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36 People & Their Pets

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6 Editor’s Note 9 What’s Up 10 Get to Know—Dawn Clayton 11 Click 12 FYI 16 Local Matters 18 Calendar 20 Outtakes 32 Money 34 Home Design 46 Swag 48 The Where and Wears 50 Dine—Pinto Thai Bistro 52 Taste 64 Introducing 66 Tom’s Take

Everyone’s favorite is back! Get ready for a smile-provoking four-page pictorial of local pets and some of their people.

41 5 Inspiring Animal Rescues Tireless volunteers work around the clock to provide muchneeded services to homeless, abandoned and abused animals. This month we feature 5 local organizations doing their part to make the world better for all our four-legged friends.

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24 Health & Wellness

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26 Our Kids

7 Steps to Ease School Transitions

28 Cause & Effect

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couldn’t decide whether I was grinning and giggling more at the pet photos…or the pet names in this month’s 8th annual “People & Their Pets.” But before you avid Style readers grimace because your adorable pet is in the mix I’m referring to, please note I do not mean to offend, simply nominate you all as the most creative animal name givers. I mean really, it doesn’t get better than the off-thebeaten-list monikers like: Mr. Bubbles, Beefcake, Barron Milo of Trinity, Chocolate E. Claire, Molly Waffle, Pnut the Princess Warrior, Big Kitty aka Sophisticat, Valentino Rossi and Chunk. You have to be smiling now. But it’s also Hallmark-card-sweet to see the clever animal names that perfectly suit the animal’s look, and especially the ones with solid human names like Cindy, Bob, Jackie O, Rita, George, Heidi, Thomas and Abby. I have yet to come across a pet with my name, however, but maybe someday? It does seem fitting that these four-legged family members have human names since they so often see the couch as equal opportunity, first come first served. If you’re thinking about bringing the joy of a pet into your family’s life, you might want to think about the myriad of animal rescues and area shelters that dot our region. Morgan Cásarez’s “Best in Show: 5 Inspiring Animal Rescues” will get you started in your pet adoption quest with not only where to go, but also upcoming pet adoption events, fund-raisers, how you can help local animals in needs, and The Humane Society’s “Top 5 Reasons to Adopt.” You don’t have to drive far to find specific breed rescues such as Northern California Bulldog Rescue, Chako Pit Bull Rescue, El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, All About Equine Animal Rescue and more. But if you’re less concerned with the breed, you’ll find numerous places to check out for both dogs and cats…and bunnies! Since your pets will likely need very little grooming for the impending fall season, it’s now time to think about your non-four-legged children. Yes, it’s back-to-school time! In addition to gathering supplies and fighting the frenzy of last-minute parents at Target (check out Swag this month for back-to-school surprise gift ideas from local shops—they may not be school-required, but they are cool and can distract a nervous kid), there are more considerations to take seriously when it comes to your new junior high or high school kid. In this month’s Our Kids, Linda Holderness gives parents “7 Steps to Ease School Transitions,” such as: get to know the new campus before the first day, take an active part in your child’s school activities from the get-go, and help them to organize so that living out of a backpack is easier and more efficient when it comes to finding homework. These and more tips from local teachers are just pages away. Until next month…or forever, raising your pups (kids, kitties, birds, bunnies, lizards, goats and ponies included) is the name of the game. — Desiree

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AUGUST 2014 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Tara Mendanha, Emily Peter, Gabriel Stubbs, Jazmin White, Alyssa Wong Contributing Writers Pam Allen, Susan Belknap, Morgan Cásarez, Sena Christian, Tracie Colamartino, LeeAnn Dickson, Amber Foster, Linda Holderness, Kerrie L. Kelly, Rachel Lopez, Tom Mailey, Sharon Penny, Bill Romanelli, Kirsten Vernon, Heather Zamarripa Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers George Kenton Design, 760.285.0686,, Aaron Roseli Graphic Design Intern David Norby Staff Photographer Dante Fontana Contributing Photographer Justin Buettner, 916.220.0159, Webmaster Ken White, Ixystems Advertising Director Debra Linn, 916.988.9888 x 114 Sales & Marketing Coordinator Siobhan Russell, 916.988.9888 x 116 Advertising Sales Representatives Reg Holliday, 916.337.5107 Joanne Kilmartin, 916.607.9360 Alex Minno, 916.988.9888 x112 Lisa Warner/Warner Enterprises, 530.306.2011 Social Media Maven Aimee Carroll Accounting Manager Kathleen Hurt Office Administrator Cathy Carmichael Office Assistant Brenna McGowan Customer Service Associate Jarrod Carroll

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rom 8:30-10:30 p.m. on August 1, enjoy an outdoor movie at the Roseville Aquatics Complex’s “RAC After Dark” party. For more info, visit 1 marks the last Friday Evening in the Park at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. The finale will feature a performance by Flat Busted at 7 p.m. and is themed “Teacher Appreciation Night.” For more info, visit Home, offering a large selection of luxury linens, and Krush Burger, which serves premium mini burgers and local brews, both recently opened at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville...Gather ’round for story and craft time at the Placer Nature Center’s “Science Saturday” event on August 9 at 11 a.m. Pack a picnic and enjoy the shade of their many trees as you listen to a nature story. For more info, visit to Jenna Jordan and Tannah Jabusch of Del Oro High School who received the Richard and Doris Sayles Family Scholarship, which is awarded annually to former Newcastle Elementary School students who are pursuing higher education, and to Zachary Stelzer of Placer Union High School District who received the Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship...Kudos to recent Rocklin High School graduate Logan Webb who made Rocklin school history for being the highest MLB draft selection (118th pick in the fourth round) with the San Francisco Giants. Austin Diemer—class of 2011 Rocklin High School alumni and the 830th overall pick in the 28th round— recently signed on to play with the Minnesota Twins... Don’t miss the last free summer concerts at the Fountains at Roseville! Get your dance on with Groove Thang on August 16 and rock out to On Air on August 30 from 8-10 p.m. For more info, visit BIG Day of Giving, held May 6, raised over $3 million in 24 hours—far exceeding the $1 million goal. Roughly 400 local nonprofits, including Placer Land Trust and Friends of the Granite Bay Library, received donations... Enjoy one last Movie in the Park on August 23 at Fred Festersen Park. Planes will start at 7:30 p.m., and food, drinks and snow cones will be available for purchase. For more info, visit Top Golf, a 64,000-square-foot space featuring a premier golf entertainment complex and extensive food and drink menus, is coming to the intersection of Blue Oaks Boulevard and Washington Boulevard next spring. For updates, visit Get your daily dose of fresh air and fitness on Thursday and Friday evenings (through August 29) from 5:30-8 p.m. with Free Family Bike Nights at Safetyville USA. For more info, visit safetycenter. org/safetyville-usa/events...The Small Business Administration (SBA) Sacramento District Office recently named Community 1st Bank (locations in Auburn and Roseville) the “Community Lender of the Year.” Congrats!...Another big congrats goes to both Sutter Medical Center Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center for being named two of the best hospitals for 2014-2015 by U.S. News & World Report...That’s all for now but check back next month for Style’s annual Art & Wine feature. — Compiled by Alyssa Wong

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Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Don’t let others dampen your passion—passion is what will drive you to live your life to the fullest. Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Leadership—working collectively to achieve desired results despite any hurdles or obstacles. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Individuals who compromise their morals. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: My parents and the many mentors I have had throughout my career. Q: What are you most proud of? A: My 33 years in the gaming industry. Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: Wounded Warrior Project.

oseville resident Dawn Clayton has spent most of her adult life in casinos. Right out of high school, she landed a job dealing craps and blackjack and continued working in casinos throughout college. After graduating from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Clayton transitioned to the administrative side of the gaming industry. Four years ago, when a position became available at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, she relocated to Roseville all the way from Indiana. Clayton is now the resort’s general manager, and she couldn’t be happier with her newfound community. In both her working life and position as vice chair of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, Clayton’s biggest goal is to bring people together in ways that champion

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the local economy. “I’m really passionate about supporting local businesses,” Clayton explains. “It’s so critical to [help keep] the community thriving.” On September 20, you’ll find her volunteering at the Chamber’s Hot Chili and Cool Cars event—an annual car show and chili cook-off that helps small businesses get the word out about their products and services. She also enjoys participating in many of the Chamber’s other activities, which support area nonprofits and schools. Her dream is to continue to make Roseville a safe, happy place for everyone to live and work in. “I’d like to create an environment like the one I grew up in,” Clayton shares. “We looked out for each other. If there was someone in need, we tried to help.” — Amber Foster

FAVORITES Author/writer: Maya Angelou Escape: Sitting poolside with a great book Guilty pleasure: Fine wine Meal in town: High Steaks Restaurant at Thunder Valley Casino Resort Local landmark: Lake Tahoe in the summer Memory: Growing up with my three sisters and brother Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird Musician/band: Bon Jovi Local nonprofit: Placer SPCA Saying: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

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click STYLEMG.COM You Can Never Have Too Much Style IT’S A PICNIC PARTY! Whether you choose to celebrate August—also National Picnic Month— with a fun family picnic or a romantic outing for two, we’ve got a few ideas and recipes that will ensure picnic-packing success.

