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36 Works of Public Art

22 Health & Wellness

8 Editor’s Note 8 Click 11 What’s Up 12 Get to Know – Gopal Kapur 14 FYI 18 Calendar 20 Shelf Life 32 Green Scene 48 Swag 50 Dine – Beermann’s 51 Restaurant Guide 52 Taste 62 Introducing 64 Outtakes 66 Tom’s Take

While our communities afford amazing galleries and the best in performing arts venues, the street is not the scene to miss. See a sampling of local public art and get the story behind each creation.

41 Wine & Dine

Feast your eyes on four local chefs’ recipes prepared using their favorite wines. Whether you need a new wine to try, a new recipe, or both, we’ve got your table covered.

5 Foods to Combat Aging

28 Our Kids Make Your Next Dinner Out a Success

30 Cause & Effect

National Teen Leadership Program

34 Home Design 7 Tips for a Healthy Home

54 Escape

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t’s time for a toast! This month we celebrate the harvest season and all that it reaps. Beautiful scenery surrounds and cool air moves in, making patio sitting while sipping a good red wine the perfect pastime. Even if you can’t make it out as often as you’d like to the fabulous wineries dotting our region, you can find some of the best vino our area produces, served right here in town at a myriad of both fine dining restaurants and casual eateries. For a taste of what I’m talking about, feast your eyes on Morgan Cásarez’s “Wine & Dine” featuring local chefs and their favorite wines…plus they share a recipe using their beloved bottle. I know it’s tempting to drink all the wine while you’re preparing dinner, but saving a swig or two for the main course is well worth the conservation effort. And besides, it’s reason enough to uncork another bottle. Since this issue wouldn’t be the same without giving you the word on the street in a corner of the art world, we feature just that: art on the street, or “works of public art,” as we like to call them. Sharon Penny sheds some light on these area creations that many of us pass by daily without knowing their significance. With the help of beautiful photography by Style Staff Photographer Dante Fontana and the ease of Penny’s storytelling, you’ll see the city from a new vantage point and broaden your artistic horizon. For a little art and wine out of town, follow the signs to Barbara L. Steinberg’s Escape highlighting Lake County, CA. This “fresh-air oasis” mesmerizes visitors with Mother Nature’s art that abounds, as well as great wine tasting and feasting on meals prepared with the fare of local farmers’ markets. But before you leave town, take note of Darren Elms’ “7 Tips for a Healthy Home,” in Home Design. Cleaning your air filters regularly (something we often forget), is just one of the multiple things you can do for a less toxic home. Another good read not to miss before going out with the kiddos – Janet Scherr’s “Happy Meal” in Our Kids gives parents some savvy strategies to make mealtime while dining out a more memorable (in a good way) experience. And before this busy month flies by, find more to see and do within the pages of What’s Up, FYI, and the Calendar! Until next month, awaken your passions and perhaps pick up a new one. — Desiree

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stylemg. com You Can Never Have Too Much Style wet your whistle It’s time to shake up your routine with 5 Deliciously Unique Cocktail Recipes! Impress your friends with the Tea Killer Mockingbird this holiday season.

SET SIGHTS ON MORE PUBLIC ART Make a day of exploring outdoor art (including the scenery) by visiting these 7 other public art installments located in surrounding communities.

LOVE WINE? Find yourself in techie…and foodie heaven with this month’s list of 10 Must-Have Apps for Wine Lovers. Check this one out: Thumbs Up Wine. This app finds wines that match your taste and budget, has immediate access to the best supermarket and warehouse store wines, helps you pair food with your wine, and much more.

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SEPTEMBER 2012 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Morgan Cásarez, Danielle Enns, Jamila B. Khan, Paris Ryan


Contributing Writers Pam Allen, Susan Belknap, Kristen Castillo, LeeAnn Dickson, Darren Elms, Amber Foster, Tom Mailey, Sharon Penny, Jacqueline Renfrow, Richard Righton, Janice Rosenthal Rock, Janet Scherr, Barbara L. Steinberg, Adam Taylor Art Direction George Kenton Design, 760.342.3611, Associate Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designer Aaron Roseli Graphic Design Intern Mercy Rosario Staff Photographer Dante Fontana

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September is Hunger Action Month

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Today 1 in 7 Placer County residents will go hungry.

Nearly 50,000 individuals living in Placer County struggle with hunger. September is Hunger Action Month. Take action in the fight against hunger. Attend a Placer Food Bank event to learn how.

FREE Hunger Action Month Events: Open House Family Volunteer Day Thursday, September 13 5:30-7:30 pm

Sunday, September 16 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tour the Food Bank Enjoy Music & Refreshments Learn about Volunteer Opportunities

Kid’s Activities Community Booths Volunteer Tasks for all ages

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he United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) recently awarded $82,500 in scholarships to 25 local college students at its 8th Annual UAIC Native American Scholarships Awards Dinner. The UAIC, who own and operate Thunder Valley Casino, began the Community Giving Program in 2004, and have since provided more than $8.6 million to area nonprofit organizations...Congratulations to Rocklin resident Phawnda Moore, a communication specialist in education, who received a 2012 NSPRA National School Communication Award for editing, designing and managing the production of her self-published book, Bridging the Achievement Gap: What Successful Educators and Parents Do. The book is currently available in paperback or a Kindle edition on’s Music in the Park Concert Series will continue with a show on September 16, featuring New Orleans-style band Mumbo Gumbo, from 6-8 p.m. For more information on the event and band, visit rosevillemusicinthepark. com...Bernard Chang, a popular comic book artist and freelancer for both DC and Marvel Comics, will sign free copies of his new Planet Protectors series from 3-7 p.m. on September 14 at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. For details, visit roseville. restaurants will prepare their best burgers for a great cause at Sacramento’s Burger Battle Charity Cook-Off on September 18, which coincides with National Cheeseburger Day. The event, which runs from 6-10 p.m. at Raley Field, will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. For details, visit September 15, the 400 block of Oak Street in Downtown Roseville will host this year’s “Mes Amis” Vintage Antiques Show, featuring more than 40 hand-selected vintage and antique vendors, garden art, primitives, clothing and jewelry, live music and food. For more details, visit facebook. com/mesamisantiqueshow...A big congrats to Rocklin’s Catia Morrill, who was selected to compete in the state finals for the 2012 National American Miss Pageant. If you’d like to assist Catia by providing support or a donation, email her at princesscatia@ Barn has opened their very first PBteen store on the West Coast at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. The shop sells room décor, furniture, gifts for teens and more... On September 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head up the hill and visit the home studios of 15 talented artists at the North Auburn Art Studios Fall Tour. For details on this free event, including a map for each artist’s studio, visit Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s education committee, known as B.E.C.O.M.E. (Business, Educators, & Community Organized to Maximize Education), is looking for Chamber members interested in volunteering as business speakers for local schools. To learn more about the program, call 916-747-6444…Get involved and support the Placer Food Bank at their Open House & Hunger Action Month Kick-Off event on September 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their home in Roseville. Tour the facility and learn about volunteer opportunities to participate in their “30 Ways in 30 Days” taking place this month. For more details, visit placerfoodbank. org…Need a new lunch spot? Check out Granite Bay’s new Mr. Pickle’s location at Sierra College and Douglas Boulevards (4060 Douglas Boulevard)…That’s all for this month, but check back in October for Style’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature! — Compiled by Danielle Enns

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Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Learn how to dance. Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Teaching Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Disrespect for our abundance Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: The U.S. enables dreams to come true (with hard work, dedication and commitment). You don’t need to know anyone, have family connections or come from a rich family; this great country allows people who come here with little money, modest skills and no experience to blossom and achieve personal and professional success.

When Roseville resident Gopal Kapur first came to the U.S. from northern India in 1962, the blandness of the food here was what surprised him most. As a child, he’d often help his mother prepare meals, an experience that gave him a passion for flavorful, nutritious cooking. As founder of the Center for Project Management (CPM), a consulting firm that assists businesses with effective management of technology, Kapur is used to finding solutions for big problems. However, it was no easy task addressing the often-unhealthy American diet. “I just cannot believe how the country has changed, health-wise, since I’ve been here,” Kapur says. In 2008, Kapur and his family, with 12 - September 2012

the support of the Roseville Rotary Club, started Family Green Survival (, a nonprofit that encourages a reduced carbon footprint, promotes healthier eating habits and provides scholarships to children in need. Through the organization’s BagOfLife Nutrition for Everyone program, Kapur hopes to distribute more than 100,000 delicious, nutritious meals to families in the greater Roseville area, and he is looking for support from 40 local businesses to achieve this goal. “There’s a hunger among us that is not so visible to an average citizen,” Kapur explains. “We have to pay attention.” — Amber Foster

favorites Author/writer: Christopher Hitchens Escape: Cooking Guilty pleasure: Pistachio ice cream Local landmark: Old growth oak trees in Roseville Memory: The moment I met my wife Musician/band: Willie Nelson Place to buy a gift, locally: See’s Candies Local nonprofit: Rotary Club of Roseville Annual event: Thanksgiving with family Saying: “Wait ‘til you taste this.”

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Gopal Kapur

Q: What are you most proud of? A: My family – they have generously supported me in all my professional and personal endeavors; in addition, they’ve provided valuable guidance but never any obstacles. I’m most thankful for their continuing support and great sense of humor.

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roseville parks & recreation Explore, Learn and Get Involved


xciting things are happening in September. New and returning programs at Roseville facilities lend plenty of opportunities to explore, learn and get involved. Homework help for children in grades K-8 resumes Monday, September 10 at all three library branches and runs Monday through Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. through November. Other popular programs like “Mother Goose on the Loose” and “Playgroup” also return in September. For a full schedule of programs and events at the library, visit roseville. Come and meet Bernard Chang, a rising star in the comic book industry and freelance illustrator for Marvel and DC Comics, at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard) from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, September 14. Snap a photo with him and get a free copy of the new limited edition Planet Protectors series – signed by the illustrator himself! For more details, visit Looking for a new and exciting volunteer opportunity? Become a Maidu Museum & Historic Site docent and help lead tours of the museum and historic trails. Training begins September 11 and takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for six weeks. For more details, visit — Pam Allen For information about more programs and events offered by the City of Roseville Parks, Recreation and Libraries, visit

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a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMH-NP). When meeting clients for the first time, it is frequently followed by “What are you?” A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with the ability to prescribe medication as appropriate, while a psychologist does “talk therapy” and refers clients to a psychiatrist if medication evaluation is needed. This is a bottom-line explanation. There are all kinds of specializations in both fields. With some exception, psychiatry has become more focused on medication management. There are many reasons for this trend – I’ve observed that medication management can resolve a multitude of client’s symptoms in a relatively short period of time. Psychotherapy tends to be a slower process, requiring more patience. — Sadie Betito, MSN, PMH-NP Metro Sacramento Psychiatric Services Roseville, 916-788-7260

PlacerGROWN and Foothill Farmers’ Market WHAT’S IN SEASON NOW: HONEY! While many people are familiar with adding honey to tea or yogurt for a natural sweetener, there are those who use it to soothe a sore throat or moisturize and disinfect their skin. There’s even research suggesting eating local honey may help ease seasonal allergies.

DID YOU KNOW? In Hinduism, honey is one of the five elixirs of immortality; in Jewish tradition, honey is the symbol of the New Year; almost all ancient Egyptian medicines contained pure honey; and Middle Easterners used honey for embalming the dead.

