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The Elk Grove Volunteers in Police Service donates $2,000 to Raley’s Food for Families

 The Elk Grove Volunteers in Police Service donates $2,000 to Raley’s Food for Families

The Elk Grove Volunteers in Police Service presented Raley’s Food for Families with a check for $2,000. Raley’s will then donate $4,000 in food to Elk Grove Food Bank Services. Raley's Food For Families holiday bag program doubles charitable giving by offering a $10 bag of wholesome, nonperishable and fresh food valued at more than $20 to benefit local food banks now through December 31st.

2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration

2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration
2013 Weekly Challenge #50: Hydration Yep, back up on my soap box again...This weeks' challenge is all about HYDRATION.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Old Town Franklin Community

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Old Town Franklin Community

ELK GROVE, CA – Local families the Lou-Dizon's and Rodriguez’s have collaborated in revitalizing our Old Town Franklin Community with their new enrichment program for kids.

The afterschool program supports children’s school work while giving kids an experience distinct from the school day. The program includes tutoring services, skill-building educational activities, and interaction with kids in their local community aside from school.    

The program is to implement the youth with opportunities to thrive in all areas of their lives.

•           Leadership teaches students to make careful and safe choices;

•           Education serves as the tool to make and pursue dreams;

•           Athletics, arts and other cultural experiences bring meaning and confidence into life.

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

2013 Weekly Challenge #49: Say No to the Good, and Yes to the GREAT

'Tis the Season, right?

The season for parties, family commitments, shopping, wrapping up projects at work, charity events, Secret Santa, visits to Santa, Elf on the Shelf, open houses, white elephant gift exchanges...the list goes on and on and on.  What this adds up to is one very full calendar, and one exhausted Mama!

How many things on your list do you really want to do?  I don't mean what are you willing to do, or what you feel you "should" do, but what do you WANT to do?

This week, we challenge you to say NO to the good, and YES to only the GREAT.

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Jubilee of the Holiday Season

Calistoga Invites You to Celebrate the Jubilee of the Holiday Season

Spread some cheer and celebrate the spirit of the season at Calistoga Holiday Village to welcome the extraordinary jubilee of Christmas. From Dec. 6-8, Calistoga is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun activities for the whole family.

The entire community is invited to delight in this holiday extravaganza.  Visitors will be greeting by the winter bliss of Christmas, holiday refreshments, and the heart-warming song of Christmas carolers. The weekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family including gingerbread and ornament decorating, a one-of-a-kind bazaar filled with local arts, crafts, holiday candies and gift items, a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus, and the Lighted Tractor Parade.

CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts

Nov. 25, 2013 -- With the holiday season fast approaching, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman today reminded consumers about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness... Read More

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

The number one question I hear this past week at Bootcamp was "Do we have Bootcamp on Thanksgiving?" 

The short answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The long answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day BUT you can, and should, still get a workout in!!

This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Tough Turkey Express Workout! It will only take a few minutes, and its a great way to start off your holiday weekend.

Here's the set (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively):

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)

Butt Bumps (20, 25, 30)

Wall Sit (60 seconds for all levels)