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Volume 8, Issue 4 April 2009

Eagle Project at Gold River Discovery Center’s Garden of Learning In 1995 the parents of Gold River Discovery Center ’s Cub Scout Pack 281 wanted to do something for their charter organization. The leaders discussed it with the school’s principal Tim McCarty and it was decided they would build planter boxes for the school creating what would become the “Garden of Learning ”. The Cub Scout parents

donated money and collected funds and materials from outside sources. Then over several very rainy and cold weekends the parents built the beds. Over the years the tops of the beds began to rot and splinter making them unsafe for the students. Recently William Ruygt one of Pack 281’s alumni who is currently a Boy Scout in Troop 380

Burt Peterson, Pack 281’s Cubmaster congratulates William Ruygt on a job well done

Volunteers from the second workday decided to replace the splintering tops Pet Hospital, Fred Simmons of Nation and clean up the beds which were over Wide Insurance, Berco Redwood, Home grown with weeds as his Eagle project. Depot, and the parents of Cub Scout William replaced the tops with Trex Pack 281 for their generous donations. which is often used in building decks so He would also like to thank all the they would never have to be replaced Scouts who worked on his project. This again. This was a huge project taking summer the beds are going to be used as over 350 volunteer hours which included a community garden where residents of the planning of the project, and 900 feet Gold River can lease out a bed or part of Trex to replace the tops of the ten of one to grow their own vegetables. beds, each which is 36 feet long. William For information about leasing a plot call would like to thank GRDC’s garden Amanda Louden at 397-7546. committee, Dr. Bindra of Gold River

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Scouting for Food THANKS

The Scouts want to thank the community of Gold River for supporting this year’s “Scouting for Food” drive. Annually the Scouts collect donations of food which goes to the Cordova Community Food Locker. This year the residents donated almost 2 tons of food. Raley’s on Folsom Blvd. and Gold River ’s Bel Air generously donated the grocery bags and Viking Construction printed the flyers for the Scouts. Pictured are Cub Scouts from Pack 281 and Boy Scouts from Troop 380, along with their leaders and parents, who collected the food.  

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Was a French Jesuit, scientist, and philosopher

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Queensland Healer A.k.a Australian Cattle Dog

Millie Finch, is shown with her two-year old, forty pound, Tri Colored Queensland Healer named Shelia. Commonly known as an Australian Cattle Dog, this breed were at one time bred to a Dingo, a wild dog prevalent in Australia. Millie is the owner of Trends-n-Treats, a pet store, spa and boutique in the Quail Pointe Shopping Center. Shelia, an Australian name for female, is a very high-energy, lovable dog that gives long hugs to everyone including her Veterinarian. Happiest in wide open spaces, the Queensland Healers are extremely intelligent so they need a job-such as herding, obedience or agility to keep them happy. Shelia spends her days with a couple of good friends who are owners of some acreage in the Foothills. At least one or two weekends a month Shelia is able to chase the Scottish cattle they have there. When she sees her special friend he slaps his leg and Millie Finch and Shelia Shelia jumps right into his arms and he catches her. She loves to hear the guitar. When her friend picks up his guitar and plays the first few lines of “The Rain Song” by Led Zeppelin, Sheila *********** will howl like a Coyote out in the wild. While wary of strangers, the Queensland Healers bond closely Kay Burton is a longtime columnist to family, though the owner must establish themselves as the and supporter of the SSPCA and other pack leader. Their smooth, short coat requires only occasional rescue groups. To share your family pet story with our readers, email: baths and brushing. Always alert, extremely intelligent, watchful, courageous and trustworthy, with a devotion to duty *********** making this an ideal dog.

