Our network

Life

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of grilling season and the California Department of Public Health wants everyone to have a delicious and safe BBQ experience. This video features Food Safety Chief Pat Kennelly providing grilling safety tips to keep you and your family healthy all season long! Ensuring that the food you serve is safe is as simple as following these practical approaches:

  • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • Make sure your utensils and food contact surfaces are clean.  Never put fresh vegetables or ready to eat foods on cutting boards or platters used for raw meat or poultry unless the surfaces have been thoroughly washed with soap and water.
  • Thaw your frozen meat and poultry in a refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter.  Make sure that juices from thawing meats cannot drip onto other food in the refrigerator.

Wear and wear again | Pleated A-line skirt

Wear and wear again | Pleated A-line skirt

It's time for another edition of Wear and Wear Again! I went through my closet this weekend just to take an inventory (for the first time ever), and was struck by a) how many clothes I have, b) how many clothes I don't actually wear and c) how many clothes I've worn many many times over several years. I have a dress—that I still love, but don't have much occasion to wear—that I bought my sophomore year of college (I last wore it about four years ago, but it's pretty classic and I'm sure I'll have a chance to wear it again). Needless to say, I don't go by the one-year rule. At the same time, there are many many many items that have entered and quickly exited my closet over that same time period. But that's a much larger, more rambly topic that I'd like to get into today.

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $35,000 in NEA Grants for Local Organizations

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $35,000 in NEA Grants for Local Organizations

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that two local organizations, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Association and California Presenters, have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The Sacramento Philharmonic will receive $20,000 to support an educational outreach series featuring Carnegie Hall's LinkUP!

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall Patnership

The Sacramento Community is coming together to keep arts alive in schools. The Collaboration between Sacramento Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall partnership culminates in grand performance this coming Thursday, May 19th when over 2,200 students, third to sixth grade, will fill the Capital Christian Center Auditorium for an interactive performance that is the result of a yearlong program with the goal of engaging underserved school children with a meaningful music experience.

This started In March 2010, after years of reaching children through music, Michael Morgan and the Sacramento Philharmonic were one of a select few orchestras throughout the nation contacted by the prestigious organization to expand the "Weil Music Institute at Carnegie Hall- LinkUP for Music Education".

Evening of Dreams 2011

Evening of Dreams 2011

The Evening of Dreams Prom is a red carpet gala in Sacramento serving teens and young adults with disabilities and special needs, complete with formal wear, photographers and dancing.   Guest with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other mental and physical challenges dance the evening away with area high school athletes and student leaders.

“Evening of Dreams is an exclusive one of a kind event where students with special needs are served as the kings and queens of prom where they experience their dreams,” said Michelle Purcell, prom founder. Each guest is asked at registration to list their dreams for the evening, and according to event organizers, most are able to be reached.

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

Cordova Senior Activities Center Volunteer Receives Recognition from Board of Supervisors

The Cordova Recreation and Park District is pleased to announce that Ed Dunn, Cordova Senior Activities Center Advisory Board Vice President and Center volunteer, was recognized by the Sacramento Board of Supervisors as an Outstanding Senior Volunteer for 2011. Mr. Dunn was presented the award by District 5 Supervisor Don Nottoli at the May 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting.

In addition to serving as Vice President of the Senior Advisory Board, Mr. Dunn has taken the lead in rewriting the Bylaws and ensuring that the vision and goals of the Advisory Board are preserved.

Sacramento Asian Chamber celebrates former foster youth

Sacramento Asian Chamber celebrates former foster youth

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Foundation (SACCF) celebrates the success of its inaugural JumpStart 21 class on Tuesday, May 10.  The Mather event will honor former foster youth for their completion of a 12-week workforce/development training. On Tuesday’s “Celebration of Achievement,” the SACCF will recognize these former foster youth and connect them to businesses to apply their skills.

The SACCF – in partnership with Volunteers of America Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth, the Center for AIDS Research Education and Services and El Hogar Community Services, expanded its JumpStart 21 workforce development program to address the growing need to prepare former foster youth for life and self-sufficiency. Participants in the JumpStart 21 Program undergo a 12-week training where they are taught 21st century life and works skills.