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A Young Woman Texting in a Car
It is well known that cell phones increase the risk for teen drivers. That risk is made worse because young drivers cannot draw upon past driving experience to manage unsafe conditions.

Seconds Before the Crash

Distracted Driving Worse Than Previously Reported

Posted: 4/24/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The most comprehensive research ever conducted into teen crashes found substantial evidence that distracted driving is a much more serious problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes. This is four times as many crashes as official estimates based on police records.

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Elton John Tribute Performs at Harris Center’s Folsom Lake College Campus

Posted: 4/24/2015

Craig Meyer Channels Elton John in Tribute Performance
Craig Meyer shaped most of his remarkable impersonation for Remember When Rock Was Young from first-hand experience when he worked with Elton John and Tim Rice on the score for Disney’s “The Lion King.”
Photos Courtesy of The Harris Center

FOLSOM, CA (MPG) - Remember When Rock Was Young stars the multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor, and pianist Craig Meyer. He is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance, and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young.

This spectacular show is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart-topping hits by Sir Elton John, including: “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Candle in the Wind.”

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute will be performed on Monday, May 11th at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced between $29 and $45, with premium tickets priced at $55. Tickets are available from the Harris Center Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or online at www.harriscenter.net. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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LeAnn Rimes
When asked what the audience can expect from her live performance, Rimes explained that her concerts are like an intimate one-on-one conversation with her as an artist. She looks at each performance as a way of storytelling: “I’m an open book through my music,” she said.
Photos by Sara Hertel

LeAnn Rimes Brings Country to the Capital City

By Shaunna Boyd
Posted: 4/10/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - On Saturday, April 25th at 2:30 p.m., LeAnn Rimes will be performing at Bonney Field, 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. Special guests will include Neal McCoy, Kellie Pickler, Phil Vassar, Kristian Bush, and Keith Anderson.

When asked what the audience can expect from her live performance, Rimes explained that her concerts are like an intimate one-on-one conversation with her as an artist. She looks at each performance as a way of storytelling: “I’m an open book through my music,” she said. Rimes used to follow a set list, but now she enjoys playing off the crowd. She connects with the audience and they get to know her personally through her music. Rimes has a great love of all types of music and admires the work of many artists: “I cover Janis Joplin’s version of Summertime, and that’s probably one of my favorite songs to perform live.”

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At a Previous Event Brave Men March in Fashionable Shoes
WEAVE’s 2015 fundraising event, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015, is slated to top last year’s efforts; their goal is to have 1,000 men participate. This will not only bring additional money to the group, but it will break a world record. The organization is accepting registration forms now.
Photos courtesy of Tia Gemmell

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

One Thousand Men Sought for 2015 Record-Breaking March

By Linda Harper
Posted: 4/10/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Walking in someone’s shoes is not always an easy thing to do, especially if you’re a man marching in women’s high heels. That’s exactly what 620 men did last spring to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault at WEAVE’s 2014 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Through sponsorships, they raised over $237,000 to fund many programs the organization provides to victims of abuse.

WEAVE’s 2015 fundraising event, scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, is slated to top last year’s efforts; their goal is to have 1,000 men participate. This will not only bring additional money to the group, but it will break a world record. The organization is accepting registration forms now.

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Newly Planted Trees Will Beautify County Landfill and Provide Habitat

Posted: 3/27/2015

A Tree Planter Checks Soil Composition
The Sacramento Tree Foundation (SacTree) held a volunteer tree planting event at the Kiefer Landfill located in the southeast area of the County. The event’s goal was to plant 135 native oak trees on the hillside that faces commuters from Rancho Murieta, eventually covering the barren hill with a beautiful landscape while helping to filter ground water and provide habitat for the native wildlife.
Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling provided just the right environment for a volunteer tree planting event held by the Sacramento Tree Foundation (SacTree): the Kiefer Landfill located in the southeast area of the County. The event’s goal was to plant 135 native oak trees on the hillside that faces commuters from Rancho Murieta, eventually covering the barren hill with a beautiful landscape while helping to filter ground water and provide habitat for the native wildlife.

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Job Forecast Bright for Sacramento’s HIREvent

Posted: 3/27/2015

Young Job Hunter With Computer

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The region may not have a great forecast for rain, but experts predict a 100% chance of jobs at Sacramento’s HIREvent on Tuesday, April 7th from noon to 4 p.m. at The Grand, 1215 J Street. This exceptional employment event will feature private organizations and public agencies from around the region, with a variety of immediate staffing needs ranging from entry-level to management positions.

First impressions will be very important, as all the employers will be eager to hire. Jobseekers should dress to impress and be prepared to pitch their qualifications to company recruiters. Attendees who want to polish their resumes can consult with employment experts offering free one-on-one evaluations.

For more information about this free event, visit www.JobJournal.com and click on “job fairs” or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

Source: Job Journal


Eppie’s Great Race Inducted into CPRS Hall of Honor

Posted: 3/13/2015


Blowing the Horn On Those GMOs

Locally grown, organic food is safer and abundant

By Joan Elliott
Posted: 2/27/2015


Get Ready for the Color Fun Fest 5K

Posted: 2/27/2015


California Senior Legislature Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2015

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 2/27/2015


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