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340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

340 Attend Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Local Employers

SACRAMENTO - More than 340 area residents attended a job fair hosted by Assemblyman Ken Cooley last Friday.

Joined with companies like Aerojet Rocketdyne, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Thunder Valley Casino and Vision Service Plan, attendees were able to hear about hundreds of  job opportunities available across the region and in various industries.

“Our area is still struggling with high unemployment but many opportunities are available,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “My goal for this job fair was to bring those who are hiring and put them in front of those who are unemployed. Really, just bridging a gap between the two.”

Christina Perez, a representative with the California Department of Human Resources, kicked off the event with a presentation on how job seekers can take exams and apply for jobs with the State.

“The first step job seekers need to take is to search and apply for State exams,” said Perez.

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and once the largest building in California when it was built in 1840, the 6,500-square foot historic Central Building at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is currently undergoing important renovations. The first phase of the California State Parks’ “Sutter’s Fort Roof Rehabilitation and Seismic Stabilization” project includes a new roof and wall reinforcements for stabilization to make the roof less susceptible to damage caused by high winds or earthquakes.  This initial phase is expected to be completed by mid-September.

American River Bike Trail Receives National Recognition

American River Bike Trail Receives National Recognition

USA Today compiled a list of the best bike trails in America.  Rightfully so, Sacramento County’s own ARB trail is on that list with 11 others from Philadelphia to Eugene, Oregon.  Add this “best of the best” to your must-ride list.  Get started by reading the article online  

 Source: Sacramento County Connection

James Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" car now in Sacramento

From the California Automobile Museum.

During the height of baseball season, the California Automobile Museum of Sacramento and the National Automobile Museum of Reno entered into a friendly wager around a sixteen-game series pitting the local minor league baseball team, the River Cats, against the Reno Aces.

The bet was that the auto museum in the city of the team that lost the series would loan a famous car from its collection to the museum in the winning city.

If the River Cats won, the 1949 Mercury driven by James Dean in the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause would be loaned to the California Automobile Museum. If the Aces won, the National Automobile Museum would be loaned a 1932 Ford raced by legendary driver A.J. Foyt.

Cordova Recreation and Park District Announces Completion of Field Project

Cordova Recreation and Park District Announces Completion of Field Project

Cordova Recreation and Park District announces the grand opening of a second synthetic turf soccer field at the Mather Sports Center.  This project was funded by grant funds from the State of California, Proposition 40, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.  The project includes a new full sized synthetic soccer field, bleacher seating, lighting, a parking lot, and decorative fencing.   

A ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00 on Monday November 21st,  at Mather Sports Center, 3755 Schriever Ave, Mather.  For additional information, please contact Cordova Recreation and Park District at (916) 362-1841 or crpd@crpd.com.

Park District gives new life to closed school

Park District gives new life to closed school

Folsom Cordova Unified School District recently faced the closure of two of their Elementary schools in Rancho Cordova.  Rather than let the facility sit idle, Cordova Recreation and Park District approached the school district about allowing the use of the space for community events and classes.  In a unique and cooperative arrangement, these two public agencies have entered into a long term lease allowing the Park District use of the facility as a new community center, while retaining ownership of the land and facility by the school district for future use as a school.  A low cost, 25 year lease has been negotiated, allowing both agencies to walk away with a win; the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will not have an empty building to attract vandalism and theft, and Cordova Recreation and Park District gains some much needed space

American River...We Thank You For Another Spectacular Summer!

American River...We Thank You For Another Spectacular Summer!

The Great American River Clean Up, sponsored by American River Parkway Foundation, is again underway Saturday, September 17, (9am-12pm). 

Our love for the American River inspired last year, alone, 2028 volunteers with 11,381 pounds of trash collected and 7,004 pounds of recyclables over the course of 47 miles of riverbanks as they were cleaned!  And, this was accomplished in a short three hours. 

Our beloved American River is the muse inspiring the photographer, the writer, the painter… trails for bikers, runners, joggers and walkers provide great exercise; horse trails…a haven of safety for the equestrian, and just plain family fun playing volleyball, croquet, or horseshoes is but another highlight we enjoy. 

Sacramento communities rise to the occasion for each other as so many nonprofit organizations can attest.   We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves, physically, emotionally and when we can, monetarily to show the pride we