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Pocket’s Grocery Outlet gearing up for grand opening See page 8

Darrell’s Notes.............................................5 Local history feature.................................6 School News.......................................... 18 Notes from the Eagle’s Nest. .................... 19 Calendar..................................................... 24

Pocket resident shares life stories See page 6

Faces and Places: St. Anthony’s carnival See page 20

Correction In the last issue of the Pocket News, it was reported that R.E. Graswich’s new book, “Vagrant Kings: David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA’s Orphan Team” is on sale now, but actually it won’t be available until midnight on Sept. 22, which happens to be David Stern’s birthday.

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District tears down CKM baseball batting cage, memorial plaque for Pocket’s Jang family to remain in tact By Monica Stark

C.K. McClatchy athletes and coaches who came to the fields for routine practice on Wednesday, Aug. 21 were shocked and upset to find Sacramento City Unified School District staff tearing down a large batting cage they helped build. It was a quick threehour destruction compared to the lengthy two months it took volunteers to put it up. “I was irritated because we – the district – are already short on money anyway,” said pitcher Noah Tait, a junior classman. “Last year, we finally got it up and it’s sad it had to come down, especially because the baseball program was kind of building.” District spokesperson Gabe Ross cites safety and ADA compliance issues and said they are working with the school on a plan to properly replace the equipment as soon as possible. But, “seeing is believing” to assistant coach Steve Correa. “I don’t think it should have come down in the first place anyway.” The structure that was built at McClatchy is not ADA compliant nor was the project approved by the Division of the State Architect, which is required of structures of this size, Ross said. “Should a child be injured by any structure not certified by the state, our board members are held personally liable. That’s why we had to take it down,” he said. He said the equipment is not being destroyed. “Standard practice is to salvage materials and possibly make them available to the school for future projects,” Ross said. Teammates said the batting cage was an instrumental tool in helping them become Metro League Champions. They said they could get up to six people in there, hitting balls at any given time. They are concerned about how competitive they might be without it, so they plan on getting

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Medicare for 2014 Open Enrollment Medicare Open Enrollment is nearly upon us. Each year, our Senior population is faced with the task of figuring out and understanding what is going on with their health insurance, Medicare. This can be confusing and frustrating. Also, with The Affordable Care Act under way, there are seniors also wondering just how Covered California will affect them. The part of The Affordable Care Act coming this year mandating health insurance for everyone affects people under 65. The changes specific to seniors on Medicare are a continuance of the gradual improve-

ments required by the Affordable Care Act. As a local agent here in your neighborhood, I help people learn about Medicare and how it will affect them. The more information you have about your benefit options, the better your decisions will be during this upcoming 2014 Medicare Open Enrollment. As you may know, Open Enrollment is October 15th to December 7th for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. At that time, seniors can make changes for the upcoming year. The Medicare Changes for 2014 are as follows: 1. Watch for your Annual Notice of Change letter, that you will receive shortly. That letter makes you aware of any change, whether it is minor or major, to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Prescription Drug plan. 2. The Prescription Drug Plan deductible does not always apply to all drug plans out in the market. Many plans did not have one. However, a few did and for 2013 the deductible was $325.00. For 2014 the deductible is reduced to $310.00. 3. The initial benefit is also going to $2850.00 for 2014, up from $2750 for this year. Catastrophic coverage copayments are decreasing a little too. 4. The “Donut Hole” dollar amount is decreasing. It will go from $4700.00 to $4550.00. That means a shorter period of time in the Donut Hole, and less money out of your pocket. These changes are all part of the enactment of the Af-

fordable Care Act, and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, which was designed to make improvements to coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries. Another aspect of Medicare that changed is that preventative care measures, enacted over the last few years, are continuing. Preventative care keeps us healthy, so it’s important to get tests and services that will find any underlying conditions early, keep a condition from coming back, or from occurring at all. These standardized services are zero copayment, and paid for by either Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan for you. Just ask your Primary Care provider to help you get the examinations and tests that are appropriate for you. Below is a comprehensive list of the services provided to Medicare Beneficiaries at no copayment when performed as preventive care: ·Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening ·Alcohol Misuse Screenings and Counseling ·Bone Mass Measurement ·Cardiovascular Screenings ·Colorectal Cancer Screening ·Depression Screenings ·Diabetes Screenings ·Diabetes Self-Management Training ·Glaucoma Tests ·HIV Screening ·Mammogram (breast cancer screenings) ·Medical Nutrition Therapy Services ·Obesity Screening and Counseling ·Pap Test/Pelvic Exam (Cervical cancer screening) ·Prostate Cancer Screening ·Shots, including: Flu Shots, Hepatitis B Shots, Pneumococcal Shots, Smoking Cessation Counseling, “Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit, Yearly “Wellness” Visit For more answers, contact your insurance professional.

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Darrell’s Notes By Darrell Fong

Flood Control Update As many of you read in the Sacramento Bee earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the Sacramento Area Flood Control (SAFCA) is going to need to conduct repairs to our levees. The areas identified needing work include many areas in the Pocket and Little Pocket. The work being required does not mean that the levees are less safe than before. This is being required due to changes in standards by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the July 18, 2013 SAFCA meeting, we were provided a status update on the Sacramento and American River Levee Systems. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed much more stringent levee standards and since then has said two things: 1.) The 100-year storm event certification for the lower Sacramento and American River levees will expire on August 31, 2013 and 2.) In order for the Corps to re-certify the levees, they would have to meet more stringent standards. As a result, SAFCA is exploring the option of certifying the levees under FEMA standards. SAFCA has al-

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ready initiated an effort to review and collect more data regarding the levees in order to develop a plan for upgrading any deficient levee sections and undertake certification efforts under FEMA standards. It is important to recognize that the levees themselves have not changed since the last time the U.S. Army Corps performed work in 2007. As we receive further progress updates from SAFCA, we will send out to everyone. Neighborhood Watch Training We all deserve to live in a safe and peaceful neighborhood and in fact, it is our right! If you think that you deserve better than you are getting, it is your obligation to stand up and demand it. Neighborhood Watch offers residents a respectful, safe, organized, and supported strategy for reclaiming their neighborhood. We all must stand up to those who trample on our rights by learning how to respond properly. Learn why partnering with our police and city agencies to act as a unified force, “the eyes and the ears of the police,” can help you reclaim your neighborhood from those who do not deserve to be your neighbor. If you are interested in learning how you can do this, please contact Barbara Falcon to find out about Neighborhood Watch training at mfalcon@pd.cityofsacramento. org. There will be no trainings in November and December.

