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Volume 10, Issue 10 October 2011

eNewspaper Men Who Love To Sing

Men of all ages who like to sing are invited to the Sacramento Capitolaires meeting on Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m., at the Pilgrim Hall of the Sierra-Arden United Church of Christ, 890 Morse Ave, Sacramento. (At Northrup Ave., West of Watt Ave.) Guests are encouraged to join in singing music in 4-part harmony. They are now practicing Christmas music, in preparation for our Holiday Show and Caroling in the Capitol Rotunda. You may participate, with no cost or obligation to become a member. “You don’t have to have a terrific voice or even know how to read music,” said Chapter President Steve Allison. “The only requirement is that you enjoy singing, fun, and fellowship. And this is a great hobby for fathers and sons to share. We want men to enjoy the thrill of making a chord ring, and that takes more than just some talent. It takes a positive attitude and desire.” Richard Spies from Gold River is a member. Can you find him in the picture? The Capitolaires are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, with more than 30,000 members in North America. They were formed in 1946 and are a non-profit organization, supported in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and the City and County of Sacramento. For more information, call Joe Samora at 916- 631-9848. www.

Sacramento Capitolaries, Men who love to sing

Youth Entrepreneurs at Farmers Market The best way to learn is by doing Marie and Don Hall are doing just that. Their nonprofit organization is teaching teenagers how to work, and more. BeMoneySmartUSA has a mission to equip and empower youth by giving them the opportunity to participate in educational programs that teach vital financial, business, and entrepreneurship skills to forster the future economic well-being of young people from all social, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I visited one of their Certified Farmers Market behind the Sunrise Mall. The kids were digging in and doing a great job working. Marie and Don were constantly being asked what to do. These two people really care about teaching our children entrepreneurship. That includes all the phases of business. Go to the Farmers Market this Saturday behind the Sunrise Mall. It’s a great experience.

It is projected that by 2015, there will be 3 billion people under the age of 25 worldwide, a group that is three times more likely to be unemployed than any other. Youth entrepreneurship presents one solution to youth unemployment, and addresses the need for wider economic opportunities in communities and countries. The BeMoneySmartTeens courses teach teens how to convert their hobbies, skills, and interests into money-making ventures while learning basic money principles, that can translate to wealth creation! BeMoneySmartUSA offers courses, workshops, books, curriculum, and customized programs during school, after school, on weekends, and in the summer. If you want to know more about the great work this family is doing you can go to their website: www.

Marie and Don Hall, Founders of BeMoneySmartUSA, look for them in the red shirts.

Austin Hall (the son is developing a Farmers Market where he is going to college), Marie Hall, and Don Hall

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By David Koenig

The Shared Prosperity Plan of 2011 The President and most Democrats have plastered the airwaves lately with all of this nonsense of “sharing the burden”, “shared prosperity” and “shared sacrifice” so in keeping with their way of thinking; I have come up with a plan of my own: • All straight-A students in High School and College will have their gradepoint averages dropped by an entire point to share with the students with lower averages. • All sporting events will end in a tie no matter what the score • All Hollywood celebrities and Music industry stars will give half of their profits to those actors that can’t act or bands that can’t sing or play well or just suck. • All employees will be given the same pay no matter what your experience level or work performance is. • All people with a net-worth over $500K will give ½ of that money to people on welfare or below the poverty level so we can all be prosperous.

