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This weekend on Sunday, September 25, the Oak Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a free medical and dental clinic at Oak Park Community Center at 3415 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Sacramento. From 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM later that day, there will be free services which include diabetes screening & education, illness diagnosis & minor treatments, health promotion & education, and blood pressure screening. Of course there is even more on the dental and vision side. Those dental and vision services include fillings, extractions, cleanings, restorative treatments, and eye exams! As you may have already noticed, most of these services are absolutely amazing considering they are free and that such great professional work isn’t necessarily always easy to come across for certain people.
The clinic is first come, first serve so get there early! All services are indeed free and do not require appointments. AMEN, the Adventist Medical Evangelism Network, are also a part of this event as well. AMEN is a non-profit network of physicians and dentists who continue to work towards providing free dental and medical care to those who cannot afford such services or who lack the insurance required for such care. Because they are a non-profit organization who love to give back to their communities, they are also looking for volunteers. You can apply to work as a volunteer by following this link here. You may apply as either a medical volunteer, non-medical volunteer, or if you’re a student, there are also positions available for you to volunteer as well and gain some experience and knowledge.
So don’t miss this opportunity to receive free and professional care brought to you by professional and local physicians and dentists who are simply looking to give a healing presence to the community. For more information, follow the link here.
Both teams piled on the passing yards but it was the Eagles who converted long drives into points in the 2nd half to claim victory.
Both teams, Coach Mike Stuebing’s Vista del Lago Eagles and Coach Darren Nill’s Cordova Lancers are now 2-2 on their overall records with one more week of non-conference games before the start of league play.
Replays of the full game can be seen Tues. Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Wed. Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m. on Access Sacramento channel 17 on Comcast and Consolidated Communications cable, channel 14 on AT&T, and streaming from AccessSacramento.org. Video on Demand is available anytime from the NFHSNetwork.com.
The Eagles defense were a big difference in the game, keeping pressure on Johnson who was sacked for lost yardage eight times.
Vista del Lago running back Dominick Norris was the work horse on the ground gathering 170 yards on 23 carries and three TD’s on scampers of 1, 2, and 36 yards.
By Will James
Home Town Sports Game of the Week
Just three weeks into the young high school football season, most Sacramento area teams have by now reached an awareness of which direction they’re headed, and how far they believe they can go.
This live telecast may be seen on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will be replayed Sat, Sept, 17 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the same channels. The game will also be streamed from AccessSacramento.org and the NFHS Network.
Both clubs are looking for answers; trying to stabilize their consistency and build momentum before league play begins. Both teams are in quest of a breakout game that will solidify and restore their preseason goals.
Vista del Lago entered this season with the confidence of having posted back-to-back Capital Athletic League Championships, and lofty expectations of a third straight trip to the playoffs. But after three weeks of play Mike Streubing‘s Eagles stand at 1-2, having been pounded 50-18 by #5 Oak Ridge, and 62-42 by #8 Monterey Trail. These losses to Top-10 teams were sandwiched around a 34-27 victory over unranked Ponderosa.
The Vista del Lago offense has plenty of firepower, led by Senior QB Brent Schaeffer. In three games this season he’s passed for 966 yds. and 10 TD with zero interceptions. He’s also run for three TD.
The Eagles’ running game has sputtered, averaging just 107 yards rushing per game. Dominick Norris (243 yds., 1 TD) is Vista del Lago’s top RB, averaging 81 rushing yards per game.
Vista’s defense is also in question. The Eagles have surrendered 139 points in three games; yielding an average of 46.1 points per game.
This Eagles vs. Lancers match-up generates multiple points of interest, including the brief series history between the teams that should provide significant motivation for the host Lancers. This year marks their fifth meeting. Vista del Lago has won the previous four games by an average score of 46-14.
Sophomore QB Xavier Johnson is a double threat, accounting for 575 total yards and 5 TD passes for an offense that averages nearly 40 points per game. RB Deante McCullough leads the running attack (291 yds., 4 TD) and has posted two 100+ yard games. Wide receivers Calvin Augusta (9 Rec. 1 TD) and Alvin Banks (9 Rec. 1 TD are Johnson’s primary targets.
Cordova’s rampaging defense has registered 12 sacks, 5 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries. A priority for Vista del Lago QB Brent Schaeffer: Be mindful of the Lancers’ Keleshi Njoku at all times. The Jr. standout anchors Cordova’s D-Line, and has registered 8 sacks and 24 solo tackles. LBs Kenneth Haney and Jason Johnson have combined for 64 tackles.
Friday evening in Rancho Cordova these teams will meet at an important intersection, and reach an outcome that will bode heavily for both teams throughout the remainder of the season. This contest is definitely worthy to place on your watch-and-see-what-happens list.
New guidelines from The American Heart Association are out now with its first ever statement on the issue of kids overconsuming sugar. They say children should limit their sugar intake to 25 grams a day. That’s just six teaspoons per day. The issue of concern is not with the natural sugar kids consume by eating fruits, bread, and many other natural sugar sourced items. The concern is the amount of added sugar that is added throughout the day. For instance, American kids and teens on average consume up to 90.5 grams of added sugars daily. That’s triple the amount recommended. Many kids are unaware of the extra sugar they are consuming through sodas, sports drinks, sweets, pizza, burgers, corn dogs, and cheeseburgers. A diet high in added sugar for children increases the chance that they’ll develop childhood obesity and or have high cholesterol that will result in other health issues in the future.
“We all consume extra added sugar without realizing it, parents need to help monitor their kids added sugar intake by limiting how many condiments such as ketchup their kids use, soda intake, not keeping sweets on hand in the home,” says Cassie McGrath a graduate student studying nutrition at California State University, Sacramento. “It’s all about creating healthier choices such as fruit smoothies, milk, and dark chocolate as healthy alternatives.
The city of Sacramento Unified School District has already taken precautions to help limit kids intake consuming unhealthy sugar and carbohydrates. They created nutritional menu plans that portions out how much sugar, and carbohydrates they can consume throughout the week. The goal is to teach kids how to consume added sugar in moderation, which could help the community health in the future.
Why should you care about empty parking lots or large grass field? They could be a hotspot for crime since there are no security there. Instead of being vacant it could be repurpose to a housing area or buiness infrastructure.
To many Americans, a spiritual place is an important part of the community whether they are religious or not. It gives people a place to go to when having a hard time, or unite the community to celebrates their differents. The 70th Annual Japanse Bazaar is in the Buddist Church of Sacramento is one such place where people gather and support their community.
On August 12th the Health Equity Action Team held a press conference outside the Guild Theater in Oak Park to address UC Davis’ decision to abruptly stop accepting Medi-Cal patients. Thousands of families were left without reasonably close medical care, and now have to travel almost two hours to San Francisco to even pick up prescription medication.