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									                                                                                                                                                     Park and Rec
                                                                                                                                                     has good spots
                                                                                                                                                     for Tiny Tots   see page 2

VOLUME XVIII, NO. 1                                                            January 15, 2009

                                                                                                                                                    ‘Heroine of 2009’
                                                                                                                                                    Big night
                                                                                                                                                    for little
                                                                                                                                                    By Susan Maxwell Skinner
                                                                                                                                                    ThE ArdEN-CArMIChAEL NEws

                                                                                                                                                            roclaimed “Carmi-
                                                                                                                                                            chael Heroine of
                                                                                                                                                            2009,” Jaidan Lujan
                                                                                                                                                    was toast of the communi-
                                                                                                                                                    ty at the recent Carmichael
                                                                                                                                                    Chamber of Commerce in-
                                                                                                                                                    stallation event.
                                                                                                                                                      When she delivered
                                                                                                                                                    her mother’s prema-
                                                                                                                                                    ture baby in an emer-
                                                                                                                                                    gency situation last year,
                                                                                                                                                    the Mar y Deterding
                                                                                                                                                    School fourth-grader re-
                                                                                                                                                    ceived national media
                                                                                                                                                    attention. Born rapidly
                                                                                                                                                    -- and two months ear-
                                                                                                                                                    ly -- Jaidan’s brother

                                Epic voyage ends                                                                                                    was 3 pounds at birth.
                                                                                                                                                    The accidental midwife
                                                                                                                                                    achieved his safe deliv-
As the fall spawning season drew to a bitter end last month, adult salmon labored to cross shallow riffles below the Nimbus
Dam. Their passage from the Pacific ended a three- to four-year life cycle that began in nearby gravel beds in American River                       er y with the aid of a 911
shallows near Carmichael. Continuing their late run until the end of January, these salmon struggle to perpetuate a species now                     telephone operator.
endangered in Central Valley arteries. (Inset) Vividly colored Chinook salmon spawn and steelhead trout (left) lurk to mate in the                    Receiving commenda-
same bed. Folklore recalls winter ‘runs’ so abundant that pioneers boasted fording the river on the backs of migrating fish. Even                   tions from her local con-
five years ago, October to January spawners ran in tens of thousands. Climate and environmental changes have reduced all
fish species in Central Valley rivers. Worse decimated are Chinooks that need cold water and gravel beds to breed. Department
of Fish and Game scientists fear less than 6,000 adults will have reached local breeding sites by the end of this month. Turn to                               See Heroine, page 6
pages 10 and 11 for Susan Maxwell Skinner’s photo essay on the dog days of 2008’s salmon run.

          v   INSIDE v
                                                                                                           Hoop Shoot                             Expert talks
                       Community                                                                           winners in                             older home
                              pages 18–19
                                                                                                           the spotlight                          remodeling
                                                                                                                                     See page 6                See page 12
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                                                                                                                          Tots find park program tops
                                                                                                                                   classes run
                                                                                                                          by the Carmi-
                                                                                                                          chael Recreation
                                                                                                                          and Parks Depart-
                                                                                                                          ment have open-
                                                                                                                          ings for a few
                                                                                                                          good kids.
                                                                                                                             Held in Veter-
                                                                                                                          an’s Hall (5750
                                                                                                                          Grant Ave., Car-
                                                                                                                          michael), the Tiny
                                                                                                                          Tots program ca-
                                                                                                                          ters for children
                                                                                                                          aged from 3 to 5
                                                                                                                          years old. Fees are
                                                                                                                          competitive with
                                                                                                                          most day-care fa-       Happy campers. Mentored by child care professional Kelly Stapp and her assistant Celeste Alvarado, preschoolers
                                                                                                                          cilities. Classes       enjoy play time at Carmichael Park’s Veteran’s Hall.
                                                                                                                          are held weekdays
                                                                                                                          from 9 a.m. until
                                                                                                                             Instruction fol-
                                                                                                                          lows preschool
                                                                                                                          curricula, includ-
                                                                                                                          ing such activi-
                                                                                                                          ties as art, puzzles,
                                                                                                                          and singing. In
                                                                                                                          fine weather, kids
                                                                                                                          enjoy an enclosed
                                                                                                                          playground with
                                                                                                                          bicycles and sand
                                                                                                                             “Children learn
                                                                                                                          best when exposed
                                                                                                                          to a variety of fun,
                                                                                                                                                  Calendar kids. Prize-winning artists exhibit their work at a recent meeting of the Carmichael Water District Board.
                                                                                                                          stimulating activi-
                                                                                                                          ties,” says instruc-
                                                                                                                          tor Kelly Stapp.                                                     Almanac art accolades
                                                                                                                             Herself a mother of four, “Miss Kelly” has                           Sponsored by the Carmichael Water Dis-
                                                                                                                          26 years experience in working with tots.                            trict and Carmichael Kiwanis, a Barrett Middle
                                                                                                                             “Children should be accepted and happy wher- School poster contest recently acclaimed 12 teen
                                                                                                                          ever they are,” she says. “Developing self esteem                    and pre-teen artists.
                                                                                                                          is the focus in everything we do in class. At snack                     Each won gift certificates for books and the
                                                                                                                          time (food is provided by parents on a rotating                      honor of seeing their work in print. The students’
                                                                                                                          schedule), we concentrate on teaching manners                        posters are featured in a 2009 calendar with water
                                                                                                                          and the art of friendly conversation. Telling jokes                  conservation as its theme. This publication will be
                                                                                                                          seems a favorite with the kids.”                                     sold to raise funds for Barrett art programs.

                                                                                                                          Learn more about this park district program at                         To learn about the water district’s conservation
                                                                                                                          485-5322.                                                              programs, visit
Arden-Carmichael News   January 15, 2009   
     January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                           Arden-Carmichael News

New leaders installed
Older Women’s League targets
health care issues in 2009
Special to the Arden-Carmichael News   friends since they first met as stu-
                                       dents at Loyola University in Chi-

        he Sacramento Capitol chap-    cago.
        ter of the Older Women’s          With the U.S. in a major reces-
        League inaugurated its pro-    sion and the Obama administra-
gram for 2009 by installing two        tion set to take over in Washing-
members to jointly hold the po-        ton in late January, Lane and Lycke
sition of co-president during the      agreed that OWL faces greater chal-
coming year.                           lenges than ever in its role of mar-
   They are Carmichael resident Eu-    shaling public and political support
nice Lycke, a retired California       for meeting the needs of older and
Youth Authority parole agent and       mid-life women.
social worker, and Kathleen Lane, a       Improved and universal health
Land Park area resident and retired    care services were listed as major
social worker for Kaiser Perman-       needs for OWL’s nationwide mem-
ente. They were elected by OWL         bership, Lycke said. She and Lane
members Dec. 19 at the Hart Se-        listed other areas to be targeted by
nior Center to replace Joyce Miller    OWL, including guarantees of ad-
of West Sacramento.                    equate housing for all, along with
   Lane and L ycke, both in their      improved Social Security, transpor-

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Courtesy photo
80s, said they felt the job could      tation and other needs to be se-
be handled best by having two          cured by supporting appropriate
co-presidents to share the work-       legislation on the state and nation-
                                                                              Kathleen Lane, left, and Eunice Lycke share the gavel they will use as joint leaders of the Older Women’s League.
load. The two women have been          al levels.

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  Placement test
      January 24, 2009
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       January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                                                    Arden-Carmichael News

                    Around and about
 Arden-Carmichael                by   SuSaN MaxwEll SkINNEr

                                                                                                                               Hoop champs. A second round of eliminations at Foothill Farms Junior High came up with girl and
                                                                                                                               boy winners in three age groups. The 10- to 11-year-old winners -- pictured with Carmichael Elks
                                                                                                                               Hoop Shoot contest officials – were (front row) Isobel Samosa (Sacramento), Carmichael Elks
                                                                                                                               Exalted Ruler Shirley Gilmore, organizer Bill Cridland, Kings basketball representative Jenni Aaker,
                                                                                                                               J.J.Whitney (Granite Bay). Back row: Kenny Macklin (Placerville), referee Jim Peterson, Andrew Wil-
                                                                                                                               liams (Sacramento), Rachel Ford (Roseville), referee Danny Ward and Ishante Burch (Carmichael).

                                 Happy memories
  Year 2009 got off to a jubilant start at the Chateau of Carmichael senior residence.
  Memory impaired clients of the facility’s day care program enjoyed a visit from the River Cat’s
baseball team mascot, Dinger. With the excuse that it was already midnight somewhere in the
world, the big-hearted feline joined the seniors and their spouses in a 12-noon toast and a tuneful
rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.”
  Pictured with the mascot were: Henry (left) and Ruth Freeman, Jane Miller, day care program
                                                                                                                                Also enjoying limelight with contest officials were winners from the 12 to 13 age group. Middle
Director Linda Zisko, Jack Wood, Geri and Gene Spence and Ginny Cobb.                                                           row: Aaron Harmetz (Sacramento), Mario Zendejasiz (Woodland), Justin Herrmann (Rocklin).
                                                                                                                                Back row: referee Bob Smith, Kellie Lee (Sacramento), Rylie Carter (Woodland), Alex Washing-
For information on the Memory Day Care program, call 482-4603.                                                                  ton (Folsom), referee Ned Fox.

