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Volume 8, Issue 2 February 2009

Locals Making A Difference In the spring of 2008, 27 Sacramento residents worked together to collectively raise over $202,000 for The Greater Sacramento Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society, during the annual Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year campaign. Chanel Garcia of Gold River, along with her friend and classmate Bianca Galvez, were crowned 2008 “Teens of the Year” when they raised over $29,600 in just 8 weeks. Both student of Loretto High School were featured on Sacramento RT advertisements, as well as received a college scholarship curtsey of Wells Fargo Bank. The Man, Woman and Celebrity of the Year were all featured on billboards throughout Sacramento and the surrounding area, and were spotlighted in the August issue of Sacramento Magazine. The Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition among community individuals who, through their participation, vie for the honor of being the Man, Woman, Celebrity or Teen of

the Year. Candidates are judged solely on a philanthropic basis. The individuals who raise the most funds during the 10week campaign will be awarded the title of Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year. Funds raised during this campaign benefit The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. LLS offers a variety of programs and services in support of its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To learn more about LLS and the Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year campaign, you are invited to attend a cocktail reception on February 5, 2009 at Il Fornaio Restaurant, 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA, from 6 to 8 pm. For more information visit or call 916.348.1793.

Chanel Garcia (left) of Gold River and Bianca Galvez (right) of Sacramento, both students of Loretto High School were crowned the 2008 Teens of the Year after they worked together to raise over $29,600 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year fundraising campaign.

Gold River’s Cub Scout Pack 281… Photo by Tia Gemmell In front Cub Scouts at Pinewood Derby, in back judges Gary Stalick; Elizabeth Ruygt, Congressman—Dan Lungren, and Scout Master—Burt Peterson

…held their 15th annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday January 24 in the MP room at Gold River Discovery Center . It was an exciting day for the Cubs as they readied their cars to compete against each other to see who would be the final three to go on the Rio Del Oro District Pinewood Derby. There was also the added excitement to see who would win the creative categories and Best of Show award. The special guests doing the judging were Congressman Dan Lungren, Gold River Community Newspaper Publisher Gary Stalick, and Pack 281 Unit Commissioner Elizabeth Ruygt. Cubmaster Burt Peterson was the Master of Ceremonies and many parents pitched in to help set up, run the derby, and man the food court. All the Cub Scouts had an incredibly fun time as

Photo by Elizabeth Ruygt Top winners at Pack 281’s Pinewood Derby, William Aztiazarain ~ Best of Show winner, Morgan Kim ~ 1st place for Fastest Car, Jonathan Statti 2nd Place , Adam Statti 3rd Place

they cheered each other on and consoled the losing car owners. In the end the fastest car, which won first place was made by Morgan Kim, second place was Jonathan Statti, and third pace was Adam Statti. The Best of Show car was made by William Aztiazarain. All four boys will be going on to the district Pinewood Derby in April to compete with the other winning Cub Scouts in the district.

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Kat Makes Cleaning: Katharine Marie

Pet Tails: Kay Burton

Social Networking Columnist: Zachary Souza

Food Column: MOM

Energy Internet Columnist: Geof Lambert

Real Estate Q & A Column: Gary Stalick

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Home Based Entrerpreneurs Column: La Ronda Bowen

Pictured is Arista, a ¾ female Labrador and ¼ Golden Retriever. She is almost 17 months old and is being raised for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that breeds and trains service dogs, that was founded in 1997 in Santa Rosa, California. The Labradors and Golden Retrievers are bred together to lessen the chance of genetic problems such as dysphasia and to improve their temperament. Gold River resident volunteer Diane Johnson along with husband Bruce, raise and train puppies for Canine Companions. These puppies are reared in private homes from eight weeks old until they Arista are approximately 13 to 18 months old. This is a critical state in the development of a Canine Companion. Puppies need food, shelter and lots of love and attention to develop into happy healthy adult dogs. The puppy raisers provide these needs and play an active role in molding young curious pups to become enthusiastic, responsive and confident, ready to meet the challenges of becoming service hearing or social dogs for future recipients. Every rewarding hour spent training and playing with a puppy lays the foundation for a stable, dependable trustworthy companion for a person with a disability. By opening their hearts and homes, puppy raisers create the miracle called Canine Companions for Independence. Arista will go to the training facility in Santa Rosa in *********** February and will then spend six months there in advanced Kay Burton is a longtime columnist training. The Johnson’s are hopeful Arista will be then be placed with a child or adult having any disabilities other than and supporter of the SSPCA and other rescue groups. To share your family blindness. pet story with our readers, email: Puppyraisers are volunteers and are not compensated for the dog’s expenses, nevertheless, the Johnson’s feel they *********** always get much more than they give. If you are interested in becoming a Canine Companion contact Diane Johnson at 635-5428.