STORAGE AND AVAILABILITY: To keep honey fresh, store it at room temperature – extreme temperatures can spoil its taste and texture. Honey can be frozen if it won’t be used within a few months. Local honey is available at a selection of Foothill Farmers’ Markets, in addition to the following Placer County farms: 14 - September 2012

Boorinakis-Harper Ranch: 405 Dairy Road, Auburn, 530-823-9096, Magnolia Hill Orchard: 7370 Ridge Road, Newcastle, 916-663-3739 Meadow Vista Flower & Berry Farm: 709 Cole Road, Meadow Vista, 530-878-6890 Miller’s Honey Farms & Mandarins: 80 Geraldson Road, Newcastle, Ricky Ranch Vineyards and Pumpkin Farm: 6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, 916-797-2089 Sunset Ridge Mandarins: 7825 Fox Hill Lane, Newcastle, 916-663-9158, — Susan Belknap For the recipe to make Pork Chops with Grilled Apricots, Lemon Thyme and Honey, visit stylemg. com. For more information about PlacerGROWN and the Foothill Farmers’ Market Association, visit and

Roseville Parks and Recreation photo © auremar/ Honey photo © Marius Necula/

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Fall Into Fun


t’s fall, which means Rocklin Parks and Recreation is now enrolling for Kids Junction, Rocklin’s only before- and after-school program, serving all 11 of Rocklin’s public elementary school campuses. The program is perfect for when children’s and parents’ schedules compete. The preschool program – which emphasizes group learning in a positive environment and can be found on the campuses of Ruhkala Elementary, Rock Creek Elementary and Sunset Ranch Elementary – is designed to prepare your child for entrance into kindergarten. Activities include math, science, art, music, language development, socialization activities, and monthly field trips. Participants in all City of Rocklin preschool programs must be toilet-trained. Registration packets may be picked up at the preschool sites, the Parks and Recreation office or downloaded online. Copies of Rocklin Parks and Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide were printed in the Placer Herald as well as distributed to all elementary schools in Rocklin. Check out the new classes offered this fall like Hula and Tahiti Fit. — Adam Taylor For more information about fall programs and to download your own copy of the Fall Activity Guide, visit; check out their Facebook page: and tweet them at handle: RocklinParksRec.

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raving a crisp, deli-style wrap with all the fixings, I wondered if I could satisfy my hunger while still sticking to my healthy diet? After heading into Baagan, Roseville’s newest organic hotspot, I knew it was possible. The modern, minimalist décor felt warm and inviting, and the sunlight streaming into the small café made for a relaxing lunch spot. The array of delicious vegan and dairy-free, as well as gluten-free menu options – including organic soups, veggie sandwiches, paninis and salads – was overwhelming, but I settled on a Veggie Wrap. While I waited, I sipped a refreshing glass of subtly sweet basil iced tea. The wrap came packed in a sheet of crunchy 16 - September 2012

raw nori and was stuffed with spring mix, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprouts, all held together with a delicious dairy-free cheesy chipotle spread that tasted like a flavorful, refined version of spicy nacho cheese. Each bite was devoured quicker than the last as I attempted to make room for dessert. Fortunately I did, and was able to sample a vegan chocolate coconut “donut hole” – rich and packed with chocolate flavor, without being too filling. I left Baagan feeling satisfied, ready for the rest of the workday and looking forward to my next healthy meal. Baagan, 910 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 160, Roseville, 916-771-2117, — Danielle Enns

1. Create a hanging plant holder with a wine bottle by removing the label, filling with soil and wrapping twine around the neck. Tie the bottle to a heavy branch or somewhere on your porch and fill with your favorite flowers. 2. Use your favorite wine bottle as a decorative container for homemade flavored olive oils (purchase a plastic pour spout for the bottle’s top). 3. Slice a slit in the cork lengthwise and use as rustic place card holders for dinner party guests. 4. Create a corkboard by gluing similarly shaped corks to the inside backing of any sized frame. Let dry and tack up photos, reminders and shopping lists. 5. Make a trivet by gluing corks together in a square shape; keep hot dishes and pans from damaging tables and countertops. 6. Fill an empty vase or glass candleholder with wine corks, and place a candle in the center for a new decorative accessory. 7. A wine cork placed near your bulletin board is a prime place for loose pins and thumbtacks. 8. Layer an old wine bottle (label removed) with a coat of chalkboard paint and turn the bottle into stylish chalk art. 9. Make an angled cut with a glass cutter in your favorite wine bottle (wash and remove the label), to create a decorative vase for a small and simple bouquet. 10. Instead of using an abrasive cleaning pad to clean knives, use cleanser and a cork. — Danielle Enns

Rocklin Parks and Recreation photo © yuryimaging/ Foodie find photo by Dante Fontana.

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The wine is corked and the bottle empty, but before you throw it all away (or recycle), check out Style’s DIY uses.



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September is National Yoga Month Compiled by Danielle Enns






Relay for Life


Harvest of Hope Gala: Moonlight Over Morocco This esteemed fundraising event for the American Cancer Society celebrates its fourth gala birthday at the Dalla Terra Estate in Granite Bay. The evening will feature cocktails, a silent and live auction, entertainment and dinner. To purchase tickets, visit harvestofhopegala.


Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin will host this third annual event serving up all things honey. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy free family-friendly activities including a 3K Honey Bee Walk/Run, craft and food vendors, beekeepers/educational seminars and a children’s activity and movie area. For details, visit


hot chili & cool cars The City of Rocklin and the Rocklin Chamber will host this chili cookoff and classic car show, held on Pacific Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

KVIE Public Television will host its annual three-day televised art auction, gala preview party and online art auction celebrating 31 years of service to northern Californians. The auction will showcase more than 300 works of art by northern California artists. For details, visit


Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk Inspire and be inspired at this annual event benefiting Mercy Ministries, an organization that helps women who face abuse, addictions and unwanted pregnancies. Every participant receives a T-shirt, goody bag and snacks. To register, visit


Folsom Family Expo & Wellness Festival Style Magazines, in association with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, present this seventh annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Admission and parking are free for the entire family. For details, visit facebook. com/folsomfamilyexpo.

For even more events happening in our area, log on to our Web site: and click on Calendar. And, be sure to check out our Blog! Send your events to

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The Roseville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Roseville present this 17th annual event – local restaurants, breweries, wineries, art, music and more – from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. A portion of proceeds will benefit the City of Roseville's Parks and Recreation Department’s programs for at-risk youth. To purchase tickets, visit



Placer County Honey Festival

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KVIE Art Auction

Honor cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones, and raise funds and awareness at this year's race, hosted at Rocklin's Granite Oaks Middle School. Teams will camp out as members take turns walking for the duration of the relay – 10 a.m. on Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. For details and to register, visit

more events September 6-9 – Gold Country Fair. Enjoy an old-fashioned country fair in the heart of the Gold Country, featuring farm animals and a livestock auction, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, carnival rides and more. On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon., admission is free with a donation of two cans of food. For details, visit September 8 – ArtStock 2012. Enjoy an evening of art, jazz and wine at the High Hand Art Gallery and Fruit Shed in Loomis from 5 to 9 p.m. for the art show's opening night celebration. The art will be on display at the Gallery through October 13. For details and tickets, visit September 8-9 – Sacramento 5K Foam Fest. Join in the “newest and craziest, family-friendly, out-of-this-world” mud run. And the best part is you get to choose what time your race starts; location is Gibson Ranch Regional Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Run through mud, then dodge obstacles and emerge victoriously, covered in suds. To register, visit September 8-9 – California Capital Airshow. This annual two-day event at Mather Airport honors the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, in addition to the men and women who serve our nation today. See the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as interactive displays featuring numerous aircrafts. For details, visit September 13 – Visions 2 Art by the Blind. The Sacramento Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the event showcasing the works of blind artists from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. Attendees will enjoy music, wine tasting, food, silent and live auctions, and the talents of the Kelly Brothers who will emcee. To register, call 916-410-8903 or email

education, kids’ games and activities; music and refreshments and more. For details, visit September 21-30 – The Little Mermaid Jr. The Rocklin Community Theatre presents this Disney classic featuring the hit songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World” and “She’s in Love.” To purchase tickets, visit September 23 – Granite Bay Triathlon. The Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Granite Bay will host what’s been called the “world's toughest sprint triathlon.” The area will also host a duathlon as well as a SUPathlon. For details and to register, visit September 28 – Bill Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament. Head to Sierra View Country Club to honor former Placer County Supervisor Bill Santucci and raise funds for Roseville High School District’s graduating seniors and Sierra College students. Shotgun start at noon with a reception (awards, appetizers, etc.) following at 5:30 p.m. For details, email September 28-30 – Auburn Fall Home Show. Scope out ideas for the upcoming holiday season, peruse gardens and landscapes, and shop from more than 1,000 merchants. International food vendors, demonstrations and seminars, as well as raffle prizes will all be on-site at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. For details, visit September 29 – Romanian Festival. Visit Roseville’s Royer Park from noon to 7 p.m. to celebrate Romanian heritage, culture and traditions with Romanian food and entertainment. For details on this free event, visit

September 15 – One Root Festival. Head to Roseville’s Royer Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and celebrate cultural traditions and diversity through food, art and entertainment. Enjoy ethnic fare, music and vendors selling arts, crafts and clothing from around the world. For details, visit

September 29-30 – Calling Back the Salmon Celebration. This unique celebration, sponsored by SARSAS (Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead) and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation, will bring the community, local tribes and families together. From noon to 5 p.m., enjoy live music, informational booths, arts and crafts for kids and more. For details, visit

September 16 – Placer Food Bank Family Volunteer Day. Bring the whole family to the Placer Food Bank in Roseville for hands-on activities designed to inform participants about the issue of hunger in Placer and surrounding counties. Activities will include tours of the food bank; health, nutrition and food preparation

September 30 – Peddler’s Faire. Unique treasures at great prices will be for sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3793 Taylor Road in Loomis. With more than 45 booths, find vintage and antique pieces such as furniture and jewelry, woodcrafts, home and garden décor, collectables, art and more. For details, call 916-652-8800.

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Showcase Saturdays

4th Annual

Zoom Zoom Woof Woof

Car Show and Concert

September 22nd 5PM – 8PM

• CCI Classic Car Show

(Sponsored by Canine Companions for Independence)

• Wine and Beer Tasting from 12 Local Wineries • Town Center Businesses Showcasing Samples and Specials

8PM – 10PM

• Johnny Reno: Elvis Presley Tribute Band • Steven Young Amphitheater



then&now by Sharon Penny







Soul Explosion – The Daktaris It looked and sounded like it came from Nigeria, and members implied they were part of a real-deal ‘70s afrobeat band. As it turned out, it was Nigeria by way of Brooklyn (The Daktaris disbanded soon after and members went on to form Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra). No harm no foul; the “fake” was laughed off, but the album still stands. There’s no denying the quality of this groovin’ afrobeat.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire Before the smash hit Broadway musical, before Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphaba to life on stage, there was the novel. For fans of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked is a delight – to be able to revisit Oz “behind the scenes,” before Dorothy barged in and turned everything upside down. View Oz through the eyes of Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West, and ponder what it means to be “wicked.”



Independence Day Better than Deep Impact (it won’t make you cry), Independence Day is the ultimate in ridiculously enjoyable Earth vs. alien movies. Not to mention, its cast includes Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid and stately everyman Bill Pullman. “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!” says Pullman as President Whitmore. C’mon, it’s a classic.

Antibalas – Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra These Brooklyn-based afrobeat maestros have been around since 1998, gaining the national spotlight in 2010 after providing music for the Tony Awardwinning Broadway hit Fela!. Antibalas is their first album in five years, and trust us when we say their jazz/funk/afro/cuban beats are delicious and infectious!

