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Exploring El Dorado County – Sacramento’s Big Backyard

Exploring El Dorado County – Sacramento’s Big Backyard

By Kelly Conroy

Kelly Conroy

As a kid, I had a huge backyard. My parents never hesitated to push us out the back door with the directive, “Go play outside.” I spent whole weekends and entire summers playing, exploring, and exercising my imagination in that backyard. As a kid, it held all the possibilities for adventure I needed.

Now, with my ‘adulting’ efforts in full swing and a significantly smaller East Sacramento backyard, I find myself searching for outdoor experiences that don’t require a dip into my savings account or my vacation time.

Thankfully, it only takes a quick hop across the county line to find my grown up version of a big backyard – El Dorado County.

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Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.

Dreams and Drivers Annual Karts, Kids and Cars Toy Drive & Car Show

Dreams and Drivers Annual Karts, Kids and Cars Toy Drive & Car Show

WHAT: DREAMS AND DRIVERS 2nd Annual KARTS, KIDS and CARS Toy Drive

WHERE: K1 Speed. 3131 Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento

WHEN: DECEMBER 13, 2015 from 8am till NOON.

Bring ONE new unwrapped TOY and give to Santa Racer Daryl.  FREE  Coffee provided by Grace Roasters, concessions by Moondoggies and breakfast goodies.  Go Cart racing inside and special discounts.

All benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Sacramento. LLS will be distributing the toys to their patients for the Christmas Holiday.

RAIN OR SHINE Event.  

www.dreamsanddrivers.com

Always FREE event and open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles

Backpacking for Beginners

Backpacking for Beginners

By Kelly Conroy

 

Kelly Rathburn Conroy

If you’ve ever considered going backpacking, there are tons of resources to help you prepare. REI’s expert advice page, for example, is a great place to learn all about backpacking gear, preparation, and even packing checklists. Of course, I didn’t look at any of that before heading out on my first ever backpacking trip this summer.

After years of car camping, I decided I was ready to take it to the next level and carry my overnight supplies up a mountain for three days. I was up for the challenge of a new outdoor adventure and figured I could piece it together with some light preparation... Read More

California Dream Tennis Team Opening Night Monday!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (DATE) – Sacramento’s California Dream professional tennis team is proud to announce that single and general admission tickets are now on sale for its inaugural season presented by Sunrise Marketplace. The California Dream will play seven home matches at its 2,400-seat venue at North end of Sunrise Mall in the Sunrise MarketPlace in Citrus Heights. Sunrise Market Place is the presenting sponsor for the 2015 California Dream. Single tickets are now available along with season tickets with various amenities at three levels: The Owner’s Club, Box Seating and Grandstands. Ticket and sponsor information is available at www.californiadreamtennis.com/tickets. The California Dream features high-quality professional tennis with a fan-friendly atmosphere that is sure to entertain fans of all ages, from the die-hard tennis fans to families and groups new to professional tennis.

Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2 - 4, 2015

Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2 - 4, 2015
The Folsom Pro Rodeo this weekend is full-packed with exciting events, including music and fireworks.  Below is the schedule.  Go to the Folsom Pro Rodeo website to see more details and buy tickets.

 

THURSDAY

6 p.m. Gates open

7 p.m. Roping Events

8 p.m. American Flag arrives by parachute

8:15 p.m. Grand Entry & Riding Events

9:00 p.m. Mutton Busting/Motocross Act

9:30 p.m. Spectacular Fireworks Display

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Arden Hills-trained Collin Altamirano plays role in University of Virginia winning NCAA championship

Collin Altamirano, a rising national tennis champion on scholarship at the University of Virginia (UVa) who continues to train at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in the off season, played a key role in the men’s tennis team winning the NCAA Championship title on May 19, 2015.  Ranked third going into the tournament, the Cavaliers defeated top-seeded Oklahoma in a 4-1 victory in Waco, Texas.  In fact, Virginia defeated Oklahoma in all matches during the highly competitive tournament. And, after playing with heart, intensity and talent, Altamirano made the all-tournament team in singles and the duo of Altamirano and partner J.C. Aragone earned all-tourney recognition in doubles.