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DON’T BE TARDY FOR THE PARTY Your kids not jumping for joy to get back to the books? Click for a few back-to-school tips to get them excited about school and organized for their best year yet.

RUN AUGUST! We’ve compiled a running list (pun intended) of local races, walks and more that will soon be canvassing the region. There’s something for everyone, even the kids.

EGG-CELLENT RECIPES I n t h i s m o n t h ’s Ta s t e cookbook, Eggs on Top (Chronicle Books, 2014, $24.95), author Andrea Slonecker suggests basting an egg with bacon drippings to add flavor or poaching eggs in wine, plus tips and delicious recipes such as Leeks Vinaigrette with Herbed Quail Eggs and Sage Brown Butter Eggs.

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his month marks the one-year anniversary of the Vernon Street Town Square. It’s been a fun but busy year—and things aren’t slowing down!

Friday Flicks in the square are back. Starting August 15 with a showing of Despicable Me 2 and continuing August 22 with Monsters University, it’s bound to be a good time under the stars! Bring the whole family and a blanket or lawn chairs. Movies are free; light refreshments will be available for purchase. The free Town Square Concert Series kicks off August 16, with Element of Soul taking the stage first. Their unique mix of reggae, pop and rock features strong, positive messages for all. Enjoy tasty food truck grub from SactoMoFo, visit the beer garden and claim your space for the show. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert start at 7:30 p.m. Little ones won’t want to miss the Town Square’s weekly Storytime and Wee One Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., or the monthly Food Truck Mania (second Thursday evening of the month) and Open Mic Night (third Thursday evening of the month). Karaoke is the plan for Open Mic Night on August 28, so be ready to showcase your musical chops. There’s a lot planned for fall too—from adult-oriented events like Wednesdays On Tap and Oktoberfest to family events like Family Fest and athletic events, including the Turkey Trot and Downtown Holiday Celebration. — Pam Allen For more information about Roseville Parks and Recreation, pick up a copy of the ‘Recreation Guide’ or visit

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What’s in Season: Tomatoes!

Do you say tuh-may-toh or tuh-mah-to? Do you consider tomatoes fruits or vegetables? It doesn’t really matter— all that’s important is tomatoes taste delicious and are incredibly nutritious. Most people consider the tomato to be a fruit because of its pulp content and edible seeds. On the other hand, the tomato’s savory flavor causes others to believe it’s a part of the vegetable family.

SELECTION AND STORAGE To select the best tomatoes, your nose is your best guide. Smell the blossom end, as opposed to the stem, to make your decision. If you notice a rich, succulent aroma, pick it! Next, use your eyes to identify if the tomato is round and full without bruises, blemishes or shriveled skin. While many fruits and vegetables fare better in the cool environment of a refrigerator, tomatoes do not; storing tomatoes in your refrigerator will mask the marvelous flavor of this summer treat. If you must refrigerate, make sure to remove it at least an hour before using so it returns to room temperature and optimal flavor. For the recipe to make Grilled Steak with Tomatoes and Blue Cheese and how to pair with local wine, visit — Susan Belknap For details on where to buy Placer County farm-fresh produce, wine, meat and local products, visit 12 - August 2014

ask the expert Q:

Is there a difference between food that’s labeled “all natural” versus “organic”?


Any product labeled “organic” must be USDA-certified organic, which means it adheres to national organic standards. In general, organic products are grown in environmentally friendly ways, without toxic or persistent-agricultural chemicals. Organic agriculture is a production method that emphasizes the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality. There’s no government regulation for using the term “natural,” which can be misleading. In the retail industry, it generally refers to foods that are minimally processed or do not contain any artificial ingredients. It can also be assumed to mean the food contains no particular additives, such as hormones, antibiotics, sweeteners, food coloring or flavorings that were not originally in the food. —Ciara Varvas, Marketing Team Leader (Folsom location) Whole Foods Market 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville 916-781-5300; 270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom 916-984-8500, wholefoodsmarket. com

DID YOU KNOW? Whether red, yellow, orange or green, tomatoes contain lycopene, which researchers have learned has a connection to bone health. Eating tomatoes may reduce the effects of osteoporosis, as well as lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The tomato is native to western South America and Central America. In 1519, Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés discovered tomatoes and returned with them to Europe, where they were planted as an ornamental plant, but not eaten. Due to their bright and shiny skin, many people believed tomatoes were poisonous. Tomatoes are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. This time of year, the heirloom varieties are especially popular at local farmers’ markets and can be tossed in a salad, roasted in pasta dishes, or enjoyed directly picked from the garden. In addition, tomatoes are a perfect pairing with beef. Find a delicious recipe for grilled steak with tomatoes and blue cheese at

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rocklin parks and recreation ocklin Parks and Recreation and the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce bring you Friday Evenings in the Park; a free concert and movie series featuring live music, movies, entertainment, food and vendors at Johnson-Springview Park. Mark your calendars for these dates:

August 1: Flat Busted (concert) August 8: The Nut Job (movie) August 15: Back to the Future (movie) and Rocklin Has Talent Finals The Cappuccino Cruisers and Rocklin Parks and Recreation are teaming up to bring you Graffiti Night on the Green on August 16. This event will draw over 200 classic cars and feature live music from the Kickin ’60s Band, a special display of Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 car, awards, raffles, vendors and dancing under the stars. A special appearance by artist David Peterson and the third Saturday “Paint Out” will complete the fun-filled day. Northern California’s premier canine festival, Woofstock, will come to town August 24. Now in its seventh year, this event also serves as a major fund-raiser for over 20 local dog rescue organizations. In addition to an array of entertainment, displays, vendors, food, wiener dog races, “Adopt a Doggy Ducky” and a ‘60s costume contest, this year’s festival will also include a Doggie Fun Zone, Grateful Dog 5K Rescue Walk/Run, Douglas Ranch Supply Pooch Pampering Park, an Animal Kingdom Art Show (put on by Rocklin Fine Arts) and a Woofstock VW Bug art project. — Tracie Colamartino For more information about these events and others, visit

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Rudy’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine

frequent Rudy’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine year-round, but I especially like going in the summertime when it feels like a cool oasis away from the heat. On my last visit, Rudy himself suggested I try Los Huaraches del Salto del Agua. As a rule, I always take advice from restaurant owners and employees alike, so I complied and ordered it, along with a Jarritos Lime soda. After loading up at the complimentary chips and salsa bar and taking a seat, my traditional dish (authentic to Mexico City) arrived. The large portion featured cooked, crispy corn dough (the “huarache”) with refried beans, green sauce, queso fresco, sour cream, salsa and meat (in my case, al pastor) piled on top. After one bite, I knew it would become my new go-to order. The crispy corn dough was a substantial part of the overall taste, as opposed to solely being a vessel for the dish. The al pastor—sweetened with pineapple juice and cooked over low heat for hours—complemented the other ingredients perfectly. I sipped my Jarritos and said an inner thanks to Rudy for his suggestion. Rudy’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine. 6011 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 107, Rocklin, 916-435-4050. — Gabriel Stubbs 14 - August 2014

From the itty bitty guppies you won at the local fair to the beloved family dog, pets are an integral part of many families. Now it’s time to test your knowledge about those furry, scaly or hairy companions. 1. Which ancient empire considered cats a sacred animal? 2. What is the most popular dog name in the U.S.? 3. Which pet is banned in Maine, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii and Pennsylvania? 4. Which Beatles’ song features an ultrasonic whistle at the end that’s only audible to dogs (for Paul McCartney’s Shetland sheepdog)? 5. Which rodent only blinks one eye at a time? 6. Which reptile can see through their eyelids? 7. Which famous poet would send locks of his dog’s hair to his adoring female fans who sent him locks of their hair? 8. Which species of fish will become pale if kept in a dark or dim room? 9. Which U.S. president had a pet raccoon that took walks on the White House lawn? 10. About one million dogs in the U.S. have been made the primary beneficiary in their owner’s will. True or false? — Alyssa Wong


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HITLIST 1. “There’s no better way to wake up than with the Breakfast Wrap at Venita Rhea’s. With chickenfried steak, scrambled eggs, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and cilantro—all stuffed inside an oversized flour tortilla—and rich country gravy for dipping, it’s Southern meets Tex-Mex perfection.”


2. “Add a twist of lime to every bite of Jalisco Grill’s Burrito de Camaron (shrimp burrito), that’s filled with rice, beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa, and your taste buds will be forever thankful!” 3. “The Super Burrito from Rudy’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine, is well, super. They allow customers to choose from an array of quality meats and beans, before adding the perfect ratio of guacamole, cheese, sour cream and mango salsa.” 916-435-4050 4. “The Bean Classic Burrito from Jimboy’s Tacos never disappoints. Tightly wrapped and grilled, it boasts a crispy exterior and gooey, cheese-filled interior with a hefty helping of scratch-made (and vegetarian) refried beans.” 5. “I love the Build-Your-Own Burritos at Freebirds World Burrito. You can fill it with whatever your stomach desires and they make it from scratch—with only the ingredients you request. The cheese sauce and guacamole are delicious, too. Can you say ‘fat free’?”




