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2013 Weekly Challenge #41 Break(your)fast

2013 Weekly Challenge #41  Break(your)fast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Broken record, right? In this case, the old cliche' is really true.

One of the most important things Mama Bootcamp tries to teach is how important it is to eat (i.e. FUEL your body) every 2 to 4 hours. We do this for a couple of reasons. First of all, if you keep yourself from getting too hungry, you'll make better food choices instead of just eating whatever you can get your hands on because you're "starving." But more importantly, eating frequent small meals or snacks keeps your metabolism steady so that energy levels are consistent. Eating every 2 to 4 hours also helps alleviate fatigue and hunger. Your body is always fueled and burning calories.

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media.

As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see on TNT and more like a modern day business man and teacher.

Perhaps the biggest question from today’s presser was what he can do to help teach DeMarcus Cousins how to turn the page and lead the Kings back into the playoffs.

“When I look at DeMarcus Cousins I see a young Shaquille O’Neal, a guy that was very talented, very stubborn in his ways. I know sometimes he gets a bad rap, but what changed me — what made me become a winner and a champion — was a conversation,” O’Neal said. “When I had a conversation with a guy that won a championship, that changed my whole perspective.

1st Annual Poobunny Ride Saturday Oct. 12

1st Annual Poobunny Ride Saturday Oct. 12

200 bikers will be revving up their engines in support of Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation.

The departure point is Renegade Classics, a motorcycle gear shop at 6758 Folsom Boulevard. Their destination is Paschke Ranch in Woodland. (36047 County Road 25)

This ride, which is open to all cyclists (and autos), was created by Dotie Dollson. who was looking for a way to memorialize her niece, Adele Mott.

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

Bruski: Labor agreement between Sacramento and Kings another sign downtown arena moving forward

It may be fun for opponents to poke holes in the labor agreement reached between Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Kings and the Sacramento-Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council, which calls for most of the construction and labor jobs for the downtown arena to be filled by union workers, and it may be good for ratings to tell you that groups opposed to the agreement could join with STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) to try and derail the arena project.

It’s just a waste of time.  One could almost hear faint undertones of that when Johnson told observers at today’s press conference that “fringe groups” would not “rain on this parade.”


Downtown Arena: Locals take pride in their fight to keep the Kings

Downtown Arena: Locals take pride in their fight to keep the Kings

The potential relocation of the Sacramento Kings has brought about many things. The most intangible aspects of professional sports where vividly apparent at Sleep Train Arena and beyond.

The prestige and importance of having a team were a pillar, but the overwhelming narrative since the grassroots efforts escalated three years ago was “Bigger than basketball,”. A phrase uttered by the Sacramento Bee’s Marcos Breton, Members of local government and eventually adopted by the group known as Crown Downtown.

“I’ve just been [back in Sacramento] for about 24 hours and you can feel it in the air,” said Matthew Moore, a member of Here We Stay’s New York contingent. “You feel how important it is to the community and it makes [us] happy with everything we did.”

Perhaps Moore’s experiences with Sacramento and its basketball team have demonstrated the true value of these occurrences.

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ELK GROVE, CA - Elk Grove and surrounding communities have been overlooked and under-appreciated when it comes to a regional theater and community arts center.

The need for the American Renaissance Institute of Arts is staggering, as community members thirst for arts education and performances ranging from ballet to musicals to theater to orchestral, jazz and ensemble-like performances. The research shows that nothing of this kind has been proposed, or even thought of in the private sector.

This venture was conceived from the ground-up to be self-sustaining, year in and year out without having to depend on money from rich patrons of the arts, without the need for grants, loans or angel investors.

Mulch Madness returns to McKinley Park

Mulch Madness returns to McKinley Park

Grab your wheelbarrow and join the after-work mulching party at McKinley Park. Volunteers are needed to help care for the park by applying mulch rings around the park trees. If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, just show up! The Sacramento Tree Foundation will have extra wheelbarrows, gloves and rakes.

Monday, July 15, 6:30-8:00pm  –  Meet near the Pond

Monday, August 12, 6:30-8:00pm. –  Meet near the basketball court

Monday, September 9, 6:00-8:00pm.  –  Meet near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd.

Mulch Madness! is supported by the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  Mulch is provided by the City of Sacramento Urban Forestry Service.

Visit www.sactree.com/events for more information and to register.