By Kay Burton

Cat with Ten Lives

The Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs of “Good Boy” the Cat The determined little cat dragged his broken body over the hot asphalt between the meat packing plant and an abandoned lumber yard, in an industrial area of Sacramento. Just moments before he had been hit by two cars while trying to cross a busy street. A plant worker witnessed the accident and watched the little cat get hit by a car and flip up in the air and then get hit by a second car. The wounded little cat limped off toward the plant. The plant worker thought this cat’s ninth life was surely near its end. Somehow the little cat survived and made the two yards his home for at least another two years. Life on the streets is difficult for a lone animal. Evidence suggests this plucky little cat had been living between the two yards prior to his near-fatal escape. It also suggests that he never had a real home because of the terrible condition he was in. People were afraid to approach this dirty, mangy-looking cat. Now he was left licking his wounds & fractured hip all alone. His teeth were badly infected; he had drool hanging off the sides of his mouth, and his once beautiful yellow-green eyes weeped due to a chronic eye infection. He survived by eating dirt to get at the insects for protein & scrounged in the meat plant’s dumpster when people who pitied the poor cat weren’t throwing him scraps. On July 18, 2009 Ed & Kasey Jones brought this injured animal home and got him the medical attention he needed. Although he still has medical problems due to his prior environment, he has had the best the world could offer him and more love than he could have ever wanted and *********** is thriving. Now the only discoloration Kay Burton is a longtime columnist on his once-yellowed fur is the kisses and supporter of the SSPCA and he gets from his owners. Kasey is other rescue groups. To share your currently writing a book entitled “You family pet story with our readers, Don’t Have to Eat Dirt Anymore” on email: their experiences and will announce its *********** publication date when it is completed.

• All people with more than one car or owning any car worth more than $50K will give their extra cars to those who don’t have cars.

*********** • All politicians will give up their For more commentaries by Mr. Koenig, lavish pensions and health-care please go to http://kongsklassroom. benefits and go on Social Security You can email and Obama-care like the rest of for any America. responses. And finally in keeping *********** with the plan, all Republicans will donate ½ of their brain to the Democrats in an effort to share their wealth of knowledge with those less fortunate….after all, a mind IS a terrible thing to waste.

Community Foodie

By Alona

The Chowder Coast Bringing our boat along the Washington/Oregon/California coast is the last step of our adventure. Since the sea and I have problems with motion sickness – I land cruise – following along on Hwy. 101. This time it was my goal to explore the chowder houses along the Oregon coast. This was a plan for the trip and to satisfy my ever ready appetite for clam chowder. Seaside, Oregon was the first stop and Norma’s Ocean Diner the objective. It has all kinds of accolades, but the one that persuaded this try was its listing in “500 Places To Eat Before you Die”. It is located just off the Boardwalk and tourist casual. The menu describes its “world famous chowder” as creamy, loaded with clams and potatoes with NO pork. It was just that. Five stars in my book. The next stop was Newport and the original Mo’s Restaurant. They have been here for fifty years and a must for many when on the coast. It is family friendly. Once again the menu defines their “famous chowder” as creamy, loaded with clams and highlighted with chunks of bacon. It had a smoky flavor from the bacon that I really enjoyed. Five star rating. Bandon Bill’s Seafood Grill in Bandon was my off the wall choice. It was two miles from the highway near my hotel. It seemed that most of the guests where local folk that knew where they wanted to dine. There was a brief description of the chowder on the menu, but no claims to fame. This chowder was not as thick, but just as rich in flavor with clams, bacon and diced red potatoes which are my *********** favorite. Once again – five stars. Alona’s hobby is food and all that it It is always a wonder to travel the brings.  This has resulted in writing Oregon coast with all of its beauty. It articles, travels and great times. was an added pleasure to make this tour *********** highlighted by chowder choices.

Moments of Happiness

By Gary Stalick

I Don’t Know Anyone at this Event I went to an event on Friday evening. I didn’t know anyone there, except Tia, who takes photos of everybody. I go to a lot of events because of her. This was a fund raiser for the San Juan Unified School District. It was held at Arden Hills Country Club, honoring alumni from the school district. I purchased a string of raffle tickets, and mingling with people I didn’t know. This was about a two hour period during which there was a silent auction with many items up for bid. The silent auction was going on while everyone mingled. Many people knew each other. At the end of the silent auction we went to take our seats at their assigned tables. The tables were nicely set up with white linen table cloths, a couple of bottles of wine at each table (one red and one white). I was very fortunate to sit with a group of very gracious people. They all knew each other and shared a little bit of their back ground. Not pretentious, just well rounded intelligent action oriented people. I was lucky to meet them. Prior to me sitting down at the dinner table I was leaning with my back against the bar as I watched everyone get situated. I was observing the room full of people I didn’t know. Then a person on my left said she looks at and reads my ONE Community eNewspaper every month. She reminded me of where we met, and told me she enjoys getting the eNewspaper each month. Wow, that comment made me feel good. She’s a teacher in the San Juan School District. How nice of her to make an effort to say she looks through the eNewspaper when she receives it. I email thousands of people; some people are too busy to click the link. Although there are thousands of *********** people clicking the link and see the added Gary Stalick is a Small Photo Center. There are many great real business entrepreneur. He people photos in the eNewspaper. enjoys helping people. I must say thanks to Cindy for taking a step to say hi and remind me of where we met. That was a moment of happiness.