Number of acres owned by Tobias S. Grider, sold to the California Central Railroad in 1859. Known as Grider’s, it was the terminus for the first 18 miles of the Central Pacific track from Sacramento. When the Central Pacific and the California Central Railroad from Folsom intersected in 1864, Grider’s became “Junction,” which later became Roseville.


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Number of acres

owned by pioneer Roseville farmer Thomas Dudley. Dudley Thomas Dudley began hog farming in 1850, and by 1878 had amassed the acreage encompassing the large Dudley Ranch at Dry Creek. Roseville’s first school began on Dudley Ranch in 1865.


Years of occupancy by Roseville’s pioneering Gould family. Josiah Gould arrived in Dry Creek in 1854; Arthur Gould was the last family member to farm on the land until his death in 1976. The Gould ranch was originally bounded by what we now know as Dry Creek, Walerga and PFE (Pacific Fruit Express) Roads. — Compiled by Sharon Penny

et your pooch ready for Northern California’s premier canine event, because Woofstock is back and better than ever! Join dogs and fellow humans on Sunday, August 24, at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a festival fit for a canine king. Back for its seventh year, Woofstock has a schedule featuring dog art, music from Woodstock Revisited, a 1960s costume contest, a Grateful Dog 5K Rescue Walk/Run, an array of displays—including a 1971 VW Woofstock Beetle, over 100 vendors and food. This event is important, not only to families with dogs, but to the Rocklin community as well. “Dogs are part of our family and we consider this just another free family event,” says Recreation Supervisor for the City of Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department, Jim Crosthwaite. In addition to the furry fun, you can feel even better knowing that funds raised will go to 21 different dog rescue groups. Last year, $7,000 was raised and the goal for this year is $10,000. Woofstock is free for all, but be sure to register online for the Weiner Dog Races, costume contest and Grateful Dog 5K. For more information, contact Jim Crosthwaite at or 916-625-5200, or visit

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Bullseye image © mostafa fawzy/ Venita Rhea’s photo by Dante Fontana. Thomas Dudley photo courtesy of City of Roseville, City Collection. Woofstock photo courtesy of Tracie Colamartino.



august events August is National Picnic Month Compiled by Alyssa Wong



Runners will be doused with bright blasts of color along the route of the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” The post-run festival at Capitol Mall features massive color throws, music and dancing. Proceeds will support Girls on the Run. For more details and to register, visit sacramento.


SUSAN B. ANTHONY WOMEN’S 5K Experienced runners and beginners alike won’t want to miss this USATF-certified shady course that allows for fast times and winds through River Park. Post-race goodies, free parking and goodie bags for runners will also be on tap. The little ones can take part in the free Elizabeth Cady Stanton Kids’ Half-Miler. For more details and to register, visit



Head to William Land Park at 8:30 a.m. and run to support California nonprofit performing, literary, cultural and visual arts organizations. Afterwards, participants are encouraged to stay for the Arts Festival, entertainment, interactive booths and post-race party. All proceeds will benefit the program of your choice. For the full list of beneficiaries, to register or for more details, visit


HAIR AND FASHION BATTLE EXPO 2014 This professional competition and trade show at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center features the area’s top salons and designers, as well as unique and innovative styles. Local celebrities will judge the battles and presentations; event proceeds will benefit the Roberts Family Development Center. To purchase tickets, visit



Enjoy Northern California’s premier pooch event at Johnson-Springview Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dress up your canine for the costume contest, adopt a rubber doggy duck or run with your faithful companion in the Grateful Dog 5K Rescue Walk/Run. For more details, visit For even more events happening in our area, log on to and click on Calendar. And, be sure to check out our blog! Send your events to

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GRAPE DAYS OF SUMMER Enjoy all the fine wine Placer County has to offer with this open house event hosted by the Placer County Vintners Association (PCVA). Guests will taste award-winning, small-production wines, try delicious food and listen to music. For a trail map and more details, visit


HERITAGE TRAIL TOUR Discover the hidden nuggets of Placer County history by touring 20 museums between Roseville and North Lake Tahoe for free. Participating museums are open from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. both days, with many featuring food and beverages like handchurned ice cream, root beer floats and Indian flatbread. For more details, visit


THE SAGA OF SWEET HANNAH SUE, OR...NOBODY’S PERFEK The town of Savannah is preparing for the marriage of Jones and Hannah. All is going well until the heroes get glued to their horses—it must be Salty Sam and his six siblings! The audience will watch as they discover that nobody’s “perfek.” For show times and to purchase tickets, visit


ROMEO AND JULIET Stand Out Talent presents Shakespeare’s tragically romantic story about lovers Romeo and Juliet. With its sharp wit and bits of humor, this classic tale is a must-see for all. Come watch the romance unfold at the Tower Theatre in Downtown Roseville. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit


GRANITE BAY TRIATHLON This 17th annual triathlon at Granite Beach— with a .75-mile swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5-mile run—is not for the faint of heart. It has long been considered the toughest sprint in California. The race is sponsored by CLIF bar and prizes will be given away for first, second and third place finishers in each age group. To register, visit totalbodyfitness. com.


VERNON STREET FAIR End your summer on a high note at this inaugural street fair, featuring live music, food trucks and a variety of vendor booths. The fun goes from 1-4 p.m. and admission is free. For more details, visit

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Through August 10 – The Hound of the Baskervilles. Fans of Sherlock Holmes rejoice! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective is back, this time solving the case of Sir Charles Baskerville’s death and the mystery of the gigantic hound prints found next to him. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit Through August 30 – Art of the Dumpster. What happens when you take 10 local artists and give them scraps from dumpsters? Ten masterpieces! Peruse the regional talent and public art projects at the corner of Power Inn Road and Cucamonga Avenue. For gallery hours, visit


Through September 1 – “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. This Crocker Art Museum exhibit showcases roughly 35 American and European quilts from the Brooklyn Museum, as well the history and social aspect of quilt-making through pictures, newspaper clippings and more. For more details, visit August 9 – Tevis Cup. The 100-mile, one-day ride that’s been put on every year since 1955 is back! Riders come from all over the world to ride the beautiful trail that goes from Squaw Valley to Auburn. For more details, including how to qualify, volunteer or register, visit August 9-10 – Cat & The Fiddle Music Festival. Join Fairytale Town as they celebrate music and fun in the summer sun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Families can enjoy rockin' daytime concerts on the Mother Goose Stage. Shows are free with paid park admission. For more details, visit

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August 9-10 – Fifth Annual Banana Festival. Held at William Land Park in Sacramento, this annual event features the well-known Velocity Circus Troupe and celebrates culture and diversity in our community. This year’s theme, Banana Royale, will include carnival games and rides, exhibits, fun contests and more. For more details, visit

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August 16 – Ukulele Festival. This third annual event, put on by the Auburn Recreation District, begins at 10 a.m. (workshops start at 10 a.m.) and will be held at the Canyon View Community Center. Don’t miss the open mic that’ll be available throughout the day, as well as open spaces for jam sessions. For more details, visit

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August 16 – Free Women's Self Defense Workshop. Get hands-on instruction from 11 a.m. to noon at Roseville's The Studio Martial Arts & Fitness; plus, all participants will receive one free fitness class of their choice. The workshop will include a discussion, demonstration and practice for each technique shown—all taught by Master Amitis Pourarian, a certified instructor with over 20 years of martial arts experience. To reserve your spot, call 916-258-5425.

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August 22 – Paws to Party. Join the Front Street Animal Shelter at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento from 6-9 p.m. to celebrate the hard work that goes into saving thousands of animals every year. Enjoy great food, drinks and a silent auction to benefit the shelter. To purchase tickets, visit August 23-24 & 30-31 – Beach Party Princess. At this family-friendly comedy review, help select the winner of the beach party princess contest, and then dance with your favorite fairytale princess live on stage. The interactive show will be packed with music and magic. For more details, visit

SAVE THE DATE! September 25 – Third Annual Harvest Gala. Head to the Timber Creek Ballroom at Sun City Roseville for a gala benefiting The Taylor House, a home in Roseville for young women who have aged out of foster care and homeless teens that have little or no family support. The event will include passed hors d'oeuvres, “TaylorTini” cocktails, as well as a sit-down dinner, music, live auction and raffles. For event updates, visit September 27 – Folsom Family Expo. Don’t miss Style Magazine’s premiere free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Activities on tap include family-friendly vendor booths, kids’ games and free admission to the Folsom Zoo with a wristband from the event. For more details, visit

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Sun City Timber Creek Lodge and Golf Course, Roseville, May 9 Photos by Dante Fontana. Austin Brewer, Curt Weathers, Scott Bauchamp and Mario Astorga

Sunset Whitney Country Club Rocklin, May 16 Photos by Terri Moulton.

David Aton, Ray Sprague and Pete Sprague

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Gathering Inn Director Suzi deFosset catches a ride from Dave Kanas Austin Brewer Dan and Carol Lott


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Thunder Valley Casino Resort Lincoln, June 6 Photos by Fred Krohn. Julie and Ed McVey

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Gathering Inn supporters take to the links

Front row: Nikki Waggoner, Doreen Paige, Rose Schultz and Sylvia Carpenter; Back row: Gabe Waggoner, Jeff Willoughby, Joe Glenn and Joe Carrasco

RUN 4 ROSEVILLE Maidu Park, Roseville, April 27 Photos by Bev Ratzlaff.

