18 • August 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


101 and Upbeat in Brentwood, CA!

The 3rd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships

August 4, 2018 ~ 9:00am - 2:00pm

fi rst women to do so in 436 years! Betts also wrote “T e Perfect

We’re having Upbeat Times celebrating my second Mom’s birthday in Brentwood. Madeline turned 101 on a recent Sunday. ~ from Rose Lamanna of Sonoma County

“Hanging Ten with Man’s Best Friend”

Pacifi ca, CA. ~ TasteTV are happy to announce that 3rd Annual World Dog Surf- ing Championships will take place on August 4th, 2018, on the Northern California coast, near San Francisco at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifi ca. The World Championships

for Dog Surfi ng take place on the Northern California coast -- where the concept for the dog surfi ng sport originated -- bringing together the best in local and international dog surfi ng talent. The world’s top dog surfers as well as amateurs are invited to bring home the gold. Top dog surfers as well as happy amateurs are invited to bring home the Golden Surf- ie.

During the event there

will be a number of activities including the surf competi- tion, dog beach fashion con- test, dog adoptions, partner tents and activities, and more. Entrants can also help fun- draise for charities such as

the Peninsula Humane So- ciety, and Rocket Dog Res- cue. Other Partners include Pet Renu, Goughnuts, and Clubcard Printing. Events highlights include the Dog Surfi ng Competition, Dog beach fashion contest, Dog adoptions, Partner tents and activities, and ongoing inter- views by TasteTV.

This dog charity sport- ing event is organized by TasteTV, which also pub- lished the fi rst book on how to teach your dog to surf (“The Dog’s Guide to Surf- ing: Hanging Ten with Man’s Best Friend”), as well as con- ceived and promoted the idea for the very fi rst dog surfi ng event, which took place in San Diego in the mid-2000’s. Dog Surfi ng events have since then spread throughout Southern California to Texas, Florida, Hawaii,


and even Great Britain. For more information, go to

Surf video: 18 • August 2018 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. “Life has become

immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

Hunter S. Thompson

Horse” about Gen. Patton’s con- sent to a brave group of Ameri- can soldiers at end of WWII who rescued priceless Lipizzaner stal- lions to return them to Austria. –One of my uncles served as an interpreter/translator for Gen. Patton during that time period. August has arrived, bringing the great Sonoma County Fair back. Wine Country Horse Racing is scheduled for August 2-5 and 9-12. Exciting!



Ingredients: 4 leeks, only white part, carefully washed and 1 medium onion both fi nely sliced;

2 oz sweet butter; and about fi ve medium potatoes peeled and fi nely sliced;

1 quart chicken broth; 1 tblspn salt; 2 cups whole milk; 2 cups medium cream; 1 cup heavy cream.

Directions: Brown very lightly the sweet but- ter. Add potatoes. Bring to a sim- mering boil, cooking for about 40 minutes. Rub contents through a fi ne strainer. Return to heat. Add the milk and medium cream. Season with freshly ground pep- per and a dash of nutmeg. Allow whole to cool. And rub again through a very fi ne strainer. When soup is cold, add heavy cream. Chill thoroughly. Just before serving add sprinkling of fi nely chopped chives. Delicious! Makes 8 servings. ~ Happy August! ~Ellie

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?” ~Virginia Woolf

Soup in Hot August?

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