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Folsom residents work to make deadly intersection safer


The death of an 11-year-old Folsom boy hit by a car while riding his bike has motivated his neighbors to do something about the intersection where the crash happened.

"As soon as they get on that road, they want to take off," Sue Jas said.

Jas said even before Monday's deadly crash, she felt the intersection of East Natoma and Cameron was dangerous. It has no crosswalk, no stop sign or traffic light for those looking to cross the street.

"During the school day, people drive so fast," Leon Wu said. "I can say they easily drive 50, 60 miles per hour."

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Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente awards nearly $140,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Elk Grove area

Kaiser Permanente has awarded 56 grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to 54 local not-for-profit organizations, schools and government entities serving the greater Sacramento community. That includes $140,000 in funds to organizations serving the Elk Grove area.

The Community Benefit grants – which range in individual amounts from $5,000 to $97,304 – are part of a longstanding practice for Kaiser Permanente, the region’s leading integrated health-care provider, which works to improve the health of the communities it serves in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties. Overall, the grants seek to improve access to medical care, support mental health services, reduce violence, develop the workforce and promote healthy eating and active living.

The largest allocation of funding will help the uninsured and underinsured access health care programs and services at various community clinics and organizations.

Folsom mother sucks out venom from son's leg


For the Caramazza family in Folsom, walking down the path behind their home is a weekly ritual. But four-year-old Vinny learned the hard way that the path is also used by rattlesnakes, and neighbors say they're seeing more of them out in the open than ever before.

Vinny will likely never forget his painful encounter with a rattlesnake along Humbug Creek Trail in Folsom. The family was walking the trail on Saturday around dusk. Vinny's mother, Jaclyn, says he and a neighborhood friend were just about ten feet ahead of her when suddenly, something lunged at his leg.

"I saw a little mark on his leg," recalls Jaclyn. "It looked like a scratch and I said 'oh no, you just got scratched' and he said 'no he bit me here'."

Summer Wellness Day 2015

Summer Wellness Day 2015
Summer Wellness Day 2015
06-13-2015 - 06-13-2015
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project
http://www.soilborn.org/index.php/events-a-classes/class-registration.html?task=view_event&event_id=98
Admission: $50 *Adults only Cancellation Policy: Please submit cancellation requests by Wed (6/10), for a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee Soil Born Farms cannot offer refunds for cancellation requests received after this date
 
(916) 363-9685
info@soilborn.org
http://www.soilborn.org/index.php/events-a-classes/class-registration.html?task=view_event&event_id=98
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-4pm *Breakfast and registration at 8am
Janet Zeller will facilitate an inspiring panel discussion that will blend the personal stories of leading teachers in the wellness movement with practical lifestyle, nutrition, and herbal wisdom.
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Folsom Middle School student dies after being hit by car


A boy died from his injuries after a driver hit him while he was riding his bicycle near a Folsom subdivision, Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed Tuesday morning.

The boy had just finished 6th grade at Folsom Middle School, according to Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed the boy is 11-year-old Calvin Suh.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday on East Natoma Street and Cameron Drive. The street has four lanes of traffic with a speed limit of 45 mph. There were no red lights or stop signs for those wishing to cross the intersection, but residents said that many neighborhood kids take their chances crossing on their bicycles.

"There are so many kids just in this small little neighborhood," said Hayle Eldridge. "There are a lot of kid riding their bikes, minding their business," she said.

Denio’s Hosts Dad Favorites During Dad’s Weekend

Denio’s Hosts Dad Favorites During Dad’s Weekend

Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet in Roseville will celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 20, with American classics: classic cars, craft beers, live music and hand-dipped corn dogs. The fourth annual “Dad’s Day at Denio’s” event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer fun for the whole family.

“There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend than to come out to Dad’s Day at Denio’s and indulge in some of Dad’s favorites,” said Eric Denio, operations manager of Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet. “Now in its fourth year, Dad’s Day at Denio’s is family orientated and filled with fun for everyone.”

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: Celebrating 50 years of Peter, Paul, and Mary

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: Celebrating 50 years of Peter, Paul, and Mary
Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: Celebrating 50 years of Peter, Paul, and Mary
06-21-2015 - 06-23-2015
 
https://harriscenter.net/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=2F8D2AB9-0440-40EF-9CEF-CF0C7B0579DC
Admission: General $39-$55 Premium $65
 
(916) 608-6888
ticketoffice@harriscenter.net
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Start Time(s): Sun 2pm Mon & Tues 7:30pm
The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change including "If I Had a Hammer," and "Puff the Magic Dragon," 
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