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Crime meets its match

Community organizers and faith based institiutions are fighting crime, helping victims heal wounds and making communities safer through restorative justice efforts. Anyone can participate. This video explains.

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

Community encouraged to visit Governor’s Mansion before historic treasure closes for renovations

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourage the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) in December before it temporarily closes to the public on January 1, 2015, for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts.

Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is open for guided tours on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Plus, on two Saturdays – December 6 and 13 – guests can enjoy the Mansion during the special “Christmas Memories” event that will include elaborate holiday decorations, festive live holiday music, children’s activities, captivating storytellers and docents in period attire sharing holiday-related stories of past governors and their families.   Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make special visits to the Mansion to meet excited little ones and be available for holiday photographs.

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

Denio's is Your One Stop for Everything Christmas

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet in Roseville is inviting the entire family to join them this Christmas season to shop local for that unique gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Featuring the largest farmers market in Northern California, you’ll also find all the fresh fruits and veggies needed for your holiday table. To celebrate the season, Denio’s is hosting Santa’s Workshop for the three weekends leading up to Christmas – December 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21. Little ones can have their photos taken with Santa, visit Santa’s petting zoo complete with reindeer rides and enjoy some delightful holiday treats.

With hundreds of vendors every weekend at Denio’s selling unique, hand-crafted and hard to find items, Denio’s is one of the best places to find gifts for friends and family of all ages and within all budgets.

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Season with Holiday Festivities

Spread some cheer this Dec. during Calistoga’s Holiday Village. From Dec. 6-7, 2014 Calistoga will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities to be enjoyed with friends and family during this wonderful time of year. 

Calistoga welcomes visitors with a cheerful atmosphere and shops aglow with a fully decorated celebration of family and friends in the Holiday Village. Visitors can shop for the perfect holiday gift while enjoying holiday refreshments and the heart-warming song of Christmas Carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family.

7th annual Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services turkey drive

7th annual Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services turkey drive

Help feed thousands of families this Thanksgiving in your area Drive by and drop off a turkey at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Oak Park location and kick off the holidays helping your community!... Read More

Found: Halloween Funtivities

Found: Halloween Funtivities

By Ashley Robinson Originally posted Oct. 18, 2012

Updates By Jamee Villa & Chantel Elder Oct. 15, 2014

October is the best month of the year. I mean, how amazing is it when it’s 100 degrees one day, and a crisp 76 the next? It’s like Mother Nature finally let out a deep breath and the world sprung to life with golden leaves and bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds and a soft breeze … and yes, I love October.

But what makes this month particularly important is the celebration of the year’s best holiday: Halloween. I am a fiend for it. I spend the entire month trying to find scary books, watching scary movies – even ones like “The Others” and “The Sixth Sense” in which the ending makes up the whole point of the movie – and going places that embrace the Halloween spirit.

Here are some of my local(ish) suggestions to get into the holiday spirit in the Sacramento area... Read More