     Continued from front page

     gressman, senator, assemblyman, county super-
     visor, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the
     Carmichael Chamber, tongue-tied Jaidan thanked
     the 911 operator. She also commended her mom’s
     foresight in “showing me (anatomy) books with
     really gross pictures.”
       Because the televised presentation fell on Jaid-
     an’s 10 th birthday, she also thanked the chamber
     for the coincidence of “holding its installation
     the day I reached my double-digits.”
       Jaidan’s family and baby Kai’rin, now thriving
     at 11 pounds, joined 100 community members
     at their heroine’s presentation. The Palace facili-
     ty hosted the dinner event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

     The next issue of the Arden Carmichael News will re-
     cord more of the celebration, with photo coverage of in-
     stalled chamber officers, VIPS and guests. Look for this
     paper after Jan. 29.

                                                                (left photo) Now thriving at 4 months, premature baby brother Kai’rin weighed only 3 pounds when Jaidan delivered him. Now 11 pounds, he is still suscep-
                                                                tible to lung infection and stayed under cover at the banquet. The smiling siblings posed exclusively for Community Liaison Susan Maxwell Skinner after the
                                                                chamber event. (right photo) On her 10th birthday, an excited Jaidan Lujan gets a birthday cake at the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce installation banquet.
                                                                Incoming chamber President Burnie Lenau and Chamber Executive Kris Kingdon congratulate the guest of honor, later proclaimed a community heroine.
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                                                January 15, 2009        

                                                                                 Water use a core issue
Carmichael water chief keeps wary eye on Delta panel’s proposals
By Ron Barnes
                                                                                                                         pay is to SMUD when we pull          what they could do is go in and
ThE ArdEN-CArMIChAEL NEws                       “Right now, the only fee that we pay is to SMUD when                     the water up … we may have to        say, ‘maybe the thing to do is the
                                                 we pull the water up … we may have to start paying                      start paying fees to the state on    water rights that you have now

        desperate restoration plan                    fees to the state on the water that we use.”                       the water that we use.”              are going to be reduced, because
        splashing through the                                       Steve Nugent                                                                              this is the efficient amount that
        waters of the Sacramen-                                Carmichael Water District                                 Reduced water rights?                we need to have.’”
to-San Joaquin River Delta may                                                                                              Nugent said that a more real-        Nugent said that the loss of
very well send costly waves to                                                                                           istic goal for the Carmichael area   water rights was one of Carmi-
Carmichael shores. So says Steve                                                                                         should be 220 gallons per day.       chael’s primary concerns.
Nugent, general manager of the           has adopted a set of recommen-           have a lot of different demo-             When an audience member              “The loss of water rights, the
Carmichael Water District.               dations designed to deal with the        graphics … than we have.”              asked about Carmichael’s wa-         mandatory conservation that
  One of the few inverted riv-           Delta’s problems. The Delta Vi-             Nugent spoke of the gover-          ter rights, Nugent respond-          we have to meet and the in-
er deltas in the world and one           sion Strategic Plan seeks to address     nor’s “20 by 20 by 20” plan,           ed that Carmichael did indeed        creased costs could be signifi-
of the largest estuaries on the          issues such as statewide water con-      which requires that there be           have early water rights.             cant for us,” he said, grimly.
West Coast, the Bay Delta is the         servation, governing structure and       a 20 percent reduction in the             “The concern is that, through        Nugent added that officials were
hub of California’s water system         reliability in the state’s water sup-    state’s water usage by 2020.           the Bay Delta Plan and through       also discussing an individual water
and provides drinking water              ply. Nugent says that the plan is           “That will help to develop wa-      the governor’s 20/20/20 plan         tax for every home in California.
for much of the state; it is also        rapidly moving forward, but he           ter supply for estuaries for Delta     and through the (Department of          “If (this) goes to legislature,
home to more than 500,000                has some concerns.                       improvement,” he said. “But the        Water Resources’) plan, they’re      this could be the holy grail of
residents, an agricultural cen-             “There needs to be better             concern is, where are they going       talking about actually going to      developing funding for peo-
ter and a crossroads for much of         conservation and more efficient          to get that water supply from? If      agencies and saying, ‘Are you ef-    ple,” he said. “They can con-
California’s utilities and trans-        use of water supply in Califor-          I live in Southern California, and     ficient? Are you doing all the       tinue adding a cost of living
portation corridors.                     nia,” he said. “There is a belief        I’m using 170 per day per person,      conservation measures that you       increase that we’d have a dif-
                                         that there is enough water sup-          I’ve achieved my goal… our area        can? Is your system run as effi-     ficulty talking about or doing
Delta woes detailed                      ply, but the conveyance system           is different that a lot of areas. We   ciently as you can?’ If not, then    anything about.”
   A serious decline in the Delta eco-   and storage system we have               have a lot larger parcels; we’ve got
system has created a critical need to    doesn’t work well enough.”               a lot more green areas.”
repair and improve the water deliv-                                                  Nugent stated that Carmi-
ery system. Nugent painted a bleak       Carmichael’s concerns                    chael may need to see a greater
picture at the latest Fair Oaks Com-       Nugent expressed deep con-             reduction to reach the per per-
munity Council meeting.                  cerns about the stated mandato-          son water usage goal.
   “The Delta is in critical con-        ry conservation efforts proposed            “It looks like 20 percent is
dition right now,” he said. “We          by the plan and how they would           not going to be enough,” he
have decline of environmental            impact Carmichael water needs.           said. “The goal right now is go-
species, we have levies that have          “The 246 gallons per per-              ing to be somewhere around
failed and are going to contin-          son per day that we’ve used in           31 percent that we’re going to
ue to fail, we have land subsid-         our area – they’re talking about         have to achieve here in our ba-
ence, we have a risk for salt water      trying to make it a goal in Cali-        sin in order to achieve that goal.
intrusion, and there’s a huge risk       fornia to get down to 170 (gal-             “If we don’t get that goal,” he
that if we get a major earthquake        lons) per person from 246 (gal-          continued, “I imagine that what’s
it could turn the delta into a re-       lons),” he said. “The concern            going to happen is they’re going
ally unusable salt water sea.”           about it is (that) in the south-         to have fees attached to usage on
   A blue ribbon panel established       ern part of the states they’re           leases from the American River.
by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger            very close to that usage; they           Right now, the only fee that we
    January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                Arden-Carmichael News

The $100 hamburger                                                                                         choice. Flying time is about        holic beverage under threat of

Have plane, will fly for good food                                                                         50 minutes one way.
                                                                                                              A small plane departing from
                                                                                                           Sacramento Executive Air-
                                                                                                                                               severe penalties for those who
                                                                                                                                               do. He or she is, so to speak,
                                                                                                                                               the designated driver. The
                                                                                                           port will head for Napa, cut        rule for pilots is eight hours
By Earl Rogers                     on the north coast, or as far        high price of gas (and burgers)    across San Pablo Bay, and steer     from bottle to throttle. This is
                                   south as Harris Ranch, a busy        has done to the $100 ham-          for Sausalito. With a little luck   a good rule intended for the
                                   meal stop on I-5 that has its        burger. Yet pilots are resource-   the marine layer that usual-        safety of all concerned. Pas-

