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“Whose cuisine reigned supreme?” All of the contenders in the 8th annual Celebrity Chef Challenge brought their ‘A’ game and amazed the judges and crowd with their culinary talent. Judges , 2009 challenge winner, Adam Pehal, Regional Vice President Wells Fargo Foundation, Chevo Ramierez, Sacdine.com food and wine blogger, Charlotte King, and News 10’s Bryan May, sat with satisfaction on their faces as they were served succulent dish after dish. “The judges reactions are like little kids at Christmas,” said Sacramento and Company’s Melissa Crowley, emcee for the night. “Oh my gosh, it’s amazing. I love watching the chefs brainstorm.” Hundreds of people came out to the California Auto M
Things are heating up. The 8th annual Celebrity Chef Challenge, taking place on April 30 at the California Auto Museum, is equipped with six new contenders that will have 45 minutes to create three culinary masterpieces out of five secret ingredients. Guests will have front row seats to the competition and free range to all of the goodies including free samples from 100 food and wine vendors, a tour of the hot rod car show and a cake creation demo provided by Crazy Cake Company. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to InAlliance, a nonprofit foundation providing employment placement and life and work skills training to people with disabilities. According to Jessica Bean, public
The Matsiko Children's choir will serenade the Center for Spiritual Awareness on Saturday. The choir is made up of 25 orphaned or at risk children ranging in age from seven to 14. These children have suffered the loss of one or both parents to war, HIV and related diseases, according to Georgia Prescott, senior minister at the Center for Spiritual Awareness. "I'm looking forward to seeing them and learning about their lives," Prescott said. Despite their loss the children sing of hope and joy, according to the International Children's Network website. According to Prescott, the children are coming to Sacramento to perform original music and discuss their lives in Uganda and their expe
Every comic character from Pokemon to Care Bears was represented at the Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Sunday. "People come to play games, dress up and buy comic stuff in the dealers hall," attendee Philip Reed said. The rooms were filled with conversations about Final Fantasy, glowing swords, fairy wings and furry pants. A majority of the nearly 200 people in attendance were dressed as their favorite comic book characters as they looked through the thousands of half-price comics. "It's called 'cosplay' in Japan when everyone dresses up as their favorite character all the time," Reed said. "It's Halloween every day for them." The main
Saving all adoptable animals—that's the goal of Mission Orange. The four major animal shelters in Sacramento -- the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Sacramento Animal Cares Services, the Animal Care and Regulations Center and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary -- hope to make a difference in animal welfare by joining forces in "Mission Orange." Also known as a community initiative, Mission Orange aims to increase the live release rate, or percentage of animals that leave the shelter system alive through adoption or return to owner, and earn a prestigious grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "We are combining all of our resources in order to i