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Old Posted Sep 17, 2008, 4:36 AM
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No offense Majin, but I'm not in your crew. I'm a little more fond of midtown's handful of single-family homes than I think you can handle.

Besides, I think it's a rule that all members of Majin's crew have to dress like Dragonball-Z characters and I don't do the cosplay.
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How childish doe's this sound... Majin's crew

Give it a break. If you are so passionate about what you say Majin, you would
been more active in the community. You wanna be Mayor but you don't know
if commission meetings are public? That's why I asked if you are being tongue
and cheek... being that your not very fond of trees and want a majority of
them cut down in the city.
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Wrong reference to my name btw.
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Wrong reference to my name btw.
Please describe what you’re talking about?
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Besides, I think it's a rule that all members of Majin's crew have to dress like Dragonball-Z characters and I don't do the cosplay.
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Folsom Lake College receives $469,000 grant
By Walter Yost - wyost@sacbee.com
Published 5:51 pm PDT Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Folsom Lake College has received a $469,000 career technical initiative grant, awarded through the state's Career Technical Education/Economic and Workforce Development Pathways program.

Emphasizing career partnerships in the college's El Dorado County service area, the grant program will develop integrated career technical programs in local industries at both the high school and community college level, with a particular emphasis on increasing the awareness of those opportunities with middle school students.

Folsom Lake College will work in partnership with a variety of local schools, businesses and community agencies including: the El Dorado County Office of Education, the Apple Hill Growers Association, Lake Tahoe Community College, the El Dorado Irrigation District, the El Dorado Union High School District, the City of South Lake Tahoe, the El Dorado County Builders Association, and Pacific Gas & Electric, among others.

The college includes the main Folsom campus, an El Dorado Center and a Rancho Cordova Center
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Please describe what you’re talking about?
I think it's some otaku anime thing he's talking about. I still don't want to be in his crew.
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I think it's some otaku anime thing he's talking about. I still don't want to be in his crew.
Looks like you don't have a choice... you and jsf8278 have been pledged
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Drexel, Tsakopoulos group nearing donation agreement on 600-acre university site west of Roseville

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Drexel University and a property-owners’ group that includes Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos are nearing agreement on the donation of almost 600 acres in west Placer County targeted for development as a regional university.

But not everyone is happy about it and if supervisors approve university plans, it could lead to litigation.

Placer County Planning Commission voted Thursday to recommend to the Board of Supervisors that it approve what amounts to a strong backbone of support for plans still to be clarified on the design of the campus. The board also gave its blessing to a project development agreement detailing how a regional university would pay for infrastructure, transportation improvements and county services.

The specific plan calls for nearly 4,387 residential units to be built and 22 acres to be devoted to commercial uses, with funding from the development paying for construction and operation of the university. On the university side, 357 acres of the 600 acres would be set aside for the school, 60 acres would be used for faculty housing and the rest would be open space.


The planning panel’s 6-0 recommendation will go to a Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Nov. 4 to consider the regional university package of agreements, plans and zoning changes.
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Sac State construction plans still on track despite economy

Recreation center set to be finished in 2010; new dorm will add 608 beds
Sacramento Business Journal
By Robert Celaschi Correspondent
Published Friday, September 26, 2008



California State University Sacramento isn’t letting a weak economy get in the way of its construction plans — not most of them, at least.

The campus is moving ahead with a host of buildings, has just completed a pair of high-profile projects and still intends eventually to build one major development that has been put on hold until the housing market comes back to life.

The one stalled project is Ramona Village, originally dubbed University Village when the school bought the 25-acre property near the Power Inn light-rail station. The goal was to build a neighborhood targeted at university faculty and staff, offering affordable housing in a market that was considered beyond their reach. But with the housing market much weaker today, the university is keeping the village on ice.

All that has been done so far is preliminary engineering work, and no building has been scheduled.

