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Volume 3 Issue 17                              Serving Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Orangevale & Gold River                                                                                           First Edition for September 2008



    “We Will Never Forget!” RT Board Conditionally
                                                                                                                             Approves Fare Increase
                                                                                                                               The Sacramento Regional
                                                                                                                            Transit District (RT) Board of
                                                                                                                            Directors conditionally approved
                                                                                                                            a fare increase at the conclusion
                                                                                                                            of the RT public hearing held
                                                                                                                            on Monday, August 25, 2008.
                                                                                                                            The Board of Directors also
                                                                                                                            conditionally approved various
                                                                                                                            re-balancing     strategies,   in
                                                                                                                            response to an expected $18
                                                                                                                            million loss in state funds for
                                                                                                                            Fiscal Year 2009. The final
                                                                                                                            outcome of the state budget,
                                                                                                                            which has yet to be passed,
                                                                                                                            will determine if and when re-
                                                                                                                            balancing strategies would be
                                                                                                                            implemented.
                                                                                                                               The Board of Directors
                                                                                                                            conditionally approved a fare
                                                                                                                            increase effective January 1,
                                                                                                                                                                        action, passengers who qualify              further action by the Board of
                                                                                                                            2009, but may elect to charge the
                                                                                                                                                                        for complementary paratransit               Directors.
                                                                                                                            new fares as soon as November
                                                                                                                                                                        demand-response service and                    The Board of Directors
                                                                                                                            1, 2008. If the loss of state
                                                                                                                                                                        possess a Paratransit, Inc. photo           did not approve RT staff
                                                                                                                            funds exceeds $6.8 million of the
Co-Founder September 11th Memorial-JoAnn Davis, Flight 93 Pilot and Co-Pilot Wives- Sandy Dahl and Melodie                                                              ID card will no longer be able              recommendations to reduce bus
                                                                                                                            expected $11.3 million shortfall,
Homer, Co-Designer with Larry Davis- David Mueller, Lt. Governor John Garamendi and United States Air Force                                                             to ride the RT bus and light rail           service, implement a parking fee
                                                                                                                            RT staff will return to the Board
                                         Travis AFB Honor Guard                                                                                                         system free of charge, but can              at park-and-ride lots, or increase
                                                                                                                            of Directors to seek approval to
                                                                                                                                                                        pay the Discount fare.                      the cost of the Paratransit
                                         Mikotin welcomed and introduced           that brought chills to everyone. The     amend the RT fare policy.
                                                                                                                                                                           Additional        re-balancing           monthly pass. RT staff will need
    As the seventh anniversary of the    Key Note Speaker, Lt. Governor            strength of the Honor Guards voice          The Basic fare would increase
                                                                                                                                                                        strategies accepted by the Board            to explore additional cost-cutting
of the most horrific day in modern       John Garamendi.                           as he explained the colors in the        by 25 cents ($2.25), the Basic
                                                                                                                                                                        of Directors include adjustments            measures and revenue generating
United States History approaches,            The Lt. Governor shared with          United States Flag was emphasized        daily pass would increase by $1
                                                                                                                                                                        to fare revenue projections,                opportunities to balance the
                                                                                                                            ($6) and the Basic monthly pass
The California State Fair celebrated     the crowd the dedication, devotion        as the Flag began to unfold in front                                                 and reduced staffing levels and             remaining $2 million shortfall.
                                                                                                                            would increase by $15 ($100).
the memory of those who perished         and overwhelming support that             of the gleaming replicas of the Twin                                                 a hiring freeze of non-critical                “RT riders should not be unjustly
                                                                                                                               The Board of Directors also
September 11, 2001.               The    was given to Founders Larry and           Towers. The blue mirrored glass                                                      positions. An increase in pension           burdened by the state’s continued
                                                                                                                            conditionally approved the
Dedication of the September 11th         Joann Davis in order to build this        that was used in the production                                                      amortization levels to 30 years             raid of funds dedicated for public
                                                                                                                            elimination of the Paratransit
Memorial was held on “Military           memorial. Unfortunately, Founder          of the Towers reflected a chilling                                                   and renegotiation of transfer               transit,” Mike Wiley, General
                                                                                                                            Group Pass effective November
and First Responders Day”.               Larry Davis past away before              image as the unfolding took place.                                                   agreements with connecting                  Manager/CEO, stated.
                                                                                                                            1, 2008. If the severity of the
                                                                                                                                                                        transit agencies would require
     Despite the sounds of rides and     his vision was completed. The             As two Honor Guards were holding         loss of state funds prompts this
games from the festive Midway,           project was then bestowed to his          the Flag, reflected in the Towers
The September 11th Memorial              wife, Co-Founder Joann Davis              was the crowd that came that day
was packed with humbled visitors         and Co-Designer David Mueller.            to pay their respects, it looked as
reliving the day that no one can         Mrs. Davis was presented with a           though the spirits of the Victims of
forget. Respectful whispers              “Commendation of Distinguished            9-11 were Saluting back out from
of parents and grandparents              Achievement” by Lt. Governor              the Towers. Connor Mickiewicz,
explaining their own experiences of      John Garamendi on behalf of her           returned to lead everyone in singing
that morning to children that were       and her husband, Co-Designer              “God Bless America” which was
too young to remember seeing the
unreal images on every T.V. and
                                         David Mueller and the many
                                         supporters of this project.
                                                                                   sung by everyone in the plaza with
                                                                                   more passion than has been sung in         Protecting Neighborhoods from Blighted Properties
newspaper.                                  Sandy Dahl and Melodie Homer,          a while.                                    Do you know the role of County              According to Carl Simpson, Code          vacant homes. The County Code
      The Dedication Ceremony,           wives of Flight 93 Pilot Jason Dahl           Memorials like the September         Code Enforcement when it comes to           Enforcement Officers have responded         specifies that landscaping must be
filled with fair-goers, Veterans and     and Co-Pilot LeRoy Homer Jr.              11th Memorial cannot be                  vacant properties? With the amount of       to more than 258 complaints of open,        maintained by the property owner and
friends and family of those who          spoke of the American Resolve and         forgotten, it is up to families to       foreclosed and abandoned houses on the      accessible and vacant properties in         that grass and weeds don’t exceed 12
perished September 11th, began           support they have received over the       continue to share the experiences        rise throughout the County, it is Code      unincorporated Sacramento County            inches to reduce blight, protect the
with the Presentation and Posting        years. How honored they were to           with our future generations. The         Enforcement’s job to ensure that these      since January of this year. Code            public right-of way and reduce potential
of the Colors by United States Air       have had these men in their lives.        flame of Patriotism that was             houses do not become a neighborhood         Enforcement staff respond to these          fire hazards.
Force Honor Guard from Travis            As they spoke, their eyes sparkled        resonated throughout the United          eyesore or a nuisance to community          complaints within 72 hours.                    If you see illegal activity or people
                                                                                                                            members due to disregard or neglect            While a vacant house is not in           who shouldn’t be on a vacant property,
Air Force Base while Connor              as much as the gold United Airlines       States following this horrific day       while they are in the foreclosure process   violation of the County Code simply         contact the Sheriff’s Department
Mickiewicz sang a powerful               Wings they proudly wore over              cannot dwindle. The moment it            or on the market to be sold.                because it is vacant, Code Enforcement      non-emergency contact line at 916-
rendition of the National Anthem.        their hearts. The crowd listened          does, the memories of each and              “It is the responsibility of the         will investigate complaints that a home     874-5115. If you see a vacant home
A Boy Scout Troop raises their           hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder.       every person, First Responder and        property owner to make sure that all the    is not properly secured and being           whose landscaping has not be properly
little hands to salute as the Flag       Everyone reliving that day that no        Soldier that has given their life        structures on the property are secure,”     accessed by unauthorized people. Once       maintained, or would like to report
marches in from of them. Each of         one can, or should, forget as tears       since that day, because of that day,     said Carl Simpson, Code Enforcement         the complaint has been investigated,        a vacant home that is becoming a
the them too young to remember           were quietly being wiped away.            died for ungrateful citizens of a        Chief. “By law, we are mandated to          Code Enforcement is authorized to           nuisance, you can file a complaint at
the events being honored, but are           For the conclusion of the              lost country. “                          insure public health and safety not         secure the property against intruders.      916-875-5656, Monday through Friday,
still standing tall and proud to be an   Dedication, the Honor Guard               WE WILL NEVER FORGET!”                   only for the community and adjacent            As part of the vacant house blight       7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or at: http://www.msa2.
American. California Exposition          returned to perform the Flag              State Fair Media Relations               property owners, but also for future        deterrent, Code Enforcement also            saccounty.net/dns/codeEnforcement/
                                                                                                                            property owners.”                           monitors neglected landscaping in           Pages/default.aspx



                                         Grocery Bag Tax? A Guest Commentary by Jon Coupal
and State Fair Chairman, Marko           Folding with a powerful narration

        PRESORTED STD.
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                                            It’s the biggest tax hike you’ve       for your bags, while claiming the        has opposed this legislation. That’s a      to this new bag tax.                        a trip to the restaurant, dry cleaner,
       Rancho Cordova, CA                never heard of. In a last ditch effort,   government is making them do it          polite way to say we really don’t need          This legislation is not only harmful    store or pharmacy. Just like with
                                         California grocers, retailers and         (think Cleavon Little holding a gun to   a massive new state bureaucracy.            to Californians who will pay the            other recycling efforts, by educating
                                         environmental groups are attempting       his own head in the 1974 classic movie      In any event, this proposed tax          additional taxes, but it is unnecessary.    the community and implementing a
                                         to resurrect a fiscally reckless bill     “Blazing Saddles”). The sad reality      couldn’t come at a worst time. Grocery      Paper bags can already be recycled          proactive recycling program, we can
                                         to impose a 25-cent tax on all paper      is this new bill, AB 2769 will only      bills have increased over six percent       along with other paper products. (My        positively impact the environment
                                         and plastic bags Californians get at      punish consumers and do very little      from one year ago. Prices for staples       family takes all our paper bags to a food   without       increasing     consumer
                                         the grocery store. This bill could cost   to make the environment any cleaner      such as bread, milk, eggs and flour are     closet for the poor.) Mid-way through       grocery costs.
                                         grocery shoppers billions a year -- and   here in California.                      rising sharply, surging in the past year    last year, California became the first         If the intent of these groups is to
                                         come on top of already skyrocketing          Grocery stores are set to pocket a    with double-digit increases, according      state to mandate plastic bag recycling      genuinely protect consumers and the
                                         food, gasoline and energy prices.         staggering $150 to $200 million of       to the U.S. Labor Department.               at large grocery stores. The year before,   environment then they should focus
                                            When the original legislation          those funds, grabbed directly from       California families, already pinched by     in 2006, over 800 million pounds of         their efforts on further enhancing
                                         imposing the tax, AB 2058, failed to      their own customers. So why are          soaring grocery bills, may take another     plastic bags and film were recycled         and promoting California’s current
                                         pass through the Senate Appropriations    grocers so willing to throw their own    big hit to their household budgets if the   -- enough recycled material to build        recycling programs, rather than trying
                                         Committee at the beginning of August      customers under the bus? While still     California Legislature and Governor         backyard decks for 1.5 million homes.       to pass huge tax increases that feather
                                         over concerns about how much it           a little unclear, it is troubling that   add an additional 1-cent per dollar         Even the bill’s author, Assemblyman         their own nests. It would be a winning
                                         would cost, an eclectic coalition of      the proposal envisions stores being      sales tax increase to close this year’s     Lloyd Levine of Woodland Hills,             situation for California families,
                                         special interest groups joined together   able to recoup five or ten cents from    state budget deficit -- ignoring the        admits these efforts to increase            businesses and the environment alike.
                                         to get another bag tax bill introduced.   each bag recovered.                      deficit this action could cause in the      recycling are working, reducing waste            Jon Coupal is President of the
                                         The “gut-and-amend” bill is even             But consumers still lose. According   monthly budgets of those families who       and increasing recycling.                   Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
                                         worse because it would subject even       totheCaliforniaDepartmentofFinance,      can least afford it.                            The problem is, not everyone            -- California’s largest taxpayer
                                         paper bags to the list of items taxed.    there is a “lack of accountability for      It should be no surprise that,           knows that grocery bags are fully           organization -- which is dedicated to
                                         For grocers and retailers, this new       the use of the [the balance of the]      according to a recent statewide poll, 58    recyclable. Many people don’t know          the protection of Proposition 13 and
                                         bill would allow them to charge you       funds,” which is why the department      percent of Californians were opposed        how or where to recycle bags after          promoting taxpayers’ rights.
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                                              The Audacity of
                                                 Haughty

                                             he’s vulnerable to the pinprick
                                             of ridicule. Having failed to get
                                             much traction against Obama
                                             heretofore, the McCain campaign
“It’s almost as if they take pride in        scored recently with a pointed
being ignorant,” Barack Obama                but lighthearted ad comparing
mused the other day, blasting                him to Britney Spears and Paris
Republicans for ridiculing his               Hilton and the distribution
exhortation to the nation to make            of tire gauges to mock his
sure its tires are properly inflated.        tire-pressure comments.
Ah, behold the open-mindedness
and cross-partisan understanding.
                                             “They’re making fun of a step
                                             that every expert says would
                                             absolutely reduce our oil
                                                                                           McCain’s Stunner: Gov. Sarah Palin                 late Wednesday night from a trip to the
Remember two years ago when
                                             consumption by 3 to 4 percent,”
                                                                                           Romney, Pawlenty                                   Republic of Georgia.
Obama was only a media darling
and not yet The Anointed One?                Obama said of the tire gauges,                bypassed for former                                    Top-rated radio host Rush Limbaugh,
                                                                                                                                              a barometer for party leaders, called Palin
Back then, his appeal was the                suggesting that the making-fun                Alaska beauty queen                                a “fabulous” choice. “I knew it would be
                                             particularly bothered him.                                                                       the the Republican Party who would be
extraordinary sensitivity he had                                                                                                              the first to have a woman working at 1600
                                             It has to be hard for Obama to                Posted: August 29, 2008
for the views of others. He wrote                                                          © 2008 WND.com                                     Pennsylvania Ave,” he said.
a best-selling campaign book                 maintain a sense of proportion.                 This copyright material is                           Palin is only the second woman to join
called “The Audacity of Hope”                First, it has become Democratic               reprinted with permission of                       a major-party presidential ticket, after
                                             dogma that in reply to any                    WorldNetDaily.com                                  Democratic Sen. Walter Mondale chose
that was carefully unaudacious                                                                                                                Rep. Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. “There is
in its on-the-one-hand, on-the-              Republican attack, a Democratic                                                                  no question the Obama campaign is hurting
                                             candidate has to hit back twice                  by Art Moore                                    from this,” said Limbaugh.
other-hand weighing of the
                                             as hard. This makes it impossible                                                                    Democrats just completed a convention
issues of the day, giving the                                                                  Sen. John McCain has burst into the            focused on healing a bitter divide between
impression that nothing pained               to calibrate a response -- the                national conversation about Barack Obama’s         Obama and supporters of Sen. Hillary
                                             only option becomes the nuclear               big night with a stunning choice for vice          Clinton, many of whom are seen as ripe
him so much as not being able to                                                           president, bypassing conventional picks
                                             option. Second, given the idolatry                                                               for defection to a Republican ticket with a
                                                                                     —7—




agree with the other side, though
                                                                                     —7—