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Owners, Presidents, and CEOs of Home-Based, Micro, or Small Businesses What is your biggest challenge for 2009? What is your greatest opportunity for 2009? Our Home Based Entrepreneur columnist wants your response. To thank you, she is offering to personally call the first 25 respondents and answer a question about growing your business in 2009. Plus, your response may appear in a future Home Based Entrepreneur column. Respond with your name and a daytime phone number to: And, remember to read today’s column on this subject.

Legal Ease

by Michael L. Hanks

Meetings with Your Attorney: Modern technology now permits attorneys and their clients to communicate instantly and avoid meetings. For most types of communications, email and the telephone work well and save time and money.  There are times, however, when a face to face meeting with your attorney is best.  These include the following:   When difficult and sensitive issues have to be discussed and resolved;   When complete and detailed information has to be obtained from a client   To resolve issues that have arisen in the lawyer-client relationship   To bring parties together to negotiate resolutions and explain positions   There are other situations as well that may call for a meeting. Ask your lawyer if a particular matter can be handled by email or phone to save money.  But if he calls for a meeting, trust his judgment. Sometimes we just have to sit down and talk

Energy Internet  By Geof Lambert Power and the Internet Converge

Is it possible that someday your standard electrical wall outlet in your house will provide you access to MySpace or let you check your gmail account? Yes, it is conceivable someday that very well may become a reality. Will it happen any time soon for the majority of people? Geof Lambert No, probably not. There are a number of technical and regulatory issues that would need to be addressed and overcome first. Often that is the first thing people think of when the topic of converging power and the Internet comes up. However, there is another form of convergence of power and the Internet that is not so far in the future, and in fact it is here today and bringing benefits to the world already. That is the convergence of power and the Internet by way of remote sensors and monitors. Thanks to pioneering companies like Synapsense, Arch Rock, and Sentilla, we can easily monitor and control the amount of energy and other valuable resources that are being used in a home or commercial building. The Internet network allows sensors to be connected to it which enables the consumers of electricity to know just how much they are using and where it is being used simply by logging into an Internet website which tracks the data and makes it available in easy to read and understand reports and charts. Think how useful it would be if everybody knew what they were buying when they got their monthly electric or other power utility bill. Today for the most part we blindly purchase our energy once a month from the utility companies. Would you walk into the local grocery store and say, “Here is $75, please give me a basket of groceries.”? Of course not, because you want to be in control of what you are buying and how much of it you are buying. *********** With this new convergence Geof Lambert is an executive of power and the Internet we search consultant and an active will be able to take control member of the Internet Society of our energy consumption working to increase use and and make informed and understanding of the New Internet. intelligent decisions on how He is the founder of to use it. As the sage adage goes – Information is power. ***********

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What’s Cook’n With Mom Crepes with Serrano Ham, Brie and Cantaloupe Ingredients: 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour, 3 tablespoons melted butter,1/4 tsp salt Filling: Thinly sliced Serrano ham (you could also use prosciutto), thinly sliced cantaloupe, cut up brie. Whirr all this up in a blender, pulsing for about 10-15 seconds until combined. Refrigerate and let rest for one hour. This batter makes about 20 or so small 7 inch crepes.

Step 2: Once you flip, the other side will only take about a minute, so put your toppings on half of the crepe, like an omelet. Step 3: When done, fold and serve.

Pine Wood Derby (continued from p.1)

Gary Stalick, paper Owner Gold River News ren Congressman, Dan Lung Chair itt Susan Statti, Comm ee illiam Gold River Boy Scout, W Ruygt, Age 14

We’re going to make a cool pasta with veggies. Cut up 1 tomato, 2 small yellow squash, and 2 small cucumbers.

Step 1: In a mixing bowl toss the vegetables with 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp parsley, 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil, 1 clove of finely chopped garlic, and 2 tbsp olive oil. Adjust olive oil and vinegar to taste. Step 2: Mix together thoroughly, sampling as much as possible to...uh...make sure it taste right. We’re shooting for a taste that runs parallel to the tomatoes, with an accent of cucumber sweetness to pick up the pasta with olive oil.

