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Have a Need for Speed?

Have a Need for Speed?

Do you like to go fast?  Do you like to watch others go fast?  Well, there is a way to do that without causing major damage to yourself and others or running afoul of law enforcement.  Local race tracks across the country offer the car enthusiast  many opportunities to satisfy your need for speed.  Whether it be sports car rally racing, dirt track and asphalt circuit racing or drag racing, there is usually a nearby track hosting an event to suit your favorite type and level of competition. 

Local racing clubs and associations like the West Coast Pro Gas Association provide weekend racers with a safe and sanctioned place to race.  They often offer prizes in the form of parts and sponsorships in addition to cash, trophies and bragging rights.  The entry requirements are usually minimal as they are scaled to meet the hobby racer's budget and expertise to make it possible for many racers to compete safely, no

Allied Waste Services launches Summer safety campaign

Allied Waste Services launches Summer safety campaign

RANCHO CORDOVA - Allied Waste Services, Inc. is launching its 101 Days of Summer Safety campaign to raise the level of awareness toward safety from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Historically, the solid waste industry has seen an increase in employee injuries and vehicular accidents during the summer season. This increase is due in part to higher temperature/humidity, increased pedestrian traffic, children out of school and increased motor vehicle traffic. Allied Waste Services has been able to eliminate this trend through its 101 Days of Summer Safety campaign.

"While the campaign is directed toward our drivers, these safety tips can apply to every person who drives," said Keith Hester, Allied’s general manager.

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.