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Volume 6 Issue 8                          Serving Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Orangevale & Gold River                                                                                              Second Edition for April 2011




One Unique Mission                                                                                                                                                      Sac Metro Fire
                                                                                                                                                                     Announces New Chief
                                                                                                                                                                       Sacramento Region - Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                                    Metropolitan Fire District’s Board of
                                                                                                                                                                    Director’s are pleased to announce
                                                                                                                                                                    the appointment of Kurt Henke to
                                                                                                                                                                    the position of Fire Chief, replacing
                                                                                                                                                                    William B. Sponable after his April 1,
                                                                                                                                                                    2011 retirement.
                                                                                                                                                                       Chief Henke was hired as the
                                                                                                                                                                    Deputy Chief of Operations for
                                                                                                                                                                    Metro Fire on October 1, 2009. His
                                                                                                                                                                    professional career began in 1984 as a
                                                                                                                                                                    Firefighter/EMT with the Department
                                                                                                                                                                    of the Navy, Skaggs Island Fire
                                                                                                                                                                    Department. Chief Henke moved
                                                                                                                                                                    on in 1985 to become a full-time
                                                                                                                                                                    Firefighter with the City of Vallejo     Kurt Henke, new Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                                    Fire Department. From there he pro-      Metropolitan Fire Chief
                                                                                                                                                                    moted to Captain in 1992, where he
                                                                                                                                                                    was assigned to the Training and         the capacity of Manager to both the
                                                                                                                                                                       Suppression divisions and was         Suppression and Fire Prevention divi-
                                                                                                                                                                    appointed as the Director of Training    sions; a position he held until he left
                                                                                                                                                                    in 1996. Chief Henke was promoted        to become a part of the Metro family.
                                                                                                                                                                    to Assistant Fire Chief in 1998, in


                                                                                                                                                                         Construction Detours
                                                                                                                                                                      Pedestrians, Shifts Traffic at
                                                                                                                                                                    Sacramento International Airport
                                                                                                                                                                       Sacramento – Drivers and pedes-       construction is underway and will
The Western Range Operations Control Center provides command and control of all Vandenberg launches and oversees the Western Range                                  trians are urged to exercise cau-        last approximately three months.
which encompasses the west coast of the continental United States. The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base serves                                          tion and patience when driving at        A two-way intersection controlled
                                                                                                                                                                    Sacramento International Airport         by a stop sign located next to the
as a strategic rocket and missile launch site for both unmanned government and commercial satellites. (Photo by Benjamin Faske)
                                                                                                                                                                    (SMF) through the summer. Road           Administration Building has been
                                                                                                                                                                    work is underway to construct a traf-    removed. The two lanes of traffic
By Ryan Mattox                            Vandenberg Air Force Base.                    King has completed more than        you will find them in the middle        fic circle to control traffic flowing    that continue to Terminal B have
                                             “My office is responsible for all       four years of military service.        of one of the military’s busiest and    between Terminal A and Terminal          been shifted to the South and an
   About a hundred miles or so
                                          of the electronic security alarm sen-         You won’t find King and the other   most important space and missile        B for the near-future and Terminal A     ADA compliant pedestrian detour
from the glitz of Hollywood and
                                          sors for assets critical to national       men and women at Vandenberg            missions within the Department of       and Central Terminal B by the end        has been routed along the Terminal
the sights and sounds of Venice
                                          security,” said King, a 2004 gradu-        strolling down Rodeo Drive or tak-     Defense, and maybe passing a cow        of 2011.                                 A ground transportation area and
beach, Sunset Boulevard and Rodeo
                                          ate of Bella Vista High School, Fair       ing a run across Venice beach, but     or two along the way.                      The first two phases of this proj-    through the Administration Building
Drive, lies an area that breaks most
                                          Oaks.                                                                                                                     ect have the greatest impact to driv-    parking lot to ensure safety.
stereotypes about California. Amid
                                             In addition to King and his unit, the                                                                                  ers but passengers are advised to           The second phase of traffic circle
the rocky surf of the Pacific, serene
                                          Vandenberg mission also includes                                                                                          expect roadway construction at SMF       construction will last an additional
cow pastures and vineyards stand-
                                          the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mis-                                                                                       until the opening of the new Central     three months and will again re-route
ing tall on the hillsides, the son of a
                                          sion, dealing with nuclear threats,                                                                                       Terminal B in late 2011.                 pedestrian but maintain the roadway
Sacramento man is helping manage
                                          training students in the missile fields                                                                                      “Construction crews are doing         drive lanes that have been estab-
one of the largest space and missile
                                          and the growing demand for Global                                                                                         what they can to minimize the            lished in phase one.
complexes in the world.
                                          Positioning System coverage.                                                                                              impact to our customers as the              Sacramento County Airport
   Air Force Senior Airman Chad
                                             “I ensure that the security systems                                                                                    roadways are prepared for Central        System is responsible for planning,
M. King, son of Michael King of
                                          guarding high-priority assets remain                                                                                      Terminal B’s opening and the future      developing, operating and main-
Sacramento, is playing an important                                                                                                                                 of Sacramento International,” said       taining the county’s four airports:
                                          in good working condition,” said
part in America’s military space mis-                                                                                                                               Hardy Acree, Director of Airports.       Sacramento International Airport,
                                          King.
sion at Vandenberg Air Force Base,                                                                                                                                  “However, it is important that driv-     Executive Airport, Mather Airport
                                             With its unique mission and iso-
as a member of the Air Force’s 30th                                                                                                                                 ers stay alert to ensure their safety    and Franklin Field. For more infor-
                                          lated location, King and his fellow
Space Wing. The wing manages the                                                                                                                                    and that of our passengers while         mation, visit www.sacairports.org.
                                          Vandenberg airmen feel they have a
Department of Defense space and                                                                                                                                     navigating the roadways.”
                                          lot to offer to the space and missile
missile testing mission, as well as                                                                                                                                    The first phase of traffic circle
                                          missions.                                  Air Force Senior Airman Chad M. King is an electronic security systems
the placement of satellites to polar
                                             “I love having the technical            technician with the 80th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg
orbit from the West Coast.
                                          knowledge needed to do this job.
   King is an electrical secu-                                                       Air Force Base, Calif. King is playing an important part in supporting
                                          I learn many new things every day
rity systems technician with the                                                     America’s military space and missile mission from Vandenberg AFB.
                                          here. I also love deploying in defense
80th Security Forces Squadron at
                                          of this country,” said King.
                                                                                     (Photo by Benjamin Faske)



                                                                                                                                   Crystal Apple Awards Night
                                                                                                                                      Honors Area Teachers
                                                                                                                            From Jon Dresser                        significant role educators play in the   awards were Michael Peoples of
                                                                                                                                                                    development of our youth and the         Mesa Verde, Walter Rodriguiz of Del
                                                                                                                               Citrus Heights – More than 200
                                                                                                                                                                    dedication and fine example the five     Campo, Kristan Edington of Bella
                                                                                                                            people attended Crystal Apple
                                                                                                                                                                    winners represented.                     Vista and David Levis of New San
                                                                                                                            Awards Night, Wednesday, April
                                                                                                                                                                       Seminary students performed           Juan.
                                                                                                                            13th, as five San Juan Unified School
                                                                                                                                                                    two songs dedicated to their award-        The event was sponsored by the
                                                                                                                            District teachers were honored by
                                                                                                                                                                    winning teachers. Julie Dean and         Carmichael and Citrus Heights
                                                                                                                            seminary students of the Church of
                                                                                                                                                                    Houston Wilfley presented a crystal      Stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ
                                                                                                                            Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as
                                                                                                                                                                    apple to Norm Ryan, a Casa Roble         of Latter Day Saints, planned by
                                                                                                                            teachers of the year. Several talks
                                                                                                                                                                    High history teacher and varsity foot-   Naomi Harper and emceed by Derek
                                                                                                                            by students, Church leaders and
                                                                                                                                                                    ball coach. Other teachers receiving     Jackson.
                                                                                                                            school board members stressed the