Step 1: Put a little butter in a small nonstick skillet on medium heat. When warm, ladle about 1 oz of batter into the pan, swirling around (note that the first one always comes out a little funny, so make it and eat it, or toss it). When it’s ready to flip (usually about 30-60 seconds), it will be dry on top and crinkly around the edges. Use a rubber spatula to peek if necessary, when it gets close to being ready to flip it will release from the pan. Here’s a blurry pic of one almost ready to flip.

Congressman, Dan Lung ren, Elizabeth Ruygt, Den M other Gary Stalick, owner Gold River Community Newspapers

Linguine with Vegetable Medley

Hossein, Denise, Hannah and Gold River Boy Scout Armon Azimi

Stir everything together, cover, and let cool. Step 3: Boil fresh pasta for a few minutes. Really, use fresh pasta. Not to say that Buitoni or whatever is fresh, but try your best. Fresh is tastier. Step 4: Strain the linguine pasta and stir in olive oil or butter to coat. Top with your veggies. The linguine pasta with veggie/fruits was very light when mixed together. The cucumber taste outweighed the tomato, but yet kept the whole side fresh.

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Business Community

Home Based Entrepreneurs What’s Your Biggest Challenge in 2009?

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La Ronda Bowen is Q. We asked these questions of a couple of small business owners an award-winning and we are asking them of you. (see below) writer, speaker, R1: (From a company that prepares documents, photos, books, etc and management consultant with over for printing). 20 years experience. Problem: The way the news media keeps portraying the economy as really bad is hurting the confidence of our customers and She has served at the executive level in both they are cutting back. We are still hitting our marks but not as public and private good as before. enterprises. Opportunity: We have a chance to pick up business from *********** competitors who were undercharging when the economy was good and now they are closing shop. R2: (From a company that provides original art and custom framing with 25 years in business). Problem: The money is not making its way down to the people who need it and know how to put it to work. Credit is hard to get...the bank is not lending. Opportunity: I’m using the time to cultivate more young artistic talent, when the money is available, I’ll have something fresh to offer my (high-end) clients. If you are the owner, president or CEO of a home-based, micro, or small business enterprise, I want to hear from you. E-mail your answers to the questions: What is your biggest challenge for 2009? What is your greatest opportunity for 2009? Include your name, and a daytime phone number in your response and if you are one of the first 25 respondents, I will personally call you and answer a question about growing your business in 2009. E-mail your response to: La Ronda Bowen...writer and consultant, 20 years in business, management, and public policy. You can book her to speak at your next event. Send your questions to:

Your Business

Work Well With Others

Never Stop Learning: Take classes, read books, listen to learning CD’s. Get training and acquire skills. You’ve probably endured this scenario: Your computer crashes and you have to call a company computer whiz to help you, but you fear his wrath. He will tell you how busy he is and how you shouldn’t have installed that program that probably had a virus that caused the crash. Getting along with co-workers is a major concern for many folks. In a recent survey, the American Management Association found that 60% of execs who responded listed lack of collaboration as one of their top leadership challenges. Your ability to work well with others, no matter how challenging, is a key factor in your success at work. Experts say learning and polishing soft skills like talking appropriately with co-workers and clients, listening effectively and motivating your staff are integral parts of doing your job well and keeping it. That goes for grumpy techie, too. Real People, Real Fears “When you go to work, you’re not just performing a functional task like a robot,” said Andrea Kay, a Cincinnati-based author and career counselor. “You’re in the company ot others. They aren’t robots either. They have feelings, fears, adgendas, concerns.” If you don’t pay attention to those emotions and what’s important to your co-workers, they could sabotage your goals so that they don’t look bad. They just might not follow through; she says making the project incomplete. “So everyone, including you, looks bad,” Kay said. The result? You might lose clients and credibility with your boss and staff. “You can be a great computer guy or VP of operations by doing your functional job well and really knowing your subject matter, but if everyone is scared of you, or you tick off enough people, eventually it will catch up with you,” Kay said. “It can affect your ability to get promotions, better projects or even to keep your job.” Be aware of what a big part emotions play in your dealings with people. Understand what sets you off and how you react when your buttons are pushed. Once you know what makes you tick, you can better manage your response to conflict. Eventually, you’ll also develop empathy for others and their difficulties. Improvement Options You can learn and improve soft skills through various channels. Your company might offer leadership and communication courses. You might have a budget for a personal coach, who can offer honest feedback and specific tips. Online courses also are an option. They can cover topics such as dealing with difficult workers, writing effective communications, motivating your staff and improving vocal telephone skills. Costs vary from under $100 for online courses that last 30 to 45 minutes to several hundred, even thousands, for coaches, depending on how long you hire them for. But Kay says it can be worth while. “Polishing these types of skills makes others see you as someone they want to have around,” she said. “Your name will come up when it comes to promotions and great projects.” Adelia Cellini Linecker

