BOOMER Magazine: June 2019

“When are you going to retire?” is a question I am asked almost every day. I love what I do and the people I work with. Why do I have to retire? I can see it now – my company would throw me a nice retirement party, everyone would say enjoy your life, have fun, goodbye! And then they’d find me at my desk the next day. I understand that some people can’t wait to retire – they hate their jobs, or can’t physically do them anymore or they’ve worked hard and saved enough money to be able to spend the rest of their lives without the constraints of time clocks, grumpy bosses, or millennials! My point is, retire, or don’t. Luckily, with the great advances in health care, more and more of us keep on working (and playing) into our 70’s and even our 80’s! In this issue of Sacramento Boomer we feature articles of interest to anyone regardless of work status. If you are wondering how to make sure you aren’t a target for financial fraud, turn to page 32 and read how to protect yourself from these ever more sophisticated scammers. Now that warmer weather is here, we offer up 10 gardening tips for the rookie gardener. I took up gardening last year for the first time and discovered that one little tomato plant produces A LOT of fruit! For you travel bugs, how about a trip to Japan? Read about this fascinating and beautiful country on page 52. If you are less into traveling afar but want to get outside, we offer up a hiking day trip on page 14 and if you are interested in volunteering, learn how you can help repair homes in the Sacramento area (page 28). And as always we offer up advice on health & wellness, deliver some delicious recipes to you and so much more. So enjoy our 2nd issue of the new Sacramento Boomer. Oh, and let me know if you’d like some tomatoes. This year’s crop is going to be amazing! By Debra Linn Associate Publisher

“When are you going to retire?” is a question I am asked almost every day. I love what I do and the people I work with. Why do I have to retire? I can see it now – my company would throw me a nice retirement party, everyone would say enjoy your life, have fun, goodbye! And then they’d find me at my desk the next day. I understand that some people can’t wait to retire – they hate their jobs, or can’t physically do them anymore or they’ve worked hard and saved enough money to be able to spend the rest of their lives without the constraints of time clocks, grumpy bosses, or millennials! My point is, retire, or don’t. Luckily, with the great advances in health care, more and more of us keep on working (and playing) into our 70’s and even our 80’s!

In this issue of Sacramento Boomer we feature articles of interest to anyone regardless of work status. If you are wondering how to make sure you aren’t a target for financial fraud, turn to page 32 and read how to protect yourself from these ever more sophisticated scammers. Now that warmer weather is here, we offer up 10 gardening tips for the rookie gardener. I took up gardening last year for the first time and discovered that one little tomato plant produces A LOT of fruit!

For you travel bugs, how about a trip to Japan? Read about this fascinating and beautiful country on page 52. If you are less into traveling afar but want to get outside, we offer up a hiking day trip on page 14 and if you are interested in volunteering, learn how you can help repair homes in the Sacramento area (page 28).

And as always we offer up advice on health & wellness, deliver some delicious recipes to you and so much more.

So enjoy our 2nd issue of the new Sacramento Boomer. Oh, and let me know if you’d like some tomatoes. This year’s crop is going to be amazing!

By Debra Linn
Associate Publisher


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JUNE <strong>2019</strong><br />

Better<br />

Age<br />

With<br />

Be Beautiful No<br />

Matter Your Number<br />

Pros of Pet Ownership<br />

10 Perfect Days in Japan<br />

Farm-Fresh Recipes<br />



Feature<br />

Age<br />

With<br />

Be Beautiful No<br />

Matter Your Number<br />

41<br />


10 THE 10 SPOT<br />

Gardening Tips<br />

24 HEALTH &<br />


7 Pros of Pet Ownership<br />

28 VOLUNTEER<br />

Rebuilding Together<br />

Sacramento<br />

32 MONEY<br />

Protect Yourself From<br />

Financial Fraud<br />

36 HOME & GARDEN<br />

7 Worldly Designs<br />

52 TRAVEL<br />

10 Perfect Days in Japan<br />

57 EAT & DRINK<br />

3 Farm-Fresh Recipes<br />

MORE<br />

12 IN HISTORY<br />

14 TAKE A HIKE<br />


17 25+ THINGS TO DO<br />



62 OUTTAKES<br />

66 BRAIN FOOD<br />

10 24 52<br />

57<br />

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Q<br />


I’m having painful, prolonged and<br />

heavy periods. It’s so inconvenient,<br />

not to mention embarrassing.<br />

What can I do?<br />

Let’s talk hysterectomies.<br />

Will it hurt? How long is recovery?<br />

And scars…What about scars?<br />

If the time has come for you to make a decision about a hysterectomy,<br />

don’t hesitate. Advancements in surgical methods—including the<br />

da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery—have made it possible to have<br />

smaller incisions, reduced recovery time and less pain. You’ll be left<br />

with minimal scarring and wondering why you didn’t address your<br />

condition sooner.<br />

And don’t worry—a robot isn’t doing the surgery. The technology is<br />

controlled by the surgeon, and helps them to be more precise. Robotic<br />

assisted surgeries have been tried and tested bringing minimally<br />

invasive surgery to more than 2 million patients worldwide.<br />

It’s hard to imagine, but you can have your hysterectomy and go home<br />

the same day. Most women return to normal activity in a few weeks.<br />

Talk to your doctor. Don’t wait any longer. It’s time to stop suffering and<br />

start living.<br />

Marshall OB/GYNs<br />

Robert Carter, MD and<br />

Michele Cherry, DO, perform<br />

da Vinci surgeries for a<br />

number of conditions including<br />

hysterectomy, fibroid tumors,<br />

adhesions and endometriosis.<br />

A<br />

Prolonged, painful and heavy<br />

bleeding could be caused by several<br />

types of gynecological conditions,<br />

including uterine fibroids, benign<br />

tumors that grow in the walls of<br />

the uterus. Most women develop<br />

some level of fibroids by age 50.<br />

Aside from painful periods, fibroids<br />

can also cause frequent urination,<br />

pain during sex, lower back pain<br />

and enlargement of the lower<br />

abdomen. Make an appointment<br />

with your gynecologist to talk about<br />

your symptoms and for further<br />

testing. Fibroids may be treated with<br />

medication or if are moderate to<br />

severe, through surgery.<br />

Marshall Medical Center is proud<br />

to offer robotic assisted surgery<br />

utilizing the da Vinci Surgical<br />

System. Less invasive surgery<br />

means faster healing and recovery.<br />

If you’re facing surgery, talk to your<br />

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• Hysterectomy<br />

• Fibroid Tumors<br />

• Adhesions<br />

• Endometriosis<br />

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“When are you going to<br />

retire?” is a question I<br />

am asked almost every<br />

day. I love what I do and<br />

the people I work with.<br />

Why do I have to retire?<br />

I can see it now – my<br />

company would throw<br />

me a nice retirement<br />

party, everyone would<br />

say enjoy your life, have<br />

fun, goodbye! And then<br />

they’d find me at my desk<br />

the next day. I understand<br />

that some people can’t<br />

wait to retire – they hate their jobs, or can’t physically do them<br />

anymore or they’ve worked hard and saved enough money to be able<br />

to spend the rest of their lives without the constraints of time clocks,<br />

grumpy bosses, or millennials! My point is, retire, or don’t. Luckily,<br />

with the great advances in health care, more and more of us keep on<br />

working (and playing) into our 70’s and even our 80’s!<br />

JUNE <strong>2019</strong><br />


Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple<br />


Debra Linn, 916-988-9888 x114<br />


Megan Wiskus<br />


Tara Mendanha<br />


Isabella De Garza, Gabriel Ionica, Alesandra Velez<br />


Carol Arnold, Jerrie Beard, Gail Beckman, Kourtney Jason,<br />

Kerrie L. Kelly, Sharon Penny, Emily Peter, Janet Scherr<br />


Gary Zsigo<br />


Ray Burgess, George Kenton<br />

In this issue of Sacramento Boomer we feature articles of interest to<br />

anyone regardless of work status. If you are wondering how to make<br />

sure you aren’t a target for financial<br />

“Retirement, a time to<br />

do what you want to<br />

do, when you want to<br />

do it, where you want<br />

to do it and how you<br />

want to do it.”<br />

– Catherine Pulsifer<br />

fraud, turn to page 32 and read how<br />

to protect yourself from these ever<br />

more sophisticated scammers. Now<br />

that warmer weather is here, we offer<br />

up 10 gardening tips for the rookie<br />

gardener. I took up gardening last<br />

year for the first time and discovered<br />

that one little tomato plant produces<br />

A LOT of fruit!<br />

For you travel bugs, how about a trip<br />

to Japan? Read about this fascinating<br />

and beautiful country on page 52. If<br />

you are less into traveling afar but<br />

want to get outside, we offer up a hiking day trip on page 14 and if you<br />

are interested in volunteering, learn how you can help repair homes in<br />

the Sacramento area (page 28).<br />


Dante Fontana<br />


Ken White, Ixystems<br />


Jami Areia, 916.988.9888 x112<br />

Theresa Arnold, 916.308.2400<br />

Bettie Grijalva, 916.223.3364<br />

Reg Holliday, 916.337.5107<br />

Joanne Kilmartin, 916.607.9360<br />

Debbie Newell-Juhos/Newell & Associates, 916.365.3537<br />

Lisa Warner/Warner Enterprises, 530.306.2011<br />


Sabrina Becker, 916.988.9888 x116<br />


Aimee Carroll<br />


Kathleen Hurt<br />


Cathy Carmichael<br />


Jarrod Carroll<br />

And as always we offer up advice on health & wellness, deliver some<br />

delicious recipes to you and so much more.<br />

Printed on recycled paper.<br />

Please recycle this magazine.<br />

So enjoy our 2nd issue of the new Sacramento Boomer. Oh, and let<br />

me know if you’d like some tomatoes. This year’s crop is going to be<br />

amazing!<br />

By Debra Linn<br />

Associate Publisher<br />


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By Sharon Penny<br />

SPOT<br />

The hardest part about being a rookie gardener is getting<br />

started. From what to plant and where, to prepping your soil<br />

and space, there are heaps of question marks. Thankfully,<br />

we scoured the region for local gardening experts who<br />

offered up some great advice.<br />


Before you buy any plant, ask the following questions:<br />

Will it survive in our climate? Will it have adequate sun/<br />

shade? What are the plant’s watering requirements?<br />

2) PUT TO THE TEST<br />

Get to know your soil. Testing for pH levels and soil<br />

texture will help you to determine which plants to plant,<br />

and which amendments to use. There's a whole culture<br />

of organisms in the soil that assist in plant health, too;<br />

use organics to keep that momentum going.<br />


Warm-season grasses need fertilization monthly from<br />

April through October, unless you’re using a slowrelease<br />

fertilizer in which case spring and early fall<br />

applications are sufficient.<br />

4) CUT IT OUT<br />

Trim dead flowers from blooming bulbs and leave<br />

foliage in place until dried so the plant can “recharge”<br />

itself for next year’s flowers.<br />

5) IRONCLAD<br />

Add chelated iron to acid-loving plants like azaleas<br />

that show yellowing between leaf veins due to iron<br />

deficiency.<br />


To avoid gophers and if you want vegetables, use raised<br />

beds with wire underneath, or pots.<br />

7) OH DEER<br />

Deer—we have them, even if you don’t see them.<br />

If you’re growing anything edible, fencing<br />

is the only way to really stop them. You<br />

can spend a lot of money on plants and<br />

other deer deterrents but start with a<br />

fence.<br />


Plant warm-season vegetables and<br />

berries, like beets, peppers, corn,<br />

strawberries, and more, in spring.<br />

Position rows north to south to<br />

maximize sun exposure (at<br />

least six hours per day); use<br />

organics to amend and<br />

fertilize.<br />

9) BABY STEPS<br />

Start small with one<br />

garden bed. If it goes<br />

well, add another—too<br />

much all at once can be<br />

overwhelming.<br />

10) FEED ME, SEYMOUR<br />

Feed the soil and the plants<br />

take care of themselves. It<br />

really is the microflora in the<br />

soil that keeps plants healthy. Add<br />

organic fertilizers and organic matter<br />

(compost, leaves, etc.) to build up your<br />

soil for healthier plants.<br />

Thank you to our experts: Tami Kint of<br />

Green Acres Nursery & Supply; Melise Tug<br />

of Bushnell Gardens Nursery; Diane Dillard<br />

of Roseville Better Gardens Club; Shilo<br />

Nielsen of Front Yard Nursery; Tracy Celio,<br />

Master Gardener Program Coordinator,<br />

University of California Cooperative<br />

Extension Amador and El Dorado County;<br />

Kevin Marini, Home Hort and Composting<br />

Educator & Master Gardener Programs<br />

Manager, UCCE Placer and Nevada<br />

Counties; Juliet Voigtlander of<br />

El Dorado Nursery & Garden.<br />

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Couple planting photo courtesy of © Rido.<br />

