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Volunteers Invited To Help Produce Community Picnic

Volunteers Invited To Help Produce Community Picnic

 

Afternoon Of Activities Supports Area Foster Families

Life Connect Home Services is putting together an afternoon of activities, food and fun at Howe Park (2201 Cottage Way Sacramento,CA.) Saturday June 23rd Noon-4 P.M.Hosting area foster families through WynSpring Family Resource Center along with members of the community. Volunteers are invited to help with games, food and fun.

“We are very excited to be supporting these wonderful families through WynSpring” explains Max Woodford President & CEO of Life Connect Home Services LLC.”These types of experiences create better bonds for children who’s primary care givers are not those they were born to” Woodford continues.

WynSpring Family Resource Center is a California non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive services and support to children in protective custody.

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HP to cut 27,000 jobs to save up to $3.5B annually

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard plans to jettison 27,000 workers as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.

The cuts announced Wednesday represent the HP's largest payroll purge in its 73-year history. The reductions will affect about 8 percent of Hewlett-Packard Co.'s nearly 350,000 employees by the time the overhaul is completed in October 2014.

HP hopes to avoid as many layoffs by offering early retirement packages.

It wasn't immediately known how the cutbacks will affect HP's facility in Roseville.

The company, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., expects to save as much as $3.5 billion annually from the job cuts and other austerity measures.

2012 Denio’s Youth Scholarship Program Awards Handed Out

2012 Denio’s Youth Scholarship Program Awards Handed Out

Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market and Swap Meet awarded three scholarships as part of its 2012 Youth Scholarship Program. Choy Saetern, Kurtis Stamm and Nicholas Carrasco, all current Denio’s employees, were awarded their $1,000 scholarships to help offset college expenses at a ceremony on May 17, 2012.

The education award is given annually to young employees who are succeeding in the classroom, show initiative, are active in community service and work at Denio’s.

“Each of these three students are hard workers and eager to take on new responsibilities,” said Ken Denio, owner of Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet. “Choy, Kurtis and Nicholas are exactly what we look for in employees and are great role models to many of our other student employees. More importantly, these three are all excellent students and are active within the community.”

Saetern, 18, attends Highlands High School in North Highlands.

Unemployed seeking help in Modesto, Roseville

ROSEVILLE, CA -  A new series of job workshops are set to begin Tuesday morning at the Roseville Connections Center.  Over the past two years, about 400 people have attended the workshop.  And according to those who run the event, 78% of the attendees found jobs with the average salary being $55,000 per year.

The workshop pairs the unemployed with employers.  Attendees are taught the importance of social media, networking, and how it all plays a role in landing a job.

Organizers call their approach different and unique.

They also work with the underemployed, such as those who may have had hours scaled back, or are working part-time when they should be working full-time.

The workshop is meant for those interested in mid to upper level management.  The average age of the attendees is 48.

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Most Inappropriate Carnival Ride Ever

Most Inappropriate Carnival Ride Ever

Hi! I know it’s been FOREVER. And instead of vomiting all over the page I thought I’d share something slightly disturbing.

Last weekend the hubs, Bronwyn and I went to BerryFest in Roseville. It’s a Strawberry Festival which included a kid’s fun zone. I saw a giant inflatable slide and thought “Bronwyn would love that”. Until I saw its theme.

Let’s just say there was no sliding for us. I refuse to let my child play on something symbolizing that much death and destruction.....


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Pilot killed in E. Nicolaus crop duster crash identified

SUTTER COUNTY, CA - A pilot killed when his crop duster went down in the area of Nicolaus Avenue and Highway 70 in East Nicolaus Monday morning has been identified as 50-year-old Nathaniel Alan Brown of Sacramento.

No information was provided on a possible cause of the crash, which occurred about 6:40 a.m., according to the Sutter County Sheriff's Department.

Brown worked for Farm Air more than 20 years.

"We've never lost a pilot.  It's pretty shocking.  We're just sitting here staring at each other," said one co-worker.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash.

Local Museums Offer Fun Summer Camps & Activities for Kids!

Local Museums Offer Fun Summer Camps & Activities for Kids!

Just in time for summer! 

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.   And while all the 29 participating local museums offer a wealth of experiences just waiting to be explored, a few museums offer specially-designed activities and programs perfect for inspiring and engaging children during the more leisurely summer months. 

Outlined below is a sampling of available summer programs and activities coordinated by local museums:

Four-Day Aerospace Summer Camp at the Aerospace Museum of California - June 11-14 & August 6-9
This four-day camp introduces aviation to students ages 13 to 17 and includes pilots language, aircraft basics, flight controls, forces of flight, weight and gravity, basic flight da