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Goings on in the Roseville, Granite Bay & Rocklin areas

May 31, 2013 11:43AM ● By Style

The Granite Bay Post Office was renamed the Lcpl. Victor Dew Post Office on April 4 in memory of the Granite Bay High School graduate who was killed while serving in Afghanistan on October 13, 2010, at the age of 20. Congressman Tom McClintock attended and spoke at the ceremony. Dew is survived by parents, Tom and Patty Schumacher.

Recognized for being a steward of the gift of life, Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC) garnered the Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for the fifth year in a row. This award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration singles out SRMC for timely referrals to collaborative management of eligible patients with donation potential, and for exceptional care to the families of donor patients. Sierra Donor Services presented the Medal of Honor Award to Pat Brady, CEO, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Congratulations!.

Another kudos goes to Granite Bay High School’s Destination Imagination (DI) team on their recent win at the state competition, allowing them to compete in the global finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, last month. Team members included Abe Denton, Arianna Jones, Grant Kanada, Erica Lucia and Amber Miller. DI allows students to creatively learn and experience quantitative reasoning, problem solving, risk taking, collaboration, presentations and more.

United Way California Capital Region’s 5th Annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 13 at Cal Expo. Sac-Val Janitorial Supply will donate one roll for every two rolls collected. The toilet paper will be distributed to many of United Way’s 148 certified nonprofit partners in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties. For details, visit

Congratulations to Rocklin High School (RHS) for receiving a gold medal from U.S. News and World Report for the second time; the honor places RHS in the top two percent of the nation’s high schools, and 78th in California. U.S. News joined forces with the American Institutes for Research to evaluate schools on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, how effectively schools educate minority or underrepresented students, and AP course performance.

The plan to remodel Downtown Roseville is moving ahead, with one component nearing completion, another to start by summer’s end and a third scheduled for next year. According to City of Roseville Spokesman Brian Jacobson, a dedication event (unscheduled as of press date) for a new town square will take place this summer. When finished, the city’s core will accommodate live music, farmers’ markets and events, in addition to a water feature and fire pit.

Just in case you missed last month’s magazine cover with the gorgeous photo by David Loftus of the Soufflé au Fromage from new cookbook Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo (Chronicle Books, 2013, $35) take a look and find the recipe at

That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Travel feature!