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Harrier Taking Off
No runway? No problem! Arguably, one of the greatest breakthroughs in aircraft technology, the unique Harrier jump jet is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, providing the U.S. Marine Corps with mobility, flexibility and firepower. Don’t miss the rare chance to see this remarkable aircraft show off!
All photos courtesy California Capital Airshow.com

You Won’t Believe Your Skies!

The California Capital Airshow

Posted: 8/21/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The ninth annual California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County, announced that discounted general admission tickets are now available for purchase at all SAFE Credit Union branch locations throughout the region in addition to the event’s website. The Airshow will be held at Mather Airport on September 6-7th, 2014 featuring all things shiny, fast, and loud.

Airshow attendees won’t want to miss spine-tingling F-22 Raptors, Harriers, and the Patriots Jet Demonstration Team while experiencing thrilling aerobatics, barnstorming, pyrotechnics, vintage aircraft, music, choreography and so much more!

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Ray Young
Notable Fair Oaks Cemetery resident Myrna Opsahl, a 42 year old mother of four, died in 1975 during an early morning bank robbery in Carmichael. She was shot by the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army. (The radical group also kidnapped and brainwashed heiress Patty Hearst during their reign of terror.)

Yesteryear Rests Peacefully in Fair Oaks Cemetery

Story and photos by Richard Perez
Posted: 8/21/2014

Fair Oaks, CA (MPG) - Picturesque Fair Oaks cemetery was founded on October 21, 1902 on a half-acre of land. Ornate headstones commemorating patriarchs lie in close proximity to simple, unnamed grave markers. The list of interments is unique; the first official resident of the grounds was Sarah Vail, a Folsom native who died in a fire and was buried in 1903. There are two other women who were buried in 1898, but Miss Vail is the first authenticated burial at Fair Oaks Cemetery.

Other gravesites include a dozen Civil War veterans from both the Union and Confederate Armies who now share a common ground. Another notable resident is Myrna Opsahl, a 42 year old mother of four who died in 1975 during an early morning bank robbery in Carmichael. She was shot by the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army. (The radical group also kidnapped and brainwashed heiress Patty Hearst during their reign of terror.) Alongside these graves are the plots of early 20th century people who are memorialized with small stone markers listing only last name and year of death. One in particular is a tiny headstone cradled amongst the roots of a large oak tree bearing the inscription: Bishop Baby - 1907. One hundred and seven years later, this little monument still brings on a melancholic sense.

Fair Oaks Cemetery manager of 17 years, Ray Young, takes great pride in the many years of service the cemetery has provided to the community. “We are one of the oldest cemeteries in the region.” His staff includes office manager Terri Perrin, clerk Theresa Day, and lead groundskeeper Guillermo Barron; they help Young maintain the tradition of honoring loved ones in a placid and serene setting. The cemetery facilities now cover 12 acres and over 100 years of local history.
Fair Oaks The Way it Was (1976) recounts: “In the early 1890s, a man, a representative of the Howard & Wilson Publishing Co., which was seeking land for a colony, rode up a trail along the American River and was greatly impressed with the beauty of the land, especially a stand of moss-draped oaks along the north shore of the river. He had found his site. It was known as ‘Sunset Colony’ and was later named Fair Oaks because it looked like Fair Oaks, Virginia.” The publishing company purchased 9,000 acres and helped settle the area known today as Fair Oaks, California.

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Folsom Lake College Spotlight Night Career Fair Sept. 10th

Posted: 8/21/2014

Folsom Lake College Students at Career Fair
Spotlight Night will feature information on Folsom Lake College’s career and technical education degree and certificate programs, industry partners showcasing employment opportunities, and interactive demonstrations.

FOLSOM, CA (MPG) - Folsom Lake College presents Spotlight Night, a workforce training and career exploration fair on Wednesday, Sept.10th from 6-8 p.m. at the Folsom campus (10 College Parkway, off E. Bidwell St.).

Spotlight Night will feature information on Folsom Lake College’s career and technical education degree and certificate programs, industry partners showcasing employment opportunities, and interactive demonstrations.

Admission is free (a daily parking pass can be purchased for $2). A map to the campus can be found at www.flc.losrios.edu, just click on “Maps” at the top of the page and then “Main Folsom Campus.”

For questions regarding Spotlight Night, please contact Jeanne at 916-608-6687 or plewsj@flc.losrios.edu.

Source: Folsom Lake College


Med Investigations, Inc. Conducts Clinical Drug Trials

By Linda Harper
Posted: 8/21/2014

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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A Mushroom Cloud of Blazing Flame Spells Catastrophe
The most popular production method is BHO, or Butane Hash Oil, which utilizes the highly volatile solvent, butane. The butane vapors evaporate during the process, but are heavier than air and often congregate in a low lying highly flammable cloud.
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Hash Oil Explosions in Sacramento County

Posted: 8/7/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Homemade manufacturing of hash oil is widespread in Sacramento County. It causes explosions and fires in our neighborhoods and puts the safety of our residents at risk. Also known as wax, shatter, honey oil, hash, BHO, earwax, oil, concentrated cannabis, and dabs, hash oil is a highly concentrated form of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. It is highly popular among both recreational and medical marijuana users.

The most popular production method is BHO, or Butane Hash Oil, which utilizes the highly volatile solvent, butane. The butane vapors evaporate during the process, but are heavier than air and often congregate in a low lying highly flammable cloud. A pilot light, static electricity, overhead light switch, or an automatic switch such as that found in a refrigerator or air conditioning unit is enough to ignite the cloud. The result is a sudden, powerful explosion and ensuing fire.

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Walmart Hiring Again

Posted: 8/7/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Walmart will hire approximately 300 associates to work at the new Walmart slated to open this fall in Roseville. A temporary hiring center has opened at 106 N. Sunrise Ave., Suite C3, Roseville.

Applications for both full- and part-time associates will be accepted Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. (Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmart’s standard hiring criteria.) Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.

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Shauna Lea Sings for the Crowd
Shauna Lea of Hired Guns strikes a pose for the camera.
Photos by Richard Perez

Fair Oaks Concerts Rock

By Richard Perez
Posted: 7/17/2014

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - The Fair Oaks Thursday night Concerts in the Park Series gets the weekend started early. The July 10th concert featured one of the region’s best musical groups, Hired Guns. Lead singer Shauna Lea and the boys (Mike, Toby, Rich and John) provided their version of Sacramento River rock, belting out a variety of country, hard rock, ballad and blues tunes that had everyone, including the famous Fair Oaks roosters, scratching in the aisles.

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

Posted: 7/17/2014

Job Seekers Look to the Future
A robust market in California’s capital city expects to add as many new workers as it hires for replacements within existing workforces in the 3rd quarter of 2014.

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - A robust market in California’s capital city expects to add as many new workers as it hires for replacements within existing workforces in the 3rd quarter of 2014. In a direct telephone survey of Sacramento’s top regional employers, fifty percent (50%) say hiring is motivated by expansion of existing workforces, and eleven percent (11%) also attributed seasonal demands for seeking workers in July, September and October.

Attrition, or replacements among the existing workforce motivated the other half expecting to see applicants. Pacific Staffing discovered just twenty-nine percent (29%) of Sacramento companies contacted directly between May 21st and June 11th are not hiring. While service and manufacturing companies were driving the majority of hiring anticipated in the third quarter, construction firms were almost evenly split, and just one retail firm surveyed was not looking for help. Also signaling continued robust employment in the area, not one company noted any plans for layoffs in the next quarter. Several firms also mention that retention of current workers was a growing concern and noted finding adequate numbers of qualified applicants as another challenge.

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Statue of Liberty, US Flag, Flying Eagle, Silhouetted Against the Sky
“The flag of the United States is one of the most recognizable symbols on earth, more so than our monuments or presidents. From its creation, the flag has stood for freedom, liberty, and the prosperity of the United States. It was designed to accommodate the growth of a budding nation. Stars have been added, but it has retained the same significance. When you take your flag out to fly, hold it carefully, as it is a representation of our whole nation!” – Author Unknown

Saluting Our Flag

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 7/3/2014

There was a time not so long ago when our flag, I believe, did not have as much meaning as it does today. It was just a part of our lives, and we took it for granted. I know I did.

Growing up in the 50s and 60s, I assumed it would always be around, always representing my country, and always respected by our citizens. But unfortunately this did not happen, and the flag began to be treated badly. Allowed to fly unmanaged, never folded or brought in at night, many became dirty and tattered. Disgruntled groups burned flags in protest. Yes, this is legal, but still sad. And our flag began appearing on inappropriate items.

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Fourth on the Field!

Posted: 7/3/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Raley Field will host its second-annual Fourth of July celebration this Independence Day. This family friendly event will feature some of the region’s best local food, live music from the band Nunchuck Taylor, and a fireworks extravaganza to cap off the night.

The event, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 4, from 6-10 p.m. at Raley Field, costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. New to 2014 will be an exclusive 21-and-up party in the Solon Club. Tickets for the Solon Club are $15.

“Fourth on the Field” will be set up similar to Brewfest, with food trucks parked along the warning track in the outfield—some trucks will even make their way on to the concourse. A special kids’ activity area, inflatable structures at the Coca-Cola Kids Corner, and access to Raley Field’s Beer Garden will make this a family-friendly, full-stadium event.

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Rising Temperatures and Spring Snow Melt Prompt Water Safety Warning

Posted: 6/19/2014


Fifi, the World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress

By Jennifer Trovato
Posted: 6/19/2014


New Sheriff Center Opens

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 6/5/2014


DA Jan Scully Honored With Top Leadership Award

Posted: 6/5/2014


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