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Volume 11, Issue 1 January 2012
Local Author Pens 17 books
I met Eric through the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. He’s a quiet guy deep in thought. He seems to be always working on new projects. Eric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a Web design and online communication firm located in Jackson. Eric is a native Californian who started working with his friend’s Apple II Plus and Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III in 1980 when he lived in Fresno. He learned more about programming, graphic design and desktop publishing in the Fresno PC Users Group, in his professional career and when he started BCG in 1994. After Eric graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1996 with a master’s degree in communication, he moved to Roseville where he stayed for 11 years. Eric continued to build his business and also worked with a wide variety of businesses from startups to large companies including Adobe, Cisco Systems, HP, and Intel. During his off time, Eric produced 30 issues of Sacra Blue, the awardwinning monthly magazine of the Sacramento PC Users Group. Eric also became a technical editor for IDC Books for such topics as RoboHelp and Red Hat Linux. IDC Books was pleased enough with Eric’s work that he was approached to write Master Visually Windows 2000 Server, which was published in 2000. Since then, Eric has written 16 more technical books as an author, coauthor or, in one case, as a ghostwriter. Most books were written for the general book market, but some were written for specific clients including HP and F5
Networks. One of his books has even been translated into Chinese. Eric’s most recent books are Droid Companion from Wiley and My Samsung Galaxy Tab from Que.
When he’s not working in (and on) his business or writing books, you can find Eric enjoying time with friends, walking around the historic Gold Rush town of Jackson, and helping his parents
manage their infant and toddler daycare business. For a list of Eric’s books, email a request to grcommunitynews@ sbcglobal.net.
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“Remember the Titans” Coach to Keynote Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner Former Alexandria, Virginia teacher and football coach, Herman Boone, will keynote the 2012 Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration dinner. Coach Boone’s motivating story of rising above intolerance as he brought together a diverse football team to win the state championship inspired the movie “Remember the Titans”, in which he was famously portrayed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. In its 13th year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner takes place on January 14 at the Sacramento Convention Center and celebrates the life and vision of Dr. King with proceeds benefitting area non-profits. Since inception, the dinner has awarded grants to 22 non-profit organizations committed to helping the underserved. Congresswoman Doris Matsui is honorary co-chair of the event which is attended by public, businesses, churches and state and local government representatives from across the region. Folsom-based e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company, has been a key sponsor of the dinner for the past ten years, designing the keepsake program and helping to produce the dinner. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mlkcelebration.org. For more information contact Patty Cota at email@example.com.
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By Charlie Holliday
Here we are, starting a brand new year! This is a good time for reflection and planning. What went well in 2011? What do you hope improves? We all have hopes and wishes, and those “New Year’s Resolutions,” but do we really have goals? During the last several years of his life I had the pleasure of working closely with my dear friend and former business partner Jeremy Whelan to develop what has become Mosaic Acting. Jeremy was an interesting guy, a teacher, writer, actor, director, and more, and I want to pass on one of the very good lessons I learned from him. We “creative types” tend to lack in some other areas, such as organizational skills. Even though I’m pretty well disciplined (when you are self employed you also have to be self motivated) and have known the value of planning and goal setting, I’ve never really consistently written those things down. Every night before he went to bed, Jeremy wrote himself a timetable of what he wanted to accomplish the next day. At the end of the day he also wrote down what he had done, and tried to access the reasons he had not done the things he had failed to do. He didn’t beat himself up for not getting it done, he just tried to figure out why, then added it to the next day’s list. As actors we’re in business for ourselves. We have to “open the store” every day, and keep working on what will make us better and more successful at what we do. Set yourself some written goals for what you want to accomplish this year. Promise yourself to get a bit better each day. If you’re an actor practice cold reading, get a good professionally done headshot, improve your grammar, and take a class (hint, hint) to improve your skills. Each evening sit down and make a list of the five most important things you have to do tomorrow. Then number them in their order of importance, and when you get up tomorrow, go to work on number one, and keep at it until you’ve got it done, then go to number two. That way you’ll always be working on the *********** most important thing. Try it and see what You can email Charlie Holliday at: happens - and remember Jeremy when it firstname.lastname@example.org works. *********** Break a leg, and I’ll catch you again next issue.
