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Assemblyman Ken Cooley Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Foster Care

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Foster Care

On Tuesday, March 11, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was appointed Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. In this role, Cooley will lead his colleagues in developing policy addressing the ever-changing needs of kids in California’s foster care system.

 

“California’s foster care system is not as effective as it can be, often placing burdens on families and relatives trying to help children without homes. These policies can also restrict access to key resources children need to help them succeed,” said Cooley. “I am honored to accept this appointment as Chair of the Select Committee on Foster Care, and am eager to work with colleagues and stakeholders to improve our system.”

 

Assemblyman Cooley Honors District Attorney Scully with 2014 Woman of the Year Award

Assemblyman Cooley Honors District Attorney Scully with 2014 Woman of the Year Award

On Monday, March 10, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) awarded Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully with the California State Assembly’s 2014 Woman of the Year Award. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Cooley nominated Scully for the award for her work as Sacramento’s chief criminal prosecutor and as a principal victim rights advocate in the region.

“20 years ago, in her first year as Sacramento County District Attorney, Jan was selected as “Woman of the Year” by the late Assemblywoman Barbara Alby. It is a great privilege to honor Jan as Woman of the Year on the Floor of the Assembly again as she closes out two decades of outstanding service to the people of Sacramento,” said Cooley.

USA Swimming Has Named Brian Nabeta from Arden Hills to National Diversity Select Camp Coaching Team

USA Swimming Has Named Brian Nabeta from Arden Hills to National Diversity Select Camp Coaching Team

USA Swimming has named Brian Nabeta, USA Swim Team Head Coach & Director of Aquatics for Arden Hills, as an Assistant Coach for the prestigious National Diversity Select Camp that takes place May 1-4, 2014, in Colorado Springs. At the camp, talented athletes from underrepresented populations will participate in a special, multi-day program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. The purpose of the National Diversity Select Camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.  

USA Swimming Has Selected Kailee Nabeta from Arden Hills to Attend National Diversity Select Camp

USA Swimming Has Selected Kailee Nabeta from Arden Hills to Attend National Diversity Select Camp

Arden Hills’ swimmer Kailee Nabeta, age 14, has been selected to attend the prestigious USA Swimming National Diversity Select Camp that takes place May 1-4, 2014, in Colorado Springs.  Out of several hundred applicants this year, 36 young athletes were chosen based on performance times at USA Swimming sanctioned events.  Talented athletes from underrepresented populations will participate in a special, multi-day camp program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team-building activities. The purpose of the National Diversity Select Camp is to instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.  

Assemblyman Cooley Highlights Governor Brown’s Fiscal Responsibility

Assemblyman Cooley Highlights Governor Brown’s Fiscal Responsibility

On Wednesday, January 22, following Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 State of the State Address, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) commended Governor Brown’s fiscal responsibility in using our State’s budget surplus to pay down debt and allocate significant portions toward the Rainy Day Fund.

“I am very happy in the fiscal responsibility Governor Brown has shown in using our budget surplus to relieve our State’s debt while focusing funding towards build up programs that will do a better job to uplift our local communities and neighborhoods.”

“During my service as a councilmember and Mayor for the City of Rancho Cordova, my colleagues and I faced many financial constraints. During those times, we kept our focus on programs that made fiscal sense and made our city a great place to live. We kept our City’s debt low, focused on funding our most important projects first, and made the right choices for the long-term health of our community.”

Seven Arden Hills Swim Athletes Recently Signed Letters of Intent to Prestigious Colleges

Seven Arden Hills Swim Athletes Recently Signed Letters of Intent to Prestigious Colleges

Seven high school seniors -- all of whom are talented swimmers who train at Arden Hills -- recently gathered at the wellness resort where, surrounded by supportive friends and families, they made their final decisions and signed letters of intent to accept college scholarships for 2014.

The Arden Hills swim athletes who recently signed letters of intent include the following:
- Maddison Johnson, St. Francis High School -- Texas Christian University
- Alexis Martinez, St. Francis High School -- Seattle University
- Brittany Oxley, Vista Del Lago High School -- University of South Carolina
- Savannah Sellers, Home Schooled -- University of California, Davis
- Matt Spallas, Pleasant Grove High School -- Texas Christian University
- Jake Struckmeyer, Del Campo High School -- University of the Pacific
- Taylor Yamahata, Rio Americano High School -- Dartmouth College