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All aboard for story time at the Railroad Museum with a spirited and fun mad scientist

All aboard for story time at the Railroad Museum with a spirited and fun mad scientist

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with the fun and fabulous Mad Scientist from the Spookomotive train ride fame on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of train enthusiasts, young children and the young-at-heart, the Mad Scientist will read two (delightful not frightful) books including The Spooky Express California by Eric James and Monster Train by Michael Ratnett. Children are welcome to dress up in Halloween costumes if they choose.

 

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Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit: Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years

Auto Museum debuts all-new exhibit:  Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years

The California Automobile Museum is proud to present a new exhibit titled Hitting the Road: Road Trippin’ Through the Years” that debuts on Friday, September 28, 2018. The fun and exciting exhibit allows guests an opportunity to explore the historic American pastime of traveling with family and friends. Depending on age, race, and financial status, experiences and memories of road trips differ dramatically. The goal of this exhibit is to explore these differences along with how the automobile and road trips changed American culture, and also helped to shape entire industries. 

 

Delightful not frightful “Spookomotive” train rides to treat passengers all four weekends in October

Delightful not frightful “Spookomotive” train rides to treat passengers all four weekends in October

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will offer engaging and entertaining “Spookomotive” train rides in Old Sacramento every weekend in October. With VIP First Class train rides also available, “Spookomotive” trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays on October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018. 

 

Quincy Jones at 85: 'I'm too old to be full of it'

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Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

BERLIN (AP) — A new archaeological exhibition opening Friday in Berlin reveals how Germany has been at the heart of trade, migration, conflict and innovation since the Stone Age... Read More

Review: In 'Colette,' a literary great is finally unbound

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Jefferson Airplane's Kaukonen is still on embryonic journey

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Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

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Healing animals with fish skins

Updated Sept. 17: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it is postponing the national tests of two alerting systems that had been scheduled for Sept. 20 — the same morning as the UC Davis exercise. Due to severe weather on the East Coast and ongoing response efforts, FEMA rescheduled its tests for Oct. 3. 

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Updated Sept. 14: The Sept. 20 emergency exercise will coincide with national tests of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 11:18 a.m. and 11:20 a.m., respectively. WEA messages go to cell phones connected to participating carriers, and the EAS, involving broadcast and cable media and more, enables the U.S. president to address the nation during an emergency. Read more about these tests.

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Record low viewership for Emmy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. A record-low audience of just under 10.2 million people watched the awards show that kicked off a new television season on Monday night... Read More