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City welcomes 2017 Summer STEPS Interns

The City of West Sacramento hosted a welcome brunch and orientation for the third Summer STEPS Internship. The students spent their first day shadowing mentors in their department. The eight-week internship gives students positive examples of public service, hands-on experience, and insights into how city governments are run. The program will provide interns with practical work experience related to their academic major.

In addition to experience within their departments, the interns will also be given guided tours of each city department, attend City Council meetings and volunteer with the Age Friendly initiative... Read More

West Sacramento hosts crowdfunding seminar June 20th

 

If you’re trying to start a business in West Sacramento, or anywhere else in the region, crowdfunding can be a successful tool to raise funds, but don’t try it alone. Attend CleanStart’s Crowdfunding Workshop on June 20th in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria to explore both equity and rewards-based crowdfunding. This workshop will help you determine if either of these is the right choice for your company and provide you with expert advice on launching a successful campaign, complete with case studies of actual campaigns.

Date and Time:
Tue, June 20, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:
Civic Center Galleria
1110 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691

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2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

The winners of the 2016 Calling All Dreamers competition presented by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) have officially opened a downtown Oblivion Comics & Coffee storefront. Centrally located in the downtown core and easily walkable from the State Capitol, Golden 1 Center and the Sacramento Convention Center, co-owners Laura Benson and Neil Estaris opened a 2,600 square foot storefront in May that is a fresh and new retail concept in the local market. In addition to an impressive comic book selection (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Valiant, to name a few) along with popular action figures and posters, Oblivion Comics & Coffee offers specialty coffee from Chocolate Fish plus pastries and artisan toast with vegan options.

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

PRESS RELEASE written by: Anita R Johnson, Financial Psychologist.

The long wait is finally over. The Affluence-Financial Fitness for Women by renowned author and Financial Psychologist, Anita R Johnson will be making its virtual launch on May 20-22, the year 2017. A digital magazine that sheds light on women in the financial industry as well as supporting them. In a few days, this magazine will be available to every man and woman alike who will take interest in the growth of women in the financial sector. 

UC Davis media sources for income tax season

The following University of California, Davis, faculty are available to comment to the media as tax deadlines approach in April. Check this list on the UC Davis news website for updates as they occur.

Response of nonprofit organizations to economic incentives

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State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

California State Parks has announced Ty Smith as museum director for the California State Railroad Museum, one of the world’s premier railway museums that welcomes more than 600,000 visitors per year. As museum director, Smith is responsible for managing the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Southern Railroad, Old Sacramento State Historic Park and the historic Southern Pacific Shops. Smith’s new role is effective on Apr. 1, 2017.  

“Ty’s extensive knowledge, background and experience working in the museum community coupled with his passion for history and interpretation makes him uniquely qualified for this key position in California’s state park system,” said Capital District Superintendent Matthew Bellah. “California State Parks working in partnership with the Foundation, and Ty’s visionary leadership will help guide these prized rail units forward at a very exciting time for Sacramento.”

Flood insurance discount doubles

The City of West Sacramento has increased its rank with the Community Rating System (CRS) which will double the discount residents and property owners can receive on flood insurance premium rates. As part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), ratings depend on the community meeting these three goals

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