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Most of the soundtrack of my life is now found only on the oldie’s stations. But you can wander down musical memory lane by reading Boomer’s curated summer playlist (page 45) and let us know if we missed your favorites! Find ways to make sure you get your zzz’s on page 24. As we age sleep becomes even more essential to being healthy (and alert!) each day. You might need some even more relaxing music if your retirement planning has fallen prey to the 7 Sins of Retirement Planning on page 33. These great articles, and more, can be found in this issue of Boomer!

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

AUGUST 2019

Hidden

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Sleep Tips

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6 Burgerlicious

Recipes

M usic Matters

Classics, Concerts, Classes,

and More!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Feature

M usic

Matters

Classics, Concerts, Classes,

and More!

40

DEPARTMENTS

10 THE 10 SPOT

Heart Healthy Tips

24 HEALTH &

WELLNESS

Sleep tips for All

28 VOLUNTEER

Alzheimer’s Association

33 MONEY

7 Sins of Retirement

Planning

36 HOME & GARDEN

10 Steps to an Organized

Closet

51 TRAVEL

Hidden Lake Tahoe

56 EAT & DRINK

//56 6 Burgerlicious Recipes

//60 4 Warm-Weather Wines

MORE

12 IN HISTORY

14 TAKE A HIKE

15 ASK THE EXPERTS

17 25+ THINGS TO DO

THIS MONTH

22 SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

62 OUTTAKES

66 BRAIN FOOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge_JNGVTSvA

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Q

ASK THE DOCTOR

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.

A

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

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MASTHEAD

In 1965 I danced in front of a room full

of people (not the shy type apparently).

Actually, I “twisted” to Chubby Checker!

There’s some grainy 16mm footage

somewhere. That may have been my first

musical memory. Many more followed. Five

years after that I have (fuzzy) memories of

tie-dye, peace signs and The Beatles, The

Byrds, The Stones and The Doors. Hippie

Debra Linn

chick is who I was, and the music was

far out. I discoed the night away in the 70’s (Bee Gees and Donna

Summer!) and have fond memories of being mesmerized by the

crazy new cable station called MTV. Peter Gabriel, Bill Joel, Whitney

Houston, Prince, Madonna and, of course, Michael Jackson fueled the

summers in the 80’s. We danced to songs from Urban Cowboy at my

wedding in 1981 (although I am really not sure why except that Debra

Winger and I shared a first name and my husband thought he danced

like Travolta). Boy bands dominated the 90’s but I do remember one

really embarrassing moment (for my daughter, not me) while dancing

the Macarena at her 7th grade dance.

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"Music can change the

world because it can

change people."

—Bono

Alas, most of the soundtrack of my

life is now found only on the oldie’s

stations. But you can wander down

musical memory lane by reading

Boomer’s curated summer playlist

(page 45) and let us know if we

missed your favorites!

Soothing music relaxes you and helps you fall asleep. Find out other

ways to make sure you get your zzz’s on page 24. As we age sleep

becomes even more essential to being healthy (and alert!) each day.

You might need some even more relaxing music if your retirement

planning has fallen prey to the 7 Sins of Retirement Planning on page

33. But you can reduce your stress by physical activity – hiking, visiting

Tahoe, volunteering, or even cleaning out your closet! All of these

activities are found in this issue of Boomer. Plus of course some great

restaurants to visit and summertime events not to miss. Check out the

6 best burgers in the region and some summer wines to sip in our Food

and Drink feature beginning on page 56.

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the toddler jam of the summer of 2019 – BABY SHARK! It’s on every

grandparent’s playlist!

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10 SPOT

Heart-Healthy Tips

By Sharon Penny

Contrary to popular belief, hearts are not made to be broken. They’re made to keep us alive! As heartowners,

it’s our job to treat them well and make sure they stay in tip-top shape. So, we’ve sourced

some expert advice on how to keep your heart unbroken, health-wise.

Get up, stand up. “Even if you have a desk job, try to not

be too sedentary, [which] is dangerous to your health, as

it increases your risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart

disease, stroke, osteoporosis, falls, and feelings of depression

and anxiety.”—Tin Nguyen, MD, Cardiologist, Mercy Medical

Group

Meditate daily. “The benefits of meditation for heart health

are well-documented, likely because meditation helps reduce

anxiety and blood pressure. I suggest taking five minutes

each day to sit in a quiet place, focus your attention entirely

on your breathing, count while taking in a deep breath,

hold it, and then count while exhaling. Over time, you’ll be

surprised at how much more focused, calm, and resilient

you become.”—Uma Srivatsa, MD, Cardiologist and Cardiac

Electrophysiologist, UC Davis Health

Weigh your options. “Maintain a healthy weight. While many

people want to lose weight for appearances' sake, there are

many health benefits as well. Not only will you feel increased

energy, but you'll reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke,

and some forms of cancer. It will also help control blood

sugar, relieve back and joint tension, and optimize your

immune system.”—Scott A. Vasconcellos, MD, Cardiologist,

Marshall Medical Center

Avoid or limit alcohol. “Consuming

no more than one alcoholic

beverage (12 ounces of

beer, 4 ounces of wine

or 1.5 ounces of spirits)

a day for women or one

to two a day for men is

recommended, as alcohol

can increase the risks

of stroke, high blood

pressure, heart failure,

arrhythmia, and obesity.

The rumor that alcohol

is cardio-protective is

unproven. The long-term

heart-health benefits of

other lifestyle factors—such

as regular physical activity

and healthy eating—are well

proven.”—Amparo Villablanca,

MD, Cardiologist and Director

of the Women’s Cardiovascular

Medicine Program, UC Davis Health

Move more. “Exercise is good for the

heart in a number of ways. It reduces the

chance of major cardiac events (heart

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attack and sudden cardiac death); lowers blood pressure

and cholesterol; improves insomnia, depression, and diabetes

control; reduces osteoporosis and risk of fractures; and helps

in weight loss and maintaining a healthier weight.”—Stanley

Henjum, MD, Cardiologist, Marshall Medical Center

Dog (or cat) is your copilot. “Having a pet dog or cat can

help lower the spikes in blood pressure when stressed and

help promote a more active lifestyle. (Fido won’t let you skip

out on your daily walks!)”—Alyssa Rose, CTRS, Recreation

Therapist, Sutter Rehabilitation Institute

Breathe easy. “If you consistently snore or are a mouth

breather, get tested for sleep apnea. Many people don't

realize it, but snoring and trouble breathing in sleep directly

affect the heart, leading to high blood pressure and irregular

heartbeat (atrial fibrillation); in some situations, it can

trigger a massive heart attack or stroke.”—Amer Khan, MD,

Medical Director of Clinical Quality for Sutter Independent

Physicians, Founder of Sehatu Sleep Roseville

Let’s get physical. “Try to get at least 30 minutes of

moderate activity every day. You can even combine several

activities to achieve that 30 minutes. For instance, park

further from the store so you increase the number of

steps or take the stairs instead of the

elevator. Little changes daily have

positive results over time.”—Mark

Cavallaro, Personal Training

Director, Roseville Health &

Wellness Center

Get fresh. “A heart-healthy

diet consists of fresh

vegetables, lean proteins,

and ‘good fats’ (such as

olive oil and avocados).

Processed foods should

be avoided.”—Rishi Menon,

MD, Cardiologist, Sutter

Independent Physicians and

Roseville Cardiology

Take it from Thoreau. “Exercise

30 minutes daily, or every other

day. Perform an activity that

you enjoy: bicycling, swimming,

jogging, treadmill, elliptical, or just

plain walking. As Henry David Thoreau

said, ‘An early morning walk is a blessing

for the whole day.’”—George Fehrenbacher,

MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Cath Lab at

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

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IN HISTORY

Preston

School of

Industry

An Education on Ione’s Preston Castle

by JERRIE BEARD

Preston Castle looms over the gold

rush town of Ione like something out of

a 1950s horror film. This Romanesque

Revival structure was built in the

1890s to house the Preston School of

Industry, established by the California

State Legislature to rehabilitate

juvenile offenders. Rehabilitation was a

progressive idea in the late nineteenthcentury

that was unfortunately not

completely grasped by all of the

succeeding superintendents. Stories

of brutality to the inmates were not

uncommon.

The initial compound sat on 230 acres

of land purchased from the Ione Coal

& Iron Company. Bricks for the castle

were manufactured at San Quentin

and Folsom prisons from sandstone

quarried near Ione and delivered to the

site by rail. On December 23, 1890, the

cornerstone was laid before a crowd

of 2,500 people. The school eventually

covered 1,000 acres, including 750

acres of farmland, which provided work

for the boys and food for the institution.

The first wards of the Preston School

of Industry arrived in June of 1894, and

the school officially opened on July 1,

1894. Electric lighting, powered by a

Pelton wheel, was added a year later. At

its peak, the school employed 200 staff

and housed 800 troubled boys and

young men from all over the state.

Preston Castle was the administrative

building for the institution. It

encompasses 46,000 square feet

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over five floors and includes 77 rooms,

43 fireplaces and 257 windows. The

building housed administrative offices,

reception and sitting rooms; a dining

room, physician’s office and pharmacy;

a reading room, library and schoolroom;

a dormitory, locker room and numerous

bathrooms and lavatories. The

basement housed a kitchen and bakery

as well as the laundry, furnace and

storage facilities.

Boys were trained in various

occupations while at the school in

the hope that upon their release they

would become productive citizens. By

1922, the school offered training in 28

industries. A program was also offered

through Stanford University, whereby

boys who exhibited good behavior

were sent to live and work at Vina

Ranch owned by the university. They

lived at the Stanford University Honor

Cottage and were employed at general

ranch work for wages of between $2.50

and $4.00 per day. Once paroled from

Preston School of Industry, these young

men had the opportunity to lease 10-

20 acres from the farm to work for

themselves.

While the intent of the institution was

good, the means to the end were not

always so rosy. Stories of beatings,

whippings and other brutality to

inmates routinely showed up in

newspapers.

The school was intended as a facility

to rehabilitate wayward young men,

but at times it became a place for

desperate parents to offload their

recalcitrant sons, especially during the

depression. The facility offered these

boys a roof over their heads and three

meals a day in addition to vocational

training. Notable “graduates” of the

school include Merle Haggard, actors

Rory Calhoun, Lee J. Cobb and Eddie

Anderson, and tennis star Poncho

Gonzales.

Preston Castle remained the center of

the correctional facility until 1960 when

new facilities were completed. At that

time, the castle was allowed to fall into

disrepair and employees were told to

take what they wanted since the castle

was scheduled for demolition. The

looting took place, but the building was

never demolished. Today the interior is

stripped of its former grandeur—marble

flooring has been removed, and the

hand-carved rosewood mantles over

the fireplaces are gone, but the castle

still stands thanks to the efforts of the

Preston Castle Foundation. The castle

has been named a California State

Historical Landmark (#867) and is listed

on the National Register of Historic

Places (NPS-75000422).

The Preston Castle and surrounding

property is owned by the Preston Castle

Foundation (PCF). The Preston Castle

site was deeded over to the PCF by the

State of California on November 7, 2014.

In 1999, the Preston School of Industry

was renamed the Preston Youth

Correctional Facility. It finally closed for

good in June 2011.

