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Don't be a Grinch...Go underground for family fun!

Don't be a Grinch...Go underground for family fun!

Looking for something unique and memorable to do with friends and family this holiday season? Go underground!

Revealing what’s been hidden beneath the city for more than 150 years, ever-popular Old Sacramento Underground Tours give visitors the opportunity to discover the strange but true stories below historic buildings and sidewalks. Now wrapping up its seventh season, the tour allows guests to explore excavated foundations and enclosed pathways, while entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides recount the tales of the devastation, perseverance, and determination that led to California’s only successful street-raising project.

Holiday schedule:

- November 25, 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving weekend) on Friday & Saturday every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

- On weekends December 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.

All aboard for story time & book signing with ABC10’s Emmy Award-winning reporter Mark S. Allen

All aboard for story time & book signing with ABC10’s Emmy Award-winning reporter Mark S. Allen

It’s all aboard for a very special story time with ABC10’s Anchor/Reporter Mark S. Allen – who has been honored with three prestigious Emmy Awards -- on Monday, November 7, 2016. Beginning at 11 a.m., the popular TV personality will read the illustrated children’s book Pancake Express by Brandon James Scott. Afterward, Mark S. Allen will sign copies of the recently released 100 Things To Do in Sacramento Before You Die travel book published by Reedy Press that he compiled and authored. The new book highlights the California State Railroad Museum (along with many other destinations in Old Sacramento State Historic Park) and is available for purchase in the Museum store.

Railroad Museum foundation offers special THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride opportunity for non-profits

Railroad Museum foundation offers special THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride opportunity for non-profits

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are pleased to present a special opportunity for local non-profits that support or serve local children and families to enjoy a very special ride aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride during a run-through rehearsal on Friday evening, November 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. With 150 seats available, the Foundation is accepting entries for the complimentary group experience now through October 17 at 4 p.m.

In 100 words or less (in PDF format), interested non-profit agencies simply need to provide background information about their organization and explain why the suggested beneficiaries should receive seats aboard the advance THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experience.  

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Auto Museum to debut powerful new exhibit 'Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture'

Powerful, fast and flashy, motorcycles have left enduring tracks on California’s vehicular history and are an integral part of the very culture of the Golden State. To showcase the lasting impact of the motorcycle on California’s collective psyche, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present the “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” exhibit that will debut on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

7 self-awareness questions to aid student success

With the 2016-2017 school year upon us, preparing our students to start off strong is a necessity that must not be overlooked. School supplies and school clothes are definitely great but if we neglect to help our students become more self-aware, we'll be making a tragic mistake. Business genius, Gary Vaynerchuk says, "Self-Awareness is the game...when you know yourself, you win". I like to say, "When you know yourself, success is more easily attained. As the father of a 1st grader, 8th grader and 9th grader, I desire for my children to be successful. As the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters, I want my younger siblings to be successful. As a #StudentSuccessCoach of 15 years, it is a need for me to see our students start this year off with more confidence than ever before and be extremely successful.

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

Classic car and truck show at the Yolo Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library at the “Cruisin’ into the Next Chapter” Classic Car and Truck Show on August 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside the Yolo Branch Library, located at 37750 Sacramento Street in Yolo.

All are welcome to attend this free family-friendly event which will feature a display of classic cars and trucks around the library. In addition to the car show, visit the nearly 100-year-old Carnegie library and check out books, watch a “Cars” movie marathon, enjoy arts and crafts for all ages and take part in family activities while listening to live music. Participants will also be able to enter to win raffle prizes and support the Friends of the Yolo Branch Library with purchases of food, plants and t-shirts.