Dave Spillar crosses the finish line

Roseville City School District Foundation Board Members Stanford Hirata, Marlena Sprague, Susan Duane, Julie Hirota, Sara Idle-Reed, Stephanie Dement and Hallie Romero

Susan Duane with daughter Katie

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Chill Tuned for All Kinds of Fun by LeeAnn Dickson



ust by reading the playlist of Sacramento area-based band Chill, you can tell that music makes their world go round. Offering everything from rock and roll to reggae, the four band members add fun and quality music to any venue. Ron Freeland, bass player and vocalist, puts it simply. “We like playing all types of music—that’s what it comes down to.” Their eclectic repertoire covers the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus and Elvis Presley to Phil Collins and AC/DC, in addition to 20 original compositions. The members of the aptly named band—which boasts a laid-back, no worries attitude—love to entertain and keep their audiences happy. “Our band likes to have fun,” guitarist and vocalist Jim Shaw explains, “and we feel that’s what makes the audience have fun—it’s a win-win situation!” Freeland and Shaw have been close since the fifth grade when they played music together while attending Placer Elementary 22 - August 2014

School in Loomis. The two dreamt of starting a rock and roll band someday, and listening to their 45RPM and 33RPM records of Boston, the Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Led Zeppelin and others inspired both self-taught musicians to follow through. Years later, after deciding to start the band, they met up with Christian (Chris) Nava and Sam Young. Young brought drums and background vocals, while Nava followed with lead vocals, guitar, ukulele, harmonica and the flute; in 2007, Chill became complete. As of 2014, newcomer Jason Hoffman has taken over drums and percussion. The band is a popular choice for weddings and private parties, and also plays at many local venues. “Our main goal is to get people on their feet and dancing,” Freeland says. All the members work regular day jobs, but take ample practice time to keep their sound sharp. Nava writes the majority of their original compositions—both lyrics and

August 23 – 16th Annual Race for the Arts 5K & Fun Runs. Come out for the races (adult 5K and kids fun runs) and stay for the free art festival at William Land Park in Sacramento. Enjoy live music, more than 40 interactive booths, food, face painting, food trucks and more. For more details and to register, visit tune—while the other members collaborate on arrangements. With the success of their first self-titled album Chill, which is available at their performances in and around Northern California and on iTunes, the band is busy working on a second. “We are very excited about our new project,” Shaw boasts. On August 16, the band will play at Swabbies on the River, just off Garden Highway; and on September 6, they’ll play an acoustic set at The Club Car in Auburn.

For more information, visit

Photo by Dante Fontana.

Top: Jason Hoffman, Chris Nava Bottom: Ron Freeland, Jim Shaw


rethinking drinking The New Face of Alcoholism by Sena Christian

WHEN AND WHY TO WORRY According to the National Library of Medicine, 3 out of 10 people in the U.S. consume alcohol at a level that puts them at risk for alcoholism. When drinking in social settings spirals out of control and the person doesn’t know when to stop, there may be a problem. Drinking may also turn into a way to unwind or deal with anxiety or depression—instead of using healthy coping mechanisms. “The alcohol becomes like the master,” Abreu says, “so, typically, the person starts to hide the alcohol intake—they go in the garage to drink, or to the bar where they don’t know anyone. The person starts having more withdrawal symptoms when not drinking.” Heavy use can increase the likelihood of stroke, liver disease and certain cancers, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Across the country, nearly 85,000 people die from alcohol-related diseases annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death.

EARLY ONSET Dr. Angela Chanter treats adolescents struggling with substance abuse. She says the age of onset—meaning when someone first tastes alcohol—is 11-13 years old. “The first warning sign [of alcoholism] is age,” says Chanter, clinical director and co-founder of Full Circle Adolescent Family Program in Roseville, which recently merged with Community Recovery Resources. Other red flags include poor grades, new friends, extreme fatigue and LOCAL RESOURCES defensiveness, or the child quitting activiCommunity Recovery ties that once brought them joy coupled Resources with spending the night at a friend’s house What: Adult outpatient more often. services, Full Circle Teens with lots of unsupervised time or Adolescent Family Program, Mothers in uninvolved parents are also at greater risk. Recovery, DUI classes Chanter suggests parents set curfews and Where: 730 Sunrise use a breathalyzer to occasionally test their Avenue, Roseville children. An expert should be involved the (additional locations in first time a child is caught drinking without Grass Valley, Truckee, Kings Beach, Auburn and the parent’s permission, she says. “If your Lincoln), 916-782-3737 child did heroin once, you’d intervene diately,” Chanter says. “It’s the same idea.”

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A HELPING HAND In terms of adults, Abreu advises first letting the alcoholic know their drinking is a problem. Be factual and withhold judgment, stating only what you observe; for example, “I’ve noticed you’re missing more work.” If the person disagrees, suggest a professional assessment. “Usually when one person thinks there is a problem and the other person thinks there [isn’t], there’s a problem,” Abreu says. Treatment requires abstinence and a lifestyle overhaul, which isn’t always easy. First comes detoxification in a controlled environment, followed by therapy in an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation center. Support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are available after rehab. Addiction is a family disease, Abreu says, and everyone needs to get onboard because recovery means a long, arduous road ahead.

What: Services for friends and families of alcoholics Where: Local meetings held in Roseville and Folsom,

Alcoholics Anonymous What: Support group for people recovering from alcoholism Where: Meetings held in Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay, Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Placerville

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lcoholism was once viewed with reproach—its sufferers considered people who lacked sufficient willpower to simply stop drinking—but as the medical community has come to realize that the disease is complicated, treatment is evolving to exclude judgment and include compassion and more comprehensive steps for recovery. “In the past there was a sense that addiction was a character flaw, so there was a moral aspect to it,” says Vera Abreu, a marriage and family therapist at Dignity Health. Now alcohol addiction is understood as being influenced by genetic, psychological, social and environmental factors.

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f your child is moving to middle or high school this year, it’s imperative to be prepared. Changing from one school culture to a very different one can throw even the best students off track—they’re facing larger campuses, more demanding courses and an array of extracurricular options, which, though exciting, can also be daunting. Parental support will make these passages more successful, no matter how self-assured and independent your child may seem. Here are seven steps to help your transitioning child make a smart start.

smart start 7 Steps to Ease School Transitions by Linda Holderness 4/ GET THEM INVOLVED

“It used to be that your kids went to their neighborhood school,” says Folsom mom Kathie Essex. “Now you have choices.” If you think your child would fare better in a different school, it may not be too late to switch. Three years ago, Essex applied to transfer her daughter, Olivia, out of district so she could continue her progress in Spanish; then Sutter Middle School added Spanish classes, and Olivia was able to enroll closer to home. Now an incoming freshman, she opted for Folsom High School (in part because of its Spanish program). Nonacademic aspects of student life can be important, too. If your child has a shot at a sports scholarship, find a school that excels in that sport, urges Marc Buljan, principal of Warren T. Eich Middle School in Roseville, an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school. The same is true for budding artists and musicians. Where school attendance is concerned, Buljan says, “It’s a whole new ballgame.”

2/ GET TO KNOW THE SCHOOL Most schools offer campus tours—Buljan escorted some 70 families around Eich last spring—and nearly all have programs to help newcomers adjust. Make sure your child doesn’t miss these. Folsom High School trains upperclassmen to mentor freshmen, beginning the day before school starts and continuing all year. Edwin Markham Middle School in Placerville holds orientation for incoming sixth-graders each spring. Back-to-school nights are also an ideal time to learn about your child’s classes and ask questions, says Edwin Markham Middle School Principal, Theresa Edinger.

3/ STAY CONNECTED When kids transfer to a higher-level school, parents often wonder how much freedom they should allow. Too much can be dangerous, Buljan advises. “There are some mistakes you can’t let them make.” Folsom Middle School sixth-grade teacher Deb Hickey suggests middle school is a good time for kids to begin advocating for themselves while [parents are] still able to supervise. At the high school level, Folsom High School Principal Kathryn Allaman says you can back off a little, but should still stay involved with your kids’ activities and events and know who their friends are.

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Taking part in school activities gives a child a sense of belonging. “If you feel connected to the school, you have a much greater chance of being successful,” Edinger says. Most schools offer a host of clubs. Folsom High, for example, has more than two dozen and welcomes students to start new ones. “All kids want to be part of something,” Allaman says. “There’s no reason for them to be alone.”

5/ MONITOR SOCIAL MEDIA Phones are a source of worry for nearly every parent. Essex gives her kids “dumb” phones without Internet access. Edwin Markham students are required to keep their phones off during school hours. Eich, however, has found smartphones can be good classroom tools under supervision—an idea that may spread—but he recommends parents educate their kids about phone use and talk to their carriers about setting limits. “Parents often hand over phones without a lot of guidance,” Edinger says. “It’s important the child understand that responsibility comes with having this technology.”

6/ KEEP AN EYE ON GRADES Juggling several classes can be a challenge and so can following your child’s grades. Always ask to see school assignments and homework. Edwin Markham issues planners in which each student records class agendas and daily work; if your school doesn’t do this, create it. “Don’t ask if your kids have homework,” Edinger says. “Ask to see their work.” Talk to teachers as soon as you know there’s a problem, or encourage your child to make the contact. Ask, too, if your school has programs to help students whose grades are falling. Folsom High started a new academic-intervention class this year just for that purpose.

