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Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

Drexel University Sacramento’s Michael Marion Appointed to California Student Aid Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Marion, Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento, was recently appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he will support the mission to make higher education more accessible for California students.

Appointments to the Commission are made by California Governor Jerry Brown and the position requires State Senate confirmation. As a commissioner, Marion will represent private and secondary education schools. He’ll attend his first Commission meeting in November.

“It’s a huge honor to be considered by Governor Brown for this role and be able to join some of the outstanding individuals who are already serving as commissioners,” Marion said. “This is a great opportunity to give back to students to make sure they can access financial aid and have the opportunity to be successful in college.”

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

Film Moblization Rally Urges Support for AB 1839 and Tax Incentives for Filmmakers

More than 250 California Filmmakers rallied at the State Capitol today to urge passage of AB1839, a law to support California jobs by providing tax incentives for film production companies who film in California.

Union representatives and non-union actors and crew members carried signs and showcased their skills by demonstrating green screen technology and the art of foley, specialized sound effects for film.

A variety of speakers told the crowd how filmmaking jobs supports local busineses and the overall California economy.

Introduced by Assemblymembers Raul Bocanegra (Dist 39-San Fernando) and Mike Gatto (Dist 43-Burbank), the bill has approval from the CA Assembly and now needs passage in the CA Senate.

Networking short game at SACC's 20th Annual Bamboo Classic

Networking short game at SACC's 20th Annual Bamboo Classic

Imagine replacing the muted beige walls and lacquered wood trimming with the golden hills of the Northern California Valley; the blare of ringing cellphones silenced by the soft footsteps of wild turkeys crossing lush green grass; good food and good weather being the apex of a sales pitch rather than the staccato hum of a PowerPoint slide.

Imagine a boardroom presentation with Mother Nature as your Closer.

Nearly 20 Northern California businesses made the above a reality.   

The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) hosted its 20th Annual Bamboo Classic Golf Tournament July 21 at Catta Vedera Country Club in Lincoln, Calif.

Over 140 golfers, representing a wide-array of the Sacramento region’s business community, participated in SACC’s signature fundraising event. Northern California small businesses capitalized on a unique opportunity to network with tournament participants through tee box sponsorship. 

Delta College Citizen's Oversight Committee Releases 2012/13 Annual Report

Delta College Citizen's Oversight Committee Releases 2012/13 Annual Report

                                           Delta College Citizens’ Oversight Committee Releases
                                                                       2012/13 Annual Report

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

If you are passionate about California’s fascinating history and would enjoy sharing and demonstrating the compelling stories from the mid-1800s, consider becoming a volunteer at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park!  

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions this summer and comprehensive training is provided. A background in California history is not required and a variety of positions are currently available.   For instance, you might choose to serve as a docent -- dressed in period attire of course -- to present the events and times of the John Sutter and his New Helvetia settlement.  Or, you might choose a role behind-the-scenes at the historic site.   Either way, you’re encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile volunteer effort.

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

One of America’s leading advocates in providing health education, HealthCorps, is currently searching for new coordinators in the Sacramento area. These coordinators would be in charge of leading school and community based programs designed to heighten physical, mental, and emotional health. HealthCorps employees are keen on spreading lessons in fitness and tailoring the next generation for long, healthy lives.

HealthCorps coordinators should be passionate about health and be able to lead and participate in community outreach programs. Image courtesy of HealthCorps.org.

Founded in 2003 by renowned heart surgeon, author, and talk show host Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps has launched a huge number of health education programs throughout America. As stated on HealthCorps.org, their mission is to “implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.”