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Barden to represent U.S. in Sweden

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Oak Ridge High student Sophia Barden, 15, recently won three first place national trophies at the 58th Annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships in Mobile, Ala. held July 10-16. Barden’s performance in the medal round earned her a spot on the U.S. national team’s roster, which will compete at the world championships in Helsingborg, Sweden, August […]

Comments Off / August 01, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: Safely preserving vegetables at home

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County There are two ways to safely preserve vegetables at home — pickling and pressure canning. Because vegetables are naturally low in acid they cannot be canned using a boiling water bath or steam canner unless they are acidified. Pickling your vegetables fulfills this requirement. If […]

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

Sacramento Self-Help Housing presents Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake contest entrants are judged in a number of different categories including Best Tasting, Most Creative and Most Beautiful. Photo courtesy Sacramento Self-Help Housing

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 14th annual Let Them Eat Cake event in celebration of Bastille Day, July 14, at The Grand Ballroom, 1215 J St. in Sacramento, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by the Sacramento County Board of […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

B Street presents regional premiere of ‘Constellations’

Dana Brooke plays Marianne and Tom Patterson has been cast for the role of Roland in B Street Theatre’s production of “Constellations” that opens July 2. Courtesy photo

Liz Liles B Street Theatre In this clever, eloquent and moving story, a romance plays out over a myriad of possible lifetimes, capturing the extraordinary richness of being alive in the universe. Having moved from London to Broadway (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson), “Constellations” has played to rave reviews on two continents. John Lahr […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents the Sacramento premiere of ‘The Totalitarians’

Capital Stage completes its 2015-16 season with the Sacramento premiere of “The Totalitarians” by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Capital Stage co-founder Peter Mohrmann. This “riotous political comedy” — Bay Area Reporter, takes the audience on the campaign trail with retired roller derby star turned candidate for lieutenant governor Penelope Easter. It is a dark […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents Pulitzer winning, Tony Award nominated ‘Disgraced’

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtara. The Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award winning and Tony Award nominated play will make its Sacramento premiere tonight. “Disgraced” will run from May 4 through June 5, directed by Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stevenson. The play depicts racial and ethnic prejudices that “secretly persist in […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

UCCE Master Food Preservers: Dehydrating herbs

Sturdy herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, summer savory and parsley can easily be dried in small bundles and hung in a dry environment. Photo by Kerdkanno

Geny Cassady UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County Spring brings the beginning of the growing season in our area. You might be planning your garden or even already starting seedlings inside. With all of your vegetables, be sure to include some herbs. They are easy enough for the beginning gardener to grow and […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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