Sacramento coach Michele Massari, right, gives Andriana Avent (3) instruction during a game against McClatchy on Jan. 24, 2017. The Dragons, led by their 11th-year coach, are ranked No. 1 by The Bee this week and looking to win a Capital Athletic League championship before starting the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.JOSE LUIS VILLEGAS JVILLEGAS@SACBEE.COM
Michele Massari can be as demanding as she can be charming.
Best-selling crime-fiction writer Walter Mosley to appear Friday in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee - October 9, 2018
October 09, 2018 03:00 AM
Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will sit down with award-winning novelist Walter Mosley for what is billed as a fireside chat Friday evening at Oak Park’s Guild Theater.
Underground Books, the bookstore run by Johnson’s mother Georgia West, coordinated the event where Mosley is expected to discuss his latest book, “John Woman,” (Atlantic Monthly Press, $26, 320 pages) released Sept. 4. In an interview with the weekly Washington Informer newspaper, Mosley said he had been working on the novel for 15 years.
Thousands of Sacramento students are waiting to see if they will be admitted to a University of California campus as freshmen for fall 2019.
During the last six years, some of the region’s high schools have a better track record of getting their students into a UC than others, according to the latest data from the UC system.
High schools with few students living in poverty generally have a
higher number of UC applicants and a higher acceptance rate than
schools with a significant number of students in
Nonprofit research and advocacy group Valley Vision is moving its office to a neighborhood at the heart of many issues the group studies.
In July, Valley Vision will move from 2320 Broadway to 3400 Third Ave., in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood.
Bill Mueller, the group’s CEO, said the move is a good parting point for both Valley Vision and its current landlord, who’s planning a new use for the 2320 Broadway building.
Coworking firm Capsity plans unique interior for new Oak Park location
Sep 25, 2018, 7:10am PDT
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This building at 3810 Broadway is the future home of coworking firm Capsity.
Months after buying it, coworking firm Capsity is rolling out details about its new location in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
Capsity plans new development, investment on Broadway in Oak Park
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The properties at 3230 and 3226 Broadway, where Capsity is planning a new development
Co-working hub Capsity is partnering on a real estate development along Broadway in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood, in a project that will include breakfast pizza.
What’s Working: ‘College Track’ program creating first-gen college students
Students at Sacramento High School managed by St. HOPE Public Schools are outperforming state standards, thanks in part to the College Track program.
Published: 10:11 PM PDT August 8, 2018
A program called “College Track” is helping disadvantaged students become first-generation college students; setting an example for their families and their entire neighborhood.
There is a lot to be impressed by with those first-gen college students, and the guy who helped get the program off and running, Jake Mossawir. He serves as the CEO for St. HOPE, a family of non-profits on a mission.
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – St. HOPE, a nonprofit community development corporation, has leveraged Oracle NetSuite to support its mission to create one of the finest urban pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school systems in the United States. With NetSuite SuiteSuccess for Nonprofits, St. HOPE has been able to streamline critical business functions in order to focus its time and resources on providing high quality public education and creating living-wage sustainable jobs.
The Guild Theater has been around since 1915 as one the largest theaters in Oak Park and was originally called the Victor Theater. After years of showing great motion pictures, the Victor Theater became vacant. Ownership of the theater changed over the years, and it eventually fell vacant again. In 2003, St. HOPE restored and reopened the space as The Guild Theater, showcasing live performances, lectures, films and more. .
Recently, Sac High students were introduced to a new website feature that allows them to browse and sign-up for various community service opportunities.
One of the many opportunities available to students through the website took place on Wednesday, November 8th, as dozens of students and staff teamed up with The Oak Park Neighborhood Association, The City of Sacramento Adopt-a-Park program and AAA, and put their volunteer vests and gloves to work at The McClatchy Park Clean-up held from 2:15-5:15 p.m. after students were dismissed early for minimum day Wednesdays.