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Baby Boomers Now Using Facebook

One third of adult Internet users have a profile on a social networking site. Sixteen-and-a-half million adults ages 55 and older engage in social networking. Facebook is seeing the most growth among users ages 30 and older. “It’s all about your individual connections with peers.” There’s a desire to get in touch with like minded souls. You’ll find people with mutual passions. Social networking is particularly good during bad economic times. There is now what is called meetups, where people that are on facebook, twitter, or linkedin can gather at local restaurant to meet face to face. I’ve been to a few meetups and although I may have been one of the older people there, most everyone was interesting to talk with. If you’re interested in joining facebook, linkedin, or twitter, just email me at grcommunitynews@ and I’ll send you an invitation, and we’ll be friends. Gary Stalick, Publisher



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Kent Wong, President of Sacramento Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (sace) asked Gary Stalick to speak to the members. Gary shared information on time blocking to build business. People tend to get caught up in a time trap with never enough time to develop quality leads. Gary showed on a white board how to plan your time for building their data base of leads for business. He drew a rough draft of a matrix, a week’s calendar at a glance. Showing everyone where he blocked

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time to work on one thing and one thing only. That was to acquire names and phone numbers of quality prospects. Gary went on to share how important it is to be honest in business, and that giving more than expected will bring delight to the customer. College students don’t always have a lot of money to start a business, so Gary told everyone how he started his first business without any money from his own pocket.

“More photos in Photo Center, of eNewspaper” Members of Sacramento Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (sace) listening to Gary Stalick share how to plan time and take action.

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Testimonials: “Thank you for taking the time to speak with my group last Wednesday. Everyone really enjoyed your positive and go-to attitude. Most of everyone in the room are dealing and coping with their own time management, and they especially enjoyed your time management method.” Kent Wong. “I wanted to thank you so much for coming to the event. I liked the chart you drew on the board about your schedule. I started a chart just like yours so I can manage my time better. I also enjoyed listening to your many adventures about moving to different places and basically starting a business from scratch. It was inspiring and gave me more motivation in becoming an entrepreneur.” Allan Paningbatan. “Last week you spoke at our meeting. Which was very inspirational by the way.” Ben Keeler. “I want to thank you again for speaking at SACE. The members are still talking about dividing their time into blocks!” Mark Hand.

Green Energy 

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Google and GE Behind Smart Grid Two corporate behemoths, Google and Geof Lambert GE have joined forces to develop a smart grid. *********** “Our goal is to provide Geof Lambert is an executive consumers with improved search consultant and an active and expanded energy choices, member of the Internet Society whether it’s buying renewable working to increase use and power, driving a plug-in car, understanding of the New Internet. or reducing energy bills by He is the founder of managing home energy use,” the companies stated in an *********** announcement. They are working together to try to come up with a way to integrate more technology into the transmission of electricity throughout the U.S. in the form of a smart grid that would enable large scale renewable energy systems to work. They also plan to work together to encourage the development of plug-in vehicle technologies that would enable the country to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels for powering cars. Google is working on this technology through an initiative called RechargeIT. In addition to automotive related technologies, they are working on tapping into geothermal technologies for power generation. GE, for its part, has pledged to double its commitment to renewable energy projects and spend over $6 billion by 2010 in the interest of these technologies. Google is planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in R&D to support their collaborative efforts. If these efforts pay off maybe someday useful and functional electric powered cars and smart homes may finally become a reality.

Remember when Google first debuted its stock, and you questioned whether $100 a share was too high? There were whispers about if the price would climb — then the whispers turned into a thundering stampede of investors. And it quickly skyrocketed to incredible share prices while most of us were left in the dust. It’s the same with any great investment or opportunity. When you hear the whispers, you need to act — otherwise, your subconscious will constantly whisper about what you should have done. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” —Napoleon Hill: Was a personal success author Your greatest enemy is much closer than you think. It’s you. You are more critical of yourself than anyone else is. And you, more than anyone else, are capable of destroying yourself. But while you are your own worst enemy, you are also your own hero. Learn to control your thoughts, goals, and actions, and there’s literally nothing you cannot accomplish in life. The great Napoleon Hill reveals how you can realize your own personal achievement. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”          Eleanor Roosevelt, Diplomat, Humanitarian, and First Lady

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Submitted by: Debbi Borsick “Everybody wants this recipe when I take them in for a carry-in. To make them award winning, my daughter, Tegan, made them for a cookie baking contest and won a red ribbon! You can use any flavor pudding you like for this recipe.” PREP TIME  15 Min COOK TIME  12 Min READY IN  1 Hr 40 Min Original recipe yield 6 dozen INGREDIENTS • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 2 cups butter, softened • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar • 1/2 cup white sugar • • • • •

2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

“Gorgeous color and absolutely refreshing. Use your favorite canned fruit - I prefer peaches or pears.” PREP TIME 3 Min READY IN  3 Min INGREDIENTS •

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2 tablespoons honey

DIRECTIONS 1. In a blender, combine frozen fruit, canned fruit and honey. Blend until smooth.

