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s someone completely unfamiliar with college football when I entered college, I could not have imagined the fervor of Cal Bear fans. What was all this commotion throughout campus and spilling outside the stadium for each home game?! Apparently, Bezerkeley wasn’t just a haven for hippies and high-brows, after all. We had sports fans, and devoted ones at that. I like sports. All was good. Then I went to graduate school at the University of Oregon and was exposed to Ducks fans. Whoa. Then I met a woman who’d attended Notre Dame … and followed the university’s football team religiously. Oh, boy. College football is undoubtedly a bizarre world

full of its own special rivalries and passions, and one of which I know little. I’m more of a professional sports type of person, although my enjoyment with this level of competition conflicts with feelings of disgust over the impurity of it all — the ridiculously high salaries, the egos, the obnoxious off-the-field behavior. I also have no capacity for remembering sportsrelated facts, such as who won the 2002 men’s World Cup, even though soccer ranks among my favorite sports to watch. Instead, I remember

stuff like when, after some Super Bowl in the 1980s, Jerry Rice told reporters in a post-win euphoric haze that quarterback Joe Montana “always fails to amaze me.” Ha! But for all the excitement of college and professional football, high school has proven itself a worthy foe in terms of fan loyalty. Here in Granite Bay, residents have many reasons to cheer for their local team: Who can forget the school’s 21-20 victory over national powerhouse Long Beach Poly last December to earn the Grizzlies a state championship? So, with that big win in mind, let the new football season commence!
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Oakland Raider Miles Burris emerges from the chamber after a round of cryotherapy treatment as technician Matthew Winchell reads his body temperature.

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US Cryotherapy expands nationwide
or Oakland Raider Miles Burris, cold air therapy sessions at US Cryotherapy have been a crucial tool in his recovery process from the pains and strains brought on by being a linebacker in the NFL. “Pretty much anything physical you do is only going to be as good as your ability to recover,” said Burris, who launched his football career at Granite Bay High School. In the past, athletes such as Burris turned to ice baths and ice packs as a means of cooling

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“Whenever I’m home, I literally use it every day and sometimes I’ll go in twice a day. It’s just something that you definitely feel the next day when you wake up. You feel better than you know you would have (felt) if you hadn’t gone, based on the activities that you put your body through.”
Miles Burris, Oakland Raider

Todd Kramer, co-owner and operations manager of US Cryotherapy.

the body. The process took time, usually 20 minutes. But in just a few minutes using a cold air treatment, US Cryotherapy clients report similar or better results as other cold therapies,

while staying dry. “Whenever I’m home, I literally use it every day and sometimes I’ll go in twice a day,” Burris said. “It’s just something that you definitely feel the next day when you wake up. You feel better than you know you would have (felt) if you hadn’t gone, based on the activities that you put your body through.”

Just two years since the company opened its doors on Sierra College Boulevard in Roseville as the first whole-body cryotherapy center in the nation, its walk-in chambers and localized devices can be found in athletic training rooms across the country. US Cryotherapy clients now include major league football, basket-

ball and baseball teams and Division One athletic programs in 17 states and Washington, D.C. — and counting. “It continues to expand weekly,” said Chief Operating Officer Kevin Kramer, who handles direct sales for US Cryotherapy. “We feel very positive that we’re at a point where it’s going to expand across the country very rapidly.”
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continued from page 4 Players on the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento River Cats have made regular trips to the local center since it opened. But the company has ramped up its national sales in the past year, with an impressive client list including the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins and athletic programs at University of Notre Dame, University of Alabama, Duke University and University of California, Davis. Beyond expansion into training rooms, the company is planning brickand-mortar centers through future franchises, as well as corporate offices. Long used in

“Compared to other recovery modalities, (cold air therapy) can be the most convenient and most effective.”
Todd Kramer, US Cryotherapy operations manager

Europe, cold air therapy is recognized as an alternative therapy for athletes and to promote general wellness. The treatment is gaining traction in

the United States, with an endorsement by television host Doctor Oz last year. “Compared to other recovery modalities, (cold air therapy) can be the most convenient and most effective,”

US Cryotherapy technician Matthew Winchell performs localized cryotherapy treatment on Oakland Raider Miles Burris.
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Miles Burris undergoes the final step in the cryotherapy process, a 10-minute cardio session. The warm-up process helps promote a favorable circulatory effect.

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“It was the biggest influence on my football career, coming up through Granite Bay High School. I felt that mindset to just want to better yourself as a player, and better ourselves as a team every single day.”
Miles Burris, Granite Bay High School, Class of 2007

said US Cryotherapy Operations Manager Todd Kramer. The reported benefits of the treatment, including reduced inflammation and pain, stem from lowering the skin’s temperature. Blood flows to the body’s core during treatments and becomes oxygen rich as the body tries to maintain its temperature. Circulation of this blood to the rest of the body reportedly aids in healing and rejuvenation. Those not in the professional sporting arena can benefit from cryotherapy, too. Kevin Kramer said inflammation-related chronic pain conditions, such as back, neck and knee pain and arthritis, may improve with cold air therapy. The treatment may be used post-surgery, and improved blood circulation also benefits skin conditions. Clients should remember that while cryotherapy can result in

health improvement, it is not a medical treatment. “We’re really offering an enhancement to recovery or wellness,” Kevin Kramer said. As for Burris, cryotherapy has become a critical part of his recovery regimen. Burris, who graduated from Granite Bay High School in 2007, went on to play football at San Diego State University before the Raiders drafted him in the fourth round last year. He attributes his success in the NFL to the training he received under retired Coach Ernie Cooper in high school. “It was the biggest influence on my football career, coming up through Granite Bay High School,” said Burris, who started in the program as a Junior Grizzly. “I felt that mindset to just want to better yourself as a player, and better ourselves as a team every single day.”

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Coach Don Nava promotes Totally Fit Life
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oach Don Nava calls the difficult decision to uproot his life in the Bay Area and move to Granite Bay to start a men’s fitness group “divine intervention.” He and his wife, Becky’s, three grown children were out of the house (his oldest son is Daniel Nava, an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox), and Nava, a Christian, felt in his heart that God was urging him toward this mission and he obliged, starting a Totally Fit Life men’s program three mornings a week inside Granite Bay High School’s basketball gym. There’s also a program for women. Nava, 60, aims to be a “catalyst to cause sustained transformation” in people’s lives, and does so through a holistic system he developed. Although most people understand the benefits of exercise, and know what healthy dishes to eat and which foods to avoid, many people don’t step up

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to the plate and make fitness a priority, he said. So, this life coach has developed a six-pronged approach for assisting people in the goal of developing one’s physical, nutritional, mental, emotional and directional fitness. And in the middle, he put spirituality.

“These are 35 guys that have so much fun, it’s not even fair. It’s about fun, friends and fitness, and in that order.”
Coach Don Nava

Holistic Approach
On an early morning in August, Nava led a group of men in nonstop exercises — they ran laps around the basketball court, jumped rope, did push-ups, crawled across the floor and did other creative workouts. He kept them moving for most of the hour. And the men didn’t seem to mind. “These are 35 guys that have so much fun, it’s not even fair,” Nava said. “It’s about fun, friends and fitness, and in that order.” Having been a trainer for 35 years, working with everyone from professional athletes to Catholic priests, Nava recognizes that the key factor in effective exercising is it must be fun. Otherwise, people won’t come back. Another critical factor: accountability. Totally Fit Life participant Eric Bose, who works in real estate development and serves on the Eureka Union School District board of trustees, said Nava’s program is both rigorous and enjoyable. “His holistic fitness techniques, built upon variety, camaraderie, accountability and personal attention, are exactly what is needed to find a balance between professional, physical and social health,” Bose said. Several of the men in the program have developed friendships outside of class. All of them have a nickname — Rocket, Lurch, the New Guy — given to promote a sense

Coach Don Nava of Totally Fit Life leads a prayer before ending the group’s early morning workout inside Granite Bay High School’s gym.

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of camaraderie. Nava jokes with them often (at one point accusing the men of taking too many donut and cigarette breaks during class). Dr. Michael Forde, a local dentist, has attended Totally Fit Life for about 18 months. “I enjoy TFL because it allows me to experience again the camaraderie I valued when participating in organized sports in the past,” Forde said. “Coach Nava has all those qualities of great coaches that I had during high school — (the) belief in one’s ability to improve and an ability to express that without yelling at someone.” Underscoring everything Nava says and does

is his firm belief that “fitness as usual” isn’t good enough in creating longterm, sustainable holistic health. In the Bay Area, Nava trained professional football players for 15 years before being asked by a seminary in 1989 to train Catholic priests. “It was a life-changing experience for me,” he said. He saw these men’s self-esteem skyrocket. In 1991, he started a program for six executives in the basement of a church, which eventually grew to 150 people — the men who ran Silicon Valley. Nava was soon traveling to Europe and Australia to lead corporate team building and promote his six characteristics of fitness. In 2006, Nava wrote the book “Fit After 40: 3 Keys to Looking Good and Feeling Great,” and started Totally Fit Life in 2010, which is a training pro-

gram that focuses on healthy relationships, spiritual growth and living a purpose-filled life. Nava became a Christian 40 years ago while attending West Texas State (now called West Texas A&M University) on a football scholarship. In developing Totally Fit Life, he included a spiritual component, feeling a person’s relationship with God is critical in their overall health.

