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City Opens Winter Refuge Center at City-owned Facility

This week, the City of Sacramento, in partnership with Volunteers of America, announced expansion of a Winter Refuge Center at a City owned facility. The temporary facility will be open nights starting Thursday January 26th, to serve those experiencing homelessness in the Central City.

The City-owned facility will be open temporarily until another longer-term facility

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Council Approves Job Generating Development Project in North Natomas – Innovate Corporate Center

Council Approves Job Generating Development Project in North Natomas This last Tuesday, Sacramento City Council approved an exciting project that will bring high-wage jobs into a technology focused center in North Natomas.

The Innovate Corporate Center in North Natomas, located at the corner of East Commerce and Arena Blvd, will be a major employment generating

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Sprouts Farmers Market – Set to Open in Natomas late 2017

Yes, it’s true! We are happy to confirm that Sprouts Farmers Market is coming to Natomas.

They have signed a contract with the Buzz Oates group to be the anchor tenant in the Del Paso Marketplace on the corner of Del Paso Road and East Commerce Way.

The Buzz Oates group is making major modifications

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Comstock’s Magazine: The Golden Promise

September 6th, 2016 The Golden Promise

Most sports economists dismiss the idea that new stadiums boost local economies, but there are reasons to think the Golden 1 Center could be different

When Oleg Kaganovich was growing up in Michigan in the 1980s and early ’90s, his city of Grand Rapids was suffering the doughnut effect

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Fox 40 Reports: Pokemon Go Takes Over Sacramento

POSTED 10:53 PM, JULY 12, 2016, BY DOUG JOHNSON

SACRAMENTO — The mobile app game Pokemon Go is continuing to bring people out of their homes and into parks and streets all over the country. Many are starting to use the game’s popularity to promote their own events.

At Tuesday’s Sacramento City Council Meeting, an

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CBS 13 Reports: Star Wars Fans Making Push To Bring George Lucas Museum To Sacramento

July 11, 2016 10:24 PM

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – George Lucas, who grew up in Modesto, had originally planned to build his museum in San Francisco, and then Chicago. But those plans were scrapped. Sacramento is making a pitch to bring the museum here.

A local real estate broker says Sacramento and its history is the

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Water Conservation 2016The City of Sacramento remains at two days per week watering for daylight saving time –

March 13, 2016 – November 6, 2016

At the June 21 Sacramento City Council meeting, it was decided the City of Sacramento will continue the Stage 2 Drought watering schedule.

As per City Code, watering times during Daylight Saving

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KCRA 3 Reports: Natomas students receive top honor from CA Supreme Court Chief Justice

Students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (middle and high school) are getting a jump start on the judicial system, and they received a top honor from the California Supreme Court Chief Justice on Monday – Watch the story below!

Click here: http://www.kcra.com/news/natomas-students-receive-top-honor-from-ca-supreme-court-chief-justice/38977568

CBS 13 Reports: As Sacramento Kings Move Out, What’s Next For Sleep Train Arena?

April 11, 2016 11:25 PM By Macy Jenkins

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With the final Sacramento Kings game in Sleep Train Arena over, the community looks ahead at what’s next for the venue.

“It’s tremendous for Sacramento and so it’s going to be important that we see it through,” said councilmember Angelique Ashby.

The arena has

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Not in My City, Not in My State Proclamation

On Monday, January 11th, 216, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby stood alongside Courage Worldwide, Inc., law enforcement organizations and community leaders, where together they took a stand against human trafficking, both here at home and across the globe. Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime globally and requires all facets of the community to take action.

Councilwoman

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KCRA Reports: What’s next for arena after Kings move from Natomas?What’s next for arena after Kings move from Natomas? Sacramento Kings will develop old arena site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — 8:25 PM PDT Oct 28, 2015 – It’s game night at Malabar, a popular restaurant in Sacramento’s Natomas neighborhood, and if you haven’t already booked your table for tonight’s contest between the Kings and the

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River-Friendly Landscapes Rebates

Replace your turf with native and drought tolerant plants and receive up to $1.00 per square foot of replaced turf (up to $1000).