Investment Real Estate Group The Right Bait There are many ways to invest in real estate. When deciding which strategy to choose, remember to factor in the many sets of data that will determine how successful you are. For example, if you’re going fishing – choosing the fish you will go after allows you to decide which bait is best as well as the location and time that maximizes your chances of success. The same is true of real estate. Decide on a strategy, and choose the method, location and time of your marketing to maximize your effects! Don’t get directed by which way the wind blows. You can find all sorts of data for free on the internet – but turning that data into information is a skill in and of its own. Utilizing data to make decisions in real estate is an essential component of being successful. Sure, you could get lucky – but I would rather stack the chips on my side of the table when gambling. Don’t gamble attend your club, get educated and learn to make CACULATED decisions. More wealth changed hands during the upswing after the great depression than ever before… and now it’s our *********** turn! Go out and buy those houses, David Granzella started NORCALREIA, dig for those deals, grab some of that Sacramento’s largest investment club in money sitting around and stuff it into 2004. They provide quality education for holding property because once this the newbie or old timers in this changing turns around you all better have your Real Estate market. For more info go to running shoes on, because we’re in for www.norcalreia.com one wild and fun ride in the next few *********** years!
By Kay Burton
A Portuguese water dog Roscoe is a brown wavy, 4 year old Portuguese water dog owned by Pete and Becky Reiter. He weighs 68 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog. He loves fishing, going to the dog park and being with his friends and family. Roscoe is well behaved, mischievous, and very smart. He is a good friend and companion. Roscoe became very ill this year and was diagnosed with Addison Disease. He must have a monthly shot and needs prednisone every day to keep him alive and well. All this is very costly but Roscoe is an important part of the Reiter family and they do what it takes to keep him healthy. Addison Disease is a condition caused by under active adrenal glands indicated by Roscoe the Cuddle Bug pigmentation of skin, weakness, and digestive disturbances. The Portuguese Water Dog once existed all along Portugal’s coast, where it was taught to herd fish into nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as a courier from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Their coats are profuse, non-allergenic, non-shedding, *********** and waterproof. Its coat can be curly or Kay Burton is a longtime columnist wavy and is black, white or brown, or and supporter of the SSPCA and a combination of black or brown with other rescue groups. To share your white. Midsized and robust the breed family pet story with our readers, possesses the ability to swim all day. email: Kayburton1@comcast.net The breed also has web feet. *********** Roscoe is lovingly known as Cuddle Bug.
By Adrian Perez
Taxing the Rich is being based on beliefs In the 1960’s television program “The Beverly Hillbillies,” Uncle Jed and his clan moved to California after striking oil in Texas because that’s where millionaires lived. Back then the state had incentives for the wealthy to make California their playground and business home. Today, billion-dollar companies are moving out of California and into Texas because of lower personal income tax and better business incentives. If Gov. Jerry Brown gets his tax initiative passed in November of 2012, it is possible more millionaires will move out of California to states that offer them more incentives. Business and economics classes have taught that incentivizing a major business through tax breaks and even environmental breaks, will encourage businesses to reinvest by expanding their companies, increasing their tax contributions through employment and expenditures. However, the Brown Administration is leaning with the Occupiers’ belief that taxing those “1 percent” businesses will get the economy going again, a thought contrary to what higher education institutions have found. But, his decision to tax the wealthy is based on a poll and not on business or economic knowledge. “The only tax that’s overwhelmingly popular is the tax on wealthier people,” Brown said recently. Taxing the wealthy is not new to California. In 2004, voters approved an initiative to tax the state’s wealthy to pay for mental health programs. Today, mental health programs are facing significant cuts due to a lack of funding. Does this mean that mental health programs have grown too large to fund or that there are less wealthy taxpayers to fund it? Before getting into a “taxing” mode, there needs to be a thorough assessment of why the state cannot live within its *********** means. Instead, Brown’s proposed email Adrian Perez at taxing is being based on what polls say email@example.com and not on what is deemed best for the state. ***********
Abraham Lincoln our 16th President once said, “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” Your friendship makes my life richer. The Leader Nelson Mandela once said “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Never let anyone stifle your swan song.” “Stand By Me” Playing For Change: “No matter who you are, no matter where you go, at some point you need someone to stand by you.”
