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t’s an honor to step in to helm the Granite Bay View following the de-parture of longtime editor Michelle Carl. This magazine caught my eye my first week on the job at the Auburn Journal, another Gold Country Media publication, where I spent a year as features editor. Its large, colorful photos and entertaining, informative stories are the stuff that great community magazines are made of – and the View is just that. As I step in to fill Michelle’s very large shoes until a permanent replacement is hired, I’m learning just what it takes to make such a great product. I’d be lost without the View’s team of stellar writers and photographers, who all know

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how to perfectly capture those elements that make Granite Bay so special. I’m also indebted to Michelle, whose attention to detail and timing have made my time here run smoothly – you can’t put out a weekly newspaper and a monthly magazine, and keep up to date on our news and social media sites, without being super-organized! Another key element that makes the Granite Bay View a success is you! Our readers and advertisers are a constant source

of story ideas and information, and I urge you to keep them coming. Just today I received two calls and an email from readers with story ideas, and I can’t wait to feature them in the View. Inside these pages, look for updates on the Granite Bay real estate market, take your taste buds to Peru at La Huaca Restaurant and take a moment to soak in the cuteness of Granite Bay Preschool’s “I Love You Luncheon.” In my time here, I’ll strive to continue Michelle’s tradition of focusing on your community. Have an idea? Let me know!
Krissi Khokhobashvili is the interim editor of the Granite Bay View. You can reach her at krissik@goldcountrymedia.com.

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Granite Bay real estate market on the upswing
Luxury homes cater to buyers’ wishes
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arrin and Julie Lynch didn’t travel too far when they sold their home in Loomis and moved to Granite Bay. They wanted less property. They were on five acres and the place was just too much to keep up, Darrin Lynch said. They were referred by a friend to Kendra Bishop, broker associate with The Bishop Real Estate Group, who helped them sell their former home and find a new home in the Hidden Lakes area. “It’s a community with a bunch of great people,” Lynch said. The couple appreciated Bishop’s knowledge of the Granite Bay area and the time she spent helping them find a home. That’s part of the service Bishop provides clients, and it keeps her busy. “The Granite Bay real estate market is showing an uptick,” Bishop said. “Sales have increased 23 percent from January 2012 to January 2013.” “While the luxury home market has been lagging, it is starting to pick up, and we are getting an increased number of showings and calls on all luxury listings,” Bishop said. Luxury listings in Granite Bay are homes priced at $l million and up. “When I take buyers out for a day to show them what Granite Bay has to offer, I can sell them easily because Granite Bay homes have such an incredible value,” she said. “They’re an affordable luxury.” A $4 million home in

“When I take buyers out for a day to show them what Granite Bay has to offer, I can sell them easily because Granite Bay homes have such an incredible value. They’re an affordable luxury.”
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Kendra Bishop, of The Bishop Real Estate Group, at a luxury listing in Granite Bay.
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the Bay Area sells for $1 million in Granite Bay. “We’re coming back to what prices were in 2002,” Bishop said. From the end of December through midFebruary, the selling price of Granite Bay homes ranged from a low of $208,500, which was for an older fixer-upper, to a high of $2.3 million. The average price per square foot is $185; in the

luxury home market the price per square foot is $234. “The market is very diverse,” Bishop said. “The entry point in Granite Bay is in the mid$300,000s and homes sell up to the $5 million range.” Several homes for sale are not part of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). “There are a significant number of buyers who

have what we call ‘pocket’ listings. The seller doesn’t want to advertise, but is willing to sell,” Bishop said. “It’s just an interesting market– and a great market.” Among the luxury home communities are Shelborne Estates off Auburn-Folsom Road, which reminds people of East Coast homes, Bishop said. Another is Los Lagos, located further

east on Auburn-Folsom Road, and Wexford, off East Roseville Parkway. Homes at these two communities have a Mediterranean look. Other buyers want acreage, not a gated community. “That’s the beauty of Granite Bay.” Bishop said. “There are very diverse opportunities that cater to most people’s wishes.”
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continued from 4 Like the Lynch family, many buyers are relocating to Granite Bay from around the region. Others come from a distance. “In the past, buyers were predominately from the Bay Area, but now people are from all over the country,” Bishop said. Just last week she had a buyer from Chicago, another from Connecticut and two from the Bay Area. Many are relocating to the area due to transfers by their employers and others are choosing Granite Bay for the schools: “They’re phenomenal,” Bishop said. She pointed out that Granite Bay High School was ranked (by Newsweek and The Daily Beast) as one of America’s best high schools. “That’s a great accolade for our

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GRANITE BAY: Shopping, night life and scenery are just a few of the city’s many appeals
continued from 6 school, Del Oro. People like Granite Bay for its retail, night life, recreation and its proximity to Lake Tahoe, Bishop said. She promotes the community via videos on her website that show community amenities and activities such as shopping, outdoor life and bicycle trails. “We’re able to capture a ton of folks to our site,” she said. “We have such a beautiful region.” Granite Bay offers shopping at Quarry Ponds, the local stores along Douglas Boulevard and the areas around Sierra College Boulevard. People like the many parks, youth sports and trails for hiking and bicy-

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cling. Bishop also feels that, as the market picks up, advertising homes is critical, not only regionally but throughout the state and the country. Bishop enjoys helping people like the Lynches find the right home to fit their needs. Lynch likes their home’s proximity to Folsom Lake, where he and his wife go walking a few times a week. They also like Hidden Lakes because of the activities, including Easter egg hunts and Fourth of July celebrations. Bishop lives in Granite Bay and knows the region and the schools. “I’m an active member of the community, I love the small businesses here, and it’s where I’ve chosen to raise my family.” She and her husband, Scott, have five children. She’s been in the real estate business for 10 years and opened her own office in February 2008. “Buyers have so much information at their fingertips,” Bishop said. “However, they really need someone who understands the different neighborhoods.” And that’s exactly what Bishop offers.

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Her heart lives on: Recipient meets with donor family, staff
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On April 18, 2011, Michelle Campbell lost one of her two daughters in an accidental prescription drug overdose. A few months later, she gained another young woman to love in the form of Gabby Preap, the recipient of her daughter’s heart. On Valentine’s Day, Preap and the donor’s family reunited in the intensive care unit at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center to thank the hospital staff who cared for 19-year-old Cassie Campbell in the days before her death. The emotional reunion was marked by several tears as Preap arrived a

