Looking for a great family oriented swim and tennis club with a great swim team at a reasonable price? Our kids have outgrown the swim team and we would like to pass on our membership to another Land Park family.  The cost of the membership is only a $650 initiation fee with monthly dues of $95.  Be a part of a great Land Park tradition and contact us about joining the Park Terrace Swim and Tennis club.

 

Contact:

David Keenan

maggdave@comcast.net

916-444-1812

IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS!

August 24, 2008

I blogged everyone on Tuesday, letting them know about the next Land Park Community Association meeting on Wednesday night.  It has taken me this long to absorb it and get my thoughts about it in order.

The meetings are always “interesting”, and this one did not disappoint!  The people that are on the executive board are passionate.  Many of them have a world of history and experience regarding the Land Park association.  Many more of them bring a fresh new outlook to the board and all of them are very confident in their opinion on the different issues.  The opportunity with this group is to take advantage of the experience and the fresh ideas.  It has the promise to be the best it has been in years.

Now, if they would just recognize their potential, I think they could be a wonderful organization.  The individuals need to get out of each others way to make the association work as a team.  The old adage of God made us with 2 ears and one mouth for a reason, comes to mind.  They need to truly listen more and speak less. At one point, every one of the approximately 10 board members were talking at the same time.

The other issue they need to deal with is their priorities.  Instead of arguing about who gets the key to the post office box (why not 2 post office boxes), if to extend the time allowed for 2 board members to investigate improvement of Freeport Blvd (they are volunteers, so their time is free…why not give them time?), pointedly trying to put people observing the meeting in a defensive position (accusing a writer of purposely writing a false article) and what the limit and break down of expenditure should be for the Taste of Land Park, they need to address the really important issues facing Land Park.

A bridge across the Sacramento River ending at Broadway, the dilapidated shopping center at Sutterville and Land Park Drive that has lost yet one more tenant, the new Target, disappearing geese and poaching at William Land Park…these are issues worth discussing.  Attendees were there to discuss these issues and were given 10 minutes to share their concerns.  The only responses they got were what had already happened at the city level.

 Let’s all attend the next meeting.  Perhaps if enough of us encourage them to be the best that they can be, we might have a viable and respected association that we can all be proud of.

 

COME TO THE LPCA MEETING!

August 20, 2008

For those Land Park residents that want to keep up with the latest “goings on” in Land Park, Land Park Community Association invites us all to attend their next meeting, August 20th at 6:30 at Holy Spirit School. These meetings are always informative, interesting and a little rambunctous.  The first part of the meetings are usually a little dry while the board approves the previous month’s (this time 2 months) minutes, but after that, anything goes.  Tomorrow night will feature a speaker from Parks and Recreation discussing the disappearing geese and the Adopt-A-Park program.  See you then!

 

Fairytale Town is hosting an opportunity to give the gift that never stops giving!  They are creating a “yellow brick road” just outside of the entrance.  You can purchase a 9″ X 4.5″ brick for $100 and personalize it.  Each brick can take up to 3 lines with 15 spaces per line.  Now you can commemorate that grandchilds birth day, an anniversary, your parents…well you get the idea!  How cool is this?  To order your brick, you just e-mail getabrick@fairytaletown.org or call 916 264 7462.  They are on their second release, the deadline being October 31st.

The Sacramento Bee just came out with a list of the “good, bad and ugly” ratings of Sacramento from every source you wouldn’t have thought of.  I found it funny and interesting, so thought I would share it with those who didn’t get a chance to see it.  I would love to share just the good, since I am a big Sacramento proponent, but that just wouldn’t be fair.  So, here goes…

GOOD                                                              
2nd most athletic city – Men’s Fitness magazine    
1st American’s most diverse city – Time magazine   
1 of 4 most bluetooth sales in nation – NPD Group 
7th best for animal wellness-Animal Wellness Magazine
8th best to work, live & play – Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine    
 9th greatest % of sunny days – USA Today            
15th best cities for singles – Forbes                       
19th happiest cities – Men’s Health                       
19th top golf cities – Golf Magazine                       
30th smartest cities – Business Journal  

BAD               
4th worst city for debt – Menshealth Magazine
5th most foreclosures – TrealtyTrac.com Resource Center
7th worst for auto theft – National Insuranced Crime Bureau
8th worst city for road rage – Prince Market Research
8th worst for ozone levels – American Lung Association
6th worst cities for dating – AOL
10th worst for regrowing hair – Rogaine
50th worst for seasonal allergies – Asthma Allergy Foundation

 

Okay – so we are best for singles, but worst for dating…great, insecure and diverse people? You can golf, but you had better wear a mask…and we must exercise, because we are so athletic (they didn’t ask me!).  Thank goodness we have our bluetooth, otherwise how would we be able to get furious with the driver next to us?  We might lose our home or identity, but we always take care of our pets.  And through it all, we are happy while we work, live and play in one of the sunniest places in the nation!  Welcome to Sacramento!

 

And the answer in the article is yes!  The general consensus for the Sacramento region is that while we were the first to be hit with this market, we are also leading the way in recovering.  I have written several blogs that reflected my belief that in the stronger areas, we have stabilized.  It’s just nice to see someone else back me up! So, let’s hang on for the ride just a little longer.

 

POACHING OUR GEESE

August 1, 2008

The Land Park Community Association is going to speak with the city council regarding the disappearance of our geese.  Not only have the geese been disappearing, but it seems that people are fishing without a license and leaving lines and hooks that geese and ducks are getting injured in.  The association is also in contact with the Department of Fish and Game and will be adopting a resolution establishing an “Enforce the Law or Ban Fishing” policy in Land Park.