Past Events

Saturday, April 28, 2018

As a Founder of the City of Rancho Cordova and now its Assemblyman, I am always grateful for the Annual Kids Day in the Park in Rancho Cordova. Kids Day has become an institution over the last quarter century. It is the one day of the year where parents can come out, have a great time with their kids, and get a hand with something that keeps them up at night with worry.

Kids Day in the Park is always on the last Saturday of April. This year Kids Day pays homage to Mather Field's Centennial and the inspiration of flight with High Flyers! There will be more than 100 vendors with food and drink available for purchase, and a variety of resources for families and children, such as crafts and games. Make sure to visit the Police Activity League Bike Rodeo and enter to win a bike. I will have a resource table and staff will be on-hand to discuss legislative issues of concern or assist with State agencies or departments.

Saturday, April 28
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hagan Park
2197 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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For more information, please follow this link or call my district office at (916) 464-1910.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 Tax Assistance Workshop GraphicAssemblyman Ken Cooley invites you to come discuss any legislative issues of importance to you and your family as well as receive help with completing your tax return for 2017. Professional accountants and IRS-certified volunteers will be on hand to assist with FREE tax preparation for low- to moderate-income individuals, families and small business owners.

Saturday March 17th
9:00am – Noon
Rusch Park - Sunrise Patio Room
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights

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For more information, please call the District Office at 1+ (916) 464-1910.


Items to bring with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members
  • All W-2s and 1099s (or list of cash income or check stubs)
  • Other income/expense information
  • Total Tuition Fees & Expenses
  • Total Expenses Paid for Child/Day Care
  • Day Care Provider’s Identifying Number
  • Bank Account & Routing Number (if you want direct deposit)
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Information on any estimated tax payments made for the year (small business owners)


VITA Tax Assistance Workshops

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program also provides FREE basic tax return preparation for taxpayers making less than $54,000 a year.  VITA Workshops are held in numerous locations in Sacramento County.

Scheduling and Site Information:

Call 2-1-1 or 916-498-1000 or


Citrus Heights

Asian Resources, Inc.
7640 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights 95610

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 916-745-4313 for appointment


North Highlands

Department of Human Assistance
5747 Watt Ave.
North Highlands 95660

CLOSED after Mar. 28


Rancho Cordova

Department of Human Assistance
10013 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento 95827

CLOSED after Mar. 29

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
10665 Coloma Rd., Ste. 200
Rancho Cordova 95670

SATURDAYS 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
CLOSED Mar. 31



American River College
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento 95841

SATURDAYS 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 916-286-3691 X 12334 for appointment

Department of Human Assistance
2700 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento 95821

SATURDAYS, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Preparers fluent in Russian
CLOSED after Mar. 29


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Friday, February 9, 2018

Small Business Resource Workshop Graphic

You are invited to attend this informative workshop to explore topics on how to start a small business, manage and grow your business, increase access to capital, and discuss legislative issues.

Representatives from the State, County and local non-profits will be on hand to answer your questions and provide a variety of resources:

·       The County of Sacramento will discuss how small businesses can apply for procurement contracts with the County.

·       The Small Business Development Center will provide tips and resources on how small businesses can create an effective strategy, discover ways to generate revenue and grow their bottom line. 

·       California Capital Financial Corporation will speak about their services and on how to generate more business, finding and identifying business opportunities, reaching more customers and building customer relationships, and business financing. 

Attend this FREE Small Business Resource Workshop and find out how to access state and local resources designed to assist your small business.

·      Network with financial and business management experts.

Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Carmichael Park – Clubhouse
5750 Grant Avenue
Carmichael, 95608

For more information, please call the district office at (916) 464-1910.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Numerous high schools throughout Sacramento County are hosting free Cal Grant application workshops in the communities of Arden Arcade, Calvine, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Sheldon, and Rosemont.

Parents and students can receive assistance with grant applications, including FAFSA*, the Middle Class Scholarship, the Dream Act, and Chaffe Grants from representatives with the Sacramento County of Education and the California Student Opportunity and Access Program, (Cal-SOAP). These Cash for College application workshops are open to everyone regardless of where your child attends high school.

Below is a list of the free Cash for College Workshops in the 8th Assembly District.

Winter 2018 Cash For College Workshops

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Del Campo High School
4925 Dewey Drive
Fair Oaks

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cordova High School
2239 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova


Fall 2017 Cash For College Workshops

Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
San Juan High School
7551 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Calvine High School
8333 Vintage Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95828

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Highlands High School
6601 Guthrie Street
North Highlands

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cordova High School
2239 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosemont High School
9594 Kiefer Blvd

Thursday, October 25, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Encina High School
1400 Bell Street

Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sheldon High School
8333 Kingsbridge Drive


Financial Aid Checklists - these checklists can help you plan and pay for college.

FAFSA is the application for federal student aid like Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), TEACH Grant, and federal student loans as well as state financial aid like Cal Grants. Most institutions also use the FAFSA for institutional need-based financial aid.


Additional Resources:

California Public Higher Education Institutions:

  • California Community Colleges
    1102 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811
  • University of California System
    1111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
  • Association of Independent California Colleges
    1100 11th Street
    Suite 10
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • California State University System
    401 Golden Shore
    Long Beach, CA 90802


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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Community Coffee Assemblyman Ken Cooley will host two community coffee events at locations in Gold River and Rancho Murieta in late October. At these coffees constituents will be able to meet with Assemblyman Cooley to discuss issues important to them, get help with a state agency, or just stop by to say hello.

Saturday, October 28

Gold River
9 - 10:30 a.m.
2095 Golden Center Lane

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Rancho Murieta
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Local Bean
7238 Murieta Drive

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