                                                                                           such as Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty to            woman. The Obama campaign, fresh off
he thoroughly understood and                 of the press and his most fervent             tap Alaska’s 44-year-old first-term governor       the candidate’s acceptance speech last night
                                             supporters, Obama would need                  and former beauty queen, Sarah Palin.              before some 80,000 supporters, dismissed
respected its arguments.                                                                       McCain announced his choice at a rally
That iteration of Obama was                  prodigious reserves of humility               in Dayton, Ohio.
                                                                                                                                              McCain’s pick as inexperienced. “Today,
                                             to keep from taking himself                                                                      John McCain put the former mayor of a town
tossed under the bus long ago                                                                  “I have found someone with an                  of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience
                                             too seriously.                                outstanding reputation for standing up to
(no word on whether the tires                                                              special interests and entrenched bureaucracy,
                                                                                                                                              a heartbeat away from the presidency,”
were adequately inflated). It’s              On the question of tire pressure,                                                                Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a
                                                                                           someone who has fought corruption and the          statement. Burton also criticized Palin’s
been replaced by an Obama                    he was wrong when he said that                failed policies of the past ... someone with       suport of oil drilling in the Alaskan National
who -- between pauses gazing                 properly inflating tires would                executive experience who has shown great           Wildlife Reserve – which McCain has
                                             save enough gas to make up for                tenacity,” McCain said of Palin, a staunch         opposed – and her opposition to abortion.
regally into the middle-distance                                                           pro-life advocate and, notably, in contrast to
                                             whatever oil we might get from                                                                       “Governor Palin shares John McCain’s
during his orations -- betrays                                                             the Arizona senator, a supporter of drilling in    commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,
a dismissive contempt for all                more offshore drilling. Only an               the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.               the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George
                                             estimated 27 percent of cars have                 McCain, celebrating his 72nd birthday          Bush’s failed economic policies. That’s not
differences of opinion.                                                                    today, emphasized her roots in the working                                                                                              Gov. Sarah Palin
“Nobody really thinks that Bush              underinflated tires, and having               class, noting that both she and her husband,
                                                                                                                                              the change we need, it’s just more of the
                                             properly inflated tires saves                                                                    same,” Burton said. Rep. James Clyburn,           as he entered our lives. We have faith that        championship basketball team, which
or McCain have a real answer for                                                           Todd, are union members. “She’s not from           D-S.C., called the Palin choice “very risky,”     every baby is created for good purpose and         dubbed her “Sarah Barracuda. At the time,
                                             at most only 3 percent on gas                 these parts, and she’s not from Washington,
the challenges we face,” he said,                                                          but when you get to know her, you’re going
                                                                                                                                              equating it with the first President Bush’s       has potential to make this world a better          she was head of the school’s Fellowship
responding to a John McCain                  consumption, so the number gets                                                                  selection of much-maligned Sen. Dan               place. We are truly blessed.”                      of Christian Athletes and led the team in
                                                                                           to be as impressed as I am,” McCain said.          Quayle in 1988.                                      The Palins have five children, including        prayer before games. In 1984, she became
attack ad. Nobody does? Are all              quite small. Obama’s estimate of                  Palin, long mentioned as a selection               “Being thrust on a national stage like        an 18-year-old son, Track, who joined the          Miss Wasilla and earned second place
those people who vote Republican             an overall savings of 3 percent               that would excite the party’s base, told the       that could be very tough,” said Clyburn,          Army last year. Pro-life leaders already           in the Miss Alaska contest. She earned a
                                             to 4 percent on gas consumption               enthusiastic crowd in the battleground state       according to Mark Halperin’s Time                 are hailing McCain’s pick. “Absolutely             bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a
simply delusional? Or are they                                                             she is prepared to serve. “I know that it will
                                             is wildly optimistic. But it’s his                                                               magazine blog. “I just think that it is very      brilliant,” said Mathew Staver, chairman           minor in politics, from the University of
pretending to believe things                                                               demand the best I have to give, and I promise      risky for McCain to do this, but it may be all    of the activist legal group Liberty Counsel        Idaho. After a brief stint as a sports reporter
that they really don’t to conceal            critics who are ignorant (and                 nothing else,” she said.                           he has left,” the Democratic lawmaker said.       and dean of Liberty University School of           for local Anchorage television stations, she
                                             proud of it!).                                    Perhaps alluding in part to McCain’s               McCain’s plan is to appear together           Law. Staver is attending a meeting of like-        worked as a commercial fisherman with her
unseemly motivations -- power-                                                             bold decision to make her his running mate,
hunger, bitterness, racism?                  The new Obama is displaying the               Palin said it’s always safer to avoid risk.
                                                                                                                                              with his running mate at rallies in Ohio,         minded leaders in Minneapolis, ahead of the        husband, Todd.
                                             audacity of haughty.                                                                             Pennsylvania and Missouri prior to the            Republican convention next week, and he                Palin was a member of the Wasilla
The most elemental act of                                                                  “But politics isn’t just a game of competing       party’s convention, which begins Monday           says Palin has “electrified conservatives.”        City Council from 1992 to 1996. She was
                                                                                           interests and clashing parties,” she said.
political civility is to concede                                                           “The people of America expect us to seek
                                                                                                                                              in the Twin Cities. McCain’s advisers fueled         “The excitement was palpable among              elected mayor of Wasilla in 1999 and later
the good motives of your                     Rich Lowry is editor of the                                                                      speculation in recent weeks about Lieberman       conservative leaders when they heard that          elected president of the Alaska Conference
                                                                                           public office and serve for the right reason.      and Ridge, both supporters of abortion rights,    Gov. Palin was Sen. McCain’s choice for            of Mayors. She made an unsuccessful run
opposition. Obama lately can’t               National Review.                              The right reason is to challenge the status        which drew a strong negative reaction from        vice president,” he said. “There is a high         for lieutenant governor in 2002. One year
even muster that. Obama is now                                                             quo and to serve the common good.”                 many in the party base.                           level of optimism among conservative               later, Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed her
                                             © 2008 by King Features Synd., Inc.               The rumors of a Palin pick built                   Palin’s strong pro-life views were            leaders that the McCain-Palin combination          ethics commissioner of the Alaska Oil and
such a puffed-up figure that                                                               overnight when ABC News reported a                 highlighted earlier this year when she            is a ticket that will connect with values          Gas Conservation Commission. But she
                                                                                           charter aircraft from Anchorage owned by a         and her husband Todd were informed she            voters.” Staver noted that along with a            resigned in protest in 2004, charging fellow
                                                                                           McCain supporter landed at a small airport         was carrying a Down syndrome child but            strong pro-life record, she is “pro-marriage”      Republicans with a “lack of ethics” for legal
                                                                                           outside Dayton. Former Massachusetts               chose to continue the pregnancy. “We’ve           – a reference to her opposition to same-sex        violations and conflicts of interest.
                                                                                           Gov. Romney, Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty,              both been very vocal about being pro-life,”       marriage – and a lifelong member of the                In November 2006, with little support from
                                                                                           former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and             Palin told the Associated Press in April.         National Rifle Association. “Personnel is          her party, she was elected governor, becoming
                                                                                           Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut had              “We understand that every innocent life has       policy,” Staver said. “With the selection of       Alaska’s first to be born after it achieved
                                                                                           been mentioned as other possible picks. Sen.       wonderful potential.”                             Gov. Palin, Sen. John McCain has proven            statehood. She wasted no time continuing
                                                                                           Kay Bailey Hutchison’s name also came                  The day after the birth, the Palins said in   that he can exercise sound judgment. Gov.          her ethics push, passing a bill and setting
                                                                                           up this week. McCain told KDKA radio in            a statement: “We knew through early testing       Palin has electrified conservatives.”              aside her party lawmakers’ pork projects.
     “Written by the people for the people”                                                Pittsburgh in an interview aired yesterday he      he would face special challenges, and we             Palin, who grew up in Wasilla, Alaska,          She notably killed the infamous “Bridge to
                                                                                           would not make a final decision until after        feel privileged that God would entrust us         near Anchorage, earned a reputation as             Nowhere” project, saying the state needed
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   4-H: How It All Started                                                                                             It’s Time to Join Clover 4H Club!
                                                                                                                         by Shelby Wagner,
                                                                                                                         Club Vice President

                                                                                                                          The Clover 4H Club will be
                                                                                                                       having their first meeting of the
                                                                                                                       year on Tuesday, September 9th.
                                                                                                                       The meeting will begin at 7:00pm at
                                                                                                                       the Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church,
                                                                                                                       located at 11427 Fair Oaks Blvd,
                                                                                                                       just south of Madison.
                                                                                                                          4H is a great opportunity for kids
                                                                                                                       ages 5-19 to get involved in a large
                                                                                                                       number of projects, including hiking,
                                                                                                                       Junior Master Gardener, baking,
                                                                                                                       archery, sewing, crafts, computers,
                                                                                                                       animals and more. There are many
                                                                                                                       other projects available through our
                                                                                                                       club, and also through other clubs       High school-aged 4Hers are encouraged to attend the annual State
                                                                                                                       in Sacramento County. Enrollment         Leadership Conference. Held at a UC campus, this four-day event gives
                                                                                                                       is only $12.00 per member per year.      4H members the opportunity to learn even more about leadership and
                                                                                                                       Things made or grown during the          community service. There is also time for meeting and networking with
                                                                                                                       4H year may be entered in County                 other 4Hers from around the state in a college setting.
                                                                                                                       or State Fair. There are also a
                                                                                                                       number of community service and          4H leaders, learn about different           If you’d like more information
                                                                                                                       leadership opportunities that present    projects, and sign up for the ones       about Clover 4H Club or other
                                                                                                                       themselves. At our first meeting         you’re most interested in. If you are    clubs in our area that are part of the
                                                                                                                       you will be able to meet other 4H        looking for a way to have fun and        4H Youth Development Program,
                                                                                                                       members, meet with a variety of          make friends, 4H is for you!             please call Lisa at (916) 987-1175.