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 California Moves to Force Unionization on Seeking Residents for
Workers Via Intimidation & Coercive Tactics Planning Advisory Council                                                               Commentary by Supervisor
Commentary by                                                                          surrounding the card check legisla-                                                                                                 the project that would better fit the
Katie Gage &                                                                           tion in California. If signed into law,      Roberta MacGlashan                                                                     community, request that the County
John Kabateck                                                                          it will diminish worker freedom. At                                                                                                 review certain possible conflicts
                                                                                                                                       One of the most critical com-                                                       with nearby community assets that
                                                                                       any time under this process, a worker
   In recent weeks, the California                                                                                                  ponents of any County review of                                                        staff might not have recognized, and
                                                                                       could be approached by a union
state Senate passed legislation on a                                                                                                requests to develop property is input                                                  assist the project proponent in identi-
                                                                                       representative and asked to sign a
party-line vote that would eliminate                                                                                                from the community. There is no bet-                                                   fying additional community outreach
                                                                                       card in support of unionization. The
the secret ballot in union organizing                                                                                               ter mechanism for this review than                                                     strategies.
                                                                                       secret ballot is a time-honored tradi-
elections for farm workers. The leg-                                                                                                the Community Planning Advisory                                                           If you are interested in the CPAC,
                                                                                       tion developed to help keep elec-
islation, SB 104 by Senate President                                                                                                Council (CPAC) – especially in the                                                     please feel free to contact my Chief
                                                                                       tions fair and free of intimidation. In
pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, would                                                                                                    community of Fair Oaks.                                                                of Staff, Ted Wolter, at (916)874-
                                                                                       fact, it was Governor Jerry Brown
allow farm workers to form a col-                                                                                                      At the moment, there are vacan-                                                     5491. He would be more than happy
                                                                                       who signed the original Agricultural
lective bargaining union through a                                                                                                  cies on the Fair Oaks CPAC, and I                                                      to discuss the application process
                                                                                       Labor Relations Act in 1975 and
majority sign up – essentially insti-                                                                                               would like to encourage those who                                                      and CPAC service with you.
                                                                                       was a major supporter of the secret
tuting “card check” at the state level.                                                                                             are interested to apply and be inter-                                                     Or, you can always attend my
                                                                                       ballot election process, along with
And of course, Big Labor is ecstatic,                                                                                               viewed to fill these vacancies.           Roberta MacGlashan                           monthly       Community        Cabinet
                                                       John Kabateck                   United Farm Workers founder Cesar
trying to portray the vote in the state                                                                                                The CPAC has proved an invalu-                                                      Meeting. I am in the community
                                                                                       Chavez.                                                                                  Your review comes very early
Senate as a victory for workers. But      with legislation that fattens their                                                       able resource to me in my time as                                                      every third Wednesday of the month
                                                                                          SB 104 would open the floodgates                                                   in the process, and is usually the
sometimes the truth just slips out        pockets with more money. Then, Big                                                        County Supervisor. The group has                                                       to meet with residents about issues
                                                                                       to intimidation and coercion. Small                                                   first opportunity for the public to
and the real intentions are revealed.                                                                                               helped to review myriad applications                                                   of interest to them while also hosting
                                          Labor uses this money to provide             businesses would be shackled with                                                     comment on the preliminary pro-
A key strategist for the farm workers                                                                                               and requests, and their input has                                                      a different speaker from the County.
                                          them cover in the form of campaign           additional costs and interference                                                     posal. At the end of each item, you
union in California was quoted as                                                                                                   helped the County make better plan-                                                    The meetings occur at Dianda’s
                                          contributions. And ultimately, Big           by government bureaucrats, which                                                      and the rest of the CPAC members
saying, “this is about power.”                                                                                                      ning decisions for the community.                                                      Italian Bakery in the Old Fair Oaks
                                          Labor demands “payback” for their            will result in increased unemploy-                                                    will vote on recommendations that
   For Big Labor, they have been                                                                                                       As a member of the CPAC, you                                                        Village at 7:30am. In April I will be
                                          support in the form of anti-worker,          ment. The most likely outcome is                                                      will be forwarded to County staff
dealt defeat after defeat, as workers                                                                                               would be expected to attend one                                                        hosting the Registrar of Voters who
                                          anti-small business legislation.             that small businesses may have to                                                     and, depending on the nature of the
and small businesses have stood up                                                                                                  meeting a month. During these                                                          will be making a presentation on
                                             More fascinating is the fact that         shut their doors. That is why the                                                     request, all the way to the full Board
to them to reject their agenda that                                                                                                 meetings, you will be presented with                                                   changes to the Board of Supervisors’
                                          similar legislation being promoted           National Federation of Independent                                                    of Supervisors.
forces workers into unions, regard-                                                                                                 various requests from property own-                                                    district boundaries. In May, I am
                                          in California has been rejected by           Business (NFIB) has been such a                                                          The recommendations you make
less of whether they want to join one                                                                                               ers seeking to develop their property                                                  excited to announce that we will be
                                          the U.S. Congress. Last year, a              strenuous opponent of this terrible                                                   will not be limited to just approval
or not. As articulated by Big Labor’s                                                                                               or make changes to their existing                                                      hearing from our new Sheriff, Scott
                                          debate occurred between the small            public policy which strips “mom                                                       or denial of the project. In fact, you
supporters, this legislation is about                                                                                               homes or businesses that require                                                       Jones. I hope to see you there.
                                          business community and Big Labor             and pop” businesses and employees                                                     will be able to suggest changes to
the union bosses wanting more                                                                                                       County approval.
                                          over the Federal card check legisla-         of their independence – there is no
“power” over workers’ wages, ben-         tion, which economists estimated             “free choice” about it.
efits and workplace conditions. But       would cost America 600,000 jobs in              Workers and small businesses in
more importantly, Big Labor wants         one year alone. Voters overwhelm-            California need to continue to stand
more “power” in the form of union         ingly rejected candidates at the             up to Big Labor and reject this job-
dues to spend on political candidates     polls who were bought and paid for           killing, anti-worker, anti-small busi-
who support their radical agenda.         by Big Labor – delivering an over-           ness legislation. A national debate
What isn’t reported is the fact that      whelmingly rebuke to California              has occurred over this bad policy
if this legislation, awaiting action      Congressman George Miller – the              and Big Labor lost. It is time that
by the State Assembly, becomes law        chief architect of the Federal card          members of the California legisla-
it will mean more union dues for          check legislation. California is in the      ture receive that message as well.
union bosses to spend on behalf of        midst of a jobs crisis, so it isn’t clear
candidates who support an agenda of                                                       Katie Gage is the executive direc-
                                          why elected officials are supporting
forced unionization.                                                                   tor of the Workforce Fairness Institute
                                          legislation that will undoubtedly
   A vicious cycle exists between                                                      (WFI) & John Kabateck is the
                                          cost California jobs they can’t afford
Big Labor and its political allies. Its                                                executive director of the NFIB/CA.
                                          to lose.
political allies bail out Big Labor          Let’s point out the facts




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 Sacramento Businessman Found Easter Rabbits are Not Impulse Decisions
      Guilty of Tax Evasion
From Sacramento District                of tobacco products in Sacramento.      in    the amount of $950,396.
Attorney’s Office                       Hamid evaded the California                The five-member California State
                                        tobacco products tax by purchas-        Board of Equalization (BOE) is a
  Sacramento Region - Sacramento
                                        ing untaxed tobacco products from       publicly elected tax board. The BOE
businessman Abdelmajid M. Hamid
                                        outside California, failing to pos-     collects more than $48 billion annu-
has been found guilty of tobacco tax
                                        sess a California tobacco product       ally in taxes and fees supporting
evasion, the California State Board
                                        distributor’s license, and failing to   state and local government services.
of Equalization announced today.
                                        report his untaxed tobacco products.    It hears business tax appeals, acts
  Hamid was found guilty and
                                           The charges were based on            as the appellate body for franchise
sentenced on April 12, 2011
                                        Hamid’s failure to pay the State        and personal income tax appeals,          Sacramento Region – It’s the            the shelter that would make fantastic      sure they are adopted. Rabbits can
by Sacramento Judge Marjorie
                                        of California $792,511 in tobacco       and serves a significant role in the   time of the year again when spring         pets for the right family, and we are      be great pets for certain families, but
Koller on two felony counts of
                                        excise tax between January 1, 2007      assessment and administration of       has sprung, the weather is warmer,         always pleased when we can find            like all pets, have specific require-
tobacco tax evasion. The case was
                                        and June 30, 2008. Hamid received       property taxes. For more infor-        and many children’s thoughts turn          them permanent homes,” said Dave           ments for care and feeding and are a
prosecuted by the Sacramento
                                        a sentence of 2 years in state prison   mation on other taxes and fees in      to the Easter Bunny. With Easter           Dickinson, Interim Shelter Director.       long term commitment.
County District Attorney’s Office.
                                        and was ordered to pay restitu-         California, visit www.taxes.ca.gov.    just around the corner, the Animal         “We just want to make sure all rab-           If you are interested in learning
  Hamid was the owner of Cheaper
                                        tion to the Board of Equalization                                              Shelter wants to make sure that rab-       bits adoptions around the Easter           more about whether a bunny is a
Wholesale, a retailer and distributor
                                                                                                                       bits adopted or purchased don’t end        holiday are permanent adoptions.”          good pet for you, visit http://www.
                                                                                                                       up returning to the shelter after the         The shelter receives from 50 to         saccountyshelter.net or www.team-
                                                                                                                       holiday.                                   100 rabbits a year, and works with         fur.org for more information about
                                                                                                                          “We do have rabbits available at        local rabbit rescue groups to make         rabbit maintenance and care.



