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Main Street Fairness Act Threatens Small Online Retailers

The politicians in Congress are once again demonstrating their lack of understanding regarding how business and the economy actually work.  Legislation now being proposed could endanger thousands of small-to-mid sized online businesses.  H.R. 5660, the Main Street Fairness Act, first introduced by former Rep. William Delahunt, Democrat, (MA) on July 1, 2010, now being prepared by Democrat Rep.

American Public Works Association Honors Sacramento’s Lucinda Willcox as Manager of the Year

American Public Works Association Honors Sacramento’s Lucinda Willcox as Manager of the Year

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Sacramento Chapter recognized Lucinda Willcox as one of three outstanding individuals who represented the best management professionals in public works for 2011 at an annual awards dinner on Thursday, May 19. 

Willcox provides expertise in infrastructure and transportation planning, public administration and management and program development.  During her 20 years of experience, Willcox has revamped the Private Development Fund and has secured tens of millions of dollars in state and federal transportation money. 

“Lucinda inspires excellence and dedication in the public sector,” said APWA Sacramento Chapter President Matt Brogan. “She was selected based on profession, leadership, innovation, agency service, customer service and community service.”  

The APWA also honored Ken Grehm of Placer County and Cedar Kehoe of Elk Grove as Manager of the Year award winners.

A Swing and a Hit Along West Capitol Ave

A Swing and a Hit Along West Capitol Ave

As part of West Sacramento's redevelopment project, standing tall along the east end of the newly landscaped West Capitol Avenue, between City Hall and the Civic Center, cast your eyes on a pair of giant bronze sculptures.  A pitcher and a batter, both complimenting nearby Raley Field.  City proud and winning! 

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.

JB Radiator Specialties Inc. holding May 6 job fair

JB Radiator Specialties Inc. holding May 6 job fair

JB Radiator Specialties Inc. is a diversified manufacturer of engine cooling, oil cooling, and air cooling products.

JBRS is one of the largest, technologically advanced metal fabrication heat exchange manufacturers in the Western United States and are corporate headquarters is right here in Sacramento!

Fruitridge Health & Wellness Collective pledging $50,000 to UC Davis Health System

Fruitridge Health & Wellness Collective pledging $50,000 to UC Davis Health System

Sacramento’s Fruitridge Health & Wellness Collective (FHWC) is inaugurating its 5-year pledge to UC Davis Health System, pledging $50,000, which will be distributed evenly between UC Davis Health Systems’ WeCARE! Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Peer Navigator Programs, which provide outreach, education and support to newly designated breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.

"The generous support of Fruitridge Health and Wellness Collective enables us to expand our unique WeCARE! Community-Based Cancer Peer Navigator Program to train more cancer survivors as cancer coaches for newly diagnosed cancer patients throughout our region" said Marlene M. von Friederichs-Fitzwater, assistant professor and director of the Outreach Research and Education Program at UC Davis Cancer Center.

Mercy General Hospital celebrates “Topping Off” construction milestone

Mercy General Hospital is hosting a celebration to spotlight a construction milestone of its state-of-the-art heart and vascular center with the blessing and placement of the final steel beam.

The $170 million facility on the hospital campus will feature four cardiac operating rooms, an upgraded cardiac intensive care unit, a new cardiac rehabilitation area and 91 private patient rooms. Mercy General leads the state in the number of open heart surgeries performed at the hospital.  

Doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers have been signing the final steel beam all week.   In 2000, local philanthropist Alex G. Spanos had coronary bypass surgery at Mercy General Hospital and later pledged $11 million to the heart center. The 123,350-square-foot facility will open in the summer of 2012.

When: Thursday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m.