Filed Under: Eye on the City
- Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfastOn January 22, Downtown Sacramento Partnership hosted the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfast for more than 800 local community and business leaders to celebrate downtown progress made in the last year and be inspired for what’s to come. Alongside a very special JVance Stewart Community Service Award presentation in memoriam of board member Ali Youssefi for his commitment to making the city a better place for everyone, Michael Ault, executive director of the Downtown Partnership, shared new economic benchmarks building value in downtown. Former Deputy Mayor of Seattle Kate Joncas challenged the group to think big in the next decade and Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Ron Burkle joined Sacramento Republic FC as lead investor to strengthen its MLS bid and hopes of a soccer stadium and entertainment district in the Railyards. Kaiser Permanente also announced they have finalized the purchase of 18 acres in the Railyards, where they will build a new state-of-the-art medical center. 2019 will be an exciting year for Sacramento!
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Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” FundraiserMake-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” Fundraiser On august 17, Make-A-Wish, Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada held the annual Walk for Wishes at the State Capitol. Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.
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Wide Open Walls ARTMIX at the Crocker MuseumOn August 8th, the Crocker Museum hosted ARTMIX to kick-off opening day for Wide Open Walls Mural Festival, August 8-18th. Wide Open Walls is a 501(3)(c) whose mission is to promote and celebrate public art. Wide Open Walls brings underserved neighborhoods public art that encourages a sense of pride and identity; provides community gathering spaces; generates impact, measurable economic growth for the Sacramento region; and promotes greater cultural understanding and appreciation amongst diverse groups. The organization’s mission is personified through its annual festival in August that brings local, national and international artists together to transform Sacramento with original and stunning street art. Additionally, Wide Open Walls supports other events throughout the year – including The Mural Jam, Sac Republic’s Paint The Park, and the Playa Art Trail.
Funeral Held For 13 Year-Old Killed At Gilroy Garlic FestivalFuneral held for 13 year-old, Keyla Salazar, following the Gilroy Garlic Festival.