                                                                                                                       Sign Code Enforcement an Issue with You?
  by Penny Howard                      County Collective Exhibit. The                 In 1914, Congress passed           Several business people who are        encouraged to contact Don                and how we want to address the
                                       prize was a little red Brush one-        the Smith-Lever Act, which             members of the Fair Oaks Chamber         Troutman and express their interest.     issue. This is not the time to remain
   Whenever you see the                cylinder automobile. The boys            created the National Cooperative       of Commerce are not happy with           The best way of contact would            in the background because this is an
youngsters in their 4-H uniforms       and girls quickly voted to give it       Extension Service, part of the         the code regulations for signs in        be through email: soberdon@              issue that affects all businesses.
displaying their skills in animal      to “Miss Jessie” so she could visit      United States Department of            the County of Sacramento. The            comcast.net . If that is not possible       Sincerely,
raising or agricultural pursuits       their schools more often.                Agriculture. This led to the           Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce            you may call the chamber office at          Don Troutman
at State or County fairs, did you                                                                                      Political Affairs Committee, under       (916) 967-2903 or leave a message           Clean & Sober Living
                                             The clubs’ success at the          organization of the National Boys
ever wonder how the 4-H Clubs                                                                                          the guidance of Don Troutman, is         at CSTL (916) 961-2691.                     (916) 961-2691
                                       Corn Show in Omaha generated             and Girls Clubs.                       looking into the situation.                 Once some of the interested             www.clean-and-sober-living.com
started and who started them?          national publicity, prompting                Jessie wasn’t the only person        Other parties that are concerned       parties are identified we will set up
Well, now you will know. It was        Robert Ogden, head of the                doing this kind of work with           or interested in this issue are          an steering meeting to discuss what
Jessie Field, a young, dedicated       Rockefeller Southern Educational         children from farms. For example,
school teacher in Page County,
Iowa.
                                       Fund, to bring together school
                                       superintendents from 12 southern
                                                                                Oscar Benson, superintendent
                                                                                of schools in Wright County,           ARC Enrollment Reaches All-time High
     In 1901, while only 19 years      states to find out what was going        Iowa, also had adopted the               At the end of the first week           is a part, along with Cosumnes           students to choose ARC and
old, and in her second year            on in Page County, Iowa.                 clover leaf symbol for his clubs.      of the fall semester, American           River College, Folsom Lake               our sister colleges for their
of college, she was asked to               The work Jessie had begun in         When he left to enter the service
assume the teaching position at                                                                                        River College enrollment has             College, and Sacramento                  first two years of instruction,
                                       Page County was being extolled           of the Farmers Cooperative
the Goldenrod school, a small                                                                                          surged to an all-time high of            City College), is now at more            before transferring to CSU,
                                       throughout the state by P. G.            Department Demonstration Work
one room country school near           Holden of the State College of           in Washington, D.C. he took the        37,386 students. Last fall’s             than 87,000 students, up from            UC, or other universities.”
Clarinda, Iowa. As she knelt in        Agriculture at Ames, resulting in        idea of the clover leaf with him,      week-one count was 35,034,               81,975 last year at this time.              Both space and state funding
the soil instructing her students      the spread of more youth clubs in        which ultimately led to the 4-H        making the increase a 6.7%                  “An uncertain economy                 for all these additional students
the art of gardening during their      Iowa and, finally, to other states.      being adopted as the symbol            jump.                                    always motivates a certain               is in short supply, Viar notes.
after school meetings, neither              A report by the New York            for the National Boys and Girls          The Natomas Education                  number of people to return to            Within those constraints,
she nor her students realized          Times on June 9, 1910, stated:           Clubs.                                 Center alone is now at 3741              school for new or additional             however, “the college has
they were sowing the seeds of          “Starting with one small club                In 1917 Jessie married Ira W.      students—up almost 50%                   training,” says ARC President            worked diligently to help
a movement that would spread           in Page County, Iowa, several            Shambaugh, a wealthy business          from the approximately 2500              David Viar. “In addition, the            students find places in existing
across the nation and around the       years ago, these organizations           with whom she had had a working        enrolled there when the Center           high cost of four-year schools,          classes, so that they do not
world, the 4-H Clubs.                  of country boys have spread              relationship for several years,        opened in 2005.                          combined with concerns                   suffer delays in working toward
     Jessie taught the three R’s as    throughout the state, have over-         which eventually blossomed into          The Los Rios Community                 about family budgets, has                their educational goals.”
required by law, but she also felt     lapped the boundaries of Iowa,           a romance. At 55, Ira was 20 years     College District (of which ARC           encouraged       parents    and
the children needed more, that         have been crawling eastward until        older than Jessie, but they were
their education should reflect
the needs of rural living, such as
improved farming methods and
                                       they are now at the threshold of
                                       New York and ready to step in.”
                                                                                very much in love. The couple
                                                                                soon became the parents of two         State Fair Honors Brave Men & Women
                                             For some time, Jessie had          children, Bill and Ruth.               Armed Forces & First Responders          groups, law enforcement, fire and        renovations for 2008.
home management, that would            dreamed of a summer camp                           Jessie continued her         Honored on August 19                     allied emergency service agencies           This spring Cal Expo began
prepare them for the life they         for the boys, a 10-day period of         involvement with 4-H and                                                        highlighting their services as well      renovation on the final two exhibits
would assume as adults.                intense training in all aspects of       remained active in civic and              Sacramento – The California State     as providing interactive activities.     commemorating Flight 93 and
   In the mornings before the          farm living. It was enthusiastically     welfare work until she suffered a      Fair is proud to once again reserve         One of the special events that        the Pentagon. The Pennsylvania
school bell rang she taught them       supported by the merchants,              hip fracture in 1971. Soon after,      a day to recognize those that honor      will take place on August 19 is          monument is a fountain with a spiral
gardening. Next, she started a         businessmen, and farmers, who            she developed pneumonia and            us on a daily basis with their service   the re-dedication ceremony of the        steel “flame” rising out of the water,
Girls’ Home Club and a Boys’                                                                                           and bravery. On Tuesday, August          September 11 Memorial at 12:30           while the Washington Monument
                                       were so impressed with the               died just before her 90th birthday.                                             p.m.                                     is a representation of the Pentagon
Corn Club after school. Jessie’s                                                                                       19, men and women who serve
                                       success of the boys in various           Jessie is buried in Clarinda, Iowa,                                                Speaking at this respectful tribute   made from pure granite.
goal was to instill a sense of pride                                                                                   as members of the Armed Forces
                                       contests around the state.               next to her husband.                   and First Responders, including          is Sandy Dahl, wife of United               The September 11 Memorial
and self worth in the children              The first Boy’s Farm Camp               The 4-H has come a long way        law enforcement, military (active        Flight 93 Pilot Jason Dahl. The          Plaza is located near the Main Gate
growing up on farms. The motto         was held in the summer of 1910,          since Jessie Field knelt in the        and veteran), firefighters, and          tribute features a steel I-beam, a       of the fairgrounds and next to Expo
for all her clubs was, “ To Make       with instructors from the college        soil with her students planting        paramedics, whether in uniform or        125,000 pound piece of wreckage          Center Building 2.
Our Best Better.”                      at Ames invited to teach. In             a garden. The clubs throughout         not, will receive free admission to      from “Ground Zero” at New York              Media may contact the California
    In 1905 Jessie’s brother, Henry,   addition to corn judging, there          the United States now number in        the Fair with valid identification.      City’s World Trade Center; and           State Fair Media Center at (916)
suggested she run for the office       were classes in stock judging,           the thousands, and are in nearly       In addition, there will be special       a 5,000 pound granite ball and           263-3108 or MediaCenter@
of Page County Superintendent          and other farm related subjects,         80 foreign countries as well.          exhibit areas throughout the Fair        fountain faucet inscribed with the       calexpo.com.
of Schools to replace George                                                                                           staffed by armed forces, veteran         names of the fallen as well as new
                                       and sports.                              Agriculture and homemaking
Colbert who had accepted another             The following year, 1911,          are still a big part of 4-H’s focus,
position.                              the first girls’ camp was held. It       but in order to adapt to the needs
       “How can I” she asked.
“I’m only 24, and besides, I’m
                                       was called “Camp of the Golden
                                       Maids”. They studied various
                                                                                of a new generation, many more
                                                                                interests are being pursued, such
                                                                                                                        Monthly Military Retiree & Spouse Meeting
a woman.” (At that time women                                                                                             Our monthly meeting of military       will be Louis Conter, who is a           can always be addressed to our
                                       domestic arts, such as sewing,           as photography, marine science,        retirees/spouses is scheduled for        survivor of the battleship Arizona,      volunteer staff at 916-561-7476,
couldn’t even vote.)                   cooking, bread making, canning,          astronomy, computers and               10 Sep 2008. Our meeting starts          when Pearl Harbor was attacked.          Mon thru Thurs, between 9AM and
     He finally convinced her that     and housekeeping.                        geology to name a few.                 promptly at 1030 hrs, and it will be     This is a great presentation from a      3PM.
as superintendent she would have            Not every boy or girl could            Several men have been credited      held in the former McClellan AFB         great warrior. You will not want to        Chief Moses
more influence on the quality of       win trophies or prizes, but if           in history books with starting the     Chapel, Bldg 5712. Our speaker           miss his presentation. Questions           Dir, Military Retiree Office
education than she did as a teacher.   they entered and participated            4-H clubs. Undoubtedly, Jessie’s
So, in spite of her trepidation she    in a certain number of contests          quiet and modest demeanor, never
threw her hat in the ring, and was     they were awarded a three-leaf           seeking the limelight, opened the
appointed acting superintendent        clover pin. This was Jessie’s            door for others to be credited with
in June 1905. In the fall of 1906      way of giving the students               the organization’s success.
she was elected to the position        recognition and encouragement                 When a reporter once asked
and re-elected in 1909.                for continuous participation in          Jessie if she had really started the
      As superintendent, Jessie        the clubs.                               4-H, she responded, “That’s not
visited each of her 130 schools at         The pin had an “H” on each           important. I’m sure the idea must
least twice a year, and encouraged     leaf, which stood for HEAD to            have been in many minds at the
all of her teachers to implement       think and know, HANDS to do              time, this wish for helping country
the same after-school programs         everyday things well, and HEART          boys and girls. The important
she had started at the Goldenrod       that will use all this to help others.   thing is, a way was found, and it
school.                                In the center was a kernel of corn       did help them. Don’t write about
      In the fall of 1906 Jessie       with the word Page on it, and            me, write about the idea!”
planned a district-wide Junior         on the stem was printed “Iowa”                Jessie’s motto for her early
Exhibit in which the schools’          The clover itself symbolized             club members, “To Make Our
clubs could win medals, ribbons,       conservation, because it is one of       Best Better” is still the motto of
and cash prizes. It was a big hit      the crops used to build nitrogen in      4-H’ers today.
with the schools, the children, and    the soil.                                    Jessie Field was one of those
the community. Each year after                Although Jessie designed          rare individuals who come along
that proved more popular than the      this special pin in 1907, it wasn’t      only once in a lifetime. The
year before.                           until 1910, when a couple of             lives she touched were changed
    In 1909, when they heard there     benefactors donated money to the         forever.
was to be an International Corn        clubs, that a way was paved for                William Allen White, the
Show in Omaha, Nebraska, with          the production of the pins. They         noted journalist, summed up her
even bigger prizes, they packed        were first awarded in 1910.              character beautifully when he
up their exhibits and took them             Later, Jessie added another         wrote, “Probably even on the
to Omaha. Many of the boys and         leaf for good luck. The fourth           streets of Heaven, Jessie will
girls took top honors in prizes        “H” stood for Health. The new            find some small angels who
and money. To the surprise of all,     pins were first distributed in Page      need her nurturing.”
the group won first place for the      County in 1912.
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have outlawed home                                                                        other parents to investigate      legally moving it into the high            victims of alcohol-related sexual to young people, families, and the
education in California if it had         brochure with information on             the blessings of home education”,        school community. According to             assaults or date rapes.              media about youth development
remained in effect. This ruling           why a home education in today’s          remarked Kanter.                         SADD’s Teens Today research,                  In addition, impaired driving and decision-making. He is the
provides complete confidence              culture provides the best option            Considering Homeschooling             students in grades 6-12 ranked             crashes kill thousands of young author of the new book Reality
of a parent’s legal right to teach        for their children’s spiritual,          Ministry, a not-for-profit national      the drinking age as the number             people each year and injure many Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex—
their own children in California          moral and academic training”,            organization, with its free DVD,         one reason why they choose not             more.                                What Parents Don’t Know and
and, with the advent of SB 777            said Denise Kanter, founder and          resources and web site (www.             to use alcohol.                               As the nation’s preeminent peer- Teens Aren’t Telling .
recently signed into law, may             director of the national outreach,       consideringhomeschooling.                   According to The Surgeon                to-peer youth
provide new “talking points”              Considering       Homeschooling          org), will encourage families to         General’s Call to Action to                education,
for Christian homeschoolers               Ministry.                                provide their children with a safe,      Prevent and Reduce Underage                prevention,
who want to let other parents               In a call to Christian parents         Biblical home education.                 Drinking, alcohol use by young             and activism                                     1. The frog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Shaun Cassidy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parker Stevenson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Robert Heinlein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. 1946
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Visa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. New York Avenue and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Community Chest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. 1960s (1966,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                specifically)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Stanley Kubrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Bends elbows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Gives 18-year-olds the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                right to vote




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  &        Views
                                                                                       Madrona Vineyards, Wofford
                                                                                       Acres Vineyards and Fenton
                                                                                                                                    Timing for Building Citrus Heights
                                                                                       Herriott Vineyards, with each
                                                                                       guest receiving a special event
                                                                                                                                     Community Center Questioned
                                                                                       wine glass.                                  Former Councilmember and                the politically popular extremes of       council drives down Birdcage Lane.
                                                                                          At 5pm a catered dinner by             Mayor Bret Daniels, along with Jim         building design that ends up costing      The lack of cohesive sidewalks and
                                                                                       Diane Wilkinson will be served.           Remick, both candidates for Citrus         more than they benefit taxpayers”.        the poor maintenance of crosswalk
September Autographing                   fantasy trilogy at the event!                 There will also be a raffle for
Events at Barnes & Noble                   Date: Friday, September 19,                                                           Heights City Council, called on               City staff recommended rejecting       markings along Sunrise Blvd are
                                                                                       prizes donated by local wineries          the City Council today to suspend          the bid because of an unacceptable        unsafe and an embarrassment.”
6111 Sunrise Boulevard                   10:00pm - Midnight                            and merchants. Raffle tickets will
                                           *This event is part of a weekend                                                      moving forward with building the           level of energy and environmental            Both candidates said fixing
Citrus Heights, CA 95610                                                               be $1 each or $10.00 for 15.              $11 million dollar Citrus Heights          design experience by Ascent               already existing infrastructure and
                                         (September 19-21) fundraiser at                  Seating is limited, so reserve
                                         Barnes & Noble for Bella Vista                                                          Community Center in light of the           Builders, Inc.                            making sure our commercial areas
   Event: The Citrus Heights                                                           your table early! Tickets are $50         Council’s decision Thursday to                “I’m amazed that the City Council      are clean and vibrant should be
Barnes & Noble store welcomes            High School and Mills Middle                  per person and are available at the
                                         School. During this weekend                                                             reject the previously submitted bids       would be okay with spending               a priority. “Sales in the city are
fans of the Eragon saga to come                                                        El Dorado County Main Library.            and to rebid the project.                  $11 million dollars to build a            down almost 10%. You don’t put
in costume for a thrilling night         Barnes & Noble will donate a                  The Citrus Heights Barnes &
                                         percentage of every sale made                                                              “This is not the time to be building    community center when our roads           in a nice pool when your house is
of Renaissance Faire-themed                                                            Noble will be selling the books to        a community center”, Daniels said,         and sidewalks are in such disrepair”,     in disrepair,” said Daniels. Remick
activities and contests from             with a special Bookfair voucher               be signed and purchased as part of
                                         to the schools. Vouchers will be                                                        “In addition to my concern that            said Remick, “You risk having your        added, “We support the idea of a
10:00pm – Midnight. The store                                                          the fundraiser. All proceeds from         we might be sued for rejecting the         teeth rattled out of your head when       community center. Just not right
will remain open late to sell the        available in the store over the               this event will go towards the
                                         weekend so that patrons may                                                             low bid from the current process,          you drive on Greenback Lane in            now and not until our economy
third book in the series, Christopher                                                  purchase of new library books for         I’m very concerned that the city           the area of Auburn Blvd or Sunrise        takes an upturn.”
Paolini’s Brisingr, at the stroke of     support the school.                           children and adults.
                                           Event: Best selling author                                                            is allowing itself to be pulled into       Blvd. Obviously, no one from this
midnight, when it officially goes                                                         For more information please call
on sale. Reserve your copy of            John Lescroart will sign copies of            the library at 530-621-5540. You
the book in the store in advance
of the party for the opportunity
                                         Betrayal at the El Dorado County
                                         Main Library in Placerville for
                                         their 3rd annual “Wine for Words”
                                                                                       may also visit the library website
                                                                                       at www.eldoradolibrary.org. This          Assemblyman Niello Opposes Legislation
to win Christopher Paolini books
and merchandise. Local author
Ken Ramirez will discuss and
                                         event. The evening will include
                                         wine tasting from 5 local wineries,
                                                                                       event is sponsored by the Friends
                                                                                       of the Library.
                                                                                          Date: Sunday, September 28,
                                                                                                                                     to Ban Charity Bingo Machines
                                         Ursa Vineyards, DK Cellars,                                                             Bill could eliminate bingo                 children, annually raise millions of      The Legislature has had a standing
sign copies of his “Naida’s Quest”                                                     4:00pm – 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                 fundraising    for     many                dollars for their cause in Sacramento     practice of not getting in the middle
                                                                                                                                 Sacramento County charities                County Bingo halls with the use of        of pending court decisions, and this

     Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                            Citing the need to slow down
                                                                                                                                                                            electronic bingo. SB 1369 (Cedillo)
                                                                                                                                                                            will effectively eliminate the ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      issue should be no different,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assemblyman Niello.

   Business Expo at Sunrise Mall                                                                                                 and wait for a decision pending
                                                                                                                                 in federal court, Assemblyman
                                                                                                                                 Roger Niello has voted to oppose
                                                                                                                                                                            of these charities to raise this
                                                                                                                                                                            money by banning electronic bingo
                                                                                                                                                                            and establishing a “remote caller”
                                                                                                                                                                            system of bingo that has proven to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sacramento        County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      established a county ordinance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that allows electronic bingo to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        has


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      played in local bingo halls with staff
  The Citrus Heights Regional            thousands of potential customers              of your time on the two busiest           legislation that will effectively
                                                                                                                                 eliminate electronic bingo for many        be ineffective in other jurisdictions.    made up of volunteers. Last year,
Chamber of Commerce is                   in the community. The average                 shopping days of the week as your                                                       “This issue is currently before        Sacramento County Charities took
pleased to announce our 20th             attendance at Sunrise Mall is                 market comes to you. You may              Sacramento County charities and
                                                                                                                                 hundreds of charities statewide.           a federal court which will soon           in over $4.5 million dollars that will
Annual Business Expo will be             30,000 per weekend. You work                  sell at this show. Please contact                                                    render a decision regarding the           have to be replaced through other
held at Sunrise Mall on October          hard to find your customers.                  Renee Larscheid, Membership                  Sacramento County Charities
                                                                                                                                 such as the Society for the Blind,         legality of the electronic machines.      means if this legislation is approved
11 & 12, 2008. The Business              Most of them don’t seek you out               Director, at (916) 722-4545 or                                                       There is no need to jump the gun          by the legislature and signed by the
Expo provides the perfect                – you have to find them. The                  renee@chchamber.com, as soon              the Stanford Home for Children,
                                                                                                                                 WIND Youth Services which                  with legislation that has been            Governor.
opportunity for you to showcase          Business Expo gives you the                   as possible to reserve a booth.                                                      amended at the last minute and
your products and services to            opportunity to make the best use                                                        provides services for homeless
                                                                                                                                 children, Disabled Sports USA, and         rammed through the legislature that         SB 1369 was approved by the
                                                                                                                                 Saddle Pals, an organization that          will have such a devastating effect       State Assembly and sent to the

     Grandparent Support Group                                                                                                   provides horseback riding therapy
                                                                                                                                 to many developmentally disabled
                                                                                                                                                                            on these charities until the decision
                                                                                                                                                                            from the court has been delivered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      State Senate.


