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The diet soda effect of buying a fuel-efficient vehicle

Like ordering a diet soda with a side of fries, households who buy a fuel-efficient vehicle tend to buy a bigger, more powerful second car to compensate. This tendency, combined with the changes in driving behavior that result, may reduce up to 60 percent of the expected future gas savings from increased fuel economy in two-car households. That is according to a recent white paper from the University of California, Davis, MIT and Yale.

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Kings rookies share special bond

Through the years, the young careers of De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles, and Frank Mason III have all been intertwined dating b... Read More

A Veterinarian's drive for horse care in the Dakotas

UC Davis veterinarian, Eric Davis, and his wife, Cindy, travel in an old bus to North and South Dakota every summer to treat horses on Native American Reservations. They take dozens of students with them, from universities across the country, to teach them about rural veterinary care... Read More

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00-11:00am. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley awarded Gold Seal from The Joint Commission

Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (SSH-NV) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement for Hip and for Knee. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

“We are very happy to receive certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Dennis Sindelar, Chief Administrative Officer for Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley. “We feel this validates the work we do to provide our patients with safe, quality care as they receive joint replacement services.” Read more.

Gov. Brown issues legislative update

September 25, 2017 |

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the following legislation into law... Read More

CASA honors five Sutter Surgery Centers with ASC excellence awards

CASA honors five Sutter Surgery Centers with ASC excellence awards

The California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) recently honored Sutter Surgery centers with five out of seven CASA Awards for Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Excellence:

  • Sutter Alhambra Surgery Center
  • Sutter Stockton Surgery Center
  • Surgery Center Palo Alto
  • Surgery Center San Carlos
  • Surgery Center Fremont

The CASA Award acknowledges CASA member facilities that exemplify best practices in the surgery center industry and actively promote and advocate for ASC excellence.

“The highly skilled clinicians and staff at our outpatient surgery centers do an outstanding job providing patients expert care in a safe environment,” said Sutter Surgery Division CEO Terry Glubka. “Congratulations to these teams for this well-deserved honor.”

Carter recalls most infamous dunk with surprise twist

Arguably the greatest in-game dunk ever captured on camera went unnoticed by the dunker himself, Vince Carter... Read More

Midtown Farmers Market offers a bountiful harvest of edibles & activities in October

Midtown Farmers Market offers a bountiful harvest of edibles & activities in October

The Midtown Association (MA) is pleased to offer a bountiful harvest of fresh fruits, produce and locally-made gourmet items plus special Halloween related activities in October at the popular and thriving Midtown Farmers Market. Proudly sponsored by Sutter Health, the Midtown Farmers Market offers up to 90 farmer, grower and vendor booths bursting with fresh fruit, produce, and gourmet or locally made goods each week.  As a highlight, a crowd-favorite activity is an entertaining cooking demonstration on the first Saturday of each month presented by a talented Midtown chef and sponsored by University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus. The year-round market takes place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 20th Street from J Street to Kayak Alley.*  

Along with offering a vibrant selection of fresh and locally produced foods all year long, the Midtown Farmers Market guests can enjoy the following activities in October:

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display for 7th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on 10/7

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 7th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is It Came from the Archives!?  Showcasing historic treasures from 24 Northern California institutions, numerous special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.