The City of Rancho Cordova turns 12 years old today! Fresh things continue to happen in our community, and our citizens have been coming up with fresh ideas. We are proud to mark today's occasion with the launch of our first monthly e-newsletter Fresh News. We hope it serves as a source of everything new in Rancho Cordova.
Enjoy this special video from Rancho Cordova City Council members.
Pictured: Angelus Molina

What do accountants, college students, and Spanish translators have in common? They all volunteer at local schools during the week to tutor students in math.

The math tutoring program in Folsom Cordova Unified School District was started in January 2015 by Dr. Janie Sorg, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, along with the support of the Rancho Cordova Business & Education Alliance, a group established as a means for the Rancho Cordova Chamber to collaborate with public and private schools in Rancho Cordova. The program serves Mills Middle School, Mitchell Middle School, and Cordova High School.


Volunteers from the community teach math lessons to students two to three days a week for an hour before school or after school. The program is on a drop-in basis giving students and parents the flexibility to receive lessons as it works with their schedules. Read More 

The new Performing Arts Center at Cordova High School is slated to open in October 2015. This behind-the-scenes video features students and staff at Cordova High School, and an insider's look at construction progress. "I think our community needs a building like this."  Watch Now

There's something for everyone at the Rancho Cordova Fourth of July, celebrating the 30th anniversary year July 3-4 in Hagan Park. Admission to the Fourth of July Festival is $2, with children under 5 admitted free of charge. No pets, BBQs or personal fireworks allowed. Parking is $10.


It's a once-a-year treat when the carnival comes to town and sets up in Hagan Park. Save yourself a few bucks and get your tickets to ride - in advance. Discount carnival rides are available when you purchase a discount coupon through July 2. The coupons are just $20 and can be used on any single day, either July 3 or July 4.


Coupons are now on sale at several locations, including:

Heritage Community Credit Union (Mills Center location only)

 Grocery Outlet (Zinfandel Drive at Folsom Boulevard)

Rancho Cordova City Hall (City Services)


For information on the 5K run, parade, complete schedule of events and everything you need to know about spending two great days at the celebration, visit


Art lovers have two great reasons to stop by City Hall this summer.


Presented by Rancho Cordova Arts in cooperation with the Cordova Community Council, two art exhibits provide an opportunity to see and purchase fine art by local artists. Artist receptions are fun free events, with complimentary refreshments and uplifting art and music.


"Wheels" is an interesting study of how artists interpret this ancient invention. Whether it is the wheels of a classic car, a spinning carnival ride or the simplicity of an orange sliced through the center, if it rolls, it rocks! "Wheels" is now open at City Hall.


Opening July 23 is a new exhibit called "Elements," exploring the classical elements of earth, wind, water and fire. The "Elements" Artist Reception is on Thursday, July 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy free admission and complimentary refreshments, and meet the artists.


Are you an artist? Join the Rancho Cordova Artists Database to share your work with the community. Sign up today. 





Leadership Rancho Cordova (LRC) launches a new class on a year-long exploration of our city this fall, and the search is on for eager citizens!


The program is offered by the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce in the spirit of developing community leaders. In its tenth year, it now boasts more than 150 alumni, many whom currently serve in leadership roles throughout the city and region.


The next class of approximately 25 will be selected to represent a broad mix of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and employment - a key ingredient to a successful leadership program, said Ada Gerard, past chair of the program's governing board. Learn More



Prevent Fire Hazards
Prevent lawns from becoming fire hazards during a drought by keeping grass cut between 3" - 4" tall, removing dead weeds and vegetation, and clearing debris.

Why Save Your Trees

Trees produce clean air and create shade, which lowers energy bills and helps lawns retain water. Check trees by inserting a small shovel or screw driver into the soil. If it's dry and crumbly, it's time to water. Soak the soil beneath and beyond the edge of canopy of leaves until it feels sticky and wet. Add mulch around the base to retain moisture.


Sprinkler Tips

Adjust sprinklers to prevent runoff? onto sidewalks and driveways. Replace old sprinkler heads for maximum water efficiency.


Pool Tips

Reduce evaporation by shutting o?ff fountains and waterfalls, lowering pool temperature and installing a pool cover. Check for leaks and plug the overflow line when not in use. Keep pool clean and do not overfill. Learn other tips and information.


Courtesy of Pieology Pizzeria

New businesses have decided to locate in Rancho Cordova!




Lockdown Brewing Company (Trade Center Dr)

Standards of Excellence (White Rock Rd)

Chipotle (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

Great Clips (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

Pieology Pizzeria (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

Gianelli's Appliances & Supplies (Folsom Blvd)




Viva Supermarket (Folsom Blvd)

Chick-fil-A (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

Noodles & Company (Capital Village)

India Spice (Capital Village)

Mediterranean BBQ & Grill (Capital Village)

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Zinfandel Dr and Olson Dr)  

Skechers (Zinfandel Dr and Olson Dr)

Ulta Beauty (Rancho Cordova Town Center - next to Target)

You Brew It (Luyung Drive)

Blue Shield (Zinfandel Dr and International Dr)

Copyright Terry Lorant
Sacramento Public Library is joining libraries from throughout California for the Million Readers Challenge! From newborns to grandparents, everyone can sign up for Summer Reading at the Rancho Cordova Library. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place now until August 31st. Read More


College credits. School pride. Regional recognition. Job preparation.Cordova High School is home to an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program - one of few schools in the Sacramento Region certified for the program. Mitchell Middle School is also working towards its certification and seeing great results.  Learn More

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