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  Old Fruitvale School celebrates a Christmas pot luck at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. All are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to share with others. During dinner, Fruitvale student ...

‘The Hobbit’ cooks in second half

It was more than a decade ago that director Peter Jackson brought Middle-earth to life in his epic trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” Those three films are regarded as ...

More predictions by the numbers

Last week, I introduced my ingenious method for predicting how the boys basketball teams would fare in the Pioneer Valley, Sierra Foothill, and Capital Athletic leagues. To repeat ...

Holiday humor sometimes needed

The holidays are supposed to be a season of joy and merriment but sometimes what is supposed to be and what is are very different. For some, it will be a struggle to get into the ...

Scene to be seen column

Remember Placer County Wineries’ “Holiday in Hills” this weekend. Lincoln’s Rancho Roble Vineyard and Wise Villa Winery will join 15 other wineries to this self-guid ...

Scene to be seen column

  Remember Placer County Wineries’ “Holiday in Hills” this weekend. Lincoln’s Rancho Roble Vineyard and Wise Villa Winery will join 15 other wineries ...

Enjoy the holiday spirit, whatever your religion may be

The holiday spirit is in full force. That’s true, even in the face of last week’s constant rain and heavy winds that led to the postponement of the Dec. 1 Christmas par ...

Predicting by the numbers

It’s time again to try predicting how the local basketball teams will fare in this year’s race for a league crown. I am not one to simply try and pull a rabbit out of t ...

Newly married need to change name on car title

  Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The Califo ...

‘Killing Them Softly’ fascinating in part

    Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini Rating: Three out of five stars     America is viewed as the lan ...