Today, visitors can explore Preston

Castle on weekends and during special

tours offered throughout the year. The

Preston Castle Foundation also hosts

several events and concerts throughout

the year. Visit prestoncastle.com for

information.

SOURCES

https://www.ione-ca.com/about-ione/historic-ione

http://www.prestoncastle.com/history.html

https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/sammcmanis/article25499146.html

Sacramento Union, Volume 182, Number 58, June 27, 1915

Sacramento Union, Volume 112, Number 106, December 8, 1906

San Francisco Call, Volume 82, Number 181, November 28, 1897

Chico Record, Number 90, April 18, 1918

Photos courtesy of Kathleen Simas Young.


TOUR INFORMATION

Private Tours

Make the castle the destination for your

next group activity. Large families, Red

Hatters, car clubs, etc. have enjoyed great

days at the castle. Typical private tours take

1.5 to 2 hours. but can be adjusted to fit

your schedule.

Gain Monthly

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Nighttime Paranormal Investigation Tours

Through a partnership with an experienced

Paranormal Research Group the Castle

now offers opportunities for visitors

to perform nighttime paranormal

investigations.

Public Tours

Take an interesting and informative

historical tour of Preston Castle. You will be

guided by a trained docent, or take a selfguided

tour on your own. Gain access to

the first floor, second floor and basement

and learn about the history of the Preston

School of Industry. These tours involve

stairs. Cameras are allowed but please, NO

tripods.

No reservations are necessary for the selfguided

tours, which start at 10 am and run

until 1 pm. Tickets are sold from 10 am to 12

noon, and guests should exit the Castle by

1 pm.

Guided tours are led by a trained docent,

who will guide you through the Castle.

They are scheduled for 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm,

and 2:00 pm., limited to 3 groups of 16

guests each. They will last about 60-70

minutes and tickets may be purchased

in advance online (see booking calendar

below).

Also available is a 35 minute closedcaptioned

Virtual Tour for our mobility

restricted guests which will take place on

the accessible ground floor (basement) of

the Castle. No reservations required.

Public tours are available most Saturdays,

April 6 to August 31. Remaining tour dates

for 2019

August 3

August 10

August 17

August 24

August 31 (last tour

day)

• December 14

(Christmas at the

Castle - self guided

tours only)

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GET OUTSIDE

Take a Hike

Long Valley Trail in Cronan

Ranch Regional Trails Park

Getting There: To get to Cronan

Ranch Regional Trails Park, take State

Highway 49, turn onto Pedro Hill Road;

parking lot is straight ahead.

Distance: 2.2 miles; minimal elevation

gain.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Know Before You Go: Dog-friendly

(off-leash OK); horseback riding and

mountain biking allowed; parking is

free; open year-round.

Fuel Up: The Argonaut Farm to Fork

Cafe (331 State Highway 49, Coloma)

offers bagels, omelets, sandwiches

and more and is the perfect place for

a pre-hike meal. For a post-hike treat,

Hart 2 Hart Vineyards and Everhart

Cellars (5821 State Highway 49, Pilot

Hill) is nearby and offers whites, reds,

sparkling and ports, along with small

bites and a patio.

Why We Love It: Fairly flat trail; familyfriendly;

picnic tables along the way;

trail ends by the American River; trails

abound in Cronan Ranch, so you can

extend your hike, or plan a return trip.

Trail Notes: Wear shoes with traction,

dress in layers, bring extra water and

snacks, remember sun protection (hat,

sunscreen), 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

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riverside-parks/cronan-ranchtrails-park/

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However, with the popularity of veganism

on the rise, switching to a plant-based

diet has become easier than ever before.

The countless varieties of meat, dairy,

and egg alternatives are easily found at a

majority of supermarkets and restaurants

in the local area. Whether for health,

the environment, or animal welfare,

developing a “why” for a change in eating

habits will support you on the path of

this new lifestyle. Simply beginning to

replace animal products with their plantbased

alternatives is a great first step to

becoming vegan. Also, find a community

of like-minded individuals to support you

on your journey. Take one step at a time.

A healthful way of eating is not about

being perfect, but simply doing the best

you can at a pace that feels right for you.

As the Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness

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CALENDAR

AUGUST

August is National

Golf Month

By Emily Peter

Little Black Dress photo courtesy of the Harris Center. Other photo courtesy of its respective

organization or company.

1Live on the Boulevard. Every Thursday

from 7-9 p.m. in the El Dorado Hills

Town Center’s Steven Young Amphitheater,

enjoy live music, great food, giveaways,

and plenty of room to get your groove on.

Concert viewing setup begins at 5:30 p.m.

This month’s bands include Uptown Funk,

Mirage, Forejour, Kalimba 10 Piece Band and

Night Moves and Creedence Classic Revival.

edhtowncenter.com/upcoming-events/calendar

(ALSO 8, 15, 22 & 29)

2

Little Black Dress! (The Musical). Written

by women, for women, Little Black Dress!

tells the story of two best friends and their

major life events in their little, black dresses.

Show times vary. harriscenter.net

(ALSO 3-4)

Summer Concert Series. The El Dorado

Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD)

continues their popular concert series with

Soultones and Swift Country this month. Head

to the EDHCSD Community Park at 7 p.m. for

live music, food, and more. eldoradohillscsd.org

(ALSO 16)

August 2019 | SacBoomer.com 17


Diane Wilkinson Catering, music

by Cheryl Kent and Hickory Wind,

gift basket drawings, and more.

friendsofedcseniors.org

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

4Farmers’ Market. Every Sunday

through October, from 8 a.m.

to 1 p.m., celebrate local farms and

businesses while shopping for fresh

fruits and veggies, homemade

honey, jams and other household

items along Town Center Boulevard

in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

edhtowncenter.com/upcoming-events/

calendar

(ALSO 11, 18 & 25)

5

Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

This seven-piece band has

proudly held the torch for New

Orleans music for over 50 years

and continues to as a reminder that

the history they were founded to

preserve is still vibrantly alive. Show

times are at 7:30 p.m. harriscenter.net

(ALSO 6)

7

Summer Concert Series. Head

to the Palladio at Broadstone

every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for an

upbeat concert under the stars. This

month’s artists include Swift Country,

Wonderbread 5, Island of Black and

White, and Hip Service. All shows are

free and family-friendly. gopalladio.

com/events

(ALSO 14, 21 & 28)

9

Singin’ in the Rain. A

starlet, a leading man,

and a love affair that can make

or break careers. The Roseville

Theatre Arts Academy presents

this classic musical that follows Don

Lockwood and Lina Lamont whose

chemistry isn’t the same off-screen

as it is on-screen. Showtimes vary.

rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com

(ALSO 10-11 & 16-17)

10

20 Mile Taste. Celebrate the

bounty of El Dorado County

from 6-9 p.m. at the Davies Family

Inn at Shadowridge Ranch. Hosted by

Ag in the Classroom, the fundraiser

includes seasonal food prepared by

area chefs alongside locally produced

beer and wine, live music, a raffle,

live auction, and adult farm day fun.

agintheclass-edc.org/event/20-miletaste

Wine in the Vines.

Friends of Seniors

is hosting their

annual fundraiser at

Sierra Vista Winery

from 5-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening

of award-winning

wines, appetizers by

Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Funk-rock

blues will be served up New Orleans

style at Rocklin’s Quarry Park by this

popular southern band with special

guest Element Brass Band. Enjoy

food trucks and great music from

7-10 p.m. and get ready to party!

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rocklin.ca.us/events

Meet the Trojans. Meet and

greet the Oak Ridge High School

football team from 4-6 p.m. at the El

Dorado Hills Town Center’s Steven

Young Amphitheater. Walk the Oak

Ridge Hall of Fame while players sign

autographs, watch the cheer and

dance teams perform, and witness

a hot dog eating contest between

players and coaches. edhtowncenter.

com/upcoming-events/calendar

14

Hot Walkin’ Nights. Join the

Sacramento Walking Sticks

as the trek from Vic’s Ice Cream to

Gunther’s Ice Cream beginning at

4:30 p.m. (and 9 a.m. on Thursday).

Walkers are welcome to walk the 10K

all the way to Gunther’s, or complete

a 5K that loops back to Vic’s. The

route runs through the Land Park

and Curtis Park neighborhoods

and offers plenty of shade.

sacramentowalkingsticks.org

(ALSO 15)

15

Auburn Co-op. This

community event is filled with

family-friendly pop-up activities,

the best coffee and wine in Placer

County, live music, and local artists

selling their wares. Lincoln Street,

Washington Street and Sacramento

Street will be abuzz with excitement

from 5-9 p.m. oldtownauburnca.com/

events/auburn-co-op

16

Friday Alfresco. Head

to Bogle Tasting Room in

Clarksburg from 5-8 p.m. for wine,

food and live music. All proceeds

from the event will benefit local

nonprofit A Touch of Understanding.

touchofunderstanding.org/events

Behind the Barre. Capital Dance

Project, and independent collective

of 21 professional ballet dancers,

selected 11 artistic collaborators

to participate in this multi-media

performance combining dance,

choreography, art, tech, and live

music. Doors to the Crest Theater

Preservation Hall Jazz Band photo courtesy of Harris Center. 20 Mile Taste photo by Mary Dehaas. Walk in the Vines photo Courtesy of Friends of Seniors.

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open at 6:30 p.m. for a local art

and craft fair and brews from New

Helvetia Brewing Company; the

performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

capitaldanceproject.org

(ALSO 17)

17

Veraison Occasion.

Beginning at 12 p.m., sip

your way through the Carson Road

Wineries with this fun, interactive

and informative wine tasting event.

Ticket cost includes tasting at all

nine wineries for the weekend, a

souvenir wine glass, small bites, and

more. carsonroadwineries.com

(ALSO 18)

Walk for Wishes. Join the Make-

A-Wish Foundation and help grant

wishes for children in our community

with life-threatening medical

Esthetic Reflections

In Dentistry

Walk for Wishes

Walk for Wishes photo by Tia Gemmell.

conditions at this 8 a.m. morning

walk with friends, family, and coworkers.

Meet at the State Capitol at

7 a.m. for registration and check-in.

necannv.wish.org/news-and-events/

calendar-of-events

Concerts on the Square. Drive will

be taking guests back to the prime

time of the Cars with covers from the

popular rock band at Vernon Town

Square. The free show starts at 7:30

p.m. and gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Grab a spot and enjoy food truck fare

and the beer garden. roseville.ca.us/

residents/city_events/concerts_on_the_

square

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Food Truck Festival. Liven

up your week by dancing to

live music, indulging in food truck

fare, and sipping on beer and wine

at El Dorado Hills Community Park

from 5-8 p.m. All proceeds benefit

the EDH Promise Foundation.

eldoradohillscsd.org/events-calendar/

special-events.html

Bring your canine companions

for a day of fun at the 17 th annual

Bark ‘n’ Splash

B

A S H

Saturday, September 28, 2019

1-4 p.m.

Event is held rain or shine!

at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center • 1200 Riley Street, Folsom

Admission: $10 per dog (human companions are free!)

Entry requirements: You must provide written proof of current license for your dog(s).

All dogs must be on-leash for entry (off-leash areas available inside facility).

