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D-I: (5) Granite Bay 37, (1) Franklin 7

ELK GROVE, CA -The Granite Bay Grizzlies defeated the Franklin Wildcats, 27-7 for the San-Joaquin Section Division One Semi-Finals.

Granite Bay will move forward to play the winner of Saturday's Burbank-Oak Ridge game on either Nov. 30 or Dec. 1 for the Division One championship title.

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Care home owners express grief over mushroom deaths

LOOMIS, CA - The family that owns the senior care home that fed poisonous mushrooms to five residents said they are grieving over the incident.

Two residents of Gold Age Villa died Friday and three others remain hospitalized, along with the caregiver who picked the wild mushrooms and ate the same meal she prepared for them.

"We are asking God to comfort all of our residents and their loved ones through the difficulty of this unintentional tragic event," said Michael Borisov, the son-in-law of the care home owners, in a prepared statement outside the rural facility. 

"Some of you have been a part of our family for years and all of you are very dear to us. We are grieving with you and our prayers are for you," he said.

The caregiver is said to be an eastern European immigrant who may not have been aware of the danger posed by mushrooms that pop up this time of year.

Game of the Week Preview - D-II Semifinals: (15) Del Oro at (3) Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, CA - The third seeded Elk Grove Thundering Herd will host the fifteenth seeded Del Oro Golden Eagles for the San-Joaquin Section Division Two Semi-Finals on Friday night.

Last season, the Thundering Herd made it to the Semi-Finals, ultimately losing to Folsom. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division Two title last year, but lost to Helix in the Division Two State championship game. 

This season, Del Oro had a very rough start, losing their first four games. However, they rebounded and turned the season around with an undefeated record for the remainder of the season. 

3rd person dies from mushroom poisoning in Loomis

LOOMIS, CA (AP) - A third person has died from eating toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility.

State Department of Social Services spokesman Oscar Ramirez told The Associated Press Wednesday that the person died on Saturday.

The victim's name was not released. Ramirez says the senior home, Gold Age Villa in Loomis, called Monday to report the third death. Two other people died and three others were sickened when they ate soup made from the toxic mushrooms on Nov. 8.

The caretaker who prepared the soup apparently picked the mushrooms from the home's backyard and did not know they were poisonous.

State food regulations do not prohibit the use of foraged ingredients in food prepared at care facilities, though they do prevent the use of home-canned foods and unpasteurized milk.

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State Street Foundation Joins 50-Plus Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partners

State Street Foundation Joins 50-Plus Powerhouse Science Center Founding Partners

The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that the State Street Foundation, the philanthropic arm of financial services provider State Street Corporation, has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As one of the 50-plus founding partners, the State Street Foundation joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset, and will lend their environmental and resource expertise to the project.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship.

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Want to banish the bird? Here are five creative options, and not a turkey among them.
Text and recipes by Melissa Clark

Let's face it: Some of us are far from excited about the prospect of dining on another big bird on Thanksgiving Day. Maybe you never really liked turkey in the first place. Maybe several decades of leftovers have taken their toll. Or maybe you just want a second centerpiece to perk up your holiday table. Whatever the reason, if you're ready to try something new this season, look no further.

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Source: Melissa Clark, www.epicurious.com