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.

Grilled Tuna Teriyaki Submitted by: Maridele “Delicious right off the grill! Take care not to overcook the steaks, as tuna can quickly become quite dry.” PREP TIME  15 Min COOK TIME  12 Min READY IN  57 Min INGREDIENTS • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce

“I just whipped this up one day when I felt like a stir-fry but did not have all the ingredients called for in some of the stir-fry recipes on this site. I used certain veggies I had on hand, but any seasonal veggies may be used. It has a mild ginger flavor that can be enhanced according to taste, and is filling yet light on the tummy! Tofu may be added. Serve over a bed of steamed jasmine rice.” PREP TIME 25 Min COOK TIME  15 Min READY IN  40 Min INGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon cornstarch •

1 1/2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root, divided

1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

1 small head broccoli, cut into florets

1/2 cup snow peas

1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine

3/4 cup julienned carrots

1 large clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup halved green beans

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

2 tablespoons soy sauce

4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)

2 1/2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 tablespoon salt


In a shallow dish, stir together soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, and ginger. Place tuna in the marinade, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

Remove tuna from marinade, and discard remaining liquid. Brush both sides of steaks with oil.

Cook tuna for approximately for 3 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

DIRECTIONS 1. In a large bowl, blend cornstarch, garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until cornstarch is dissolved. Mix in broccoli, snow peas, carrots, and green beans, tossing to lightly coat. 2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Cook vegetables in oil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Stir in soy sauce and water. Mix in onion, salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger. Cook until vegetables are tender but still crisp.


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Business Community

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Check List for Success 2009 By: La Ronda Bowen

Q. What can I do to keep my business strong during this recession? R. Successful small businesses have several things in common. See how yours measures up on these issues:


La Ronda Bowen is an award-winning writer, speaker, and management consultant with over 20 years experience. She has served at the executive level in both public and private enterprises.

1. Technology – Are you using the best technology to increase your market reach, help customers find you, reduce costly errors, streamline your billing and accounting? 2. Financing - Do you have adequate access to bank financing. The federal stimulus package reduces fees and increases the loan guaranty provisions for SBA lending from 75% to 90%. Talk to your bank about a line of credit or other financing. 3. Necessity – Do you depend on your business for your primary *********** income? Studies show that business owners who rely on their business as their primary source of income generate significantly more dollars than those who don’t. Why? Commitment. 4. Employees/outsourcing – Do you get the help you need? You cannot do everything yourself. Hire someone to help with the tasks that you do not have to do. Look for creative ways to partner with others and share work and profits. Remember, 40% of something is better than 100% of nothing. 5. Age – Are you a young entrepreneur? Consider an association with someone in your field who is older (40+). Older business owners generally have increased contacts and relationships and can be an invaluable resource to a younger entrepreneur. Do you have a question you would like answered here? Just e-mail it 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:

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UP ALL NITE is holding an open American Idol-style audition to discover a fresh new face to host the new late-night entertainment and nightlife program. Auditions are from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in front of Macy’s in Downtown Plaza, 547 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814. The audition is open to men and women, ages 21 to 35, with the right look, vibe, enthusiasm and confidence to co-host an entertainment show. UP ALL NITE is an exciting new late-night TV show debuting in Sacramento. The 30- minute show is described as entertaining and edgy and features guest celebrities and field reporters covering the hippest, most daring entertainment, music, nightclub, restaurant, sports, fashion and pop culture news in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto markets. UP ALL NITE is the brainchild of director-writer Deon Taylor, whose film catalogue includes the soon-to-be-released Chain Letter starring Nikki Reed (Twilight) and Keith David and The Hustle starring Charlie Murphy, Al Shearer and David Alan Grier. He says the show is like nothing Sacramento has ever had – and will wow viewers. Taylor also is the creative force behind Nite Tales, an ironic, eerie TV series in the style of Twilight Zone soon coming to cable and hosted by hip-hop legend Flavor Flav. “UP ALL NITE is sure to create a buzz among people who’ve always dreamed of being on TV and being part of something new and exciting,” Taylor said. A segment on the open auditions will air on the UP ALL NITE show. Everyone who auditions should show up at noon with two 15- to 20-second audition pieces showing your skills as a host and bring the following: 1) a headshot or photo with your name, phone and email on the back, 2) an entertainment resume OR a written paragraph and 3) sign a release at the event allowing UP ALL NITE to use the audition footage on the show, in promotions or for any other use. People interested in being the Movie Critic or Fashion Reporter should come to the audition dressed as the part. Contact for more information on those two positions only.

