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Roseville Circle Theatre West misses fundraising goal

ROSEVILLE, CA - In the end, it just wasn't enough.

In an almost desperate bid to keep the doors of Roseville's Civic Theatre West open,  the board of directors and local enthusiasts had launched a fund raising drive hoping to realize enough revenue to get the struggling theatre company back on its feet.

The Civic Theatre West, known for years as the Magic Circle Theatre, closed its doors Nov. 10 because of a lack of funds.  The drive had hoped to raise $350,000, but was not able to attract large donors.  By the deadline, accumulated pledges only reached $57,000.

"Now we're going to close up shop," said board president Calvin Stevens.

Civic Theatre West ran two physical theatres, the Roseville Theatre and the Tower Theatre.  The Roseville Theatre was leased from the Masonic Lodge and the Lodge is said to be  looking for another renter.

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Wonder Hanger: Is it worth it?

ROSEVILLE, CA - For those who like to keep things orderly and tidy, the closest can sometimes be quite a challenge, with too many clothes and just not enough space. "Wonder Hanger" claims to triple your closet space and keep your clothes organized and wrinkled free.

News10 viewer Sharon Ney opened up her husband's closet, and News10's Keba Arnold put the Wonder Hanger to the test.

For $9.99, eight hangers come in the box. Each hanger has five slots to hang your clothes. The directions suggest hanging one hanger in each slot. The first step is to attach the hanging hooks to the hangers.

Arnold and Ney had a difficult time putting the Wonder Hanger together. It took several attempts, applying a lot of pressure, until all of the hangers were ready to use. Ney said, "It should not be this hard."

Police dog finds missing woman with Alzheimer's

ROSEVILLE - A police dog was a real hero Monday night when he helped find a missing elderly woman.

Just before 10 p.m., officers learned a Roseville resident in her 70s with Alzheimer's Syndrome had wandered away from home.

They began searching the area without luck, but minutes after a police dog named Apollo and his handler, Officer Scott Miskewcycz, arrived on scene, the dog located the woman in a neighbor's carport, not far from her home.

She was soon reunited with her family.

Toys R Us extends holiday shopping hours

ROSEVILLE, CA - For the first time ever Toys R Us stores across the country will remain open for 24 hours a day, for 88 consecutive hours. The shopping marathon began at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21 and ends on Friday, Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.

For the night owls or early birds who visit the store between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., special "midnight madness" deals will be offered throughout the store daily.

Stephanie Sloan, a mother of three, says she woke up early to buy DVDs on special. "Checked my email and there was the little blaster saying Toys R Us special from 12 a.m to 6 a.m," Sloan said.

Sloan is part of another holiday shopping trend; she's finished most of her shopping early this year.

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BLOG: Social media takeaways on Galleria flash mob

By Mr. Andrew Bradley, Living Daily to Make a Difference blog

ROSEVILLE -- Monday was supposed to be a memorable night for 500 to 1,000 people at the Roseville Galleria.

The idea, break out into song in the Food Court in an effort to spread some holiday cheer and perhaps break a flashmob world record.

The result however was an estimated crowd of 5,000, and as Westfield put it "The enthusiasm for the Hallelujah event was far greater than anticipated by organizers." As the floor began to creak under the weight of the crowd the Roseville Fire Department was called in and the mall began to evacuate for the second time in two months

Holiday High Tea - December 26

6th Annual Holiday High Tea at the French-deco Tea Parlor of A Dash of Panache. This fun and memorable event includes an excellent multi-course holiday meal, a group photo, a holiday favour, music, dress-up in the Vanity Closet (if desired), and more! Reservations are required and many of the tea sittings fill up. Tea sittings are 11am and 2pm. Located iat Das of Panache in Roseville.

Reservations are required and many of the tea sittings fill up. Price: $27.95/adults $25.95/children 11 and under.
Phone: (916) 788-4FUN. 

Roseville Galleria evacuated due to 'flash mob' crowd

Roseville Galleria evacuated due to 'flash mob' crowd

ROSEVILLE, CA - The Roseville Galleria mall was evacuated for precautionary reasons Monday night after about 5,000 people showed up for a "flash mob" inside the mall, according to a fire official.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. inside the mall when the huge crowd gathered to perform a spontaneous musical performance, said Roseville Fire Inspector Tom Dodaro. He said there were reports of the floor creaking near the food court due to the oversized gathering.

The entire building was evacuated as fire and police officials worked to determine if the structure was safe.

The group, organized by the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, said they were going to perform Handel's Hallejuah Chorus as a "random act of musical kindness" this holiday season.

Final weekend to contribute to 'Toys for the Troops'

SACRAMENTO -- This weekend is the final opportunity to contribute to the "Toys for the Troops' Kids" program at Denio's Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet.

For the third consecutive year, Denio's is lending support to the "Toys for the Troops' Kids" program, which provides toys for children of U.S. military personnel who are deployed overseas and the families of soldiers killed in action since September 2001. The booth will be open all day Saturday and Sunday.

Radio personality Big Jim Hall of K-Hits will be conducting a live remote on Saturday, encouraging people to join in donating new, unwrapped gifts for the children of military personnel. Santa Claus along with Sacramento's famed "Top Balloon Twisters Barry and Bob," will also be special guests. Children can receive a fun balloon and have a picture taken with Santa.

Alicia-On-Wheels 2.0

No matter how much of a city-lover you are, there are some downsides to the urban life. Our fellow 3folder, Alicia experienced this first-hand this week, waking up one morning to discover her beloved cruiser bike gone.

3fold loves Sacramento. We are avid supporters of our Midtown neighborhood and big fans of bike commuting. We are also big ol’ softies when it comes to helping out our own…and apparently our friends and colleagues (around town and in our various social media networks) are even more awesome.





Thank you to everyone who pitched in on our “Alicia-On-Wheels 2.0” bike replacement fundraising drive! It means a lot. You’re all amazing and we’re blessed to know you.