    t is not uncommon for a        own airstrip. Both destina-          ful and will invariably find       ly shrouds the coast in fog and     sengers are exempt, but for pi-
    group of people with mu-       tions are about an hour and          ways to cut expenses.              low clouds will be laying well      lots there are no exceptions
    tual interests to meet         a quarter flying time from             Carrying passengers and          off shore.                          from airline captains to those
monthly for lunch at the Mid-      Sacramento. Somewhat clos-           sharing the cost is one way. An-      From the Marin headlands         of lesser stripe.
town watering holes. Some          er are places like Auburn,           other is to find a closer desti-   the plane will descend outside        At the Half Moon Bay
might event seek out more dis-     Boonville, Bridgeport, Hay-          nation.                            the Golden Gate where oc-           Brewing Co. the pilot must
tant destinations – say, Redding   fork, Quincy, Ukiah and Yer-                                            cupants have a grand view of        slurp down a Diet Pepsi with
or heading across the Sierras to   ington, Nev., to name just a         Point man                          the bridge and the San Fran-        his Brewery Burger while sit-
Bishop in the Owens Valley.        few.                                   Bob Baker, retired from the      cisco skyline. Dropping down        ting with passengers who may
   That’s what members of the         In aviation circles it’s called   U.S. Air Force and long time       to 1,500 feet above the ocean       be sipping a glass of Cinna-
Sacramento Valley Pilots Associ-   the $100 hamburger. The              member of the SVPA, is the         to get underneath the flight        bar Chardonnay or drinking
ation do. They know every air-     price varies, of course, with        coordinator for these events.      path of the heavies climbing        a mug of Pillar Point Pale Ale
port restaurant within a 150       the distance from home base          Once a month he will send out      out of SFO, the small plane         with their fish and chips.
mile radius of Sacramento Ex-      and the fluctuating cost of avi-     an e-mail naming his airport       will skim along the shoreline         Oh well! There is no charge
ecutive Airport. Their rules are   ation gas, but the cost of a         pick-of-the-month, the restau-     past Golden Gate Park and           for the views enroute.Both
simple. The restaurant has to be   $100 hamburger would break           rant, the day and the time to      the blocks of houses spilling       destinations are about an
within walking distance of an      down to about $10 (including         meet.                              over the hills of San Francisco     hour and a quarter flying time
airport, and the flying time has   tax and tip) for the burger and        He recently picked Half          down to the sea.                    from Sacramento. Somewhat
to be about an hour one way.       $90 for the avgas. However at        Moon Bay on the Pacif-                A few miles farther along the    closer are places like Auburn,
                                   today’s price the gas will cost      ic side of the San Francis-        coast is Half Moon Bay Airport      Boonville, Bridgeport, Hay-
Off they go                        the pilot around $60 per hour        co peninsula with the Half         where pilot and passengers can      fork, Quincy, Ukiah and Yer-
  They’ve gone as far north        or $120 for a two-hour round         Moon Bay Brewing Com-              park their plane, walk down a       ington, Nev., to name just a
as Shelter Cove, a lovely spot     trip. You can see what the           pany as the restaurant of          woodsy path that leads to Cap-      few.
                                                                                                           istrano Road and several good         In aviation circles it’s called
                                                                                                           eating places.                      the $100 hamburger. The
                                                                                                                                               price varies, of course, with
                                                                                                           Designated flyer                    the distance from home base
                                                                                                             The Half Moon Bay Brew-           and the fluctuating cost of
                                                                                                           ing Co. offers an eclectic          aviation gas, but the cost of a
                                                                                                           lunch menu, but wouldn’t            $100 hamburger would break
                                                                                                           you know there is a downside        down to about $10 (includ-
                                                                                                           to flying-for-food if you are a     ing tax and tip) for the burger
                                                                                                           person who enjoys a glass of        and $90 for the avgas. How-
                                                                                                           wine with your lunch. The pi-
                                                                                                           lot may not swallow an alco-                         See Flying, page 9
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                                                          January 15, 2009               9

Flying                             A small plane departing
                                 from Sacramento Executive
Continued from page 8
                                 Airport will head for Napa,
                                 cut across San Pablo Bay,
ever at today’s price the gas    and steer for Sausalito. With
will cost the pilot around $60   a little luck the marine lay-
per hour or $120 for a two-      er that usually shrouds the
hour round trip. You can see     coast in fog and low clouds
what the high price of gas       will be laying well off shore.
(and burgers) has done to the      From the Marin headlands
$100 hamburger. Yet pilots       the plane will descend out-
are resourceful and will in-     side the Golden Gate where
variably find ways to cut ex-    occupants have a grand view
penses.                          of the bridge and the San
  Carrying passengers and        Francisco skyline. Dropping
sharing the cost is one way.     down to 1,500 feet above
Another is to find a closer      the ocean to get underneath
destination.                     the flight path of the heav-
                                 ies climbing out of SFO, the
Point man                        small plane will skim along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Earl Rogers
   Bob Baker, retired from       the shoreline past Golden
the U.S. Air Force and long      Gate Park and the blocks of
time member of the SVPA,         houses spilling over the hills
is the coordinator for these     of San Francisco down to
                                                                  Members of the Sacramento Valley Pilots Association know every airport restaurant within a 150-mile radius of Sacramento Executive Airport. A
events. Once a month he          the sea.
                                                                  recent “$100 hamburger” lunch found them taking off for Half Moon Bay.
will send out an e-mail nam-       A few miles farther along
ing his airport pick-of-the-     the coast is Half Moon Bay
month, the restaurant, the       Airport where pilot and pas-     lunch menu, but wouldn’t                         rule for pilots is eight hours                    slurp down a Diet Pep-
day and the time to meet.        sengers can park their plane,    you know there is a downside                     from bottle to throttle. This is                  si with his Brewery Burg-
   He recently picked Half       walk down a woodsy path          to flying-for-food if you are a                  a good rule intended for the                      er while sitting with passen-
Moon Bay on the Pacif-           that leads to Capistrano         person who enjoys a glass of                     safety of all concerned. Pas-                     gers who may be sipping a
ic side of the San Francis-      Road and several good eat-       wine with your lunch. The pi-                    sengers are exempt, but for pi-                   glass of Cinnabar Chardon-
co peninsula with the Half       ing places.                      lot may not swallow an alco-                     lots there are no exceptions                      nay or drinking a mug of Pil-
Moon Bay Brewing Com-                                             holic beverage under threat of                   from airline captains to those                    lar Point Pale Ale with their
pany as the restaurant of        Designated flyer                 severe penalties for those who                   of lesser stripe.                                 fish and chips.
choice. Flying time is about       The Half Moon Bay Brew-        do. He or she is, so to speak,                     At the Half Moon Bay                               Oh well! There is no charge
50 minutes one way.              ing Co. offers an eclectic       the designated driver. The                       Brewing Co. the pilot must                        for the views enroute.
  10 January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                Arden-Carmichael News

Demonstrating the nest (redd) building process, a steelheed female (right) agitates sideways to hollow a nest in silt and gravel with her tail. Excavations are attended by her mate (center) and and an opportunist interloper. Salmonoid males often
attempt to release milt (sperm) over the eggs of a rival’s hen.

                                                                                                           Parkway special

Fish and photog’s uphill American River struggle
                                                                                                                                                                          Measured decline

     n wilder moments I have been chased by bucks                                                                                                                            Every week during the fall/winter spawning run,
     and growled at by coyote. I never expected to be
                                                                                           “People are now making big efforts to                                          Fish and Game Department scientist Robert Vincik
     charged by a fish.                                                                      give salmon more places to spawn.                                            measured Chinook numbers by retrieving the dead.
   Eager to snap December’s salmon spawning, I                                                                                                                            He lopped off heads so corpses would not be dou-
waited, frozen-footed. Knee-high in the icy Ameri-                                         Tons of gravel have been poured in the                                         ble-counted when thrown back.
can River, I could glimpse the sunlight on fish brav-                                                                                                                        “Spawning doesn’t just provide for their
ing mid-river rapids. But it was in the shallows that a
                                                                                          shallows to create new beds; fishing has                                        species’ sur vival,” he explained. “Their de-
gnarled old fellow surprised me.                                                                       been banned.”                                                      caying bodies enrich the river. When car-
   At this stage in his lifecycle, he bore scars of a long                                                                                                                cass numbers fall drastically, all animal, in-
trek from halcyon Pacific days. To spawn in beds where                                                        Robert Vincik                                               sect and plant life in and around the river is
he hatched three years ago was now his urgent mission.                                                           Scientist                                                af fected.”
The krill diet that colored his flesh was a hundred miles                                               Fish and Game Department                                             Drastic is a fair description. Twenty winters ago,
behind; he had not eaten for weeks. As with other Chi-                                                                                                                    I stood on the bridge at William Pond Park and
nooks at mating time, degenerating flesh had absorbed                                                                                                                     marveled – as thousands of Chinook corpses drift-
his scales. Mottles of decay now marked his sides like                                 But to salmon hens, such cruising gargoyles are                                    ed downstream beneath me -- at nature’s magnif-
military camouflage. Hooked jaws and dog-like teeth                                  princes. Though the act will kill them, these fish
transformed his once handsome profile.                                               mean to mate.                                                                                                                                See Salmon, page 11

(above left) Courting dance. Large mottled adults color river shallows during exuberant wooing. (center) A fish called wanderer. Churning river shallows with fins and tail, this 3-year-old hen demonstrates wear accumulated by her inland migration.
Before her eggs are released, frantic gravel digging will scour her tail and fins to bare bone. (right) Desparately seeking salmon, this mottled spawner rushed the photographer in shallows near Ancil Hoffman Park.
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                                                                                                     January 15, 2009 11

Powerful jaws serve to direct mates or deter rivals. At this stage of the lifecycle, the sole focus is spawning; these
                                                                                                                         Fish and Games Department scientist Robert Vincik examines a dead hen in American River shallows near Carmichael. Each week dur-
migrants have not eaten for weeks. Once hens deposit roe, males fertilize the precious eggs. If these survive to
                                                                                                                         ing the fall run, Vincik and colleague Joseph Kirsch record dead Chinook numbers. To ensure no corpse is counted twice, they machete
hatch, fry will head ocean ward in spring and return to mate in the same shallows three to four years thence.
                                                                                                                         each piscine head before releasing its remains.

