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Councilmember Hansen’s District 4 Newsletter

November 2013


Entertainment and Sports Center Town Hall: November 6

The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings are working on one of the biggest projects in Sacramento’s recent history—the development of a new, state-of-the-art downtown arena.

I invite you to attend a District 4 Town Hall Meeting on Sacramento’s proposed Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). If you have thoughts or concurns about the design, vision, or financing for the project, we will have a great panel of experts available to provide information and answer questions. Topics include:

  • Update on the project
  • Parking and transportation
  • Economic development opportunities related to the arena
  • Questions from the community

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
The Met Sacramento High School
810 V Street, Sacramento

Crocker Art Museum

District Day at Crocker Art Museum: November 9

My office is hosting a District Day at the Crocker Art Museum. I invite all District 4 residents to visit the local treasure we have in the Crocker this November 9. Print this ticket and present it at the museum, 216 O Street, for free admission for your entire household. I look forward to seeing you!Crocker Admission Ticket

City of Sacramento

New Stamped Wire Promises to Deter Copper Thieves and Keep Street Lights On

Tired of streetlight outages due to copper theft, the Public Works Department is working to deter thieves by installing wire stamped with “Property of Sacramento.” Persons caught with stamped wire can face arrest for possession of stolen property.

Public Works is also installing locking pull box lids. These lids further deter thieves from reaching the valuable copper wire. Over the last few years, copper thieves have darkened more than 20,000 streetlights. However, outages from theft this year have reduced by half.

If you suspect a copper theft in progress, call 911. To report a streetlight out, call 311 or use the 311 App. To check the repair date of a streetlight, please visit the copper thefts webpage.

City of Sacramento

City of Sacramento Preservation Commission Openings

The City Clerk has opened applications for three positions on the Sacramento Preservation Commission. The positions are Historical Architect, Structural Engineer, and Landscape Architect. Applications are due by December 19 at 5:00 pm. You can learn more about the commission here.


“Top 5″ Calls in District 4

The top five reasons District 4 residents called 311 from July 1, 2013 though September 30, 2013 were:1) Garbage Service – 2,200 Calls2) On-street Parking – 1,592 Calls

3) Solid Waste Info – 1,439 Calls

4) Recycling Service – 969 Calls

5) Lawn & Garden Service – 700 Calls

Don’t forget to download the Sac311 Appfor your smart phone to easily submit service requests.

Sacramento Zoo

Food and Toy Drive:
November 1 – 30

This November, zoo visitors who bring non-perishable food items or new, unwrapped toys will receive $1 off their ticket price. The Sacramento Zoo will donate these goods to Toys for Tots and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Find more details here.

Arts Festival

Sacramento Arts Festival: November 1 – 3

The 16th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival returns to the Sacramento Convention Center November 1, 2, & 3. The festival features 225 of America’s best contemporary craftspeople and fine artists offering more than 15,000 original works. Learn more about this premier art festival and purchase your tickets here.

La Raza Galeria Posada

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead): November 2 – 3

La Raza Galeria Posada is hosting its Annual Panteón de Sacramento, a forty-eight hour celebration of Día de los Muertos. Celebrate this holiday with traditional altars, pan de muerto, sugar skulls, calacas, and much more! It happens at 20th and J Streets on November 2 from 11:00am to 1:00am and November 3 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. You can find more information on the Panteón here.

Governor's Mansion SHP

Lighting of the Governor’s Mansion: November 4

Get ready to light up the night at the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park! The park is celebrating the completion of the third floor restoration project, and the new state-of-the-art outdoor lighting system. Join Governor Jerry Brown for tasty appetizers, wine, and live music at this outdoor cocktail party at 1526 H Street. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.


Land Park Amphitheater Kick-off for Renovation: November 7

You are invited to join your friends, neighbors, and colleagues at the kick-off of the campaign to renovate and restore the amphitheater in William Land Park.

The free event takes place November 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sacramento City College’s Art Court Theater, 3835 Freeport Blvd. Highlights include good food and drink, a preview of SCC’s next production, “Snow White, a Panto,” and a short presentation of the renovation plans for the Land Park Amphitheater. Please RSVP to Ruth Gottlieb at or
call (916)646-6827.


Veterans Day Flag Ceremony: November 9

Join Southside Park Neighborhood Association and our office for a Veterans Day Flag Ceremony at the historic Southside Park Flag Pole, near 8th and U Streets. The Ceremony will happen on November 9 at 1:00 pm.

Sacramento Library

Ella K. McClatchy Library Open House: November 16

On November 16 from 10:00am – 5:00pm, the second floor of the McClatchy Library will be opened to the public after being closed for 44 years. Special activities will occur all day.  The library is located at 2112 22nd Street.

Sutter's Fort

Hands on History – The Donners and Other Emigrant Wagon Parties: November 16

Experience the history of emigrant wagon parties through Sutter’s Fort’s high energy and interactive Hands on History Program. Early in California’s history, wagon travel across the Sierra Nevada was a dangerous proposition and more then 80 people became trapped during the winter of 1846-47. This group is now known as the Donner Party and their destination was Sutter’s Fort at 2701 L Street.