by Michael L. Hanks

Law and Emotion

    Too often clients think that their strong emotional reaction to a legal problem counts for something in the resolution.  Almost always, it does not.  The fact that a client is upset, or convinced that his or her position is absolute, or that the other person needs to be punished for some transgression means nothing in the legal framework.  The outcome, by and large, will be dictated by the (proveable) facts and the applicable law.  A good attorney points this out to the client at the start of the relationship, and doesn’t “buy in” to the client’s emotion.  Despite conventional thinking on the part of some, the last thing a client should want is an attorney who is as emotionally invested in the matter as the client. Someone needs to think and act logically in order to minimize expense and maximize outcome, and that person has to be the attorney.


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Teen Thoughts  Statewide wide test administered and returned with pitiful results On March 16th and 17th, high school

By Jackie Barr

Jackie Barr sophomores as well as some upperclassmen were administered the statewide California *********** High School Exit Exam. The test consisted of Jackie Barr is a sophomore in language arts and mathematics. The test was High School.You can respond instigated after the No Child Left Behind Act to her column through this was signed in 2002. Students are now required newspaper: to pass the CAHSEE before being allowed to graduate. *********** To pass, the test taker must answer 55 percent of the math questions as well as 60 percent of the language arts questions correctly. Last year, out of the 374,380 students who took the math portion and the 374,555 students who took the language arts portion of the test (many students overlapped), an average of about 71.5 percent of students passed. Now that is sad. About 30 percent of students who took the test did not pass. The math portion has 80 questions meaning that only 44 correct answers are needed to pass. Not to mention that this test included basic questions such as “What is the square root of 49?” If 30 percent of students did not pass there is a major problem. I have full confidence in my peers in their ability to master these concepts if given the chance Of course; there will always be the students who do not care. But realistically, with the bar set so low, more than 70 percent of students should be passing this test. The responsibility is then placed on the teachers to teach the material that will be on the CAHSEE test. According to a report entitled, Review of the Appropriateness of the California High School Exit Exam Content Standards for High School Accountability, “The CASHEE content standards are covered in courses through Algebra I.”To me, this translates into, “most students should know this.” Especially since at some schools, Algebra I is offered as early as 7th grade. If students do not pass the test they are given opportunities to retake and try again. But hopefully, with time, there will be no more retakes and truly, no child will be left behind.

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St. Patrick’s Day at Peggy & Steve’s March 14th, 2009

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Jennifer Bourn, Dave Malby & Kristen Andrews at Tweet up in Roseville at Boxing Donkey

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Entrepreneurs Learn From Gary Stalick

Green Capitol Alliance Gathering

Al Rich of Skyline Solar Water & Heating Systems; and Bob Burris, Deputy Director of SACTO

Phil Tretheway of Marketing by Design, Ingrid Rosin of Clean Start, & Clare Price of Brand Vantage

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Events By Tia

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“Cirque du Coeur” (Circus of the Heart) was the spirited theme of the 19th annual Sacramento Heart Ball held March 14 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Acrobats and actors posing as Cirque characters entertained the crowd of more than 450 guests who marveled at lighting which transformed the ballroom into a circus atmosphere. Some $71,000 was raised during the evening in the silent and live auctions and special appeal. The event focused attention on the important issue of childhood obesity. The “Heart of the Child” award was presented to Dale and Katy Carlsen. Mercy Heart and Vascular Institute received the “Heart of Gold” award.