Tuesday, September 17 6:30pm Reporting: Code Enforcement/Crime5770 Freeport Blvd Wednesday October 16 6:30pm NW Technology, 5770 Freeport Blvd Because our meetings are after hours, parking is available in the main lot. Sacramento River Parkway Clean Up September 21st marks the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day, California’s largest volunteer event which brings folks together at sites around the State to celebrate and share their appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways. Last year, over 65,000 volunteers removed almost 770,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways, covering more than 2,400 miles of coastline and inland shorelines throughout the State. In the Delta Counties alone, almost 10,000 volunteers collected more than 128,000 pounds of trash and recyclables. Help celebrate this day by volunteering in your own back yard! The Sacramento River Parkway has been chosen as one of the five sites slated for clean-up. Join your friends and neighbors for the “Let’s Make Trash Extinct!” call to action.

ceived your driver’s license? It opened up a whole new world for you. Suddenly, the possibility of new destinations and experiences with friends were within grasp. Times have changed, but that feeling hasn’t. Everyday new drivers are filled with excitement by that little rectangular card. But a new driver lacks the experience that is sometimes needed on the road. Situations can appear in a second, sometimes too fast for a new driver to respond to. Teen drivers are found at fault in 66% of all fatal collisions that they are involved in, although they only represent 4% of the state’s licensed drivers, and the leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. But, there are ways to avoid dangerous situations, and one of those ways is free to you. So if you have a teenage son or daughter who’s ready to drive, even if you’re not ready for that big step, rest assured, because the Start Smart program is back. The Sacramento Police Department’s Start Smart

program is a FREE driver safety education program periodically for new and future licensed teenage drivers between the age of 15 - 19 and their parents/guardians. For more information and to register, visit the Sacramento Police Department’s website at and check out the Community Events page. But hurry, these classes fill up fast! Thursday, September 26: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Hall of Honor, 5770 Freeport Blvd Grocery Outlet Grand Opening As a Pocket resident, you’ve no doubt noticed that the building that housed the former Nugget Market on Riverside Boulevard has been vacant for nearly a decade. After three years and close to two million dollars spent, Grocery Outlet is now pleased to host its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 21. Please support this local business by stopping by for a free hot meal, and a chance to meet the employees, and an opportunity to talk to other members of the community. 6419 Riverside Blvd.

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Pocket area resident shares memories about his life, family, career in education By LANCE ARMSTRONG

Note: This is part one of a twopart series related to Pocket area resident Bart Lagomarsino and his family. The second part of this series will feature a history of the former Sacramento business, F. Lagomarsino & Sons. Pocket area resident Bartley A. “Bart” Lagomarsino has the notoriety of having completed a successful career in education, as well as being a man with a very notable surname in terms of Sacramento history. In regard to the latter point, Bart, 81, spoke about being a member of the same Lagomarsino family associated with the seed growers and dealers F. Lagomarsino & Sons. “My grandfather (Bartolomeo Lagomarsino) and (Felice Lagomarsino) were brothers,” Bart said. “(Felice), who was the principal in getting the seed company started, had a very good career in that field. He was an adopted son of the family. One of the kind of confirming things about that is he married (his sister, Louisa) Lagomarsino. They wouldn’t have married

and started a family (if they were blood-related).” The Lagomarsino family’s history in the Sacramento area began in the 1870s. When Bartolomeo, Felice and Louisa immigrated to America from near Genoa, Italy, they were accompanied by their father, Andrea; mother, Rosa; brother, Angelo; and sister, Caterina. Bart said that Bartolomeo was a farmer in the Sacramento area, and that at least one of the places he farmed was where the SMUD utility yard at 6301 S St., just north of Highway 50, is presently located. As for his own life, Bart grew up at 1701 H St. with his parents, Andy and Lillian, and his brother, Jerry, who is eight years his junior. Andy worked for the Sacramento Fire Department as a clerk and later as a supervisor. The 17th and H streets residence was also the childhood home of Bart’s mother. John W. Donahue, Lillian’s father and a Southern Pacific Company employee, had the house built for his family in about 1903. Both Bart and Jerry attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School at the southwest cor-

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ner of 9th and F streets. Jerry later attended Sacred Heart (elementary) School at 835 39th St. And continuing their education, Bart graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1949 and Jerry, who resides in Carmichael, graduated from Bishop Robert J. Armstrong High School in 1958. While Bart attended Christian Brothers High, which was then located at 2535 21st St., the school’s principal was Brother Bertram Coleman. Bart spoke highly of Coleman, saying, “The beloved principal during my time there was Brother Bertram, after whom one of the buildings (at the school’s present site at 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) is named. I think there are years and years and hundreds of graduates of Christian Brothers who, when they think back on Brother Bertram, all feel they had a special relationship with him. It’s quite remarkable. He was a guy who people loved.” During his junior and senior years at Christian Brothers High, Bart played on the school’s varsity football team. He noted that these were transitional years for the sport in the area of protection for players, as those playing in the game wore either leather or plastic helmets. In speaking about the plastic helmets, Bart said, “In terms of protection, they weren’t very impressive. I wore a plastic (helmet). Our quarterback, (Bill Mulderrig, who later became a Sacramento Police Department captain) wore a leather helmet.” Bart said that although he was no great athlete, he enjoyed playing sports. “I liked to play sports,” Bart said. “I’d hang around too long after school down at St. Joseph’s Elementary playing basketball outside on the courts. We had a little competition amongst some of the parochial schools in basketball.” While further reminiscing about his high school

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Pocket area resident Bart Lagomarsino enjoyed a successful and lengthy career in the field of education.