Dogs will be allowed to swim and frolic in the Activity Pool, which features a

pooch-pleasing play structure and sloped beach-style entry into the water.

(As standard post-season procedure, the pool will be drained, sanitized, and inspected after the event.)

Questions? Call 916-461-6640

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Pilates in the Park. The Midtown

Association and Humani Pilates

Studio offers free Pilates classes to

the public on the third Wednesday

of the month through October.

Classes are held on the north lawn at

Fremont Park from 6-7 p.m. and are

open to all skill levels. exploremidtown.

org/events/pilates-in-the-park

23

Latin Dance Night. The

Old Sacramento Waterfront

welcomes Dance on the Edge back

to the embarcadero for another fun

evening of Bachata, Salsa and Latin

dance overlooking the river. The free

lesson begins at 7 p.m. and the beer

garden is open from 7:30-10 p.m.

oldsacramento.com

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Owl Release & Picnic in the

Vineyards. Grab your picnic

blanket and head to Heringer Estates

in Clarksburg for a night of wine,

food trucks, and education on owls

and sustainable farming with Wildlife

Care Association of Sacramento. The

event begins at 4 p.m. and the owl

release is at dusk. Event admission

is $10 and can be purchased online.

heringerestates.com/event/owl-releaseat-heringer-estates-august-24th

Race for the Arts. Don’t miss

this one-of-a-kind 5K run/walk

and kids’ fun run at William Land

Park featuring a mini art festival

that benefits PlacerArts, Rocklin

Academy Music Program, Roseville

Arts Center, Folsom Arts Association,

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, El

Dorado Arts Council, and other local

nonprofits. raceforthearts.com

Placer County Wine Fest. Enjoy an

afternoon of tasting Placer County

wines, live music, and a vendor

market at the Historic Loomis Train

Depot Plaza from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Admission is free but wine tasting is

$20 and includes a souvenir glass.

luckyfindmarket.com/events

25

Good Dog-Dirty Dog

5K/10K. Walkers, runners, and

dogs are welcome to participate in

this event organized by TBF Racing

at Folsom Lake’s Granite Beach.

Human participants will receive a

finisher’s medal and the canines

get dog tags. The 10K starts at 8

a.m. and the 5K starts at 8:05 a.m.

totalbodyfitness.com

Woofstock

31st Annual Antique Street Fair

and Vintage Marketplace. Stroll

down Historic Main Street Placerville

from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. where vendors

will have treasures from the past

and vintage items for sale. Catch the

sounds of the Gold Rush Chorus/

Barbershop Quartet and the

Hangtown Marshals while perusing

through antiques. Local shops

and restaurants will also be open

for business. placerville-downtown.

org/2019/08/25/1414/31st-annual-

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antique-street-faire-and-vintage-

marketplace

Woofstock. The City of

Rocklin is hosting this free event at

Johnson-Springview Park from 8

a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for local

canine rescues. Activities throughout

the day include wiener dog races,

art projects, a dog obstacle course,

costume parade, dog-themed

vendors, entertainment, food

trucks, and more. rocklin.ca.us/event/

woofstock-1

Hangtown Car Show. Enjoy an

evening under the stars with classic

cars and mingle with fellow car

enthusiasts from 6-8 p.m. while

perusing classic cars on Placerville’s

Main Street. Admission and parking

are free. placerville-downtown.

org/2019/08/29/1429/hangtown-carshow

Conversations that Matter.

Connecting the themes found in

the exhibitions Chiura Obata: An

American Modern and Race to

Promontory: The Transcontinental

Railroad and the American West,

the Crocker Art Museum will

host this dynamic panel talk and

moderated community discussion

on immigration in California.

Begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free with

museum admission. crockerart.org/

event/2045/2019-08-29

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

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Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

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SAVE THE DATE:

September

Chad Prather. Comedian,

armchair philosopher,

musician, and observational humorist,

Chad Prather is coming to the Harris

Center for one night only. One of

the country’s fastest rising and

talked about entertainers, Prather is

known for his comedic family stories

told from an adult perspective on

comedic family. Showtime is 8 p.m.

harriscenter.net

15

Walk With Us 5K. Support

the UC Davis Program for

Children with Blood and Cancer

Disorders in this 5K walk starting

at 8 a.m. at the Johnny Cash Trail.

Entry fee is $15 (free for those under

13) and funds raised will support

pediatric cancer patients at UC Davis.

eventbrite.com/e/walk-with-us-folsomca-registration-64501212864

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SOCIAL BUTTERFLY

Book Club:

What to Read This Month

The Silent Patient

by Alex Michaelides

What do you get when you have a

happy couple, a murder, absolute

silence from the accused, an institution,

and a psychotherapist? You get a thriller

that you won’t want to put down!

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and spends her days watching her

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the safety of her living room. But one

day, she witnesses something she

should not have seen—leaving her with

something new to fear.

Articles by Julie Ryan

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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Everyone has uttered the words:

“Where’s my phone?” Download

this app and next time you misplace your

phone you’ll have help finding it.

GoodRx

Prescriptions can be costly even

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Sudoku

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Senior Discounts

Everyone loves a discount. If

you’re 55 or over you’re sure to

find savings here. It even categorizes age

and type of discount to make things easier

to find.

Hobby Spotlight:Pickleball

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. Instead of a racquet,

you use a paddle a little bigger than you would for ping-pong. The ball is similar to a

wiffle ball and you can play on a court the size you would play badminton on. Grab a

friend—or three! You can play singles or doubles. All you need are the paddle, ball, comfy

clothes, and good athletic shoes. Here is a list of some local pickleball courts:

• Rusch Park (No fee to play)

7801 Auburn Boulevard,

Citrus Heights

• Courtside Basketball Center

($5 drop in, $35/month

membership)

1104 Tinker Road, Rocklin

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

• Folsom Sports Complex

($5 drop in)

66 Clarksville Road, Folsom

• Cameron Park Lake

Tennis Courts ($2 for seniors)

2989 Cambridge Road,

Cameron Park

• Johnson Springfield Park

(No fee to play)

5480 5th Street, Rocklin

For a full list of locations, hours, and cost to play, visit places2play.org. You can also download their app.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

A to Z ZZ

By Kourtney Jason

Whether you think

you’re well-rested

or not, you’ll

benefit from the

following guidance on how to

make your snoozing really

count. Read on as these local

experts spill their A+ advice

on getting your ZZZs.

Q: How many hours of sleep

do we really need?

A: Generally, about seven

to nine hours, or four to five

full sleep cycles, which happen

every 90-120 minutes depending

on the individual. People who

sleep less than the recommended

Sleep Tips for All

hours per night are more likely to

suffer from chronic conditions like

cardiovascular disease, obesity,

depression, diabetes, and even

dementia.

—European Sleep Design,

sleepdesign.com

Q: Can people sleep too much?

A: If you’re sleeping longer [than

the recommended sleep duration]

and you feel unrefreshed upon

awakening, it can signify that a

potential underlying sleep disorder—

such as sleep apnea—is impacting

sleep quality.—Robert Dias, MD,

neurologist and sleep medicine

expert at Mercy Medical Group,

dignityhealth.org

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Q: How long

should it take to

fall asleep each night?

A: The American Academy

of Sleep Medicine states that

the average sleep latency, or the time it takes to fall asleep

after closing your eyes, is less than 30 minutes. It should

also be noted that if it only takes you a few minutes or

less to fall asleep, that’s not necessarily a good thing,

as it could be a sign of sleep deprivation and should be

addressed immediately.—Sherri Hanson, RPSGT, RST,

CCSH, sleep care director at California Sleep Solutions,

californiasleepsolutions.com

Q: What’s the optimal sleep temperature?

A: Keeping the room cool is key for a good night’s sleep,

and many experts say the optimal sleeping temperature

is around 65 degrees. Your body temperature fluctuates

throughout the day but dips as you become drowsy,

reaching its lowest level around 5 a.m. As the morning

progresses, your temperature rises. A hot room may

disrupt your body’s natural drop, making you more restless

during the night. Of course, each of us has our own

temperature preferences, so it’s important to experiment

with different temperatures to optimize your sleeping

environment.—Clarisse Glen, MD, Pulmonary Medicine,

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center, thrive.

kaiserpermanente.org

Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

Q: How dark should your bedroom be when you’re

sleeping?

A: Your bedroom should be completely dark, which

means turning off all electronics, including your phone (I

recommend placing it in another room). When it comes to

lights and television, a timer can be very helpful.—Chuck

Tolbert, RPSGT, owner/operator at Specialized Sleep

Diagnostics, specializedsleep.com

Q: How often should you replace your mattress and

change your sheets?

A: As a good practice, [you should replace your mattress]

about every 10 years or when you feel you’re regularly

waking up stiff and sore. This does depend on the type of

mattress you choose. If it’s memory foam, polyurethane, or

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gel foam, expect about three to five

years before you start to see wear.

Natural materials like latex, cotton,

and wool will give you around 8-12

years of consistent performance

before seeing comparable wear.

As for your sheets, you should

wash them as often as you deem

necessary. If you sweat a lot, [then

wash] more frequently; if not,

bi-weekly or monthly, per your

preference.—European Sleep Design,

sleepdesign.com

Q: How do you keep a person from

tossing and turning all night?

A: Tossing and turning in sleep

indicates frequent awakening,

whether the person is aware of

waking up or not. Addressing the

underlying cause is the answer. In

order to go to sleep and stay asleep,

there are two primary requirements:

The mind has to switch off and one

has to be breathing freely through

the nose. Problems with either one

of these issues will cause frequent

tossing and turning. A busy mind,

rumination, anticipation, problemsolving,

clock-watching, thinking,

and worrying will also result in

frequent awakenings. Aside from

these, there are other common

issues leading to tossing and turning:

being too hot or too cold, aches and

pains, and the need for frequent

urination.—Amer Khan, MD, Sutter

Neurologist and Sleep Expert,

Medical Director of Clinical Quality

for Sutter Independent Physicians

(sutterhealth.org) and Founder of

Sehatu Sleep, sehatusleep.com

Q: What is an effective nap and how

long should it be?

A: Naps can be

a great way of

renewing and

recharging your

energy, allowing

you to enjoy

the latter part

of your day and

be more efficient

and productive.

Unfortunately, our

work culture doesn’t

support the ability to nap. The best

nap is taken about eight hours after

waking up in the morning, which for

most people falls in the middle or

late afternoon. Naps should never be

longer than 30 minutes in duration,

as those can result in grogginess

and feeling sluggish rather than

energized.—Amer Khan, MD, Sutter

Neurologist and Sleep Expert,

Medical Director of Clinical Quality

for Sutter Independent Physicians

(sutterhealth.org) and Founder of

Sehatu Sleep, sehatusleep.com

Q: What are some indicators that I

might have a sleeping disorder and

what do I do about it?

A: Sleeping disorders come in a

variety of forms, but typically, you’ll

know if you have one if you have

trouble falling asleep, staying asleep,

or wake up feeling tired despite

thinking you had a good night’s rest.

The first thing you should do about

this is to talk with a doctor since

sleep disorders can be caused

by medical issues. They can also

be caused by, or exacerbated by,

psychological issues like anxiety,

depression, and trauma.

