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


JUNE 2019




Be Beautiful No

Matter Your Number

Pros of Pet Ownership

10 Perfect Days in Japan

Farm-Fresh Recipes






Be Beautiful No

Matter Your Number



10 THE 10 SPOT

Gardening Tips



7 Pros of Pet Ownership


Rebuilding Together



Protect Yourself From

Financial Fraud


7 Worldly Designs


10 Perfect Days in Japan


3 Farm-Fresh Recipes










10 24 52


6 | June 2019



I’m having painful, prolonged and

heavy periods. It’s so inconvenient,

not to mention embarrassing.

What can I do?

Let’s talk hysterectomies.

Will it hurt? How long is recovery?

And scars…What about scars?

If the time has come for you to make a decision about a hysterectomy,

don’t hesitate. Advancements in surgical methods—including the

da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery—have made it possible to have

smaller incisions, reduced recovery time and less pain. You’ll be left

with minimal scarring and wondering why you didn’t address your

condition sooner.

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

controlled by the surgeon, and helps them to be more precise. Robotic

assisted surgeries have been tried and tested bringing minimally

invasive surgery to more than 2 million patients worldwide.

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

the same day. Most women return to normal activity in a few weeks.

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

start living.

Marshall OB/GYNs

Robert Carter, MD and

Michele Cherry, DO, perform

da Vinci surgeries for a

number of conditions including

hysterectomy, fibroid tumors,

adhesions and endometriosis.


Prolonged, painful and heavy

bleeding could be caused by several

types of gynecological conditions,

including uterine fibroids, benign

tumors that grow in the walls of

the uterus. Most women develop

some level of fibroids by age 50.

Aside from painful periods, fibroids

can also cause frequent urination,

pain during sex, lower back pain

and enlargement of the lower

abdomen. Make an appointment

with your gynecologist to talk about

your symptoms and for further

testing. Fibroids may be treated with

medication or if are moderate to

severe, through surgery.

Marshall Medical Center is proud

to offer robotic assisted surgery

utilizing the da Vinci Surgical

System. Less invasive surgery

means faster healing and recovery.

If you’re facing surgery, talk to your

physician about the availability of

da Vinci surgery for your condition.

• Hysterectomy

• Fibroid Tumors

• Adhesions

• Endometriosis

Marshall OBGYN

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Placerville | 530 344-5470


“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!

JUNE 2019


Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple


Debra Linn, 916-988-9888 x114


Megan Wiskus


Tara Mendanha


Isabella De Garza, Gabriel Ionica, Alesandra Velez


Carol Arnold, Jerrie Beard, Gail Beckman, Kourtney Jason,

Kerrie L. Kelly, Sharon Penny, Emily Peter, Janet Scherr


Gary Zsigo


Ray Burgess, George Kenton

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

“Retirement, a time to

do what you want to

do, when you want to

do it, where you want

to do it and how you

want to do it.”

– Catherine Pulsifer

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).


Dante Fontana


Ken White, Ixystems


Jami Areia, 916.988.9888 x112

Theresa Arnold, 916.308.2400

Bettie Grijalva, 916.223.3364

Reg Holliday, 916.337.5107

Joanne Kilmartin, 916.607.9360

Debbie Newell-Juhos/Newell & Associates, 916.365.3537

Lisa Warner/Warner Enterprises, 530.306.2011


Sabrina Becker, 916.988.9888 x116


Aimee Carroll


Kathleen Hurt


Cathy Carmichael


Jarrod Carroll

And as always we offer up advice on health & wellness, deliver some

delicious recipes to you and so much more.

Printed on recycled paper.

Please recycle this magazine.

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


By Debra Linn

Associate Publisher


FOLSOM, CA 95630

TEL 916.988.9888 • FAX 916.596.2100

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Gardening Tips

By Sharon Penny


The hardest part about being a rookie gardener is getting

started. From what to plant and where, to prepping your soil

and space, there are heaps of question marks. Thankfully,

we scoured the region for local gardening experts who

offered up some great advice.


Before you buy any plant, ask the following questions:

Will it survive in our climate? Will it have adequate sun/

shade? What are the plant’s watering requirements?


Get to know your soil. Testing for pH levels and soil

texture will help you to determine which plants to plant,

and which amendments to use. There's a whole culture

of organisms in the soil that assist in plant health, too;

use organics to keep that momentum going.


Warm-season grasses need fertilization monthly from

April through October, unless you’re using a slowrelease

fertilizer in which case spring and early fall

applications are sufficient.


Trim dead flowers from blooming bulbs and leave

foliage in place until dried so the plant can “recharge”

itself for next year’s flowers.


Add chelated iron to acid-loving plants like azaleas

that show yellowing between leaf veins due to iron



To avoid gophers and if you want vegetables, use raised

beds with wire underneath, or pots.


Deer—we have them, even if you don’t see them.

If you’re growing anything edible, fencing

is the only way to really stop them. You

can spend a lot of money on plants and

other deer deterrents but start with a



Plant warm-season vegetables and

berries, like beets, peppers, corn,

strawberries, and more, in spring.

Position rows north to south to

maximize sun exposure (at

least six hours per day); use

organics to amend and



Start small with one

garden bed. If it goes

well, add another—too

much all at once can be



Feed the soil and the plants

take care of themselves. It

really is the microflora in the

soil that keeps plants healthy. Add

organic fertilizers and organic matter

(compost, leaves, etc.) to build up your

soil for healthier plants.

Thank you to our experts: Tami Kint of

Green Acres Nursery & Supply; Melise Tug

of Bushnell Gardens Nursery; Diane Dillard

of Roseville Better Gardens Club; Shilo

Nielsen of Front Yard Nursery; Tracy Celio,

Master Gardener Program Coordinator,

University of California Cooperative

Extension Amador and El Dorado County;

Kevin Marini, Home Hort and Composting

Educator & Master Gardener Programs

Manager, UCCE Placer and Nevada

Counties; Juliet Voigtlander of

El Dorado Nursery & Garden.

Rake photo courtesy of ©bobex73 - Planting photo courtesy of ©Maksim Kostenko -

Couple planting photo courtesy of © Rido.

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Wakamatsu Tea and

Silk Farm Colony


Agriculture is the real mother lode of El Dorado County.

While people from all over the world came here in

search of gold, it’s been the richness of the soil that

has maintained populations over the ensuing years.

In 1869, the mild climate and favorable growing

conditions lured John Henry Schnell and a group

of Japanese craftsman, farmers, and samurai from

Aizuwakamatsu, Japan, to a 160-acre farm site in Gold

Hill that they purchased from Charles Graner. Known

as the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony, the settlers

brought thousands of tea plants, millions of tea seeds,

mulberry trees, silk worms, and other crops from Japan in

hopes of developing a thriving farm.

For the members of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm

Colony, founded on June 8, 1869, the dream faded

two years later. Drought and contaminated ditch

water killed their crops, they ran out of funds, and the

Japanese laborers were leaving in search of betterpaying

jobs. In 1870, in the midst of the triumphs and

defeats of the colony, Jou Schnell, Japanese wife of

colony founder John Schnell, gave birth to a child named

Mary who is believed to be the first Japanese American

birthright citizen. In 1871, it is presumed that John traveled

back to Japan to raise money for the struggling colony. He

was never heard from again.

The colony disbanded, and the people either returned

to Japan or faded into the patchwork of California

society. Two of the colonists who remained in the

area—Okei Ito and Matsunosuke Sakurai—were

taken in by the neighboring Veerkamp family. Okei

developed a fever later that year and died. She is

buried on the hillside that now overlooks Gold Trail

School and is the first Japanese woman and immigrant

buried on American soil. Matsunosuke died in 1901. His

funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Church in

Coloma—the same church that hosted the funeral of

James Marshall—and is buried in Coloma’s Pioneer

Cemetery. The American River Conservancy (ARC),

in conjunction with California State Parks, recently

placed a new marker on his grave.

The Veerkamps acquired the colony property in

1873 and retained ownership of it until 2010 when it

was purchased by the ARC. The farmhouse, located at

941 Cold Springs Road, is the original structure built by

Main photo by Melissa Lobach. All other photos courtesy of the American River Conservancy.

12 | June 2019

Charles Graner in the 1850s. The large tree next

to the house is a Japanese elm planted by the


The ARC will be celebrating the sesquicentennial

of the founding of the Wakamatsu Tea and

Silk Farm Colony, the first Japanese colony in

America, from June 6-9.

WakamatsuFest150 will showcase traditional

and modern Japanese American culture, music,

and theatrical arts, and culinary delights. Special

guests and dignitaries, local farmers, historians,

and naturalists will share their knowledge of the

past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm

and surrounding El Dorado County. In addition,

docents will share the stories of the Japanese

colonists who farmed the land.

Artifacts from the colony, including the

Wakamatsu banner and a tanto, or small samurai

sword, will be on display during the festival.

These objects were retained by the Veerkamps

for many years prior to being donated to the

collections of California State Parks.






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CRMP | Area Manager

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Tom Pinocci

Reverse Mortgage Specialist

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Each day of the festival will feature a special

theme. Thursday, June 6, is for children with

fun activities for all ages. On Friday, June 7, the

Japanese tea culture will be explored. Activities

on Saturday, June 8, will focus on the history

of Wakamatsu Farm, including speakers from

Japan who will share Japanese perspectives

about the colony. On Sunday, June 9, authors of

the Wakamatsu story and Japanese American

farmers will be featured.