Monster by Dave Zeltserman Monster is a retelling of Frankenstein – from the monster’s point of view. Zeltserman, an award-winning up-and-comer in the horror world, remains faithful to the framework of the original Mary Shelley classic, but colors between the lines with shades of revenge and desperation that make for a gripping retelling of a classic favorite.

NOW: Battleship Think naval Independence Day. Yes, it’s a very silly premise, and yes, it really does have direct tie-ins to the board game. But, amidst all of that is a fun, suspend-yourdisbelief sci-fi movie. Plus, if you hold on for the climax, there’s a fantastic payoff for the “Hawaii under attack” scenario.

Flicks with Style – Hotel Transylvania A human invades a monster’s “human free” vacation area and falls in love with Dracula’s daughter in the newest 3D animated movie from Sony. In theaters September 28. — Justin Buettner For Style movie-guru Justin’s thoughts on more September movie releases, visit stylemg. com and click on Flicks with Style! And, for even more, visit

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5 Foods to Combat Aging by Jacqueline Renfrow


everal factors contribute to aging – inflammation, oxidation and chronic disease – and avoiding these youth bashers is the first step to looking younger. “To accomplish this, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and consume an antioxidantrich diet,” says Alexander Nella, R.D., with the University of California Davis Health System. As the name suggests, antioxidants protect against oxidation – the body’s rust – caused by free radicals, which are unstable atoms that attack your cells and cause DNA damage (a precursor to cancer). While Nella admits no one food can make a diet healthy, or make you age well, incorporating the following foods into your diet however, can help turn back the clock.

1. BLUEBERRIES These delicious fruits contain anthocyanins, which prevent damage to cells, DNA, protein and lipids. Not to mention, they are known for improving vision, protecting against Alzheimer’s disease and fighting colon cancer. For an added bonus, new research suggests polyphenols in blueberries may prevent new fat from forming. At the market, search for uniformly plump, indigo-hued berries with taught skin and a dull white frost. Nella recommends eating them raw (to preserve their phytochemicals) on salads, cereal, yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, or by the handful with nuts.

2. BROCCOLI In the cruciferous family, this power vegetable contains sulforaphane, which can target and kill cancer cells. Of course, it’s also a good source of multiple antioxidants, notably betacarotene and vitamin C. Broccoli is high in soluble fiber and, therefore, may lower blood cholesterol. When shop22 - September 2012

ping, look for rigid stems with tight floret clusters that are deep green or tinged purple. Raw is the most effective way to munch on broccoli; try it dipped in hummus or tzatziki sauce.

3. SALMON This popular fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation such as arthritis and skin dryness and may lower the risk of heart disease and improve brain function. It’s also a great source of vitamin D. Choose wild salmon over farm-raised – it contains fewer calories and has a lesser risk of being contaminated with PCBs. To avoid food borne illness, it’s best to cook salmon; try it baked, grilled or steamed. Julie Adcock, R.D., with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, recommends serving it sprinkled with fresh or dried herbs or cooked with garlic, onion and lemon.

4. TEA Tea contains compounds called L-theanine and catechins. The former may help decrease stress and the latter may help reduce the risk of developing certain cancers and heart disease. Some studies even show that individuals who drink green tea have less cognitive decline than those who don’t drink tea at all. The best is green tea, packed with the antioxidant ECGC, which has a revolving range of benefits, from preventing prostate cancer to

5. OATMEAL Though maintaining healthy cells is important to staying youthful, so is controlling weight gain. Oatmeal is a whole grain that contains soluble fiber, which can help with appetite control and lowering cholesterol. Additionally, oatmeal contains selenium, a mineral that helps support skin elasticity, which protects you from the sun’s UV rays. Shop for steel cut oats – they’re some of the least processed and generally contain more fiber. Adcock warns that some instant oatmeal packets contain added sugar. For a tasty breakfast, mix 1 cup of cooked oatmeal with one ounce of walnuts, one small banana and some cinnamon.

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aiding with inflammatory conditions to increasing metabolism. Note: Hot tea has more catechins than iced tea, while herbal, powdered and premixed tea drinks are low in antioxidants.

Health & Lifestyle Event for Women Tuesday, October 9  5 to 9 p.m. Sheraton Grand Sacramento

It’s one night that’s all about you.  Informative Care Chats on health topics important to you  Guest speaker, Reneé Rongen, delivers a humorous, powerful and life changing message about how to “Live Life from the Inside Out”  KCRA 3’s Deirdre Fitzpatrick returns as the evening’s emcee  Marketplace Expo features the latest in lifestyle, fashion and beauty items  Wine, coffees, delicious hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts  Stylish swag bag with gifts to take home  Win a fabulous weekend getaway for two at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa complete with luxury transportation services. All registered attendees are automatically entered to win.

$20 advance registration at $5 discount for Care Begins With Me members A portion of the proceeds benefit the Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center. Opening in 2013, the Center will enhance Mercy Heart & Vascular Institute’s advanced cardiovascular care in the Sacramento region.

Reneé Rongen Guest Speaker Reneé Rongen, speaker and author, has been dubbed by media as “The Mother of Motivation and a combination of Lily Tomlin, Oprah and Mother Teresa.” Her messages transcend age, culture and profession. Reneé’s comedic timing, coupled with her acclaimed gift as master story teller, will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.



Presenting Style Magazine’s Distinctive Dentists special advertising section. Some of our area’s best dentists and orthodontists have chosen to highlight their practice within the pages of the area’s most read community magazine. Each month Style plans on choosing a different industry to give these businesses a unique opportunity to stand out and highlight their products and services. And when you visit these businesses, make sure you tell them you saw their profile in Style!

Rocklin Gentle Dental Sevan Yergatian, D.D.S. 6000 Fairway Dr., Ste. 16 | Rocklin | 916-632-2000 Outstanding cosmetic and general dentistry in a comforting environment is a reality at Gentle Dental Rocklin. Dr Sevan Yergatian focuses on providing his patients with a healthy smile that radiates confidence and beauty. Dr Yergatian is a preferred provider for most dental plans. To learn more about Gentle Dental Rocklin and see what their patients are saying about them, please visit online at A beautiful smile is only a phone call away!

Barry N. Mercer, D.D.S. 3475 Taylor Rd. | Loomis 916-652-5424 Dr. Barry Mercer provides compassionate, caring, individualized cosmetic and family dentistry using the latest dental technology and cosmetic artistry with an extra gentle touch. Dr. Mercer has been providing exceptional care from his warm, comfortable, conveniently located office in Loomis, since 1992. • Trusted by “Generations” of his patients! • Consistently voted by his loyal patients as “Best of The Best” in the Loomis News • Dedicated, Professional, Friendly Staff “Providing modern, quality dentistry in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere is the hallmark of my practice! I want my patients to feel that they have my undivided attention and that their dental needs and concerns are heard and realized!” A graduate of Creighton University Dental School, decorated officer in the United States Army Dental Corp and co-founder of the Loomis Center of Cosmetic Dentistry; Dr. Mercer and his exceptional staff, welcome you and your family! To learn more about Dr. Mercer’s practice please visit our Website at Barry N. Mercer, D.D.S.

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Dream Smiles in Roseville Shahram Khodai, D.D.S. 3984 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 170 Roseville 916-771-0330 At Dream Smiles in Roseville we believe that a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile are your best assets. We believe good dentistry is more than excellent clinical skills and state of the art equipment and that establishing lasting relationships with our patients, based on mutual trust and open communication, is an important factor. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventative as well as cosmetic and sedation dentistry. Dr. Sherman Khodai at Dreams Smiles has been committed to making your experience the very best for over 17 years. Our office offers a full spectrum of procedures to enhance and brighten your smile including teeth whitening, crowns, implants, custom dentures, and our patient’s favorite, sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry will provide you a way of getting your dental work done while totally relaxed and completely comfortable. Why not sleep through your dental appointment? With Sedation dentistry you can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you always wanted comfortably every time.

Weideman Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Sunrise Dental Plaza 7916 Pebble Beach Dr., Ste. 101 Citrus Heights 916-962-0577 916-962-0581 (New Patients & Tours) TRIED, TRUE, AND TRUSTED!

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• Voted Top Pediatric/Orthodontic Dental Practice in Roseville, Granite Bay, Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Sacramento • 4 Board Certified Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry • Specialist in Orthodontics • 2nd Generation Family-Run Pediatric/Orthodontic Practice • Trusted by Parents for Almost 40 Years • Thousands of Happy Children • Advanced Training in Treating Patients with Special Needs • Office Specifically Designed for Children • New Innovative and Fun Orthodontic Suite Now Open

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Sydney J. Moore, D.D.S.

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Sidney Wisdom, D.D.S., M.S. 1271 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Ste. 100 | Roseville 916-783-5239 |

Dr. Sydney Moore understands how worrisome it is for parents whose children need dental treatment. “Will it be hard for them?” “How will my child be cared for?” Dr. Sydney has three little ones of her own, ages 3 to 9, and brings all her “mommy’s” gentle patience and experience to her practice. A Board Certified Diplomat Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sydney’s practice (est. 1991) is small, friendly and relaxed. Dr. Sydney graduated from University of The Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, and then completed the two year residency in her specialty. She and her exceptional staff will take the best, most gentle care possible of your child.

At Image Orthodontics, Dr. Wisdom provides children and adults high quality orthodontic care in a comfortable environment. Dr. Wisdom, practicing in Roseville since 1986, continues to deliver superior orthodontics through his and his staff’s expertise. He holds a genuine concern for his patients, in part due to raising five children. We use the latest technology including, Invisalign, SureSmile and self-ligating brackets to truly turn precision into art at Image Orthodontics. We are within the top 1% of doctors providing Invisalign in North America. 0% financing, various payment plans and flexible hours are available. Call 916-783-5239 to schedule your complimentary consultation!

Rocklin Pediatric Dentistry Lora Foster Rode, D.D.S. 2221 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 101 | Rocklin 916-435-9100 Dr. Lora Foster Rode is living her dream! As a young girl growing up in Fair Oaks, her own childhood dentist inspired her to practice dentistry. After graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and UCLA School of Dentistry, she completed a two-year residency specializing in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Returning back to her hometown as a board certified pediatric dentist, she reintroduced herself to the community and married Jim Rode, a Sac State graduate who also attended Earl LeGette Elementary School in Fair Oaks. Dr. Lora then joined the community concert band at Sierra College with two of her fellow Bella Vista High School band mates. In her dental practice, Dr. Lora’s philosophy is to promote health and wellness through education and personalized care, and to create beautiful smiles for Sacramento’s young people. Her passion is working with kids, and you can tell by the walls of her new dental office in Rocklin, which are lined with artwork painted by local school children. Dr. Lora has accomplished her goal of creating Rocklin Pediatric Dentistry, and she’s doing exactly what she dreamed of as a little girl! Lora Foster Rode, D.D.S.

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Blue Oak Dental~Rocklin 5410 Park Dr. | Rocklin (near the corner of Park & Stanford Ranch Rd.) 916-435-2475

Standing (left to right) Frank Resch, DDS; Barry MacDonald, DDS – pediatric dentist; Mark Arena, DDS Seated (left to right) Mark Weiner, DDS – oral surgeon; Michael Gade, DDS; A. Randy Wilkes, DDS

Providing over 20 years of dental excellence in the community, Blue Oak Dental ~ Rocklin’s philosophy is simple: provide exceptional and comfortable dental care that is honest, compassionate and respectful to our patients and their families. We have four experienced and caring general dentists to provide all of your general dentistry and cosmetic needs. Our office also features a board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Barry MacDonald. He and his team provide excellent care and concern for children. Additionally, we have a board certified oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Weiner to take care of all of your oral surgery needs. We invite you, your family and friends to be part of our dental family. We are certain that you will enjoy our professional staff and friendly atmosphere. The group offers flexible financing and is currently accepting new patients. Please ask about our $50 new patient certificate.

