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Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

ROCKLIN, CA- He may look like an ordinary dog, but Koa is much more than a fun- loving, furry companion. His keen senses give him the ability to sniff out medical emergencies and now he is in a race against time as he faces one of his own.

The 4-year old Airedale has brought joy to the Videll home. From trips to the lake, to long walks at the park, his spunky personality and warm nature have made him part of the family. “He’s like one of my kids, except he’s fuzzy,“ said Michelle Videll.

Recently, the Videll’s received devastating news. Koa is battling congestive heart failure and is in desperate need of a pacemaker. The family has poured over a thousand dollars into treatment, but due to tough economic times they are sadly running out of hope. “It’s a nightmare, it’s like not being able to care for one of my children, it’s heartbreaking,” said Bill Videll.

The news is especially difficult for Bill and Michelle’s son.

Help Mather Sports Center win new signage

Help Mather Sports Center win new signage
Cordova Recreation and Park District has entered Mather Sports Center to be MetamorphoSIGNed by FASTSIGNS! Vote at www.MetamorphoSIGN.com and you will be entered to win a $50 AMEX gift card. The project is number 498, click "see next 20" three times under the photos until you see number 517, then scroll down to Mather Sports Center, number 498. You can vote once a day.

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

Volunteers needed to spruce up McKinley Park amid budget squeeze

Volunteers needed to spruce up McKinley Park amid budget squeeze

 

Neighbors are putting their time, sweat and personal pride to use in keeping McKinley Park the way it should be, even in the face of budget cuts. Volunteers plan to get together at the East Sacramento park this weekend to work on some of the chores that used to be handled by city maintenance crews. 

 

Sacramento's Gem: The American River Bike Trail

Sacramento's Gem:  The American River Bike Trail

Just when you think you are disappointed with what Sacramento has to offer, think again.. The American River Bike Trail has everything to give us a life worth treasuring. From biking to hiking,  boating to wildlife viewing, family picnic to solitary meditation, you have it all.

ARBT is aptly described in one of Bob Dylan's poems, that goes:

"There's beauty in the silver, singin' river,
There's beauty in the rainbow in the sky,
But no one and nothing else can touch the beauty"

 

Mini-golf course in downtown pubs...fundraiser for breast cancer

Mini-golf course in downtown pubs...fundraiser for breast cancer

          Putters, Pubs and Prevention

(What do Greens and Grog have to do with Breast Cancer?)

 
This Saturday, June 25th, at 11am, the 2nd Annual Albie Puttin’ Pub Crawl will launch its shotgun start for an event that puts… or better yet, putts the fun back in fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Albie Aware, a Sacramento non-profit which raises money to provide breast cancer prevention education and helps patients pay for expensive diagnostic screening tests.
 
(Registration is at 10am at the 15th & K Street Parking Lot)
 
At 11am, players will fan out for a shotgun start “Putt-Tournament” at 9 different downtown pubs, (all within walking distance of each other) where their putting skills will be tested in 9 very different and creative “themed” golf holes, that are being built by employees of the participating pubs.
 
Attached please find some photos of creative golf holes from

California Questers forming new chapter in Sacramento

California Questers forming new chapter in Sacramento

If you're interested in donating your time to help with the preservation and restoration of local artifacts, memorials, historic buildings, landmarks and other educational projects, consider joining a new California Questers chapter now forming in the Sacramento area. In fact, there are 800 Questers chapters around the United States with 35 chapters in California alone. Questers work on defined projects often working with local historical society's preservation and restoration projects including preservation of lighthouses, historic homes, monuments and artifacts in museums and missions. If research and the study of antiques appeals to you, be sure to attend the first California Questers informational meeting at the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park happening on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m.