Transform The Heart
On weekday afternoons, Nava can be found in the café on the campus of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, where he mentors men and women. Nava is on Bayside’s ministry staff and talks about all sorts of personal, private and public issues with fellow parishioners. He considers himself a behavioral modification life coach, helping people transform their hearts as

the first step to an overall life change. That philosophy can be seen at the end of each Wednesday workout with the men at Granite Bay High School, when the group gathers round for prayers. During a recent prayer circle, Nava talked about avoiding the “sin of preference,” where people look at others’ social status, wealth and connections instead of looking at everyone equally, and with compassion. For the start of the new school year, Nava proposed that the dads in the group take an active role in instilling in their children at least one management skill. He shared his advice: “Say ‘please,’ say ‘thank you,’ keep your appointments, follow through on your commitments.”
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For A Fallen Friend
Heath Peters does CrossFit at a gym in Arkansas. He and his wife, Beth, started a charity to assist veterans dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder.
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rmy veteran Heath Peters was on his second tour of duty in Iraq when he met Trevor Hogue at Camp Liberty, Baghdad, in 2007. Peters, from Fort Smith, Ark., and Hogue, from Granite Bay, immediately hit it off. The two soldiers found they shared many of the same interests and the same sense of humor. They became best friends, Army buddies, and vowed to stay in touch after completing their enlistments. Hogue was honorably discharged first, and in February 2008, he returned home to Granite Bay. Like many soldiers who’ve spent time in a war zone, he had trouble adjusting to civilian life. He battled depression, anxiety and other symptoms of post-traumatic

stress disorder. To the family and friends around him, he appeared to be coping with these difficulties. Peters was honorably discharged and returned home to Arkansas in 2009. He, too, found the transition from war zone to civilian life difficult. Then, in June, Peters received a phone call from California. Hogue, his Army buddy, had committed suicide. “At first I didn’t believe it,” Peters recalled via telephone from Arkansas. “I thought it was one of Trevor’s jokes. I hung up.” It was no joke. Hogue had hanged himself in the backyard of his childhood home, adding his life to the rising tide of suicide among active duty and recently discharged military personnel. Peters traveled to California to attend the funeral

with Hogue’s family and friends. One of those friends was Beth Timoney. She’d only known Hogue since he’d returned from Iraq, but she was close with Hogue’s younger sister, Tracey. Peters didn’t really know about Beth, but Beth knew all about him, thanks to the many humorous stories Hogue had related about their antics in Iraq. The pair clicked, and six months later, Timoney moved to Arkansas and married Peters. “I knew all about Heath,” Beth explained. “We met there (at the funeral), and through the power of Facebook, I moved here.” At the time, Peters was still battling his own PTSDrelated demons: anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse. He had no such issues while serving in Iraq. “I think that at the time,

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to become part of a group again, to interact with other human beings. There was no question in Peters’ mind that just about any veteran could benefit from participating in CrossFit. The problem is, CrossFit is relatively expensive, with fees as high as $300 per month, well beyond the reach of the average veteran who has just returned home from overseas. So Heath and Beth came up with an idea: Why not create a charity to raise money for veterans to purchase CrossFit memberships? Which is exactly what they did. Their nonprofit charity, Johnny America Clothing, sells T-shirts featuring the Johnny America logo, and the proceeds go to providing CrossFit memberships to veterans. They raised the initial $3,000 of seed money via startsomegood.com, a website similar to Kickstarter, and in August signed up their first veteran, a friend and former Marine who had expressed interest in the program. Heath and Beth Peters understand CrossFit isn’t for everyone. They hold no illusions that it’s a magical cure for PTSD. But if they can help improve the life of just one veteran, the effort is worth it.

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Miss America, Here She Comes
Granite Bay teen off to national pageant
Granite Bay High School alumna Allison Cook never expected to be competing in beauty pageants. But now she’s winning them and was recently named Miss Oregon.

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ranite Bay High School alumna Allison Cook graduated in 2011 and headed to Oregon Institute of Technology to study radiology, but in a strange turn of events, she was recently named Miss Oregon and is now on her way to competing in the Miss America pageant. How did the aspiring 19-yearold medical imaging student and exceptional volleyball player go from everyday work and studies to vetting for the top echelon in beauty pageants? It’s simple — she signed up to help her par-

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Allison Cook’s supporters, from left: Kylie Sommer, sister Melissa Cook and Sydney Saylor wait for the Miss Oregon parade to start June 29 in the city of Seaside.
ents combat the high costs of her college education. “I found out about the Miss America Organization through a volunteer fair at my school,” she said. “The Women’s Scholarship Foundation was representing the Miss Klamath County Board and they advertised, ‘Want us to pay for college?’ It sounded appealing.” After researching the organization a little more, she decided to get involved. Her parents, Steve and Patti Cook, could not be more proud. “Allison is getting through school via a combination of family support, scholarships and work,” Patti Cook said. “She thought this (pageant) could be a great opportunity to help us pay for her studies, and so far, it’s really paid off!”

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Allison Cook’s first competition was April 28, 2012, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She won the title of Miss City of Sunshine 2012, which earned her the opportunity to compete in Miss Oregon 2012. She won fourth runnerup in that pageant and competed again this June. Allison not only won the crown, she advanced to the Miss America finals to be held Sept. 15 in Atlantic City, N.J. To date, Allison has won more than $32,000 in scholarships from the Miss America Organization. “This was her idea and we are incredibly proud and constantly amazed by everything she does,” Patti Cook said. According to the Miss America website, the pageant program “provides a forum for today’s young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the tele-

cast and to the public at large during the ensuing year.” Most of the 52 contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees, and apply Miss America scholarships to further their educations. “It is such a huge blessing to have the rest of my college paid for,” Allison Cook said. “I am very fortunate to have the backing of such a wonderful organization full of donors that are willing to invest in my future.” Surrounded by women who’ve competed in pageants their entire lives, she has been impressed by the amount of support she’s received. After all, this is only her second year in the industry. “Pageantry in Oregon is nothing like I would assume a Texas competition would be,” she said. “In Texas, and other southern states, women are born

and bred to be titleholders “This was her idea and therefore their environment can come across and we are incredibly as cut-throat and catty. In proud and constantly Oregon, on the other hand, most of the local amazed by titleholders get involved everything she does.” to earn more scholarships or to make a difference in Patti Cook, mother their community. I am very happy to have made sports will resonate, too: lifelong friends through She has experienced four the Miss Oregon program concussions and a hearand I cannot wait to see ing disability. But she had what else the year brings the opportunity to play collegiate volleyball, and me.” Allison Cook plans to took it. Allison Cook may be graduate but will take a year off to fulfill her duties smitten with Oregon at as Miss Oregon, making the moment, but she appearances and per- misses her friends and forming community serv- family in Granite Bay. “Granite Bay has alices. She enjoys her new role as a public figure and ways been comfortable realizes many little girls and welcoming,” she said. “It is a great place to look up to her. While her message to grow up in, to raise a famthese youngsters is fo- ily, and it has always been cused on staying in supportive. However, I school, perhaps her inspi- am very happy in Oregon rational story of overcom- and amazed at all of the ing personal disabilities opportunities that I have and playing collegiate found there.”