                                                                                                                         Salmon                                                              quota has been harvested in the Nimbus
                                                                                                                         Continued from page 10                                              Hatchery. I believe such efforts will even-
                                                                                                                                                                                             tually pay off.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                In the river shallows, my own aggressive
                                                                                                                         icent efficiency. This winter, Vincik and                           companion was not waiting on scientific
                                                                                                                         his colleagues must search painstakingly                            reassurance.
                                                                                                                         for even single carcasses.                                             Motivated male salmon will rush any-
                                                                                                                           Of 60,000 Chinook considered likely to                            thing impeding upstream progress. Per-
                                                                                                                         run in Central Valley arteries this season,                         haps my freezing feet seemed like ri-
                                                                                                                         one tenth were expected to favor Ameri-                             vals. Churning the shallows in his wake,
                                                                                                                         can River spawning grounds.                                         he hurtled at me like a small shark. Pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                             cariously balanced on underwater stones,
                                                                                                                         Bans, beds and quotas                                               I couldn’t back off. He diverted inch-
                                                                                                                            The count fell far short of a project-                           es from my knees and returned to charge
                                                                                                                         ed 6,000 last year, resulting in a ban on                           again. His battered coloring happily con-
Animal rights. Several times this otter’s size and weight, a monster prize displays the daunting hooked jaw and          angling during the 2008 spawning pe-                                trasted with the riverbed, so I snapped
dog teeth of an adult male salmon. Though the spawning stretch of the river was closed to human anglers,                 riod. Vincik fears this season’s count                              away like a cornered paparazzi. I later ob-
such seasonal flotsom ensures a winter protein boost for wildlife scavengers.
                                                                                                                         might prove smaller yet. Though he                                  served my warrior locating a likely mate.
                                                                                                                         surmises the Chinook population is                                  Their meeting was a kaleidoscope of mot-
                                                                                                                         “having bad times,” the scientist does                              tled magenta.
                                                                                                                         not predict curtains for the once-epic                                 I left the piscine pair solitude to reach
                                                                                                                         migration.                                                          the shallows. Hours of the digging, wal-
                                                                                                                            “This season’s numbers reflect occur-                            lowing and shuddering of their last dance
                                                                                                                         rences in the ocean and river from three to                         would soon begin. With a species so en-
                                                                                                                         four years ago,” he said. “People are now                           dangered, it didn’t seem right to cramp
                                                                                                                         making big efforts to give salmon more                              their style.
                                                                                                                         places to spawn. Tons of gravel have been                              For my chilly voyeurism and indeed, for
                                                                                                                         poured in the shallows to create new beds;                          the couple, this was -- as French love sto-
                                                                                                                         fishing has been banned. The required egg                           ries conclude -- la fin.

                                                                                                                             Story and photos by
                                                                                                                             SuSaN MaxwEll SkINNEr
 12 January 15, 2009                                                                                                                               Arden-Carmichael News

Inside and Outside Arden-Carmichael                                                                       The concert dates are:             attend an art workshop to dis-
                                                                                                          • Friday, Jan, 30: 7:30 p.m.,      cover symbols of harmony and
Car oil ‘myth’ debunked                                                                                   Christ Unity Church , 9249         expansive love. Practice acts of
                                   your oil at 5,000 miles instead   “And by reducing their oil us-       Folsom Blvd.                       kindness and goodwill by craft-
   The California Integrat-        of every 3,000 miles, drivers     age, drivers can protect their       • Saturday, Jan. 31: 7:30 p.m.,    ing Valentine cards for friends
ed Waste Management Board,         can reduce the amount of oil      pocketbooks and our environ-         St. John’s Lutheran Church,        and family. Free with admis-
California Environmental Pro-      generated and can keep used       ment.”                               1701 L St.                         sion.
tection Agency, and General        oil from entering the waste          A study by the waste man-         • Friday, Feb. 6: 7:30 p.m.,
Motors Corporation are work-       stream.                           agement board found that 73          First Presbyterian Church, 515     For more information on exhib-
ing together to educate Cal-          “We’re asking drivers to       percent of California drivers        Sunrise Ave., Roseville.           its and events call 808-7000 or
ifornians about the need to        check their vehicle owner’s       change their oil more frequent-      • Saturday, Feb. 7: 7:30 p.m.,     see the website www.crockerart-
change their vehicles’ oil based   manual for best car care prac-    ly than their manufacturer rec-      Faith Presbyterian Church, 625
on manufacturers’ guidelines       tices. With better cars, new      ommends, needlessly generat-         Florin Road.
and not automatically follow       technology, and the increase of   ing more used oil waste.                                                Jewish Film Festival turns 12
the long-standing 3,000 mile       synthetic oils, the 3,000 mile                                         For more information on RSVP          The Sacramento Jewish
standard.                          standard is not always recom-     For more information on this top-    and this concert series, go to     Film Festival will celebrate its
   If your vehicle manufac-        mended,” said board Chair-        ic, visit                 12th year with two dramas,
turer recommends changing          woman Margo Reid Brown.                                                                                   three documentaries and sev-
                                                                     RSVP for WEAVE                       Meet Buddha at the Crocker         eral short films highlighting a
                                                                        Kicking off their ninth sea-         According to tradition, Bud-    range of challenging and in-
                                                                     son of benefit concerts, Rec-        dha was a spiritual being who      sightful topics about the Jew-
                                                                     onciliation Singers Voices of        attained enlightenment and         ish experience on Saturday and
                                                                     Peace will be joined by the na-      shared his teachings, giving       Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8, at the
                                                                     tionally acclaimed Sacramen-         birth to Buddhism, a philos-       historic Crest Theatre, 1013
                                                                     to Children’s Chorus to pres-        ophy originating in Asia and       K St.
                                                                     ent a series of concerts titled      practiced for centuries.              The festival begins at 7
                                                                     “A Choral Tapestry” this                “Buddha,” an exhibition         p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, with
                                                                     month and next, as benefits for      on view from Jan. 31 to April      “The Secrets,” a film about
                                                                     WEAVE, Women Escaping a              19 at the Crocker Art Muse-        the challenges of two free-
                                                                     Violent Environment.                 um, explores the differenc-        spirited young women fac-
                                                                        Artistic Directors Julie Ad-      es of Buddhist belief revealed     ing the complexities of a re-
                                                                     ams and Lynn Stevens once            through the depiction of the       ligious lifestyle. Desserts and
                                                                     again combine forces to              Enlightened One in more than       coffee will follow the screen-
                                                                     share a mix of American lit-         40 objects dating from the first   ing. Neil Needleman’s short
                                                                     erature interwoven with the          millennium to the modern age.      “Trip to Prague” accompanies
                                                                     classics.                               Several programs will feature   this program.
                                                                        Founded in 1978, WEAVE is         the exhibit throughout Febru-         The “Not So Kosher Com-
                                                                     the primary provider of crisis in-   ary:                               edy Shorts” program shorts
                                                                     tervention services to survivors        6 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5 and    hits the screen at 10 p.m. with
                                                                     of domestic violence and sexual      19, noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays      “Circumcise Me.” This 2008
                                                                     assault in Sacramento County.        beginning Feb. 7, Sundays be-      documentary provides a hi-
                                                                     It is WEAVE’s mission to bring       ginning Feb. 1: Docents high-      larious and fascinating look at
                                                                     an end to domestic violence          light works of art examining       American-born Yisrael Camp-
                                                                     and sexual assault in partnership    the role of spirituality in art.   bell, a Catholic convert to Ju-
                                                                     with the community.                  Free with admission.               daism who becomes a stand-up
                                                                        All members of RSVP donate           Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday,       comedy star in Israel. Also on
                                                                     their time and all of their con-     Feb. 14: Second Saturday for       the program are Stephen and
                                                                     certs are free. Donations are        Families, “The Shape of Love,”     Joel Levinson’s “Jewno,” “Let
                                                                     accepted.                            lets families tour Buddha and      My People Grow” and “Get-
                                                                                                                                             ting There is Half the Fun.”
                                                                                                                                                At 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8,
                                                                                                                                             is a documentary about a rab-
                                                                                                                                             bi’s son with Down syndrome,
                                                                                                                                             “Praying with Lior.” At 3:10
                                                                                                                                             p.m. is “Love and Dance,” a
                                                                                                                                             story about a young boy torn
                                                                                                                                             between the conflicts of his
                                                                                                                                             Russian-born mother and Is-
                                                                                                                                             raeli father. The final film at
                                                                                                                                             5:15 p.m. is “Blessed is the
                                                                                                                                             Match,” with the short film
                                                                                                                                                General admission for each
                                                                                                                                             screening is $10, seniors and
                                                                                                                                             students $8.50, with combined
                                                                                                                                             film tickets available. Advance
                                                                                                                                             tickets are available at the Crest
                                                                                                                                             Theatre box office. Admission
                                                                                                                                             includes three hours of validat-
                                                                                                                                             ed parking at the Sacramento
                                                                                                                                             City Garage at 10th and L.

