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Clarence “Bud” Anderson and Congressman Ami Bera, With Honor Guard and Three Plane Flyby Salute
Triple Ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson (center) was saluted at the California Capital Airshow by an honor guard in vintage uniforms. WW II aircraft performed a fly- past after Congressman Ami Bera (second left) presented commendations to the 92-year- old.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Air Show Honors Triple Ace

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

MATHER, CA (MPG) - Arriving at Mather Field by airplane and vintage jeep, ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson was guest of honor at the California Capital Airshow last weekend.

The event saluted more than 100 WWII veteran attendees, whom Congressman Ami Bera called “the greatest nation’s greatest generation.” Among the hundreds of contemporary aircraft at Mather Field, prop-powered fighters from the European and Pacific theaters were soaring war birds. Over two days, their fly-pasts and barrel rolls delighted 100,000 observers at Mather Airport.

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Todd Morgan Poses With His Guitar Under a Tree
Homegrown star Todd Morgan poses for a 24th birthday portrait in Carmichael Park.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Birthday Boost for Heartthrob

Local Musician Lays Down Tracks for Hollywood Horror Film

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - It might be a great leap—nobody ever heard of Steppenwolf before Easy Rider—or a small step toward fame for baby-faced heart throb Todd Morgan. One way or another, having original songs in a movie is a super 24th birthday gift for the young performer.

“It all came out of the blue,” says the Rio Americano graduate. “The movie producers needed original music in the 1950s style. Someone I met at an LA industry trade event told them about me.”

The upcoming movie is called All American Horror. It is independently produced and stars Julia Robert’s brother, Eric Roberts. YouTube has the official trailer. As credits roll, Sacramento rock fans will recognize Morgan hammering at keyboards and singing.

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Fair Oaks CoHousing Neighbors
Cohousing neighborhoods are composed of privately-owned homes clustered around shared open space and extensive common facilities. The Club House typically includes a dining room, kitchen, workshop space, children’s playroom, guest rooms, and lounge. It is the heart of the neighborhood for a variety of other activities. Cars are parked on the periphery of the site, making the neighborhood more pedestrian-friendly and kid-safe. Future residents are involved in the design and development so that it reflects their needs and priorities, creating a truly custom neighborhood.
Photo courtesy of Fair Oaks Ecohousing

EcoHousing a New Trend

By Marty Maskall
Posted: 9/18/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Local residents submitted their planning application to Sacramento County on Monday, July 21st, to approve their design for a new environmentally friendly neighborhood on New York Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks. A group of nine families have been working with architect and international cohousing expert, Charles Durrett, on the design of their community.

The 30 new homes will range in size from two-bedroom flats to four-bedroom town homes, along with extensive community facilities and garden areas. The new community is unique in that it is being initiated by a group of local families that seek to live in a more socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhood than what traditional developers have been building in the Sacramento Suburbs.

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500 Volunteers Needed at United Way’s Day of Caring Volunteer Extravaganza

United Way’s 2nd Annual Day Of Caring Kicks Off New Five-Year Strategic Plan

Posted: 9/4/2014

Volunteers Gather for United Way's Day of Caring
“We’re excited to watch companies, volunteers and nonprofits come together again for an amazing day transforming our community through volunteer projects,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, United Way president and CEO.

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Five hundred local residents are needed to spend one day caring for the community on Sept. 12 by signing up for one of 31 volunteer projects happening across the region on United Way’s 2nd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. The event, which kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, will start at 8 a.m. with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo and keynote presentation by Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger. Volunteer projects will begin at 10 a.m. in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. Sign up at: http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org
/dayofcaring
by Sept. 5. Last year, 362 volunteers completed 25 volunteer activities across five counties.

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Ana and Dean from the Drowsy Chaperone

Fair Oaks Theatre Festival Home of the Theatre Under the Stars Presents the Drowsy Chaperone

Posted: 8/21/2014

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - Fair Oaks Theatre Festival is reprising its production of the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone for its second play of the 2014 season. Last year The Drowsy Chaperone received five stars from the News and Review and the Sacramento Bee called it… “The song-and-dance frolic with 1920s style”

The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, musical theatre fan; who as he plays the recording of his favorite stage show, the fictional 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage.

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Volunteer Marty Delgado with Colorful Balloons and Flowers
Marty Delgado of Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild, a non Profit Group of men and women who spend time every month guiding, assisting, comforting, and encouraging patients and their families in the hospital. Photo courtesy of Mercy San Juan medical Center

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild

Posted: 8/21/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Come join us! Add a new and interesting facet to your life. Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild is a non Profit Group of men and women who spend time every month guiding, assisting, comforting, and encouraging patients and their families in the hospital.

We help by streamlining patient registration, escorting visitors, selling those much needed gifts, assisting the worried families of surgery patients, soothing infants, making Snoopys for Kids and Heart Bears for adults, as well as collecting and distributing clothing to patients as needed.

We work to raise money to fund scholarships for students and adults working toward their medical educations, buy specialized equipment, and assist in the Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tea.

We also gather to enjoy four luncheons annually. Come be a part of Mercy San Juan Medical Center's Volunteer Guild. If you are interested, call Carol Lee at (916) 965-3479.

Source: Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild


Free Safety Fair Coming to Citrus Town Center

By Connie Hall
Posted: 8/21/2014

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Citrus Town Center, located at the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and Greenback Lane in the heart of Citrus Heights, is presenting their annual Free Safety Fair. This much-anticipated community event is scheduled for Saturday, August 30th, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Working in conjunction with Officer David Jones of the Citrus Heights Police Department, the Safety Fair this year promises to hold interest for every member of the family. One of the returning top attractions of the Safety Fair is the Free Drive-Thru Child Car Seat Installation and Safety Check. Administered by officers from the Citrus Heights Police Department, child seats will be checked for proper placement, securing, appropriate sizing for the child, and more.

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California Institute of Jewelry Training

By Sarah Banks
Posted: 8/7/2014


DOVIA Celebrates Sacramento’s Volunteers

By Jennifer Trovato
Posted: 8/7/2014


Our Connection to the Moon Landing, 1969

By Patricia Johnson, Harvey Williams,
and Terri Pennello
Posted: 8/7/2014


41st Annual Eppie’s Great Race

Special Tributes to Founder Eppie Johnson

Posted: 7/17/2014


Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch Farm Stand Now Open

Posted: 7/17/2014


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