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If ever there was a beverage seemingly as old as time itself, it would have to be beer. Historians have traced the roots of brewing back thousands of years to ancient African, Sumerian and Egyptian tribes. Today, the artistry of beer making continues to evolve, and we beer drinkers continue to responsibly enjoy the fruits of the craft beer-maker’s labor. As the restaurant industry continues a trend toward fresh, locally sourced ingredients for food, beer consumers have also followed suit. The success of many local craft

breweries that have sprung up in Placer County in recent years is evidence of this shift. I’m talking about the Roseville Brewing Company, Loomis Basin Brewery, Knee Deep in Lincoln, the Auburn Alehouse, Lockdown Brewing Company in Folsom and many, many others. At the center of it all sits Final Gravity Taproom and Bottleshop on the border of Roseville and Granite Bay. Hidden in plain sight in a strip mall off Sierra College Boulevard, Final Gravity has been serving up local craft brews from Northern California, Oregon, San Diego and beyond for a little more than two years. The taproom and bottle shop always has 21 different beers on tap, only purchasing one keg of each variety at a time, and also

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Until recently, Final Gravity only served beer and wine, along with a limited food menu. With no deep fryer or grill to speak of, the restaurant has been getting by only serving nachos, chips and salsa, vegetable plates with dipping sauce and the like. All that changed when La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine, just a few doors down from the taproom, partnered with Final Gravity to create a unique dining concept. You might remember I wrote a review of La Huaca back in March, and I had nothing but positive things to say about the cuisine. Indeed, I thought (and still think) it is one of the hottest new restaurants around, serving up fresh cuisine that is thoughtful, unique and very delicious. So when I heard about this new partnership and special

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menu with Final Gravity, I had to come in and give it a try. I would hardly call it “dining” in the traditional sense when it comes to enjoying a flight of beer tastes or a pint at Final Gravity and ordering from the La Huaca menu. You go in, find a seat at the bar or grab a table with some friends and a server will bring you an assortment of menus, including the La Huaca menu. You then call over to La Huaca (on your own phone) and place the order. A server from La Huaca will bring your food and close your tab out for you. The whole process is pretty low-key and a bit unconventional. But it makes total sense. When you have one of the best restaurants around situ-

ated a few doors down from some of the best beers in town, why not combine the two? It’s a no-brainer. “It’s great because some of the ingredients that they have over there pair really well with the beers that I have on tap,” Ruthnick told me. “It helps me because I think that I don’t have to expand my food menu much more.” On my visit, I posted up to the bar and took a survey of the many menus presented to me. The first order of business was, of course, beer. And there were plenty to choose from. There was a Saison (French farmhouse ale) or barrel-aged brown ale from Berryessa Brewing Company in Winters, a

mandarin-wheat ale from Loomis Basin Brewery and a barrel-aged barleywine from Moylan’s in Novato, among many others. The menu mentions each beer, where it’s from, the brewery that made it, alcohol percentage, size of the pour and price. I opted for an India Pale Ale by Ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City. I next explored La Huaca’s menu. There are items you would expect to see on a beer bar menu, such as chicken fingers and fried calamari, but these, I assumed, would be done with Peruvian flair. I was happily surprised with the cost of each item, none of which carried a higher price tag than $5.50. This also led me to believe the portion sizes would be quite small, and it turned out I was right. I decided to try the yuccas mozzarella ($4) — fried balls made up of cassava root and mozzarella cheese, breaded and served with a light dipping sauce. This was my favorite

dish and paired quite well with my India Pale Ale. I also tried the anticuchos ($5.50), which turned out to be similar to a beef kebab, grilled and served with a Peruvian anticuchera sauce. The causa de camarones ($5.50) were Peruvian yellow mashed potatoes with lime juice, cilantro, yellow peppers and shrimp, served slightly chilled. This was the second time I tried this dish, and it was just as good as I remembered. I also decided to try the chicken wings ($4). While they may not have been the best chicken wings I have ever tasted, they still were just as messy as you’d expect and paired well with my beer. The presentation of the food is what I found most surprising, as it was even less formal than the process in which you go about ordering it. Each dish is served in a small, paper bowl with a thin paper lining, almost as if it is coming directly from a Peruvian food truck parked out front. The staff at Final Gravity

kindly offered me a ceramic plate and some “proper” silverware to enjoy my food. Overall, if you are looking for an unconventional dining experience and you love great craft beer paired well with fresh, creative and quality cuisine in a no-frills, laid-back environment, I highly recommend this place. Final Gravity is not without its own culinary merits. The lack of a proper kitchen hasn’t kept the taproom from getting creative with its food menu. Final Gravity has also partnered with Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, which is preparing a homemade barbecue pulled pork sandwich. Tacos, hummus with redpepper pesto and a charcuterie and cheese plate are also available. Final Gravity isn’t a familyfriendly place, since it is only open for those aged 21 and over and is legally licensed as a bar and not a restaurant. My advice: Go for the beer and have an amazing snack while you’re there.

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hen someone’s experiencing pain or discomfort, the last things they want to deal with are appointment conflicts and a labyrinth of dizzying referral policies. Veteran doctor Salah Sherif says he plans to offer a smoother alternative with his new Urgent MD facility in Granite Bay. Sherif is an internal medicine specialist who did his residency in Atlanta. He’s also a board-certified emergency medicine physician. With more than 20 years of experience under his lab coat, he’s

Granite Bay’s Urgent MD staff at the site of the recently opened facility, from left, clinic Manager Richard Newman, Dr. Salah Sherif and Administrator Peggy McCormick.
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now setting his sights on bringing his knowledge to Granite Bay. Sherif’s new urgent care center has been in the works for 18 months, and opened its doors at 9221 Sierra College Boulevard with a grand opening celebration Aug. 23. Urgent MD focuses on pediatrics, geriatrics and general age patients. Kirk Taber, a

spokesman for the facility, says it is essentially a one-stop, allencompassing center for sudden medical issues. The big selling point is that patients can drop by for treatment without appointments or referrals: They will be seen by the staff on a first-come, first-served basis. The center will also have Xray and diagnostic equipment

at the center, as well as a full pharmacy. Taber sees Urgent MD as a quick and easy way to help patients with sudden seasonal illness, infections, pneumonia, minor trauma, lacerations, tetanus shots and most vaccinations. “People may think of south Placer County as an affluent community that’s kind of a

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Skip Albano is back for another run with the Grizzlies
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his wouldn’t be an ideal situation for many coaches to be in, replacing the only head coach a high school has known since it opened in the 1990s, a man who led the football program to five Sac-Joaquin Section championships and stepped down all of two months ago after winning a Northern California Division I title in its inaugural year and the school’s first CIF state crown. But the Granite Bay community has opened its arms to James “Skip” Albano, who takes over as head coach for Ernie Cooper. “I’m just amazed at the amount of support from the parents, the players, the community, the school,” he said. Of course, Albano didn’t exactly have to ask how to get to the stadium when he returned to the campus. His 33-year coaching career includes six years with the Grizzlies, most recently as an offensive assistant/receivers/fly backs coach in 2011, when Granite Bay won its first of back-toback section banners. He also was the receivers/fly backs coach in 2000 and 2001, offensive coordinator in 2002, linebackers coach in 2008, and he served as co-head coach /offensive coordinator for the JV team in 2003. Granite Bay won the Division II section title in 2000. The night before his first practice as head coach, Albano said he couldn’t sleep. He had a plan in place, coaches in place. But still …

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James “Skip” Albano, Granite Bay High School football coach

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DATE Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 OPPONENT FOLSOM OAKLEY-FREEDOM at Vacaville at Pittsburg at Stockton-Lincoln SFL-at Roseville SFL-ROCKLIN SFL-at Del Oro SFL-WOODCREEK SFL-NEVADA UNION TIME 7:15 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

“I haven’t felt like this in a long time,” he said. “I just think I’m excited about it.” Any coach would be,

considering two returning players include senior Tony Ellison, who accounted for 2,498 total yards (1,185 rushing, 585

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interest from UCLA all the way to LSU. Albano’s children attended Granite Bay. Son Chris was an all-league tight end. “He’s a program guy,” said dad, adding his job is to keep the system going. “This is like a little college program here.” So the Grizzlies are looking forward, with Albano walking point. “That’s our whole theme,” he said. Granite Bay is taking this one practice at a time. Practice on Aug. 12, opening day for everyone in the section, was held as dusk turned to dark. The weather was as calm as Albano’s demeanor. That’s one noticeable difference in Albano, who quietly hums along, and Cooper, whose motor ran on high-octane fuel. The Grizzlies conditioned in groups with assistants barking instructions and Albano quietly

“My goal is to get these guys ready to play Folsom. It’s going to be a great game — two great programs in the area on a Friday night.”
James “Skip” Albano, Granite Bay High School football coach

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massive crowd descended on Copacabana Beach on July 28 as 3.5 million young adults from 180 countries gathered in Brazil for World Youth Day to celebrate Catholic Mass with Pope Francis. Among the crowd were nine pilgrims from St. Joseph Marello parish, who traveled from Granite Bay to Rio de Janeiro in the local church’s inaugural World Youth Day pilgrimage. “We had one idea of what was going to happen,” said Stephanie Kasel, 23. “And when we got there it was something completely different.” The pilgrimage began one week before World Youth Day in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. There, the pilgrims began a week of missionary work, which included visiting preparatory schools and

Granite Bay pilgrims play soccer with children in São Paulo, Brazil.

blessing homes in the poorer areas of the city. “I think the idea was that we were supposed to go put a smile on their faces, but I think they put the biggest smile on our faces,” Kasel said. The group next headed to Rio de Janeiro, where the main festivities of World Youth Day took place. Since its creation in 1985, the central aim of the special day, held every two or three years in a different nation, has been to unite young adults in

the presence of the pope. Though there were a number of activities offered during the weeklong celebration, the main attraction was the appearance of Pope Francis. Yet, between the massive crowd and the language barrier — the pope spoke only Portuguese — the pilgrims found it difficult to connect with Pope Francis, a struggle ultimately underscoring the true power of faith. On the final morning of World Youth Day, as the

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pope presided over Mass, the pilgrims discovered their shared Catholic faith was a language in and of itself. “Everyone can say ‘hallelujah’ in the same language,” said Christine Zavesky, 20. “Saying ‘hallelujah’ together with 4 million other people was a really cool experience.” For the young adults, this overwhelming sense of unity was particularly meaningful. Dillon Root, 20, a student at Sonoma State University, and Zavesky, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, both admitted to feeling alone in their Catholic faith while at college.

