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Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Saves Voiceless Heroes

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada (VOA), is “helping America’s most vulnerable” rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Among these vulnerable individuals are veterans who are experiencing a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. From assisting in employment opportunities, to providing stable housing, VOA continues their search for veterans who are homeless or soon-to-be homeless and is need of support in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer counties.

A large number of men and women who have served our country are currently living on the streets. In most cases, these homeless veterans are unaware that organizations such as VOA provide services specifically designed for those in their current situation.

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Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Armless Chair for the Reef Outdoor Sectional Sofa

Free DIY Furniture Plans / How to Build an Armless Chair for the Reef Outdoor Sectional Sofa

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

By special reader request, and a perfect addition to the Reef Collection of pieces, today we have Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Armless Chair for the Reef Outdoor Sectional Sofa!... Read More

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Pear Harvesting is Almost Over...Already

Bosc pearsI was a bit naive last year when I sat down to dinner with members of the California Pear Board. It was last September and we were at the Tower Bridge Dinner. The Board had been kind enough to invite me to be their guest and I had promised to write about pears. The problem? Pear season was already over... Read More

Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

Chicken-Veggie-Whatever In a Dish

This is the enthralling tale of one resourceful man overcoming his hunger by combining the contents of his refrigerator into sweet and sultry sustenance. This man is me.

Let me start off by saying that this is your typical “look-in-the-fridge-and-throw-what-you’ve-got-in-a-pot” recipe. Now, with that being said, the absolute key to doing this is to make sure you have some good stuff in your fridge. This makes it a lot easier to let your culinary creativity run unrestricted. If you’re not the creative type, feel free to check out my quirky recipe below.
Ingredients:... Read More

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UPDATE: Teen found safe after missing for hours


A Citrus Heights teen was found safe after missing for several hours Thursday.

Citrus Heights Police said 17-year-old Sage Medlin, who has autism, was last seen riding a blue or black mountain bike away from Mesa Verde High School at 10:35 Thursday morning.

Thursday evening, an officer saw Medlin boarding a bus and took him in. Police said the teen is now safe.

Police Sgt. Michael Wells said this was not the first time Medlin has run away.


Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt

Summer picnics should always include some sort of fruit salad. For ours, we like this Mason jar layered fruit salad with honey Greek yogurt. It's easy to transport and tastes as sweet as summer itself... Read More

Sunrise Recreation & Park District Wants to Hear From You!

Sunrise Recreation & Park District Wants to Hear From You!

Sunrise Recreation and Park District is currently conducting a Master Plan Update Survey to help determine the direction of the District for the next 10 years. Please take a couple minutes to fill it out and let us know what you would like to see! 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SRPDNews10

Visit the Master Plan Webpage to keep up to date with the process: http://sunrisemasterplan.wordpress.com/