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Put your basketball skills up against Sacramento PD

Put your basketball skills up against Sacramento PD

La Familia Counseling Center, Inc., in partnership with the Sacramento Police Department, is hosting a FREE Community “Basketball Game Day.”

The 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament teams up Sacramento kids with Sacramento police officers as they play to win! Participating kids and teens must be ages 8 to 12 or 13 to 17 in order to play in the tournament.

Also at the event, families will be able to watch K9 demostrations and enjoy food and drinks.

Join Sacramento police on Friday, Aug. 16 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the La Familia Counseling Center, Inc., at 5523 34th Street in Sacramento

Historic Old City Cemetery Tour - "Saloons & Eateries"

Historic Old City Cemetery Tour -  "Saloons & Eateries"

The Old City Cemetery Committee’s tour focuses on some of the old time Bars and Restaurants in Sacramento.

 Whether they were stinking tents set up on poles, or fancy buildings with imported marble, you could get almost anything you wanted at Sacramento’s old time Bar and Restaurants, just as long as you were willing and able to pay the price. Join us as we tour Sacramento’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” of yesteryear. The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Wildly Fun, Entertaining and Free,“Gold Rush Days” Returns to Old Sacramento Labor Day Weekend!

Wildly Fun, Entertaining and Free,“Gold Rush Days” Returns to Old Sacramento Labor Day Weekend!

Get ready to turn back time to the 1850s! Free to the public and a wildly favorite Sacramento heritage celebration, Gold Rush Days 2013 returns to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend running Friday, August 30, through Monday, September 2. Nearly 200 tons of dirt will transform the streets of Old Sacramento’s 27-acre historic district into a scene straight out of the Gold Rush era.  The annual heritage celebration is produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau with support from the City of Sacramento, Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, Old Sacramento Business Association and California State Parks.

The unique four-day event features a wide variety of crowd-favorite entertainment, all free to experience and enjoy.

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

Volunteers needed to Transform Grant High: July 24-27

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is looking for 250 volunteers during the week of July 24-27 to participate in their largest planting event of the year.

This summer, Grant High is undertaking a massive makeover. For years students have walked along the barren pathway that connects Grant High School main campus to the West Campus.  During warm months it's a sweltering trek and during wet months a long dash for shelter.  During the week of July 24th-27th all of that will change with a massive overhaul and planting party.

The project was conceived and planned by students from the GEO Environmental Science and Design Academy at Grant High School working in partnership with UC Davis Landscape Architecture students.  Their plan includes replacing asphalt with permeable pavement and installing vegetated bioswales to recharge groundwater and filter storm water run-off.

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

"West Sacramento will be inundated" in a 200 year flood event, said California Department of Water Resources Assistant Flood Management Division Chief Paul Marshall in a June 20 presentation to the West Sac City Council.

Marshall characterized as 'conservative' DWR's new 200 year flood inundation maps that outline risks to communities in the Central Valley. (A 200 year flood, with consequences like the flooding that decimated New Orleans, has a half percent chance of happening in any year, say flood experts like West Sac's former Flood Protection Manager Michael Bessette.) Marshall said DWR worked with the Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists to create the maps.