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Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Modifying Watt/50 Signals & Lanes for Traffic Flow

Modifying Watt/50 Signals & Lanes for Traffic Flow

The Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) is making changes to the lanes and signal timing to improve traffic flow as construction moves forward on the Watt Avenue at US-50 interchange. This is an active construction zone with 90,000 cars per day driving through the site, and at times, construction activities will lead to traffic delays.

The recent reconfiguration of US-50 off-ramps and the installation of new traffic signals on Watt Avenue caused an increase in congestion throughout the interchange last Monday. To improve the flow of vehicles, additional lanes on Watt Avenue were opened up to traffic and timing adjustments were made to the traffic signals. These changes have improved traffic conditions such that the congestion and delay problems experienced on Monday have been solved and traffic conditions have returned to normal.

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo will feature a variety of job opportunities from public and private-sector organizations, plus free expert advice on resume reviews. For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

WHAT:      Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo

WHERE:   Masonic Temple building, 1123 J Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, December 10th, noon – 4pm

WHO:        Some of the employers hiring include:

County of Sacramento, Planar Monolithics Industries, CarMax,

Christmas at Denio's Every Weekend in December

Christmas at Denio's Every Weekend in December

Denio's Farmers Market & Swap Meet invites the community to join them this Christmas season. Find the perfect gift for friends and family, and the freshest fruits and veggies for your holiday table. Best of all ... to celebrate the season, Denio’s is inviting Santa to set up his workshop for the three weekends leading up to Christmas - December 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22: Stop by to take holiday photos with Santa, visit Santa’s petting zoo and take a pony ride, and enjoy some delightful holiday treats.

GOTG Favorites: Sacramento Volunteer Opportunities

GOTG Favorites: Sacramento Volunteer Opportunities

New series by Girls on the Grid where we give shout out’s to our favorite [INSERT CATEGORY] around Sacramento. We love to support our local entrepreneurs and businesses. Please feel free to leave your recommendations or suggest categories by leaving a comment below!

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Join 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

Join 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

Join the City of Rancho Cordova and the Sacramento VA Medical Center for this 8th Annual ceremony.

Source: Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community Council

 

"Holiday Moods!"

"Holiday Moods!"

Bring the entire family to this festive concert entitled "Holiday Moods" at the Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast. The Sacramento Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Les Lehr, features Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, A Charlie Brown Christmas by Guaraldi/Mendelson, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Leon Jessel, A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson, and more! Visit our web site at <http://www.sacwinds.org

 
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Concert : Sacramento Symphonic Winds, a 60-piece symphonic band

Concert Title:  “HOLIDAY MOODS!

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:30 pm

Location:  Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Ave., Sacramento, 95841 (On Date just north of Madison east of I-80 interchange)