years, Bart said that his best friends at the school were Pat Melarkey, Jack Wirts, Joe Crane, George Silvers and Bob Lehtola. And in describing the institution itself, Bart said, “It was a small school (with) only 250 kids or so. In our senior class, there were between 50 or 60 (students), and it varied from time to time. You knew everyone in the class, so there were friendships for the whole class.” And last, but certainly not least, Bart’s achievements in high school included being elected to serve as the student body president and becoming the school’s salutatorian. Following his graduation from Christian Brothers High, Bart attended Sacramento Junior College (today’s Sacramento City College), where he would also eventually take on the role of student body president and be named the school’s most outstanding male student in 1951. Bart also recalled taking at least one poetry class at Sacramento State College (today’s Sacramento State University) when that school was located on the junior college campus. After spending two years at SJC, Bart left Sacramento to attend the University of San Francisco. He graduated from that institution with a bachelor’s degree in English, and he also minored in philosophy. In 1953, Bart returned to the capital city to attend Sacramento State, where he later earned a master’s degree in education and a teaching credential. Bart said that his career in education began at Christian Brothers High, as the school hired him as a part-

time English teacher. He performed this job for about a year while he was attending Sacramento State. The next stop in Bart’s career was at Sacramento High, where he worked as an English teacher. Bart said that the best thing he ever did in his life was marry Barbara Wassum at Holy Spirit Church at 3159 Land Park Drive on June 20, 1953. The couple, who celebrated their 60th anniversary this year, has four sons, Richard, Ken, Mark and Bob, and six grandchildren. In January 1955, Bart was drafted into the U.S. Army and he served two years in the Counter Intelligence Corp. After completing his basic training at Fort Ord on Monterey Bay, Bart spent time at the agency’s training center in Baltimore. For the next two years with the Army, Bart mainly worked in Oakland conducting security checks for people applying for all levels of security clearances. After returning from the Army, Bart once again worked as an English teacher at Sacramento High. And during that time, he was also an advisor of student activities. Through the Fulbright Exchange Program, in 1964 and 1965, Bart lived with his family in Sweden, where he taught English as a foreign language, American literature and European history. He also lectured about the United States in various locations in Sweden. From 1966 to 1968, Bart worked through the SacraSee Lagomarsino, page 7 Valley Community Newspapers, Inc.

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mento City Unified School District as a coordinator for the Neighborhood Youth Corp., a federal youth employment program. During that time, Bart also served as president of the Sacramento City Teachers Association. His next career move was becoming the vice principal at Burbank High School in 1968. It was also around that time that Bart served as the California Teachers Association’s statewide chairman for the state school finance committee. Bart left Burbank High in 1973 to become the principal of Encina High. And while holding the latter position, Bart was in charge of the negotiating team for the San Juan Unified School District. From 1976 to 1984, Bart experienced a different role in his career, as he served as the assistant superintendent of high schools in the San Juan Unified School District. Bart also established himself as a leader in the Elk Grove Unified School District, as he served as that district’s assistant superintendent of secondary education from April 1984 to July 1985, associate superintendent from July 1985 to July 1987 and deputy superintendent from July 1987 to April 1988. These upper level district positions, as well as Bart’s overall experience in the education field, led to his hiring as the deputy director of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools education program, which consist-

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(above left) Bart Lagomarsino is shown in this 1960s photograph. (above center) Bart and Barbara Lagomarsino spend a moment with their sons, Richard (on child’s pedal tractor) and Ken on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1957. (above right) Bart Lagomarsino, left, is shown with his mother, Lillian, and his brother, Jerry, in this early 1940s photograph.

ed of about 130,000 students attending schools in 22 countries around the world. Through this position, Bart visited many of theses countries, including Panama, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea and Bahrain. During his time working for that program from April 1988 to October 1995, Bart resided in Washington, D.C., since the main offices for these schools were located in Alexandria, Va. Bart basically ended his career in the mid-1990s, after spending about a year and a half in San Francisco as a visiting scholar with Far West Lab, an educational services agency, which became known as WestEd. Bart, who returned to Sacramento in 1997, extended his career in education fol-

lowing his time in San Francisco, as he worked for a short time for the Sacramento County Office of Education. In reviewing his career in education, Bart said, “I spent about 10 years as a teacher with sometimes other lateral duties at the same time. I always valued having that many years teaching in the classroom, because it helped me to do a better job as an administrator. I enjoyed working with teachers who were trying to improve themselves

all the time and do a better job. As I look back over my experience in education, that’s the part that I value the most: working with teachers to improve teaching.” Today, Bart is enjoying his retirement years through spending time with his family, singing in the St. Anthony Parish choir, participating as a member in a Great Books book club and working as a member of the Sacramento Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. • September 19, 2013 • The Pocket News

Grocery Outlet to celebrate with grand opening on Saturday By Monica Stark

The store is stocked; the employees have been trained; and a big party to celebrate the grand opening of Grocery Outlet is set for Saturday, Sept. 21. Costumed “Frugal Friends” (the store’s mascots) will be there too. The party starts at 7 a.m. After about 10 years since Nugget left 6419 Riverside Boulevard, the Grocery Outlet will breathe new life into the shopping center with Pocket residents Richard and Christie Wierzbicki at the helm. Veterans in the grocery field – both worked for Raley’s/

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Bel Air locally and as far away as Las Vegas – the two have more recently helped others open eight Grocery Outlets as the current location started renovations, which by the way, have included more than $2 million dollars worth of work. The place is large and immaculate. Celebrating more than 30 years of marriage, the two are so happy to have the store be family owned and operated. They’ve had to work separately in the past at different stores, sometimes even for the same company. But now the two of them will be celebrating their 32nd anniversary living out a dream – working together as a family, running a family-owned

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share). In fact, the Wierzbickis celebrated their employees on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with a ribbon cutting and celebration with various neighborhood watch captains and neighborhood association members in the community who have been invited to participate. Touring the inside of the 23,000-square-foot building on Friday, Sept. 13, Richard showed such excitement over the values shoppers would soon experience. With his little price-gun in hand, he would ask, “how much do you think” such and such item costs? Then he would scan it. It was like a Price-isRight game at his store that day, with all guesses over the actual prices. Richard explained a little bit about how prices are kept down. For instance if a grocery store runs an ad and they undersell, the manufacturer then approaches Grocery Outlet and offers the product for less. Or a manufacturer might have an item that has outdated packaging. Also, some of the names of brand named products might not look recognizable to us on the West Coast but would on the East Coast. Basically, the owners of the store do a lot of shopping around before their customers. And so, some items like a particular bottle of wine might be a really good deal one week, but another they

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might not carry it because the manufacturer might not be able to offer it to Grocery Outlet. The good deals have even brought tears to people’s eyes. Christie said when she was helping open up other Grocery Outlets, one woman told her she can now afford to buy her groceries as her eyes welled up. That sense of being able to afford groceries has touched home, in a way, Christie said, as she has been thanked for opening up a “discount store” in the Pocket. A few accolades from the Facebook page (names have been removed for privacy): “Open, open. Cannot wait for this place to open up,” one person piped in. Another said she hated having to go across town. “So awesome to have y’all in the neighborhood. Welcome to The Pocket!” And another who said she “loved the idea of finally having a bargain store in the neighborhood.” Grocery Outlet has been around since 1946. Today, it is a third generation family run business, recognized as the nation’s largest grocery retailer. All the stores are independently owned and operated by people who live in and support the local community. Grocery Outlet is encouraging everyone to come out on Saturday September 21, 2013 anytime between 7am - 4pm and enjoy the festivities.

