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Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

Golden 1 Offers 8 Tips to Increase Identity and Financial Protection

As consumers increasingly rely on mobile and online banking tools, it’s easy to fall prey to identity thieves seeking to steal financial information.

Approximately 17.6 million people averaged a loss of $1,343 to identity thieves in 2014, with 86 percent of instances involving a victim’s existing accounts rather than newly created ones.[1].

April is Financial Literacy Month, and part of being financially literate is ensuring your financial information is secure. There are several steps consumers can take to mitigate crime and ward off identity thieves, both on and offline.

1.     Keep your computer hardware and software up to date. Make sure your computer’s operating system has all the necessary antivirus updates and upgrades. This includes Wi-Fi and broadband connections.

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Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

Old Garden Rose Class

Old Garden Rose Class

Join Rosarians Anita Clevenger, Bill Harp, and others for a fascinating lecture on old garden roses and tour of the rose garden. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00a-12:30p. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

To the delight of children, rail fans and baseball enthusiasts of all ages, it’s all aboard for a special story time with the popular Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” and his partner “Mike on the Mic” on Monday, May 2, 2016. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mike on the Mic will read the illustrated children’s book Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey and Zachary’s Ball by Matt Tavares while Dinger listens in attentively along with the children. Afterward, the duo will pose for pictures and greet Story Time participants. Through this interactive and fun program, parents are encouraged to let trains and railroading introduce and foster the love of reading with their imaginative young children ages two to five.

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Deadheading at Dusk

Deadheading at Dusk

Join volunteers at the Historic City Cemetery’s Rose Garden for deadheading at dusk. We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the garden. Tools and training will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:00 p.m. till dark. This event recurs every first Monday of the month, except July 4th. The workshop is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help support rose garden operations. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento.

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

Sacramento Area Museums Go Big for BIG Day of Giving on May 3

The impressive, dedicated and diverse Sacramento area museum community is gearing up for the 2016 BIG Day of Giving happening on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in hopes local contributors will choose to support their endeavors during this special one-day giving challenge. Now in its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has raised nearly $9 million for nonprofits serving the local region.

The Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. For the 2016 BIG Day of Giving, more than a dozen of Sacramento Association of Museum members are participating in the community-wide effort, including: