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Sacramento Veg Fest

Sacramento Veg Fest

The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership is hosting the third Sacramento VegFest on Sat., Feb. 4 at the Artisan Building, 1901 Del Paso Blvd. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sacramento VegFest is a celebration of raw, vegan and vegetarian cuisines from throughout the Sacramento region. More than two dozen restaurants, caterers and specialty shops will be on hand to highlight their dishes.

Admissions is $3 and includes food samplings and demonstrations which start at 11a.m. Judging and awards presentations round out the competition at 2 p.m.

The Right Stuff of Midtown

The Right Stuff of Midtown

Relocating from one place to another is a process of discovery and as I move into my new place in Midtown, in the midst of this process I find myself reevaluating my relationship to stuff.

As I break another fingernail opening a box without the proper tool, which I can’t find because it is buried under the last box I opened, I begin to recognize that I have too much of everything and not enough of what I need.

  By too much of everything for instance I have approximately seventy lipsticks; colors range from Bamboo Rose to Iced Punch to Creamy Nude.   These are mostly from a very fine cosmetics company that gives

Branch down in Midtown, blocking one lane on X Street... but not for long!

On my way to shoot a water rescue near Howe Ave., I saw this and had to stop to get 45 seconds of video on this, near 10th and X Streets in downtown Sacramento. As you can see in the video, a branch fell from a tree but didn't fully detach. One of Sacramento's finest pulled over in his black and white police cruiser to prevent other motorists from running into the foliage and possibly damaging their vehicle or even causing a traffic collision with another car. Just as I was getting to wrap it, an orange Public Works truck showed up with its tree removal trailer and began clearing the problem. Unable to stay for this conclusion, I got in my car and drove off toward the water rescue. By the time I reached the Howe Ave. exit off Highway 50, my assignment desk called to tell me the person in the river was able to save themself before water rescue crews made contact with them. Just another exciting day on the job at News10.

City of Sacramento Fleet wins Clean Air Champion Government Award

City of Sacramento Fleet wins Clean Air Champion Government Award

The City of Sacramento Fleet is the Breathe California of Sacramento’s 2011 Clean Air Champion Government Award Winner. This award is given to public agencies or individuals in government resulting in the design and implementation of cost-effective clean air programs, increased public support for clean air, and new public policies to improve air quality.
The City of Sacramento Fleet is being recognized for its sustainability efforts over the past several years. City of Sacramento Fleet Management has shown exceptional innovation/initiative in the field of clean air programs, beginning with the implementation of their first Fleet Sustainability Policy in 1995.

Since then, Fleet Management has returned to City Council annually to build upon the sustainability strategies adopted in 2005. The Fleet Sustainability Policy creating the Sustainable Fleet Program was adopted by the Sacramento City Council in 2007.

'World's greenest vehicles' to be displayed in Sacramento May 17

'World's greenest vehicles' to be displayed in Sacramento May 17

SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, May 17, the "world's greenest vehicles" will be on display in Midtown from 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Chops Restaurant, 1117 11th Street.

Representatives of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies will meet with lawmakers at the Capitol to discuss their impact in the state and highlight green vehicle technologies in Sacramento this week.

"With retail gasoline prices in California topping $4 a gallon, this is a timely opportunity to demonstrate to lawmakers how our members have long led the industry in the development of green vehicle technologies," said Global Automakers’ President Michael Stanton, whose association represents 15 international automobile manufacturers. "The vehicles on display this week are the result of millions of R&D dollars that our members continue to invest.

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.