Friday, April 20, 2018

There's a revolution in the pizza business in Citrus Heights!!





 
                   The revolution in the pizza business has just begun with the opening of PizzaRev in Citrus Heights. Their grand opening also was a fundraiser for A Community of Peace, a local non-profit seeking to end all forms of violence against humanity and to promote peace in our community, which 100% of the funds raised from each guest's first donation went to the non-profit.  The restaurant offers a Craft Your Own pizza experience, empowering customers to customize an 11" pizza for one price. They offer homemade dough options including gluten free, flavorful sauces, all-natural cheeses, salads and more than 30 toppings for the pizza.  Then, the pizza is fired in a 900 degree, stone bed oven, which produces a crispy Roman style pizza in just three minutes. The bustling restaurant  was hopping with excitement with lines to the door. There were families, groups of friends, and individual people in line at the restaurant and some sat in the peaceful patio to enjoy the pizza without the noise. It is located in the strip mall with Nation's Giant Hamburgers and the future Dos Coyotes Border Cafe at 5450 Sunrise Blvd, Suite B-4 in Citrus Heights.  Along with this location, PizzaRev has more than 45 locations in the United States. 
 
   I wrote this article because I am currently an intern for the Citrus Heights Sentinel and one of my assignments was to attend the grand opening of this new restaurant and write about it.  I have been an intern since March 31st, attending classes to learn more about how to cover a variety of stories such as police logs, events, news articles, and summarizing them. It has been an interesting experience learning about the rules of journalism and the code of ethics. During this internship, I've visited the historic Rusch House and the Lincoln Highway which I hope to write posts on soon. I enjoyed a meal at a restaurant after reading an article written by the Sentinel. The restaurant is called Crepes and Burgers.  The internship is going on until May 12th 2018.  I appreciate the time and the mentoring that the Sentinel is investing in me.
The website for the Citrus Heights Sentinel if you want to read the news site: https://citrusheightssentinel.com/
The website for PizzaRev is: https://pizzarev.com/
                 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the LORD not for men.                                                                  Colossians 3:23
                                            
                                         Thank You for reading my blogpost and God bless!!
 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Breaking the ground for the new Sheriff's department!!



Me with an old friend and the new chaplain Lois

My friend kneeling at the groundbreaking ceremony


Senator Ted Gaines

Me with Sheriff D'Agostini's Father


A representative of McClintock handing an award for the project

County Supervisor Michael Ranalli speaking

Sheriff John D'Agostini speaking


                   The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department has finally broken ground to start working on their new facility. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 30th 2018 at 11:00am on the land at 200 Industrial Drive in Diamond Springs. It was a meaningful small-town community event with big names in attendance including State Senator Ted Gaines, County Supervisors Mike Ranalli and Brian Veerkamp, Sheriff John D. Agostini, and representatives from the offices of Congressman Tom McClintock and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow. They talked about the need for this new facility and what it would do for the department. At the ceremony, I also saw some of my friends who volunteer with the Sheriff Explorers. I saw an old friend who has become a new chaplain, and I also met Sheriff D'Agostini's parents. It was a monumental event for this community that was optimistic and enthusiastic about the new facility for our community's sheriff department. I was glad that I was able to attend the groundbreaking for this new facility. I hope that they can work on this new project  soon because it would be a huge help for the community and our sheriff department, LORD willing.

                                                   

    The chaplain at the ceremony prayed that God would bless the project and He quoted from Psalms 127:1 in his prayer:  Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain, unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.                         


                This is the blogpost talking about the new police department: http://haydenbusinessblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/el-dorado-countys-sheriff-department.html

                                Thank you for reading about the groundbreaking and God bless!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hayden's Business Blog's 5th Anniversary!! My visit to a lovely new coffee shop in Placerville