                                                                                                                        Sacramento County Responds to
                                                                                                                        Grand Jury’s Report on Ingentra
                                                                                                                          Sacramento – In response to the         None-the-less, we are pursuing every       for Proposals such as bonding and
                                                                                                                       Grand Jury’s report on County pro-         possible option to reduce this liabil-     insurance
                                                                                                                       cesses stemming from the $20M              ity as well as institute practices that    · Enhanced vendor background
                                                                                                                       County liability owed to the federal       insure this cannot happen again.”          investigations pre-award
                                                                                                                       government in the Ingentra case,               Essentially, the County is institut-   · Risk-based contract monitoring
                                                                                                                       Sacramento County is pleased that          ing tighter controls and safeguards,       criteria
                                                                                                                       that the Grand Jury confirmed there        a higher level of risk assessment          Status of Liability and Criminal
                                                                                                                       was no criminal activity on the part       and investigation for potential con-       Activity
                                                                                                                       of County employees and there was          tracts, and tightening up protections         We are working with the IRS
                                                                                                                       criminal fraud on the part of Ingentra.    against a contractor’s failure to per-     through the Offer In Compromise
                                                                                                                       Additionally, many of the process          form, especially in light of contract      process to determine a final liability.
                                                                                                                       changes that the report recommends         renewals.                                  The process is ongoing and can take
                                                                                                                       are already in progress.                       Outline of New Practices in            a number of years. The two defen-
                                                                                                                          “When the error was discovered          Place:                                     dants involved in the federal crimi-
                                                                                                                       with the Ingentra payroll, we imme-        · Maintain strict controls of              nal investigation are scheduled for
                                                                                                                       diately began assessing risk and           Purchasing authority within the cur-       sentencing: CEO, Albert Cipoletti on
                                                                                                                       procedures for all of our contracting      rent department head delegation            May 6 and Controller Kerry Seaman
                                                                                                                       process,” said Steve Szalay, Interim       · Enhanced contract performance and        on May 13. Both have been charged
                                                                                                                       County Executive. “Though this             vendor assessments “pre-extension”         with one count of federal wire fraud
                                                                                                                       liability is significant, it’s important   on multi-year contracts including          that carries a maximum sentence of
                            MPG Wishes Everyone                                                                        to remember the County manages
                                                                                                                       thousands of contracts a year, is
                                                                                                                                                                  litigation history
                                                                                                                                                                  New Practices in the Works:
                                                                                                                                                                                                             twenty years. View the complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                             grand jury report.
                               a Happy Easter                                                                          automatically audited regularly and
                                                                                                                       follows every applicable regulation.
                                                                                                                                                                  · Enhanced contract risk assess-
                                                                                                                                                                  ments prior to issuing Requests




     Life’s a Journey.....                                                                                                                     FAIR OAKS CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY
                                                                                                                                                 AND AVENUE OF FLAGS CEREMONY
   Wear Comfortable Shoes                                                                                                                                HONORING THE MEN AND
                                                                                                                                                           WOMEN OF OPERATION
                                  Made in the USA
  Women’s                                                                                   Men’s                                                            ENDURING FREEDOM
   Styles                                                                                   Styles                                                              SERVING IN IRAQ
                                                                                                                                                              AND AFGHANISTAN.
                                                                                                                              The Thirteenth Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 28th,
                                                                                                                             at the Fair Oaks Cemetery, 7780 Olive Street, Fair Oaks, with formal ceremonies
  Tour Active                                                                                                            starting at 10 AM. Chairman of the Fair Oaks Cemetery District, Bob Clouse will be the
   Comfort                                                                                  Journey Active
                                                                                               Comfort                             Master of Ceremonies. The musical program will be provided by the

                                          Slims to                                                                                     American Veterans Band, conducted by Warren “Bud” Turner.


                                        Triple Wides                                                                             The Fair Oaks Cemetery District and the Memorial Day Ceremony
                                                                                                                             Committee are finalizing plans for one of the most popular and inspiring
                                                                                                                           Memorial Day ceremonies in the area. This year’s theme is to honor The Men
  Roamer
                                                                                                                          and Women of Operation Enduring Freedom serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                                             Women’s                                                Time Out
                                                                                                                            The cemetery will be decorated with hundreds of flags lining its roadways
                                              4-12                                                                                as “The Avenue of Flags.” We will be adding more names
                                                                                                                             to the Veterans Memorial Wall. Honored Speaker Brigadier General
                                                                                                                            Robert Hipwell Ret., will speak on our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
                                               Men’s                                                                              Congressman Dan Lungren has provided a flag that has flown over
                                                                                                                             the nation’s capital. This flag will fly over the Veterans Memorial for one year
  Huggy                                        6-15                                                       VTO                          in honor of all Veterans of the Iraq /Afghan campaign.
                                                                                                                            A formal Color Guard and Rifle Salute Team from VFW District 17 will provide

                                              Women’s                                                                      military honors and assist the Commanders of the local VFW, American Legion
                                                                                                                           and the VFW Auxiliary in the laying of the wreath at the memorial in honor of

                                               Styles                                                                              over thirteen hundred veterans who are buried in the cemetery.


