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Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Annual State of Downtown AddressThe Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s 23rd State of Downtown, presented by Kaiser Permanente, was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. This event was an opportunity to celebrate the resilience of Central City and to preview new initiatives promoting a better future for the heart of our region. The JVance Stewart Community Service Award was presented by Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela to Rivkah Sass, retired director and CEO of the Sacramento County Library. Calling All Dreamers 2021 winner Federico Garcia of Gusto Gaucho was announced by 2019 winner Cecil Rhodes of Nash & Proper.

Sacramento Metro Chamber Business Awards & DinnerOn February 11, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce hosted the 127th Annual Business Dinner and Awards at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento. A black tie affair, together, to celebrate the businesses and leaders who contribute to the vitality and economic dynamism of our region. Photos: www.phototia.com Sacramentan of the Year Honorees Robert Nelsen, Ph.D, Sacramento State Businessperson of the Year Sotiris Kolokotronis, SKK Developments Businesswoman of the Year Kate Renwick- Espinosa, VSP Vision Care Al Geiger Memorial Award Chief Daniel Hahn, Retired, Sacramento Police Department Small Business of the Year Restaurant Canon Metro EDGE Young Professional of the Year Anna Fontus, Capitol Impact Mike Ziegler Lifetime Achievement Award Randy Paragary, Paragary Restaurant Group / Fort Sutter Hotel In Memoriam

Officer Tara O’Sullivan Memorial Bridge Baptism Ceremony

Weather PicturesA fall storm dumped a large amount of rain on northern California. Sacramento-area viewers sent in these photos.

2021 Kirkwood and Heavenly Ski Resorts Opening Day

Sacramento Darkroom Installation and Enterprise Awards DinnerOn December 9, The Black Chamber hosted the annual Installation & Business Awards Dinner at the Hilton with keynote speaker, Daniel Hahn. Recipients: Chief of Police, Daniel Hahn, Champions Marilyn Sakai of Lee & Sakai, Small Business Paula Allison, Los Rios College Foundation, Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Grand Opening of Hyatt Centric Downtown SacramentoThe Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento on 7th and L, celebrated its grand opening on December 9, 2021! Chief Executive Paul Resch and Presidio Partner Guneet Bajwa hosted Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Executive Director of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, and Kimo Bertram of Hyatt Hotels Corporation to participate in a ribbon cutting in the lobby of the ‘hotel. Guests sampled light snacks created by the hotel’s chef, Ravin Patel, and enjoyed samples of the cocktail program offered at the hotel’s restaurant, 7thStreet Standard, and rooftop lounge, Clayton Club. Guests also got a chance to see Hyatt Centric’s guest rooms and banquet hall, Baby Grand. Harley White Jr. Orchestra provided jazz music reminiscent of the heyday of the historic Marshall Hotel (and Clayton Hotel) that once welcomed guests to the same location. Clayton had operated the Pacific Water Care and Health Institute at nearby 7th and L streets. The Clayton Hotel was sold in 1939 and renamed “Hotel Marshall” in honor of James Wilson Marshall (1810-1885), the man who discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill on the American River on 24/ 01/1848.

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latina Estrella AwardSacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latina Estrella Award The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SACHCC) is committed to supporting and promoting leadership that advances the economic prosperity of the Latino community. SACHCC hosted the Latina Estrella Awards on Friday, December 3 at Mesa Mercado in Carmichael. The winners represent the important role that Latinas play in our region as advocates, business owners and community leaders. The 2021 Latina Estrella winners are: The album will be released by Monday. • Rising Estrella Award: Paula Villescaz – San Juan Unified School District Board • Inspiration Estrella Award: Shayne Corriea-Fernandez – Shayne Corriea Financial Group • Champion Estrella Award: Mayor Martha Guerrero – City of West Sacramento • Legacy Estrella Award: Member of the Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Assembly – California’s 4th Assembly District

Fundraising for the ME-ONE FoundationMe-One Foundation, a live and virtual fundraiser, took place on December 2 at the Foothills Bowl in Auburn. A taste of the Foothills with Bowling, Dinner, Wine and Freddie Silveria from FSauctions. One goal: to provide adult cancer patients and their loved ones with a relaxing and enjoyable three-day family cancer retreat. This carefree and free retreat, Camp Wieser, offers families time for quiet reflection, pampering and fun, a much-needed vacation away from the whirlwind of doctor’s appointments, paperwork and treatments.