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Cultivating<br />

Hope<br />

Wakamatsu Tea and<br />

Silk Farm Colony<br />


Agriculture is the real mother lode of El Dorado County.<br />

While people from all over the world came here in<br />

search of gold, it’s been the richness of the soil that<br />

has maintained populations over the ensuing years.<br />

In 1869, the mild climate and favorable growing<br />

conditions lured John Henry Schnell and a group<br />

of Japanese craftsman, farmers, and samurai from<br />

Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, to a 160-acre farm site in Gold<br />

Hill that they purchased from Charles Graner. Known<br />

as the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, the settlers<br />

brought thousands of tea plants, millions of tea seeds,<br />

mulberry trees, silk worms, and other crops from Japan in<br />

hopes of developing a thriving farm.<br />

For the members of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm<br />

Colony, founded on <strong>June</strong> 8, 1869, the dream faded<br />

two years later. Drought and contaminated ditch<br />

water killed their crops, they ran out of funds, and the<br />

Japanese laborers were leaving in search of betterpaying<br />

jobs. In 1870, in the midst of the triumphs and<br />

defeats of the colony, Jou Schnell, Japanese wife of<br />

colony founder John Schnell, gave birth to a child named<br />

Mary who is believed to be the first Japanese American<br />

birthright citizen. In 1871, it is presumed that John traveled<br />

back to Japan to raise money for the struggling colony. He<br />

was never heard from again.<br />

The colony disbanded, and the people either returned<br />

to Japan or faded into the patchwork of California<br />

society. Two of the colonists who remained in the<br />

area—Okei Ito and Matsunosuke Sakurai—were<br />

taken in by the neighboring Veerkamp family. Okei<br />

developed a fever later that year and died. She is<br />

buried on the hillside that now overlooks Gold Trail<br />

School and is the first Japanese woman and immigrant<br />

buried on American soil. Matsunosuke died in 1901. His<br />

funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Church in<br />

Coloma—the same church that hosted the funeral of<br />

James Marshall—and is buried in Coloma’s Pioneer<br />

Cemetery. The American River Conservancy (ARC),<br />

in conjunction with California State Parks, recently<br />

placed a new marker on his grave.<br />

The Veerkamps acquired the colony property in<br />

1873 and retained ownership of it until 2010 when it<br />

was purchased by the ARC. The farmhouse, located at<br />

941 Cold Springs Road, is the original structure built by<br />

Main photo by Melissa Lobach. All other photos courtesy of the American River Conservancy.<br />

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Charles Graner in the 1850s. The large tree next<br />

to the house is a Japanese elm planted by the<br />

colonists.<br />

The ARC will be celebrating the sesquicentennial<br />

of the founding of the Wakamatsu Tea and<br />

Silk Farm Colony, the first Japanese colony in<br />

America, from <strong>June</strong> 6-9.<br />

WakamatsuFest150 will showcase traditional<br />

and modern Japanese American culture, music,<br />

and theatrical arts, and culinary delights. Special<br />

guests and dignitaries, local farmers, historians,<br />

and naturalists will share their knowledge of the<br />

past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm<br />

and surrounding El Dorado County. In addition,<br />

docents will share the stories of the Japanese<br />

colonists who farmed the land.<br />

Artifacts from the colony, including the<br />

Wakamatsu banner and a tanto, or small samurai<br />

sword, will be on display during the festival.<br />

These objects were retained by the Veerkamps<br />

for many years prior to being donated to the<br />

collections of California State Parks.<br />






Launi Cooper<br />

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NMLS #582957<br />

Tom Pinocci<br />

Reverse Mortgage Specialist<br />

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Each day of the festival will feature a special<br />

theme. Thursday, <strong>June</strong> 6, is for children with<br />

fun activities for all ages. On Friday, <strong>June</strong> 7, the<br />

Japanese tea culture will be explored. Activities<br />

on Saturday, <strong>June</strong> 8, will focus on the history<br />

of Wakamatsu Farm, including speakers from<br />

Japan who will share Japanese perspectives<br />

about the colony. On Sunday, <strong>June</strong> 9, authors of<br />

the Wakamatsu story and Japanese American<br />

farmers will be featured.<br />

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WHAT: Celebrate the 150th anniversary<br />

of the first Japanese colony in America<br />

with food, art, music, performances,<br />

demonstrations, discussions, and more.<br />

WHEN: <strong>June</strong> 6-9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.<br />

WHERE: 941 Cold Springs Road,<br />

Placerville; Note: Public parking is at<br />

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic<br />

Park.<br />


Strong as Silk: The Story of the Gold Hill Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony<br />

Prose & Poems by Brigit Truex (pages 122-131)<br />

The Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm, America’s First Issei: The<br />

Original Japanese Settlers (provided by the ARC)<br />

ARC press release and media kit on the festival<br />

For complete festival information, including ticketing<br />

and parking, visit arconservancy.org/wakafest150.<br />

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Take a Hike<br />

Sly Park<br />

Jenkinson<br />

Lake Loop<br />

Trail<br />

Located At: 4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock<br />

Pines. Take Highway 50 East, exit Sly Park<br />

Road and keep right for 4.2 miles. Main<br />

entrance will be on the left.<br />

Distance: 8.5 miles (9.5 for the equestrian<br />

trail); 629 feet in elevation gain.<br />

Difficulty Level: Moderate.<br />

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly (must<br />

be leashed); horseback riding and mountain<br />

biking allowed; parking is $10; open yearround.<br />

Fuel Up: Sly Park Resort (4782 Sly Park<br />

Road, Pollock Pines) offers ice, drinks,<br />

snacks, and gas, and features the Knot Hole<br />

Grill where you can enjoy a pre- or posthike<br />

sandwich, burger, hot dog, cocktail,<br />

and more.<br />

Why We Love It: Fairly shaded trails;<br />

multiple park entrances; Park Creek<br />

Waterfall can be easily accessed from<br />

the main entrance.<br />

Trail Notes: Wear shoes with traction<br />

and sun protection (hat, sunscreen),<br />

dress in layers, bring extra water and<br />

snacks, and, as always, pack out what<br />

you pack in. Remember to keep to the<br />

right and that horses have the right of<br />

way over mountain bikers and hikers,<br />

and hikers have the right of way over<br />

mountain bikers.<br />

—By Emily Peter<br />

For more information, visit<br />

jenkinsonlake.com and slyparkresort.com.<br />

Photo by Christian Francisco.<br />

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the great<br />

songs of that epic recording to life … plus all your early Beatles favorites.<br />

“The next best thing to seeing The Beatles”—Associated Press<br />

WED-SUN JUN 5-9<br />


If Amy Schumer and Stephen Sondheim had a love child, this would be it!<br />

Written for women, by women, Little Black Dress! tells the story of best<br />

friends Mandy and Dee, as they tackle major life events in their little black<br />

dresses – first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience,<br />

first funeral, and more!<br />

FRI-SUN AUG 2-4<br />


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music<br />

aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward<br />

as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly<br />

living history.<br />

MON-TUE AUG 5-6<br />



One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound,<br />

pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of<br />

all time. This show will ROCK you!<br />

THU AUG 22<br />



Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage<br />

show, featuring a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers,<br />

plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects.<br />

TUE-WED SEP 24-25<br />

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14 Flag Day<br />

16 Father’s Day<br />

21 Summer Solstice<br />

Senior Studio<br />

1Rocklin Brewfest.<br />

South Placer Rotary is<br />

hosting this annual event<br />

at Johnson-Springview<br />

Park from 1-5 p.m. featuring<br />

over 40 breweries, seven<br />

wineries, food trucks, and<br />

live music by Hey Monkey.<br />

rocklinbrewfest.com<br />

Heroes & Villians. This<br />

blockbuster program<br />

presented by Folsom Lake<br />

Symphony showcases a<br />

host of heroes and villains,<br />

including Superman,<br />

Indiana Jones, Goldfinger,<br />

Darth Vader, and ET,<br />

with special guest Glory<br />

Parsons. Concertgoers<br />

can also expect a unique<br />

display of James Bond<br />

memorabilia. Show times<br />

vary. harriscenter.net<br />

(ALSO 2)<br />

Downtown Lincoln Car<br />

Show. From 9 a.m. to 3<br />

p.m., Rods and Relics of<br />

Lincoln Hills is displaying<br />

1975 and older Americanmade<br />

or powered vehicles<br />

in Downtown Lincoln. Boy<br />

Scout Troop 160 is hosting a<br />

pancake breakfast from 7-10<br />

a.m. rodsnrelics.net<br />

2<br />

White on White. From<br />

4-8 p.m. at Rainbow<br />

Orchards in Camino, honor<br />

those who have been<br />

diagnosed with cancer<br />

and remember those<br />

who have passed. Tickets<br />

include wine, appetizers,<br />

dinner, and music; proceeds<br />

benefit Images of Hope.<br />

marshallfound.org/events<br />

Main photo courtesy of Greg Flagg.<br />

JUNE<br />

<strong>June</strong> is National<br />

Month<br />

By Gabriel Ionica<br />

3<br />

Senior Studio. Engage<br />

and connect as you<br />

receive step-by-step lessons<br />

and encouragement from<br />

trained teaching artist Karen<br />

Roughton. For this session,<br />

participants will explore<br />

still-life paintings using<br />

watercolors. Geared toward<br />

beginners, but all levels are<br />

welcome. crockerart.org/<br />

event/2075/<strong>2019</strong>-06-03<br />

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The Forever Question<br />

Art Studio Tour<br />

4The Forever Question.<br />

Life comes at you fast.<br />

For young couple,<br />

Carolyn and Mike, life has<br />

been a series of questions<br />

that have led them to the<br />

biggest one yet: should<br />

they have a second child? In<br />

this hilarious and inventive<br />

comedy, playwright James<br />

Christy examines the<br />

small and not so small<br />

occurrences that build our<br />

lives and lead Carolyn and<br />

Mike to a question that<br />

could affect their lives…well,<br />

forever. bstreettheatre.org/<br />

show/tba-new-comedieswinner<br />

5<br />

Rain: A Tribute to<br />

the Beatles. This fully<br />

produced note-for-note<br />

musical includes recreations<br />

of the Beatles’<br />

hits and takes you on a<br />

trip through the different<br />

times for the supergroup:<br />

Ed Sullivan, Shea Stadium,<br />

Sgt. Pepper, the late ’60s,<br />

and Abbey Road. Don’t miss<br />

the visual spectacle that<br />

includes intelligent moving<br />

lighting and stylized surreal<br />

video. Show times vary.<br />

harriscenter.net<br />

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6WakamatsuFest150.<br />

American River<br />

Conservancy invites the<br />

public to celebrate the<br />

150th anniversary of the<br />

first Japanese colony in<br />

America at the historic<br />

location of their 1869 tea<br />

and silk farm in Placerville.<br />

The four-day festival<br />

features Japanese and<br />

Japanese-American food,<br />

art, music, performances,<br />

demonstrations, discussions,<br />

speakers, and more.<br />

arconservancy.org/<br />

wakafest150<br />

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Movies Off the Wall:<br />

Butch Cassidy and the<br />

Sundance Kid. Enjoy an<br />

open-air screening of this<br />

classic American Western in<br />

the Crocker Art Museum’s<br />

outdoor courtyard.<br />

Arrive early for trivia and<br />

giveaways, and have dinner<br />

and drinks at the Crocker<br />

Café by Supper Club. For<br />

the best seat in the house,<br />

bring your own chair. Gates<br />

open at 7 p.m.; movie starts<br />

at sundown. crockerart.org/<br />

event/2043/<strong>2019</strong>-06-06<br />

Night of Hope. Oakmont<br />

Senior Living NorCal is<br />

hosting a charity event and<br />

silent auction benefiting the<br />

Alzheimer's Association.<br />

Beginning at 4 p.m., paint<br />

like Picasso in the “bubbly<br />

and brushes” area, try your<br />

luck at the game tables, and<br />

savor exquisite food. 916-<br />

436-7579<br />

8<br />

Art Studio Tour. Enjoy<br />

two days of perusing<br />

and purchasing beautiful<br />

local art from 10 a.m. to 5<br />

p.m., as you watch demos<br />

and tour over 40 awardwinning<br />

artists’ private<br />

studios in Folsom, El<br />

Dorado Hills, and Shingle<br />

Springs. Admission is free.<br />

eldoradohillsarts.com<br />

(ALSO 9)<br />

Thunder in the Park Car<br />

Show. Join the Shingle<br />

Springs/Cameron Park<br />

Chamber of Commerce<br />

for their annual car show<br />

featuring pre-1973 vehicles<br />

at Cameron Park Lake. Food<br />

trucks, vendor booths, a DJ,<br />

and raffle prizes are all part<br />

of the celebration from 10<br />

a.m. to 4 p.m. sscpchamber.<br />

org/community-events<br />

Missing in California.<br />

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., law<br />

enforcement will be on<br />

hand at Sacramento State’s<br />

Forever Question photo courtesy of Rudy Meyers Photography. WakamatsiFest150 photo by Melissa Lobach. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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9<br />