“To see how many great people are Catholic out in the world reinvigorates your faith. It just reminds you that (you) are not crazy for still practicing this,” Zavesky said. “Because there are a lot of great people out there who are Catholic.” In the wake of their trip, the pilgrims hope to share this renewed appreciation of their faith with their peers. Some, like Root, intend to do this by openly sharing

Pilgrim Katie Rose Lyons walks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

their faith with those around them. Others are seeking more direct involvement in the church. Prior to the trip, Kasel had been offered the position as youth minister for the parish’s Life Teen youth group. In Brazil, she prayed frequently for guidance, and ultimately decided to accept the position. As a part of her new responsibilities, she will select the pilgrims for the next World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016. No matter how they choose to spread the sentiments of World Youth Day, the pilgrims understand that although they have left Brazil, their pilgrimage is far from over. “(The trip) was a fun piece of (our spiritual journey),” Zavesky said. “It was a really cool and profound piece of it, but it was just one piece of the entire puzzle that is faith.”

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Wait one second. Annika Krein, a sixthgrader at Loomis Basin Charter School, needs to know a vital piece of information before she and her partner can proceed with their attempts to build a solar car and win in the subsequent race: Where exactly on the Granite Bay High School campus will the competition occur on this sunny July day? “Whoa, back the bus up!” exclaims teacher Bob Bachmeier. “That’s a really great question. She wants to know where we’re going to race them.” Knowing the race route means Annika can predict the location of the sun and figure out how to position the solar panel on the wooden car. Once Bachmeier has designated the starting point, Annika and her nine young peers set to work building their car as part of a weeklong summer camp sponsored by Project Lead the Way to encourage interest in science, technology, engi-

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Erika Hayashigatani, 11, creates a 3D design on the Computer Aided Design program during a STEM summer camp at Granite Bay High School in July.
neering and mathematics, more commonly known as STEM. Through the support of the University of California at Davis, five of these camps were held this summer, including those in Granite Bay, Roseville, Colfax, Chico and two in Folsom. They cost money, but scholarships were available, and no student was denied access. school, and is aimed at girls. Despite positive trends in the increased participation and success of girls in STEM classes in high school, far fewer young women than men enter college intending to major in a STEM field. In the American workforce, women remain underrepresented as chemical and material engineers, environmental scientists and geoscientists, computer scientists, computer programmers, computer engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers and mechanical

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training, and sustains computer labs and engineering materials. The kids in the summer camp were in a Project Lead the Way-supported classroom at Granite Bay High School, which has a computer lab with industry-grade software. During camp, the students used Autodesk Inventor 3D modeling software to design, build and test a rocket for maximum altitude and a perfect landing. “It’s pretty tough (software), but it’s good to get them exposure to the real world,” said NextEd Director of Educational Innovation Linda Christopher.

Marika Hayashigatani, 11, builds a solar-powered car during a Project Lead the Way exercise.

Girls ‘Harder’ On Themselves
The campers also got a peek at the real world through volunteer speakers with Women in Technology International, a group founded in 1989 to advance women working in all sectors of technology. While in school, girls are historically less likely than boys to enroll in classes such as physics, although that’s beginning to change. Female high school graduates are now earning higher grades, on average, in math and science, than their male peers, according to a report by the American Association of University Women. But these females aren’t as likely to pursue STEM majors in college or enter related career paths. Part of the hesitation involves continued gender stereotypes and biases, social and environmental factors that shape interest and the climate of college and university science and engineering departments, according to the AAUW report. The group also found “that girls are ‘harder on themselves’ when assessing their abilities in ‘male’ fields like science and math.” “It’s not that girls can’t do it, it’s that they won’t do it,” Christopher said, adding that some girls get talked out of pursuing STEM jobs and directed toward professions “perceived to be more nurturing.” Stephanie Siau, 11, who attends Loomis Basin Charter

School, said she doesn’t yet know what career she’ll pursue, but she enjoyed the activities at STEM camp. “It’s exploring what careers that are out there that you can do later on, and get a start on,” she said. Stephanie’s favorite activity three days into camp: making a catapult out of a mousetrap and launching marshmallow missiles. The kids also created a spacecraft for landing an “eggstronaut” safely, made solar chargers for iPods and crafted roller coasters out of construction paper. One of their big activities was getting to take old computers completely apart, said Bachmeier, a former mechanical engineer at Lawrence Livermore Lab and retired teacher. “Then is when education happens,” Bachmeier said, as the kids got to work on their next project. “When the teacher shuts up, and the students do.”
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What’s Your Fall Look?
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Receptionist Ashley Morgan, left, is one of stylist Lauren Gerdes’ regular clients. Gerdes first curled Morgan’s hair with a one-inch iron and created several small curls in the back from one-inch sections of hair, securing each with a pin. She back-combed the top back section, curled the ends and twisted hair from the front around the back. To finish, she curled a few wisps of hair around Morgan’s face. Client Kelsey Wilson, at right, learned different options for styling her short hair thanks to Brockway stylist Brandi Mcmanus. McManus back-combed Wilson’s hair to give it a lift at the top. She created a long French braid starting on the left side, which she swept to the right. She twisted the braid to make a bun at the back with loose curls and ends. To add interest, she flat-ironed a wide wisp of long hair on the right and finished the style with both shine spray and hair spray.

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Haleigh Pimental was quite pleased with the look crafted by stylist Kim Ellefson, who created a versatile style that can be dressed up or dressed down. Ellefson set Pimental’s long hair with a hot-rod curling iron, brushed out the curls and did a light tease on top. She created double braids that are “much like half of a French braid” on each side and pinned them on the back left side of Pimental’s head. She finished with a wave curler and flexiblehold hair spray.
each client’s personal style, she said. “Our team is educated and excited,” Estes said. “Each stylist is passionate about being here. The three stylists participating in the session included: Brandi Mcmanus, a stylist for nearly six years who trained at the Paul Mitchell School in Sacramento, and has been with Brockway Granite Bay for more than two years. She enjoys everything about her work, especially the chance to be creative. Kim Ellefson, also trained at Paul Mitchell, has been a stylist for five and a half years and at Brockway for eight months. Before creating a style, Ellefson asks about her client’s lifestyle and job to get a sense of what look will be most suited to each individual. Lauren Gerdes, a stylist for more than five years, trained at Frederico Beauty Institute in Natomas and has been with Brockway for two years. When styling hair, she considers what the clients are looking for and how much time they are willing to spend doing their hair each morning. Brockway, which has nine salons in the area, was founded by Helen Brock more than 40 years ago. She’s the mother of current owner, Derek Brock.

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Haleigh Pimental proudly wears the look crafted by stylist Kim Ellefson.

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Thank You Granite Bay for sending pictures of YOUR Star Athletes!!

