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Donkey and Elephant Square Off Over Votes

Freedom Is Not Free

By Paul V. Scholl, Publisher
Posted: 10/23/2014

On November 4th, Election Day across the United States, we will be deciding if we are heading in the right direction for our county, and especially our great state of California. Higher taxes and ever-growing burdensome laws are crushing small businesses, costing Americans millions of jobs. Out-of-control spending by the federal government means tightening everyone’s belt - except theirs. It is not a question of higher taxes and fees. It is a question about whether or not they will tell us what they are doing with all the new legislation “before they pass it.” We cannot just let them continue pretending to be transparent.

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A Young Lady in the Car, She Has the Keys
From October 15 - 23, pledges can be made in support of Casa Roble on the website: Anyone older than 14 can pledge (family, friends, neighbors) – it only takes a few minutes.

State Farm and Casa Roble Partner to Save Lives!

By Ann Hively
Posted: 10/9/2014

ORANGEVALE, CA (MPG) - More teens die from car crashes than any other cause! And the 1st year of driving is the most dangerous. Distracted by texting, cell phone calls, friends – or driving under the influence -- has become a major problem for not only teens, but many adults. As a result State Farm Insurance has created a safe driving program for high schools called “Celebrate My Drive.

The Casa Roble Interact Club has agreed to be in charge of the campaign at the school and hopes to rally support throughout the Orangevale community.

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Serious Young Businesspeople are Looking for Work

Capitol Growth Cools Off in Q4

Posted: 10/9/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Customer service, sales, manufacturing, and drivers are in high demand among Sacramento’s top employers in October, November, and December. Making, storing, distributing, and selling products is driving hiring in the next Quarter. Truck drivers able to pass background, DMV, and drug tests can find work with bottling plants, regional distribution centers, materials suppliers, local delivery, and manufacturers.

Pacific Staffing has discovered that a robust hiring market in the last Quarter has maintained its pace into the last three months of 2014 among the region’s top companies. One difference noted is the change in motivation for hiring as learned from direct phone contacts with regional companies between August 21 and September 12, 2014.

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Clad in Pink Feathers and Spangles Performers Strike a Dramatic Pause in Last Year's Best of Broadway
Dozens of performers of all ages will star in Best of Broadway’s 2014 production. Songs from Broadway shows like Sweet Charity, 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair will be performed on the village’s outdoor stage.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

The Show Goes On

Best of Broadway Opens at Fair Oaks Village Amphitheater

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The 2014 Best of Broadway season (running three September weekends at Fair Oaks Village amphitheater) marks the 41st year for the musical review. This year’s theme is “Limited Time, Limited Love.”

Songs from Broadway shows like Sweet Charity, 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hair will get an airing on the village’s outdoor stage. Sacramento teacher David MacDonald launched the review in 1973. Since then, annual productions have showcased pro-am talent for the benefit of charity. MacDonald this year handed the directorial role to singer/dancer Sam Williams.

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Mark Wells
Deputy Chief Mark Wells has been selected to be the next Metro Fire Chief.

Metro Fire Selects Mark Wells New Chief

Posted: 9/18/2014

MATHER, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) Board of Directors announced on September 6th their selection of Deputy Chief Mark Wells to be the next Fire Chief. The announcement was made during a special meeting of the Board.

“The Board of Directors is very excited to work with Chief Wells to lead Metro Fire into the future,” stated Board President Randy Orzalli. “We are confident that Chief Wells’ vision, experience and expertise will ensure Metro Fire remains amongst the most progressive and innovative in the state. Continued strong leadership from the Fire Chief is critical, as we seek to deliver the best possible public safety service within our limited resources.”

Last month, Fire Chief Kurt Henke announced his plans to retire in October after 33 years in the fire service. Subsequent to Henke’s announcement, the Metro Fire Board of Directors approved a recommendation from its Executive Committee to conduct an internal search process among the ranks of Deputy Chief to select the next Fire Chief.

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Sacramento County Seal

Sacramento County: Back in the Black

Posted: 9/18/2014

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Sacramento County ended the 2013-14 Fiscal Year $44 million in the black, recording its third consecutive year of financial improvement. The $3.7 billion 2014-15 Adopted Budget will be presented to the Board of Supervisors September 9th.

In June during Budget Hearings, the Board prioritized key safety net services including emergency shelter operations, mental health services, homeless outreach and navigation, public health nursing, child abuse prevention, senior financial abuse investigation and prevention, and a myriad of other programs and services for the County’s most vulnerable residents.

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Legends Come to Life at the Circus

Posted: 9/4/2014

Raley’s Supermarket Settles Civil Environmental Case

Special Report
District Attorney’s Office
Posted: 9/4/2014

Local Company Conducts Clinical Drug Trials

By Linda Harper
Posted: 9/4/2014

You Won’t Believe Your Skies!

The California Capital Airshow

Posted: 8/28/2014

Yesteryear Rests Peacefully in Fair Oaks Cemetery

By Richard Perez
Posted: 8/28/2014


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