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Sac Metro Fire Board Vacancy

Sac Metro Fire Board Vacancy

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is accepting applications to fill a vacant position of Director for Division 5 on its nine-member Board of Directors.  The selected applicant will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring the first week of December, 2012.

Applicants must be a registered voter, residing within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.  While all interested applicants within the District will be considered, preference will be given to applicants from Division 5. 

The approximate boundaries for Division 5 are Madison Avenue on the north, Manzanita Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard to Arden Way on the west, the American River on the south, and the City of Folsom boundary on the east. 

Carmichael Breast Cancer Advocate Honored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Carmichael Breast Cancer Advocate Honored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Donna Sanderson of Carmichael, California has been recognized by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, for her uncompromising dedication to working with Komen for the Cure to end breast cancer. Sanderson received the special Suzy’s Angel award at the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas, March 24-26.

Only occasionally, Komen chooses to give the Suzy’s Angel award in special recognition of someone who exemplifies the organization’s promise to end breast cancer through extraordinary service and dedication to the cause. Suzy’s Angel honors the recipient for committing time, talents and energy to help save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Sanderson has been committed to furthering Komen’s promise to end breast cancer for 18 years.

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Pear Sylvetta salad

Laura McIntosh's recipe of the week: Pear Sylvetta salad

This week, "Bringing It Home" TV show host Laura McIntosh shows us how to make Chef Sean O'Toole's Sylvetta Salad:

Ingredients
1/4 Sylvetta (Wild Arugula)
3 Bartlett Pears
1/4 Pint Reyes Blue Cheese
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1 Tbs Black Peppercorns
1 Lemon
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
4 Slices of Rustic Bread

Cooking Instructions
Cut the lemon in half; squeeze half in 1 quart of water. Peel the pears, slice ½ thick, and cut half of those into ½ inch batons and reserve in the lemon water. In a small sauce pot combine sherry vinegar and maple syrup and reduce until glaze like consistency, crack the black peppercorns and add. In a sauté pan, caramelize the pear slices.

Place caramelized pears on a plate, dress the sylvetta and pear batons with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; arrange on the plate.