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In 1979 I started a business with a friend of mine in Portland, Oregon. We didn’t really know how to start a business. So what we did was pay a mentor to tell us what to do to start and build a Janitorial Company. After one year my friend and I split the business and went our own ways. We’re still friends to this day. I kept going with the business and then sold it to another friend, in 1984. With my new bride we moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and started another Janitorial Business. We did very well cleaning small and large offices, and office buildings. We wanted warmer weather so in late 1988 we moved to the Sacramento area. I was able to write a plan on how to grow the janitorial business. By the end of the first year we employed 22 people. I’ve hired over 1,000 people in that business. It’s a good business. There are simple fundamentals to building a business to business service business. I’ve been asked by many people to tell them how to start a janitorial business. I was told by my wife I should write a book. So I wrote a Quick Start Guide “How to Start and Grow a Janitorial Business” for less than $700. It’s being edited at this time. In these tough times it’s good to know anything about building a business. This is a simple to read and understand guide. It took me years to actually put the information on paper. Although it’s a simple guide, it’s worth thousands of dollars in information. I’m in hopes this guide will make it easy for individuals, business friends, spouses, etc. to get started with their own business. An important thing to understand, you don’t need to hire people. You can be self employed and do the work yourself. This guide will give you the system to get started, cheaply. By Gary Stalick If you want to know how to get the Quick Start Guide when it’s published, you can email a request to grcommunitynews@


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…an excuse to assign even more homework The bell rings on Friday at 3:00pm sharp. Students Jackie Barr file out of classrooms for the start of another weekend. Walking through the halls, one *********** can hear the murmur of hundred of voices in Jackie Barr is a sophomore in conversation, juxtaposed by the loud screams High School.You can respond of excitement from others. With no school on to her column through this newspaper: Monday, this weekend should be jam-packed full of fun right? Wrong. As a sophomore high school student I was *********** assigned at least double the homework of a normal weekend. One of my teachers assigned four chapters of reading from our book and three responses that are expected to be typed, double spaced, and in MLA format. This by itself wouldn’t be bad, but coupled with an upcoming history test, Japanese test, chemistry test, and math test, the weekend wasn’t so fun. I realize that homework is important and that reviewing is statistically proven to help engrain information into your memory. But seriously, busy work is not cool, or helpful. No wonder students are so stressed. They have no breaks between weeks and weeks of mountainous loads of homework. As the number of college applicant’s increase, and the acceptance rate decreases, students are scrambling to pack their schedules with extracurricular activities to pad their college applications. It has gotten to the point where students are so externally motivated that they lose sight in the fun of the activities themselves and are more focused on how a given activity will get them into college. These activities are time consuming. Many students plan these activities on the weekends when their schedules are more flexible and they will have time. However, these activities are limiting student’s abilities to have “normal” teenage fun. SAT classes are usurping the space originally designed for going to the mall or paint balling with friends. The preconceived notion from an era before was that high school was for fun and that college was the time to focus. However, now the emphasis is being placed earlier and students are burning out. In retrospect, a couple more homework assignments aren’t going to hurt anyone. But the continual onslaught of stress can definitely have a negative impact.

“Clean up your own backyard. Change by example. Just be the way you want others to be and hope they pay attention.” —Larry Winget: Speaker, Author and television host As Spring draws closer, you’ll notice one of your neighbors planting flowers. Then, after a few days, another neighbor will follow her example. Then another. And another. By mid-spring, your neighborhood has an entirely new spirit, thanks to the new color and beauty found in most everyone’s yard. That’s exactly how you make a difference in the world. You begin by improving yourself. Then you inspire others by what you’ve done. With time, you’ll discover that just like the spring flowers in your yard, your neighbors, your colleagues, your friends and your family have blossomed -- and that you have, too.

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QUESTION: When selling a home, is it a good idea to leave a lot of personal items for the new buyer as frosting on the cake or do you advise selling personal items that you really don’t need?