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WHAT: Celebrate the 150th anniversary

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with food, art, music, performances,

demonstrations, discussions, and more.

WHEN: June 6-9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: 941 Cold Springs Road,

Placerville; Note: Public parking is at

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic



Strong as Silk: The Story of the Gold Hill Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony

Prose & Poems by Brigit Truex (pages 122-131)

The Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm, America’s First Issei: The

Original Japanese Settlers (provided by the ARC)

ARC press release and media kit on the festival

For complete festival information, including ticketing

and parking, visit

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June 2019 | 13


Take a Hike

Sly Park


Lake Loop


Located At: 4771 Sly Park Road, Pollock

Pines. Take Highway 50 East, exit Sly Park

Road and keep right for 4.2 miles. Main

entrance will be on the left.

Distance: 8.5 miles (9.5 for the equestrian

trail); 629 feet in elevation gain.

Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly (must

be leashed); horseback riding and mountain

biking allowed; parking is $10; open yearround.

Fuel Up: Sly Park Resort (4782 Sly Park

Road, Pollock Pines) offers ice, drinks,

snacks, and gas, and features the Knot Hole

Grill where you can enjoy a pre- or posthike

sandwich, burger, hot dog, cocktail,

and more.

Why We Love It: Fairly shaded trails;

multiple park entrances; Park Creek

Waterfall can be easily accessed from

the main entrance.

Trail Notes: Wear shoes with traction

and sun protection (hat, sunscreen),

dress in layers, bring extra water and

snacks, and, as always, pack out what

you pack in. Remember to keep to the

right and that horses have the right of

way over mountain bikers and hikers,

and hikers have the right of way over

mountain bikers.

—By Emily Peter

For more information, visit and

Photo by Christian Francisco.

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the great

songs of that epic recording to life … plus all your early Beatles favorites.

“The next best thing to seeing The Beatles”—Associated Press



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

Written for women, by women, Little Black Dress! tells the story of best

friends Mandy and Dee, as they tackle major life events in their little black

dresses – first job interview, first date, first awkward sexual experience,

first funeral, and more!



The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music

aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward

as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly

living history.




One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound,

pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of

all time. This show will ROCK you!




Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage

show, featuring a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers,

plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects.





14 Flag Day

16 Father’s Day

21 Summer Solstice

Senior Studio

1Rocklin Brewfest.

South Placer Rotary is

hosting this annual event

at Johnson-Springview

Park from 1-5 p.m. featuring

over 40 breweries, seven

wineries, food trucks, and

live music by Hey Monkey.

Heroes & Villians. This

blockbuster program

presented by Folsom Lake

Symphony showcases a

host of heroes and villains,

including Superman,

Indiana Jones, Goldfinger,

Darth Vader, and ET,

with special guest Glory

Parsons. Concertgoers

can also expect a unique

display of James Bond

memorabilia. Show times


(ALSO 2)

Downtown Lincoln Car

Show. From 9 a.m. to 3

p.m., Rods and Relics of

Lincoln Hills is displaying

1975 and older Americanmade

or powered vehicles

in Downtown Lincoln. Boy

Scout Troop 160 is hosting a

pancake breakfast from 7-10



White on White. From

4-8 p.m. at Rainbow

Orchards in Camino, honor

those who have been

diagnosed with cancer

and remember those

who have passed. Tickets

include wine, appetizers,

dinner, and music; proceeds

benefit Images of Hope.

Main photo courtesy of Greg Flagg.


June is National


By Gabriel Ionica


Senior Studio. Engage

and connect as you

receive step-by-step lessons

and encouragement from

trained teaching artist Karen

Roughton. For this session,

participants will explore

still-life paintings using

watercolors. Geared toward

beginners, but all levels are




June 2019 | 17

The Forever Question

Art Studio Tour

4The Forever Question.

Life comes at you fast.

For young couple,

Carolyn and Mike, life has

been a series of questions

that have led them to the

biggest one yet: should

they have a second child? In

this hilarious and inventive

comedy, playwright James

Christy examines the

small and not so small

occurrences that build our

lives and lead Carolyn and

Mike to a question that

could affect their lives…well,




Rain: A Tribute to

the Beatles. This fully

produced note-for-note

musical includes recreations

of the Beatles’

hits and takes you on a

trip through the different

times for the supergroup:

Ed Sullivan, Shea Stadium,

Sgt. Pepper, the late ’60s,

and Abbey Road. Don’t miss

the visual spectacle that

includes intelligent moving

lighting and stylized surreal

video. Show times vary.



American River

Conservancy invites the

public to celebrate the

150th anniversary of the

first Japanese colony in

America at the historic

location of their 1869 tea

and silk farm in Placerville.

The four-day festival

features Japanese and

Japanese-American food,

art, music, performances,

demonstrations, discussions,

speakers, and more.



Movies Off the Wall:

Butch Cassidy and the

Sundance Kid. Enjoy an

open-air screening of this

classic American Western in

the Crocker Art Museum’s

outdoor courtyard.

Arrive early for trivia and

giveaways, and have dinner

and drinks at the Crocker

Café by Supper Club. For

the best seat in the house,

bring your own chair. Gates

open at 7 p.m.; movie starts

at sundown.


Night of Hope. Oakmont

Senior Living NorCal is

hosting a charity event and

silent auction benefiting the

Alzheimer's Association.

Beginning at 4 p.m., paint

like Picasso in the “bubbly

and brushes” area, try your

luck at the game tables, and

savor exquisite food. 916-



Art Studio Tour. Enjoy

two days of perusing

and purchasing beautiful

local art from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m., as you watch demos

and tour over 40 awardwinning

artists’ private

studios in Folsom, El

Dorado Hills, and Shingle

Springs. Admission is free.

(ALSO 9)

Thunder in the Park Car

Show. Join the Shingle

Springs/Cameron Park

Chamber of Commerce

for their annual car show

featuring pre-1973 vehicles

at Cameron Park Lake. Food

trucks, vendor booths, a DJ,

and raffle prizes are all part

of the celebration from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. sscpchamber.


Missing in California.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., law

enforcement will be on

hand at Sacramento State’s

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

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Harper Alumni Center to take reports and

gather information from families of missing

persons and help connect people with

resources to find them.


Classical Concert: Young-Ah Tak.

Don’t miss Steinway artist Young-Ah

Tak—who has performed across the globe

and is a professor of piano at the State

University of New York at Potsdam and

an artist-in-residence at Southeastern

University in Florida—perform at the

Crocker Art Museum. Taking inspiration from

the Crocker’s world-renowned collection of

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

German paintings, she presents a concert

of German composers that includes

Ludwig van Beethoven’s fiery masterpiece

Appassionata. Before the performance (1

and 2 p.m.), enjoy a docent-led tour of the

museum’s permanent collection of 19thcentury

German paintings.



Shrek the Musical. Based on the

Oscar-winning animated film, Shrek

the Musical brings the beloved swampdwelling

ogre and his trusty sidekick to life.

Together they embark on a life-changing

journey to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona,

encountering a hilarious community of

misfits. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 pm.



Rotary Wine at Town Center.

Enjoy some of El Dorado, Amador,

and San Joaquin Counties’ finest wines and

brews from 6-9 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills

Town Center. A number of local restaurants,

live music, and a silent auction will also be

on tap.

Triumph Uncorked. From 5-10 p.m.,

Helwig Winery presents live music from

The Cheeseballs, silent and live auctions, a

gourmet picnic dinner courtesy of Selland’s

Esthetic Reflections

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Market Café, and an array of

wine. Proceeds benefit the

Triumph Cancer Foundation,

whose mission is to

empower cancer survivors

through physical fitness.

Tickets must be purchased

by June 13. triumphfound.


Spaghetti Western.

Don’t miss an evening of

food, beer and wine, live

auctions, dancing, and more

at this fundraiser for the

Amador Cancer Research

Foundation. The festivities

begin at 6 p.m. at Cooper

Vineyards in Plymouth.



of Hope Golf

Tournament. From 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m., join Cornerstone

of Hope for their annual

charity golf tournament

at Apple Mountain Golf

Resort. Guests can expect

snacks and a BBQ lunch, as

well as raffle prizes and a

$10,000 hole-in-one prize.


Indigo Girls. The

Indigo Girls will take to

Mondavi Center’s Jackson

Hall stage starting 8 p.m.

With their latest release,

One Lost Day, Emily Saliers

and Amy Ray have secured

their spot as one of the

Indigo Girls

Spaghetti Western

most legendary musical

acts of this generation.


Sacramento French Film

Festival. Don’t miss the

Sacramento French Film

Festival at the Crest Theatre.

The unique cultural event

brings people together

around films and French

culture and celebrates the

artistic, cultural, social, and

historical values of each

movie. sacramentofrench



Elemental. Explore

the elements through

dance—from earthy modern

and fire-hot jazz, to the

fluidity of ballet, metallic

and jagged contemporary

movement, breezy musical

theatre, and more—at

this production by El

Dorado Dance Academy.

Placerville Brewfest.