Katy & Dale Carlsen, Heart of the Child Honorees along with Debra & Kevin Moretton

Georgene & Ben Waterman

Cheree Love & Devin Kyme

Tim, Jana and Carter Krumal, Carter is a Heart Survivor

Len & Nancy Stevens, Lori & Jerry Sommers

Denny Powell, Dr. Allen Morris, Dr. Jack Casas, Dr. Gearoid O’Neill, Mercy Heart of Gold Honorees

Sister Bridget McCarthy, Doris Frazier, Sister Kathleen Horgen, Shelly King

Denise Vonhof, Chairperson of the Heart Ball

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Events By Tia Continued

Political & Event Photographer Tia Gemmell 920-2903

ETTORES’S COFFEE BREAK 2009, February 25th IMAX Theatre Lobby, Benefitting Wellspring Women’s Center

“Friends of Wellspring Women’s Center gathered at the IMAX Theater Lobby on the morning of February 25 to participate in the first “Ettore’s Coffee Break” where they enjoyed delicious pastries crafted by the master chef himself along with Starbuck’s coffee. The event, co-chaired by Ettore Ravazallo and Dennis Mangers, benefitted Wellspring, a nonprofit organization which has been serving the women and children of Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood since 1987. Celebrity muffin scooping contests and the Rotary Rooters provided entertainment at the event, which increased donations and awareness of Wellspring’s programs and services for some of our community’s most vulnerable members.”

Ettore Ravazallo, Asa Whetstone (Board member, Wellspring Wo men’s Center), Bob Wyllie (Wellspring supporter)

Dwight Washbaugh (Sacramento Reg. Conservation Corps) & Tim Ray (AT&T)

Scot Crocker (Astone/Crocker/Flanagan), Nancy Weaver Teichert (The Sacramento Bee) & Oleg Kaganovich (DJF Frontier)

Lori Aldrete (ACS Quantum Strategies) and Steve Boutin (Boutin Gibson Di Giusto Hodell Inc.)

Candace Coleman (Guest Speaker) & Sister Judy Illig (Executive Director, Wellspring)

Kitty O’Neal (Event Emcee) & Ettore Ravazallo

The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Business Awards & Recognition Gala February 27, 2009, Sacramento Convention Center

On Friday February 27, 2009, the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated 37 years of service to the community at their Annual Business Awards and Recognition Gala. Over 700 business, community, political, and corporate leaders gathered to celebrate the chamber’s success and pay tribute to this year’s business award winner. Quote from Nick Montoya, Chair of the Board “Tonight we gather as a community to celebrate accomplishments and support one another in a time that is so difficult for many businesses in this city and across the nation.”the event, which increased donations and awareness of Wellspring’s programs and services for some of our community’s most vulnerable members.”

Alicia Enos Red Lion Arden Village, Stella Guzman Telemundo 33-KCSO, Monica Nainsztein, SpanishOne Translations

Nick Montoya, Chair of the Board, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Gloria Perez, Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, Marco Rodriguez, Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California, Steve Gándola, President/CEO, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Bonnie Ferreira-American Leadership Forum, Mountain Valley Chapter, Alice Perez, SMUD, Gordon Fowler, 3Fold Communications, Pat Fong-Kushida, Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Gloria Mirazo, Wells Fargo & 1st Hispanic Leadership Grant Recipient, Tobey Oxholm III, Drexel University

Nancy Zarenda, Spanish Language Academy Joel Ayala, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Chevo Ramirez, Wells Fargo, Christina Gonzalez Castañeda, Young Professional of the Year Recipient, Nick Montoya, Chair of the Board, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Steve Gándola, President/CEO, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Hot Flash 

TANGO ANYONE? Having unsuccessfully dragged two ex-husbands to ballroom dance classes (unsuccessful being defined by the word “ex”) my dream of learning ballroom dancing remained unfulfilled. Mesmerized by images of actors, singers and professional athletes dancing with the stars, I thought if Emmett Smith could waltz across the floor in size fifteen shoes, how hard could it be? Armed with a free coupon and new gold satin heels, I signed up for a private lesson. I assumed my natural sense of rhythm would instantly proclaim me a star. I was wrong. Sure I knew the guy was supposed to lead, but everyone knows women

learn steps faster. Isn’t it better to guide them? Not an option. The woman has to follow, even if her partner is waltzing to tango music. But after a lifetime as a control freak, I realized it wasn’t so bad letting someone else be in charge. Once I stopped fighting, I started gliding. Next obstacle. My hips. Since my hips still swiveled I assumed rumba and cha cha would be a piece of shortcake for me. Nope. My hips only swivel in one dimension. Not that I’d ever had any complaints. But Latin dances require Cuban motion, a three dimensional figure eight using your hips. Practicing my rumba walk down Bel Air’s aisles makes grocery shopping very entertaining.