Harper Alumni Center to take reports and<br />

gather information from families of missing<br />

persons and help connect people with<br />

resources to find them. facebook.com/<br />

camissing<br />

Classical Concert: Young-Ah Tak.<br />

Don’t miss Steinway artist Young-Ah<br />

Tak—who has performed across the globe<br />

and is a professor of piano at the State<br />

University of New York at Potsdam and<br />

an artist-in-residence at Southeastern<br />

University in Florida—perform at the<br />

Crocker Art Museum. Taking inspiration from<br />

the Crocker’s world-renowned collection of<br />

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />

German paintings, she presents a concert<br />

of German composers that includes<br />

Ludwig van Beethoven’s fiery masterpiece<br />

Appassionata. Before the performance (1<br />

and 2 p.m.), enjoy a docent-led tour of the<br />

museum’s permanent collection of 19thcentury<br />

German paintings. crockerart.org/<br />

event/2029/<strong>2019</strong>-06-09<br />

11<br />

Shrek the Musical. Based on the<br />

Oscar-winning animated film, Shrek<br />

the Musical brings the beloved swampdwelling<br />

ogre and his trusty sidekick to life.<br />

Together they embark on a life-changing<br />

journey to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona,<br />

encountering a hilarious community of<br />

misfits. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm.<br />

broadwaysacramento.com/production/shrek<br />

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15<br />

Rotary Wine at Town Center.<br />

Enjoy some of El Dorado, Amador,<br />

and San Joaquin Counties’ finest wines and<br />

brews from 6-9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills<br />

Town Center. A number of local restaurants,<br />

live music, and a silent auction will also be<br />

on tap. wineattowncenter.com<br />

Triumph Uncorked. From 5-10 p.m.,<br />

Helwig Winery presents live music from<br />

The Cheeseballs, silent and live auctions, a<br />

gourmet picnic dinner courtesy of Selland’s<br />

Esthetic Reflections<br />

In Dentistry<br />

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Market Café, and an array of<br />

wine. Proceeds benefit the<br />

Triumph Cancer Foundation,<br />

whose mission is to<br />

empower cancer survivors<br />

through physical fitness.<br />

Tickets must be purchased<br />

by <strong>June</strong> 13. triumphfound.<br />

org<br />

Spaghetti Western.<br />

Don’t miss an evening of<br />

food, beer and wine, live<br />

auctions, dancing, and more<br />

at this fundraiser for the<br />

Amador Cancer Research<br />

Foundation. The festivities<br />

begin at 6 p.m. at Cooper<br />

Vineyards in Plymouth.<br />

thespaghettiwestern.org<br />

17<br />

Cornerstone<br />

of Hope Golf<br />

Tournament. From 9 a.m.<br />

to 3 p.m., join Cornerstone<br />

of Hope for their annual<br />

charity golf tournament<br />

at Apple Mountain Golf<br />

Resort. Guests can expect<br />

snacks and a BBQ lunch, as<br />

well as raffle prizes and a<br />

$10,000 hole-in-one prize.<br />

cornerstonehope.org/events<br />

21<br />

Indigo Girls. The<br />

Indigo Girls will take to<br />

Mondavi Center’s Jackson<br />

Hall stage starting 8 p.m.<br />

With their latest release,<br />

One Lost Day, Emily Saliers<br />

and Amy Ray have secured<br />

their spot as one of the<br />

Indigo Girls<br />

Spaghetti Western<br />

most legendary musical<br />

acts of this generation.<br />

mondaviarts.org/<br />

event/2018-19/indigo-girls<br />

Sacramento French Film<br />

Festival. Don’t miss the<br />

Sacramento French Film<br />

Festival at the Crest Theatre.<br />

The unique cultural event<br />

brings people together<br />

around films and French<br />

culture and celebrates the<br />

artistic, cultural, social, and<br />

historical values of each<br />

movie. sacramentofrench<br />

filmfestival.org<br />

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22<br />

Elemental. Explore<br />

the elements through<br />

dance—from earthy modern<br />

and fire-hot jazz, to the<br />

fluidity of ballet, metallic<br />

and jagged contemporary<br />

movement, breezy musical<br />

theatre, and more—at<br />

this production by El<br />

Dorado Dance Academy.<br />

harriscenter.net<br />

Placerville Brewfest.<br />

Hosted by Downtown<br />

Placerville merchants,<br />

this annual event from<br />

6-9 p.m. (gates open at 5<br />

p.m. for VIP ticketholders)<br />

includes tastings from<br />

over 40 breweries,<br />

cideries, meaderies, and<br />

wineries, plus food from<br />

local restaurants, a cigar<br />

lounge, and entertainment.<br />

placervillebrewfest.com<br />

24<br />

CAPC Golf Classic.<br />

Child Advocates of<br />

Placer County is hosting<br />

this annual fundraiser at The<br />

Ridge Golf Course in Auburn<br />

with music, margaritas,<br />

and more. Registration and<br />

breakfast start at 8:30 a.m.,<br />

the shotgun start is at 10<br />

a.m., and dinner and prizes<br />

are at 3 p.m. casaplacer.org/<br />

event/<strong>2019</strong>-child-advocatesof-placer-county-golf-classic<br />

27<br />

Todd Rundgren.<br />

American singer,<br />

songwriter, and<br />

multi-instrumentalist, Todd<br />

Rundgren—who’s known for<br />

developing a diverse range<br />

Indigo Girls photo by Jeremy Cowart. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />

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Jazz Night: Komaga Trio<br />

28<br />

of musical styles and his flamboyant stage<br />

outfits—is performing a can’t-miss show at<br />

the Harris Center at 8 p.m. harriscenter.net<br />

Jazz Night: Komaga Trio. Jazz harpist<br />

Motoshi Kosako takes inspiration from the<br />

bustling, electric cacophony of Tokyo and<br />

the serenity of the Sierra foothills to present<br />

compositions that are improvisational<br />

and original. At this Crocker Art Museum<br />

performance, Kosako is joined by fellow<br />

artists Michael Manring on electric bass and<br />

Chris Garcia on percussion. The show begins<br />

at 6:30 p.m. on Crocker’s outdoor courtyard.<br />

crockerart.org/event/2032/<strong>2019</strong>-06-27<br />

Battle of the Big Bands. Gary<br />

Vecchiarelli Productions of Las Vegas<br />

presents 30 musicians and two big bands<br />

playing the most popular music from the<br />

’30s and ’40s. Sounds of Benny Goodman<br />

and Glenn Miller compete for the "vote" of<br />

the audience at the show's climax, which will<br />

determine who returns to compete against<br />

a new challenger. Curtains open at 7 p.m.<br />

harriscenter.net<br />

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.<br />


JULY<br />

4Folsom Pro Rodeo. Head to Folsom’s<br />

Dan Russell Arena for three days of fun,<br />

including a rodeo queen contest, live music<br />

and entertainment, mutton busting, nightly<br />

fireworks, a professional bull jumper, and<br />

plenty of rodeo action. folsomprorodeo.com<br />

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App Alert<br />

Google Maps: Parking Spot<br />

Google Maps has added a feature<br />

that will remember where you parked. To<br />

enable, make sure location services for this<br />

app are “always on” and turn on “Know<br />

Where You Parked.” The app will place a<br />

blue dot on the map to show your car in<br />

relation to your surroundings.<br />

Libby<br />

Are you an e-book lover? Libby is the<br />

best way to borrow e-books from your local<br />

library and read within the app itself on your<br />

phone or tablet or sync to your Kindle. All<br />

you need is a library card!<br />

Articles by Sharon Penny<br />

Old Time Radio 24<br />

This Internet radio app provides<br />

nostalgic music and popular radio shows<br />

from the 1920s to 1950s so you can enjoy<br />

the sounds of the golden years right at your<br />

fingertips.<br />

Magnifying Glass<br />

Utilize the camera and flashlight<br />

applications in your phone with this<br />

magnifying glass function. (Unlike an actual<br />

magnifying glass, ants will be pleased that<br />

this new technology cannot be misused in<br />

direct sunlight to fry their brethren.)<br />

Hobby Spotlight:<br />

Genealogy<br />

Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking<br />

to expand a family tree further, genealogy is a<br />

great way to connect with distant relatives online<br />

and discover more about your family’s history.<br />

Who knows, once you put on your Sherlock<br />

hat you might find long-lost relatives<br />

right in your own backyard! Interested in<br />

learning more? Check out the El Dorado<br />

Hills Genealogical Society (edhgs.com),<br />

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society<br />

(rootcellar.org), Genealogical Association of<br />

Sacramento (gensac.org), and the Roseville<br />

Genealogical Society (rgsca.org).<br />

Book Club:<br />

What to Read<br />

This Month<br />

Lincoln in the Bardo<br />

by George Saunders<br />

The death of Abraham<br />

Lincoln’s 11-year-old son,<br />

Willie, in 1862 shook<br />

the man to his core.<br />

Newspapers reported<br />

that the grief-stricken<br />

Lincoln visited the crypt<br />

on numerous occasions, weeping over his<br />

son’s body. Acclaimed short story writer<br />

George Saunders takes this as the subject<br />

of his first novel and with a masterful<br />

interweaving of the historical and<br />

supernatural creates a beautiful father-son<br />

story like no other.<br />

Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln<br />

by Janis Cooke<br />

Newman<br />

Misunderstood and<br />

often misrepresented,<br />

Mary Todd Lincoln gains<br />

a new level of respect<br />

in this passionate work<br />

of historical fiction<br />

by Janis Cooke Newman. Beginning in<br />

the insane asylum from which she later<br />

escaped, Cooke lets the character of Mary<br />

tell the reader about her life so that we<br />

may know her mind and her vibrant spirit<br />

and come to appreciate and embrace her<br />

complexities.<br />

Lincoln<br />

by Gore Vidal<br />

Gore Vidal brings<br />

Lincoln to life in<br />

this masterful work<br />

where historical<br />

fact is deftly woven<br />

with beautifully<br />

observed fiction,<br />

lively dialogue, and<br />

realistic depictions<br />

of many of his closest compatriots. You<br />

will have to remind yourself on many<br />

occasions that you are in fact reading a<br />

work of fiction and not an in-the-moment<br />

biography.<br />

All photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

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Animal<br />

Photo courtesy of ©benevolente - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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Planet<br />

7 PROS<br />

OF PET<br />


By Kourtney Jason<br />

About 95 percent of pet owners consider<br />

their furry friends to be family members,<br />

and about half will buy them a birthday<br />

or holiday present, according to a Harris<br />

Poll. But did you know these relationships<br />

also have positive effects on your physical<br />

and mental health? Read on for the<br />

myriad ways pets help humans heal.<br />

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“There have been studies [done that prove]<br />

the benefits are mutual, and the relationship<br />

is essential to the well-being of both the<br />

human and the animal,” says Wendy<br />

Goossen, CTR, director of cancer services<br />

at Marshall Medical Center. “Studies have<br />

shown that oxytocin levels are increased in<br />

dogs when they interact with their owner as<br />

opposed to strangers.”<br />


Something that makes the humananimal<br />

relationship so easy is that it’s<br />

not complicated, says Jeremy Ernst, DO,<br />

psychiatrist at Marshall Medical Center. “It<br />

allows people to have nonjudgmental love<br />

for one another,” he continues.<br />


Susan Garlinghouse, DVM, a veterinarian at<br />

Goldorado Animal Hospital in Cameron Park,<br />

says dog owners, on average, tend to walk<br />

almost twice as much per week as non-dog<br />

owners, and are 54 percent more likely to<br />

meet the recommended levels of physical<br />

exercise.<br />


According to Garlinghouse, “Studies have<br />

indicated that adults with deep bonds to a<br />

pet feel more connected in relationships and<br />

to their communities, and are more likely to<br />

take on leadership roles than those without<br />

pets.”<br />


Garlinghouse says pets don’t care how you<br />

look, how much money you make, or what<br />

kind of car you drive—they’re just happy<br />

to be with you and to have your attention.<br />

“A good portion of these feelings of higher<br />

self-esteem probably stem from that. It’s<br />

hard not to feel better about yourself when<br />

your dog thinks you’re terrific just the way<br />

you are,” she says.<br />


According to Eskaton—which welcomes companion animals in all its communities—the<br />

best dogs for older adults include those that are lap-sized and allergy-friendly with minimal<br />

grooming needs who are quiet with low energy. Pugs, Chihuahuas, and Shih Tzus are all<br />

good breeds to consider. eskaton.org/pets.html<br />

Jogging photo courtesy of ©Soloviova Liudmyla - stock.adobe.com. Other photo courtesy of ©Africa Studio - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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And it’s not just dogs that help our well-being. “A lot of these benefits<br />

come from caring for almost any pet,” Garlinghouse says. “In one study,<br />

stressed adults decreased their anxiety levels when they stroked a rabbit<br />

or a turtle but not when they handled a toy rabbit or turtle.”<br />


Forming an attachment to animals is a combination of both biological<br />

and social needs. “Those endorphins released when we have a positive<br />

interaction with an animal just makes you feel good,” Garlinghouse<br />

says. “It’s hard not to want more of that on a regular basis, even<br />

subconsciously. No matter how rotten our day has been, no matter how<br />

judged or criticized you might feel from people around you, no matter<br />

how lonely or isolated you might be feeling, it’s a great feeling to come<br />

through the door and know your pets are always delighted to see you<br />

and think you’re absolutely wonderful.”<br />


The Sacramento SPCA offers special services to pet owners 65<br />

and older, including free vaccine clinics, waived adoption fees,<br />

behavior and training discounts, and a pet guardian program.<br />

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“Rebuild Improvement” volunteers at one of the Rancho Cordova work sites.<br />