If you go: What: Grand opening of Grocery Outlet When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Who: Hosted by new owners Richard and Christie Wierzbicki More details: Grocery Outlet is celebrating the opening of its 200th store. Free coffee and treats, free eco-frugal reusable bags for the first 500 customers, fun games with prize giveaways and activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as entry for a chance to win a VIZIO 42-inch HDTV, a pair of Electra Cruiser bikes, a Weber Gas Grill or free groceries for a year! Also, from 11am to 2pm, $1hot dog and drink sales will benefit Kennedy High School. Here’s the schedule: •7 a.m.: Free coffee and treats •7 a.m.: First 500 customers in line receive a free eco-frugal, reusable grocery bag •10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Free Spin and Win on the Wheel of Bargains •11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Free face painting •11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: $1 hot dog and drink sale; all proceeds benefit Kennedy High School •11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Free Play Magic Cart - Winner every 30 minutes •11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Free produce demos and surprises •Enter for a chance to win one of these amazing grand prizes*: VIZIO 42-inch HDTV, His and hers Electra Cruiser Bikes (purchased locally from Green-

haven Bike Shop in the Pocket), Weber Gas Grill plus $100 in fresh meat from Grocery Outlet (grill purchased locally from Ace Hardware in Sacramento Pocket), FREE Groceries for one year! $50 per month for one year – Value of $600, *See store for details

* Enter for a chance to win one of these grand prizes from September 21, 2013 through October 25, 2013. ONE entry form per person per day. Drawing for the winners of all prizes will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at the Sacramento Pocket Grocery OutWHERE: Sacramento Pock- let. No purchase necessary. et Grocery Outlet, 6419 Riv- Winner need not be preserside Blvd., Sacramento, CA ent to win but must claim 95831. Store hours: 7am - prize within 3 days of no9pm every day tification or another winner will be chosen. No cash value For more information, please and no substitutions. Must contact the store at (916) 391- be 18 years of age or older 2725. to enter. • September 19, 2013 • The Pocket News

Didion’s Fall Festival is fast approaching Fall is fast approaching and that means Didion’s Fall Festival Event is just around the corner! This annual community event is filled with mouth-watering foods from around the globe. There will be family-friendly music, games for all ages, spectacular prizes and big-ticket items for raffle. All proceeds benefit programming for the local school. So join them on Oct. 12 from 11am to 3pm - They look forward to seeing you at the festival! The school is located at 6490 Harmon Dr. Tickets go on sale soon. For more information visit the

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Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley, Inc. continues to grow The Asian Community Center (ACC) was founded during the late 1960s when a group from the Asian American community assessed the needs of our community and how to provide services to members. In the 1970s, leaders of the respective Asian communities formed the ACC Board. Thus began the growth of ACC, from its first community center, to the Nursing Home, Park City and the Lifelong Learning and Wellness Program, Drop-In Social Day Respite, Rides Transportation Services, Greenhaven Terrace Senior Living, Meals on Wheels and, most recently, Assisted Living. As ACC continues to grow, its presence in the broader community has also grown, especially through our commitment to serving seniors throughout Sacramento. Now, as they plan for the future, they also recognize the need to modernize the ACC brand. They have a new logo and will re-introduce ACC as ACC Senior Services — a community of caring. The ACC Nursing Home and ACC Greenhaven Terrace names will remain the same, but ACC Park City will now be named ACC Senior Services Center and ACC Administration will be named ACC Senior Services. The modernized brand reflects ACC as a whole, and continues to capture the energy and passion of ACC when it was founded. It will also continue to showcase ACC as a provider of choice for local senior services. The new logo offers a brand new color palette and tagline, which means that you’ll notice changes in all of our stationery and signage. ACC will be rolling out the modernized brand in stages, so be on the lookout for it.

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a petition going to deliver to the district. “How can you expect to compete with these schools in the suburbs that have money and good facilities and then we just have a field to practice on,” catcher Ryan Tarnasky said. Without the large batting cage, they have just a smaller cage that’s used for warm-ups between the pitcher and the catcher, Correa said. During practice time the fields at CKM are quite busy with children of all ages with the McClatchy Junior Football League, for instance.“This whole area is packed. So space is limited,” Correa said. Every year, the students have put new nets up on the batting cage, so balls couldn’t get out. “Balls have never gotten hit out of there. It’s as safe as it gets,” they said. , Head Varsity Baseball Coach, wrote a message to supporters of the team stating the Athletic Director, Rob Feickert phoned him that morning about the demolition. “I ran over to the school and spoke with the maintenance workers and tried to stop them from tearing down the poles until I could speak with their supervisors and the principal. I was told only the fencing would be removed for now, but before I could finish this email the poles and cables were cut down and the netting has been removed. Unbelievable!! The communication

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up to this point was zero,” de Necochea wrote. Ross tells a different story. He said the school has been aware that the structure had to come down since May. “So my understanding is that it wasn’t a surprise to the principal, AD or baseball coach. The maintenance team may not have communicated the specific schedule of taking it down this week, which was an oversight. As you can imagine, their schedule is very fluid with the number of projects on their plate over the summer. Nevertheless, it was not a surprise to the school employees that the structure had to come down,” Ross said. Correa said he wonders why after so long did it take for the district to decide that. “We’ve had no problems with safety,” he said. Right next to the batting cage sits a plaque that reads: “In memory of Raymond Jang, Grandfather of 2012 All Metro Player and Graduate Alex Jang. Go Lions!” Ross said the plaque will remain in place and was not damaged. Correa said the Jang family donated about $10,000 for the materials of the batting cage. Alex Jang is now studying at Occidental College. He was an excellent player at CKM, Correa said. Charles Chan, the 2005 past president of Pocket Little League and current Treasurer for the entire District 7, works for all the greater Sacramento area little league players now. • September 19, 2013 • The Pocket News


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Riverside Wesleyan Church welcomes new young families pastor Scott Stevenson is the product of California--born in San Diego; grew up in Sacramento. He wanted to share with the Pocket News a little bit about himself: I love sarcasm, sushi and being with people. I felt my call to ministry the summer of 2002, right before my senior year of high school at Rocklin High School. After graduating from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2007, I married a woman (Ashley) I’d been in love with since junior year of high school and we started our life together. Our first ministry position brought us to Dallas, Texas as a Student Ministry Pastor. Following three years of ministry in Texas, we took another Student Ministry opportunity on the East Coast


in Durham, North Carolina where we served for over three years. In April 2011, we stepped into a new season of life as we welcomed our first baby girl (Tennley) into our lives. In August 2013, we moved back to Sacramento and jumped into a brand new role as the Young Families Pastor here at Riverside. We are incredibly honored to step into a great season of ministry at Riverside and look forward to serving you and your family! Riverside Wesleyan Church is located at 6449 Riverside Blvd. For more information, call 391-9845 ext. 14 or email . Visit www. The pastor is on TWITTER: @scottstevensons