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Moments of Happiness
By Gary Stalick
It’s a Party
During the Holiday time I was invited to share an evening with Terry and Wendy Carroll, owners of Style Magazine based in Folsom. When I arrived I was greeted with warm friendly hellos and smiles. I was offered a soft drink or a wine right away. Then I was introduced to everyone. I did remember a couple of names. The party got larger as the night went on. There was a wonderful selection of food. Oh ya. As I walked from one part of the family room to the kitchen, a person got my attention and said my name, “Gary.” I hadn’t seen Sharif for 8 years. It was nice to see his always happy face. Then I saw another person who was my next door neighbor in Gold River about 9 years ago. His name is Buz. He’s always enthusiastic. I met several new people as also. Everyone was very nice and easy to talk with. While I was milling around the Carroll’s had brought in a magician, he would go to a gathering of people and show his card tricks and rope tricks. He was real good; I was watching him very closely. His name is John Gardenier. If someone wants his phone number email firstname.lastname@example.org . I’m a social animal and this party gave *********** me moments of happiness. I wish for you to Gary Stalick is a Small take time to re-establish past acquaintances business entrepreneur. He and make new relationships throughout the enjoys helping people. days, weeks, months, and years to come. It’s email@example.com well worth the time.
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A Jollity Cheese A Real Jewel Topaz and Onyx are precious pet goats of Charley Cornell. He is the owner and artisan cheese maker of Jollity Farm in Garden Valley located in the Mother Lode country. The herd is made up of forty four of Charley’s gems, each with a name and each beg for attention when their owner enters the shiny metal barn. Cheese making has been Charley’s passion for twenty three years. The goats are machine milked and the rich extract is processed in the immaculate cheese house nestled in the sugar pine woods of the property. The chevre is churned into a massive curd and then drained of the water through a cheese cloth lined container. The Feta is a massive curd cut into cubes and stirred for 20 minutes, drained and placed in a salt brine. He is aging Italian Farmhouse wheels with parmesan. Each cheese is hand made with great care. I was able to taste test and am definitely looking forward to the final results. Goat cheese is a “foodie’s” name dropper. Many of us serve “so and so’s” cheese in all kinds of dishes, but there are some who are not fond of goat cheese describing it as too robust. Each cheese has a very smooth flavor and is light in consistency. The traditional feta and chevre are excellent. I really enjoy the cranberry chevre and the flavored feta (cubed in organic olive oil and sun dried tomatoes with basil and garlic) was great for pasta and salads. *********** The goal of Jollity is to provide a Alona’s hobby is food and all that it high quality product within 100 mile brings. This has resulted in writing radius and is available at Dedrick’s Main articles, travels and great times. Street Cheese and Natural Food Co-Op in *********** Placerville. You can sample the cheeses and meet Charley at the farmer’s market in the Sunrise Mall and Carmichael Park. My email for more information for this or any article is email@example.com
Prism of Living
By Helen Dang
The Beginning of An End Today is a remarkable day. Today, we come together, as a global community, across continents, faiths and cultures, to renew our commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic - once and for all. --President Obama, December 1, 2011 I was overflowed with feelings the day I read about the drug named Profital believed to be able to cure AIDS and save 42 millions of people suffering from this disease. After 30 years since it was identified, we are finally seeing with certainty the beginning of an end to the largest global epidemic that has claimed 30 million lives and orphaned 17 million children in the world. In the South and Southeast Asia alone, it has caused over 260,000 deaths including my younger brother’s. I will never forget his final days 7 years ago in Saigon. Thin as a sheet of paper, he held on to life until he could see his last two siblings coming home from overseas. His eyes large in deep sockets of a skeleton haunted me for months. He passed away the morning after seeing us. I held his hand in mine and witnessed his brief final painful departure, desperately crying trying in vain to keep him alive with us. The night I returned to America, I dreamed of him, beaming, telling me,” They had found a cure for me, sis.” I’m happy for 42 million people who will restore hope that the cure has come. I’m happy for million children and families who will not lose their loved ones to AIDS. I just wish my brother had also lived to see this day. I just wish he was around, singing his love songs playing the *********** Helen DangTH is a Real guitar his dreamy eyes soft with emotions. I Estate Broker for Savvie and wish I had another chance to know and love a GSVACC member. Formerly my brother more. worked as an editor, teacher, With the year approaching its end, let’s translator, and business begin to love generously and express it manager for Jardine Pacific profusely. Life is too short to hold back your and Franklin Templeton. Write feelings, your dreams or aspiration. Life is to her at so fragile we need to treasure every single firstname.lastname@example.org. moment. Make it fun and make it worthwhile.