7/ HELP THEM ORGANIZE In elementary school, kids have one teacher and a desk. Beginning in sixth grade, they live out of their backpacks—and those backpacks can become “black holes,” Hickey says. Parents give their kids a lifelong skill if they teach them to be organized. Hickey’s son tried several schemes that proved too clumsy for a backpack before hitting on an expanding file with slots for each course. “He had a place to put everything,” Hickey says. “To do a job, you need to be ready.”

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placer community foundation The Givers by Morgan Cásarez

scholarships, supporting organizations, tribute gifts and operating endowment funds, which serve to directly support PCF’s work in years to come. PCF staff then invests contributions, in order to reap maximal rewards for the community at large. “Our Community Needs Fund is a permanent, unrestricted fund created to improve the lives of all our residents,” Blake adds. “Its flexibility allows us to respond to priorities as they arise in our community.” Among the many initiatives that fall under the umbrella of the Community Needs Fund is one specifically dedicated to supporting other local nonprofits through technicalassistance grants, hands-on workshops, and the highly successful Nonprofit Board Leadership Summit. With more than $11 million in total assets, and nearly $5 million in cumulative grants to date, it’s no surprise that other organizations wish to learn from PCF’s sterling example. “It is our goal,” shares longtime PCF Board Member Ruth Burgess, “that we will have many people increase their giving in their lifetimes so they can feel the satisfaction of knowing that they are [not only] contributing to places in which they live, but will

Alan Osterstock, Betty Hagerman, Martha Gannon and Karen Coates

“PCF is a resource for donors who are seeking to achieve their philanthropic goals,” explains its CEO, Veronica Blake. “We work closely with our donors to fund projects that better our community, such as providing a laptop to every foster youth in the county and supporting the purchase of a refrigerated mobile food pantry that can deliver fresh produce to locations around Placer [County].” Throughout its history, PCF has monitored community needs in the arenas of arts and education, the environment, and health and human services. Armed with that knowledge, its expert team advises both individuals and businesses about their numerous giving options, including the creation of

Back Row: Rose Ruiz, Julie Tharalson, Darlene Spurgeon, Alan Osterstock, Eduardo Barranco and Jamee Horning Bottom Row: Eileen Speaker, Anna Rosabaum and Pamela Lee Galloway

also make gifts through their estate plans, to ensure future generations enjoy the same quality of life that they worked to establish.” For those interested in supporting the venerable foundation’s work, Blake suggests including PCF in an estate plan or joining the Giving Circle, a program that aims to establish a grant for local youth. “I feel fortunate to be doing a meaningful job that I love,” she says. “I’m proud to come to work every day because [we do] so much to affect our community positively.”

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s America worked to rebuild following the Great Depression, so, too, did the Beecher family. In 1948, they purchased a parcel of land in Auburn that they recognized as having great potential for future development. Their vision for a private foundation that would serve the people of their community was decidedly ahead of its time, but the Beechers were undeterred by detractors. Following a series of setbacks, they eventually opened the Auburn Community Foundation. Nearly 60 years later, its board of directors gathered to restructure what is now known as Placer Community Foundation (PCF)—a non-profit community corporation—in an effort to support its mission of growing local giving.





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For the sixth year, Style brings you the latest stack of accomplished area authors and their published works! Flint House by Kathleen L. Asay, Granite Bay Journalist Liz Cane has seen too many sob stories in her career to have m u c h sy m p at hy for a boarding house full of lost souls facing eviction. However, when she meets the mysterious woman who is their leader and is drawn into the battle to save their home, she realizes the story isn’t the one she expected. Available at Almost Perfect Book Store, and Barnes and Noble

Widows’ Shoes: 14 Women. 14 Inspiring, True Stories of Widowhood by Isabel Corr-Rizzo, Roseville The enlightening and inspirational stories featured in this book aren’t just directed toward widows, but others who find themselves in a grieving situation. Each chapter is scattered with courageous insight into the multiple facets of coping with every day challenges and detours along the road to recovery, plus uplifting and constructive thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Available at,, and

The Dhance: A Caregiver’s Search for Meaning by Coy F. Cross II, PhD, Citrus Heights Join the author on a journey into acceptance and realization that God is everywhere, even in his precious wife’s cancer. Through speaking with caregivers and his personal experience, he begins to understand that there are some incredible gifts in pain—such as love and trust beyond what we’ve ever experienced before. This is a search for meaning and for God in the worst of life’s experiences. Available at and Barnes and Noble

On the Hard in Paradise: From 92 Acres in California to 48 Feet in the Virgin Islands by Connie Fleenor, Antelope Readers will plunge into the deep end of the Virgin Islands, answering the question, “What would it be like to leave everything behind and move to a C a r i b b e a n island?” In one hilarious chapter a f t e r a n o t h e r, Connie Fleenor, in her true account of a year living on a catamaran in the West Indies, reveals the best and the worst—from coral reefs to crime—of this popular vacation destination. Available at and Barnes and Noble

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30 Magical and Memorable Family Vacations by Elisa Taylor with Michelle Gamble-Risley, Auburn This inspiring book contains not only 30 beautiful stories about family vacations, but also descriptions, details and recommendations on the various destinations. If you want to feel inspired or learn intimate details about a vacation spot, this charming book is for you. Available at, and Barnes and Noble

Dragon Tales by Teresa Leigh Judd, Newcastle Are dragons good luck? This collection of 17 short stories—featuring dragons in a dream and on a beautiful piece of jewelry, snapdragons, dragonflies, “real” dragons and more—explores that question. The result can be magical, unexpected and sometimes, ironic. Unintended consequences abound. Available at and Almost Perfect Book Store

Unseen Promise by Anne Jean Michele, Lincoln When Derek gets out of prison, he regrets lost opportunities and poor decisions and is eager to continue his pursuit of a medical degree. Tr o u b l e e n s u e s when his longtime love, Deena, has put her life on hold for him and wants to move on. When Deena and Derek’s differing goals profoundly clash, each will be thrust along an irreversible passage. Available at and Barnes and Noble

12 Parenting Practices: How Successful Parents Bridge the Achievement Gap by Dr. Rex Fortune, Granite Bay

Stevenson’s Treasure by Mark Wiederanders, Carmichael

Dr. Fortune has been an educator in Sacramento for over 40 years and recently released four handbooks for parents, three of them bilingual. By carefully evaluating national studies and related data, he provides sound solutions to a critical topic in today’s educational system that affects every American family. Available at

In 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson follows his heart f ro m S co t l a n d to California on a quest to make an American art student he met in France his wife—despite the fact that she is already married, has children and is older. The yearlong struggle in Monterey, San Francisco and Calistoga succeeds beyond his wildest expectations. Available at, Barnes and Noble, Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills and The Avid Reader at the Tower in Sacramento

Living Through The Pain: The Lonely Me by Cathy A. Kurtz, Rocklin At the age of 16, Cathy Kurtz lost her father, mother, oldest brother and sister-in-law in a plane crash. She then lost her surviving brother to AIDS, and endured sexual abuse of a boyfriend. As a single mother, Cathy struggled to take care of her son while still being haunted by tragedies. A Christian upbringing was her only outlet to find peace and the ability to live through the pain. Available at and Barnes and Noble

Obsessed (The Lizzy Gardner Series) by T.R. Ragan, Granite Bay Desperate for better ratings, radio psychologist Madeline Blair tells her listeners she’s being stalked, unaware that her longtime listener and biggest fan, Seth Brown, will do anything to protect her. When her publicity stunt is revealed, Seth becomes enraged by her deceit and dangerously unhinged. Madeline turns to private investigator Lizzy Gardner for help. Madeline wanted a stalker and now that she has one, nothing will stop him: He’s obsessed. Available everywhere books are sold

Sticks & Stones (A Hollis Morgan Mystery) by R. Franklin James, Rocklin This is the second novel in the Hollis Morgan Mystery series, in which a paralegal in the Bay Area persists with her goal to be an attorney after being pardoned as an ex-felon. Meanwhile, her friend is sued for libel and is murdered to ensure the real story dies with her. Determined to find her friend’s killer, she discovers a box of old letters that tell a tragic story—and soon realizes that words can cut deeper than any stick or stone. Available at and Barnes and Noble

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here you are with $1,000, wondering what do with it, and thinking everyone else in the world should have your problems. In reality, $1,000 may not be a lot of money, but after asking local financial advisors how best to invest it there were some surprisingly common opinions. Notably, these recommendations were the same—whether the amount was $1,000 or $100,000. The expert advice came from professionals at UBS Wealth Management in Roseville, Gilbert Associates, Inc. in Folsom, and Weston & Tuttle Wealth Advisors, LLC in Cameron Park. Their suggestions all fell into two categories: what you should do first, and what you might do next. Initially, solidify the foundation of your “financial house.” To build this foundation: •

Easy Ways to Invest $1,000 by Bill Romanelli

if your employer provides any kind of matching contribution—unless you don’t like free money! Take advantage of that employer match by contributing the maximum amount you can. If you’re already maxing your work 401K, you can start a separate Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and give the $1,000 a good home there. Think about college. According to a CNBC report, babies born today will pay between $40,000 and $125,000 per year in college tuition. That $1,000 can be a good start to a college-savings program.

