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Rare Nepalese art at Crocker

Unknown artist, “Candra mandala,” Nepal, 1599. Colors on cloth, 38 ¾ x 27 ¾ in. Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection

“Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal” opens Oct. 20 SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum will present a rare Nepalese exhibition that explores the art of the Newar people who have lived in the Kathmandu Valley for millennia. “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal,” on view Oct. 20 through Feb. 10, 2013, will highlight the […]

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Former Trojans factor into another state title

Austin Ales, shown in last year's section playoffs, was name the MVP of the recent CCCAA state baseball tournament. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Austin Ales, a former Oak Ridge High baseball player donning the uniform for Cosumnes River College, played a critical role Sunday afternoon in helping the Hawks win the California Community College Athletic Association championship at Bakersfield College. In the  8-6 victory over Rio Hondo College of Whittier in extra innings, Ales pitched a scoreless 12th inning […]

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Publisher’s Ink: This wolverine stuff(ing) is hard to make up

Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) becomes uneasy when she enters the office parlor of the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 suspense/horror film “Psycho.” The ominous scene of stuffed birds staring down from the walls gives us a glimpse of Norman Bates, the character Anthony Perkins portrays. Stuffing things, especially birds, was Norman’s pastime. And his […]

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Inside the artists’ studio

Jewelry artist Annette Schachner holds some of the beautiful silver necklaces she had made that are on display (and for sale)  at the Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville. See more of her work during the 2012 Spring Art Studio Tour.  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Annette Schachner never forgets a face … at least not the ones she creates The 61-year-old El Dorado Hills jewelry artist incorporates faces into her beautiful silver jewelry — faces with calm looks and closed eyes, smiling faces surrounded by the sun, even dragon faces with fiery, red eyes — small, simple and detailed. Guests […]

No Comment / May 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Exchange students share their highlights: Friends and In-N-Out

Alena and Fran

Thousands of miles from home Alena Stassen and Fran Rioja participated in the Rotary Club’s exchange student program and completed their senior year of high school in a foreign land: America. Both attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, guests of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Fran, 17, knew how to speak […]

4 Comments / May 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community connects with sign shaker

Local celebrity—€” Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard'€™s lithe dancing for 4G Wireless endeared her to motorists at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard. That gig ended, and she's now shaking for Barber Jon and District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

There’s something about that girl. Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard’s fluid dancing at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard has quietly touched the collective psyche of El Dorado Hills. What passers-by have come to enjoy is just one aspect of a multi-talented artist overcoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder, struggling to make ends meet […]

4 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Judge clarifies claims

Incumbent Superior Court Judge Warren Stracener called accusations that he’s exaggerated his experience “quibbling and nonsense … a manufactured issue,” after a recent candidate forum. He also had some sharp comments on the judicial vetting process in El Dorado County, suggesting that judge candidates who solicit endorsements and campaign contributions from local lawyers and judges […]

24 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »