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Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly


The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.

Justin Azevedo, a librarian at the Arcade branch put together a list with issues teenagers sometimes deal with but are difficult to talk about. Next to each topic is the code that leads you to a self-help book.

"Whether it's something as seemingly mild as acne or whether it's something more serious like being in an abusive relationship," Sacramento Public Library teen librarian Molly Milazzo said. "These are the kinds of topics, especially when you are young, that you want to be able to handle quietly."

Fire burns brush, trees near Cal Expo


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Crews are standing watch over a grass fire that burned into heavy brush and trees Monday night by Cal Expo, near the bike trail behind Gate 12.

The fire ignited just before 9 p.m. and quickly grew to three alarms, the Sacramento Fire Department said. Fire crews from Sacramento Fire Department, Metro Fire, West Sacramento and Consumnes Fire Department fought the wind-swept flames.

Approximately 70 to 80 firefighters helped battle the blaze and contain the fire to 10 acres according to Sacramento Fire Department.

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding Heads to the Senate Floor

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding Heads to the Senate Floor

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding

Heads to the Senate Floor

Rancho Cordova – This week, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 924 to re-establish the State Children’s Trust Fund as a donation option on state income tax forms heads to the Senate Floor.  AB 924 will reinstate the State tax form check-off box as a donation option, ensuring that the Fund will continue to support innovative and effective child abuse prevention programs across the state.

Currently, California taxpayers have the opportunity to pledge a portion of their expected tax return to charitable funds when filing their taxes. Each charitable fund’s listed check-off box location on the tax form is tied to a minimum contribution level adjusted annually for inflation. Failure of any tax check-off to meet the minimum contribution level results in that fund being repealed.

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Sergeant Michael Hughes as 2015 Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Sergeant Michael Hughes as 2015 Veteran of the Year

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Sergeant Michael Hughes as

2015 Veteran of the Year

STATE CAPITOL – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was pleased to honor United States Air Force Sergeant Michael Hughes at the Annual Veteran Recognition Luncheon in Downtown Sacramento.

“I am proud to honor Sergeant Michael Hughes, not only for his service as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, but also for his work establishing the No Veteran Dies Alone program,” said Cooley.  “Sergeant Hughes has continued  his legacy of service with his heart by assisting terminally-ill veterans reach their end-of-life with someone at their side, and even escorting the deceased along with a U.S. flag to their final resting place,” continued Cooley.

Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

 Vincent DiLeo will receive “The Award Of Excellence” from the State Fair Fine Art Competition

This year there were 1,200 entries entered into the California State Fair Fine Art

Competition. Of those, only 180 artists were selected to showcase their art.

Vincent DiLeos’ photomontage, titled “Ghost Ship”, has been selected for this

award. This photomontage was created from four photographs by blending the

images together to look like one. The photograph looks like a pirate ship drifting

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Science Champions at the State Capitol

Assemblyman Cooley Honors Local Science Champions at the State Capitol

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) honored three teams from two local schools for bringing home national awards at prestigious annual science competitions on Monday June 22nd. Two of the award winning teams are from Mira Loma High School (Arden-Arcade), and the third is from Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael).

“What a great honor to recognize the hard work and dedication these students put in to achieve these significant awards,” said Cooley. “Their emergent knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math may lead them to become the professional scientist who resolves some of our most challenging problems, such as a cure for a cancer or an engineering design that can propel us to Mars or beyond,” Cooley continued.  “An extra nod to Mira Loma’s science teacher and coach, James Hill who has lead the high school team to the national competition 17 times, more than any other coach in the United States.”

Firefighters contain Arden grass fire


Sacramento Metro Fire crews were able to quickly contain a 3-acre grass fire Monday evening in the Arden-Arcade area.

The fire department tweeted the main fire and hot spots were knocked down, but heavy fuel inside the fire line at Northrup and Howe avenues still had flames. Crews were mopping up the scene around 6:45 p.m. as a dozer cut lines.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles away.