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Act Right

By Charlie Holliday

Take Back Your Life

By Dan F. Deshong

About “The Character”

A while back I attended a workshop at the voice production studios of my good friend Ray Nakamoto, which was not only interesting but a lot of fun. One of the things I found most interesting was that both of the presenters, Stan Lemquil, Sacramento’s Legendary Impressionist and Human Sound Effects Machine and Guinness Book of Record’s “ Loudest Man in the World!”, and cartoonist Larry Scholl, whose credits include Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, Cinderella II & III,The Lion King II, Mouse Works, Pocahontas II, Winnie the Pooh and Springtime with Roo, The Little Mermaid II, Robot Chicken and many more, emphasized how important it was to build a specific character.  That’s what will bring the voice you choose to life!  I realized that it doesn’t matter whether you’re doing a cartoon voice, a commercial, a television show, a motion picture, or working on a live stage, it’s still all about the character.  At Media Casting Group when we call people in for an audition, we aren’t looking for an actor, we’re looking for someone who can bring us the character.  That’s why I spend time in all my classes emphasizing character building.  I teach what I call “Charlie’s Big Five.”  That’s five questions you need to ask yourself as you begin to prepare for the addition.  You also use those five questions as you flesh out the character for your performance. We’ll talk about the first one today, and cover the other four in future newsletters. The first question to ask yourself about your character is:  “Who am I?”  “I” being the character.  From the moment I get a script is not about what happens to “him” but what happens to me.  It’s not about “them” but about us; not what “they” do, but what we do.  In other words, you need to personalize it.  If I step on his or her foot who cares?  If I step on your foot, you feel it.  So begin to think of the character in first person terms.  In the next column will go into the “Who Am I” in more depth.


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The Donkey

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive. *********** Dr. Dan has a passion for helping 2. Free your mind from worries - Pray others. His mission statement of life is instead to please God, serve others and live 3. Live simply and appreciate what you abundantly. Wellness master, author, have. teacher with 35 years of experience. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less



By David Granzella

Do You Feel Ignorant?

You don’t need to know everything about Real Estate to invest in it. Investors often team up with each other to take advantage of one another’s strong points – there’s a lot that can go into a deal that makes money!  While the combinations of skills can be endless, in general you only really need three basic components; Leadership (or the ability to create and execute a deal with a seller), knowledge and capability to rehab, and access to money.  Now, if you have all three of these I don’t know why you’re still reading and not out making some serious cash!  However, most people lack some or all of these important components – and if you want to get in the game you need to acquire them yourself, or you need to team up with others who have them. So if you’re a contractor, get out there and find someone with money who wants help investing it and a seasoned investor who can help find deals with you.  Or, if you lack all three important components, try *********** tagging along with investor teams who David Granzella started NORCALREIA, are currently making deals happen Sacramento’s largest investment club in (hint; you can find them at your local 2004. They provide quality education for REIA.)  We can always use another hammer, and seeing how all the moving the newbie or old timers in this changing Real Estate market. For more info go to parts come together can go a long way towards giving you the confidence to go out and put a team together yourself! ***********

