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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 Cooley Honors Local Vietnam Hero as 2014 Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Vietnam Hero as 2014 Veteran of the Year

On Wednesday, June 25, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Don Harper as the 8th Assembly District’s 2014 Veteran of the Year. Each year, the Assembly Veterans Committee hosts the Veteran of the Year Awards to recognize veterans with distinguished military careers or those who have continued to serve making significant contributions to their communities.

“Following his distinguished service in the Marine Corps, Don became an outstanding community leader who continually serves his fellow Americans,” said Cooley. “His tenacious attitude and drive to serve have helped him succeed in his 20-year career in local government, as the director of Vietnam Veterans of California, and as one of the founding members of the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center.”   

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

Joseph Morris Gilbert, Director of the JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in Sacramento, was recently recognized during the Team USA Coaching Awards reception with a prestigious “2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year” award.  Each year, the U.S. Olympic Committee honors the best in sport coaching as part of an annual recognition program and the “Developmental Coach of the Year” award is presented to a dedicated coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level. 

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.