  MORNING MEETING!!                         The goal of a support group is to create   and encouragement to each other, share
  Second Tuesdays of the Month
  Advent Lutheran Church
  5901 San Juan Avenue
                                         a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere
                                         where members can discuss concerns
                                         and share information.            Support
                                                                                       coping strategies, release feeling such
                                                                                       as anger and guilt, make new friends,
                                                                                       and help deal with feelings of social
                                                                                                                                   2008 National Assisted Living Week
                                                                                                                                                                            This year’s theme is “Filling Life        assisted living communities will
  Citrus Heights, California             groups among grandparents serving             isolation.                                                                           With Love” and Cimino Care                host various events to celebrate and
  10 AM – 12 Noon                        as parents are of great value. Groups            Contact: Frances Larson                “Filling Life With Love”                   invites the community to join the         honor this exciting week. Local
                                         offer emotional support and advice on            Grandparent Liaison                                                               celebration. The week spotlights          area residents are welcome to stop
   The Grandparent Support Group         how to deal with common problems.                Home/Business: 967-6805                   If we look back on our lives,
                                                                                                                                 the fondest memories are often             the vital role assisted living plays in   by anytime for a tour or to learn
is for Grandparents Parenting and/or     Members can talk about their problems            Cell: 220-7725                                                                    caring for our nation’s seniors and       more about assisted living or other
Caretaking their Grandchildren.          without embarrassment, give support              Email: Frances@Reliasense.com          associated with events that happen
                                                                                                                                 with our family members and                individuals with disabilities. The        senior care options.
                                                                                                                                 friends. Life’s fondest moments            “Filling Life With Love” theme               Families and visitors will have
                                                                                                                                                                            celebrates and pays tribute to the        the opportunity to meet the residents
                                          School Supplies Are Needed!                                                            are cherished and new memories
                                                                                                                                 are created when people who care           exceptional involvement of all            and staff at Citrus Heights Terrace
                                                                                                                                 about each other celebrate events.         providers, families, volunteers and       and Arden Park Villa and learn
                                           During the month of August the Citrus Heights Lions Club will
                                                                                                                                    Nearly one million seniors and          individuals from the surrounding          about the services provided there.
                                        be collecting school supplies for local elementary school students.                                                                 community.                                   CiminoCare        invites      the
                                          They need rulers, paper, pencils, calculators, crayons, scissors,                      individuals with disabilities in
                                                                                                                                 38,000 assisted living residences            CiminoCare will be celebrating          community to help us celebrate our
                                         backpacks and more.While you are our shopping, please pick up                                                                      their 20 year anniversary while           20 year anniversary and participate
                                         some school supplies to help out our community youth that may                           nationwide will celebrate the
                                                                                                                                 14th Annual National Assisted              honoring        National      Assisted    in the “Filing Life With Love”
                                         need a little helping hand. Bring your new school supplies to the                                                                  Living Week, September 7-13,              celebration. Moments of shared
                                        Lions Clubhouse, 7521 Community Dr., off of Sylvan Rd.. Please                           Living Week, which begins
                                                                                                                                 on Grandparents Day, Sunday                2008. Locally CiminoCare has              laughter and fun benefit everyone
                                          come any Wednesday evening between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.                                                                           two assisted living memory care           involved, and create new cherished
                                                                                                                                 September 7 and runs through
                                                                     Thank You!                                                  September 13.                              communities,CitrusHeightsTerrace          moments to remember.
                                                                                                                                    Assisted living staff members           and Arden Park Villa, and one                For further information or to
                                                                                                                                 and residents alike anticipate this        independent senior living facility,       have a feature story please contact
                                                                                                                                 event and months in advance begin          Auburn Oaks, along with two other         Mary Ann at 650-464-6922
                                                                                                                                 planning activities around a theme.        bay area communities. Each of the

                                                                                                                                                                                SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of
                                                                                                                                                                                      CITRUS HEIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                The members of Soroptimist International of Citrus Heights would
                                                                                                                                                                             like to announce our current meeting times. SICH meets the first and
                                                                                                                                                                            third Wednesday of each month at Denny’s on the corner of Greenback
                                                                                                                                                                           Lane and Sunrise Blvd. at 12:00pm. The mission of SICH is to promote
                                                                                                                                                                           the advancement of women through volunteer service to the community.
                                                                                                                                                                               We are a group of women dedicated to the promoting interest and
                                                                                                                                                                             involvement in our community to better the lives of women and girls.

                                                                                                                                                                        If you are interested in attending a meeting or finding out more about
                                                                                                                                      our club, please contact Sue Green, Membership Coordinator, at (916) 996-4349 or seg1seg@aol.com.
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Church Buys Over 200 Backpacks Pay for college without
                                                       Fair Oaks News                                                                                                                              &         Views
 to Lift Back to School Burden
                               going broke
    As families in the greater Sacramento
area struggle to make it through difficult
                                              200 backpacks.
                                                  “Every kid in our district should
                                                                                            families. More than 150 congregants
                                                                                            of New Life Community Church
economic times, New Life Community            have the opportunity to have the best         volunteered to help make the event a
Church of Fair Oaks tried to help lift the    when school starts!” Pastor Mark              success, including interpreters that were      Fair Oaks man teaches free workshops
burden for over 200 kids in the San Juan      enthusiastically declared in a recent         able to reach out to the Spanish and           to help parents save thousands in process
Unified School District.                      Sunday morning service. “We are all           Ukrainian-speaking families that came.
    “We wanted our administrators,            experiencing economic hardship, but if           Additional funds that were left over            Parents that are planning on sending a child               ‘How to Give Your Kid a 4-Year College
teachers and families to know that we’ve      we put our resources together we can          are being donated toward the purchase           to college in the next few years, but aren’t                  Education…Without Going Broke!’ The
literally got their back!” said Mark          still make a difference!”                     of supplies for classrooms of Kingswood         quite sure how to pay for it can now rest a                   workshop dates are Saturday, August 30th at
Tucker, senior pastor of the 800 member           The backpacks, stuffed with much-         Elementary School, money that many              little easier.                                                the Carmichael Library, 5065 Marconi Avenue
congregation. “With gas prices and food       needed school supplies, were distributed      teachers would normally spend from their             Tary Farnholtz of Dollars for College, Inc.              10:15-11:45am, Wednesday September 3rd
prices increasing, we wanted to reach out     on Saturday, August 23rd at New Life’s        own pockets. With plans to incorporate          has been educating parents in the community                   at the Fair Oaks Library, 11601 Fair Oaks
in a practical way to ease the financial      1st Annual Family Fun Day. All the            more schools and families next year,            about what to do if they haven’t saved enough                 Blvd. 6:15-7:45pm, Thursday, September 4th
strain for families in our community.”        families that were approved through an        New Life Community Church is looking            for college.                                                  at the Fair Oaks Library, 6:15-7:45pm, and
    New Life’s staff was moved to action      easy application process were invited out     to partner with other organizations in this          ‘It’s really sad, but most parents that we               Thursday September 18th at the Carmichael
after learning that several families, whose   to enjoy an afternoon of free BBQ, giant      community effort in 2009.                       talk to have done real well financially, but                  Library 6:15-7:45pm.
children attend Kingswood Elementary,         inflatables, face painting, crafts, games,       New Life Community Church is
                                                                                                                                            never found the time to save for college, and                      We’ll discuss everything from the greatest
could use some assistance with back-          live music and more. In addition, New         located at 8101 Sunset Ave. in Fair Oaks.
                                                                                                                                            now they’re facing a bill of $18,000-$45,000                  myths about the college process, to how to
to-school supplies. In just a matter of       Life was able to purchase $1400 worth         For more information, please call the
weeks, donations and volunteers rallied       of gas cards and gift cards to Wal-Mart,      offices at (916) 536-LIFE (5433) or visit       a year, and they don’t know who to turn to,’                  send your student to a fancy private school
behind the church’s efforts, helping to       WinCo and Target that were raffled off        www.aboutnewlife.com.                           he says. ‘Further, most of the time, all they                 for less than the cost of a junior college…
exceed the church’s goal of distributing      to further reduce economic strains on                                                         hear is to not even bother applying for any                   it’ll be like learning how to get a brand new
                                                                                                                                            aid because they make too much money.                         Lexus for the price of a used pick up truck,’
                                                                                                                                            However, most of the time, that is simply                     he grins.
         6th Annual Community Field Show                                                                                                    not true…even if they make a six-figure
                                                                                                                                            income.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Topics will also include why private
                                                                                                                                                                                                          scholarships and 529 plans are a waste of
              at Bella Vista High School                                                                                                           Tary’s affiliation with College Planning
                                                                                                                                            Specialist of Carlsbad, CA who have worked
                                                                                                                                                                                                          time, how to double or even triple the amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of free money you receive from each school,
   The Bella Vista High School                desserts, and beverages, along with           and privileged to represent not only            with over 3000 families in the last 15 years                  and how to avoid the one mistake that will kill
Band would like to invite the                 a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.                 Bella vista high school but also our            ranging from single moms to corporate                         your chances of getting any money at all that
community to attend our 6th                      The entertainment will be                  entire school district.                         CEO’s, swears he can help anyone get                          almost every other parent will make this year,
Annual Community Field Show on                providedbytheBellaVistaMarching                  Bella Vista High School                      through the process and save a bundle….no                     and much, much more.
Saturday Sept 27th from 6:00 pm to            Band. We would also like to thank             Stadium , 8301 madison Ave,                     matter how good of a student they have or                        ‘They will learn a ton, and I do my best
8:30 pm at Bella Vista High School            our surrounding middle schools for            Fair Oaks, CA 95628. Admission                  how much money they make.                                     to make the class fun,’ he says. ‘It’s like
Stadium. This event came about as             their participation in our show as            is     FREE,       Sponsored      by                  ‘Simply put, we show parents the truth                  I’m giving them a super bright flash light to
a thank you to the community for              well. As the LAST marching band               Bella Vista Band Boosters
                                                                                                                                            that they aren’t hearing anywhere else about                  navigate a pitch black cave, while all the other
their continuous support. It is an            in the Bella Vista High School but
evening of music with barbecue,               also our District, we are honored                                                             how the college process really works, and                     parents continue to stumble around blindly!
                                                                                                                                            how they can get their child into a top school,                  ‘Don’t forget: the class is totally free, but

             Renowned Organist Recital                                                                                                      help that student pick a career that will suit
                                                                                                                                            them and pay them well, and save thousands
                                                                                                                                            of dollars in the process.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          seats are limited by the size of the room and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          many families have had to be turned away
                                                                                                                                                                                                          at the door of recent workshops due to no
   Frederick Swann’s long career              Swann has probably presided over                In Recital 5:00 pm                                 Parents will have a few opportunities                    reservation being made. You can reserve a
has included recital engagements in           more ranks of pipes and stopknobs               Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church                 to hear Tary speak. He is teaching his class                  seat by calling (916) 966-8800.
all 50 of the United States, in major         on a regular basis than any organist in         11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks,
churches, concert halls and cathedrals        history. This recital is presented as part    Ca 95628
throughout North America, Europe,             of the American Guild of Organists              916-967-4784 Church Office
Asia and Australia. He has performed          Celebration of the International Year           916-799-1472 Carol Newton
with prestigious orchestras and               of the Organ.                                 Hawk                                                    The Woman’s Thursday Club of Fair Oaks Luncheon
collaborated with renowned choral                 September 21, 2008                          $10. gen. - $5.00 Student -                    The Woman’s Thursday Club of          Oaks’ clubhouse in Fair Oaks.               to enjoy. These are Book, Bunco,
organizations. It has been said that Mr.         Frederick Swann, organist                  Under 10 no charge                            Fair Oaks will hold its Membership       Varied programs of special interest         Bridge, Garden and Chat and Chew
                                                                                                                                          Luncheon on Thursday, September 11,      to the members are presented at these       (social).
                                                                                                                                          2008, at the Saint Francis Episcopal     meetings. Sections also meet once a             The Women’s Thursday Club of
    Raley’s Dietitian Teaches Cooking with                                                                                                Church, 11430 Fair Oaks Boulevard,
                                                                                                                                          Fair Oaks, CA. The luncheon will
                                                                                                                                                                                   month but on different days.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The club holds a fashion show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fair Oaks was organized in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of 1902 by a group of like minded
            Healthy Grains Classes                                                                                                        begin at 11:30 AM.
                                                                                                                                              The purpose of the luncheon is to
                                                                                                                                          launch the new club year and introduce
                                                                                                                                                                                   luncheon in the spring to fund the three
                                                                                                                                                                                   scholarships it offers to community
                                                                                                                                                                                   high school graduating seniors for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               women in the community. It is open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to women residing in Fair Oaks and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the surrounding areas. All of the
Free    Classes     Provide                   why does it matter? Raley’s Corporate           · Thursday, Aug. 28 – Bel Air
Resources and Recipes                         Dietitian, Earline Griffith, R.D., will       Market at 2760 East Bidwell in Folsom         the club to those who are interested     advanced education. Other supported         club’s past and present activities
                                              answer these questions and more in              · Friday, Sept. 5 – Raley’s at 8870         in joining.      All sections,special    projects include the Children’s             indicate the significant role the club
   West Sacramento, Ca. – Health experts      upcoming Cooking with Healthy Grains          Madison Ave. in Fair Oaks                     interests and philanthropies will be     Receiving Home of Sacramento, Fair          has played in living up to its motto
advise consumers to incorporate more          classes.                                        · Friday, Sept. 12 – Raley’s at 10430       represented.                             Oaks Chamber of Commerce special            “Service, Culture and Friendship”.
whole grain foods in their everyday diets.       “I’ll be teaching some no-fuss,            Twin Cities Road in Galt                           General meetings are held on        events, Fair Oaks Summer Band                   For more information or to make
But 80 percent of Americans are not           delicious whole grain recipes and               · Friday, Oct. 3 – Raley’s at 4650          the second Thursday of each month        Concerts, Maryhouse, and the U.S.           a reservation for the luncheon, please
getting the recommended three servings        techniques to increase your intake of         Natomas Blvd. in Sacramento                   from October through May at the          Forest Reforestation Project. There         call Sue Easterbrook, Membership
per day. One reason could be simply that      wholesome foods – while working within                                                      Women’s Thursday Club of Fair            are separate sections for members           Chairperson, (916) 967-2024.
they don’t know how to prepare them, or       a budget,” said Griffith.                     For more information, please call
how to add them to meals.                        Classes are 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the   916-373-6387 or email wellness@raleys.com.
     But what is a whole grain? And           Natural Foods Kiosk inside each store:



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                          Carmichael                                                                                                                                News & Views
     Supervisor Susan Peters Sponsors Free                                                                                                     Handcart Trek in the Sierra Wilderness
        Family Concert at Pioneer Park
   A free “Concert in the Park”
will be held Saturday, September
13, at Pioneer Park from 3
to 6 p.m. co-sponsored by
Sacramento County Supervisor
Susan Peters and the Sunrise
Recreation and Park District with
corporate support from Mercy
San Juan Medical Center and
McClellan Park.
   The fun starts at 3 p.m.
with activities for the entire
family, and then John Skinner’s
Fabulous Band will be the
featured entertainment at 4
p.m. playing a variety of easy
listening music. Small children
will be able to participate in                              John Skinner’s Fabulous Band
face painting and a bounce             again a “Concert in the Park”          to bring back the concert for a
house while older youngsters           oriented for the entire family         third year in a row.“