Gabby Preap, left, holds hands with Michelle Campbell, the mother of 19-year-old Cassie Campbell, who passed away in April 2011, following an accidental prescription drug overdose. Cassie’s heart was donated to Preap, who met with Cassie’s sister, Brittany (back left), and father, Dave Campbell, (center) during a reunion at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Roseville.
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few minutes late — from her home in Long Beach — to greet the Campbell

family, of Orangevale, who took turns embracing the 23-year-old

woman. “I always got the girls a little something on Valen-

tine’s Day,” said Michelle Campbell, as she handed Preap a gift bag. This was the sixth time the family has seen the donor recipient, including in October 2011 for the filming of a segment of the “Lost and Found” series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “It gives me a lot of comfort to know Cassie saved an amazing life and saved the pain for her family of going through the same thing,” Michelle Campbell said, during the reunion. “It’s priceless.” A year prior to her death, Cassie Campbell checked “yes” for organ donation at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and her organs were later used to save five lives, including Preap’s, who

in 2008 was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy after a virus attacked her heart. Preap, then 19 years old, was given two years to live. She suffered chest pains, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and would choke when lying down. After two and a half years of waiting, Preap learned that a heart donor had been found. A national donor registry didn’t exist until 2006, and now people can sign up through the DMV or online. The donor waiting list keeps growing and now numbers more than 117,000, including 1,300 in the Sacramento area. The vast majority of people on the waiting list
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continued from 9 are in need of a kidney. That’s because a patient with kidney failure can go on dialysis, which prolongs life and provides more time for a possible donation. More than one-third of the 117,000 people waiting for a transplant will die before an organ is found because there aren’t enough donors, said Tracy Bryan, a spokeswoman for Sierra Donor Services, which serves Sacramento and 10 surrounding counties. Once Cassie Campbell was identified as a donor — she was brain dead — the hospital contacted Sierra Donor Services and the organ recovery agency kicked the process into gear. While complicated to coordinate, the process usually completes within 24 hours. Brittany Campbell, left, hugs Gabby Preap during a reunion at Kaiser Permanente Roseville’s hospital on Valentine’s Day. Campbell’s 19year-old sister, Cassie, was an organ donor who died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in April 2011. Preap received Cassie’s heart, and the women reunited during a special event to thank hospital staff.
The presence of a person’s name on the registry gives consent; if not, the agency must get consent from the family. Several factors are considered to determine a match: blood and tissue type, urgency, time spent on waiting list and proximity to recipient. For instance, a heart can only last four to six hours outside the body. The names of the donor and recipient are anonymous and both sides must indicate they want to meet, which is a rare occurrence. Preap wanted to meet the Campbell family so they would know her loved one lives on through her, she said. “I take a lot of comfort in Gabby because she’s not my sister, but I feel like she’s always going to be there for me,” said Cassie’s younger sister, Brittany Campbell, 19. Chris Palkowski, physician-in-chief of the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center, said his staff grieved at the loss of Cassie Campbell, and the reunion gave them a chance to see the other side of her death — the life that has been saved. “I’m not at all surprised our staff were moved and touched by this experience,” Palkowski said. “That’s why they come to work every day.” Registered Nurse Elizabeth Hasbun took care of Cassie Campbell for three evening shifts and went with her into the operating room when doctors removed the patient’s heart, which she called an “amazing experience.” Joann Ferrigno was the admitting nurse when Cassie Campbell arrived at the hospital. She cared for her and was there the day she passed away. She and two other nurses were given time off work to attend the memorial services. “This has been the most overwhelming day of my career,” Ferrigno said. “And it’s been a long career.”

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hen it comes to restaurants, I am always on the lookout for hidden gems. You know the place — your favorite restaurant, the dive down the street, the one that nobody knows about … yet. I recently found such a gem in a little Peruvian place on the corner of Eureka Road and Sierra College Boulevard called La Huaca Restaurant. Nestled in a strip mall among boutique salons, a frozen yogurt shop, jewelry stores and the like, the restaurant might be easy to pass up if you’re not looking for it. It also might be easy to pass up if you don’t know anything about Peruvian food, which incidentally if you don’t, you’re not alone. One thing I immediately learned on my recent visit to La Huaca is that Peruvians know food, and foodies are going to like this place. For starters, regular readers of this column know that I am a sucker for ceviche, a dish made from raw fish marinated in citrus juices and spices. When I opened up the menu, I was happy to see that La Huaca offers seven different types of ceviche, each one unique and likely as good as the rest. We opted for the Ceviche Clasico ($14.95) to start us off. The dish had all the familiar notes that a good ceviche should have — fresh mahi mahi cured in a light citrus marinade — but with a Peruvian twist. The dish had a hint of

Executive Chef Jean Carlo Zapatan prepares flame-cooked vegetables in his kitchen at La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine.
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coconut and was served with red onion, Peruvian corn, sweet potato and fried corn kernels, making for a perfectly balanced dish with the right amount of heat, acid, salt and crunch. More adventurous ceviche lovers might want to try the Ceviche de Rocoto ($14.95), fresh fish cured in citrus and covered in a creamy pepper sauce; or the Ceviche de Aji Amarillo ($14.95), served with a Peruvian yellow pepper sauce. We found the staff to be impressively knowledgeable about the food, and they don’t mind guiding you through the menu. Our server, Andra, explained each dish we

La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine has many specialty meals on the menu, including Seco de Cordero con Frijoles, Lomo Saltado and Pescado a Lo Macho in an colorful, festive setting.
asked about in great detail, including the cooking process, with a professional and nonpretentious demeanor. For our next course, Andra suggested we try the causas, a traditional Peruvian small-plate dish made up of mashed yellow potatoes, topped with various meats and seasoned with aji pepper sauce. Aji is a Peruvian pepper that can be spicy or mild.
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continued from 11 La Huaca chefs boil the pepper for several hours to cut some of the spice and use it as a key ingredient in many dishes at the restaurant, Andra explained. La Huaca offers six types of causas, and we decided to try the Festival de Causas ($12.95) to get a variety of tastes. The sampler was served with four different causas, individually topped with chicken, shrimp, fried chicken and octopus. Each causa was served cold, to our surprise, and the potatoes had a texture almost like a soft polenta. Delicioso. Both my wife and I commented on the appropriate portion sizes for our first two courses, unaware that our next course, the entrée course,

PERU: Throughout each course, La Huaca impresses with authentic Peruvian cuisine
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One thing I immediately learned on my recent visit to La Huaca is that Peruvians know food, and foodies are going to like this place.
stewed tomatoes, cilantro, white rice and “pappas fritas” (French fries). Pisco is a type of grape brandy made only in the winemaking regions of Peru and some parts of

would be a little bit more than we could handle. Andra recommended the Lomo Saltado ($19.95) for me: marinated filet mignon tips cooked in a Pisco liquor sauce and served with

Chile, and, I found out, is a popular ingredient in Peruvian cooking. I found my dish to be perfectly cooked and seasoned, tender and juicy, but the combination of rice and potatoes made it a bit heavy on the starch. My wife ordered the Pescado a lo Macho ($22.95): Fresh white fish marinated in aji pepper sauce with sautéed calamari, shrimp and grilled asparagus, served with white rice. Each entrée item came with a suggested wine pairing on the menu, but I was a little surprised to see that many of the suggested pairings are not offered by the glass. For example, the menu suggested I pair with my entree a pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon or

carmenere, but only a Woodbridge Cabernet ($5.95 or $8.95) was offered by the glass. The bottle list is filled with many gems, however, mostly from Chile, Argentina and Spain. There is also a nice selection of Peruvian wine, both in the bottle and by the glass. I like to think I know a little bit about wine, at least enough to know that I really don’t know much about wine at all. There is always more to learn. That being said, I had never heard of the tannat grape before, but since it was a Peruvian wine served in a Peruvian restaurant, I thought it would pair well with my meal and ordered a glass ($9.95).

