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Program Without Walls- UCP of San Joaquin

Everyone wants fulfillment, and UCP of San Joaquin's Program Without Walls is working every day to help individuals with disabilities achieve that goal.

Based on an individual's interests, UCP provides the service that'll best enrich the client's life. By offering micro business classes, personal goals can be met, and clients can live independent and productive lives.

Contact: ucpsj.org

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Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

Help Community Business Bank Give Away $10,000 to Benefit Local Non-Profit

There’s no fancy party planned to celebrate Community Business Bank’s 10th anniversary. Instead, the West Sacramento-headquartered community bank plans to give away $10,000 to one lucky not-for-profit making a difference in Sacramento, Yolo, San Joaquin or Solano counties.

“For the past decade, it’s been our honor to help meet the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in our communities,” said John DiMichele, CEO, Community Business Bank. “Our $10,000 give away contest is the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to a local not-for-profit that is working hard every day to help those in need.” In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive a full-page ad in thePartners in Philanthropyedition of the Sacramento Business Journal.

Entry period for all nominations is September 1-30, 2015. Here are two ways to nominate your favorite not-for-profit:

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Community Sponsors

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

McNerney to host drought forum

McNerney to host drought forum

STOCKTON — Rep. Jerry McNerney will host a California Drought Solutions Forum in Stockton on Aug. 25.

The forum will feature experts and voices that include farmers, water technology innovators, policy makers, federal and state government and local universities, his office said.

The forum will consist of two panels:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Water, Energy, and Technology: Partnerships and Solutions Panel

Invited panelists include: GE; California Energy Commission, Water Energy Technology Program; U.S. Department of Energy, Water Energy Technology Team; ACWA; and IBM.

11 a.m.  Noon:  Agriculture, Technology, and Water Sustainability Panel

 

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

Tracy, Calif. - Head to Downtown Tracy for an afternoon filled with live music, food and family fun! Tracy’s first Blues, Brews & BBQ event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from noon - 6:00pm. The Blues, Brews & BBQ event will be held at the beautiful Downtown Plaza located on the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue. This event will include a barbecue contest, home brewed beer contest, children’s entertainment, food trucks and three live bands on stage.

Man killed in vehicle on Stockton street

Man killed in vehicle on Stockton street


A man was shot and killed while driving in Stockton Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The 19-year-old man was found in a vehicle around 3:30 p.m. at Hammer Lane and Tam O'Shanter Drive with gunshot wounds, according to Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva. The man was taken to the hospital, where he later died. No other information about the victim was available.

Silva said the vehicle was shot multiple times near Hammer Lane and Lan Ark Drive. After the shooting, the driver continued eastbound on Hammer Lane and hit several other vehicles on the street. The victim was the only occupant in the vehicle.

No suspects have been identified at this time. Silva said investigators believe the shooting was gang-related.


Police: 4 bank robberies within one week are connected

Police: 4 bank robberies within one week are connected


Four bank robberies across three cities are believed to be connected, Stockton police said. Two of the bank robberies happened Tuesday morning, while the other two happened within the past week.

Investigators believe the same suspect, or suspects, robbed the following banks:

Around 10:53 a.m., a suspect walked into the Chase Bank in the 2400 block of W. Kettleman Lane in Lodi and handed a demand note to a teller.

Around 10:24 a.m., a suspect walked into the Chase Bank in the 5700 block of Pacific Avenue in Stockton, handed the teller a demand note and then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then jumped into a white 4-door sedan with another suspect and drove away from the scene.