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Volume 9, Issue 8 August 2010

Gaining Local Support in Senate Race On July 15th, Senatorial candidate, Carly Fiorina, visited Sacramento to outline her plans to address the economic crisis and to listen to the concerns of California voters. Rather than speaking from a podium in a fancy hotel venue, Ms. Fiorina chose to address a large audience from the production floor of a local auto body shop, which once employed 14 people, but due to the large economic crisis facing our region, was forced to downsize its workforce by half, to seven employees. With unemployment running at 15% in surrounding counties, it is no surprise that Ms. Fiorina draws large crowds of bipartisan voters through a grass-roots level campaign every where she goes. The audience listened with keen interest in her economic program, and responded with resounding applause. For Ms. Fiorina, the issue at hand is to reduce the ever increasing deficit. She explained that the concept “tax, spend and borrow is not a governing philosophy,” but an irresponsible action to sweep current problems under the rug. The audience applauded when Ms. Fiorina promised “No new taxes for California.” “The way to get out of our state’s recession is to stop our growing deficit by cutting taxes, not by raising taxes,” Ms. Fiorina continued. And her policy to reduce taxes is indicative of her interest to help not only small business, but also the State of California. Cutting taxes and regulations that are hurting small businesses with 1-20 employees is one way to spur economic growth and increase revenues to the State’s coffers; and an increase in revenue to the State also safeguards and assures the sustainability of State jobs. Lifting the blanket of regulations that are penalizing and slowing small business is essential and an issue largely ignored by her opponent Barbara Boxer, who has currently held the Senate seat for 34 years. “Our founding fathers never intended for career politicians to be at the helm,” Ms. Fiorina reminded the audience. She continued, “It is government by the people and for the people” as opposed to a government run by special interest groups through their connections to career politicians.

“Washington has forgotten where things started,” Ms. Fiorina stated. The refreshing change behind Ms. Fiorina’s Senate campaign is that she is not removed from the realities of the impact of the economic crisis on the average business owner and job-seeking Californians. Through her grassroots campaigning, Ms. Fiorina has walked through the shop floors of local businesses and has seen for herself how the current economic policies have impacted the source of jobs and revenues to the State. Even though the government continues to increase jobs at a rate of 14.5% a year, these jobs are not sufficient to support the needs of an average household. Government jobs have always been plentiful, but the pay scales are decreasing, as more and more of them hover around minimum wage. “Gene” a semi-retired government employee voiced his support for Ms. Fiorina, “I’d rather see Ms. Fiorina in the Senate, aiming to solve our economic problems by trial and error if need be, than to get the same old ineffective leadership from Barbara Boxer.” Gene is not alone, as this sentiment has been echoed throughout coffee shops and across cubicles of the private and public sector. Ms. Fiorina’s programs aim to restore fiscal accountability by tracking how and where our money is being spent; helping entrepreneurs and small businesses (1-9 employees) create jobs, focusing on health care reform and privileging doctor-patient relationships and decisions, and addressing the urgent problem facing Northern California farmers: the water crisis. Astutely aware of and responsive to issues facing small business owners and average Californians, Ms. Fiorina offers a fresh perspective and innovative yet practical solutions to the current economic crisis that we are all experiencing. By Amparo Diaz Photos by Tia Gemmell

Carly Fiorina speaking to interested people and the media.

Carly Fiorina listening to Gary Stalick

Part of the crowd and Media to see and listen to Carly Fiorina

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Pet Tails

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Successful Thinkers: Darren Bocksnick Columnist: NORCALREIA, David Granzella Within The Millionaire Mind: Jim Bellacera


Business & You: Amparo Diaz Aztiazarain

Publisher/Owner: Gary Stalick

Business Advisory: Amparo Diaz Aztiazarain

Pet Tails: Kay Burton Food Column: MOM Fashion: Karri Grant Home Based Entrerpreneurs Column: La Ronda Bowen Events Photographer: Tia Gemmell

Within the Mind of a Millionaire

Comments: David Koenig Typsetting: Steve Atkins Hot Flash Columnist: Cindy Sample Legal Ease: Michael L. Hanks Wannapreneur: Brett Owens Biz Ideas for Kids: Sarah Cook

By Jim Bellacera

Uncovering Buried Dreams

Have you buried your dreams? Did you once have dreams

of having a successful career, of raising a family, and having children that would grow up to make wise decisions? Did you have a dream of being a highly recognized artist using your talents to paint images to bless people or did you have a dream of becoming a professional athlete, maybe golfing on the PGA Tour, and Olympic snow boarder/skier, or an NBA basketball player etc.? What about a life of sharing romantic getaways with your significant other? Or how about plans of starting your own business and being a success working for yourself. Just because you have not experienced the success you desire, doesn’t mean your dreams have to be buried under regret and hopelessness. Life and circumstances do change. You should have new dreams of hope and happiness. You can resurrect your dreams! It’s never too late to dream and to believe in the visions God has inspired you to have. And it is certainly never too late to set goals and work towards making them come true. If you still believe in your dreams, there is still hope. Those dreams that have been buried and forgotten can be brought back to life - just start dreaming again! Today is a new day and you can claim it as the first day of the rest of your life. Expect outrageous results and claim them as yours and the opportunities you have been looking for will come. God has a plan for your life and if you’re still breathing, he is not finished with you. If you have ignored your dreams or tried to forget them or buried them out of discouragement and frustration, it’s time to uncover those buried dreams and commit to holding on to them, working to make them come true.