“We have to wait for the economy to recover and analyze whether that is the proper thing to do in a year or two,” said Marti Gray, executive director of University Enterprises Inc., formerly known as the California State University Sacramento Foundation. “We couldn’t compete with the existing housing prices in Sacramento.”

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The project most visible to people passing near the campus is the new digital sign installed this past August off Highway 50 near Folsom Boulevard. Measuring 14 feet by 48 feet, the two-sided sign sits 85 feet above the ground next to the freeway.

It didn’t cost the school a penny as it’s owned and operated by advertising company Clear Channel Outdoors through a 25-year lease agreement. Sacramento State gets to program one of the eight messages the sign displays in a 64-second cycle. The sign also can be used to alert drivers to road conditions and for the Amber Alert program to help find abducted children.

In addition to the free ad, the university stands to earn a portion of the revenue that Clear Channel Outdoors collects. Clear Channel already has set aside $750,000 for the university. University president Alexander Gonzalez earlier announced plans to use $300,000 of it for faculty to attend conferences and conduct research.

So that the digital sign won’t distract drivers, it’s programmed to adjust itself every 30 seconds to be no brighter than a standard billboard in the ambient light.

Recreation and wellness
The largest project under way on campus just went to the board of trustees for approval in late September: a $77 million recreation and wellness center.

“We split that project up into three segments,” said Ron Richardson, associate vice president of facility services for Sacramento State. An old fieldhouse already has been demolished at the north end of Hornet Stadium, and the university went out to bid on some site work with funding from student union fees. Board approval makes the funding available for construction of the 151,000-square-foot center.

Part of Sacramento State’s effort to become more of a residential campus, the 123,000-square-foot recreation portion will have free weights, exercise machines, an indoor track, racquetball courts, basketball courts and a climbing wall. The 28,000-square-foot health and wellness portion will have an urgent care center, a pharmacy, dental services and health-education rooms.

General contractor McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. is already on board, and completion is slated for the summer of 2010. The university got McCarthy involved before architects Hornberger+Worstell finished the drawings in order to help fix costs and keep the project on budget, Richardson said. When about 40 subcontractor bids went out in July, Sacramento State kept a list of options ready to cut costs, such as not finishing out all the racquetball courts right away.

“As it turns out, the sub bids came in under our budget, so we are able to finish those as part of the project,” Richardson said.

The health and wellness center dovetails with the Broad Athletic Facility completed earlier this year. The $11 million Broad project replaced the old Hornet field house.

A place to call home
Also part of the residential scene is a new dorm started last year and expected to be ready by next summer for the start of the 2009 school year.

Instead of the traditional separate dorm rooms, the new building has suites of two to five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each suite has shared kitchen space with microwave ovens and refrigerators.

The first new dorm since 1990, it will add 608 beds to the campus, expanding the current capacity by more than half. The school also leases lofts off campus at 65th Street and Folsom Boulevard for student housing.

The four-story building will encompass 209,000 square feet and cost a projected $61.6 million. In addition to the apartment-style dorms, it also will have retail food areas and several areas for studying and meetings.

Sacramento architectural firm Mogavero Notestine Associates designed it, and Brown Construction in West Sacramento is building it.
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Construction to start on Sacramento State fitness center

Construction to start on Sacramento State fitness center
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by Kelly Johnson Staff writer
Published at 1:33 PM PDT on Tuesday, September 30, 2008


California State University Sacramento is scheduled to break ground Wednesday on its 153,000-square-foot, recreation and wellness complex on the north end of Hornet Stadium.

The university, which will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m., expects to complete the project by September 2010.

The complex will include a fitness center, an indoor track, gym courts, racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall and the student health center. There will also be a massage therapy spa, a baby-sitting center and space for Peak Adventures, Sacramento State’s outdoor recreational program. The center will be available to students, staff, faculty and alumni.

