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World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento!

World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento with the meeting of the Sacramento Capitals and the Washington Kastles.  They will meet in a series of matches between Eastern and Western Conference Championship powerhouses that feature Serena Williams in singles and doubles competition at Capitals Stadium, Sunrise Mall.

Sacramento mystery author kills at Borders Books

Sacramento mystery author kills at Borders Books

I’m stalking my friend, Cindy Sample, because while she’s just sent her second mystery novel off to the publisher, she continues to tirelessly promote her current novel, Dying for a Date.

I recently read Dying for a Date, a humorous mystery set in Placerville and El Dorado Hills, and was taken aback when one of the characters (albeit brief) was named Margie Andrews. Can you believe it? I’m in her book!

By the way, don’t call me Margie; I hate that. I will pull the car over to the side of the road and beat you senseless with my jumper cables if you ever call me Margie.

But I’m forgiving Cindy because she didn’t know any better. Plus, she didn’t know me, literally, when she wrote Dying for a Date.

SAFELY OUT™ “Swim for Life” Taking Place at Folsom Aquatics Center on June 25

SAFELY OUT™ “Swim for Life” Taking Place at Folsom Aquatics Center on June 25

WHAT:
Swim-A-Thon and more to raise funds for SAFELY OUT™ disaster evacuation kits.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 25, 2010 – 11:00 am to 12:30pm

WHO:
Volunteer swimmers of all ages, swim teams/clubs, other Citizen Voice/SAFELY OUT™ project supporters, including major supporting sponsors: Hanson McClain and ExxonMobil.

WHERE:
Folsom Aquatic Center (Map)
1200 Riley Street
Folsom, CA 95630-

Making Waves

Making Waves

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

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

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

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

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Washington, D.C. — Health advocates from El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition joined 2,800 substance abuse prevention leaders from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions (CADCA) of America’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum.

The forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses to help community and state leaders prevent and reduce substance abuse and its related problems.

Besides learning the latest strategies to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, the coalition heard inspiring words from a number of national leaders such as Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Howard Koh MD, assistant secretary Health and Human Services; and Gen. Arthur T.

Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.

Jack L. Parker book signing event

Jack L. Parker, a resident of Roseville, will be signing copies of his Action and Adventure novel, Bhutanese Adventure.

When: Saturday, Jan. 22 from 1p.m.-5p.m.

Where: Borders, 2765 E. Bidwell St., Folsom 95630

Avid fly-fisher and eager adventurer Jeff Thornton has settled back into college life with his close friend Trudy Garrison after the rescue of his kidnapped parents from the evil Chinese Colonel Chin.