Blue Oak Dental~Roseville 15 Sierra Gate Plaza Roseville 916-786-6777

Standing (left to right) H. Michael Balch, DDS; Michael Gade, DDS; A. Randy Wilkes, DDS; Dwight Miller, DDS, MS ~ orthodontist; Seated (left to right) Jeffrey McClure, DDS; Ronald Milla, DDS; (missing) Gregory Steiner, DDS, MS – periodontist

“Care for a lifetime” is the cornerstone upon which Blue Oak Dental ~ Roseville was founded over 20 years ago in Roseville. Our friendly staff and dentists provide quality dental care with an emphasis on esthetic, tooth conservative dentistry. They are committed to the integrity of their profession and honesty of their treatment recommendations. The office is open extended appointment hours – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays to accommodate your busy schedule. Blue Oak Dental ~ Roseville offers general dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics (traditional braces and Invisalign), periodontics and cosmetic dental services. At Blue Oak Dental ~ Roseville, we strive for more than just a beautiful smile. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to good health and that’s why our office features an in-house periodontist, Gregory Steiner, D.D.S., M.S., and an in-house orthodontist, Dwight Miller, D.D.S., M.S. “We are committed to helping our patients look and feel their best through optimal dental health,” say the doctors of Blue Oak Dental ~ Roseville. The group offers flexible financing and is currently accepting new patients. Please ask about our $50 new patient certificate.

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Make Your Next Dinner Out a Success by Janet Scherr


t breakfast in a café recently, a family with two boys was seated at the table next to us. The youngest, about three years old, clearly did not want to stay in his chair. After a few times chasing him around the table, his flustered mom finally convinced him to sit down by offering her smartphone. The toddler immediately settled down, entranced by his favorite app. No doubt parents today have convenient tools at hand when it comes to entertaining their kids at the restaurant table, but many families forego using electronic devices as pacifiers, choosing instead to encourage their children’s participation in the dining experience. Practicing table manners can make eating out a positive adventure. Or not. Truth is, as every parent knows, any kid could “act up” in a public place – no matter how well behaved they usually are. So how do you put your best kid forward? “Start by gauging your child’s temperament and setting realistic expectations,” says Suzette James, a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience counseling children and families. As the founder of Family Tree Counseling in Folsom, she works with parents and kids on many aspects of behavior and discipline issues and warns against attempting a restaurant outing that is likely to end in disappointment. “A strong-willed toddler who has a hard time sitting still, with parents who desire a calm and relaxing meal, is not a good setup for anyone at the table,” James cautions. Most kids are ready to begin practicing simple restaurant man28 - September 2012

ners at three or four years old. Try an establishment with the highest level of kid friendliness – Old Spaghetti Factory, IHOP, Red Robin, etc. – and request your child to sit still with a quiet voice for short increments. “With each request for ‘manners’ it is important that you follow through with praise when deserved, and reasonable consequences when deserved, too,” James says. As your family becomes more comfortable with restaurant dining, simple ways to encourage social interaction may be introduced. Suggest (but don’t force) that he/she orders their meal or dessert on their own. Again, James advises that you should respect your child’s individuality and limitations. “The key is to model empowerment of the child, not anxiety,” she explains. Lastly, because it’s bound to happen at least once, what should a parent do when a child throws a fit while dining

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out? With five children of her own, James has hands-on experience with this one. “When behavior begins to be a problem, firmly and quietly let the child know that the behavior is unacceptable,” she says. “Give a warning along with a positive distraction or quiet activity to reign in the behavior naturally. I like to keep ‘special restaurant’ coloring books and fun puzzles in my car to have on hand; I establish that they can only be used in a restaurant. If the child is not redirected by the fun distraction or by a verbalized limit, then a final warning should be offered before the child is taken for a time-out.” Whether dining out or at home, James encourages parents to use praise for desired behavior on an ongoing basis. “Children can learn what is expected and feel good about themselves,” she concludes.

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national teen leadership program Inspiring the Future, One Teen at a Time


hen you hear the word “teenager,” compassion, empathy and kindness may not come to mind. It seems teens typically make headlines for negative reasons. Some folks believe kids between ages 13 and 19 are narcissistic, lack respect for elders or authority, don’t use basic manners or obey the Golden Rule. Enter National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP), a national program based in Folsom, that works to change those perceptions and trends. The organization’s core values are to help teens change their lives for the better by making an IMPACT on them. • Inclusion: Help kids understand they belong…no matter what. • Make your legacy: Empower kids to dream big. • Proven excellence: Take pride in who they are and what they believe in. • Acceptance of everyone: Appreciate and value everyone’s differences. • Caring for others: Treat all with compassion and empathy, while teaching others to do the same. • Teens are our future: Teach kids that they are the future. NTLP, now in its 21st year, has helped nearly 10,000 teens from all over the nation help themselves. Laura Segura, executive director and founder, started the nonprofit to bring life-changing lessons to all teens. “When I started the program,” Segura explains, “I found intelligent, altruistic, philanthropic teens whose accomplishments were not mak30 - September 2012

ing it to the media.” NTLP holds educational and inspirational summer camps each year, providing a mix of games, role play, speakers and social time, and helping teens realize they are not alone in their angst. “The

camp environment takes them away from what is familiar” Segura says, “and gives them the freedom to be themselves and let the person they really are shine through.” The threeday camp, held here locally at Sacramento State, teaches communication and life skills as well as goal setting to teens – all basic tools they will need to succeed in life. The staff, all former graduates of the summer camp, offers a look into the future for teens: they too can make an impact. A former student testimonial on the group’s Web site says it all: “This NTLP weekend was the best weekend of my life.” Segura has seen a consistent change in teens from their arrival to the camp’s end. “There is a dramatic difference,” she says. “I have rarely seen a young person not touched by this program in some positive way.” In addition to summer camp, next month NTLP is offering a one-day program called Diversity Day in nearby Rancho Cordova. The eight-hour session, led by Calvin Terrell – an internationally recognized authority on leadership and personal development – helps everyone realize that in some way each of us has a prejudice and assists attendees in overcoming and understanding those feelings. He challenges everyone in the room to become a “warrior for peace” and inspires and motivates all to make a difference in the world. “I feel that this experience is extremely life changing for anyone that attends,” Segura says.

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Back to school is a great time to start a beverage-recycling program at your child’s school. Not only can you teach kids the benefits of recycling and protecting the environment, but you can simultaneously model “giving back” by having them donate the recycling proceeds to school programs. To get started, visit and call 1-800-RECYCLE to order recycling bins and labels. Get students and teachers involved and designate a “recycling coordinator” to make the program a success. Set up recycling centers all over the school – in classrooms, the cafeteria, the gym, hallways and the teachers’ lounge. Ask your city or county recycling departments if they’ll pick up your recycles on-site; if not, plan a regular trip to the recycling center, with help from student recyclers of course! Spread the word around campus with signs and announcements; remind students and parents through newsletters or emails. You can even host recycling contests to see which classroom or grade level can recycle the most! For details, visit publications/ezschool.pdf.

Businesses wanting sustainable facilities and green business practices can take advantage of the Placer Green Business program, which began in January 2011. So far, the program has certified 13 businesses in Placer County. The free service, in partnership with the Business Environmental Resource Center’s Sacramento Area Sustainable Business program, gives businesses the opportunity to certify their green improvements in areas like water and energy efficiency, green transportation, green building, pollution prevention and solid waste recycling/reduction. Recently, the program received an additional $2,250 in funding, allowing approximately 15 more businesses to be certified within the next year. One hundred percent of funding comes from business sponsorships – Recology Auburn Placer, Sims Recycling

Solutions, United Natural Foods and Whole Foods Market are the sponsors for 2012-2013. Businesses who make green changes often benefit from savings on their utility bills; as well, certified businesses receive a certificate and a window placard, showing customers their commitment to being sustainable. For more information, including how to get your business certified, call the Business Environmental Resource Center at 916-874-2100.

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Whether cleaning your kitchen, the bathroom or washing dishes, you want a cleanser that’s good for both your home and the environment. Looking to avoid products tested on animals, synthetic colors and fragrances, preservatives, and chemicals like phthalates? Check out Whole Foods Market, where 90 percent of the cleaning products have the company’s EcoScale seal of approval – a tiered rating system that looks at cleaning products’ full ingredient list (something the U.S. government doesn’t require cleaner manufacturers to do). To meet Eco-Scale standards, products are then “evaluated and audited” by a third-party certifier. They’re also rated based on “environmental and sourcing standards.” The result? Shoppers know what they’re getting with each product they purchase. The highest tier is green, which ensures the product is derived from plants or minerals and doesn’t contain petroleum ingredients. The next tier is yellow, signaling the product contains only natural fragrances. Products in the orange tier don’t have additional chemicals, such as phosphates or chlorine, nor do they have synthetic colors or thickeners. Products with red ratings are not sold at Whole Foods. More than 275 Eco-Scale rated products are sold at Whole Foods, including Earth Friendly, Seventh Gen-





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clear the air 7 Tips for a Healthy Home by Darren Elms


sundheit! Thank you.” If this is a common exchange around your home, chances are dirt and dust mites may be setting off an avoidable allergy alarm. We’ll never be able to eliminate all the allergy-inducing culprits that make our lives and sinuses miserable during fall and winter months, but we can take additional precautions to make the season as sneeze-free as possible. Here are 7 great tips for removing dust, chemicals and other toxins invading your happy home.

1. KEEP FLOORS, CARPETS, RUGS AND OTHER TEXTILES DUST FREE Seems like a simple enough solution, but good intentions don’t always take care of the problem efficiently. If you have hardwood floors, make sure you’re collecting the dust for removal, not just spreading it around. Use damp cloths over dry ones to help gather the dust effectively. If you have carpet, make sure your vacuum is fitted for the style you have for maximum effect. Take rugs and pillows outside weekly and shake out the excess dust that has collected. Change out the sheets, too – they’re big culprits for trapping dust.

2. CLEAN YOUR FILTERS REGULARLY Whether a furnace, central air conditioning or heating system, keep all vents and filters clean. The more buildup, the more likely that grime will invade your home, piece by piece.

3. AVOID CLUTTER Less is more when trying to avoid dust bunnies. Keep display items to a minimum and make sure floors are clear of magazines, toys, books, etc., as they are playgrounds for dust mites.

Take the cigarette outside. Or better yet, nix the habit all together. You’ll be saving money and reducing your chance for serious illness down the road.

5. GET INSPECTED Live in an older home and not sure if asbestos, radon and lead paint are lingering? Hire a professional to investigate, as these are proven cancer-causing chemicals that have no place in any home.

6. DITCH THE PESTICIDES If you have insect issues, take an organic approach to getting rid of pests. Keep the kitchen clean and free of dirty dishes or open food containers that attract roaches. Try non-chemical solutions, 34 - September 2012

such as EcoSMART organic insecticide products, for flies and other pests. A can of Raid in closed quarters can do more harm than good.

7. FILTER YOUR TAP WATER Did you know the EPA regulates tap water, but not bottled? Not to mention, all those plastic bottles aren’t doing the environment any favors. Get a filter for your tap and save big bucks. Another option? Pick up portable PUR or Brita filtration systems and keep it cold in the fridge. Bye, bye chemicals and contamination, hello great tasting hydration.