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Kennedy’s Mandarin Youth Ambassador Trip to China Summer 2013 Written by Chun ming yan

During two weeks of July between July 9th and the 22nd; the JFK Chinese Class ranging from Level 1 to AP 4 Chinese was accompanied by JFK Chinese Teacher, Linda Hatamiya and JFK counselor Steve Frazier on a journey throughout China to expand their knowledge of the Chinese Culture. The JFK Chinese Class journeyed through many major cities along the Eastern Coast of China, a total of nine cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. With the support of various community leaders and Chinese Class parents, the main portion of the housing and dining fees was accounted for. One of the students, Ming Yan, even received a generous full scholarship from the JFK ROTC teacher, Mr. Mundorff. The trip made by the Chinese Class to various parts of China was an enjoyable, educational, and life-changing event. Zang Yang, a current junior who attended this journey said, “I never have such a wonderful experience on a trip before. My trip to China, which lasted only 2 weeks, really opened my door into other cultures and experiences to China’s society and life.” Her friend Mai, who also went on the trip, said, “We had such a smooth


trip due to all of the expenses being covered by hosts in China and the tour guides. We ate at the best restaurants and slept at the best hotels. While in China, we all got to see cultural and historical parts of China such as the Forbidden Kingdom and the Great Wall of China.” Calvin, a junior who went on the trip explained

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his experience at night saying, “At nighttime, every building was lit up and had pictures and fireworks. China is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary countries I have ever seen.” For any student, this Youth Ambassador trip to China was an eye opening experience that opened up horizons to Chinese culture.

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Notes From The Eagles Nest

Two Troop 259 Eagle Scouts add their names to the Eagles Nest By Bill Kirk

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 two new Eagle Scouts, Dylan Christopher Jon Kirk and Mark Alexander Thompson, were honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Elks Lodge #6 on Riverside Boulevard. They were joined by the family, friends and fellow Scouts of Troop 259 in Greenhaven to celebrate the achievement of Boy Scouting’s highest rank— the rank of Eagle Scout. The Master of Ceremonies at the event was Scoutmaster Ike Krieg. Pastor Jeff Chapman of Faith Presbyterian Church delivered the Invocation and Benediction. Both Kirk and Thompson joined Cub Scouts in September 2001 and came up through the ranks, earning the Arrow of Light Award before crossing over into Troop 259 in March of 2006. Those 11 years in Scouting culminated in earning the Eagle Scout rank in the fall of 2012. As Krieg noted in his opening remarks, “In Boy Scouting, each boy blazes his own trail, expressed in the form of the Scouting skills he learns, the leadership positions he takes on and the Merit Badges he earns along the way.” To earn his Eagle, every Scout must meet several intermediate rank advancement requirements, earn 21 Merit Badges and live by the Scout Oath and Law. In addition, an Eagle Scout Candidate must complete an Eagle Scout Service Project. Its purpose is to give the Scout an opportunity to learn and demonstrate projValley Community Newspapers, Inc.

ect management and leadership while making a contribution to the community. Like the Eagles who preceded them, Thompson and Kirk each identified a need, overcame challenges and completed a beneficial project that clearly left its mark. Kirk’s project was a landscaping and paver patio project at the Sisters’ Animal Sanctuary in Elk Grove to support the organization’s goal of feline care and adoptions. Thompson designed a salmon life-cycle diorama at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery to educate visitors about protecting the salmon’s aquatic home and preserving the species for the future. As the Troop’s two newest Eagle Scouts, Kirk and Thompson are in rare company nationally. “Since Boy Scouting was started in the U.S. in 1910, only about 2.2 percent of all Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank,” Krieg noted. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, out of all registered Boy Scouts in 2012, the number of Scouts earning the Eagle Scout rank was 57,976. Closer to home, the number of Eagle Scouts awarded by Troop 259 is now 163 since the Troop was originally chartered on August 25, 1966. Speaking on behalf of Elks Lodge #6, Past Exalted Ruler Ron Brusato offered his personal congratulations. “If anyone wonders about our youth and the future of our community and our country, they need look no further than Troop 259 and the Boy Scouting program to be assured we will be in good hands,” Brusato said.

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(top left) Mark Thompson and Dylan Kirk (photo by Alan Barrett) (above & left) Shown here: Dylan Kirk’s project was a landscaping and paver patio project at the Sisters’ Animal Sanctuary in Elk Grove to support the organization’s goal of feline care and adoptions.

The highlight of the Court of Honor was the presentation of a special resolution from the County Board of Supervisors to each Eagle Scout. The presentations were made by Mamie Yee, Chief of Staff to Supervisor Jimmie Yee. “ The resolutions acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of these young men during their 11 years in the Scouting program,” said Yee. In their personal remarks, both Scouts talked about the valuable foundation Scouting provides. Kirk noted that his journey to Eagle taught him to “stick with it and never give up on your goals.” He also recalled experiencing the beauty of nature through Scouting,

“such as awesome high-elevation backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park.” For his part Thompson commented on the core values he learned through Scouting. And speaking specifically to the younger Scouts he reminded them of the importance of learning. “Remember to keep learning everything you can in Scouts and in school, about science, math, history and all the rest,” he said. In the fall, Kirk will begin classes in music and art at Cosumnes River College and Thompson will be attending Hofstra University in New York. Congratulations to both of these fine young men on their exceptional achievement. • September 19, 2013 • The Pocket News


Faces and Places:

St. Anthony’s Festival Photos by Stephen Crowley

Once every year, St. Anthony Parish puts on a Fall Festival for the Greenhaven/ Pocket community. This year’s event happened on Saturday, Sept. 7. This extremely popular festival has something for everyone: games for all ages, international food, and entertainment!