Business and You

By Kay Burton

A big Sweet Baby

Norman is a three year old English Mastiff and he weighs 216 lbs. Owner Jeff and Tracy Kasik adore this “spoiled rotten” big guy, with a huge personality. Norman gets walked twice a day. Jeff walks him in the morning; Tracy walks him in the evening. Even though he out weighs them, he is gentle to walk and just a big sweet baby. All the neighbors know and love Norman. Norman, Mastiff Norman has him own bed and his own couch. He is treated like a puppy and he is always ready to snuggle. Norman eats 6 cups of food daily, during Apple season, he will eat an Apple a day, and he also likes all fruit and vegetables. Norman loves his “babies”…his stuff animals and carries them everywhere. One thing Norman could improve on—he won’t get in the family Mazda Tribute SUV by himself. They have to lift up his rump to get him in! *********** The Mastiff is one of the biggest dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club, Kay Burton is a longtime columnist and supporter of the SSPCA and the massive Mastiff loves being around people and bonds closely with his “family.” other rescue groups.  To share your A combination of grandeur and good nature family pet story with our readers, email: as well as courage and docility, he was *********** bred in England and used as a watchdog for more than two thousand years. The breed’s short coat can be fawn, apricot or brindle. The Mastiff is a powerful yet gentle and loyal companion, but because of his size and need for space, he is best suited for country or suburban life. The breed requires light and minimal grooming. Jeff and Tracy are organizers for the Sacramento Mastiff Meet-up group. Norman is a big Pittsburg Steelers fan.

By Amparo Diaz Aztiazarain

The Art of Networking The old adage, “It isn’t what you know, but who you know,” is a concept to live by, but is even more so relevant to the business world. When you meet new people, whether in the grocery store or at a business mixer, if you take a sincere interest in knowing them and helping them, the more likely it is that benefits will flow your way. The Art of Networking is on becoming a hub of influence in your social and enterprising circles, and on expanding your network especially if you subscribe to this ethical creed: do good without the thought of “payback” - through the concept of reciprocity, you are bound to bolster your own network. Glaringly, most people in business begin their networking efforts when they need something. This is the worst possible time to begin networking. Most new contacts need to develop a relationship with you before they start to feel generous enough to share their own information and contacts. Networking is all about the art of giving, not asking. If you don’t need to build up a portfolio of connections right now, then it’s a great time to begin. Whether you are prospecting for clients or job searching, a commitment to understanding the essentials of building an authentic network of supporters is crucial. Helping those in your network and doing so with a good conscience increases your visibility and credibility, and works in your best interest. Networks thrive on give-and-take, and the giving is easy when you are well known. Do yourself some good and pass it on to others. Whether someone is in or out of your network, important facts or information can help them or someone else. Your willingness to share will come back to you, and before you know it, you’ll have built a wealth of support, tools and perhaps your most valuable intangible assets: respect and goodwill among your peers, colleagues and other members of your network. You will also feel great about building your business interactions, and I do believe that what goes around, comes around … Here are some business networking sites:,, Plaxo. com,,,,,


By David Koenig

Life at 50 –

Some things I know thought I knew or wished I knew: Elections matter and voting is important. If you aren’t actively aware or involved in either, you have no right to bitch and moan about the cards society deals you. If you think you have all the answers in your teens or twenties, you’ll realize how clueless you really were back then when you reach the age of 50. There will never be another president like Ronald Reagan. Our politicians today are too worried about stating their true convictions or beliefs for fear that it ends up on You Tube, Twitter or a negative campaign ad. We, as a nation, have become soft from our own laws and activist groups which make it seem wrong for us to lead the world in what is right and wrong because we’re afraid of hurting someone’s feelings. You’ll never know how important the “Organ Donor” box on your Drivers License is until someone you love needs it. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he experiences Beer, Brandy, Cigars and endless frustration….plus some wonderful memories. In the 80’s when I started drinking black coffee with a little sugar and it was considered “trucker coffee” because of the harshness. Now I drink non-fat, Venti, White Mocha’s with an extra shot and no whipped cream. I don’t have Jewish friends, I don’t have African-American friends, I don’t have Hispanic friends, I don’t have Asian friends and I don’t have Liberal friends. I only have friends….period…with no prefix or labels.. Al Michael’s call in the waning moments of the 1980 Olympic Hockey win over Russia it STILL gives me goose bumps 30 years later.