  Strippy                                    for Spring                                                 Bravo                                                     IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
                                                                                                                                   The Fair Oaks Cemetery will be dedicating a walk-thru gate
                                                                                                                               in honor of PFC Charlie Williams’ service to his country. A plaque
                                                                                                                                   will be placed on the gate honoring PFC Charlie Williams.
                                                                                                                                  Gold Star and Blue Star families will be present to help honor
                                                                                                                                and celebrate our dedicated veterans, both fallen and still serving.
                                                                                                                                    Covered seating will be available for veterans and visitors.
                                                                                                                               The Fair Oaks Historical Society and Orangevale/Fair Oaks Grange
                                                                                                                                  will provide complimentary refreshments after the ceremony.
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Everyone is Welcome to the Friends
 Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
                                                                            Easter Egg hunts: 0-4 year olds at
                                                                            10:30 am, 5-7 year olds at 11:00 am,
                                                                            and 8-11 year olds at 11:30 am. Other
                                                                            free activities include pictures with
                                                                            the Easter Bunny, face painting and
                                                                                                                                 Experience the hope of new life!
                                                                            bounce houses.
                                                                               For a nominal ticket prices, the
                                                                            entire family can enjoy the rock
                                                                                                                                   Join us for Easter Services
                                                                            climbing wall, Giant slide and other                                 April 24: 9 and 11am
                                                                            amusements. Hot dogs, cotton candy,
                                                                            and liquid refreshments are available
                                                                                                                                      April 30: Easter Rhythms of Grace - 4pm.
                                                                            at the concession stand.                                  11430 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks 966-2261
                                                                               You are also invited to Worship at
                                                                            our Sunrise Easter Service starting at
                                                                            6am on Easter Sunday, April 24th.
                                                                                                                                             There’s a place for you here!
                                                                            There will also be a community wide
                                                                            pancake breakfast following at 7:00
                                                                            am.
From CindySue Jones                event is being held on Saturday, April
                                                                               You may also choose to bring the
                                   23rd from 10am – 12pm. Friends
   Citrus Heights - The Citrus                                              whole family to our Easter Service at
                                   Church is located at 7070 Woodmore
Heights Friends Church is having                                            9am. Check out our website: www.
                                   Oaks Drive on the corner of Fair
their Annual Easter Egg Hunt and
                                   Oaks Blvd.
                                                                            friendschurchonline.com or contact       Festive Coffee hour and Easter Egg Hunt at 10:15
Family Fun Event. This year, the                                            us at 726-3327 for more info.
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                                             Who Will Roll Away                                                                                                            The Most Amazing
                                                the Stone?                                                                                                                 Thing About Easter
                                                                                                                                                                         begin to understand how incredibly       of your life. He watched you being
                                           behemoth was the size of a couple of       embalm him properly?” And then
                                                                                                                                                                         great his power is to help those who     formed in your mother’s womb. He
                                           Volkswagen Vanagons.                       they ask the supreme question of
                                                                                                                                                                         believe him.” God says, “I want to       was there when you took your first
                                              We were sitting on the porch and        Easter Sunday morning – “Who
                                                                                                                                                                         give you a new power in your life.       breath, He’s watch every moment of
   “Keeping the Faith”                     my uncle said casually, “Sure hope         will roll away the stone?” The rock,
                                                                                                                                                                         I want to do something in you and        your life and He wants to say to you,
                                           that rock never rolls down the hill.       placed over those ancient tombs to
         Ronnie McBrayer                   Why, it would roll right through the       keep grave robbers and animals off
                                                                                                                                                                         in your life that you never thought      “I love you.”
                                                                                                                                                                         possible.”                                   I want to personally invite you to
   My family possesses a noticeable        house and kill us all.” I didn’t sleep a   the corpse, weighed tons. A cohort of     By Pastor Ray Dare
                                                                                                                                                                            In what way do you need God’s         New Community Church this Easter
lack of creativity. At least it seems      wink the rest of my stay.                  soldiers guarding the site only com-         Why will over a billion people        power? You may think, “I don’t need      Sunday, April 24th. I’ll be sharing
that way; because every time we               I was filled with the blubbering        plicated matters further.                 celebrate Easter this year? It’s         God’s power, I’m a self-made man. I      a message of hope and grace that
gather – for a reunion, a holiday din-     terror that we would all be crushed           We will all ask that question at       because Jesus Christ didn’t stay on      can handle things on my own.” Oh,        will encourage you. Regardless of
ner, or what have you – we always          in our sleep as this malicious rock        some point. Who will do for us what       that cross. Easter is all about power    really? Do you ever worry? Do you        your religious background, whether
tell the same old family stories. I can    unhinged itself from its resting place.    we cannot do ourselves? Who will          – God’s power. God took the worst        ever feel stressed? Do you ever feel     it’s Protestant, Catholic, Baptist,
recite them from memory.                   The headlines the next day would           roll away the stone? The stone of         possible situation, the death of His     worn out, overwhelmed or fatigued?       Pentecostal or nothing, you’re
   There is the yarn about my grand-       recount the tragic story of a man and      death. The stone of separation from       son, and He turned it around and used    You need God’s power in your life        welcome in our church. There’s only
daddy shooting up White’s Pool Hall        woman squashed to death in their           our loved ones. The stone of fear and     it to prove His power to the world.      more than you realize. It’s why you      one catch…You can’t be perfect.
one night, drunk as a wheelbarrow. Or      bed.                                       dread. The stone of dashed hopes and      The resurrection of Jesus Christ from    get so stressed and overwhelmed          If you’re perfect and you’ve got
the time my eighty-plus grandmother           The real heartbreak would be the        unfinished lives. The stone of finality   the dead demonstrated how powerful       when you try to live life on your own    it all together, there’s no room for
fearlessly pulled a snake barehanded       demise of their innocent nephew who        that is too heavy to move.                God is and how that same power           power. You see, God never intended       improvement, then this isn’t the
out of the plumbing of my aunt’s           was only visiting for a few days. After       We know of course that upon their      is available to you today. There’s       for you to live that way. God wired      place for you. On the other hand, if
house.                                     two sleepless nights my uncle cut my       arrival to the tomb, these dear ladies    nothing too difficult for God. If God    you to live in relationship with         you don’t have it all together, you
   And then my favorite: Uncle             stay off early and drove me home in a      found the stone already rolled away.      can raise Jesus Christ from the dead,    Him, trusting in Him. When you do        maybe have a few bad habits, a few
Lamar, the Baptist preacher, couldn’t      blowing snow storm. It was the only        Jesus had taken up his life again,        He can handle any problem you give       that, when you live in relationship      hang-ups but you want to grow and
get his tractor started on one particu-    way any of us were going to get any        breaking through the power of death,      Him.                                     with God, you still have the same        change and learn more about God’s
larly cold morning. He cursed and          sleep.                                     paving a highway to the kingdom of           God’s power is amazing. But           problems. There’s no such thing as       power, then be my guest this Easter.
kicked it, losing all resemblance of          Crippling fears. High anxiety.          God.                                      let me tell you something more           a problem- free life. But you have       Our festivities begin at 9am with
his religion. He awoke the next morn-      Sleepless nights. Rolling rocks. It           No stone could possibly keep him       amazing: The most amazing thing          a new power in your life to handle       continental breakfast, Easter Service
ing to find that his tractor had slipped   sounds a lot like Easter morning. The      in the grave. No crucifixion could rob    about God’s power is He wants to         those problems.                          at 10am and then an Easter Egg Hunt
out of gear, rolled down the hill, and     Gospel tells the old story of a group of   him of life. No Roman governor was        share it with you. He wants to make         I don’t know what problems            for the kids after service. For more
into the catfish pond. His sermon the      women walking to Jesus’ tomb early         powerful enough to keep him held          His power available to you. Because      you’re facing right now, but God does    information or directions call (916)
following Sunday was a beautiful           that Sunday morning. These ladies          down. No amount of injustice would        of Easter you can have your past         and God cares. You may be going          992-1997 or visit our website at
discourse on divine retribution for        were crushed with grief, sleepless         be allowed to prevail over this per-      forgiven, power for living and a         through a tough time right now and       www.YourNewChurch.org. See you
losing one’s temper.                       since the crucifixion of their Lord.       fectly lived life.                        home in heaven. That’s amazing!          feel like giving up. God says, ‘I will   on Easter!
   Of course, one of my own experi-           As their feet shuffle toward the           Who will roll away the stone?          That takes care of yesterday, today      strengthen you.’ You may feel lonely
                                           grave side, they have every intention      Jesus already has. Now that’s a fam-                                                                                              See you soon, Pastor Ray
ences has been added to the family                                                                                              and tomorrow. Ephesians 1:18-19          and feel that God is a million miles
                                           of anointing the hastily buried body       ily story worth repeating.                                                                                                           New Community
litany and I must endure its retelling                                                                                          says, “I pray that your hearts will be   away. God says, ‘I’m with you. I’ve
                                           of Jesus. There is only one prob-                                                                                                                                               Christian Church
at least annually. I was only eight                                                      Ronnie McBrayer is the author          flooded with light so that you can see   promised never to leave you.’ The
                                           lem: A rock the size of a couple of                                                                                                                                         www.YourNewChurch.org
years old and spending a week with                                                    of “Leaving Religion, Following           something of the future he has called    truth is, He’s never taken His eyes
an aunt and uncle. Above their little      Volkswagen Vanagons covered the                                                      you to share… I pray that you will       off of you. He’s watch every moment
                                                                                      Jesus.” He writes and speaks
home, resting quietly on the hillside,     entrance.
                                              They wonder aloud to each other,        about life, faith, and Christ-

                                                                                                                                   You’re InvIted easter sundaY
was a massive rock, pushed there by
                                           “How will we get to Jesus’ body?”          centered spirituality. Visit his web-
bulldozers building a new road. This
                                           “How can we pay our respects and           site at www.ronniemcbrayer.net.



