Tax Breaks/Oak Park Clinic/ Taiko Dan/ Cheryl-the-Soccer-Mom

Budget Tax Breaks  Three recently enacted tax breaks to businesses worth about $2.5 billion have received heavy criticism from the California Budget Project, while others argue that these tax breaks keep major corporations in California, preserving jobs. Representatives of the California Budget Project and the California Chamber of Commerce tell you why they think these tax breaks are -- or are not -- warranted.

Oak Park Clinic  A medical clinic reopens in Oak Park. The Effort Oak Park Community Health Center aims to provide affordable medical, dental, and mental health services to the Oak Park community.

Taiko Dan  Taiko Dan, a Japanese drumming ensemble, celebrates 20 years in Sacramento. They join us in studio for an interview and brief demonstration.

Taiko Dan's 20th Anniversary Concert takes place at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, July 25th at 7pm. Information: (916) 444-5667.

Cheryl-the-Soccer-Mom Two local comedians, Cheryl the Soccer Mom and Margaret France, speak about what it's like to be a female stand-up comic.

Ladies Night Out at Tommy T's Comedy and Dinner Theatre, 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, August 12 at 7:30pm. Information: (916) 357-5233.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009