PSR Sacramento Announces Opening Of 2017 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

PSR Sacramento Announces Opening Of 2017 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

Sacramento, CA…The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility is pleased to announce that its 2017 High School Scholarship Essay Contest is now open to high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba). A total of $15,000 in scholarship money will […]

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Deadline To Register Extended To October 20th!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Deadline To Register Extended To October 20th!

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is offering two American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Training courses at the Recreation and Swim COmplex on Rufus Allen Boulevard. The courses are being taught by City employee, Liz Terzian and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize,and respond to aquatic emergencies. […]

Create Your Business Plan Workshop

Create Your Business Plan Workshop

South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe, is offering a Create Your Business Plan workshop series this fall on three consecutive Wednesdays beginning August 20, 2014. By the end of the three 90-minute sessions participants will have a completed draft of a […]

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

Red Cross Issues Top 4th of July Safety Steps for Travel, Grilling and Fireworks

Sacramento, Ca — This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. “Everyone looks forward to having fun over the Fourth of July, and the Red Cross wants […]

California Fair Share, Public School Officials Praise Investment in Early Childhood Learning; Call on Gov. Brown to Sign Budget Agreement

California Fair Share, Public School Officials Praise Investment in Early Childhood Learning; Call on Gov. Brown to Sign Budget Agreement

Sacramento, Ca – California Fair Share today praised state lawmakers for passage of a budget that significantly boosts funding for early childhood education as well as early childcare. More than 50 public school superintendents, school board members and trustees joined California Fair Share in calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the budget legislation as […]

Agreement on Pre-K Funding a Modest Step Forward for Educating Our Children and Improving Our State, Says California Fair Share

Agreement on Pre-K Funding a Modest Step Forward for Educating Our Children and Improving Our State, Says California Fair Share

Sacramento, Ca  –  California Fair Share issued the following statement, in response to a tentative agreement among state legislators to fund 43,000 new, full-day Pre-K slots, which will be phased in over the coming years:   “The agreement reached in budget conference committee is a modest step forward for California’s kids, California’s economy and California’s […]

Animal Services’ Hot Car Demo Puts Media on the Hot Seat, Public Invited

Animal Services’ Hot Car Demo Puts Media on the Hot Seat, Public Invited

Reno, NV….Washoe County Regional Animal Services will put members of the local media on the hot seat Monday to emphasize the dangers of leaving pets inside enclosed vehicles, even for a short time. The forecast for Monday, June 9, calls for temperatures in the mid-nineties. Washoe County Regional Animal Services Director Barry Brode is taking advantage […]

Fourth Session of Citizens Academy Graduate

Fourth Session of Citizens Academy Graduate

South Lake Tahoe, CA – The fourth session of the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Citizens Academy graduated during today’s city council meeting. The Spring 2014 academy was held from April 9-May 21, 2014 and consisted of 13 attendees including: Douglas Bolton, Tom Burkart, Ian Caruth, Tobias Devor, Janill Gilbert, Misty Johansen, Jen Menzel, Jo […]

Barton Hospital Fights Back: The Role Emergency Department’s Play in Pain Medication Overdose By, Warren Withers, M.D.

Barton Hospital Fights Back: The Role Emergency Department’s Play in Pain Medication Overdose By, Warren Withers, M.D.

Death by drug overdose has tripled from 1990 to 2008. In 2008, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36,450 people died from a drug overdose and 75% of overdoses were prescription drug related.  Of the prescription drug-related deaths in 2008, the CDC reports 74% were opiate prescription drugs.   Opiate pain […]