Hosted by Downtown

Placerville merchants,

this annual event from

6-9 p.m. (gates open at 5

p.m. for VIP ticketholders)

includes tastings from

over 40 breweries,

cideries, meaderies, and

wineries, plus food from

local restaurants, a cigar

lounge, and entertainment.


CAPC Golf Classic.

Child Advocates of

Placer County is hosting

this annual fundraiser at The

Ridge Golf Course in Auburn

with music, margaritas,

and more. Registration and

breakfast start at 8:30 a.m.,

the shotgun start is at 10

a.m., and dinner and prizes

are at 3 p.m.



Todd Rundgren.

American singer,

songwriter, and

multi-instrumentalist, Todd

Rundgren—who’s known for

developing a diverse range

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Jazz Night: Komaga Trio


of musical styles and his flamboyant stage

outfits—is performing a can’t-miss show at

the Harris Center at 8 p.m.

Jazz Night: Komaga Trio. Jazz harpist

Motoshi Kosako takes inspiration from the

bustling, electric cacophony of Tokyo and

the serenity of the Sierra foothills to present

compositions that are improvisational

and original. At this Crocker Art Museum

performance, Kosako is joined by fellow

artists Michael Manring on electric bass and

Chris Garcia on percussion. The show begins

at 6:30 p.m. on Crocker’s outdoor courtyard.

Battle of the Big Bands. Gary

Vecchiarelli Productions of Las Vegas

presents 30 musicians and two big bands

playing the most popular music from the

’30s and ’40s. Sounds of Benny Goodman

and Glenn Miller compete for the "vote" of

the audience at the show's climax, which will

determine who returns to compete against

a new challenger. Curtains open at 7 p.m.

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4Folsom Pro Rodeo. Head to Folsom’s

Dan Russell Arena for three days of fun,

including a rodeo queen contest, live music

and entertainment, mutton busting, nightly

fireworks, a professional bull jumper, and

plenty of rodeo action.


June 2019 | 21


App Alert

Google Maps: Parking Spot

Google Maps has added a feature

that will remember where you parked. To

enable, make sure location services for this

app are “always on” and turn on “Know

Where You Parked.” The app will place a

blue dot on the map to show your car in

relation to your surroundings.


Are you an e-book lover? Libby is the

best way to borrow e-books from your local

library and read within the app itself on your

phone or tablet or sync to your Kindle. All

you need is a library card!

Articles by Sharon Penny

Old Time Radio 24

This Internet radio app provides

nostalgic music and popular radio shows

from the 1920s to 1950s so you can enjoy

the sounds of the golden years right at your


Magnifying Glass

Utilize the camera and flashlight

applications in your phone with this

magnifying glass function. (Unlike an actual

magnifying glass, ants will be pleased that

this new technology cannot be misused in

direct sunlight to fry their brethren.)

Hobby Spotlight:


Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking

to expand a family tree further, genealogy is a

great way to connect with distant relatives online

and discover more about your family’s history.

Who knows, once you put on your Sherlock

hat you might find long-lost relatives

right in your own backyard! Interested in

learning more? Check out the El Dorado

Hills Genealogical Society (,

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society

(, Genealogical Association of

Sacramento (, and the Roseville

Genealogical Society (

Book Club:

What to Read

This Month

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

The death of Abraham

Lincoln’s 11-year-old son,

Willie, in 1862 shook

the man to his core.

Newspapers reported

that the grief-stricken

Lincoln visited the crypt

on numerous occasions, weeping over his

son’s body. Acclaimed short story writer

George Saunders takes this as the subject

of his first novel and with a masterful

interweaving of the historical and

supernatural creates a beautiful father-son

story like no other.

Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln

by Janis Cooke


Misunderstood and

often misrepresented,

Mary Todd Lincoln gains

a new level of respect

in this passionate work

of historical fiction

by Janis Cooke Newman. Beginning in

the insane asylum from which she later

escaped, Cooke lets the character of Mary

tell the reader about her life so that we

may know her mind and her vibrant spirit

and come to appreciate and embrace her



by Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal brings

Lincoln to life in

this masterful work

where historical

fact is deftly woven

with beautifully

observed fiction,

lively dialogue, and

realistic depictions

of many of his closest compatriots. You

will have to remind yourself on many

occasions that you are in fact reading a

work of fiction and not an in-the-moment


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The Circle of Life.

Your Parents Need

You Now.

Your parents were there for you for all

the important moments in your life. Now

it’s time to be there for them. Trusted,

committed and trained caregivers,

backed by Eskaton’s leading home care

solution, are ready to help your loved

one enjoy an independent life. When it

comes to your parents – choose to Live

Well . . . Live Well at Home by Eskaton.

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By Kourtney Jason

About 95 percent of pet owners consider

their furry friends to be family members,

and about half will buy them a birthday

or holiday present, according to a Harris

Poll. But did you know these relationships

also have positive effects on your physical

and mental health? Read on for the

myriad ways pets help humans heal.

June 2019 | 25


“There have been studies [done that prove]

the benefits are mutual, and the relationship

is essential to the well-being of both the

human and the animal,” says Wendy

Goossen, CTR, director of cancer services

at Marshall Medical Center. “Studies have

shown that oxytocin levels are increased in

dogs when they interact with their owner as

opposed to strangers.”


Something that makes the humananimal

relationship so easy is that it’s

not complicated, says Jeremy Ernst, DO,

psychiatrist at Marshall Medical Center. “It

allows people to have nonjudgmental love

for one another,” he continues.


Susan Garlinghouse, DVM, a veterinarian at

Goldorado Animal Hospital in Cameron Park,

says dog owners, on average, tend to walk

almost twice as much per week as non-dog

owners, and are 54 percent more likely to

meet the recommended levels of physical



According to Garlinghouse, “Studies have

indicated that adults with deep bonds to a

pet feel more connected in relationships and

to their communities, and are more likely to

take on leadership roles than those without



Garlinghouse says pets don’t care how you

look, how much money you make, or what

kind of car you drive—they’re just happy

to be with you and to have your attention.

“A good portion of these feelings of higher

self-esteem probably stem from that. It’s

hard not to feel better about yourself when

your dog thinks you’re terrific just the way

you are,” she says.


According to Eskaton—which welcomes companion animals in all its communities—the

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

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

good breeds to consider.

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

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

stressed adults decreased their anxiety levels when they stroked a rabbit

or a turtle but not when they handled a toy rabbit or turtle.”


Forming an attachment to animals is a combination of both biological

and social needs. “Those endorphins released when we have a positive

interaction with an animal just makes you feel good,” Garlinghouse

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

subconsciously. No matter how rotten our day has been, no matter how

judged or criticized you might feel from people around you, no matter

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

through the door and know your pets are always delighted to see you

and think you’re absolutely wonderful.”


The Sacramento SPCA offers special services to pet owners 65

and older, including free vaccine clinics, waived adoption fees,

behavior and training discounts, and a pet guardian program.

June 2019 | 27

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“Rebuild Improvement” volunteers at one of the Rancho Cordova work sites.



The stories are the kind you hear often,




By Janet Scherr

but perhaps you don’t know the people

behind them. A man has recently started

using a wheelchair and now has difficulty

moving around his home; ramps and

other accessibility features are installed

so he’s able to stay in his home. A mobile

homeowner falls on deteriorating steps;

the steps are rebuilt, and she now feels safe

going out the door.

This is the work of Rebuilding Together

Sacramento (RTS), a nonprofit that helps

to repair homes for the elderly, disabled,

low-income, and families with children with

the goal of making them safe, healthy and

efficient. Improvements are completed

to make the home mobility-friendly,

sturdy, energy efficient, dry, clean, and

ventilated—all aspects that decrease the

risk of falls, fires, mold, and other dangers.

RTS is one of 130 affiliates of Rebuilding

Together, a national organization with

headquarters in Washington, D.C. The

Sacramento affiliate was established

in 1991 by Robert and Nancy Tate, local

business and community members. Since

then it has provided services in over 6,700

homes and 95 nonprofit facilities.

Photo by Joe Happ.

28 | June 2019

A volunteer worker caulks windows.

Photos by Joe Happ.

Staff member Craig Southwick picks out an item needed for a

repair project at Rebuilding Together Sacramento’s warehouse.

June 2019 | 29

“The importance of ‘home’ is something

many people don’t think about until

they’re at risk of losing it,” says Carrie Grip,

executive director of RTS. “Perhaps it’s in

disrepair or the maintenance is too much

to handle, but there’s a direct connection

between the health of a home and the

occupant’s ability to thrive.”

Here’s what one project house looked like before Rebuilding Together

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

Grip first worked with the group more than

20 years ago when she was brought in by

her corporate employer to coordinate a

volunteer event for coworkers. A few years

later she was hired by the affiliate’s board

of directors, who had managed it with

no staff for 10 years. “Our affiliate would

not be here today without that group of

hard-working, dedicated volunteers with

a vision,” Grip says.

Here’s the same house with a new exterior paint job and drought

tolerant landscaping after the two-day event ended.

Preserving existing homes is often

overlooked as one of the most economical

housing option for low-income residents

and those with disabilities. “Many of our

clients are people whose home is no longer

accessible due to their changing mobility

needs,” Grip points out. The Safe at Home

program—where volunteers install safety

aids such as bathroom bars, raised toilet

seats, and transfer poles—is an ongoing

effort available to people of all income

levels. “I just heard from a recipient who

said he was able to get up after a fall in

the shower by pulling himself up with the

grab bar that was installed a month earlier,”

Grip says.

