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Pool prep important step for clear water and lazy summer days

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MODESTO—The Central Valley summers are beckoning swimming pools from their wintertime hibernation.

Triple-digit days call for dips in cool, crystal blue waters, games of Marco Polo and weekend barbecues.

Swimming pools offer endless entertainment, and exercise. It brings health and happiness to your family and friends. To keep your pool healthy in return, proper maintenance and upkeep is required—especially during its busiest season.

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Parks & wreck

Parks & wreck

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Sacramento has an extensive park system that is the envy of residents of other cities, but it didn’t come easy. Meet people who fought for and against establishing many of our more familiar parks, such as William Land, Cesar Chavez, and Southside Parks. Learn the secret history of your favorite city parks, and hear various tales of misadventure and misfortune that happened within them. 

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.

Walleye fish populations are in decline

Walleye, an iconic native fish species in Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and Canada, are in decline in northern Wisconsin lakes, according to a study published this week in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Species.

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Aggie freeskier off to 2nd Olympics

Brita Sigourney, once an Aggie, always an Aggie, is off to her second Winter Olympics — the Games that open later this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She is a freestyle skier, competing in the halfpipe, and she’s on a tear with first- and second-place World Cup finishes and a second-place finish in the X Games, all in January.

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Beer & Baseball

Beer & Baseball

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - Brewers and ballplayers have always gone together, especially in Sacramento. With a team sponsored by a major brewery, the bases may not have been the only thing loaded. Take a walk-off and discover the hidden history of the town’s baseball teams – the colorful players, dreaded umpires, and the brewers that kept the system lubricated. No beer will be served at this event, but we will feature a special guest appearance by Dinger, the Sacramento River Cats mascot!

Buy tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3015165

Old garden rose class

Old garden rose class

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00a-12:00p. Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger and others to learn everything you always wanted to know about heritage roses. The class will include a fascinating lecture and tour of the rose garden. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations.

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State. To showcase the lasting impact of the motorcycle on California’s collective psyche, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that will debut on Saturday, September 24, 2016.