Once those pillars of a financial foundation are set, start looking at investments. Since investment strategies are as unique

• 40 percent for dividend paying stocks which, (hopefully) not only go up in value, but add to your income on a regular basis. • 40 percent into something that pays interest, such as an interest-bearing bond. These are relatively low-risk options that can yield around a 4-5 percent return if you’re willing to leave the money alone for a while. • 20 percent into “alternative investments.” These are generally anything not correlated to Wall Street products, like real estate or oil wells—anything that adds a little spice to the portfolio but doesn’t leave too big of a welt on your finances if it gets wiped out. The bottom line (pun intended) is to be sure you create a thoughtful financial plan. Once that’s in place, how to invest $1,000, or any windfall, can become an easy decision, and one that takes you another step closer to financial freedom.

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Create a rainy day fund. Build up a savings account capable of covering your income and expenses for 3-6 months. This is your emergency fund to tide you over if you suddenly find yourself out of work. Get out of consumer debt. Pay off high-interest credit cards that are slowly killing your ability to save. Max out your retirement contributions. Kick money into your 401K program at work every month, especially

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as the individuals who have them, no financial advisor worth their salt will tell you how to invest money without first talking about your goals, comfort level with risk, current economic position, etc. That said, a very generic approach to investing would allocate the money three ways:

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design on a dime 8 Luxe-for-Less Tips by Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID


eaps of interior style doesn’t necessarily require wads of cash. With a few thoughtful designer tips, you can gain oodles of house pride—even on a tight budget. Whether your hot button is all about keeping money in the bank or geared toward creative solutions, designing home details while saving money can be rewarding. However, being a luxe-for-less designer does require a special set of skills, which is where these tips pay off. From shopping for your own space to finding amazing lighting or repurposing found items, these tricks are guaranteed to help.

tural molding to less-than-lively spaces—and you’ll be on your way to creating a richlooking space without spending a lot of dough.

3/ PUMP UP THE DETAILS Sometimes a small detail, like an extra-large overstuffed throw pillow, can make your entire space feel more luxurious—even if your sofa isn’t top of the line. By using a down and feather 22-inch insert in a 20-inch pillow cover, you can achieve a plush, luxurious look for little money.

4/ SHOP WHAT YOU GOT “Sourcing” furniture and accessories within your own space is the best and cheapest way to decorate on a budget. Shifting old furniture to a different room or using it in a fresh way, like repurposing an old cart as a side table, can deliver amazing results without spending a dime.

5/ LEVERAGE PAINT AND HARDWARE Kitchen and other room remodels are infamously expensive, but savvy homeowners can slash costs with a bit of creativity. Work with what you have by painting cabinets and updating hardware to give your existing space a lift; or, consider painting doors or appliances with chalkboard paint for a truly interactive experience.

6/ MAKE OVER YOUR FURNITURE Once you get a few techniques down—like staining, painting and re-covering—you can restore almost anything. Try painting a small piece of furniture with milk paint or get a staple gun and re-cover a dining seat cushion with fresh patterned fabric.

7/ UPDATE FOR FREE Looking for new artwork? Frame pages from a damaged book or old calendar, or repurpose a colorful wall covering or wrapping paper as art. Revamp your living room by color -coding your bookshelves and covering your sofa with a pretty throw. Something as simple as white coffee mugs can be put to use as flower vases to spruce up your space. Does that dated fluorescent light-box have you feeling less than chic and savvy in your kitchen? Thankfully, you have the electrical junction box to connect a design-driven fixture instead. Whether you use a surface-mounted version or a sparkling chandelier, your kitchen space will go from drab to fab in just a few minutes.

2/ PLAY OUTSIDE OF THE BOX Acquaint yourself with designer tricks— like painting interior doors black (instead of standard white) and adding architec34 - August 2014

8/ KEEP IT SIMPLE Instead of always thinking about the list of things to change, fix and decorate around the house, wouldn’t it be refreshing to just enjoy your home? You can. Put on a playlist, pour yourself a beverage and keep the things you love while editing out those that have zero meaning to you. You’ll be celebrating your space and the activities you enjoy doing there in no time!

Kerrie L. Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant. She has authored two books: ‘Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide,’ published by Oxmoor House, and the newly released ‘My Interior Design Kit,’ with Pearson Professional and Career Education. To contact her, visit or call 916919-3023.

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people & their pets

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It’s raining cats and dogs (and other creatures, too!) in this month’s pet pictorial. “Paws” for a moment to drool over these purr-fect shots of local animal companions and some of their proud owners.

Chico Bella



Dominic (human) with Kona




Jacob (human) with Cody

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Grant (human) with Jake Grizzer



Gizzy and A-Jax

Diane and Alan (humans) with Violet and Bowie


Wyatt (human) with Jack and Moxy

Stephen (human) with Baxter Hannah

Rutledge Maggie

Indigo Jackie O

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Nick (human) with Mocha






Emma (human) with Mocha

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Ron (human) with Jackson



Rosann (human) with Ranger


Adam and Jennifer (humans) with Sadie, BiBi, Mei-Ling and Bella

Dana (human) with Cindy


Lori (human) with Payton

Karen (human) with Bear LeeAnn (human) with Toby and Thomas

June (human) with Toby

Mr. Bubbles Mike (human) with Buster

Mikaela (human) with Destiny and Bodie

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1. Placer SPCA

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When Leilani Fratis adopted her first dog from a local shelter, she not only found a loyal friend in Kodiak, but a renewed sense of purpose. “My life changed,” she says, “and my passion to make an impact in the arena of animal welfare became the fire in my heart.” Now, as CEO of the Placer SPCA, Fratis and a team of 1,200 volunteers work year-round to give local animals a safe haven and support pet owners by providing low- and no-cost assistance, including spay and neuter services, vaccinations, microchips, rehoming and adoption programs, and behavior and training resources. The nonprofit was originally founded in 1973 by a small group of community members who recognized the needs of homeless, abandoned and abused animals. Since that time, the PSPCA’s goals haven’t changed drastically, but its impact has. “I can remember when we were just an answering machine in a closet with no employees,” shares PSPCA Accountant Laurie Sweeney. “Knowing that instead of helping hundreds of animals we now help thousands is an exceptional feeling.” Among the organization’s facilities are a Pet Adoption and Resource Center, a satellite adoption center within Pet Food Express at the Fountains shopping center, and a successful thrift store on Roseville’s Washington Boulevard. Additionally, there are plans to build a 40,000-square-foot, hospital-quality animal care center on 2.3 acres recently purchased outside Downtown Roseville, which will provide a safer and healthier environment for the growing number of animals in need. “The new home of Placer SPCA will be a landmark in the community—an important place for humans and for animals,” says Karen Hauber-Grahl, PSPCA volunteer and board member. “Animals have a wonderful way of teaching us about life. They enrich our world M V in so many ways, and it’s a privilege and a joy to give back to them.” D s, Jone August 2014 - 41


2. Fieldhaven Feline Center

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In 2003, sisters Joy Smith and Jann Flanagan embarked on a mission to help a local rancher TNR (trap, neuter, return) a large colony of feral cats that had taken up residence on his property. As they worked to raise and socialize the several litters of kittens they found to become adoptable companion cats, they realized the one-time project had MORE AREA the potential to be something greater. FieldHaven ANIMAL Feline Center was born when they began housing SERVICES kittens in their horse barn before eventually moving Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills their budding operation to a mobile home located Auburn, 530-823-6828, on the property. With the help of the veterinary team The Grace Foundation of Northern California at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine program, the El Dorado Hills, 916-941-0800 two completed construction on a state-of-the-art Noah’s Wish shelter designed specifically for cats in 2011. “It El Dorado Hills, 916-939-9474, has been my vision,” Smith says, “to provide a Gold Country Wildlife Rescue place where people could come to meet a new Loomis, 530-885-0862 feline family member, get help or advice with Sierra Wildlife Rescue their own cats, learn how to help other cats in Placerville, 530-621-4661 our community, or just enjoy being with the cats A New Hope Animal and people of FieldHaven.” In addition to adopFoundation tion services, the center offers spay/neuter Loomis, 916-652-4164, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary assistance, CAT (Cat/Community Assistance Sacramento, 916-556-1155, Team), a program focused on educating the Scooter’s Pals Dog Rescue Grass Valley, 530-350-2099, public about cats, and the Tenth Life Club, a Folsom Feline Rescue fund dedicated to raising money for cats in Folsom, 916-491-1048, need of life-saving veterinary care. According to Smith, people Small Dog Rescue Roseville, are often surprised to learn that FieldHaven’s work is entirely funded by donations, El Dorado County German fund-raisers and proceeds from its thrift shop, Snap it Up. She encourages those interested in supporting the Shepherd Rescue Shingle Springs, 530-677-6444, center to consider volunteering both time and resources, including office and medical supplies, pet food, bedChako Pit Bull Rescue and ding and towels. “I think I must’ve been a well-loved cat in a previous life,” Smith shares, “and I just want to do Advocacy Sacramento, 916-534-8608, what I can to make that dream possible for as many cats as I can in my lifetime.” Foothill Dog Rescue

