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Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

As you know, the rapid pace of technological growth coupled with the demands of a global economy that operates 24/7 raises the standard for schools to produce "life-long learners" who can keep up.

Studies show students as young as third grade have started thinking of their career path which is why it’s important to start early when getting kids to understand their options in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. Studies also show that STEM classes and career planning should be built into school curriculum as early as possible, and that hands-on activities and visits with professionals in different fields are necessary for students to learn how their work in the classroom can be relevant to a future career.

To support the STEM initiative, this Saturday, March 24, William Jessup University will host Placer County’s Second Annual STEM Expo, free and open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.

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UPDATE: No sign of foul play on human remains in Roseville creek

ROSEVILLE, CA - Human remains were found near the Morgan Creek Golf Course by a passerby Thursday evening.

The skeletal remains were found around 5 p.m. in a creek bed near a bridge, Placer County sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said.

Detectives processed the scene and took the body to the Placer County morgue for further investigation. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death and the person's identity.

Erwin said it was unclear if the remains are male or female.

The autopsy conducted on Friday showed no signs of foul play, according to the county coroner. The body had characteristics similar to that of a man, but could not be positively confirmed as male. Investigators hope DNA testing will provide more information.

Students grasp bullying by the horns

Students grasp bullying by the horns

A Touch of Understanding celebrates 15 years of disability awareness training and bullying prevention to more than 50,000 students in Northern California at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Greenhills Elementary School in Granite Bay on March 23 at 4:30 pm.
 
The Roseville Chamber of Commerce kicks off the celebration in the multi-purpose room at Greenhills Elementary School located at 8200 Greenhills Way, Granite Bay CA.
 
An hour long program will be followed by light hors d’oeuvres. The public is invited to attend.
 
More than 50,000 students have experienced A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) since the California non-profit began in 1992. ATOU's disability awareness and bullying prevention programs promote acceptance of people with and without disabilities. Learning to have empathy and respect for persons facing challenges is making a difference now in the lives of the next generation of Californians.

49ers' Walker, Truex Jr. celebrate opening of Roseville NASCAR facility

ROSEVILLE, CA - NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the all new Bill McAnally Racing NASCAR/NAPA Auto Care Facility.

The 39,000 square foot, state of the art facility is home of one of the largest NASCAR motor sports garage on the west coast.

Truex Jr., driver of the No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry is currently fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and 18 points behind the leader Greg Biffle heading into this weekend's race at Fontana in the Auto Club 400.

Walker is entering his sixth year with the 49ers who made it all the way to the NFC Championship where they lost to the New York Giants, who went on to become Super Bowl Champions.

Joining Truex Jr. and Walker were McAnally Racing NASCAR Pro Series, three time champion, Eric Holmes - driver of No. 20 NAPA Toyota Camry and one of the youngest drivers in the series.

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The Hunger Games: Bigger than Twilight?

SACRAMENTO, CA - You don't have to go very far to find fans of The Hunger Games eager for the movie's opening day.

"I like that it's different than anything else I've ever read," Albert Einstein Middle School 8th grader Alexis Pinkney said. "It's not like (the) normal 'teenage girl falls in love with boy and end of story.'  I liked it because it's more than just a romance and more than just an adventure."

Before she read the book, Pinkney she didn't believe that it might be better than Twilight.

PHOTOS: Hunger Games cast promote movie

"Now that she's the read the first book, she comes to me while I'm on the computer and she slams the book down, 'Mom! It's better than Twilight!'"  Alexis's mother Kris Pinkney said.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

My very dear friend Melinda posted this on Facebook a little while ago. She said I could share. In fact she asked me to share this with as many people as possible. Bullying has to stop. Now.

Celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” this weekend at Denio’s

Celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” this weekend at Denio’s

When it comes to putting something delicious to eat on a stick, it is hard to compete with the folks at Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet.

For well over 40 years, Denio’s has been serving up corn dogs on a stick – selling an estimated 5 million over the years and helping to create memories for millions of visitors who typically don’t leave the Roseville market without buying a corn dog.

Corn dogs are one of the many traditions people have come to love about Denio’s, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year.

In honor of its anniversary and this year’s national “Something on a Stick Day” on March 28, Denio’s will celebrate its handmade corn dogs Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 23-25) at its Roseville location at 1551 Vineyard Road by offering a 2-for-1 corn dog coupon good for the remainder of March.