                                                                                                                     Photo by Russell Harper
will be able to enjoy a rock wall      to enjoy with activities for all         Pioneer Park is located
climbing. Light refreshments           generations.”                          at 5100 Verner Avenue near
also will be available for purchase       “Everyone is welcome and the        Pioneer School.
during the event.                      best way to enjoy the event is to        Helping with the concert
   “The Old Foothill Farms area        bring a picnic, blanket and lawn       will be the Old Foothill Farms                                                                14 companies winding their way to the top of the ridge
has a strong sense of community        chairs for a relaxing time in the      Community         Task     Force,
and holds a special place in my                                                                                                                  by Naomi Harper                         somewhatfolkloricfigureinMormon          Adult leaders on the trek described
                                       late afternoon concluding in the       a     volunteer     neighborhood
heart because it is the part of        evening’s early hours. This event      association organized for the                                                                              history. They also witnessed the         it this way: “The Saints had to cross
Sacramento County where I was          is a great way to celebrate the        betterment of the area that
                                                                                                                                                  Over 120 local LDS youth               burial of a young pioneer couple’s       many rivers in their journey to the
raised”, says Peters. “To assist in    neighborhood and special thanks        has sponsored tree planting,                                     recently traded comfort, home             baby and were asked to share some        valley. The Sweetwater was one of
maintaining that neighborhood          to Mercy San Juan Medical Center       neighborhood       watch,    and                                 cooking, and hand held devices for        of their meager provisions with a        these, and they crossed it more than
spirit, I am pleased to sponsor        and McClellan Park for their help      monthly meetings.                                                suspenders, bonnets, and handcarts        distressed women whose desperate         5 times. Shortly after completing
                                                                                                                                               to experience the physical trials,        circumstances left her without           the crossing, they were enveloped
  Assemblyman Niello to Host Workshops to Help Small                                                                                           struggles, and hardships of the
                                                                                                                                               early pioneers. The event, known
                                                                                                                                                                                         food but with gold. The pleading         in a snowstorm that was unusually
                                                                                                                                                                                         women offered the members of the         severe and long-lasting. They were
 Business Owners Protect themselves from ADA Lawsuits                                                                                          informally as Trek, is organized and      passing companies gold nuggets in        already wet from the crossing, and
                                                                                                                                               put on to strengthen understanding        gratitude for answering her prayer       the wetness froze the clothing to
   Assemblyman Roger Niello            ADA business requirements, simple         Assemblyman Niello will be
(R-Fair Oaks), will be hosting two     changes businesses can make to         hosting two workshops in the 5th
                                                                                                                                               and appreciation of the sacrifices of     for help. Later on the trail, the same   their bodies. Men who once had
breakfast workshops to help small      prevent lawsuits, and protection       Assembly District designed to                                    those who had gone before them.           companies exchanged their gold           been strong sat on the frozen ground
business owners protect themselves     once a suit has been filed.            assist small businesses understand                               Planning for the July 2008 Handcart       nuggets for food at the trading post.    and wept, as did the women and
from lawsuits filed under the              “Businesses need to be able to     ADA laws and how to protect                                      Trek began early in the year to           One company only shared a little         children. Many simply could not face
Americans with Disabilities Act        operate in a regulatory environment    themselves from ADA litigation.                                  move 14 handcart companies over           and found themselves in distress at      going into the frigid water one more
(ADA).                                 that is predictable and they need to   For additional questions or to RSVP,                             15 miles of rugged terrain on the         the trading post with only one gold      time. Three eighteen-year-old boys
   ADA laws are complicated            be provided with opportunities to      please contact Assemblyman                                       present-day        Mormon-Emigrant        nugget for the entire company to         belonging to the relief party came to
and many businesses need help          correct access problems before         Niello’s District Office at (916)                                Trail in the Sierra wilderness.           trade for food.                          the rescue, and to the astonishment
understanding what they can do to      facing lawsuits that potentially       349-1995. The following is a list of                                 High school age youth from the             Two very significant events         of all who saw, carried nearly every
make sure they are in compliance.      threaten their very existence.         workshop locations and times. A                                  Carmichael Stake of the Church of         along the way involved even greater      member of the ill-fated handcart
The workshop will feature a series     Many small business owners have        light breakfast will be provided and                             Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
of speakers from the California        fallen victim to ADA lawsuits and      an RSVP is requested.                                                                                      sacrifice and choices that elicited      company across the snowbound
State     Legislature,     Citizens    it is my hope that we help business       Arden Arcade
                                                                                                                                               gathered at Tragedy Springs near          emotional responses from the             stream.” Following the retelling
Against Lawsuit Abuse, and local       owners not only understand how            September 12, 2008                                            Hwy 88, sat and listened to several       leaders and the youth. At one point,     of the story, young men volunteers
government planning departments.       to avoid these problems, but also         8:00a.m.-10:00a.m.                                            pioneer vignettes before loading up       all the young men were mustered          from the companies were called to
   Information will be provided on     how to make their businesses more         Clarion Hotel                                                 their carts with minimal provisions       into the Mormon Battalion to assist      carry the women across the river.
past and current legislative efforts   accessible for everyone,” said            2600 Auburn Blvd.                                             and embarking on the three day            the U.S. Army in the Mexican War,        The companies were told, “Ladies,
to resolve this problem, current       Assemblyman Niello.                       Sacramento, CA 95821                                          trek. U.S.D.A. Forest Ranger Frank        leaving the young women to move          you have already had an opportunity
                                                                                                                                               Tortorich, who’s also a historical        the remaining handcarts up the rocky     to test your strength. Remember that
                                                                                                                                               researcher on the Mormon-Emigrant         terrain alone. Audible thoughts          there will be times in your life when
                                                                                                                                               Trail and westward migration,             of ‘how could they possibly do           you may need to depend on your
                                                                                                                                               explained the fate of early advanced      this?’ were heard as the young men       husband to carry you.” Every young
                                                                                                                                               scouts at Tragedy Springs. Two            marched away leaving mothers,            man stood, then stepped forward
                                                                                                                                               young men on the trip were actual         grandmothers, sisters, and wives         to participate. Tears welled up as
                                                                                                                                               descendents of one of the ill fated       to go forward facing the western         young women expressed a quiet
                                                                                                                                               scouts and others were descendents        frontier alone. However, the young       thank you.
                                                                                                                                               of members of the early handcart          women came together, gathering                Coordinating the safety of the
                                                                                                                                               companies. Historically, no handcarts     around the carts, in the yoke, on the    participants with the medical team
                                                                                                                                               ever crossed the trail established just   ropes, and in the rear, pushing and      and the protection of the wilderness
                                                                                                                                               months after gold was discovered in       pulling the remainder of the way.        with the El Dorado National Forest
                                                                                                                                               Coloma. But with the construction         Over and over young women hiked          Amador Ranger District received
                                                                                                                                               of Sutter’s Mill complete, members        back down the hills to assist the next   the highest priority from the
                                                                                                                                               of the Mormon Battalion returned to       carts until all the carts reached the    planners and 30 member support
                                                                                                                                               the Salt Lake valley blazing the trail    top. Shocked by how fast the young       team. Leaders say the handcart trek
                                                                                                                                               with wagon trains.                        women and carts arrived, the young       tested the will, resolve, and strength
                                                                                                                                                    The youth reenacted various          men cheered! And, though they            of these young pioneer participants.
                                                                                                                                               historical events throughout the three    rose to their challenges, the young      Trek youth gathered again at the
                                                                                                                                               days and also became acquainted           women eventually made it clear that      end to share feelings of appreciation
                                                                                                                                               with hardships, trials, and personal      it was “so nice to have the boys”.       and gratitude for “what the pioneers
                                                                                                                                               tragedies. They were attacked by                One of the most poignant           went through then in order for them
                                                                                                                                               mountain men and later rescued            trials the groups had to face was a      to have a wonderful life today”.
                                                                                                                                               by Porter Rockwell, a colorful and        crossing of the Sweetwater River.

                                                                                                                                                           HUGE Parking Lot Sale - Reserve your Space NOW!
                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, Sept. 20, 7am - 5pm.       890 Morse Avenue (Corner of               12 foot wide space, $30.
                                                                                                                                                    Setup: Friday, Sept 19th (all day)     Morse and Northrop, near Fair           $5 discount for repeat sellers.
                                                                                                                                                 or after 5am on Saturday the 20th.      Oaks and Watt).                           Reservation: Call 916-483-5501
                                                                                                                                                    Location: Sierra Arden Church,         8 foot wide space, $25
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                             OrangevaleIs News Views
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 First Edition for September 2008




                                                                                                                                                                              &
                                          Your Money Working
   Mom’s-R-Us BBQ for Families
   Mom’s-R-Us, a free mother’s                                                                                                          as Hard as You Do?
support group for women
                                                                                                                                                                    event that is commonly perceived as
who are raising children of all                                                                                                                                     detrimental to the financial markets,
ages, prepares for a new year                                                                                                                                       such as a war, a corporate or political
of friendship, support, fun                                                                                                                                         scandal or a spike in oil prices. But
activities and learning how                                                                                                                                         in the past, the markets have always
to be the best parents we can                                                                                                                                       rallied, even after the most disturbing
be. Mom’s-R-Us is a ministry                                                                                                                                        news. And while it’s true that past
of the Orangevale church of                                                                                                                                         performance is not a guarantee of future
Christ located at 5915 Main                                                                                                                                         results, it’s also true that investors who
Ave, in Orangevale. Mothers/                                                                                                                                        stop investing for a while, as they wait
Grandmothers who are raising                                                                                                                                        for “things to get better,” generally earn
                                                                                                                                                                    poorer returns than those who have
children/grandchildren       are                                                                                                                                    stayed invested, through good times
invited to join! The group will                                                                                                   Kirk Camunez                      and bad.
meet Tuesday mornings from                                                                                                                                             • Take the emotion out of investment
9:30am -11:30am beginning                                                                                                  It’s Labor Day, which, ironically        decisions. It’s been said that fear and
September 9th at the Orangevale                                                                                         enough, means that many people are          greed drive the markets. In other words,
church building. Free child care                                                                                        taking the day off work. But if you’re      investors sell stocks when their prices
will be provided for infants up                                                                                         like most people, you spend most of         are down because they are afraid of
                                                                                                                        your days working hard. And if you’re       further drops, and they buy more stocks
to two years old. A Christian
                                                                                                                        going to achieve your long-term goals,      when the prices are high in the hope of
based Preschool Program will                                                                                            such as a comfortable retirement, you’ll
be provided for children 3-5                 feature a barbecue and volleyball      Everyone is welcome to join in                                                  earning even more profits. In other
                                             for all, as well as jump houses        the fun, get acquainted with last   want your money to work hard for you,       words, their emotions cause them to do
years old, while mothers are                                                                                            too.
                                             for the children. The event will       year’s moms group and come to                                                   the opposite of the most famous piece
attending the support group. Free                                                                                          What can you do to keep your             of investment advice: Buy low and sell
of charge as well.                           be held Saturday, September 6th        learn about this year’s exciting    money gainfully employed? Here are
                                             from 6-8:30pm at above address.        program.                                                                        high. Don’t make these mistakes. Your
   Kicking off their year will be                                                                                       a few ideas:                                money will work harder for you if you
the eagerly anticipated “Welcome             Meat and beverages will be               For more information or to           • Invest for growth. Many people         invest it in a careful manner, based on
Back & Get Acquainted                        provided. Families are asked to        enroll in this year’s session,      make the mistake of investing too           your individual needs, goals and risk
Barbeque for Families”. It will              bring either a side dish or dessert.   please call 916-988-2011.           conservatively. Of course, the stock        tolerance.
                                                                                                                        market will always fluctuate, and some           • Review your portfolio regularly.
                                                                                                                        price drops can seem frightening. Yet       To make sure your money is, in
                                                                                                                        if you try to “play it safe” by investing   fact, working hard, you’ll need to
          Holiday Craft Fair at East Valley Church                                                                      strictly in conservative investments,
                                                                                                                        such as bonds and certificates of
                                                                                                                                                                    check on it from time to time. That’s
                                                                                                                                                                    why it’s a good idea to have regular
                                                                                                                        deposit (CDs), you could be taking          portfolio reviews, preferably with an
         East Valley Church of Orangevale is Hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on November                                   another type of risk: the risk of losing    experienced financial advisor. Over
                                                                                                                        purchasing power. That’s because fixed-     time, your needs may change, or your
        15, 2008. Premium Space $75.00 & Basic Space $65. For an application or more                                    income investments may not provide a        investments themselves may evolve
                                                                                                                        return that keeps up with inflation. To     in a way you hadn’t anticipated. If
         information call EV at 916.988.1717 or email; EVCRAFTFAIR@ Comcast.net.                                        really have your money work for you,        these things happen, you may need to
                                                                                                                        then, you should include at least some      make some changes to your portfolio
                                                                                                                        growth-oriented investments, such           so that you can take advantage of new
                                                                                                                        as stocks, in your portfolio. You can’t     opportunities.
 Overalls                                                                                                               eliminate the risk of losing principal,
                                                                                                                        but you may be able to reduce it by
                                                                                                                                                                       By following these suggestions, you
                                                                                                                                                                    can help your money work for you in
Dance Club                                                                                                              purchasing quality stocks and holding
                                                                                                                        them for the long term.
                                                                                                                             • Don’t take “vacations” from
                                                                                                                                                                    the years and decades ahead. And, as
                                                                                                                                                                    is often the case in life, hard work can
                                                                                                                                                                    bring good results.
There is a World of Fun Just Waiting                                                                                    investing. If you want your money to
for You to Discover.                                                                                                    continually work hard, don’t give it a              This article was written
Come See for Yourself and it’s                                                                                          vacation. Yet that’s just what many              by Edward Jones for your
FREE on September 18 & 25, 2008.                                                                                        people do, especially following an             Edward Jones financial advisor.
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                                 Gold River News                                                                                              &
                                                                                                                                      Guide-Dogs for the Blind
                                                                                                                                                                                     Views
   Political Publisher to Speak at Luncheon
   Stephan Frank, Publisher of
California Political News and
                                       served as Deputy Political Director,
                                       Simon for Governor (CA) in 2001-
                                                                              full time on behalf of prisoners and
                                                                              those missing in action. Including
                                                                                                                                       Scholarship Winner!
Views, will be guest speaker at        2, Senior Adviser, Jones for US        organizing of offices in over 100 US       Emily Cheng is currently raising
the American River Republican          Senate (CA) in 2004, Advisor to        cities, creating collateral material,   her ninth Guide Dog puppy, Colbert,
Women Federated Luncheon on            California Republican Party for        doing radio and TV appearances          from her home in Gold River. She
September 13, 2008. He served          Special Election in 2005.              nation wide and negotiating with        is a teen leader in her puppy raising
three terms as California Republican     Mr. Frank currently advises          the North Viet Namese, Viet Cong,       group, Puppies with Promise of
Party     Parliamentarian,      Past   campaigns and causes on                Khmer Rouge Pathet Lao in Europe        Sacramento. Four of the dogs she has
President of California Republican     “Netroots”, the use of the Internet    and Asia on behalf of the families of   raised have become working Guide
                                                                                                                      Dogs throughout the United States. In
Assembly and Founder of the            for building the base, moving the      the POW’s and MIA’s.
                                                                                                                      2006, Emily spent her summer as an
National Federation of Republican      message, broadening the reach of          The Luncheon will be held            intern in veterinary clinic observing
Assemblies to name a few.              phone banks and voter contact.         at Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold            and helping the veterinarians and staff
   Stephan has been very active in     He works on the development of         Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95630.           at the Guide dogs for the Blind campus
numerous campaigns and causes          volunteer organizations in support     Republican Women and Men are            in San Rafael. She recently received a
over the past 45 years; Nixon for      of candidates and causes, including    welcome. Membership is open to          $2,000 scholarship from Guide Dogs
Governor in 1964, Goldwater            creating coalitions. He also is        all Republican Women and Men.           for the Blind for her work with the
for President in 1964, Reagan          working with People of Faith in        Sign in at 11:30, Luncheon at 12        organization.
for Governor in 1966, Reagan           support of candidates and causes.      Noon. Cost is $27. RSVP to 916-            In addition to dedicating her life from
for President in 1976 and 1980,          Stephan was the developer of         435-9730 by 9/9/08.                     age nine to Guide Dogs for the Blind,
member of California Electoral         POW/MIA bracelet with Bob                                                      Emily has also devoted much of her
                                                                                                                      time to Girl Scouts. She is a Senior Girl
College in 1980. Most recently he      Dornan. He worked seven years
                                                                                                                      Scout and has earned her Silver and

The Friends of the Folsom Library’s                                                                                   Gold Award. For her Girl Scout Award
                                                                                                                      project, Emily organized a Guide
                                                                                                                      Dog for the Blind awareness booth

