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Mather Heritage Trail

The City of Rancho Cordova is celebrating the opening of the Mather Heritage Trail! The Mather Heritage Trail is a new 1.4-mile bike and walking trail that starts at the Mather Field/Mills Light Rail Station, crosses Highway 50, and continues to the Mather Commerce Center in the City. The trail creates a beautiful new amenity, as well as a safe, convenient route for bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail also includes new lighting and landscaping, as well as 200 new trees. 

Rancho Cordova Police Department Introduces Detection K9 Zoe

As students head back to school, the Rancho Cordova Police Department is introducing the newest member of the Youth Services Unit that supports Rancho Cordova schools: detection K9 Zoe! Zoe is a 20-month-old German shorthaired pointer who is focused, driven, playful and friendly. Zoe is certified to California Peace Officer's Standards and Training, which followed a 120-hour training course from Top Dog Police Canine Training Center. She is trained to identify narcotics, firearms, ammunition and explosives to help keep our students and schools even safer. Meet detection K9 Zoe and learn how she will support Rancho Cordova schools.

Mather Veterans Village - Phase II & III Groundbreaking

Disabled and homeless veterans will soon have more places to call home in the City of Rancho Cordova, CA. Join us as we break ground on the final phases of Mather Veterans Village! Phases II and III will include a 46-bed transitional housing program for veterans not yet ready to live independently, an additional 50 permanent supportive homes, as well as a rich menu of supportive services, including a commercial kitchen and chef to provide healthy, delicious meals to residents. Enjoy a speaking program featuring our project partners. Then, get an insider’s look into the village, and the journeys and homes of our veterans living in the 50 supportive homes as part of Phase I – a place they now call home.

Rancho Cordova Police Department - Crime Drops in Rancho Cordova

The Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) has announced that violent crime and property crime combined has decreased by 31.5% from 2011-2016 when adjusted for population. This significant drop can be attributed to the department’s proactive policing programs, including the work of RCPD’s Crime Suppression Unit (CSU). CSU is a highly proactive team that focuses on enforcement by using crime data, trends and tips from residents. Get a behind-the-scenes look at CSU’s work through its bait package program, a proactive policing approach to preventing thefts during the holiday season.

Mather Veterans Village - Phase 1

Disabled and homeless veterans have a new place to call home in the City of Rancho Cordova, CA. Welcome to Mather Veterans Village. Residents are moving in to Phase 1 of the project, which includes 50 permanent supportive homes and a rich menu of supportive services, including counseling, job training, medical assistance, group and individual therapy, and a healing environment. This newly constructed village is dedicated to the care and housing of our nation’s veterans, and we invite you for an insider’s look into the lives and homes of six of them – and the journey that led them to Mather Veterans Village, a place they now call home.

Press Contacts

Name Phone Number Email

Maria Kniestedt

City of Rancho Cordova

(916) 200-6181

Ashley Downton

City of Rancho Cordova

(916) 542-3875

Rick Sprague

Mercy Housing

(916) 712-8246

Amelia Laing

Mercy Housing

(303) 830-3432

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