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Local Resident Columnist Becomes Published Author

Cindy Sample’s first book, “Dying for a Date”, a fictional crime mystery set in the small town of Placerville, was released on June 28, 2010. Sample describes it as “a humorous romantic mystery about a single mom who gets talked into joining a matchmaking service called “The Love Club,” the safe alternative to on-line dating. I discuss the trials of dating as a single mom, and throw in a few dead bodies just to keep it entertaining.” Her love of reading and writing, at an early age, 4 years old, have taken her on a journey of beginnings and endings until her 51st birthday, “I always knew there would come a day when I would stop plodding through paperwork and start plotting new adventures.” Laurel McKay, the heroine in Dying for a Date, is funny, charming, and feisty. Sample admits there is a slight possibility she is based on herself twenty years ago. Having been a single mom from the age of 39, Sample has become familiar with online dating services, providing her much ‘research’ for her mystery. Sample recalls, “I’ve had coffee with 34 bachelors over the last two years, and that includes a gentleman who told me his best friend was an assassin. That was a low point.” Already on the beginnings of her next book, “Dying for a dance”, Sample will continue using what she knows and loves to entertain her readers. Sample is no stranger to writing, she writes a monthly humor column in the Gold River Community Newspaper called Hot Flash. She is also involved in the Sacramento Opera Board and Capitol Crimes, an organization for mystery writers and mystery fans. “I doubted if there was an audience for a mystery set in a small town.” Sample said. The 200+ books she signed at last week’s launch write a different story. By Karri Grant.

Cindy Sample

Military Retiree/Spouse Meeting: Next scheduled monthly meeting will be on 10 Aug 2010. We will meet at the usual place, which is the North Highlands Community Center on Watt Ave. Starting time is promptly at 1030 hrs. Our speaker will be Mary Gillon who will address the Alzheimer’s Disease. This should be an informative subject to all of us. Questions can be referred to our volunteer staff at 561-7476, Mon thru Thurs, 0900 to 1500 hrs. Chief Moses

Biz Idea for Kids

By Sarah Cook

Pro-Blogger – the Biz you can do in your PJs Blogs have become the RAGE and they are very inexpensive or FREE to create. If you have a topic to write or video that others are interested in, you can get a lot of traffic on your site. When you have traffic on your site then you can potentially earn a LOT of cash by selling advertising on your blog as well as selling services related to blogging such as set-up, maintenance, and more. To see what I mean, check out . Michael is a “pro-blogger” that I interviewed recently who makes several $1000 per month by blogging. To get started think about what you like to do? Is that something that you would be willing to write about or video about at least a couple of times a week? Do some Google searches to see if others are interested in the same thing. Then go to for more information on blogging tips and resources to help you get started in becoming a Pro-blogger! This is one biz you can do in your PJs! Sarah L Cook Founder/CEO Raising CEO Kids Contact Me

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You can send a greeting card or a post card through the US Postal Service using your computer. I’ll show you how. Email Gary at:

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Hot Flash

By Cindy Sample

The Love Interest – Reality Vs. Fiction

As a single woman and card carrying member of the Hot Flash set, what are my expectations for the love interest in my life? Does he need to be devilishly handsome? Possess a gorgeous muscled body, broad shoulders, slim waist, and a wicked grin? Or am I satisfied discovering those perfect specimens of male hunkiness only between the pages of my favorite novels. Women from ten to eighty devour the books in the Twilight series; panting with desire over the youthful, brooding Edward Cullen or delicious Jacob Black. Teenagers, moms and grandmothers are flocking to the theater to view these romantic icons who are not only decades younger, but of the vampire or werewolf persuasion. *********** I asked a male friend of mine to Cindy Sample read an early version of Dying for a Author of Dying for a Date (available Date. He questioned why the detective July, 2010)email her at investigating the murders had to be tall, dark and handsome? I pondered *********** his comment and decided to change this character, a potential love interest, to a regular guy. I re-wrote him as a plain Joe, smart and funny, but not the sort of character that would make me rummage through my dresser in search of my black silk nightie. When I shared the revised version with my writing group, their unanimous comment was, “what happened to the guy with the Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae brown eyes? We want him back!” Sure, the fellow we crawl into bed with at night may be short, chubby, bald, and snores like a chain saw. But the men between the pages of our paperbacks? Those are the guys we want to lust over. In my own search for the perfect guy, my top five items have nothing to do with looks. I want someone who is witty, intelligent, kind, caring and energetic. A full head of hair is a plus, but these days it’s totally optional. A few extra pounds on his frame? I can help him work them off. But just because I’m practical in life doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the hot and cold of a romantic flirtation, especially when it’s part of a murder mystery. It’s amazing how titillating a love scene you can craft using a washing machine and your imagination. Cindy would love your comments. Email her at Cindy@cindysamplebooks. com.

