Business News
After more than 15 years, the former Sam's Club at 2738 Sunrise Boulevard has a new owner - SF Supermarket! In addition to an array of grocery offerings, this supermarket will provide a wide range of specialty grocery items from Asia, including items from China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Be sure to check out these other new businesses that recently opened: the new frozen yogurt store,  Menchies;   Bath & Body Works, Kiki's Chicken Place, and  Back to the 80's Cafe & More.

Other businesses now open to the Rancho Cordova community at Sunridge Plaza include: Great Clips, Go Fore Pizza, Rancho Cordova Smiles Dentistry, Sunridge Nail Spa, and EverGreen Nutrition and Beauty.

Along with the new businesses that have recently arrived in the City, we also have the Burning Barrel Brewing Company that will be opening its doors this spring at 11210 Sun Center Drive.

Public Works for You

Folsom Boulevard Fence Replacement Project:
In November, the City completed the Folsom Boulevard Fence Replacement P roject at the entrance to the Walnut Wood neighborhood. This project replaced existing fence along Folsom Boulevard with a new masonry wall and included the installation of two artistic murals. The project beautifies a main entrance to the Walnut Wood neighborhood, as well as a main corridor used frequently by pedestrians, cyclists and  drivers. One mural was designed by Sid Wellman and the other mural  was designed  by Cathy Rowe to showcase the Lincoln Highway, one of the earliest transcontinental  highways for automobiles across the country. Folsom Boulevard was part of the Lincoln  Highway. This project was funded by a $316,000 grant from the City's Community  Enhancement Fund.

Directional Signage Project:
In November, the City installed new directional signage on main corridors throughout Rancho Cordova. The signage directs pedestrians, bikers and drivers to main points of interest in the City, such as Hagan Park, Rancho Cordova City Hall and the Sacramento Children's Museum. This project was funded by a $100,000 grant from the City's Community Enhancement Fund.
Information on other current projects is available on the  City's website .

Rancho Cordova 2016-2017 Citizen Report

The City of Rancho Cordova has released its 2nd edition of the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report. This annual City publication provides an overview of Community Enhancement Fund projects and details how sales tax revenue was spent. 

The Citizen Report was mailed to residents in mid-November, and is available to view on the City of Rancho Cordova website.

Christmas in Cordova

Rancho Cordova's 7th annual Christmas in Cordova is approaching fast and is set to return on December 16th. The event, organized by the Rancho Cordova Police Department, will focus on supporting over 400 local families and 800 children with a "shopping mall" filled with new toys for parents to pick out and wrap for their children, at no cost. This holiday event also includes an arts and crafts area for children to make gifts for their parents, meals for families in attendance, and a surprise visit from Santa. 

The City is looking for volunteers and unwrapped toy donations to make this year's Christmas in Cordova truly something to remember. 

Wildlife Care Association Donation Drive

Did you know that the City's Animal Services team responds to over 1,200 calls per year to assist wildlife in Rancho Cordova? Everything from the broken wing of a seagull found at Cordova High School to rescuing baby ducklings. And the partner we work with is the Wildlife Care Association.

If you'd like to support wildlife in our community, we will be collecting items for them through Wednesday, December 20th.

If you have any questions, please call 916-851-8775.

Your Holiday Trash and Recycle Schedule and Free Holiday Tree Recycling

Holiday Trash Schedule: All trash, green waste collection, and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Christmas - Monday (12/25) through Saturday (12/30), and the week of New Year's - Monday (1/1) through Saturday (1/6). 

Free Live-tree Recycling: From December 26th through January 12th, Rancho Cordova residents can recycle their live-cut trees at no additional cost! You can recycle your tree one of two ways: 1) cut your tree into pieces to fit inside your green waste cart with the lid shut for your regular green waste collection day or 2) set live-cut trees at the curb on your regular trash collection day, and Republic Services will pick up and recycle it. Please note: no artificial trees, flocked trees or trees containing decorations.

Storm Reporting Tips and Important Resources

The City of Rancho Cordova is home to six-miles of American River, as well as various creeks and channels, some of which flow directly to the river. These waterways include Laguna Creek, Morrison Creek, Buffalo Creek, Cordova Creek, and various unnamed tributaries. In an effort to keep these waterways healthy and vibrant, the City's Stormwater Quality Program works in partnership with Sacramento County and other jurisdictions to prevent pollutants from entering the drainage system. To learn more, click  here .

If you encounter clogged storm drains, flooding during a storm, or trash left in creeks, please call  Stormwater services at  (916) 851-8700, Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.

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Social Media Post of the Month

In the December edition of Fresh News, our social media post of the month is of our Facebook news feed from the annual Cordova Community Christmas Tree Lighting. We'd like to thank all of our residents who joined us on Facebook to experience this joyous holiday tradition online!

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