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Sacramento gets ‘Wicked’

“Wicked,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Godspell,” Academy Award winner for “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt”) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. Long before […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting food, donations for the hungry

Hands4Hope volunteers will be out in force Saturday, May 17, for the biannual Food Blitz for the Hungry. They will collect donations to fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. The goal this year is to collect 8,000 pounds of food and $10,000 in cash […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge receives Global Education Excellence Award

Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke, left, accepted the 2013-14 Global Education Excellence Award to recognize his school’s support of international student exchange. He's seen here with, left to right, Leonie Pulz from Germany, Nichakorn Thana-dachophol from Thailand and Glen Swedelson, director of Guidance. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Oak Ridge High School was one of a select […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sacramento museums explore the great outdoors

SACRAMENTO — From dirt and rocks to fish and flowers …Sacramento Museums delight in the outdoors with special events and activities in May. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Fabulous Thunderbirds fly into Folsom

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds has been the quintessential American band.  The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Women’s Fund to award grants June 5

The public is invited to Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual Grants Gala, set for June 5 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner; tickets and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org. “We welcome everyone to attend and learn more about Women’s Fund as well as the […]

Comments Off / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »