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Midtown Sacramento offers sensational summertime artwork & more for 2nd Saturday on July 8

Midtown Sacramento offers sensational summertime artwork & more for 2nd Saturday on July 8

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  On Saturday, July 8, 2017, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following:

Community Sponsors

River Cats host 916 Night at Raley Field

Come show your community pride at the 2017 River Cats 916 Night! The event is on Friday, June 30th and it’s designed to bring together the community and celebrate.

The event falls on Orange Friday, where the stadium’s gates open two hours early so people can head to the Beer Garden for drink specials and live entertainment from a local band, as well as catch some batting practice. Orange Fridays include post-game fireworks, giveaways, and the team also sports their orange Sactown jerseys.

Click 916 to purchase your 916 Night ticket for 2017.

Questions? Please call 916.371.HITS (4487) or email tickets@rivercats.com.

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Elk Grove police make arrests in six suspected domestic violence cases, One Involved a Handgun

June 26, 2017 |  
For the three day period ending Sunday, June 26, Elk Grove Police arrested six people suspected of domestic violence, including one incident that involved a handgun.
On Friday, June 23 police arrested Anthony Gipvoong, 20, and Alexander Navarro, 65, were arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Also arrested that day was Salendra Singh, 55, who allegedly pushed two minor children in the presence of his victim. The victim in that incident was granted an emergency protective order.
On Saturday, June 24 three suspects were arrested on domestic violence charges including Elbert Arceo, 35; Michael Langford, 40; and Rakesh Rem, 49, all of Elk Grove. Arceo allegedly brandished a handgun at his victim during the incident.  

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Trump administration approves permit to build Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels

By Dan Bacher | June 26, 2017 |

As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history.
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Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen... Read More

Learn essential computer skills at Tech Camp

You’re invited to attend FREE workshops to learn computer, Facebook, email and FaceTime skills. Participants will be guided through each step of a computer based task by Summer STEPS Interns and Teen Heroes.


Arthur F. Turner Library, 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento

Class Descriptions

Basics: Learn how to turn on a computer and set up accounts

Intermediate: Learn how to use email and set up a Facebook page

Advanced: Learn about search engines, upload a video to Facebook, practice using FaceTime

Time and Dates

Basics class: July 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Intermediate class: July 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Advanced class: July 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Historic "What Cheer House" open to public viewing on 6/27

Historic "What Cheer House" open to public viewing on 6/27
Instead of a simple hello, it turns out a common salutation was once "what cheer, partner?" And now, office rental space has become available in the historic What Cheer House in Old Sacramento located at the corner of Front & K Streets.  Originally built in 1852 then later reconstructed after a devastating fire, Old Sacramento’s iconic What Cheer House – a California Historical Landmark -- will be open for public viewing next Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. With incredible views of the Sacramento River, the beautiful 5,000 square foot office space on the third floor includes a conference room and European kitchen.  This is the first time the office space has become available for rent since the building’s reconstruction in 1977. What Cheer House -- a historic building that houses Stage Nine Entertainment Store, G.Willikers Toy Emporium, The Vault, California Clothiers, and the Old Fashioned Candy a

FBI arrests Elk Grove man, accused of trafficking of child

June 22, 2017 |  
The Sacramento FBI field office announced an Elk Grove man was arrested on Wednesday, June 21 on suspicion of child trafficking.
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City welcomes 2017 Summer STEPS Interns

The City of West Sacramento hosted a welcome brunch and orientation for the third Summer STEPS Internship. The students spent their first day shadowing mentors in their department. The eight-week internship gives students positive examples of public service, hands-on experience, and insights into how city governments are run. The program will provide interns with practical work experience related to their academic major.

In addition to experience within their departments, the interns will also be given guided tours of each city department, attend City Council meetings and volunteer with the Age Friendly initiative... Read More

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: War in California” on June 17

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: War in California” event on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.