I was right. I am now a fan of tannat, a dry red wine with hints of ripe fruit that, in my opinion, is similar to syrah, but not as bold or jammy. My wife ordered a Peruvian sauvignon blanc ($9.95), which she said paired nicely with her fish. When we simply could not stomach any more, Andra took our plates to be boxed up and explained to us the dessert menu. La Huaca offers many desserts made with Peruvian fruits and delicious sauces. We decided to try the Helado Peruano de Lúcuma ($7.95), homemade ice cream made from the lúcuma fruit. Lúcuma is a tropical fruit native to Peru with a delicate flavor, and is best

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when it is fresh, but it is only available outside of Peru frozen or in a powder. The dessert was basically a Peruvian ice cream sundae with pineapple, strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream — the perfect end to a wonderful meal. La Huaca also happens to be situated a few doors down from another one of my new favorite places, Final Gravity Taproom & Bottleshop, which makes for a nice stopping-off point if you want a predinner pint or a night cap. As my wife and I did just that, we must have heard half a dozen people say they want to try the “new Peruvian place next door,” but have yet to do so. My advice: Don’t hesitate. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.

Toby Lewis is a freelance writer with almost 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Look to each month’s Dining View for his thoughts, insights and opinions about dining in and around Granite Bay. Follow him on Twitter, @TobLewis.

Pescado a Lo Macho, a seafood dish with corvine bathed in aji sauce, sauteed calamari, shrimp and grilled asparagus with Criollo rice, is one of several poplar meals served at La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine.

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ucked away in the Sierra foothills, not far from the busy thoroughfares of Interstate 80 and Highway 65, sits a small winery that is looking to make a big impact on the local wine scene. Wise Villa Winery celebrated its grand opening in 2011, offering such familiar domestic varietals as cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay as well as lesser-known varietals such as torrontes, temperanillo, torriga and others. Now, the boutique winery, located on Wise Road just a few miles northwest of Lincoln, has recently completed construction on a state-of-

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Grover Lee, owner of Wise Villa Winery & Vineyards, sits in the dining area with a glass of wine.
the-art tasting room and will soon offer food from a gourmet kitchen. Plans for the new tasting room and kitchen were drawn about a year ago, according to owner and winemaker Grover Lee, and took several months to complete.

“I think it was something that I probably thought about from day one,” Lee said. “We interviewed three or four chefs from as far away as Boston and Philadelphia. They are all high-end chefs that are used to doing quality, gourmet food.” Lee said the winery has

made a decision and offered the job to a professional chef, but would not divulge who it is just yet. The new Tuscan-style tasting room, made of dark stone and warm wood, features two spacious rooms, a long bar and tables for tableside tasting, a fireplace and large bay windows looking out over the vineyards on to the Sacramento valley. It is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Just outside the new

tasting room is an outdoor courtyard with tables, planter boxes and an outdoor fireplace. Wise Villa Winery grows 11 different grape varietals on 16 acres of vineyards, many of which are used for specific blends, and some varietals such as pinot noir and chardonnay, which typically don’t thrive in the Sierra foothills. “With grapes like pinot noir, I was told, ‘You can’t do that here,’” Lee said. “In the last three years, our pinot noir has gotten a gold, gold and double gold. So I guess we can grow pinot.” The winery is ideally located in the “banana belt,” about 500 feet above sea level, set just above the Sacramento

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Wise Villa Winery’s vineyards consist of 14 acres planted with 11 different varietals, including cabernet sauvignon, perlot, petite sirah, syrah, tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, sangiovese, zinfandel, pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay.
and says his goal is to produce quality wine that characterizes the best of both worlds. “It’s taking a wine that is enjoyable to drink by itself, but still very enjoyable to have with dinner, and enjoy the dinner with it,” he said. “And not overly high in alcohol.” Wise Villa Winery regularly hosts wine-pairing parties as well as special events for its wine club members, Lee said. Lee also said the winery will soon be holding educational seminars, including a cooking class that emphasizes how food and wine go together. “If you like wine, and you like food, then you ought to know a little bit about why you would want a certain wine with certain food,” Lee said. “There are absolute reasons why you would want certain wines with

Wise Villa Winery Tasting Room Manager Allison Speece pours a cabernet sauvignon.
certain foods. Pairing is really important as far as enhancing the food and enhancing the wine.” Wise Villa Winery is one of the first stopping points along the Placer County Wine trail, a series of boutique wineries set among the foothills surrounding Auburn, Lincoln, Newcastle and Granite Bay. Established in 2010 by

the Placer County Vintners Association, the trail is dedicated to preserving the history of wine making in the region as well as promoting the local, family-owned wineries and re-establishing the region. Lee is the president of the Placer County Vintners Association and said working with other wineries and promoting the Wine Trail is essential in putting the region “back on the map.” “I know that while this area is one of the oldest wine regions in California and the United States, it’s probably one of the newest now also,” he said. “There’s a long history of some really great grapes coming out of this area, and good wine, especially in the 49er days.”
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New Granite Bay dentists share special focus
BY MARGARET SNIDER

here are a number of reasons that HarrisDental in Granite Bay is remarkable. One, it is a father-and-son team. Next, they recently came from Canada. Finally, besides providing general family and cosmetic dentistry, they have a special focus. “What makes us different is this whole area of epigenetic orthodontics.

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We use this treatment for snoring, sleep apnea and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) problems,” said Dr. William “Bill” Harris, 57. “So we are a general dental practice with some specialized skills that I’m teaching my son.” Dr. Matt Harris, 29, said he always wanted to practice with his dad. “I knew that he, with 30 years of experience, knew a lot more than I would have coming out of

school,” he said. “Specifically with sleep apnea and TMJ problems and craniofacial diagnosis, things like that – they don’t really give you much in school.” Sleep apnea is a medical condition in which a person momentarily stops breathing during sleep. “It’s a medical condition that’s diagnosed by a medical doctor,” said Bill Harris, who belongs to the American Academy

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of Dental Sleep Medicine. “If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, then we can treat it.” Harris-Dental often treats by oral appliance therapy in order to maximize jaw size and improve the air flow. They do this with a device that is worn at night called the DNA appliance. “It’s like an orthodontic retainer, but it has a little screw in the middle,” Bill Harris said. “By wearing this after work and when you sleep, you can actually widen your jaw. We copy what nature does.” One of the patients the team has helped with this problem is their own registered dental assistant, Michelle Martinez. When she filled out the health history form, she noted that she had headaches and her cheeks would get

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sore. A dental exam revealed some chipped and broken teeth and it was discovered that she was clenching. They asked if she would like to try the DNA appliance, and she was fitted. “I had never slept through the night prior to wearing the appliance,” Martinez said. Before, she would wake up from three to seven times a night with a little coughing snort.

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“After wearing the appliance for just a couple of weeks, I was sleeping through the night,” Martinez said. “My teeth were not sore the next morning from clenching all night. My cheeks stopped hurting and I’ve just noticed a major quality change in my life from that.” It was really Matt Harris, or rather his wife, Casey, who brought them here. They attended the same high school in Canada. “Her mom lives in Canada, but her dad lives here in Auburn,” Matt Harris said. “She decided that the sunshine and the warmness were the most important things to her, so Canada was out of the question. So we decided we’d come here. We started dating at BYU and got married while we were there, as well.” Now they have two sons – Luke, 3, and Liam, 8 months – and live in Loomis.

