The Sierra Railway Company incorporated on Jan. 1, 1897 was the brainchild of Midwesterner Thomas Bullock. Bullock and his fellow investors - San Francisco banker William Crocker, rocker's brother-in-law Prince Andre Poniatowski, and others - had lumber and mining interests in the area. The development of a short-line railroad from Oakdale could replace horse-drawn wagons to bring lumber and mining materials to the growing Sacramento and San Francisco areas.
Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes put fun ahead of tidiness. But no matter how energetic their youngsters are, parents can still employ several strategies to ensure their homes are both sophisticated and child-friendly.
A clean home interior can make a strong first impression on prospective buyers, but only if that home is accompanied by pleasant scents. Odors can make a strong impact on buyers' perceptions of a home, including its level of cleanliness and upkeep.
National School Choice Week is being observed in California and across the country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide. Twenty-nine counties and cities have officially proclaimed School Choice Week.