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“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento Over Labor Day Weekend!

“Gold Rush Days” is BACK in Old Sacramento  Over Labor Day Weekend!

Mark your calendar…it’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days RETURNS to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend -- Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015.  The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historic district to help visitors experience what life was like in the 1850s.

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Seth Curry on Jim Rome Show

Seth Curry on Jim Rome Show

"It means everything," said Seth Curry when asked about s... Read More

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Cheers! It’s National Tequila Day

Today might arguably be one of the best days of the year. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s National Tequila Day, of course! And this year, we should all celebrate because it’s also on a FRIDAY!! On top of that, it’s summer and here in Sacramento our farmers’ markets and local shops are bursting with the most amazing fresh fruits and veggies to play with in tequila concoctions. This trifecta makes for the ultimate tequila celebration, no excuses. ... Read More

Sacramento cop caught on video doing the 'Nae Nae'

Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" song is this summer's latest dance craze and it has everyone moving – including a Sacramento police officer who was caught on video that has gone viral.

"I learned it from my kids. I loved embarrassing them, which I did a pretty good job of this time," Sacramento Police Lt. Roman Murrietta said.

It was last week when Murrietta danced the night away with south Sacramento neighborhood kids during Summer Night Lights -- a community event that offers free food, music and activities to under-served areas.

At a time of tense community police relations nationwide, watching a cop bust a move is a nice change of setting.

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Sacramento fast-food workers rally for $15 min. wage

Fast-food workers and activists came together Thursday in south Sacramento to rally for a $15 minimum wage.

The rally was sparked by the New York Wage Board's vote to increase the minimum wage for New York City fast-food workers to $15 by 2018. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment organizer Estuardo David Mazariegos said the decision had inspired a "day of action" for workers across the country.

While Mazariegos and others at the rally chanted for a $15 wage, he acknowledged that the cost of living in Sacramento was much lower than in New York City – or in Seattle or Los Angeles, which have also approved $15 minimum wages.

"It's about making sure we find that sweet spot in Sacramento," Mazariegos explained. "Obviously, the economy is a bit different. So, it's about making sure we have protections for small businesses, meaning that we implement the $15 an hour slowly."

Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

Sacramento Needs to Address Its Lack of Technical Training

By Roger Speer

As the uneven economy recovery continues in California, there is one area where jobs remain available: technical workers.

Workers with vocational training are currently in demand. The hardest segment of the workforce to replace has been the skilled trades, due to a shortage caused by the exodus of highly-skilled baby boomers that are entering retirement.

So where will we find these workers? There are many young adults in the 18- to 24-year-old age bracket that possess no post-high school education. Many of these individuals are either unemployed or have low-paying jobs that offer limited career paths.

While the national unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 5.5 percent since the country entered recession in 2008, youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.