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Rancho Cordova City Council to Split Into Districts


The Rancho Cordova City Council narrowed down a list of possible by-district election maps, taking another step toward ending its at-large representation system.

Rancho Cordova Vice Mayor Attends NLC


David Sander represented Rancho Cordova at the National League of Cities Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focuses on the needs and priorities of local cities that translate into national policy and change.

Small Business Owners Celebrate New Program


Rancho Cordova’s minority-owned and small businesses were equipped to stay competitive and succeed through the MBARK program, which recently wrapped up its first participating group.

Rancho Cordova Offers Workforce Development Program


The city of Rancho Cordova has committed $2 million to provide free education and training workshops for residents.

Rancho Cordova Names New City Manager


Micah Runner, the deputy city manager for Rancho Cordova, will become its new city manager as of Jan. 1, 2023. He will be only the fourth city manager in the history of Rancho Cordova, which incorporated in 2003.

“Potentially Transformative” Space Opens in Rancho Cordova


The Rancho Cordova Youth Center, which opened Nov. 4, is the first local center to provide a safe haven for year-round youth programs and show young people that the community cares about their success.

$8 Million Rancho Cordova Youth Center Opens


Mayor Donald Terry says “this dream has come true” as he dedicates the 9,000-square-foot building. It will be operated by the the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.

Rancho Cordova 2022 Election Candidates Speak at Forum


The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce invited candidates to speak at its monthly luncheon. In addition to Rancho Cordova City Council candidates Garrett Gatewood, Linda Budge, and Sheikh Zulkader, the event also drew candidates for other local races.

Portion of American River Parkway Trail Closed for Two Months


Those who enjoy trekking down the American River Parkway into areas of Rancho Cordova should be prepared for detours starting after Labor Day. There will be closures from the El Manto entrance to the Sunriver Park entrance.

Rancho Cordova Police Chief Sues Sheriff Scott Jones


Former Rancho Cordova Police Chief Kate Adams is suing Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, accusing him of forcing her out of the department over trumped-up racism allegations to avoid negative publicity as he ran for Congress.

Remembering Dennis Lamantia


The Rancho Cordova Athletic Association pays tribute to the longtime leader and youth sports champion who passed away Wednesday, July 27.

Ham Radio Operators Help Save Lives


This year’s American Radio Relay League gathering took place in multiple cities and countries, including Rancho Cordova.

Air Force Reservist Seeks 6th Congressional District Seat


Tamika Hamilton is running in a district that encompasses parts of Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. Hamilton, 38, is an Air Force reservist, police officer’s wife and a mother of five. She’s also a Black Republican.

FiberCity Breaks Ground in Rancho Cordova


Ground has been broken on Rancho Cordova Fiber City, a citywide, ultra-high-speed fiber network in partnership with SiFi Networks and GigabitNow. “As we have witnessed first-hand during the pandemic, high speed internet is no longer a luxury, but a necessity,” Rancho Cordova Mayor Donald Terry said.

Mayor Addresses Guests at Rancho Cordova Luncheon


After the January postponement of the Rancho Cordova Luncheon because of COVID considerations, Mayor Donald Terry took the podium at City Hall on Feb. 18 to talk about how citizens “live, work, learn, and play.”

Rancho Cordova City Council Votes on SiFi Network, Food Waste Rates


The council discussed a wide array of topics, including the advancement toward making Rancho Cordova an open access fiber network city and the upcoming solid waste rate adjustment.

Workforce Development Comes to Rancho Cordova


The City of Rancho Cordova is investing $1.5 million into a training and education program for unemployed residents. It is also for those who are considered to be underemployed or hoping to compete for promotions and higher wages.

Rancho Cordova Trash Talks About the Environment


At a recent Rancho Cordova City Council meeting, organic trash bins were discussed. The Residential Organic Waste Collection Program will reduce waste by 75 percent by 2025.

Rancho Cordova Announces New Chief of Police


Brandon M. Luke has been welcomed by the city of Rancho Cordova as he takes over as the new police chief. Luke has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience, including time as a sheriff's captain.

New Board Members, Better Oversight


Rancho Cordova City Council has appointed new board members to the Community Enhancement Fund in order to provide better transparency as to where granted funds are used.

Mather Veterans Village Opens


After years of dreaming and development, Mather Veterans Village is now open in Rancho Cordova. The facility will cater to the unique needs of homeless veterans.

Pyramid Peak Park Opens in Rancho Cordova


On Sept. 20, Pyramid Peak Park opened in Rancho Cordova. The city celebrated the opening, making it the seventh new park to open in the area over the past five years.

Rancho Cordova Police Department Deploys Minor Decoy Operation


Rancho Cordova police used a “minor decoy” to remind businesses about the importance of reducing the availability of alcohol to minors and the responsibilities associated with the sale of alcoholic beverages.

United Way Partners With Cities, Other Groups on Digital Equity Program


United Way California Capital Region has begun a three-year partnership with the cities of Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, SMUD, and other nonprofit groups to redress unequal access to technology and the internet.

City Partners with Local Nonprofit to Repair Homes


The City of Rancho Cordova has partnered with the nonprofit Rebuilding Together to repair more than 20 homes for families in need. Home repairs have included replacing windows, installing new appliances, and making homes handicapped accessible. The program was made possible by the city’s Community Enhancement Fund.

Time Is Running Out to Visit Cordova Community Pool This Season


The Cordova Community Pool was just opened in June, but it closes for the season on Aug. 6. This weekend is a great time to visit this brand-new aquatic facility.

New Art Show Opens in Rancho Cordova


A new Art at City Hall show titled “Abstraction” recently opened—the first since the pandemic—that features 87 pieces by 41 different artists. All work, including the winning entries, will be on display through Aug. 22.

Rancho Cordova Police Partner With Eskaton to Aid Seniors


The first law enforcement to partner with Eskaton’s Telephone Reassurance Program, the the Rancho Cordova Police Department is launching Rancho Cordova CARES, which will provide daily phone calls by volunteers to adults over the age of 65.

Rancho Cordova, SMUD Team Up on Public Art Project


The city of Rancho Cordova, in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District, commissioned regional artists to design artwork to wrap 30 utility and traffic signal boxes throughout the community.

Carmichael Honors Vietnam War Veterans


Observing COVID rules regarding assembly, 30-plus supporters gathered at Koobs Nature Area to honor and name the 15 graduates of Carmichael’s La Sierra High School who were killed in the Vietnam War.

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Tuesday September 26 2023   5:30 PM

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Wednesday September 27 2023   5:30 PM

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Monday October 2 2023   4:00 PM

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