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Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties poses potential health concern

Local air pollution officials are issuing a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday night, May 22, 2013, because of blowing dust resulting from gusty winds. The health caution is in effect for San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and the valley portion of Kern counties.

Winds may produce areas of localized dust, which can result in unhealthy concentrations of particulate matter 10 microns and smaller (PM10). Exposure to particulate pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, trigger asthma attacks and bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Kaiser Permanente staff show off green thumbs and gain some national recognition

Kaiser Permanente staff show off green thumbs and gain some national recognition

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento employees are now ready to grow, thanks to a newly designed employee garden at the medical center.

Staff had the opportunity to apply for a plot in the garden, one where they can grow their own fruits, vegetables and herbs.

At an Earth Day event, Patricia Rodriguez, Senior Vice President and Area Manager, said, “We had an overwhelming response. More than 90 physicians and employees were interested in maintaining their own plot in the garden.”

Employees who were awarded plots will reap the rewards of what their gardens grow. They just commit to tend to plant and maintain their plot at the medical center as if it was at their own home.

This isn’t the only way Kaiser Permanente in the south area has gone green, and those efforts are getting some national recognition.

Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

 

The award-winning Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will host its annual Open Garden with sales of rare old roses and rose merchandise, tours, and a Silent Auction. Thousands of old-fashioned, fragrant roses will be in bloom amidst beautiful Victorian monuments and statues in the Historic City Cemetery. Native plant and perennial gardens will also be on display, and a history tour is scheduled.

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Early Bloom in the Historic Rose Garden

Visit the Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am. This tour will focus on early rare roses which climb trees, line fences and surround monuments in the cemetery's award-winning rose garden. Rain cancels.

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. Assemble in the cemetery in the front parking lot.