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Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22

Dickinson is hosting a free food literacy fair on September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Park Farmer’s Market in Sacramento. The event, partnered with the California Food Literacy Center, the Oak Park Farmers Market, and NeighborWorks Sacramento, will feature cooking demonstrations, physical activities and games, local chefs, and informational booths on health and nutrition. For more information, click here.

Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161, which establishes every September in California as Food Literacy Awareness Month, was approved by the Senate. The resolution has previously been approved by the Assembly and is now enrolled.

“Educating the public, especially children, about food literacy is important because it has the ability to address the growing obesity epidemic,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

Cal. American Water Brings Environment Expertise as New Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partner

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that California American Water has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, California American Water joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset, and will lend their environmental and resource expertise to the project.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship.

Host Families Wanted For Japanese Students

Host Families Wanted For Japanese Students

Group Arrives To United States Tuesday July 31st

Host families in the Greater Sacramento region are wanted to house Japanese students during their brief stay in America, allowing them to enhance their education, learn more about our culture and gain positive exposure and insights into the American way of life.

Host families will need to offer student  a bed, three meals and some transportation support. Those interested or wishing to learn more can contact Charles Gix at 916-214-6731 charlesgix49@gmail.com .

Pocket Softball League Represents Sac in Western National Championships

Pocket Softball League Represents Sac in Western National Championships

Two teams from the Pocket Softball League are headed to their age level’s respective Western National Championships representing the Greater Sacramento Softball Association. 

The 12U Pocket All Stars played extremely well at the ASA Association Championship tournament at Lembi Park in Folsom on June 23rd-24th.  The team took 3rd place and posted a 4-1 record in the “B” Division.  They logged wins against Elk Grove, Five Cities, Foothill and Roseville, eventually losing to another Elk Grove team in a semi-final game.  The team received a large team trophy and all of the girls received medals.  The 3rd place finish qualified the 12U team for the Western National Tournament in Salem, Oregon on July 30th – August 4th.

Under the tutelage of volunteer Coach Steve Cobb, the “Pocket Aces” fastpitch team ripped through the two-day competition in Lincoln, June 23rd-June 24

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Green-Hair Principal Rewards Wire Elementary Students

Sacramento -- Wire Elementary students in South Sacramento enjoy a "Healthy Breakfast" treat while celebrating a victory with Principal Bao Moua, who dyed her hair green because students read 51,717 book pages during the school's Read-A-Thon. Principal Bao promised to dye her hair green if students read 40,000 book pages by the end of March. Apparently, students eagerly read 25% more than required to see their principal with green hair. In this case, reading connects Wire's 460 students to fun and knowledge!