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Friends of the Belle Cooledge Library presents:

You’re Invited! Special Travel Presentation Friends of the Belle Cooledge Library have put to together a trip to Britain as a fundraiser to help better fill the gaps left by the funding cuts and library budget problems. There will be a special presentation to discuss the tour on Nov. 2 at the Belle Cooledge Library Community Room starting at 2 p.m. Known as the “ The Gardens of London: 8 Days 9 Meals”, the tour will be highlighted by the annual Chelsea Flower Show. Also, people will be able to explore Hampton Court Palace with its fabulous gardens and famous maze, spend a morning at Kew Gardens, one of the world’s most important horticultural collections and delight in an exclusive farewell event at the RHS showcase gardens at Wisley. The money they raise through this tour and selling donated books at our bookstore inside the library is used to fund the many programs we offer for families, babies, teens, seniors and every age in between.  They also fund magazine subscriptions and the Lucky Day collection.  Over the years, they have been able to do so much good for branch and patrons, and they are eager to continue doing so.  The presentation on November 2nd at 2 pm at the library Community Room, will be headed by Jay Fehan of Collette Vacations, the tour operator for the tour.  Collette is a family owned business, in the travel business for more than 90 years.  They have partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society for this tour, which gives travelers so many opportunities not available to the general public. The itinerary points out some of the special events, including dinner with the Royal Horticultural Society in their famous garden.

Below is the tour itinerary The Gardens of London, featuring the Chelsea Flower Show Day 1: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Overnight Flight Join Collette Vacations and the Royal Horticultural Society on a journey to discover the horticultural heritage of Britain, complete with members-only day access to the Chelsea Flower Show! Day 2: Sunday, May 18, 2014 London, England Tour Begins Your horticultural adventure begins in London, the cosmopolitan and historic capital of Britain. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers and representatives from the RHS. Day 3: Monday, May 19, 2014 London This morning, see the quintessential sights of London with a local guide. View Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the changing of the guard (if held)*. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. You may choose to attend a briefing this afternoon to assist in planning your perfect day at the Chelsea Flower Show. Experts will be on hand with maps and information to ensure your day at Chelsea is unforgettable! Tonight may be the night you elect to enjoy Diner’s Choice**…choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of London’s great restaurants or save this culinary adventure for later in your journey.

er the wonders of majestic Hampton Court Palace. Chat with Henry VIII and other royals from the Tudor family at this living museum. Listen as they captivate you with their stories as you explore one of Britain’s most important historic buildings. Marvel at the Tudor Kitchens and Great Hall. Lose yourself in the world-famous yew tree maze which consists of over half a mile of winding paths. Stroll in the riverside formal gardens and be transported through five hundred years of royal history during this incredible visit. Day 6: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Kew Gardens Begin your day with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. This 300-acre site houses one of the world’s great collections and is featured as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kew Explorer is included for you to discover the many wonders that the gardens exemplify. Explore the iconic Victorian Palm House or tour Kew Palace, former home of George III. Next, enjoy an afternoon at leisure in London.

Day 4: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Chelsea Flower Show Get out your cameras! Today is the opening of the famous Chelsea Flower Show and you are invited to this prestigious event. Enjoy full access on this members-only day. You will be amazed at the sheer number and variety of gardens and plants on display.

Day 7: Friday, May 23, 2014 Windsor Castle Wisley Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle this morning. This working Royal residence dates back to the 1070s when William the Conqueror built the original wooden structure, since replaced by grand stone edifices. This afternoon, travel to Wisley, a stunning 60-acre estate. As the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley houses an astounding array of common and exotic flora. Enjoy an exclusive RHS gala dinner at this world-renowned garden. Start with cocktails in the Glasshouse before sharing memories of your spectacular tour experience over dinner in the restaurant.

Day 5: Wednesday, May 21, The Belle Cooledge Library is 2014 Hampton Court located at 5600 South Land Enjoy a leisurely morning Park Drive. before joining us to discov-

Day 8: Saturday, May 24, 2014 London - Tour Ends Return home with memories and photos to last a lifetime.

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Best of Grateful Crane Sept. 21: Buddhist Church of Sacramento, Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church and Asian Community Center presents a Grateful Crane Ensemble Production of the Best of Grateful Crane. Two performances – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento Kaikan, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento. General admission tickets are $20, bentos available advance purchase for $10. Information, tickets and/or bento lunch boxes, contact Hiroshi F. Kashiwagi, 769-1125, or ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Sept. 21: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., located at 746 N. Market Blvd. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sept. 21: Clean up day from 8 to 11 a.m. East side of the park on 61st Street between 8th and 11 Avenues. Tasks include weeding, pruning, raking, and some rehabilitation of the horseshoe pit. Two different Boys Scouts in pursuit of their Eagle Scout Badges will be on hand. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sunburst Projects Perennial Sale Sept. 21-23: Fall perennial sale. Cash and check accepted. Benefits Sunburst Projects. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3072 24th St. Curtis Park. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Northern California Chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) meeting Sept. 22: “The Northern California Chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) will meet Sunday, 9/22/13 at 1:30 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L Street, in Sacramento. This month’s program will consist of a video by Pauline Litfin of the Lodi Chapter of AHSGR. Ms. Litfin describes her life in Ukraine and the challenges she faced when she traveled to Germanyand the United States. The GRHS is a non-profit, non-denominational, and non-political organization whose purpose

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Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven Sept. 26: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Sept. 24: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome, every Tuesday. Arden-Arcade meets at noon, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Pavilions on Fair Oaks Blvd. (916) 925-2787. Carmichael meets at 6:30 p.m., Ancil Hoffman Golf Club. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Sept. 29: SCCA presents 7-String guitarist Matthew Grasso and The Vocal Art Ensemble at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian, 1300 N St. Matthew Grasso is one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. He has taken the art of the extended 7string guitar to new heights. The Vocal Art Ensemble, Tracia Barbieri, Conductor, brings together experienced musicians pursuing artistic expression through finesse of the human voice. Appeal ing to both the discerning musician and the casual music lover, VAE performances celebrate the elegant beauty of Renaissance motets, tonal color of modern works, and exotic flavor of music from other cultures. Regular subscription: $90, Group discount (8 or more people): $75, Students subscription: $45, Single Ticket: $25. For more information, contact Sacramento Community Concert Association;; 400-4634. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept. 26: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Iron Steaks Restaurant, 2422 13th St, Sacramento, CA 95818. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bi-Polar Anonymous Sept. 27: Free 12-step program/support group, for people who have Bi-Polar and those who love them. Meets every Friday, 78:30 p.m. 4300 Auburn Blvd., Room 106. (916) 889-5786. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Free Two-Day Literacy Festival at Fairytale Town Sept. 28-29: All aboard for reading! Fairytale Town presents the 13th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on September 28 and 29. Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” and “Steam Train, Dream Train,” will headline the two-day Festival. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Free. Adults must be accompanied by children. Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822, 808-7462, mail@fairytaletown. org, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Tahoe Park Starlight Movie Series Sept. 28: The last showing of the Starlight Movies Series for 2013. Seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the movie (TBD) begins at dusk, approximately 7 p.m. This event is always free. 61st Street between 8th and 11th avenues. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Fire Station 60 Open House Sept. 28: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., 3301 Julliard Dr. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