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The two Harrises took over the practice from retiring Granite Bay dentist Dr. Brian Lawton. One of Lawton’s clients, Rill Wright of Granite Bay, was hesitant at first to go to a dentist she didn’t know. But she was in the midst of an ongoing dental problem and needed to go in. “I’m so glad I was, because in that time I got to know them, and learned about their story,” Wright said. “I just think it’s wonderful that his son, Matt, who is also a dentist, is working there right alongside his dad. Maybe I’m just a sucker for family businesses, but I just

think that’s kind of neat.” Wright was also interested in their special focus. “I’m guessing there isn’t a dentist in the threecounty area or wider that has this specialty – it’s a dental method that’s really rather easy on the patient,” she said. “An appliance is worn at night only, and it very gently and gradually spreads the upper palate and it goes very directly to relieving or eliminating snoring and sleep apnea, which is something that a lot of people suffer with. He’s not only certified to do this, he teaches it.” Bill Harris still has a practice in Canada and commutes there twice a month. “I’m so glad that I was forced to interact with them,” Wright said, “because I got to know them and how experienced they are and I just feel Granite Bay ought to welcome them.”

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Classical guitarist strums into Folsom
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The Sacramento Guitar Society presents international classical guitarist Paul Galbraith for two shows at Three Stages in Folsom.
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usic lovers can experience the soft sounds of classical guitar when the Sacramento Guitar Society presents Paul Galbraith at Three Stages in Folsom. Galbraith is internationally renowned as an innovator of the classical guitar. He has been working since the 1980s toward expanding the technical limits of his instrument, besides augmenting the quantity and quality of its repertoire. These efforts have already resulted in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of works by Bach, Haydn and Brahms, along with his own arrangements of folk

tunes from various countries, all of which demonstrate the originality of his musical personality. By exchanging the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahms Guitar, which he helped to develop, Galbraith found the ideal instrument with which to interpret the

challenging classical transcriptions from his highly personal repertoire. “We are tremendously excited to have Paul Galbraith on our series. We have set the bar very high for Three Stages concerts, and Paul plays at an uncommonly high level. Plus, just watching him play that unusual setup is fascinating,” said Sacramento Guitar Society President and Artistic Director Daniel Roest, who is also a guitarist and teacher. “Looks like a wonderful mix – German Baroque, Spanish Romantic and German and Mexican 20th Century.” The Sacramento Guitar Society is the greater Sacramento region’s hub of activity and informa-

tion for guitar teachers, students and fans of classical guitar, Roest said. “I absolutely love this theater,” Roest said. “You cannot find a better venue for this art form. The acoustics are so good you can hear a pin drop. Every note of the unamplified guitar is clear in every seat. The theater staff and volunteers provide patrons with a great audience experience. ...” Roest said the Sacramento Guitar Society also provides meetings with featured artists, workshops, outreach events and community guitar orchestra rehearsals. For more information, visit sacramentoguitar society.org.

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Families will have an opportunity to taste food options from around the world in Folsom at the second annual International Culinary event. The event is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids 512 and free for children 4 and younger. Tickets are for sale through Rotary Club of Historic Folsom members or at the door. “This event is unlike any other in the Sacramento region,” said Dave Sacco, past president of Rotary Club of Historic Folsom and International Culinary Event coordinator. “You are able to sam-

Executive chef Frank Visconti will offer Italian cuisine from Visconti’s Ristorante at the International Culinary event.
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ple world-class cuisine from Folsom’s finest restaurants and help raise money for the Folsom Play for All Park, Twin Lakes Food Bank and other charitable causes of the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom.” The International Culinary event is the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom’s

main fundraiser. All of the proceeds earned at the event go back into the community to support charitable causes, he said. Last year the event brought in 350 people, and Sacco said this year they are expecting 400. “In the past we have done golf tournaments, but we wanted to do something that benefited the general public and brought families together to check out local restau-

rants,” Sacco said. “Last year we had 12 restaurants and caterers that offered various cuisines from throughout the world. This year guests can look forward to a more refined, polished event that will offer the same enjoyable experience. We will take your taste buds on a world tour.” Folsom restaurants that will be featured in the event include Viscon-

ti’s Ristorante, Jimmy T's Catering, Sassy Sweets by Monique, La Rosa Blanca, The Chocolate Architect and Land Ocean New American Cuisine. Executive chef Frank Visconti will offer Italian cuisine at the event from Visconti’s Ristorante, 2700 E. Bidwell St., Folsom. “We are a family owned and operated restaurant and have been in town for 20 years,” Visconti said. “We like to help out in our community as much as possible. Our customers are like family to us. We will be providing our old family recipes that go back generations, so we hope you enjoy our food.” As guests enter through the door, they will be

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‘Les Miserables’ to feature young cast in classic musical
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“Les Miserables” is all over Roseville. The movie starring Anne Hathaway came out Dec. 25, and Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is in the midst of preparing for its production of “Les Miserables: The School Edition.” “Les Miserables,” originally a novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862, was adapted into a musical. The story is set in early 19th-century France and touches upon the subjects of justice, religion, romance, politics and antimonarchism. It features ex-convict Jean Valjean, who served time for both stealing bread for his sister’s starving family and numerous escape

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attempts. According to Michelle Raskey, president of the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, they have wanted to put on “Les Miserables” for about a year. “It’s a show that both the musical director and the director (have) done before,” Raskey said. “It’s a beautiful show, (and) we could get a lot of students involved because it’s a large cast.”

Auditions took place in December, with around 100 actors in attendance. Rehearsals began before Christmas break and full rehearsals started in January. Amanda Duisenberg, 17, plays Cosette, a young woman adopted by Jean Valjean who falls in love with a student revolutionary named Marius. Duisenberg has always dreamed of playing this role, and after she heard the announcement that Roseville Theatre Arts Academy was putting on “Les Miserables,” she learned every song for every character. Her hard work paid off when she landed Cosette. “It’s been one of my favorite musicals for years,” Duisenberg said.

Raskey believes that the story’s inspirational message will resonate with people. “‘Les Mis’ touches on the timeless facts of there’s always another day – (it’s) the story of hope at the end,” Raskey said. “There’s always another day; another sun will be rising the next morning. It’s something that will really touch people’s lives.” The almost-threehour-long show features a cast ranging from ages 10 to 18. “It’s going to be an amazing show,” Duisenberg said. “We’ve put a lot of hard work in it. We have such an experienced cast, (and) we are blessed with an amazing director.”

Raskey encourages people to see the show because of the meaning of the story and the fact that the cast is young. She believes that some might not attend because of a wrong impression about the cast’s age. “People will be astounded by the talent of the young people in our community,” Raskey said. “I’m excited for people to come see it because I know they will say ‘I can’t believe those were teens and young adults.’” The show opens at 7:30 p.m. March 8, with a dessert and champagne reception beforehand. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 23.

