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NEWS FLASH -- Girl Scout Cookie Locator Works!

NEWS FLASH -- Girl Scout Cookie Locator Works!

Sacramento -- Patience tempered my unbridled eagerness Monday when I found a sale location for Girl Scout cookies on the website www.girlscoutshcc.org to find local businesses supporting this once-a-year fundraiser. Girl Scouts are selling the unique cookies through the end of March.

Dr. Seuss Honored at Wire Elementary for Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Honored at Wire Elementary for Read Across America

Sacramento -- Teachers, principals and students enjoy Dr. Seuss and his beloved stories throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District on Friday, March 2, during Read Across America at Clayton B. Wire Elementary School.

School Readiness Fair A Big Hit At SCUSD

School Readiness Fair A Big Hit At SCUSD

Sacramento -- Fun activities abound to assist parents with preparing their children, as well as themselves, for healthy beginnings in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The Serna Center was filled with representatives from many elementary schools, pre-schools, resource centers, the Crocker Art Museum and the Girl Scouts. Dozens of volunteers dedicated time on Saturday to assist parents and children with information ranging from car seat safety to proper nutrition to early learning development. Children engaged in fun stuff such as story telling, a puppet theater and face painting. A recent change in district policy now permits open enrollment in elementary schools, which encourages parents to shop for the best school meeting each child's learning and social needs. The Sacramento Public Library had its "Wanderer Bookmobile" available with a variety of children's books enticing reading.

A+ Customer Service At Macy's Downtown Sacramento

A+ Customer Service At Macy's Downtown Sacramento

Sacramento -- As a woman who loves to shop, I often experience less than enthusiastic sales people -- especially during a holiday sale! That's why the effort by an executive at Macy's in downtown Sacramento deserves my thanks for going the extra mile to help me during the recent Presidents' Day Sale. When an advertised toaster oven resulted in a sell-out, Macy's executive "Rob" promised to contact other Macy store locations to, hopefully, find this toaster oven at a generously-discounted price. I told Rob my old toaster oven (a wedding gift in 1974) is "sparking" while in use. Clearly, I need a new toaster oven before my garlic bread turns into a camp fire. Even though Rob promised to find me the advertised toaster oven, I assumed that once I'm out of sight that I'd also be out of Rob's mind. Two days later, Rob called saying he located the out-of-stock toaster oven! Amazingly, Rob wants me to be a happy Macy's shopper. He succeeded.