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Congresswoman Matsui Announces Over $500,000 for Sacramento YouthBuild Program

Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC) has been awarded a Department of Labor competitive grant of $542,502 to support their YouthBuild program.  This is in addition to the $1 million in federal funding SRCC received in June 2009 for their YouthBuild program; a three year grant that ends in 2012.

Twitter for the grim reaper

Twitter for the grim reaper

Lately I’m finding myself reading the obituaries and being completely intrigued. I can’t help it. I love looking at the photos families have chosen of their loved ones, reading what these people did and wondering about their lives.

That’s because their orbits aren’t about their death, but telling the story of their life – in 200 words or less. It’s kind of like twitter for the Grim Reaper.

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A reluctant Shriver made most of first lady role

SACRAMENTO -- Maria Shriver's career as a TV journalist was sidelined when her movie star husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, decided to jump into her family's business, politics.

Being first lady of California in a Republican administration was not an easy fit for an ambitious feminist who worked hard to carve out a separate identity from her Democratic family dynasty.

Shriver did not seek to fit in in Sacramento, but she was never far away in spirit.

An enormous Andy Warhol portrait of her hung in the Capitol office, and she weighed in frequently on policy. She helped resurrect her husband's governorship after a disastrous 2005 special election.

Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Job Seekers and Meals on Wheels

Active Job Seekers of America (AJSA) will be volunteering at Meals on Wheels this Wednesday. Last month over 15 Active Job Seekers from Auburn, Folsom, & Roseville groups helped prepare meals for seniors in the Greater Sacramento Area. We prepared over 100 frozen meals. Assembled 540 weekly meal boxes that consisted of 5 frozen meals, milk, juice boxes, fruit cups, and bread! Packaged indivual bread slices.It was a fun morning and it felt great to give back!

We are going to exceed the 540 boxes this week!

About Active Job Seekers of America

AJSA is an all volunteer program, made possible through the passionate service of our members, volunteers, and community supporters.

National Foster Care Month kicks off with weeklong activities

National Foster Care Month kicks off with weeklong activities

May is National Foster Care Month. A week of activities in the State Capitol will kick off National Foster Care Month statewide and raise awareness about the needs of the state’s children and youth in foster care.


Monday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Mother's Day + Nicole Hill Gerulat

Mother's Day + Nicole Hill Gerulat

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!  Moreover, I hope you enjoy two of my favorite bloggers: Nicole Hill Gerulat. Her style is incredible couple her with One Charming Party and it's quite possible to go a little manic.

I'm not sure I'd be able to enjoy such an extravagant celebration.

Summer Cycling Awareness: May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region

Summer Cycling Awareness: May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region

May is Bike Month in the Sacramento Region, and Folsom is the #1 destination for quality cycling. Whether you use Folsom’s BMX track at Cummings Family Park, or travel on the city’s 35 miles of Class I bicycle and pedestrian trails that traverse Folsom, the California Vehicle Code has sections that apply to you.

All bicycles are required to have a brake and reflectors, so if you’ve been neglecting yours, then you’d better get to work bringing that bike back into compliance. If you are riding at dawn, or after dusk, then the law requires that your bicycle or scooter has a fixed headlight and an illuminated tail light. While everyone SHOULD be wearing a bicycle helmet by now, if your under 18 years of age, you MUST wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet. These simple and cheap safety precautions should make you road safe.

When you hit the roadway, the vehicle code has more laws to make sure you operate your bike safely.