The stories are the kind you hear often,<br />

HOME IS<br />


HEART IS<br />

By Janet Scherr<br />

but perhaps you don’t know the people<br />

behind them. A man has recently started<br />

using a wheelchair and now has difficulty<br />

moving around his home; ramps and<br />

other accessibility features are installed<br />

so he’s able to stay in his home. A mobile<br />

homeowner falls on deteriorating steps;<br />

the steps are rebuilt, and she now feels safe<br />

going out the door.<br />

This is the work of Rebuilding Together<br />

Sacramento (RTS), a nonprofit that helps<br />

to repair homes for the elderly, disabled,<br />

low-income, and families with children with<br />

the goal of making them safe, healthy and<br />

efficient. Improvements are completed<br />

to make the home mobility-friendly,<br />

sturdy, energy efficient, dry, clean, and<br />

ventilated—all aspects that decrease the<br />

risk of falls, fires, mold, and other dangers.<br />

RTS is one of 130 affiliates of Rebuilding<br />

Together, a national organization with<br />

headquarters in Washington, D.C. The<br />

Sacramento affiliate was established<br />

in 1991 by Robert and Nancy Tate, local<br />

business and community members. Since<br />

then it has provided services in over 6,700<br />

homes and 95 nonprofit facilities.<br />

Photo by Joe Happ.<br />

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A volunteer worker caulks windows.<br />

Photos by Joe Happ.<br />

Staff member Craig Southwick picks out an item needed for a<br />

repair project at Rebuilding Together Sacramento’s warehouse.<br />

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“The importance of ‘home’ is something<br />

many people don’t think about until<br />

they’re at risk of losing it,” says Carrie Grip,<br />

executive director of RTS. “Perhaps it’s in<br />

disrepair or the maintenance is too much<br />

to handle, but there’s a direct connection<br />

between the health of a home and the<br />

occupant’s ability to thrive.”<br />

Here’s what one project house looked like before Rebuilding Together<br />

Sacramento’s “Rebuild Day” event April 26-27 in Rancho Cordova.<br />

Grip first worked with the group more than<br />

20 years ago when she was brought in by<br />

her corporate employer to coordinate a<br />

volunteer event for coworkers. A few years<br />

later she was hired by the affiliate’s board<br />

of directors, who had managed it with<br />

no staff for 10 years. “Our affiliate would<br />

not be here today without that group of<br />

hard-working, dedicated volunteers with<br />

a vision,” Grip says.<br />

Here’s the same house with a new exterior paint job and drought<br />

tolerant landscaping after the two-day event ended.<br />

Preserving existing homes is often<br />

overlooked as one of the most economical<br />

housing option for low-income residents<br />

and those with disabilities. “Many of our<br />

clients are people whose home is no longer<br />

accessible due to their changing mobility<br />

needs,” Grip points out. The Safe at Home<br />

program—where volunteers install safety<br />

aids such as bathroom bars, raised toilet<br />

seats, and transfer poles—is an ongoing<br />

effort available to people of all income<br />

levels. “I just heard from a recipient who<br />

said he was able to get up after a fall in<br />

the shower by pulling himself up with the<br />

grab bar that was installed a month earlier,”<br />

Grip says.<br />

“Our affiliate<br />

would not be<br />

here today<br />

without that<br />

group of<br />

“The home safety modifications are<br />

provided free of charge for those with<br />

low-income or for a fee to those who<br />

don’t meet the guidelines,” she continues.<br />

“It’s better to prepare the home for aging<br />

before it’s needed. Too many of our calls<br />

are from people who didn’t prepare and<br />

ended up in the hospital because of a fall.”<br />

hard-working,<br />

dedicated<br />

volunteers<br />

Volunteers prepare the<br />

home’s exterior for a new<br />

paint job.<br />

Typically, participants volunteer on a<br />

weekly basis. Each spring, RTS also<br />

organizes their biggest Rebuild Event<br />

when volunteer teams go out into the<br />

community to work together on numerous<br />

renovation projects.<br />

rebuildingtogethersacramento.org<br />

with a vision.”<br />

Photos by Joe Happ.<br />

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Executive Director Carrie Grip<br />


Safe at Home: Volunteers help to install minor home<br />

safety aids. Learn more by attending a volunteer<br />

information meeting and ride along with current<br />

volunteers to see if it’s a job that interests you;<br />

training is provided amd meeting dates are listed on<br />

rebuildingtogethersacramento.org.<br />

Photo by Joe Happ.<br />

Rebuild Events: People of all skill levels are needed.<br />

The annual events are great team-building activities<br />

for groups of friends and coworkers. Volunteers should<br />

be a minimum of 16 years old.<br />

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MONEY<br />

Knowledge<br />

Is Power<br />



By Sharon Penny<br />

Financial fraud generally falls into one of the following basic categories:<br />

identity theft, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, and mass marketing; but<br />

within each category the variety of schemes and methods is almost endless.<br />

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Phone calls, emails, false documents, fake sales pitches, seminars…the list<br />

goes on. In the age of technology, access to potential victims becomes<br />

greater, and the methods used get harder and harder for the everyday<br />

person to detect. The single best way to guard against financial fraud<br />

is to empower yourself with knowledge. We consulted with a few local<br />

professionals who were willing to share some tips on ways to protect<br />

yourseld. Be safe out there!<br />

John Arnaz, broker with Arnaz<br />

Financial Inc. in Folsom, offers the<br />

following tips:<br />

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1..........................Never rush into a financial decision. Ask for<br />

details in writing and get a second opinion.<br />

2.........................Consult with a financial advisor or attorney<br />

before signing any document you don’t<br />

understand. Don't be pressured.<br />

3.........................Never give out personal information—including<br />

your Social Security number, account number, or<br />

other financial information—to anyone over the<br />

phone, unless you initiated the call from a known<br />

number.<br />

4........................Be careful clicking on any links in emails. This<br />

applies even if it’s from someone you know or<br />

a company you do business with. You can call<br />

the sender over the phone to verify validity. You<br />

can also hover over the sender's address to see<br />

if it's different than it should be.<br />

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Gina Swankie, public affairs specialist<br />

with the FBI Sacramento Field Office,<br />

offers the following tips:<br />

1..........................Shred credit card receipts and old bank statements.<br />

2.........................Close unused credit card or bank accounts.<br />

3.........................Do not give out personal information via the phone,<br />

mail, or Internet unless you initiated the contact.<br />

4........................Never respond to an offer you don’t understand.<br />

5.........................Talk over investments with a trusted friend, family<br />

member, or financial advisor.<br />

6.........................Require all plans and purchases to be in writing.<br />

7.........................Do not pay in advance for services.<br />

8.........................Do not pay for services over prepaid/gift cards;<br />

legitimate services will not request payment via<br />

prepaid/gift cards. The FBI's Internet Crime<br />

Complaint Center estimates that in 2018, victims<br />

over 60 years of age lost $21 million from scams<br />

requesting payment with prepaid/gift cards.<br />

9.........................Resist the urge to act quickly or secretly, which are<br />

frequent tactics used by scammers.<br />

10.....................Register your home and cell phone numbers with<br />

the “Do Not Call List Registry” (donotcall.gov or<br />

1-888-382-1222; call from the phone you want<br />

to register) to decrease the amount of<br />

telemarketing calls you receive; keep in mind,<br />

however, this will only stop (most) legitimate<br />

telemarketing calls—not criminals.<br />

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Go Global<br />



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Japan photo courtesy of Ten-yu.<br />

While every culture has its own aesthetic when<br />

it comes to interior design and lifestyle, all<br />

can agree on the benefits of a well-thoughtout,<br />

livable home. Whether you choose to<br />

embrace the design principles of hygge, love<br />

Mediterranean details, or are a fan of Morocco’s<br />

bold expressions, our homes are where we can<br />

bring design elements together. Read on for<br />

seven interior trends from around the world.<br />

1.<br />

Italy<br />

This iconic style features sculptures and graceful statues—often depicting children, busts,<br />

and beautiful women—in addition to luxurious linens, brocades, silks, and velvets with rich<br />

finishing details. Furniture pieces tend to incorporate exquisite carvings covered with gold<br />

gilding or bronze.<br />

2.<br />

Japan<br />

Interiors inspired by Japan are simple and<br />

symmetric and feature colorful paintings,<br />

low-slung furnishings, unfinished wooden<br />

pieces, and potted plants in ceramic vases.<br />

If you’re adopting Japanese interior style,<br />

consider incorporating bamboo floors and<br />

cabinets with sliding panels instead of walls<br />

to divide your space.<br />

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3.<br />

Live like a Spaniard and surround yourself<br />

with colorful, hand-painted accents,<br />

terracotta tiles, and handmade finishes. A<br />

backdrop of white walls sets the stage for<br />

thoughtful layers of artisanal ironwork and<br />

textiles. Outdoor living elements in front,<br />

side, and backyard areas allow vibrant<br />

designs to spill outside and blur the lines<br />

between interior and exterior living spaces.<br />

4.<br />

Candelabras, chandeliers, and romantic,<br />

dressmaker-like details are often used in<br />

this interior design look, which incorporates<br />

palettes of white, gray, blush, and blue. Any<br />

opportunity to add glamour and elegance<br />

to a space is welcomed, as evidenced by<br />

walls decorated with large, often ornate,<br />

hand-painted wallcoverings, statement<br />

mirrors, tapestries, and artwork. Baroquestyle<br />

carvings are usually found on furniture<br />

and wall décor, such as mirror frames.<br />

5.<br />

Indian-style homes use bold, bright-colored<br />

textiles for pillows, rugs, furniture, throws,<br />

towels, bed linens, and furniture pieces.<br />

Should you choose to adopt this style, bring<br />

an organic look indoors through greenery<br />

in colorful vessels that sit on the floor or on<br />

stands. Dark wood tones are also preferred<br />

for furniture, frames, trays, and mirrors.<br />

6.<br />

Swedish-style décor is balanced simplicity<br />

where spaces are usually uncluttered—from<br />

soft furnishings and rugs to windows and<br />

shades that allows more natural light inside<br />

the house. What’s even more fascinating is<br />

that most spaces are highly personalized<br />

with little to no distractions such as<br />

telephones, televisions, or computers.<br />

7.<br />

Spain<br />

France<br />

India<br />

Sweden<br />

Morocco<br />

Moroccan décor celebrates the cool,<br />

calming palettes of sea and sky—accented<br />

with greys and plenty of neutral shades—<br />

and is all about geometric patterned soft<br />

furnishings. Tile patterns combined with<br />

tactile textures are the way to go if you want<br />

to implement this style in your home.<br />

Which<br />

global style<br />

speaks<br />

to you? It<br />

may not be<br />

just one in<br />

particular—<br />

mix and<br />

match to<br />

tell your<br />

unique<br />

style story.<br />

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID,<br />

is an award-winning<br />

interior designer, author,<br />

product developer, and<br />

multimedia consultant<br />

helping brands reach the<br />

interior design community. To contact<br />

her, visit kerriekelly.com or call<br />

916-919-3023.<br />

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Morocco photo courtesy of ©Olga Mishyna - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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Aging gracefully. Easier<br />

said than done, right? That’s<br />

about to change. No matter<br />

how many candles will sit atop your<br />

birthday cake this year, you can find<br />

ways to appreciate the laugh lines and<br />

silver hair that seem to be inevitable. We<br />

consulted a number of local experts who<br />

dished out dozens of secrets on how to<br />

keep your hair full and voluminous, what<br />

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SPF, how to dress to flatter your shape,<br />

