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Spring Cilantro Salad

Spring Cilantro Salad

Is it really almost Spring time?  So it may not look like Spring outside right now though we all know that Mother Nature has plenty of sunshine in store for us just around the corner.  This means tons of fresh fruits and vegetables as well.  In just a few months we’ll be wishing for cooler temperatures!  Here is a fresh and delicious salad recipe to get you ready.  Try this as a light meal or add this dish to the menu for a family BBQ!

This salad is delicious with Chicken, Steak and even Pork so choose your protein of choice for a

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William Jessup University, Sierra College Foundation Partner to Assist Former Foster Youth

ROCKLIN, Calif. – William Jessup University and the Sierra College Foundation are asking for donated laptops to support a new program called “Fostering Care in Education” and designed to assist former foster youth.

More than 150 students who have aged out of the foster care system are currently attending Sierra College. William Jessup University and Sierra College Foundation are partnering together to expand a program to help former foster youth succeed. 

“Our goal is to equip these students with a laptop for the start of the 2011 fall semester,” said Kathleen Tucker, Director of the University Fund at William Jessup.

Housing developer bows out leaving Lincoln with bigger budget gap than expected

Housing developer bows out leaving Lincoln with bigger budget gap than expected

LINCOLN, CA, March 10, 2011 – The City of Lincoln will not see an anticipated one-time revenue boost as anticipated in its 2011-2012 budget.
          
The City has been informed by its affordable housing developer, Mercy Housing, that they will be leaving the single-family housing business to focus exclusively on developing and managing affordable rental housing properties. This means that the $1.1 million land sale for the Creekside Project in Lincoln that would have generated one-time revenue for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 will not be moving forward at this time.
           
Last month, the projected deficit for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 had been estimated to be approximately $1 million, and City staff has been working diligently to close that gap.

Emerging artists showcase at the Blue Line Gallery

Emerging artists showcase at the Blue Line Gallery

ROSEVILLE, CA, March 11, 2011 – The Blue Line Gallery proudly hosts Roseville Arts' 30th annual High School Student Show, March 15 - April 9. This year's show opened its call to include not only students in South Placer public high schools but also charter and private school art students in South Placer and the Sacramento area.

Sponsorship for this year's art awards is provided generously by California Bank and Trust and by artist Miriam Morris.

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42.8 percent of residential properties with a mortgage underwater in Sacramento area

42.8 percent of residential properties with a mortgage underwater in Sacramento area

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 8, 2011— CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released negative equity data showing that 11.1 million, or 23.1 percent, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, up from 10.8 million, or 22.5 percent, in the third quarter. The small increase reflects the price declines that occurred during the fourth quarter and led to lower values. An additional 2.4 million borrowers had less than five percent equity, referred to as near-negative equity, in the fourth quarter. Together, negative equity and near-negative equity mortgages accounted for 27.9 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage nationwide.

Negative equity, often referred to as "underwater" or "upside down," means that borrowers owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.

Rocklin Business Summit: Big Business Marketing for Small Businesses

Rocklin, Calif. - When local business owners were asked last year about their biggest challenges, a recurring theme emerged: How can a small business effectively use marketing to grow and thrive?

To help local businesses market better in a 2011 World, marketing experts, in partnership with the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a special Rocklin Business Summit on Tuesday, March 29.

Attendees will learn how to retain customers, gain new business, and implement a cohesive plan that leverages small business marketing dollars.

Presentations include:

Unofficial tally: Gaines heads to Assembly runoff

SACRAMENTO, CA. (AP) - Unofficial returns show voters in a Northern California state Assembly district have set up a runoff election between the wife of their former assemblyman and a Democratic challenger making his third bid for the seat.

The results, which have not yet been certified by the Secretary of State, show Beth Gaines was the top Republican vote getter. She edged John Allard by 726 votes out of more than 70,000 ballots cast.

Placer County officials on Monday finished counting 4,700 late ballots from last week's special primary in the 4th Assembly District. El Dorado, Sacramento and Alpine counties finished counts last week.

If the tally holds after the final canvass, Gaines will face Democrat Dennis Campanale May 3. California has no automatic recount, and Allard did not return a call seeking comment.

Former Sierra College student gets 11 years in stabbing

Former Sierra College student gets 11 years in stabbing

AUBURN, CA - A former Sierra College student convicted of attempted murder for stabbing another man who was dating a woman he used to see has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison.

Placer County Superior Court Judge Colleen Nichols also directed Paul Thomas Heintz, 24, to serve five years of parole after his release and ordered restitution hearings to be held.

Heintz was accused of stabbing Alex Abrahamian on the Rocklin college campus on March 24, 2009. An Auburn jury in September found Heintz also guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and special allegation of use of deadly weapon and inflicting great bodily harm.

Abrahamian and Heintz used to be friends. Abrahamian was stabbed five times in the torso and underwent three surgeries, according to court records.

Electronic waste collection a success for Sacramento-area students

Electronic waste collection a success for Sacramento-area students

ROCKLIN, CA - A group of 5th and 6th graders from throughout the Sacramento region spent their Saturday at Whitney High School collecting old computers and TVs for recycling.

The students were raising money for their trip to Canada this summer as part of an educational and cultural exchange program.

They're part of People to People International, a student ambassador program that was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote student exchanges around the world.

A steady line of drivers proceeded through the high school parking lot, dropping off computers, televisions, printers, cell phones and other electronic waste. 

One driver asked Jaylen Johnson, a student from Green Valley Elementary in Rescue, what it meant to be a student ambassador.  Jaylen said the program is all about "world peace."  

Denio’s to celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” during March with sales of its famed corn dog

Denio’s to celebrate “Something on a Stick Day” during March with sales of its famed corn dog

When it comes to putting something tasty to eat on a stick, it is hard to compete with the folks at Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet.

For 42 of its 64-year history, Denio’s has been serving up corn dogs on a stick – an estimated 5 million corn dogs over the years, helping to create memories for millions of visitors.

In conjunction with this year’s national “Something on a Stick Day” on March 28, Denio’s will launch its own celebration. Denio’s will offer a 2-for-1 corn dog coupon good for the entire month of March! To print out a coupon, visit the Denio’s website at www.DeniosMarket.com.

“People come to Denio’s for a variety of reasons, and one of them is definitely to eat one of our delicious corn dogs,” said Eric Denio, grandson of Jim Denio, who founded the popular outdoor market in 1947.