                                                                                                                                             For more information, visit www.
                                                                                                                                    or call 442-7378.
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                            January 15, 2009 1

  Martin Luther King day ‘on’ Jan. 19                                                                  Hear all about the North
                                                                                                       Watt Corridor plan
       n 1994, Congress initiated “King Day of         “This January 19th, we can all find a proj-
       Service,” which is an effort to transform     ect that suits us because the volunteer op-

       the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin       portunities are as diverse as they are plenti-            he draft North Watt Avenue Corridor Plan will be pre-
  Luther King Jr. into a day of community ser-       ful,” Chow said. “From sorting donations                  sented at a community meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
  vice that strengthens communities, empowers        for those in need to cleaning up a duck                   Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Aerospace Museum of California,
  individuals and bridges social barriers.           pond, we can find a way to serve our com-         3200 Freedom Park Drive.
     “It’s a day that we must take on, not take      munities.”                                          “The Watt Avenue plan reflects the input from local res-
  off,” said Kathy Chow, director of Hands On          Not alone but have kids in tow? All events      idents and business people, citizens’ groups and techni-
  Sacramento. That day is Monday, Jan. 19.           are family friendly so bring those tykes along,   cal staff,” said Sacramento County Principal Planner Tri-
     With King’s goals in mind, Hands On Sac-        she said. Not only will they get out of the       cia Stevens. The public draft of the Watt Avenue Corridor
  ramento in partnership with various local or-      house for fun and fresh air, they will learn      Plan includes a proposed transit-oriented development in
  ganizations, businesses and nonprofits, has        how they can make a difference in their com-      the Triangle Gateway area, near- and long-term transporta-
  organized more than 15 Martin Luther King          munity, a goal that continues to be very          tion options, and proposed streetscape, park and trail im-
  Jr. Day projects dubbed “80 Acts of Kind-          much a part of King’s vision.                     provements.
  ness: Keeping the Dream Alive.”                                                                        The Watt Avenue Corridor Plan will guide future devel-
     This year would have marked King’s 80th         For more information and to sign up for vol-      opment and improvements along the North Watt Avenue
  birthday and in honor of his legacy, volun-        unteer opportunities in your area, visit www.     corridor. In addition to opportunities for infill and revital-
  teers at all project sites will conclude the day and look for the MLK Day         ization, North Watt Avenue is also a major transportation
  with a reflection of 80 Acts of Kindness that      logo. Chow can be reached at 447-7063 or at       corridor with the potential to include bus rapid transit.
  they can perform in their community.                                  The plan addresses the community’s goals for business, employ-
                                                                                                       ment, and housing while also meeting regional transportation ob-

                                                                                                       To RSVP for the meeting or to find out more information, phone
                                                                                                       Stevens at 874-2926, or e-mail at or Addi-
                                                                                                       tional information can be found at: http://www.corridors.saccounty.

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 1 January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                       Arden-Carmichael News

                                                                       Leaks, rust, flakes and chill
Challenges abound behind the scenes when remodeling older homes

           lder homes, such as                                                                                  cast iron drain lines. Galvan-               If you already live
           those built in areas of                                                                              zied water lines can deterio-                in an older home,
           town like Curtis Park,                                                                               riate (rust out) so that water
                                                                                                                                                             unfortunately you
Land Park and East Sacramen-                                  Kent eberle                                       pressure is reduced to a trick-
                                                                                                                                                              probably already
to, many of which were built in                               rEMOdELINg sAVVy                                  le. Replacing water lines with
the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, pres-                                                                                  copper or AquaPex (flexible                   know this, but if
ent unique challenges when re-                                                                                  plastic) can be costly, especially          you’re new to older
modeling.                                                                                                       when the lines run within walls            home ownership, be
  In many cases, since these                                                                                    and ceilings.                                     prepared.
period homes are beautiful as        In this case, the costs can add      fire if the fuse or circuit breaker      Cast iron drain lines and
built originally, the goal may       up quickly when considering          does not function properly and        sewer lines beneath older
be to perform the work in such       system upgrades                      shut off when it becomes over-        homes can completely rust out
a way as to make the remodel                                              loaded.                               and leak, dumping drain water        will likely be called for, if the
or addition “feel” as though it      Antique electrical                      Grounding all of the 110-          and waste beneath your home,         unit(s) have not been replaced
was part of the original house.         Many older homes used             volt outlets and light fixtures in    or worse yet, back up into           already. In many cases, the old
Blending existing and new ma-        knob and tube wiring for the         a home can be a costly repair,        your house. You may have no          ducting will also need to be re-
terials is often an art.             electrical circuitry. This type of   and in many cases not even fea-       choice but to replace them.          placed, since many of the old
                                     wiring can be the cause of fires.    sible, due to lack of accessibil-        Many original sewer lines         supplies were typically made of
Watch out for…                       Over the years, the insulation       ity. Anything can be repaired,        that lead out of your home           sheet metal that may now have
   Older homes can also be a         coating around the wires be-         but the cost may not match the        and run to your sewer, or sep-       cracks, or be poorly insulated.
can of worms, since they can         comes very brittle and flakes or     benefit.                              tic system, used Orangeburg             Speaking of insulation, many
be more expensive to update          breaks off, making it vulnerable        Many older homes still have        pipe (bituminized fiber pipe         older homes were poorly insu-
if you want to stay true to the      to building up heat and possi-       old-style fuse boxes for the dis-     made of layers of wood pulp          lated, which compounds cool-
style of the home. In addi-          ble contact with other ignitable     tribution of electrical power.        and pitch), or similar prod-         ing and heating problems,
tion, all of the major build-        materials.                           Though electrical service pan-        ucts. These products deterio-        especially in winter. Many old-
ing systems – electrical, plumb-        Frequently, in an effort to       el updates have occurred on           rate over time and can be bro-       er areas have good tree cov-
ing, and heating and air may be      make homes energy efficient,         many homes over the years,            ken by trees or shrubs causing       er, which is great for summer
outdated and in need of total        insulation is piled on top of the    there are still some out there        sewer back up problems and           cooling, but poorly insulated
overhaul. These improvements         knob and tube wiring, elevat-        that have old fuse boxes, or          the need for total replacement.      older homes can be the cause
can be costly.                       ing the heat levels of the wiring    fuse boxes used as sub-panels.        This is quite common in old-         of substantial heating bills in
   Wall and ceiling coverings        to an even greater extent and        These too can be dangerous.           er areas and sewer line replace-     the winter.
may be removed when under-           possibly leading to a fire.          New electrical sub-panels or          ments can be a costly fix.              As you can readily see, old-
taking a remodel or an addi-            Many older homes used only        main service panel change outs                                             er home system updates can add
tion. This allows for systems        a few circuits for lighting and      or upgrades may be advised.           Running hot and cold                 up to thousands and thousands
upgrades to occur in these           110-volt outlets. The circuits                                               Old heating and air systems        of dollars. If you already live
work areas. However, this ac-        may be overloaded with too           Pipes and such                        can be energy inefficient and        in an older home, unfortunate-
cessibility does not typically ex-   many modern devices on one             Most older homes utilized           just down right inadequate. Re-      ly you probably already know
tend outside of the work areas.      circuit. This, too, can lead to      galvanized water lines and            placement of the existing units      this, but if you’re new to older
                                                                                                                                                     home ownership, be prepared.
                                                                                                                                                     If you’re thinking about buying
                                                                                                                                                     an older home, please educate
                                                                                                                                                     yourself and know going in that
                                                                                                                                                     these issues may come up.
                                                                                                                                                        As always, when remodeling
                                                                                                                                                     or adding on, choose someone
                                                                                                                                                     to guide you through the pro-
                                                                                                                                                     cess who can advise you of ev-
                                                                                                                                                     erything that might be come
                                                                                                                                                     up or need to be addressed.
                                                                                                                                                     Otherwise, the “creep” might
                                                                                                                                                     set in on you, and the cost of
                                                                                                                                                     your project can creep slowly
                                                                                                                                                     up at every turn.
                                                                                                                                                        Ideally, basing your selec-
                                                                                                                                                     tion of a company with a prov-
                                                                                                                                                     en track record with many years
                                                                                                                                                     of experience is likely your best
                                                                                                                                                     guarantee of a successful project.

                                                                                                                                                     Kent Eberle, owner of Eberle Re-
                                                                                                                                                     modeling, a Design-Build, resi-
                                                                                                                                                     dential remodeling company for
                                                                                                                                                     23 years, is a NARI Certified
                                                                                                                                                     Remodeler, Certified Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                     and Bath Remodeler, and past
                                                                                                                                                     president of The Greater Sacra-
                                                                                                                                                     mento Valley Chapter of NARI.
                                                                                                                                                     He can be reached via the web-
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                                                          January 15, 2009 15