Celebrating the 45th BIA Building Industry AwardsThe BIA “MAME” Building Industry Awards Dinner celebrated the 45th year of the awards, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento, with the theme “Academy Awards” honoring the industry building homes for the Sacramento area. A celebration with other home building professionals that paid tribute to marketing, design and the people who make things happen.

Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery LUXURY FOR LIFE FundraiserSacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery LUXE FOR LIFE Dinner and Fundraiser was held at the California Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento on November 13, 2021. The Sacramento Children’s Home operates the only crisis nursery in the county. The mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting families in times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is a family-strengthening program, where parents can bring their children ages 0-5 to one of Sacramento’s two childcare centers for emergency child care or overnight care during difficult times.

Inauguration and ribbon cutting of the MOSAC science museumMOSAC, Sacramento’s newest science center cut the official ribbon and announced the center is now open to the public November 12 was SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC The Science Museum of Richards Blvd was originally a 1912 power plant. I was in awe of all the fun exhibits, drama, and educational information for adults and children of all ages. A must see on your bucket list. More information. visitmosac.org

Reception and reconnaissance visit of the partners of the MOSAC Science CenterThe MOSAC Science Center Reception was held on November 5 to introduce the new Sacramento Science Center and sponsor/naming partner recognition. SMUD Museum of Sciences and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC.

Asian Pacific American Advocates OCA Appreciation ReceptionThe OCA Business Advisory Council Appreciation Reception was held Nov. 3 at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. in downtown Sacramento, with special recognition for sponsors and partners. The OCA stands for Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the United States.

Fundraising SPCA WILD WHISKERS of the WESTOn October 23, the Sacramento SPCA held a saloon night to benefit animals and an auction at the SPCA grounds.

Storm Watch: Viewer Photos (10/24/21)

Junior Achievement PlayFORE JA FundraisingJunior Achievement took over Topgolf on October 19 and 21 for its first PlayForeJA fundraiser. There was something for everyone: prizes, contests, networking, good food and drink, and lots of fun! Proceeds benefit JA’s career exploration, work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to foster a sense of purpose and capability in youth leading to better economic outcomes.

Saint John Party for Change Gala and FundraiserSaint John’s Party for Change, the only major fundraising event this year, took place on October 16 and sold out! Presented by Steve and Gayle Campora and Catia Saraiva-Muñoz and Marcus Muñoz and hosted by the Sacramento Jet Center, this elegant black-tie evening featured fabulous food and wine, music from Las Vegas DJ E-Noc, dance and flight performances by the Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theater, a fantastic live auction and more! “With the help of Sacramento area businesses, donors, local philanthropic organizations and volunteers, we put on an evening that was truly a party! Our successes are directly linked to your support of our program – bringing care, hope and change to over 30,000 people over the past 36 years would not have been possible without YOU. Together, at Party for Change, we have raised over $975,000 to help support the women and children of the Saint John’s program”

The Commercial Real Estate Development Association presented the NAIOP Person of the Year AwardCommercial Real Estate Development Association presented NAIOP, Person of the Year Award Dinner to Denton Kelley of LDK Ventures on October 14 at the Railyards in downtown Sacramento. One of the most beautiful art sets we’ve seen for an outdoor venue! An advantage for Cristo Rey Sacramento. NAIOP Sacramento Valley was established in 1985 and operates in Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. Since its founding, it has become the voice of commercial real estate development. The Sacramento Chapter is known for hosting special events such as the annual Development Forum, which showcases current and future regional development projects, the quarterly Hard Hat Tours, which showcase new projects and host guest speakers. The chapter offers educational workshops and seminars and remains involved in government affairs at the local and state levels.

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Connecting the Dots ForumOn October 14, the SBCC welcomed over 100 women (and a few men!) to its first annual event, Connecting the Dots: A Women’s Forum at the Hilton Hotel. Five speakers from all walks of life inspired and captivated all in attendance, and the Chamber presented awards to Dr. Kawanaa Carter and Wanda Abney.

A preview of the Aftershock Music Festival 2021Some highlights from the 2021 Aftershock Music Festival held at Discovery Park in Sacramento.

Houses destroyed by fire on Brannan Island

Crocker Art Museum Gala Monet at MatisseThe Monet to Matisse Gala and Fundraiser, held Oct. 9 at the Crocker Art Museum, helped support programs for youth, families, and school children, and made art accessible to everyone in the community.

NLDS Game 1: Giants Vs. DodgersPhotos from NLDS Game 1 between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Mildred D. Field