Successful Thinkers

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, that seems to be the whole problem: Everybody’s waiting for somebody else to kick-start a robust recovery. Consumers typically get the ball rolling as they boost spending on homes, cars, appliances, and other purchases that they put off during the downturn. But millions of consumers remain out of work or dogged by too much debt. Companies would start hiring again if they felt economic activity was heating up, but CEOs have their doubts. The weak hiring then creates a circular effect, reinforcing consumers’ reluctance to spend. If consumers and businesses don’t get traction soon, there could even be another recession. The dreaded “double-dip” scenario seems unlikely: Moody’s Economy. com, for example, says there’s just a 23 percent chance that the U.S. economy will be in a recession six months from now. But other forecasts are gloomier, and there’s plenty of economic trouble to worry about. Europe seems much more prone to a double-dip, thanks to debt problems in Greece, Spain, Italy, and other countries, and any pain there could hurt here, too. In the United States, meanwhile, the housing bust refuses to end, government stimulus spending will soon peter out, and a mushrooming federal debt is spooking investors. If the American economy is ready to stand on its own, it’s sure taking its time getting up off the floor. It would probably take a major financial shock--like a debt default in one or more European countries--to trigger a double-dip, which would be characterized by a pullback in bank lending (again), fresh corporate layoffs, panicky stock markets, and plunging consumer confidence. There’s not much ordinary consumers can do to prevent that, but they can take steps to safeguard their finances and improve their options if the economy gets worse instead of better. Here’s one way to prepare for a double-dip: Wait. You might be dying to replace your aging car or upgrade your carpet. But put it off a little longer if you can. Money spent on a home or car is hard to tap into if you suddenly need it, and higher monthly payments could become a noose on your finances if money gets tight. This might require unusual discipline since it’s a great time to buy a home, car, or other big-ticket item. Interest rates on loans are near historic lows, and with buyers scarce, prices are down. The good news is that a weak economy will probably depress prices for a while. Interest rates are harder to predict, but many economists now expect the Federal Reserve to wait until mid-2011 to raise its own short-term rates, which often reflect the rates on consumer loans. So there’s a good chance it will still be a buyer’s market a year from now--when the outlook for the economy might be clearer. Instead of replacing carpet, get it cleaned by a professional. Look in this newspaper for a carpet cleaning company.


By Brett Owens

By Darren Bocksnick

Maximize your Moments

In a time-starved age of fast food, instant gratification and real time results, savvy and success-minded individuals are realizing more than ever before the power of maximizing their moments. To such individuals, time is regarded as a priceless, invaluable gem to be valued and guarded. In this regard, how we spend our time or even waste our time determines the rate of success in our lives. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the concept of “”maximizing each moment”. Since moments are but increments of time, how we maximize each moment will determine the level of success in our lives. To maximize something is to extrapolate every ounce of usefulness and effectiveness out of that situation to achieve an intended, beneficial result. Once a thing is maximized, only the good and the positive can remain. Successful people are always maximizing their moments to achieve optimal results in their lives. Rather than allowing time and activity to run their lives; they seize every moment as if it’s their last. In so doing, these individuals are often presented with greater opportunities for growth, health and wealth. Maximizing our moments requires discipline but for the individual who’s mastered the art; they do much more than merely manage a “full schedule”; they live full, abundant lives! The moment maximized is the dream realized! In our quest to achieve our dreams and accomplish our goals, we must do more than manage our time; we must master our day and in so doing, maximize our lives. To live life to the maximum, we must first live it to the fullest through every minute and moment afforded us. As a result, success in everything we do will naturally follow suit since success is ultimately the result of a series of maxed out moments lived to the fullest. So ask yourself: are you living a maximized life or merely making a living?

Legal Ease

How to Plan For a Double-Dip Recession

By Michael L. Hanks

Listening for Relevancy A big part of my job as an attorney is to listen to my clients

and distill the relevant from the irrelevant. Not infrequently, I encounter clients who consider certain facts or events to be significant in the solution of their legal problem, when in fact they don’t matter at all.  Such misconceptions on the client’s part interfere with clear thinking and sound decision making.  They are often tied to emotions rather than reality. A good attorney helps to clear away the relevant from the irrelevant and to separate the emotional from the substantial.  Those steps are necessary first steps toward finding a real solution.   

