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How to win FREE gas from News10

SACRAMENTO -- Summer vacations are here and News10 is giving you a little break at the pump with our Summer of Free Gas Sweepstakes.

On Friday, July 1, visit the News10 Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/News10#!/News10?sk=app_142973449096741 and sign up for daily deals from News10's Deal Chicken FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $50 GAS CARD.

If you are on our Facebook page, and don't see the entry form, look for the link in the left hand column under our logo.

We'll be drawing one winner each weeknight in July during the 11 p.m. newscast. The first drawing will be on July 4.

Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento

Visiting Old Sacramento and Sutter's Fort is like taking a giant leap back in time! If you haven't been, let's find out what you've missed . . .

National Train Show - July 8-10

National Train Show

July 8-July 10, 2011
Friday: 12-6pm, Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 5pm
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J st.
Phone: (602) 569 - 9072
Web: http://www.nationaltrainshow.org

7th Annual Japanese Film Festival - July 8-10

7th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival

July 8 - 10
Varying times
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Come join us at the 7th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival at The Crest Theatre. The Sacramento Japanese Film Festival began as a one day festival, Japanese Movies at the Crest, in 2005. In 2010 it grew to a three-day festival with five films. In 2011, it has expanded to six films.

Thursday (at the Crocker):7pm Film Frame: Osaka Elegy
Friday (Opening Night):8pm Dear Doctor
Saturday:1pm Still Walking
3:30pm Tokyo Godfathers
7pm Harimaya Bridge
Sunday:1pm One Big Hapa Family
2:15pm Seven Samurai 

Crackdown on drinking while boating planned

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Marine law enforcement will be out in force, patrolling lakes and rivers across the U.S. from June 24 to June 26, looking for people boating under the influence.

The three-day BUI crackdown is part of Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign aimed at reducing the number of alcohol related drinking and boating accidents.

According to the National Association of State Boating and Law Administrators, more than 17 percent of boating deaths result from alcohol use. Operating a recreational vessel with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher is against the law in California and most states, although there is no open container law pertaining to boating in California.

Gloria Sandoval with the boating agency says whether you are the driver or passenger in a boat, remaining sober is crucial to water safety.

Social Media Day 2011 comes to News10

SACRAMENTO, CA - Join in on the Social Media Day celebration at News10 co-hosted with SacTweetUp.

Social Media Day is a global celebration of the tools that enable everyone to connect around the world -- including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Skype and others. 

June 30, 2011 is this year's date and people all over the world will be celebrating through meetups, virual events and parties.


In Sacramento, you can participate in the Social Media Day fun by joining News10 and SacTweetUp at noon. 

Have a Need for Speed?

Have a Need for Speed?

Do you like to go fast?  Do you like to watch others go fast?  Well, there is a way to do that without causing major damage to yourself and others or running afoul of law enforcement.  Local race tracks across the country offer the car enthusiast  many opportunities to satisfy your need for speed.  Whether it be sports car rally racing, dirt track and asphalt circuit racing or drag racing, there is usually a nearby track hosting an event to suit your favorite type and level of competition. 

Local racing clubs and associations like the West Coast Pro Gas Association provide weekend racers with a safe and sanctioned place to race.  They often offer prizes in the form of parts and sponsorships in addition to cash, trophies and bragging rights.  The entry requirements are usually minimal as they are scaled to meet the hobby racer's budget and expertise to make it possible for many racers to compete safely, no