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Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

California Museum celebrates life with Día de los Muertos exhibit

California artist David Lozeau is inspired by Evel Knievel to be daring with his art. The Día de los Muertos art exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento showcases the work of five California artists as they reflect on humanity’s journeys into the past, the present and beyond. Photo courtesy David Lozeau



At the end of this month we celebrate Halloween — also known as All Hallows Eve. It’s a fun, sometimes creepy holiday. But there’s more to this seasonal favorite than meets the eye. In the ancient Christian tradition All Hallows Eve is the vigil, or day before, All Saints Day — Nov. 1. The next […]

No Comment / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Saying good-bye to a Clarksville treasure

Madeleine Petersen Mosely, seen here in Clarksville in 2008, grew up in the Gold Rush community on the south side of El Dorado Hills. Photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills lost a pioneer on Oct. 3 when Madeleine Petersen Mosely died peacefully in her home. Madeleine’s unique connection to El Dorado Hills — a place she never lived — is through the hardscrabble ranch hamlet Clarksville, which provided basic roadside amenities for travelers between Sacramento and Placerville from the Gold Rush into the 1960s. Now […]

1 Comment / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

No Comment / September 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Viewpoint looks at national treasures and parks


On Aug. 25 the U.S. National Park Service turns 100. Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento is celebrating this landmark anniversary with two exhibits on display through Sept. 3 at its J Street location. In the Main Gallery, the exhibit focus is on California National Parks, with inspirational works by three photographers. The exhibit will highlight our beautiful California […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

April exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker Art Museum

Spring is a happening time down at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with a lineup of ongoing exhibitions and complimentary tours and programs for the art lover of any age. Special events in April not to be missed include a Warhol-inspired concert with the Gold Coast Trio, a talk with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak on […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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