“Our affiliate

would not be

here today

without that

group of

“The home safety modifications are

provided free of charge for those with

low-income or for a fee to those who

don’t meet the guidelines,” she continues.

“It’s better to prepare the home for aging

before it’s needed. Too many of our calls

are from people who didn’t prepare and

ended up in the hospital because of a fall.”




Volunteers prepare the

home’s exterior for a new

paint job.

Typically, participants volunteer on a

weekly basis. Each spring, RTS also

organizes their biggest Rebuild Event

when volunteer teams go out into the

community to work together on numerous

renovation projects.

with a vision.”

Photos by Joe Happ.

30 | June 2019

Executive Director Carrie Grip


Safe at Home: Volunteers help to install minor home

safety aids. Learn more by attending a volunteer

information meeting and ride along with current

volunteers to see if it’s a job that interests you;

training is provided amd meeting dates are listed on

Photo by Joe Happ.

Rebuild Events: People of all skill levels are needed.

The annual events are great team-building activities

for groups of friends and coworkers. Volunteers should

be a minimum of 16 years old.

June 2019 | 31



Is Power



By Sharon Penny

Financial fraud generally falls into one of the following basic categories:

identity theft, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, and mass marketing; but

within each category the variety of schemes and methods is almost endless.

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32 | June 2019

Phone calls, emails, false documents, fake sales pitches, seminars…the list

goes on. In the age of technology, access to potential victims becomes

greater, and the methods used get harder and harder for the everyday

person to detect. The single best way to guard against financial fraud

is to empower yourself with knowledge. We consulted with a few local

professionals who were willing to share some tips on ways to protect

yourseld. Be safe out there!

John Arnaz, broker with Arnaz

Financial Inc. in Folsom, offers the

following tips:

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1..........................Never rush into a financial decision. Ask for

details in writing and get a second opinion.

2.........................Consult with a financial advisor or attorney

before signing any document you don’t

understand. Don't be pressured.

3.........................Never give out personal information—including

your Social Security number, account number, or

other financial information—to anyone over the

phone, unless you initiated the call from a known


4........................Be careful clicking on any links in emails. This

applies even if it’s from someone you know or

a company you do business with. You can call

the sender over the phone to verify validity. You

can also hover over the sender's address to see

if it's different than it should be.

June 2019 | 33

Gina Swankie, public affairs specialist

with the FBI Sacramento Field Office,

offers the following tips:

1..........................Shred credit card receipts and old bank statements.

2.........................Close unused credit card or bank accounts.

3.........................Do not give out personal information via the phone,

mail, or Internet unless you initiated the contact.

4........................Never respond to an offer you don’t understand.

5.........................Talk over investments with a trusted friend, family

member, or financial advisor.

6.........................Require all plans and purchases to be in writing.

7.........................Do not pay in advance for services.

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

legitimate services will not request payment via

prepaid/gift cards. The FBI's Internet Crime

Complaint Center estimates that in 2018, victims

over 60 years of age lost $21 million from scams

requesting payment with prepaid/gift cards.

9.........................Resist the urge to act quickly or secretly, which are

frequent tactics used by scammers.

10.....................Register your home and cell phone numbers with

the “Do Not Call List Registry” ( or

1-888-382-1222; call from the phone you want

to register) to decrease the amount of

telemarketing calls you receive; keep in mind,

however, this will only stop (most) legitimate

telemarketing calls—not criminals.

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Japan photo courtesy of Ten-yu.

While every culture has its own aesthetic when

it comes to interior design and lifestyle, all

can agree on the benefits of a well-thoughtout,

livable home. Whether you choose to

embrace the design principles of hygge, love

Mediterranean details, or are a fan of Morocco’s

bold expressions, our homes are where we can

bring design elements together. Read on for

seven interior trends from around the world.



This iconic style features sculptures and graceful statues—often depicting children, busts,

and beautiful women—in addition to luxurious linens, brocades, silks, and velvets with rich

finishing details. Furniture pieces tend to incorporate exquisite carvings covered with gold

gilding or bronze.



Interiors inspired by Japan are simple and

symmetric and feature colorful paintings,

low-slung furnishings, unfinished wooden

pieces, and potted plants in ceramic vases.

If you’re adopting Japanese interior style,

consider incorporating bamboo floors and

cabinets with sliding panels instead of walls

to divide your space.

June 2019 | 37


Live like a Spaniard and surround yourself

with colorful, hand-painted accents,

terracotta tiles, and handmade finishes. A

backdrop of white walls sets the stage for

thoughtful layers of artisanal ironwork and

textiles. Outdoor living elements in front,

side, and backyard areas allow vibrant

designs to spill outside and blur the lines

between interior and exterior living spaces.


Candelabras, chandeliers, and romantic,

dressmaker-like details are often used in

this interior design look, which incorporates

palettes of white, gray, blush, and blue. Any

opportunity to add glamour and elegance

to a space is welcomed, as evidenced by

walls decorated with large, often ornate,

hand-painted wallcoverings, statement

mirrors, tapestries, and artwork. Baroquestyle

carvings are usually found on furniture

and wall décor, such as mirror frames.


Indian-style homes use bold, bright-colored

textiles for pillows, rugs, furniture, throws,

towels, bed linens, and furniture pieces.

Should you choose to adopt this style, bring

an organic look indoors through greenery

in colorful vessels that sit on the floor or on

stands. Dark wood tones are also preferred

for furniture, frames, trays, and mirrors.


Swedish-style décor is balanced simplicity

where spaces are usually uncluttered—from

soft furnishings and rugs to windows and

shades that allows more natural light inside

the house. What’s even more fascinating is

that most spaces are highly personalized

with little to no distractions such as

telephones, televisions, or computers.







Moroccan décor celebrates the cool,

calming palettes of sea and sky—accented

with greys and plenty of neutral shades—

and is all about geometric patterned soft

furnishings. Tile patterns combined with

tactile textures are the way to go if you want

to implement this style in your home.


global style


to you? It

may not be

just one in


mix and

match to

tell your


style story.

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID,

is an award-winning

interior designer, author,

product developer, and

multimedia consultant

helping brands reach the

interior design community. To contact

her, visit or call


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Be Beautiful

No Matter

Your Number

By Kourtney Jason

Aging gracefully. Easier

said than done, right? That’s

about to change. No matter

how many candles will sit atop your

birthday cake this year, you can find

ways to appreciate the laugh lines and

silver hair that seem to be inevitable. We

consulted a number of local experts who

dished out dozens of secrets on how to

keep your hair full and voluminous, what

you really need to know about using

SPF, how to dress to flatter your shape,

and so much more. By following

their advice, we hope you’ll

feel more confident

and fabulous at

every age.

June 2019 | 41

Your Daily Routine

“Anti-aging really comes down to

three simple steps: a facial cleanser,

moisturizer, and sunscreen. You want

a facial cleanser specific to your skin

type and needs, a moisturizing face and

eye product to plump and hydrate your

skin, And a high-quality sunscreen with

SPF 30 or above to protect your skin

from sun damage. Adding a vitamin

C serum, hyaluronic acid, retinol, or

professional facials and chemical

peels to your skin care regimen can

offer lasting results (and you’ll see a

difference in as little as six weeks).”

—Alison Rodriguez, aesthetician

with Mercy Medical Group’s Plastic

Surgery and Laser Center in Gold River,


Key Ingredient

“Hyaluronic acid is your friend. It tells

the skin to retain its moisture in our

dry Sacramento climate.”—Shannon

Sophia, owner and esthetician at

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,

Yes to Scrubs

“Exfoliate your skin twice a week

and keep it hydrated!”—Shannon

Sophia, owner and esthetician at

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,

Keeping up the Collagen

“The telltale signs of aging include

wrinkles and sagging skin—two of the

biggest skin woes. These conditions

are a direct result of the body’s aging

process. Natural collagen production

slows with age and the skin appears

less plump. While aging happens to

everyone, there are ways to minimize

the appearance and development of

fine lines and wrinkles. The best longterm

prevention for all skin types is a

healthy lifestyle, daily sun protection,

and a targeted skin care regimen.”—

Alexis Reynolds, owner of Halo Salon

& Day Spa, Roseville, halosalondayspa.


Stem Cell Secrets

“Stem cell-based topical creams tend

to have the most potency in recruiting

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42 | June 2019

new cells, new collagen, and improved

blood flow to the skin. Plant-based

stem cells [can] also be used but aren’t

as potent.”—Celia Remy, MD, owner

and medical director for Vitality Stem

Cell & Aesthetic Medicine, Folsom and

Roseville, vitalitymedicallaserandskin.


The Hormone Effect

“After menopause, when our estrogen

drops to a certain critical level, we

can no longer repair and manufacture

collagen. This is seen as ‘crepey’ skin,

and patients notice they wrinkle much

faster. A discussion of hormonereplacement

or optimization is critical

to building and/or rebuilding collagen

on an ongoing basis.”—Celia Remy,

MD, owner and medical director

for Vitality Stem Cell & Aesthetic

Medicine, Folsom and Roseville,

Shine Bright

“Regularly exfoliate for glowing skin.

