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Rich Swanson to Retire from Bushnell Gardens Nursery

Rich Swanson to Retire from Bushnell Gardens Nursery

Rich Swanson, will retire after 14 years with Bushnell Gardens Nursery. 

Swanson's, contributions to the nursery have been extra ordinary. Despite our best efforts to keep him, we simply cannot compete with the sweeping Oregon scenery and the sweet sent of retirement.

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Host Families Wanted For Japanese Students

Host Families Wanted For Japanese Students

Group Arrives To United States Tuesday July 31st

Host families in the Greater Sacramento region are wanted to house Japanese students during their brief stay in America, allowing them to enhance their education, learn more about our culture and gain positive exposure and insights into the American way of life.

Host families will need to offer student  a bed, three meals and some transportation support. Those interested or wishing to learn more can contact Charles Gix at 916-214-6731 charlesgix49@gmail.com .

FOLLOW-UP: Peach picker shortage prompts calls

YUBA COUNTY, CA - News stories about the current shortage of workers to pick peaches in the Yuba Sutter area have prompted a flurry of calls to the Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau.

"We've actually been completely inundated with calls from folks looking for work," said Megan Foster, the farm bureau executive director.

And at least some growers are willing to give the unemployed a chance.

"Yes," said grower Sarb Johl. "If you could just get the 17 percent unemployed to go out and do what needs to be done, definitely it would help."

But other growers weren't so sure.  Peach pickers are usually paid around $16 per bin and it takes an experienced worker about an hour to fill a bin.  An inexperienced worker could take a lot longer but would still have to be paid minimum wage which could end up costing the grower money.

On top of that, it isn't that easy.

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PHOTOS: SureWest employees rescue trapped kitten

ROSEVILLE, CA - SureWest employees determined to rescue a month-old feral kitten stuck in a storm drain system finally succeeded early Friday morning.

SureWest worker Cristina Carson emailed photos of the kitten with the following message:

I just want to let you know that my coworker n I were able to save the kitten n reunited w mom kitty, at 1:45am :)

The rescue operation began Thursday morning after a SureWest employee heard the kitten's cries from the bottom of a 12-foot-deep PVC pipe.

SureWest spokeswoman Anne Chacon said Roto-Rooter came out late Thursday with a snake camera, allowing would-be rescuers to see the kitten-- but they were still unable to pull it to safety.

Before the crew left for the night, SureWest employee Pat Skaggs fashioned a long strip of screen material and lowered it into the 6-inch diameter pipe, hoping the kitten would climb out on its own.

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

Drexel Center Offering $15,000 Scholarships to Members of Sacramento Area Business Groups

SACRAMENTO – The Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento today announced that it will offer three special $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarships to members of chambers of commerce and civically engaged partners in the Sacramento region.

Drexel University, which is known for innovation and partnering with its community to make a difference, is offering the scholarships as a continuation of its effort to develop the next generation of business, nonprofit and civic leaders whose skills will be of great importance to the future of the Sacramento region.

The $15,000 Civic Engagement Scholarship can be applied to tuition for any of the part-time graduate degree programs offered at the Drexel Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento.

Scholarship finalists will be notified of a date and time when they will be interviewed by the award committee, which will be comprised of leaders of the Sacramento region’s chambers and civically engaged partners.

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August 3 Dinner Fundraiser to Support Sacramento Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

August 3 Dinner Fundraiser to Support Sacramento Area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

ROSEVILLE – A local effort to pack 500,000 meals for malnourished children around the world is holding its first major fundraiser for 2012, a special dinner on Aug. 3 catered by Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning.

All of the proceeds of the fundraising dinner, to be held at Valley Springs Church at 2401 Olympus Drive in Roseville, will benefit the non-profit Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event. The MobilePack is scheduled for Nov. 13-17 at William Jessup University.

The dinner for 200 is being donated by Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning.

“We are very honored to partner with Randy and Lisa Peters for this special fundraiser,” said Kris Glass, the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event organizer.