Press Releases

Press Release: Councilwoman Angelique Ashby Honored to Receive a 2017 Sacramento Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brandon Black (916) 808-7001

April 24th, 2017

 

Councilwoman Angelique Ashby Honored to Receive a 2017 Sacramento Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Business Journal announced their selections for the 2017 Women Who Mean Business Award. Councilwoman Ashby wishes to congratulate the other 13

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Press Release: Councilwoman Angelique Ashby Participates in My Sister’s House Fashion for a Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19th, 2017 CONTACT: Brandon Black (916) 808-7001

Councilwoman Angelique Ashby Participates in My Sister’s House Fashion for a Cause

SACRAMENTO – Councilwoman Angelique Ashby and her daughter Alia will participate in Fashion for a Cause on Thursday April 20th from noon to 1pm at

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Press Release: Councilmember Angelique Ashby on Equal Pay Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248

April 4th, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Councilmember Angelique Ashby will present an Equal Pay Day Resolution at City Council on April 4th, 2017 to recognize a need for gender parity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, year-round, full-time working women earned only 80% of the earnings of year-round,

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Press Release – An Open Letter – Housing Choice Voucher Proposal: A Balanced Approach

March 9, 2017

AN OPEN LETTER

Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg 915 I Street, 5th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Subject: Housing Choice Vouchers Proposal—A Balanced Approach

Dear Mayor Darrell Steinberg:

I want to begin by thanking the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency for being terrific partners as we look for

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Press Release: Councilmember Ashby to Participate in “A Day Without Women”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248 March 7, 2017 Councilmember Ashby to Participate in “A Day Without Women”

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday March 8th 2017, the City Hall Office of Councilmember Angelique Ashby will be closed in solidarity with women across the country. Councilmember Ashby will participate in the one-day event “A Day

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Press Release: Councilmember Ashby to Host McKinsey & Company to Highlight Gender Equity in the Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248

January 18, 2017

Councilmember Ashby to Host McKinsey & Company to Highlight Gender Equity in the Workforce

SACRAMENTO – The office of Councilmember Angelique Ashby and the City of Sacramento Women’s Leadership Group, in collaboration with VSP Global, are welcoming McKinsey & Company to Sacramento City Hall

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Press Release: Westlake Charter School Groundbreaking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248 August 5, 2016

Westlake Charter School Groundbreaking

SACRAMENTO – Join Councilmember Angelique Ashby and the Natomas Unified School District on Saturday, August 6th at 9:00 am (2680 Mabry Drive, adjacent to Valley Oak Park) as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Westlake Charter School

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Press Release: 2016 State of Natomas

CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248

March 21st, 2016

Councilmember Ashby to Speak at 12th Annual State of Natomas Event

SACRAMENTO – Today at noon, the Natomas Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual State of Natomas event at the Four Points by Sheraton in Natomas (4900 Duckhorn Drive).

Councilmember Angelique Ashby is the

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Press Release: Not in My City, Not in My State Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7248

January 7, 2016

Not in My City, Not in My State Campaign

SACRAMENTO – Councilwoman Angelique Ashby invites you to a press conference alongside Courage Worldwide, law enforcement organizations and community leaders, where together they will take a stand against human trafficking, both here at home and

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Media Advisory: Disaster Preparedness Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Isabelle Gaillard (916) 808-7001

September 28th, 2015

Disaster Preparedness Town Hall

SACRAMENTO – The Office of Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby and the City of Sacramento Neighborhood Services Division are hosting a Disaster Preparedness Town Hall. Mayor Pro Tem Ashby is inviting members of the community to come and get information

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Press Release: Natomas Farmers Market Grand Opening at the Regional Park

SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department recently completed construction on a farmers market structure in the North Natomas Regional Park. Mayor Pro Tem Ashby is inviting members of the public to join us for the Grand Opening of the Natomas Farmers Market this evening, August 7th, from 4:30 to 8:30pm at

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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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Press Release: District One Team Update

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CONTACT: Angelique Ashby (916) 808-7001

February 17th, 2015

District One Team Update

SACRAMENTO – A year and a half ago, Mayor Pro Tem Ashby asked Rachel Minnick to step in and help keep District One on track when our then District Director was thrown one of those unexpected

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Macy’s and Make-a-Wish Believe Campaign

Macy’s continues to celebrate the holiday season’s spirit of generosity and goodwill as the retailer embarks on its seventh annual “Believe” campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish.

On Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00am, “Believers” can bring their letters for Santa to Sacramento City Hall where there will be a Macy’s Believe Mailbox. For each letter received, Macy’s

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Press Release: Arrests Made in Peregrine Park Shooting

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CONTACT: Rachel Minnick (916) 808-7001

August 19, 2014

Arrests Made in Connection with Peregrine Park Shooting

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Sacramento Police Department announced two arrests in the case of the May 10, 2014 shooting at Peregrine Park during a child’s birthday party. Police sought armed gunman who

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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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Press Release: Mayor Pro Tem Ashby Addresses Aerial Spraying in Natomas

UPDATED

July 23, 2014 – Excerpt: Follow-Up Letter from Mayor Pro Tem Ashby to Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District in Response to Community Input

“Here are the concerns I am hearing from my constituents:

1: They did not receive any notice.

We have discussed that this was a failure in the vector

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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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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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Public Art Unveiling At Burberry Park, Natomas

The public is invited to join the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and Councilmember Angelique Ashby’s office for a public artwork unveiling on Sunday, February 23, 2014, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Burberry Park, located at 2400 Burberry Way, Sacramento. Chico artist Jenny Hale will make remarks about recently completed artworks, titled “Shadowflowers”

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Councilmember Ashby Announces the Winners of the 2013 District One Holiday Lights ContestIt was a very merry and bright holiday season in District One. Natomas residents enjoyed numerous festive holiday light displays this December and several were so impressive, neighbors decided to engage in a little friendly competition to earn the coveted Best Home and Best Street titles for the third annual Deck the Halls of D1 Holiday Lights contest.

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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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Press Release: Environmental Impact Report for Bay Delta Conservation PlanImproving the Delta ecosystem is an important part of a statewide water plan that we hope the Administration will develop. Sacramento is interested in a comprehensive statewide water plan that safeguards the sensitive habitat of the Delta, protects the region's water supplies, improves future water supplies for ALL Californians and provides a governance role for stakeholders throughout the state.

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Press Release: North Natomas Regional Park Grand OpeningSACRAMENTO, CA - Tomorrow on Saturday, November 2nd 2013, Mayor Kevin Johnson, Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby and friends will open the North Natomas Regional Park with a whole set of new amenities.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby and Sacramento Firefighters Sell Papers for Kids Day Fundraiser!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013

CONTACT : Michel Huizar Constituent Coordinator Office of Vice Mayor Ashby (916) 808-7001

Vice Mayor Ashby and Sacramento Firefighters Sell Papers for Kids Day Fundraiser!

SACRAMENTO, CA -On Tuesday morning, October 1st, Vice Mayor Ashby will be partnering with some of Sacramento Fire Department’s firefighters to help raise money

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Press Release: City receives $1.4 million in deferred development fees from the Sacramento KingsYesterday, the City of Sacramento received a $1.4 million payment from the Kings.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Applauds City Treasurer’s Second Successful Natomas Bond RefinanceIn furtherance of the successful Natomas bond refinance earlier this year the City Treasurer, Russ Fehr, has identified and completed another bond refinance benefiting North Natomas homeowners.

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Press Release: Status Update for Natomas Water Main RepairUpdate: The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities continues to work on repairing a break in a water transmission main in North Natomas adjacent to a drainage canal levee.

