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20,000-seat Stadium Plan

20,000-seat Stadium Plan

Sacramento Republic's proposed MLS stadium Sacramento’s soccer franchise, Republic FC, announced plans yesterday to build a 20,000-seat stadium in the city’s downtown railyard.  And how would it be paid for? Questions remain over how the stadium will be financed. Mayor Kevin Johnson has said no city money will be used to help build the facility. Kevin Nagle, the lead investor in the expansion... Read More

Turning Trash into Treasure

Turning Trash into Treasure

It’s known that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, but this summer’s Art of the Dumpster exhibit takes this idea to another level.

Commissioned by Power Inn Alliance and curated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, this collaborative project showcases the talents of 10 local emerging artists on a very unusual canvas – massive 22 foot long dumpsters. The result: colorful, abstract, interactive, larger-than-life pop-art masterpieces.

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.