By David Koenig
The Infamy and Idiocy of December Besides 9/11/2001 and 11/22/1963, no 2 dates stand out more in American history and culture more than 12/07/41 and 12/08/80. These are, of course, the dates for the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor and the assassination of John Lennon. Most senior citizens can probably tell you where they were or what they were doing on those dates in 1941 and 1963. The same holds true with baby boomers for 1980 and 2001 but these 2 days will contain stories of remembrance and loss and while I was not born in 1941, I vividly remember 1980. I don’t think I truly appreciated John Lennon as a solo artist until he released Double Fantasy in 1980 only to have him tragically killed by Mark David Chapman 2 months later. I remember sitting there watching Monday Night Football and having Howard Cosell utter the following in the final moments of the game, “An unspeakable tragedy confirmed to us by ABC News in New York City: John Lennon, outside of his apartment building on the West Side of New York City, the most famous, perhaps, of all of The Beatles, shot twice in the back, rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, dead on arrival.” John had actually been shot 4 times but that was immaterial at the time. He was dead and any chance of the Beatles ever getting back together for even a single performance was now gone. John left a professional legacy of musical achievement and personal legacy strife with grudges, infidelity and controversy. He was both loved and loathed by *********** millions but the bottom line is he For more commentaries by Mr. Koenig, died WAY too soon. Just as the please go to http://kongsklassroom. infamy of December 7th lives with wordpress.com You can email us today, so too does the idiocy email@example.com for any of December 8th…..just Imagine responses. what could have been…
By Michael L. Hanks
Asset protection means titling your assets in a way that protects them from creditor claims. Most people enjoy “automatic” asset protection of the homestead value of their home (basically $75,000 over and above the amount of secured debt) and their IRA’s and pension plans (private plans are automatically exempt from creditors up to the amount reasonably necessary for the owner’s support in retirement). Rental and investment real estate should generally be owned in a limited liability company, which provides “charging order” protection against a creditor taking control of the property. This is a *********** big advantage over owning the property in an S Michael Hanks: corporation, whose shares can be executed against firstname.lastname@example.org just like any other asset. If you are concerned with *********** asset protection, contact a qualified attorney.
By Brett Owens
The Importance of Focus in the Digital Era
Getting through your to-do list faster isn’t what time management is actually about – at least not anymore. After all, this is the digital era, baby! Rather than managing our existing allocation of time as if it was finite, we need to find ways to make our share of time larger, preferably by a multiple of two or more. Forget the modest notion of merely getting things done. We need to do better, and we can if we employ some «radical» strategies. What you really need to do is to look at everything on your list, pick the singlemost important thing, and then work on it, uninterrupted, until it’s completed. The uninterrupted part is the toughest, by far. While it’s easy and tempting to check your e-mail, answer the phone, respond to an instant message, or click over to a Web site, if you can eliminate the interruptions, you’ll boost your productivity significantly and be able to work the same or even fewer hours. No, you’re not squeezing thirty hours into a twenty-four-hour day. Instead, you’re making sure two things happen: First, you›re working on the single-most important task at hand – not the most urgent task or the easiest one – the most important one. Don›t mistake this for putting out the biggest fire – emergencies are one thing, getting your most important task done is another. The 80/20 rule tells us that 80 percent of our results will come from 20 percent of our input. By picking the single-most important task to work on, we›re making sure that this action falls within the critical 20 percent. Second, by focusing 100 percent of our energies on the single-most important item, we›ll accomplish it much faster than we would›ve if we›d allowed ourselves to be distracted by interruptions, or worse, tried to multitask and complete two or *********** three items at once. To find Chrometa’s time Interruptions are the real killer. It›s amazing management app at how fast you can get something done, if that›s www.chrometa.com. the only thing you do. Sign up at: http://app.chrometa.com
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The Girl of Gloom and the Black Sea Mermaid (Part One of Five Part Short Story [Keep these pages])
A frigid winter had come to Moode Harbor; a listless breath of fog over the dark surface of a static sea. Moode Harbor was located on a coastal hillside that led to a long wall of cliffs. The harbor had once been a diminishing city of fishermen and traders years ago before being corroded by the sea. The Black Sea was the well known realm of the mermaids. This much the sullen girl knew. She knew it to be the unrealistic beliefs of troubled sailors and the rants of other twisted and tormented souls who once lived in that crestfallen fisher’s city. The raven haired girl was staying with the old lady on the flattened peak of a lonely sea stack offshore from