The center will be part of the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex, which includes the stadium and a newly completed, 26,235-square-foot fieldhouse.
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Wow, have some balls and build the fucking village anyway. By the time the thing is done the housing market will be moderately recovered (the trends are already starting right now) and your price point will be competitive with the rest of the region. Plus they have a better selling point of being close to campus.
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I was at the groundbreaking for about 10 seconds.
It said earlier that they are progressing with the tram system...uhh where is the construction for it?
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TWAK: There were some drawings of possible RT scenarios that included a streetcar line from 65th Street to J Street and up to Expo/Arden, but there isn't actually a concrete plan to build such a system yet...it's more of a long-range planning scenario.
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Wow, have some balls and build the fucking village anyway. By the time the thing is done the housing market will be moderately recovered (the trends are already starting right now) and your price point will be competitive with the rest of the region. Plus they have a better selling point of being close to campus.
My god, you said something worthwhile!
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And when will they ever start construction of the new Sac State basketball arena?
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Colleges in Los Rios district once again make fastest-growing lists
Funding cuts, proposed fee hikes threaten future enrollment growth
Sacramento Business Journal - by Kelly Johnson Staff writer

Los Rios Community College District’s four colleges are among the nation’s fastest-growing community colleges for the second consecutive year.

The lists compiled for and published in trade publication Community College Week based the rankings on growth between fall 2006 and fall 2007, the most recently available data. The four lists, based on different categories of institution size, counted only students who were enrolled in courses that accrue toward a degree, certificate or formal award.

Los Rios’ three older colleges — Sacramento City College, Cosumnes River College and American River College — appeared on a list of fastest-growing public, two-year colleges with enrollments of 10,000 or more. All three finished in the top 50:

* Sacramento City College enrollment increased 8.8 percent. The college finished at No. 16, up from No. 36 during the last report.
* Cosumnes River College improved 8.3 percent, and finished at No. 22, down from No. 16.
* American River College ranked No. 41, down from No. 29 in the previous report. The college’s enrollment increased 6 percent from 2006 to 2007.

Folsom Lake College, the district’s younger college, ranked No. 7, up from No. 10 last year, on a list of community colleges with enrollments between 5,000 and 9,999. It’s enrollment grew 15.2 percent.

California had 30 of the nation’s 98 fastest-growing community colleges among the largest schools, up from 21 last year.

Sierra College in Rocklin and Woodland Community College, the only other community colleges in Greater Sacramento, were not on the lists.

Los Rios has been growing tremendously for several years, and is two years ahead of state projections for growth. Last month, voters, partly convinced by demand from escalating enrollment, authorized the district to issue $475 million in bonds. The average property owner in the district will pay between $20 and $27 a year for that bond.

“The data showing that our colleges are among the fastest-growing in the nation certainly confirms what we have been experiencing for some time,” district spokeswoman Susie Williams wrote in an e-mail. “Over the past four years, our enrollment increased more than 25 percent, and we expect that by the end of this fall semester, nearly 90,000 students will be attending our colleges.”

Los Rios enrollment is growing because the region is growing, the community has a much higher-than-average rate of residents going to college and the recession has led people to turn to college to “train and retrain for different careers,” Williams said.

The district expects to exceed 120,000 students in eight years.

This year’s lists don’t capture the full impact of students returning to college as a result of the economic meltdown. That will take until the 2010 list, said Victor Borden, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who compiles the list for the trade pub.

California has “always been a growth state,” Borden said.

The picture might become murkier, though, with a mix of unresolved factors. University of California and California State University campuses are limiting enrollment due to state budget cuts. Community colleges, which are usually the “outlet valve” when four-year systems aren’t an option, also face budget cuts and fee hikes.

California’s community colleges have the cheapest fees in the nation — $20 per unit, meaning “there’s very little barrier” to attend, said Patrick Perry, vice chancellor at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. But that could change with a proposal that would increase fees in two steps, ultimately to $30.

“Our unbridled growth is quickly going to be coming to a halt” because of increased fees and funding cuts the state will make to community colleges, Perry said. Those cuts will result in fewer courses and class sessions being offered.

