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California Family Fitness launches kids fitness program

During the month of February, California Family Fitness will unveil a one-of-its kind fitness incentive program, “I am Kid Fit”, for children ages 4 to 11.

The “I am Kid Fit” program will offer classes such as boot camp, hip hop hustle, cheer, dance fit, family zumba, tumble tots, Wii tournaments, yoga for youth, and much more. The program will reward children that participate in 10 kids classes with an “I am Kid Fit” shirt and special recognition in the club they attend.

The goal of “I am Kid Fit” is not only to encourage physical fitness, but also to teach children and their families that exercise can and should be a fun experience!

 California Family Fitness, Natomas at 3880 Innovator Drive.

 

Keep the arena in Natomas petition

Keep the arena in Natomas petition

The owner of Straw Hat Pizza is hosting a pre-kings game petition signing event in support of keeping the arena in Natomas.  The event takes place on Wednesday night (Feb. 2).

The event will take place from 4-7pm at Straw Hat Pizza, 4441 E. Commerce Way 95834.

Come out and support your community.

New bridge to cross I-80 in Natomas

SACRAMENTO, CA - Good news for joggers and bicyclists in Sacramento. 

Construction is under way on a pedestrian and bicyclist bridge over Interstate 80 connecting North and South Natomas.  

This is the first overcrossing dedicated to pedestrians and bikes in the Natomas area.

The southern end of the overcrossing drops bridge traffic onto Gateway Oaks near the University of Phoenix campus.

The $3.9 million project is expected to be completed by late 2011.

By Angel Cardenas, acardenas@news10.net

 

 

 

Sacramento Kings honor Sac County Teachers of the Year

Sacramento Kings honor Sac County Teachers of the Year

The Sacramento Kings vs San Antonio Spurs game is going to be an extra special event on Feb. 4. 

Join in the fun as the Sacramento Kings honor all Sacramento County District's Teachers of the Year, which includes Natomas Park Elementary School's very own Mrs. Linda Pugh.  Ms. Pugh is Natomas Unified School District's Teacher of the Year.

The game starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for $19.50 (reg.

Schools try to keep students in home districts

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Valley school districts work hard to keep students from transferring out of their home districts.

Years of budget cuts have prompted school officials to come up with ways to keep students in districts where they live.

"We want our kids to stay with us," said Kate Bishop-Hazarian, the Family and Community Involvement Director for the Twin Rivers Unified School District. "Schools are funded on the ADA (Average Daily Attendance) for students who are enrolled and in their seats everyday."

Before classes begin, parents are asked to show proof of residency in the district where their children will attend school.  Bishop-Hazarian said, "We ask for a rental statement, mortgage statement or a utility bill."

Vegan Fest - January 29, 2011

The VegFest is a celebration of raw, vegan and vegetarian cuisines from throughout the Sacramento region.  More than two dozen restaurants, caterers and specialty shops will be on hand to highlight their unique dishes.  Brooke Preston, chef and owner of The Green Boheme Café has all the details of the event and demonstrates a delicious raw "cinnamon roll".

VegFest Food Fair 2011
Saturday, January 29
12:00-4:00 pm
Artisan Building
1901 Del Paso Boulevard
Sacramento
Free

Jeff Dunham - February 3

Don't miss the global comedy phenomenon Jeff Dunham when he brings his ALL NEW 2011 "Identity Crisis Tour," where he will introduce Diane!

Thursday, February 3
7:30PM 
ARCO Arena
$46 - Reserved Seating (Price includes $2.50 fee)
Parking info: $12 - Toll Plazas Open at 5:30 PM
Doors open: 6:30 PM
http://www.jeffdunham.com/

POLL: Which chocolate is most popular for Valentine's Day?

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we want to know which chocolate you think is most popular for the romantic holiday?

Sacramento City Council delays decision on arena proposal

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to table the decision to bring another sports/entertainment arena to the city for another two weeks.

Council members decided not to endorse the proposal recommended by SacramentoFIRST, a mayoral task force.

The task force last week recommended developer David Taylor of the ICON group to build a new sports and entertainment complex at the rail yards site.

Council members said they wanted more time to review all four plans and to focus on the approaches, the qualifications and each team's experience.

Some of those who turned out for the city council discussion were members of "Here We Stay," a group dedicated to bringing a new arena to the area. They came in white printed t-shirts.

A handful of residents from Natomas came in black t-shirts printed with the words "Keep the Arena in Natomas."

Natomas school district employees, board reach tentative wage cut agreement

SACRAMENTO, CA - Working to stave off state takeover of their district, union leaders with the California School Employees Association and the Natomas Joint Union School Board have reached a tentative agreement to wage concessions.

District custodians, bus drivers and others would take a 7.9 percent pay cut for the 2011-2012 school year, says board President Bruce Roberts.. The cut would come in the form of five furlough days throughout the year and five days at the end of the school year, thus shortening the school year by one week.

Union members were expected to vote on the plan this week or next.

Natomas teachers and administrators have previously agreed to similar cuts.