Shingle Springs, 530-676-3647 Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary

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3. Wind Song Animal Sanctuary

Having rescued aging 4-H horses for more than two decades, husband and wife team Thomas Lincoln, 916-205-7103, and Rene Bender were uniquely qualified to Leaps and Bounds Rabbit take the reins when, in 2011, the founders of Rescue, Roseville, 916-782-8669 A Chance For Bliss (ACFB) animal sanctuary Itsie Bitsie Rescue made the difficult decision to retire. Following Citrus Heights, 916-765-6060 the surrender of several animals to the Humane All About Equine Society, the Benders relocated the remaining El Dorado Hills, 916-520-4223 menagerie to their 27-acre ranch in Lincoln. Fat Kitty City Shortly thereafter, the sanctuary was renamed El Dorado Hills, 916-939-3418, Wind Song after a beloved ACFB Arabian mare lost her battle to cancer. Now in its third year of operation, the non-profit forever home for senior and special needs animals provides shelter for more than 50 residents, including pigs, goats, dogs, cats and horses. According to Thomas, the need for their services is so Wind Song Animal Sanctuary

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great that within a month of opening its doors, the sanctuary already had a waiting list. In light of the incredible demand, the couple hopes that in time they can double their current capacity. “It’s about awareness, reaching out to the public, developing volunteers at the sanctuary, giving good advice when people call, and building a good relationship with the local shelters and other agencies,” he explains. “Also, increasing our donor list and learning to write grants; without them, we cannot grow and help the animals that don’t make it here to Wind Song.” Currently, the Benders rely entirely on donations to care for their four-legged family and have partnered with other rescue organizations, including the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, to give animals they can’t place one last chance. “We have met many people who come to meet the animals and discuss the philosophy of Wind Song, learning the animals’ previous lives, their personalities and character,” Thomas shares. “They leave knowing these gentle beings will be taken care of until they pass over the rainbow bridge.”

4. Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue Brianna and Alyssa Shen

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When Nola Williams adopted her first rabbit in 2006, she took it upon herself to learn everything she could about her new furry friend, but as her knowledge increased, so, too, did her concern for the local rabbit population. According to Williams, although rabbits are the third most popular pet, they’re also the third most frequently surrendered animal. “Rabbits do not generally make good pets for children and are not ‘starter’ pets,” she explains. “Physically, they are fragile and they are prey animals so they, for the most part, do not enjoy being picked up and carried around.” In 2008, Williams partnered with Kim DeWoody to found Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue, Inc., and to date, the non-profit organization has saved nearly 500 rabbits. The goal, they say, is to provide much-needed veterinary care (including spaying and neutering) and socialization to homeless rabbits before placing them in loving, permanent homes. “Though I’m only able to help now in a limited way, I greatly appreciate how Leaps and Bounds helped my family when we found a large number of rabbits abandoned in a park,” shares volunteer Phillip Scott. “To me, rescuing is a form of ie Stephan respect in that we show our true humanity to others ta Plu and to our pets.” Currently, DeWoody and Williams host adoptions every Saturday (except those prior to Easter and Christmas) at Petco in Roseville, but they hope to find reliable volunteers who are experienced—both with rabbits and the adoption screening process—to run additional events. Until then, the pair says they will continue to rescue and care for as many rabbits as possible; a reflection of their shared love of animals in need. “I got started in animal rescue during the floods in 1997,” DeWoody says. “I couldn’t help but think, what if it was my animals in this situation? Who would take care of them if I couldn’t?”

UPCOMING EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS Chako Pit Bull Rescue Adoption Event August 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Petco, 6067 Greenback Lane Citrus Heights

Scooter’s Pals Adoptathon August 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Petco, 4315 Arden Way Sacramento

All About Equine New Volunteer Orientation August 23, 10 a.m. to noon All About Equine Barn El Dorado Hills

Placer SPCA LowCost Rabies & Microchip Clinic August 28, 6-7 p.m. (registration begins at 5 p.m.) Placer SPCA, 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville

PAWED Membership Meeting September 15, 7-8:30 p.m. El Dorado Humane Society 777 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs

The Lasher Polo Classic Benefiting the Sacramento SPCA September 27, 12 to 4 p.m. Chamberlain Ranch 9620 Consumnes Road Wilton

Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue’s Kibble & Bids 2014 October 11, time TBD California Automobile Museum 2200 Front Street, Sacramento

Sacramento Pet Expo December 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento

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Donate new and gently used clothing, shoes, housewares, décor, books, DVDs and CDs to the Placer SPCA Thrift Store, located at 931 Washington Boulevard Suite 107 in Roseville.


Pave the way for the future of FieldHaven Feline Center by purchasing a commemorative brick. In recognition of a $50 donation, your brick will be personalized and added to the patio in front of the shelter.


For as little as $10/month, you can provide lifesaving care for special needs and senior animals at Wind Song Animal Sanctuary—plus, you’ll receive photos, sanctuary updates, and a special video/gallery link to the animals in the category you sponsor.


“Bale” out Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue by donating hay and food pellets.


Open your home (and barn) to a horse in need by becoming an All About Equine foster provider.


Make a donation to Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue in honor or memory of friends and loved ones.


Calling all photographers! Snap the dogs at El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue for the organization’s website and improve their chances of finding a home.


Establish a legacy of service by participating in Fat Kitty City’s planned giving program.


Shop AmazonSmile, where 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases benefits Northern California Bulldog Rescue.

10. Give a used car, motorcycle, boat, RV or plane new life

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You’ll save a life. Approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are


You’ll get a healthy pet. Most shelters examine and give vaccinations to animals when they arrive, and many also spay and neuter them before they’re adopted. In addition to medical care, more and more shelters also screen animals for specific temperaments and behaviors to make sure your family finds the right pet for your lifestyle.

euthanized each year in the U.S. because too many people give up their pets, and too few people adopt from shelters. Adopting from a private humane society or animal shelter actually saves the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt, and a homeless animal somewhere that can be rescued thanks to the space you helped create.

3. You’ll save money. Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much

less expensive than buying one at a pet store or other sources. When you consider that many shelter animals are already spayed/ neutered and vaccinated, the shelter’s fee is actually a bargain.

4. You’ll feel better. Animals have been shown to be psychologically,


emotionally and physically beneficial. Just spending time with an animal can help lower a person’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and dog walking, pet grooming and petting provide increased physical activity that can help strengthen the heart, improve circulation and slow the loss of bone tissue.

You won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores. Puppy mills are factory-style dog breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Most dogs raised there are housed in poor conditions with improper medical care, while their parents are kept in cages to be bred over and over. Unfortunately, puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop purchasing their dogs.

Reprinted with permission from the Humane Society of the United States.

5. Itsie Bitsie Rescue

In 2001, Danielle Dumas recognized the need for a rescue service specifically geared toward supporting the needs of un-weaned puppies and kittens. With the help of her mother, Pam, Danielle worked to remove newborn animals (up to six weeks of age) from local shelters and provide round-the-clock care, including bottle feedings, until they were old enough to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. They called their organization Itsie Bitsie Rescue Inc., and for more than a decade, Pam has served as its president and intake coordinator. The nonprofit—which is based out of the Dumas home in Citrus Heights—relies on adoption fees, donations and the help of dozens of foster families throughout the greater Sacramento area to continue rescuing the most vulnerable members of the homeless pet population. “When I first met Pam and Danielle five years ago, they were fostering the kittens on their own,” shares Lori Whitney, Istie Bitsie’s vice president and adoption/foster coordinator. “They had space and time limitations but were doing a wonderful job with what they had.” Through her efforts to recruit volunteer foster homes, Whitney has significantly increased Itsie Bitsie’s intake capacity: Its all-volunteer staff is currently nurturing more than 130 kittens in various stages of development. Last year alone, they successfully placed nearly 300 kittens, 20 puppies and a pot-bellied pig in loving homes— through the Itsie Bitsie Adoption Center located in the Petsmart in Roseville on Fairway Drive (Itsie Bitsie is an official Petsmart Charity). “I’ve always felt a strong commitment to doing what I can for animals that aren’t able to care for themselves,” Whitney says. “It’s not something I consciously think about—it’s just automatic for me and I can’t imagine not being supportive.” 44 - August 2014

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Zodiac Glitter in ‘Cancer,’ $13, and Opaque Lipstick in ‘No She Didn’t,’ $18, at

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Planet Dog OrbeeTuff 10th Anniversary Globe Ball, $9.99, (medium), at Ben’s Bark Ave Bistro, 701 Pleasant Grove Boulevard Suite 120, Roseville. 916-7973647,

Pre de Provence The Queen’s Honey Shea Butter, $19.95, and Pre de Provence The Queen’s Soap, $9.95, at Fancy Chic and Vintage, 916-771-7029,

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Custom-Made Turquoise Strand with Sleeping Beauty & Castle Dome Turquoise and High Karat Gold Beads, call for pricing at Sierra Moon Goldsmiths, 107 Sacramento Street, Auburn. 530-823-1965,

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dine the accompanying sweet green “house” sauce made for an amazing combination. My green curry was one of the best I’ve experienced. Even though the flavors of the aromatic curry paste, coconut milk, eggplant and red bell peppers were stewed together, I was still able to taste the distinct flavors of each fresh ingredient. I tried my friend’s red curry— which he couldn’t stop raving about—and it was equally thoughtfully prepared. Although comfortably full from our entrées, we couldn’t leave without trying the FBI

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into Thai Bistro has only been open for a few months, but I think—and hope—it’s here to stay. I recently visited with a friend and the eatery exceeded my expectations. At the suggestion of our kind server, we started with the fried calamari; for entrées, I ordered the green curry while my friend opted for the red curry—with two sides of white rice to sop up the saucy goodness. The beautifully displayed calamari arrived in a timely manner and proved to be an exquisite appetizer. For how thick they cut the squid, the meat was extremely tender, while the batter was light with just enough crunch. Dipped into

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(fried banana with ice cream and honey). After one bite, I was convinced that Pinto Thai could do no wrong. Six perfectly fried plantains sat elegantly on the plate, while two scoops of chocolate ice cream took center stage. Simple and unique, it was the sweetest ending ever. It wasn’t until the check came that I noticed how tasteful the décor was: the walls exuded somber greens and yellows with small chandeliers hanging here and there, and large, beautiful murals of Bangkok dotted the interior. From small nuances of design to specific ingredients, Pinto puts plenty of thought into the details and doesn’t cut corners when it comes to feasting.

