This is right around the time of the year when Dudley Adair’s side business starts to get busy.
The Carmichael native and his wife, who moved from Carmichael to Lincoln about four years ago, are weight loss coaches with Take Shape for Life, a company whose “coaches” sell meal replacements and provide weight loss plans and advice.
“We talk to people starting now with the holiday season upon us,” Adair said. “People seem more willing to listen at this time of the year than any other.”
Coming from a private high school in Sacramento, Ian Donahue knows a thing or two about small class sizes.
The 21-year-old UC Merced senior who attended Jesuit High School has been having flashbacks to his high school days lately, especially in courses for his materials science and engineering major, which often have as few as 10 students per class.
The small size of the newest UC campus was a major reason for Donahue’s decision to attend UC Merced, as well as the people on campus.
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning, Kyle Lackner and Katherine Abdolhosseini ran to victory at the 11th annual Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon in Folsom.
Lackner, a 21-year-old Folsom resident, who graduated from Jesuit High in 2008 and currently runs cross country at Sac State, finished the 13.1-mile race before anyone else in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 33 seconds.
“It’s a good course and it’s good to win, but I’m not really pleased with my time,” Lackner said. “I was hoping to run under 1:10.”
Ken O’Brien wasn’t just on the Carson Palmer bandwagon – he was steering it.
O’Brien, the former Jesuit High School [class of 1978] and UC Davis quarterback who had two Pro Bowl seasons with the New York Jets, worked out Palmer in recent months to keep the “retired” quarterback’s joints from rusting.
After learning of Palmer’s acquisition by the Raiders, O’Brien beamed and said he backed Raiders coach Hue Jackson’s claim that Oakland had pulled off “the greatest trade in football.”
Andrew Susac isn’t exactly the Giants’ catcher of the future. Not in an organization featuring Buster Posey.
But Susac, who grew up in Sacramento a Giants fan, still is an elite prospect after being chosen in the second round of the June draft, and he’ll put his talents on display in the instructional league, which begins this week in Arizona.
“I try to emulate my game after Buster Posey’s,” said Susac, who was in attendance Tuesday with fellow draftees Kyle Crick (sandwich pick) and Ricky Oropesa (third round).
The winner of Harvard’s 2011 Freshman Talent Show last Tuesday was Christopher Eur ’15 from Sacramento, Calif. For his act, he beatboxed—which he learned by watching YouTube videos—while he performed an improvised jazz piece on the piano. “You can do most of the sounds without your hands,” Eur said, “except for some scratching sounds.” His 14 freshmen competitors showcased a diverse range of talents, from Chinese sword dancing to a piano and saxophone duet.
Who knew you could toss spinach into a fruit smoothie and have no one be the wiser?
Eric Olsen, for one. Olsen, vice president of finance and risk at Ray Stone Inc., volunteered himself and the company’s management team to take turns riding a stationary bike outfitted with a blender to produce smoothies for winners of a company fitness contest.
The smoothies were based on a recipe supplied by Partnership for a Healthy California, which also supplied the bicycle.
John Catlin won the Northern California Golf Association Amateur Match Play Championship for the second year in a row, defeating Michael Weaver 5 and 3 in Friday’s final at Spyglass Hill.
Catlin, a 21-year-old rising junior at New Mexico, was 11 under par in closing out the title match in 33 holes.
“That’s not bad,” Catlin said Tuesday from Albuquerque, reflecting on his accomplishment before heading to class.
From the Roseville Press Tribune
By Bill Poindexter
Andrew Susac of Roseville, the second-round pick of the San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft in June, signed with the World Series champions Monday night, about 20 minutes before the deadline.
In the end, Susac said the Giants’ offer — including $1.1 million and invitations to spring training in 2012 and 2013 — was too good to pass up.
“There were a lot of ups and downs,” the Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback said recently. “It was a long road. But I always knew there was light at the end of the tunnel when (Colin Kaepernick) left. But you never knew for sure.”
He knows now.
Lantrip spent the last four years sitting, watching and learning behind arguably the greatest football player in school history, wondering if the day when his name would sit atop the depth chart at quarterback would ever come.
From the Valley Community Newspapers
By Lance Armstrong
Fifteen years have passed since the closure of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor & Ye Public House at 5641 J St. But despite this passage of time, the community has not forgotten the many memories that this eatery delivered during its more than 40 years in East Sacramento.
Shakey’s Pizza Parlor and Ye Public House in East Sacramento is shown during its early years. / Photo courtesy, Shakey’s USA, Inc.Pizza
Jesuit and Pleasant Grove have advanced to Saturday’s double-elimination portion of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North baseball playoffs by winning tonight’s opening round games at American River College.
But as the inspiring story unfolded over the recent college football season, fans from all over the nation came to the Capital One Mascot Challenge in support of the University of Nevada-Reno furry fellow.
Wolfie — who in real life is Davis product Ian Holmes — went from roof-kill in the dugout of the Reno Aces to king of the hill.
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