By Cindy Sample Especially for other shoppers. My final shortcoming was my memory. My teacher discovered I learn quickly. Unfortunately I forget even faster. After teaching me the same steps four weeks in a row I asked if my dance lessons reminded him of the movie “Ground Hog Day.” He smiled and replied, “Give it time.” After two years of lessons I have finally mastered the art of following (more or less). My short-term memory has improved dramatically. My hips are awesome. Except for those creaking noises. But there’s a lot of that on the dance floor. While most of my dance partners make me feel as graceful as Ginger Rogers, occasionally I have a Three Stooges moment. But I wouldn’t be the

Cindy Sample, Local Author

first woman to trip her partner. It’s all part of the learning experience. Best of all, not only have I lost ten pounds and improved my mental and physical agility, I’ve met wonderful people who I hope will remain lifetime friends.

Aura Restaurant Review

By Christi Stevens The other night I had the opportunity that Ratto takes great pride in what his to join Gary (Stalick) for dinner at Aura kitchen serves. We even had the pleasure in midtown Sacramento .  I had been of meeting him and learning more about several times before, only for drinks with his background with both food and wine friends, so I was excited to see what the (he is a wine broker as well). cuisine had to offer.   The staff was attentive and   The menu showcases Chef the ambiance inviting.  It was a perfect Paul Ratto’s Italian background with evening of good friends, great fun, and traditional ingredients and bold flavors.  wonderful food! Order: The Pork Chop We started with the shrimp bruschetta, Aura: 2724 J St . , Sacramento .  which was the perfect way to jump start (916) 447-1000, our appetites.  The shrimp was succulent, Hours: Monday, 4:00 pm – 11 pm, the tomatoes vine ripe, and the goat Tuesday – Sunday, 4:00 pm – 2:00 am.  cheese was a tasty treat added atop the Dinner served until 10:00 pm every French baguette crostini. night.   We sampled the duck, salmon, Aura has been nominated for the and the house specialty pork chop, all of KCRA Channel 3 A-List! Vote: www. which were cooked to perfection.  There  (see Trendy Bar category is a quality and integrity to the food that listed under Nightlife) sets it apart from others and it’s obvious

Having fun at Aura Restaurant, Christi Stevens, writer; Paul Ratto Chef; & Justin Fatzer, Owner

Helping Home Buyers….. Over 20 Years !! I have assisted thousands of Home Buyers…. And NOW is the right time to BUY !! * Take advantage of low interest rates. * Take advantage of low prices. * Take advantage of the McMartin Team. I have specialized in the Building Industry for over 20 Years.. There are great incentives offered.. Let me show you.. Making new friends at Aura Restaurant, Justin Fatzer, Owner; Gary Stalick, Publisher; & Paul Ratto, Chef

Annie Ansaldo 916 607-8600

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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 224-6624.

Selling Your House

2343 Pez Gallo Place $285,000


Seller Saved $9665

$ave $11,000 to $19,000 in Commissions

“You’ll find I’m easy to talk with and very approachable” Call 224-6624 (If I am in a meeting with you or other client I don’t answer my cell phone)

Full Service Professional Company: • • • • • • • • • •

Excellent Negotiator for you Multiple listing by Realtor Short Sale knowledge (how to buy or sell) Foreclosure knowledge (possible solutions) Discussing how each offer will affect YOU Assist you in coordination of home inspector, pest inspector, engineers, appraisers, and other professionals Straight talk on your property (THE TRUTH) Manage your transaction until you get your money or you move in Market Trends Knowledge Call for a FREE Report 224-6624

with newer roof. Room for RV parking. Painted April 2007. Garage painted also. Newer carpet, newer hot water tank, Big master bedroom, newer tile floor in master bath. Mirrored closet doors. Ceiling fans with lights in four rooms. Four fruit trees: peach, navel 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 224-6624.