Drew Toso, Age 17 years/Senior Football & Volleyball GBHS

Evan Snell, Junior
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Cameron Anderson, Age 12
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Chase Lederer, Grade 9
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hot property
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here are many reasons to buy a home in Granite Bay: beautiful surroundings, proximity to Folsom Lake and the foothills, and some of the best schools in the area. And the Residences in Granite Bay offers even more reasons. The gated, Europeanstyle community is filled with upscale custom homes just a stone’s throw from Granite Bay Golf Club. The community has amenities including a swimming pool and private golf-cart access to the golf club. “This home is exquisitely designed and is truly a wonderful home for entertaining,” said Eve Fenstermaker, of Granite Bay Properties. “The home has

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hung glass door encased in decorative custom metal — a substantial detail illustrating the perfect example of the custom quality found throughout the home. Tumbled travertine floors lead to rooms filled with ornate iron fixtures and brilliant light. The builder employed the use of various ceiling treatments, and every room is a surprise in architecture and flows beautifully. The kitchen is one of the highlights of the home and includes a 10-foot granite island dressed in black with crystalline highlights, and the room includes numerous high-end appliances, all in stainless. Appliances include a Wolf six-burner cook top with dual ovens, trash compactor, dish-

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cocoa granite with veggie sink, glass-fronted cabinets and shuttered windows. The nearly 4,000-square-foot home has rooms the whole family will love. From the private home office with backyard access and private bath that doubles as a pool bath to the upstairs theater with a window seat running the length of the area, this is a great home for entertaining your friends.
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BY SENA CHRISTIAN

ereavement Coordinator Steve Smith likens grief to a beach ball: You can try to hold that ball underneath the water with all your might, but it keeps rising to the surface. “In our culture, we’re trained to stuff (grief) down,” Smith said. His job, as facilitator of a new adult grief and loss support group sponsored by Green Valley Hospice, is to teach people, yes, the pain is there and needs to be addressed. “It’s going to take as much time as it takes, and it’s different for everyone,” Smith said. “Our job is to be here to hold space as they go through it.” The Roseville-based agency launched the monthly support group in July to meet a need they saw through their hospice work. “When you get in a grieving group, it’s wonderful to hear the stories,” said Green Valley President Najmeen Sherazee. “It soothes your heart a lot.” Green Valley was founded in

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Bereavement Coordinator Steve Smith leads a support group at Green Valley Hospice in Roseville.
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and the doctor provides a referral for hospice. The patient chooses where to spend the remainder of life. Medicare covers the cost of hospice. As part of its services, Green Valley covers 13 months of bereavement services for loved ones following the death of the patient. Immediately, an assessment is done to determine how best to serve the family —

some people grieving prefer to talk about what they’re going through, while others want only to listen or read literature on the topic. Any adult who feels loss is welcome to attend the support group. At the beginning of each session, Smith will pose the question, “How are you feeling now?” Participants can then

begin wherever they want, and the conversation will go from there. Sherazee said not dealing with grief and loss can lead a person on a destructive path toward himself and others, and result in substance abuse, pentup anger and other harmful behavior. “It’s not a healthy way to live life,” Sherazee said.

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n June, the American Medical Association decided to classify obesity as a disease during its annual meeting, formalizing a view long held by experts in the field. Obesity is a public health epidemic, costing nearly $150 billion annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. These direct and indirect costs include diagnostic and treatment services, income lost from decreased productivity and restricted activity, and future income lost by premature death. One-third of Americans may be normal weight, but everyone is impacted by the epidemic, as health insurance premiums partially fund other people who are sick. In terms of the affect on business and industry, people who are clinically obese are ill more often and

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Dr. John Hernried examines patient Verne Brown, who recently underwent gastric bypass surgery and has since lost 102 pounds.
tend to be less productive. Jennifer Lombardi, a marriage and family therapist who is the executive director of Summit Eating Disorders & Outreach Program in Roseville, calls the American Medical Association’s decision “long overdue.” The decision, she said, reflects a better understanding of people’s complex relationship to food, which she sees firsthand dealing with patients struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other issues. About 20 percent of Summit’s clients suffer from binge eating. Misconceptions persist about eat-

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ing disorders in general, she said. Just as anorexia is more complicated than simply a person who craves control, binge eating is more than just about a lack of control. A recent study shows that adolescent girls who binge eat have double the risk of becoming obese. Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and obesity possess some of the same causes, including genetic factors, a preoccupation with dieting and dissatisfaction with body image. Because of the complex causes involved, there is no quick fix, Lombardi said. “In our culture, the sad things is (we want) to find a simplistic answer or solution to a complex problem,” Lombardi said. “When you’re talking about binge eating, you have to slow the process down. Most likely, multiple factors are at play and there’s not just one solution.”

and environmental factors involved. The disease is far more complicated than “simply eating a little less and exercising a little more,” Hernried said. Nor is obesity caused from a lack of willpower. “Part of what I do is first say, ‘This is not your fault,’” Hernried said. “If it were that simple, we would not be having an obesity epidemic in the U.S.”

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One way to address the epidemic is to start early, and educate children on healthy eating and the importance of active living to reduce their risks of becoming obese. A recently released survey conducted by Field Research Corp. on behalf of Kaiser Permanente found that Americans view obesity as a serious problem among children and teens. The survey also found that most people

Verne Brown underwent gastric bypass surgery and has lost 102 pounds since December.

Complex Causes
While many health professionals support the American Medical Association’s classification of obesity, the decision actually opposes the association’s own Council on Science and Public Health, which concluded obesity shouldn’t be considered a disease. This conclusion was based on several factors, one of the main ones

being that obesity is often determined by a person’s Body Mass Index — and this is a flawed measure and overly simplistic, according to the group. Obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher. Dr. John Hernried, of the Sutter Weight Management Institute in Roseville, welcomed the AMA’s decision, noting it will encourage physicians to take the problem more seriously, and better help their patients as a result. “I absolutely applaud that decision,” Hernried said. “What’s unusual is

the AMA determines something is a disease and Medicare follows that decision, but Medicare has recognized obesity as a disease for 10 years.” Medicare has considered obesity a disease since 2004, and the Obesity Society has supported this classification since 2004. The recent AMA decision may result in expanded reimbursements for weight-loss drugs and weight-loss treatment, counseling and surgery. Obesity is a complex chronic, biological disease with genetic, behavioral

believe K-12 schools need to take the lead in combating this epidemic. Field Research Corp. surveyed 2,014 adults from March 5 to April 14, and 78 percent of parents think healthier food in schools will increase academic performance and physical exercise during school will improve achievement. The majority of Americans also showed support for new national school nutrition standards by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and less sodium, saturated and trans fats in meals. “These survey results underscore the importance of taking action now to improve the environments in which we live, work, learn and play,” Raymond J. Baxter, Kaiser senior vice president for Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy,

said in a press release. Kaiser launched a successful walking club at Westfield Galleria at Roseville in 2012 to help people lose weight, lower their blood pressure and reduce their cholesterol. In terms of youth, each year thousands of local students participate in the national Walk to School and Bike to School campaign. This year’s 17th annual event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 9. Last year’s Walk to School participation achieved a record high of more than 4,200 events in the United States, according to the website for the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools, a federally funded program established in 2006 to enable and encourage kids to walk and bike to school.
Sena Christian can be reached at senac@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow her on Twitter, @SenaC_RsvPT.

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Jam By The River

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Visitors often hold jam sessions while camping during the American River Music Festival.

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estled on the South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus Valley offers a unique backdrop for 30 live music performances at the seventh annual American River Music Festival. Visitors can dip their toes in the river while grooving to world-renowned vintage rock, blues, new and old bluegrass, sweet jam and the finest of folk musicians. Gates open at 10 a.m. with music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 13-15. “The fest is a celebration of music and moving water,” said Matt Semonsen, with the American River Music Festival. “The South Fork of the American River has created an amazing place to present a festival with live music on our 14-mile ‘gorge’ river trip, our guided river hike with music at a remote beach and three beautiful riverfront campgrounds, each with multiple shows and join-inshops.” While soaking in the sun, visitors can listen and dance to live music

by a variety of performers. The festival’s main stage performances will be alongside the river, with vendors offering a variety of food and drink options, playful kids’ activities, art, music and dancing. “Nightly showcase performances at local hot spots and festival campgrounds also draw a mix of friendly locals and music lovers,” Semonsen said.
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Annual Folsom Live event features 12 bands
BY LAURA NEWELL

olsom’s signature highenergy street music party returns to the Folsom Historic District for a night of dancing in the street. Folsom Live takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, featuring 12 bands covering nearly every music genre on five outdoor stages and indoor venues. “This year, there’s an amazing blend of music from country to alternative to rhythm and blues,” said Nancy Pryor, with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. Bands include The English Beat with their new age rock; the zany Cheeseballs dance band; Aerorocks, a tribute to Aerosmith; Bump City with its soul R-and-B tunes of Tower of Power; a Rolling Stones tribute by Hollywood Stones; blues favorite Tommy Castro; Motley Inc., a tribute to Motley Crue; breakout country artist Aces Up; The Black Eyed Dempseys’

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talent for Irish rock; the reggae tunes of Element of Soul; rockabilly Infamous Swanks and the classic rock of Rutabaga Boogie Band. “People love this event because the environment of historic Folsom is fun, safe and comfortable,” said Joe Gagliardi, Folsom Chamber CEO. In addition to the nonstop music, there will be food and beverages available throughout the evening. Restaurants in the historic district are also staying open later so music fans can grab a bite to eat after the outdoor stages wind down and the indoor stages turn up the volume, Pryor said. To help keep drivers safe on the road, Regional Transit will offer free light rail rides until 11 p.m. Free shuttle services will also be available from Folsom’s Walmart parking lot or the Fresh and Easy parking lot at the corner of Blue Ravine Road and East Natoma Street.
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Folsom Live brings thousands of people to the Folsom Historic District for a night of dancing in the street.