California had 2.77 million students enrolled in its community colleges as of the 2007-08 school year, Perry said. This, might be the tail end of the growth, he said.

The Golden State has seen this before. Enrollment at the state’s community colleges peaked at 2.83 million students in 2002-03, when people returned to college after the last downturn and dot-com bust. When fees rose in fall 2004 to $26 per unit from $11 in spring 2003, enrollment dropped to 2.52 million students in 2004-05.

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Drexel University's Sacramento center to open Monday
Sacramento Business Journal - by Kelly Johnson Staff writer

Drexel University makes its local debut Monday with the opening of its Center for Graduate Studies in downtown Sacramento.

The Philadelphia university is also exploring the possibility of establishing an undergraduate campus on 600 acres just west of Roseville.

Drexel’s graduate center, which has its student orientation Monday, initially will offer classes in four master’s degree programs. In September Drexel will add five more master's programs.

Drexel is expected to invest more than $10 million as it grows in Sacramento, university representatives said in a news release Friday.

The downtown Sacramento classrooms at 1 Capitol Mall have been outfitted with $1 million in state-of-the-art technology that makes classes and presentations available on the Web and via podcast.

In Placer County, Drexel envisions a private university serving up to 6,000 students. Placer County supervisors approved a plan for the regional university last month.

A total of 1,150 acres is being donated by the Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos family, William and Claudia Cummings, the Wayne Prim family and their partners. Drexel University is pursuing development of a campus on 600 of those acres and selling the remaining property for mixed-use development to fund the initial campus construction.
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Area's first Catholic college to graduate 21 students tonight
By Laurel Rosenhall

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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 | Page 2B

It has few students and no campus. But the fledgling University of Sacramento has begun to make its mark on the region.

Tonight, about 200 people are expected to gather at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament to celebrate the graduation of 21 students from the area's first Catholic university. They've earned advanced certificates that will allow them to teach religion in Catholic churches and grammar schools.

The University of Sacramento – operating temporarily in a downtown office building – also offers a master's in business administration and a master's in education for people who want to teach in Catholic high schools.

But the university's focus on Catholic education is only short-term, said Deacon Ray Helgeson, the director of academic programs. In three or four years, the school hopes to start offering a broader range of classes on a campus east of Rancho Cordova.

"When the university opens its undergraduate campus … then we would have standard undergraduate courses," he said. "It wouldn't have a Catholic flavor. People of any faith or any background would be welcome to attend."

Architects are planning the university's 200-acre permanent campus, Helgeson said. Assuming Sacramento County supervisors give final approval to the project, the campus would be part of the Cordova Hills development of housing and shops on 3,000 acres of grazing land and wetlands north of Jackson Road.

University of Sacramento officials hope their permanent campus will eventually draw 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students.

That could take 15 years, Helgeson said, but at that point the school would offer between 30 and 45 undergraduate majors and a dozen master's degrees.

A separate plan to build a university and new housing on undeveloped land has been approved in Placer County.

Plans there call for Drexel University of Philadelphia to establish a campus on about 1,100 acres of farmland west of Roseville.

The University of Sacramento is run by the Legionaries of Christ, one of the fastest-growing orders in the Roman Catholic Church. Legionaries operate a high school seminary in Colfax for boys considering becoming priests. They began offering University of Sacramento classes in 2005.

The college here is one of 14 universities the order runs, but the only one in the United States.

Students graduating tonight said they turned to the University of Sacramento to learn more about their religion.

Kathleen DeSantis, 57, works at a Catholic bookstore. Many people who come there ask her questions about the faith, she said. DeSantis said the certificate from University of Sacramento will help her answer their questions.

"I don't want it to be the Catholic Church according to Kathleen, I want it to be according to the church's teachings," she said.

Greg Vitaich, 64, teaches catechism at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He said the training he went through to earn the certificate he'll receive tonight will make him a better teacher.
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