Sold Gary Stalick Real Estate Agent since 1976 Broker since 1979 Gold River Resident since 1988

SELLSMART PRO Real Estate (916) 224-6624 Free Consumer Classified Ads

Via Email

FREE Classified ad for people not working and looking for work

Email only. Right now we can offer 165 character spaces. Use Times New Roman, and 10 point size. It’s best to give your what you want then your experience. Send no later than the 22nd of the month. Gold River Community newspaper has the right to deny any advertisement.

Help Wanted Advertising sales promoter for this newspaper--great PR position. Pay is high percentage commission. Call 916-224-6624.

Income Opportunity Business Opportunity Start your own business at home buy a carpet cleaning truck that made me $10,000 to $15,000 a month. Easy to get started. $4,900. call 224-6624 Make a high Commission doing Public Relations Marketing call 916-224-6624

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.

Rancho Cordova, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Corner Home

Classified Ads 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

House Wanted I have a buyer for a 3 bedroom 2 bath single level home in excellent condition, and another buyer for a 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium, If you’re looking to sell your house call Gary 224-6624

Health & Beauty MASSAGE MAGIC For Body Mind and Spirit, unsurpassed massage techniques, to relax and re-energize, Call Inge CMT 638-3345

Services Wanted in Gold River We need petsitters call this newspaper at 916-224-6624 We need good plumbers call this Community Newspaper at 916-224-6624 Selene sure can tutor!! Spanish, especially, Also English, History & American Gov’t. Reasonable rates, well-known in the community.  Call (916)858-8683 or (916)

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

Seller Saved $11,587

11486 Green Bluffs Ct., Gold River Sold $388,200 with $7,000 credit to buyer. Seller saved $11,587 through Gary Stalick, RE Broker

Small Fee for Business or Real Estate Classifieds 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 224-6624.

Pet Sitting

Brendan Donahue a sophomore at Jesuit, will do any type of house sitting or pet sitting, flexible hours. I can be contacted by my email or my phone 916638-1291

Employment Wanted Executive Assistant:Top meeting, project and travel coordinator with marketing research experience. Organized, and detail oriented.

Employment in Beauty Industry: Knowledge of spa services, doing calculations and reports, maintained good vendor relationships. Ordered products and took care of store front displays, handled phone calls scheduling appointments. Helped suggest products for clients. or 916-505-5860 296-1662. I tutor ALL ages.

Rentals Available

RENTALS AVAILABLE..CALL NANCY....362-5484 3 br gold run/1700 sf 11585 pyrites ct/new cpt Lg yard$1450.00 2 br half-plx/off zinfandel @2964 gwendolyn/adorable only$875.00 3 br 2440 moraine cir/Nr cor High/2 carLg yard$995.00 3 br/3car-2821 canterbury/ElDorado hills/CUSTOM $1399.00

For Sale Dynamite Digital Synth: Kawai K4, 16 bit. Sampled sounds – and more! $400. Call Tim, 635-6013. - - -

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Convenient Services • Discounts to Disneyland • Free Travelers Checks

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Located between Casa Ramos & Applebee’s 638-8238

Outstanding service, selection, and convenience! You’ll love shopping at Gold River Town Centre. Anchored by Bel Air Market, GOLD RIVER TOWN CENTRE provides an inviting shopping atmosphere with lush landscaping, shade trees, and a fountain. Located in a magnificent river setting in historic Gold River, the popular center creates excitement for neighborhood shopping with the variety you want.

Applebee’s Bank of America Bel Air Market Bellissima Nail Spa Big Valley Federal Credit Union Blockbuster Video Brockway Hair Design Casa Ramos General Nutrition Center Gold River ReMax Gold River Shoe Repair

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Hallmark Gold Crown Creations Il Forno Classico Jamba Juice Mi Bo’s Elegant Jewelers Outback Steakhouse Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Paul E. Cripe, D.D.S. Rite Aid Starbucks Coffee Swansons Cleaners Trumpette Wells Fargo Bank

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Gold River Community eNewspaper April 2009  

A community eNewspaper with a Photo Center of various events.

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