        Fall 2008 Book Sale                                                                                           at a local fair.
                                                                                                                         While in high school, Emily has been
                                                                                                                      involved in her school’s InterAct Club,
  The Friends of the Folsom            ages, DVDs CDs, videos, audio          4:00pm, admission FREE.                 Save Darfur Club, and Environmentalist
Library’s Fall 2008 Book Sale          cassettes and more!                         For more information,              Club. She also received a $500
will be on September 19th –              The Preview Sale is on Friday        please call (916) 355-7374              scholarship from the California State
21st, 2008 in Folsom Public            19th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm,              or (916) 608-8743 or www.               PTA for her efforts in the community.
Library’s meeting room.                admission $5.00                        friendsofthefolsomlibrary.org              Emily is a nationally ranked
  We’ll have wonderful bargains          The Sale is on Saturday 20thth                                               women’s saber fencer. She competes
                                                                                                                      throughout the United States and holds
in gently used books for all           and Sunday 21st, 9:00am to                                                     the title as the 2006 Gold Medalist in
                                                                                                                      the Division II category at the USFA
                                                                                                                      National championships. Most recently
                                                                                                                      she received the Bronze medal in the
                                                                                                                      Division 1A category and a fifth place                                  Emily Cheng and Colbert
                                                                                                                      medal in the Junior category at the 2007
                                                                                                                                                                   possibilities. Emily will be part of the   raising puppies for Guide Dogs
                                                                                                                      USFA National Championships earning
                                                                                                                                                                   Ohio State University Fencing Team,        for the Blind
                                                                                                                      her A rating.
                                                                                                                                                                   who are currently the 2008 NCAA               Kay Burton is a longtime columnist
                                                                                                                         In the fall, Emily will be attending
                                                                                                                                                                   champions.                                 and supporter of the SSPCA and other
                                                                                                                      the Ohio State University in Columbus,
                                                                                                                                                                     Once Emily is finished with college      rescue groups. To share your family
                                                                                                                      Ohio. She is currently undeclared in
                                                                                                                                                                   and has a career, she wants to pick up     pet story with our readers, email:
                                                                                                                      her major. She is planning on using
                                                                                                                                                                   with Guide Dogs again and continue         Kayburton1@comcast.net
                                                                                                                      her freshman year to explore her

                                                                                                                        Garbeau’s Rewards
                                                                                                                      “Repeat Offenders” for
                                                                                                                       Rocky Horror Return




                                                                                                                         The Rocky Horror Show is well
                                                                                                                      known for outlandish costumes,
                                                                                                                      audience participation, and midnight
                                                                                                                      productions. As the show returns to
                                                                                                                      Garbeau’s this October, owner Mark
                                                                                                                      Ferreira is also recognizing another
                                                                                                                      staple of the cult classic: frequent
                                                                                                                      repeat attendance. “The show was a
                                                                                                                      hit list year,” Ferreira stated, “and it
                                                                                                                      helped that there was a core of about
                                                                                                                      thirty fans who came to every single
                                                                                                                      production.”
                                                                                                                         This year, Garbeau’s is offering
                                                                                                                      “Frequent Flyer” passes to its
                                                                                                                      October midnight productions. A
                                                                                                                      “5-pack” is valid for any five Rocky
                                                                                                                      Horror performances and a full pass
                                                                                                                      is valid for all ten performances.
                                                                                                                         Purchased by August 31, prices
                                                                                                                      are $50 for a 5-pack ($50 savings)
                                                                                                                      and $80 for a full pass ($120
                                                                                                                      savings).
                                                                                                                         From September 1st through
                                                                                                                      September 29th, prices will increase
                                                                                                                      to $75 for a 5-pack and $125 for the
                                                                                                                      full pass.
                                                                                                                         Passes are valid for only one
                                                                                                                      admission         per     performance.
                                                                                                                      Passes are non-transferable and not
                                                                                                                      redeemable for cash.
                                                                                                                         The live version of The Rocky
                                                                                                                      Horror Show returns to Garbeau’s
                                                                                                                      October 3 – November 1, Fridays
                                                                                                                      and Saturdays at midnight. 18+
                                                                                                                      ID is required and costumes are
                                                                                                                      encouraged. Passes can be ordered
                                                                                                                      by calling the Garbeau’s box office at
                                                                                                                      (916) 985-6361. More information
                                                                                                                      is available at www.garbeaus.com.




                                                                                                                                          Saturday 13 Sept - Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge:
                                                                                                                                   Group: 30's-40's-50's Dance Band                                  Elks members & guests.
                                                                                                                                        Event: Dinner & Dance                           Location: Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge, 11440 Elks
                                                                                                                                  Date: Saturday 13 September 2008                             Circle, Rancho Cordova, CA 95740
                                                                                                                                         Time: 6:30-9:30 PM                                   Sponsor: Rancho Cordova Elks Lodge
                                                                                                                            Price: $15 per person (Reservations suggested)                            Phone: 916-635-8038
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     Proposition 6 Targets Illegal                                                                                                            Hit And Run Fatal Motorcycle Accident
                                                                                                                                                                                     approximately 45 mph in the left lane.
                                                                                                                                                                                     An unidentified driver, was driving a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with major injuries. Due to Winnett’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    serious internal injuries he died at the
     Immigrant Gang Members                                                                                                                                                          grey 1991 Hyundai Elantra was stopped
                                                                                                                                                                                     on southbound Lincoln Oaks Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                     at the posted stop sign. The driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hospital approximately 26 hours later.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winnett was wearing his helmet at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    time of the accident.
 by Jan Scully                                                                                                                                                                       of the Elantra began to pull out and              Immediately after the collision, the
and John McGinness                                                                                                                                                                   make a left hand turn onto eastbound           driver of the Hyundai fled on foot and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Madison Avenue and failed to see               was not located.
    On June 22, Edwin Ramos was                                                                                                        Officer Lizz Dutton, Public Affairs Officer   Winnett’s motorcycle approaching.                 If you witnessed this collision
making a left turn onto a narrow                                                                                                                                                     The left front of the Hyundai struck           please call Officer Putman at the
street in San Francisco when Tony                                                                                                         On August 24, 2008 at approximately        the motorcycle and ejected Winnett.            North Sacramento CHP office at
Bologna’s car briefly blocked him. Mr.                                                                                                 8:35 p.m., Michael Winnett, a 46 year         Winnett was thrown approximately               (916) 338-6710.
Bologna, 48, whose sons Michael, 20,                                                                                                   old from Sacramento was riding a              30 feet into the left hand turn lane of
and Matthew, 16, were also in the car,                                                                                                 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle                                                                This collision is still under investigation.
politely backed up his vehicle.                                                                                                                                                      eastbound Madison Avenue at Lincoln
    What was Ramos’ response?                                                                                                          on westbound Madison Avenue                   Oaks Drive. Winnett was transported
    He pulled alongside Bologna’s car                                                                                                  approaching Lincoln Oaks Drive at             to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital
and without a word shot and killed the
father and both sons. According to San
Francisco police, Ramos is a native
of El Salvador, a reputed member of
                                                                                                                                           Motorcyclist Dies in Suspected DUI Crash
the notorious MS-13 street gang, and                       Jan Scully                               John McGinness                     Officer Lizz Dutton, Public Affairs Officer   Avenue at the intersection of San Juan         blunt force trauma he received, Warn
illegally in the U.S.                       police recovered. Ramos was arrested,         to gang involvement.                                                                       Avenue. Vizitiu had a steady green             was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The senseless murders of Tony           and when the gun could not be tied to            If Proposition 6 were in place today,        On August 18, 2008 at approximately        signal and was proceeding through the          (Sacramento Coroner’s Case # 08-
Bologna and his sons are clear evidence     him he was released from jail without         a 17-year-old like Ramos participating       1:45 a.m. Robert Warn, a 24 year old          intersection when his vehicle was struck       04411). Warn was wearing a helmet
of systemic problems in California’s        being held for immigration charges.           in a gang assault could be charged as an     from Rocklin was riding a 1998 Suzuki         by the motorcycle. Due to Warn’s               at the time of the collision. Vizitiu was
criminal justice system, which block        The gun was later determined to have          adult. If, like Ramos, he was an illegal     GSX R600 motorcycle on southbound             speed and failure to stop at the red           not injured.
effective enforcement of our anti-gang      been used in a double homicide.               immigrant, Proposition 6 would require       San Juan Avenue approaching Madison           traffic signal his motorcycle struck the          Warn is suspected of driving under
laws, particularly in cases involving          Here in Sacramento, the Sheriff’s          he be held without bail and his status       Avenue at approximately 80 mph.               left rear of the Ford. The impact caused       the influence of alcohol.
juveniles, illegal immigrants, or both.     Department is still struggling with the       reported to immigration authorities.         Alexander Vizitiu, a 27 year old from         Warn to be thrown his motorcycle in              This collision is still under investigation.
      That’s why we support                 loss of Detective Vu Nguyen, shot                With gang murders increasing, now is      Elverta was driving a white 2008 Ford         a southerly direction where he came
          Proposition 6.                    and killed last year during a sweep of        the time for action. Crime in California,    Crown Victoria on eastbound Madison           to rest on the roadway. Due to the
   As longtime members of the law           known gang hangouts. The Sacramento           including        homicides,      dropped
enforcement community, we see an
urgent need to balance programs for
                                            District Attorney is prosecuting a
                                            16 year old alleged gang member
                                                                                          dramatically through most of the
                                                                                          1990s. From 1999 to 2006, the number                 Woman Dies in Traffic Collision in Elverta
crime prevention and early intervention     for the murder.                               of homicides throughout the state            Officer Lizz Dutton, Public Affairs Officer   to avoid the Honda, however; she was           04409). The driver of the Toyota,
with aggressive enforcement against            There is little satisfaction in sending    increased by almost 500. Department                                                        unable to avoid striking the right side of     Turner complained of pain to her chest
felony gang activity. To achieve this       a 16-year-old to prison for life. We must     of Justice reports indicate that virtually      On August 17, 2008 at approximately        the Honda. The impact of this collision        and had minor lacerations and will seek
balance and a sustainable statewide gang    act swiftly and forcefully to contain         the entire increase in homicides from        5:57 p.m., Kerrina Bradley a 28 year          caused the Honda to spin out of control        her own medical aid. The driver of the
suppression policy, law enforcement         gang violence. The murder of Detective        2000 to 2006 was attributable to gang        old from Roseville was driving a silver       and the right rear of the Honda struck         Honda, Bradley was transported to UC
throughout California developed             Nguyen and the unprovoked Bologna             murders. While California’s homicide         2006 Honda Accord on eastbound                a maroon 2007 Ford Focus driven by             Davis Medical Center for complaint of
Proposition 6, the Safe Neighborhoods       homicides scream out for earlier              rate was climbing, from 1999 to 2006         Elverta Road west of 16th Street at           Karyn Henderson, a 39 year old from            pain to her back and had lacerations to
Act, which will be on the November          intervention and better enforcement. In       the composite homicide rate for the          approximately 45 mph. Kathy Turner,           Sacramento. The Ford Focus was                 her head and upper extremities.
ballot. Under Prop 6, the Bologna           cases like these, the overwhelming loss       other 49 states dropped.                     a 50 year old from Lodi was driving a         stopped on southbound 16th Street at              All parties were wearing their
murders might not have occurred.            is deepened by a sense these crimes              California must distinguish between       silver 1993 Toyota Tercel on westbound        Elverta Road.                                  seatbelts during the collision. Alcohol
   As it turns out, Ramos was no            could have been avoided.                      kids who make mistakes with drugs            Elverta Road east of 16th Street at              The right front passenger of the            and/or drugs are not believed to be a
stranger to law enforcement. At age 17,        Proposition 6 gives local                  or theft, and the threat posed by            approximately 45 mph. As Bradley              Toyota, Ofhelia Cordero-Garcia, a 60           factor in this collision. The roadway
he beat and kicked a passenger on a San     enforcement more resources, including         violent juvenile gang members. We            approached 16th Street she began to           year old from Lodi was transported             was closed for approximately
Francisco bus, an assault captured on       improved gang data bases and GPS              must distinguish between immigrants          make a left turn onto northbound 16th         to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital             one hour.
videotape. He was briefly incarcerated,     capacity to monitor convicted gang            who work to support their families,          Street directly in the path of the Toyota.    where she died from her injuries.                This collision is still under investigation.
then released. Four days later, he          members. In court, it expands the use         and brutal foreign nationals who             Turner attempted to swerve to the left        (Sacramento Coroner’s Case #08-
attempted to rob a pregnant woman.          of “deferred entry of judgment,” which        prey on victims.
He was prosecuted as a juvenile on
both charges, but was not turned over
to federal immigration authorities.
                                            permits juveniles convicted of first-
                                            time non-violent felonies to have their
                                            records expunged if they comply with
                                                                                             Proposition 6 make these distinctions,
                                                                                          ensuring both accountability and
                                                                                          sustainability for anti-gang programs
                                                                                                                                          88 Year Old Passenger Dies in Traffic Collision
   In March of this year, Ramos was                                                                                                    Officer Lizz Dutton, Public Affairs Officer   struck the right side of the Saturn and        San Juan Medical Center with
                                            court imposed conditions. Outside             that benefit all of California.                                                            continued out of control causing it to         lacerations to his head and body, a
stopped for driving a car without a         of the justice system, Prop 6 invests           Jan Scully is the Sacramento County
license plate. His passenger (identified                                                                                                  On August 19, 2008 at approximately        roll over two times.                           fractured hip, and a dislocated shoulder.
                                            in juvenile early intervention and            District Attorney.
                                                                                                                                       12:56 p.m., Margaret Munger, a 39                Munger was transported to UC                His wife, 88 year old Lovenna was also
as a fellow MS-13 gang member)              programs like police athletic leagues,          John McGinness is the Sacramento
attempted to discard a gun, which                                                                                                      year old from Fair Oaks was driving           Davis Medical for complaint of pain to         transported to Mercy San Juan Medical
                                            to offer young people alternatives            County Sheriff .
                                                                                                                                       a blue 2002 Dodge Dakota pickup on            her right shoulder. Munger’s 4 year old        Center where she was pronounced
                                                                                                                                       eastbound MarconiAvenue approaching           daughter was also transported to UC            dead. Both of the Murray’s were not

    California’s Mandatory Dog                                                                                                         Ione Street. Conrad Murray, an 89 year
                                                                                                                                       old from Sacramento was driving a
                                                                                                                                       2008 Saturn westbound on Marconi
                                                                                                                                                                                     Davis for bruising and precautionary
                                                                                                                                                                                     reasons. Munger’s daughter was
                                                                                                                                                                                     properly seat belted in a Child Restraint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    wearing their seatbelts at the time of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    collision. Murray’s driver’s license was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suspended due to a medical disability.

     Spay and Neuter Bill Fails                                                                                                        Avenue at Ione Street. Conrad began to
                                                                                                                                       make a left turn onto Ione Street directly
                                                                                                                                       in the path of the Dodge. The Dodge
                                                                                                                                                                                     System which most likely saved her life
                                                                                                                                                                                     and lessened her injuries.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Murray was transported to Mercy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This collision is still under investigation.