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works of public art 4 Local Masterpieces…and the Stories Behind Them by Sharon Penny / Photos by Dante Fontana


ublic art is a delicate balance of artistic expression – harmonizing the need of the community with the voice of the artist – in hopes the end result will express an idea of who we are. You. Us. But it needs you to notice it. Next time you’re wandering around town, take the time to observe or even spend some time with the public art. “We don’t know where it is!” you might cry. “Don’t cry,” we say. “Come with us, and we’ll show you.” Every piece of public art has a story. Some of the artists and contributors behind some of our most renowned pieces of public art granted us the pleasure of sharing the stories behind their creations. Welcome to “Public Art Appreciation 101.” But the greatest secret to appreciating public art is you really don’t need the “why” for it to come alive. Like any masterpiece, all it really needs is you. (We just blew your mind, didn’t we?)

MOSAIC ART Roseville Sculpture Park At Roseville’s Sculpture Park, beneath the massive red Cosmos sculpture, which marks the trailhead for Miner’s Ravine Trail, four concrete pedestals emblazoned with colorful mosaics stand. From 2001 to 2010 these pedestals displayed bronze plaques created by local third and fourth graders, but in 2010 the pedestals were vandalized and 33 of the beloved plaques stolen. Thanks to a joint undertaking by the City of Roseville, Blue Line Gallery – Roseville Arts, and the Boy Scouts of America, the pedestals have been revived for the community with new, bright mosaics. “We decided that a mosaic project would be appropriate because it’s colorful, it enhances the space, and it’s a nice art project,” says Julie Hirota with Blue Line Gallery – Roseville Arts. The project was initiated by Hirota and an eager 13-year36 - September 2012


old Eagle Scout named Tyler Tate, who might best be described as a force of nature. An idea quickly became reality with Tate calling on any school willing to accept his request for student participation

and promotion of the project, arranging for donations of mosaic tile, and coordinating with businesses, community partners, children and Boy Scouts throughout the entire project.

Local children submitted 220 mosaic tiles, which were narrowed down to 96 – with the help of the original jurors for the bronze plaque project, along with community partners and Mayor Pauline Roccucci. Tate and Hirota coordinated four workshops where the student finalists constructed their mosaics, and in May 2012 the mosaics were installed with the help of a local professional concrete mason. Says Hirota, “Tyler Tate did a remarkable job leading the children and the Boy Scouts. It was just really a remarkable effort by a community partner, the Boy Scouts of America, a non-profit agency (Blue Line Gallery – Roseville Arts) and the City of Roseville; all coming together to collaborate on a public art project.” A dedication plaque showing all the children’s names, plus Tyler Tate’s, and all of the City and community partners, should be installed sometime soon. Says Hirota, “Now that it’s all up there, we get tremendous feedback. It’s something the community is going to have for a really long time.”

rior, Chains of Bondage and Freedom’s Prayer. So, for those who don’t know (or are too afraid to ask), “Who is Claude Chana?” The story goes that Claude Chana discovered gold in the Foothills on May 16, 1848 – the second major gold strike in California. Chana’s strike led to the establishment of a mining camp called North Forks Dry Diggings. A year later the camp changed

its name to Auburn. As the Claude Chana statue continues drawing tourists to Old Town Auburn, what seemed true to the Auburn Chamber Board of Directors 40 years ago still proves true today. One only has to do a Google image search for “Claude Chana sculpture Auburn” to find photos of happy ant-sized tourists waving beneath Chana’s concentrated stare. Fox’s sculpture

claude chana statue

CLAUDE CHANA STATUE Old Town Auburn The 14-foot-high crouching Claude Chana statue greets all who exit eastbound I-80 at Maple Street, the gateway to Old Town Auburn. In fact, you don’t even have to exit to be greeted by old Claude; he’s pretty hard to miss and is easily visible from the freeway in both directions – if you know where and when to look (just north of the Auburn Ravine railway bridge that crosses I-80). The sculpture measures a whopping 14’ x 10’ x 16’ and is constructed of a rebar and wire mesh framework, covered in concrete. Anticipating great tourism value for the city, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors purchased the Chana statue from local sculptor and practicing dentist Dr. Kenneth Fox in 1972. Dr. Fox’s handiwork is well known around Auburn – his famous Coolie statue at the Chamber of Commerce on Lincoln Way and his war memorial Why at the County Administrative Center on Fulweiler are notable Auburn landmarks. Swing by Dr. Fox’s office on Auburn Ravine Road to see the impressive 42-foot-high Amazon Archer, as well as Amazon War-

• the story goes that claude chana discovered gold in the foothills on May 16, 1848. •

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• At 22 feet long and 10 feet wide, it’s Davis’ largest piece of artwork to date. • is still “larger than life” today as it was in 1972.

PLACER ARC MURAL Downtown Roseville Some of the best art experiences are ones involving discovery. This can definitely be said of 16-year-old Casa Roble High School student Samantha Davis’ mural. A delightful discovery hidden along a narrow Vernon Street walkway, Davis’ mural emblazons the wall of Placer ARC offices. At 22 feet long and 10 feet wide, it’s Davis’ largest piece of artwork to date. “I’d painted a picture before, but only one, in school.” Davis, however, felt her beloved art teacher Mr. Buckley had prepared her for the undertaking, which itself speaks volumes about the value of art education – that an art teacher can bring out the kind of confidence a 16-year-old student needs to independently undertake a full-scale mural. Needing community service hours for school and interested in art, Davis decided on a mural project and contacted local entities including Placer ARC, who was intrigued enough by her idea, so to speak, to “take a shot on a young up and comer.” With the help of her two “worker bees,” friends Lauren Anderson and Robin Guillo, Davis enjoyed her own journey of discovery in completing the mural. She says, “It turned out different than what was on paper. We encountered problems and had to fix them other ways than what I expected. I learned a lot.” What was the inspiration behind the imagery? “It’s supposed to be fun and lighthearted; swimming through the sky and lighting up the City of Roseville.” Aaron Davis, community outreach coordinator for the City of Roseville, describes the mural’s impact. “Our mural 38 - September 2012

Placer arC mural

is unique in that it lives in a very tight alleyway and is somewhat hidden; it isn’t immediately visible like some community art. So when people stop to view it, it’s almost a double-take situation, where foot traffic on Vernon Street will notice it in passing and stop to have a look – almost like they have found a small buried treasure. It always makes us smile when we see people duck into the alley to view it. The response has been excellent, and community art like Davis’ mural is a tremendous stepping stone as Vernon Street becomes more lively and vibrant.”

What’s in store for Samantha Davis, the art world’s new ingénue? AP Art with Mr. Buckley: 24 pieces in 36 weeks. (Even art has boot camp!) Davis says she’s nervous. We’re not.

RENAISSANCE FOUNTAIN Roseville’s Civic Center Plaza Yoshio Taylor’s Renaissance fountain in Roseville’s Civic Center Plaza is a perfect example of art in harmony with community. Completed in 2002 as part of Roseville’s Civic Center Plaza redevelop-

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ment, the fountain comprises a large bronze half-sphere spilling over with a cornucopia of native flora and fauna atop polished granite twined with roses, all above a circle of brilliant blue tile. Taylor, a renowned Sacramento public artist since 1985 and teacher at Cosumnes River College, aimed to tell a holistic story of Roseville, nature and history together. “I came up with the idea of the fountain sculpture to be educational, as well as a reference to the history of Roseville.” The detail is remarkable – from the exterior, relief-carved locomotive to the historic post office peeking out from behind trout, mountain lion and deer, in amongst California poppies and bulrushes, all brimming with life.

The fountain has obtained a beautiful patina over time, but Taylor says sometimes he wishes it didn’t do that. “I did have colors on each creature; each had a certain beautiful patina when I installed it. Over time I knew it was going to change, but sometimes I wish I could show you what it was when it was first installed.” Mark Wolinski, now government relations analyst with the City of Roseville, sat on the selection committee that chose Taylor’s fountain and still speaks passionately of it today. “...It [not only] works at representing the community, both from the history of the community and its connection to the past and what created Roseville, but also how that connection

made us who we are, which allows us to move forward and continue to be a great community.” It’s a testament to the harmony at work in Taylor’s fountain that it will now become a focal point of the Town Square redevelopment, currently underway adjacent to the Civic Center Plaza. Says Wolinski, “One of the things that always is very pleasing to me is to watch families come to the civic center and see young children go up to the fountain and look at the different figures; I see how much people are still enjoying and getting pleasure out of it.” Is there any greater feedback?


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Mediterranean Mussels Mariniere

When you hear the phrase “wining and dining,” what comes to mind? Do you picture fancy French vinos in a five star, white tablecloth atmosphere, or a night in with friends and loved ones where homemade delicacies and locally produced pours top the menu? Take it from four of Style’s favorite local chefs – the art of cooking with wine is well within reach. Whether you prefer red or white, bold or subtle, you’ll want to uncork our culinary experts’ collection of dishes featuring the best local libations. Cheers (and bon appétit)!

MEDITERRANEAN MUSSELS MARINIERE PREPARED WITH MONIZ FAMILY CHARDONNAY Submitted by Hawks, 5530 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-791-6200, “Mariniere” refers to the way in which the fisherman would prepare the mussels – right on the boat! We prefer the Mediterranean mussels when available because of their size and plumpness. When these are not available we use PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels. Ingredients: • 2 lbs. Mediterranean mussels (or other variety) • 4 tbsp. olive oil • 1 tbsp. garlic, finely minced • 2 tbsp. shallot, finely minced September 2012 - 41


• 1/2 cup tomatoes, medium dice • 1 cup Moniz Family Chardonnay • 3 tbsp. chilled butter, cut into small pieces • 2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped • 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges • Salt, to taste • White pepper, to taste Clean the mussels. Before cooking mussels, a clump of dark threads called “the beard” must be removed. Because this can kill the mussel, we recommend 42 - September 2012

cleaning and de-bearding the mussels as close to cooking time as possible. First, clean the mussels with a brush under cold, running water to remove sand and grit. Then pull the beard away from the mussel with your fingers or a small pair of pliers. Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and shallot. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until the shallots begin to sweat, stirring often. Add the tomatoes and then the mussels.

Toss the mussels to coat with the shallots, garlic and tomatoes. Add the Moniz Family Chardonnay and cover the pan with an inverted sauté pan or lid. Allow the mussels to cook over medium heat, checking after 4-5 minutes to see if the shells have opened. Once all of the shells have opened, place a new sauté pan over mediumhigh heat. Carefully strain off the broth from the mussels into this new pan. As the broth heats, it will reduce slightly and

French fries…so long as there’s something to soak up the broth!

