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Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Contributor of the Month: SPCA

Baby gates are attached to the doorframes of the different offices at the SPCA.

“We all get to bring our dogs to work, which is really great,” SPCA Director of Public Relations Lesley Kirrene said. “It’s beneficial and it keeps you mellow, kinda keeps you down to earth … It’s a great place to work, it’s really a lot of fun.”

The SPCA is a local non-profit organization that took care of over 13,500 animals in 2010. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the taking care of the animals, the SPCA holds different programs, organizes a spay and neuter clinic, places animals in homes and hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

PHOTOS: Inside the SPCA

Kirrene’s job is to make sure the public knows about the SPCA’s different programs.

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Summer survival guide for parents

Summer survival guide for parents

The end is near. No, not the end of the world. That's on hold, we're told. But the end of the school year? That's coming, moms and dads. And the schedules, routines and organizational tricks that got you through nine months are about to become obsolete. Here's a guide for getting through the summer.

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5 tips for garage sale success

5 tips for garage sale success

It's that time of year in the Northern California --  garage sale season is here!!  Here is a list of 5 tips to help make YOUR garage sale successful.

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Elderly man hit by train in Rancho Cordova

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - An elderly man was hit by a Sacramento Regional Transit train as he crossed the tracks Friday morning, according to officials.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Folsom Boulevard and Olson Drive. RT police on scene said the train's operator blew his horn three times when he spotted the man on the tracks, but the elderly victim appeared to ignore each warning except the last time. Police said the man seemed to motion "I don't care" to the operator before he was hit.

The victim, born in 1927, was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, according to RT police.

 

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Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

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Adult summer softball league starts up at Mather Sports Center

Adult summer softball league starts up at Mather Sports Center

Get your friends together and spend warm summer evenings playing softball in the “Field of Dreams” environment of Mather Sports Center.  Registration is now open for Cordova Recreation and Park District’s summer adult softball leagues. 
 
Games are one day a week, Monday – Friday, evenings at the Mather Sports Center.  Both Men’s and Co-Ed leagues are available.  Play begins the week of June 20.
 
The team fee is $460.00 plus a one time $20 ASA registration fee.  Team fee must accompany registration. Up to 15 players per team are allowed for the Men’s leagues and up to 16 players per team for Co-Ed.
 
Leagues play a seven game schedule with single elimination playoffs for the top four teams in each league.

Metro fire handing out loaner life jackets

SACRAMENTO - On this Memorial Day, it's important to remember the basics of water safety.

On Monday, Sacramento Metro Fire will be handing out loaner life jackets along the American River.

They'll be at the Sunrise Raft Launch area and along the river between Fair Oaks Bridge and Howe Avenue.

Children under 13 years of age are required by law to wear a life jacket in the area waterways.

PHOTOS: American River rafters get life-saving vests

SACRAMENTO, CA - Monday was a day of remembrance, reunions and rafting.

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Metro Fire and volunteers handed out life vests to people heading onto the American River Monday. Crowds were light due to cooler than usual weather. But that didn't stop some from piling into rafts and drifting down the icy river.

Volunteers from the CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) set up a life vest dispensing tent. Some took the vests; others did not.

"Children 12 and under are required to wear them," said Metro Fire chief Ed Crawford. "For adults, it's the right thing to do, like wearing a bike helmet," he said.

~*Tamales*~... how to make

~*Tamales*~... how to make

Step by step instructions on how to make tamales with your kids.

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