Old Sacramento Waterfront New Brand Identity and Logo UnveilingOld Sacramento property owners and merchants alongside representatives from the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Visit Sacramento, Downtown Sacramento Partnership and others, held the unveiling of Old Sacramento’s exciting new brand identity and Logo on, August 22, 2018. “Inspired by the trailblazing spirit that launched our city, Old Sacramento’s new brand marks a significant evolution of its brand positioning and visual identity. Designed to reconnect Sacramento with the waterfront, and the historic district encompassing the 28 acres surrounding it, the logo was revealed during remarks by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Vice Mayor Steve Hansen, Old Sacramento property owner, Terry Harvego of Harvego Enterprises, and California State Railroad Museum Foundation CEO, Cheryl Marcell. “
Surfing Named Official Sport of California
Sports Photos of the Week - 8/22/18
Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes at the State CapitolOn Aug 18, Make-A-Wish hosted their 19th annual Walk For Wishes event at the State Capitol. More than 800 wish families, volunteers, and supporters came out dressed as superheroes to walk to walk the 1 or 3-mile route in support of the mission: to create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Thanks to the support of our local community, all funds raised at the Walk are going to grant wishes of children in our community.
Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic FundraiserOn August 18th, Neighbor Works Annual Art, Wine & Food Classic Fundraiser was held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria. Founded by a small group of residents who wanted to improve their distressed neighborhood, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services was created in 1987. Now doing business as NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region (NeighborWorks® Sacramento), the organization has changed and grown, but the heart of its mission remains the same. Initially, Sacramento Neighborhood Housing Services served just four neighborhoods in Sacramento. Today, NeighborWorks® Sacramento serves an 11-county region from two offices, and its program offerings include a full range of services to assist potential and current homeowners. The mission is to “provide opportunities for successful homeownership and strong communities through quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated leadership.”
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Bounty and Beast Restaurant Kickoff Party in Midtown SacramentoBounty and Beast Restaurant VIP kickoff was on July 28th at the newest midtown venue on R & 17th Street at the end of the Ice Blocks Development. Congratulations to the co-owner Michel Hargis and Executive Chef Brock Macdonald and Pastry chef Edward Martinez.
WIND Youth Services Summer Soiree and FundraiserWind Youth Services’ Summer Soiree was celebrated at the new Wind Youth Center at 815 S Street on Friday, July 27th. The fun evening of local food and drink was emceed by Rob Stewart of KVIE’s Rob on the Road. Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. It is estimated that on any given night in Sacramento, there are 250 homeless youth on the streets. Wind Youth Services aims to end the cycle of youth homelessness. The new Wind Youth Center will offer wrap around services for youth; it is here they can enter one front door and access case management, crisis counseling, a warm meal, clothes, respite and a hot shower. SMUD presented Wind a check for $100,000 as the largest grantee of the inaugural SMUD Shine Awards. The money from SMUD will fund the restrooms, solar and showers at the Wind Youth Center.
Border Patrol Monitors The US-Mexico Border
Sports Photos of the Week Ending 7/16/18
American River Parkway Foundation Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction On June 23, the Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction benefiting the American River Parkway Foundation was held at William B Pond Park.
Center for Fathers and Families Salute to Fatherhood BanquetEvent was held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Sacramento on June 14th. Nathaniel “ Gene” Wilson Donald Terry Justin Jay Marzz Marshall Michael Marion Doug Christie
Protesters Demonstration Against ICE Officials Separating Undocumented Families
Saint John’s Program Polo For Change FundraiserOn June 2nd, Saint John’s Programs inaugural Polo for Change Event was hosted at Chamberlain Ranch where over 900 people came together for an amazing, fun-filled event, featuring delicious food catered by Plates Café n a shopping promenade, a silent auction, live music, California Cowgirls and CalCrush Clydesdales demonstrations, a fabulous hat competition.
Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner On June 1st, the 2nd annual Best of Carmichael Awards Dinner was held at the Milargo Center, sponsored by Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and Carmichael Times.
City Year Sacramento Ripples of Hope FundraiserOn May 31st, City Year Sacramento “Ripples of Hope” fundraiser was held at the Golden 1 Center. Honorees: Congratulations to Mark Friedman and Marjorie Solomon Friedman for their commitment to the Sacramento community. The City Year AmeriCorps members serve students in seven Sacramento schools using, Whole School, Whole Child model. City Year Sacramento deploys 66 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in seven schools impacting over 4,000 students at Father Keith B. Kenny K-8, Fern Bacon Middle School, Leataata Floyd Elementary, Oak Park Preparatory Academy, Oak Ridge Elementary School, Rosa Parks K-8 School, and Sacramento Charter High School.
Sacramento Tree Foundation Hero AwardsSacramento’s preeminent environmental awards on May 30th at the Natomas Farm Bureau. The awards honor the people and projects that have done great things for our region’s urban forest, and support the programs of the Sacramento Tree Foundation. This annual event hosts 200-300 attendees, including leaders of Sacramento's most influential businesses, national and state elected officials, and tree lovers from around the region.
Powerhouse Science Center Groundbreaking CeremonyMay 31st marks the ground breaking ceremony for the new Powerhouse Science Center at the historic power station on the Sacramento waterfront. Gathered to celebrate the newest addition to the urban core were numerous elected officials, sponsors, architects, board members and community supporters. “With a target opening date in late 2020, Powerhouse Science Center will be a premier institution for informal science education in Sacramento and the Northern California Region. The new Powerhouse will serve as a dynamic regional hub for STEM education with a mission to engage and inspire people of all ages to explore the wonders, possibilities and responsibilities of science through dynamic exhibits and education programs. “ The new Powerhouse will include: · A 50,000 square foot campus that incorporates the 100-year-old Pacific Gas & Electric power plant currently located on the property. · 22,000 feet of exhibition space. · A state-of-the-art, 120-seat, full-dome digital planetarium theater. · Aesthetic improvements to the Robert T. Matsui Waterfront Park. · Iconic grounds on the Sacramento River that will serve as a unique backdrop for corporate and private events.
Sports Photos of the Week Ending 5/28/18
Digital License Plates Debut California
Salvation Army Annual Community Luncheon honoring Julie and Michael TeelOn May 30th, the annual Spirit of Caring Community Luncheon was held at McClellan Conference Center honoring Julie & Michael Teel, Raley’s
My Sisters House GalaMy Sister's House celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Crest on May 21st with timely performances by civic, corporate and community leaders from throughout the Sacramento region performing songs related to this year's theme, "RISE". Acts included songs from Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, and "Praying" with local me-too advocates. Funds raised support services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking victims. The event also honored the following Heroes of Hope including (volunteer hero) Nancy Woo; (law enforcement hero) (Seargent John Sydow, Sac County Sheriff's); and (corporate hero) Dignity Health. My Sister's House is a non-profit which specializes in providing services for Asian /Pacific Islander and other underserved victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Sports Photos of the Week Ending 5/21/18