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A dream in Granite Bay – complete with geese!

prawling oaks dwarf Japanese maples, the crowns of raspberrycolored azaleas exploding underneath. If the description sounds like something that might be found in a state park, that’s exactly how visitors feel when they visit 9811 Wexford Circle. Located in Wexford, Granite Bay’s premier community, this nearly 4,500-square-foot property is ensconced on one park-like acre and is one of the most desirable properties in the neighborhood. With a backyard even more dramatic than the front, the wedge-shaped lot that ventures in to the middle of a bass-filled lake is home to a resident couple of snowy-white geese, Steller’s jays and a variety of shaded and sunny habitats for the family to enjoy. But this home that takes maximum advantage of its waterfront lot has recently been updated and is a rare gem for the lucky homebuyer. Living and dining rooms set a tone of formality with fluted columns topped with simple box-style capitals, while dramatic and varied ceiling treatments assure that no detail was overlooked when designing the luxurious home. Red oak runs the length of the hall and kitchen – floors that are completely natural in color, with nothing but a sheen of varnish to enhance their beauty. The homeowners have

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made a lot of changes to the stunning estate in the last year. New carpet, new granite and new paint are just a few of the updates that fill the home with the just-right, highend ambiance. And the selection of sumptuous surfaces, from Michelangelo marble in the downstairs bath to Italian porcelain tiles on family-room floors, combine casual with elegant – a perfect combination. A formal office or library shares a doublesided fireplace with the family room – a fireplace fronted in creamy white, richly veined travertine. The adjacent bath is filled with cocoa, Sienna and rust-colored marble, lightly veined in white – a rich convergence of dark and light. The kitchen is also filled with dusky granite and dotted with rusts and golds for a look that’s almost as dramatic as the lake view, breathtaking,
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of a lush fabric; maybe crushed velvet, or scrunched luxury linen, maybe a copper and caramel-colored foil. The look says unique, tasteful and expensive. “You find this texture a lot in Hawaii – it’s an unusual plastering technique,” the homeowner said. “We wanted something dramatic in the master that is different from the rest of the house.” The master includes extensive built-ins, and the bath is filled with cream-colored travertine offset with striated inlays of bold coppers, browns and blacks – a pattern that almost appears to flow throughout the room. The master also includes hisand-hers closets and a small windowed chamber that doubles as a private office. Amazing views, fruit-filled trees and resident white geese – this lakefront home with a view is worth seeing.

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What: A 6,100 square-foot, $2.4 million, Granite Bay home is the grand prize of the Sacramento Dream House raffle When: Grand prize drawing will be June 1 Tickets: $150 each, three for $400 or five for $550 Info: www.sacramento raffle.com

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winner. “Offering so many prizes is new this year – and they are really fabulous prizes, too,” Hodge said. So what’s your pleasure? Would you like a new Ford Mustang? Or maybe a Toyota Prius or Mini Cooper is more your style. How about vacations? Would you prefer an elevator ride up the Eiffel tower or a sundrenched session on a Maui beach? “My favorite prizes are the cars, but the cash prizes would come in handy, too,” Hodge said.

This 6,100 square-foot home, valued at $2.4 million, is spacious and family-friendly inside a gated community in Granite Bay. It includes five bedrooms and four baths, and is located on a hillside with cascading waterfalls and features like sweeping staircases and massive balustrades.
“There are lesser prizes, as well. Things like tablets, theater systems, jewelry – the odds of winning are really phenomenal.” But the real winners will be the recipients of the Ronald McDonald House charity. The organization provides temporary housing for families whose kids are being treated at five area hospitals. “We can house 18 families a night, and we are always full,” Hodge said. “We were working on

expanding when the economy went south.” The organization would like to add more rooms to its facility, which is located on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento. “Families are here for all kinds of reasons,” Hodge said. “Their kids are having surgery, having daily chemo treatments, for brand-new babies who were born premature. We work with Shriners Hospital, so we also see a lot of kids with burns who have to undergo several treatments.” A great organization, and a great raffle with a huge payout. The grand prize drawing will be held June 1. Visit sacramento raffle.com for more details.

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Oakhills School Librarian Karen Coultas has created vibrant wall art throughout her library.

Some visitors might enter the library at Oakhills School in Granite Bay and think the space has been decorated by a professional artist. The walls are covered up to the ceiling with colorful scenes made out of butcher paper. There’s a pond overflowing with animals, a cactus scene, giraffes roaming through the desert, a lighthouse and even a large-scale gray elephant — its trunk protruding several feet out from the wall. The elephant has been there for 18 years, and sometimes the students at the kinder-

Librarian Karen Coultas reads a book to second-grade students at Oakhills School in Granite Bay.
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Everything. I literally tell the teachers even my worst day here was a good day. I love the kids. I love the people I work with. I love the other librarians in the district. Everybody is just wonderful. … I’ve always been a huge reader, and I love to share my love of reading.
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3. When there aren’t classes in here, what kinds of things do you do?

Reading is fundamental for everything you do — whether it’s writing reports or filling out applications. There’s nothing I love seeing more than one of our students who’s walking back from lunch with a book wide open, reading and trying not to bump into anybody, enjoying their book so much they can’t put it down.
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I always read them a story. I do different stories for every grade level. Third grade gets a lot more nonfiction, which I love. Two things I don’t like: When kids put a book away in the wrong place even though I’ve talked to them a thousand times about it, and not having enough time with each class — because I tend to get a little carried away with my excitement sometimes and, oops, we’re running out of time.
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Granite Bay Christian Preschool families enjoy finger foods, good company and an art auction during the school’s annual “I Love You Luncheon “ fundraiser.

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Granite Bay Christian Preschool held its annual “I Love You Luncheon” fundraiser Feb. 12 to benefit the school’s music enhancement program. Preschoolers and their families enjoyed tea, sandwiches and cookies while bidding on the budding artists’ masterpieces, along with other goods and services donated from local businesses. “Our luncheon is the biggest event at our school,” said Director Charrene Steinback. “This year we’ve added our silent auction with donations from the community. It’s been fabulous.” Parent and auction committee member Jamie Cole said the auction will raise even more money for the music program. “The community has been so generous and we’ve gotten so many donations for the school,” Cole said.
Jake Throne, 4, shows off his “squishy art” up for auction at Granite Bay Christian Preschool’s annual “I Love You Luncheon” fundraiser.
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“We are servants of God every day, not just on Sundays”
Aric Resnicke, owner of business consulting firm Peloton Business Advantage in Fair Oaks and founder of Christian Business Roundtable

eated around a conference table one recent morning, members of the Christian Business Roundtable discussed leadership, operation strategies, profitability and ways to successfully apply Bible principles in the workplace. Aric Resnicke, owner of the business consulting firm Peloton Business Advantage in Fair Oaks and founder of CBR, started the group in 2009 as a way to combat the isolation and loneliness he felt as a Christian in business. The challenges he had were

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ago, belongs to the Executive group. For him, the group provides relevant and valuable learning experiences. “No matter the vocation, CBR is a great place to connect with other Christians,” he said. Christian Business Roundtable welcomes business leaders from all denominations; however, faith in Christ as Lord and savior is a basic membership requirement. All members are committed to being active members of their community and church, and the meetings should not replace personal worship. Group confidentiality is a high priority. Upcoming events include the quarterly luncheon at Granite Golf Club on Friday, April 19. Business leader and “man of faith” Dave Leatherby, founder of Leatherby’s Family Creamery, is the featured speaker. He will discuss how faith shapes work, and how to demonstrate faith in work. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Membership dues are $39 per month.

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when they are 10 weeks old; six weeks later they are laughing about once every hour. The average American adult is said to laugh only about 15 times a day; however, very happy adults laugh several hundred times a day.

when you share a laugh with someone, you both let down your guard and establish a connection. What more could we want from our relationship with our child, especially when that sense of connection is crucial in life? When you think about it, what strikes us as funny is usually triggered by a mismatch between what we expect and what we see.

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Is humor healthy?
Humor helps a child successfully cope with stresses in daily living within the family and outside the family. Humor takes the edge off moments that are not palatable for kids. We all know there are health benefits to laughing; the endorphins make you feel better, calmer and relaxed. Humor keeps things in perspective and defuses tense situations.

adults might not think the action is funny, but no harm is done. If humor doesn’t hurt someone’s feelings, it’s healthy to have a good laugh. However, laughter at the expense of someone else’s feelings is hurtful.

