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Cooley Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

Cooley Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

On Wednesday, September 18, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects.

The bill directs the Director of Technology to bring forward to the Legislature a plan for the development of a cadre of senior technology experts who specialize in supporting state agency technology projects. AB 2523 then directs the Department of Technology to establish such a unit.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Community Career Fair in Arden-Arcade

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts  Community Career Fair in Arden-Arcade

On Friday, August 15, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and 10 local employers will host a community career fair in Arden. Starting at 9:00 am inside the Conzelmann Community Center, 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

 

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

Front Street Shelter's Pet Food Pantry Empty!

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides 3,000 - 5,000 pounds of pet food to pet owners in need every week. Since establishing the program three years ago this is the first time the pantry has been empty. The program is 100% donation based and provides pet food to thousands of Sacramento residents. The resources are available to all Sacramento residents with the goal of helping keeping animals in their original homes and out of the shelter.

If you are interested in donating to the pet pantry program the Front Street Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95818. Hours of operation: Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.

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.