A fire this afternoon on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento has resulted in the closure of the Garden Highway between Northgate and Truxel Road, authorities report.

The Sacramento Natural Food Co-op is offing a class on the basics of healthy eating from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at its Learning Center, 1914 Alhambra Blvd. in Sacramento.
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Days after firing its longtime executive secretary Bill Camp, the Sacramento Central Labor Council board rescinded the termination, according to an internal letter.
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Get ready for a sunny Labor Day weekend.
The Sacramento SPCA is offering free pet vaccinations to seniors 65 or older from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at its offices, 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento.
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Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
The Sacramento Area Woodworkers invites anyone with an interest in the craft to its next general meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. in Sacramento.
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Elk Grove’s Double Nickel Smokehouse gets its name from the number on Chicago Bear linebacker Lance Briggs’ jersey, but it is Briggs’ childhood friend Cameron Lee who owns the majority stake in the restaurant and who calls the plays there.

Anderson: Bears linebacker, childhood pal to open barbecue joint Monday in Elk Grove
Cathie Anderson Elk Grove’s Double Nickel Smokehouse gets its name from the number on Chicago Bear linebacker Lance Briggs’ jersey, but it is Briggs’ childhood friend Cameron Lee who owns the majority stake in the restaurant and who calls the plays there.
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Shane Brand, a homeless veteran, knew the late Joseph “Joey” Graven as Googly Eyes. It was a nickname bestowed for Graven’s gentle spirit and good humor, even as he anxiously kept a knife close for protection.

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