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Press Release: Status Update for Natomas Water Main RepairThe City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is responding to a break in a water transmission main in North Natomas. As a precaution the City is asking the North Natomas community to not water lawns or landscaping and to limit water usage to indoors only to help ensure adequate supplies and pressure continue to be available in the system. The City asks that customers continue this practice until repair work is complete.

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Press Release: Natomas Residents Encouraged to Reduce Water Usehe City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is responding to a break in a water transmission main in North Natomas. While the City does not anticipate any supply issues, as a precaution it is asking the North Natomas community to reduce water use to help ensure adequate supply and pressure continue to be available in the system.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Thanks Nestle for their Water Donation to Loaves and FishesOn Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 Nestle Waters North America generously donated 10 pallets of water totaling 11,800 bottles to Loaves and Fishes. Located in Sacramento, California, Loaves and Fishes has been serving the community for the last 30 years and currently shares 650 meals and assists more than 800 men, women and children in various capacities per day.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby launches “Summer of Fun 2013” for Natomas FamiliesAfter much anticipation, the Office of Vice Mayor Ashby is excited to launch the “Summer of Fun” for a second year. This amazing summer program offers a number of great activities sponsored by the Vice Mayor, as well as a hundreds of activities available throughout the entire City. Last year’s Summer of Fun program had over 2,700 participants.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby and Baby Alia Now HomeLast Thursday, May 9th, at 11:45 AM, Vice Mayor Ashby welcomed the newest addition to their family, Alia Trinity Ashby. Mother and baby are both doing great...

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Welcomes Baby GirlToday at 11:45 AM, Vice Mayor Ashby, along with her husband Zac and two sons, Nate and Tyus, proudly welcomed the newest addition to their family, a healthy baby girl named Alia Trinity Ashby, weighing in at 6 pounds and 11 ounces.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby and Mexican Consulate Celebrate Discussions Surrounding Sister City Relationship with Mexicali, MexicoThis evening, Tuesday May 7th, Vice Mayor Ashby and Mexican Consul General, Carlos González Gutierrez, welcome a special visit by the Mayor of Mexicali, Francisco Pérez Tejada and look forward to the City Council’s vote on an intent resolution to enter into a Sister City relationship with the city of Mexicali, Mexico.

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Press Release: Innovative parks programs pick up awards

Check out the press release issued by the City of Sacramento commending our own Parks & Recreation Department for receiving not one, but two awards from the California Parks & Recreation Society. Our Parks program was recognized for the Adopt-a-Park program, last year’s Save Mart Save Our Pools joint campaign and the

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Commends City of Sacramento and Natomas Unified School District Partnership to Restore School Resource OfficersSince the elimination of School Resource Officers (SROs) in 2009/2010 due to school district budget cuts, Vice Mayor Ashby has been diligently working with the Natomas Unified School District and Sacramento Police Department to find opportunities to reinstate this vital component to our community’s safety. Last week, the Natomas Unified School District Board of Trustees approved restoring 2 SROs for the District, one at Inderkum High School and one at Natomas High School.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Applauds City Treasurer’s Successful Natomas Bond RefinanceLast week, the City Treasurer reported that the City successfully sold bonds refinancing debt in the Westlake and Regency Park Community Facility Districts (CFD # 2000-01 and #2001-03 respectively) in North Natomas, District 1. As two largely completed communities, these two districts served as ideal test subjects for possible future refinance of other City Facilities Districts.

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Vice Mayor Ashby Welcomes New District One ResidentVice Mayor Ashby, along with her husband Zac and two sons, Nate and Tyus, would like to announce that they are expecting a new addition to their family, a baby girl due in early May.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Releases 2nd Edition of District 1 Annual ReportLast week, Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby released the District 1, 2nd edition Annual Report, highlighting the successes and accomplishments over the course of the 2011-2012 year.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby Partners with Walmart for “Summer Fun Day” at Summer Oasis CampThe Office of Vice Mayor Ashby thanks Walmart for their dedication to the Natomas community. This year, Walmart generously partnered with the Vice Mayor to save the Summer Oasis camp at Regency Park, allowing over 200 kids to enjoy organized activities for eight weeks of fun!

