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Folsom City Council Approves Specific Plan Amendment for Capital SouthEast Connector

Folsom City Council Approves Specific Plan Amendment for Capital SouthEast Connector

Last week the Folsom City Council unanimously approved a Folsom Plan Area Specific Plan amendment supporting the Capitol SouthEast Connector project. 

The proposed 34-mile road will connect Interstate 5 south of Elk Grove to Highway 50 at the new Silva Valley Parkway interchange just east of El Dorado Hills. Its planned alignment in Folsom is along White Rock Road... Read More

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Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Participating local museums include the following:   California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, State Indian Museum and The California Museum.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural life for free.

High Voltage: Back to Broadway

High Voltage: Back to Broadway
High Voltage: Back to Broadway
10-10-2014 - 10-10-2014
El Dorado Musical Theatre
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Admission: $17-$32
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Orangevale man invents 'coolest' wheelchair


Taking risks and living life to the extreme hasn't changed for Trevor Snowden. The only difference - he's doing it in a wheelchair.

"In a lot of aspects, the life I led as an able bodied person, being fast, wild, obnoxious -- I became humbled," Snowden explained.

Snowden was a hot-shot snowboarder until he got injured during a competition in 1997.

"I overshot my landing and I broke my T12 vertebrae," Snowden said.

He suddenly found himself paralyzed from the waist down. As someone who lived without limits, he wasn't happy with any wheelchairs on the market.

"There's no freedom in it, most of the products that exist," Snowden said.

So he invented Trevair, a lightweight manual wheelchair with suspension. For the more daring, he also made an add-on electric scooter with a throttle.

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Dinner Fundraiser to Support Feed My Starving Children

Dinner Fundraiser to Support Feed My Starving Children

A local effort to pack hundreds of thousands of meals for malnourished children around the world is holding its annual major fundraiser to help pay for the meals that will be packed.

The special dinner, to be held Sept. 12 with catering donated by Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning, will benefit the 5th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack.

All of the proceeds of the fundraiser will help pay for the meals to be packed during the non-profit Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, scheduled for Oct. 23 to 25 at William Jessup University. In the first four years, the MobilePacks have packed more than 1.8 million meals.

Randy and Lisa Peters, owners of Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning, are donating all the food and their service for the event – meaning every dollar raised will go toward paying for meals for the MobilePack.

Mraz Brewing Company Labor Day Weekend Party!

Mraz Brewing Company Labor Day Weekend Party!
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- We're closing out summer strong with a 2-day celebration of America's workforce! On Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, Mraz Brewing Company will be throwing a Labor Day Weekend Party with back-to-back days of food, games and beer specials.  LEARN MORE: http://mrazbrewingcompany.com/blog/2014/8/19/labor-day-weekend-workforce...