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Your Daily Routine<br />

“Anti-aging really comes down to<br />

three simple steps: a facial cleanser,<br />

moisturizer, and sunscreen. You want<br />

a facial cleanser specific to your skin<br />

type and needs, a moisturizing face and<br />

eye product to plump and hydrate your<br />

skin, And a high-quality sunscreen with<br />

SPF 30 or above to protect your skin<br />

from sun damage. Adding a vitamin<br />

C serum, hyaluronic acid, retinol, or<br />

professional facials and chemical<br />

peels to your skin care regimen can<br />

offer lasting results (and you’ll see a<br />

difference in as little as six weeks).”<br />

—Alison Rodriguez, aesthetician<br />

with Mercy Medical Group’s Plastic<br />

Surgery and Laser Center in Gold River,<br />

dignityhealth.org/sacramento/medicalgroup/mercy-medical-group/services/<br />

plastic-surgery-center<br />

Key Ingredient<br />

“Hyaluronic acid is your friend. It tells<br />

the skin to retain its moisture in our<br />

dry Sacramento climate.”—Shannon<br />

Sophia, owner and esthetician at<br />

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,<br />

sugarmamastudios.com<br />

Yes to Scrubs<br />

“Exfoliate your skin twice a week<br />

and keep it hydrated!”—Shannon<br />

Sophia, owner and esthetician at<br />

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,<br />

sugarmamastudios.com<br />

Keeping up the Collagen<br />

“The telltale signs of aging include<br />

wrinkles and sagging skin—two of the<br />

biggest skin woes. These conditions<br />

are a direct result of the body’s aging<br />

process. Natural collagen production<br />

slows with age and the skin appears<br />

less plump. While aging happens to<br />

everyone, there are ways to minimize<br />

the appearance and development of<br />

fine lines and wrinkles. The best longterm<br />

prevention for all skin types is a<br />

healthy lifestyle, daily sun protection,<br />

and a targeted skin care regimen.”—<br />

Alexis Reynolds, owner of Halo Salon<br />

& Day Spa, Roseville, halosalondayspa.<br />

com<br />

Stem Cell Secrets<br />

“Stem cell-based topical creams tend<br />

to have the most potency in recruiting<br />

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new cells, new collagen, and improved<br />

blood flow to the skin. Plant-based<br />

stem cells [can] also be used but aren’t<br />

as potent.”—Celia Remy, MD, owner<br />

and medical director for Vitality Stem<br />

Cell & Aesthetic Medicine, Folsom and<br />

Roseville, vitalitymedicallaserandskin.<br />

com<br />

The Hormone Effect<br />

“After menopause, when our estrogen<br />

drops to a certain critical level, we<br />

can no longer repair and manufacture<br />

collagen. This is seen as ‘crepey’ skin,<br />

and patients notice they wrinkle much<br />

faster. A discussion of hormonereplacement<br />

or optimization is critical<br />

to building and/or rebuilding collagen<br />

on an ongoing basis.”—Celia Remy,<br />

MD, owner and medical director<br />

for Vitality Stem Cell & Aesthetic<br />

Medicine, Folsom and Roseville,<br />

vitalitymedicallaserandskin.com<br />

Shine Bright<br />

“Regularly exfoliate for glowing skin.<br />

When you get rid of built-up dead<br />

skin, you can really show off your<br />

complexion at any age. For deep<br />

exfoliation, it’s better to exfoliate<br />

longer not harder. With the right gentle,<br />

natural products, you’ll see a huge<br />

difference.”—Boris Levitsky, publicist<br />

for Skin Nation, Rocklin, skinnation.com<br />

Save Your Own Neck<br />

“Don’t just pay attention to your face.<br />

Your neck is aging at the same rate as<br />

your face. If you aren’t keeping it clean<br />

and hydrated like you do your face,<br />

unwanted wrinkles and fine lines will<br />

develop even faster than your face. The<br />

way to really see a person’s age? Look<br />

at their neck!”—Boris Levitsky, publicist<br />

for Skin Nation, Rocklin, skinnation.com<br />

Retin-Yay<br />

“As we age, skin begins to lose collagen<br />

and elastin—the fibers and protein<br />

responsible for keeping skin smooth,<br />

tight, and firm. This loss can result in<br />

an increase of fine lines, wrinkles, and<br />

an increased loss of elasticity. The best<br />

line of defense is to use a retinoid, the<br />

prescription-strength version of vitamin<br />

A, which is tretinoin (brand name<br />

Retin-A) or a medical-grade retinol.”—<br />

Gina Micheletti, licensed esthetician<br />

at The Almonte Center for Facial<br />

Cosmetic Surgery, Roseville, dralmonte.<br />

com<br />

Fresh Faced<br />

“Cleanse your skin<br />

from winter<br />

buildup with a light<br />

microdermabrasion<br />

followed by Image<br />

Skincare’s Vital C<br />

Hydrating Enzyme<br />

Masque.”—Felicia<br />

Vera, esthetician at<br />

The Cupola Spa at<br />

The Murieta Inn &<br />

Spa, Rancho Murieta,<br />

themurietainn.com<br />

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Sun<br />

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New Season, New Sunscreen<br />

“Sunscreen is far and away the best<br />

anti-aging product that I recommend<br />

and the most important part of your<br />

skin care routine. Remember that<br />

SPFs do expire, so purchase a new<br />

sunscreen to start the season off<br />

right!”—Rebekah Montero, esthetician<br />

with Mercy Medical Group’s Plastic<br />

Surgery and Laser Center in Gold<br />

River, dignityhealth.org/sacramento/<br />

medical-group/mercy-medical-group/<br />

services/plastic-surgery-center<br />

Cover Up<br />

“For the best protection, purchase<br />

quality sunscreen with SPF 30 or<br />

above. Protection and prevention<br />

of sun damage is the best way to<br />

mitigate aging skin. When outdoors,<br />

reapply sunscreen every two hours.<br />

In addition to sunscreen, wear SPF<br />

clothing and a wide-brimmed hat<br />

while hiking, gardening, or enjoying<br />

the outdoors.”—Rebekah Montero,<br />

esthetician with Mercy Medical<br />

Group’s Plastic Surgery and Laser<br />

Center in Gold River, dignityhealth.<br />

org/sacramento/medical-group/<br />

mercy-medical-group/services/plasticsurgery-center<br />

Safety in Numbers<br />

“Regular use of sunscreen with SPF<br />

30 or higher is an important way to<br />

keep your skin healthy and prevent<br />

age spots and discoloration. But not<br />

all sunscreens are alike when it comes<br />

to ensuring supple skin. If your skin is<br />

dry or dehydrated, switch to a more<br />

moisturizing sunscreen cream and<br />

avoid alcohol-containing sprays and<br />

gels that can dry out your skin.”—Gina<br />

Micheletti, licensed esthetician at The<br />

Almonte Center for Facial Cosmetic<br />

Surgery, Roseville, dralmonte.com<br />

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First Thing in the Morning<br />