City of Sacramento – Turf Replacement Initiative:

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities offers rebates to residential and commercial customers to help pay for water efficient upgrades. Download the

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Winter 2015 Watering Schedule

Drought call for action – voluntarily water no more than one day per week

Given the severity of the drought, consider going to a voluntary 1 day per week watering schedule now, before it becomes mandatory on November 1, 2015.

November 1, 2015 to March 12, 2016: All Addresses

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Fox 40 Reports: Natomas Celebrates Milestone Groundbreaking

POSTED 11:04 PM, OCTOBER 5, 2015, BY DENNIS SHANAHAN

Monday’s groundbreaking of Natomas Charter School’s Star Academy on Gloster Way celebrated the first school to begin construction in Natomas since a building moratorium was lifted earlier this year.

The students currently meet inside an industrial building.

“Just the possibility of seeing grass and windows in

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Fox 40 Reports: So, What’s Happening With Sleep Train Arena?

SACRAMENTO– POSTED 9:08 AM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, BY SONSEEAHRAY TONSALL

If you’ve been anywhere around downtown Sacramento lately, the Kings new arena is really taking shape.

But there’s still no word on the new life their soon-to-be old home might have.

Despite city councilwoman Angelique Ashby’s hopes to bring a hospital to Natomas, Kaiser Permanente

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Sacramento Bee Report: Sacramento steps toward a better ethics policy

Mayor Pro Tem Ashby is excited to bring back recommendations to improve transparency and ethics in the City of Sacramento. The recommendations include creating an Independent Redistricting and Ethics Commission, which are based on best practices seen in jurisdictions throughout the state. We identified gaps and opportunities for improvement in current practices and held outreach

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Sacramento Bee Report: New Kaiser hospital at railyard to replace Morse Avenue site

Published July 1, 2015

Kaiser Permanente said Wednesday its new hospital at the downtown Sacramento railyard will replace the 50-year-old Morse Avenue medical complex.

In formally announcing its plans to build a new hospital that will jump-start development at the historic railyard, Kaiser acknowledged what had been speculated in the community: Morse Avenue will close

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Introducing “Officer Next Door” – A Sacramento Public Safety Initiative

On June 9, 2015 the City Council set aside more than $5 million of the new budget for the Sacramento Public Safety Initiative, ‘Officer Next Door.’

The vision, goals, and framework for the Officer Next Door Initiative have come to fruition through community meetings with elected officials, public safety professionals, our community leaders and many

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CBS 13 Report: After 7 Years, Natomas Construction Ready To Resume

NATOMAS (CBS13) — Tuesday will mark the first time construction can begin in Natomas after a seven-year building moratorium ends.

Construction crews readied themselves on Monday to get started as soon as the moratorium officially ended on Tuesday. Homes in partially build subdivisions could be finished by later this summer.

“I think over the next

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KCRA Reports: Women’s Fitness Festival draws thousands to Capitol

The 11th Annual Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival brought out thousands of women together to focus on fitness. For the full story and to watch the news report, click on the link below.

Women’s Fitness Festival draws thousands to Capitol

Reported by: Kathy Park, 7:29 PM PDT Jun 07, 2015

 

The Sacramento Bee Reports: Natomas residents push for second firetruck, ambulance

Published May 21, 2015

(The Sacramento Bee) – They flooded the Sacramento City Council chambers, person after person from Natomas, imploring the council to staff a firetruck and an ambulance for the area that speakers said would save lives.

They told officials stories of near-misses, what could have happened in emergencies in an area Fire

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Capital Public Radio Reports: Natomas to City: Staff The Fire Truck We Paid For

Published May 20, 2015

(Capital Public Radio) – The Sacramento City Council has voted to add staffing for a fire truck at Station 43 and an ambulance for Station 30 in Natomas in next year’s fire department budget proposal. If the positions are in the final budget, it will fulfill a promise two years in

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CBS 13 Report: Natomas Hopeful Second Ambulance Could Be Coming Soon

Published on May 18, 2015

NATOMAS (CBS13) — While there are 13 ambulances that serve Sacramento, only one serves Natomas, and the city councilwoman who represents the area wants to change that.

