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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: 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

Two Gold-clad Acrobats Tumble and Leap on the Back of a Cantering Horse
“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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Raley’s Supermarket Settles Civil Environmental Case

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

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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Local Company Conducts Clinical Drug Trials

By Linda Harper
Posted: 9/4/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION CA (MPG) - For many of us, ingesting one, two, or more prescription drugs is part of our daily routine.

These chemical compounds are essential to enhancing our quality of life, easing unpleasant symptoms of disease, and for some, they are necessary to sustain life. According to the US Health and Human Services Department, the journey to create and approve a successful drug or treatment in the United States is a long, complex, and costly process, usually taking years to complete.

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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


Folsom Lake College Spotlight Night Career Fair Sept. 10th

Posted: 8/21/2014


Hash Oil Explosions in Sacramento County

Posted: 8/7/2014


Walmart Hiring Again

Posted: 8/7/2014


Fair Oaks Concerts Rock

By Richard Perez
Posted: 7/17/2014


Job Demand Hiring Trends for Local Companies in the 3rd Quarter

Posted: 7/17/2014


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