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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. 

Orangevale at-risk missing man found OK

Orangevale at-risk missing man found OK

ORANGEVALE - Authorities safely located 80-year-old Krijn "Mac" Macleane Wednesday afternoon, after he was last seen in the Orangevale area that morning.

Macleane was located around 4 p.m. and safely reunited with his family, according to Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.

Macleane, who suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease, was reported missing after he was last seen around 10 a.m. retrieving garbage cans in front of his home on Mirwood Court in Orangevale, Curran said.

Macleane is reportedly new to the area and might have tried to return to his previous address near Auburn Boulevard and Van Maren Way, said Curran.

Orangevale dad wins over half a million dollars

Orangevale resident, David Williams Jr., had to think long and hard about the last time he won a big prize playing the California Lottery. After giving it some thought, he recalled twice winning $5,000 back in the early 90’s. It’s going to be a bit more difficult to forget about the prize he won last Friday night.

Williams matched five of six numbers in Friday night’s MEGA Millions® draw to win $581,319. His lucky ticket matched the numbers 38, 4, 27, 29, and 45, missing only the Mega number of 5.

When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, Williams wasn’t quite sure yet, but the father of two teenagers said that his son has already requested a new car.

The winning ticket was purchased at Greenback Shell, which is located at 9301 Greenback Lane in Orangevale. No ticket matched all six numbers, so Friday night’s jackpot will be worth $51 million.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 41 other states.

Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor McGarvey

Join the Cordova Community Council and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce for "The Year Ahead" Rancho Cordova luncheon with Mayor Bob McGarvey.  

Mayor McGarvey will share his hopes and plans for the year ahead, while the Chamber tells us what it has in store for 2011, and the Cordova Community Council unveils another great year of community events. 

When: Friday, Jan. 21 from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. 
Where: American River Room
            Rancho Cordova City Hall
            2729 Prospect Park Drive

Lunch is $12 for members, $15 for non-members.
To RSVP, contact Shelly Blanchard, Cordova Community Council Executive Director, at shelly@cordovacouncil.org or call 273-5704.

Free real estate mobile app launched

Cheri Elliott, one of America’s most legendary cyclist and locally well known as “The Broker on a Bike,” announced the launch of her free real estate mobile app.

The app uses GPS, when available, to locate the user and instantly display real estate listings in the immediate area. No more having to pull flyers.  You can see and save all the listings details and photos on the spot. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. 

It works on standard cell phones, smartphones, and iPhones/iPads across all mobile carriers.   Cheri explains, “This tool is extremely powerful.

Jack L. Parker book signing event

Jack L. Parker, a resident of Roseville, will be signing copies of his Action and Adventure novel, Bhutanese Adventure.

When: Saturday, Jan. 22 from 1p.m.-5p.m.

Where: Borders, 2765 E. Bidwell St., Folsom 95630

Avid fly-fisher and eager adventurer Jeff Thornton has settled back into college life with his close friend Trudy Garrison after the rescue of his kidnapped parents from the evil Chinese Colonel Chin.

San Juan Unified selects 2011 classified employees of the Year

Five outstanding employees have been selected as San Juan Unified’s 2011 Classified School Employees of the Year. To recognize classified employees, the District accepted nominations for Classified Employees of the Year in the following six categories: child nutrition; maintenance and operations; office and technical; para-educator and instructional assistance; support services and security; and transportation.

All five of the Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at the Feb. 8 Board meeting. They are also now eligible to be selected as one of Sacramento County’s Teachers of the Year. 

Starr King K-8 Head Custodian James Hutton has been a custodian in the District for 11 years and has been the head custodian at Starr King K-8 for one year.

“James is making a difference in the lives of our students and he has made a personal commitment to Starr King.