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Call Out for Railroad Museum Volunteers this Fall!

Call Out for Railroad Museum Volunteers this Fall!

The California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering this fall to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. The volunteer orientation will begin on Saturday, September 24, but interested volunteers must apply and be interviewed in advance. Volunteer applications are being accepted now through Monday, September 12, and involved community members are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile program.   

Anyone who has ever visited the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento SHP has undoubtedly crossed paths with a docent. Dressed in railroad garb or other period attire, these trained volunteers answer questions and discuss history with guests. There are many other volunteers, too.

Oak Park Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market Groundbreaking

Oak Park Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market Groundbreaking

OAK PARK, CA - Wednesday, city officials and the CEO of Fresh and Easy markets broke ground at 34th Street and Broadway on a new neighborhood market. It is scheduled to open after the first of the year.

The project is expected to employ 300 people duirng construction and 30 for store operations. Most of thos hired will be residents of Oak Park, said CEO Tim Mason.

$450,000 grant will "green" Mutual Housing community

$450,000 grant will "green" Mutual Housing community

Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently was awarded a $450,000 grant to add green elements to the rehabilitation of a local housing community, Mutual Housing at Norwood. Mutual Housing is one of 115 local NeighborWorks organizations to receive $34.9 million in Capital Funding for the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing (CFRAH) grants.

“Rehabilitating and maintaining rental property in the Sacramento area is one of our goals,” said Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing Association’s Executive Director. “Receiving this grant will help us with the ongoing restorations we are doing in our communities.”

“Sacramento Mutual Housing Association is dedicated to providing affordable housing for our region,” said Congresswoman Doris Matsui. “I want to congratulate them on receiving this award.

Blank Business Cards

Blank Business Cards

In life you are judged by the company you keep and the impression you make. (My adaption of an Aesop fable) The business card you hand to a prospective client or colleague reveals more about yourself and your business intentions than you know.

I have hundreds of business cards that I have collected over the past year and I can still remember each person. For the folks that actually were responsible for the creation of their own business card that person I met is stamped on the card, figuratively speaking.  Poorly designed cards handed to me were from people with a poor business plan. Those folks will never be able to gain my respect or business.

If you approved or designed a card that is a disaster in terms of legibility, stop being cheap and hire someone that can do the job right.

Mutual Housing hires Mariano Jauco as lead organizer

Mutual Housing hires Mariano Jauco as lead organizer

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently hired Mariano Jauco as lead organizer. In his new position, Jauco will supervise six community organizers who work with two-to-three Mutual Housing properties in Sacramento and Yolo counties. As well as being the management contact, he will provide coaching and training in building community across the many cultures and ethnicities of the diverse residents.

Prior to joining Mutual Housing, Jauco was the City of Sacramento’s Neighborhood Resources Coordinator where he was responsible for providing information and resources to community members. In this capacity, he also worked with neighborhood groups to improve the safety and residential quality of life.

Jauco currently is Chair of Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and has worked with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. He has served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the East Bay, Tri-City Homeless Coalition and Renewed HOPE.