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Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the art of dressing up your website so that Google looks favorably upon it. A high ranking by Google could be a source of free leads – potentially a lot of free leads. And who would argue with that? Say you are a CPA based out of Sacramento, CA focused on helping small businesses. Wouldn’t it be cool if, when somebody searched for “Sacramento Small Business CPA”, your website came up on the front page of Google? Here are 3 steps to get started: 1. Pick one search phrase that you want to be known for. Just one. And you want to be specific, but not ultra specific. For example – the term “CPA” is too general. But don’t go as far as “Sacramento Small Business CPA Who’s An All Around Good Guy.” While it may be true, the volume of searches is likely to be pretty low. Something like “Sacramento Small Business CPA” is probably about right. 2. Match up the “title tag” of your webpage to this term. What’s the title tag? That’s the text on the very top of the webpage – above the URL line. Today, your site’s title tag might be something like “Home”, or maybe the name of your firm. You should change this. Why? Because Google already knows the name of your firm – it’s smart. What it may not know – and hence what you want to drill into it – is that you are a “Sacramento Small Business CPA.” 3. Ideally, match up your domain as well. If your title tag read “Sacramento Small Business CPA”, and your URL was http://www.sacramentosmallbusinesscpa. com/, I would really like your odds with Google for this search phrase. At that point, you’d almost force its hand into listing you *********** high for that phrase – no matter what else is on To find Chrometa’s time your site! management app at These steps are a great start. If you do nothing else but these three things, you’ll be Sign up at: ahead of 95% of other firms out there! ***********

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Prism of Living

By Helen Dang

Art and De Young

As part of my birthday celebration this year, I came to see the Picasso show in San Francisco De Young Museum. This extraordinary exhibition is probably once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Californians to experience such a great volume of creativity by a genius widely acknowledged as the most important and influential artist of the 20th century. The show offered me such a memorable visual feast and personal immersion into the world of Picasso a prolific artist. I deeply admire his paintings but it was his sculptures that totally awed me! I was lucky to be with a Japanese docent who shed incredible insights into the “back stage” of Picasso’s world. His lovers as portrayed in his works came to life in her narrative and I can understand how his feelings for them helped him produce masterpieces. Picasso’s artistic gifts already developed since he was a teenager, but it struck me that his works as a young man look much older than those created when he was in his 80’s, even in his 90’s before he passed away. The exuding vitality, passion and child-like quality in his works appear to defy his age. Art has definitely kept him young at heart. I believe art can benefit each of us profoundly. We don’t necessarily have to create art like Picasso to stay young. Having a good appreciation of art helps us see things so differently. As art is about beauty, it opens our vision to discover the beauty of our reality even in mundane objects, and uncover it when it’s hidden. That sense of discovery brings us joy like a child as she learns to discover the world *********** when growing up. Helen Dang TH is a real estate Bring art into your life and nurture that advisor working for Home Shop child-like joy in your heart. It will sing you Realty and R-Mac Associates songs to celebrate life and will help you cope Inc. She used to work for with the reality even when it’s harsh at times. an investment company and Art makes life become more beautiful. It’s a multi-national British an important part of our civilization for us to conglomerate. A former editor enjoy and support. Keep it alive and it will and translator preserve the youngness in you and our world. ***********

Ask Betty

By Betty Vosters-Kemp

Dear Betty, I just loved your column last month. You recommended that we give up ‘being right’ and try on ‘being kind’. Well, I The Hearing Lady took the challenge and what a challenge it has been! The “being kind” thing has really helped me see people with much less judgment but here’s the problem. I am feeling crazy. My negative self talk is running wild. What do you recommend? Feeling Crazy in Argonaut Village Dear Feeling Crazy, Congratulations for taking on the challenge of being kind. When we take on a new thought or behavior, the ego or identity part of our humanity goes crazy. The identity is interested in keeping things status quo. What you are noticing is that the chatter in your head has escalated. If you’re asking what chatter in my head, well, that’s the chatter! Just stop and notice what you are thinking or saying to yourself. I like to call those thoughts or voices “the ladies in the attic”! They just natter away, giving their opinions all day long if I let them especially if I am changing something about myself. They rarely have anything positive to say to me. When I notice them, I have learned to say, “thank you for your input, now shut up.” Or I simply say to myself, “stop that thought” and think something different. Or better yet, *********** let my mind go blank. Betty Vosters-Kemp (The Hearing We, human beings, are thinking Lady), is an expert in the art of machines. In Western culture, we are communication, hearing and listening, just beginning to incorporate daily and co-owner of Avalon Hearing. practices of quieting the mind. You may Send your want to take up some form of quieting questions to the mind. In the meantime, be aware of your negative thoughts and then, stop the thought! Keep up the good work…I *********** mean good thoughts!

