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West Sacramento high school cheer squad yearbook scandal

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - River City High School cheerleaders were targets of a mean spirited article published in this year's yearbook, and several hundred copies of the book were picked up by students Friday.

Subsequently school staff were suspending pickups until the yearbook editor helped rewrite a replacement page.

The article was titled, "Who Wears Short Shorts" and described the cheer squad as showing "more leg than Daisy Duke" and being "dolled up in micromini(sic) uniforms" while "strolling down halls" with "blatant disregard" for River City High's "school dress code."

The article came complete with poorly angles pictures taken while the teams skirts were high up after completing a jump exercise.

A second page also showed digitally edited pictures with only the legs of some girls shown.

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of grilling season and the California Department of Public Health wants everyone to have a delicious and safe BBQ experience. This video features Food Safety Chief Pat Kennelly providing grilling safety tips to keep you and your family healthy all season long! Ensuring that the food you serve is safe is as simple as following these practical approaches:

  • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • Make sure your utensils and food contact surfaces are clean.  Never put fresh vegetables or ready to eat foods on cutting boards or platters used for raw meat or poultry unless the surfaces have been thoroughly washed with soap and water.
  • Thaw your frozen meat and poultry in a refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter.  Make sure that juices from thawing meats cannot drip onto other food in the refrigerator.

Guilt over 'May is Bike Month'

Submitted by Carol Bogart, Editor, West Sacramento Press

I'm feeling seriously guilty about “May is Bike Month.”

May's almost over. I have a bike. I've had a bike for the last couple years. I've ridden it exactly once.

Here's why:

I can't afford a helmet.

I can't afford a cushier seat for my expansive tush.

I can't afford a basket in which to transport my travel companion, Freddy, who, even if I HAD a basket, would try to leap out of it at the first hint of another dog, sending himself, bike and me sprawling.

This would not be a new experience. The sprawling off a bike, I mean.

It was actually a bike mishap that short circuited my former relatively athletic days (and smaller self).

Short version, my front tire hit a curb, upended the bike, and I broke my collarbone.

Taking time to smell the flowers

Taking time to smell the flowers

Gorgeous roses from the Southport Elementary School World Peace Rose Gardenin West Sacramento. Photo was taken by TJ David (TJ, the Rose Man).

Starting your day off right with a roses

Starting your day off right with a roses

Here is a photo I took from the Southport Elementary School World Peace Rose Garden, West Sacramento - by TJ David, (TJ, The Rose Man)

Do you think this could this be the one of the most COLORFUL school gardens in America?

Photo of the Day: Southport Elementary School World Peace Rose Garden

Photo of the Day: Southport Elementary School World Peace Rose Garden

Here is a photo I took this morning from the Southport Elementary School World Peace Rose Garden - TJ David, the Rose Man.

Personal safety training classes begin May 29

Personal safety training classes begin May 29

WEST SACRAMENTO - Crime Prevention Consultant’s Stay Safe Seminars Inc., in partnership with Superior Fighting Academy announces a twice monthly personal safety training class where people of all ages can learn and master the personal safety skills necessary to staying safer: Awareness, Avoidance, Escape and Self Defense. This is the most complete, realistic, assertive and interactive approach to overall safety available in Sacramento.

Society is facing reductions in law enforcement, an increase in violent crimes, bullying and teen violence as well as, specific to our region, mounting numbers of parolees being released into Sacramento and thousands of known gang members in the Sac-San Joaquin area.