Summer Squash Risotto

concentrate in flavor. After the broth has reduced to approximately 75 percent of its original volume, add the chilled butter to the pan, swirling to incorporate. Once the butter has been incorporated, add the parsley, a squeeze of lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the mussels in one large bowl or several smaller bowls. Pour the broth over the mussels. Hawks serves this dish with either grilled country toast rubbed with garlic, or

SUMMER SQUASH RISOTTO PREPARED WITH DAVID GIRARD VIOGNIER-ROUSSANNE Submitted by Selland’s Market-Café, 4370 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills, 916-932-5025, sellands. com Ingredients: • 3 tbsp. butter • 1/2 cup white onion, diced • 1 cup Arborio rice • 1/2 cup David Girard Viognier Roussanne • 1/2 cup salt-blanched summer squash, diced small • 4 cups vegetable stock • 1 lemon, juiced • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese • Salt, to taste Garnish: • Herb salad (tarragon leaves, parsley leaves, celery leaves) • Parmesan crisp • Salt-blanched shaved summer squash • Fresh ground black pepper • Salt, olive oil and lemon juice To make the salt-blanched diced and shaved summer squash: First, shave 10-12 thin slices of squash on the mandolin. Then use the remaining squash to dice in small cubes. Place both items in a colander and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of salt. Allow squash to leach liquid while rice is cooking. Before plating, blot squash on a paper towel to dry. To make the Parmesan crisp: Place a Silpat or piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan and sprinkle 1 cup of Parmesan in an even layer, making a 2” x 4” rectangle in the middle of the tray. Place cookie sheet in 350-degree oven and bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool before use. To make the risotto: Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a 4-quart saucepan. Add diced onions and sweat on low heat until onions are translucent (approximately 10 minutes). Add rice and toast in butter for about 3 minutes. Add David Girard wine and continually stir rice until wine has evaporated. Begin to add your vegetable stock, onehalf cup at a time, stirring constantly and adding stock as it incorporates. It should

Paul Martin’s Short Ribs and Zinfandel

take approximately 20 minutes for all the liquid to absorb and the rice to be cooked. Once done, stir in 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter, off the heat. Add the diced squash, lemon juice and season with salt. Before plating, lightly dress the herb salad and shaved squash with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Place risotto on plate in a flat circle; lightly scatter the shaved squash and herbs. Break Parmesan crisp in bite-size pieces and sprinkle across the top. Crack black pepper over enitre dish to finish. PAUL MARTIN’S SHORT RIBS PREPARED WITH SOBON ESTATE “OLD VINES” ZINFANDEL Submitted by Paul Martin’s American Bistro, 1455 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916783-3600, paulmartinsamericanbistro. com Ingredients: • 6 (8 oz.) pieces of chuck flap (all natural Angus is best) • Kosher salt • 1 large white onion • 1 lb. large carrots • 1 lb. celery • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme, chopped • 1/2 bunch fresh oregano, chopped • 2 bay leaves • 2 bottles (750 ml. each) of Sobon Estate “Old Vines” Zinfandel • 3 qt. homemade beef stock (or high-quality stock from store) September 2012 - 43

wine&dine • 1/4 cup cornstarch • 1/4 tamari • 2 oz. unsalted butter • 3 tbsp. parsley, chopped Trim any excess fat from the short ribs, salt all sides and refrigerate for 24 hours. Preheat to 450 degrees (if you have a fan turn it on). In a roasting pan, spread the ribs evenly but do not overcrowd them; place in the center of the oven for 50-60 minutes or until dark brown (turn them once, halfway through the roasting process). Rough chop all the vegetables and place them in a pre-warmed Dutch oven on the stovetop. You want the vegetables to be nicely caramelized; once they get to that point, deglaze with the wine and reduce by half. Add the beef stock and herbs and bring to a boil. Pour over the browned rib meat. Return to the oven (set to 275 degrees) for 3.5 to 4 hours, turning the meat every 30 minutes. The ribs are done when they are soft (you want them fork tender). Let the ribs cool at room temperature in the jus for 3 hours. Once cool, remove them and place in the refrigerator. Strain the cooking liquid and discard the vegetables. Place 4 cups of the cooking liquid into a saucepan. Add beef stock if more liquid is needed. Bring to a slow boil. Combine 1/3 cup Sobon Zinfandel with 1/4 cup cornstarch; whisk together and add to the hot liquid. Add 1/4 cup of gluten-free tamari to the mixture. Bring everything to a boil and reduce by half or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Skim and strain the liquid and cool; the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Once it is the correct consistency, adjust seasoning (salt and pepper). In a large sauté pan, melt 2 ounces of unsalted butter and add 3 tablespoons of chopped Italian parsley. Place the ribs in the pan; gently pull the meat open to help heat (do not tear apart). Add 20 ounces of the braising liquid and bring the pan to a quick boil. Place the pan in an oven preheated to 475 degrees – turn meat once after 10 minutes. When heated through, place a portion of mashed potatoes on a plate, then add a rib portion alongside. Spoon the sauce over the ribs and around the plate. Place a pat of butter on the potatoes and garnish with fresh chives. Garnish the meat with horseradish 44 - September 2012

Tawny Port and Crostini with Fig and Olive Tapenade with Bleu Cheese

cream sauce (equal parts horseradish and sour cream) and enjoy with a glass of Sobon Estates “Old Vines” Zinfandel. CROSTINI WITH FIG AND OLIVE TAPENADE WITH BLEU CHEESE PREPARED WITH C.G. DI ARIE TAWNY PORT Submitted by Barcellona Bites, Folsom, 916-353-5200, Ingredients: • 1 cup chopped dried figs   • 1 cup C.G. Di Arie Tawny Port   • 1 tbsp. olive oil   • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar   • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped   • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped (plus more for garnish)   • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper   • 2/3 cup chopped kalamata olives   • 2 cloves garlic, minced   • Salt and pepper, to taste • 2 oz. cream cheese  • 2 oz. crumbled bleu cheese (plus more for garnish)  

• 1 baguette, sliced and toasted • Fresh thyme, for garnish Combine figs, Port, oil, vinegar, herbs, pepper, olives and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until tender and liquid has been reduced by three quarters. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least two hours, but preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to blend. Place cream cheese and bleu cheese in a microwave bowl and heat for about 15 seconds just to soften. Mix together thoroughly. Slice baguette. Brush with olive oil and place under the broiler, just long enough to toast. Spread cheese mixture on toast; top with tapenade and garnish with a few crumbles of bleu cheese and a small sprig of fresh thyme.  




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From Merlot to Chardonnay, and everything in between, wine has a variety of reasons to be enjoyed. Fortunately, you don’t have to go too far to experience the aromas and flavors distinctive of California vino. Whether you’re looking for that special blend to make your family or romantic dinner a bit more special, the area’s finest vintners and winemakers are just around the corner! Style invites you to get a taste of what the Sacramento and Sierra regions have to offer.

David Girard Vineyards 741 Cold Springs Road | Placerville 530-295-1833 | David Girard Vineyards is having a gold rush! Come in and taste our award winners this year which includes 90 point wines from Robert Parker and best of class from Sunset International Wine Competition. David Girard Vineyards is known for the superior quality of its estate grown grapes and has established a solid reputation for excellence by producing elegant Rhone style wines. Our winery is located in Placerville just one mile from where the Gold Rush started in Coloma. Try our winemaker’s premium selection available for tasting daily from 11-5PM.

Perry Creek Winery 7400 Perry Creek Road | Fairplay 503-620-5175 Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Home of ZINMAN! We invite you to come visit and taste with us the many multi award winning wines that we have to offer, including ZINMAN which was featured in Wine Spectator Magazine’s April 2012 issue with a fantastic “88” point rating as well as named one of the “Top 15 Best Buys in Zinfandel”, new to our ZINMAN series is ZINMAN Rose comprised of Zinfandel & Syrah as well as the new ZINMAN Reserve which received a rating of “91 points at the Consumer Wine Challenge. Check out our high “Altitude” highly rated “Altitude 2401” series wines featuring our Legacy Zinfandel, rated in Wine Spectator Magazine’s April 2012 issue with a most impressive “91’ point rating making it one of the highest rated Zinfandels in the Sierra Foothills! Also for you to taste along with all of our other varietals is our Altitude Petite Sirah which just received “Double Gold” 98” points, “Best of Class Sierra Foothills” at the California State Fair Wine Competition. Then we have our Super Exclusive must try “Cobra” series wines featuring Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Come join us for a beautiful day in the Sierra Foothills and also enjoy our wines at many of your favorite Restaurants, Retailers and Fine Wine Shops…Cheers!

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Let’s Celebrate Dining 2012 2012

For two weeks only, more than 40 of the area’s best restaurants will be serving special three-course price-fixed dinners for only $15, $30, or $40. Celebrate the Sacramento regional dining experience October 1-14, 2012! • Dos Coyotes - Market Square at Arden Fair, Roseville at Rocky Ridge Town Center • High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino • Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana - Roseville, Sacramento • Land Ocean New American Steakhouse • Red Lantern - Thunder Valley Casino • Scott’s Seafood - Sacramento, Folsom • Sienna Restaurant • Paragary’s Bar & Oven • Cafe Bernardo on K Street • Chicago Fire - Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento • Fat’s Asia Bistro - Roseville, Folsom

• Old Spaghetti Factory - Midtown, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove • Esquire Grill • Frank Fat’s • Fat City Bar & Cafe • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Sacramento • Mikuni Sushi - Roseville, Elk Grove, Davis, Fair Oaks, Midtown Sacramento • Mikuni Kaizen • Taro’s by Mikuni • De Vere’s Irish Pub • Players Sports Pub and Grill • And more!

swag Briannas Home Style Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, $3.49 at Nugget Market, 771 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville. 916746-7799, nuggetmarket. com.

Kate Quinn Organics Collar Ruffle Dress, $46, at Me Gusta Kids, 1198 Roseville Parkway, Suite 145, Roseville. 916-787-5437,

Essence Mono Eyeshadow in Disco Diva 19, $1.99, at Ulta, 1232 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville. 916-780-1117,

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Beermann’s was mouthwatering – a perfect finish to our stellar meal. 50 - September 2012

Back in the Saddle Again by Janice Rosenthal Rock Beermann’s always has been, and remains, a steakhouse. Even though it was Taco Tuesday, we wanted to dine from the varied American-California main menu. We chose a traditional steakhouse appetizer, Potato Skins, which were tasty and hearty – brimming with melted Cheddar cheese, smoky bacon, roasted tri-tip, chives and sour cream. My husband’s entrée, the Grilled Ribeye, arrived perfectly cooked to medium-rare. Topped with sautéed mushrooms, it had a delicious earthy, smoky flavor. I chose something a bit lighter – Sautéed Mushroom Shrimp Scampi. Large prawns were drenched in a light and savory sauce of tomatoes,

green peppers, mushrooms, onions and Parmesan cheese. Loved it! After the appetizer, as well as large green salads and dinner rolls that accompany all “off the grill” items, we needed boxes for our unfinished goods. Our attentive server informed us all desserts are homemade, making the short but enticing menu impossible to pass up. We shared the Apple Walnut Crisp, which was actually a cross between a crisp and bread pudding. Heated for a few minutes in the woodfired oven, then topped with vanilla ice cream, it was mouthwatering – a perfect finish to our stellar meal. Whether it’s a drink at the bar, a quick lunch, special dinner, large party or event, Beermann’s is once again the place to go in Lincoln.

Beermann’s, 645 5th Street, Lincoln, 916-209-3544,

Photo by Dante Fontana.


fter a six-year closure, Beermann’s was warmly welcomed back into the Lincoln dining scene in April. The look hasn’t changed – it is still the beautiful, historic wood and brick building gracing treelined Fifth Street. My husband and I visited on a Tuesday evening and were ushered into the streetlevel “parlor,” which is used for dining during the week. The second floor dining room is open on weekends and sees lots of activity with its bar, ballroom and game room. Currently, live entertainment plays Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.



