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Sun Poses Long-Term Dangers to Outdoor Workers

Sun Poses Long-Term Dangers to Outdoor Workers

With the summer and its heat approaching, almost everyone will be out in the sun more than they were during the winter.

For 9 million Americans, being outside and in the sun is not just for summer fun – it’s a part of their job.

Workers in farming, landscaping, construction, recreation and even postal workers will spend hours in the sun – and consequently be exposed to potentially harmful levels of ultraviolet radiation.

Ultraviolet radiation, and specifically UVB, is the main environmental hazard to the outdoor worker. Most workers’ shifts include the peak intensity hours of UV exposure – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since this type of radiation – UVB – easily penetrates clouds, it can reach worrisome levels even on days where little sun is visible. It easily passes through glass and can be reflected into areas of apparent shade. 

UVB penetrates through the tough, dead outer layers of skin, into the replicating layers.

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently received $464,985 from NeighborWorks® America .

The grants will help support Mutual Housing’s healthy housing by developing new, sustainable communities for the Sacramento region’s diverse households as well as upgrading older multifamily housing to make it greener and more energy-efficient.

Of these funds, $329,485 was a capital grant for programs and services, real estate development and maintenance, $110,500 was for organizational underwriting and $25,000 for green initiatives and cash flow.  

“If you can show strong outcomes,” said Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing Executive Director, “NeighborWorks will let the organization use the funds as it sees fit.

“Because we have a strong business plan and strong strategic goals, these funds will help us continue developing healthy housing in the local region, maintain and upgrade our communities as well as  providing programs and services for o

Local children’s book author, Bill Kirk, reads stories to students at Merryhill School

Local children’s book author, Bill Kirk, reads stories to students at Merryhill School

SACRAMENTO - Merryhill School in Sacramento received a special visit from local children’s author, Bill Kirk, on Friday, May 13 in celebration of the school’s book donation to Greenhaven Estates retirement community. During his visit, Kirk read three of his favorite books to students, including “There’s A Spider In My Sink,” “There’s A Beatle In My Bed,” and “My Grandma’s Kitchen Rules!” This event served as a culmination for Merryhill’s first grade Giving Without Walls project, which included first graders collecting books for the school’s library and the Greenhaven Estates retirement community.  

The Giving Without Walls program allows students to be active participants in their communities by independently orchestrating a variety of service-oriented projects.

Mutual Housing prepares more than 700 free tax returns

Mutual Housing prepares more than 700 free tax returns

With a volunteer cadre, Sacramento Mutual Housing Association and its partners prepared and filed 715 free tax returns this year that helped working families with incomes of $49,000, or less, claim much-needed Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

Of these, 560 returns were prepared in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons. A pilot program for Mutual Housing, this was the first year that AARP tax preparation was held at the local nonprofit's Lemon Hill community in South Sacramento.

Another 155 returns were filed as part of the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program held at two other Mutual Housing sites, Foothill Plaza and Victory Townhomes in North Sacramento and Del Paso, respectively.

Full Spectrum Community Arts Center - May 17, 2011

Del Paso Heights has a reason to celebrate with the upcoming opening of the brand new Full Spectrum Community Arts Center. The venue will host a variety of classes in dance, fitness, music, arts and more.

Candace Baker and Nicole McClain from the new Arts Center chats with Guy about this exciting new facility that hopes to open its doors in June.

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Congresswoman Matsui Announces $35,000 in NEA Grants for Local Organizations

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $35,000 in NEA Grants for Local Organizations

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced that two local organizations, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Association and California Presenters, have been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The Sacramento Philharmonic will receive $20,000 to support an educational outreach series featuring Carnegie Hall's LinkUP!