“We recommend daily use of a<br />

sunscreen, rain or shine. Sunscreen<br />

is important to prevent sun damage,<br />

which can trigger premature<br />

breakdown of the skin and damage<br />

to your skin cells. Always apply your<br />

sunscreen in the morning as a part<br />

of your daily routine and reapply<br />

as necessary for your activity level<br />

throughout the day.”—Camille Lucia<br />

and Jessica Arens, estheticians at<br />

The Esthetics Center, El Dorado Hills,<br />

estheticscenter.com<br />

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Treatments<br />

Get Checked<br />

“I recommend a skin care evaluation<br />

by a professional, for those who<br />

are looking for the best skin care<br />

recommendations.”—Alison Rodriguez,<br />

aesthetician with Mercy Medical<br />

Group’s Plastic Surgery and Laser<br />

Center in Gold River, dignityhealth.org/<br />

sacramento/medical-group/mercymedical-group/services/plastic-surgerycenter<br />

Get Your Glow On<br />

“[We have] an amazing anti-aging<br />

elixir we use after right after clients<br />

receive a natural glow spray tan. It<br />

tightens the elasticity of the skin and<br />

adds moisture. The service only takes<br />

15 minutes and leaves clients feeling<br />

confident in anything they wear. Also,<br />

drinking lots of water is essential for<br />

great skin!”—Melissa Rascon, owner<br />

of NorCal Natural Beauty, Folsom,<br />

norcalnaturalbeauty.com<br />

Sugar, Sugar<br />

“Switch from waxing your eyebrows,<br />

lip, and chin to sugaring them. Sugaring<br />

is an all-natural, gentle form of hair<br />

removal that isn’t hot, so it won’t burn<br />

or tug at sensitive skin.”—Shannon<br />

Sophia, owner and esthetician at<br />

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,<br />

sugarmamastudios.com<br />

Peel Out<br />

“PCA Skin Chemical Peels are a gentle,<br />

results-driven, and cost-effective<br />

way to treat signs of aging and<br />

discoloration in all skin types. With<br />

little-to-no downtime, you leave with<br />

radiant, glowing skin. After a series of<br />

treatments, you’ll notice a significant<br />

reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and<br />

discoloration.”—Gina Micheletti,<br />

licensed esthetician at The Almonte<br />

Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery,<br />

Roseville, dralmonte.com<br />

Put Your Best Face Forward<br />

“Apply moisturizer every day! A great<br />

skin care regimen with good products<br />

can help you stay youthful. Don’t be<br />

afraid to get a little extra ‘help’ with<br />

products like Botox or Fraxel, which are<br />

designed to help you stay young and<br />

age gracefully.”—Lisa Robinson, general<br />

manager at Roseville Health & Wellness<br />

Center, Roseville, rosevillehwc.com<br />

Frankie Says Relax<br />

“Schedule a routine massage. Relax the<br />

mind, elevate your mood, and destress.<br />

Studies have shown that a one-hour<br />

massage equals out to eight hours of<br />

sleep. So, when you’re low on sleep<br />

and low on time, remember: Just one<br />

hour spent taking care of your body<br />

with a massage may be just what the<br />

doctor ordered!”—Eva Lopez, massage<br />

therapist at The Cupola Spa at The<br />

Murieta Inn & Spa, Rancho Murieta,<br />

themurietainn.com<br />

Clean Slate<br />

“Get facials! It’s important to keep up<br />

with skin care concerns by seeing a<br />

licensed esthetician at least once every<br />

four to six weeks. Remember: Skin is<br />

your body’s largest organ and deserves<br />

the utmost care. Your skin cells are<br />

renewing every four weeks naturally, so<br />

that’s a good time to get a treatment<br />

that aids in sweeping those cells away,<br />

leaving the healthy cells behind and<br />

giving you glowing skin.”—Camille<br />

Lucia and Jessica Arens, estheticians at<br />

The Esthetics Center, El Dorado Hills,<br />

estheticscenter.com<br />

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You Are What You Eat<br />

“Eat a healthy diet, stay at a healthy<br />

weight, get seven to eight hours of sleep,<br />

and be physically active! This is how to<br />

age gracefully and remain healthy through<br />

your golden years.”—Lisa Robinson,<br />

general manager at Roseville Health &<br />

Wellness Center, Roseville, rosevillehwc.<br />

com<br />

Get Moving<br />

“Exercising beyond 50 [is] the best<br />

gift you can give yourself. Working out<br />

enhances your energy levels, keeps you<br />

at a healthy weight, and even reduces<br />

some of the symptoms associated with<br />

aging.”—Lisa Robinson, general manager<br />

at Roseville Health & Wellness Center,<br />

Roseville, rosevillehwc.com<br />

No Butts<br />

“Do your best to eliminate nicotine. And<br />

unfortunately, vaping isn’t better than<br />

smoking [either].”—Celia Remy, MD,<br />

owner and medical director for Vitality<br />

Stem Cell & Aesthetic Medicine, Folsom &<br />

Roseville, vitalitymedicallaserandskin.com<br />

Sleep like a Baby<br />

“Get at least eight hours of sleep. If<br />

you need to boost natural melatonin<br />

production (sleep hormone) to help get<br />

quality sleep, supplement with a highly<br />

absorbable form of magnesium, such as<br />

a picometer-ionic form. Its direct and<br />

complete absorption into cells means it<br />

bypasses a leaky gut and doesn’t even<br />

reach the large intestine, so it doesn’t<br />

have a laxative effect like most other<br />

forms.”—Boris Levitsky, publicist for Skin<br />

Nation, Rocklin, skinnation.com<br />

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Well-Being<br />

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Style<br />

Dress for Success<br />

“Every woman generally likes<br />

something about their body. Find what<br />

that is and try your best to accentuate<br />

it. If it’s your legs, show them off with<br />

a flirty dress or skirt. If it’s your curves,<br />

wear things that hug you in the right<br />

spots. If it’s your arms or shoulders,<br />

[wear] short sleeves or sleeveless<br />

tops to show them off. Whatever it is,<br />

women feel good when they learn how<br />

to dress for their body type.”—Tegan<br />

Lee, co-owner of Lees’ Boutique,<br />

Shingle Springs, leesboutique.net<br />

Take a Fashion Risk<br />

“We recommend trying different<br />

trends, even when you aren’t sure how<br />

they’ll look. This year we saw a lot of<br />

off-the-shoulder tops. Some women<br />

liked the trend immediately and others<br />

took some time to warm up to it. We<br />

tell our clients not to be afraid to step<br />

out of their comfort zone. We’re all<br />

guilty of ‘getting stuck’ with what we’re<br />

comfortable in, but it’s fun to change<br />

it up! If you’re unsure, ask for help—<br />

either from a trusted friend whose<br />

style you admire or associates working<br />

at a store.”—Tegan Lee, co-owner<br />

of Lees’ Boutique, Shingle Springs,<br />

leesboutique.net<br />

Shop ’Till You Drop<br />

“In our boutique, we love to help<br />

[people] shop. Oftentimes we have<br />

clients who don’t feel confident in<br />

choosing clothes for themselves. That’s<br />

OK! It takes practice. Shopping should<br />

be fun and not give you anxiety. Once<br />

you learn how to shop for your shape,<br />

you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more.”—Tegan<br />

Lee, co-owner of Lees’ Boutique,<br />

Shingle Springs, leesboutique.net<br />

Photo courtesy of ©neonshot - stock.adobe.com.<br />

A Change Will Do You Good<br />

“Do you feel like you’re starting to<br />

dress like your mother? Find yourself<br />

bee-lining for those ultra-stretchy<br />

pants or Danish (not the donut) loafers<br />

a little too frequently? Do something<br />

that makes you feel pretty! This<br />

could be as simple as getting a facial<br />

and a pedicure or seeing what the<br />

salesperson dresses you in! Have<br />

fun with change.”—Martha McGuire,<br />

owner of My Martha Design Boutique,<br />

Placerville, mymarthadesign.com<br />

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Beauty<br />

Queen<br />

Easy on the Eyes<br />

“Use concealer under the eye from<br />

inner tear duct to outer corner of eye,<br />

blended down, out, and right up to the<br />

lash line. This will help brighten and<br />

lift—ultimately making you look more<br />

awake and youthful.”—Lisa Harter,<br />

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass<br />

Valley, lisamharter.com<br />

Feeling Flushed<br />

“Add a pop of color to cheeks. We<br />

lose that youthful rosy glow as we age.<br />

Use a pink blush to give the apples of<br />

your cheeks a rosy flush.”—Lisa Harter,<br />

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass<br />

Valley, lisamharter.com<br />

Bow to the Brow<br />

“Define your eyebrows. As women<br />

age, eyebrows grow sparser and the<br />

hairs get lighter and thinner. A defined<br />

brow lifts the look of the face and<br />

gives a more youthful appearance. I<br />

suggest using powder or a soft pencil.<br />

Don’t go too dark as that can look too<br />

harsh. If you have a hard time filling in<br />

your brows yourself, I suggest looking<br />

into microblading, which is semipermanent.”—Lisa<br />

Harter, hairstylist<br />

and makeup artist, Grass Valley,<br />

lisamharter.com<br />

Research Methods<br />

“Check out YouTube videos! They’re not<br />

just for young girls wanting to do crazy<br />

makeup. There’s so much great content<br />

out there for more mature ladies as<br />

well. It’s a great way to learn techniques<br />

and which products may work best for<br />

you, saving you time and money.”—Lisa<br />

Harter, hairstylist and makeup artist,<br />

Grass Valley, lisamharter.com<br />

Wash and Go<br />

“A common struggle we hear about<br />

is lack of volume in the hair. My go-to<br />

products are from Pureology. Wash<br />

with the Clean Volume or Fullfyl, finish<br />

and style with the On the Rise Root-<br />

Lift Mousse, then spray the Clean<br />

Volume Levitation Mist. This will put<br />

a ton of volume in your hair till the<br />

next wash.”—Alexis Reynolds, owner<br />

of Halo Salon & Day Spa, Roseville,<br />

halosalondayspa.com<br />

Gray Area<br />

“Looking for 100-percent gray<br />

coverage without the ammonia?<br />

Redken Chromatics is an age-defying<br />

permanent hair color with Argan oil,<br />

acai, and vitamin E that will leave your<br />

hair two times stronger.”—Crystal<br />

Karakas, Redken color educator at<br />

Halo Salon & Day Spa, Roseville,<br />

halosalondayspa.com<br />

Go Big<br />

“We specialize in a hair-thickening line<br />

that promotes healthy hair growth<br />

and has a lightweight formula that<br />

won’t weigh down thinning hair. It<br />

makes the hair look fuller and gives<br />

extra body.”—Melissa Rascon, owner<br />

of NorCal Natural Beauty, Folsom,<br />

norcalnaturalbeauty.com<br />

Dirty Trick<br />

“[Avoid] washing your hair<br />

daily, which dehydrates<br />

and damages it. Let your<br />

natural oils help fight<br />

against dry scalp and<br />

dandruff. Thank the hair<br />

gods for inventing dry<br />

shampoo.”—Stephanie<br />

Valdez, hair stylist at<br />

The Cupola Spa at<br />

The Murieta Inn and<br />

Spa, Rancho Murieta,<br />

themurietainn.com<br />

Frame the Face<br />

“Go lighter by adding a few faceframing<br />

highlights to your hair. It will<br />

brighten your look and give a more<br />

youthful appearance.”—Lisa Harter,<br />

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass<br />

Valley, lisamharter.com<br />

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Hair<br />

Hair photo courtesy of ©Anastasia - stock.adobe.com.<br />

Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

’19<br />


TRAVEL<br />

Infinity Hot Spring (Onsen) at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu<br />

10 Perfect Days<br />

in Japan<br />

By Megan Wiskus<br />

Shibuya Crossing<br />

Ramen<br />

For those who’ve never stepped<br />

foot in Asia or are apprehensive to<br />

do so, I have a destination for you.<br />

Not only is Japan a juxtaposition of<br />

centuries-old traditions and cuttingedge<br />

technology, but the cuisine is a<br />

gourmand’s paradise—with more<br />

Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo<br />

than anywhere in the world—<br />

the public transportation<br />

effortless, the streets safe<br />

and spotless, and the scenery<br />

spectacular. It’s a place that’s<br />

welcoming to Westerners and<br />

will leave an imprint on more than<br />

just your passport.<br />

DAY<br />

1<br />

Stay your first three nights at<br />

one of Tokyo’s newer properties:<br />

The Centurion Classic Akasaka.<br />

Centrally located and sited next<br />

to popular attractions, the well-designed<br />

space provides all the creature comforts<br />

of home and an abundance of amenities.<br />

Directly opposite the hotel is one of the<br />

most authentic spots to slurp down a soulsoothing<br />

bowl of ramen. Look for the yellow<br />

facade and slip into one of the uniquely<br />

Japanese wooden booths at Akasaka<br />

Ittenbari—a shop that’s been in business<br />

for over 35 years and has the art of making<br />

ramen down pat. After polishing off the<br />

spicy miso variety and an order of chewy,<br />

fresh-made dumplings, you’ll be in an official<br />

food coma and ready to snooze your jet<br />

lag away.<br />

Shibuya and ramen photo by Christopher Lim. Other photo courtesy of Ten-yu.<br />

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Hikawa Shrine<br />

Snow Monkey Tour Lunch<br />

Zenkoji Temple<br />

All photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.<br />

DAY<br />

2<br />

Lace up your comfiest pair of shoes<br />

and start the day on foot with a visit<br />

to Hikawa Shrine, whose red “torii”<br />

gates are visible from the hotel. Arriving<br />

in the early morn means the grounds are<br />

especially spiritual. Continue on foot to<br />

the Imperial Palace, an expansive park-like<br />

area surrounded by a water-filled moat<br />

and home to gardens galore and palaces<br />

aplenty. Other must-see areas—all easily<br />

accessible via the easy-to-navigate, efficient<br />

trains—include Harajuku (the city’s pop<br />

culture and fashion-forward hub whose<br />

side streets are scattered with upmarket<br />

boutiques and cozy cafés) and neonsplashed<br />

Shibuya (home to the famed<br />

“Shibuya Crossing,” which is rumored to be<br />

the busiest intersection in the world). After<br />

a bit of downtime, it’s time to make delicious<br />

memories with an All Star Arigato Food<br />

Tour. The three-hour walking experience<br />

takes you through the sights, sounds, and<br />

tastes of Tokyo most tourists miss. Learn<br />

more about the local’s lifestyle as you dig<br />

into seasonal dishes at five different stops<br />

and see a whole new side of the city.<br />

DAY<br />

3<br />

Though there’s plenty to do<br />

in Tokyo proper, sometimes<br />

a day away—especially<br />

when it involves snow monkeys<br />

swimming in hot springs—provides even<br />

more perspective to a place. Located about<br />

two hours via Japan Rail, a trip to Nagano<br />

and seeing the aforementioned monkeys,<br />

is well worth the early morning wake-up<br />

call. Though doable on your own, I advise<br />

booking a one-day tour courtesy of Snow<br />

Monkey Resorts. A professional guide will<br />

greet you at the train station and take you<br />

on a fun-filled journey to Jigokudani Park for<br />

some up close and personal “monkeying”<br />

around with the wild Japanese macaques<br />

(the most northerly living non-human<br />

primates), followed by a hearty lunch, visit to<br />

Zenkoji Temple, and sake tasting—all while<br />

ensuring you don’t get lost and providing<br />

interesting insight into the country’s culture.<br />

DAY<br />

4<br />

Spend the morning exploring<br />

the impressive wholesale<br />

market, Toyosa Market,<br />

where you can have<br />

sushi for breakfast, shop for<br />

souvenirs, and meander<br />

through three main<br />

buildings (two for seafood;<br />

one for fruits and veggies).<br />

Really early risers can even<br />

catch the tuna auction<br />

between 5:30-6:30 a.m.<br />

Another must-do early<br />

morning adventure is a<br />

trip to the Arashio Beya<br />

Sumo Stable where, on<br />

select days, you can witness<br />

the aspiring wrestlers in<br />

action. After seafood and sumo,<br />

Snow Monkeys<br />

hop on the bullet train for a twohour,<br />

20-minute trip to<br />

Japan’s original capital, Kyoto—a much<br />

quieter, slower-paced city in comparison to<br />

Tokyo. The 10-room Arashiyama Benkei, a<br />

traditional Japanese inn known as a ryokan,<br />

delivers personalized and unparalleled<br />

service from kimono-clad staff. Tradition<br />

weaves its way through every nook and<br />

cranny here, including the delectable multicourse<br />

dinner (kaiseki) that’s eaten in-room<br />

Sushi from Toyosa Market<br />

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Welcome Tea at Arashiyama Benkei<br />

Yukatas at Arashiyama Benkei<br />

Breakfast at Arashiyama Benkei<br />

while wearing a yukata, tatami-mat beds,<br />

and open-air hot spring baths (onsens)<br />

that’ll whisk all your worries away.<br />

DAY<br />

5<br />

After waking up to another<br />

mouthwatering meal, explore the<br />

surrounding Arashiyama district—a<br />

nationally designated Historic Site<br />

and Place of Scenic Beauty that’s full of<br />

old-style shops and sited along the<br />

gently rolling Hozu River. Mustsee<br />

activities include the<br />

Bamboo Forest, a serene,<br />

tree-filled grove whose<br />

swaying stalks will<br />

calm even the most<br />

militant minds;<br />

Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO<br />

World Heritage Site said<br />

to be one of Kyoto's five<br />

great Zen temples; and<br />

going for a ride on a traditional<br />

rickshaw. Once you’ve had your fill of green<br />

tea things (it’s abundant in this area), head<br />

to neighboring Kyoto City. The best way to<br />

get your bearings—while getting full-sized<br />

food samplings and a bit of exercise—is<br />

to take the Kyoto Food Night Tour with<br />

Ninja Food Tours. After experiencing the<br />

city’s tucked-away restaurants and izakayas<br />

(bars) and wandering the lantern-lit streets,<br />

you’ll be a Kyoto (and cuisine) ninja!<br />

DAY<br />

6<br />

Rise and shine and get ready to<br />

tackle the temple-laden town via<br />

two wheels. With its bike-friendly,<br />

mostly flat streets and various<br />

rental companies (Cycle Kyoto offers<br />

numerous guided tours and affordable<br />

rental options), it’s the easiest and fastest<br />

way to explore your surrounds without<br />

being confined to a car. Though dotted<br />

with historic shrines, temples, and other<br />

Cycle Kyoto<br />

Bamboo Forest<br />

Hozu River<br />

Gates at Tenryu-ji<br />

structures at every turn<br />

(there’s more than 2,000),<br />

I recommend stops at<br />

Tofukuji Temple, the<br />

famed (and often<br />

photographed)<br />

Fushimi Inari Shrine,<br />

and Kiyomizu-dera.<br />

End the evening<br />

strolling through Nishiki<br />

Market and the geishafilled<br />

Gion district before devouring<br />

handmade, bite-sized dumplings from<br />

Gyoza Hohei and expertly crafted<br />

cocktails from Bar Sloth.<br />

DAY<br />

7<br />

Catch the futuristic, whitenosed<br />

bullet train for a detour<br />

to Hakone, a mountainous town<br />

home to hot springs, views of<br />

Mount Fuji, and an abundance of natural<br />

beauty. A stay at the ultra plush Hakone<br />

Kowakien Ten-yu means bathing in mineralrich<br />

waters at either your in-room onsen<br />

Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu<br />

or the public baths (one of which boasts<br />

an infinity pool and magnificent mountain<br />

views); modern, minimalistic rooms that<br />

still hold tight to tradition; and artful, multicourse<br />

meals prepared with hyper-local<br />

ingredients that are almost too pretty to<br />

eat. With nearby hikes, morning yoga,<br />

easy access to nearby attractions, and the<br />

aforementioned baths, leaving here is the<br />

hardest part. For those seeking a hotel that's<br />

Hakone Kowakien<br />

Ten-yu<br />

Nishiki Market<br />

high-end without being<br />

hoity-toity, a stay here is<br />

well worth the splurge.<br />

Infinity Hot Spring (Onsen) at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu<br />