ANSWER: Frost the cake! It’s a good idea to include as many extras as possible. Draperies that you won’t need, shelving, patio furniture that you won’t have use for, or maybe that extra lawn mower are some examples. Make sure the agreement spells out what goes and what does not. Whatever you doINCLUDING “EXTRAS” will make a do not try to sell such items to the buyer. The sale of buyer happy—but do it a home is a big enough negotiation without muddying the water. right!

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Many people have lined up for the Redbox DVD vending at Bel-Air. Some love the closeness of it because Blockbuster is no longer with the Gold River community. Although, the DVD choices are limited they have a somewhat fair selection of movies. I love how you only pay for how many Morgan Lambert nights you use the DVD as opposed to having it for a week. The only big downside *********** to Redbox is that on more than one Student at Rio Americano occasion the DVD I have rented were High School, Gold River scratched, and you have no way of Resident. Send any responses to getting a credit for them when you return them. All in all, I’d say the Red Box adds up to a great way to watch *********** movies.

Gold River Delegate

With the election for the presidency over in November, other, less publicized, local party elections occurred the weekend of January 10/11th throughout the state.  The California Democratic Party held elections to select delegates to the State Convention to be held in April 2009. California ‘s 80 Assembly districts held local elections to select twelve delegates for their respective districts.   Gold River / Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and much of Amador County fall in California ‘s 10th Assembly District, now represented by Alyson Huber who replaced termed out Republican Alan Nakanishi.  “I was thrilled to see the big turnout and participation at the local level, said Alyson Huber, Assemblywoman, 10th Assembly District, “Democracy is alive and well in the 10thAD.”  Lili Sahba Williams, a long-time Gold River resident, was elected along with two other Executive Committee members for Sacramento for Obama, Robert Longer (left) and Cirian Villavicencio (right).  Together, they will work to get more people involved in our local, state and national politics in support of President Obama’s policy initiatives. “I congratulate the winners and look forward to working with them in this upcoming legislative session”, said, Huber. For a complete list of the 12 delegates for Assembly District 10, please visit www.cadem. org.  If you would like to stay informed on issues affecting the 10th Assembly District, please visit Alyson Huber’s website at  http:// members/a10/ and sign up for E-Updates at the bottom of the page. To engage with other local Gold River democrats, you can also send email to your Gold River Delegate “Obama Grassroots Volunteers, new Gold River delegate, Robert Longer, Lili Williams & Cirian Villavicencio (left to right), became our new Assembly District 10 Lili Williams at liliyas@ Delegates to the State Democratic Party.  Lili Williams is a local resident of Gold River

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Events By Tia

Political & Event Photographer Tia Gemmell 920-2903

Deon Taylor Enterprises Entertainment Industry Mixer Held at BAR AND RESTAURANT, TABLE 260 on Jan. 9, 2009 This mixer was for Invited Media, Producers, Filmakers and other Film Industry Professionals.

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Gary Stalick, owner Gold River Community Newspapers talking to retired NBA Basketball Player, Mitch Richmond.

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Events By Tia Continued

Political & Event Photographer Tia Gemmell 920-2903

RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching)

Held a Reception and viewing of “Cinderella at the Sacramento Theatre Company, December 30, 2008

Mark Anderson, Executive Director, Resource Area For Teaching Bonnie Plummer, Mark Standriff, Sacramento Theatre Company Director, Natomas Resident

Trudy Erickson-Gold River Resident, Phyllis Westrup, Mary Tidwell

Liquidity Event

On January 15, 2009, 300 attendees gathered for the first Liquidity Event at the Hyatt. Emceed by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the event highlighted two companies that had had recent liquidity events, Lipomics and MaxPreps, and honored two Social Entrepreneurs, businessmen Ron Mittlestaedt with Waste Connections and John Finegan with Beck Ag. Keynote Speaker Steve Young, former quarterback with the 49ers and director of Huntsman & Gay Capital Partners, entertained the audience with football stories and equity investment words of wisdom. Over $15,000 was raised for SARTA, Entrepreneur’s Organization and Entrepreneur’s Foundation.