4th Annual World Rabies Day Event Sept. 28: The Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association is coordinating its 4th Annual World Rabies Day Event. In the “Three for Free” campaign, there will be offering free microchips and free rabies vac-

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Free golf lessons offered at Bing Maloney Golf Complex Sept. 29: Are you interested in starting to play golf, but not sure where to begin? Bing Maloney is offering Free Family Clinics for 2013. These clinics are family oriented for any level of golfer. Each clinic will be held on Sundays from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Bing Maloney Golf Course: 6801 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento. Call 808-2283 for more information. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Community outreach fair Sept. 29: From 1:30 to 4 p.m., the goal of this event is to bring information to our community not only about the services that our Lodge has to offer but the services that are available from local organizations, businesses, and healthcare providers. There will be free hearing and vision testing, free blood pressure checks. In addition, media and local elected officials will be invited and scheduled tours of our facility will be offered along with refreshments. Interested in participating in this event? Contact Jane Gallagher, Chairman (916) 4228351 or (916) 607-8347. SPONSORS: GOLD: $100; SILVER: $ 75; BRONZE: $50. To reserve a table, please complete the registration form below and mail or email to: Sacramento Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95831 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

St. Joseph Craft Fair and Chili Cook Off Sept. 29: From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Clarksburg is the St Joseph Craft Fair and Chili Cook Off. Nat Brown will be the Musical Guest. Cook off begins at 8 a.m. with tasting from 11 to 1. Price is $5. There will also be a craft fair from 8 to 3. For the cook off, call Lou at 424-2624 or for the fair, call Joan at 392-9946. 32890 South River Rd., Clarksburg. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Evening with Gerlene and Pamela Sept. 29: Two local musicians, organist and pianist Gerlene Kwan and contralto Pamela Knox will perform a piano and vocal fund raising concert at 7 p.m. at the Centennial United Methodist Church. Gerlene will present a varied program of classical, gospel, contemporary, light jazz, and ragtime music. They will be sharing their talents to raise funds to maintain Centennial UMC buildings. Advanced tickets are $15, $20 at the door; students are free. For more information, call 452-4477. 5401 Freeport Blvd. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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October Rotary Clubs of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael Oct. 1: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome, every Tuesday. Arden-Arcade meets at noon, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Pavilions on Fair Oaks Blvd. (916) 925-2787. Carmichael meets at 6:30 p.m., Ancil Hoffman Golf Club. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Soroptimist International of Sacramento North meeting Oct. 1: An organization for the betterment of women and children meets at the atria El Camino Gardens at 2426 Garfield, Carmichael. Call Sheila at 624-4643. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

East Sac Rotary Oct. 2: Meets at noon, Evan’s Kitchen, 855 57th St. Sacramento. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Club of South Sacramento meeting Oct. 3: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Iron Steaks Restaurant, 2422 13th St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Guest speaker this week will be Councilmember Steve Hansen. See more Calendar page 26


Saturday, September 21 9:00AM–3:30PM Location: Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) 9040 High Tech Court Elk Grove, CA 95758

v Accepting All Major Credit Cards! v Featuring Asian Arts and Crafts v FREE Admission v New vendors and yummy foods v Gift Items, dolls, framed art, jewelry and much more! v FREE raffle to win great prizes from our vendors! Visit our NEW website at for more information about Jan Ken Po Gakko! Directions to SASF Facility

Off of Laguna Blvd. between I-5 and Franklin Blvd. -From I-5 take Laguna off ramp east and turn left on High Tech Court. -From 99 take Laguna/Bond off ramp west, stay on Laguna until you pass Franklin and then turn right at High Tech Court.

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50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817. www. <http://www.> , Meeting/ Membership info: 916-761-0984, volunteers always welcome! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

St. Francis High School presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Oct 3-12: St. Francis High School is performing, Once Upon a Mattress, set in Legoland and will be hysterically funny. This show is great for family outings, birthday parties, and dates with grandchildren. They have two sets of sister/brother actors from Jesuit and St. Francis High School. Tickets are available at <http://www.> or at the door. Matinees and evening shows are appropriate for ages over 4. No strollers or children in laps during performances. Bring your birthday parties, scout groups, family outings, and grandparents. Ticket prices are $5.00-$15.00. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Club of Pocket/Greenhaven Oct. 3: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

12th Annual Celebration of Independence Gala that benefits Women’s Empowerment Oct. 3: The event, which raises funds for the organization and honors the group’s 1,064 graduates, will take place from 5:30-9 p.m.


on Oct. 3 at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento. The gala benefits a local nonprofit helping women who are homeless find homes and jobs so they can support their families. Residents also can sponsor a graduate of the program to attend the event. Guests will mingle with graduates from the program and enjoy a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and presentations from the graduates. Tickets are $100. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call (916) 669-2307 or visit ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bi-Polar Anonymous Oct. 4: Free 12-step program/support group, for people who have Bi-Polar and those who love them. Meets every Friday, 78:30 p.m. 4300 Auburn Blvd., Room 106. (916) 889-5786. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Kiwanis Club of East SacramentoMidtown Oct. 4: Visitors Welcome, weekly breakfast meeting on first, second and third Fridays at 7:00 AM and Dinner meeting on fourth Thursday at 6:00 PM. Topical weekly speakers and ‘first meal for visitors on us’. Meet at The Kiwanis Family House, (at UCD Med Ctr/ 50th St & Broadway) 2875

