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Art Studio Trek 2011, 5th Annual Celebration

Art Studio Trek 2011, 5th Annual Celebration

Art Studio Trek 2011
South Placer County
Free & open to the Public 
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CELEBRATING THE 5th ANNUAL
ART STUDIO TREK – April 30 & May 1, 2011

The Art Studio Trek Artists Celebrate the 5th Annual ‘Art Studio Trek’ Art & Chocolate
in the South Placer County communities of Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay.

Visit Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 10am-5pm. Attendance is Free & open to the public. 
Enjoy the combined efforts of 19 artists at 13 studio locations. Celebrate this free weekend event and share in the artists’ personal creative endeavors. This event offers a vast array of talent, mediums, styles and inviting studio locations.

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Owl perch may topple at Roseville golf course

ROSEVILLE, CA - They're protected by federal laws so no one can do much about some great horned owls perched in a tree in danger of falling at the Sierra View Country Club in Roseville.

Asst. Superintendent Clifford Carpenter explained the owls have been coming to the golf course for years to lay eggs. The pine tree they're nesting in could topple over at any time. And last week he noticed new baby chicks popping their heads out of the nest.

The huge tree leans over at a 45 degree angle near the 15th hole. Carpenter has taped off the tree to keep golfers away.

"When we got two inches of rain two weekends ago, that's when it really started leaning," Carpenter explained. "The soil got real wet and the wind pushed it down."

Summer Concert Series at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Summer Concert Series at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is kicking off its second annual summer concert series in its 3,500-seat outdoor amphitheater on May 21 with Creedence Clearwater Revisited .  The show will be followed by the alternative rock band, the Fray on May 25.  The concerts continue with Kool & The Gang/Commodores on June 3, Beach Boys on July 1, and Tesla on July 9. Tickets for all of these shows are now on sale. 

Tickets will also go on sale later this month for Chicago on July 30, Doobie Brothers on August 5, Peter Frampton on August 6 and Huey Lewis & The News on August 12.

“We have a great line up of headliners already scheduled for our outdoor amphitheater and we will be adding several more over the next few months,” said C.J. Graham, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “As the premier gaming destination in Northern California, we are always looking to provide our guests with unparalleled entertainment options.

FREE Body Movement, Nutrition & Wellness Event

FREE Body Movement, Nutrition & Wellness Event
Achieve IT! Fitness & Nutrition the Natural Way are putting on a... FREE BEGINNING YOGA and BODY MOVEMENT CLASS with AMAZING NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION that you won't want to miss! When: Wednesday March 30th, 5:45-6:45PM
Where: Clover Valley Park in Rocklin

**Call to register or for questions, 916-216-4569   Come, move, play & learn about your body, what nutrients are most efficient and why you're not getting the results that you are looking for!  Are you plagued by fatigue, PMS, insomnia, digestive issues and much more?!  Ask the Nutrition and Holistic Health Expert your burning questions!

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Former San Francisco Giant hopes to dance with the stars

ROSEVILLE, CA - Former San Francisco Giant Jeffrey Leonard made news in the late 1980s with an incredible playoff performance against the St. Louis Cardinals.

These days, Leonard is looking for a little more spotlight, as he works on dance moves he hopes to display on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" (seen on News10 at 8 p.m. Mondays).

Leonard lives in the Sacramento area and has been taking dance lessons at Fontaine Dance in Roseville.  He said he was driven to dance by his wife about three years ago.

"At the beginning I was a little embarrassed and intimidated," Leonard said.

But with the encouragement of his ste-daughter as well, Leonard took the challenge and would like to be the next retired athlete to be featured on the ABC show.

"I'm basically the same guy.  The same things that drove me to be a good baseball player, is driving me to be good at dance," he said.

Did you see the funnel cloud today?

Did you see the funnel cloud today?
This photo taken by Tracy Jones shows the tornado funnel cloud near McDermott Road in north central Colusa County today. The National Weather Service has extended a tornado warning until 4:15 p.m. for north central Colusa County and southeastern Glenn County. A funnel cloud was spotted 7 miles NE of Maxwell moving E to NE at 15 mph.   Here's what people are saying on Facebook:    

Monique Moody --WOW...THATS CRAZY

Jaime Boroff -- peeps are excited about this here cause we hardly get weather like this HAhahaha

Rob Contreraz -- Wow, not near me!

Charles Noemi -- Very Wizard of Oz-like

Matt Lucien-- Nice to see the white funnel clouds (they haven't touched down); BAD to see the black ones (a tornado full of debris from the ground).

Roseville Gem, Jewelry, Fossil, Mineral Show - March 26

Northern CA's largest Gem and Mineral Show!!! A fantastic educational family event!! Something intriguing for everyone! Free Parking, Over 40 Vendors-2 huge buildings, + Outside Vendors: Crystals, Gold Panning, Gemstones, Beads, Meteorites-Space! Fossils, Polished Stones, Handcrafted Jewelry, Opal, World Class Mineral Specimens, Tourmaline, Gold, Bugs in Amber, Mineral Identification, Demonstrations in the Arts, Silent Auctions, "Kids Junction" -a special Interactive Educational Kids area.

Saturday, March 26
10:00a to 5:00p at Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds
Roseville, CA
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College student with Granite Bay roots mourned

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn a San Diego State University student who was found dead in a Spanish river after drinking at a nightclub.

Services for 22-year-old Austin Bice, who grew up in Granite Bay, were held Sunday at a church in Encinitas.

The North County Times says friends and family described the 6-foot-5 Carlsbad man as playful, mischievous and always striving to improve himself.

According to the North County Times, the Rev. Mark Feldmeir told mourners at San Dieguito United Methodist Church that the mystery surrounding Bice's death made the loss more painful for his family.

Bice was last seen alive on Feb. 26 after leaving friends outside a Madrid nightclub. His body was found in a nearby river on March 8.

Spanish authorities say preliminary investigation points to accidental death.

CIF Boys D-II Nor Cal Championship: (1) Archbishop Mitty 67, (10) Woodcreek 44

SACRAMENTO, CA - The top-seeded Archbishop Mitty Monarchs showed why they are the region's top Division II team by dominating the (10) Woodcreek Timberwolves 67-44, advancing to next week's California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) D-II State Championship.

After a 2-2 tie in the opening minute of the game, the Monarchs never trailed again, as they proved to be too big, too physical, and too athletic for the Timberwolves to handle on Saturday night, at Power Balance Pavilion. 

The Monarchs were led by Kyle Toth, who had a game-high 20 points, including four three's in the victory, but it was 6'7" sophomore  forward Aaron Gordon, who was the difference with 10 points, 17 rebounds, two blocks, and three highlight-reel dunks.

Gordon altered shots, kept the Woodcreek out of the paint, and down right intimidated the out-matched Timberwolves.  The Timberwolves were cold from the perimeter too, away from Gordon, connecting on just 1 of 17 attempts.

Truckee man commits suicide in driveway of burning home

TRUCKEE, CA. - A man committed suicide as his home on Lemon Court in Truckee was engulfed by flames Saturday around 8:40 a.m.

Truckee police and Truckee Fire Protection District responded to the residential fire when crews spotted a car in the driveway, said Truckee police Cpt. Randy Fenn.

Crews on the scene found that the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The identity of the man has not been determined.

Fenn said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.