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Rep. Doris Matsui, D-CA Joins in on Congressional Twitter Town Hall Today

Rep. Doris Matsui, D-CA Joins in on Congressional Twitter Town Hall Today

Sacramento Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) joined more than 20 other House Democrats in a Twitter Town Hall today hosted by Rep. John Larson (D-CT), chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), co-chair of the New Media Working Group, and Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA).

These representatives fielded questions live via Twitter about the budget and the “So Be It” Republican spending bill.  During the hour of the event, #AskDems – the hashtag to follow the Town Hall – was the 3rd most discussed topic nationally (and the 1st was a paid for campaign).

“Members of Congress need to go where We the People are, and that increasingly means social media platforms like Twitter,” said Rep. John Garamendi (CA-10). “The Internet is tearing down the gates that used to divide representatives from the public. Community-wide open conversations are now possible online.

21st Annual Sacramento Heart Ball

21st Annual Sacramento Heart Ball

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Heart Ball, set for Saturday, April 16, will mark its 21st year in 2011 and the exclusive affair will be a celebration of the American Heart Association’s many local donors and the difference they have made in the fight against heart disease and stroke in Sacramento over the past 21 years. Funds raised from the event will benefit heart and stroke research as well as public and professional education programs.

The Heart Ball is a major fundraising event for the American Heart Association in Sacramento. It brings together local business and medical communities, professionals and philanthropists in the mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Rachael Lankford: I Live Here

Rachael Lankford: I Live Here

Rachael Lankford is a very active and passionate community supporter in the Sacramento region.  She is the voice behind Sacramento365 - an extremely comprehensive, year-round online source for Sacramento events.

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Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.

Berg Injury Lawyers offer free cab rides on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - Berg Injury Lawyers will offer its Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to residents in Sacramento this New Year's Eve. The free cab rides will be offered from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.

Due to the program's overwhelming popularity in past years, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride home. Patrons must may any cab fare above that amount.

For a ride home, call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel or bar in the downtown Sacramento area to qualify for a free ride. Rides home must be within the city of Sacramento.