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Graffiti-Con Cars and Comics

Graffiti-Con Cars and Comics
Graffiti-Con Cars and ComicsBy Middagh Goodwin      I am sure by now everyone has watched Avengers Infinity Wars, Deadpool 2 and Solo a Star Wars Story(no spoilers to those who are taking their sweet time to watch these.) The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are both out later this month and I am sure some of you are looking forward to one if not both of these.

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You-Star Wars Day
Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you will hear the pun that so many Star Wars fans worldwide have used to proclaim their love of the saga.

Modesto music in the plaza

Modesto music in the plaza

This year Music in the Plaza kicks off in conjunction with May the Fourth-Star Wars Day which will take over the 10th Street Plaza.

Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

Midtown Sacramento offers vibrant & lively 2nd Saturday Art Walk stops on April 14

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting 2nd Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  

 

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a sampling of the offerings presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

 

Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center opens new biplane surgical suite

Memorial Medical Center (MMC), part of Sutter Health, recently opened their new biplane neurological suite, allowing neurosurgeons to use advanced equipment and techniques to benefit local Sutter Health patients.

The biplane suite, which includes the use of two rotating cameras to create detailed 3D views of the blood vessels in and leading to the brain, is designed to help neurosurgeons better treat patients with stroke-causing blood clots. The physicians are able to quickly receive more detailed information, helping  lead to a faster recovery for the patient.

“The technology offers a minimally invasive method to locate the clots in the brain and to use imaging to help guide surgeons as they remove the clots,” said Sergio Camarillo, director of patient care services at MMC.

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services

Memorial Medical Center achieves four-year APEx® accreditation for radiation oncology services
One of only seven APEx accredited facilities in California

Modesto, CA – Memorial Medical Center, part of Northern California’s Sutter Health network of hospitals, has become the first Sutter Health facility, and seventh facility in all of California, to achieve a four-year accreditation of their radiation oncology services from ASTRO — the premier radiation oncology society in the world.

University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

University of the Pacific students take on River of Skulls for Army Corps of Engineers

50 first-year, transfer and international students volunteered for National Public Lands Day

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

MODESTO, CA – Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is part of an elite group of hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association for awards signifying a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the STEMI and 

Local museums offer scary, fun & festive activities just in time for Fall

Local museums offer scary, fun & festive activities just in time for Fall
In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. This fall, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween, Día de Los Muertos and harvest-related events and activities – some for families, children only or specifically for adults.  A sampling of the special activities is listed below (but please check with the various museums and/or destinations for more detailed information):
Scary, Creepy Science at the Powerhouse Science Center – Weekends in October

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00-11:00am. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.