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US English World Cup viewers drop 38 percent through last 16

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level... Read More

$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia... Read More

Forest Service issues new 3-year permit for Nestlé to siphon water from SoCal creek

Activists from the Crunch Nestle Alliance shut down the Nestlé water bottling plant in Sacramento on March 20, 2015, during a record drought year. Photo by Dan Bacher. | 
By Dan Bacher | July 4, 2018 | 
In a controversial move blasted by environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service on June 27 issued a new permit to Nestlé Waters North America allowing the international company to keep withdrawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its water bottling pipeline, despite evidence that its operations are draining spring-fed Strawberry Creek.  
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Scarlett Johansson's plans to play trans man spurs backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles... Read More

Great Clips® launches Snapchat Lens, allows customers to digitally “Try On” three wacky hairstyles

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 2, 2018--Great Clips, Inc. is proud to launch a Snapchat Lens, allowing customers to embellish their selfie with a wide range of fun, outlandish, hairstyles. The firs... Read More

Sac Self-Help Housing presents 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sac Self-Help Housing presents 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Sutter Health, U.S. Bank and Winn Foundation along with Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, and Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines, brews and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more.

Elk Grove free 4th of July fireworks display on Wednesday, police issue traffic advisory

July 2, 2018 |  

As part Elk Grove's annual Salute to the Red, White and Blue fireworks display and day-long celebration at the Elk Grove Regional Park, the Elk Grove Police Department has issued a traffic advisory. 

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Frederick Douglass' July 4 speeches trace American history

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a century after his death, Frederick Douglass and July 4 remain profoundly intertwined... Read More

Tourist in Your Own Town

Tourist in Your Own Town

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Did you miss Museum Day? Not to fret, you can still be a tourist in your own town without having to leave the cemetery! “Visit” several of the city's museums by visiting the graves of those who founded or were otherwise involved in the city's museums and historic sites, from Sutter's Fort to the Crocker Art Museum to some lesser known institutions. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call (916) 448-0811.