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Folsom prisoners riot; one killed

FOLSOM — California State Prison-Sacramento administrators are investigating the cause of a riot that occurred Wednesday afternoon during which inmate Hugo Pinell, 71, was killed and several others were injured. At 12:55 p.m., approximately 70 inmates started fighting on one of the institution’s maximum-security general population yards. Inmate-made weapons were used in the riot. Correctional […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

California Stage show honors courage and compassion

California Stage will honor one young woman’s selflessness and determination during the darkest days of World War II by producing Joanna H. Kraus’ “Angel in the Night.” Directed by local favorite Michael RJ Campbell, this stirring story of quiet heroism opens Aug. 21 in the newly upgraded California Stage Theater space. Through Kraus we meet Pawlina, […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Escape the drought with ‘Three Days of Rain’ at Big Idea Theatre

Big Idea Theatre continues its 2015 season, The New Classic, with the Pulitzer-Prize nominated “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg. Directed by long time company member, Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith, this will be her Big Idea Theatre directorial debut. “Three Days of Rain” explores the emotional backstory of a family’s past shrouded in mystery and betrayal […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lights, camera, action: Nagle sets local feature film in Town Center

Sacramento business and community leader Kevin Nagle has signed on as executive producer of “Not Your Year,” a romantic comedy that will showcase local talent and regional amenities. Nagle is working in partnership with writer, producer and director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming begins Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Galleries in Midtown Sacramento offer eclectic Second Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more. […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gill completes elite East Coast event

Jim Gill lined up with other elite athletes from around the world last weekend for a great cause: the iconic Ironman Lake Placid — part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cures. The El Dorado Hills resident completed the Ironman with an official time of 12 hours, 6 minutes. Part of the grueling […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm advance to World Series

The Sierra Valley Storm 12U all-star baseball team is headed to the World Series. Playing in the West Zone Championship in Whitter on Sunday, the Storm weathered a tough loss to Ingelwood to post a 5-1 in their second meeting. The come-from-behind win gives the Storm a berth in the 2015 Bronco World Series, which […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »