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Gold Rush Days is back in Old Sac

It’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s when Gold Rush Days returns to Old Sacramento over the extended Labor Day Weekend — Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. The wildly fun and free heritage celebration offers a variety of family-friendly special activities that take place throughout the historical district to help […]

Duty: Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez

Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez is a 1986 graduate of Ponderosa High School and the son of Betty McKenzie of Shingle Springs. The following is reprinted with permission from Naval Air Station Pensacola Public Affairs Office. Pensacola Naval Air Station welcomes Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez as executive officer. Dominguez enlisted in the Navy in 1986 through the delayed entry […]

Strawberry Music Fest returns to Tuolumne

After a two-year absence prompted by the 2013 Rim Fire, the Strawberry Music Festival returns to Tuolumne County Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-7. Landing for the first time at the historical Westside property in Tuolumne City, Strawberry continues to deliver the legendary programing, family-friendly atmosphere and incredible jam culture which have defined it for more […]

Free clinic gives anti-bully tips

From the beginning of time and recorded human history, the appearance of weakness is the first sign a bully looks for in choosing a victim. Time changes but bullies don’t, unless they are made to. According to Corona based SACK, these are five reasons to fight back with education and community awareness of bullying: • […]

CP Newcomers to hold luncheon

Cameron Park Newcomers Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Snooty Frog in Burke Junction in Cameron Park will welcome new members and the faithful members, some who have been there for 36 years. Cameron Park Newcomers Club has been welcoming members from the area for 36 years. Club members do not have to live in […]

Free farmers market in Tahoe

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need […]

Twisted Folk Concert presents the Waifs

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4, Vallecito, announces its final concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Australia’s folk-rock-blues export the Waifs. The concert is Saturday, Aug. 22. Concert-goers will be admitted at 6:45 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:45 p.m. “I first encountered the Waifs back in the 1990s,” […]

Free My Time support group to meet

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

Concerts, festivals, more at South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe South’s late-summer of festivals, music, homegrown food and fireworks will ride the hot August wave of indoor and outdoor adventures now through Labor Day weekend and beyond. With early talk of a blockbuster El Niño-fused winter, Tahoe South has packed the rest of its summer calendar with a slate of activities that will test […]

Sacramento Gem Faire opens

The Sacramento Gem Faire is Aug. 14-16 at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St. in  Sacramento. The Friday hours are noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free. Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and more will be available at manufacturers’ prices. Over 60 […]

Twilight walkers to raise funds for Make-A-Wish

The 16th annual Twilight Walk For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sacramento State Capitol. Walk For Wishes is a non-competitive, family friendly community 1-mile or 3-mile walk. Following the walk there will be a finish line celebration with exciting activities. Walk teams generally consist of […]

Feature film shooting in EDH

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/director Jim Meyers and producer Paul Nicknig. Filming began Aug. 8 at the Sacramento Republic FC match. That one-day production will […]

Polar Express tickets go on sale

Tickets to board The Polar Express Train Ride via the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the annual Carson City family holiday tradition, are available at vtrailway.com. Now in its fifth season, the all-ages holiday train will depart Carson City for a series of one-hour round-trip journeys to the magical North Pole. The ride is filled with stories, […]

Banner year for Amador County Fair

Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County Fair, reported that revenue and attendance through the gates of the Amador County Fair was up considerably over 2014. While acknowledging that attendance last year was affected by the Sand Fire that started on Friday of the fair, this year’s numbers reflect more than a 6 percent increase […]

‘Mean Mom’s Guide’ is full of helpful tips

Book: “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids” Author: Joanne Kraft Publisher: Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and e-book versions, 256 pages   Tiger Moms, beware! Mean Moms are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of children. The Mean Mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

Twisted Folk Concert Series presents Vishtèn

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Road at Highway 4 in Vallecito, presents the next concert of its 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Vishtèn on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Concert goers will be admitted starting at 7 p.m. “Vishtèn plays a sort of French-Canadian Acadian Celtic style of both new and traditional […]

Tahoe Donner to host tribute bands

Tahoe Donner’s annual Summer Concert on the Green returns this year with ‘60s and ‘70s flair as the iconic rock and roll era is recreated on Friday, July 3 with Beatles and Rolling Stones inspiration. Two all-star tribute bands will take the stage and transport guests back in time. Britain’s Finest brings the complete Beatles […]

Wedding: Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko

Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko, both of Monument, Colo., were wed on March 28 at Crawford’s Barn in Sacramento. J. T. Grayson performed the ceremony. The reception followed at Crawford’s Barn with music provided by the Amazing Johnny B. The bride was given in marriage by her parents Kevin and Beverly Wilson of Cameron Park. The groom is the son of […]

Summertime tours at Angels Camp

The Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp, is pleased to invite visitors to docent-led summertime tours for the month of July. Bring family and friends for a guided tour of the museum’s spectacular collections of wagons and carriages. The knowledgeable docents are happy to tell all about the Gold Country history of […]

The Apple Hill Growers group announces scholarship winners

The Apple Hill Growers Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Norma Brubaker Scholarships. The honors go to Lexie Padilla and Mayra Aguilar. Padilla is a graduate of Ponderosa High School. Padilla will be attending University of California, Chico, with a projected major of bachelor of science in animal science. Her ultimate goal is to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. Aguilar is a graduate of El Dorado High School. Aguilar will attend Southern Oregon State University with a projected major in communication studies and a minor in nonprofit. Aguilar’s ultimate goal is to found her own nonprofit organization to help children and young adults create and achieve their goals. The Apple Hill Growers Association established the Norma Brubaker Scholarship in 1986 in honor of Norma Brubaker, the first secretary of the association. The scholarship is made possible by proceeds from the Apple Hill Harvest Run with matching funds provided by the Brubaker family. The scholarship is one of the ways the Apple Hill Growers give back to the community and support students who have worked at member ranches in their pursuit of  higher education.

