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Brian Jagger, Tim Russ, and Emily Grant
Brian Jagger, Tim Russ, and Emily Grant on set in Carmichael.

Rellik: It’s A Wrap

Pilot Set to be Released at Local Comic Con

By Ben Barber and Christie Spurlock
Photos by Ben Barber
Posted: 5/22/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Sacramento-area residents have something to look forward to when Rellik premieres at the Wizard World Comic Con on June 20th. Rellik is a crime drama that follows the story of two detectives as they investigate a serial killer who is terrorizing Sacramento.

The ultimate goal is for Rellik to grow into a full-season TV show. The crew of roughly 40 people worked for deferred pay in hopes that the pilot will be picked up by an online distributor such as Netflix, Hulu, or Crackle, which would bring steady production work to the Sacramento region. The pilot features Star Trek Voyager’s Tim Russ at the helm as director; Sacramento region actors Nick Fenske, Craig DeLuz, Brian Jagger, Charlie Holliday; and many more local-area cast and crew.

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Construction Begins on Emergency Drought Barrier in Delta

Temporary Barrier Will Deter Saltwater and Protect Delta Water Quality

Posted: 5/22/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has begun construction on a temporary emergency drought barrier on West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta after receipt of all necessary state and federal permits for the project. The barrier will help block saltwater from flowing into the central Delta and contaminating water supplies for millions of Californians during a fourth consecutive summer of drought.

“California’s four-year drought is one of the worst in our recorded history,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “With 2015 turning out to be warmer and drier than normal, water conservation is crucially important. The rock barrier in the Delta is an undesirable but necessary tool for freshwater conservation.”

State and federal water and wildlife officials, working as a real-time drought operations management team, determined that the barrier will help deter the tidal push of saltwater from San Francisco Bay into the central Delta. The approximately 750-foot-wide barrier—essentially a pile of rocks with a 48-inch pipe embedded within it parallel to the river’s flow—will span the river but still allow limited water flow upstream and downstream, depending upon tides.

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Residents Gather to Survey EcoHousing Project Property
Future and prospective residents tour the property at the site of the future Fair Oak EcoHousing project which was unanimously approved by the Sacramento County Planning Commission.
Photo courtesy of Fair Oaks EcoHousing

EcoHousing Project Unanimously Approved

Posted: 5/8/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a new cohousing community of 30 homes, was unanimously approved by the Sacramento County Planning Commission on April 13th by a vote of 4-0. Not one individual showed up to object to the project. Commissioner Eric Guerra called it “a wonderful neighborhood that will raise the quality of life in Sacramento County.” This is the first time cohousing will be available in the Sacramento suburbs.

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$10,000 Fine for Water Infractions, says Brown

Posted: 5/8/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Governor Brown, meeting with mayors from across the state, announced he will propose legislation to help local officials better enforce conservation requirements and will direct state agencies to streamline environmental review of local water supply projects.

“These measures will strengthen the ability of local officials to build new water projects and ensure that water is not wasted,” said Governor Brown. “As this drought stretches on, we’ll continue to do whatever is necessary to help communities save more water.”

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A Young Woman Texting in a Car
It is well known that cell phones increase the risk for teen drivers. That risk is made worse because young drivers cannot draw upon past driving experience to manage unsafe conditions.

Seconds Before the Crash

Distracted Driving Worse Than Previously Reported

Posted: 4/24/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The most comprehensive research ever conducted into teen crashes found substantial evidence that distracted driving is a much more serious problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes. This is four times as many crashes as official estimates based on police records.

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Elton John Tribute Performs at Harris Center’s Folsom Lake College Campus

Posted: 4/24/2015

Craig Meyer Channels Elton John in Tribute Performance
Craig Meyer shaped most of his remarkable impersonation for Remember When Rock Was Young from first-hand experience when he worked with Elton John and Tim Rice on the score for Disney’s “The Lion King.”
Photos Courtesy of The Harris Center

FOLSOM, CA (MPG) - Remember When Rock Was Young stars the multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor, and pianist Craig Meyer. He is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance, and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young.

This spectacular show is a musical journey celebrating the decades of chart-topping hits by Sir Elton John, including: “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Candle in the Wind.”

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute will be performed on Monday, May 11th at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced between $29 and $45, with premium tickets priced at $55. Tickets are available from the Harris Center Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or online at www.harriscenter.net. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

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LeAnn Rimes Brings Country to the Capital City

By Shaunna Boyd
Posted: 4/10/2015


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

One Thousand Men Sought for 2015 Record-Breaking March

By Linda Harper
Posted: 4/10/2015


Newly Planted Trees Will Beautify County Landfill and Provide Habitat

Posted: 3/27/2015


Job Forecast Bright for Sacramento’s HIREvent

Posted: 3/27/2015


Eppie’s Great Race Inducted into CPRS Hall of Honor

Posted: 3/13/2015


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