                                                                                 Expect freezes ahead
Get out the pruning shears for January’s must-trim roses and trees

      anuary is pruning time
      for roses, with “the earli-
      er the better” a good rule.
                                          Sacramento Garden noteS
                                          By rOBErT hAMM
Growth buds start swelling fair-
ly early and the longer you wait
to prune, the more the first
spring blooms will be delayed.         ifornia or Mexico sold for Val-           make major differences in your
   Many other items are pruned         entines day. We often get frosts          success. There will also be prac-
now, including deciduous fruit         and freezes in February.                  tical experience with you taking
trees (such as apple, pear, peach,        Bulbs come into the nurser-            the cuttings and such home.
plum, etc.) and other fruiting         ies by the first week of January,            On Tuesday, Feb. 17, or Sat-
plants such as grapes, raspber-        however a few things HATE cold            urday, Feb. 21.
ry and blackberry. Flowering           soil and will only rot if planted
shrubs such as buddleia (except        too early – the primary example           Advanced topics
B. asciatica) can be trimmed now;      being caladiums, although some               This is a set of miscellaneous
as can summer and fall bloomers,       of the hybrid-colored summer              topics that will cover a num-
clematis, ornamental and shade         blooming calla lilies can also. Ei-       ber of topics partly directed by                    Polymonium ‘Snow and Saphires’ – for part shade, though will stand more sun
trees (except those noted later).      ther start these in pots indoors, or      questions from the attendees.                       than expected if only for a few hours. Grows about a foot tall. Supposedly
Please note that grapes and most       hold till the weather warms up.           Special propagation/ growing                        winter dormant, but mine are still green even after the frost last week. Seems
maples bleed sap badly if pruned          It is time to think of divid-          techniques, winter protection,                      no one told them.
to late, so prune those now.           ing and moving perennials, so             trends in the nursery industry,
   Perennials that benefit from        they get rooted in again before           why some plants are so hard           of hopeful looking ahead. We                 the kids received presents and
a good pruning each spring to          hot weather.                              to find, why so many garden-          need that more than ever at this             hot holiday meal at the Christ-
control sprawl include hybrid             If you’re dividing things and          ing rules aren’t always good for      time of dismal economies with all            mas party. Thank you all!
penstemon, perovskia and large         have extra, check with me about           the average gardener, common          of us affected one way or another.             Also I want to send a big
salvias. Remember, however, to         donating them for the bene-               misconceptions about plants              The garden for many is our ther-          thanks to those who sent in do-
wait on frost tender items.            fit sales.                                and wherever else your ques-          apy, our time to escape from the             nations for the animals’ shots
   Early spring bloomers such                                                    tions lead. It is a chance to         everyday problems, relax and put-            and food through the winter. I
as azalea, japonica, camellias, li-    Upcoming classes                          pick my brain of more than 35         ter, look ahead and just remember            thought I might have to give
lac, flowering quince, forsythia,         Classes are four hours (9 a.m.         years of gardening experience         the beauty of the world around us.           one of them up, but don’t have
deciduous magnolia, most spe-          to 1 p.m.) on either of the days          in several different climates.           As always, I’ll have new plants           that problem now. Thanks!
cies roses, dogwood, pieris, rho-      given and are held at the house,             On Tuesday, March 10, or           for you to try for the first time
dodendron, and the flowering           1689 Vallarta Circle. Cost per            Saturday, March 14.                   and old favorites to replace win-            Sacramento Garden Notes is writ-
forms of fruit trees (flowering        person, per class is $40 or any                                                 ter losses or overgrown oldies.              ten by Robert B. Hamm, P.O. Box
peach, pear, cherry, etc., grown       two classes for $70. Reservations         Benefit plant sale dates              I will also be trying to provide             189211, Sacramento, 95818-9211.
for flowers -- not fruit) have their   should be sent, with payment,                The early season sale of dor-      additional small starter plants              Phone 923-3745. E-mail: garden-
buds already formed, so hard           to: Robert Hamm, 1689 Vallarta            mant plants, potted bulbs and         that are cheaper for you to start   His month-
pruning will decrease or eliminate     Circle, Sacramento CA 95834.              bareroot perennials will be from      out with than expensive gallons.             ly plant sales benefit the Breaking
blooming this season. For these           First come, first served; all class-   Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, at the house.         I also want to say thank you              Barriers and Sunburst programs.
plants the rule is: “Prune imme-       es have limited availability. For            The north area February            to all of you who helped Sun-                Breaking Barriers assists with car-
diately after blooming.”               more info e-mail me or call, num-         sale of bareroot, potted bulbs,       burst and its kids this holiday              ing for people living with cata-
   Do not prune frost-tender           bers are at the end of the column.        growing and dormant potted            season. I am delighted to say,               strophic illnesses, primarily AIDS
plants yet.                                                                      perennials will be Feb. 14 to 16.     that even with the rough eco-                and breast cancer. Sunburst serves
   January and February are the        A class for new people                       For those of you who don’t         nomic times, you made sure all               children with AIDS.
months we are most likely to get          It doesn’t matter if your new          want to wait until late January for
frost and freeze damage. Do            to gardening, or just new to              the next sale to check out plants –
not prune or even clean up frost       Sacramento, this is a class for           or can’t make it out on a sale date
damage on tender plants un-            you, concerning our climate,              – you can make an appointment
til after March 1. Even frosted        our growing seasons, our soils            to come over at another time by
stems provide some protection          and how things grow and work              either e-mailing me leaving a mes-
to the growth underneath them,         here around Sacramento.                   sage on my machine, or calling
helping prevent further damage.           It also covers things like why         Kyle’s cell phone at 420-1398.
                                       so many things that don’t do                 Please note that while I add-
Notes and cautions                     well here are sold in local nurs-         ed some concrete walkways last
   Be careful early in the season      eries, when to plant what, and            year, parts of the yard are still
about plants brought into nurs-        translating labels and directions         often muddy, and it’s a grow-
eries from warmer areas that are       printed for national use into             ing area, so things are often not
far ahead of our area.                 something for Sacramento.                 signed and arranged as they are
   While most hardy perennials            On Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Sat-          at the downtown sales, at least
have a natural antifreeze in ear-      urday, Jan. 24.                           not early in the year.
ly spring as new growth emerg-
es, these plants brought in from       Plant propagation                         To the New Year
out of the area have outgrown             This covers how to propagate             I want to wish you all a Hap-
it. So while they may look bet-        plants from seed, cutting and             py New Year and hope that
ter, they are subject to cold and      division for the home garden-             2009 will be a healthy, happy
frost damage that locally grown        er without fancy equipment and            and prosperous year for you.
would shrug off.                       greenhouses. Not only does it               The New Year for gardeners al-
   A good example is blooming          cover techniques, but all the lit-        ways brings visions of new growth
rose bushes from Southern Cal-         tle things most classes miss that         and flowers to come, a new time
1 January 15, 2009                                                                                                                                                                          Arden-Carmichael News

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              Seniors 59+ – $7 Haircuts                                                              • I.I.C.R.C. Certified Firm              • Red Stain Removal
                                                                                                     • Carpet Repairs & Restretching         • Pet Urine Removal Treatment
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                                                                         (see map)
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                                        CLEANING                                                          CONSTRUCTION                                 ELECTRICAL                      ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

