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On June 8, Sacramento residents will have the opportunity to cast their votes on a number of issues and elective offices, including party primaries for governor and attorney general as well as Sacramento City Council seats in districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Many candidates are using online social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to try to get their messages out and gain an edge over the other candidates. For example, in the race for the Republican primary for governor, candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner have Facebook and Twitter pages with followers in the thousands, and the primary fight is widely seen to be between the two. However, even in the more local and community-driv
The fourth annual Celebrate Oak Park community event entertained many families Saturday. The event, which took place at McClatchy Park during the afternoon, drew hundreds of people with live music, food and a kids area that had inflatable obstacle courses and a rock-climbing wall. Event organizer Joany Titherington said the event started as a home improvement fair eight years ago before transforming into something that promoted community involvement while shining light on Oak Park's unique legacy. "This event celebrates the vibrant history we've had here," Titherington said. She added that when Oak Park was established in 1887, it becamse Sacramento's first suburb. Since then, it has be
Thursday, May 6 6-7:30 p.m. About 1,000 people will gather on the north steps of the Capitol to pray and observe the National Day of Prayer. The event coincides with thousands of similar events happening nationwide, with millions expected to participate throughout the country. 8:30-9:30 p.m. The California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation is holding a candlelight vigil as part of the two-day 34th Annual California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony. The CPOMF is a nonprofit foundation that recognizes peace officers who died while on duty. The vigil will take place at the memorial monument at 10th Street and Capitol Mall. The vigil will include remarks from the CPOMF President, a Roll
Latin alternative rock band El Marauder capped off the Spring 2010 lineup of California State University, Sacramento, Unique's weekly Wednesday Nooner concert series with an impressive and energetic performance. The Modesto-based five-piece band showed off its musical talent, utilizing guitar solos and driving drums to sound like a Latin-and-punk-influenced Foo Fighters. El Marauder wasn't afraid to mix it up either, throwing in some reggae as well as a longer experimental song to end their one-hour set, which featured songs in both English and Spanish. El Marauder played on the outdoor Serna Plaza stage and drew a crowd of around 50. The band members were clearly having a good time, con
Wednesday, May 5 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is holding its 2010 Capitol Day. The Capitol Day will allow visitors to talk with legislators about reproductive health issues and participate in the Planned Parenthood education fair. There will be food available throughout the event. Around 1,000 people are expected to attend. No other information was available. 9-10 a.m. Assemblyman Jared Huffman is holding a press conference about Assembly Bill 7, which places a moratorium on non-wooden bats used in high school baseball. About 100 people are expected to attend.