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Locals treated to total lunar eclipse

Locals treated to total lunar eclipse

 It's a rare event -- a total eclipse of the moon. And even rarer is an eclipse that take place during the winter solstice on December 20. It meant that the moon was glowing high in the sky during the eclipse overnight. 

SLIDESHOW: Your lunar eclipse photos

Tentative agreement reached with the Natomas Teachers Association

NATOMAS – The Natomas Unified School District met Thursday with the Natomas Teachers Association as part of the ongoing negotiations process to address the District’s fiscal crisis and potential State takeover.

In a collaborative effort, the parties reached a tentative agreement that will create 7.79 percent in budget savings for the 2011-12 school year, including seven furlough days and increasing the District class-size average by two.

Bobbie Plough, Superintendent, stated that the District and the Natomas Teachers Association are committed to the students, employees and community. The tentative agreement is a major step toward avoiding State takeover and establishing fiscal solvency for the District.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.

Are Facebook Promotions Getting an Update?

Looks like new Facebook Promotions guidelines may soon be released.


According to AllFacebook, an email sent out by Facebook sales representatives outlines the new rules.  In contrast to the old guidelines where promotions needed to be explicitly approved, promotions will no longer need prior written approval from Facebook. Basically, in regards to promotions, sweepstakes and contests on Facebook:



  • They no longer require prior written Facebook approval to administer a promotion on Facebook.

  • They no longer require a minimum media spend investment to support the promotion.

Yelp for Restaurant Chains

Here’s a four letter word that makes many businesses cower and cry: YELP.


In the past several months, the 3fold team has helped two national  restaurant chains with their local marketing efforts. While there have been all sorts of fun things we’ve done for these brands (including working with fabulous food bloggers), one social tool stands out. Setting up, promoting and managing Yelp accounts has been incredibly fun, fascinating and frustrating all at the same time.


Here are a few things we’ve learned about Yelp as it relates to national restaurant chains:


Appetizer: Identify goals

Alicia-On-Wheels 2.0

No matter how much of a city-lover you are, there are some downsides to the urban life. Our fellow 3folder, Alicia experienced this first-hand this week, waking up one morning to discover her beloved cruiser bike gone.


3fold loves Sacramento. We are avid supporters of our Midtown neighborhood and big fans of bike commuting. We are also big ol’ softies when it comes to helping out our own…and apparently our friends and colleagues (around town and in our various social media networks) are even more awesome.


 


 


 


 



Thank you to everyone who pitched in on our “Alicia-On-Wheels 2.0” bike replacement fundraising drive! It means a lot. You’re all amazing and we’re blessed to know you.