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                                                                                                                        Sacramento, California 95816                               • All textures • Smooth • Imperfect Smooth
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                                                            FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS!
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                                                                                           Singles Winter Dance                          Women of the World interest group of
                                                                                           Christian Singles Network’s Win-              the Sacramento Branch American Asso-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 26
                                                                                           ter Dance, 7 to 11:30 p.m., Carmi-            ciation of University Women. Reserva-          School district seeks input
                                                                                           chael Presbyterian Church, 5645 Mar-          tions with Leigh Stephens at 395-7891.         Sacramento City Unified School District
                                                                                           coni Ave. DJ dance music of all types                                                        community meeting for residents to “share
                                                                                           from 8 to 11:30 p.m., salsa and samba                                                        ideas for providing exceptional learning en-
                      There’s always more Calendar online at                               line dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Ca-         Jan. 23                                      vironments and maximizing district facility
                                                                                           sual dress. Tickets, $15 presale or $20                                                      use,” 6 to 8 p.m., Alice Birney Elementary,
                                                                                                             Italian film series
                                                                                           at the door, include light buffet, des-                                                      6251 13th St. Study all district real proper-
                                                                                           serts and the dance lessons. CSN danc-        Film series shows “My Brother is an Only
                                                                                                                                                                                        ty and K-12 school sites. Comments, ques-
                                                                                           es are non alcohol; all ages welcome.         Child,” where two brothers discover they
  Jan. 15                                   Jan. 17                                        Information from the 24-hour event            are more alike then they think, 8 p.m., at
                                                                                                                                                                                        tions and responses will be posted on the
                                                                                                                                                                                        district web site at
                                                                                           line, 658-0606, or the network’s office,      the Italian Center, 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd.,
Politics of investing                     Funeral information
                                                                                           530-878-8606. Pre-sale dance tickets          $10 admisssion. Shown in Italian, with
The Senior Connection offers a            Harry A. Nauman & Son Funeral Chapel
                                                                                           on-line at          English subtitles. Refreshments included.
class to analyze how past admin-          open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4041 Free-
                                                                                                                                         Information at ITALY-00.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 27
istrations have affected the U.S.         port Blvd., for all questions about funeral
                                                                                                                                         –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––              ‘Stumpwork’ for embroiderers
economy and changed the market-           planning. Free. Information at 452-6157.
place, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Easton          –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                  Jan. 18                                     Hot crab feed                                  Embroiderer’s Guild of America, 7
Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport                                                                                                              Courtyard School’s annual hot crab             p.m., SMUD Building, 6301 S St. Ce-
                                          New Year, new you                                Secrets of a wildlife watcher                                                                leste Chalasami will teach stumpwork
Blvd. Free. Information at 888-                                                                                                          feed and auction, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m.
                                          Free fitness fair at Arden Hills Resort Club     Let a naturalist help you sharpen your
334-3490 toll-free.                                                                                                                      dinner, 205 24th St. Features hot crab,        featuring a Gooseberry image. Visitors
                                          and Spa features free fitness assessments,       wildlife observation skills as you dis-
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                                                                                                        pasta, bread, and salad, $45. Live, si-        welcome. Information at 961-3558.
                                          balance testing and mini-training sessions       cover signs of the animals living in the      lent and dessert auctions. Information
Genealogy club meets                      by top area physical fitness trainers, 9 a.m.    oak woodland, 1:30 p.m., Effie Yeaw           at 442-5395.
Mission Oaks Genealogy Club               to 1:30 p.m., 1220 Arden Hills Lane.             Nature Center, 2850 San Lorenzo
meets, 1 p.m., at the senior center,      Food samples, give-aways and hydrostat-
                                                                                                                                         –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                Jan. 28
                                                                                           Way, Carmichael. Park fee, $5. Infor-
4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael.           ic body fat testing for a free. Information at   mation at 489-4918.                           ‘Use It or Lose It’                            Pops at lunchtime
Visitors welcome. Information at          482-6111 or website:                                                       Primrose Alzheimer’s facility presents a       Curvd Aire Brass Quintet plays pops to
483-4703.                                 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                                                              forum on “How to Make the Most of              classics, noon to 1 p.m., Westminster
                                                                                             Jan. 20                                     Your Memory, Part Two,” 1:30 to 2:30           Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Free.
                                          Video games for health?
                                                                                                                                         p.m., the third of a four-part series called   Information at 442-8939.
                                          Arcade Library hosts a class for all ages on
  Jan. 16                                 “Healthy Video Games,” 2 p.m., 2443              Women’s Connection                            “Use it or Lose It,” by Community Ed-          –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                                                                           Sacramento Women’s Connection lun-            ucation Director Kim Winters. Learn
                                          Marconi Ave. Can video games be healthy?                                                                                                      Reviving the brain
‘Use It or Lose It’                                                                        cheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lions            about emotional health and memory, re-
                                          Get your heart rate up with “Dance, Dance,                                                                                                    Larry Dawes leads brain workshops to
Primrose Alzheimer’s facility presents                                                     Gate, Club Room A, 3410 Westover              ducing stress, and the importance of so-
                                          Revolution” and Wii Sports. Free. Informa-                                                                                                    help you maintain mental agility. Features
a forum on “How to Make the Most                                                           McClellan Park. Features speaker Vicki        cial relationships. At the Asian Com-
                                          tion at 264-2920 or visit                                                                                                 four sessions of discussions and activities,
of Your Memory, Part One,” 1:30 to                                                         Mascara, and nationally recognized art-       munity Center, 7375 Park City. Free.
                                          –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                                                                                                             every Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Mission
2:30 p.m., the second of a four-part                                                       ist Sharon Mahnken displays wood carv-        Reservations at 393-9026 x 222.
series called “Use it or Lose It,” by     Living with wildlife                                                                                                                          Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons
                                                                                           ings. Cost, $20 per person. Reserva-
Community Education Director Kim          Explore ways that humans can peacefully                                                                                                       Drive. Space is limited. Reservations are
                                                                                           tions required by Jan. 14. Information
Winters. Learn about the benefits of      coexist with bats, raccoons, possums and                                                                                                      required. Information at 334-1072.
                                                                                           at 332-1461, or                 Jan. 23-25                                   –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
mental exercise, physical exercise, get   other wildlife in their neighborhoods,           –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
info on a brain-healthy diet and more.    1:30 p.m., Effie Yeaw Nature Center,                                                           Master gardeners’ clinics                      The anti-cancer diet
At the Asian Community Center, 7375       2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael.                Talk about the schools                        UC Master Gardeners present three              Author and nutritionist Bronwyn Sch-
Park City. Free. Reservations at 393-     Park fee, $5. Information at 489-4918.           Sacramento City Unified School Dis-           plant clinics to solve the public’s gar-       weigerdt discusses ways to lower your
9026 x 222.                               –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                trict community meeting for residents         dening problems. Bring samples from            exposure to cancer-causing compounds
                                                                                           to “share ideas for providing exceptional     problem insects or plants. At the Cal          and outlines components of a cancer-
                                                                                           learning environments and maximizing          Expo Fairgrounds, inside the Pavilion,         prevention diet, 7 p.m., Arcade Library,
                                                                                           district facility use,” 6 to 8 p.m., John     1600 Exposition Blvd. Friday, noon to          2443 Marconi Ave. Free. Information
                                                                                           F. Kennedy High School, 6715 Gloria           8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,           at 264-2920 or visit
                                                                                           Drive. Study all district real property and   and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Infor-
                                                                                           K-12 school sites. Comments, questions        mation at 875-6913.
                                                                                           and responses will be posted on the dis-
                                                                                           trict web site at                                                               Jan. 29
                                                                                                                                           Jan. 24                                      ‘Use It or Lose It’
                                                                                             Jan. 21                                                                                    Primrose Alzheimer’s facility presents a fo-
                                                                                                                                         Walk on the wild side                          rum on “How to Make the Most of Your
                                                                                           Hear a harpsichord                            Walk with a naturalist and explore the         Memory, Part Two,” 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.,
                                                                                           Harpsichordist Fayth Vollrath per-            winter season in the woodland, 1:30            the third of a four-part series called “Use
                                                                                           forms, noon to 1 p.m., Westminster            p.m., Effie Yeaw Nature Center, 2850           it or Lose It,” by Community Education
                                                                                           Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St. Free.         San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael. Park              Director Kim Winters. Learn about mem-
                                                                                           Information at 442-8939.                      fee, $5. Information at 489-4918.              ory and identity, personal and collective
                                                                                                                                                                                        memories, and more. At the Asian Com-
                                                                                           Know your fruits                                                                             munity Center, 7375 Park City. Free.
                                                                                           Food Preservation demonstration on              Jan. 25                                      Reservations at 393-9026 x 222.
                                                                                           citrus and tropical fruits, 6:30 to 8                                                        –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                                                                           p.m., Sacramento County UC Cooper-            East meets West in concert
                                                                                           ative office, 4145 Branch Center Road,        Sacramento Youth Symphony and The              The Thin Green Line
                                                                                                                                         Firebird Youth Orchestra in San Jose           Sacramento County rangers, state Fish
                                                                                           $3. No pre-registration required. In-
                                                                                                                                         join for a presentation of traditional         and Game wardens and US Fish and
                                                                                           formation at 875-6913.
                                                                                                                                         Chinese music. Begins with the Chinese         Wildlife officials are all part of the thin
                                                                                                                                         New Year Lion Dance, followed by se-           green line that protects wildlife, fish,
                                                                                           How to pack light                             lections of traditional Chinese music us-      parks and resources from harm. Hear
                                                                                           Learn how to pack for months in               ing original instruments and costuming.        stories both funny and tragic from
                                                                                           merely a carry-on sized suitcase, get         Classical symphonic selections, too. At        those who keep the thin green line
                                                                                           other hints on traveling light with min-      3 p.m., Sacramento Community Center            from unraveling, 7 p.m., Effie Yeaw
                                                                                           imum baggage, 9:30 a.m. demonstra-            Theatre, 1301 L St. Tickets $20, gen-          Nature Center, 2850 San Lorenzo
                                                                                           tion, 10 a.m. travel show, Mission Oaks       eral, $10 for children and students with       Way, Carmichael. Park fee, $5. Infor-
                                                                                           Community Center, 4701 Gibbons                ID, at 808-5181.                               mation at 489-4918.
                                                                                           Drive. Free. Information at 972-0336          –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                                                                           or website
                                                                                                                                         Free e-waste recycling
                                                                                                                                         McClatchy High School’s Rugby
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jan. 30
                                                                                             Jan. 22                                     Boosters fund-raise with a free e-waste        RSVP for WEAVE
                                                                                                                                         recycling drop-off, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,          Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace
                                                                                           ‘Women in the Media’                          at the school, 3066 Freeport Blvd. Ac-         present “A Choral Tapestry,” 7:30 p.m.,
                                                                                           Women members from area media dis-            cepting electronic waste including tele-       Christ Unity Church, 9249 Folsom
                                                                                           cuss their working challenges and issues,     visions, monitors, computers, com-             Blvd., a benefit for WEAVE. Includes
                                                                                           7 p.m., Belle Cooledge Library Com-           puter components, phones, VCRs and             Sacramento Children’s Chorus. Dona-
                                                                                           munity Room, corner of Fruitridge and         DVDs, cameras, and more. Informa-              tions accepted. For more information,
                                                                                           South Land Park Drive. Hosted by the          tion at                      see the website
Arden-Carmichael News                                                                                                                                                       January 15, 2009 19

  Save Ourselves                                                                                      • A Latina Support Group facilitated by            al presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. On