California’s Mandatory Dog
Spay and Neuter Bill Failed
                                            of the AB 1634, but also coordinated
                                            activities among a broad range of dog
                                                                                          cannot be enforced and that would
                                                                                          have endangered the health of dogs.
                                                                                                                                          Helicopter Crash Survivor Eric Henrikson
                                            clubs and related organizations to urge       Permanently identifying dogs, increased
by 5-27 Vote in State Senate;
Senators Respond to Outcries
                                            defeat of the bill.
                                               “Right issue, wrong bill,” said Cathie
                                                                                          education regarding responsible dog
                                                                                          ownership, enforcing the laws against
                                                                                                                                         Announces Major Donation to Trauma Center
from Pet Owners                             Turner, Executive Director of CDOC.           illegal import of dogs from beyond              Three years ago, Sacramento County         make it even a little better, then I want      Owens, MD, Leon Owens, MD, and
                                            “We are ecstatic that our elected officials   California’s borders - all make more         Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Henrikson               to be there for them the way they were         Joelle Jakobsen, MD – the doctors
    Business Wire - In a resounding         saw the merit in our arguments against        sense than this ill-conceived bill that      survived a horrific helicopter crash          there for me,” Henrikson said.                 who guided Henrikson through a series
defeat for Assemblyman Lloyd                this ill-conceived and poorly written         was promoted by extreme animal rights        that claimed the lives of two friends            Henrikson said he has asked that            of medical procedures and through
Levine’s (D.-Van Nuys) proposed             legislation. Unenforceable laws that          activists.                                   and fellow officers. On Tuesday, Aug.         some of the funds be committed to              months of intensive care.
mandatory pet spay and neuter bill, AB      cost Californians money and infringe              The mission of CDOC is to provide        26, Henrikson announced that he is            specialized education for trauma                  Mercy San Juan’s trauma team
1634, the State Senate today rejected       on personal rights are the last thing we      information and education to elected         making a major donation to Mercy              nurses. The remainder of his donation          encompasses many aspects of the
his often-amended bill by a vote of five    need in California. At the same time,         officials and others so that legislation     Foundation to benefit the Mercy San           will benefit the trauma areas of greatest      medical center, beginning with
in favor and 27 opposed.                    CDOC does believe that we all have to         and regulation will promote the              Juan Trauma Center that he credits for        need, which will be determined by              Emergency Department physicians and
   Concerned Dog Owners of California       work together to reduce irresponsible         health, well-being and appropriate           saving his life.                              Mercy San Juan’s leadership team.              staff. Surgeons from various specialties
(CDOC) has steadfastly led the              pet ownership, and we will continue           care of all dogs, protect the rights and        “What they did for me was a miracle.          Joining      Henrikson       at    the      work side by side with specially
opposition to the bill from its inception   to work with everyone to achieve that         responsibilities of dog owners and           I know how committed the people               announcement was his mother, Dee               trained nurses, physical therapists,
and galvanized dog owners not only          goal.”                                        breeders, and support responsible dog        at Mercy San Juan are to the Trauma           Wilkerson, Mercy San Juan President            pharmacists, respiratory therapists,
throughout California, but across the          Prior to its defeat in the Senate, the     ownership.                                   Center and that they have an excellent        Brian Ivie, Mercy Foundation President         social workers, and chaplains.
nation, to express their opposition to      bill passed in the Assembly on a close            CDOC is located at 22647 Ventura         program. But if something I can do can        Bridget McCarthy, and surgeons Mark
the proposed legislation.                   41-37 vote.                                   Blvd., #108, Woodland Hills, CA
   CDOC galvanized not only individual         According to Bill McFadden,                91364. The CDOC website is
dog owners in California to write their     President of CDOC, “This would have           CDOCA.org.
elected officials to urge their rejection   been a law that law enforcement admits
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                                          Where to Get the Find Your Key to Happiness
                                          Power You Need
                                          Command keeps plane in the air 24          to make New Community your church
                                                                                                                                                                                         must put together in their life before
                                                                                                                                                                                         they can come
                                                                                                                                                                                            to a place where they experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        goal is to hunger and thirst after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the righteousness of the Lord, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        doorway is open to receive God’s
                                          hours a day as a shield of protection      family. You’re not going to make it                                                                 true happiness. By this I do not                               blessings and experience true
                                          for our nation. How do they keep           on your own. God intentionally puts                                                                 mean a happy moment that is short                              happiness as a result. Allow God’s
                                          them full of gas? They do mid-flight       weaknesses in our lives so we realize                                                               lived, but an inner peace, joy and                             Word to speak to you.
                                          refueling. You have to learn how to        how much we need each other. You                                                                    contentment that lasts into eternity.                             “But seek first His kingdom and
                                          refuel mid-flight, in the middle of your   need to receive the support of God’s                                                                One                                                            His righteousness, and all these
                                          hectic lifestyle. How do you do that?      people.                                                                                                will not find these qualities unless                        things will be given to you as well”.
                                          You take 30 minutes or so and spend           Rely on God’s Grace. Do you                                                                      they have come to the place where                              (Matthew 6:33) “And we pray this in
  By Pastor Ray Dare                      time in worship, prayer, and Bible         know how many years it took Noah                                                                    they put God FIRST and they are                                order that you may live a life worthy
   Like the Olympic games, the Bible      reading. You don’t find the time for       to build the ark? 120 years. Can you                                                                honoring and pleasing Him in                                   of the Lord and may please him in
says the Christian life is like a race.   this, you make the time.                   imagine working on anything for 120                                                                 every area of their life. Yes FIRST,                           every way.” (Colossians 1:10)
However some people never reach              Receive help from God’s Family.         years? Where did he find the strength                                                               that means before everyone and                                    Don’t waste another day doing
the finish line. For one reason or        As long as you pretend to be self-         to keep going? The Bible tells us in                                                                everything that occurs.                                        your own thing. Listen to the
                                          sufficient, you short-circuit God’s        Genesis 6:8, “Noah found GRACE in                                                                      Now that sounds like a big order                            heartbeat of God. He is calling you
another, they putter out and die with
                                          power in your life. You need to admit      the eyes of the Lord.” The Christian      by Marlys Johnsen Norris                                  for some people. However God                                   and knocking on the door of your
unfulfilled dreams, and unrealized
potential; without ever becoming what     your inadequacy and say, “God, I can’t     life is not a matter of will-power…that                                                             makes everything very simple and                               heart today. Today is the day of
                                          handle this alone! I need the help of      is your power. It’s a matter of God’s       Happiness appears to be a priority
God intended them to become. That’s                                                                                            in life. Without a doubt everyone                         you will never know His unique                                 Salvation!
a tragedy. The apostle Paul said in 2     others!” If you don’t have any strong      Will and God’s Power. That’s part of                                                                and wonderful plan for your life                                           Marlys Norris
                                          Christian friends, a small group, a        grace, the Will and the Power to do       desires to be happy and some
Timothy 4:7, “I have done my best in                                                                                           people strive all of their lives to find                  until you are willing to “Go God’s                                   Award Winning Author for
the race, I have run the full distance,   mentoring relationship, or people          God’s purposes. When God gives                                                                      Way”. Truth is, until one comes to                               “Recipes for A Happier Marriage”
                                          around you that will support you, do       you the will to do something, He also     happiness and never quite attain it.
and I have kept the faith.” Are you                                                                                            Their goal takes them nowhere and                         the place where they invite God                                 “Intimacy Begins Gong God’s Way”
going to be able to say that about your   ministry with you and even help you        gives you the power to do it. You must                                                              into their heart and life, happiness                                      Senior Gleanings
                                          in practical ways then you’re hurting      learn to rely upon His power and not      they wonder why!
life? That you did what God made                                                                                                 There are many ingredients one                          will escape indefinitely. When ones                                    Marlysj@sbcglobal.net
you to do? That you fulfilled God’s       yourself spiritually.                      your own. This is His promise to you
purpose for your life? Where do you          God never meant for you to live life    today, “God who began the good work                                                                 sharing the Good News. It could make the                       dedicated to combating this perilous
get the power you need to fulfill God’s   alone, to serve Him alone, to be alone.    within you will keep right on helping                                                               proclamation of your faith an international                    resolution at the United Nations.
purpose for your life? Here are thee      There are no Lone Rangers in God’s         you grow in His grace until His task                                                                crime - punishable by imprisonment ...                            In fact, our European Centre for Law
ways…                                     Kingdom; no super heroes, no super-        within you is finally finished…”                                                                    even death.                                                    and Justice (ECLJ) is officially recognized
   Recharge yourself daily. To keep       stars. We all need the help of others      Philippians 1:6 (LB).                                                                                  When Supreme Court Justice Scalia                           by the U.N. - which is absolutely critical
                                          in the Body of Christ. That’s why is                                                                                                           said in a recent dissent, ‘’America is                         right now as we work aggressively as your
on keeping on, you must learn how
                                          so important to attend church every          See you Sunday, Pastor Ray                                                                        at war with radical Islamists,’’ he was                        voice on this issue. I am personally leading
to recharge yourself daily. “We do
                                          Sunday and not just “attend” but to                                                                                                            exactly right. We are seeing worldwide                         a team of ACLJ and ECLJ attorneys and
not become discouraged because our                                                                                                                                                       persecution of Christians as part of the                       staff researching, preparing reports and oral
spiritual being is renewed day by day.”   get involved, becoming a participator        New Community Christian Church              We’ve got an extremely grave problem
                                          and not just a spectator. If you’re not    www.YourNewChurch.org                     on our hands. In fact, Christians are literally           radical Muslim mission to ‘’take the world                     presentations - on your behalf, to protect
2 Corinthians 4:16. That means you                                                                                                                                                       for Islam’’ - by purging Christianity from the                 your religious freedom.
recharge every 24 hours. Strategic Air    a member of any church I invite you                                                  being targeted by one of the most powerful
                                                                                                                               Islamic organizations in the world.                       face of the earth.                                                We’re calling on the U.N.’s High

  Catholic Clergy Correct Misrepresentation                                                                                        Let me get straight to the matter ... The
                                                                                                                               Organization of the Islamic Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                            · In Saudi Arabia, a Muslim father
                                                                                                                                                                                         violently cut out his young daughter’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         tongue and burned her alive upon learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Commissioner of Human Rights to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vehemently oppose this dangerous resolution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and focus instead on improving existing
   Christian Newswire - The               that Humanae Vitae was written             Aristotle (4th c. BC). Aristotle          (OIC), the largest lobbying body of nations
                                                                                                                               within the United Nations (U.N.) - including              she had become a Christian.                                    international law to protect the religious
Confraternity       of      Catholic      in 1948, the Catechism in 1992             proposed that we begin as
                                                                                                                               countries in the Middle East, Asia and even                  · In Africa, a leading Gospel singer                        beliefs of all individuals.
Clergy repudiates the inaccurate          and Evangelium Vitae 1995,                 vegetative (plant) then develop
                                                                                                                               South America - is pushing an anti-Christian              was seized, stuffed into a cargo box - with                       We need your support, in prayers and
statements made by Speaker                nevertheless, the Catechism                into sentient (animal) and finally                                                                  a single hole for air - and left for a month                   giving, as we launch our nationwide
Nancy Pelosi. We also endorse the         says:                                      become       rational      (human).       agenda with full force.
                                                                                                                                   They’re attempting to pass a sinister                 to go crazy or die. After two years, she was                   campaign to aggressively defeat this bold
statement made by Archbishop                 #2271 “Since the first century          Augustine accepted that but                                                                         released, fled her captive country, and was                    anti-Christian bigotry. There is no other
Raymond Burke (Prefect of the             the Church has affirmed the moral          NOT as an article of faith. The           resolution called ‘’Combating Defamation of
                                                                                                                               Religions.’’ It sounds palatable - However,               granted political asylum in Denmark.                           choice - we’ve got to win this battle for
Apostolic Signatura): “Catholics,         evil of every procured abortion.           perennial and infallible teaching                                                                       · In Iran, a couple was tortured for                       freedom at the U.N., or the ramifications for
especially      politicians,    who       This teaching has not changed              is that abortion is always grave          a careful reading shows that it boldly targets
                                                                                                                               men and women of faith, like you and me,                  reading the Bible.                                             Christians will be staggering. Let me hear
publically      defend      abortion      and remains unchangeable.                  evil. Abortion (including the                                                                          · Two men in Algeria were tried and                         from you quickly.
should not receive Communion,             Direct abortion, that is to say,           willful destruction of human              who speak out - in any way - against Islam.
                                                                                                                                   Please understand, this radical proposal              convicted for possessing Christian books.                                  American Center for Law and
and that ministers of Communion           abortion willed either as an end           embryos) and euthanasia are                                                                            Make no mistake, the ACLJ is absolutely                          JusticeP.O. Box 90555, Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                               essentially discriminates against Christians
should be responsibly charitable          or a means, is gravely contrary to         always intrinsically evil since                                                                                                                                            20090-0555Phone: (800) 296-4529
in denying it to them if they ask         the moral law.”                            they involve the intentional
for it, ‘until they have reformed            This contradicts the premise            killing of innocent life.
their lives.’”                            that this has been an undecided               Regardless of party affiliation,
   When asked when does life              issue within the Church. Rooted            candidates and voters are subject
begin, Pelosi replied “over the           in the Gospels (Luke 1:39-                 to the Natural Moral Law. Not
centuries, the doctors of the church      45), it is explicitly stated in the        all valid issues are of equal
have not been able to make that           Didache, a document going back             importance. There is a hierarchy
definition ... St. Augustine said         more than fifty years to almost            of values and the highest being
at three months.” She went on             two THOUSAND years (50 AD)                 the defense of innocent life.
to say that the Church’s official            It is disingenuous to invoke the        Abortion and euthanasia are
teaching on abortion is only              Mediaeval biology of Augustine,            always intrinsically evil since they
fifty years old. Although true            based on the primitive biology of          involve the intentional killing of
                                                                                     innocent life. Other issues such as
                                                                                     capital punishment and war may
                                                                                     involve legitimate debate. Other
                                                                                     concerns such as the environment
                                                                                     and the economy merit serious
                                                                                     consideration. The right to life,
                                                                                     however, is the highest value we
                                                                                     have as American citizens and as
                                                                                     Catholic Christians.




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1608. (ARM)                                 ranch. Stunning land, inspiring             Homesite, Million $ View!                   40, 50 x 100, 100 x 100 Up to
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dog poop removal services.                  County maintained roads,                    $59,900 Low Down, Owner                     248-4416 (ARM)
916-DOG-POOP (ARM)                          ready to build or just hold and             Financing!
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-----------------------------------------   enjoy. Priced at bulk acreage               330-699-1585 (NANI)
                                                                                                                                    BUILDINGSFORSALE!“Beat
Pet Sitters Wanted!                         prices for quick sale. Must sell.           -----------------------------------------
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Gold River has a need for pet               EZ Terms. Call UTLR 1-888-                  Colorado, 5 acres, $7500!
                                                                                                                                    20x30x12 $4,900. 25x40x14
sitters. References required.               693-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                        $500 down, $125/month.
                                                                                                                                    $7,900. 30x50x14 $9,085.
Please call 916/ 635-5590.                  -----------------------------------------   Tract with water well, $12,500
                                                                                                                                    35x56x16 $13,200. 40x60x16
(ARM)                                       FORECLOSURE SPECIAL!                        (good terms). Beautiful high
                                                                                                                                    $16,900. 50x140x19 $47,600.
-----------------------------------------   100+ Acre Colorado Ranch for                mountain country. Good year
                                                                                                                                    60x100x18 $37,000. Others.
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                                                                                                                                    Since 1980.1-800-372-8053.
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                                            Mexico Ranch Dispersal 140                  County maintained roads,
   Homes For Sale                           acres - $89,900. River Access.              ready to build or just hold and
                                                                                                                                            Upholstery
                                            Northern          New         Mexico.       enjoy. Priced at bulk acreage
Smart Buyers Check out
                                            Cool 6,000’ elevation with                  prices for quick sale. Must sell.
this one in Gold River Two-                                                                                                         Upholstery B&T Upholstery
                                            stunning views. Great tree                  EZ Terms. Call UTLR 1-888-
story prestigious Hesperian                                                                                                         and Repairs,          Furniture
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Village Home. Secluded                                                                                                              Upholstery at its finest. 392-
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cul de sac. 2800 sq. ft. 3                                                                                                          1959 Cell 995-7177 (ARM)
                                            outcroppings.               Abundant        AZ LAND BARGAINS. 5
bedroom, 2 bath with loft.
                                            wildlife, great hunting. EZ                 to 80 acres, lowest possible
Built-in bookcases and large                                                                                                                Volunteers
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desk. Formal dining room,
living room with fireplace,
                                            1-866-360-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                  for free recorded message.                           Needed
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large family room. Plantation                                                                                                       Volunteers Needed: The
                                            UTAH RANCH DISPERSAL.                       -----------------------------------------
shutters, carpet, window                                                                                                            DomesticViolenceIntervention
                                            Experience the fun and                      BULK LAND SALE 80 acres
coverings, Mexican paver tiles                                                                                                      Center needs caring people
                                            relaxation of having your own               - $49,900. Take advantage
in entry, family room, kitchen                                                                                                      to assist victims of domestic
                                            40 acres in the great outdoor               of buyers market and own
and laundry room. Epoxy                                                                                                             violence. For more information
                                            recreational area of the                    beautiful mountain property.
3-car garage floor. Oversized                                                                                                       call 728-5613 or visit our office
                                            Uintah Basin. Starting at only              Price reduced on large
backyard with extended stone                                                                                                        at 7250 Auburn Blvd., Citrus
                                            $29,900. Call UTLR 1-888-                   acreage in Arizona’s wine
patio, brick planters, variety of                                                                                                   Heights, CA
                                            693-5263. (Cal-SCAN)                        country. Won’t last! Good
mature trees. New Lifetime
                                            -----------------------------------------   access & views. Wildlife
concrete shake roof. Fabulous
                                            NEW ARIZONA LAND                            abounds at Eureka Springs                    Welding Services
rock waterfall and pond. Built-
                                            Rush! 1 or 2-1/2 “Football                  Ranch. Financing available.
in granite BBQ. Home backs
                                            Field” Sized Lots! $0 Down.                 Offered by AZLR. ADWR
up to greenbelt. $515,000.                                                                                                          1 Man Mobile Repair
                                            $0       Interest.        $159-$208         report. 1-877-301-5263. (Cal-
Lorraine Foster, ReMax Gold                                                                                                         Service-Furniture, Fences,
                                            per month! Money Back                       SCAN)
916-933-6190 (ARM)                                                                                                                  Custom Projects, Gates 792-
                                            Guarantee! 1-877-466-0650                   -----------------------------------------
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                                            or www.SunSitesLandRush.                    T E N N E S S E E
3BR 2BA Foreclosure! Only
                                            com (Cal-SCAN)                              MOUNTAINS1+                   to       2
$48,900! Bank Owned! Call
                                            -----------------------------------------   acrehomesites.               Wooded
for Listings & Info. 800-279-
                                            L A K E F R O N T                           Bluff and Lake View. Starting
1604 (NANIG)
                                            OPPORTUNITY. Nevada’s                       at $59,900. Guaranteed
-----------------------------------------   3rd Largest Lake. Approx. 2                 Financing! 866-550-5263. Ask
Motivated Seller- Great                     hrs. South of Carson City. 1 ac             about Mini Vacation. 3 days,
Buys-two              homes-Good            Dockable $149,900. 1 ac Lake                2 Nights & Travel Allowance.
Areas. #1 updated kitchen &                 Access $49,900. 38,000 ac                   (NANI)                                             Messenger
3BDRM, 2BA, near Crestview                  Walker Lake, very rare. Home                                                                 Publishing Group
shopping, $289,000. #2                      sites on paved road with city                        Restore                                is seeking an independent
Dream Kitchen w/granite-tiled               water. Magnificent views, very                      Old Photos                                      sales agent
& beautiful bathrrms & floors.              limited supply. New to market.                                                              to generate advertising sales
                                                                                        Restore Old Photographs
$260,000. Glenda Hill 761-                  Call 1-877-542-6628. (Cal-                                                                  for our local newspaper. This
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7548. (ARM-M)                               SCAN)
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                                                                    All Answers on Page 4



