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Loomis filmmaker honored at film industry mixer

PLACERVILLE, CA - He has been associated with well over a hundred movies either as a stunt man, stunt co-ordinator, actor, second unit director or director.

It's an impressive list that includes such titles as Terminator 2, Against All Odds, Independence DaySpeed, Spider-man and this year's Best Picture at the Academy Awards, The Artist.

Friday night, Gary Davis, who grew up in Loomis, was honored at the annual El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office annual "I Love Film" Film Industry Mixer in Placerville. He became the first inductee into the California Film Foundation's Hall of Fame for his years of contribution to the film community as an artist, a teacher and a role model.

Gary didn't start out seeking a career in Hollywood. His passion was motorcycles and although an early idol was Evel Knievel, the two became rivals with Gary jumping 21 cars in 1972 to break Knievel's record.

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Swing/Country Dance Fundraiser April 4

Swing/Country Dance Fundraiser April 4

Seventeen year old Matthew Staley has a heart for making a difference in the lives of children all over the world and building a legacy for generations to come. He is hosting a fundraising event and inviting everyone to attend.  It's the first annual family-friendly Swing/Country Dance Fundraiser on Wednesday April 4 from 7pm-10pm at the Blue Goose Event Center in Loomis.

The Dance Fundraiser will benefit several local organizations – Courage to Be You (C2BU), WIND Youth Center, & Agape International Missions (AIM) – all of which fight human trafficking locally and in Cambodia and help provide safety, security, hope, and love for these victims.

Placer County seeking Grand Jury applicants

The Superior Court of California, County of Placer is seeking applications from Placer County citizens interested in an opportunity to serve on the 2012-2013 Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury’s one-year term begins on July 1, 2012 and ends on June 30, 2013.

In order to meet the minimum qualifications for service on the Grand Jury, applicants must be United States citizens who are 18 years of age or older, and have resided in Placer County for a minimum of one year immediately prior to becoming a grand juror. Service on the Grand Jury requires a substantial investment of time, usually 25-30 hours per month. 

For those interested in obtaining more information, the current Grand Jury will be sponsoring two Meet and Greet sessions on the following dates to discuss the workings of the Grand Jury:


  • April 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

Theft puts Oakmont HS's musical in jeopardy

ROSEVILLE, CA - Over the weekend, someone broke into the drama classroom at Oakmont High School.

The thief then broke into the drama teacher's office and took the nearly $3,000 the students had raised for their big spring musical.

"It was heartbreaking," Drama teacher Samantha Howard sad. "Especially because it is student funded, they worked so hard to earn the money."

Students had raised the money to put on Little Shop of Horrors by staging the show The Language Archive, which was student directed and student produced.

Ryan Murphy, the director of The Language Archive, said the news was numbing.

"It was hard to accept the reality it was gone and we can't afford to do our musical anymore," Murphy said.

Howard felt the best thing to do in the circumstances was to call off the production.

"But the kids have sort of banded together and said 'No, we can do this,'" Howard said.

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Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn, Inc. Joins Powerhouse Science Center

Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn, Inc. Joins Powerhouse Science Center

Sacramento agency demonstrates project support as newest Founding Partner for science learning center

SACRAMENTO, CA. – The Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento today announced that Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn, Inc. (RS&E) has joined the campaign to build the premier science learning center serving Northern California.

As a founding partner, RS&E joins other regional leaders and organizations in a cooperative effort to support the development of this vital new community asset.

Located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River, the Powerhouse Science Center will function as a model for 21st-century experiential STEM education (science, math, technology, engineering, space) and environmental stewardship. The design will be an exemplary “green” building that serves as an environmental teaching lab.

March Events at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site

March Events at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Maidu Museum & Historic Site

1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville CA 95661

Museum Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Historic Site: Guided Tours Saturdays at 10am.