Chris Andrew of Sacramento’s firefighters union says the fire department’s goal is to have an ambulance at the scene of life-threatening calls

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Mayor Pro Tem Ashby & Oscar Villegas’s Special to the Sacramento Bee: Lobbying trip to D.C. can pay big dividends

Whether it’s vertical steel rising from freshly poured concrete for a new downtown arena or the groundbreaking for the new Museum of Art on the UC Davis campus, the economic momentum in the capital region is real and exhilarating. The exciting changes are due to collaboration.

This week, more than 320 business, civic and

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News 10 Report: Construction in Natomas could begin in June

Published on March 12, 2015

Natomas has waited a long seven years to be able to continue and start construction projects, and now it is one step closer to making that happen.

In December 2008, the federal government said put a building moratorium in Natomas because the levee system needed upgrades as part of revised

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YNAP visits Nextdoor HQ in San Francisco

February 9, 2015 – Have you signed up for nextdoor.com yet? If not, these incredible Natomas youth may be the ones to convince you to do it! This week, they took their show on the road to San Francisco to visit the headquarters of Nextdoor.com to take a tour and do a presentation about the

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Mayor Pro Tem Ashby’s Special to the Sacramento Bee: Another View: Judge women candidates on their qualifications

I applaud The Sacramento Bee for encouraging more candidates to run for office in order to ensure more robust debate focused on the issues of the day. But then, why does The Bee not heed its own advice by covering candidates in a more substantive way?

Instead, a column by Dan Morain, The Bee’s editorial

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District One Newsletter: January 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest happenings in District One, including the winners of our Deck the Halls of District One Holiday Lights Contest, first term highlights and accomplishments, upcoming events, grand park openings, and youth opportunities.

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News 10 Report and Interview with Mayor Pro Tem Ashby: Natomas building Moratorium could be history this yearNatomas could finally see building resume in a matter of months-- the federal government is preparing a letter that would lift a nearly 7-year building moratorium in the area. News story and interview with MPT Ashby

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Be Green: Recycle Your Christmas TreeCity of Sacramento residential yard waste customers can place trees in the street for pickup.

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District One Newsletter: December 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest happenings in District One, including our holiday events and First Term Highlights and accomplishments.

Deck the Halls of District One (2014 Edition) – A Holiday Lights Competition!

The Office of Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby and Senator Dr. Richard Pan are sponsoring “Deck the Halls of District One” The contest will run from December 12th through December 28th, 2014 and is open to all District 1 residents Prizes include a $50 gift card to In-N-Out to the top three winners

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Staying Safe in Winter StormsTips and Important Resources for City of Sacramento Residents

Visit SacramentoReady.org for emergency alerts, tips for being prepared at home, at work or on the road, and information about the common types of emergencies in our area.

How to Prepare for the Storm: Report localized flooding, clogged drains, downed trees, street signs down or traffic

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District One Newsletter: October 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest happenings in District One, including our Summer of Fun wrap up, upcoming events, District 1 Difference Makers, and youth opportunities.

Press Release: Mayor Pro Tem Ashby Thanks Nestle for their Water Donation to Loaves and Fishes

For Immediate Release

August 14, 2014Mayor Pro Tem Ashby Thanks Nestle for their Water Donation to Loaves and FishesSACRAMENTO – Nestle Waters North America generously donated 20 pallets of water totaling 34,300 bottles to Loaves and Fishes for the second straight year.

Located in Sacramento, California, Loaves and Fishes has been serving the

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Back to School Safety: Watch for Students

Natomas Unified is going the extra mile to get the new school year off to a safe start for bicyclists and drivers.