DAY<br />

8<br />

When in Hakone, one must avail of<br />

the money-saving Hakone Free<br />

Pass, which provides unlimited<br />

use of buses, trains, boats, cable<br />

cars, and ropeways in the Hakone region, in<br />

addition to discounted admission to select<br />

tourist attractions. From Ten-yu, start your<br />

journey at Lake Ashi where you can witness<br />

the majestic Hakone Shrine before boarding<br />

the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (“pirate<br />

ship”) and—on clear days—catch a glimpse<br />

of mighty Mount Fuji. After disembarking,<br />

hop on the Hakone Ropeway for a<br />

30-minute aerial journey above the region’s<br />

violent volcanic fumes. At the final stop,<br />

stretch your legs and—if you’re brave—try a<br />

Hakone Shrine<br />

famed “black egg,” which is<br />

rumored to add seven years<br />

to your life. Following a ride on<br />

Japan’s only and oldest mountain railway,<br />

you’ll arrive at Gora where you can stop<br />

for lunch, check out the Hakone Open-Air<br />

Museum, and eventually continue on the<br />

“Romancecar” to Tokyo.<br />

DAY<br />

9<br />

Lunch in Gora<br />

Matcha Latte at Hotel Graphy Nezu<br />

For your final two nights in the<br />

“land of the rising sun,” I suggest<br />

snoozing at one of Tokyo’s most<br />

stylish “social apartments”: Hotel Graphy<br />

Nezu. Tucked away from the hustle and<br />

Ten-yu photos courtesy of Ten-yu. All other photos by Christopher Lim.<br />

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Ueno Park<br />

Hotel Graphy Nezu Bar<br />

bustle, the hotel-hostel hybrid is a short walk to Ueno Park,<br />

some of the city’s best museums, and plenty of under-theradar<br />

shops and eateries. The property itself boasts features<br />

like a communal kitchen, cozy cafe-bar that makes a mean<br />

matcha latte, and rental bikes. Don’t expect too many bells<br />

and whistles here, however—just clean, comfy surrounds<br />

with friendly staff and plenty of perks like free smartphones,<br />

laundry, and an adult beverage each evening.<br />

DAY<br />

10<br />

Last days are always bittersweet, especially when<br />

you’re in a place as jaw-dropping as Japan. To end<br />

the trip on an especially unforgettable note, check<br />

out the area known for its riverside views and<br />

rich tradition, Asakusa, and hop over to the Asahi<br />

Beer Headquarters where you can sip on suds<br />

from 22 floors up while taking in magical views<br />

Asahi Beer<br />

Headquarters<br />

Sumida River and Tokyo Skyline<br />

All photos by Christopher Lim.<br />

of the skyline and Sumida River. Nearby is one of Tokyo’s most<br />

popular attractions, Sensoji Temple, a massive (and the city’s<br />

oldest) Buddhist temple that dates back to 645. Leading up<br />

to the gates is a colorful pedestrian path filled with snacks and<br />

souvenir stalls, so you can make any final purchases before<br />

saying sayounara.<br />

As anyone who’s been to Japan can attest, it’s a country that<br />

surprises, delights, and inspires—a place that’s easy to love<br />

and will have you longing to return.<br />

For more information and assistance in planning your own journey,<br />

visit japan.travel/en.<br />

TIPS:<br />

• Order a 7-Day Japan Rail (JR) Pass before you leave the states and<br />

activate it upon arrival at the airport. It’s also beneficial to purchase a<br />

PASMO Card, which allows you to travel on all other modes of transit.<br />

Loading it with approximately $40 USD is enough to get you through<br />

10 days doing the activities above.<br />

• All subway signs and stops—in addition to most menus—are in both<br />

Japanese and English; what’s more, the locals are always happy to<br />

help, so don’t be afraid to ask.<br />

• Direct flights to Tokyo abound from SFO; if you’d rather depart from<br />

Sacramento, look at flying into LAX and hopping on a direct flight from<br />

there (in my case, this option was actually cheaper).<br />

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EAT & DRINK<br />

Season's<br />

Eatings<br />

3 Farm-Fresh Recipes<br />

By Carol Arnold<br />

Head to your neighborhood farmers’ market, or—if you’re lucky—<br />

backyard garden, for the cream of the produce crop and try your<br />

hand at making one of these farm-fresh, nutrition-packed recipes.<br />

Photo courtesy of ©Yaruniv-Studio - stock.adobe.com.<br />

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The peach originated in China, and began<br />

to travel the world through trade routes,<br />

arriving in Louisiana and Florida in the<br />

1500s. California’s climate, particularly the<br />

Sierra foothills, is ideal for peaches. Allowed<br />

to ripen on the tree, they gain maximum<br />

sugar content. Peaches picked too soon<br />

and kept in cold storage will soften and get<br />

juicier, but will only have the amount of sugar<br />

they had when picked. This is one of the<br />

main reasons peaches at the markets sell<br />

so quickly, because their flavor is perfect<br />

the moment you buy them. California<br />

produces 50 percent of the peaches in the<br />

U.S.; varieties can either be clingstone, where<br />

the fruit clings to the stone, or freestone,<br />

where the flesh readily twists away from<br />

the pit. Clingstone fruit is generally used<br />

for canning, but both types are available<br />

with white or golden flesh. Nectarines are<br />

a variety of peach with a smooth skin, not a<br />

cross between a peach and a plum.<br />


Peaches are a good source of vitamin C,<br />

potassium, and fiber, among other things.<br />


Choose peaches with a rich color that may<br />

still have a slight whitish “bloom” on their<br />

surface indicating freshness. Avoid fruit with<br />

excessive softness, surface cuts, and bruises.<br />

A ripe peach will have a gentle give when<br />

touched with a sweet aroma. Peaches can<br />

be kept in the refrigerator but should be<br />

brought up to room temperature before<br />

eating. As with apples, sliced peaches will<br />

turn brown after cutting, but you can lessen<br />

this by rinsing the slices in water mixed<br />

with lemon juice. White-fleshed peaches<br />

are sweeter and less acidic than their more<br />

traditional golden counterpart.<br />

RECIPE: Grilled Peaches with Bacon,<br />

Blue Cheese, and Basil<br />

Recipe by Courtney McDonald<br />

3 large firm-ripe yellow freestone peaches<br />

6 slices bacon, cooked to your liking<br />

3 tbsp. high-quality olive oil<br />

3 oz. salty blue cheese, such as Bleu d’Auvergne or<br />

Roquefort<br />

1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves<br />

Preheat grill to medium-high. While grill is heating,<br />

wash the peaches, cut in half, and remove the pit.<br />

Brush the cut side of the peaches with 2 tbsp.<br />

olive oil and grill, cut side down first, until dark<br />

caramelized grill marks form—about 2 minutes.<br />

Flip the peaches over and grill on the skin side<br />

just to heat through, about 30 seconds. Transfer<br />

the grilled peaches to a serving platter and top<br />

each peach with 1/2 slice of bacon, crumbled blue<br />

cheese, torn basil leaves, and a final drizzle of olive<br />

oil. Serve immediately. Serves 6.<br />

Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.<br />

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Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.<br />




Americans consume an average of five<br />

pounds of carrots per year or roughly a<br />

quarter cup per week. Despite this relatively<br />

low intake, they’re the sixth most consumed<br />

vegetable in the U.S., following potatoes,<br />

tomatoes, onions, head lettuce, and sweet<br />

corn. What’s more, they provide a bevy of<br />

health benefits and are available locally in<br />

a rainbow of colors. People probably first<br />

cultivated the carrot thousands of years ago,<br />

in the area now known as Afghanistan, but it<br />

was a small, forked purple or yellow root with<br />

a bitter, woody flavor—quite different from<br />

the carrot we know today.<br />


Carrots are perhaps best known for their<br />

beta carotene content but are also an<br />

excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C,<br />

and K, in addition to biotin, dietary fiber,<br />

molybdenum, and potassium. What’s more,<br />

they improve cardiovascular, eye, and liver<br />

health, and help to prevent cancer. Delicious<br />

raw or cooked, they’ve been shown to be<br />

remarkably heat-stable, retaining 75 percent<br />

of their nutrients when cooked. They also<br />

regulate the amount of insulin and glucose<br />

being used and metabolized by the body,<br />

providing good support for diabetics.<br />


Carrots should be firm, smooth, relatively<br />

straight, and bright in color. Avoid ones that<br />

are excessively cracked or forked, as well<br />

as those that are limp or rubbery. If carrots<br />

don’t have their tops attached, look at the<br />

stem end and ensure it’s not darkly colored,<br />

as this is a sign of age. Since sugars are<br />

concentrated at the carrots’ core, those with<br />

larger diameters tend to be sweeter. Cut tops<br />

off before refrigerating. Store them in the<br />

coolest part of the refrigerator in a plastic<br />

bag or wrapped in a paper towel to reduce<br />

moisture loss.<br />

RECIPE: Roasted Carrots with Curry<br />

and Greek Yogurt<br />

Recipe by Courtney McDonald<br />

2 bunches carrots, any color<br />

3 tbsp. olive oil<br />

1 1/2 tsp. curry powder<br />

3 pieces green onion, thinly sliced<br />

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves<br />

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves<br />

1/3 cup Greek yogurt<br />

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<br />

Preheat oven to 400°. While the oven is heating,<br />

trim the carrot tops and tails and scrub well. Cut<br />

large carrots in quarters lengthwise, medium<br />

carrots in half lengthwise, and leave small carrots<br />

whole. Arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking<br />

sheet or roasting pan. Toss the carrots with the<br />

olive oil and curry powder and season to taste with<br />

salt and pepper. Roast the carrots in the preheated<br />

oven until just tender, 20-30 minutes. Remove from<br />

the oven and immediately toss with the green<br />

onion while still hot. Set aside to cool slightly.<br />

When carrots are cool enough to handle, arrange<br />

them on a serving platter. Top with the fresh herbs<br />

and dollop with the Greek yogurt (you could also<br />

serve the yogurt on the side). Serve immediately.<br />

Serves 4 as a side dish.<br />

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RECIPE: Summer Bean Salad with<br />

Warm Herb Vinaigrette, Summer Squash,<br />

and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes<br />

Recipe by Courtney McDonald<br />

1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved<br />

2 cloves garlic, finely minced<br />

1 tbsp. +1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<br />

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves<br />

1 lb. fresh black or pink-eyed peas, or other fresh shelling<br />

beans, shelled<br />

1 lb. fresh green beans or yellow wax beans, or combination<br />

of both, stem ends trimmed<br />

1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise<br />

1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley<br />

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely julienned<br />

1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced (whites and greens)<br />

