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"Gaman" T-Shirt Bringing Relief to Japan

You and probably everyone you know has been affected in some way by the disasters in Japan, whether emotionally or personally.  Regardless, most of us feel inclined to help out in some way.

Local freelance designer, Lain Lee 3, decided that his way of helping out would be through one of the things he does best; design.  Lain Lee 3 has designed a new Limited Edition T-shirt around the Japanese word, "Gaman," which represeents endurance, patience and perseverence - especially in times of trouble.  He is selling his shirts for $25 a piece, and ALL of the proceeds will go directly to relief organizations, including the Red Cross. He has this to say about his newest design:

"'Gaman' is a Japanese word meaning 'endurance, patience, perseverance and tolerance.' More importantly, 'Gaman' is a way of life, a unifying idea that helps the Japanese to persevere and overcome any obstacle.

Rocklin Business Summit: Big Business Marketing for Small Businesses

Rocklin, Calif. - When local business owners were asked last year about their biggest challenges, a recurring theme emerged: How can a small business effectively use marketing to grow and thrive?

To help local businesses market better in a 2011 World, marketing experts, in partnership with the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a special Rocklin Business Summit on Tuesday, March 29.

Attendees will learn how to retain customers, gain new business, and implement a cohesive plan that leverages small business marketing dollars.

Presentations include:

The City of Lincoln will not see an anticipated one-time revenue boost

The City of Lincoln will not see an anticipated one-time revenue boost as anticipated in its 2011-2012 budget.

The City has been informed by its affordable housing developer, Mercy Housing, that they will be leaving the single-family housing business to focus exclusively on developing and managing affordable rental housing properties. This means that the $1.1 million land sale for the Creekside Project in Lincoln that would have generated one-time revenue for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 will not be moving forward at this time.

Last month, the projected deficit for the City’s General Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 had been estimated to be approximately $1 million, and City staff has been working diligently to close that gap.

AugustineIdeas Hires Sonny Mayugba as Executive Vice President: Super-Connector Will Help Sacramento

AugustineIdeas Hires Sonny Mayugba as Executive Vice President: Super-Connector Will Help Sacramento

ROSEVILLE (Feb. 8) – Sonny Mayugba is joining the Roseville-based AugustineIdeas team as it continues to grow its business and expand its services. Over the last few years, the firm expanded service offerings into the consumer retail, digital and social media spheres. As Executive Vice President, Mayugba will identify and develop new business opportunities, guide agency strategy and keep a pulse on new technology relevant to the agency’s clients.

“Over the last year I’ve worked closely with AugustineIdeas and I’m thrilled to see how intimately aware of the digital landscape the team is,” said Mayugba. “Our goal is continue to be competitive with firms in Silicon Valley, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.”

Mayugba has been in media and sales for almost 20 years. As Co-Founder and Publisher of Heckler Magazine (a youth culture action sports magazine) at age 23 he helped pioneer desktop publishing.

Small business owners receive hands-on asset protection strategies

Leaders Without Limits, a Loomis business management firm specializing in asset protection, is hosting a unique educational event for small business owners.

When: Feb. 26 from 10:00 a.m.

Tres Agaves Roseville celebrates its Jan. 21 tequila distillary event

Each month, Tres Agaves Roseville welcomes ambassadors from a Tequila distillery to celebrate that Tequila’s unique flavor profile and culture.  On Friday, Jan. 21 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. Tres Agaves Roseville will feature Jose Cuervo Tequilas and provide guests with the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft Tres Agaves’ signature all-natural margaritas in a margarita making class. To add a new twist, specialty flavored agave nectars and rim salts will also be available for experimentation.

Classes last about 30-45 minutes and include education on the history and culture of making Tequila as well as a hands-on demonstration where each guest will make two of their own margaritas to enjoy. Classes will begin on the hour each hour starting at 5:30, 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Tres Agaves Passport members are $10 and non-members are $25. Class will include two cocktails plus a sampling of Jose Cuervo’s Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo.

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

New veterinarian brings shelter medicine expertise to Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA proudly announces that Dr. Barbara Jones, DVM, MS, has joined the organization as an onsite veterinarian.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2004, Dr. Jones received her Certificate of Residency Training in Shelter Medicine from the innovative Koret Shelter Medicine Program at UC Davis in 2008.  She was the third person to graduate from the elite specialty program.  UC Davis’ Shelter Medicine Program was the first of its kind in the nation, with an emphasis on the veterinary issues specific to animal shelters, including high-volume spay and neuter, disease prevention, nutrition, and stress reduction.

As a Shelter Medicine Specialist, Dr.