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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  Story and photo illustration by “Best Photographer” Susan Maxwell Skinner:

Twenty-nine businesses were the toast of the town when the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce and Carmichael Times hosted the “Best of Carmichael” awards gala last week. Results were decided by public vote and presentations were made at the Patriot Event facility in Milagro Centre.

Winners received proclamations from Congressman Ami Bera, Senator Jim Nielson, Assemblyman Ken Cooley and Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An accomplished 11-year-old Indian American boy from Sacramento, Calif., Akshaj Mehta, who has written five books and countless articles, essays and poems, was honored recently by the American Red Cross as its “Youth Hero of the Year.”

Mehta was recognized at the Red Cross’ 100 Years of Sacramento County Heroes Presentation May 31.

During the event, the youngster — the youngest recipient of an award at the event — was honored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley with a certificate of recognition, as well as from the American Red Cross.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Monday, June 5, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored Kniesel’s Collision, Inc. as the 8th Assembly District’s 2017 Small Business of the Year.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On Saturday, May 27th, Congressman Ami Bera, Senator Ted Gaines, and Assemblyman Ken Cooley addressed the attendees at the 19th Annual Memorial Day Program hosted by the Fair Oaks Cemetery District. This year’s theme was in honor of WWI Veterans.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

From the East Bay Times:

PIEDMONT — On April 5, 49 youth delegates ranging in age from 8 to 20 from across the state represented the Boy Scouts of America in Sacramento to present the organization’s Report to the State, according to Jo Hazelett of the Piedmont Council.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Carmichael, CA (MPG)  |  Story and Photo by Jacqueline Fox: Although Citrus Heights resident Gary Winter is just a few years from retirement, he’s not planning to leave his career behind when gets there. Instead, he’ll do what he’s been doing for most of the last decade, except he’ll be the boss. To start putting his “retirement” plan together, Winter attended the second annual Small Business Resources Workshop March 24 at the Carmichael Park Club House, where roughly 75 existing and or future small business owners gathered to collect resources from county, state and federal officials about how to get help for everything from obtaining small business “micro” loans and tax help support, to the bidding process for county and federal contracts and how to get support for women- or minority owned companies, or those in underserved areas.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to recognize women from across the state in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblyman Cooley honored Kiyo Sato of Sacramento.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Rancho Cordova-Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to recognize women from across the state in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblyman Cooley honored Kiyo Sato of Sacramento. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

A clutch of late 19th century trees downed by this winter’s fierce storms was hauled away from Capitol Park this week, but remnants of the group may one day return in a different form.
The trees – a 90-foot-tall tulip tree, an 85-foot-tall American elm and a box elder – had decorated the park’s Civil War memorial.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Recent storms toppled 3 historic trees first planted in Capitol Park in May 1897 to honor Civil War veterans. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) says a crane was brought in to remove the huge trees and massive stumps. “This tree that we are seeing hauled away…this was one of the earliest trees honoring American veterans here in Capitol Park. So, we’re preserving that,” said Assemblyman Cooley. Watch the crews and crane work to dismantle and remove one of the trees from Capitol Park in this Assembly Access video.