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A child with good humor copes better with bad moods, anger and anxiety. When he allows himself to experience mistakes, he can laugh at himself, which helps to accept shortcomings. He also has more success with bonding with others. Think about this: “Caution: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.” No wonder clowns are often brought into hospitals to cheer up the children.

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are not necessary. (Rest days are actually of vital importance to your recovery and weight loss.) But of all the fitness myths out there, the one that gets under my skin the most is the belief that fat loss comes as a result of long, slow cardio sessions. I’ve seen many people waste their time and effort on long, slow cardio sessions. The truth is that intense, shorter workouts that incorporate resist-

ance training with challenging bouts of cardio will burn fat quicker than a long, steady cardio session. Who doesn’t love to save time? If you are still plodding away on the treadmill 60 minutes at a time, then you are spending more time to get half of results. Allow me to introduce you to a little technique called HIIT. High-Intensity Interval Training is an exercise strategy that improves performance with short training sessions. These sessions involve a warm up period; several short, maximum-intensity efforts that are separated by moderate recovery in-

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them. For simplicity, we’ll address two of them here: SEP-IRA and Solo 401(k). A SEP-IRA will allow a sole proprietor to defer up to 20 percent of net selfemployment income (up to $50,000 for 2012), while a Solo 401(k) will allow you to contribute the lesser of $17,000 or your net self-employment income. In addition, a $5,500 catch-up contribution is allowed in Solo 401(k) for individuals aged 50 or over, as well as a profit-sharing contribution of up to 20 percent of net selfemployment income. The SEP-IRA has no such provisions. Additional restrictions and limitations apply to each kind of plan and it is highly recommended that you consult with a tax adviser who can further determine eligibility and specific benefits of these retirement plans in your particular situation. And finally, it’s not too early to contribute for 2013. This year, contribution limits have been raised to $5,500, with the catch-up contributions staying at $1,000. Oh, and it’s not likely that you can deduct your dog ... at least not anytime soon.
Rashida Lilani is the owner and principal of Lilani Wealth Management in Roseville. Professional View is written by local professionals who share their expertise with our readers. If you’d like to submit a column, email pteditor@goldcountry media.com. The Granite Bay View is not obligated to publish any material submitted.

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Gavin Bomhoff, 11, completes his first marathon with a kick
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This Granite Bay youth gets good mileage
another at 10, trained six months for his first marathon with a weekly run of 10 to 20 miles on trails from the Bomhoff home in Granite Bay to the Lake Natoma area. “We gave him the training plan to figure it all out,” Greg Bomhoff said. Mom and dad also let Gavin choose his marathon. The course is mostly flat and runs along the beach. The weather is perfect. “I wanted to do something not a lot of people do,” Gavin said by cellphone as the family vehicle reached the bottom of the Grapevine in Southern California during the long ride home. Sheri Bomhoff, with “Gavin’s Mom” written on her bib, ran the race with him. Greg and Gavin’s older brother Garret, 13, who has run a couple of half marathons himself, served as the crew and gave Gavin water. Gavin was timed in 4 hours, 36 minutes, 38 seconds. Greg Bomhoff said Gavin ran identical splits in the first and second half and averaged 10:34 per mile. Gavin had fans cheering him on over the course of the race, but was “a little sore” in the car. He saw a dolphin during his run, but the smile on Gavin’s face turned to determination about mile 18. “It started getting really hard,” he said. “The last hour was the hardest. My body was just tired. I really, really wanted to finish because of all the stuff I’ve put into it, and I waited a long time.” When Gavin saw the finish line, he took off. Sheri finished in 4:37:06, 28 seconds behind him. “I thought, ‘Wow, I don’t have that in me,’” she said. “I love that kick.” Sheri Bomhoff said people encouraged her son, yelled to ask how old he was, and young volunteers pointed him out. “The coolest thing was he never even had a doubt he could do it,” Greg Bomhoff said. Gavin wants to run another marathon in about six months. “I can’t really describe it,” he said of the finish. “It felt really, really good.”
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Youth marathon runners are rare. The most notable name is Budhia Singh who, at the age of 4½, ran 40 miles in May 2006. Young Marathon Runners of America has just 226 likes on the Internet. “You just don’t see them,” Sheri Bomhoff said. She saw her son, Gavin, for about four and a half hours, until he hit the gas one last time and left her behind at the end of the Surf City USA Marathon in Huntington Beach in February. At 11 years old, Gavin Bomhoff was the youngest of 2,300 runners for his first marathon. There was one 12-year-old girl and two 14-year-olds. Young Gavin, a sixthgrader at Franklin Elementary School in Loomis, didn’t exactly drop the long-distance bomb on his parents. Sheri has run the American River 50, and dad Greg is an ultramarathoner who has taken on the Western States Endurance Run, the Rio Del Lago 100 and the Badwater 135. So who better to prepare Gavin for his first 26.2? “We never pushed or encouraged him too heavily,” Greg Bomhoff said. Gavin is a 70-pounder with Loomis Wrestling and a defender and goalie with the Crew soccer club, so Greg Bomhoff said he knew Gavin was fit to run. Gavin, who ran a halfmarathon at age 9 and

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Riegel went into this Unicon with the goal of capturing the essence of each discipline, which can include anything from artistic freestyle, track racing and cross country downhill to basketball and hockey games. “I wanted to paint a portrait of the whole sport,” said Riegel, who earned a degree in painting from UC Santa Barbara. “I’m riding my 36inch through this beautiful old city … it was such a multi-cultural experience. I interviewed riders from all over the world.” The 36-inch he refers to is his cross-country unicycle, about as large a diameter wheel as you will find. But it’s just right for his forays onto the Folsom Lake trails and the Clementine Loop. “I saw a mountain unicycling video online and it absolutely blew me

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hat do an ex-secretary of defense and an ex-Monkee have in common? No, they both didn’t work alongside Ronald Reagan. But Donald Rumsfeld and Mike Nesmith could both ride a unicycle. For those of you fascinated with the singlewheeled sensation, local enthusiast Jess Riegel has made a documentary about “Unicon,” the biennial unicycling world championships. “It was in Brixen, Italy, a beautiful ski resort town,” Riegel said. “It was paradise for Munis (mountain unicyclists). You’d take a chair lift to the top and the races went uphill and downhill.”

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away,” Riegel said. “I was inspired. I started riding every day and I got connected with other riders in the area.” You might say his lean toward “extreme” unicycling fits his personality. “When I first decided I would learn to ride, I wanted to start that day!” he said. He called around, Auburn Bike Works had a unicycle for sale, so he went and got it. That was 2002. “I was addicted. I rode every day.” And when he first heard about Unicon? “I just plunged into it; I was fully immersed.”

