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Wear and wear again | Pleated A-line skirt

Wear and wear again | Pleated A-line skirt

It's time for another edition of Wear and Wear Again! I went through my closet this weekend just to take an inventory (for the first time ever), and was struck by a) how many clothes I have, b) how many clothes I don't actually wear and c) how many clothes I've worn many many times over several years. I have a dress—that I still love, but don't have much occasion to wear—that I bought my sophomore year of college (I last wore it about four years ago, but it's pretty classic and I'm sure I'll have a chance to wear it again). Needless to say, I don't go by the one-year rule. At the same time, there are many many many items that have entered and quickly exited my closet over that same time period. But that's a much larger, more rambly topic that I'd like to get into today.

Psychiatrist: Sports fans frustration escalates to violence

SACRAMENTO, CA - While police are closer to finding the attackers in the Giants fan beating, that doesn't answer the question of how and why something like this would happen at a sporting event.

Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic, a father of two, and a San Francisco giants fan was brutally beaten by rival fans.

Psychiatrist James Margolis said fans react to the frustration they feel when their team loses.

"People are so frustrated and they go out to a game they want to relax," Margolis said. "They want to have a good time, and their team loses, or there was a bad call by the referee. Whatever it is, it puts people in this pack mentality. They become very violent where they wouldn't be in other circumstances."

Margolis said alcohol only makes matters worse.

West Sacramentp Red Cross accepts more than $160,000 from Raley's for Japan relief efforts

West Sacramentp Red Cross accepts more than $160,000 from Raley's for Japan relief efforts

 The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross will accept a donation of more than $162,330 for the Japan relief effort on Saturday, May 21 from Raley’s President & CEO, Michael Teel. Just a few days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Raley’s took action to lend support by accepting donations at checkstand collection boxes for Japan disaster relief at all 133 Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores.

Sun Poses Long-Term Dangers to Outdoor Workers

Sun Poses Long-Term Dangers to Outdoor Workers

With the summer and its heat approaching, almost everyone will be out in the sun more than they were during the winter.

For 9 million Americans, being outside and in the sun is not just for summer fun – it’s a part of their job.

Workers in farming, landscaping, construction, recreation and even postal workers will spend hours in the sun – and consequently be exposed to potentially harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation.

Ultraviolet radiation, and specifically UVB, is the main environmental hazard to the outdoor worker. Most workers’ shifts include the peak intensity hours of UV exposure – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since this type of radiation – UVB – easily penetrates clouds, it can reach worrisome levels even on days where little sun is visible. It easily passes through glass and can be reflected into areas of apparent shade. 

UVB penetrates through the tough, dead outer layers of skin, into the replicating layers.

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

The Sacramento Community is coming together to keep arts alive in schools. The Collaboration between Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall partnership culminates in grand performance this coming Thursday, May 19th when over 2,200 students, third to sixth grade, will fill the Capital Christian Center Auditorium for an interactive performance that is the result of a yearlong program with the goal of engaging underserved school children with a meaningful music experience.

This started In March 2010, after years of reaching children through music, Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic were one of a select few orchestras throughout the nation contacted by the prestigious organization to expand the "Weil Music Institute at Carnegie Hall- LinkUP for Music Education".

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.

Amgen Tour of CA “Breakaway Mile” Led by West Sac Resident

Amgen Tour of CA “Breakaway Mile” Led by West Sac Resident

The Breakaway Mile is a special walk of 150 community members including cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and advocates.