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Sacramento History Tour at the Cemetery

Sacramento History Tour at the Cemetery

Learn about the early history of Sacramento by taking a tour of the cemetery on April 27 at 10:00 am. You’ll hear about the city’s pioneer leaders, as well as interesting facts, such as the meaning of “Urbs Indomita” on the Sacramento City seal.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation.

For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811, or visit www.oldcitycemetery.com.

Murders, Mayhem & Scuttlebutt

Murders, Mayhem & Scuttlebutt

Join us on April 6 at 10:00 am as we delve into murders, mayhem and scuttlebutt in Sacramento’s early days. You won’t believe the things people thought they could get away with!

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation.

For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit www.oldcitycemetery.com.

CalVet Veterans Day 2012 Events Calendar Available Online

CalVet Veterans Day 2012 Events Calendar Available Online

 

CalVet released its 2012 Veterans Day Event Calendar online. Events this year include a Veterans Day Breakfast at the California State Military Museum 8 a.m. Sunday, the Saluting Our Heroes Veterans Day Parade 11 a.m. Sunday, the El Dorado County 7th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony 11 a.m. Sunday, the Marine Corp Ball at the Folsom Community Center 5 p.m. Sunday and more.

 

To view the event calendar on the CalVet website visit: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/Files/Veterans_Calendar.pdf

Source: JP Tremblay, Jaime Arteago, Carolyn Ballou, California Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Legislation and Public Affairs

 

 

Keep the exits clear and unlocked

Keep the exits clear and unlocked

Building and fire codes exist for your safety… and let me say up front that I am not a fire prevention zealot but I do have one major fire prevention pet peeve and that is blocked exits. Here's a little secret most firefighters don't really talk about... Firefighting can actually be fun as long as no one gets killed or injured. So the one priority for most firefighters is: make sure everyone gets out safely. Security and fire safety often seem contradictory in that people want to feel secure at home and in the workplace so they beef up locks, window bars… some even chain or lock required exits. The attached pictures are from a business in Old Sacramento and the picture was taken during the Memorial Day Music Festival. If you see this type of code violation, please report it to the fire department. If you have questions about security vs. fire safety in your home or business contact the fire prevention bureau of your local fire department.

Tour The Sistine Chapel

Tour The Sistine Chapel

Click here: Sistine Chapel

Click for a close up view with zoom and pan capabilities. Really cool!!! Straight from the Vatican website.

James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" car now in Sacramento

From the California Automobile Museum.

During the height of baseball season, the California Automobile Museum of Sacramento and the National Automobile Museum of Reno entered into a friendly wager around a sixteen-game series pitting the local minor league baseball team, the River Cats, against the Reno Aces.

The bet was that the auto museum in the city of the team that lost the series would loan a famous car from its collection to the museum in the winning city.

If the River Cats won, the 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause would be loaned to the California Automobile Museum. If the Aces won, the National Automobile Museum would be loaned a 1932 Ford raced by legendary driver A.J. Foyt.