Zest and juice of 1 lemon<br />

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts<br />

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese<br />

Salt and pepper, to taste<br />




Green bean plants originated in Peru—where<br />

they have been cultivated and eaten for<br />

at least 7,000 years—but can be found all<br />

around the world today. They initially spread<br />

through South, Central, and North America<br />

by migrating Native Americans; in the 16th<br />

century, Spanish explorers introduced them<br />

to Europe.<br />


Green beans are one of those rare vegetables<br />

we call “generational,” meaning they’re just<br />

as appealing to small children as they are<br />

to adults—whether steamed, blanched, or<br />

served in a salad or casserole—and taste<br />

best when they’re thinner than a pencil.<br />

Though the third most popular garden plant,<br />

after tomatoes and peppers, they’re often a<br />

target for insects and prone to bacterial and<br />

viral diseases, which decrease the plant’s<br />

productivity. Luckily, many local farmers<br />

know how to grow a successful green bean<br />

crop, so we don’t have to! In addition to<br />

being an excellent source of vitamin K—<br />

which plays a role in blood clotting, wound<br />

healing, and maintaining strong bones in<br />

the elderly—they also contain manganese,<br />

vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, and vitamin<br />

B12. What’s more, they’ve been shown to<br />

contain valuable amounts of the mineral<br />

silicon—a bone supporting and connective<br />

tissue support nutrient—in a form that<br />

makes it easier for us to absorb. Extremely<br />

low in calories, sodium, saturated fat, and<br />

cholesterol, they can be eaten in large<br />

quantities without ruining your diet.<br />


Unlike fruits that become sweeter the longer<br />

they stay on the tree or bush, beans are<br />

sweetest when young. If left on the vine,<br />

they wither and the seeds dry and harden.<br />

Purchase green beans that have a smooth<br />

feel and a vibrant green color, free from<br />

brown spots or bruises. They should have<br />

a firm texture and “snap” when broken.<br />

Store unwashed produce in a plastic bag in<br />

a refrigerator’s crisper drawer for up to seven<br />

days. If opting to freeze for consumption at<br />

a later date, steam them for 2-3 minutes,<br />

remove from heat, and let cool before<br />

placing in bags and freezing for 3-6 months.<br />

Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange the cherry tomatoes<br />

cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment<br />

paper or foil. Sprinkle half of the minced garlic, 1<br />

tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of the chopped fresh<br />

thyme; season with salt and pepper. Roast in<br />

the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until<br />

tomatoes are slightly shriveled and caramelized.<br />

Allow to cool while you prepare the rest of the<br />

recipe.<br />

Place the shelled peas or beans in a medium<br />

saucepot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring<br />

to a rolling boil over medium-high heat and cook<br />

until tender—about 15 minutes. Turn off heat, add<br />

a few pinches of salt to the cooking water, and set<br />

aside to cool slightly.<br />

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over<br />

high heat. Add the green beans/wax beans to the<br />

pot and cook over high heat until just tender—2-3<br />

minutes. Immediately shock the beans in ice water<br />

to chill quickly. Drain and set aside.<br />

Using a vegetable peeler, shave ribbons of the<br />

summer squash into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.<br />

In a small saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup<br />

of olive oil over medium heat. Add the remaining<br />

minced garlic and green onion and cook, stirring<br />

occasionally, until fragrant—about 2 minutes.<br />

Remove pot from the heat and add the lemon juice<br />

and zest, chopped parsley and basil, and season to<br />

taste with salt and pepper.<br />

In the large mixing bowl with the shaved summer<br />

squash, gently toss in the cooked black-eyed peas,<br />

blanched fresh beans, and warm herb vinaigrette.<br />

Check seasoning and adjust, if necessary. Transfer<br />

this mixture onto a large serving platter and arrange<br />

the roasted cherry tomatoes on top. Garnish with<br />

the toasted pine nuts and grated parmesan and<br />

serve. Serves 6.<br />

Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.<br />

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For details on where to buy farm-fresh produce, wine, meat, and<br />

other products, visit placergrown.org and foothillfarmersmarket.com.


An Evening of Insight<br />

April 4<br />

Timber Creek Ballroom,<br />

Roseville<br />

A Touch of Understanding<br />

(ATOU) hosted this dinner<br />

where attendees were<br />

blindfolded and experienced<br />

what it’s like to have a meal<br />

without sight. Other event<br />

highlights included a silent<br />

and live auction and dessert<br />

dash. All proceeds will benefit<br />

children in ATOU school<br />

workshops and ATOU Youth<br />

F.O.R.C.E.<br />

Photos courtesy of Linda Bigler and<br />

Bob Schultz<br />

Founders High Tea<br />

May 3<br />

Sutter Club, Sacramento<br />

Friends of the Crisis Nursery—<br />

one of Sacramento Children’s<br />

Home’s programs where<br />

parents can bring their children<br />

ages 0-5 for emergency child<br />

care or overnight care during<br />

stressful or difficult times—<br />

honored Joyce Raley Teel with<br />

the inaugural Founders Award<br />

at this celebration that included<br />

a high tea lunch, champagne<br />

and wine, a live auction, and a<br />

no-host bar.<br />

Photos by Tia Gemmell<br />

Lincoln Wine Fest<br />

April 27<br />

Downtown Lincoln<br />

Over 700 enthusiastic<br />

attendees strolled through<br />

Downtown Lincoln enjoying<br />

samples from 16 Placer County<br />

wineries and four breweries,<br />

along with appetizers and<br />

treats at numerous shops and<br />

restaurants. The sold-out, sipand-shop<br />

event was sponsored<br />

by the Lincoln Rotary Club, with<br />

support from the Downtown<br />

Lincoln Association.<br />

Photos courtesy of Cuvée Marketing<br />

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1 3<br />

Celebration of the<br />

Monarchs<br />

Downtown Auburn<br />

April 20<br />

2<br />

4<br />

Informational booths,<br />

interactive activities, food,<br />

drink, and live music were<br />

all part of this Earth Day<br />

festival, along with spreading<br />

awareness about the declining<br />

monarch butterfly population.<br />

Funds raised will support the<br />

Forgotten Soldier Program and<br />

Arts Council of Placer County.<br />

Photos courtesy of the Forgotten<br />

Soldier Program<br />

5 6 7<br />

1: Ethan Block<br />

2: U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps of<br />

Sacramento<br />

3: Placer Ume Taiko Drummers<br />

4: Martha Humber and Jeanie Harris<br />

5: Jennifer McKernon<br />

6: Halie O’Ryan Band<br />

7: Eric Peach of PARC (Protect American<br />

River Canyons) talks about declining<br />

numbers of the monarch butterfly and<br />

ways to help with repopulation<br />

1 2 3<br />

4 5 6<br />

Mito Kids 5K Walk/Run<br />

April 27<br />

El Dorado Hills Town Center<br />

The community came out<br />

in impressive numbers to<br />

support Help Mito Kids—a<br />

local organization that spreads<br />

awareness about mitochondrial<br />

disease and helps other<br />

families impacted by the<br />

huge financial burdens often<br />

associated with unreimbursed<br />

medical-related costs—at this<br />

annual event. Following the 5K,<br />

attendees enjoyed music, prize<br />

giveaways, a silent auction, and<br />

more.<br />

Photos by Tom Paniagua<br />

1: Nancy Sianez<br />

2: Carl Daniel and Phyllis Baughman<br />

3: Tami Welch, Johnny B., and Karri<br />

Pfutzenrewter<br />

4: Team Tamburini<br />

5: Donna Arevalo and Luz Zeagler<br />

6: Bob and Tiffany Anderson with Jackson<br />

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LunaFest<br />

April 11<br />

Cameron Park CSD Community<br />

Center<br />

Eight short, thought-provoking<br />

films—all by, for, and about<br />

women—were screened at this<br />

event benefiting Soroptimist<br />

International of Cameron Park/<br />

El Dorado Hills, which makes a<br />

difference in the lives of women<br />

and girls through scholarships<br />

and putting an end to human<br />

trafficking.<br />

Photos by Cori Lynn Photography<br />

The Broadway<br />

Sacramento Gala<br />

May 4<br />

Hyatt Regency Sacramento<br />

1<br />

2 3<br />

This premiere black-tie fundraiser<br />

celebrated the tradition of<br />

musical theatre and included a<br />

hosted bar reception, gourmet<br />

dinner, performances from<br />

nationally recognized Broadway<br />

actors and Broadway Sacramento<br />

Academy singers, a live auction<br />

with Jake Parnell, and dancing to<br />

the music of Take 2.<br />

Photos by Tia Gemmell<br />

1: Gregory and Candace Fong<br />

2: Joneal and Courtney Ellison<br />

3: Paul Curtis, Stephen Crouse, and Gregg<br />

Smith-McCurdy<br />

4: Kitty O’Neal, Alan Robin, and Jeanie<br />

Reaves<br />

5: Rob Stewart with his mother Penny<br />

6: Dennis Managers and Shaun Alston<br />

4 5 6<br />

Sacramento Food Film<br />

Festival: Women in the<br />

Industry<br />

April 14<br />

Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento<br />

The Sacramento Food Film<br />

Festival’s premier event focused<br />

on women in the industry and<br />

featured a screening of A Fine<br />

Line by Joanna James, which<br />

explores why only six percent of<br />

head chefs and restaurant owners<br />

are women, when traditionally<br />

they’ve always held the central<br />

role in the kitchen. In addition<br />

to hearing perspectives and<br />

experiences from world-renowned<br />

chefs in the film, female chefs<br />

prepared bites for guests.<br />

1<br />

3<br />

4 5<br />

2<br />

Photos by Amy Nicole Photography<br />

1: Food Literacy Center CEO Amber Stott<br />

2: Chef Kim Scott of Mama Kim Cooks<br />

3: Chef Minnie Nguyen of Station 16<br />

4: Molly Hawks of Hawks Provisions and Public<br />

House<br />

5: Sasha Prawalsky of SacYard Community<br />

Tap House<br />

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Brain Food<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11<br />

12 13 14 15<br />

16 17 18 19 20<br />

21 22 23 24 25<br />

How Does Your<br />

Garden<br />

Grow?<br />

A Custom Crossword<br />

by Gail Marie Beckman<br />

702-869-6416, customcrosswords.com<br />

ACROSS<br />

1. Variety of plant passed down over a long<br />

period of time<br />

6. Companion ________ attracts the proper<br />

insects<br />

12. Particular lettuce<br />

14. Between sol and ti<br />

15. Often gardeners will ___ down middle<br />

branches to promote more budding<br />

16. Follows gold or candy<br />

18. Symbol for copper<br />

19. It's "the limit"<br />

20. Chromium symbol<br />

21. Elevated areas for better drainage (2<br />

wds)<br />

25. Leaf supporter<br />

26. Have an audible chuckle (initials)<br />

27. Insulation that releases its nutrients into<br />

the earth<br />

29. Deer homonym<br />

32. Short for company<br />

33. Sandwich joint, shortened<br />

34. Word in the start of some fairy tales<br />

36. Smaller than trunks<br />

37. Short for rheumatoid arthritis<br />

39. Intellectual property, shortened<br />

40. Potting ____<br />

42. Certain lean meat<br />

44. Short for grand touring<br />

45. Foundation of more than plants<br />

46. Either partner<br />

47. Precedes IOU<br />

48. The addition of nutrients to assist in<br />

growth<br />

52. UFO pilot<br />

54. Kitchen Police, shortened<br />

55. Overeat; ____ the refrigerator<br />

56. Exists<br />

58. Bring back to health<br />

61. Certain root paste<br />

26 27 28<br />

29 30 31 32 33 34 35<br />

36 37<br />

38 39 40 41 42 43 44<br />

45 46 47<br />

48 49 50 51<br />

52 53 54 55 56 57<br />

58 59 60 61 62<br />

63 64 65 66 67<br />

68 69 70 71<br />

72 73<br />

74 75 76 77<br />

78 79<br />

62. Cold and slick roads, perhaps<br />

63. Time increment (abbr)<br />

64. Gardens in water<br />

68. Atop<br />

69. Short for operation<br />

70. Farmer's follower<br />

72. Certain perennials<br />

74. Public relations, shortened<br />

75. SSW opposite<br />

76. High or low card<br />

78. Fixing the sides of the lawn<br />

79. Particular pH measure<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Created from two different species or<br />

varieties<br />

2. 57 down, for example<br />

3. Even, like a playing field<br />

4. Comes before GYN<br />

5. Field critters<br />

6. Peanut butter, shortened<br />

7. Another pH measurement<br />

8. Negative vote<br />

9. That thing<br />

10. Pleasant<br />

11. Sprout the seeds<br />

13. Plant protuberance<br />

17. Associate of Arts, for short<br />

22. Boat parking<br />

23. Bloom<br />

24. Aroma; odor<br />

25. Prepare corn<br />

28. Underwriter's Laboratory, for short<br />

30. Einsteinium symbol<br />

31. In total awe<br />

35. Derived from plants or animals<br />

38. Building for cultivating<br />

41. Mining find<br />

43. Did the yard<br />

48. Associated Press, shortened<br />

49. Lacks water, perhaps?<br />

50. Follows water or precedes attraction<br />

51. Link between weird and neither<br />

53. Flip over, like compost<br />

54. Opener<br />

57. Drip line _______<br />

59. Librarian utterance?<br />

60. Part of the plant where shoots and roots<br />

emerge<br />

61. What rapport and gripping have in<br />

common<br />

65. Shows its petals<br />

66. Instant Messenger, for short<br />

67. Jr's Dad<br />

71. Cousin of crochet<br />

72. Certain wkdy.<br />

73. About (abbr)<br />

74. Rating for youth (abbr)<br />

76. Cooling syst.<br />

77. 101, Roman<br />

For the answers, visit sacboomer.com.<br />

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