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Carmichael Emblem Club #355 is holding its Annual Craft Sale Oct. 4: Carmichael Emblem Club #355 is holding its Annual Craft Sale at the Carmichael Elks building, located at Cypess and Hackberry, Carmichael. Doors will open at 9:00 M and sales will continue through 4:00 PM. Chairman Dorothy Taylor has spaces open; contact e-mail address is HEYDORT@MAC.COM. Crafts of all types are welcome to both members and outside vendors. This is the Carmichael Emblems biggest Fundraiser so bring your family and friends to the “Best Bargains in Town”. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Carmichael Emblem Club #355 annual Craft Sale Oct. 4: Carmichael Emblem Club #355 is holding its’ annual Craft Sale at the Carmichael Elks Building, located at Cypress and Hackberry, Carmichael. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and sales will continue through 4 p.m. There are some open spaces, contact HEYDORT@MAC.COM. Crafts of all types are welcome, to both members and outside vendors. This is our biggest Fundraiser, so bring your family and friends to the “BEST BARGAINS IN TOWN.” Thank you for your assistance in making the public aware of this fundraiser. My contact number is: Norma Pippig 863-6068. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Fire Station 8 Open House Oct. 5: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., located at 5990 H St. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Old City Cemetery Tour: Misbehaving Politicians Oct. 5: Starting at 10 a.m., The Old City Cemetery Committee’s tour focuses on the shenanigans that were taking place with local and statewide politicians, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Even before California was a state, its officials were busy fleecing the electorate. Pork barrel legislators, fraudulent election workers, dueling senators and landgrabbing governors are just a few of the nice folks you’ll meet. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Girl Scout Carnival Oct. 5: Carnival games, food court, vendors, face painting, balloon animals, booths. Outside vendors will be selling products like Cookie Lee, Jamberry Nails, Thirty-One gifts, homemade jams, teas, pottery, jewelry, tote bags, girl accessories, and more. This event is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and friends. William Land Park, next to Fairytale Town across from the Sacramento Zoo. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

A Place Called Sacramento film festival Oct. 6: Local film festival held annually at the Crest Theatre. Starts at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.accesssacramento. org, 456-8600. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Clubs of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael Oct. 8: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome, every Tuesday. Arden-Arcade meets at noon, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in the Pavilions on Fair Oaks Blvd. (916) 925-2787. Carmichael meets at 6:30 p.m., Ancil Hoffman Golf Club. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Soroptimist International of Sacramento North meeting Oct. 8: An organization for the betterment of women and children meets at the atria El Camino Gardens at 2426 Garfield, Carmichael. Call Sheila at 624-4643. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

East Sac Rotary Oct. 9: Meets at noon, Evan’s Kitchen, 855 57th St. Sacramento. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Club of Pocket/ Greenhaven Oct. 10: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. 7:30 a.m., every Thursday. Aviators Restaurant, 6151 Freeport Blvd. (916) 684-6854. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Oct. 10: Writing short stories can bring your ancestors to life at the Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society meeting.  Pre-meeting roundtable tips/tricks start at 6:15p.m.  Free, visitors welcome. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Main meeting - Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct. 12: California Middle School PTSA and planning committee is hosting a second annual multi-cultural fair at the school site to celebrate the cultural diversity of the school population and Sacramento region. The multicultural fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a variety of food trucks, arts, entertainment, dance, music, crafts and artisans from various cultures from around the world. There will be “theme” baskets and a fun raffle with prizes. CAL Middle School is located at 1600 Vallejo Way and is the “Pride of the Land Park Community.” The special event is a fundraiser for CAL Middle School’s art, music and field trip programs. Kids will visit various booths represented by different countries for educational information with their international passports. For additional information, contact, Katherine Akin at 612-5993 or ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Rotary Club of South Sacramento meeting Oct. 10: Guest speakers address local, regional and international topics. Visitors welcome. Every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Iron Steaks Restaurant, 2422 13th St, Sacramento, CA 95818. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Mission Oaks Computer Club meeting Oct. 10: From 1 to 3 p.m. at Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael. The club will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with member presentations and a finger-food potluck.  First-time visitors are welcome to bring a finger-food item as well.  A problem solving clinic, led by Adam Lacey of Applications, Etc, will follow the meeting.  For additional information call (916) 366-1687 or visit our website at  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bi-Polar Anonymous Oct. 11: Free 12-step program/support group, for people who have Bi-Polar and those who love them. Meets every Friday, 78:30 p.m. 4300 Auburn Blvd., Room 106. (916) 889-5786. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Kiwanis Club of East SacramentoMidtown Oct. 11: Visitors Welcome, weekly breakfast meeting on first, second and third Fridays at 7:00 AM and Dinner meeting on fourth Thursday at 6:00 PM. Topical weekly speakers and ‘first meal for visitors on us’. Meet at The Kiwanis Family House, (at UCD Med Ctr/ 50th St & Broadway) 2875 50th Street Sacramento, CA 95817. , Meeting/Membership info: 916761-0984, volunteers always welcome! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Nichiren Buddhist Church Japanese food sale Oct. 12: The Nichiren Buddhist Church is having a food bazaar 11 to 3 p.m., 5191 24th St. (2 blocks north of Fruitridge.) Food items: Barasushi, Bento Box, Spam Musubi, Teriyaki Beef Sandwich, Teriyaki Chicken, Udon Noodles. Please order ahead by Oct. 5. Call 456-8371 or visit the church to order. Make checks payable to Nichiren Buddhist Church. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

AAUW meeting set to feature mental health discussion Oct. 12: From 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Citrus Heights/American River branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will host a panel discussion of mental health programs and issues in Sacramento County. The meeting takes place at the Sylvan Oaks Library located at 6700 Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights. Representatives from Sen. Darrell Steinberg’s office, the Sacramento County Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Calif. Institute of Mental Health will discuss recent legislation,

bullying in Sacramento area schools and steps families can take to get help with mental health issues. This meeting is a public service open to the public and coffee, tea and baked goods will be served. Contact Mary Toutonghi for more information at ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Recycling & Solid Waste Division host Free Composting Seminar Oct. 12: Backyard composting allows you to recycle your yard clippings and fruit and vegetable scraps into a valuable soil amendment right in your own yard. Attendees are eligible for a drawing for a free compost bin. At the seminar you will learn how composting works, what materials you should and should not compost, getting the right balance of food, air and moisture, maintaining your compost pile, Vermicomposting (composting with worms), and more. Seminar goes from 8 to 10 a.m. and will be held at Southside Community Garden, 5th and W Street (Downtown) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

JFK Class of 1983 Reunion Oct. 12: Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar at the Westin on the River, 4800 Riverside Blvd. 6 to 10 p.m. $55 per person – register before Sept. 15, $75 after. There will be a carving station, heavy appetizers, a photographer and no host bar. Online payment at http://jfkennedyclassof83reunion. or send checks payable to JFK Class 1983 to JFK HS 30th Reunion Committee 5098 Foothills Blvd. Suite 3 #484. Roseville, CA 95747. Deadline for check payment is Sept. 30. Space is limited. Make sure to purchase your tickets soon. No refunds. Hotel accommodations are available at The Westin Sacramento, 443-8400. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Fire Station 4 Open House Oct. 12: The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., located at 3145 Granada Way. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! For more information, call 808-1011. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– • September 19, 2013 • The Pocket News


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