                      My family and I visited a new coffee shop in Placerville called Love Birds Coffee and Tea. It is located at 1390 Broadway in Placerville next to the UPS Store and across the street from Jimboy's Tacos and Weinerschnitzel.
This new coffee shop serves:
·         Coffee which specially comes from single farms and co-ops
·         Tea
·         Pastries, most of which are homemade
This new shop has been open in this space since May of 2017 and the shop was originally located at the Smith Flat House. We visited this shop a few days ago and on our visit, we had a surprising encounter with two of our friends. While we were there, we heard about their  Bible study fellowship lesson and we read scriptures and talked about this new coffee shop. My friend talked about why she likes this new coffee shop. She said that due to its Christian owners, it's an inviting place to have a Bible study in a quiet environment. She's been coming here for six months and her favorite drink so far is the Hazelnut Latte. At the shop, the theme is the romantic Italian waterfront village with red and white checkered tablecloths showing their customers to love one another. The owners of the shop are Jasmin and Garrett Sanders, who are the Love Birds with 2 baby birdies that started this shop. This is their story about why they started this shop: https://www.lovebirdscoffeeandtea.com/our-story. I loved my visit this shop and that they serve the community with love and coffee. I hope that I can visit this shop again and I hope that you can visit it also!!
The hours at this new coffee shop are:
Monday-Friday:  5:30am-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am-4:00pm                                                                                       
Love Birds Coffee and Tea has a website for more information about this cute coffee shop: www.LoveBirdsCoffeeAndTea.com
 
                  Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? And He said to them, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and the first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets."                                                            Matthew 22:36-40
 
              We are celebrating the 5th anniversary of Hayden's Business Blog. My name is Hayden and I have been running Hayden's  Business Blog for 5 years and I hope that I can keep running this blog for another five years. I have written 318 blog posts on new businesses and my fun adventures.  My first blogpost was on March 8th 2013: http://haydenbusinessblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/ross-dress-for-less-coming-to.html
 
                                       Thank You for reading my blogpost and God bless!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

El Dorado County's Sheriff Department combining under one roof






 
The El Dorado County Sheriff Department is planning a new facility for all of their departments. The planned location for the new building is at 200 Industrial Drive in Diamond Springs, California. I had the privilege of attending a community meeting Sheriff John D. Agostini held at the  El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. The focus of the meeting was about this new facility. Sheriff D' Agostini talked at the meeting about what the new facility is, what it will have, the cost of the project, and the need for this new project. He talked about the current 22,000 square foot office which was too small even on day one of its opening in 1970. The current facility has leaks in the roof and requires buckets on the floor to contain the leaks every year, even on Sheriff D'Agostini's inauguration in 2011. Because of this, they have been planning the new sheriff facility  since 1984, which is a very long time. The good news is, they are finally planning the ground breaking ceremony on March 30th 2018 at 11:00am. The project construction costs of this new project is estimated to be $48 million dollars and the completion is estimated to be in October 2019. The contractors for the new project are Broward Builders from Woodland specializing in schools and law enforcement buildings and Clark Sullivan Construction from Roseville which has a lot of experience on commercial buildings. This new facility will contain office and administration space for the Sheriffs, a morgue, a shooting range, and a storage: for evidence, vehicles and special operations. The project if completed would be a big help for the sheriff department because it would consolidate all of the departments into one building instead of all over the county. It was interesting hearing everything he was saying about the new place  and looking at the plans for this facility. 

              Sheriff D' Agostini brought to our attention the need of a traffic light on Missouri Flat and Industrial Drive.  As a citizen of this community, I believe the sheriff's department and the county need to work together to create the traffic lights needed to keep our community safe. So please encourage the country to put in a light on Industrial Drive and Missouri Flat so the department can safely get in and out.   



              Because of my interest in the project, and my participation in the meeting, when my father happened to meet Sheriff D Agostini a few days later, he gave my dad a challenge coin to give to me as a gift. It's an honor and it will be something that I will treasure.
This meeting was filmed by Sierra TV Channel 2: sierratv2@blogspot.com
                    The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
                                                                Proverbs 18:10 (ESV)
                                        Thank You for reading the post and God bless
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Shall we gather at the river and then stop at the log cabin in small town Oklahoma?



