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Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Today members of the California Senate and Assembly Rules committees will meet for a hearing in the same room for the first time since 2002.

What special topic prompted the rare appearance of both sides of the Joint Rules Committee? The future of the Capitol annex, an outdated building that houses the offices of most of the 120 lawmakers in Sacramento.

The Capitol annex hasn't been significantly renovated since it was constructed in 1952, despite longstanding gripes that a structure dreamed up in an era of typewriters no longer meets the needs of a modern-day Legislature.

 

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  Story and Photos by Paul Scholl: Dedication to our nation was on display at a recent event held to support women veterans of the United States Armed Services. A very impressive group of women who have served our country came together at the gathering and celebration, hosted by American River Brewing Company.

The Women Veterans Alliance, created to support female veterans who have specific needs separate from male veterans, has as their mission is to impact and empower the lives of women veterans. They are the only group focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans.

Attending the event on Friday, June 2nd to recognize the honorees were Congressman Ami Bera and Assemblyman Ken Cooley. Dave Mathis, co-owner of American River Brewing Company has become a big supporter of the group.

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.

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.