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Hidden Sichuan

Hidden Sichuan

Hidden Sichuan has been getting good reviews lately and so I headed out with my Chinese friends again to get their judgment. I'll be referring to my 2013 review of Sichuan Spice House in Orangevale because we had many of the same dishes to compare and I was with the same Chinese friends. 

Hidden Sichuan is located in a shopping complex at Hwy 99 and Bond Rd. behind the In n Out Burger.  It's nicely decorated with a wallpaper mural depicting ancient China along one wall and nice shelving and art on the others.  There were tables and booths and everything was quite comfortable.
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Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

Gutierrez elected to California Hispanic Chamber post

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) elected San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC) President-Elect, Bob Gutierrez, as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Frank Montes from the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Board Chairman. The membership voted on the positions, Friday, Aug. 21.

More than 124 delegates, representing 35 Chambers throughout the state, took part in the annual election

Gutierrez has served as Director for the Central California region for CHCC for the last year and and decided to run for vice chairman to “expand my service to advocate for Hispanic businesses statewide in a way that will encourage the participation of our local Chambers to influence our legislators throughout California and unite our organization on a state and national platform.”... Read More

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

Oceguera named Adventist Health’s Physician of the Year

Oceguera named Adventist Health’s Physician of the Year

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LODI — Dr. Jorge Oceguera of Lodi Health has been awarded the 2015 Physician of the Year Mission Award by parent company Adventist Health.

In awarding the honor, the company specifically mentioned Oceguera’s positive attitude and focus to Lodi Health Physicians Galt Family Specialty Care and the fact that he mentors his staff, encourages teamwork and assures patients are pleased with their experience... Read More

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McNerney to host drought forum

McNerney to host drought forum

STOCKTON — Rep. Jerry McNerney will host a California Drought Solutions Forum in Stockton on Aug. 25.

The forum will feature experts and voices that include farmers, water technology innovators, policy makers, federal and state government and local universities, his office said.

The forum will consist of two panels:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Water, Energy, and Technology: Partnerships and Solutions Panel

Invited panelists include: GE; California Energy Commission, Water Energy Technology Program; U.S. Department of Energy, Water Energy Technology Team; ACWA; and IBM.

11 a.m.  Noon:  Agriculture, Technology, and Water Sustainability Panel

 

Rail hearing draws standing-room-only crowd

Rail hearing draws standing-room-only crowd

About 200 business and community leaders from throughout the northern Central Valley turned out Friday to voice their support for improvements to passenger rail service in Northern California.

Merced’s Assemblyman Adam Gray, who chairs the Assembly Select Committee on Rail, held the meeting in downtown Modesto to get public input on the expansion of Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Amtrak’s San Joaquin service in the Central Valley... Read More

Milk producers eye joining federal system

Milk producers eye joining federal system

California’s three largest milk cooperatives have filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to start the process to join the federal milk marketing order (FMMO) system. Currently dairy producers are part of the state milk marketing order.

Federal and state milk marketing orders require regulated milk processors, to pay minimum prices for milk and adhere to other specified rules. FMMOs are authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.

The move comes after years of trying to get the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to bring parity to farm milk prices in California... Read More