3 Ways to Maximize Your Billable Time How many hours do you bill in a typical year? Better yet, how many hours would you like to bill in that same year? If you bill for your time directly or on an hourly basis, diligent timekeeping is something you must do in order to get paid for all of the work you perform for clients. If you bill on a fixed fee basis, accurate time records help determine how profitable specific clients and projects really are – and if unprofitable, time records help you realize the viability of a client for the long term. How can you increase your billings? Make Accurate Timekeeping a Top Priority You must have an accurate account of how you spend your time. Without it, you may lose significant pieces of legitimate billable time. If you performed the work, but were unable to bill for this time because you lost track of it, you just lost some potential profit. Reconcile Your Time Daily Chrometa recently surveyed more than 500 billing service professionals about their billing and time tracking *********** habits. Respondents estimated To find Chrometa’s time management app at they captured just 67% of their legitimate billable time; as a *********** result, they are working three hours for every two they are able to bill. But professionals who reconciled their hours more accurately and more frequently were able to account for much more of their time. The lesson? More accurate time tracking leads to greater revenues. Record Your Time Concurrently Do you remember what you worked on yesterday morning? How about Tuesday of last week? After the fact, it’s very difficult to recall exactly what work you performed. The longer you go without recording your time, the more difficult it is to recall. It’s best, then, to record your time as you are working on something. PS: If you’re serious about personal productivity, check out Chrometa’s time management app at

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You Get the Most Thorough Carpet Free Phone Quote Call (916) 224-6624 Cleaning Ever, or it’s FREE! S Carpet Cleaning Do You Know These Secrets That Save You Time, Money, Frustration And Your Health? We’ve all been brought up with the idea that every spring we should clean our homes from end to end and freshen up for our health. This might have come from the idea that in spring, things are fresh and new and cleaning the home will renew your feelings about yourself.

well with any home remedy. Sure you can dust and do the basic cleaning just fine. But drapes, fine rugs and upholstery often cannot be safely cleaned except by a professional. Let’s face it. If those puny little cleaning systems could even come close to the effectiveness of a trained professional using a $55,000.00 steam cleaning system, no one would pay the money for them. But There’s Still One Thing You Should Know . . .

1. Improve Your Health Without Diets Or Pills Pollens, mold, and mildew spores are dumped into the air at incredible intensity. Pollutants from car exhaust, burning fields, and cigarette smoke were also dumped into the stagnant air. All this gunk drifted into your home and when you closed the house up, where do you suppose it’s been ever since? It got trapped in your home. Thanks to today’s air tight, energy efficient homes, your family and guests have been breathing that recycled air-garbage.

I have seen many service personnel that my wife would not allow in our home. Good character and integrity have kept us in business for 21 plus years

2. Your Home Is Your Personal Breeding Ground For Invisible Critters And Varmints In addition to the air-garbage from outside, you have uncontrolled vermin inside. Too tiny to see, dust mites live in your carpet, upholstery, bedding and drapes by the millions. By now their dead bodies and dung are in your house by the billions. They live off your dead skin as do billions of bacteria in your home, including those that cause staph and strep infections. Ever wonder why so many people get strep as soon as it cools off outside? Now you know. Plus, fleas brought into your house last summer don’t die off like they do outside when it freezes. Bacteria and germs have been breeding in the warm fibers of your carpet. 3. Does Your Bedroom Smell Like A Gerbil? Here’s Why… Besides being Harmful to our health, all the germs, bacteria and critters that live off dead skin from us and our pets, stink. They eat skin and along with other excretions, put out tainted methane gas which smells bad. 4. Heavy Soil From Outside Sifts Deep Into Your Carpet Never To Be Seen Again Until the winter rains have washed the sand soil from the roads and sidewalks, heavy soils from outside are tracked onto your carpet, wiggle down deeper than your vacuum can reach and stay there, grinding your carpet down into worthless fibers. You’ll find them in your vacuum bag.

King and Prince of Clean, Gary and Steven Stalick

Cleaning now, will get rid of sandy soils before they do lots of damage or get too deep. 5. Finally – Someone Who Can Remove Those Ugly Black Lines By The Walls, or Crevice of Steps I’ve had new clients call us to evaluate some embarrassing black lines where the carpet meets the wall and at the edges of steps and jagged lines under curtains. They told me no carpet cleaner could get them out and in some cases they had tried up to five different firms. But the black remained. I inspected these lines and found the cause to be an air filtration problem. With extra effort and knowledge on our part, the ugly black lines can be removed. I told the client this and they were apprehensive. I also told them if it didn’t come clean as I described, they would not have to pay us. How’s that for confidence? Yes, we cleaned the ugly black lines. Yes, our clients were happy. 6. Do-It-Yourself Folks Get What They Paid For… …Nothing The problems I have described here can’t be fixed very

Choosing a company can be treacherous. I’ll tell you up front that my service is not for everybody, but here are some reasons to choose me: If all you want is a cheap, brush-the-dirt-off-the-surface cleaning, lots of companies can help you. Choose us when you want deep, thorough cleaning. We’ll give you the fluffiest, freshest, healthiest, longest lasting, clean carpets possible . . .

