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Have a Need for Speed?

Have a Need for Speed?

Do you like to go fast?  Do you like to watch others go fast?  Well, there is a way to do that without causing major damage to yourself and others or running afoul of law enforcement.  Local race tracks across the country offer the car enthusiast  many opportunities to satisfy your need for speed.  Whether it be sports car rally racing, dirt track and asphalt circuit racing or drag racing, there is usually a nearby track hosting an event to suit your favorite type and level of competition. 

Local racing clubs and associations like the West Coast Pro Gas Association provide weekend racers with a safe and sanctioned place to race.  They often offer prizes in the form of parts and sponsorships in addition to cash, trophies and bragging rights.  The entry requirements are usually minimal as they are scaled to meet the hobby racer's budget and expertise to make it possible for many racers to compete safely, no

Register for adult 5-on-5 basketball league

Register for adult 5-on-5 basketball league

ELK GROVE - The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) is offering a summer Adult 5 on 5 basketball league.  Registration for the basketball league will be June 27 through July 8, 2011.

Three divisions will be available and each team will sign up under the level at which they want to compete.  This season will bring back the 30+ league, also known as the Alumni Division, and will play on Wednesday evenings. 

The fee for each team is $450.  Late registration will be $470 per team and will be accepted if space is available.  Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 7 games at the Wackford Community Complex Gym.  Depending on division, games will be held on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., or Wednesdays and Fridays between 7 p.m.

Annual Community Campout set for July 9-10

Annual Community Campout set for July 9-10

ELK GROVE - Pack your gear and join a great introductory family camping experience that’s close, convenient and fun. The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) and Boy Scout Troop 007 will host the annual Community Campout Saturday July 9 - Sunday July 10 at Elk Grove Regional Park.

Enjoy campground favorites such as swimming, crafts, campfire songs and s’mores with the reassurance that you won’t be disturbed by bears looking for a late night snack.  And, even better, no cooking necessary.  Dinner and breakfast will be prepared by the Elk Grove Lions Club.

It’s the only night all year you can camp in the park. Campers must pre-register for this event. The Community Campout is for all ages. Cost is $12 per person. NO alcohol, NO smoking, and NO pets, with the exception of service animals, are permitted at this event.

Check-in begins at Noon on Saturday and the event wraps up at 11:00 a.m.

Glory brings the heat in win over Sox

With a gentle breeze keeping the temperature bearable, Lodi Glory starting pitcher Zach DeValle brought the heat on Thursday in Elk Grove. DeValle had seven of the team's 13 strikeouts in leading the Glory to a 10-7 victory over the RBI Black Sox in ...

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Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

Keep your family safe this Memorial Day weekend

Keep your family safe this Memorial Day weekend

This spring’s above average rainfall has led to an abundance of grass, brush and water throughout the state. While the weather is ideal for Californians and tourists to enjoy recreating in the outdoors, CAL FIRE officials are reminding everyone of the importance of safety this holiday weekend.

Despite rain as recent as this week, the grass and brush in many areas has begun to dry out and is becoming increasingly flammable. CAL FIRE crews have already seen an increase in the number of wildfires, even with the late rain.

"Many people don’t realize that most of the low lying grass only takes an hour to dry out," said Chief Ken Pimlott, acting director of CAL FIRE.

Trade in your life jacket at Kohl's stores Friday

Trade in your life jacket at Kohl's stores Friday

The Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), Radio Disney and UC Davis Children’s Hospital will hold a life jacket trade-in Friday from 4-6 p.m. at select Kohl’s Department Store locations in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Roseville and Vacaville. 

Water enthusiasts are invited to bring their life jackets for inspection by water safety professionals.  If a life jacket is found to be outgrown or unserviceable, a new, properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket will be given in exchange.