Pinto Thai Bistro, 9700 Fairway Drive, Roseville, 916-780-1500,

taste MISO-CREAMED KALE AND MUSHROOMS WITH SOY SAUCE EGGS Eggs on Top: Recipes Elevated by an Egg by Andrea Slonecker (Chronicle Books, 2014, 24.95)

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Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. When it’s bubbly, add the shallot, garlic, and a pinch of pepper. Sauté until tender and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the kale, one big handful at a time, tossing with tongs to wilt the leaves before each addition. Cook the kale, stirring occasionally, until just tender and bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the vermouth, and cook until almost dry, about 1 minute. Stir in the cream and miso, reduce the heat to medium and cook until it’s a thick sauce that clings to the kale; about 5 minutes more. Taste and add salt and more pepper as needed, keeping in mind that the mushrooms and eggs will be quite salty because of the soy sauce. Meanwhile, melt the remaining

dinner date Food and Beer for the Season 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat. When it’s bubbly, add the mushrooms and sauté until they’ve given up their liquid and then lightly browned; about 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce; it should be absorbed by the mushrooms and reduced to dry almost immediately. Divide the rice between two warmed plates. Spoon a portion of the kale over each and arrange the mushrooms on top and around the plates. Cut the eggs in half and nestle them on the side. Serve with chopsticks. Serves two.

TRACK 7 BREWING COMPANY PANIC IPA Track 7 is a local Sacramento brewery that was named for its proximity to the old Western Pacific railroad tracks west of Curtis Park, and to pay homage to the vital role the railroad has played (and continues to play) in the capital’s rich history. A fairly new brewery, their handcrafted brews are made seven barrels at a time. Without loyalty to one particular “style,” they’re able to experiment with all varieties, from stouts and blondes to ambers and ales. Track 7’s Panic IPA, at seven percent alcohol by volume and 70 IBUs, is a heavily hopped version of West Coast India Pale Ale with subtle citrus flavors, stone fruit and a smooth body. The brewery flirted with the recipe for several months before creating an IPA that made Sacramento go wild. The salty, earthiness of this month’s Miso-Creamed Kale and Mushrooms recipe complements the beer’s complex and distinctive flavors nicely. —Heather Zamarripa, Executive Chef, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I’ve always been artistic but I didn’t start decorating cakes until I had kids. One cake led to another and my delicious hobby turned into a very enjoyable business. Thanks to California’s recent cottage food law, I’m now operating a specialty bakery from my certified home kitchen. I love being part of clients’ special celebrations while creating their sweet vision in a cake. However, my menu also includes cupcakes, customdecorated cookies, cake pops, homemade marshmallow, fudge and truffles. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? There’s a saying, “A party without cake is just a meeting,” so in a way, I’m making it worth it. The best part of my job is seeing my clients’ faces when they see their cakes for the first time. Wedding cakes are the most enjoyable, because my brides always have a vision for their cake and if I “nail” it, then it makes the late nights truly worth it. I’m also part of Icing Smiles, Inc., which is a nonprofit that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families with a child impacted by critical illness. The greatest reward is seeing pictures of those children with my creations. Why is your staff the best in the business? My staff consists of me; I design, sketch, bake, decorate and deliver. I take great care of my clients—from the time they place their order to the time they see it for the first time. It has to be perfect! What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que—their food is superb and they have a friendly staff. And finally, customer service is…? Being in tune with customers on what they want and making it happen; also, treating customers like they are my only priority and making shopping for specialty sweets as fun and easy as a piece of cake.

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Answers by Barbara Velasco Describe your business. Hand Pickin LLC is a family-owned business. Our brick-and-mortar store is Hand Pickin Emporium, an antique, vintage and upcycle mall featuring over 35 spaces filled with unique home décor and collectibles. Every fourth Sunday of the month we have an outdoor picker’s market in our parking lot that accommodates 20-70 different dealers and vendors. We also offer estate sale services around Sacramento and Placer County. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We are very involved in Rocklin and the surrounding area; we live and buy local. When we decided to expand, we wanted to stay in Rocklin and chose our location knowing that we wanted to help those in the area. Our customers are our family. We even have “wish lists” to help people find what they’re looking for. Bob Pratt and Barbara Velasco What life accomplishments are you most proud of? My children. HAND PICKIN EMPORIUM Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? 4155 Rocklin Road My mother—I was raised to explore the world and always be curious. Rocklin Where do you go when the going gets tough? 916-626-0367 I try to keep the faith that everything will work out, and it usually does. What’s your hidden talent? I’m a trivia queen. What’s your biggest job perk? Treasure hunting. If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? Frida Kahlo—she lived life to its fullest and created beauty with her art. And finally, customer service is…? My motto. I know I am nothing without my customer.








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what the flock? Backyard Chickens Make Egg-cellent Pets


hey love being outside. They don’t fuss about food or require a ton of attention and, because they’re tidier and quieter than you’d expect, they won’t bother the neighbors. If this sounds like the kind of pet you’d like to have, consider chickens. Wait. What? Turn the backyard into a barnyard? Yes, kind of. It appears urban and suburban chicken farming is becoming a thing. Whether it’s a fad or a bona-fide trend remains to be seen, but a publication called Backyard Poultry has 44,000 subscribers; the website has over 15,000 members; and in the well-kept, fenced-in backyard of Roseville residents Toby and Jen Thorp, there are currently nine more reasons to think people may be flocking to something new. To suggest Toby first balked at the idea is an understatement. “I didn’t want them at all,” he says. But wife Jen thought differently. “Jen’s always loved animals and gardening,” Toby says, “so she thought it would be a great way for our kids to learn the work involved in raising chickens for eggs. I’m still not sure exactly how and when she changed my mind. She’s crafty like that.” T h ey co n t a c te d th e P l a ce r 4 H embryology center, which provides eggs and incubators. June Stewart, recently retired 4H representative for Placer County, helped develop the outreach program. She says they started with two incubators, which were loaned almost exclusively to 66 - August 2014

schools, and usually chicks were returned after hatching. Now, she says, they have 150 incubators that go to schools and private residences alike and since zoning ordinances in many communities have changed to allow a limited number of backyard fowl, “we hardly see any chicks come back.” She says chickens “are fun and make wonderful companions,” but strongly recommends the inexperienced take a class through their local 4H chapter before taking the plunge. Also, check local community ordinances: Limits on the number of birds vary, and there are other rules and restrictions. Toby fully expected they’d turn their chicks back in. What happened? He laughs. “I fell for the little cluckers.” I visited their suburban backyard on a warm evening in May. The coop is actually a modified child’s wooden playhouse. Glance in a window and you’ll see a tidy interior with perches and hay spread across the floor. There are three egg-laying boxes where, when production is up, Toby and Jen collect about five eggs a day. What they don’t use, they give to family and friends. “Who else can say their pets feed them?” Toby asks. Does he actually consider them pets? “Well, we named them all. It’s also sad when we lose one, so...yeah.” Connected to the coop is a low, tinroofed run with ample room for the birds to

peck about and preen. I was surprised at the lack of any...odors, and there are few bugs. Thorp says chickens are clean animals anyway, but the hay gets changed once a week and the water, daily. The Thorp Family Waste is composted for their garden, which explains why their tomato plants all look like small trees. (Stewart says she lets her chickens into her garden sometimes to chow on pests.) Other than that, the Thorps say the birds are low maintenance. Average monthly costs? About $20. The other surprising thing is how quiet they are. For obvious reasons, roosters within city limits are still quite illegal. Hens don’t need a man around anyhow—the eggs come no matter what. As for the neighbors, Toby says he’s gotten no complaints. In fact, the next-door neighbors come over to feed them. “We kick down the occasional dozen eggs though,” Toby smiles, “just to keep them happy.” If you think you’d like to give suburban egg ranching a try, do a little civic due diligence and check into your county’s 4H program. But, careful: You might just fall for the little cluckers.

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