Plunges, immersions and addictions. What next? Burning Man? “This has got to be the most well loved 36-inch I have ever seen,” Riegel said of his “Frankenstein” (a piece from here, a part from there). “I rode it on the beach in Santa Barbara, I took it to Burning Man three times. It’s probably still dusty from the last trip.” The Unicon in Brixen was the fourth he has attended. His first was in Tokyo in 2004, with Zack Baldwin (2004 World Unicycle Trails Champ) and Granite Bay unicycle enthusiast John Hooten.
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continued from page 40 “Jess was one my wife’s patients at Kaiser,” Hooten said. “She had a picture of me on a unicycle in her examination room and Jess asked ‘Is that (off-road pioneer) Kris Holm?’ and she said ‘No but he wishes he was.’” Hooten, who actually met Holm at Unicon 2000 in Beijing, learned to ride when he was a student at Temple University. “I was coaching rowing, and I was looking for ways to distract myself from over thinking,” Hooten said. “I learned to do a couple of coin tricks, then juggling. A friend suggested I try the unicycle.” But it wasn’t until their move to Granite Bay in 1990 that it all fell into place. When signing their children up for school, a kid on a unicycle rode through the playground,

“There’s a steep learning curve. The only way to learn is to try it over and over and over. ”
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Jess Riegel bought his first unicycle from Auburn Bike Works in 2002. Riegel recently produced a movie, “Unicon 16 Brixen,” about the unicycle world championships in Italy last year. It is available at Auburn Bike Works, Atown Bikes and Bicycle Emporium in Auburn.

followed soon after by another. “My wife said ‘I guess we moved to the right place.’” Turns out the Eureka 4H club had quite a unicycle contingent. Once Hooten’s youngest son joined, John became the defacto teacher. “Then I had to figure out a way to teach people how to ride,” Hooten said. He did, and he figures he’s taught close to 200 kids since then. Once he became Scoutmaster of Troop 121 in 1996, and

most of the 4-H members were Boy Scouts, they began riding as a unit in the Auburn Light Parade, the Roseville Christmas Parade and a few more every year. Though not a Scout, Riegel would practice with Hooten’s troop. He also had an obstacle course set up in his parents’ yard. “At first, it was all about the tricks,” he said. “Now it’s about covering miles, using it as transportation, getting around. I take it to the post office all of the time.” Both Riegel and Hooten said it’s mostly positive reactions they get from people when they are out riding. If they had a nickel for every time someone yelled “You lost a wheel,” they’d fly to the next Unicon first class. As it is, Riegel will

continue marketing his DVD, which can be found at three bike shops in Auburn. His advice to anyone considering taking up the unicycle? “There’s a steep learning curve,” he said. “The only way to learn is to try it over and over and over. Each time you get an inch farther. Those ever-sosmall advances, we have to use those to propel us to keep going. The next thing you know, you’re riding around the block.” Or on the trail. Or in a parade. Or better yet, on the streets of Montreal, site of the next Unicon. “For me, it’s about getting a little exercise and being fully engaged. Being completely present in what I am doing,” Riegel said. “At age 17 I had no fear. At 25, I just don’t want to hurt myself.”

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of the ship’s interior and exterior. Along the tour route, you’ll have museum representatives giving you information on what exactly you’re seeing and they’ll answer any questions you have. There are also descriptions and explanations posted in the various areas of the ship, as well as a number of displays for you to review at the end of the tour. And the tour exits through a gift store with lots of interesting merchandise related to the USS Iowa. Be forewarned: This is not a tour for someone who has mobility problems. There are many stairs – most of them straight up and down – that connect the various decks of the ship. We noticed one senior citizen having to literally be pushed up the first set of stairs and then offered a seat where one of the tour representatives advised against continuing any further. But if you can climb a 10-foot ladder you’ll be okay – there are plenty of things to hang on to and, while there are many different sets of stairs, none of them has a lot of steps. The tour also is linear in the sense that once you start on the tour you’re either going to go all the way through it or all the way back to get off the ship. You can’t pick and choose sections you want to see, although you can spend a little longer time in some areas if you prefer. When we were there it was a busy Sunday, so it was like following a line of people through a building with many rooms, nooks and crannies – and stairs. One of the most interesting spots we noticed on this first tour was the ship’s bridge and command center, where it’s fascinating to see that even back in World War II, the ship’s designers had designed a safe room with thick steel armor where the captain and other officers could retreat and still operate the ship while being protected from enemy fire. The line slowed down quite a bit in this area where visitors took their time to observe the controls and enjoy the forward view from the tower. Another highlight was where

The USS Iowa has three turrets of 16-inch guns, including the turret that blew up in the ’80s.

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World War II and the decades following. The ship has been turned into a museum that includes a carefully mapped-out tour route taking you through many points of interest on the ship. In general you’ll want to allow about an hour to 90 minutes to take the tour. When: This tour can be done any time of the year, although parts of it take you out on the decks and it probably would not be advisable to take on a rainy day. Fortunately for visitors to the USS Iowa, this part of California doesn’t get much rain. Why: This tour is all about the history, the

ingenuity of those who build our Navy ships, and the sense that so many of our Naval heroes have sacrificed so much to be at sea, whether during peacetime or time of war. When you get up close and see what goes into operating this vessel, everyone in your family will appreciate the experience. How: For more information on the USS Iowa, visit www.pacificbattleship.com or phone (877) 446-9261. If you want to stay in the area overnight, resort-style accommodations are nearby at the Doubletree by Hilton San Pedro, (310) 514-3344.

the tour route takes visitors to the forward section of the bow, past two of the ship’s three incredibly big gun turrets, each housing three long 16-inch guns. If you’re taking pictures, the money shot is right from the bow looking back at these guns. It’s also interesting to note that one of these turrets was involved in a 1989 explosion that killed 47 sailors – an event that was big news all over the world. The tour takes you through officers’ quarters and you’ll step right into the captain’s cabin, which isn’t quite like a suite on a major cruise ship, but still pretty spacious and inviting compared to the cramped quarters elsewhere on the ship. There is an officers’ recreation area that features a big-screen TV, lounge chairs and other

nearby areas to relax or socialize with other officers. You’ll also see the mess area where the ship’s sailors took their meals – an area not unlike a school lunch room, only a lot more compact because of limited space on the ship. One could imagine how unpleasant it might be for cooks who were confined to a claustrophobic kitchen with low ceilings, rolling and pitching in the waves with various smells wafting in the air. Still, having just come back from touring the replica of the Mayflower, we could see that ships have come a long way since the 17th century. The USS Iowa is historic in many ways. For example, the ship has hosted more U.S. presidents than any other battleship. The ship had a bathtub put in specifically for Franklin

D. Roosevelt to use during his lengthy voyage over to meet with Stalin, Churchill and Chiang Kai Shek at the Tehran Conference. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush also have been hosted on the ship. During World War II, the USS Iowa was active in both the Atlantic and Pacific, although the majority of its missions were fighting the Japanese, bombarding various Japaneseheld islands during a number of campaigns that lasted throughout the war. The ship was hit by enemy fire and there is a place on the tour where you’ll see a dent put in one of the gun turrets by enemy artillery. The USS Iowa was also active in the Korean War and on patrol during the Cold War and post-Cold War period.

The USS Iowa made world headlines on April 19, 1989, when the No. 2 16-inch gun turret exploded, killing 47 crewmen and causing significant damage to the turret. There was some question about the cause, with two investigations later concluding two different causes. At first the U.S. Navy concluded that a crew member who died in the explosion had deliberately caused it. Congress then did an investigation and determined that too much powder in the gun barrel likely caused the event, causing the Navy to re-open its investigation. However, the Navy ultimately decided that the cause could not be determined.
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Looking for art exhibits? Two new exhibits are open at Blue Line Gallery. “Landscape Interpretations” by Greg Kondos and Mya Louw features Kondos’ landscapes of Yosemite, the Southwest, France and Greece, and Louw’s oil and pastel landscapes. “Pop! Goes the Art” allows artists to channel their inner Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein with inspiration from 21st century popular culture. Artists featured include Amy Amini, David Bogs and Mario Sotelo. Both exhibits have receptions on March 16 during the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. The receptions are open to members only from 6-7 p.m. and to the public from 7-9 p.m. What: “Landscape Interpretations” by Greg Kondos and Mya Louw and “Pop! Goes the Art” When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Feb. 21-April 13 Where: Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon St. in Roseville Cost: Free Info: (916) 783-4117 or www.bluelinearts.org

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“Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” presented by Stand Out Talent, opens at 7 p.m. March 15 at Tower Theatre, 417 Vernon St. in Roseville. Showtimes 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 24. (916) 8377469 or www.standouttalent.org.

