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Stockton State of the City highlights economic development, reinventing image

 

City of Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs highlights the city’s strengths and challenges in this year’s State of the City address at the Port of Stockton on May 18.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

STOCKTON – The port was buzzing with activity, at least in shed 20.

Community leaders, businesspeople, vendors, workers and many others gathered for the 19th annual Stockton State of the City address.

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What's Blooming?

What's Blooming?

Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Automobile Museum celebrates Memorial Day with Vettes & Vets and American Muscle Car Show

Automobile Museum celebrates Memorial Day with Vettes & Vets and American Muscle Car Show

Hit the road to the California Automobile Museum on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) for the 8th Annual Vettes & Vets and American Muscle Car Show sponsored by Performance Chevrolet.

The popular annual event celebrates America’s love for the automobile while honoring our country’s brave veterans and active duty military. All car owners and enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their vehicles – especially Corvettes, American “muscle cars” and military vehicles – in the show that takes place in a parking lot behind the Museum. At noon, the amazing cars on display will be judged in a variety of categories including a best-in-division award for each generation of Corvette.   

In addition to the eye-catching automobiles, attendees will be treated to a DJ spinning some classic summer tunes, military color guard and national anthem along with a barbecue lunch available for purchase.

Railroad Museum to showcase automobiles alongside locomotives with new “A World on Wheels” exhibit

Railroad Museum to showcase automobiles alongside locomotives with new “A World on Wheels” exhibit

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation – in partnership with the California Automobile Museum -- will debut an eye-catching and new “A World on Wheels” exhibit on Friday, May 26, 2017.  In addition, interested guests can enjoy a one-day-only Shuttle Train Ride to and from the two nearby museums (for a small fee) on Saturday, May 27, 2017. This special Shuttle Train will be pulled by the steam-powered Granite Rock 10 locomotive.

“A World on Wheels” Exhibit

5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

5 Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel & Their Families This Summer

Five Sacramento area museums will participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day (May 29) through Labor Day (September 4), 2017. The five local museums participating in Blue Star Museums include the following:  California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Fairytale Town and the Sacramento History Museum.
 

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Local museums offer fun summer camps, classes & special activities for kids

Get ready for some summertime fun!  Instead of the traditional summer camps for kids, think about local museums and destinations that also offer unique and fun activities.

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, nearly a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special hands-on summer classes, camps and activities for kids. While an impressive and complete listing is available (and continually updated) at http://sacmuseums.org/summer-camps/, a sampling of the summer camps offered by local museums include the following:

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017 The Gallery At 48 Natoma

Fine art exhibition - May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017  The Gallery At 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma will feature the art of digital artist Vincent DiLeo and the 

whimsical work of artist Susan Silvester. The dates of the exhibit are May 19, 2017 - July 6, 2017.

This is a two person show featuring both award winning artists.

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Aerospace Museum presents "A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration"

Complete with roaming Renaissance characters and performers dressed in period attire, the Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a family-friendly “A Day with da Vinci: Renaissance Celebration” on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Delivering classroom learnings and care to the community

Delivering classroom learnings and care to the community

 

By Kaiser Permanente

Some Kaiser Permanente registered nurses are working to advance their training, skills, and education. In the process, they are also sharing their knowledge and helping to improve lives in the community.

Some 250 Kaiser Permanente RNs across Northern California are in a program called the Nurse Scholars Academy, launched in 2015 by Kaiser Permanente as part of a broad professional development initiative.

Course work for those in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Samuel Merritt University (SMU) has some of those nursing scholars participating in a number of different projects and initiatives.

Midtown Association proudly presents “Midtown Love” celebration on 5/18!

Midtown Association proudly presents “Midtown Love” celebration on 5/18!

The Midtown Association is proud to present a very special “Midtown Love” celebration on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Designed to celebrate Midtown’s unique and eclectic vibe, the spirited indoor/outdoor event will take place at Faces Nightclub (2000 K Street) as well as an adjacent “activated” alleyway.

Complete with drag queens browsing about, the one-of-a-kind celebration will be highlighted by an iconic and lively lip sync battle featuring local individuals as they participate in a fierce but friendly competition sure to entertain and delight the audience. The event will also offer an incredible night of dancing and a visually-enticing “Wall of Boom,” a perfect backdrop for memorable photos.  Event guests will also have a chance to mix, mingle and network with many of Midtown’s key influencers, business owners and involved community members while experiencing the flavor of Midtown.