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Joan Jett Greets Fans at Farm Sanctuary Benefit

Joan Jett Greets Fans at Farm Sanctuary Benefit

Fans queued outside The Plum Café Friday afternoon to meet rock and roll mega-star Joan Jett.  Jett hosted a benefit for Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal protection and rescue organization in America. While there, guests and supporters were able to enjoy a vegetarian buffet, as well as a meet and greet with the legendary musician.

News 10 had a chance to speak with Jett about her involvement with Farm Sanctuary.

“I think what they do is good work— it’s a unique niche.” Jett discovered the Sanctuary while they were on a rescue mission. “There was terrible flooding on the Mississippi. I read about cattle being stranded on high ground and Farm Sanctuary sent trucks to pick all those animals up.”

Jett has had a long career in the music industry and continues to perform for die-hard fans from multiple generations. She calls the range of ages in her fans “beautiful”.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Fair in Citrus Heights

On Thursday, July 24, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and 11 local employers will host a employment fair in Citrus Heights. Starting at 12:00 PM inside the Rusch Park Auditorium, attendees will meet with local employers, and hear from CalHR on how they can search and apply for state jobs. During the second half of the event, Crossroads Diversified Services will host an application and interview workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring copies of their resumes and cover letters.

 

WHO:            

Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Bonney Plumbing, LLC

CalHR, including representatives from the CHP and Dept. of Corrections

CVC Construction Corp

Crossroads Diversified Services

Home Instead Senior Care

National Air Traffic Controller Association

Sacramento County

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department

Man killed in shooting outside Sacramento hookah lounge identified


SACRAMENTO - A man killed in a shooting in the parking lot of The Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop Sunday was identified Monday.

The Sacramento County coroner's identified 20-year-old Tyrell Lamont Hall of Sacramento as the man killed in the shooting.

Four other people were wounded in the shooting that authorities said stemmed from an argument in the parking lot. Those individuals were not identified. Authorities said those individuals were recovering from their wounds.

1 killed, 4 wounded in shooting outside Sacramento hookah lounge

1 killed, 4 wounded in shooting outside Sacramento hookah lounge


SACRAMENTO - One man is dead and four other people are recovering from being shot after gunfire erupted in a parking lot early Sunday morning. The shooting happened beside a hookah lounge on the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue near Alta Arden.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of gunfire just after 1 a.m. and upon arrival, found found a 20-year-old man who had been shot to death.

Deputies said they believe a large group of people had gathered in the parking lot of the Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop. They said two separate fights broke out, which resulted in several people opening fire.

Thomas Austin-Sandral was sitting in his minivan talking to his girlfriend when he heard the shots. "The next thing we know, we hear gunshots and then a car comes squealing around out of nowhere, picking up a couple of suspects, shooters," he said.

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was taken to a fire station with a traumatic injury.

The 14-month-old girl was in a state of medical distress when she was taken to Sacramento Fire Station No. 17 around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The baby was then transported to UC Davis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police said homicide detectives were called to the hospital to investigate because the baby had unexplained physical trauma. Investigators haven't determined a cause of death. Her identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Detectives found that the mother's boyfriend was taking care of the toddler while she was at work. When the mother returned home, she saw that the girl needed medical help. She and her boyfriend then took the baby to the fire station.

Cooley Bill Strengthens Responsible Management of State IT Projects

Cooley Bill Strengthens Responsible Management of State IT Projects

Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 passed with bipartisan support out of the State Senate’s Governmental Organization Committee this morning. AB 2523 strengthens top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects by requiring the Director of Technology to report recommendations to the legislature on how a team of senior technology experts could be developed to support state agency technology projects, and then directs the Department of Technology to establish such a unit.

Assemblyman Cooley’s AB 2187 Signed by the Governor - Ensures Funding for Child Abuse Prevention

Assemblyman Cooley’s AB 2187 Signed by the Governor - Ensures Funding for Child Abuse Prevention

On Monday, June 30, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill – AB 2187 – was signed by Governor Brown.  AB 2187 clarifies the pathway of the fee collected for copies of a child’s birth certificate, as to the portion of the fee used for child abuse prevention and intervention programs. Previously, the fee collected did not necessarily follow the child into the county in which he or she was going to be raised to fund programs in that county, if the child’s mom gave birth outside of that county and that county had a delivery facility.

“Given the current nature of health care delivery, in which health insurance rules may dictate what delivery facilities are in a patient’s ‘network,’ some patients may not have a choice but to deliver outside the county in which they live. As a result, the birth certificate fee revenue is lost to the county in which they delivered not the county where services may be used,” explains Cooley.