Moode Harbor. The tall house had an exterior partially covered in dead climbing hydrangeas. On a stone sign at the foot of the steps of the walk-way was the name of the estate. Hydrangea Bloom. But from the weather of time the only legible letters left were g….loom. Gloom. The girl sat every morning at the aircraft port waiting for the dirigible to arrive. The old lady told her many times: “It will come when it’s needed”. To avoid the heaviness of her dismal reality in Gloom, the girl would visit the dusty library. The girl had read a thick book about the Black Sea and enjoyed the section about myths of serpents and mermaids in the depths. From one of these cumbersome books, she learned
this island had once been connected to the harbor through a sea bar before the waters turned black and the coastal life all but dilapidated and died away. When fetid books became tiresome, the girl would visit the meadow in depth of the barren woods and the white crane that lived there. Hopefully today she would find him. The girl saw a flash of white and she hurried over to the meadow. “You really can’t take a moment without me” said the crane. The girl smiled “Nope”. As usual their chat was brief, and the crane had gone. With nothing to do, the girl trudged back slowly to Gloom. by Kelsey Suan, Student at Sacramento State University
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Xavier Buckner is a 7-year-old who is playing tackle football for the first time due to a pilot program offered by Playmakers Mentoring Foundation. Not only is Xavier playing football, his grades are improving, thanks to a unique mentoring plan created by former pro and high school football coach, Greg Roeszler, Executive Director of Playmakers. Each day some 20+ kids, ages 7-14, gather for practice that begins with 45 minutes of structured academic tutoring, supervised by high school student/ athletes who volunteer to tutor and mentor. Roeszler believes that peer to peer mentoring is vital in the growth and teaching of values and character. It is part of the Playmakers value of “paying it forward.” This program serves to alleviate the problem of fatherless kids in the community. Roeszler says statistics show that 2 out of 5 kids in our country live in a home without their biological father. In our area, it is well over 50%. The program is made possible due to the help of Cordova Recreation and Park District, which hosts the mentoring and coaching Monday through Friday at Riverview Elementary School, Rancho Cordova. Businesses have also embraced the program by offering employment training and interview prep to unemployed parents of these kids. Local adult vocational schools, like Tech Skills of California, have provided resources that assist the entire family. For more information on how your child can participate in this program, contact Coach Roz at 916-220-1284. If you’re interested in helping sponsor Playmakers Mentoring Foundation email: email@example.com .
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Take Back Your Life
By Dan F. Deshong
Loving One Another I guess this is the time of year when we throw off our callous, cynical and hatred ways and act like we love one another. I love the Christmas season and all that goes with it. My childhood was full of wonder and excitement. This isn’t true for everyone. This is a very tough time for a lot of people either due to family, finance or a belief system that interferes with truly being free to just love. It’s amazing how our heritage, environment and upbringing shape our belief system. I remember our pastor once told me that we don’t have to like everyone but we do need to love everyone. We’re all still trying to pull that one off. We have come so far in technology and left the most important human trait on the door step, “Loving our fellow man.” When was the last time you really loved someone? What did it look like? Was it a duty, an obligation that was expected or a resentful habit? Did you expect something in return? People are somewhat like animals; they can tell when you don’t love them. I would submit to you that to really love someone, it will take sacrifice. It must cost you something for it to be worthy. Not always money, time or action but certainly an act that takes you out of your comfort zone and places the other’s interest ahead of yours. Of all the times in our country when we need to most love we are out shooting, protesting and running scared for our very existence. Billy Graham’s daughter wrote that we have pushed God out of our country, schools, government, marketplace and community and even our homes. So what are we left with? It surely isn’t love for one another. This is an individual, moral choice to love others. t can’t be legislated, enforced or made to be abided by. It comes from your heart. Someone recently said they wished God would tell them what He wants for their life. My reply was simple. Read the book. The Bible is very clear as to what we are to do: “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like unto it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’ “. *********** (Matthew 22:37-39). Dr. Dan has a passion for helping If you feel offended by my others. His mission statement of life is comments, would you try to love me to please God, serve others and live anyway? abundantly. Wellness master, author, I hope you had a Merry Christmas teacher with 35 years of experience. and the beginning of a Happy New firstname.lastname@example.org Year.