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“He’s getting better athletically, like his balance and just some of the strength that he’s gained. But he’s also getting a lot more selfcontrol.”
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Augie Paul, 4, attends a group lesson at Extreme Martial Arts.
that and gain the experience to not just be confident self-defenders, but be confident people anywhere.” Granite Bay mom Adrienne Paul, whose 4-yearold son Augie is enrolled in the Little Tigers class, has noticed an improvement in her son’s physical and emotional well-being since he started practicing martial arts. “He’s getting better athletically, like his balance and just some of the strength that he’s gained,” she said. “But he’s also getting a lot more self-control. … He gets the obvious physical benefits from it, but we don’t have to worry about him jumping on kids at school or overreacting and trying to engage anyone in other places.”
~ Text and photos by Anne Stokes

Alessandra Tanfani, 8, works on a correct stance position during a group class at Extreme Martial Arts.

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School’s In Session

ummer has officially ended for students in the Eureka Union School District. Students at Greenhills Elementary in Granite Bay ushered in the new academic year Aug. 15 with an optimism of new things to come: new teachers and classmates, new backpacks and lunch boxes, new horizons! According to Principal Peter Towne, the best way to help young students expand their horizons is through reading. “The greatest gift a parent can give to their child is to read to them every night at least a half an hour,” Towne said. “The more the children hear books, hear things read aloud, the better readers they become, and that transfers to all subject areas.”
~ Text and photos by Anne Stokes

Second-grader Kathryn Borges, 7, flexes her storytelling muscle during a writing exercise on the first day of school.

From left: Greenhills Elementary students Imani McHaro, Noah Townsend, Evan Woods and Max Khifong get reacquainted with the playground on the first day of school.

Greenhills thirdgrader Amy Vasca, 8, hangs out with friends during the first lunch recess of the school year.

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First-grader Nazee Goodspeed, 5, buys a hot lunch on the first day of school.

“The greatest gift a parent can give to their child is to read to them every night at least a half an hour.”
Greenhills Elementary Principal Peter Towne

Second-graders Ashlynn Gordon, left, and Hannah Townsend peruse their new classroom’s book selection on the first day of school at Greenhills Elementary in Granite Bay.

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ore than 100 people from various Granite Bay and Roseville businesses enjoyed food, drink and networking during the Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s mixer July 30 at the Quarry Ponds Town Center. Ribbons were also cut during the event to celebrate new local businesses.
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ranite Bay High School’s theater department has been nominated for a total od seven Elly awards for its productions of “Urinetown” and “You Can’t Take it With You.” More than 450 Elly nominees for the 2012-13 season were announced Aug. 11 by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. This past season, 82 theaters submitted 272 shows, with 58 theaters and 123 productions receiving nominations in the categories of lead and supporting actor and actress, director, costume design, lighting design, set design, overall production, musical direction and choreography. Granite Bay High student Alexander Chesebro was nom-

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inated for leading actor in “You Can’t Take it With You.” For the school’s musical “Urinetown,” Deserie Milburn was nominated for choreography, Tomasina Tallerico for costume design, teacher Kyle Holmes for lighting design, David Taylor for musical direction and Steve Givens for sound design. The musical was also nominated in the overall production category. SARTA will celebrate the 31st annual Elly Awards with two ceremonies in September. The Youth Elly Award ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Roseville Theater, 241 Vernon St. in Roseville. The

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Granite Bay High students rehearse a scene from their production of “Urinetown.”
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How Can I Age At Home Safely?
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tion to home health aide visits. These home visits are intended to move the patient toward independence and self- or familymanaged care and are usually covered by Medicare. In-home care, on the other hand, is considered custodial care and not reimbursed by Medicare.

their own. Because of the challenges of being a caregiver to both generations, they’ve been dubbed “The Sandwich Generation.” No baloney! It’s a difficult balancing act, hence the growing need for professional in-home care.

drug testing and liability insurance. Agencies have a variety of caregiver types to suit different personalities.

sure to ask if there is an assessment fee, deposit and cancellation policy. Ask if there are premium rates for nights, weekends and holidays.

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Granite Bay resident Susan Feldman is the community relations representative for BrightStar Healthcare in Roseville. Reach her at (916) 781-6500 or susanfeldman@comcast.net.

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Social Security Benefits: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Rashida Lilani

ocial Security’s muchdebated, and sadly much-needed, benefit also happens to be one of the least understood government programs. But before we discuss its benefits and the future, let’s first look at some history. The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. It was meant to be a social insurance program (as opposed to a social welfare program), and was never intended to fully replace earned income, but to simply promote the work ethic and dignity of workers and their families. Today, Social Security

includes benefits for retired workers age 62 and older; for a disabled worker before full retirement age; for the dependent family members of a retired or disabled worker; for the dependent survivors of a deceased worker; and Medicare, which pays for retired workers age 65 or older, certain disabled persons and their dependents. Workers and their families, except for some public and railroad workers, with at least 40 quarters

The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. It was meant to be a social insurance program (as opposed to a social welfare program), and was never intended to fully replace earned income, but to simply promote the work ethic and dignity of workers and their families.
of credit, are eligible for at least some benefit. One of the factors ailing the Social Security program is the lack of ongoing adjustments that should have been implemented to account for several changing factors, one of them being longer life spans of retired workers. According to the Social Security Administration, there are currently more than 60 million Americans collecting some sort of retirement, disability or death benefit. It is a pay-as-you-go program, as workers today are paying for the benefits of current retirees. The problem is expected to get worse as longer life spans along with a reduced birth rate will have more people collecting benefits than contributing to the system. According to the Social Security Board of Trustees report on www.ssa.
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the ceiling on wages currently subject to payroll tax ($113,700 for 2013), increasing the current payroll tax (currently 6.2 percent paid by employee and an equal amount matched by employer) and increasing normal retirement age. There are also more controversial moves proposed, such as allowing employees to invest their Social Security taxes in their own accounts and reducing benefits for wealthier individuals. But one thing is for certain and agreed upon by all: Something needs to be done, and done relatively soon. Understandably, there is anxiety surrounding the matter of Social Security benefits. Thanks to our friends in the media, it has been deemed all sorts of things, including being completely insolvent to even being compared to a Ponzi scheme. Regardless of the uncertainty facing it, Social Security remains one of the very few lifetime, inflation-adjusted streams of income available to

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You should review your Social Security statement carefully for accuracy, especially your earnings information, over the years.
retirees today. Granted, there are remedies that will have to be implemented for the program to remain sustainable and they will not come without the cost of several, and perhaps even severe, measures. What can you do? First, you should review your Social Security statement carefully for accuracy, especially your earnings information, over the years. This should be done every year, as your statement gets updated, as benefits can erroneously be changed and never detected. Access your statement at www.ssa.gov. While uncertainty of these future benefits can be unnerving and can make planning for the future difficult and challenging, it’s best to accumulate other savings to offset any shortcomings. Once again, Social Security was meant to supplement one’s retirement plan, not be the retirement plan. Uti-

lize tax-favored investment vehicles such as IRAs, Roth IRAs or employer-sponsored plans such as 401(k)s or 403(b)s. In doing so, you will also benefit from the deferral of taxation, if applicable. Stay tuned for a showdown in Congress as they now battle over feasible solutions to the Social Security conundrum … until the cows come home.
Rashida Lilani is a certified financial planner and the owner and principal of Lilani Wealth Management in Roseville. She can be reached at info@lilaniweathmanagement.com or (916) 782-7752.

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Financial Advice Appreciated
Dear Editor,

I recently read Rashida Lilani’s article (in the July View), “Financial View: Teens Need Money Smarts,” and as a local high school student, I found myself agreeing with her. I agree that budgeting is a crucial skill for teens to have. Many of my friends do not understand this concept and end up with no money to spend at the end of the month. While these kinds of money

skills may be taught at Granite Bay High School like Lilani said, many other high schools in the area do not have them. These students must rely solely on their parents and other role models to learn these skills. Thank you for publishing this article. I believe that parents should be more involved in their teen’s financial life, and this article definitely helps.
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challenging workout is an essential part of any fat loss plan. It sculpts your muscles, raises your resting metabolism, whittles down your waist and gives you functional strength and endurance. But you can seriously slow, or even reverse, your results by eating poorly. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you work out like a champ and results do not meet your expectations. To prevent frustration, I’ve put together the following “Three Easy Food Tricks.” Why am I calling these tricks? A trick usually implies someone is getting fooled, and, well, in this scenario we are that someone. These tricks will fool your taste buds into thinking you’re eating your regular favorites, when you’ll actually be eating a meal with fewer calories and carbohydrates, and more fiber. This means quicker fat loss and improved results. Sounds fantastic, right? Let’s dig right in...
Rice: There’s white rice,

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with a tablespoon of olive oil and cook over medium heat for about five minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve vegetable and meat dishes over a bed of cauliflower rice.

