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Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

Rancho Cordova man gets 3 years in prison for bank fraud, ID theft

Rancho Cordova man gets 3 years in prison for bank fraud, ID theft

RANCHO CORDOVA - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Bunny Leroy Fallis, 32, of Rancho Cordova, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller to three years and five months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, for multiple counts of bank fraud and ID theft. Fallis was ordered to pay full restitution to the more than 50 victims identified.

This case was the product of extensive investigation by the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, the Rancho Cordova Police Department, and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

According to court documents, Fallis collected and purchased stolen U.S. Mail to obtain identification documents and financial instruments, which he used to steal cash from financial institutions. He also used the stolen documents and financial instruments to obtain merchandise and property.

Evening of Dreams 2011

Evening of Dreams 2011

The Evening of Dreams Prom is a red carpet gala in Sacramento serving teens and young adults with disabilities and special needs, complete with formal wear, photographers and dancing.   Guest with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other mental and physical challenges dance the evening away with area high school athletes and student leaders.

“Evening of Dreams is an exclusive one of a kind event where students with special needs are served as the kings and queens of prom where they experience their dreams,” said Michelle Purcell, prom founder. Each guest is asked at registration to list their dreams for the evening, and according to event organizers, most are able to be reached.

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

CRPD Senior Center Volunteer Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

Cordova Senior Activities Center Volunteer Receives Recognition from Board of Supervisors

The Cordova Recreation and Park District is pleased to announce that Ed Dunn, Cordova Senior Activities Center Advisory Board Vice President and Center volunteer, was recognized by the Sacramento Board of Supervisors as an Outstanding Senior Volunteer for 2011. Mr. Dunn was presented the award by District 5 Supervisor Don Nottoli at the May 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting.

In addition to serving as Vice President of the Senior Advisory Board, Mr. Dunn has taken the lead in rewriting the Bylaws and ensuring that the vision and goals of the Advisory Board are preserved.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Ahi Tuna Wraps

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Ahi Tuna Wraps

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh tells us how to make Ahi Tuna Wraps in this week's episode "It's Not for Salads" featuring Chef Mark Ayers from Cannery Row Brewing Company.

Ingredients
Soy-Mirin Vinaigrette

2 oz Soy Sauce
2 oz Mirin
2 oz Rice Vinegar
2 oz Sesame Oil
12 oz Blended Oil
½ oz Ginger, fresh grated
½ oz garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste

• Combine all ingredients
• Adjust seasoning

Ahi Tuna Wraps
6 oz Ahi Tuna
½ Oz Soy-Mirin Vinaigrette
1 Tbs Green onion, finely chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
¼ oz Jimica, julienned
¼ oz Enoki mushrooms
¼ oz Daikon sproutsikon sprouts
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
¼ Cup Carrots, julienne
3 Lettuce Leafs

Cooking Instructions
Mix tuna with vinaigrette and green onions.

Green Bay Packer to visit veterans in Mather

Green Bay Packer to visit veterans in Mather

MATHER - Jarrett Bush, number 24 for the 2011 Super Bowl champions Green Bay Packers, will visit veterans at the Sacramento VA Medical Center on Tuesday, March 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., to show his appreciation for America's heroes.

The medical center, located at 10535 Hospital Way in Mather, will host the visit from the special teams corner back, a local player who graduated from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville.

Bush was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Utah State and American River College.

Rancho Cordova advocates use the Internet and social media to inspire a community

Rancho Cordova advocates use the Internet and social media to inspire a community

Ryan Lundquist is a former neighborhood watch captain who's part of a team of citizens using digital media to helps their neighborhood of White Rock connect and grow.   Their goal is create an avenue to help people communicate and work together for the purpose of making their neighborhood better.

The White Rock Neighborhood website is all about engaging each person and household to get involved in the wellbeing of White Rock.  Visit the website and you're encouraged to check out positive activities that are happening, list your own, watch videos, learn about crime tips and vote for issues such as the two phase plan for Mills Park Drive.

White Rock is in Rancho Cordova between Folsom Blvd, Mather Field, Zinfandel Drive and south of Highway 50.  To learn more about the website and get involved, go to