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Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

Top Sacramento Beginner Rock Bands Recorded for TV Special

The Access Sacramento Hometown TV crew documented top beginner rock bands Sunday at the 33rd annual Skip's Music "Stairway to Stardom" competition at the downtown Crest Theater.

Of 11 competing band, judges sele

JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

JMG Tennis Player from Arden Hills Wins Wildcard to Men’s US Open

Never accomplished before by an unseeded player until now, Collin Altamirano, a tennis player at JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills, has earned a Wildcard to the Men’s US Open with a win at the USTA National Championship. Led by Academy Director Joseph Morris Gilbert, two top JMG Academy players from Arden Hills, Collin Altamirano and Jenson Brooksby, competed in national tournaments both taking home first place victories this weekend.


In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Collin Altamirano was the one to watch in the Boys 18s Division at the 71st USTA National Championships.

Knit One... Purl Two

Knit One... Purl Two

Sacramento -- During the last six years, these cozy crocheters -- Jean Nakano, Karolyn Simon and Cheryl Allen -- volunteer at St. John's Shelter for Women and Children teaching residents the art of knitting and crocheting. Today, the project has 12 volunteers who share their love of creating handmade delights with many women and children who find safety at the shelter.

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

Sutter Dietitian Tasks Patients to Take Action in National Nutrition Month

One in three adults is obese in America and Sutter Health registered dietitians are taking advantage of national nutrition month to raise awareness of the many strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

“You can reach healthy weight goals by making gradual, healthy and reasonable changes in your eating and activity,” said Debbie Lucas, Registered Dietitian with Sutter Options for Success, one of the medical weight loss programs in the new Sutter Weight Management Institute.

In order to lose weight it is important to eat a healthy diet. What does that mean? “Eating less fat and fewer calories than what you are currently taking in.” says Lucas. “There are three ways to do it: eat high-fat, high-calorie foods less often, or in smaller amounts, or eat  lower-fat, lower-calorie foods instead.”

She says being physically active must be a priority.

Arden Hills Hires Registered Dietitian Jackie Barcal

Arden Hills Hires Registered Dietitian Jackie Barcal

Arden Hills has hired Jacqueline Nicole Barcal as an on-site registered dietitian (RD), effective immediately.  In her new role, Barcal will work closely with Strength & Fitness Director Robert Linkul to incorporate proper nutrition into all fitness and wellness programs available at the Resort.  Given Barcal’s passion for sports nutrition, Resort members and guests alike can take their fitness plans to a whole new level by layering in a personalized meal plan developed in conjunction with Barcal.  

An inspiring, active and highly respected registered dietitian, Barcal joins Arden Hills most recently from TERRIO Physical Therapy & Fitness in Fresno, where she assisted athletes, fitness clients, and individuals with a variety of medical diagnoses make dietary lifestyle changes to help them reach their health and fitness goals.  She completed her dietetic internship at California State University, Fresno, and holds two Bachelor of Science degree