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McKinley Park Rose Garden closer to reopening

McKinley Park Rose Garden closer to reopening

I've been keeping my eye on the McKinley Park Rose Garden, which I pass by almost every day as I walk through the park or run neighborhood errands. 

Volunteers were out on Saturday, pruning, weeding, and planting new rose bushes.  I missed the volunteer project (by the way, the volunteer corps welcomes experts and novices), but I peeked through the wire fence on Sunday and saw their progress.  Thought I'd share a photo.

The garden has been closed since September while the city works on the renovation.  Look for an accessible walkway, improved irrigation and better benches, too.  And of course, hundreds of rose bushes, rose trees and annuals in one corner of a city park. 

The reopening has been pushed back from February to March, and now April, according to the city's website.  Tranquility is worth the wait.

News10 My Neighborhood Wins 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner Award

News10 My Neighborhood Wins 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner Award

News10’s My Neighborhood is proud to accept the 2012 Outstanding Broadcast Media Partner award from the Army of Angels, whose mission is to eliminate crime against children.

News10 was selected from 173 nominations nationwide for its community-based, socially conscious online stories.

Marc Klaas will be presenting the award to News10 My Neighborhood at the Heroes with Heart Gala April 1st, during National Child Abuse Prevention month.

Klaas is the father of Polly Klaas and the president and founder of Klaas Kids Foundation. 

National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) focuses on preventing child abuse/neglect within our communities specifically by fostering education and collaborations which facilitate the type of awareness required to prevent criminal conduct against the youngest and most vulnerable members of society.

Mayoral Proclamation-West Sac Rotary Crab Feed to Benefit Albie Aware

Mayoral Proclamation-West Sac Rotary Crab Feed to Benefit Albie Aware

Mayor Cabaldon Proclaims January 14th

West Sac-Crab-Mento Day

(World’s Crabbiest Crab to Attend Rotary Fundraiser)

 
He’s Crabby, the World’s Crabbiest Crab. He’s boiling mad. And who can blame him?
 
His agent signed him to an event the crusty crustacean finds in bad taste, while those in attendance will be there for the good taste……….of crab…….at the Might Rotary Club of West Sacramento’s “claw-some” (sorry) Crab Feed to benefit The Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation and the West Sacramento Rotary Foundation. The Crab Feed takes place on Saturday, January 14, at Our Lady of Grace Church Hall, 1990 Linden Road, West Sacramento.
(6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner)
 
Crabby was shell-shocked (sorry) to learn that the event has been endorsed by West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who, in an official proclamation has declared January 14, 2012 as West Sac-Crab-Mento Day in recognition of the Rotary’s popular crab feed.

Local La-Z-Boy Owners Donate More Than $12,000 in Furniture to Home For Former Foster Youth

Local La-Z-Boy Owners Donate More Than $12,000 in Furniture to Home For Former Foster Youth

Earlier this week, the local owners of six La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores in Northern California donated nearly $12,000 worth of beautiful La-Z-Boy furniture to a privately funded home for recently emancipated foster youth in Placer County.  Purchased by a concerned citizen and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer, “Taylor House” is a six-bedroom, newly remodeled home located in downtown Roseville.  Once furnished, the home will welcome its first young women residents -- all of whom are no longer able to stay in a foster care environment after turning 18 years of age -- within the next few weeks.   

Ten22 Invites Guests to Eat. Drink. Give! for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ten22 Invites Guests to Eat. Drink. Give! for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dine for a good cause and Eat. Drink. Give! Ten22 has partnered with Sacramento’s Sutter Medical Center and its Breast Cancer Program in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Fifteen percent of all revenue generated at Ten22 from October 16-20 will be donated to the medical center's vital research, treatment and support programs.

Part of the largest and most comprehensive network of oncology centers in California, Sutter’s team of oncologists, nurses, radiologists, social workers, dieticians, research coordinators and volunteers aim to provide specialized care for patients and their loved ones through awareness, education, empowerment and research.

“Sutter Health does an amazing job of helping people in the region,” said Lloyd Harvego, owner of Ten22, located in Old Sacramento.