When you get rid of built-up dead

skin, you can really show off your

complexion at any age. For deep

exfoliation, it’s better to exfoliate

longer not harder. With the right gentle,

natural products, you’ll see a huge

difference.”—Boris Levitsky, publicist

for Skin Nation, Rocklin,

Save Your Own Neck

“Don’t just pay attention to your face.

Your neck is aging at the same rate as

your face. If you aren’t keeping it clean

and hydrated like you do your face,

unwanted wrinkles and fine lines will

develop even faster than your face. The

way to really see a person’s age? Look

at their neck!”—Boris Levitsky, publicist

for Skin Nation, Rocklin,


“As we age, skin begins to lose collagen

and elastin—the fibers and protein

responsible for keeping skin smooth,

tight, and firm. This loss can result in

an increase of fine lines, wrinkles, and

an increased loss of elasticity. The best

line of defense is to use a retinoid, the

prescription-strength version of vitamin

A, which is tretinoin (brand name

Retin-A) or a medical-grade retinol.”—

Gina Micheletti, licensed esthetician

at The Almonte Center for Facial

Cosmetic Surgery, Roseville, dralmonte.


Fresh Faced

“Cleanse your skin

from winter

buildup with a light


followed by Image

Skincare’s Vital C

Hydrating Enzyme


Vera, esthetician at

The Cupola Spa at

The Murieta Inn &

Spa, Rancho Murieta,

June 2019 | 43


44 | June 2019

New Season, New Sunscreen

“Sunscreen is far and away the best

anti-aging product that I recommend

and the most important part of your

skin care routine. Remember that

SPFs do expire, so purchase a new

sunscreen to start the season off

right!”—Rebekah Montero, esthetician

with Mercy Medical Group’s Plastic

Surgery and Laser Center in Gold




Cover Up

“For the best protection, purchase

quality sunscreen with SPF 30 or

above. Protection and prevention

of sun damage is the best way to

mitigate aging skin. When outdoors,

reapply sunscreen every two hours.

In addition to sunscreen, wear SPF

clothing and a wide-brimmed hat

while hiking, gardening, or enjoying

the outdoors.”—Rebekah Montero,

esthetician with Mercy Medical

Group’s Plastic Surgery and Laser

Center in Gold River, dignityhealth.



Safety in Numbers

“Regular use of sunscreen with SPF

30 or higher is an important way to

keep your skin healthy and prevent

age spots and discoloration. But not

all sunscreens are alike when it comes

to ensuring supple skin. If your skin is

dry or dehydrated, switch to a more

moisturizing sunscreen cream and

avoid alcohol-containing sprays and

gels that can dry out your skin.”—Gina

Micheletti, licensed esthetician at The

Almonte Center for Facial Cosmetic

Surgery, Roseville,

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First Thing in the Morning

“We recommend daily use of a

sunscreen, rain or shine. Sunscreen

is important to prevent sun damage,

which can trigger premature

breakdown of the skin and damage

to your skin cells. Always apply your

sunscreen in the morning as a part

of your daily routine and reapply

as necessary for your activity level

throughout the day.”—Camille Lucia

and Jessica Arens, estheticians at

The Esthetics Center, El Dorado Hills,

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Get Checked

“I recommend a skin care evaluation

by a professional, for those who

are looking for the best skin care

recommendations.”—Alison Rodriguez,

aesthetician with Mercy Medical

Group’s Plastic Surgery and Laser

Center in Gold River,


Get Your Glow On

“[We have] an amazing anti-aging

elixir we use after right after clients

receive a natural glow spray tan. It

tightens the elasticity of the skin and

adds moisture. The service only takes

15 minutes and leaves clients feeling

confident in anything they wear. Also,

drinking lots of water is essential for

great skin!”—Melissa Rascon, owner

of NorCal Natural Beauty, Folsom,

Sugar, Sugar

“Switch from waxing your eyebrows,

lip, and chin to sugaring them. Sugaring

is an all-natural, gentle form of hair

removal that isn’t hot, so it won’t burn

or tug at sensitive skin.”—Shannon

Sophia, owner and esthetician at

SugarMama’s Skin Studios, Folsom,

Peel Out

“PCA Skin Chemical Peels are a gentle,

results-driven, and cost-effective

way to treat signs of aging and

discoloration in all skin types. With

little-to-no downtime, you leave with

radiant, glowing skin. After a series of

treatments, you’ll notice a significant

reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and

discoloration.”—Gina Micheletti,

licensed esthetician at The Almonte

Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery,


Put Your Best Face Forward

“Apply moisturizer every day! A great

skin care regimen with good products

can help you stay youthful. Don’t be

afraid to get a little extra ‘help’ with

products like Botox or Fraxel, which are

designed to help you stay young and

age gracefully.”—Lisa Robinson, general

manager at Roseville Health & Wellness

Center, Roseville,

Frankie Says Relax

“Schedule a routine massage. Relax the

mind, elevate your mood, and destress.

Studies have shown that a one-hour

massage equals out to eight hours of

sleep. So, when you’re low on sleep

and low on time, remember: Just one

hour spent taking care of your body

with a massage may be just what the

doctor ordered!”—Eva Lopez, massage

therapist at The Cupola Spa at The

Murieta Inn & Spa, Rancho Murieta,

Clean Slate

“Get facials! It’s important to keep up

with skin care concerns by seeing a

licensed esthetician at least once every

four to six weeks. Remember: Skin is

your body’s largest organ and deserves

the utmost care. Your skin cells are

renewing every four weeks naturally, so

that’s a good time to get a treatment

that aids in sweeping those cells away,

leaving the healthy cells behind and

giving you glowing skin.”—Camille

Lucia and Jessica Arens, estheticians at

The Esthetics Center, El Dorado Hills,

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You Are What You Eat

“Eat a healthy diet, stay at a healthy

weight, get seven to eight hours of sleep,

and be physically active! This is how to

age gracefully and remain healthy through

your golden years.”—Lisa Robinson,

general manager at Roseville Health &

Wellness Center, Roseville, rosevillehwc.


Get Moving

“Exercising beyond 50 [is] the best

gift you can give yourself. Working out

enhances your energy levels, keeps you

at a healthy weight, and even reduces

some of the symptoms associated with

aging.”—Lisa Robinson, general manager

at Roseville Health & Wellness Center,


No Butts

“Do your best to eliminate nicotine. And

unfortunately, vaping isn’t better than

smoking [either].”—Celia Remy, MD,

owner and medical director for Vitality

Stem Cell & Aesthetic Medicine, Folsom &


Sleep like a Baby

“Get at least eight hours of sleep. If

you need to boost natural melatonin

production (sleep hormone) to help get

quality sleep, supplement with a highly

absorbable form of magnesium, such as

a picometer-ionic form. Its direct and

complete absorption into cells means it

bypasses a leaky gut and doesn’t even

reach the large intestine, so it doesn’t

have a laxative effect like most other

forms.”—Boris Levitsky, publicist for Skin

Nation, Rocklin,

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Dress for Success

“Every woman generally likes

something about their body. Find what

that is and try your best to accentuate

it. If it’s your legs, show them off with

a flirty dress or skirt. If it’s your curves,

wear things that hug you in the right

spots. If it’s your arms or shoulders,

[wear] short sleeves or sleeveless

tops to show them off. Whatever it is,

women feel good when they learn how

to dress for their body type.”—Tegan

Lee, co-owner of Lees’ Boutique,

Shingle Springs,

Take a Fashion Risk

“We recommend trying different

trends, even when you aren’t sure how

they’ll look. This year we saw a lot of

off-the-shoulder tops. Some women

liked the trend immediately and others

took some time to warm up to it. We

tell our clients not to be afraid to step

out of their comfort zone. We’re all

guilty of ‘getting stuck’ with what we’re

comfortable in, but it’s fun to change

it up! If you’re unsure, ask for help—

either from a trusted friend whose

style you admire or associates working

at a store.”—Tegan Lee, co-owner

of Lees’ Boutique, Shingle Springs,

Shop ’Till You Drop

“In our boutique, we love to help

[people] shop. Oftentimes we have

clients who don’t feel confident in

choosing clothes for themselves. That’s

OK! It takes practice. Shopping should

be fun and not give you anxiety. Once

you learn how to shop for your shape,

you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more.”—Tegan

Lee, co-owner of Lees’ Boutique,

Shingle Springs,

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A Change Will Do You Good

“Do you feel like you’re starting to

dress like your mother? Find yourself

bee-lining for those ultra-stretchy

pants or Danish (not the donut) loafers

a little too frequently? Do something

that makes you feel pretty! This

could be as simple as getting a facial

and a pedicure or seeing what the

salesperson dresses you in! Have

fun with change.”—Martha McGuire,

owner of My Martha Design Boutique,


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Easy on the Eyes

“Use concealer under the eye from

inner tear duct to outer corner of eye,

blended down, out, and right up to the

lash line. This will help brighten and

lift—ultimately making you look more

awake and youthful.”—Lisa Harter,

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass


Feeling Flushed

“Add a pop of color to cheeks. We

lose that youthful rosy glow as we age.

Use a pink blush to give the apples of

your cheeks a rosy flush.”—Lisa Harter,

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass


Bow to the Brow

“Define your eyebrows. As women

age, eyebrows grow sparser and the

hairs get lighter and thinner. A defined

brow lifts the look of the face and

gives a more youthful appearance. I

suggest using powder or a soft pencil.