Featuring restaurants and eateries in Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin and beyond. JAPANESE ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT GRANTIE BAY & ROSEVILLE AMERICAN/Café/Bakery/Deli AJ’s Casual Eatery ** 9050 Fairway Dr. | 916-772-2888 Back Forty Texas BBQ 1201 Orlando Ave. | 916-721-7427 Beach Hut Deli ** 6823 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-3130 5140 Foothills Blvd. | 916-784-1001 1490 Eureka Rd. | 916-780-3535 Bloom Coffee & Tea ** 1485 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-2332 Carole In Your Kitchen Bakery Café ** 1090 Pleasant Grove Blvd. 916-788-9670 The CheeseSteak Grille 8300 Sierra College Blvd. 916-788-2003 A Dash of Panache 217 Vernon St. | 916-788-4386 Ginger’s Restaurant 1410 E. Roseville Pkwy. | 916-781-0110 The Habit Burger Grill 4060 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-6790 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | 916-791-5292 Hawks 5530 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-6200 Jacks Urban Eats ** 8620 Sierra College Blvd. | 916-791-5225 Jessie’s Country Café** 8425 Sierra College Blvd. | 916-797-0101 La Bou ** 4110 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-2142 1730 Santa Clara Dr. | 916-783-4387 Lollicup Coffee & Tea ** 1253 Pleasant Grove. | 916-787-5335 Pacific Street Cafe ** 301 Lincoln St. | 916-782-5673 Panera Bread 916 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | 916-771-3131 1850 Douglas Blvd. | 916-780-0505 Paul Martin’s American Bistro 1455 Eureka Rd. | 916-783-3600 Open daily for lunch and dinner Credit Cards accepted: V, M, A Paul Martin’s sources the best all-natural and organic ingredients from local farmers and purveyors promoting sustainability. Featuring award-winning cuisine, including the finest prime cuts available and over 80 California wines, Paul Martin’s offers exceptional fare sure to please. Experience true hospitality in a casual setting with thoughtful food from just $12.95. Visit www.paulmartinsamericanbistro. com. See our ads on pages 2 and 40

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Asian Blossom Chinese & Vietnamese 1220 Roseville Pkwy. | 916-787-1223 Asian Seafood Buffet 9050 Fairway Dr. | 916-784-7628 Pho Bac Hoa Viet 4120 Douglas Blvd. | 916-797-8886 Bobo Café 1821 Douglas Blvd. | 916-784-6931 Fat’s Asia Bistro ** 1500 Eureka Rd. | 916-787-3287 Hours: Lunch: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; Dinner: Sun-Th: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; F-Sat: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Reservations Accepted Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A We specialize in handmade dim sum, house- made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, high quality Asian food. Full bar with high quality spirits and spectacular wine list. We offer contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular hip environment. Visit SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9 Granite Bay Chinese Restaurant 6875 Douglas Blvd. | 916-789-9828 Mongolian Bliss 8680 Sierra College Blvd. 916-789-2547 Rose Garden Chinese Restaurant 1079 Sunrise Ave. | 916-781-3823 Roseville Gourmet 107A S. Harding Blvd. | 916-784-8008 Tsing Tao Chinese Restaurant 8675 Auburn-Folsom Rd. 916-791-7990 Wonderful III Too 5015 Foothills Blvd. | 916-783-2288 Wong’s Garden Chinese Cuisine 201F Harding Blvd. | 916-782-0644


La Provence Restaurant & Terrace 110 Diamond Creek Pl. | 916-789-2002


Daphne’s Greek Café 8680 Sierra College Blvd. | 916-783-3565 10357 Fairway Dr. | 916-772-3997


Bombay Bistro 1813 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-5551 Mehfil Indian Restaurant 1605 Douglas Blvd. | 916-791-1199

Akebono 8685 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | 916-791-2722 Blue Nami Sushi 1465 Eureka Rd. | 916-787-1177 Mikuni Japanese Restaurant 1565 Eureka Rd. | 916-797-2112

Fins Market & Grill 8680 Sierra College Blvd. 916-783-5200 McCormick & Schmick’s 1194 Roseville Pkwy. | 916-960-4875


Claim Jumpers 250 Harding Blvd. | 916-788-1705


Khun Suda Thai Cuisine 1825 Douglas Blvd. | 916-782-2745

Mikuni Kaizen Fountains Roseville | 916-780-2119

Ruen Thai 1470 Eureka Rd. | 916-774-1499

Sky Sushi 7456 Foothills Blvd. | 916-786-8228

Thai Basil Restaurant 1613 Douglas Blvd. | 916-782-8424

Teriyaki To Go 5098 Foothills Blvd. | 916-772-2540


Tomi 1420 E. Roseville Pkwy. | 916-781-6888



Beach Hut Deli 6848 Five Star Blvd. | 916-781-7873

Bernardo’s 8781 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | 916-791-2940

Granite Rock Grill ** 5140 Pacific St. | 916- 625-9252

Cabos Restaurant ** 8570 Auburn-Folsom Rd. 916-797-1996 6504 Lonetree Blvd. | 916-784-2260

Kona Coffee ** 6843 Lonetree Blvd. | 916-773-9800

Carmelita’s 204 Riverside Ave. | 916-783-0411 Costa Vida 1475 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-9283

La Bou 6801 Five Star Blvd. | 916-315-0351 Venita Rhea’s 4415 Granite Dr. | 916- 624-2697


Dos Coyotes Border Café ** 2030 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-0775

Chang Bros Chinese Restaurant 6160 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-771-9838

El Pollo de Oro 8657 Auburn-Folsom Rd. | 916-791-5858

Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4800 Granite Dr. | 916-632-9542

El Sombrero Taqueria 4060 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-7770

JJ Mongolian BBQ 6661 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-632-8828

Eva’s Mexican Restaurant 242 Vernon St. | 916-783-9992


Jimboy’s Tacos 1000 Sunrise Ave. | 916-788-0222 1821 Douglas Blvd. | 916-783-3907 Hours: Daily: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M Our E. Bidwell location invokes the magic and mystery of the Ancient Mayan People with the great tasting food of Jimboy’s. Our slow cooked served fast Mexican style cuisine success comes from Jim’s (Jimboy’s) strict attention to; “only the highest of quality in all of our ingredients”. Early Each Morning our Kitchens are fired up and begin cooking real food, beans, rice, fresh (never frozen) meats, and sauces Jimboy’s style. With a family style atmosphere this Jimboy’s is a great destination for your next dining experience. Enjoy the 5 HD screens with our newest addition of great Beers, and Limearitas. We look forward to seeing you soon! See ad on page 58 Los Cabos Grill ** 7451 Foothills Blvd. | 916-784-3505

Tandoori Night 1420 East Roseville Pkwy 916-780-8200

Mas Mexican Restaurant 1563 Eureka Rd. | 916-773-3778


Roseville Tortilla Factory ** 313 Riverside Ave. | 916-783-3311

Rubino’s ** 5015 Pacific St. | 916-624-3401


Ichiban Sushi 4817 Granite Dr. | 916-630-0889 Izumi Japanese Restaurant 6840 Five Star Blvd. | 916-630-1638 Kokyo Teppan Yaka & Sushi Bar 6040 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-787-9893 Tokyo Dori Sushi & Grill 5050 Rocklin Rd. | 916-624-2841


Cabos 6504 Lonetree Blvd. | 916-784-2260 Cha Cha’s Cocina Mexicana 6130 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-782-8787 Don Panchos 4563 Pacific St. | 916- 632-0709 Rudy’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine ** 6011 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-435-4050 Sabores Mexican Cuisine 10341 Fairway Dr. | 916-786-2262

Perfect Blend Cafe ** 9260 Sierra College Blvd. | 916-789-7900

Bravo Pastaria 1465 Eureka Road | 916-772-8777

A Slice of Goodness 924A Douglas Blvd. | 916-781-3727

Buca di Beppo 1212 Galleria Boulevard | 916-771-9463

Chicago Fire Pizza 500 N. Sunrise Ave. | 916-771-2020

Cool River Pizza 6200 Stanford Ranch Rd. 916-772-6973

Squeeze Inn ** 106 N Sunrise Ave.| 916-783-2874

Dominick’s Italian Market,  Deli & Restaurant ** 8621 Auburn-Folsom Rd. 916-786-3355

Cool River Pizza ** 1805 Cirby Way | 916-786-9000

Gaetano’s Pizzeria 4800 Granite Dr. | 916-624-5805

John’s Incredible Pizza 384 N. Sunrise Blvd. | 916-772-1111


Susie’s Country Oaks Café 500 Cirby Way | 916-786-0274 8595 Auburn Folsom Rd. | 916-797-0314 Source 5540 Douglas Blvd. | 916-772-3900

Pasta Village ** 1450 Lead Hill Blvd | 916-772-7778


Rosati’s Pizza 5140 Foothills Blvd. | 916-797-7492


Bangkok City Thai Cuisine 5050 Rocklin Rd. | 916-632-9282 Thai Chili 2164 Sunset Blvd. | 916-780-6555

Z Pizza ** 3984 Douglas Blvd. | 916-786-9797

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taste Creamy Crimini Mushroom Phyllo Cups Easy Elegance from Fabulous Fairholme: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch by Sylvia Main (Whitecap Books, 2012, $29.95) Serve with bacon, sausages or smoked salmon, or alone with a crisp green salad. Note: Using phyllo can be tricky so work quickly! Keep pastry covered with a damp tea towel while you are working with it.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and thyme, then sauté quickly. Be careful not to burn the garlic. Set aside. In a bowl, mix together half the cheese and the sautéed mushrooms. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the cheese, the egg, egg yolks and crème fraîche. Combine the two mixtures. Set aside. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a small pot. Brush one sheet of phyllo with melted butter. Top with another sheet and brush with butter. Repeat with the remaining sheet. Cut stack into six 4-inch squares. Press into buttered muffin tins. Spoon the mushroom mixture into each phyllo-lined muffin tin. Bake about 20 minutes until golden and set. Garnish with a dollop of crème fraîche (optional). Serves 6. 52 - September 2012

dinner date Food and Wine for the Season 2010 JORDAN CHARDONNAY Tom and Sally Jordan loved French wine and food – a passion that laid the groundwork for the winery and wines they created more than 35 years ago. The Jordans were determined to make elegant, fruit-forward wines, and in 1974 they hired winemaker Rob Davis – who has been at their Russian River winery ever since – and started with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Today they produce top-notch, award-winning Cabernets, as well as a beautiful Chardonnay, such as this impressive 2010 vintage. “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it,” Davis once said about the growing season in 2010. It was an unbelievable season weatherwise, which made it possible to produce this fantastic Russian River Chardonnay. This is not your typical big fat California Chardonnay with tons of oak that is so popular at the moment; instead, it’s an unbelievable wine to drink with food, with its wonderful backbone of acidity and hint of oak. It’s a foodie’s dream, as it can accompany a large range of cuisine – from seafood and poultry to salads and pastas – and will remind you of some of the best Burgundian-style Chardonnays you’ve tried. Mix up your drinking habits for a while and try this Chardonnay with a mouthwatering meal…you’ll love it! This wine retails for about $30 a bottle and is well worth the money. I recently visited Jordan Winery, set on acres of rolling hills and modeled after châteaus in France – the property is as beautiful as this wine. If you’re ever in Alexander Valley, stop by. You won’t regret it. — Richard Righton Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom

Cookbook and recipe photos courtesy of Whitecap Books; Wine bottle photo by Aaron Roseli.

• 1 tbsp. butter • 1 -1/2 cups crimini or small mushrooms, finely sliced • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme or Italian parsley • 1/2 cup goat cheese or cream cheese • 1 egg • 2 egg yolks • 1/2 cup crème fraîche • 2 tbsp. butter, melted • 3 phyllo pastry sheets


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arvest days are cooler and internal clocks are winding down, making this the perfect time to retreat. Autumn leaf lovers should head north to Lake County for a restful and multihued ride. Avoid Interstate 5 by setting your GPS to tranquil country roads; meander up Highway 16 to Esparto, through the Capay Valley and Cache Creek Canyon, then turn left on Highway 20 and follow winding roads to Lake County.