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Take the First Step to a Heart-Healthy Community

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Investment Real Estate Group

By David Granzella


There are as many ways to buy a house as there are ways to cook fish. The problem is, most people don’t know that - they think you need cash to buy a house.  This is a popular misconception that you will need to overcome if you want to invest in real estate.  The truth is;  Money is attracted to deals.  If you find a good deal, it’s easy to find the money to back it.  A great way to get into houses through good deals is to find fixers.  Run down property is easier to acquire below market value.  With a little elbow grease and some repairs, they can become great rental property as well!  Many investors are more than happy to help finance a rental property for a share of the equity and cashflow.   That’s how a popular investor, ‘Fixer’ Jay, has accumulated over 200 properties as rentals!  By buying ugly fixers below market value, he was able to skyrocket his cashflow and equity position by fixing them up and then renting them out.  Once a house has been repaired, its value goes up significantly - as well as the rents.  If that sounds like something up your alley, Fixer Jay will be in town at NorCalREIA to speak about his method on August 19th. Building wealth and success together. David Granzella shares real estate investment information on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Holiday Inn on Date Drive. Madison Avenue is the cross street. I starts at 7pm, but get there early to meet some of the hard working people. David Granzella, www.NORCALREIA. com 916.791.8322.



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Home Based Entrepreneurs

Suggested Success Reading for Entrepreneurs this Summer

Often readers comment that they do not have the resources to hire a consultant. Books are an affordable alternative for essential information successful entrepreneurs need. Invest a few hours this summer to “consult” with two experts and learn new methods and tools to build your success. The books are easy to follow and when you apply the tools, you will see your business improve. Both are available on and they may be at your local library. “How to Make 1000 Mistakes in Business and Still Succeed: The Guide to Crucial Decisions,” by Harold L. Wright. This book looks at 5 businesses and distills the reasons why each gets different results from similar efforts. “Marketing Strategies for the Home Based Business: Solutions You Can Use Today,” by Shirley George Frazier. Here you will find two sample-marketing plans and a publicist’s perspective on how to get your existing home based business local broadcast and print media attention. Although both of these books are a few years old, the information is useful today. Write us and share your success. Do you have a question you would like answered here? Just e-mail it to: This column is for you and we answer all inquiries.

Do you know what over 1500 kid s did for fun la st summer?

Carroll On Hindsight

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward. Lewis Carroll, writer


l Y o u r k i d s ew islo never hav ! much fun

Ages 7 - 18

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Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller, educator, writer Ramona L. Anderson: People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. Henry David Thoreau: That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.

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What’s Cook’n With Mom Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

Margarita Melon Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup pastina pasta (or any small pasta) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup cubed chicken breast (1-inch cubes) 1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 a small onion) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish

Ingredients: 2 limes, juiced 2 shots tequila 2 tablespoons orange liqueur 3 teaspoons sugar 1/2 cantaloupe, seeded and cubed 1/4 honey dew melon, seeded and cubed 1/4 small watermelon, cubed Directions Many markets sell halved melons and wedges of watermelon, making it easy to prepare this salad closer to desired amounts. Combine lime juice, tequila, liqueur, and sugar in a bowl. Add melons and toss to coat with tequila and lime. Serve in shallow bowls. Directions: Many markets sell halved melons and wedges of watermelon, making it easy to prepare this salad closer to desired amounts. Combine lime juice, tequila, liqueur, and sugar in a bowl. Add melons and toss to coat with tequila and lime. Serve in shallow bowls.

Cook Time: 40 min. Serves 4

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until just tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain pasta into a large mixing bowl. Meanwhile, put the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add the onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Put the chicken mixture into the bowl with the cooked pasta. Add the canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish. In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Dot the top with small bits of butter. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Shrimp Po’ Bubba’s Cook Time: 15 min. Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients: Uncle Bubba’s Fry Mix: 6 cups self-rising flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 pounds, uncooked shrimp, peeled (tails left on), deveined and butterflied Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce (recommended: Texas Pete) 2 cups Uncle Bubba’s Fry Mix, recipe follows Peanut oil, for deep frying Tartar sauce, for dressing Lettuce and tomato slices, for topping For Uncle Bubba’s Fry Mix: Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Directions: Lightly sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a small bowl mix the eggs, 1/4 cup water and hot sauce. Place the fry mix in a shallow dish. Dip each shrimp in the egg mixture and then into the fry mix. Cook’s Note: If the fry gets lumpy you can sift it to make smooth. Heat 3 to 4-inches of peanut oil in a Dutch oven or deep-fryer) to 350 degrees F. Place the shrimp in the pot and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove with a clean strainer or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels for a minute. Serve on a toasted hoagie roll with tartar sauce, lettuce and tomatoes.