  Breast cancer support abounds                                                                       Angie Mejia (267-3303) meets at Sut-
                                                                                                      ter Cancer Center, 2800 L. St., Room
                                                                                                      752 on the first and third Monday of
                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, Jan. 21, Dr. Arnold Al-
                                                                                                                                                         monte, an El Dorado Hills plastic sur-
                                                                                                                                                         geon who specializes in reconstruc-
                                                                                                      each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m..                    tive surgery for breast cancer patients,
  Special to the Arden-Carmichael News             Meetings are held the first and third              • A support group for lesbians meets               will speak. At the Feb. 18 meeting, lo-
                                                   Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.,                 on the third Monday of each month                  cal artist Frankie Hansbearry will dis-

        ave Ourselves, the Breast Cancer           noon, and 6 p.m. and the first and                 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 410 Alhambra                cuss the topic “Art as a Modality for
        Organization of Sacramento, of-            third Monday at 7 p.m.. There are                  Blvd. This group is facilitated by Rox-            Healing.”
        fers support, survivorship, educa-         groups tailored to those who are new-              anne Hardenburgh (920-7870).
  tion, and advocacy to women and their            ly diagnosed, in treatment, post treat-            • Open door meetings: On the third                 For more information, see the web-
  families affected by breast cancer since         ment, or living with metastatic dis-               Wednesday of each month, a speaker                 site or phone the
  1991. All services are free.                     ease.                                              addresses some topic related to breast             24-hour hotline at 1-800-422-9747 or
                                                      The facilitator, Cass Brown Capel, is           cancer. Meetings are in the second                 916-448-5432. Caring and supportive
  Support meetings                                 a trained professional and also a breast           floor training room of Nordstrom’s                 volunteers (all breast cancer survivors
    Four different groups for English-             cancer survivor. For more information,             at Arden Fair Mall. From 6:15 to 7                 themselves) help callers find answers to
  speaking women meet bi-monthly at                contact Capel at 787-8787 or phone                 p.m., there is informal support/con-               their questions, direct them to an appro-
  various Sacramento-area locations.               the hotline at 448-5432.                           versation, followed by the education-              priate support group, or just listen.

                                                                                Newcomer’s Buffet                           cess to creating art. Supplies pro-     side Room, 4641 Marconi Ave. A
 Jan. 31                                 Feb. 3                                 The Widowed Persons Association of          vided for the first session and stu-    12-step group for people struggling
Loving your chocolate                  China commentary                         California invite any and all widows        dents provided with a materials list    with obesity, food obsession, or eat-
Arden Hills Resort Club and            Local writer/author Lawrence             and widowers to attend their Newcom-        for further lessons. From 2:30 to 5     ing disorders. For more information,
Spa hosts a “Healthy and Heal-         Klepinger gives two presentations on     er’s Buffet and Social at 5:30 p.m., ev-    p.m., Ethel Hart Center, 915 27th       call 1-800-600-6028.
ing Chocolate” class, 11 a.m. to       his recent book of commentary and        ery third Monday, at the Plaza Hof          St.; $25 per lesson. Information at     –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
12:30 p.m. Make chocolate a part       analysis on the People’s Republic of     Brau, El Camino at Watt Avenue. The         808-5462.                               Women’s networking
of a well-balanced diet; learn what    China, “China House,” 10 to 11 a.m.      cost varies as the choice is from a no-     –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––       Soroptimist International of Sacra-
types of chocolate are best for your   and 6 to 7 p.m., Sacramento Asian        host buffet menu. For more informa-         Free Medicare counseling                mento South, a service club for busi-
body plus the surprising healing at-   Community Center, 7375 Park City         tion, call 972-9722.                        Health Insurance Counseling & Ad-       ness and professional women for 47
tributes of chocolate. Cost, $20.      Drive. Free. Information by e-mail at    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––           vocacy Program (HICAP) offers           years, meets second and fourth Tues-
Space limited. Information at 482-, or web-     Toastmasters meet                           free, unbiased information and assis-   days, 12:15 p.m., for lunch and pro-
6111 or            site          Guests always welcome at Klassy Talk-       tance with Medicare problems, help      grams at Aviators Restaurant, Exec-
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––      –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––        ers Toastmasters to have fun while im-      with health and long-term care in-      utive Airport, 6151 Freeport Blvd.
Counting crows, etc.                   Wine social at the Casa                  proving speaking and leadership skills,     surance. HICAP does not sell, en-       Fund-raising, networking, commu-
Learn how you and your fam-            Casa Garden Restaurant hosts a           7 to 8:30 p.m., Executive Airport 6151      dorse, or recommend insurance.          nity service. Information: President
ily can help local avian wild-         wine social, 11:30 a.m., with hors       Freeport Blvd., 95822. Information:         Appointments are every Tuesday          Colleen Truelsen, 429-9901, email:
life by participating in Februar y’s   d’oeuvres, entree, dessert and wine      Jan at 284-4236 or www.sacramen-            with John Gallapaga, call 376-8915
12th annual Great Backyard Bird        samplings, $16 per person. Pro-                         to schedule an appointment. For ap-     –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Count, 10 a.m., Belle Cooledge         ceeds benefit the Sacramento Chil-       –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––           pointments in Spanish, call Marta       Barbershop Harmony
Librar y, 5600 South Land Park         dren’s Home. Reservations required                                                   Erismann at 231-5110.
                                                                                Co-Dependents Anonymous                                                             Sacramento Capitolaires Barbershop
Drive. Julie Serences, education       at 452-2809.                                                                         –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                                                                Co-Dependents Anonymous meets,                                                      Chorus rehearsals, 7 p.m., Sierra Ar-
chair of the Sacramento Audubon        –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––        7:30 p.m., Friends Church, Fireside         Food Addicts Anonymous                  den United Church of Christ, 890
Society, will explain this important                                            Room, 41st and E streets. This 12-step      Food Addicts in Recovery Anon-          Morse Ave. Open to “men who like
                                       Recorder group gathers
bird counting program designed                                                  group is for people whose common            ymous meets, 9 p.m., Luther-            to sing.” Call Joe Samora for de-
                                       The Sacramento Recorder Society
for beginning to advanced bird-                                                 problem has been an inability to main-      an Church of Our Redeemer, Fire-        tails, 631-9848.
                                       meets again under the baton of Bay
watchers. Information at 264-                                                   tain healthy relationships. We support
                                       Area early music scholar Frances Fel-
2920 or www.saclibrar                                                    each other in developing fulfilling re-
                                       don, 7 to 9:15 p.m., 890 57th St.
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––                                               lationships. For more information, call
                                       Newcomers welcome. Bring your in-
‘A Choral Tapestry’                    strument and music stand. Informa-       558-0448.
Reconciliation Singers Voices of       tion at 489-2771, 391-7520 or see the    –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Peace continue the concert series,     website            Evening Tai Chi class
“A Choral Tapestry,” 7:30 p.m., St.                                             Sixty-plus minute class includes Yang
John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 L                                                  style Tai Chi, Chi Gong exercis-
St. Benefits WEAVE, a safe house         Mondays                                es, and strength training using elastic
for women escaping a violent en-                                                bands, 6:30 p.m., Parkside Community
vironment. Includes Sacramento         Tai Chi at Hart Center                   Church, 5700 South Land Park Drive.
Children’s Chorus. Donations ac-       Chinese exercise combines specif-        Open enrollment – join anytime. Cost:
cepted. For more information, see      ic movements and relaxation, 1:30 to     $15 a month for members, $20 for
the website         2:30 p.m., Hart Senior Center, 915       non-members. Information: 421-0492.
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––      27th St. Instructor, Mamie Woo. Infor-   –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
                                       mation at 808-5462.
Middle School band clinic              –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––        Girls-only karate
El Camino High School Band’s                                                    Karate for girls ages 7 and older, 6:30
12th annual Middle School Band         Hatha yoga class                         to 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge No. 6, Riv-
Clinic concert, 2:30 p.m., at the      Instructor Pat Shaw teaches stu-         erside Boulevard at Florin Road. Meets
school, 4300 El Camino Ave. Free.      dents to align the body through          Mondays and Wednesdays. Informa-
Concert wraps up a day of music for    breathing techniques, postures and       tion at 470-9950.
sixth through eighth graders. Infor-   deep relaxation, 3 to 4 p.m., Hart       –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
mation from Band Director Kevin        Senior Center, 915 27 th St. In-
                                       formation at 808-5462. Repeats           Community sing-along
Glaser, 971-7449.
                                       Wednesdays, Fridays.                     Join the group singing old hymns, folk
                                       –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––        songs, and popular ballads, just for fun.
                                                                                “Shower singers” welcome. First and
 Feb. 2                                Gray Eagles meet                         third Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Fahs
                                       Gray Eagles, a social group for men      Room, Unitarian Universalist Soci-
Community sing-along                   and women, hears guest speak-
Harmonize on old hymns, folk songs                                              ety of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd.
                                       ers on air shows, flying and war-        Free. Information at 284-5320.
and popular ballads, just for fun.     birds, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., second
Shower singers welcome. From 1 to      Mondays of the month. Visitors
2:30 p.m., Fahs Room, Unitarian                                                   Tuesdays
                                       welcome. Free, at the Home-
Universalist Society of Sacramento,    town Buffet (private dining room),       Pastel landscapes class
2425 Sierra Blvd. Free. Information    4300 Florin Road. Information at         Award-winning pastel artist Reif
at 284-5320.                           421-0844.                                Erickson teaches a four-step pro-
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