If you have trouble with sleep, at

the very least you should work on

practicing good “sleep hygiene.”

Collectively, “sleep hygiene” refers to

things you can do to structure better

sleep for yourself. There are lots of

things you can do to better your

sleep, but many of us neglect this

part of our health.

Some key aspects of good sleep

hygiene are:

-Establishing a consistent sleep

schedule.

-Avoiding caffeine after morning.

-Avoiding artificial lights one to two

hours before bed.

-Only using your bed for sleep.

—Joe Borders, MFT, is a therapist

with offices in Roseville and

Sacramento. joeborders.com

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Unusual Tips to

Fall Asleep

Tighten those muscles.

While laying in bed, begin to squeeze your toes

tight and then relax. Work your way up your

calves, thighs, etc. until your scalp.

Wear socks.

Warm feet (and hands) will enable you to fall

asleep faster due to the shift in blood flow to

your extremities, cooling your body down and

lulling it into sleep.

Wash your face.

Washing your face with cold water lowers your

heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn—you

guessed it—helps you relax and fall asleep.

Photos courtesy of ©azotsuka - stock.adobe.com.

Rewind your day.

Go through all of the day’s events backwards,

starting with the last thing you did before getting

into bed all the way to the first thing that morning.

This form of “storytelling” is relaxing for the

brain.

Listen to white noise.

Use a white noise machine or app to drown out

any ambient sounds that might disturb your

sleep, such as traffic sounds, snoring, barking

dogs, etc.

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VOLUNTEER

Alzheimer’s

Association

Advocating for More

By Julie Ryan

Every 65 seconds someone in

the United States develops

Alzheimer’s disease. That’s

an astonishing number and

odds are, you know someone who

suffers from this disease. One of the

goals of the Alzheimer’s Association

is to find a disease-altering treatment

to help the more than 5.8 million

Americans living with the disease and

ultimately eliminate it altogether.

The Northern California and Northern

Nevada Chapter is committed to

serving our community and helping

those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Elizabeth Edgerly, PhD, is the

Executive Director of this Chapter

and she says, “The one thing you

will see every day in our office is

helpline staff and volunteers, on the

phone, talking to families. You might

overhear conversations in Chinese

or in Spanish, as our diversity and

inclusion team trains new volunteer

community educators.”

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP

DONATE - Simply go to alz.org and click the “donate” link.

PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT - Set up a “Walk to End

Alzheimer’s” team. In fact, there’s a walk on

September 28 at Raley Field in West Sacramento.

VOLUNTEER - You can make a difference with just a few

hours a week.

BECOME A PARTNER OR SPONSOR - Your company—

national or local—can help with the mission of

the Alzheimer’s Association.

SHOP - Show your support with a shirt, hat, tie, or cup.

shop.alz.org.

ADVOCATE - Convince congress and policymakers to

allow for more research funding through your

advocacy.

Noticing cognitive changes in

someone close to you can be

difficult to accept but knowing there

are people here to help can make

a difference in their livelihood as

well as those around them. If you

think a family member or friend

is showing signs of Alzheimer’s,

Elizabeth says, “The first step is to

have a conversation with them. These

conversations can be difficult, so our

website (alz.org) offers tips on how

to broach the topic.” Their website

also has other helpful information on

early signs of Alzheimer’s, and how

to prepare for a cognitive check-up,

and so much more. You can also call

their 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900

for support and guidance.

Unfortunately, you can’t prevent

Alzheimer’s, but there are some

things you can do to reduce your risk.

Elizabeth recommends, “At the top

of the list are diet and exercise. Quit

smoking, if you smoke. What’s good

for the heart is good for the brain, so

taking care of your heart, especially

managing your blood pressure, will

protect your brain too.” Again, their

website is an excellent source of

information.

The Alzheimer's Association

funds research to advance the

understanding of the disease and

its prevention, with a goal of finding

new treatments and improving care

for people with dementia. The good

news is, they know much more now

than they did even a few years ago.

A promising start is a blood test for

Alzheimer's which would significantly

aid in early diagnosis and detection.

Elizabeth says, “the blood test is

close and that will help us accelerate

research.” The US Government has

almost quadrupled its investment

in Alzheimer’s research over the

past five years, which has helped in

progress towards a treatment.

alz.org

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MONEY

7 Deadly Sins

Of Retirement Planning

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Right Your Retirement Wrongs

By Lorn Randall

Have you been cautiously eyeing the date when you will no longer be receiving a

paycheck? Anticipating the freedom and adventure of retirement, yet feeling a

sense of uncertainty about your financial security? To help alleviate your anxiety,

we polled some experts in financial planning and they gave us a list of deadly sins to avoid

when it comes to retirement planning.

August 2019 | SacBoomer.com 33


Failure to plan

Virtually every retirement and

financial professional agreed on this

as the most common (and deadly)

of the “Sins.” “Close to 1/3 of all

Americans have zero retirement

savings,” says Launi Cooper of

Retirement Funding Solutions. Chris

Wilczewski of Edward Jones adds,

“There’s a huge advantage to starting

[to save] early as your money is

compounded and allows you to build

a greater cushion”. “Even folks in their

fifties are not too late…but don’t wait

until your mid-sixties,” he cautions.

Carrying debt into

retirement

Clint Herndon CPA at Next Peak Cpa

shares this advice, “most people will

experience a decrease in income

when they retire, and yet there are

many who carry the same expenses

with them into retirement. One

way to make a retirement plan

successful is to have as little debt

as possible when it is time to call

it a career. Credit cards, medical

bills, automobile payments, student

loans, and even mortgages can, and

should, be paid off if possible so that

retirees can enjoy retirement without

stressing about the monthly bills.”

No strategy for long-term

health care

The numbers can be staggering,

especially if you need full-time

care—either in-home or in a private

facility. “Many people find themselves

spending down their assets. They

work all their lives to be able to retire

and are then saddled with medical

costs that drain home equity and

savings,” says Wilczewski. Additionally,

life expectancy is longer now than at

any time in history. Cooper reminds

us, “If you’re a 65-year-old couple, you

could potentially live into your 90’s.

Retirement income experts caution

that you must plan for increased

longevity.”

Trying to get rich quick

Herndon recommends,“The best

strategy for retirement planning,

which has been proven by numerous

everyday millionaires, is the slow

and steady approach. This means

contributing meaningful amounts

consistently over many years and

finding investments that have solid

returns. It may mean sacrificing

some exceptional gains, but it also

means avoiding huge losses. As the

old saying goes, ‘What matters is not

timing the market but time in the

market.’”

Depending solely on social

security

“Social Security was never designed to

supplement more than 40% of retiree

needs,” according to Cooper. “And,

many turning 62 do not understand

that deferring Social Security benefits

until 70 can radically improve

monthly income for later years.”

Drawing on investments &

IRA’s in a down market/Lack

of diversity

This is a two-part caution. Part one is

“‘Sequence of Return Risks’ and can

prematurely deplete your retirement

savings account,” cautions Cooper.

Part two comes from Wilczewski who

says, “I frequently have clients tell me

all of their money is tied up in their

business, house, or job.” He gives this

analogy to elucidate, “Would you

rather get into an elevator with one

cable attached or several?”

Reacting too quickly to

market changes

“I’ve seen clients pull out of the

market during a downturn, taking

heavy losses, and being poorly

positioned when there is an uptick.

A loss in the market is only a loss

on paper unless you sell—then it

becomes a real loss. I recommend

working with a trusted professional

advisor and following their advice

during changes in the market,” says

Herndon

Thank you to our experts:

Launi Cooper, Certified Reverse Mortgage

Specialist at Retirement Funding Solutions,

916-343-2211, rfslends.com

Chris Wilczewski, AAMS Finacial Advisor at

Edward Jones, 916-260-5996, edwardjones.

com

Clint Herndon, CPA, at Next Peak CPA,

916-850-0245, nextpeakcpa.com

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I NNOVATIVE

COMPOUNDING PHARMACY


HOME & GARDEN

Clutter-

Free

10 Steps to an Organized Closet

By Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID

Is it just me or do you process change by cleaning

and organizing, too? A feeling of “everything in its

place”—at work and at home—gives me a sense of

general life order. And what better place to start

organizing than your closet? Here are my top tips for

making your closet clutter-free.

1//Hire it Out

There are many ways you can make changes in your

closet areas. One of those ways is hiring help. If you’re

not confident making changes yourself, then getting a

professional to assist can be helpful. While Boomers are

often reluctant to ask for support due to the financial

cost or being unsure of whom to trust in the home, a

professional (or a very organized grandchild) can provide

just the needed closet jump-start.

2//Start from Scratch

Pulling everything (yes, everything!) out of your closet is

the most effective way to get to the bottom of it. If you

don’t, chances are, the same unworn clothes will end up

staying in your closet.

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3//Stage a Rolling Rack

Staging your items on a rolling rack

makes the step above a much easier

task. Not only can you see what

you’re dealing with, but you can ask

yourself: “Should this really go back

in my clean closet?”

4//Out with the Odd

Bank statements, insurance

information, and tax documents don’t

belong next to your shoes, scarves,

and sweaters. Remove items that

have no business in your closet and

create a computer file to organize

and store them in one accessible

place; file the remaining papers in an

office cabinet.

5//Sort it Out

Now it’s time to sort. Throw out old

and damaged clothing, and donate

what you don’t need or don’t wear.

6//Organize in Sections

Designate a place for everything—

shoes in one place, sweaters in

another, and so on—to help you

keep order and save you time each

morning. Make smart use of the

space by installing shelves to double

your storage and help sweaters and

T-shirts better keep their shape.

7//Apply the 80/20 Rule

You may not want to admit it, but

the majority of clothes you have

probably go unworn. It’s said that

the average American only wears

10-20 percent of their wardrobe. To

cut down on the fluff, remove items

you haven’t worn in a year. Drop off

the excess at Goodwill, your favorite

consignment store, or arrange a

clothing swap with friends.

8//Create Consistency

Are your shoes overtaking the space?

Try a hanging-shoe rack, over-thedoor

organizer, or displaying them

on shelving by color. Do your clothes

overcrowd the closet? Use a thin

black hanger to create space and

visual consistency so you can find

things more easily. Feeling rushed

each morning? Dividing shirts,

dresses, jeans, and jackets will bring a

sense of order and save time. Solving

your biggest challenges will motivate

you to create your dream closet.

9//One In, One Out

For each new piece of clothing you

buy, donate one item. This will keep

you from returning to your pack rat

ways. After the “big clean,” dedicate

15 minutes a week to straightening

your closet. Spending this small

amount of time will ensure you never

have to go through a major declutter

again.

10//Reward Yourself

Recognize and celebrate what you’ve

done. Treat yourself to some new

hangers or buy that handbag you’ve

been eyeing. Now, you actually have

room for it!

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

kerriekelly.com or call 916-706-2089.

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PROJECT PARTNERS


M usic

Matters

Classics, Concerts, Classes,

and More!

By: Kourtney Jason

Take a trip down music

memory lane in this feature

that will make you want to

exercise those vocal cords,

bust out that old guitar,

and spin that vinyl. From

familiar favorites to the

health benefits of music,

we've got it all. Tune in

to the next few pages for

more!