Knowing that excited children and busy streets can be a hazardous combination, the District is launching a campaign to spread the message of traffic safety to every Natomas family and to monitor roadways

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Mayor Pro Tem Ashby on Cap Radio’s “Insight” ProgramCapital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak interviews Mayor Pro Tem Ashby.

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Press Release: President Obama Signs WRRDA into Law

Mayor Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem Ashby at the White House on June 10, 2014 for the historic WRRDA bill signing.

President Obama signs the WRRDA Bill

Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Mayor Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem Ashby

Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby and Senator Barbara Boxer

President Obama signing the WRRDA bill – June

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District One Newsletter: June 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest happenings in District One, including our 2014 Summer of Fun, Water Play areas, Summer Camps, YAC and MORE!

Press Release: Senators Boxer and Vitter Applaud Final Passage of WRRDASenator Boxer said: "I am so proud of the overwhelming bipartisan vote in both the Senate and the House to pass this strong water infrastructure bill today. Our bill invests in vital water infrastructure that protects communities from flooding, maintains navigation routes for commerce and the movement of goods, restores vital ecosystems and provides a boost to our economy by creating jobs.

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Press Release: House Approves Historic Bill for Natomas Levee ImprovementsThe Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) reached a historic milestone yesterday when the bill was passed by the House of Representatives on a vote of 412 to 4. This important action is a big step in the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.

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5/20/14 Big Step Forward for Natomas: House Passes Milestone WRRDA BillPress Releases House Passes Historic Measure to Strengthen Water Resources Infrastructure & America’s Competitiveness Washington, DC, May 20 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446

The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (412 to 4) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal

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District One Newsletter: May 2014

Here is the next edition of the Newsletter from District 1!May 2014 Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter

May 9 Update on WRRDA: Great News on Flood Control for North NatomasThe WRRDA bill will finally move out of the conference committee and will be heard on the floor of Congress for a final vote within the next two weeks. Once it passes, and we are optimistic it will, it makes its last stop on President Obama’s desk for approval. The WRRDA bill is the key piece of legislation that must pass in order for the next phase of levee improvements to begin and construction can be restarted in Natomas. While there are still a few steps ahead before the building moratorium can be lifted, this is a major milestone for our community.

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Valley Oak Park Ground BreakingJoin Mayor Pro Tem Ashby, NUSD Trustee Scott Dosick and WCS President Hope Gawlick to celebrate the ground breaking of Valley Oak Park which is adjacent to the future home of Westlake Charter School‘s new K-8 campus.

Saturday, May 17th 201410:00 am – 11:30 am

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Natomas Buzz: 10th Annual State of Natomas Luncheon“The future of Natomas is bright,” said Danielle Marshall, president of the Natomas Chamber of Commerce at the 10th Annual State of Natomas Luncheon. A record-number 300-plus attended “Directions 2014” held Monday, March 24 at Four Points by Sheraton. Councilmembers Steve Hansen and Steve Cohn, Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby and Nathan Dietrich, district director for Congresswoman Doris Matsui, were the featured speakers at the event.

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Winter Watering Schedule Starts November 2Not sure when you can water your lawn or wash your car? We've got the answers.

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Sacramento Bee: Sacramento officials pushing Kaiser for a new hospital at Sleep Train Arena SiteSacramento city officials are applying a full-court press on Kaiser Permanente to construct a new hospital at the 184-acre Sleep Train Arena site after a new arena is built downtown.

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Fox 40: State of Natomas Interview with Mayor Pro Tem AshbyDanielle Marshall, president of the Natomas Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby talk to Fox 40 about the 2014 State of Natomas luncheon.

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Sacramento Magazine Profiles Mayor Pro Tem Ashby in April 2014 Issue

Don’t miss Sacramento Magazine’s April issue, featuring a story about Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby. Writer R.E. Graswich gives readers insight into her life, what led her to run for City Council in 2010 and how she is fighting to make sure Natomas is safe, economically sound and ready for the future. Pick up an

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3/5/14 City Water Conservation Efforts are Paying OffThe City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reported to the Sacramento City Council that city water customers saved over 200,000,000 gallons of water in the month of February.

