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VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

VIP Extends Deadline to Apply for 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship

In an effort to accommodate sustained interest in this year’s scholarship, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) has extended the deadline to apply for its 2014 Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program to March 10, 2014. Now in its seventh year, the program awards multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems or another related field.

“The number of women currently working in the technology industry is shockingly low,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. “The WITS program was created to break down those barriers and empower highly-motivated women to achieve their educational goals and progress confidently into their careers.”

Groups unite to support responsible growth initiatives in El Dorado County

Groups unite to support responsible growth initiatives in El Dorado County

PLACERVILLE, CA - Save Our County (SOC) founder Sue Taylor along with Residents Involved in Positive Planning (RIPP) founder Laurel Stroud announced today they have jointly filed two Initiative petitions for the purpose of:

  • Restoring Measure Y’s 1998 Original Intent to Stop Traffic Congestion
  • Restoring Policies in the 2004 General Plan Intended to Protect the Rural Nature of El Dorado County. 

The first initiative petition, ‘Reinstate Measure Y,’ is in response to continuous support by El Dorado County's general public for the original 1998 Measure Y, which was a tool to prevent traffic gridlock by requiring developers to pay for the infrastructure needed for their projects. 

‘Reinstate Measure Y’ restores the original intent of the 1998 Measure Y without the loopholes added into the 2008 version.  One loophole being the 4/5ths vote given to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) to override the rules that prevent traffic gridlock.

2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week

2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week
2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week In week one, we talked about paying attention to the positive things in your life. This week's challenge is a play on the same idea: Whatever you feed grows.

This week, continue to feed the positive by eliminating negative words from your life. 

Initiative filed to amend community region lines in El Dorado County

Initiative filed to amend community region lines in El Dorado County

PLACERVILLE, CA - In response to repeated requests by the public to the Board of Supervisors to amend Community Region Lines in the county, the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA) has filed an initiative that will assist the Board in amending those lines throughout El Dorado County.  This initiative was referred to in the SSCA presentation to the Board of Supervisors on January 14, 2014.

Book signing events with new local author

Book signing events with new local author

Retired Roseville Pediatrician Raymond Leo Blain is the new local author of "There Is A Dragon In My Closet" which is now on sale here and around the world.  He will be doing book signings on the following dates, time and locations:

Feb 8, 2014
10 AM - 2 PM
Shady Coffee & Tea
325 Douglas Blvd
Roseville, CA

Feb 15, 2014
2PM - 4 PM
It's A Grind
7451 Foothills Blvd #190
Roseville, CA 95747

Feb 22, 2014
1PM - 3PM
The Market Place
1325 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630

1March 2014
2 PM - 4 PM
Dimple Books and Vinyl
2499 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Here is your chance to meet the author, discuss the book, ask your questions and have your books signed.
This event is free.

Source: Raymond Leo Blain, M.D.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Active Job Seekers of America Expands Reach to Local South Placer County Residents Looking for Work

Active Job Seekers of America Expands Reach to Local South Placer County Residents Looking for Work

Active Job Seekers of America (AJSA), based out of the greater Sacramento region, is expanding its Roseville Chapter to include all of South Placer County and appropriately renamed Active Job Seekers of South Placer County, along with offering members a new-and-improved meeting space.

“We are excited to expand our chapter to include all of South Placer County,” said Active Job Seekers of America Executive Director Melissa Washington. “With the new meeting space, we will now be able to accommodate more attendees and speakers as well as hold workshops to provide members the necessary tools needed to successfully look for work.”

With nearly 80 percent of jobs found through active networking, according to many different research studies, Active Job Seekers of America provides the essential support, employment and networking opportunities to local residents and workers who are looking for work.