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Learn an Instrument

The Nicholson Music Co.

It's never too late to learn a

musical instrument or start to sing.

“Learning can be different for each

individuals from singing at home

and engaging with a ukulele class

of beginners to learning classical

cello and everywhere in between,”

says Tara McConnell, music therapist,

clinical director and owner of

McConnell Music Therapy Services,

Inc. “The health benefits, the social

connection, and personal wellness

all exist with all humans. We speak

with inflection and cadence, we

walk in a rhythm, our hearts and

breath have a rate. Being ‘in’ music

is innately human and to experience

the benefits, no background in music

training is required. Your heartbeat is

the only prerequisite you need.”

Not sure where to get started?

We’re here to help! “Start small by

taking a step and singing a little

louder at church or with your kids or

grandchildren, and then see where

it takes you,” McConnell says. “What

instrument have you always wanted

to learn? Take a risk and do it. And

remember it’s not about the end

product or how ‘great’ you are, it’s

about your brain health!”

Here are a number of local

businesses offering classes and

lessons for music education. Pick

up the phone and get ready to toot

your own horn today.

The Nicholson Music Co.

636 East Bidwell Street,

Folsom, 916-983-0763,

nicholsonmusic.com/lessons.

html

The Nicholson Music Co.

offers a dozen instructors

who teach a range of

instruments including guitar,

flute, piano, bass, banjo,

ukulele, harmonica, trumpet,

trombone, clarinet, violin and

more.

Kline Music

2200 Sutterville Road,

Sacramento, 916-456-8742,

klinemusic.com/lessons.html

More than 20 instructors

offer private lessons for the

following instruments: piano,

electric bass, guitar, ukulele,

banjo, mandolin, drums,

violin, fiddle, cello, flute,

clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,

trombone, French horn,

accordion, voice and more.

Roseville Piano Studio

534 Oak Street,

Roseville, 916-789-0408,

rosevillepianostudio.com

Piano lessons for anyone age

seven and up, where you will

learn to play the piano by

simply playing the piano.

Bach to Rock

82 Clarksville Road, Suite

100, Folsom, 916-265-2600;

2311 Sunset Boulevard,

Rocklin, 916-435-1300,

b2rmusic.com

Provides music lessons for

students of all ages and

skill levels, and even offers

opportunities for students

to perform in venues around

the area.

Kline Music

Sacramento Choral Society

Sacramento Choral Society

& Orchestra

4025A Bridge Street,

Fair Oaks, 916-536-9065,

sacramentochoral.com/

auditions

This group is an auditioned,

volunteer chorus with a

professional orchestra

committed to the

performance, education,

and appreciation of choral

orchestral music for the

Sacramento area. Visit

the website for more

information on auditioning.

Creative Aging Choral

Initiative

Hart Senior Center

915 27th Street,

Sacramento, 916-808-5462,

cityofsacramento.org

This initiative brings

together Sacramento’s older

adults to form a community

where they creatively

express themselves through

song. Pre-registration is

required for upcoming

sessions of Singers with

Hart.

The Strum Shop

209 Vernon Street, Roseville,

916-787-8786,

thestrumshop.com

Choose between group

or private lessons to learn

guitar or ukulele in a

supportive, knowledgeable

environment.

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Health Benefits

Music does a body good.

Research has proven music

can do a number of things to

improve both your physical

and mental health, including

reducing stress, anxiety, and

depression.

“Learning to play music keeps the

brain sharper as we get older,”

says Gilbert R. Luceno, MD, a

family medicine physician with

Mercy Medical Group in Roseville.

“According to a study done in April

of 2011 published by the American

Psychological Association, playing an

instrument as a child keeps the mind

sharper as we age. The study, done

at the University of Kansas Medical

Center, recruited 70 healthy adults

ages 60 to 83, who were divided

into groups based on their levels of

musical experience. The musicians

performed better on several cognitive

tests than individuals who

had never studied an

instrument or learned how to read

music."

Music also improves our listening

and reading skills as well as hand-eye

coordination. “A person will need to

learn to listen well to know whether

or not one is hitting the right notes,”

he shares. “Reading sheet music

in order to play specific notes will

enhance a person’s reading skills and

at the same time, playing a musical

instrument requires good hand-eye

coordination.”

Tara McConnell, board certified music

therapist, clinical director and owner

of McConnell Music Therapy Services,

Inc., has been a board-certified music

therapist since 1996. She says all

areas of your brain are simultaneously

working while engaging in playing an

instrument or singing. “There is no

other activity that can do this in quite

the same way, as neuroscience has

discovered,” she says. “It is simply like

a music multi-vitamin for your brain

that increases concentration, focus,

attention, [and] executive functioning,

elevates mood, increases relaxation,

reduces stress, and generally helps

you feel better.”

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Even listening to music throughout

your day-to-day routine comes with

its own set of benefits. “Many people

use energetic music to motivate

them to do more difficult or disliked

tasks, such as cleaning the house

or washing dishes, as well as during

exercise. I teach people to shape their

workouts to start and end with the

slower songs they like as a warm-up

and cool-down and increase to the

most energetic music in the middle

to support the level of intensity of the

[workout],” says Karen Rae Sanchez,

PsyD, MBA, MT-BC, board certified

music therapist, director and founder

of In Harmony Music Therapy Services

and registered psychological assistant

with Valley Neuropsychological

Services in Citrus Heights.

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“The music pushes us and then helps

us relax without us being consciously

aware of what it is doing! I even

encourage my patients diagnosed

with depression to put on more

energetic music in the mornings to

help them get going with their day.

When I do employee health seminars,

I suggest listening to upbeat music

during that mid-afternoon slump

because it works just as well as, or

even better than, coffee or a candy

bar!”

Music therapy, or the clinical use of

musical interventions used to improve

clients’ quality of life, has proven

beneficial for those with cognitive

disorders. “In persons with mild to

moderate dementia, both singing

and music listening enhances general

cognition and executive function and

reduces depression. Providing people

with dementia who are in institutional

care with at least five sessions of a

music-based therapeutic intervention

reduces depressive symptoms and

improves overall behavioral problems

and may also improve emotional wellbeing

and quality of life and reduce

anxiety,” says Harinder Dhir, MD, MPH,

a physician at Kaiser Permanente

Occupational Medicine in Roseville.

Dhir

adds that

music helps us

connect to those

around us. “Musical

activities such as

listening to music, playing an

instrument, singing or dancing are

an important source of social contact,

which promotes interaction and a

sense of belonging with others, which

has many health benefits,” he says.

“Social bonding during group musical

activities can occur. Endorphins

(and the endogenous opioid system

in general) are released during

synchronized exertive movements and

are involved in social bonding across

primate species further associating

with a number of human social

behaviors (e.g., laughter, synchronized

sports). Passively listening to music

engages the endogenous opioid

system.”

No matter your age, you shouldn’t

feel discouraged to try to learn a

musical instrument today. “It is never

too late to learn how to play a musical

instrument,” Dr. Luceno says. “Never

give up. Remember that everybody

was a beginner at some point. Playing

a musical instrument is a learned

skill. Continue to play and learn. Most

importantly, have fun with it. And sing

your heart out.”

“It is simply like a music multi-vitamin for your

brain that increases concentration, focus, attention,

[and] executive functioning, elevates mood,

increases relaxation, reduces stress, and generally

helps you feel better.”

August 2019 | SacBoomer.com 43


Comeback

of

Vinyl

There are more ways to listen to your favorites tunes today

than ever before. You can turn on your playlists wherever you

are, thanks to smartphones, computers, TVs, and even the

old-school stereo or record player (if you still have one). In

2017, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

reported that sales of CDs and vinyl outsold digital downloads

for the first time since 2011.

According to local record store employees, the popularity

of buying vinyl and growing a collection has been trending

upward for years. “I don’t think it’s a quick trend that will just

come and go. It’s been on the rise since I started working at

Dimple Records 13-plus years ago, and I’m glad to see it still

going strong,” says Melissa Hogan, store manager at Dimple

Records, which will be closing all store locations later this year.

“Not only is it a wonderful thing to hold a physical album in

your hand and appreciate the effort the artist put into all the

artwork, but also to hear the full crisp sound. Digital and CD

formats have their benefits, but vinyl is unique, and sounds

the most like you’re sitting there listening to the band live.”

Tim McKenzie, owner of Hi-Tones Record Store, said the

comeback is also due in part to the adventure of shopping

for new records and the thrill of finding something rare. “At

a record store, a potential customer can walk in and touch,

feel, and hear the music. Most local record stores stock a wide

variety of music genres, where a customer can spend hours

perusing the record store bins,” he says. “There are no real

limitations on what a vinyl record buyer may stumble upon.

‘Crate digging’ is a term that record collectors use when they

are on the hunt. There is a satisfaction when they stumble

upon that hidden vinyl gem in the LP bins.”

And it’s not just a particular generation that is driving the

comeback. It’s all ages. “We see many younger record buyers

in our store on a regular basis trying to build their collections

one LP at a time,” McKenzie shares. “Some have stated they

got the record bug from an older relative or family friend who

introduced them to vinyl.”

CDs vs. Digital vs. Vinyl

What’s the difference between all the versions of recorded

music? First, it’s important to note the difference between

analog and digital recordings.

“A vinyl record is an analog recording, and CDs are digital

recordings,” McKenzie explains. “A digital recording does not

capture the complete sound wave a record does.” Because

of that sound that comes through on records, there is a

sense of nostalgia also tied to the rise in popularity. “We are

currently seeing past record buyers and collectors actively

rebuilding their collections,” he says. “When CDs came along,

many people liked the convenience and portability of a CD.

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Now that CD sales have declined due

to streaming and downloads, people

have switched their buying habits

back to records. Records bring people

back to a different place and time in

their lives and they want to experience

the drop of the needle and hear that

analog sound again. Vinyl offers a far

more superior sound than CDs and

downloads.”

Vinyl also offers additional details that

give you a chance of learning more

about the artist’s inspiration. “When

you purchase a vinyl record, not only

do you get the vinyl LP, but you also

get the inner sleeve which typically has

liner notes and vast artist information

including lyrics, song-writing credits,

band members and more,” McKenzie

says. “Record covers are also a big

attraction for vinyl buyers. Album

artwork has always brought collectors

to a different time and place. LP

covers are also being used as wall art

in many collector’s homes.”

Fortunately, as the sales of vinyl

rise, the music industry has

responded to the growing demand.

“It helps that the record industry is

recognizing the market for it, and

therefore making them much

more accessible again,” Hogan says.

“Whether it’s The Beatles or The

Rolling Stones re-releasing old classic

albums in special edition vinyl format

or if it’s a brand-new release title,

it’s nice to see the record labels are

almost always making them available

on both CD and vinyl formats.”

Finding Good Vinyl and How to

Care for It

When shopping at record stores,

check with employees to see if

the store has a policy on checking

condition in advance of buying used

records.

“Dimple checks condition in advance,

so all of our product should be

good—although you’re still welcome

to double-check before purchasing

if you wish,” Hogan says. “If you’re

shopping pre-owned vinyl elsewhere,

always watch for scratches and

warping. If you’re shopping new vinyl,

watch for fun collector’s editions or

rare numbered copies, as some may

even be similar in price but will end up

being more collectible since they’re

limited!”

