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For about five months now, a group called Bikeramento have been waiting to hear those words out in the open: "Sac Sunday Streets" and yesterday, while they were all seated at City Council, CM Cohn announced it to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Council Members. Sac Sunday Streets is a monthly fitness-based and family-friendly event revolving around the soft closure of Capitol Avenue from 3rd St. to 28th St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the First Sunday from May Thru October 2009. The event's inspiration is modeled after events from cities in the world like Bogota, Colombia's Ciclovia and cities in the U.S. like San Francisco's Sunday Streets, Portland's Sunday Parkways, New York City's Summer St
Today our beautiful city is full of leprechauns, shamrocks and merriment. To honor our wonderful Irish friends, I offered you an Irish Blessing: " May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of you wealth. May the dreams you hold dearest, Be those which come true, The kindness you spread, Keep returning to you." Happy St Patrick’s Day!
For Ricardo Robles, it's like coming back home. This is Robles' old classroom and he shows the students in the class where he used to sit. The class is called Spanish for Hispanics. McClatchy High School, in Land Park, has a 26 percent Latino population. The teacher, Mr. Rodolfo Orihuela, explains that he created this class so the students, who are already fluent in the Spanish language, can get an opportunity to learn about their heritage. To break the ice Robles asks the students to draw the person nearest to them. "It does not matter if you can't draw, just give it a try" says Robles. After they spend 5 minutes drawing, he asks them to give the drawing to the person they dr
Today was a beautiful day in our city and I was amazed, and pleased, to see how many of us choose to ride our bicycles to work this morning. How many people ride to work in your office?
There will be a great party this Second Saturday at the Bike Kitchen in midtown. Two live bands, the Poplollys and Nick York and Chris Fairman, will be providing music and there will be beer served as well. The celebration starts at 6:00 p.m. and the music will start at 8:00 p.m. There is no cost but they are accepting donations to cover the drinks expenses. The Sacramento Press team will be there in full force. We'll be having a cross promotion with Mochii yogurt to help them in their effort to raise money to support the Sacramento Ballet. Come out and say hello, we will be giving away yogurt, reusable grocery bags and lots of cool stuff from The Sacramento Press. Sacramento Kitchen