                                                 Stop - Look - Listen
                                           from heaven and shed His precious          though sermons, Bible studies and
                                           blood to pay for ALL of our sins that      our personal prayers. Those who
                                           we might KNOW and live with Him            hear God’s still small voice need to
                                           forever.                                   purposely heed and follow what they
                                              When we are rushed, we lack             hear.
                                           watching and listening as we should           It is when the presence of Almighty
                                           and we often take the wrong path and       God is present–we find wisdom,
                                           walk out of the will of God. Be not        strength and power for each day.
                                           rushed to move ahead too fast and          Let’s stop, look and listen and walk in
                                           miss God’s plan and design for your        the blessed Way He sets before us. He
                                           life. Unfortunately all too often, we      desires to bless our lives every single
                                           ignore those inner urgings and even-       day, but He will not walk out of His
By Marlys Norris,                          tually only find more trouble we must      own perfect will of goodness when
Christian Author                           face.                                      we are disobedient and negligent
                                              Walking out of God’s will always        about His written Word. The Word is
   Yes, for all of us it is time to take   causes one to encounter the snares         His legacy, testimony and memoir to
these simple words seriously–“Stop,        the enemy places on our path. He           the world He created. It is a serious
Look and Listen” to the voice of God.      becomes more aggressive and is             choice ever person must make! He
Do not always be in such a hurry and       delighted when we do our own thing         will be coming soon for His own.
miss God’s best for your life. Listen      and depart from God’s will. He is
to that still small voice within cau-      deceitful and will do anything to
tioning you to wait and see the clear-                                                Marlys Johnsen Norris, Author
                                           separate us from God. If matters little
ing ahead that is safe and secure. By      if we knowingly are aware we do            Marlys5934@sbc global.net
his guiding hand God has provided          wrong things, but the enemy has now        “Intimacy Begins Going
a way that is clear, safe and fully        gained control of our life.                God’s Way”
blessed. Stop looking at Jesus Christ         Christians need to slow down and        “God Moves Mountains,
in human terms. He was more than a         heed the words of God’s instruction        It was a Miracle”
man, He was God who came down              that has been given in His Holy Word


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                                                                                                                          Pershing School Holds Carnival
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                                                                                                                                          Sac Metro Fire Board Seeks to Fill Vacancy
                                 END of the                                                                                                Sacramento Region - The Sacra-
                                                                                                                                         mento Metropolitan Fire District
                                                                                                                                                                              a vacant position of Director for
                                                                                                                                                                              Division 5 on its nine-member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          applicant will serve the remainder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of a four-year term expiring the


                                   BENCH
                                                                                                                                         is accepting applications to fill    Board of Directors. The selected            first week of December, 2012.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Applicants must be a registered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          voter, residing within the jurisdic-

                                                                                       by Gerry Scholl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tional boundaries of the Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Metropolitan Fire District. While
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all interested applicants within the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          District will be considered, prefer-
   It’s so quiet around here. But I think      You’re a mile from the field.”               significantly, revamping the outfield                                                                                         ence will be given to applicants
I hear something off in the distance - so         “I don’t know any of the players.         with three solid veteran hitters:                                                                                             from Division 5.
faint. It’s music. It’s a fiddle - a second    And the announcers are boring.”              David DeJesus, Coco Crisp and Josh                                                                                               The approximate boundaries for
fiddle. If it weren’t for the second fiddle       “When is the last time you went to        Willingham. And adding Godzilla,                                                                                              Division 5 are Madison Avenue on
you could hear a pin drop. I must be at        a game?”                                     Hideki Matsui, should add some pop,                                                                                           the north, Manzanita Avenue and
an Oakland A’s game.                              “I can’t remember.”                       even though he’s not quite the monster                                                                                        Fair Oaks Boulevard to Arden Way
   What the heck is the deal with the             “Me neither.”                             he used to be. Defensively they should                                                                                        on the west, the American River on
A’s? They have such a strong history              The football-accommodating mon-           be very good, despite committing nine                                                                                         the south, and the City of Folsom
on the field, with numerous post-season        strosity erected in the outfield blotted     errors in the first four games— not a                                                                                         boundary on the east.
appearances, including four World              out the panoramic view of the Oakland        good start.                                                                                                                      Interested persons may apply for
Series championships, while across the         hills and destroyed the atmosphere at           Meanwhile, defending American                                                                                              the position by submitting the Board
bridge the Giants waited a lifetime until      the park. The tarp covering those seats      League champion Texas rattled off six                                                                                         of Directors District Employment
last season to bring a world title to the      doesn’t help. I always thought the A’s       straight wins to start the season, but                                                                                        Application and a letter of inter-
Bay Area. But yet, the overall persona         should abandon the yellow bills on their     already lost MVP Josh Hamilton to                                                                                             est to Board Clerk Charlotte
of the A’s continually seems second-           caps and just go all green. Put in some      injury. Maybe the A’s can hang around                                                                                         Tilson, Sacramento Metropolitan
rate compared to the Giants.                   more field level seating to bring the        .500 and eventually make a challenge for                                                                                      Fire District, 2101 Hurley Way,
   While the Giants pack fans into             fans closer to the action. Get a couple      the division. In recent history there have                                                                                    Sacramento, California 95825.
their gem of a ballpark, the A’s are           of real stars. The A’s always seem to        been a lot of maybes around the A’s.                                                                                          Application must be received by
consistently near the bottom of the            get second-level, semi-stars. And when       There have been a lot of reservations                                                                                         noon, May 9, 2011.
league in attendance at the Mausoleum,         their young players develop into stars,      about their real chances of winning.                                                                                             A Special Board of Directors
er Coliseum. With hopes for an                 they can’t seem to keep them around.            Now I am a Giants fan first, but I’ve                                                                                      meeting will be held on Monday,
improved performance this year, the            They let them go before the prices go        always pulled for the A’s as well since                                                                                       May 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the
A’s attendance is up from last season,         up. The broadcasters don’t seem to           they moved here in 1968. Why not? It’s                                                                                        District Administration Board
but is still averaging below 20,000            be particularly excitable or smooth.         great to have a rooting interest in both                                                                                      Room for the purpose of interview-
through seven home dates and is the            All in all, it’s not a terribly attractive   the American and National leagues,                                                                                            ing qualified candidates.
fourth lowest in the major leagues.            package.                                     though you‘d never catch me wearing                                                                                              Additional information may be
   It’s hard to get excited about the A’s         At least on the field things may          one of those silly half-and-half hats.                                                                                        obtained by contacting Charlotte
anymore for a lot of reasons. Witness a        change this season. The A’s had the          The A’s have had a lot of great players                                                                                       Tilson, Clerk of the Board, at 859-
few common remarks from a handful              best ERA in the league last season and       and teams. It used to be that whenever                                                                                        4305 or visiting the District web-
of sports fans watching an early-season        have one of the most impressive young        the Giants weren’t playing I’d listen to                                                                                      site at www.sacmetrofire.ca.gov
game:                                          starting rotations, anchored by All-         or watch the A’s. But that impulse has                                                                                        for the Board of Directors District
   “Mount Davis is so awful. It ruined         Star Trevor Cahill. They bolstered the       faded over the last couple of decades.                                                                                        Employment Application form and
the park. It’s like triple-A.”                 bullpen during the off season. It won’t      It appears more and more that the A’s        Come back every week for Sudoku!                      For Solution See Page 7.   division map.
   “I hate the uniforms. Green and             help, however, that closer Andrew            need to do something dramatic. Perhaps
yellow. They look like a bunch of              Bailey and starter Dallas Braden are         with the Sacramento Kings primed for
ducks out there.”                              already hurting.                             departure, now is the time for a push to
   “There’s so much foul territory.               They have upgraded the offense            bring the major leagues to the Capitol.



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                                                                 CLUES
   ACROSS                             live                            DOWN                            33. Circular island of coral
   1. Wharton’s “The House of         40. Ancient Peruvian            1. Bryn ____, liberal arts      34. Bashfully
   _____”                             empire                          college for women               36. Crooned
   6. Between id and superego         41. Literary composition        2. Hipbone                      38. *”... a ____ of a fateful
   9. Done to shirt after it’s tied   43. Site of Trojan War          3. Like happy people’s          trip.”
   13. Hula dancer’s hello            44. *”Growing _____”            glasses                         42. Site of 1945 Allied
   14. *”Scooby Doo, Where            46. Dance with leis             4. *Will Smith performed his    conference
   Are ___?”                          47. A devilish place            show’s _____ song               45. Place of worship
   15. New Zealand resin-             48. Cold-shoulder               5. Maude’s unlikely beau        49. Not a win nor a loss
   producer                           50. Count on                    6. Looked at                    51. Japanese electronics
   16. “None the _____”               52. “Rocky” creator             7. India’s smallest state       manufacturer
   17. Dog-___-dog world              53. Ready to eat                8. One up                       54. As opposed to poetry
   18. Radio sign                     55. Slight amount               9. Euphemism for “darn”         56. Brightest star in Cygnus
   19. *Everybody loves him?          57. *”Cheers” spin-off          10. Chinese monetary unit       57. Type of fish net
   21. *Friday’s show                 61. King Arthur’s castle        11. Cleveland, OH lake          58. Smallest of a litter
   23. Peyton’s Giant brother         65. Klondike gold rush site     12. Scoop on someone?           59. Related
   24. Food wrapper                   66. Exclamation of surprise     15. Eucalyptus eaters           60. *Where “Friends” hung
   25. Tax helper                     68. Clarence Thomas’            20. *Marilyn to Lily Munster    out?
   28. *Ashton’s wife, former         accuser                         22. Relieve from                61. Center
   “General Hospital” soap            69. Mack the _____              24. Cranny                      62. Snoopy’s original owner
   star                               70. Knightly title              25. *Ponch and Jon              63. Like ear infection
   30. *Hagman was shot on            71. DNA is a double one         26. Subject to punishment       64. *About Sunshine Cab
   this show                          72. Volcano in Sicily           by law                          Company
   35. Nazi villain                   73. *___ Arden, star of “Our    27. American Standard Code      67. T-cell killer
   37. *Coleman, Bridge,              Miss Brooks”                    for Information Interchange
   Plato, Bain of “Different          74. Old-time calculators        29. *It ran longer than the
   Strokes,” e.g.                                                     war itself
   39. *_____ Park, where                                             31. Reluctant
   Eric, Kenny, Stan and Kyle                                         32. Fisherman’s decoys

