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Two Young Ladies Smile and Show Peace Signs
Too often, kids are involved. Social experts who study human behavior argue that today’s youth are under more stress than ever before.

International Day of Peace

By Linda Harper
Posted: 9/17/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION (MPG) - Turn on the television on any given day and the lead news story reports violence in our nation’s communities. Too often, kids are involved. Social experts who study human behavior argue that today’s youth are under more stress than ever before. Gang warfare, street stabbings and shootings, proliferation of drugs, binge drinking, and teenage pregnancy are just some of the stresses young people are subjected to in their schools, homes, and communities. Tragically, many of these “at risk” kids are caught up in a dangerous lifestyle. It doesn’t matter their ethnicity, gender, age or family background; no child is immune to the negative influences around them. According to Wayne Hironaka, Chairman of I AM PEACE, Inc., over 25% of Grant High School teens are identified as “at- risk.” More are likely in the other North Sacramento high schools.

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Port Business Plan is Updated

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 9/17/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento-Yolo Port Commission met this month to take a look at the Port Business Plan which had been adopted in March of 2013. Most of the recommendations that were previously made have been successfully implemented. The Port has fully transitioned into a pure landlord operating model.

As a landlord, the city staff’s primary focus is to manage and expand the Port’s tenant portfolio. The goal is to maximize real estate based revenues, while controlling costs. This will help the Port to maintain a sustainable economic enterprise. The land use policies of the City of West Sacramento, as well as the economic policies that are currently in place, work to enhance the Port’s role as a regional transportation and recreational asset.

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Gun Shop Owner is Ready to Do Business

Firearm Sales Zoning Decided

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 9/3/2014

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Planning Commission (PC) met in April and May and held public hearings to determine where the sales of firearms and ammunition should be allowed in West Sacramento. “Firearms and ammunition” means the sale at retail of firearms, ammunition and other objects designed as weapons or designed to be used as weapons.

The PC expressed support that retail sales of firearms and ammunition should continue to be allowed in the City, and agreed that the zoning districts where the use is currently allowed should be changed.

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Raley’s Supermarket Settles Civil Environmental Case

Special Report
District Attorney’s Office
Posted: 9/3/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - District Attorney Jan Scully joins 25 other California district attorneys in announcing that West Sacramento-based Raley’s supermarket was ordered to pay $1,599,000 in civil penalties, costs and supplemental environmental projects, as part of the settlement of a civil enforcement prosecution, which includes a final judgment and permanent injunction. Raley’s cooperated with the prosecution team throughout the investigation into their unlawful practices.

The judgment is the culmination of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed in San Joaquin County to stop the supermarket chain from unlawfully transporting and disposing of retail hazardous waste. The lawsuit claimed that more than 130 Raley’s supermarket stores improperly stored, handled, and disposed of hazardous waste and pharmaceutical waste products into company trash bins. Instead of being sent to authorized disposal sites, hazardous wastes and contaminated materials were being unlawfully transported to area landfills. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Raley’s failed to take sufficient steps to preserve the confidentiality of their pharmacy customers’ information.

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A Harrier Jump Jet at Rest on the Tarmac
No runway? No problem! Arguably, one of the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the unique Harrier jump jet is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, providing the U.S. Marine Corps with mobility, flexibility and firepower. Don’t miss the rare chance to see this remarkable aircraft show off!
All photos courtesy California Capital Airshow.com

You Won’t Believe Your Skies!

The California Capital Airshow

Posted: 8/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The ninth annual California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County, announced that discounted general admission tickets are now available for purchase at all SAFE Credit Union branch locations throughout the region in addition to the event’s website. The Airshow will be held at Mather Airport on September 6-7th, 2014 featuring all things shiny, fast, and loud.

Airshow attendees won’t want to miss spine-tingling F-22 Raptors, Harriers, and the Patriots Jet Demonstration Team while experiencing thrilling aerobatics, barnstorming, pyrotechnics, vintage aircraft, music, choreography and so much more!

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Legends Come to Life at the Circus

Posted: 8/20/2014

Eighteen Chinese Acrobats on Two Bicycles
“We searched the world for the best of the best and put them together in an unforgettable show,” says Producer Alana Feld.

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Behold the living legends! Children of All Ages will believe in the unbelievable with the all-new circus spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, coming to the Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena September 12–15 and Stockton Arena September 19–21, 2014.

This all-new edition unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the legends that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo, the Legend Seeker, on his quest to discover real living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere.

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Waste Not, Want Not

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 8/6/2014


Kaiser Permanente Awards More than $170,000 to Nonprofit Organizations Serving in West Sacramento

Posted: 8/6/2014


Rising Temperatures and Spring Snow Melt Prompt Water Safety Warning

Posted: 7/16/2014


DA Seeks Community Volunteers for Neighborhood Court

Posted: 7/16/2014


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