Don’t go too dark as that can look too

harsh. If you have a hard time filling in

your brows yourself, I suggest looking

into microblading, which is semipermanent.”—Lisa

Harter, hairstylist

and makeup artist, Grass Valley,

Research Methods

“Check out YouTube videos! They’re not

just for young girls wanting to do crazy

makeup. There’s so much great content

out there for more mature ladies as

well. It’s a great way to learn techniques

and which products may work best for

you, saving you time and money.”—Lisa

Harter, hairstylist and makeup artist,

Grass Valley,

Wash and Go

“A common struggle we hear about

is lack of volume in the hair. My go-to

products are from Pureology. Wash

with the Clean Volume or Fullfyl, finish

and style with the On the Rise Root-

Lift Mousse, then spray the Clean

Volume Levitation Mist. This will put

a ton of volume in your hair till the

next wash.”—Alexis Reynolds, owner

of Halo Salon & Day Spa, Roseville,

Gray Area

“Looking for 100-percent gray

coverage without the ammonia?

Redken Chromatics is an age-defying

permanent hair color with Argan oil,

acai, and vitamin E that will leave your

hair two times stronger.”—Crystal

Karakas, Redken color educator at

Halo Salon & Day Spa, Roseville,

Go Big

“We specialize in a hair-thickening line

that promotes healthy hair growth

and has a lightweight formula that

won’t weigh down thinning hair. It

makes the hair look fuller and gives

extra body.”—Melissa Rascon, owner

of NorCal Natural Beauty, Folsom,

Dirty Trick

“[Avoid] washing your hair

daily, which dehydrates

and damages it. Let your

natural oils help fight

against dry scalp and

dandruff. Thank the hair

gods for inventing dry


Valdez, hair stylist at

The Cupola Spa at

The Murieta Inn and

Spa, Rancho Murieta,

Frame the Face

“Go lighter by adding a few faceframing

highlights to your hair. It will

brighten your look and give a more

youthful appearance.”—Lisa Harter,

hairstylist and makeup artist, Grass


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Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.



Infinity Hot Spring (Onsen) at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu

10 Perfect Days

in Japan

By Megan Wiskus

Shibuya Crossing


For those who’ve never stepped

foot in Asia or are apprehensive to

do so, I have a destination for you.

Not only is Japan a juxtaposition of

centuries-old traditions and cuttingedge

technology, but the cuisine is a

gourmand’s paradise—with more

Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo

than anywhere in the world—

the public transportation

effortless, the streets safe

and spotless, and the scenery

spectacular. It’s a place that’s

welcoming to Westerners and

will leave an imprint on more than

just your passport.



Stay your first three nights at

one of Tokyo’s newer properties:

The Centurion Classic Akasaka.

Centrally located and sited next

to popular attractions, the well-designed

space provides all the creature comforts

of home and an abundance of amenities.

Directly opposite the hotel is one of the

most authentic spots to slurp down a soulsoothing

bowl of ramen. Look for the yellow

facade and slip into one of the uniquely

Japanese wooden booths at Akasaka

Ittenbari—a shop that’s been in business

for over 35 years and has the art of making

ramen down pat. After polishing off the

spicy miso variety and an order of chewy,

fresh-made dumplings, you’ll be in an official

food coma and ready to snooze your jet

lag away.

Shibuya and ramen photo by Christopher Lim. Other photo courtesy of Ten-yu.

52 | June 2019

Hikawa Shrine

Snow Monkey Tour Lunch

Zenkoji Temple

All photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.



Lace up your comfiest pair of shoes

and start the day on foot with a visit

to Hikawa Shrine, whose red “torii”

gates are visible from the hotel. Arriving

in the early morn means the grounds are

especially spiritual. Continue on foot to

the Imperial Palace, an expansive park-like

area surrounded by a water-filled moat

and home to gardens galore and palaces

aplenty. Other must-see areas—all easily

accessible via the easy-to-navigate, efficient

trains—include Harajuku (the city’s pop

culture and fashion-forward hub whose

side streets are scattered with upmarket

boutiques and cozy cafés) and neonsplashed

Shibuya (home to the famed

“Shibuya Crossing,” which is rumored to be

the busiest intersection in the world). After

a bit of downtime, it’s time to make delicious

memories with an All Star Arigato Food

Tour. The three-hour walking experience

takes you through the sights, sounds, and

tastes of Tokyo most tourists miss. Learn

more about the local’s lifestyle as you dig

into seasonal dishes at five different stops

and see a whole new side of the city.



Though there’s plenty to do

in Tokyo proper, sometimes

a day away—especially

when it involves snow monkeys

swimming in hot springs—provides even

more perspective to a place. Located about

two hours via Japan Rail, a trip to Nagano

and seeing the aforementioned monkeys,

is well worth the early morning wake-up

call. Though doable on your own, I advise

booking a one-day tour courtesy of Snow

Monkey Resorts. A professional guide will

greet you at the train station and take you

on a fun-filled journey to Jigokudani Park for

some up close and personal “monkeying”

around with the wild Japanese macaques

(the most northerly living non-human

primates), followed by a hearty lunch, visit to

Zenkoji Temple, and sake tasting—all while

ensuring you don’t get lost and providing

interesting insight into the country’s culture.



Spend the morning exploring

the impressive wholesale

market, Toyosa Market,

where you can have

sushi for breakfast, shop for

souvenirs, and meander

through three main

buildings (two for seafood;

one for fruits and veggies).

Really early risers can even

catch the tuna auction

between 5:30-6:30 a.m.

Another must-do early

morning adventure is a

trip to the Arashio Beya

Sumo Stable where, on

select days, you can witness

the aspiring wrestlers in

action. After seafood and sumo,

Snow Monkeys

hop on the bullet train for a twohour,

20-minute trip to

Japan’s original capital, Kyoto—a much

quieter, slower-paced city in comparison to

Tokyo. The 10-room Arashiyama Benkei, a

traditional Japanese inn known as a ryokan,

delivers personalized and unparalleled

service from kimono-clad staff. Tradition

weaves its way through every nook and

cranny here, including the delectable multicourse

dinner (kaiseki) that’s eaten in-room

Sushi from Toyosa Market

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Welcome Tea at Arashiyama Benkei

Yukatas at Arashiyama Benkei

Breakfast at Arashiyama Benkei

while wearing a yukata, tatami-mat beds,

and open-air hot spring baths (onsens)

that’ll whisk all your worries away.



After waking up to another

mouthwatering meal, explore the

surrounding Arashiyama district—a

nationally designated Historic Site

and Place of Scenic Beauty that’s full of

old-style shops and sited along the

gently rolling Hozu River. Mustsee

activities include the

Bamboo Forest, a serene,

tree-filled grove whose

swaying stalks will

calm even the most

militant minds;

Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site said

to be one of Kyoto's five

great Zen temples; and

going for a ride on a traditional

rickshaw. Once you’ve had your fill of green

tea things (it’s abundant in this area), head

to neighboring Kyoto City. The best way to

get your bearings—while getting full-sized

food samplings and a bit of exercise—is

to take the Kyoto Food Night Tour with

Ninja Food Tours. After experiencing the

city’s tucked-away restaurants and izakayas

(bars) and wandering the lantern-lit streets,

you’ll be a Kyoto (and cuisine) ninja!



Rise and shine and get ready to

tackle the temple-laden town via

two wheels. With its bike-friendly,

mostly flat streets and various

rental companies (Cycle Kyoto offers

numerous guided tours and affordable

rental options), it’s the easiest and fastest

way to explore your surrounds without

being confined to a car. Though dotted

with historic shrines, temples, and other

Cycle Kyoto

Bamboo Forest

Hozu River

Gates at Tenryu-ji

structures at every turn

(there’s more than 2,000),

I recommend stops at

Tofukuji Temple, the

famed (and often


Fushimi Inari Shrine,

and Kiyomizu-dera.

End the evening

strolling through Nishiki

Market and the geishafilled

Gion district before devouring

handmade, bite-sized dumplings from

Gyoza Hohei and expertly crafted

cocktails from Bar Sloth.



Catch the futuristic, whitenosed

bullet train for a detour

to Hakone, a mountainous town

home to hot springs, views of

Mount Fuji, and an abundance of natural

beauty. A stay at the ultra plush Hakone

Kowakien Ten-yu means bathing in mineralrich

waters at either your in-room onsen

Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu

or the public baths (one of which boasts

an infinity pool and magnificent mountain

views); modern, minimalistic rooms that

still hold tight to tradition; and artful, multicourse

meals prepared with hyper-local

ingredients that are almost too pretty to

eat. With nearby hikes, morning yoga,

easy access to nearby attractions, and the

aforementioned baths, leaving here is the

hardest part. For those seeking a hotel that's

Hakone Kowakien


Nishiki Market

high-end without being

hoity-toity, a stay here is

well worth the splurge.