Ron Mittlestaedt, President, Waste Connections receives the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from Dave Cloniger, The CAL Group, Merrill Lynch

Nancy Brodovsky, Community Volunteer; Mike Trainor, Advertising Director, Sacramento Business Journal

Mayor Kevin Johnson; John Finegan, President, Beck Ag and Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, Dean, UC Davis Medical School; J.D. Stack, Executive Director, SARTA; Gretchen Bender, Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education

Rebekah Gerber, Student, Sacramento High School; Marsha Span, Retired Teacher; Rob Scherer, President, Dale Carnegie

Andy Beal, President/Founder, MaxPreps

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2343 Pez Gallo Place $285,000 Seller Saved $9665

Sold Rancho Cordova, Condo 11150 Trinity River Drive #1, 2 bdrms, 2 bths, 1006 sq ft, first floor. Totally remodeled. Every room. Better than any house you may see. You must see the quality of work. He changed the electrical, plumbing, floors, fixtures, lighting. It’s like moving into a brand new home. Close to the freeway, and great shopping. Public transportation at entry to condo complex. $219,950 PRO Real Estate, call 638-0277.

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Real Estate for Sale Rancho Cordova, Condo 11150 Trinity River Drive #1, 2 bdrms, 2 bths, 1006 sq ft, first floor. Totally remodeled. Every room. Better than any house you may see. You must see the quality of work. He changed the electrical, plumbing, floors, fixtures, lighting. It’s like moving into a brand new home. Close to the freeway, and great shopping. Public transportation at entry to condo complex. $219,950 PRO Real Estate, call 638-0277.


Rancho Cordova, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Corner Home with newer roof. Room for RV parking. Painted April 2007. Garage painted also. Newer carpet, newer hot water tank, Big master bedroom, 65 Ceiling newer tile floor in master bath. 96doors. ed $closet SavMirrored errooms. fans with lights Four fruit trees: peach, navel Seinllfour orange, cherry, pear. 2 birch trees. Storage shed at the side yard. Newer back yard fence. 11216 Bold River Ct. Sunriver $329,000. Call Gary 638-0277. Gold River, 2343 Pez Gallo Place, 3 bdrms, 2 bths, 1527 sq ft, on culdesac. Well taken care of. Storage in back. It’s a short sale and any offer must be approved by the lender. Near shopping, and freeway. Quiet neighborhood. $285,000 Short Sale. PRO Real Estate, call 638-0277

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Gold River Marshall Village, 3 bdm, 2ba, one level, fresh paint, newer roof, on cul-de-sac.11274 Serpentine Court. $399,500-Call Gary to see at 638-0277 Gold River Spacious 2030 sq foot single level 4 BR/2 BA home with open floor plan located in a secure cul-de-sac. Features a stone fireplace in living room, an additional room off the kitchen, lots of cupboard space for storage and a nicely landscaped backyard with 3 fruit trees and an out building. 11486 Green Bluffs Court, Gold Spike Village $399,950 Call 638-0277


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Gold River Home For Sale-Coker Ewing home, 2550 sq ft. 2 levels, 3 bedrooms up, with den on first floor, 3 baths, backs to bike trail. Divorce forces sale under $300,000. Swimming pool needs cleaning, house needs some TLC. Shown by appointment only to qualified buyer. To qualify call Broker at 224-6624

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Services MOBILE HOME WANTED CASH BUYER Single 12’-14’ wide, loc in MHP, available in 30-60 days, in good condition. Call Dennis 916-567-1155. We Can Buy Your House Save your credit, I’ll work with you and your lenders. Stop potential foreclosure. Call Gary now at 224-6624, If I’m not available please leave a message, or email Gary c/o

Wanted Rehabber to buy low cost fixer upper houses then repair and either keep or re-sell. Call Gary at 224-6624. Looking for good webmaster to work with this newspaper. Call 916-224-6624 Want to buy house with great terms. 3 bedroom 2 bath one level in good to great location. NO commissions paid. Call 224-6624

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Passive Real Estate Investments Do you want to know how you can use your IRA, or 401k, or Roth Self Directed IRA to get a 7% return secured as a 1st mortgage on a house. I know of one home you could have a 7% return with 1st mortgage security at about 50% of the houses value. The house has been owned by me for 30 years and the tenant has lived in the house for about 10 years. The houses value is approx. $310,000 to $319,000. If you’re interested in knowing more you can call Gary a Gold River resident since 1988 at 2246624 (cell). If you’d be interested in a different home or a lower dollar amount I could refer you to another Gold River resident that is a very strong real estate investor. You can call me, I’m Gary 224-6624 (cell).

Room to Rent Gold River home, room available for non smoker, clean person, good character, with integrity, bedrooms on 2nd floor $600 per month, 20 year resident/owner, Available October 638-3137.

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