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Making Waves

Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

Heart Smart Business

Heart Smart Business

Local Real Estate Entrepreneur Gaining Monopoly On Good Will

 

Socially Conscious Marketing Effort Moves Hearts Along With Homes

 

Sacramento,CA.-When Northern California real estate agent Tamara Dorris decided to embark upon an aggressive and innovative new promotional program, focusing upon socially conscious strategies she had no idea she was gana gain so much more than a larger share of the local residential market.

'Goat-Man Bandit' sentenced to 8 years for serial bank robbery

'Goat-Man Bandit' sentenced to 8 years for serial bank robbery

SACRAMENTO - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Thursday U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller sentenced  John Raymond Porter, 42, of Sacramento, to eight years and four months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for serial bank robbery.

According to court documents, during the early stages of the investigation, the task force dubbed the perpetrator the “Goat-Man Bandit” because the tellers in some robberies indicated the robber had facial hair in the form of a goatee. Porter was convicted of four counts of bank robbery but admitted to committing nine bank robberies:

            1. Wells Fargo Bank, 781 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville, on October 3, 2008;

            2.

Evening of Dreams 2011

Evening of Dreams 2011

The Evening of Dreams Prom is a red carpet gala in Sacramento serving teens and young adults with disabilities and special needs, complete with formal wear, photographers and dancing.   Guest with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other mental and physical challenges dance the evening away with area high school athletes and student leaders.

“Evening of Dreams is an exclusive one of a kind event where students with special needs are served as the kings and queens of prom where they experience their dreams,” said Michelle Purcell, prom founder. Each guest is asked at registration to list their dreams for the evening, and according to event organizers, most are able to be reached.

Lazer Glass at Crocker Museum Art Auction

Lazer Glass at Crocker Museum Art Auction

Master Glass Blower Tim Lazer will again be exhibiting one of his wondrous creations, a Splash Amazon Bowl, for the Crocker Art Auction 2011, scheduled for June 4th, from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.  This casually elegant evening features works by more than 100 artists.  The event will kick off with a silent auction, followed by an alfresco dinner and live auction in their new courtyard.  Join the fun and begin, or add to, your art collection.  Proceeds support the exhibitions and education programs of the Crocker.  To purchase tickets, call 916-808-7843.  Visit the museum gift shop for more exquisite works by Tim and Lynda Lazer of Lazer Glass.

Laura McIntosh recipe of the week: Blackened Tomato Salsa

Laura McIntosh recipe of the week: Blackened Tomato Salsa

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh shows us how to make Blackened Tomato Salsa.

Ingredients
4-6 Medium Tomatoes, cored and quarted

1 White Onion, diced (divided in half)

10-15 Dried Chili Peppers

1 Cup Cilantro, chopped (divided in half)

1 Tspn Dried Oregano

Juice of 1 Lime

Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions
Heat dry skillet and add peppers. Toast but do not burn. Once toasted, add to blender and pulverize to powder. Reserve in blender. Add tomatoes to hot skillet and char skins being careful not to over cook. Add to chili powder in blender and puree. Add half the diced onion, half the cilantro, oregano and lime juice to blender and continue to blend until incorporated. Add salt to taste. Pour into serving bowl and mix in remaining onion and cilantro.

East Sac Woman Makes Finals for First Cover of Baby Lifestyles Magazine

East Sac Woman Makes Finals for First Cover of Baby Lifestyles Magazine

Kimberly Dubach of East Sacramento has been named a finalist for the cover of the first issue of Baby Lifestyles Magazine. The image was taken at her baby shower for her daughter Se'Bella earlier this year. 

Baby Lifestyles Magazine is a creative resource for future mothers throwing a baby shower, decorating a nursery, shopping for a baby and just excited about motherhood.

"Se'Bella's baby shower was a great day," said Dubach. "I was inspired by a lot of the information and articles on the Baby Lifetstyles website, so it would be an honor to be featured on the cover of the magazine's first issue."

Dubach faces some stiff competition if she is to win though, the other three finalists each feature distinctive images of baby showers that are just as striking as Dubach's.