Gary, thank you for including me in you mailing, I really appreciate it. Gerry Madsen Wow! Thank you for the AT&T mentions as well as the article on the Shelter’s tea. Donna Burke Gary, Thanks for the coverage.  This looks great. Kathy McKim The paper looks awsome..........David Granzella Thanks Gary - I can use some good eNews!  Nice to meet you. John Thayer What a lovely job! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed meeting you. Please stop in and say hello if you are ever at Michael David in Lodi. And if I can be of any help with wine events or questions, feel free to contact me. Kathe R. McDonald Gary, great paper and love the pics!  This was a great read. Angela Daniel

Prep time: 15 min. Serves 4

Grilled Potato and Pepper Salad Cook Time: 15 min. Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients: 2 pounds fingerling potatoes 6 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bay leaf Kosher salt 4 bell peppers (red and/or yellow), stemmed and quartered 2 bunches scallions, trimmed 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Directions: Put the potatoes, garlic and bay leaf in a saucepan; cover with water and season with salt. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, discarding the bay leaf; transfer the potatoes to a bowl (halve any that are large). Add the peppers and scallions; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and toss. Preheat a grill to medium. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and the peppers and scallions are charred, 3 minutes for the scallions and 5 to 6 minutes for the potatoes and peppers. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly. Scrape the skin off the peppers with a paring knife and cut them into large chunks; coarsely chop the scallions. Combine the potatoes, peppers and scallions in a serving bowl. Drizzle with the vinegar and the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with the parsley and season with salt; toss.

Grilled Portobello Burger with Onion Jam Cook Time 30 min. Serves 4

Ingredients: 2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium-large red onions, thinly sliced (about 2 pounds) 2 sprigs fresh thyme Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup red wine 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 large portobello mushrooms, (about 1 pound) stemmed Lettuce leaves 4 whole grain buns, or whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted Directions: Put the yogurt in a paper towel-lined strainer set over a bowl, set aside to drain and thickened, about 60 minutes. Discard the watery liquid. Whisk the horseradish into the thickened yogurt. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium skillet, over medium heat. Add the onions, 1 thyme sprig, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, covered, until the onions have wilted, about 10 to 15 minutes, (give them a stir every now and then with a wooden spoon to prevent them from sticking). Add the red wine, and simmer over high heat until most of the wine gets absorbed into the onions. Add the honey and red wine vinegar and simmer gently until the onions get jam-like, about, about 15 minutes. Preheat a stove top grill pan over medium-high heat. Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Strip and add the leaves from the remaining sprig of thyme. Coat the mushroom caps all over with the flavored olive oil. Grill the mushrooms, turning as needed, until tender but not mushy about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Season with the salt and pepper. Sandwich the mushroom between the buns, top with some of the onion jam, some lettuce, and a dollop of the horseradish cream. Serve warm.

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Did you graduate with these Cordova High beauties? THERE’S A NEW NEIGHBOR in your neighborhood.

Now that I’m right here in your area, there’s no one better than a State Farm agent to serve your insurance needs. Call me today.

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…are Learning to be Great Representatives of the Community

By Sue Peppers Oakland Raider, says that football Playmakers Camp—More than coaches have a bigger impact on kids football. They donned football uniforms, than a teacher, a pastor or even a parent. practiced plays and tackled each other last week at Rosemont High school -but Roeszler says that we live in a society this three-day sports camp attended where two out of every five children by 250 boys from seven local high grow up without their biological father. schools was not really about football. “We believe as Playmakers, we can They are training to be uncommon change the trajectory of the fatherless men, developing high values and good society using football coaches and character, thinking of others first. football players to get it done.” Coach Greg Roeszler, Executive “They use a playbook. You can Director of The Playmakers and a former give them a playbook for life as well.

Greg Roezler (Roz)

David Vice, Pres. Tech Skills and Greg Roezler

Give them the right playbook and they’ll become a well functioning young man,” Roeszler said. Coach Roz had the players “take a knee” as 20 year old Katie Freeman, a student athlete from Notre Dame spoke frankly about how to treat a lady, “You need to hold the door open for a woman whether she’s 5 or 85,” Katie told them. “There are men out there that make bad choices. You need to prove not every guy is like that,” she said. “You need to show honor and respect and love and kindness and treat women how you would want your mom to be treated,” Freeman said.  “It is amazing. I love this camp,” said Aaron Perchaz, a senior at Valley

Christian Academy in Roseville. “Being an uncommon man is going to be very good. I wish more schools would come here.” To learn more about future camps, mentor training or how to support The Playmakers, check out www. Sue Peppers, President of Peppers. TV, serves as a Board Member for The Playmakers. The Playmakers is a non profit organization, sponsored by Tech Skills, ESPN Radio 1320, Peppers.TV, Citygate Associates, AquaPerfect, and the Sac Federal Credit Union. Camps are held in Sacramento and Omaha.

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2010 Capital/Capital Foundation Gala

Dave Jones recipient of the Luke & Grace Kim Profile of Courage Award, for his commitment to families and children, affordable housing, education, health care and other issues.

