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Two USAF Thunderbirds Planes Nearly Touching in Flight
Rockin’ the runway at this year’s daytime shows are the spine-tingling USAF Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and USN F-18 Super Hornet military jet demonstration teams as well as world-class aerobatics, pyrotechnics, barnstorming, and miles of entertainment.
Photos courtesy of California Capital Airshow

Great Balls of Fire!

California Capital Airshow Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Posted: 9/18/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - It’s been 10 years, and it is time to celebrate…with a BANG! The California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, has announced the addition of the Airshow After Dark on Friday, October 2nd. The hottest ticket in town is on sale now, and tickets are expected to sell out fast!

“We’re excited to kick-off our 10th anniversary with Airshow After Dark, an exclusive nighttime Airshow,” said Darcy Brewer, executive director of the California Capital Airshow. “As the sun sets on Friday, October 2nd, the skies over Mather Airport will ignite with a feast for the senses as thrilling jets and aerobatic performers light up the sky with streaming flares, showers of colorful bursts from their wings, and thundering pyrotechnics. These phenomenal performances will be skillfully choreographed to awesome concert quality music with a fiery grand finale—it’s nothing like the Sacramento region has ever seen or heard before!”

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Our Boys Are Back in Town

Hometown Heroes Honored in Capitol Parade

Story and photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2015

Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler
Riding a hero-mobile on Capitol Mall, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, bask in cheers from 10,000 admirers - their actions to thwart a terror attack brought international fame for the Carmichael and Rancho Cordova-raised trio.

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos began a European vacation as ordinary tourists. The chums returned home as international heroes.

Armed with quick wits and aided by luck the Christian trio regard as divine intervention, they prevented a massacre that might have turned a train ride from Amsterdam into murder on the European express. Disabling an armed-to-the-teeth terrorist is now their legend—and probably inspiration for future movies. Meantime, France’s Legion of Honor award, TV appearances, and hero worship are their overwhelming lot.

But homecoming topped all previous thrills. “We’ve been all over the world these last couple of weeks,” an emotional Anthony Sadler said at last week’s Sacramento rally. “All the thanks we’ve received don’t compare to being in front of our home crowd like this.”

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Military Order of the Purple Heart Places Wreath
This year, the 10 a.m. hour was set aside for the special Purple Heart Memorial Service and Celebration.
Photos courtesy of Elise Spleiss

Appreciation Picnic Honors Wounded Warriors

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 9/4/2015

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - “Every Day is Veterans Day” and “Freedom is Not Free” were both running themes throughout the day at the sixth annual Citrus Heights Veterans Appreciation and Resource Picnic on August 22nd. The event was co-hosted by the American Legion Post 637 and the GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club.

This year, the 10 a.m. hour was set aside for the special Purple Heart Memorial Service and Celebration. Master of Ceremonies for the day was CBS 13’s Dave Bender, who said he was honored to be asked to serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Steve Memering Painted “Sacramento View: City Hall”
Citrus Heights artist Steve Memering’s artwork titled “Sacramento View: City Hall,” which was a jury award- winner in the California’s Gold category of the 2015 KVIE Art Auction.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Anderson

Local Artist Earns KVIE Auction Award

Posted: 9/4/2015

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Citrus Heights resident artist Steve Memering has been recognized with a juror award for his art submission to the 2015 KVIE Art Auction, showcasing more than 250 works of art by emerging, well-known, and world-renowned Northern California artists.

Recognized in the California’s Gold category, Memering’s piece, titled “Sacramento View: City Hall,” will be featured along with the work of all other participating artists in a live, televised, three-day auction. The 34th annual auction will be broadcast on KVIE channel 6, beginning Friday, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuing Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, from noon to 10 p.m.

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Construction Begins on New Citrus Heights City Hall

Story and Photos by Elise Spleiss
Posted: 8/7/2015

Artist's Rendering of Proposed City Hall Entry
The plan for the new City Hall.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - The cheerful fountain and informative digital sign that has welcomed drivers to the Citrus Heights Civic Center for the last 19 years has gone dark. But while this chapter in the history of Citrus Heights has closed, a new one is rapidly being constructed to improve the lives of those who live, work, shop, and visit this evolving city.

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Water Merger Proposal Circles Down Drain Amidst Controversy

Story by Julia Baum
Posted: 8/7/2015

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Recent plans for a merger between the San Juan Water District (SJWD) and Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) fell through at a June 25th meeting. Proponents said that the merger would have provided customers with more effective water management and perfected beneficial use, in addition to more groundwater for current SJWD customers. SSWD voted down the merger in a 4-1 vote, while SJWD did not take a vote.

Opponents called the merger a money grab and accused several SJWD board members of strong-arm tactics to push the merger through, including threatening to run new candidates in future elections against board members of other water districts who questioned the deal.
“If [the merger] had taken place, it would have had a profound effect on about 400,000 people,” said Bill Eubanks, a SSWD customer. “The attitude of the San Juan board was, ‘We don’t need any data, all we need is a vote.’”

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Foster Agency Needs Good Families

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 7/17/2015

Operation Brokenheart II Leads to Arrests of Child Predators

Posted: 7/17/2015

Local Filmmakers Premiere Crime Thriller

By Christie Spurlock
Posted: 7/3/2015

SMUD Unveils Electric Vehicle Station in Citrus Heights

Posted: 6/19/2015

Lady Antebellum: A Traveling Family

By Shaunna Boyd
Posted: 6/19/2015

Rellik: It’s A Wrap

Pilot Set to be Released at Local Comic Con

By Ben Barber and Christie Spurlock
Photos by Ben Barber
Posted: 6/5/2015

Craft Brewfest and Wine Tasting

Posted: 6/5/2015


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