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By Adrian Perez

SB 469 is an unwanted job killer The California state legislature (the Democratic Party) sent 600 pieces of legislation to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration to become laws. None were specifically written to address the state’s growing economic and unemployment problems, but many were designed to assist employee unions expand their base. One such legislative bill is SB 469, or the “WalMart Bill” which requires that an economic and community impact report be conducted prior to a city or county issuing a building permit. It specifically applies to superstores of 90,000 square feet that use 10 percent or more for the sale of tax-exempt items like groceries, etc. Governor Brown should veto SB 469 because of its intent to punish big business for locating their business in California cities and counties. The punishment is the union’s way of getting back at companies like WalMart for having a non-union workforce. Unfortunately, the impact casts a much bigger net, which apparently is not a concern for the unions or the sponsor of SB 469, Senator Juan Vargas of San Diego. SB 469 is a prime example of what businesses have been screaming about when they say, “to save the economy, we need less government regulations.” However, the impact is much broader than just small businesses, SB 469 has an overreaching impact on the ability of cities and counties to determine what is best for their communities. The state legislature, which is primarily controlled by employee unions, is headed the wrong direction by allowing the passage of poorly written and meanintentioned legislation like SB 469. This body of lawmakers already enjoys a single-digit favorable rating and this rate, they will hit zero within a couple of years. It is distressing when especially *********** Democratic lawmakers tout that Adrian Perez, CEO/Publisher POP-9 th “California is the 8 largest economy in Communications the world.” Many of us remember when *********** it was number 5.

Successful Thinkers

By Darren Bocksnick

Strategies for Developing an Effective Team

The Performance Improvement Plan Proposal (PIPP) is a multi-faceted approach to exceeding any company’s objectives through breaking down overall goals into smaller, more manageable components. With the company’s objectives as the goal and the individual, employee contributions as the smaller components; success is not only reachable, it is measurable. PIPP is an effective system for accomplishing this. It is comprised of the stages below: I. Evaluate: Assess the strengths, weaknesses, personalities and core competencies of each member then adjust training methods accordingly to help empower them toward reaching their potential. II. Visualize: Determine a clear and decisive direction for the team then lay out a systematic plan to reach the team’s objectives. III. Organize: Implement tangible strategies for mastering the skill of multitasking to help bolster the team and the individual’s performance. IV. Lead: Draw from every available resource to make informed decisions about the best course of action but ultimately, lead the team by example and accept responsibility regardless of the outcome. V. Vocalize: Identify the problem areas and any corresponding solutions. Then be willing to become the voice of the company in communicating objectives and the voice of employees in expressing their concerns. VI. Execute: Put plans into action that keep the team’s momentum in forward motion, realizing that distractions may present themselves but success is always within reach. PIPP focuses on these strategic areas for helping teams and individual members evolve to the next level. 1) Decrease “Profit Leaks”: Implement individualized and team-wide sessions on how to systematically prevent cancellations based on the best practices of top performers. 2) Increasing Retention Percentages: In this area of focus, each member will learn how to properly position and convey the value of the services they are providing. 3) Time Management Techniques: Through effective time-saving strategies, team members will learn how to best plan their day for achieving optimal results. 4) Relationship Building Strategies:  Empathize with clients  Nurturing the relationship  Excelling in professionalism 5) Communication Principles: Mastering the art and skill of effective communication is extremely beneficial in every situation.  Mastering the skill of voice inflection/intonation.  Exercising the art of listening  Taking control of the conversation


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Picnic at Folsom Lake

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Dinner Fund Raiser for Hope Abides

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Helping Children

We attended the first annual Fundraising Dinner for Hope Abides. It was held at the Holiday Inn in Rancho Cordova on September 17th. Hope Abides is a U.S. based organization that provides help and hope to orphaned and destitute children in the Indian sub-continent.  Just as poverty, hunger and illiteracy are not limited by gender or religion; they will help children regardless of their gender or religious background and seek participation from all regardless of nationality or faith. They want to break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty by providing for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of these children. The objective is to develop independent, responsible members of society.

