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Animal cruelty case reveals impact of deregulation and budget cuts

A total of 56 horses have been relocated to The Grace Foundation of Northern California’s facilities after what rescue workers described as “the most disturbing animal cruelty case [they have] ever encountered”. Upon arrival at the “Whispering Pines” stables just outside the small town of Susanville, CA, Grace Foundation staff discovered the ground littered with the decomposing remains of twenty-five horses, along with a dog found hanging from a tree and mass burial mounds indicating that dozens more horses are likely to have perished during months of starvation and neglect. The conditions were so bad the surviving 56 horses were forced to literally step over the corpses of their fallen herd-mates in their desperate attempts to forage for food. The owner, Dwight Bennett, maintains the horses didn’t die from neglect and lack of food and water, but from poisoning — a claim openly disputed by The Grace Foundation based on the physical findings and anecdotal reports. Dr. Mike Russell, the veterinarian who examined the surviving horses, is equally skeptical about this claim. In his site evaluation, Dr. Russell found, “Given the lack of feed, water, poor body condition and emaciated condition of the most intact carcass, starvation is the highest on my list of causes.” The reader can find Mr. Bennett’s full defense and explanation in a heated response to negative reviews of the Whispering Pines Stables on Yahoo!...

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FALLFEST IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES Celebrate the magic of the Halloween and Fall season with the Folsom Historic District and attend the 3rd annual FallFest on Saturday October 29 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in downtown historic Folsom. This event has something for everyone! FallFest combines street vendors, a children’s costume contest and parade, petting zoo, live entertainment, face painting, and so much more. Starting at 10 a.m. Sutter Street will be lined with vendors of all types showing off their wares from 100% handmade to manufactured goods. Merchants in historic Folsom...

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SPOOKTACULAR EVENT OCTOBER 28 – NIGHT OF 1,000 PUMPKINS FOLSOM HISTORIC DISTRICT Folsom, Ca – October 19, 2011 beginning at 6 p.m.—Night of 1,000 Pumpkins is a night to remember when hundreds drop off their carved pumpkins in Historic Folsom and it is these pumpkins that line Sutter Street in all their eerie glory! The excitement of this night is heightened by the sheer number of pumpkins, trick or treating at local merchants and Halloween movies ‘under the stars’ suitable for all family members. Bring a chair! This is definitely ‘family night’ in Folsom. It doesn’t matter how many pumpkins you bring, simply drop them off during the day on Friday, October 28 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Wool and Sutter Street parking lot. For each carved pumpkin you will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win some exciting prizes including an iPad donated by! Raffle prizes will be drawn between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Wool and Sutter Street parking lot in Historic Folsom. What fun!! Next, be sure and trick or treat at local merchants between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Afterwards, grab some dinner or get it ‘to-go’ and enjoy while you watch movies under the stars beginning at 6 p.m. in the Wool and Sutter Street parking lot. What a great time for the whole family!...

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? October 20, 2011 California Daybook & News Advisory ... CALIFORNIA TO BE NAMED U.S. ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADER ACEEE Annual 50-State Scorecard to Show California in Top 10 SACRAMENTO, CA ? California is one of the top 10 states in the U.S. when it comes to energy efficiency, according to the annual 50-state energy efficiency scorecard that will be released by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a live National Press Club news conference at 7 a.m. PDT on Thursday, October 20, 2011. The ACCEE ranking will cover all 50 states, but special attention will be paid to the top 10 states, the 10 states most in need of improvement and the five states showing the biggest positive movement (in alphabetical order and including ties): Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. News event speakers will be: * ACEEE Executive Director Steve Nadel; * U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan; * Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan, Jr.; * Maryland Energy Administration Director Malcolm Woolf; and * U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy. ONLY FOR REPORTERS OUTSIDE OF D.C.: A live, one-way audio...

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2011 Spooktacular Halloween

River Oak Center for Children & Funderland Amusement Park 2010 Spooktacular Halloween Help support the children at River Oak – Bring in a new game or new art supplies for River Oak Center for Children and get free ride tickets (up to 4 tickets maximum, depending upon item donated) FREE admission and parking Safe Trick or treating for only $3.00 per person Silly Haunted House Pumpkin Patch — pumpkins only $3.00 each Not so scary train ride around the park Costume and Pumpkin Contests throughout the day Ghostly Book Readings Face painting by a pro When: Oct 29th and 30th, from 10am – 5pm Where: Funderland Amusement Park in William Land Park adjacent to the Zoo and Fairytale Town Why: To benefit River Oak Center for Children & celebrate Halloween in a safe, fun, affordable setting. For more information contact:  The Funderland Office (916) 456-0131 (William Land Park, Sacramento Calif., October 12, 2010)  Funderland Amusement Park and River Oak Center for Children are pleased to announce the 2011 Spooktacular Halloween event at Funderland Amusement Park this Halloween, October 29th & 30th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm!  Bring in a new game or new art supplies for River Oak Center for Children and receive free tickets (amount of tickets based on item donated).  Grab your favorite treat bag as Funderland will be offering safe trick or treating during our operating hours for only $3.00 per...

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