Infinity Hot Spring (Onsen) at Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu



When in Hakone, one must avail of

the money-saving Hakone Free

Pass, which provides unlimited

use of buses, trains, boats, cable

cars, and ropeways in the Hakone region, in

addition to discounted admission to select

tourist attractions. From Ten-yu, start your

journey at Lake Ashi where you can witness

the majestic Hakone Shrine before boarding

the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (“pirate

ship”) and—on clear days—catch a glimpse

of mighty Mount Fuji. After disembarking,

hop on the Hakone Ropeway for a

30-minute aerial journey above the region’s

violent volcanic fumes. At the final stop,

stretch your legs and—if you’re brave—try a

Hakone Shrine

famed “black egg,” which is

rumored to add seven years

to your life. Following a ride on

Japan’s only and oldest mountain railway,

you’ll arrive at Gora where you can stop

for lunch, check out the Hakone Open-Air

Museum, and eventually continue on the

“Romancecar” to Tokyo.



Lunch in Gora

Matcha Latte at Hotel Graphy Nezu

For your final two nights in the

“land of the rising sun,” I suggest

snoozing at one of Tokyo’s most

stylish “social apartments”: Hotel Graphy

Nezu. Tucked away from the hustle and

Ten-yu photos courtesy of Ten-yu. All other photos by Christopher Lim.

54 | June 2019

Ueno Park

Hotel Graphy Nezu Bar

bustle, the hotel-hostel hybrid is a short walk to Ueno Park,

some of the city’s best museums, and plenty of under-theradar

shops and eateries. The property itself boasts features

like a communal kitchen, cozy cafe-bar that makes a mean

matcha latte, and rental bikes. Don’t expect too many bells

and whistles here, however—just clean, comfy surrounds

with friendly staff and plenty of perks like free smartphones,

laundry, and an adult beverage each evening.



Last days are always bittersweet, especially when

you’re in a place as jaw-dropping as Japan. To end

the trip on an especially unforgettable note, check

out the area known for its riverside views and

rich tradition, Asakusa, and hop over to the Asahi

Beer Headquarters where you can sip on suds

from 22 floors up while taking in magical views

Asahi Beer


Sumida River and Tokyo Skyline

All photos by Christopher Lim.

of the skyline and Sumida River. Nearby is one of Tokyo’s most

popular attractions, Sensoji Temple, a massive (and the city’s

oldest) Buddhist temple that dates back to 645. Leading up

to the gates is a colorful pedestrian path filled with snacks and

souvenir stalls, so you can make any final purchases before

saying sayounara.

As anyone who’s been to Japan can attest, it’s a country that

surprises, delights, and inspires—a place that’s easy to love

and will have you longing to return.

For more information and assistance in planning your own journey,



• Order a 7-Day Japan Rail (JR) Pass before you leave the states and

activate it upon arrival at the airport. It’s also beneficial to purchase a

PASMO Card, which allows you to travel on all other modes of transit.

Loading it with approximately $40 USD is enough to get you through

10 days doing the activities above.

• All subway signs and stops—in addition to most menus—are in both

Japanese and English; what’s more, the locals are always happy to

help, so don’t be afraid to ask.

• Direct flights to Tokyo abound from SFO; if you’d rather depart from

Sacramento, look at flying into LAX and hopping on a direct flight from

there (in my case, this option was actually cheaper).

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3 Farm-Fresh Recipes

By Carol Arnold

Head to your neighborhood farmers’ market, or—if you’re lucky—

backyard garden, for the cream of the produce crop and try your

hand at making one of these farm-fresh, nutrition-packed recipes.

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The peach originated in China, and began

to travel the world through trade routes,

arriving in Louisiana and Florida in the

1500s. California’s climate, particularly the

Sierra foothills, is ideal for peaches. Allowed

to ripen on the tree, they gain maximum

sugar content. Peaches picked too soon

and kept in cold storage will soften and get

juicier, but will only have the amount of sugar

they had when picked. This is one of the

main reasons peaches at the markets sell

so quickly, because their flavor is perfect

the moment you buy them. California

produces 50 percent of the peaches in the

U.S.; varieties can either be clingstone, where

the fruit clings to the stone, or freestone,

where the flesh readily twists away from

the pit. Clingstone fruit is generally used

for canning, but both types are available

with white or golden flesh. Nectarines are

a variety of peach with a smooth skin, not a

cross between a peach and a plum.


Peaches are a good source of vitamin C,

potassium, and fiber, among other things.


Choose peaches with a rich color that may

still have a slight whitish “bloom” on their

surface indicating freshness. Avoid fruit with

excessive softness, surface cuts, and bruises.

A ripe peach will have a gentle give when

touched with a sweet aroma. Peaches can

be kept in the refrigerator but should be

brought up to room temperature before

eating. As with apples, sliced peaches will

turn brown after cutting, but you can lessen

this by rinsing the slices in water mixed

with lemon juice. White-fleshed peaches

are sweeter and less acidic than their more

traditional golden counterpart.

RECIPE: Grilled Peaches with Bacon,

Blue Cheese, and Basil

Recipe by Courtney McDonald

3 large firm-ripe yellow freestone peaches

6 slices bacon, cooked to your liking

3 tbsp. high-quality olive oil

3 oz. salty blue cheese, such as Bleu d’Auvergne or


1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Preheat grill to medium-high. While grill is heating,

wash the peaches, cut in half, and remove the pit.

Brush the cut side of the peaches with 2 tbsp.

olive oil and grill, cut side down first, until dark

caramelized grill marks form—about 2 minutes.

Flip the peaches over and grill on the skin side

just to heat through, about 30 seconds. Transfer

the grilled peaches to a serving platter and top

each peach with 1/2 slice of bacon, crumbled blue

cheese, torn basil leaves, and a final drizzle of olive

oil. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.

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Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.




Americans consume an average of five

pounds of carrots per year or roughly a

quarter cup per week. Despite this relatively

low intake, they’re the sixth most consumed

vegetable in the U.S., following potatoes,

tomatoes, onions, head lettuce, and sweet

corn. What’s more, they provide a bevy of

health benefits and are available locally in

a rainbow of colors. People probably first

cultivated the carrot thousands of years ago,

in the area now known as Afghanistan, but it

was a small, forked purple or yellow root with

a bitter, woody flavor—quite different from

the carrot we know today.


Carrots are perhaps best known for their

beta carotene content but are also an

excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C,

and K, in addition to biotin, dietary fiber,

molybdenum, and potassium. What’s more,

they improve cardiovascular, eye, and liver

health, and help to prevent cancer. Delicious

raw or cooked, they’ve been shown to be

remarkably heat-stable, retaining 75 percent

of their nutrients when cooked. They also

regulate the amount of insulin and glucose

being used and metabolized by the body,

providing good support for diabetics.


Carrots should be firm, smooth, relatively

straight, and bright in color. Avoid ones that

are excessively cracked or forked, as well

as those that are limp or rubbery. If carrots

don’t have their tops attached, look at the

stem end and ensure it’s not darkly colored,

as this is a sign of age. Since sugars are

concentrated at the carrots’ core, those with

larger diameters tend to be sweeter. Cut tops

off before refrigerating. Store them in the

coolest part of the refrigerator in a plastic

bag or wrapped in a paper towel to reduce

moisture loss.

RECIPE: Roasted Carrots with Curry

and Greek Yogurt

Recipe by Courtney McDonald

2 bunches carrots, any color

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 tsp. curry powder

3 pieces green onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

1/3 cup Greek yogurt

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400°. While the oven is heating,

trim the carrot tops and tails and scrub well. Cut

large carrots in quarters lengthwise, medium

carrots in half lengthwise, and leave small carrots

whole. Arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking

sheet or roasting pan. Toss the carrots with the

olive oil and curry powder and season to taste with

salt and pepper. Roast the carrots in the preheated

oven until just tender, 20-30 minutes. Remove from

the oven and immediately toss with the green

onion while still hot. Set aside to cool slightly.

When carrots are cool enough to handle, arrange

them on a serving platter. Top with the fresh herbs

and dollop with the Greek yogurt (you could also

serve the yogurt on the side). Serve immediately.

Serves 4 as a side dish.

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RECIPE: Summer Bean Salad with

Warm Herb Vinaigrette, Summer Squash,

and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Recipe by Courtney McDonald

1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 tbsp. +1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves

1 lb. fresh black or pink-eyed peas, or other fresh shelling

beans, shelled

1 lb. fresh green beans or yellow wax beans, or combination

of both, stem ends trimmed

1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise

1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely julienned

1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced (whites and greens)

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste




Green bean plants originated in Peru—where

they have been cultivated and eaten for

at least 7,000 years—but can be found all

around the world today. They initially spread

through South, Central, and North America

by migrating Native Americans; in the 16th

century, Spanish explorers introduced them

to Europe.


Green beans are one of those rare vegetables

we call “generational,” meaning they’re just

as appealing to small children as they are

to adults—whether steamed, blanched, or

served in a salad or casserole—and taste

best when they’re thinner than a pencil.

Though the third most popular garden plant,

after tomatoes and peppers, they’re often a

target for insects and prone to bacterial and

viral diseases, which decrease the plant’s

productivity. Luckily, many local farmers

know how to grow a successful green bean

crop, so we don’t have to! In addition to

being an excellent source of vitamin K—

which plays a role in blood clotting, wound

healing, and maintaining strong bones in

the elderly—they also contain manganese,

vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate, and vitamin

B12. What’s more, they’ve been shown to

contain valuable amounts of the mineral

silicon—a bone supporting and connective

tissue support nutrient—in a form that

makes it easier for us to absorb. Extremely

low in calories, sodium, saturated fat, and

cholesterol, they can be eaten in large

quantities without ruining your diet.