DISCOVER Black, golden and red oaks, dogwoods, cottonwoods and red maples deliver a colorful display through mid-November. According to locals in the know, Cobb Mountain – as well as vineyards and orchards – put on a beautiful show this time of year. The Big Valley of Kelseyville is also recommended. Autumn colors are weather dependent, so don’t be disappointed if fall foliage deities don’t provide. Lake County has plenty of attractions to fill your days. Be among the first to hike Mount Konocti, Lake County’s largest park. Newly acquired, this dormant vol-

cano provides stunning views from an elevation of 4,300 feet. Rodman Slough Preserve offers surreal kayaking or boating through sensitive wetland areas and oak woodlands, which shelter a variety of wildlife including great blue heron, great egrets and double-crested cormorants. Kayak tours from Kayak Adventures, located in Lucerne, include equipment and top-notch interpretive talks on the history and nature of the Preserve. On Saturdays, check out the Nature Education Center’s guided walks.

DOZE Camping isn’t for everyone, but Clear Lake State Park might convert you. RV or tent camping is great for groups and features ADA-accessible facilities and Kelsey Creek Trail’s 1,500-foot boardwalk. The largest freshwater lake in California, Clear Lake fosters stress-reducing and family-friendly recreational opportunities, including hiking, boating, biking, fishing, bird-watching or relaxing in the shade. Can’t completely disconnect? There’s Wi-Fi access. In Upper Lake, the historic Tallman Ho-

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DEVOUR Local farms plus seasonal farm stands and farmers’ markets provide fresh fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, goat cheese and wine. The vineyards are especially pretty during the fall. Sustainably farmed wines at Ceago Vinegarden and Vigilance Winery boast breathtaking views of Clear Lake or Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. Restaurants focusing on fresh ingredients can be found countywide. Local favorites include Angelina’s Bakery & Espresso, Park Place Restaurant, Saw Shop Gallery Bistro and Studebakers Café & Deli. If it’s family-owned and operated businesses, beautiful views, color-draped landscapes and fresh air you’re seeking, escape to Lake County. •

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Clear Lake and kayaking photo by Barbara L. Steinberg; Tallman Hotel photo by Jim Warren; Blue Wing Saloon photo courtesy of Tallman Hotel.

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tel is beautifully restored and LEED green; lodging includes an expanded continental breakfast featuring fresh fruits, homemade granola, jams and scones. The Tallman’s heating systems are delivered from geothermal sources. To learn more about this natural process, visit The Geysers in Middletown, the largest geothermal power plant in the world. You’ll find heaps to do in this tiny hamlet. A bustling Main Street has wine tasting and interesting local shops including Gracious Ladies – selling items handmade by Lake County craftspeople. Enjoy fantastic fare, libations and live blues at Blue Wing Saloon. Clear Lake Bed and Breakfast has stellar views – its namesake is literally just beyond the front door. Historically reminiscent of Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home on the Potomac River), luxury suites pay homage to some of our founding fathers. For something completely different, Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort’s nine caboose guest rooms contain full baths and comfortable featherbeds. Relax and enjoy great outdoor adventures.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I’ve always enjoyed working with high school students and helping them prepare for college. I have 14 years of experience as a high school counselor and developed CAP Counseling (College Admissions Preparation) specifically to counsel students on the process of getting into college. I meet with students and parents and provide services such as completing a career interest inventory, preparing a resume of extracurricular activities, and researching colleges and majors . I also help them stay on track with deadlines, and assist with college applications, scholarships and financial aid. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? I was a receptionist at the child advocacy nonprofit Children Now in Sacramento. I met some amazing people who dedicated their time to advocate for children. This job helped inspire me to pursue a career working with children. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I go for a mountain bike ride or on a walk with my husband and our dog. What’s your biggest job perk? I enjoy seeing the students’ excitement when they’re accepted into the college of their dreams, as well as the pride in parents’ eyes as they’re assured their son/daughter has made the best possible decision with their college choice. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – they have a great menu and their salads are my favorite. What’s your favorite childhood memory? In elementary school, my parents got me involved with sports. I especially loved basketball; my favorite childhood memory is seeing my parents cheer me on at every game. And finally, customer service is…? Helping students and parents make the best possible choice regarding which college to attend and which major to study. College is a huge financial investment and I want them to be happy with their choices.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Goodbye My Friend provides in-home euthanasias for cats and dogs in Roseville and the surrounding communities. We provide owners the opportunity to say goodbye to their beloved pets in a comfortable, quiet environment. Aftercare for the pets, including private cremation services and paw print memorials, is also available. I had been working at my clinic for six years when a few of my clients asked if I would perform an in-home euthanasia when the time came; however, my clinic wasn’t able to allow doctors to leave the office for the amount of time a home euthanasia takes. After researching the area, I found most veterinary clinics were in the same situation and couldn’t support in-home euthanasias either. Wanting to help the clients and pets I had grown attached to, I acquired additional permits and licenses so I could provide this much-needed service. I guess you could say my clients helped me find this business. I started Goodbye My Friend last October, Dr. Jenny Rutan and more than 75 families have been helped so far. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? Goodbye My Friend I support the local veterinary community by providing an alternative to euthanasia in a Roseville hospital setting for their clients. Owners don’t have to move pets in pain into a car to visit 916-905-7387 the veterinarian. For pets that get anxious at the office, their last moments can be spent in the comfort of home. And finally, customer service is…? To provide customer service, one must be able to listen to and respect a client’s needs and wishes. In my business, I strive to provide euthanasias with minimal stress and discomfort, and hope that the pet parent can look back on the experience as an end to the celebration of their pet’s life, rather than a negative one.

Describe your business. Jael & Co. Public Relations is a boutique-style public relations company that’s passionate about developing and delivering innovative PR campaigns designed to generate buzz for new and existing businesses. As a publicist, I believe your reputation is your most valuable asset. The way your business is seen, understood or perceived by the public, industry analysts and the media is fundamental to success. Whether you’re a start-up trying to make a good first impression, or a Fortune 500 company reintroducing yourself to an established market, we assist you in promoting your business, product or event, so you can be seen and heard. Because of our strong relationships with the media including reporters, producers, editors, photographers, magazines and news anchors, we serve as the channel between our clients and the media, connecting their business with the right audience. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? Being involved in local charity events are some of our proudest moments. This year alone we have been honored to be involved in the Army of Angels Gala, which raised funds for the Polly Klaas Foundation to fight child abuse; the Loomis Dance Fundraiser, benefiting Courage to Be You (C2BU) – a Roseville non-profit organization empowering young women who have been victims of sex trafficking; the May Flowers Fashion Show in El Dorado Hills, benefiting the Grace Foundation, which rescues and rehabs animals; the upcoming Fashion’s Night Out at Arden Fair Mall, benefiting the NYC AIDS Foundation; and the upcoming “I’m a Survivor” fashion show at Lake Natoma Inn on October 4, benefiting breast cancer treatment. This is truly what it’s all about – helping others who need our help; it’s so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives and forget what’s really important. And finally, customer service is…? Being a good listener, anticipating needs, making customers feel important and above all, giving more than expected. Customers are a company’s most vital asset. Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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outtakes Chillin’ & Grillin’ BBQ, Band & Auction Mullin & McAdams Clubhouse, Auburn, June 9 Photos courtesy of H. Tooker and S. Petit. Guests bid at silent auction

Boys & Girls Club of Auburn CEO Randy Tooker

Boys & Girls Club of Auburn Junior Youth of the Year, Shelby, thanks the crowd

Summer Wine Stroll Fountains at Roseville, July 21 Photos courtesy of Preston Belknap.

John Chandler, Mike Miller, Monica Mars, Cindy Breninger and Jennifer Chandler

Jon and Kristen Lepak

Lindsey Plitt and Sergio Abeijon of Wise Villa Winery

Bark for Life of Rocklin Johnson-Springview Park, Rocklin, July 21 Photos courtesy of Annette Richards.

Hair Wars Fundraiser and Fashion Show

Daschunds on ice

Morgan Creek Country Club Roseville, July 13 Photos courtesy of Kris Dakin of DK Photography.

Chewy rests in the shade Urban Hair Lounge of Rocklin

Model Adriana Vancea represents The Last Tangle in Orangevale

Model Kori Harper

Halo Salon of Roseville Maddie mugs for the camera in costume

Music in the Mountains Family Music Faire

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Nevada City, June 23 Photos courtesy of Jilan Glorfield. Jozi Gullickson as the Bird in Peter and the Wolf

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Behind it, I’d lie there cursing – my head beneath the pillow as I tried to block it out for a few more minutes of sleep. But the sounds kept coming: the sharp snap of an eggshell provided a perfect percussive fill for “Mack the Knife”; the thack, thack, thack of a wooden spoon inside a mixing bowl kept time for “DeLovely”; the hiss of batter striking the hot griddle sounded like applause as Dad finished off “Summer Wind.” Eventually, the first golden whiff of pancakes encircled my nose and served as a vaudeville hook, dragging my lazy butt out of bed whether I wanted it or not. And just in case you still weren’t quite awake, he’d bellow cheerfully down the hall like a carnival barker: “DADDY HOTCAKES! EAT ‘EM

WHILE WE GOT ‘EM AND WE AIN’T A-GONNA HAVE ‘EM FOR TOO LONG!” Whether I was 6, 12 or 18 years old, I’d shuffle toward the kitchen and sit down to a stack of pancakes waiting on a plate, a swatch of butter already melting down the sides, another song wafting through the air. His approach to the recipe was a little like his approach to singing. He’d sim ply take something familiar – in this case good ol’ Krusteaz pancake mix – and where he could have just stuck with the conventional (add water and stir), my dad improvised, using an egg and a cup of genuine buttermilk to make it his own. The ensuing carb-loaded gut bombs didn’t so much sate your hunger, but obliterate it for the rest of the day. But oh my God, they were delicious! I’ve tried recreating the magic on random Saturday mornings for my own kids, but I almost always forget to buy buttermilk ahead of time. Plus, my voice seriously sucks. In moments like that, I really miss the old man and find myself wishing I could go back, just one more time; not so much to taste those pancakes again but to listen to him sing.

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y favorite meal of the day has always has been breakfast, and it’s my dad’s fault. Now, he was no chef. Men of his era were not “foodies.” He knew his way around a barbecue – being a fisherman, his grilled salmon fillets were better than any five-star restaurant – but that was about it. The only time you saw him in our kitchen was to sit at the table for a meal prepared by my mom or to do bills. With one exception: on occasional weekend mornings, he’d rise at the crack of dawn and become the king of pancakes. He called them “daddy hotcakes,” and when he was in this pancake-making mood, you knew things in his life were going well. Maybe his boss was off his back. Or Mom was talking to him again. Or the sun was out. Something. The other thing he did when he was in a good mood was sing, and the guy had an unbelievable voice. He was an old-style crooner, so he’d choose a classic from Frank or Tony or Deano and then start working our kitchen the way those guys worked a nightclub. As he sang “That’s Amore,” he would open and slam shut various drawers and cupboard doors, subtly improvising, making the song his own. The clang and clatter of utensils lay down a rhythm for, say, “Because of You,” and mixed together, the sounds would pinball down our narrow hallway, finally reaching my bedroom door.

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