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It’s your Colusa County: Sandra Brooks


Published: February 16, 2017 • By: Cheri Azevedo

Sandra Brooks

Chances are if you live in Colusa or pass through, you have chatted at least once with two-year resident Sandra Brooks. Brooks has been employed by Jackpot for the last eight years.

“I love my job and my great bosses, shout out to Mr. & Mrs. West! I enjoy getting the chance to see the customers every time I work.” said Brooks, who was raised in Chicago, has lived in California for 18 years now and loves that she calls Colusa her home.

“Chicago is a beautiful city, but it has its bad side to it,” said Brooks.

A single visit to Colusa Casino Resort would be a life changer for Brooks.

“One day, I came down to visit the resort and I walked around in the neighborhood and said to myself, this is where I want to be.”

“When I first came to Colusa with my kids, we had nothing, not even a place to live or a car to drive. I got the job at Jackpot so I could work hard to provide shelter for my kids. Things were tight, but we made it by the grace of God,” said Brooks

With no family in the area, Brooks and her three children like the old fashioned family feel Colusa offers and how everyone knows everybody.

“Its kind of nice to work in a small town,” said Brooks.

Brooks’ favorite Colusa event is Old Tyme Christmas. “Treat people how you want to be treated” is Brooks’ favorite quote. Brooks enjoys singing and taking care of children and the elderly.