               
                    Do you want to visit Oklahoma, stop at a store in a log cabin  in a small town, and look at and maybe buy some fun items. If you are, Discovery Outpost is the place to visit. It is a new business in the small town of Medicine Park, Oklahoma. At the new outpost, they offer Children's Books, Toys, and some fun treasures in their little cute log cabin. My family found out about this new shop because they are part of the International Association for Creation, which my brother is in contact with through the Genesis Apologetics ministry. The new outpost celebrated their grand opening on Friday February 2nd, which was a pretty steady day of traffic for them. The store is open three days of the week: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is located at 208 E Lake Drive in  Medicine Park, Oklahoma, 12 miles northwest of Lawton and Fort Sill. Medicine Park is a small resort town on Medicine Creek in the Wichita Mountains. It was built in 1908 for tourists wanting to escape the heat with a new swimming hole, now called Bath Lake. At one time, it was considered the Jewel of the Southwest from the 1910s to the 1930s. Today, it is still a small resort town with two big lakes next to town: Lake Lawtonka and Elmer, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, the number one in the country,  and Mt. Scott, a 2,464 foot mountain which you will see views of the whole area. I hope that if you visit Medicine Park, Oklahoma that you can stop by the new Discovery Outpost and discover some adventures at the cabin.
    For more information about the store, Discovery Outpost has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/discoveryoutpost/
The town of Medicine Park has a website for more information about the town: https://www.medicinepark.com/
                                                                                                                                                                                       Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for men.          
                                                                       Colossians 3:23
                                   
                                        Thank You for reading my blogpost and God bless.
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seeing Olympic skaters speed skating in Utah!!





In December of 2017, my family and I had the opportunity to see skaters compete for the Olympics at the Olympic Oval in Utah. The oval was built in 2001 for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. The venue is in the town of Kearns, 16 minutes west of Salt Lake City which houses Utah's only 400 meter speed skating oval. This venue offers their community:
·         Two international sized ice-sheets for ice skating and curling
·         eight 110 meter sprint lanes for running
·         Ice skating for the public for $5 dollars
The oval is a recreational multi-use facility for communities in the Salt Lake Valley which focuses on developing and growing participation in ice sports in Utah. Because of the Olympic speed skaters practicing at this facility, it is home to over 100 world records in speed skating. It was fun seeing the skaters skating really fast and competing against each other to compete in the Winter Olympics. I am thankful that I observed the skaters competing for the Olympics and I hope that you can visit an Olympic trial some day.
                              
               I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
                                                            Philippians 3:14
    
The Olympic Oval has a website for more information about the venue: https://utaholympiclegacy.org/location/utah-olympic-oval/
                           Thank You for reading my blogpost and may God bless you!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A hidden gem in Cameron Park!!


 
                        There is a new film studio called the Foothill Art and Media Collective that just opened in Cameron Park. The studio is in the back office of the Dish repair shop next to Valero at 2653-B Green Valley Road in Cameron Park. It is operated by a former stand-up comedian Mr. Jimmy Turner who graced the stage in 48 states across the USA and has been live on NBC, CBS, and a few of Sacramento's news channels when he was a comedian. But things changed when his daughter was diagnosed  with autism. He put his family first and halted the road trips. Currently, Mr. Turner is working with his son Sawyer on a Father-Son stand-up comedy routine. Sawyer, when he was 9 years old, performed at a talent show at Rescue School.


The new studio has been open for 2 weeks and is by Appointment only. My mother booked an appointment so we could visit this new studio last Thursday. At the visit, I talked to Mr. Turner about this new film studio and what they are doing. He films commercials for businesses in the local Cameron Park area and He showed us his commercial that he filmed for the Mexican restaurant Fernando's Costa Del Sol across the street, which convinced us to eat lunch at Fernando's.


At the studio, they set up a green screen, which is a background in front of moving objects being filmed that allows a separately filmed background to be added in the final image. With the screen, his daughter can say that she wants to be at the beach and with the green screen he can turn on his camera and show her a video of being at the beach.

With that, the Studio also has:

·         Studio Lighting / Multiple Arrays

·         Multiple Backdrops

·         Multiple HD Video Cameras

·         Multiple Audio Recording Devices / Mics

·         Tripods, Monopods, Production Equipment

·         Acoustic Foam Protected Walls

·         Video Editing Services




·         A Growing Collection of Props

Thank You for looking at my writing of this new film studio and I hope that you can use the studio sometime!!

Foothill Art and Media Collective has a website for more information of what they do: www.foothillamc.com

                                    

                               Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men, knowing that from the LORD you will receive the inheritance as your reward.

                                                                      Colossians 3:23-24a

                                  Thank You for reading my blogpost and GOD bless!!