                                                        AN ARTISTIC CULMINATION                  had to hope for favorable distribution
                                                                                                 plus some help from the opponents.
            1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is                                                           So at trick two, he crossed to the ace
             1. ANIMAL of a horse’s foot called?
          the undersideKINGDOM: What is the                                                      of hearts and led the four of clubs.
             underside of a horse’s Who played the
            2. TELEVISION: foot called?                                                          West put up the ace and returned the
          Hardy Boys in the 1977 television
             2. TELEVISION: Who played the Hardy
          series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
             Boys in the 1977 television series “The
                                                                                                 jack of hearts to dummy’s king.
                                                                                                   Declarer cashed the king of clubs,       DOG RESCUE
          Mysteries”?                                                                            discarding a diamond, but when he         Gary (916) 334-2841
             Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”?
            3. LITERATURE: Who wrote the                                                         next tried to cash the queen, East
          book “Starship Troopers”? the book
             3. LITERATURE: Who wrote                                                            ruffed with the nine of spades. After        Please Adopt or Foster
            4. HISTORY: When did the Philip-
             “Starship Troopers”?                                                                overruffing with the jack, South
          pineHISTORY: When did the Philippine                                                                                           Because so many really great dogs
             4. Islands gain independence from                                                   ruffed a diamond with dummy’s sev-         are dying for a good home...
          the United States?                                                                     en and led a heart, expecting to ruff
             Islands gain independence from compa-
            5. ADVERTISING: What the                                                             low in his hand. But East put a stop to   ShelterMOU@hotmail.com
             United advertising slogan said its
          ny’s oldStates?                                                                        that by ruffing with the five, forcing
          product was “everywhere you want to
             5. ADVERTISING: What company’s old                                                  declarer to overruff with the queen.
          be.”
             advertising slogan said its product was                                               South was now able to trump anoth-
            6. GAMES: In Monopoly, which                                                         er diamond in dummy with the ten,
             “everywhere you want adjacent
          gameboard spaces are to be.” to Ten-                                                   but when he then led a club from the
          nessee Avenue?Monopoly, which
             6. GAMES: In                                                                        table, East applied the coup de grâce
            7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In
             gameboard spaces are adjacent to                                                    by ruffing with the six. Declarer over-
          what decade was a standard system of
             Tennessee Avenue?                                                                   ruffed with the king to score his ninth
          Daylight Savings Time adopted in the                                                   trick, but this sequence of plays had
             7. GENERAL
          United States? KNOWLEDGE: In what                                                      created a most unusual denouement.
            8. MOVIES: Who directed the
             decade was a standard system of Daylight     Given the distribution of the East-    Thanks to East’s continual uppercut-


                                                                                    Puzzles
          movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
             Savings Time adopted in the United         West hands, it’s not surprising that     ting tactics, West’s A-8-4 had become
            9. ANATOMY: What is the function
             States?                                    South failed to make four spades on      the three highest trumps and won the
          of the brachialis muscles?                    this deal from a national pair champi-   last three tricks!
            10.MOVIES: Who directed the movie the
             8. GOVERNMENT: What does                   onship. However, the play at one table                                    —10—
                                                                                                   It’s comforting to know that the
          26th Amendment of the Constitution
             “2001: A Space Odyssey”?                   where declarer went down one pro-        gods of chance, who can be rather
          do? ANATOMY: What is the function of
             9.                                                                      September 1-7, 2008
                                                        duced an astonishing conclusion.         fickle at times, occasionally display a
                            Answers
             the brachialis muscles?                      West began by leading his singleton    sense of humor.
            1. The frog                                 diamond to dummy’s ace. South did-                                                                          FD 1404
             10. GOVERNMENT: What does the 26th
            2. Shaun Cassidy and Parker Steven-         n’t care much for his prospects and           ©2008 King Features Synd., Inc.
          sonAmendment of the Constitution do?                                                                                           7960 WINDING WAY
            3. Robert Heinlein Synd., Inc.
             © 2008 King Features                                                                                                        FAIR OAKS,CA 95628
            4. 1946                                                                              —11—
            5. Visa
            6. New York Avenue and Communi-    KING Crossword                                                                                          Answers on Page 4
          ty Chest
            7. 1960s (1966, specifically)
            8. Stanley Kubrick
            9. Bends elbows
            10. Gives 18-year-olds the right to
          vote
                 © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.




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First Edition for September 2008                                                                                                                                                                           Page 15



“Select” Soccer Team Takes First Place at Prestigious Tournament                                                                  Del Dayo Based Girls (U12)                       For the weekend, the River City
                                                                                                                                  ‘Select’ Soccer Team Takes                    Spirit scored a total of 11 goals in four
                                                                                                                                  First Place at Prestigious Land               games. None were scored against
                                                                                                                                  Park Tournament                               them.
                                                                                                                                                                                   The River City Spirit is a ‘select’
                                                                                                                                      The River City Spirit girls under-        soccer team playing in the River City
                                                                                                                                  age-12 ‘select’ soccer team scored an         Youth Soccer League, which is an
                                                                                                                                  impressive string of victories this past      affiliate of the California Youth Soccer
                                                                                                                                  weekend on their way to winning the           Association (CYSA). Half of the
                                                                                                                                  championship of the annual Land Park          Spirit’s core roster originates from the
                                                                                                                                  Shootout soccer tournament.                   North Natomas area of Sacramento,
                                                                                                                                      The Spirit began the weekend by           while the other half comes from the
                                                                                                                                  defeating the Fair Oaks Magic III by          Del Dayo area, near Watt and Hwy 50.
                                                                                                                                  a score of 4-0. They then went on             Head coach Tim Clark has coached
                                                                                                                                  to defeat the Sierra Galaxy 1-0 and           youth soccer for 8 years. He is the
                                                                                                                                  earned a berth into the championship          President of the North Sacramento
                                                                                                                                  game by winning their flight with the         Youth Soccer Foundation, and he was
                                                                                                                                  defeat of the Land Park Heat, 3-0.            also a founding board member of the
                                                                                                                                      In the title match, the Spirit defeated   Sacramento North Soccer Club, one
                                                                                                                                  the Elk Grove Energy by scoring 3             of the largest youth soccer clubs in the
                                                                                                                                  goals in the first half then locking          Sacramento area.
                                                                                                                                  the game down with tough defense                 The Land Park Shootout is an
                                                                                                                                  to prevent the Energy from scoring.           annual CYSA sanctioned “select”
                                                                                                                                  The final score was 3-0. Prior to the         soccer tournament hosted by the Land
                                                                                                                                  title match, the Elk Grove Energy             Park Youth Soccer Club. Every year,
                                                                                                                                  had not given up a single goal in their       the tournament draws dozens of the
                                                                                                                                  tournament games.                             best teams from all around Northern
                                                                                                                                      “The girls have worked very hard          California to compete for the top
                                                                                                                                  over the spring and summer to build           prize.
                                                                                                                                  their skills, and their dedication to            Please contact Tim Clark for
                                                                                                                                  training is now paying off in these big-      more information or for a high
 Front row (from left to right) – Sarah Bencivengo & Sierra Baltzley. Middle Row: Rebekah Clark, Megan Hausman, Melissa Gerdes,   name tournaments,” said Spirit head           resolution photo of the team with their
 Bailey Davidek, Amanda Larivee, Madelyn Brown, Jordan Hicks, Cianna Moncada-Roman, Amanda Elliott, Alyssa Arreguin, & Caitlin                                                  championship medals.
                         Lane. Back Row: Coaches Jennifer Baltzley, Dan Probasco, Jared Lane, & Tim Clark.
                                                                                                                                  coach Tim Clark.


 American River Junior Team Tennis
      League Coming Soon…
   The Sacramento Community
Tennis Association (SCTA) is
sponsoring a league for new tennis
players. The league is called the
American River Junior Team
Tennis League and it is coming
soon to Gold River Racquet Club.
This tennis league is for anyone
ages 8 to 14 wanting to learn how
to play tennis. The league will
utilize a new format for learning
to play called Quick start. With
shorter courts, and large foam
balls the game is made easier to
learn and play.                      of gear, and much more.             pm to 3:00 pm
   The league will begin September      Open house, registration, and      Bring your tennis racquets,
21 and run six Sundays through       player evaluation will be at Gold   tennis shoes, dress comfortably
October 26 in the afternoons. This   River Racquet Club on:              and get ready to play tennis.
league is open to the community         · August 28th from 7:00 pm         For more information call or
and membership with Gold River       to 9:00 pm                          email Ted Burchett @ (916) 616-
Racquet Club is not necessary           · September 7th from 1:00 pm     2127 or Ted_burchett@yahoo.
for this program. The price of the   to 3:00 pm                          com.
league is $59.00. For that you get      · September 14th from 1:00
six weeks of team co-ed play, bag


  River Cats Playoff Schedule
  The Salt Lake Bees clinched       Gm. 2: Thursday, Sept. 4 at         Gm. 5: Sun., Sept. 7 at Salt
the Pacific Conference North Raley Field (7:05 p.m.)                  Lake (1:05 p.m.) - if necessary
Division title and will be the      Gm. 3: Friday, Sept. 5 at Salt
River Cats’ opponent in the first Lake (6:05 p.m.)                      Tickets ARE still available
round of the 2008 Pacific Coast     Gm. 4: Sat., Sept. 6 at Salt Lake for both games at Raley Field
League playoffs, beginning (6:05 p.m.) - if necessary                 (Rivercats.com for ticket info).
Wednesday, September 3rd                                                 River Cats Baseball…Catch
at Raley Field. The complete                                               the feeling.
schedule of the first-round series                                                Your 2007 PCL &
with game times:                                                                 Triple-A Champions
                                                                                 and 2003, 2004 &
  Sacramento vs. Salt Lake -                                                     2007 Pacific Coast
PCL Playoffs (Round 1) – All                                                   League Champions
times Pacific
  Gm. 1: Wednesday, Sept. 3 at
Raley Field (7:05 p.m.)
         A Tax Increase
        is a Tax Increase
  By Jon Coupal                   years and let the sales tax        doubt voters -- especially in
                                  rate revert to what it is now?     Republican districts, would
  Last week, we heard rumors      Or even lower? No one in           agree with this assertion.
of a budget “deal” that Don       Sacramento is that stupid or       Second, a vote for this
Perata claimed he had with        naive. If the Legislature goes     proposal is saying, “California
Governor Schwarzenegger.          along with this rumored deal       government -- both at the state
But those rumors dissipated       and imposes an additional one      and local level -- is relatively
faster than roaches under a       cent sales tax, don’t expect it    free of waste, fraud and abuse
flashlight beam when Perata       ever to go away. As soon as it     and we have cut to the bone.”
was pressed for details. That     is approved, the new programs      Again, voters are likely to
was good news for taxpayers       and employees who depend on        respond to this assertion with
because the proposed deal,        it will begin their campaign to    a barnyard expletive. Finally,
with its massive tax increases,   make the tax permanent.            a Republican vote for this
was a non-starter for those          The French have a               would be saying “My political
desperately trying to save the    saying, “There is nothing so       career is over and I going
California economy.               permanent as the temporary.”       into the Witness Protection
  The rumored deal involved       When Pete Wilson confronted        Program.”
a “temporary” sales tax           the budget crises of 1991 he         One final point needs to
increase that would not only      responded with a penny and         be made about the partisan
be repealed in three years,       a quarter tax increase, with       nature of the budget impasse.
but would actually be reduced     a half cent to sunset the next     The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers
until it is “paid back” to the    year. However, as soon as the      Association is a nonpartisan
taxpayers.                        half cent expired, state and       organization with a significant
  In case there is an effort to   local officials found a way        percentage of its members
resurrect this proposal, we       to extend it. They figured         being Democrats. (Note
hope that our elected leaders     Californians had become            that many are seniors who
keep in mind a couple of          accustomed to the higher           consider themselves “Reagan
simple concepts. First, even      tax and could be lured into        Democrats.”) But in this
a temporary tax increase          approving Proposition 172,         budget fight, it is an absolute
is still a tax increase. Any      touted as a way to boost local     truth that only the Republican
legislator who pledged not to     law enforcement and fire           legislators are carrying the
raise taxes would be breaking     protection. Several wildfires,     banner on behalf of the
that pledge -- irrespective of    given great publicity by           taxpaying public. We are
any characterization that the     the tax backers, allowed           hopeful that some members of
increase would sunset at some     Proposition 172 to pass by a       the other party will take a firm
point in the future or that the   narrow margin. We have been        stand against tax increases.
funds would somehow be            paying the extra 1.25 cents        When they do, they will have
“returned” to taxpayers.          ever since.                        our full support.
  Second, does anyone think          Any Republican who would
that the same tax-and-spend                                              Jon Coupal is President of the Howard
                                  consider voting for this is        Jarvis Taxpayers Association - California’s
forces pushing for massive        saying three things. First, they   largest taxpayer organization - which is
tax hikes now are simply          would be saying “Californians      dedicated to the protection of Proposition
going to roll over in three       aren’t taxed enough.” We           13 and promoting taxpayers’ rights.




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