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Drought costs California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

Drought costs California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

A dry field sits beside an orchard in Merced. The drought is expected to cost California's agricultural economy $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs in 2015, according to a UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences report. Credit: Gregory Urquiaga

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about $1.84 billion and 10,100 seasonal jobs because of the drought, the report estimated, with the Central Valley hardest hit.

The analysis also forecasts how the industry will fare if the drought persists through 2017... Read More

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

Day of Education for Wedding Pros August 24

"Tragedy to Triumph," presented by Charleton Churchill) who was in Nepal  to photograph a wedding at Mt Everest basecamp when the earthquake hit) is the Keynote for the Sacramento Association for Wedding Professionals Conference and Trade Show.

The conference is Monday, August 24, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Mack Powell Event Center (in the Sacramento Association of Realtor Building).

This day of education for all professionals in the Wedding industry, includes training on getting the most out of advertising, profiting from owning a wedding business, working well with other professionals, balancing running a business with having a personal life, grass roots marketing, and customer service.

Conference fees include all seminars, breakfast, lunch, trade show, parking and networking.

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

Businesses see green in painting dry lawns

The grass is always greener — at least until there’s a severe drought that prompts water restrictions and causes landscaping to turn brown... Read More

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Named Legislator of the Year by

California Business Properties Association

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that he has been named the California Business Properties Association’s (CBPA) Legislator of the Year at their association’s annual meeting in Sacramento.

CBPA currently represents over 10,000 members, making it the largest consortium of commercial real estate professionals in California.  Their contributions consist of annual direct spending for development and construction and annual expenditures to operate existing buildings, as well as all the economic activity spurred by salary and wage benefits, retail transactions and commerce, and worker productivity.

Hundreds of Openings at Next Week’s HIREvent

Hundreds of Openings at Next Week’s HIREvent

Sacramento’s 24th Annual June HIREvent will feature a variety of public and private sector employers looking to hire. Free one-on-one resume help from employment counselors will also be available.

WHAT:               Sacramento’s 24th Annual June HIREvent – FREE ADMISSION

WHEN:               Tuesday, June 23rd, noon – 4pm

WHERE:            Lions Gate Hotel- 3410 Westover Street, McClellan

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

Hackathon Coders Use California Health-Care Portal to Develop Apps

A civic hackathon at UC Davis challenged participants to use health-care data from the California state government drew a big crowd of coders and produced apps that might have staying power... Read More

Asm. Cooley Honors 2015 Small Business of the Year Winner, Mark & Monica’s Pizza

Asm. Cooley Honors 2015 Small Business of the Year Winner, Mark & Monica’s Pizza

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Mark & Monica’s Pizza as

2015 Small Business of the Year

RANCHO CORDOVA – On Wednesday, June 10th, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Lauren Brooks, Owner of Mark & Monica’s Pizza in Carmichael as the 8th Assembly District 2015 Small Business of the Year for California Small Business Day in Sacramento.  The event was held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Midtown, giving this family an opportunity to be acknowledged on a statewide stage during the daylong “Salute to Small Business.”