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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!

Follow the Sacramento River

Follow the Sacramento River

Are you up for adventure? Want to see how the 49ers went from San Francisco to Sacramento City? Come on, let's follow the Sacramento River...

Sac river motorcycle road rally weekend announced

Sac river motorcycle road rally weekend announced

The Sac River Motorcycle Road Rally Weekend at Rio Ramaza RV and Event Park on the Sacramento River will feature an old fashion road rally with great prizes including a $500 gift certificate from Guidera’s Harley Davidson, custom handlebars from Holeshot Custom Chopper and Performance, Paintball Shooters, and so much more.

The Rally offers a wide variety of entertainments including vendors, dunk tanks, mechanical bull, bike thrash, live music with well-known local bands (The Jokers <

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.