Some happy people at the Hope Abides Fundraiser Dinner. Please email me if you know the names of the people in this photo.

Founder of Hope Abides, Mr. & Mrs. Brent Adams

Small Business Movement I had coffee with Marty Keller at a local coffee shop in Gold River. Marty is the CEO of Small Business Revolution (SBR). In starting up a non-profit organization he’s had to deal with the many things any small business goes through. So when he connects with legislators, he can relate first hand. Marty wants to get California back in business. He told me there are about 3.5 Marty Keller at Coffee House million small businesses in California, and we don’t want to lose them. Many States are recruiting in California for our business leaders. Starting a small business takes people with guts enough to put their own money on the line. They want to develop a business and have a better life. He made mention, regulations have restricted many small businesses from hiring. There’s grave concern that people in government make decisions out of ignorance (the legislator has never owned a business) that affect small businesses in a negative way. We need a legislature that believes that the Business of California is Business. “This is a non-partisan effort that will focus on those districts where we think we have the greatest chance of electing a small business champion regardless of party. Our goal is to secure a working majority in both houses that will hit the ground running with practical and common sense reforms that will encourage business growth to accelerate.” Marty takes action. You can share your thought and innovations on how to spread the word and build the movement. You can call or email him. Phone: 1-888-313-7089, ext. 101, email:

A lot of Candles

George Wilbur Hageman celebrated his 100th birthday at Eskaton in Gold River. He was born September 11, 1911.

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What’s Cook’n with Mom Vegetable Soup (Non-Dairy) This delicious vegetable soup is hearty, nutritious and spicy. This vegetable soup recipe uses a non-dairy base for those who are lactose intolerant. When serving the vegetable soup into an individual bowl, cheese can be added for an enhanced flavor and texture if one’s diet allows for adding dairy. Ingredients: 2 tbs olive oil 1 sweet onion chopped 2 carrots sliced thinly 1 stalk celery sliced thinly 2 cups butternut squash chopped 2 fresh cloves garlic cut into small pieces 3 teaspoons tomato paste 32 ounces chicken or vegetable broth low-sodium 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes low-sodium 2 cups water cold 2 or more tbs. sugar depends on acid in tomatoes 3 tbs. kosher salt to personal taste 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes for personal taste 1/4 tsp. chili powder optional 1 tsp. tarragon dried 1 tsp. thyme dried 1 tsp. basil dried 1 tsp. oregano dried Step 1: Prep your vegetables. Heat the olive oil in large soup pot on medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir with a wooden spoon. Add some of the Kosher salt at this time. When onions look softer, add carrots, celery and garlic and continue to stir. Step 2: Add the butternut squash. If the vegetable mixture is too dry, add a bit more olive oil and keep stirring. Add the tomato paste and slowly add the chicken broth and keep stirring. Add the crushed tomatoes and the cold water. Add the dried herbs and Kosher salt to taste. Step 3: Once the vegetable soup has come to a rolling boil, turn down the heat to the lowest setting and stir. Be sure to keep tasting the soup and add sugar and salt to bring flavor to your liking. Cook the soup on low for about thirty minutes. Serve your vegetable soup with whole-grain chips or top with soup crackers. For those who want cheese, try Fontina or Gruyere.

Bean Dip

A simple recipe that you can whip up after a hard day. Cheap and easy standbys for busy weekday nights. Ingredients: 1 Can black beans 1 Can diced tomatoes 1 Can Corn 1 Red Pepper 1 Green Pepper 1 Onion 2 cloves garlic Cumin (any other spices you like) Lime Juice Shredded Cheese Step 1: Dice your peppers, onion and garlic, sweat over medium heat. Step 2: Add your corn, beans and tomatoes. Don’t bother to drain first, just dump it all in. Step 3: Spice to your liking. Step 4: Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes until heated through. Step 5: Add cheese to thicken, I used a hunk of cheddar I had in the fridge but feel free to use whatever strikes your fancy. Add a few teaspoons of lime juice. Step 6: I prefer Tostidos Gold for this because it’s a heavy bean dip. The beauty of this recipe is in it’s adaptability. Like corn but not red peppers? Then can the peppers and add more corn!