Both McKenzie and Hogan shared

their expertise in how to properly

shop for and take care of vinyl records.

“Don’t waste your hard-earned money

Easy Home Decorating Tip!

“Frame your vinyl for your walls,”

says Melissa Hogan, store manager at

Dimple Records. “Look for iconic titles

or any vinyl with awesome cover

art. Whether it’s a super cheap

pre-owned vinyl you find at a yard

sale or record store, or if you get

a new collector’s item, it makes a

fun statement piece in your home.”

Vinyl frames are available at Dimple

Records, Michael’s, Amazon, and Wal-

Mart.

Ultimate Boomer Playlist

Every year, a new song is deemed the Song of the Summer. But who needs new music when the best songs and classic

tunes come from the Boomer generation? Here’s our list for the Ultimate Boomer Playlist. Take a look, and then be sure to

tell us what song you’d add to the list!

Photo courtesy of Katarzyna Bialasiewicz Photographee.eu.

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The

Rolling Stones

“A Day in the Life” by The Beatles

“Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band

“American Pie” by Don McLean

“Be My Baby” by The Ronettes

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

“Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen

“Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do” by Neil Sedaka

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon &

Garfunkel

“California Dreamin’” by The Mamas And

The Papas

“Come And Go With Me” by Del-Vikings

“Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the

Vandellas

“December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)” by The

Four Seasons

“Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys

“Earth Angel” by The Penguins

“Feel like Making Love” by Bad Company

“Fire And Rain” by James Taylor

“Good Lovin” by The Rascals

“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John

“Hooked on a Feeling” by B.J. Thomas

“Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful

“Hotel California” by Eagles

“House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals

“I Get Around” by The Beach Boys

“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher

“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry

“Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

“Johnny Angel” by Shelley Fabares

“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“Last Dance” by Donna Summer

“Let’s Spend the Night Together” by The

Rolling Stones

“Light My Fire” by The Doors

“Lightning Striking Again” by Lou Christie

“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“Peaceful Easy Feeling” by Eagles

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin

“Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward

“Runaround Sue” by Dion

“Sailing” by Christopher Cross

“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy

Joel

“Sherry Baby” by Frankie Valli and the Four

Seasons

“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum

“Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

“Summer Breeze” by Seals & Croft

“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

“That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly and the

Crickets

“The Twist” by Chubby Checker

“Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds

“Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters

“Wake Up Little Susie” by The Everly

Brothers

“Walk On By” by Dionne Warwick

“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye

“Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes

“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The

Shirelles

“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by

Righteous Brothers

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WHERE TO SHOP

If you’re ready to go on the hunt

for records, there are a number

of places you can go searching.

“I recommend checking out an

independent record store,” says

Melissa Hogan, store manager

at Dimple Records. “Sometimes

you can find good stuff at yard

sales, and some big retailers

are carrying small amounts of

new vinyl these days as well.

Plus, many are available online to

purchase and have mailed to you

directly.” It’s fun to shop at a local

store, as you are supporting a local

business and you can also build

a relationship with your friendly

record store employees. Those

employees may even be willing to

keep an eye out if a record you have

been wanting arrives at the store.

“There’s definitely fun benefits of

shopping at an indie record store,”

she says. “Not only do you have the

product there in your hands to look

over in person before you buy it,

but you also have the atmosphere

and experience that comes with

the environment. There’s always

a big selection, lots of other fun

stuff to browse, rewards cards and

in-store discount coupons, enterto-win

contests, free goodies with

purchase, etc.”

Dimple Records

(Current liquidation sales)

Seven locations throughout

Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and

Citrus Heights

dimple.com

Open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Hi-Tones Record Store

244 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-

864-3386, hitonesrecordstore.com

Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:00

p.m.

Kicksville Vinyl & Vintage

1104 R Street, Sacramento, 916-706-

0536, kicksvilleshop.com

Open Monday-Friday 12-7 p.m.,

Saturday 12-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-5

p.m.

Phono SelectRecords

2475 Fruitridge Road

Sacramento, 916-400-3164,

phonoselect.com

Open 12-6 p.m. daily

on junk vinyl,” recommends McKenzie.

“A quality record should appear shiny

and new. Records with deep grooves,

scratches, dirt and dust should be

avoided at all cost. Many collectors

will purchase multiple copies of

one record just to get the best copy

possible. I say save your money and

buy the best copy you can to avoid

the headache of an inferior record.”

Once you find good quality records,

you will want to take the steps to

properly store them. “Records should

always be stored upright and not

stacked in a pile to avoid damage

such as pressure warp or ring wear,”

McKenzie says. “Record crates are a

great place to store your vinyl. Always

remember to never pack your crates

too tight. Outer and inner record

sleeves are a must to protect your

investment.”

When it comes time to play your

records, be careful on how you handle

the vinyl. “Records should be handled

with care by holding the record by the

edge or the label,” McKenzie shares.

“Never touch the playing surface with

your fingers that contain oils and

attract dust.” Hogan offered three

tips every record player should follow.

“One, never leave vinyl in a car or other

areas that will get very warm or hot, as

this is how warping usually happens.

Two, put the vinyl disc back into its

sleeve when you’re done listening

to it, which will help avoid scratches

and dust. And three, keep your record

players and vinyl records clean, and

fix as needed. When handling the

discs, carefully hold them by the

edges to avoid fingerprints. If a vinyl

has collected fingerprints, dust or

scratches, try a ‘vinyl cleaning kit,’

which often includes special cleaner,

a brush, and/or wipes. For the record

player itself, consider purchasing a

cover if yours doesn’t have a lid or

way to close in some way. This will

prevent dust and debris. And replace

your record player needle if/when

needed.”

The Future of Vinyl

Even with the forthcoming closures of

Dimple Records stores, Hogan thinks

the popularity of vinyl will continue.

“I think vinyl has been coming back

for various reasons, but one particular

thing I think really helps is that there

are more options,” she says. “Not only

with genres and titles, but also with

having new and pre-owned. Some

people prefer the vintage pre-owned

players and pre-owned vinyl records,

which can be a fun way to build a

collection for cheap and creates a

part of history in your home. Others

like to get the newest/fanciest record

players available in their budget,

some of which also include Bluetooth,

FM radio, CD/vinyl conversions,

portable wireless models, and so

on. They may prefer to collect new

releases, rare picture discs, color

discs and box sets, limited numbered

items, etc. since they’re a bit more

collectible. Then there are some

people—such as myself—who like

a mixture of both new and old in a

variety of genres. Either way, there’s

something for everyone.”

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The Waifs

Upcoming Concerts

A plethora of talented and notable bands and artists are touring this summer and

making stops in the Sacramento area. From cover bands to reunited acts, there’s

a concert for every musical taste. Tune in to this calendar of upcoming concerts in

August and September, and get your tickets fast before these shows sell out!

Marcia Ball photo by Mary Bruton. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

Backstreet Boys

8 p.m. Thursday, August 1

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern

Walk, Sacramento

Super Soul Fest ’19 Featuring The

O’Jays, The Whispers and More!

5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Marcia Ball

7 p.m. Saturday, August 3

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

One Nation Under a Groove Tour:

George Clinton & Parliament

Funkadelic and More!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 4

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

The Waifs

7 p.m. Sunday, August 4

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

7:30 p.m., Monday, August 5 and

Tuesday, August 6

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob

James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller

with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs

8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Satinder Sartaaj Live in Concert

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

An Evening with Willie K

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Weird Al Yankovic

8 p.m. Sunday August 11

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515

J Street, Sacramento

¡Cubanismo!

8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue

Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues

7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

REO Speedwagon with Warrant

7 p.m. Friday, August 16

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

The Mick Martin Big Band with special

guest Jackie Greene and guitarist

Ryder Green

7 p.m. Saturday, August 17

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B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

An Evening with Marie and The

Osmonds

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Aaron Neville Duo

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 20

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

Chris Botti

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

One Night of Queen: Performed by

Gary Mullen & The Works

7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band

7 p.m. Friday, August 23

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Yolanda Del Rio and Beatriz Adriana

7 p.m. Friday, August 23

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey

Siegel: Mozart and Haydn – Humor

and Heartache

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings

Judy Garland

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, August 25

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Crash Test Dummies

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

Popa Chubby

7 p.m. Friday, August 30

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Ringo Starr and His All Star Band

7:30 p.m. Friday, August 30

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Rewind Funk N Soul ’19: Morris Day

& The Time, The Pointer Sisters and

More!

5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 31

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park

Troubadours

7 p.m. Saturday, August 31

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

K-Hits Rewind Fest 2019 – Lost 80s

Live! Featuring Loverboy, A Flock of

Seagulls and More!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 1

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Pitbull

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Mads Tolling Duo

7 p.m. Friday, September 6

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

The Beach Boys

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

High Time Irish Band

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V101’s Big Block Party Featuring Keith

Sweat, Bobby Brown, Ma$e and More!

6 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Majickat: A Tribute to Cat Stevens

7 p.m. Saturday, September 7

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Dave Matthews Band

8 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern

Walk, Sacramento

John Mayer

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern

Walk, Sacramento

Earth, Wind and Fire

8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515

J Street, Sacramento

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

7 p.m. Thursday, September 19 and

Friday, September 20

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Sacramento

Lil Duval

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

7 p.m. Friday, September 27

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Iron Maiden

7:30 p.m. Monday, September 9

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern

Walk, Sacramento

Air Supply & Wilson Phillips

7 p.m. Friday, September 20

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

HighTime Irish Band

8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

India.Arie

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street,

Sacramento

An Evening With Cake & Ben Folds

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 11

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern

Walk, Sacramento

The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute

to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda

Davids

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 and

Wednesday, September 25

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Sacramento

Tommy Castro

Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Michael

Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Hot Club of Cowtown photo by Ryan Saul. Tommy Castro photo by Jayson Carpenter. Other photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

Funky Feat

7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Steely Dan

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 13

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200

Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

7 p.m. Saturday, September 14

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Glenn Miller Orchestra

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, September 15

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Adrian Belew w/ Saul Zonana

7 p.m. Monday, September 16

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Coco Montoya

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

The Beatles’ Music Live Again! Abbey

Road & Magical Mystery Tour, Live in

Concert

6 p.m. Thursday, September 26

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway,

Folsom

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Hot Club of Cowtown

Leyla McCalla

7 p.m. Saturday, September 28

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of

Zamar

2 p.m. Sunday, September 29

Mondavi Center, 523 Mrak Hall Drive,

Davis

Hot Club of Cowtown

7 p.m. Sunday, September 29

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue,

Sacramento

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20 Best-Kept Secrets

by SHARON PENNY

Clearly Tahoe

Summers in Lake Tahoe are a Northern California rite of passage. Full of beauty and

popular hotspots, both sides (North and South) are must-visits. But don’t just follow

the herd; much like the beautiful lake itself, these resort towns hold hidden depths and

secrets that will reward the curious visitor. Here are a few secrets we’re willing to share,

but remember: Mum’s the word!

