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Running a small business teaches kids self-sufficiency

Running a small business teaches kids self-sufficiency

Nick Perez and his classmates at the Sierra School at Eastern aren’t simply learning to use an industrial engraving machine and a full-color copier in class, they are focusing on the future.

Perez is among the student-employees “hired” this semester in an enterprising, classroom-based “small business” that Sierra School operates to provide real-world, work experience for students in grades 8-12 with acute emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.

“Once they hit my door every student is treated like an employee. They must dress, speak and behave appropriately,” said transition specialist DeDe Cooper, who runs the “Sierra Works” program.

Sacramento Job Fair on Tuesday, April 19

Sacramento Job Fair on Tuesday, April 19

Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs is hosting a Sacramento Job Fair on Tuesday, April 19 at the Red Lion Hotel on Arden Way. 

They are bringing together some of the area's top local employers, who will be hiring for hundreds of positions. Anyone in the community who is looking for work is encouraged to attend this FREE Job Fair.

The Career Fair starts at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. This event will offer job seekers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with dozens of employers who are hiring today! Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs will also have a local career expert on hand to provide a free professional resume review.

It is recommended to dress professionally and bringing multiple copies of your resume.

Sacramento Job Fair
Tuesday, April 19 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento
Info: www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com

Dinosaur Day and Science Fest is Sunday

Dinosaur Day and Science Fest is Sunday

Spend a fun and educational day with your kids at Dinosaur Day and Science Fest at Sierra College in Rocklin!

There will be crafts, activities, and exhibits.

It starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at Sewell Hall.

Admission is $5 for kids and $8 for adults, but you can win a family four-pack of tickets from MomsLikeMe. Enter here to learn more.

Bayside Church and Mikuni join to provide relief for Japan

Bayside Church and Mikuni join to provide relief for Japan

Bayside Church and Mikuni Restaurant Group, Inc. are joining together to help those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami earlier this month.  On March 30 the two groups will host a special evening of dining including sushi with Mikuni executive chef Taro Arai as well as other restaurant partners, art auctions and entertainment featuring Japanese taiko drums at Bayside Church in Roseville, with the hope of raising up to $75,000 in relief.

Both Mikuni and Bayside are actively working on ways to help the people of Japan after the disaster, but recently decided to join efforts to do even more.

“Our heart goes out to those affected by this tragic event,” said Ray Johnston, senior pastor at Bayside. “We have been inundated from our attendees with a desire to help. So we decided to provide an opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture – its food, art and music – while helping those in need. Mr.

Sacramento River fills backyards along Garden Highway

SACRAMENTO, CA - Residents living along Garden Highway are living on the water's edge, but they don't seem too worried about rising levels on the Sacramento River.

"This is why I live here," John Orosz said. "This is just beautiful to me."

Orosz's home, like many other along Garden Highway, were designed to have river water flow beneath them.

The homes have to be built at a certain elevation. Orosz's home stands at 32 feet. The river surrounding his home was at 25 feet.

The 16 year Garden Highway resident said the river would have to rise another 7 feet to even dampen the inside of his floors, but he is insured in case of the worse.

"They give you a policy based on your elevation," Orosz said. "You show your elevation certificate and we're at a different rating than the homes over there because we're above the 100 year flood protection."

Chat with Sheriff Scott Jones March 24

Chat with Sheriff Scott Jones March 24

Sheriff Scott Jones will be hosting his first “Sheriff’s Chat”. The event will take place at the Sheriff’s North Division Service Center, located at 2500 Marconi Avenue, Suite #100, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is not a town-hall format type of meeting. Rather, Sheriff Jones intends to meet members of the public one-on-one, on a first-come, first-served basis, as time permits, to address concerns or questions that they have.


Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento to aid fund raising effort to Japan

Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento to aid fund raising effort to Japan

Exotic Plants Ltd. of Sacramento started a fund raising effort today to aid the relief effort in Japan.

The store will be donating 5% of all live plants sales to the American Red Cross. The fund raising will go through the end of April.

Exotic Plants owner, Kifumi Keppler, was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and is very concerned. She has been in touch with family in Osaka, and many friends in the Tokyo area, and all are safe; she is hoping to help in any way she can. Kifumi, a Japanese American, has been an avid horticulturalist and owner of Exotic Plants Ltd. for more than 38 years in the Sacramento area.

Exotic Plants Ltd. is Sacramento's source for live plants, palms, and orchids in the region. They specialize in bringing the benefits of live plants through sales and service to homes and offices from Grass Valley to Vacaville. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Howe Avenue Store, in the Cost Plus Shopping Center at Howe & Alta Arden.

Two of Lyon Real Estate's Sierra Oaks office agents help earn share of $14,000 for local charties

Two of Lyon Real Estate's Sierra Oaks office agents help earn share of $14,000 for local charties

Lyon Real Estate announced today the winners of its inaugural Lyon Cares philanthropy award. Lyon agent Kim Pacini Hauch of the Sierra Oaks office earned $3,000 for Maryhouse, Teresa Lynch of Lyon’s Folsom office earned $2,000 for her charity of choice - the Grace Foundation and Nancy Reid also of the Sierra Oaks office earned $1,000 for Breakthrough Sacramento.

The Lyon Cares Award is a monetary donation made to local organizations as voted on exclusively by Lyon agents and employees. Agents and staff nominated local organizations that they were either members of or active volunteers with. The 60 nominations that were received were then narrowed down to the three finalists by a committee and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were determined by a vote of all Lyon Real Estate agents and employees.

American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Events - April 28 & 29

Join the American Heart Association for their annual Go Red Events on April 28 & 29 with News10's Keba Arnold.

April 28
The Hilton Stockton
10:00amn - 2:00pm
2323 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, Ca  95207
(209) 477-2683

April 29
Radisson Hotel Sacramento
10:00am - 2:00pm
500 Leisure Lane
Sacramento, Ca  95815

The Go Red event is a half-day social event designed to create an emotional and informative atmosphere, which will encourage influential community members across American to become champions of health.

Over 600 men and women will gather to help raise awareness of the country's number one killer of women: cardiovascular disease.  In the United States, cardiovascular diseases combined claim more women's lives every year than the next 14 causes of death combined.

People Helping People Awards & Luncheon - April 12


2011 People Helping People Awards Luncheon
Emceed by News10's Dale Schornack and Cristina Mendonsa
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Radisson Hotel,
500 Leisure Lane,
11:00 A.M. - Nominee and Sponsor Reception
11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. - Luncheon and Awards

Businesses and Individuals throughout the Sacramento Region demonstrate commitment to community service every day. But too often these good deeds go unrecognized. In 1989, the Community Services Planning Council initiated the People Helping People Awards to promote community service and to assure that the civic contributions of time, talent and resources by businesses, civic organizations and individuals were honored and encouraged.

Check out this year's nominees.