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3/4/14 Congresswoman Matsui Announces $94 Million for Sacramento Flood Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER (202) 225-7163

Congresswoman Matsui Announces Funding for Sacramento Region Projects in President’s Budget Outline

Over $94 Million for Sacramento Flood Protection; $1.3 Million for Port of West Sacramento’s Deep Water Channel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) released the following

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2/28/14 Levee Update from Congresswoman Doris Matsui

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 28, 2014

CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER 202-225-7163

Reps. Matsui and Whitfield Lead Letter to WRDA Conference Committee Urging a Swift Bipartisan-Bicameral Agreement

Bipartisan Letter is Signed by 40 House Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) led a letter to Chairmen Shuster

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February 2014: Update on Natomas Levee Improvement Project

Some Background InformationAlmost half of the work needed to complete renovation of our existing levees has been done. The Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Report has recommended to Congress that they lift the building moratorium due to the work that has already been finished. When Congress approves the report we will have what is called

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The N Factor Awards: 2014 Nominees, Winners & PhotosLet's celebrate! We will recognize the special people YOU nominated who go above and beyond to make Natomas a great place to live. Join us for the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 30th.

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Holiday Tree RecyclingCity of Sacramento residential yard waste customers can place holiday trees in the street for pickup as part of the City’s Leaf Season service. The last day that trees, or any yard waste, can be placed out on the street for collection is January 31, 2014. Customers can find out when the next on-street collection is estimated for their address by checking the Leaf Season schedule at www.sacrecycle.org or calling 311.

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FOX 40: Vice Mayor Ashby Talks Progress on Levee and Momentum in NatomasHear the latest from Vice Mayor Ashby as she talks with Dennis Shanahan on flood control in Natomas, and what it means for Natomas residents after the building moratorium is lifted.

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Natomas Levee Project Clears Major Hurdle on House FloorThe Water Resources Reform Development Act containing the Natomas Levee Improvement Project passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan support.

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Levee Legislation Delayed During Federal Government Shut DownSen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday that the week-long federal government shutdown has delayed a vote in the House of Representatives on legislation that would help finish improvements to Sacramento's levee system.

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Sac Bee: Kings pay city $1.4 million owed from 1997 loan agreementSee the story recently published in the Bee discussing the recent payment by the Sacramento new Kings ownership group of $1.4 million in development fees to the City:

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District One Newsletter: June 2013

June 2013 Newsletter

Here is the next edition of the newsletter from District One

FOX40: Vice Mayor Ashby & Baby Alia, Moms on Mother’s Day FeatureCheck out Vice Mayor Ashby and Baby Alia (around the 1 minute mark) as interviewed by Fox 40 for a special on Moms on Mother's Day.

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UTI News Room – Vice Mayor Ashby visits Sacramento Campus Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby applauded Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) community efforts and forward-looking training during a visit to the local campus in late January.

Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby applauded Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) community efforts and forward-looking training during a visit to the local campus in late January.

Ashby, who represents District

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Sac Bee: Featured Community Profile on Natomas!Always wonder why people who live in Natomas love it? Well, Sac Bee featured a community profile on Natomas in their Real Estate section over the weekend.

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District One Newsletter: March 2013

March 2013 Newsletter

Here is the next edition of the Newsletter from District 1

FOX 40: Natomas Arena Site Not Dead in the WaterSee the story and video from Fox 40 in which Vice Mayor Ashby discusses the future of the Natomas arena site.

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Natomas Buzz: Kings Or No Kings – Natomas Will Land On Its FeetIf you weren't able to attend the 9th Annual State of Natomas yesterday, below is an article by the Natomas Buzz that provides a good synopsis of main points touched upon by Vice Mayor Ashby and Councilmember Cohn who served as key speakers at the event.

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News10: Vice-Mayor Angelique Ashby talks Sacramento over breakfast

Sacramento Vice-Mayor Angelique Ashby sits down with Keba Arnold at Breakfast in Your Neighborhood at Bella Bru Cafe in Natomas.