Papaya Pie

This is a refreshing and easy tropical papaya pie recipe that you have to try. If you have never had a papaya before, the fruit is deep orange in color with a soft texture and sweet taste. Papaya makes for a great addition to a pie not only for its taste, but because it is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Ingredients: 1 Papaya You want to pick out a ripe sweet papaya 1 cup condensed milk 3 cups cool whip 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 ready made pie crust Step 1: Cut the papaya open and scoop out the seeds and strings. Step 2: Use a large spoon to scrape the fruit out of the shell. Step 3: Blend the papaya fruit. Then, in a bow mix the lemon juice, condensed milk, papaya, and the whipped cream. Step 4: Pour the mixture into a graham cracker pie crust and smooth out the top. If you don’t have a pie crust you can Step 5: Freeze your papaya pie for 6 hours so it can set. Be sure to remove the papaya pie from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. The pie goes great with whip cream so be sure to add a dollop on top!

Pine Nut Cookies These are delicious butter cookies with pine nuts / pignoli. These are NOT Italian Pignoli cookies. This pignoli / pine nut cookie recipe makes pine nut cookies that are just slightly sweet, so if you’re not a fan of sugary cookies, you will like them. Instead of pine nuts you could use any nuts such as peanuts or almonds. You could also add a glaze, frosting, melted chocolate or icing. It’s a very versatile butter cookie.  Pine nuts go rancid very quickly so be sure to use them shortly after purchase. Also, try to purchase pine nuts that are NOT of the Chinese variety, as they may cause a long lasting bitter metallic taste known as “Pine Mouth”. Ingredients: 1 large egg white beaten lightly 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp kosher salt 3 large egg yolks 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1 cup pine nuts / Pignoli 1/2 cup sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter at toom temperature 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Step 1: Add the flour and salt to a medium sized bowl and whisk together. Step 2: Get a large bowl and put in the butter and sugar. Step 3: Beat together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Step 4: Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and egg yolks. Do not add any egg white! Step 5: Beat it all together. Step 6: Add the flour mixture slowly while mixing. Once the flour is all incorporated, stop mixing. Step 7: Put a lightly beaten egg white into a small bowl and put your pine nuts in another bowl. Make 1” balls of dough (about 1 heaping tbsp) and dunk the top and roll the sides of the dough balls into the egg white. Leave what will be the bottom of the balls free of egg white as you do not want the pine nuts to stick to the bottom. Then roll the top and the sides of the dough balls in the pine nuts. Step 8: Put the dough balls onto sheets of parchment paper spaced 2” apart with the pine nut side facing up. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 18 minutes, or until the pine nuts are getting golden brown and the pine nut cookie edges are lightly golden.

Water Company Blues

A local resident wrote in. “We can’t afford to live here.” They get that feeling when recently receiving their first metered water bill from Golden State Water Company (GSWC). The instillation of water meters was promoted as decreasing their water bill. Instead it’s doubled their water bill. Then they received a flier from GSWC notifying them that they were applying to California Public Utilities Commission for a 27.3% to 38.6% rate increase. Senior citizens and fixed income people can’t afford this. Nancy Turner appeared on Channel 10, Good Morning Sacramento to begin a grass roots effort to stop GSWC from gouging customers who were told the instillation of water meters would lower bills. Four cities have filed protests against the GSWC rate increase with the CPUC. They’d like to see this area step up to stop the rate increases. You can do your part and contact California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Let them know of your protest to the rate increases. You can mention Application No. 11-07-017 on all correspondence. Their address is: Public Advisor’s office, CPUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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Cindy Mock-Fong, Mother top left,Pharmacist at Kaiser Trevor Fong, Son, Kylie Fong, Daughter Albert Fong, Father System Analyst at Health Net Bib Number 55: Cathi Bitter from Lincoln CA Bib Number 58: Brendi Blankenfeld from Lincoln CA Bib Number 1115 Becca Brandi from Lincoln CA Bib Number 494 Diana Merrill from Lincoln CA “Between the 4 of us we have 15 children and hope to keep great Arts programs around for them to enjoy.” “We are a group of friends who run races together. We’ve run a few Ragnar Relays together where we started wearing the tutus. Our team is called “Tutu Fast”. We have a friend, Rachel Marie Baldree, who is a vocal artist and is associated with Roseville Theatre & Arts. We were running for her cause, to support the Roseville Arts.