Auditions open for the Sacramento Choral Society

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with music director Donald Kendrick is currently holding membership auditions for the 2015-16 concert season. If you are an experienced choral singer with good music reading skills call the SCSO at (916) 536-9065 or e-mail [email protected] The chorus rehearses September through May on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. The […]

Twisted Oak presents night of music

Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Highway 4 in Vallecito, is pleased to announce the next concert of the 2015 Twisted Folk Concert Series featuring Chris Webster & Nina Gerber and Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Concertgoers will be admitted starting at 7 p.m. “Once again […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman

Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Rodney Atkins in concert at Carson Valley Inn

Country singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins will appear live in concert on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. in TJ’s Corral Outdoor Concert and Events Center at the Carson Valley Inn, U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nev. Whether he’s taking in a baseball game with son Elijah or entertaining thousands of fans with one of his many […]

Taste best brews at State Fair brewfest

Tickets to the Best of California Brewfest at the California State Fair are on sale now. This is the only brewfest in the region that focuses on award-winning beer from the State Fair’s Commercial Craft Brew Competition. Beer fans won’t want to miss this special event on Saturday, July 18 at the Miller Lite Racetrack […]

Engagement: Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes and Shane Douglas

Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes of Guaraja, Brasil and Shane Douglas of Chula Vista announced plans to marry in July. The bride-to-be works in retail and is the daughter of Natahe Congalves of Brasil. The groom-to-be is in the United States Navy. He is the son of Doug and Colleen Douglas of Camino. The wedding ceremony will take place at Lake […]

Duty: SPC Kayla Boardway

Sixty-one push-ups in 2 minutes, 84 sit ups in 2 minutes and a 14.40 2 mile run. These scores earned SPC Kayla Boardway a total of 328 points on the extended scale of her Basic Combat Training Army Physical Fitness Test, the highest score in her company, Company C, a group of approximately 140 men […]

Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrate 65 years of marriage

They are of a generation when divorce was the last resort in a marriage, not something entered into lightly. Maybe that’s why Joyce and Vern Odlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 18. “Sixty-five years …” mulled Vern as the couple looked through a photo album with their wedding pictures and other priceless memorabilia. “I […]

Kirkwood to open on weekends on July 3

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will be open on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from July 3 through Sept. 6, with lift-accessed mountain biking and hiking trails, as well as DiscWood, Kirkwood’s own disc golf course. In the Village Plaza, Kirkwood will host the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue on July 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., as well […]

Art on the Divide celebrates

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery celebrates the completion of its fifth year with an annual garden party on Sunday, June 14 from 3-6 p.m. Galley member artists wish to extend a big thank you to customers and supporters, and invite everyone to the gallery’s biggest event of the year. The public can take a […]

Little Big Town kicks off tour

In cooperation with KBUL 98.1 NASH-FM and Hush Entertainment, the wildest, richest rodeo in the West just got bigger. Following the release of its sixth studio album, Pain Killer, featuring top 10 hit “Day Drinking” and fan favorite “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town kicks off its 2015 “Pain Killer Tour” in the Reno Rodeo grandstands […]

Engagement: Meghan Irene Brand and Scott Allen Sanstad

Meghan Irene Brand of Rancho Cordova and Scott Allen Sanstad of Orangevale have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Brand of Rancho Cordova and is a partner at Opportunity Acres in Shingle Springs. The groom-to-be is the son of Stanley and Carole Sanstad and is a computer technician at Intel Corporation in Folsom. The […]

New carnival at the fair

The El Dorado County Fair, June 18-21, is pleased to introduce California Carnival Company, the wonderful new carnival, voted Small Business of the Year by the California State Assembly. “We are excited to welcome this new company to our Fair. The colors and lights are so bright, their employees are polite and public safety comes first,” said […]

Fabric sale to benefit nonprofits

The community of Foresthill is benefiting from a generous donation in an unusual way and is paying it forward. The benefactor, an avid fabric collector, decided to downsize and gift the Foresthill Friends of the Library with more than 15,000 yards of new premium cotton fabric with the understanding the fabric will be sold and […]

Oasis alum Gallagher plays Warfield

SAN FRANCISCO — To the chagrin of die-hards, Noel Gallagher is successfully making the transition to a solo career, making any anticipated Oasis reunion further back on the burner. For now, Gallagher, who, along with brother Liam front the immensely popular (but currently sidelined) English band Oasis, is traveling the globe in support of his second solo effort — […]

Southern Drawl brings unique presence

The Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents Southern Drawl Band, a melting pot of sound, attitude and entertainment on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Defined in categories like country, southern rock, trop rock and bluegrass, the Southern Drawl Band attracts a range of listeners from a broad spectrum of music genre […]

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green

Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Duty: Patrick T. Irwin

Patrick T. Irwin has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship to California State University, Sacramento. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extra curricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson

Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild

Army Pvt. Nathan M. Fairchild has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kyle S. Zwahle

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kyle S. Zwahlen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn […]

The Replacements are the real deal

Concert review SAN FRANCISCO — The best way to drown disappointment of the Giants’ baseball team losing its home opener last Monday was to cap the day off with alternative rock pioneers The Replacements at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium as 3,300 did — many donning SF gear. Back after a near 25-year absence with […]

Capital Stage presents ‘The Homecoming’

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its London premiere, Capital Stage Theater continues its 10th anniversary season with ” The Homecoming,” by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Homecoming” exposes issues of sex and power and challenges the place of morals in family life. Capital Stage […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck

Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither

Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

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