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby invites Natomas families to a FREE Movie in the ParkThis Friday, June 22nd at 8PM at North Natomas Community Park, Natomas families are invited to attend a free movie in the park. With last year’s crowd drawing over 700 residents (a record citywide), this year’s event is expected to be a big hit.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby launches “Summer of Fun” in NatomasAfter much anticipation, the Office of Vice Mayor Ashby is excited to launch the “Summer of Fun”. This amazing summer program is chock-full of great activities sponsored by the Vice Mayor as well as a plethora of activities available throughout the entire City.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby to Celebrate Ground Breaking of North Natomas Regional Park Baseball FieldsOn Saturday, June 16th, 2012, Vice Mayor Ashby will celebrate the much anticipated start of construction on the North Natomas Regional Park Baseball Field Project.

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Press Release: Vice Mayor Ashby kicks off a “Summer of Fun” in NatomasThe Office of Vice Mayor Ashby invites all Natomas families to participate in our “Summer of Fun” during the months of June through August.

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Press Release: N Factor – Natomas Community Awards Nominees AnnouncedSACRAMENTO, CA – On April 14th, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Benvenuti Arts Center (4600 Blackrock Drive), Natomas will come together to acknowledge and recognize the efforts of its residents and business people who make a difference by getting involved, caring about their community and giving it their all, by holding a community awards ceremony called “The N Factor”.

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Press Release: Dr. Pan Names Angelique Ashby Woman of the YearDr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) has named Sacramento City Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby as the 5th Assembly District’s 2012 “Woman of the Year.” The award was presented at the state capitol and recognizes outstanding public service accomplishments by distinguished California women.

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Vice Mayor Ashby Hopeful on Natomas Levee Improvement Project Progress – Encouraged by Speaker Boehner’s Visit to NatomasSACRAMENTO, CA – Last week, Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby along with Mayor Kevin Johnson completed a three day lobbying trip to Washington D.C., where they met with Congressional leaders and decision makers to express the importance of federal authorization and funding for the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.

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Vice Mayor Ashby to Speak at 8th Annual State of Natomas EventSACRAMENTO, CA - Today at noon, at the Four Points Sheraton in Natomas (4900 Duckhorn Drive), the Natomas Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 8th Annual State of Natomas event.

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Senator Steinberg and Vice Mayor Ashby host Joint Flood Control Town Hall ForumSACRAMENTO, CA - Please join Senator Darrell Steinberg and Vice Mayor Angelique Ashby for a Joint Flood Control Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm at H. Allen High Elementary School...

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Vice Mayor Ashby Voices Support for Inderkum High School International Baccalaureate ProgramSACRAMENTO, CA - On Monday January 23rd an informational meeting was held at Natomas Park Elementary School to discuss bringing an International Baccalaureate (IB) program to Inderkum High School.

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Assemblymember Pan and Councilmember Ashby Sponsor District One Holiday EventsSACRAMENTO, CA - The Offices of Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan and Councilmember Angelique Ashby invite all District One residents to participate in a series of holiday events described below:

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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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Assemblymember Dr. Pan and Councilmember Ashby Invite Community Members to a Natomas Town Hall ForumAssemblymember Dr. Richard Pan and Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby invite community members to attend a town hall forum on Thursday, August 11th at 6pm, at the Natomas Charter Black Box Theatre, located at 4600 Blackrock Road.

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Councilmember Ashby joins District One for National Night Out CelebrationsOn Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Councilmember Ashby will join residents of District One in celebrating the 28th annual “National Night Out” against crime.

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Assemblymember Dr. Pan and Councilmember Ashby Announce Members of the Natomas “Think Big” SubcommitteeDr. Richard Pan (D-Natomas) and Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby (District 1) announced members of the newly formed Natomas “Think Big” Subcommittee today at Mayor Johnson’s press conference.

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