Performer, Scott Beckner and Light Opera Board member “Scott Beckner, a Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento board member, poses at their interactive booth at this year’s Race for the Arts. Their upcoming production is “The Pirates of Penzance” in February, 2012.”

Mixing sports and arts, over 1,500 runners participated in the 14th Annual Race for the Arts on Saturday, August 27 at William Land Park, raising funds and awareness for the arts in California. Over 2,000 attendees and over 50 California arts organizations and schools were represented.

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Why and How this Newspaper was Started by Betty Vosters-Kemp, Neighbor, Business Owner, Columnist, Presenter

When I recently met Gary Stalick and asked why he started a community newspaper, I was deeply touched by his story. I suggested that he share this story with his readers. Long story, short, he asked if I would write the story…so here it is! On September 11, 2001 --- a day we will never forget --- Gary witnessed a life-altering, event on television as airplanes flew into and destroyed the twin towers in New York City . His reaction was, “Oh, no, this is my country. I have got to do something. I have got to step up and do something. But what?” A day later that something grew clearer. Gary walked outside and saw the American flag flying free on his neighbor’s home. He was both humbled and inspired. You see, his neighbors were originally from Iran, and knowing what great people they were, thought they might be scared His need to do something grew stronger. Gary now wanted to do something for the world, not just his country. He realized that he may not be able to do something for the entire world but

he could start to make a difference in the smaller world of his own community. What could he do? What would make a difference? A paper…a newspaper about our community…stories about people…the goodness of people…the inspirational stories that touch us all...the celebrations of life. That’s what he could do! And so, Gary’s vision of bringing people in our community, together, was born. Then, reality kicked in. He had no idea how to bring a community newspaper into existence. For nine months he read dozens of books, studied, and researched. He constantly had to override his fear and logic of doing something he did not know how to do. But his commitment to bring people together propelled him forward.  In August 2002, the first edition of the Gold River Community Newspaper was published. On the front page was a photo of his 16-year old daughter at the raising of the American flag at our own Gold River Community Center!

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In this interview, Gary said a provocative thing, “I miss front porches. Neighborhoods with people sitting out on their porches are conducive to people stopping, chatting and connecting for a few minutes.” One of the challenges with Gold River is that we have no porches. We automatically drive into our garages, close the door and disconnect ourselves from our local world. We turn on the news and get bombarded with all the problems in the big world. The irony is that stopping and talking with a neighbor or heaven forbid, a stranger walking by, actually has us connect at a basic level of our humanity… through conversation. Almost nine years later, sitting in Starbuck’s – a favorite connection place in Gold River– Gary finds himself getting re-inspired by what a small local paper can provide for people in our everdisconnected, isolated world. A community paper is a warm, friendly expression of the local world we live in. Although the strict CC&Rs of Gold River

would not allow us to build front porches on our houses, it occurs to me that the Gold River Community Newspaper is much like a front porch. Let’s start using it more in this simple and powerful way! Share your stories, big and small. You never know who you might touch or connect with in our community…in our world. Take that slogan of ‘think local’ to heart and then, put it into action. You may not start a newspaper but smile and say “good morning!” to the next stranger you pass on the trail. Wave thanks when another person stops their car and lets you cross in the parking lot. Leave your garage door open for a few minutes and chat with the next person walking by. That would make a positive difference for you, for another human being and for our community. You add to the goodness of life! Thank you, Gary, for your vision, your story, and your commitment to our community! Here’s to front porches and the Gold River Community Newspaper --- bringing us together! 

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