Unlike fruits that become sweeter the longer

they stay on the tree or bush, beans are

sweetest when young. If left on the vine,

they wither and the seeds dry and harden.

Purchase green beans that have a smooth

feel and a vibrant green color, free from

brown spots or bruises. They should have

a firm texture and “snap” when broken.

Store unwashed produce in a plastic bag in

a refrigerator’s crisper drawer for up to seven

days. If opting to freeze for consumption at

a later date, steam them for 2-3 minutes,

remove from heat, and let cool before

placing in bags and freezing for 3-6 months.

Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange the cherry tomatoes

cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment

paper or foil. Sprinkle half of the minced garlic, 1

tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of the chopped fresh

thyme; season with salt and pepper. Roast in

the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until

tomatoes are slightly shriveled and caramelized.

Allow to cool while you prepare the rest of the


Place the shelled peas or beans in a medium

saucepot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring

to a rolling boil over medium-high heat and cook

until tender—about 15 minutes. Turn off heat, add

a few pinches of salt to the cooking water, and set

aside to cool slightly.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over

high heat. Add the green beans/wax beans to the

pot and cook over high heat until just tender—2-3

minutes. Immediately shock the beans in ice water

to chill quickly. Drain and set aside.

Using a vegetable peeler, shave ribbons of the

summer squash into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup

of olive oil over medium heat. Add the remaining

minced garlic and green onion and cook, stirring

occasionally, until fragrant—about 2 minutes.

Remove pot from the heat and add the lemon juice

and zest, chopped parsley and basil, and season to

taste with salt and pepper.

In the large mixing bowl with the shaved summer

squash, gently toss in the cooked black-eyed peas,

blanched fresh beans, and warm herb vinaigrette.

Check seasoning and adjust, if necessary. Transfer

this mixture onto a large serving platter and arrange

the roasted cherry tomatoes on top. Garnish with

the toasted pine nuts and grated parmesan and

serve. Serves 6.

Photo courtesy of Courtney McDonald of Four Tines Farm.

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For details on where to buy farm-fresh produce, wine, meat, and

other products, visit and


An Evening of Insight

April 4

Timber Creek Ballroom,


A Touch of Understanding

(ATOU) hosted this dinner

where attendees were

blindfolded and experienced

what it’s like to have a meal

without sight. Other event

highlights included a silent

and live auction and dessert

dash. All proceeds will benefit

children in ATOU school

workshops and ATOU Youth


Photos courtesy of Linda Bigler and

Bob Schultz

Founders High Tea

May 3

Sutter Club, Sacramento

Friends of the Crisis Nursery—

one of Sacramento Children’s

Home’s programs where

parents can bring their children

ages 0-5 for emergency child

care or overnight care during

stressful or difficult times—

honored Joyce Raley Teel with

the inaugural Founders Award

at this celebration that included

a high tea lunch, champagne

and wine, a live auction, and a

no-host bar.

Photos by Tia Gemmell

Lincoln Wine Fest

April 27

Downtown Lincoln

Over 700 enthusiastic

attendees strolled through

Downtown Lincoln enjoying

samples from 16 Placer County

wineries and four breweries,

along with appetizers and

treats at numerous shops and

restaurants. The sold-out, sipand-shop

event was sponsored

by the Lincoln Rotary Club, with

support from the Downtown

Lincoln Association.

Photos courtesy of Cuvée Marketing

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Celebration of the


Downtown Auburn

April 20



Informational booths,

interactive activities, food,

drink, and live music were

all part of this Earth Day

festival, along with spreading

awareness about the declining

monarch butterfly population.

Funds raised will support the

Forgotten Soldier Program and

Arts Council of Placer County.

Photos courtesy of the Forgotten

Soldier Program

5 6 7

1: Ethan Block

2: U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps of


3: Placer Ume Taiko Drummers

4: Martha Humber and Jeanie Harris

5: Jennifer McKernon

6: Halie O’Ryan Band

7: Eric Peach of PARC (Protect American

River Canyons) talks about declining

numbers of the monarch butterfly and

ways to help with repopulation

1 2 3

4 5 6

Mito Kids 5K Walk/Run

April 27

El Dorado Hills Town Center

The community came out

in impressive numbers to

support Help Mito Kids—a

local organization that spreads

awareness about mitochondrial

disease and helps other

families impacted by the

huge financial burdens often

associated with unreimbursed

medical-related costs—at this

annual event. Following the 5K,

attendees enjoyed music, prize

giveaways, a silent auction, and


Photos by Tom Paniagua

1: Nancy Sianez

2: Carl Daniel and Phyllis Baughman

3: Tami Welch, Johnny B., and Karri


4: Team Tamburini

5: Donna Arevalo and Luz Zeagler

6: Bob and Tiffany Anderson with Jackson

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April 11

Cameron Park CSD Community


Eight short, thought-provoking

films—all by, for, and about

women—were screened at this

event benefiting Soroptimist

International of Cameron Park/

El Dorado Hills, which makes a

difference in the lives of women

and girls through scholarships

and putting an end to human


Photos by Cori Lynn Photography

The Broadway

Sacramento Gala

May 4

Hyatt Regency Sacramento


2 3

This premiere black-tie fundraiser

celebrated the tradition of

musical theatre and included a

hosted bar reception, gourmet

dinner, performances from

nationally recognized Broadway

actors and Broadway Sacramento

Academy singers, a live auction

with Jake Parnell, and dancing to

the music of Take 2.

Photos by Tia Gemmell

1: Gregory and Candace Fong

2: Joneal and Courtney Ellison

3: Paul Curtis, Stephen Crouse, and Gregg


4: Kitty O’Neal, Alan Robin, and Jeanie


5: Rob Stewart with his mother Penny

6: Dennis Managers and Shaun Alston

4 5 6

Sacramento Food Film

Festival: Women in the


April 14

Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento

The Sacramento Food Film

Festival’s premier event focused

on women in the industry and

featured a screening of A Fine

Line by Joanna James, which

explores why only six percent of

head chefs and restaurant owners

are women, when traditionally

they’ve always held the central

role in the kitchen. In addition

to hearing perspectives and

experiences from world-renowned

chefs in the film, female chefs

prepared bites for guests.



4 5


Photos by Amy Nicole Photography

1: Food Literacy Center CEO Amber Stott

2: Chef Kim Scott of Mama Kim Cooks

3: Chef Minnie Nguyen of Station 16

4: Molly Hawks of Hawks Provisions and Public


5: Sasha Prawalsky of SacYard Community

Tap House

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How Does Your



A Custom Crossword

by Gail Marie Beckman



1. Variety of plant passed down over a long

period of time

6. Companion ________ attracts the proper


12. Particular lettuce

14. Between sol and ti

15. Often gardeners will ___ down middle

branches to promote more budding

16. Follows gold or candy

18. Symbol for copper

19. It's "the limit"

20. Chromium symbol

21. Elevated areas for better drainage (2


25. Leaf supporter

26. Have an audible chuckle (initials)

27. Insulation that releases its nutrients into

the earth

29. Deer homonym

32. Short for company

33. Sandwich joint, shortened

34. Word in the start of some fairy tales

36. Smaller than trunks

37. Short for rheumatoid arthritis

39. Intellectual property, shortened

40. Potting ____

42. Certain lean meat

44. Short for grand touring

45. Foundation of more than plants

46. Either partner

47. Precedes IOU

48. The addition of nutrients to assist in


52. UFO pilot

54. Kitchen Police, shortened

55. Overeat; ____ the refrigerator

56. Exists

58. Bring back to health

61. Certain root paste

26 27 28

29 30 31 32 33 34 35

36 37

38 39 40 41 42 43 44

45 46 47

48 49 50 51

52 53 54 55 56 57

58 59 60 61 62

63 64 65 66 67

68 69 70 71

72 73

74 75 76 77

78 79

62. Cold and slick roads, perhaps

63. Time increment (abbr)

64. Gardens in water

68. Atop

69. Short for operation

70. Farmer's follower

72. Certain perennials

74. Public relations, shortened

75. SSW opposite

76. High or low card

78. Fixing the sides of the lawn

79. Particular pH measure


1. Created from two different species or


2. 57 down, for example

3. Even, like a playing field

4. Comes before GYN

5. Field critters

6. Peanut butter, shortened

7. Another pH measurement

8. Negative vote

9. That thing

10. Pleasant

11. Sprout the seeds

13. Plant protuberance

17. Associate of Arts, for short

22. Boat parking

23. Bloom

24. Aroma; odor

25. Prepare corn

28. Underwriter's Laboratory, for short

30. Einsteinium symbol

31. In total awe

35. Derived from plants or animals

38. Building for cultivating

41. Mining find

43. Did the yard

48. Associated Press, shortened

49. Lacks water, perhaps?

50. Follows water or precedes attraction

51. Link between weird and neither

53. Flip over, like compost

54. Opener

57. Drip line _______

59. Librarian utterance?

60. Part of the plant where shoots and roots


61. What rapport and gripping have in


65. Shows its petals

66. Instant Messenger, for short

67. Jr's Dad

71. Cousin of crochet

72. Certain wkdy.

73. About (abbr)

74. Rating for youth (abbr)

76. Cooling syst.

77. 101, Roman

For the answers, visit

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