Easy Food Trick No. 2:
brown rice, stir-fried rice, sticky rice, wild rice and the list goes on. All of these kinds of rice (yes, even brown rice) are packed with carbs and calories. That’s great if you’re a growing child or an athlete, but not so great for someone with a fat loss goal. Rather than give up rice completely, because your veggies and meat will look really lonely on a half-empty plate, let’s turn to Easy Food Trick No. 1. Cauliflower rice: Don’t be skeptical until you give this food trick a try. To make rice from cauliflower, first wash it and trim the leaves and stems. Chop the cauliflower into small pieces and run those pieces through a food processor with the grating attachment, which results in a rice-like consistency. Place the cauliflower rice in a large skillet
Noodles: Have you ever noticed that when you crave a pasta dish, you’re actually just craving the sauce? Noodles alone are bland and unspectacular. The magic, as well as the protein, is in the sauce. Noodles are packed with calories and carbs that inhibit fat loss results. So, rather than just eating a bowl of sauce, try Easy Food Trick No. 2. Zucchini noodles: Again, try this trick before you knock it. You’ll be pleas-

antly surprised. Wash a zucchini, and run a vegetable peeler down its sides, creating long, wide noodles. Stop when you reach the inner, seedy part of the zucchini. These raw, zucchini noodles do not require any cooking, simply throw them onto your plate and top with pasta sauce. (Of course, I’m assuming that you’re not going to use a white, cream-based sauce, but that’s an article for another day.)
Bread, buns, tortillas:

Easy Food Trick No. 3:
Cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles are all fine and dandy for meals prepared at home, but what about meals eaten out? Many restaurant meals

revolve around bread, buns or tortillas. These things are tasty, yet filled with calories and carbs that add to annoying belly rolls. That’s when you turn to Easy Food Trick No. 3. Lettuce wrap: This trick is more popular than the first two, so it may already be familiar to you. How does it work? When ordering your meal — be it a sandwich, burger or taco — ask that it be wrapped in lettuce instead of bread, a bun or tortilla. If for some reason the restaurant is unable to wrap it in lettuce, ask for the filling to be placed on a pile of greens and eat it with a fork. Try these “Three Easy Food Tricks” for the next 30 days, and see how

quickly your fat loss results ramp up. You’ll be motivated to work out harder and more consistently. The real fat loss benefits from these tricks come when you make this way of eating a part of your lifestyle. It may sound strange or hard at first, but— like anything — you will grow accustomed to these crunchy and fresh substitutions.
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Cultivate A Confident Child
Time and Effort
Building confidence often doesn’t happen overnight; it takes work and patience with some children and even more work and patience with others. So, let’s look at how to build confidence with your time and effort. To begin with, you must be dedicated. Next, think about how you can model self-confidence. For example, how do you model respect in your family and toward others? What are the ways you demonstrate respect and love that will help your child be more confident? Sometimes, we are all stretched to the limit, but taking time to analyze the efforts will provide insight and better results in the long run. are those who think they can.” If your child can name the problem, he can start working toward a solution. fidence.

e all want to provide our children with love, a sound foundation to make good choices and a successful family who works together and expresses love to one another in special ways. We want families that thrive together, providing the opportunity for hope for the future. One gift of a lifetime that parents can give their children to set them

on the right path is to help build your child’s self-confidence to Sheri Hitchings face the many situations he will have to deal with throughout life. These opportunities are gifts and parents, of course, are the best givers.

Accept Praise
Take compliments gracefully with a simple “Thank you.” Honestly give specific praise to others and see what happens.

Talk About It
Get to the bottom of the problem. Focus on it. Even if the child can’t get rid of it, he will now have better understanding. The parent’s role is to make the child accept the feeling and accept himself.

Accept Imperfection
Perfectionism can actually keep you from reaching your goals; smothering you with the overwhelming feeling that something isn’t quite perfect. Think about priorities and doing the best you can.
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Inside each of us is that “little voice” that tells us we are not good enough. Sometimes it makes a child feel sensitive, inferior, ashamed or unworthy. Help your child by giving the problem a name, for example, “I’m not good in sports” or, “I’m selfish.” As American writer Richard Bach says, “Sooner or later, those who win

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Those audiences who enjoy feeing connected in a sense of shared humanity should attend Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This contemporary ballet company was founded in 1982 by King, who collaborates with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world to craft his ballets. What: Alonzo King LINES Ballet When: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Where: Stage 1, Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom Cost: $21-$34, premium $45, student $12 Info: (916) 608-6888, www.threestages.net

AN EVENING OF BALLET

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a renowned contemporary ballet company.
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Fountains First Friday
From 6-10 p.m. the first Friday of every month sep through Sept. 6 at The Fountains, located at Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway in Roseville. Live music, car show, kids zone, beer and wine garden, special guest appearances by Disney princess characters. Free. For more information, call (916) 786-2679 or visit www.fountains atroseville.com.

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Rockin’ Down the Hiway—The Ultimate Musical Road Trip
From 8-10 p.m. Saturday at The Fountains sep at Roseville, located at Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway. Free admission and parking. Bring camp chairs; no alcohol allowed. For more information, visit www.rockindownthehiway.com.
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Splash 2013
From 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the Roseville Aquatics Complex, 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. in Roseville. The 18th annusep al event by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce with food, drink, live music and art exhibits benefits the city of Roseville’s Parks and Recreation At-Risk Youth Program. Tickets cost $80. For more information, call (916) 783-8136 or visit www.rosevillechamber.com.

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Shotgun start at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 sep p.m. Thursday at Rolling Greens Golf Course, 5572 Eureka Road in Granite Bay. Proceeds benefit Granite Bay High School men’s soccer team. $45 for golf and dinner; $25 dinner only; $15 dinner for kids age 12 and under. To reserve tickets, email Sharon Colman at sjcolman@gmail.com.

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Placer County Veterans Stand Down
From 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday sep at the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America sep City Blvd. in Roseville. Medical, dental, optical and other resources for veterans and family members. Free. Veterans preregister by calling (916) 259-1001 or email goldcountryadmin@gmail.com. For more information, visit http://placercountystanddown.org.
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Granite Bay View Mixer
From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eskaton sep Lodge Granite Bay, 8550 Barton Road. Meet View writers, photographers, advertisers and readers. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Free.

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Mes Amis Vintage Antiques Show
From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 408 Oak St. sep in Roseville. The juried show includes vintage and antique treasures in an outdoor setting. For more information, call (916) 206-9144 or visit www.the oliveandrose.blogspot.com.

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At 1 p.m. Friday at Turkey Creek Golf Club, 1525 State Highway 193 in sep Lincoln. Proceeds benefit Mother Lode Regional Office of Legal Services of Northern California. $140 entry fee. For more information, call (530) 217-4026.

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From 11 a.m. sep to sep 6 p.m. at Placer Buddhist Church, 3192 Boyington Road in Penryn. Enjoy food, culture and entertainment. Free. For more information, call (916) 652-6139.

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Bountiful
Touring through Placer County’s farms
Lisa Armstrong offers a taste-testing of Thundering Herd’s mandarin olive oil.
The Armstrongs aim to connect tourists with the growers behind the food they buy at farm stands, farmers markets or sitting on the plates at some of their favorite local restaurants. This benefits growers, too. Consider how for every dollar spent on produce at the grocery store, the farmer gets a nickel. With farm-to-fork, consumers buy directly from the grower, which means the overhead is lower and the food fresher. The Armstrongs, originally from Indiana and now living in Auburn, prepared us for the friendly folks we would meet on our five-hour journey. “The (farmers) look haggard and tired, but they are all smiling,” Lisa said. “They love what they’re doing.”
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The 11 of us participants gathered at a park-and-ride lot in Newcastle to embark on the Saturday morning trip. At the steering wheel sat Eric, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot. “So, if he starts gaining speed today thinking we’re going to take off, it’s OK,” Lisa told the group. We headed down Taylor Road, which was the original highway to Sacramento and passed by Newcastle Portuguese Hall, built in 1981 and still active today. This area, Lisa explains, boasts the ideal soil content for stone fruits, such as peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots.

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ometimes, we venture far and wide for exciting life experiences without truly getting to know the hidden treasures present right around us, near the places we live. I know that’s often my predicament — I love to travel, but don’t necessarily partake in exploring my own backyard — and, so, with a desire to better understand the area I’ve called home for three years now, I signed up for

the “Sierra Foothills Farm & Wine Tour” through Local Roots, a company founded three years ago by husband-and-wife team Eric and Lisa Armstrong. The couple began with walking food tours in Sacramento before expanding their farm-to-fork emphasis with a tour in the foothills. They also offer a food and wine walking excursion along historic Main Street in Murphys.

