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How you can help

The tragedy of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma may be halfway across the country, but there are still ways we can help locally.

Jordan Scott, communications director for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter, said the organization is accepting donations for relief efforts. People can text REDCROSS to 9099 to make an automatic $10 donation, or can visit redcross.org to make a donation.

Scott said there are no plans yet to send teams from Northern California over to Oklahoma for relief efforts, but that it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to receive requests.

“Our volunteers know it may happen and to be ready,” Scott said. “We’ve got the experience and the expertise here.”

Volunteers from the area have helped out through other disasters, including the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

E-Waste Collection & Clothing Drive Fundraiser

E-Waste Collection & Clothing Drive Fundraiser

Organization: Hmong Family Community Alliance Church

Date: Saturday June 8th
Time: 9AM - 1PM

Location: T & Y Market
2835 Norwood Ave
Sacramento, CA 95815

Cost: Free drive through drop-off

Click HERE for more info.

Local Filipino School - Eskwela Natin Grand Opening

Local Filipino School - Eskwela Natin Grand Opening

SACRAMENTO, CA – Eskwela Nation, a Filipino School will have their grand opening this Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Community Room in the Sacramento County Human Resources Building. Come learn more about the school and support our Filipino-American youth!

Philippine Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr.  will be also attending the grand opening of Eskwela Natin, our Filipino School, the first Filipino American Cultural School in Northern California and located in Sacramento.

He will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the school following a short program of greetings, proclamations, patriotic songs and brief remarks by the Consul General and local officials. He will be accompanied by Consul Reichel Quinones.

Celebrate National Train Day This Saturday with FREE Admission to Two Museums!

Celebrate National Train Day This Saturday with FREE Admission to Two Museums!

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Amtrak, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will proudly celebrate the sixth annual National Train Day by offering free Museum admission, tours of modern-day Amtrak California passenger cars and special rail-related activities inside and outside the Museum!  And, to add to the celebration and extend the fun, the nearby Sacramento History Museum in Old Sacramento will also offer free museum admission on this special day. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this one day only, kicking off promptly at 10 a.m.

$125,000 contest looking for retail business dreamers

$125,000 contest looking for retail business dreamers

Will you be Downtown Sacramento’s next success story?

Calling all passion-filled go getters with big ideas, people who are sparked by opportunity and possibility, we want you to join us Downtown.

Applicants interested in starting a new retail business in Downtown Sacramento can submit their business concept for consideration. The winner will receive an awards package worth approximately $125,000 which includes rent-free up to one year in a Downtown location, startup capital, and business support services.

The application process will run until May 24th and is open to entrepreneurs with a retail oriented business idea, current retailers who want to open a new concept, and those who want to expand or relocate from outside of Sacramento.

For more information and to apply, go to the Downtown Sacramento Partnership - Calling All Dreamers webpage.

Join Candlelight Vigil for East Area Rapist Victims

Candlelight Vigil
TIME:  8:30 P.M.
WHERE:  1331 Garden Hwy, Sacramento

Anyone who lived in the Sacramento area in the late 1970s and then Contra Costa County and then the Los Angeles area in the early 1980's could tell you of the terror that gripped these areas as a brutal serial rapist turner killer horrified these communities. The man responsible was named the East Area Rapist/Original Night stalker.