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Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. City of Sacramento Councilmember Darrell R. Fong cut the ribbon [see photo] for the Grand Opening of a new assisted living facility named The Meadows at Country Place, located near Interstate 5, at the corner of Florin Road West and Country Place.


The Meadows at Country Place provides the highest level of personalized care for Respite, Alzheimer/Dementia, Complex Physical Limitations, and Hospice.

  • Respite includes temporary care for an elderly person recovering from Elective Surgery and also for families planning a vacation that want peace of mind knowing their loved one will receive the proper care with utmost respect and dignity.
     
  • Alzheimer/Dementia includes specific care geared toward the special needs that are unique to our memory impaired loved ones.

Measles cases rising in California

Measles cases rising in California

California is experiencing an increase in measles cases, likely due to international travel or exposure to others who have recently traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa where there are outbreaks of this highly contagious disease.

“California, like the rest of the nation and, indeed, the world, is experiencing an increase in measles cases that is entirely preventable with immunization,” said Dr. Gilberto Chávez, deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health. “Anyone who will be traveling or is expecting contact with recent international travelers should confirm that their vaccinations are up-to-date.”

Since April, seven new cases of measles were reported in California, bringing the statewide total to 13 for this year. Last year 27 cases of measles were reported. In 2009, only nine cases were reported. Of the cases reported for this year, three were reported in Mendocino County and two in Santa Clara County.

Kids Fun Day

Kids Fun Day

Saturday, June 11 from 10AM - 2PM

Everything is free.

Hot Dogs, Sno-Cones, Games, Crafts, Bounce Houses and the Fire Department Safety Trailer.

Adults can come Too!

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1500 Park Blvd. West Sacramento. 916-371-5875
www.TrinityWestSac.org

 

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.