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Youth social media activists putting California lawmakers on the record

Youth social media activists putting California lawmakers on the record

Sacramento, CA –  Young social media activists from the Sacramento area and around the state will put California lawmakers on the record about the critical importance of summer learning programs through a new social media campaign being launched by the Partnership for Children and Youth (www.partnerforchildren.org).

Middle school students enrolled in summer learning programs in Sacramento and up and down California will fan out across the state, video cameras in hand, interviewing state lawmakers, mediamakers, civic leaders and other community leaders about the importance of summertime learning.

Students’ video interviews will be featured at www.summermatters2you.net, a one-stop for information and resources about summer learning programs in California.

By putting lawmakers on the record and publishing their video interviews online and disseminating them via social media channels, these student news crews will learn how to be their own b

5 things to do this weekend

5 things to do this weekend

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Our friends at MomsLikeMe have these 5 picks:

Berryfest
When: May 7 and May 8, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Placer County Fairgrounds
What: A celebration of all things strawberry with food and music
Tips: Be sure to check the Kids Fun Zone!
More info: BerryFest

For the baby’s sake

West Sacramento girls and women struggling with drug and alcohol addictions may be interested in workshops in Woodland May 13-14. Sue Lomax, an alcohol and drug counselor at CommuniCare's Salud Clinic in West Sac, will present workshops that examine how exposure in the womb to alcohol, drugs or both hurts babies. 

Lomax will outline steps pregnant women can take to overcome addiction, said Woodland Community College Foster Kinship Care Education Program spokeswoman Cherie Schroeder in a press release.

Titled “Drug and Alcohol Exposed Infants and Kids,” the workshops take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

“On Friday, an overview will be presented on prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and what life is like for a child living in an addicted family.

Capitol Bowl Bride of 1983

 Capitol Bowl Bride of 1983

James Marshall graduate, Lynda Herren Rogers, married the late Gary Lee Rogers on August 27, 1983.  At that time, Gary had part ownership in what was then El Rancho Bowl, a major entertainment hub on the west side of the river.  Now a West Sacramento Landmark, the renamed Capitol Bowl is undergoing an exciting renovation facelift to complement the new Civic Center, City College and City Hall.  The Rogers unique wedding took place inside the bowling alley, a strike in their favor, and the beautiful bride walked down the 10th lane.  Needless to say, their 200 guests had a ball.  After hearing about the "destruction party" on April 22nd, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California, Lynda stopped by News10 to reminisce with lifelong friend, yours truly, who attended the nuptials and caught the bouquet...which doesn't work by the way. 

Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day on Deck for River Cats May 2-9 Homestead

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28, 2011 – An eight-game homestand begins on Monday, May 2 and fans will enjoy exciting promotions including Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day as well as Sutter Health Fireworks and Seniors and Kids Eat Free!  The River Cats will host the Salt Lake Bees (Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) May 2-5 and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) May 6-9.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Thursday, May 5 at 7:05 p.m.

Fans can celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Raley Field as the River Cats take on the Salt Lake Bees.  The night includes the recurring promotion Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays featuring $2 beers and music.

Derby Day and Xfinity Family Pack Night – Saturday, May 7 at 7:05 p.m.

Catch this great deal for one of the five remaining Xfinity Family Pack Nights for the 2011 season. 

West Sac Easter Egg Hunt

West Sac Easter Egg Hunt

The annual community Easter Egg Hunt and Child ID sponsored by West Sac's Scepter Masonic Lodge #143 will take place at 12 noon April 16 at Stonegate Elementary School, 2500 La Jolla St.

Event spokesman Stanley Bomgardner said the event is for West Sac kids ages 1 to 11.

To learn more about the West Sacramento Press, call 371-2397.


WarmLine playgroups for children birth to 3 years old

WarmLine playgroups for children birth to 3 years old

Prevention program community playgroups to support families with children under 3 years old. 

For more information or to register, contact Diane@warmlinefrc.org or call 530-759-1127 for Sacramento/Yolo County residents and contact Raymond@warmlinefrc.org or call 916-632-2100 for Placer County residents.