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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.

Elk Grove officials offer swimming pool safety tips

Elk Grove officials offer swimming pool safety tips

ELK GROVE - In Sacramento County, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages one through five.  According to the Sacramento County Child Death review team, 57 children under the age of 18 died due to drowning between 2000 and 2008.  Of the 57 deaths, 38 (67 percent) were children under six years of ageOf the 38 children less than six years of age who died due to drowning, 69 percent died in a pool, hot tub or spa. 

Since April, the Elk Grove Police Department and the Cosumnes Fire Department have responded to two fatal drowning calls where the children were under the age of six.

Many people assume that, at a residence with a pool, spa or hot tub, the danger of drowning occurs only when the family is outside. But, a common scenario takes place when young children leave the house without a parent or caregiver realizing it.

Q & A with JD Davis

Q & A with JD Davis

Q&A: JD Davis
Elk Grove Citizen
As JD Davis prepares to start on the mound for Elk Grove today in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener against Vacaville, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has an important three or four weeks ahead. ...

5 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend

5 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Here's your weekly tip on what's fun out there for your families from MomsLikeMe

Walk on the Wildside Outdoor Festival
When: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Beach Lake Preserve
What: Family-oriented day in the country where kids can learn about wildlife.