                                                   For Solution See Page 8
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                                         Dave Says                                                                                                                   POPPOFF!
                                                                                                                                                                     with Mary Jane Popp

                                                                                                                                                                     depression, chemical and alcohol           While planning “family time” to
                                           With managed futures you’re           young singles. Check into it!
                                                                                                                                                                     abuse, etc.                                help keep the household together,
                                        basically betting on the future price    - Dave                                                                                   This is not about doom and            don’t forget time for yourself too.
                                        of a commodity. What’s the price
                                                                                                                                                                     gloom. But, we cannot sit and wait         Include exercise, hobbies, and other
                                        of gold, or oil, or wheat going to be    Planning for the Future                                                             for someone to come to our door and        activities that you now feel there is
                                        somewhere down the road? You’re
                                                                                 Dear Dave,                                                                          make it all better. We have to take the    not enough time for.
                                        guessing as to what the future will
                                                                                    I’m 19 and about to start college.                                               initiative. Fortunately, there are a lot   4) Choose “functional foods” that
Dave Ramsey is a personal money         bring, and managing a group of those
                                                                                 Thanks to my part-time job and gen-                                                 of positive things people can do to        can help reduce heart risk fac-
management       expert,      popular   guesses. What a joke!
                                                                                 erous parents, I’ll be able to pay for                                              take charge in reducing stress in the      tors. There are many from breads
national radio personality and the         People in the brokerage business
author of three New York Times          represent dumb things every day.
                                                                                 college without student loans. Since
                                                                                 I won’t be borrowing money, what’s
                                                                                                                                  STRESS                             workplace and the home.                    and cheeses to orange juice, cereals,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                made with plant steroids (also called
bestsellers – The Total Money           The sad thing is this is someone you
                                        thought you could trust.
                                                                                 my next financial step?                        TO THE MAX                           1) Remembering that you are
                                                                                                                                                                     not alone. Stress generators take on       phytosterols). Just 0.4 grams of plant
Makeover, Financial Peace Revisited                                                                                                                                                                             sterols twice daily, as part of a diet
                                                                                 - Patrick                                        Stress over the economy. Stress    many forms and bombard us every
and More Than Enough. In them,           - Dave                                                                                                                                                                 low in saturated fat and cholesterol,
Ramsey exemplifies his life’s work of                                            Dear Patrick,                              in the workplace. And don’t forget,      day. The state of the economy and
                                                                                                                            stress is on the way for the holidays    how it has impacted the national           may reduce your risk of heart dis-
teaching others how to be financially   Life Insurance for                          Stay away from the free t-shirt                                                                                             ease. To make sure you are getting
                                                                                                                            too!!! You may land up in your doc-      workforce is something beyond our
responsible, so they can acquire        Singles?                                 tables. Those things always have                                                                                               an optimal amount of cholesterol-
enough wealth to take care of loved                                              credit cards hiding behind them.           tor’s office with a myriad of physical   control. Deal with it by insisting to
                                        Dear Dave,                                                                          problems that are very real and very     remain as positive as possible. There      lowering plant sterols, look for the
ones, live prosperously into old                                                 Remember, if it seems too good to                                                                                              CoroWise logo on the label and the
                                           I know you usually recommend                                                     dangerous. That from Dr. Felicia         is a strong relationship between
age, and give generously to others.                                              be true, it probably is. But since the                                                                                         amount of plant sterols per serving
                                        having eight to 10 times your income                                                Stoler who has published numerous        depression and heart disease.
                                                                                 money is already there for school,                                                                                             on the package information.
                                        in life insurance. I’m 25, single, and                                              articles on nutrition, exercise, and     2) Be creative in the workplace.
Questionable Investment                                                          the only thing you really need to do
                                        I have no kids. Do I still need that                                                health and wellness from the New         Be innovative and suggestive in cre-          Don’t become a victim, says Dr.
Dear Dave,                                                                       is save all the cash you can for after
                                        much life insurance?                                                                York Times to Prevention. Felicia        ating a fun and rewarding workplace.       Stoler. Don’t forget to exercise in
   My broker has recommended a                                                   graduation.
                                        - Anonymous                                 The first couple of years after col-    is also the host of TLC’s ground         This not only can help reduce stress,      favor of being a couch potato. Being
managed futures fund. I’ve never                                                                                            breaking reality series”Honey, we’re     but it can be motivating as well           sick can lead to depression, which
heard of these, and I got the feel-     Dear Anonymous,                          lege may be the most life-changing,
                                                                                 and volatile period of your life. If       killing the kids!” She has been moni-    and stimulate increased productiv-         can reinforce bad eating habits.
ing she doesn’t know much about            The need for life insurance is very
                                                                                 you keep working and saving like           toring the stress factor for some time   ity. Your creativity can also get you      Prevention is the key. Want more
them, either. She’s always been very    low in situations like yours. All you
                                                                                 you have already, you’ll have cash         now, and as unemployment and home        noticed by those above you, and be         info? Check out www.feliciastoler.
conservative and reliable before, so    really want is enough to cover burial
                                                                                 on hand for an emergency fund and          loss increases, the health problems      a powerful re-enforcement of your          com. Stay well and happy too !!!
we’re concerned. Can you explain        expenses, and clean up any mess you
                                                                                 to start your new life. Plus, you’ll be    are going up too. Why? Mental stress     value to the company.                      Get together with friends and family.
something about them?                   may leave behind. If you own a home
                                                                                 able to plan for the future by investing   is known to increase cholesterol lev-    3) Schedule time for yourself.             Have a super Bunny Day!!!
                                        you may not have to worry about any
- Krista                                                                         in good, growth stock mutual funds,        els and risk of heart disease, and it    Fewer people are doing more work
                                        remaining debt, because the sale of
Dear Krista,                                                                     and maybe a Roth IRA after that!           also linked to numerous other health     these days. There is only a limited           Join Mary Jane for the KAHI Noon
                                        the house might cover it.
   It sounds a little like she jumped                                                                                       and psychological problems includ-       amount of time in a day and increased      News Monday–Friday and then again
                                           Many times an employer will fur-      - Dave
off the cliff and became a roulette                                                                                         ing eating and sleeping disorders,       work can rapidly lead to burnout.          for POPOFF 10 PM–Midnight.
                                        nish you with life insurance equal to
dealer. The term “managed futures”      your yearly salary, or maybe twice       * * For more financial help, please
is virtually an oxymoron. I think she   that amount. In lots of cases, that      visit daveramsey.com.
                                                                                                                                            e
                                                                                                                                   Exclusiv
needs to explain her behavior and the   alone will take care of things for
                                                                                                                                    Extras!!
investment after this stunt!