Above, Rebecca Bakken weighs produce at Mount Pleasant Farm & Gardens in Lincoln. Left, Mount Pleasant Farm & Gardens in Lincoln had its first harvest in March. The land is very fertile, as it sat fallow for 10 years.
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Fruit for sale at Newcastle Produce.

SIERRA FOOTHILLS FARM & WINE BUS TOUR
What: Local Roots-organized bus tour through orchards, farms and a vineyard When: 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15. Where: Five stops, beginning in Newcastle Cost: $69 per person Info: To purchase tickets, call (800) 979-3370 or visit www.local-food-tours.com

Carol Iwasaki, of Twin Peaks Orchards, prepares a tasty treat of peaches, goat cheese, honey and glazed walnuts for visitors of her fruit stand in Newcastle.
Indeed, we would soon learn that Loomis, Penryn and Newcastle collectively acted as the largest producer of stone fruit in the 1930s and 1940s, before blight knocked out trees, highways were built and irrigation water in the central valley meant crops and orchards could be planted on flat land there. But this area possesses a great microclimate for mandarins and remains the No. 1 producer of this fruit in the nation come November and December. I have a dilemma: I want to give you deep insight into this expedition, but I can’t tell you too much or you may not check out this tour for yourself. And I really want you to! But here’s a peak … Our first stop was Thundering Herd Mandarin Farm in Penryn, owned by Rich and Nancy Colwell, two amiable farmers who took us on a leisurely walk around their property. We saw trees that will soon abound with the land’s cash crop: scrumptious mandarins. “I figured out I’m very popular with my family from about Nov. 15 to January,” Rich said, smiling. “They like me better.” He also advised against eating Cuties, which he says are picked green and gassed in a warehouse to become orange: “They’re better than eating a candy bar, but not much.” After taste-testing some delectable mandarin-flavored olive oil on tomatoes, we were off to Lincoln to visit Mount Pleasant Farm & Gardens, which had its first harvest in March. The relatively new farm is on land that had lain fallow for 10 years, which means it’s quite fertile and ready to produce. Their vegetables are completely picked by hand, and farmer Gregg Novotny — who was gone on the tour day to go surfing — uses cover crops and prohibits chemical pesticides.

Many varieties of jams and jellies are available at Twin Peaks Orchards in Newcastle.

Novotny’s plan is to primarily become a community-supported agriculture farm, which means their funds come from selling CSA boxes directly to consumers. Their produce is also in three local farmers markets, and some is donated to the Placer Food Bank. After a yummy lunch at a winery (I’ll leave the detail of just what winery that was as a surprise), we headed to Twin Peaks Orchards in Newcastle, which has been operating since 1912. Today, they primarily produce peaches, plums, nectarines, persimmons, apricots and mandarins. We were greeted by Carol Iwasaki, a granddaughter of the orchard’s founders, who prepared a delicious snack for her visitors. I mean delicious with a capital “D,” let me tell you! She grilled paradise peaches and topped them with goat cheese, honey and caramelized walnuts. Doesn’t get much better than that! Mmmm … Where were we? Oh yes, as we chomped away on the juicy peaches, Iwasaki talked about how her grandfather, as a young man living in America, decided to get himself some

property before a law prohibiting immigrants from buying land went into effect, instead of going to Japan to marry his young bride. So, his fiancée saved up the money, eventually moved to the United States and arrived at this piece of land in Newcastle. “And my grandmother’s dream of America was squashed,” Iwasaki said. The area was covered with brush and weeds, but little by little they improved the land. Iwasaki’s grandfather was killed at 39 years old — shot in the back of the head standing outside his Ford Model-T, on his property. This was a hate crime, Iwasaki said. Her father, at 13 years old, took over the ranch. Iwasaki’s grandmother lived until her 90s and never learned English or how to drive a car. But all her children graduated from college. I’ve probably told you too much already. But I truly hope you’ll sign up for a Local Roots tour and experience the bounty of Placer County for yourself.
Sena Christian can be reached at senac@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow her on Twitter, @SenaC_RsvPT.

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Triathlete, Filmmaker, Volunteer … What’s Next?
BY TOBY LEWIS

t 56 years old, Steve Shugart says he’s never felt better in his life. The volunteer, documentary filmmaker, husband and father of three spends most of his days swimming, biking and/or running for several hours on end. On Sept. 22, the Granite Bay resident will swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run a full marathon — in succession — as he competes in the Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon. Shugart is doing the race to raise funds for Agape International Missions, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about child sex trafficking.
Are you from Granite Bay?

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that was over three years ago. Now we have our documentary, “The Pink Room.”
So, your documentary is being featured at film festivals across the country?

Yeah, that was the first phase. We have won a lot of awards. It has been amazingly successful. For first-time filmmakers, this is crazy. And we did it on almost no budget at all. Now we are working with PBS. They are actually going to show it on Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. Also, Bayside Church is going to show it again about four or five days later. Our DVD is going to be released in September, as well.
How did you get it in your mind to compete in an Ironman?

four of those, and then Lake Tahoe came around with a full Ironman. I thought, “This is the one,” even though it is probably going to be one of the toughest Ironmans ever. But I knew I could train for it, because I have course knowledge and that really helps.
You have the course knowledge because you grew up there?

Yeah, I grew up there. It’s in my backyard.
What is a typical day like for you?

We’ve been in the area since 1983. I’m not from here originally; I went to high school in Lake Tahoe.
Tell me how you got involved with Agape International.

We have very good friends that my wife, Janey, used to work with, and we heard they were getting this girl who came over from Cambodia to testify against a pedophile. We didn’t really know much about (child sex trafficking) other than it’s one of those concepts that you almost don’t even want to hear about, it is so horrific. We went over to their house for dinner and we met these girls. They were Skypeing with their friends in Cambodia and then you realize, “Wow these girls are just like my daughters.” But their parents have sold them into sex slavery at ages as young as 4 or 5. Really, our hearts were just changed by that. There were a couple of college kids who graduated from William Jessup and they were planning on doing some sort of film about it. Janey and I had been doing some charity work anyway and so we offered to help. We didn’t know anything about the film business at the time, but

It all started about five years ago when my wife did the Wildflower Tria-thlon with Team in Training. I went there and watched the (Half-Ironman distance race — 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run) the day before and just thought, “This is the most insane thing I have ever seen, I would definitely ne-ver do that.” But I decided I wasn’t much of a spectator, so I thought maybe the next year I would do the Olympic (distance) course (.75-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 10K run). And for a couple years I did the Olympic, then our coach decided to do the Half Ironman in Boulder. Our daughter was in college out there, so that got us into the Half Ironman. I’ve done three or

I have a coach and he does a plan for me. But I don’t like schedules much, so I’ve got probably the most flexible plan of anybody in

our group. We go down to Sac State and run on the track once a week. And then we do one (or) two open water swims each week. I wasn’t much of a swimmer either, so this year I went to a master’s class. A few years ago I went to a coach and he described my swimming technique as “horizontal drowning” (laughs). On Saturdays, we do a “brick,” which is a bike-and-run interval. My coach mixes it up, so we’ll run three miles, then ride 20 miles, then go back and run three more miles. Then after that, he usually has people do a long run. It’s getting up to 17 or 18 miles now. And during the week, I’ve got a 90-plus-mile bike ride. It takes up a lot of time.

That all sounds pretty crazy.

It is a lot. But I’ve never felt better in my life.
What do you do in the “real world?”

I’m retired from Hewlett Packard, 27 years. I took the early retirement. I’ve done some charity work. I remodeled a children’s home down in Sacramento, that was about a year-long project and it was very rewarding. I’d never been around children in the foster system, so it was very interesting.
What do you hope to accomplish by doing this race in Lake Tahoe?

Finish it! (laughs) But, you know, two things: I’d like to finish it for myself, but I’ve also set a goal to be one of the top fundraisers in the Ironman Foundation for Lake Tahoe. All the money is going to (Agape International Missions). I’ve put a pretty lofty goal of $100 per mile on the race and I’m about a third of the way there now. So, I might not make that, but at least I can spread awareness.
Is there any part of the race you are not looking forward to?

Steve Shugart is preparing for Ironman.
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At first it was going to be a mass start, but now I heard they are changing that because all the people hitting the water at once at different abilities is a little bit terrifying. People get kicked and punched and it is just hard to get your pace. So, I was worried about that, but it is mainly the run. I’ve never run a marathon before and I think that will be my first official distance at marathon length.
After biking 112 miles?

Yeah. I really hope I can run the whole marathon for the first time. People always say, “At about mile 20, it all falls apart.” And I will have already been out there 12 or 13 hours by mile 20 pushing it pretty hard. So, that is just a whole different level.

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