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

SOUTH SHORE

Dive deep into adventure at

1

Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage

Trail, an underwater playground that

opened in October 2018 where divers

can explore sunken boats, launches,

and barges dating back to the turn of

the century when Emerald Bay Resort

was in its heyday and construction

began on Tahoe’s Scandinavian castle,

Vikingsholm. parks.ca.gov/?page_

id=29931

Traverse the lake in motorized

2

style on board the Tahoe

Serenity, a 63-foot luxury yacht

launching out of Round Hill Pines

Beach Resort on the southeast shore.

Enjoy a guided tour with your choice

of an Emerald Bay Cruise or, for

perfect Tahoe sunset views, a Happy

Hour Cruise. roundhillpinesresort.com/

serenity-yacht

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What’s better than a glassbottomed

boat? Transparent

3

kayaks! Clearly Tahoe offers

unimpeded views into the azure

depths of Lake Tahoe via tours

(including daytime, sunset, and LED

night ones!) or private rentals. All

activities include small coolers with

complimentary waters and granola

bars, plus dry bags and sunscreen.

Suitable for all levels and ages five

and older. clearlytahoe.com

Lake Tahoe Balloons has the

4

world’s only hot air balloon to

launch and land from the deck of a

boat. Enjoy sunrise on the water as

your transportation inflates, and then

ascend 3,000 feet for a truly

breathtaking experience. Sunrise

flights available May through October.

laketahoeballoons.com

Hike with purpose along the

5

South Lake Tahoe Beer Trail, a

six-mile stretch that offers up nine

craft taprooms. Locales are accessible

via bike (for the energetic) or

courtesy of Tahoe Brew Tours.

tahoesouth.com/beer-trail;

tahoebrewtours.com

Via Ferrata

The beer trail’s newest addition is

6

The Hangar, a taproom and

bottle shop that features 30 rotating

taps of unique craft brews, a summervibes

lawn park, and a dog-friendly,

fenced-in park. facebook.com/

thehangarlaketahoe

By day, you can go to the Social

7

House at Heavenly Village and try

one of their amazing gourmet

sandwiches on fresh-baked bread; by

night, keep your ear to the ground for

the password to their hidden

speakeasy that serves up handcrafted

cocktails in a die-hard’s ode to the

1920s. Pro tip: Lines get long on

Friday and Saturday nights so arrive

early. socialhousetahoe.com

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Long-time locals’ favorite Round

8 Hill Pines Beach Resort has had a

facelift. Check out Beach Grill for

lakeside dining with a full menu of

scratch-made items, and salute to

summer with a frozen Pain Killer

cocktail. Pro tip: When it’s crowded,

there’s additional parking to be had

on “America’s Most Beautiful Bike

Ride” that runs through the resort.

roundhillpinesresort.com/eats-drinks

Crazy Good Bakery & Café

It’s not called Crazy Good Bakery

9

& Café for nothing. After gaining

a devoted following at farmers’

markets, they opened their first brick

and mortar late last year (complete

with wall-to-wall vintage décor and

antiques) and it just keeps getting

crazy better. Oh, and bagel lovers will

want to take note: They’re boiled!

Swoon. crazygoodbakery.com

From small beginnings at the

10

Tahoe Beach Retreat Hotel,

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut is

hitting the big time with their own

location at the Bijou Center. Come for

the donuts, stay for the puns: Vincent

Van Dough, S’Mortal Kombat

(s’mores), The Marshal Mathers

(covered with “eminems”), and the

John Ritter Apple Fritter, just to name

a few. glazedandconfuzedtahoedonut.

com

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Photo courtesy of its respective company or organization.

Clearly Tahoe

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NORTH SHORE

Granlibakken Tahoe

Opened in 1928, Granlibakken

11 Tahoe is one of the oldest ski

resorts in town, and with 74 acres of

beautiful forested meadow, it’s a

stunning retreat in summer with

direct access to hiking and biking

trails. What’s more, their Soul Shelter

yoga studio offers free community

classes on Saturdays this summer.

granlibakken.com

Squaw Valley is synonymous with

12

skiing, but during the summer

there’s still plenty of activity, like Via

Ferrata: a guided outdoor rock

climbing experience that’s open to all

ages and abilities. tahoevia.com

Looking for some variety in your

13

hiking life? For something fairly

easy and family-friendly, head to

Monkey Rock via Tunnel Creek Trail,

where, in less than a mile, you’ll get

panoramic views of the lake and

witness a huge boulder that really

does look like a monkey.

If you’re a hardcore hiker, try the

14

more intense nine-mile trek up

Mount Rose, the second highest peak

in the Tahoe basin. With wildflowers

in full bloom, clear alpine air, and

breathtaking summit views of Lake

Tahoe, you won’t find a hike more

invigorating.

Beer fans definitely should pencil

15

in a summer session at Alibi Ale

Works. Expect traditional Europeanstyle

beers, barrel-aged brews, and

sour mixed-culture beers—all crafted

using pure Lake Tahoe water. It

doesn’t get more Tahoe than that!

alibialeworks.com

You down with PCC? Pioneer

16

Cocktail Club, that is. It’s one of

the region’s newest restaurants and

offers small plates and pizzas with

pizzazz, like their take on Hawaiian

featuring pineapple kimchi and

pepperoni, and craft cocktails like the

Cal-Neva Shuffle (peach-infused

whiskey, peach syrup, amaro, lemon,

and thyme) or their summer musthave:

the Frozen Pimm’s Cup.

pcctahoe.com

Gar Woods Grill & Pier is the

17

go-to waterfront-dining

destination for Tahoe tourists. This

summer, make sure your plans

include relaxing on their deck

overlooking Carnelian Bay with one

of their famous Wet Woody cocktails

(i.e., deliciously dangerous frozen

rum). garwoods.com

An iconic Tahoe landmark for 40

18

years, Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

offers Asian-American fare and

signature cocktails like the Dougie

Fresh (Hanson Organic Cucumber

Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon and

lime juice, soda water, and Sprite). Pro

tip: During the summer, Chef Dale

leads group tours to the nearby

farmers’ market followed by a cooking

class. wolfdales.com

Want the lowdown on North

19

Shore’s lesser known, not-as-busy

beaches? Try Chimney Beach, Skunk

Harbor, or Hidden Beach. All are

easily accessible via short hikes and

offer laid-back relaxation, whether

you choose to sunbathe, swim, or let

the dogs roam.

Waterman’s Landing offers paddle

20

craft rentals on the dog-friendly

Patton Beach and even allows people

to bring their pups on board. Oh, and

there’s a café offering sustainable bites,

too! watermanslanding.com

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Turn the humble hamburger into something sublime with

these specially crafted burger recipes by local chefs.

You won't be reaching for frozen patties and stale buns

anytime soon.

The Getaway

Submitted by Buck & Sadie’s, 2030 Douglas

Boulevard, Suite 28 Roseville, 916-749-3394,

buckandsadies.com

1/3 lb. Certified

Angus Beef,

ground

Salt & pepper, to

taste

1 tbsp. teriyaki

sauce

1 slice cheddar

cheese

2 slices applewood-smoked

bacon

1 slice pineapple

Brioche bun

1 oz. sweet chili

sauce

1 gherkin pickle

Form beef into a flat patty. Place

on a hot barbecue, sprinkle with

salt and pepper, and baste with

teriyaki sauce. Flip after 4 minutes.

Baste other side with teriyaki sauce

and add cheese. Cook another 4

minutes till internal temperature

reaches 145-150°; remove from

heat and let rest. Cook bacon to

desired crispness. Place pineapple

and bun on the grill till warm.

Add burger patty, sweet chili

sauce, bacon, and grilled pineapple

to bun; garnish with skewered

pickle.

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The Hills Bacon

Cheeseburger

Submitted by Relish Burger Bar, 1000 White

Rock Road, El Dorado Hills,

916-933-3111, relishburgerbar.com

3 slices applewood-smoked

bacon

1/2 lb. 80/20 Certified

Angus Beef,

ground

Salt & pepper, to

taste

1 slice pepper-jack

cheese

Bun of choice

(preferable oneinch

thick bottom

so it holds up to

the toppings)

Cooking oil of

choice, for sheen

and presentation

Green-leaf lettuce

Tomato

Special Sauce:

1/2 cup extra strong Dijon mustard

with white wine

1/4 cup all-natural wildflower honey

Make special sauce by mixing

mustard and honey; set aside.

Cook bacon to desired crispness;

set aside.

Form beef into patty and season

with salt and pepper. Cook on

flattop grill or pan at 400 °. Flip

after 4 minutes. Top with cheese

and bacon; cook for another 4

minutes to a perfect medium.

Oil top bun and spread sauce on

both sides. Add patty with cheese

and bacon, followed by lettuce and

tomato.

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Black & Blue Burger

Submitted by Folsom Tap House, 25005 Blue

Ravine Road, Suite 140, Folsom, 916-292-5711,

folsomtaphouse.com

1 shallot (or 1/4 white onion), cut into thin

rings

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 lb. 80/20 ground chuck

1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese

1 tbsp. heavy cream

1 1/2 cups canola oil

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 tbsp. blackened or Cajun seasoning

Brioche bun

1 tbsp. butter, melted in microwave

2 tbsp. BBQ sauce

Cover the shallots with buttermilk; set

aside.

Form ground chuck into a loosely packed

patty. Press a divot in the center with

your thumb so the burger remains flat

and cooks evenly.

In a food processor, blitz the gorgonzola

cheese with the heavy cream until a

smooth paste forms.

Heat the canola oil in a large pot to 375°.

Mix half of the seasoning into flour. Strain

shallots and toss in flour mixture till

covered. Fry until golden brown.

Sprinkle remaining seasoning onto each

side of the burger. Cook on a flattop

grill or cast-iron pan for 5 minutes per

side on medium-high heat (for medium

rare). Remove from heat, top with a large

dollop of cheese mixture, cover, and

allow to rest for approximately 4 minutes.

Brush the cut side of each bun with

melted butter and place on the grill or

pan till toasted. Spread BBQ sauce on

the bun and top with the patty and crispy

shallots.

Sinners Burger

Submitted by Brickyard Kitchen & Bar, 1475 Eureka Road, Suite 120, Roseville, 916-836-8406, brickyard916.com

1/3 lb. ground beef

2 pieces bacon

Salt & fresh-cracked pepper, to taste

1 slice pepper-jack cheese

Sinner’s Sauce

7 Fresno chilis

1 habanero

1 garlic clove

1 cup water

Salt, to taste

1 tbsp. champagne

vinegar

1/4 orange, juiced

and zested; pulp

strained

Make sinners sauce. Cut the stems off all peppers and discard. In a medium pot, add everything but the champagne

vinegar and orange. Steep until soft. In a food processor, add chili mixture and the champagne vinegar. Blend with

orange juice and zest till smooth, strain the pulp; set aside.

Make Russian dressing by whisking all ingredients together; set aside.

Brioche bun

Mayo, to brush top and bottom bun

Iceberg lettuce, shredded

Russian Dressing

1/4 cup mayo

1 tbsp. ketchup

1 1/2 tsp.

horseradish

1 1/2 tsp.

Worcestershire

1/4 lemon, juiced

Form beef into patty and season with salt and pepper. Add burger and bacon to cast iron pan at 400° and cook for 3

1/2 minutes on each side. After flipping, add cheese to burger.

