the MomsLikeMe Healthy & Active Families group sponsored by Dannon. Not only will we have daily fun, helpful, interesting conversations on how you and your families stay active and healthy but you can win stuff too!

There are daily prizes and a grand prize of of a three-night stay in Yosemite National Park in the Dannon Live Your Active Culture Sweepstakes. If you've tried to get a campsite or room at Yosemite, then you know how valuable this prize is!

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

"Superhero" protests for fathers' rights

A 30 day protest atop a communications tower in Elk Grove, California is the latest event by the group Fathers-4-Justice, a not-for-profit, volunteer army of fathers, mothers, grandparents, and others dedicated to fighting for truth, justice and equality in family law.  Members of the group are camping out around and on top of this tower to bring attention to the plight of families without fathers in the home and the effect it has on the children and society.  Members don  "superhero" costumes such as Superman, Superwoman, Spiderman, Batman and other childhood superhero favorites at these events to bring much needed humor and media attention to its cause.
 

Citing statistics from the US Department of Census and US Department of Health and Human Services, the group seeks to reverse the bias and discrimination in the Family Court system against fathers stating that 84% of all non-custodial parents are fathers.  They are seek

Kidical Mass plans family ride for May 15

Kidical Mass plans family ride for May 15

Gear up for some family fun with Kidical Mass, a group that promotes exercise and family togetherness on two wheels.

The second Sacramento Kidical Mass event will be Sunday, May 15 at East Portal Park!

They will block off 51st St. between M and L streets for the event.

9 a.m.: Bike Decorating

10 a.m.: Family Bike Ride
             Wee Ones Ride - 1/2-mile route
             Bigger Kids Route - 2-1/12 mile route for people who can ride 25 minutes or longer

11 a.m.: Slow Race (who can ride the slowest without falling over?)
             Obtacle Course
             Bicycle Sidewalk Art
        
The event is free!

Sutter’s Fort Launches Evening Event “Twilight: Return to the Fort”

Sutter’s Fort Launches Evening Event “Twilight: Return to the Fort”

This summer, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) has reason to celebrate.   After 35 successful years of the Environmental Living Program (which provides California fourth graders an opportunity to “live” history), the Fort is inviting alumni and the community at large to celebrate the longevity of the fun and interactive program during a special evening event “Twilight: Return to the Fort” on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  

After the Fort’s daytime activities have ended on Saturday, June 4, the Fort will re-open at 6 p.m.

Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28, 2011 – An eight-game homestand begins on Monday, May 2 and fans will enjoy exciting promotions including Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day as well as Sutter Health Fireworks and Seniors and Kids Eat Free!  The River Cats will host the Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) May 2-5 and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) May 6-9.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Thursday, May 5 at 7:05 p.m.

Fans can celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Raley Field as the River Cats take on the Salt Lake Bees.  The night includes the recurring promotion Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays featuring $2 beers and music.

Derby Day and Xfinity Family Pack Night – Saturday, May 7 at 7:05 p.m.

Catch this great deal for one of the five remaining Xfinity Family Pack Nights for the 2011 season.