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Food Truck Mania from 5-8 p.m. on the 200 and 300 blocks of Vernon Street in Roseville. (916) 7745274 or www.roseville.ca.us/ mobilefood. “Shrek the Musical” performed at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Showtimes 7:30 p.m. March 14, 8 p.m. March 15 and 16, 2 p.m. March 16, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 17. $45-$65, premium $79. (916) 608-6888 or www.threestages.net.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
“Shrek the Musical” (see March 14 listing) Emerald Brigade Marching Band fifth annual Crab Feed from 5:30-10 p.m. at Faith Center Lutheran Church, 6365 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay. Silent auction, raffle, live entertainment, MC Mark S. Allen of “Good Day Sacramento.” $40. Proceeds benefit Granite Bay High School’s Emerald Brigade. www.gbemeraldbrigade.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3
TBF’s Mountain Bike Madness Race at 9 a.m. at Granite Beach at Folsom Lake, off of Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. $50 until March 3, $55 March 3. (916) 202-3006 or www.tbfracing.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
TBF’s Mountain Bike Triathlon at 8 a.m. at Granite Beach at Folsom Lake, off of Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. $60 until March 30, $70 March 30. (916) 202-3006 or www.tbfracing.com. XTERRA REAL Mountain Bike Triathlon at 9 a.m. at Granite Beach at Folsom Lake, off of Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. $110 until March 30, $120 March 30. (916) 202-3006 or www.tbfracing.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
19th annual Pleasures of the Palate Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. at St. Albans Country Day School, 2312 Vernon St. in Roseville. Three-course dinner, live auction, raffle. $100. Proceeds benefit St. Albans Country Day School. debromani@yahoo.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
“Don’t Become a Victim of Fraud” presented by the Contractors State License Board from 6-7 p.m. at Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. in Granite Bay.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
“Shrek the Musical” (see March 14 listing)

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 SUNDAY, MARCH 10
“Les Miserables: School Edi“Shrek the Musical” (see March 14 listing)

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Quarry Ponds Partnering with Placer SPCA Quarry Ponds will host the Pet Mobile one Saturday each month from 10am to 1pm in the parking area. Stop by to adopt a pet or to just see the adorable animals and learn more about supporting your local SPCA.

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Rima Boutique 916-797-7462 www.rimaboutique.com

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• 3 Beds 2 Bath Rental in Roseville • Updated kitchen & appliances • Large family room w/bonus upstairs • Private backyard with fruit trees • Home has Central Air/Heat • Bright and clean home 302 Atkinson St. Roseville

MOVE-IN READY IN POLLOCK PINES!!
• 3 Beds, 1 Bath • Seller installed newer carpet • Fresh paint inside & out • Great for 1st time buyer or Investor • 1/2 AC in beautiful Pollock Pines • Pest Repairs Completed 8500 Pony Express Trl. Pollock Pines

CORPORATE OWNED HOME
• 4 Beds 2 Bath w/Vaulted ceilings • Hard to find Single story hm • Separate family room • Mature bkyd landscape • Buy home w/as little as 3% down • No Rear Neighbors

$2200 per mo.

$1395 per mo.

5910 Blackstone Dr., Rocklin

$125,000

$400,000

Call Cindy Bryars at 838.5955
Address 6632 Vireo Way 4600 Allegretto Way 4640 Allegretto Way 7235 Robin Hood Way 5042 Chelshire Downs Rd 6650 Crown Point 6990 Boardwalk Dr 9340 Oak Leaf Way 8465 Wood Thrush Way 7167 Treeline Ct 8060 Shelborne Dr 5831 Wedgewood Dr 6070 Reba Dr 9900 Los Lagos Cir 6026 Princeton Reach Way 6362 Calle Montalvo Cir

Call Cindy Bryars at 838.5955 Call Beverly Ramm at 870.8575
Bed 3 3 3 4 4 5-6 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 Bath 3 (2 1) 2 (2 0) 2 (2 0) 3 (3 0) 3 (2 1) 5 (4 1) 3 (3 0) 3 (2 1) 4 (3 1) 3 (3 0) 5 (2 3) 3 (3 0) 4 (3 1) 4 (4 0) 4 (4 0) 4 (4 0) Sq Ft 2,351 1,898 1,898 2,506 2,597 3,320 3,281 2,621 4,153 3,382 4,902 3,768 3,534 3,705 4,850 4,900

Call Thomas Reilly at 215.6535
Year 1976 1996 1996 1978 1994 1970 1983 1977 1998 1990 1984 1990 1981 1991 1990 1992 Date 1/10/13 2/6/13 2/4/13 1/25/13 1/31/13 1/22/13 1/10/13 1/16/13 1/28/13 1/25/13 1/22/13 1/14/13 1/31/13 1/4/13 2/1/13 2/5/13 DOM 2 91 5 53 94 126 116 7 4 9 145 49 2 36 80 85

Call Mina Rowe at 303.6056
List Price 375,000 389,900 389,000 436,500 499,900 495,000 519,000 560,000 575,000 699,000 750,000 874,500 875,000 948,000 989,000 1,095,000 Sale Price 370,000 375,000 389,000 440,000 450,000 460,000 500,000 560,000 627,854 710,000 720,000 850,000 885,000 928,000 955,000 1,050,000

RECENT GRANITE BAY HOME SALES

Information deemed to be reliable but not verified. Home sales are based in information from MetroList Services, Inc.

PENDING
BEAUTIFUL PARK LIKE BACKYARD!!
• 4BD, 2BA, 2.21 acres • 1699 sf • Most original interior • Great floor plan w/lrg mstr suit • Extra lrg garage w/office & workshop • Bring the horses & all your toys • Sold in as-is-condition • Great opportunity to own land

SOLD

FOR LEASE

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• 4 Beds 3 Baths plus Large Loft • Home boast beautiful wood floors • Located close to Folsom Lake • Whole house fan & RV Access • Great backyard w/pool & BBQ area • Remodeled Kitchen plus newer metal roof
Your Employees will love working in this work environment. Beautiful lobby/reception w/ hardwood floors and fireplace. Office building w/ large conference room. 4 good size offices & 2 bathrooms downstairs. There is a large storage area upstairs or could be used as additional office space. Great location, near main business hub of Citrus Heights and across the street from Starbucks.

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This award represents the top 3% of agents in the area for providing exceptional service and overall satisfaction. Call Della at 916.337.5233 today and experience the reason she was selected.

7920 Granite Ave. Orangevale

6990 Boardwalk Dr. Granite Bay

6232 Birdcage St. Citrus Heights

$349,500

$519,000

$1,388 per mo.

Call Sharon Whiting at 296.9417

Call Mina Rowe at 303.6056
Listing courtesy of Erin Holway with Better Homes Realty

Call Cindy Bryars at 838.5955 Call Thomas Reilly at 215.6535

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