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/CA - The Voice of Small Business
A Challenge for Small Business in 2012
John Kabateck By Manuel Cosme Jr. NFIB/CA Leadership Council Chair
With all the demonstrations and social unrest from the Tax Enough Already (TEA) Party and the Wall Street Occupy participants, we should expect a political firestorm in election year 2012. Everyone is posturing themselves to be recognized and represented at all levels of government. We as small business owners should be no different. Fortunately, we have an incredible opportunity because everyone recognizes us as the job creators. We are the favored group of America’s business sector. However, to capitalize on it we must get engaged to secure our future because if “we’re not at the table, we’re on the menu”. It’s that simple! We must also speak to our business associates and neighbors and invite them to participate. Too many business owners tune out the political rhetoric, but ignoring it does not help to encourage pro-business legislation and/or defeat intrusive anti-business legislation. Manuel Cosme Jr. Dare to be bold! If there’s a political event, attend NFIB/CA Leadership it. If you can’t attend it, contribute to it. But to ignore Council Chair it will place small businesses on the menu. That will be catastrophic to the entire state. As it *********** is, our state legislators have been put NFIB is the nation’s leading small business on notice by California’s citizens to association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. NFIB gives small improve our economy. And many and independent business owners a voice in business leaders have campaigned shaping the public policy issues that affect for regulatory reform – or else! The their business. NFIB’s mission is to promote ‘or else’ is that many long established and protect the right of our members to own, businesses have and are considering to operate and grow their businesses. More either downsize considerably, close their information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom. doors, or move to other states – most notably, Texas. *********** Finally, all efforts must manifest itself into the voting booth. Electing pro-business candidates is crucial to our future. We live the American Dream…Let’s help encourage others to live it too!
Rancho Cordova Swears in New Mayor and Vice Mayor Dr. David Sander and Linda Budge were sworn in as Mayor and Vice Mayor, respectively, at the Rancho Cordova City Council meeting on Monday, December 19th. Both have been members of the City Council since
Rancho Cordova incorporated in 2003. Mayor Sander was sworn in by his wife, Dr. Margaret Parsons, with their six-year-old son, Charles, holding the family Bible. Vice Mayor Budge’s special guests were her husband, Lee
Garrison, and her 90-year-old mother, Norma Niblett from Tucson, AZ. Serving his second term as Mayor, Sander said that he wants to keep moving forward on Growing Strong Neighborhood goals with a special focus
on economic development efforts and citizen engagement with community meetings, projects, walks, and other activities.
New Mayor David Sander being sworn in by his wife Dr. Margaret Parsons, their six-year-old son, Charles, holding the family Bible.
Chuck Norman, Savina D’Souza, and City Council Member Ken Cooley
Savina D’Souza, Past Mayor Robert McGarvey, and Chuck Norman enjoy the reception in the lobby after swearing in
New Vice Mayor Linda Budge being sworn in by Lee Garrison, her mother at City Hall.
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Alliance Christmas Mixer at Raddison Hotel
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Esteban Rayes, Mayor Carmichael; and Kevin Johnson, Mayor Sacramento
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Day of Inclusion December 17th at Rotunda of State Capitol Sarah Cook, Alejandro Reyes, Karen Teague; There were close to 250 people there. I met business owners, entrepreneurs, & Sac State Students all connecting & networking. I met two people I’m helping in the media. In turn we will collaborate on a possible new business concept.
Toy Donation Edgar Calderon, Savina D’Souza, Chuck Norman
Savina D’Souza, Assemblymember Mike Eng, Chuck Norman
Adrian Perez, Oorice Mabry, Gary Stalick, Coach Roz; Discussing how to help boys learn to be great citizens and give back to the community through football and academics.
Ron Adams, Scott Freeborn, Coach Roz
Susan owner of Mind Over Matter Toys at: 315 E. Bidwell St. in Folsom near the DMV. She was generous and donated two toys to the Folsom Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive. She had Gary and Steven Stalick of the FOLSOM Community Newspaper deliver them.
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Foto News After Party for Kevin Johnson
Magic Johnson, after being inducted into the California Museum, shares his support for Kevin Johnson
Open House Reception at Folsom Dental
Governor Jerry Brown in Center made a statement, “If you need any money, don’t call me. Because I don’t have any.”
Emmanuel Kandkhorov, D.D.S.
