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2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

2016 "Calling All Dreamers" winners officially open oblivion comics & coffee shop

The winners of the 2016 Calling All Dreamers competition presented by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) have officially opened a downtown Oblivion Comics & Coffee storefront. Centrally located in the downtown core and easily walkable from the State Capitol, Golden 1 Center and the Sacramento Convention Center, co-owners Laura Benson and Neil Estaris opened a 2,600 square foot storefront in May that is a fresh and new retail concept in the local market. In addition to an impressive comic book selection (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Image and Valiant, to name a few) along with popular action figures and posters, Oblivion Comics & Coffee offers specialty coffee from Chocolate Fish plus pastries and artisan toast with vegan options.

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

Affluence Financial Fitness for Women magazine virtual launch

PRESS RELEASE written by: Anita R Johnson, Financial Psychologist.

The long wait is finally over. The Affluence-Financial Fitness for Women by renowned author and Financial Psychologist, Anita R Johnson will be making its virtual launch on May 20-22, the year 2017. A digital magazine that sheds light on women in the financial industry as well as supporting them. In a few days, this magazine will be available to every man and woman alike who will take interest in the growth of women in the financial sector. 

State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

State Parks names Ty Smith as Director for the California State Railroad Museum

California State Parks has announced Ty Smith as museum director for the California State Railroad Museum, one of the world’s premier railway museums that welcomes more than 600,000 visitors per year. As museum director, Smith is responsible for managing the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Southern Railroad, Old Sacramento State Historic Park and the historic Southern Pacific Shops. Smith’s new role is effective on Apr. 1, 2017.  

“Ty’s extensive knowledge, background and experience working in the museum community coupled with his passion for history and interpretation makes him uniquely qualified for this key position in California’s state park system,” said Capital District Superintendent Matthew Bellah. “California State Parks working in partnership with the Foundation, and Ty’s visionary leadership will help guide these prized rail units forward at a very exciting time for Sacramento.”

Midtown Association’s PBID footprint expands to include Alhambra Corridor

Midtown Association’s PBID footprint expands to include Alhambra Corridor

Coinciding with the start of the New Year, the Midtown Association’s PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) officially expanded to include the Alhambra corridor. The Midtown Association (MA) now provides a variety of services for a 92-block area from 16th to Alhambra and from the Governor’s Mansion to the new Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

Midtown Association Partners with PRIDE Industries to further increase presence & enhance services

Midtown Association Partners with PRIDE Industries to further increase presence & enhance services

Committed to making Midtown the center for culture, creativity, and vibrancy in Sacramento's urban core, the Midtown Association is proud to announce an employment partnership with PRIDE Industries that will further increase and enhance the already successful "Clean & Safe" program throughout the popular district. Coinciding with the start of 2017, the footprint of the Midtown Association's coverage area will expand to 92 total blocks, also including the Alhambra corridor.
 
“This is clearly a win-win partnership,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association.  “We are thrilled to be able to provide meaningful training and employment to deserving individuals while also offering tremendous benefits to the businesses and communities we serve. It is our hope to grow this pilot partnership into a long-term arrangement as our organization continues to expand and thrive.”

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

More than 40 employers will gather in Woodland on June 23 to offer jobs to those seeking employment.  Prior to that, on June 6, the Yolo County’s Health & Human Services Agency will be available to help job seekers prepare for the job fair.

Employment services experts will be on hand on June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, located at 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland, to help job seekers succeed at the job fair, including tips for properly completing job applications, preparing resumes and nailing the interview.  Those interested in attending the prep event are encouraged to RSVP at: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eabaf22abfa7-howtoget.

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

The Midtown Business Association (MBA) recently received approval by stakeholders to renew the PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) for another 10 years. In addition, the Midtown PBID coverage area will expand to include the neighboring Alhambra corridor starting in 2017.  With the expanded footprint, MBA will service the Midtown area from 16th to Alhambra and from the Governor’s Mansion to the new Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.