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California water department approves groundwater guidelines

California water department approves groundwater guidelines

SACRAMENTO —The California Water Commission approved Department of Water Resources regulations that will guide local groundwater sustainability agency management and regulation of California’s groundwater basins... Read More

Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)

Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
09-19-2015 - 09-19-2015
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-Noon
Do you have questions about your plants? Are these bugs good or bad? What is the reasons do your plant looks different this year?  How can you garden with limited water? Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to have a UC Master Gardener help you answer all over your questions There will also be a lot of information about gardening with limited water
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Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Home Depot)

Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Home Depot)
Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Home Depot)
09-05-2015 - 09-05-2015
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
Start Time(s): Sat 10am-11am
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County are joining the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Water Agency for a free Take a Shower Save a Tree Workshop Master Gardeners will talk about the benefits of selecting Mediterranean climate and California native plants for creating an attractive and water conserving landscape Sacramento Tree Foundation will teach you how to identify signs of water stress and how to do simple soil moisture monitoring  
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Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)

Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)
Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)
08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free *Registration is not required, but recommended to secure your tree watering bucket filled with fun gardening and water conservation items
 
(916) 875-6913
 
http://www.takeashowersaveatree.org/ to register
Start Time(s): Sat 10am-11am
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County are joining the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Water Agency for a free Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop Master Gardeners will talk about the benefits of selecting Mediterranean climate and California native plants for creating an attractive and water conserving landscape Sacramento Tree Foundation will teach you how to identify signs of water stress and how to do simple soil moisture monitoring  Plus, you will learn resp
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Nutritious remedies for heart health

Nutritious remedies for heart health

The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, and Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento physician Rajiv Misquitta, MD, has one for you that is very timely considering February is American Heart Month.

Adopt a plant-based diet—basically, be vegan.

That’s what Dr. Misquitta did six years ago after he had a heart attack followed by a five-way bypass surgery four months later. He was just 40 and in reasonably good health.

The Internal Medicine doctor was discouraged that medicine could not completely keep his health problems at bay, so he made what many people might consider a drastic move: He eliminated all meat, dairy, and added fat, such as olive oil and nuts, from his diet. That decision was based on research suggesting a healthy lifestyle can reverse heart disease. He hasn’t had any heart problems since starting his new diet.

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

2014 rankings: University of the Pacific is diverse, smart and cool

University of the Pacific awards more doctoral degrees to Asian American students than any other college in the country. Pacific alumni have the sixth-highest salaries among recent graduates who earned diplomas at West Coast colleges. And the university counts among the 15 most popular, 50 most beautiful, 50 smartest and 100 “coolest” campuses in the nation.

Those are just some of the rankings Pacific chalked up this year in assessments from popular magazines and websites, including Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Payscale.com, PolicyMic.com, Lumosity, Sierra Magazine and more.

“It’s wonderful when these rankings emphasize what we already know about Pacific,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. “Pacific is a special place that prepares students for success through rigorous academics and superior teaching. While no ranking should be taken too seriously, we appreciate being recognized in so many areas.”

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