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                                                               A Case in Point
                                                                                                                                Lungren 112th Congress Achievements
                                               The Case                                                                         From the Office of
                                                                                                                                Congressman Dan Lungren
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Security Technologies. His experi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ence and work on the Judiciary and


                                                 of the                                                                             The 112th Congress has gotten off
                                                                                                                                to one of the fastest, most decisive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Homeland Security came in handy as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          part of the panel that examined the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Extent of Radicalization in American

                                            Missing Cadaver
                                                                                                                                and effective starts of any Congress in                                                   Muslim Community” in March.
                                                                                                                                memory.                                                                                       Just as Lungren spoke out against
                                                                                                                                    Responding to the mandates and                                                        an onerous IRS mandate and achieved
                                                                                                                                message of the Nov. 2, 2010 election,
                                                                 By David Graulich, Esq.                                        the majority party has made amazing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          repeal with H.R. 4, he is ready to wage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          a fight against H.R. 1161, which could
                                                                                                                                strides using a one-two-three approach                                                    have a devastating effect on California
   After she read the newspaper arti-     director called back Mrs. Conroy.          University mishandled her husband’s        during its first 100 days: focusing on                                                    wineries by restricting their ability to
cle, Evelyn Conroy began to fear that     The previous director had done a           body specifically.                         a sound fiscal future by executing the                                                    make interstate direct-to-consumer
something was dreadfully wrong.           number of “disreputable things,” he           On April 6, 2009, the Supreme           largest non-defense spending cuts in                                                      sales. Lungren will be in a key posi-
                                                                                                                                                                                Just a few weeks into the new
   The article reported on bizarre        said. Evelyn asked what had been           Court announced its unanimous deci-        American history; removing regulatory                                                     tion to do that now since he joined Rep.
                                                                                                                                                                             Congress Lungren and colleagues made
irregularities within the Willed          done with her husband. The interim         sion: a complete victory for UCI.          shackles that restrict job growth; iden-                                                  Mike Thompson’s (D-CA) as Co-Chair
                                                                                                                                                                             good on an election promise to vote to
Body Program at the University of         director replied that UCI had no           California law, said the Court, “does      tifying and dealing with threats to our                                                   of the Congressional Wine Caucus. He’s
                                                                                                                                                                             repeal President Obama’s health care
California, Irvine (UCI). The pro-        record of what had happened to             not impose a duty on UCI to conduct        national security.                                                                        already organized listening sessions
                                                                                                                                                                             reforms. Though that legislation did not
gram’s director was suspected of          John’s body. UCI subsequently sent a       its teaching and research in such a            Leading the way right out of the                                                      with vintners and grape growers who
                                                                                                                                                                             win approval in the Senate, Lungren
dismembering cadavers and selling         letter to Evelyn, confirming that her      way as to safeguard the sensibilities      block was Congressman Dan Lungren                                                         operate the 100 wineries in his district,
                                                                                                                                                                             took solace in the fact that President
body parts for private gain. In one       husband’s body had been delivered to       of the surviving family members.”          (R-Gold River, CA), who set the anti-                                                     and more are planned.
                                                                                                                                                                             Obama made positive reference to his
instance, seven cervical spines had       the Medical School, but adding that           In the aftermath of this macabre        spending tone on the second day in ses-                                                       Other clear signs of Lungren’s work
                                                                                                                                                                             H.R. 4 bill during his State of the Union
been removed from cadavers and sold       there was no further account of where      case (and a similarly ghoulish scandal     sion when he managed the bill to cut 5                                                    to defeat unwarranted regulation and
                                                                                                                                                                             message. He was optimistic his bill
to an Arizona hospital. Of 441 cadav-     it was. John’s body was one of the         at UCLA’s cadaver donor program),          percent from Congressional spending                                                       create jobs include his bill to keep tax
                                                                                                                                                                             could at least repeal one of the most
ers willed to UCI over a four-year        missing cadavers.                          the Legislature revised the Uniform        accounts, House Leadership offices,                                                       schemes out of internet commerce, and
                                                                                                                                                                             punishing aspects of the health care bill,
period, 320 were “missing,” with no          Evelyn Conroy sued the University       Anatomical Gift Act. However,              Committees and House Operations.                                                          the recognition he received from the
                                                                                                                                                                             and he was right.
records of their final disposition.       of California for negligence, breach       abuses can still occur, due to a flour-        “The best way to lead with spending                                                   National Association of Manufacturers,
                                                                                                                                                                                H.R. 4 passed the House in March
   John Conroy, Evelyn’s husband          of special duty, fraud and intentional     ishing worldwide market in human           cuts is to start with ourselves,” he said                                                 who honored him for his pro-manufac-
                                                                                                                                                                             by a vote of 314-112. In April his bill
of more than 40 years, had signed a       deceit, and intentional infliction of      remains.                                   on Jan. 6, 2011.                                                                          turing voting record.
contract with UCI’s Medical School        emotional distress. Her case ended up         The lesson to be learned from                                                        passed in the Senate 87 -12. President
                                                                                                                                    But Congressman Lungren was just                                                          Lungren was a steady hand and
in June 1996. The contract stated that    before the California Supreme Court.       the Case of the Missing Cadaver is                                                      Obama signed H.R. 4 into law on April
                                                                                                                                warming up. While he and colleagues                                                       confidant to House Leadership during
John’s body would be delivered to            Here is the essence of the argu-        this: If you are donating your body                                                     14.
                                                                                                                                were preparing legislation for spend-                                                     the Continuing Resolution and Budget
the Willed Body Program promptly          ments made by the University’s             to medical research, read the donor                                                        “Placement of this tax provision into
                                                                                                                                ing cuts, he was also working to rid the                                                  negotiations earlier this month. In addi-
after his demise. According to the        defense attorneys:                         agreement carefully. Consider the                                                       the government run health care law
                                                                                                                                economy of obstacles to job creation                                                      tion to all of his other duties he was busy
contract, Mr. Conroy’s body would            The University didn’t breach a          degree of discretion you are permit-                                                    was ill advised,” Lungren said. “This
                                                                                                                                and growth.                                                                               behind the scenes drafting a plan in the
be used “for teaching purposes, sci-      special duty to Mrs. Conroy, because       ting the donee to have. Remember,                                                       provision demonstrated that the bill’s
                                                                                                                                    On Jan. 10 he introduced H.R. 4, a                                                    event that the government would have
entific research, or such purposes as     we didn’t have one. Our duty was           everything in a contract is negotiable.                                                 authors did not consider the job creators
                                                                                                                                bill to repeal some onerous paperwork                                                     had to shut down. As Chairman of the
the said University or its authorized     solely to the donor who signed the         You don’t have to passively accept                                                      of America and those who lay awake at
                                                                                                                                mandates that had been slipped in to the                                                  House Administration Committee it was
representative shall in their sole dis-   agreement, John Conroy. Unlike a           the wording in a standard form con-                                                     night trying to figure out how to make
                                                                                                                                2010 Patient Protection and Affordable                                                    his job to offer guidance and policy for
cretion deem advisable.”                  funeral home or a mortuary, UCI is a       tract. If you don’t get the terms you                                                   payroll.”
                                                                                                                                Care Act passed by 111th Congress.                                                        an orderly shut down, a shut status and
   When John, aged 61, died at home       medical research and education insti-      want, refuse to sign — and take your                                                       The remainder of January and the
                                                                                                                                Lungren had identified language within                                                    the eventual start-up. Though no such
on January 25, 1999, Evelyn imme-         tution with no obligation to a dece-       living body, along with your dona-                                                      arrival of February and March were met
                                                                                                                                section 9006 of the health care bill that                                                 plan was needed on this occasion, the
diately contacted the Willed Body         dent’s family. The agreement that Mr.      tion, somewhere else                                                                    with unyielding focus on more cost-
                                                                                                                                would force all businesses, large and                                                     Lungren plan now exists.
Program. Later that night, two men        Conroy signed gave the University                                                                                                  cutting, national security and remov-
                                                                                        David Graulich, Esq. is a resident      small, to issue 1099 forms for transac-                                                       Just this week Lungren stood with
sent by UCI removed the corpse.           “sole discretion” over his cadaver.        of Fair Oaks and an attorney with The                                                   ing regulatory obstacles to economic
                                                                                                                                tions of $600 or more. He knew that ful-                                                  his majority in passing Rep. Paul Ryan’s
   Nine months later, Evelyn read            Furthermore, Mrs. Conroy has the        Law Firm of Tim O’Connor. David                                                         recovery.
                                                                                                                                filling that busy work rule would cripple                                                 Budget Bill, which calls for steady
the disturbing article about “missing     burden of proving that something           welcomes comments on “A Case                                                               After responding to the tragic murders
                                                                                                                                many small businesses and hamper the                                                      spending cuts and reforms over the next
bodies” at UCI. She called the Willed     wrongful happened to her husband’s         in Point” columns and can be con-                                                       and shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
                                                                                                                                economic recovery.                                                                        decade that will begin to reverse our for-
Body Program’s interim director (the      cadaver in particular. Alleging a          tacted at (916) 932-2312 or by email:                                                   and others in Tucson on Jan. 8, Lungren,
                                                                                                                                    Though he was the only supporter                                                      eign indebtedness and bring economic
previous one had been fired), seeking     general pattern of misconduct at           David@timoconnorattorney.com.                                                           Chairman of the House Administration
                                                                                                                                of the bill when he first introduced it in                                                sanity and sustainability to the country.
information regarding John’s body.        the Medical School isn’t sufficient.                                                                                               Committee, worked to shore up security
   After a month’s delay, the interim     Mrs. Conroy cannot prove that the                                                     the 111th Congress, things had changed                                                    It is not an easy or painless path, but it is
                                                                                                                                                                             for fellow Members. Back on the cost-
                                                                                                                                profoundly. The peoples’ mandates of                                                      the responsible thing to do – especially
                                                                                                                                                                             cutting mission, he sacked a composting


