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RCHS kids win regional science prize

Teacher and science project mentor Marlaina Schroeder (left) with students Helaman Burdge and Camille Krahn, who are both juniors at River City High School. (Courtesy photo)

Teacher and science project mentor Marlaina Schroeder (left) with students Helaman Burdge and Camille Krahn, who are both juniors at River City High School. (Courtesy photo)

From Dax Castro

For the first time in River City High School’s history, two students have brought home the gold, winning the Sacramento Regional Science Fair competition in the “Psychology and Social Behavior” category.

Helaman Burdge and Camille Krahn competed with over 100 other projects overall spread across several categories and emerged victorious. Their project dealt with the effects of social peer pressure when viewing various images and video clips. Individual test subjects were placed in a group setting and exposed to videos and still images. “Planted” members of the group expressed various facial expressions with the goal of influencing the test subject.

Heart rate and facial expressions of the test subject were monitors and the results were recorded.

science fair display  Winning the local competition qualifies them to go to Los Angeles for the two-day California State Science Fair held at the California Science Center on April 15th and 16th. There they will represent River City High and West Sacramento as they compete with over 1,000 participants from 400 schools throughout California.

[adrotate group=”7″]   A scholarship fund has been setup to help fund the trip. Visit www.gofundme.com/2coaok to donate.

 

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You’re invited to participate in a community art project in West Sacramento

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

YoloArts is sponsoring a community art project to which all West Sacramentans can contribute.

The “Grow Yolo Mandela Community Project” will offer workshops for community involvement, featuring media such as weavings, mosaics and pictures, through May. The finished “Mandala” will be unveiled at the West Sacramento Farmers Market in May. Visit the project on Facebook, www.facebook.com/YoloArts, or email the artists, Paula Wenzl Bellacera and Taylor Gutermute, at growyolomandala@yoloarts.org.

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Man & dog safe after Southport fire

Two vehicles were destroyed in the fire

Two vehicles were destroyed in the fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 —

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Bridgeway Island neighborhood on the afternoon of March 19, finding a “fully involved” garage fire when they arrived.

A second alarm was called, drawing coverage from Sacramento and Davis, while firefighters on-scene went into the home to help a resident and his dog get out safely.

The house suffered major smoke damage, the garage took on major damage, and two cars were destroyed.

 

[adrotate group=”9″] Courtesy of the West Sacramento Fire Department

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Affordable housing comes to Bridge District

NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 —

A nonprofit housing developer has announced groundbreaking for a 70-unit affordable housing project to open in the fall of 2014 in West Sacramento’s Bridge District.

“The Rivermark” will go up at 959 Bridge Street (at 5th Street). The 188-acre Bridge District, near Raley Field, has been master-planned by the City of West Sacramento for a variety of urban uses, and the Rivermark will join “Ironworks” as a new housing project in the district.

The project is being developed by BRIDGE Housing (www.bridgehousing.com).
Groundbreaking at the site is scheduled for April 5.

Bridge Housing reports that the apartments “will be affordable to residents with annual incomes ranging from approximately $24,000 to $34,600 for a four-person household (30-50 percent of area median income).”

[adrotate group=”9″]  Rents will range from $370 to $925/month depending on income, household size and apartment size.

The project was designed by David Baker & Partners, and general contractor is Sunseri Construction, Inc.

The Rivermark is Bridge Housing’s first venture in West Sacramento.

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