Joyce Eng, Linda Ng, Brenda Fong

Betty Yee, Linda Ng, Michael Head

Jeanie Lee, Frank Plavan, Judge Trena Burger-Plavan

Jeanie Lee, Alice Wong, Carole Chong

Supervisor Roger Dickinson, Dr. Tom Bhe

Alice Wong, Ryan Chin

Lonnie Wong, Senator Darrell Steinberg Dr. Richard Pan, Guest

Dr. Sonney Chong, Assemblymember Dave Jones

A Toast From The Heart Celebration

Horizon West Healthcare, Inc., the Sacramento region’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. With more than 1,500 beds in the region, locally owned and operated Horizon West is far and away the number one choice for inpatient rehabilitation services in the greater Sacramento area. A Toast From the Heart hosted by Horizon West Healthcare, Inc. was Celebrating there new look and core values of: Compassion, Integrity, Support, Expertise

Jennifer Whitney Turner Media Group, and Nicolle Skarg (Regional Marketing Manager)

Susan Belknap (Public Relations Director) and Megan Boesflug (Regional Marketing Manager)

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Green Energy

August Events at David Girard Vineyards

By Geof Lambert

Save Energy Buy Local Products

One easy way to conserve energy is to buy local products which do not need to be shipped in from far away locations. An easy bike ride from Gold River is the Soil Born Farms Farm Stand which is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Farm Stand offers an array of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables grown on a local sustainable agriculture farm. In addition to being a great place to source product Soil Born Farms allows youth and adults to rediscover and participate in a system of food production and distribution that promotes healthy living, nurtures the environment and brings people together to share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature. The Farm Stand is located near the entrance of Hagan Park down Chase Drive off of Coloma Road in Rancho Cordova very close to the Cordova High School. You can learn more about the farm by visiting their website or calling them at 916.363.9685.

The problem’s not your money. It’s your bank.

August 7 Sunkings in concert August 20 forgotten passage playing on the patio August 22 grape stomp For tickets and details contact the winery at 530-295-1833 or visit our website at Now open 7 days a week!

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Eric gives Service

The UPS Store Convention was held at Caesars Palace July 12-15. At the convention, Eric Hokom, manager of The UPS Store in Gold River was the recipient of the Domestic Center Associate Excellence award. This award is given to a store employee that provides quality customer service to all customers has a positive attitude and represents UPS and The UPS Store brands with integrity. Mr. Hokom is the only store employee in the nation to be honored with this award. Eric has been the manager of The UPS Store in Gold River for 3 years. He developed the store’s website, www., brought high quality digital color copying and


printing to the store, is in the process of upgrading the retail space. A candidate for this award must project a positive image, provide exceptional customer service, show respect for all customers and be a team player. Customers of the store wrote letters and made phone calls to the MBE corporate headquarters to comment on Eric’s outstanding service. Comments such as Eric “going to the airport after hours to make sure a package got out to be delivered the next day”, opening early or staying open late to accommodate a business person or soccer mom get their projects done were sent to corporate and were heard.

By Karri Grant

Summertime Guys I spent the weekend in Tahoe at the Celebrity Golf Tournament; the beaches were packed with sun worshipers. Laying on the beach the weather was sunny, the water was warm, the view was heavenly. But I couldn’t help but notice how many guys needed help with their bad taste in trunks! Guys, there are several more weeks of beach weather left, please take my advice & try on a new look. Shorter Is Better - What you don’t want is a knee-length board shorts that make you look pudgy & outdated. Go shorter; it will make you look trim, confident, and manly. Go for a flat front fly - It sits comfortably on your waist without grabbing & the seams of a fly help conceal. Winter Weight - Resist the urge to over compensate by hiding it under a huge suit. Stick with black in small patterns & the leg length should hit a couple of inches above your knee. Bit Skinny - Make sure you don’t have too much swimsuit. Keep your trunks trim and experiment with bright patterns/colors. Beach body - There are right & wrong ways to get noticed. Wrong way: shin-length board shorts with cargo pockets and a tattoo print of a fire-breathing dragon. Right way: classic, surf-inspired graphics. Keep it Simple - An athletic suit comes across confident, not flashy or fashiony, and can make you appear in better shape. With racing stripes, stick to the same primary colors black, white, red, and yellow. Caveat – Personal hygiene is a must! If you are going to show your toes, get a pedicure (no one needs to know), going to show your chest, get a trim (no one wants to see it), going to spend the entire day out, wear sunscreen (no one wants to see you burn).

Gary, this is looking very good!...well done!!.. thank, Rick Hi Gary, I think your paper is awesome! Shirley Silliman Thanks, Gary! I’m now an avid reader of Gold River eNewspaper! Kent Wong Oh yes... this looks much better. Matt Roa THANKS A MILLION GARY .... LOVED THE PLACEMENT AND THE PHOTO YOU USED!

Eric Hokom holding award for Excellence

Time for a Change

My name is Marcel Weiland. I am nineteen years old and am honored to be the Republican nominee for the 6th Senatorial district. This is not the time for business as usual. It is time to hold the Senate Leader, Darrell Steinberg, accountable for California’s financial woes.  In the upcoming election, voters will be deciding whether to keep the current establishment intact and powerful, or to send me to the State Senate with the message that the citizens of California have had enough. This is a platform that Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike can agree with. It is time for the next generation of leaders to step up to the plate. For further information or to get involved in my campaign, please visit

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