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South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

South Sac resident takes honorable mention in essay contest

A young Vietnamese woman—who came to the U.S. for burn treatment and helped get a start in a Mutual Housing community—has been given an honorable mention in a local college essay contest.

Nhi Vo’s essay on her struggle to survive a family fire in 2000 that killed her mother and severely burned Vo and two of her sisters recently took honors in the “Sacramento News & Review” 2011 College Essay Contest.

Vo has been accepted into the University of California, Davis, where she will study cellular biology.

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

Sac City Councilman Darrell Fong attends ribbon cutting ceremony

On Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. City of Sacramento Councilmember Darrell R. Fong cut the ribbon [see photo] for the Grand Opening of a new assisted living facility named The Meadows at Country Place, located near Interstate 5, at the corner of Florin Road West and Country Place.


The Meadows at Country Place provides the highest level of personalized care for Respite, Alzheimer/Dementia, Complex Physical Limitations, and Hospice.

  • Respite includes temporary care for an elderly person recovering from Elective Surgery and also for families planning a vacation that want peace of mind knowing their loved one will receive the proper care with utmost respect and dignity.
     
  • Alzheimer/Dementia includes specific care geared toward the special needs that are unique to our memory impaired loved ones.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Sour Cherry Sangria

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Sour Cherry Sangria

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Sour Cherry Sangria.

Ingredients
1 Lb Sour Cherries, washed and pitted (save the juice)
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 Cup Simple Sugar
1 1/2 Cups White Rum
1 1/2 Cups White Wine
1 Cup Sparkling Water (add just before serving)
2-3 Cups Ice
5-6 Each Fresh Mint Sprigs

Cooking Instructions
Pour ice into a pitcher. Drop fresh mint on top of the ice. Pour in all remaining ingredients and stir.

*Varieties of cherries that can be used in this recipe include: Bing, Rainer, Lambert, Morello or Montmorency
**For more burst of flavor try adding the juice of an orange, or peach, or both!

Civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry to speak at Sheldon High School Feb. 24

Civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry to speak at Sheldon High School Feb. 24

ELK GROVE - On Thursday, Feb. 24, renowned civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry will share her story about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to the explosion in 1963, then 14-year old Carolyn Maull (McKinstry) answered the phone on that fateful morning. A voice on the line said "three minutes." Unfortunately, McKinstry was unaware of prior bomb threats and the bomb subsequently exploded, killing four little girls in the church.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center, 8333 Kingsbridge Drive in Sacramento. McKinstry will also speak to U.S. History students at Franklin High School at 9:30 a.m. on Feb.

Free real estate mobile app launched

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

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

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

Berg Injury Lawyers offer free cab rides on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO - Berg Injury Lawyers will offer its Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program to residents in Sacramento this New Year's Eve. The free cab rides will be offered from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011.

Due to the program's overwhelming popularity in past years, a cap of $35 will be placed on each ride home. Patrons must may any cab fare above that amount.

For a ride home, call Yellow Cab Company of Sacramento at (916) 444-2222. Patrons must be picked up at a participating restaurant, hotel or bar in the downtown Sacramento area to qualify for a free ride. Rides home must be within the city of Sacramento.