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Quick Guide to Winter Squash

Quick Guide to Winter Squash

Elizabeth Leader Smith

The most delicious foods are waiting for you this season, and we’re here to help you discover them. Through mid-November we’re featuring must-have information on the season’s best ingredients and dishes — winter squash, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, stuffing and pies! — to help you plan the tastiest celebrations and everyday meals.

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Winter squash — also known as hard squash — are available in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Choose winter squash that are firm, heavy for their size, and that have hard, tough skin with no cuts, punctures, sunken spots or mold. A tender rind indicates immaturity, an undesirable in winter squash.

New to winter squash? Start with one of the most popular:... Read More

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills this Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills this Wednesday Evening!

Dripping with natural flavor and health benefits, too, it's time to learn more about olive oil -- often considered today’s “liquid gold.” 

During the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, October 22, at 6 p.m.,  Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield will also share cooking preparation methods and  nutrient information about this amazing oil. This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet.

You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.   For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining

 

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Front Street Shelter's 4TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, OCT. 26TH

Join us on Sunday, October 26th to celebrate all of the many lives we have been able to save!  We are so proud to be part of the Sacramento community and want to invite you to party at the shelter.  We will have carnival games, vendors, costumes, a haunted house and much more!  Plenty of tasty food will be available for purchase!  This is a free event, so there is no charge for admission.  Game tickets will be $1 each - and lots of prizes will be given out!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, or participating as a vendor, please click on the picture above.   See you there!

Solar Eclipse Alert

Solar Eclipse Alert
Solar Eclipse Alert
10-23-2014 - 10-23-2014
Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
http://www.thediscovery.org/Events-Activities/solareclipsealert.html
Admission: Free with admission Museum Admission: Adults (Age 18+) $6 Seniors (Age 60+) and Teens (Age 13-17) $5 Children (Age 4-12) $4 Children (Age 0-3) and Members Free
 
(916) 808-3942
 
Start Time(s): Thurs Noon-4:30pm Planetarium presentations 12:30pm Eclipse begins 2pm
On the afternoon of October 23, Sacramento will be in the path of a very unusual event: a partial solar eclipse 
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What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!... Read More

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Half Off Any Beverage at Peet's After 12 Noon in October

Looking to save 50% off your afternoon hit of caffeine? Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering 50% off any beverage made in the store after 12 noon through Oct. 31... Read More

CHP: Man who reported minivan stolen was driving in fatal crash


The California Highway Patrol said a man who initially reported his minivan stolen was actually driving the vehicle and under the influence of alcohol when it was involved in a crash that killed a woman in September in Arden-Arcade.

Joseph Yakshin was arrested Thursday and booked on charges of felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony Hit and Run causing death and serious injury, felony driving while under the influence causing injury, felony filing of a false police report and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license.

CHP said Yakshin was driving a minivan that ran a red light and struck a vehicle at about 12:59 a.m. Sept. 15 at El Camino and Walnut avenues. The passenger in the vehicle that was struck, Deadra Griffin was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The driver and two other passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the CHP said.