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Access Sacramento Board of Directors Reaffirms Strategic Plan

Access Sacramento Board of Directors Reaffirms Strategic Plan

Access Sacramento‘s primary mission, vision and intentions for the next 12 months will remain essentially unchanged this year based on the Board of Director’s planning retreat last weekend.

A variety of work groups and standing committees were tasked with monitoring and acting on five strategic directions that were created during an extensive planning process last year.

 

Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at 6th Annual “SacWorldFest” in Old Sacramento - October 5 & 6

Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at 6th Annual “SacWorldFest” in Old Sacramento - October 5 & 6

Sacramento celebrates cultural diversity through lively music and dance during the 6th Annual SacWorldFest happening in Old Sacramento October 5-6, 2013, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance,  an exciting Hip Hop Dance-Off, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village, cooking demonstrations and much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity.  In fact, since the inaugural festival in 2008, SacWorldFest has hosted more than 150 performances by nearly 650 performers reflecting more than 40 ethnicities, cultures and nations.

Saturday EVENING, 10/5, 6 p.m.

Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

The Access Sacramento Hometown TV crew documented top beginner rock bands Sunday at the 33rd annual Skip's Music "Stairway to Stardom" competition at the downtown Crest Theater.

Of 11 competing band, judges sele

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Tools, Talent and Technology -- Jobs at Sutter’s Fort” event on Saturday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

In 1839 when John Sutter elected to build his agricultural empire, some believed he would never succeed. He located his establishment in a region densely populated with Native Indians (who it was believed would surely chase him off or kill him) and his nearest source of supplies was nearly 100 difficult miles away.

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Major Renovation Project Underway For Sutter’s Fort Historic Central Building

Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and once the largest building in California when it was built in 1840, the 6,500-square foot historic Central Building at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is currently undergoing important renovations. The first phase of the California State Parks’ “Sutter’s Fort Roof Rehabilitation and Seismic Stabilization” project includes a new roof and wall reinforcements for stabilization to make the roof less susceptible to damage caused by high winds or earthquakes.  This initial phase is expected to be completed by mid-September.

State Islamic and American Leaders mark end of Ramadan

State Islamic and American Leaders  mark end of Ramadan

The Muslim community concludes a month of fasting, prayer and spiritual renewal at sunset tonight as its holiest month of Ramadan concludes.  In marking the eve of this last day, more than 200 governmental, civic and Muslim American leaders Tuesday night gathered at the State Capitol basement rotunda for the 10th Annual Capitol Ramadan Iftar--the breaking of the daily fast.

The event was sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations  - Sacramento Valley Chapter (CAIR-SVC) and was hosted by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly members Roger Dickinson (6th District) and Mariko Yamada (4th District).

Sacramento Museums Take to the Streets With Special Activities & Events in August

Sacramento Museums Take to the Streets With Special Activities & Events in August

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and destinations that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year.  In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are taking to the streets with special events and activities, a few of which follows:

“Car Cruise” Presented by the California Automobile Museum -- August 3  
Get your engines ready...the California Automobile Museum’s much anticipated “Car Cruise” is an annual event designed for vintage car owners to show off their hot rides. The eye-catching “Car Cruise” begins at Sacramento State and ends at Fulton and El Camino with a huge -- and FREE -- vintage car show beginning at 5 p.m.