• Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Shining Star GalaOn March 20th, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) held the Shining Star Gala at the Sheraton Grand, downtown Sacramento with guest speakers, special recognition and Internship Awards For the past 15 years, APAPA has awarded over 500 scholarships to well-deserving college students nationwide through our internship and scholarship program. CC and Regina Yin, together with like-minded civic leaders, founded the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) in 2001 to empower the API community. The founders of APAPA were responding to an alarming lack of API representation at all levels of government throughout the United States. APAPA, founded in 2001, has grown into a nationwide organization with over 20,000 members. APAPA has 21 chapters in California, Washington D.C New York, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Washington and Massachusetts. The National Headquarters is located in Natomas.

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The Celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the State Capitol El GritoOn September 15th, El Grito de México - A celebration of Mexican Independence Day was held on the West Steps of the Capitol Building, downtown, Sacramento. THANK YOU to the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California (MCCNC) for organizing El Grito de Dolores and MUCHAS GRACIAS to the esteemed Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Liliana Ferrer! The Celebration of Mexican Independence Day/Celebración de El Grito.
North State Homebuilding Industry BIA MAME Awards GalaOn September 13th, the MAME annual Awards Gala was hosted by the North State BIA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) at the Hyatt Regency. MAME awards celebrate the best in the building industry. The North State BIA (BIA) is the leading advocate for the homebuilding industry in the greater Sacramento region. Representing over 500 members, including 50,000 industry jobs, the BIA is committed to preserving and furthering the economic interests of its members, while also working to enhance the industry's standing as a significant contributor to the regional economy. Additionally, the BIA also serves as the umbrella organization for HomeAid Sacramento and the North State Building Industry Foundation.
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NAIOP Person of the Year Sotiris KolokotronisNAIOP the Commercial Real Estate Development Association held the annual Person of the Year Celebration dinner at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church outside in the lovely courtyard, on September 5th. Congratulations to Sotiris Kolokotronis, SKK Developments, Person of the Year for his dedication and vision for building neighborhood-defining urban core projects to successful commercial centers. Since 1967, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has become the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP is comprised of more than 15,000 members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a North American network.
IN PHOTOS: Victims Of The Southern California Dive Boat FireThirty-four people are presumed dead after The Conception, a dive boat, caught fire off the coast of Southern California.
Sacramento Walk of Stars Gala2019 Inductees: Dusty Baker, Major League Baseball Player and Manager Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist and Sports Commentator Urijah Faber, MMA World Champion, UFC Hall of Famer Entrepreneur Darrell Corti, Legendary Food and Wine Connoisseur

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