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McGeorge Appellate Advocacy Team Earns Distinctions in Competitions Across the Country

McGeorge Appellate Advocacy Team Earns Distinctions in Competitions Across the Country

Oak Park’s own McGeorge School of Law concluded its 2013-2014 appellate advocacy competition season this week earning awards in several contests around the United States.

The appellate advocacy team, known as the Moot Court Team, argues issues of law before simulated panels of appellate judges. Each competition provides a different fact pattern with different legal issues for the students to research. After preparing a brief that is up to fifty pages long, the students prepare 10 to 20-minute oral arguments. During the arguments the judges ask specific questions about the law to assess the student’s presentation, critical thinking, and research skills. The students are scored based on their brief writing and oral argument abilities.

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales


SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.


USA Swimming Has Named Brian Nabeta from Arden Hills to National Diversity Select Camp Coaching Team

USA Swimming Has Named Brian Nabeta from Arden Hills to National Diversity Select Camp Coaching Team

USA Swimming has named Brian Nabeta, USA Swim Team Head Coach & Director of Aquatics for Arden Hills, as an Assistant Coach for the prestigious National Diversity Select Camp that takes place May 1-4, 2014, in Colorado Springs. At the camp, talented athletes from underrepresented populations will participate in a special, multi-day program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. The purpose of the National Diversity Select Camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.  

USA Swimming Has Selected Kailee Nabeta from Arden Hills to Attend National Diversity Select Camp

USA Swimming Has Selected Kailee Nabeta from Arden Hills to Attend National Diversity Select Camp

Arden Hills’ swimmer Kailee Nabeta, age 14, has been selected to attend the prestigious USA Swimming National Diversity Select Camp that takes place May 1-4, 2014, in Colorado Springs.  Out of several hundred applicants this year, 36 young athletes were chosen based on performance times at USA Swimming sanctioned events.  Talented athletes from underrepresented populations will participate in a special, multi-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. The purpose of the National Diversity Select Camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.  

Sac State scores trifecta at systemwide competition

Sac State scores trifecta at systemwide competition

Sacramentan reacts to bombings in her native Russian city

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Lyudmila Lopeshkova can't believe the bombings in Russia she sees on television happened in her home town.

Lopeshkova moved to Sacramento from Volgograd, Russia in 2000, when she was just 6 years old. But she fondly remembers growing up with her older siblings there, playing in the street and staying out after dark.

"I'm very shocked, especially when it's coming from my city," she said.

Some of Lopeshkova's relatives still live in Volgograd. Over the weekend, 31 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the city - one on a bus and one in a train station. Dozens more were injured.

"You wouldn't assume that someone would try to bomb a small city like that, and it's really shocking and upsetting because I grew up there," Lopeshkova said.

Lopeshkova said she hasn't heard from her family in Volgograd since the bombings.

D-III: #5 Sacramento defeats defending section champion #13 Oakdale, 41-21

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento High Dragons defeated the Oakdale Mustangs 41-21 Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the D-III section playoffs.

The 5th seeded Dragons will host the 8th seeded Christian Brothers Falcons in the D-III semifinals next week.