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Sac Bee: 18 miles of Natomas levees rebuilt — but 24 miles still need fixingSee the article that ran over the weekend in the Sacramento Bee regarding the current status of the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.

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Natomas Buzz: S. Natomas Baseball Fields Get FaceliftCheck out the story featured on the Natomas Buzz on the new updates and renovations to the baseball fields at Rio Tierra. This is a project that Vice Mayor Ashby spearheaded while she represented the South Natomas area and was then taken over by Councilmember Cohn after redistricting.

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AP IMPACT: Deficient levees found across America

The Associated Press featured a story regarding levee projects across the US, and interviewed Vice Mayor Ashby to discuss the importance of the Natomas Levee Improvement Project to the Sacramento region:

“In Sacramento, a 42-mile-long levee along the Sacramento and American rivers protects the Natomas area, a flood-prone basin transformed from cropland into a community

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District One Newsletter: January 2013

January 2013 Newsletter

Here is the next edition of the newsletter from District One

Sacramento Bee: The Public Eye: Sports complex will anchor North Natomas parkSee the story below featured on the Sacramento Bee talking about the positive impact of the new baseball field complex coming to our own North Natomas Regional Park!

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Vice Mayor Ashby Nominated to Sac Business Journal’s 40 under 40!Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby has been nominated to the Sacramento Business Journal's 40 under 40 list!

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NEWS10:West Sacramento levee repairs complete; Sacramento repairs in worksSee the news story featured on NEWS10, where Vice Mayor Ashby discusses the the latest on the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.

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Sacramento Press: City, PG&E kicks off Cut Your Cubes Campaign by unveiling the meaning behind the 30-foot cubeSacramento Press featured a story regarding the Cut your Cubes media event yesterday, where Vice Mayor Ashby joined Councilmember McCarty as well as representatives from PG&E to discuss the launch of this campaign:

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News10: Vice Mayor Ashby goes all in for City Pools!

Check out Vice Mayor Ashby along with Councilmember Darrell Fong on News10 who went “all in” for City Pools at the SaveMart Save Our Pools pool opening at the Pannell Center.

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CBS13: Sacramento Breaks Ground On New Baseball FieldSee the news story featured on CBS13, where the families of Natomas along with Vice Mayor Ashby break ground on the new baseball fields at the North Natomas Regional Park.

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Sacramento Bee Editorial: Area leaders bend Washington’s earThe Sacramento Bee featured an editorial today regarding this year's Metro Chamber: Cap to Cap trip, which Vice Mayor Ashby is in attendance along with nearly 300 other regional delegates and leaders. Amongst many of the topics discussion, Natomas levee improvements have been at the top of the list.

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FOX40: Arena Fallout: What’s Next?See the news story featured on Fox40, where Vice Mayor Ashby provides her comments on the Arena deal fallout.

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Capital Public Radio: Sacramento In Final Hours of Pool FundraiserYesterday, Capital Public Radio interviewed Vice Mayor Ashby about the final push to raise funding for the Save Mart Save our Pools Campaign which aims to raise $1 million dollars in order to keep the City’s public pools open this summer.

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KCRA 3: Congresswoman Matsui And Senator Feinstein To Tour Natomas LeveesSee the news story featured on KCRA 3, Congresswoman Matsui And Senator Feinstein To Tour Natomas Levees, where Vice Mayor Ashby discusses a tour of the Natomas levees scheduled to take place today.

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KCRA 3: Save Mart Helps ‘Save Our Pools’Sacramento Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby discusses the "Save Our Pools" campaign aimed at keeping 6 local swimming pools open this summer.

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SAC BEE: Sacramento City Council ‘kayaks’ to raise cash for community poolsThe Sacramento Bee featured a story about the Councilmember's efforts to help fundraise and save City pools for the summer

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FOX40: Vice Mayor Ashby talks about the SaveMart Save Our Pools Fundraising CampaignOn Wednesday morning, Vice Mayor Ashby talked about the SaveMart Save Our Pools Fundraising efforts to go on later that day. Councilmembers sat in canoes and "dialed for dollars" to help keep the pools open this summer.

