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Daring Bakers: biscuit joconde imprime

Daring Bakers: biscuit joconde imprime

The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.  That means - a sponge cake where a pattern is imprinted in it and is used to create the surrounding shell of a filled dessert. The main part of the challenge was the decorated sponge, then we could fill it with whatever we wanted.

This was one of the best Daring Bakers' challenges yet. I learned a great, decorative technique that was not very difficult. I would certainly do this again for some special occasion.

Olympic hopefuls compete in fast & furious martial arts tournament

Olympic hopefuls compete in fast & furious martial arts tournament

Robinson’s Taekwondo is bringing some of America’s best martial artists to showcase their talents on their way to qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  

The 2011 Sacramento Invitational Tournament will take place at American River College on Saturday, Feb. 12 beginning at 9:00 a.m. with competitive matches continuing throughout the day.

With quick kicks, sharp chops and fast and furious styles of Tae Kwon Do, these athletes will be competing as preparation for the USAT Qualifiers, a step on the way to the Olympic trails. The tournament will feature world class electronic scoring, certified refereeing and a wide range of competitors.

Admission is $10.00 general admission and kids under 5 are admitted free.

Parking is FREE. Visit www.robinsonstkd.com or call 916-332-6979 for more information.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Sweetheart Dinner

Veterans of Foreign Wars Sweetheart Dinner

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6158 are inviting you to a great time at its Sweethearts Dinner and Dance on Friday, Feb 11 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  The VFW is located at 8990 Kruithof Way, Fair Oaks.

Swiss Steak will be served for dinner and entertainment will be provided by Dave Channell's Fire and Wheel's with Jimmy Pailer and Leigh Lunett.

Tickets are $12.50 per person and $20.00 per couple and are on sale now.

Visit http://vfw6158.org/Main_News.php  or call 916-966-1663 for more information

Random thoughts on the State of the Union Address

Random thoughts on the State of the Union Address

Yes, I'm a bad American.  I didn't really watch the State of the Union.  I'll admit I watched Tosh.0 instead.  Sure, I tuned in for a few minutes, but it was really boring.  All I saw was Joe Biden about to crack up laughing at something and that new Speaker of the House dude looking as dour as can be.  I tried, I really did, but I just couldn't see the point.  Read more...

Recipe: Udon Noodles with Edamame, Peppers & Mushrooms in Ginger-Garlic Broth

Recipe: Udon Noodles with Edamame, Peppers & Mushrooms in Ginger-Garlic Broth

Whenever I'm on the road to recovery after being sick, I get these massive feng shui attacks where I just have to deep clean everything and rid myself of all that is unnecessary.

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Lake Natomas paved bike path temporarily closed

Lake Natomas paved bike path temporarily closed

Managers at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area announced that the paved bike path along the north side of Lake Natoma will be temporarily closed due to construction activities along the trail from Jan. 24-27 and Jan. 31-Feb. 3. The trail closure will be in effect on those days from 7:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The specific section of the trail to be closed is the portion of the trail along the Orangevale Bluffs, from the intersection of the Main Avenue access spur to Negro Bar. 

The reason for the closure is due to the installation of a concrete rock barrier that will help protect the paved trail and trail users from falling rock that occurs along this section of the Bluffs.

Trail users will need to find alternate routes during the closure period. The paved bike path along the south side of Lake Natoma will be open and available as a detour or alternate route.

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa’s "Live With the Chef" cooking class

Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa’s "Live With the Chef" cooking class

This year, treat your Valentine to a heart-healthy and scrumptious home-cooked meal by learning some tips and techniques at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa’s "Live With the Chef" cooking class.

This class is part of an adult monthly cooking series, which is open to all, though space is limited.

When: Wednesday, Feb.

Detectives seek identity of serial Carmichael restaurant robber

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Six Carmichael restaurants have been targeted for armed robberies since November and Sacramento County sheriff's detectives think the same man is behind the crimes.

The man is described as white or Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He has brandished a handgun and may be driving a silver compact car.

Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran said four of the robberies have occurred at Subway sandwich shops.

The FBI is also involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information about robber's identity was asked to call detectives at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP; or send a text message tip by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Those who call or text can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Orange Grove Adult School gets reprieve

SACRAMENTO, CA -  A Sacramento school for disabled students over the age of 18 will continue to operate for another year, according to a school district spokesman.

Trent Allen with the San Juan Unified School District says the district has reached a tentative agreement with Alta Regional Center to keep Orange Grove Adult School open until June 30, 2012. Alta Regional Center will provide $1.1 million to make that happen, Allen says.

School district staff had recommended closing the Orange Avenue facility in June 2011 due to expected state budget cuts.

Jury convicts man in Carmichael park murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man accused of fatally stabbing and stealing from a homeless man who lived out of his car at Carmichael Park has been found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery, says the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

The victim, Richard Seeger, 57, was attacked by James Ray Alden, 37, early on the morning of April 9, 2009, claimed prosecutor Rick Miller. As Sacramento County sheriff's detectives canvassed neighborhoods by the Grant Avenue park, they reported finding Seeger's SUV as well as his checkbook, car keys and other personal items at an apartment where Alden was temporarily staying. DNa analysis linked Seeger and Alden to the items, according to court records.

Alden faces a life sentence without parole when he is sentenced Feb. 25.