On November 16, visitors will get the opportunity to pack a wagon for their trip, write in their journals with a quill pen, make corn husk & rag dolls, and hear the tales of heroism, greed, bravery, romance, survival, and sacrifice. You can find more information about this hands on learning event here.

Old Sacramento

Theatre of Lights:
November 27 – December 31

Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” will come to spectacular life from Thanksgiving to New Year’s on the balconies and facades of Old Sacramento.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Visitors can view the production from the center of Front and K Streets as the story is performed around them. You can find more details about this exciting holiday event and a full schedule of performances here.

Front Street Animal Shelter

Front Street Animal Shelter – Night at the Kings: December 6

Front Street Shelter relies heavily on donations in order to keep a roof over their animals’ heads. Support the shelter and watch the Sacramento Kings take on the LA Lakers. Take advantage of special group seating by purchasing tickets here now!

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Leaf Season

Claw Service Starts November 1

City of Sacramento residential customers can legally place yard waste piles in the street for collection during the city’s designated leaf season. Leaf season begins November 1 and runs through January 31. Please fill your green cans first then form your leaf piles a foot out from the curb so storm gutters are not blocked. For more information and tips visit here.

Spare the Water

Once a Week Watering Begins on November 3

The City of Sacramento Landscape Watering Schedule shifts with daylight saving time. When daylight saving time ends you are allowed to water just one day per week on Saturday or Sunday only! Get more information here.

Dia de los Muertos

Souls of the City – Dia De Los Muertos: November 1

Old Sacramento and Sol Collective present Dia De Los Muertos in front of the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street, on November 1, from 6:00pm to 12:00 am. There will be a procession and lighting of altar led by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh (Aztec Dancers), interactive community altars, art exhibits, family activities & food, calavera face painting, vendors, and music. You can find information on this traditional holiday event here.

Gender Health Center

Covered California Town Halls: November 2 & 6

The Gender Health Center is an enrolling entity for Covered California, and a certified educating organization. The center will be hosting Covered California Town Halls to enroll in and educate the community about the Affordable Care Act. The Town Halls happen at Pioneer Church on L and 27th Streets at:

10:00 am on Saturday, November 2
6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6
6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 11

California Automobile Museum

Dirt! – Racing on Sacramento’s Legendary Tracks Exhibit Grand Opening: November 2

Experience Sacramento’s rich local history of dirt track racing at the California Automobile Museum. Each car on display has its own racing history in Northern California. The grand opening will be celebrated with food, drinks, and music on November 2 at 2200 Front Street starting at 11:00 am! You can find details about the event here.

Life In the Fast Lane – Benefit & Auction: November 8

Enjoy this dinner, auction, and cocktail party while helping to fund the museum’s new technology project. Technological advances will enhance tours to benefit groups ages 2 to 102. The event begins at 5:30 pm on November 2 at 2200 Front Street. Details can be found here.

Sacramento Ballet

Cinderella: November 2 – 3

The Sacramento Ballet is pleased to bring you Cinderella. There will only be 3 performances on November 2 at 1:00pm & 5:30pm, and November 3, 1:00pm at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street. The last time the ballet performed Cinderella it sold out so get your tickets soon! You can find more information and purchase tickets here.

Cinderella Ball: November 3

After the final show of Cinderella, come to this magical ball for parents and their children to meet the characters from the Cinderella Ballet. Enjoy desserts and beverages fit for royalty. Come dressed as your favorite princess or prince and have your picture taken with the cast. The ball happens at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm on November 3. Find details here.

Holiday Ice Rink

Downtown Plaza Holiday Ice Rink Opening: November 8

The holiday season and winter are almost here! The holiday ice rink in St. Rose of Lima Park at 7th and K Streets opens to skaters on November 8 and stays open until January 20. On November 8, celebrate the season and  enjoy free skating all day for the grand opening! You can find out more information about the holiday rink and its hours of operation here.

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade:
November 11

November 11th the City of Sacramento is holding its 3rd Annual Veterans Day parade. You don’t want to miss the “Proud to be an American” themed parade! There will be a children’s carnival and multiple food trucks. The parade begins at 10:30 am on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 8th Streets. You can find more information about this event here.

CA State Indian Museum

Native Film Festival:

November 23

The State Indian Museum invites you to a select and important offering of Native American films, each chosen for their unique perspective on the Native world!  The festival starts at 10:00 am on November 23 and ends at 5:00 pm. The State Indian Museum is located at 2618 K Street inside Sutter’s Fort. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can find details and film schedule here.

Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair: November 29 – 30

Artisans from all over California will offer unique, Native-made items at the museum on November 29 – 30. Shop for artwork, jewelry, soapstone, hand- made holiday ornaments, textiles, gourds, and more! This event starts at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm on both days. You can find more information here.

Fairytale Town

Free Admission Day & Canned Food Drive: November 29

This November 29, the day after Thanksgiving, Fairytale Town offers free admission to visitors who bring in a canned good to donate! All of the collected food will be donated to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. You can find more information on this event here.


District 4 Contact Information

Office phone: 916-808-7004

Councilmember Steve Hansen

District Director
Consuelo Hernandez

Constituent Services
Jameson Parker

District Representative
Peter Fenolio

Executive Assistant
Amy Weinberg

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