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Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Old City Cemetery Tour - Romance & Roses

Costumed docents will tell romantic tales about the roses, love found in the wagon trains and early pioneer days, and love lost on Saturday, April 19th at 6:30pm - 8:00,

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance.  Admission is $5.00 which benefits cemetery preservation projects. For more information, call 916-264-7839 or 916-448-0811 or visit our website at www.cemeteryrose.org

The mission of the OCCC is to join hands with the community to restore, beautify, preserve, and protect the Historic City Cemetery, while maintaining access by descendants of the deceased, and to provide educational services to all visitors to the Historic City Cemetery of Sacramento.

Despite the Rain, the Drought Remains

Despite the Rain, the Drought Remains

The Sacramento region is experiencing record-breaking dry conditions, and the Governor has declared a statewide drought emergency. While the recent wet weather provides some relief, it is unlikely to erase the effects of two back-to-back dry winters. Everyone needs to do their part to conserve water. Making small changes can save hundreds of gallons of water, keeping more in the lakes and rivers that make our region unique!

Read our water-saving tips below to see how low YOU can go!

Top Tips for Saving Water at Home
Inside:
• Limit showers to five minutes or less.
• Check plumbing and appliances for leaks and fix them within 48 hours.
• Install high-efficiency appliances such as toilets, showerheads, faucets, dishwashers and clothes washers. Learn about available rebates.

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Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

Old City Cemetery Tour - Drugs in the Old West

The dice were not the only thing loaded in the old west.  From pharmacies to opium dens, many California pioneers were under the influence.  Join us on April 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for an uncut dose of history.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Arden Sideboard

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build an Arden Sideboard

The vintage mid century modern style of this piece is right on trend my friends! What a great way to bring some stylish functionality into your home. Put a tv on top, or use as a buffet in your dining room. This would even be fabulous as more of a dresser or to store some of your children's toys! Whatever your storage need, this would be a great way to handle it! I hope you give this baby a whirl! Feel free to browse all of our other plans of this type as well, click here to do so, there are quite literally dozens of options to choose from! Xx... Rayan... Read More

Free Fruit Trees for West Sacramento Residents

Free Fruit Trees for West Sacramento Residents

West Sacramento is the only City in all of California offering FREE FRUIT trees to residents!  Residents must attend a workshop to qualify for free fruit trees.

Workshops will be held on Wednesday, February 5th and Wednesday, March 5th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center on West Capitol Avenue.  Residents can call 617-4620 to sign up!  For more detailed information about the types of trees go to www.westsactrees.org.

Free Fruit Trees will also be offered at the Yolo County Children’s Alliance Family Resource Center on Carrie Street through the month of February with Fruit Tree pick up on February 28th!... Read More

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Build  Build Showcase

This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser Modifications 

I did make one modification though. I made the top from 4 pieces of Oak instead of using the panels in the plans.

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