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Insight: K-12 Cuts / Realty Wrap Up / Solar Eclipse / George Cole and Eurocana


 
 
 
K-12 Cuts California's K-12 education narrowly avoided more than a billion in midyear budget cuts last December and again this earlier this week when Governor Jerry Brown released his revised budget projection for the upcoming year. But, the new budget projections show that the state's public schools will have to take a $5 billion cut later this year if the Governor's tax initiative fails in November.  The news comes as more than 600 teachers in the Sacramento area are being laid off so local school districts can shore up their budgets. Here to discuss what K-12 funding cuts will mean for area schools and teachers are Glynn Thompson, Superintendent of the San Juan Unified School District, and Shannan Brown, President of the San Juan Teachers Association.
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Realty Wrap Up In the first installment of our new signature segment, "Realty Wrap Up," we discuss the benefits of buying a home versus renting a home.  Realty expert and Sacramento native, Kris Vogt, joins us each month for Realty Wrap Up.  Vogt is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento/Tahoe. In his position Kris is responsible for 14 offices and more than 700 regional real estate professionals.
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Solar Eclipse Only people lucky enough to be in a small swathe of land across Northern California, Nevada and a handful of other Northwest states this Sunday afternoon will get a rare glimpse of an annular eclipse.  This partial eclipse of the sun creates a burning ring around the silhouette of the moon and occurs every 18 years.  Here to explain more about the solar eclipse and the best place to see it is Dr. Howard Spero, Chair of the Geology Department at UC Davis.
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To see the exact the pathway of the eclipse and the best viewing locations as it moves across the Earth, visit the NASA web site. Contact the UC Davis Geology Department for solar viewing glasses.
 
George Cole George Cole, an internationally renowned acoustic guitar virtuoso and his newly formed group, Eurocana, returns to the Sutter Creek Theatre this Saturday May 19th, after a successful March performance at Yoshi's Oakland location.
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George Cole and Eurocana perform in the Insight studio

 
 
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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