 Area Residents to be Honored
                                                                                                                                November 2010 were now the mandates                                                       in the face of the news that Standard and
                                                                                                                                                                             program begun by Democrats in the
                                                                                                                                of an emboldened 112th Congress. As                                                       Poor’s adjusted its long-term outlook on
                                                                                                                                                                             House that didn’t produce the advertised
                                                                                                                                dozens signed on to the bill, Lungren                                                     U.S. Debt to “negative.”
                                                                                                                                                                             savings and, in fact, was costing half a
                                                                                                                                mused on the change in fortunes. “I knew


as “Blue Thumb Ambassadors”
                                                                                                                                                                             million dollars to operate.                      “My constituents understand that we
                                                                                                                                this had grass roots support from hosting                                                 cannot continue to spend money that we
                                                                                                                                                                                The security-minded Lungren intro-
                                                                                                                                sessions with businesses and chamber                                                      do not have,” said Lungren. “I have an
                                                                                                                                                                             duced a bill Jan. 26 to make it a federal
                                                                                                                                groups in our Third District. It’s grati-                                                 obligation to my family, my constitu-
                                                                                                                                                                             crime to point lasers at aircraft. The
                                                                                                                                fying to see the support now.” Within a                                                   ents and the country to do what I can to
   The Regional Water Authority           district, and stretch from Rocklin         original sculpture and other artistic                                                   next day he was named Chairman of the
                                                                                                                                week H.R. 4 had 263 colleagues sign on,                                                   help put America on a sustained path to
(RWA) and local water providers kick      to Sacramento to El Dorado. They           elements.                                                                               Homeland Security Sub-Committee for
                                                                                                                                including 12 Democrats.                                                                   prosperity.”
off their 2011 Blue Thumb Pledge          include:                                   • Paul MacGowan of Rocklin, a                                                           Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection,
Drive by honoring 11 Sacramento-area      • Chuck Ingels of Sacramento,              30-year educator and Professor/
residents and organizations as “Blue      Interim Co-County Director for the         Department Chair of the Horticulture
Thumb Ambassadors.” Honorees              UC Cooperative Extension, an expert        Department at American River
will be recognized for their dedica-      in the field of landscape water effi-      College.
tion to landscape water efficiency this   ciency and sustainable landscaping         • Sue Jennings of Sacramento, an
Sunday, April 10, at 12:45 p.m. at the    practices.                                 “environmental crusader” who formed
Sacramento River Cats game.               • Crosswoods               Homeowners      Sacramento Citizens for Sustainable
   Nearly 40 individuals and orga-        Association in Citrus Heights, rep-        Landscapes and maintains sacgar-
nizations were nominated by water         resented by Property Manager Paul          dens.org.
providers and landscape advisors.         Schorno and Resident Bob Acrea.            • Robb Munn of Carmichael, owner
Ultimately, 11 were selected because      Crosswoods HOA removed 25,000              of English Garden Care, a landscape
of their passion for using water wisely   square feet (about the size of a foot-     design and maintenance company in
outdoors and their work as environ-       ball field) of thirsty lawn and replaced   Rancho Cordova, who specializes
mental educators, resources for their     it with beautiful, water-efficient land-   in sustainable landscaping, water-
neighbors and stewards of our local       scaping, a drip irrigation system and      wise landscapes and environmental
water supplies.                           weather-based irrigation controller.       restoration.
   “Sometimes it’s difficult to appre-    • The City of Sacramento Water             • Mission Oaks Recreation and Park
ciate the need for water efficiency       Conservation Ambassadors, repre-           District in Carmichael, represented by
after such a wet winter,” said RWA’s      sented by Maureen Johnson, resident-       Parks Director TJ Newman. Mission
Water Efficiency Program Manager          volunteers that help neighbors learn       Oaks Recreation and Park District
Linda Higgins. “Our Blue Thumb            to use water efficiently.                  installed moisture-based irrigation
Ambassadors understand that water         • Robert Makimoto of Roseville,            controllers and other water-efficient
is a limited resource that shouldn’t      owner of Tri-Asian Enterprise, a           irrigation measures.
be wasted no matter the short-term        landscape maintenance and instal-             The 2011 Blue ThumbAmbassadors
weather and water supply conditions.      lation company in Roseville, whose         will be honored Sunday, April 10 at
They also know firsthand that that        advocacy for weather-based irrigation      12:45 p.m. during a pre-game cer-
beautiful landscaping and water effi-     technologies has motivated his com-        emony at the Sacramento River Cats
ciency go hand-in-hand.”                  mercial clients to reduce their water      game. Their stories will also be fea-
   With the Sacramento region’s           use to the benefit of the bottom line.     tured on the Blue Thumb Web site at
hot, dry climate and long summer          • Judy McClure of Sacramento,              BeWaterSmart.info.
season, it’s estimated that more than     Water Quality Outreach and Master             Other event highlights include an
65 percent of a household’s yearly        Gardener Program Coordinator for           on-the-field “Garden Hose Limbo”
water consumption typically goes          the UC Cooperative Extension, an           contest where three fans will compete
toward landscape irrigation. Of that,     expert in the field of water-efficient     for a wheelbarrow of water saving
30 percent is lost to overwatering        landscaping and gardening.                 goodies and River Cats tickets, as
or evaporation. RWA estimates that        • Rosemary Carey of El Dorado,             well as the opportunity for visitors to
Sacramento-area residents could           President of the El Dorado Chapter         take the Blue Thumb pledge and earn
collectively save almost 100 gallons      of the California Native Plant Society     prizes at the game.
of water per person per day during        whose endeavors have included meet-           About the Regional Water
the irrigation season (April through      ing one-on-one with 37 homeowners          Authority: RWA is a joint pow-
October) by using water wisely and        to advise them about incorporating         ers authority representing 21 water
eliminating water waste outdoors.         low water-use native plants into their     providers in the greater Sacramento
That’s enough water to meet the           landscapes as part of a grant from the     area. Its primary mission is to help
drinking water needs of more than         Sierra Nevada Alliance.                    its members protect and enhance the
135,000 families for a year.              • Joe Zaniker and Gregg Coffin             reliability, availability, affordability
   Blue Thumb honorees range from         of Sacramento, transformed their           and quality of water resources.
landscape experts and contractors to      thirsty Land Park yard to a beautiful,
a homeowners association and park         water-efficient landscape that features



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                                       The 62nd Annual
                        2011 Fair Oaks Spring Fest
                                         April 30 - May 1
                               10224 Fair Oaks Blvd. (Off Sunrise & Winding Way)
                             Information www.fairoakschamber.com (916) 967-2903

                                                                      FREE General Admission
                                                                                    & Parking

                                un Forle
                                                                                     Theme:
                              F                                        “Go Green”
                             th e Who
                                Family                                                 Saturday
                                                                                       April 30th
                               April 30th & May 1st
                                                                             10:00 a.m.        Parade
                        Childrens Park                                                 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Fashion
                        Food Vendors • Children’s Games
                             Entertainment • Rides
                               Toilet Bowl Race
                                                                                      Show

                                                                      Sunday May 1st
                         Sunday May 1st
                                                                     Sun Run
                        Car Show                                    Registration at 7:00 a.m.
                                                                    Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
                        9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.




                                Sponsored By The Fair Oaks Chamber Of Commerce
                                   and the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
                        If you or your organization is interested in participating, applications are available
                           at the Fair Oaks Chamber Office, 10224 Fair Oaks Blvd, or by calling 967-2903.

				
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