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Auburn Arborist Named “True Professional” by International Society of Arboriculture

Auburn Arborist  Named “True Professional” by International Society of Arboriculture

Gordon Mann, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist and owner of Mann Made Resources in Auburn, California, has been named an ISA “True Professional of Arboriculture” for 2011.

The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry in and around their communities. ISA President Tim Gamma paid tribute to Mann at a ceremony on Monday, July 25 in Sydney, Australia as part of the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show, held July 23—27, 2011.

“For Gordon, it’s all about encouraging people who are doing great things in arboriculture,” says Gamma. He doesn’t focus on the problem. Instead, Gordon is looking for ways to form partnerships and find new opportunities whether it is raising money for tree research or helping a nonprofit get off the ground.”

Among Mann’s best practices as a True Professional is his effort to increase awareness and raise money for tree care.

Life...A Mere Phone Call Away!

Life...A Mere Phone Call Away!

Foresthill Bridge, a mere 734 feet in height, invites one to become awe-struck as this bridge has a full view of the North Fork of the American River winding its way throughout a canyon with tall green pines, glimpses of the landmark Highway 49 and off in the far distance, a green mountainous terrain reminds the on-looker to be mindful of the force and magnitude of our natural surroundings.   Foresthill Bridge, as it stands majestically  with a structural beauty and strong presence is undergoing the seismic retrofitting that will insure its safety should the force of mother nature once again make herself present in the form of an earthquake. 

As I walked the footpath to the bridge, I could not help but to realize the last suicide jumper walked the same path as I.   And, only after I ventured into the middle section of the bridge, gained the perspective as an on-looker, did it hit me.  Where is that sign I’ve seen in newspapers signifying he

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento!

World Team Tennis comes to Sacramento with the meeting of the Sacramento Capitals and the Washington Kastles.  They will meet in a series of matches between Eastern and Western Conference Championship powerhouses that feature Serena Williams in singles and doubles competition at Capitals Stadium, Sunrise Mall.

Making Waves

Making Waves

In the face of squalls, the Vista del Lago High girls swim team continues to push forward, carving out a legacy in the water at one of the area’s newest schools.

The Eagles are not funded by the Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, have a pool they can’t compete in for half the season and field no other aquatics program on campus which diminishes their numbers. But, bolstered by a fourth-place finish at last month’s Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships, Vista del Lago’s girls have earned the reputation in the swimming community as a program on the rise.

“It’s really neat to (watch) – they’re setting the tone,” said Eagles coach Joel Garceau, who also heads the swim teams at Folsom High. “They’re setting the traditions.”

The three schools that finished ahead of Vista del Lago – St. Francis, Davis and Rio Americano, respectively – boast a combined 26 section swim titles, so, truly, there is no shame in fourth place.

The Truth About Loan Modification

The Truth About Loan Modification

Have you reached out to your lender looking for a loan modification? If so, do you know what you are looking for and what you may be offered if approved? I do.

My name is Kathy Partak and I am a Loan Modification Expert having negotiated hundreds of loan mods since 2007. Though I am not currently working in the field of loan mods, I can answer your questions, help you assess if a loan mod is right for you, and guide you through asking the right questions to make a educated decision for you and your family. My goal is to reach out to my community with the 10 Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask Before Seeking a Loan Modification and be able to educate distressed homeowners on how many choices they have when behind on their payments, underwater, or both.

If you have questions, you can find me Tuesday evenings May 3rd through July 26 at Starbucks at 13345 Lincoln Way in Auburn from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Meeting with me is completely free.