Folsom Chamber Holiday Mixer
Sharon Gerber and Rob Scherer
Magic Johnson and Gary Stalick
Steven Stalick of FOLSOM Community Newspaper and Bob Ehbert of Dan Lungren’s office.
Eagle Scout Congratulations to Kelby Edward Knox for reaching Boy Scouting’s highest rank - Eagle Scout. Kelby started his scouting career as a Tiger Scout in 1999 in Gold River’s Pack 281. After completing Cub Scouting’s highest honor, the Arrow of Light, Kelby joined Gold River’s Troop 281 in 2004 with much of his den, remaining with the Troop for the balance of his Scouting career. Troop 281 is a strong troop with 16 Eagle Scouts previously. Although participation waned for a few years, a new group of active adults and Scouts reinvigorated the Troop two years ago and all systems are go. Under current Scoutmaster Burt Troop 281 Eagle Scouts, Joey Chakrabory, Bryan Wall, Kelby Peterson’s guidance and with District Knox, Ian Knox, Kenneth Valls, Photo by Rich Baum Eagle Scout Coordinator Don Benning’s assistance Kelby completed the Eagle over a creek at his high school. The bridge had to Scout requirements this year. He is the first of many Eagle Scouts to come from the re- be strong enough to allow vehicular traffic to cross from the farm to the school. Kelby supervised many energized Troop 281. Kelby’s Eagle project entailed building a bridge students and adults. He also oversaw the use of heavy construction equipment. A total of 50 man hours was involved in the project’s completion. Kelby is the youngest son of Barbara and Stephen Knox of Gold River. His brother Ian, also an Eagle Scout from Troop 281, is a senior at the University of California, Davis. Kelby is a sophomore at American River College, and plans on an advanced degree in psychology. Boys in grades 6-12 are eligible to join Boy Scouts. The next Troop Open House will be held January 17th at GRDC. Visit www.Troop281. net or contact Scoutmaster Burt Peterson at 852-9333 or Troop281@ vikingbridges.com for more details.
Steven and Gary Stalick of FOLSOM Community Newspaper deliver toys for toy drive at Folsom Chamber office.
Conversation Overheard by Liz at Local Coffee Shop
Huldah Thomas, Vamba Freeman, Liz Rizzo-Dubois & Buddy the dog. Huldah and Vamba are new media owners of Africa Social, and Liz is a writer for the San Francisco Examiner.
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Gold River Salvation Army Fundraiser
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary hosted the seventh annual Helping Handbags luncheon and auction. More than 200 items were offered during the event’s live and silent auctions, including designer handbags, gently-used purses, donated gift certificates, and items given by local businesses. Some notable items auctioned off at Helping Handbags included: Valentino, Coach, and Michael Kors. A handbag donated by singer Linda Ronstandt was also included in the auction. Proceeds from Helping Handbags will go toward Salvation Army’s programs for women and children in the Sacramento area. • We raised more than $75,000. Photos by Tia Gemmell, Political & Event Photographer. 920-2903
Elizabeth Dodson, Tina Brummel
Andrea Hill, Dale DiGirolamo
Dr. Beth Blackely, Kaye Blakely
Mary Louise Klein, Judy Payne Sirois
Syndee Hendriks, Women’s Auxiliary member Nancy McGagin retired Raley’s corporate consumer affairs manager and community volunteer. Mayor Colleen Riley, Salvaton Army divisional director of Women’s Ministries.
Diane Priest, Cathi Ruff
Laurel Speier, Women’s Auxillary member and Chair of event Syndee Hendriks, Women’s Auxiliary member
Boy Scout Troop 281 - Open House
Come see our Troop and how Scouting can be full of fun and adventure! All boys age 10 and over and Cub Scouts of Webelos rank are invited to an evening of in and outdoor activity. Parent’s questions answered, photo slideshow presentation and refreshments will be served. Photos by Rich Baum Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 2200 Roaring Camp Dr., Multipurpose room, Gold River Discovery Center, 7:00 8:30 pm
Troop 281 Boy Scouts demonstrate fire building and safety
Troop 281 visits the Sacramento Valley Shooting Club Kelby Knox at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Photos by Rich Baum
Daniel Schneid leads Troop 281
Troop 281 hiking at Sugar Pine Point / Lake Tahoe National Forest
Eagle Scout Kelby Knox receives an award at his Court of Honor
Troop 281 visits the Sacramento Valley Shooting Club
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