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Buckle up before you give thanks

​SACRAMENTO — Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a maximum enforcement period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. In 2014, over the Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways […]

No Comment / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lady Trojans protect the home court

Oak Ridge's Kassandra McGill pounds a kill through the Rocklin block last Tuesday in the Trojans' sweep of the Thunder. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One reason Oak Ridge is off to a fantastic start is its players hustle all over the court. Displaying that athleticism against Granite Bay in last Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball matchup, the Lady Trojans swept the Grizzlies 25-17, 25-11, 25-17. Troy’s victory came on the heels of a big sweep of Rocklin (see below) […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Artist’s arsenal: Crocker Museum exhibit contrasts materials and beliefs

1 Al Farrow Synoagogue V

Using guns and ammunition as building materials, artist Al Farrow contrasts the violence, misunderstandings, fundamentalisms and perversions of power threatening many societies today. Thirty two of Farrow’s sculptures have arrived at the Crocker Museum along with preparatory sketches that compel viewers to consider how modern socio-political conflicts have come to be. The exhibition, “Divine Ammunition: The Sculpture of […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lady Trojans get back at Rocklin

Revenge is a dish best served cold and Rocklin tasted just that during Thursday’s Halloween-eve Sierra Football League volleyball match, as Oak Ridge upended the Thunder 26-24, 25-14, 27-25. The victory pulled fourth-ranked Oak Ridge even with No. 2 Rocklin for second place in the SFL, and atoned for an earlier setback on the Thunder court where […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

State Indian Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO — In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum will offer a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans, including basket weaving demonstrations, a compelling Native literature showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” skills workshops, a Native Film Festival and the always-popular […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish romance will enchant audience

John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar” has its regional premiere on the B Street Theatre Mainstage. “Outside Mullingar” follows the romantic travail of two lonely eccentrics, Anthony and Rosemary. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland and Rosemary has spent hers next door, pinning for Anthony. With a […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Annie Jr.’ charms at Sutter Street Theatre

Young actresses (seated, left to right) Mia Comstock, Rebecca Cataldo, Emily Fritz, Grace Mauro, Natalie Collins and (stading, left to right) Carly Weiss and Hannah Hurst perform in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Annie Jr." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Leapin’ lizards! The popular comic strip heroine Little Orphan Annie takes center stage at Sutter Street Theatre in “Annie Jr.,” an adaptation of one of the world’s best-loved and most-performed musicals. With pluck and positivity, Annie charms everyone she meets despite a next-to-nothing start in the Depression-era New York City of the 1930s. She is […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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