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NEWS10: Councilmember Ashby named Woman of the YearNEWS 10 features a story about Vice Mayor Ashby's recent Woman of the Year award.

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FOX40: Natomas Levee Improvement ProjectSee the news story featured on FOX40, Natomas Levee Improvement Project, where Vice Mayor Ashby discusses the Natomas levees and covers what is at stake.

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Sacramento Bee Editorial: Boehner’s Natomas tour is a good sign

Check out the editorial that ran in the Sacramento Bee regarding Speaker Boehner’s tour of Natomas and its levees:

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Sacramento Bee Editorial: Focus on Natomas in arena push, too

Check out the editorial that ran in the Sacramento Bee regarding the focus on Natomas during arena discussions:

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Sacramento Bee: Key cog in new Sacramento arena plan is future of current Kings home

See the story featured on the Sacramento Bee regarding the importance of reuse at the current arena site in Natomas:

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KCRA 3:Sacramento Lobbies For Levee Repair Funds In Washington D.C.

KCRA 3 featured a story regarding Vice Mayor Ashby’s recent lobbying trip to Washington D.C. to fight for levee repair funding:

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NEWS10: Sacramento City Council to Vote on Building ArenaSee the news story featured on NEWS10, where Vice Mayor Ashby joins Councilmember Jay Schenirer and Councilmember Steve Cohn on News10 for a roundtable discussion on the impending vote on the new Entertainment and Sports Complex set for Tuesday evening's City Council Meeting.

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FOX40: Vice Mayor Ashby Talks about Arena VoteCouncilwoman Ashby Talks About Arena Vote, where Vice Mayor Ashby comments on the latest announcement that a preliminary agreement has been reached between the Maloofs, the NBA and the City of Sacramento, on a new sports and entertainment complex...

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FOX40: Sacramento Police Fear More Cuts

See the news story featured on FOX40, Sacramento Police Fear More Cuts, where Vice Mayor Ashby comments on the concerns with the upcoming budget and possible cuts to the Police Department.

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NEWS10: Natomas Fire Victim Has Cash but Can’t Fix His HouseSee the news story featured on News10, where Vice Mayor Ashby expresses her distress over a Natomas homeowner's inability to repair his fire damaged home due a federal ban on local earmarks. Currently, the Natomas Levee Improvement Project awaits federal authorization of the Army Corps of Engineer's Report and subsequent appropriations, which would bring the Natomas Basin out of the building moratorium.

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Update on the Search for Sergio JimenezA candlelight vigil for Sergio Jimenez (17 year old Natomas student missing since Wednesday of last week), scheduled for this evening has been called off. The Sacramento Police Department has received information that the young man was seen in a Wal-Mart shopping center in Yuba City late Wednesday night. His family has reviewed video surveillance and confirmed that it is in fact Sergio. He appears to be in good health.

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District One: A Look Back at the First 365 Days (2011 Annual Report)Council District 1 Annual ReportIt has been my absolute honor and privilege to represent District One and the City of Sacramento over the first year of my four year term. It is difficult to believe that eleven months have already come and gone and that we are rounding the corner on our first year in office.

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Have you seen Sergio?

Sergio Jimenez, age 17, was last seen around 3 p.m. afternoon on Wednesday November 2nd at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep located at 3700 Del Paso Road.

Sergio never arrived home. There are no indications of foul play at this time and investigations are underway. Crime Alert is offering a $1,000 reward for information.

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Good News for the City of Sacramento!

You probably already know that Sacramento is a great place to live, but according to Bloomberg Businessweek, as featured on MSN this morning, Downtown Sacramento is ranked 6th of the 10 most fun, affordable U.S. cities. We wanted to share this with all of you who help make Sacramento great!

10 most fun, affordable U.S.

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