Brush top and bottom of bun with mayo and toast. Coat the bottom with Russian dressing. Add burger patty and

bacon then top with shredded lettuce and sinners sauce.

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Portobello Burger

Submitted by La Provence Restaurant & Terrace,

110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002,

laprovenceroseville.com

6 portobello mushrooms

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Salt & pepper

1 bunch of thyme

Basil aioli (see below)

Basil Aioli

2 cups mayonnaise

1-1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1/8 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup fresh basil

Salt & pepper

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove

the stem and insides of each mushroom

and set mushrooms in a baking dish.

For the marinade, combine olive oil and

balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Remove

thyme leaves from the stem, chop fine

and add to the mix. Pour marinade over

mushrooms and season with salt and

pepper to taste. Wrap baking dish with

foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Take mushrooms out of the oven, still

remaining in liquid, and refrigerate for 1

hour.

Grill portobellos for 5-7 minutes.

Add cheese of your choice and toast

bun. Assemble with basil aioli, lettuce,

tomato, and onion.

Breakfast Burger

Submitted by Bacon & Butter, 5913 Broadway,

Sacramento, 916-346-4445; 3839 J Street, Sacramento,

916-475-1801 baconandbuttersac.com

10 oz. ground

chuck

2 oz. ground bacon

1/4 oz.

Worcestershire

sauce

2 brioche buns

4 strips of bacon

(cooked)

4 strips of brie

cheese

2 oz. of aioli

1/2 cup arugula

2 eggs, fried sunnyside

up

Mix ground chuck and ground

bacon with Worcestershire sauce,

salt and pepper and cook to desired

temperature.

Cut buns in half and toast lightly. Spread

aioli on each bottom bun, layer on

arugula followed by burger patty, two

strips of brie cheese, and two strips of

bacon. Add egg and top bun.

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Cheers to Summer!

4 WARM-WEATHER WINES

Cool off by uncorking a locally made bottle of crisp wine and toasting to the season. Wondering just what to sip

this summer? We have four bottles that are light, bright, and perfectly palatable.

—Compiled by Megan Wiskus

RANCHO VICTORIA

2016 CHARDONNAY

$24

ABV: 13.8%

PURCHASE: Rancho Victoria

Vineyard, 16920 Greilich

Road, Plymouth, 209-600-

2557, ranchovictoriavineyard.

com

Vivid flavors of baked

pear and apple, roasted

pineapple, lemon curd, and a

kiss of oak create a creamy,

full-bodied, elegant wine

that promises to please

chardonnay lovers.

SILT ROSÉ OF

VALDIGUIE

$27

ABV: 12.5%

PURCHASE: Silt Wine

Company, 50878 Babel

Slough Road, Clarksburg, 916-

298-9409, siltwineco.com

This beautiful-hued beverage

delivers notes of cherry

and strawberry on the nose

followed by a juicy, balanced

palate.

LONE BUFFALO

2016 JUST “CHILL”

GRENACHE

$30

ABV: 14.1%

PURCHASE: Lone Buffalo

Vineyards, 7505 Wise Road,

Auburn, 530-823-1159,

lonebuffalovineyards.com

Grenache is the pinot noir of

the foothills and one of the

world's most widely planted

red wine grapes. “Just chill"

this bottle in the fridge for a

slightly cooled warm-weather

red or let it sit out at room

temp and enjoy its light, fruity

character.

5 Summertime Wine-Serving Tips

1. Be sure to chill the wine to

your satisfaction.

2. Rosé or pinot noir are

the most refreshing reds.

They’re light and delicate.

Note: Rosé is best served

ice cold.

3. Get an easy cool down from

sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio,

and viognier. These friendly whites are

un-oaked with a delicate mouthfeel,

pleasing fruit flavors, and don’t require

food pairings.

4. Be aware of your texture preferences

with chardonnay. There are so many

styles around these days, and it’s hard

to know what you’ll get when you pop

the cork. For a chardonnay to beat the

heat, un-oaked ones—without the heavy,

MIRAFLORES 2018

ESTATE PRIMITIVO

ROSÉ

$22

ABV: 13.4%

PURCHASE: Miraflores

Winery, 2120 Four Springs

Trail, Placerville, 530-647-

8505, mirafloreswinery.com

Served chilled, this crisp

and clean wine is bursting

with refreshing minerality

and bright red fruit

notes of cherries, sunripened

strawberries, and

pomegranate.

Compiled by Judy R.; reprinted with permission from

The California Wine Club

buttery texture of malolactic fermentation—are

best.

5. Sparklers to the rescue! Chill them

well. A good sparkler will reward you

with tiny bubbles zipping to the top of

your glass, delightful fizziness, and icy,

lovely fruit flavors. Remember, methode

champenoise is your artisan choice.

Miraflores Esate Primitivo Rosé photo by Ray Burgess. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

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OUTTAKES

Harris Center Season Preview

Harris Center, Folsom

June 10

Over 350 donors, members, and guests

attended this preview of upcoming

shows where they were treated to

small bites and wine tasting as well

as a performance by the Folsom Lake

College Youth Chamber Orchestra.

1

2

Photos by Cherrie May Masangya

1. Ann and Clyde Barrow

2. Bob Zermani, Dennis Johnston, and Linda Hill

3. Brian King, Robert Jones, and Julianne Jones

4. Marcia Joiner, Joanne Rice, and Judith

Reynolds

5. Pat and Wes Ball

6. Patrice Gau-Johnson, Kathy Cunningham,

Gary and Joan Grootveld

7. Sandy Sloan, Kathleen Leavitt, Diane Reck,

and Dick Droese

8. Steve and Cheri Hill

9. Susan Browning, Sharon Baumgartner, and

Sherry Rossi

10. Yolanda and Christopher Rhodes

5

3

6

4

7

8

9

10

Golf for Kids’ Sake

Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills

May 20

Over $80,000 was raised at this

seventh annual event benefitting Big

Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado

County. The fundraiser included a

helicopter ball drop, putting contest,

and a silent auction, and proceeds will

continue to support vulnerable children

in the community.

Photos by Jamie Garcia

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1

2

John Lescroart at Gold Country

Writers

Auburn City Hall, Auburn

May 15

New York Times Bestselling Author

John Lescroart entertained and

inspired with his talk on “20 Years to

Overnight Success” at this monthly

meeting.

3

4

Courtesy of Gold Country Writers

1: John Lescroart, Skip Michael, and Kate Luce

2: Pauline Nevins and John Lescort

3: John Lescroart and Gina L. Mulligan

4: Cathy MacHold and John Lescroart

5: Margie Yee Webb, Nanci Lee Woody, and

Shelley Wagner

5

1 2

3

4 5

2019 Greater Sacramento Area

Honor Ride

Placer County Association of Realtors,

Rocklin

May 4

Hundreds of cyclists, veterans, and fans

gathered to celebrate Project Hero: a

national nonprofit organization that

helps veterans and first responders

affected by injury, post-traumatic stress

disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain

injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery

and resilience in their daily lives.

Photos courtesy of Phil Cooper

1: Phil Cooper, John Grady, Becky Neal, Steve

Kahn, and Todd Setter

2: All of the volunteers which made the event

possible

3: Mae Sacheo, Stacy Dustin, and Oraphan

Cooper

4: Group start photo

5: Lance Dustin, Yi Bell, and Phil Cooper

August 2019 | SacBoomer.com 63


WakamatsuFest150

Wakamatsu Farm, Placerville

June 6-9

Over 3,500 visitors attended the fourday

festival that raised over $207,000

to support Wakamatsu Farm. More

than 60 people traveled from Japan,

and special guests included the Consul

General of Japan in San Francisco and

a member of the Japanese Parliament,

local Assemblymen, County Board

Supervisors, the Mayor of Placerville,

and former Governor Jerry Brown.

Photos by Mark Shigenaga

2019 Sierra College Awards

and Scholarship Ceremony

Sierra College, Rocklin

May 17

1 3

The 42nd annual award and

scholarship celebration awarded

$237,000 to students who were

able to meet and greet with their

donors before the ceremony.

Photos by Mike Glashan

2

1. Molly Spackman, Stephanie Ortiz,

Vincent Nigro and Colleen Benoit

2. Zamorian Charlsa Sherman and family

3. Robin Matthews, Allison Cowen and

Betty Manning

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Brain Food

Ah, The

Open

Flame

A Custom Crossword

from Gail Beckman

702-869-6416, customcrosswords.com

ACROSS

1. Certain wooden sticks

5. Particular fowl

12. Associate of Arts, shortened

13. Another name for an animated

character

14. Flightless bird

15. Unit of meas.

16. BBQ, lengthened

17. Half a tropical fly?

19. Short for Account Of

20. Type of curve

21. District Attorney, for short

22. Meat bees and flies

23. Initials for using another name

27. UFO pilot

28. Structure for a checkered tablecloth

(2 wds)

34. Tacoma state (abbr)

35. Strawberry follower

36. Particular gas

39. ___, shucks!

40. Quaint hotel

41. Fix up

43. A cold one, usually

46. Another unit of meas.

47. Morse code part

49. Burned; charred

51. Cured, in a way

52. Heat up

53. Small crawling visitor

55. Common link between friend and

enemy

57. Swallow loudly

60. Peppers and such

64. Popular tenderloin

65. American Motorcycle Association,

for short

66. Des Moines locale

67. More than eight hrs.

68. Potent bulb

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14

15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31 32 33 34

36 37 38 39

35

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

69. Moray or electric

71. Mahi mahi and shrimp

74. Word ending in this clue

75. Cooling syst.

76. Symbol for aluminum

77. Grub; spread

78. Fragrant wood

DOWN

1. Green, potato, and macaroni

2. Meat and veggies on just one 1 across

3. Chardonnay on the rocks, perhaps

4. Particular bone parts for gnawing

5. Corn on the ____

6. Turned up the soil

7. “Man of royal blood”

8. _____ a lid on it

9. Dorothy's aunt

10. Acorns and pistachios

11. Cooler; ice _____

13. Precedes tip or cycle

18. Hamburger, hot dog, or a sirloin _____?

24. It might say World's Best Chef

25. Cut into small cubes

26. “____ a girl!”

29. Briquettes

30. Utterance of discovery

31. Common container

32. Lawrencium symbol

33. When you're going to be where (abbr)

34. Sweet and juicy treat

36. Good fruit for 1 across

37. ER worker

38. Comes before line or lace

42. Unusual

43. Where to “belly up”

44. Shoe width, perhaps

45. Ave. cousin

48. Not spicy, but _____

49. NE opposite

50. Apiece (abbr)

53. Precedes IOU

54. Symbol for tellurium

56. ____ and improved!

57. Another word for 16 across

58. England, Scotland, Wales, and

Northern Ireland (abbr)

59. Outdoor sitting area

60. Roanoke state (abbr)

61. Pit Master's tool

62. Sm. amount of info about yourself

63. Something to slather on the meat

67. Insect repellent brand

68. Solitaire number

70. What steak and oatmeal have in

common

72. Extremely

73. Letters preceding TV

74. Instant Messenger, for short

75. Already there

For the answers, visit sacboomer.com.

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