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Local Filmmaker Gearou's Mission: Story of Janelle Lisa Cruz: Last East Area Rapist Victim

Local Filmmaker Gearou's Mission:  Story of Janelle Lisa Cruz: Last East Area Rapist Victim

Todd Gearou, Sacramento based film producer, remembers well moving to Sacramento at age 15, with horror sweeping our communities as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker continued his rampage of terror.  Having committed 50+ rapes and 10 murders attributed to the East Area Rapist, he, if still alive or not imprisoned, is nightmarishly still at large.  Says Gearou, “anyone who lived in the Sacramento area during the late 1970s will easily recall the overwhelming fear that California’s most prolific serial rapist and possibly future murderer had over this area.” 

Gearou, like many others, including law enforcement, often wondered what happened to this night phantom some 26 years after his last murder in Irvine, Ca (1986). 

Fairytale Town presents 'The Readers of Homer'

Fairytale Town presents 'The Readers of Homer'

Friday, Jun. 22, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, Jun. 23, 7 a.m.

From dusk till dawn, 200 individuals--including children, veterans, poets and teachers--will read aloud pre-assigned passages from Homer's great epic, "The Odyssey." The poem follows the famous hero, Odysseus, and his 10-year struggle to reach home following the end of the Trojan War.

The all-night, nonstop reading, presented in partnership with the Readers of Homer, will take place on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage.

The park opens at 6:30 p.m., and the reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or tents.

The reading is free for active-duty military, veterans, students with valid ID and children ages 12 and under. Advance tickets are $20 for adults. Day-of tickets are $25 for adults. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.fairytaletown.org and the box office beginning May 15.

The Party Starts Now at McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove

The Party Starts Now at McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove

Elk Grove -- Mike Wackman, owner of his family winery, surrounds himself with pretty women because he's the boss! Corey Chatsfield, Ashley Broussard and Deborah Larson point out that working with Mike is a fun job, especially now that the 2012 summer events began Friday evening with a free (we like free!) concert by Sorci & Martini.

ZinFest 2012 A Big Hit Saturday at Lodi Lake

ZinFest 2012 A Big Hit Saturday at Lodi Lake

Lodi -- Katie Waters, Andrew Cline and Priscella Ornelas -- also known as The Three Wine and Tears -- enjoy ZinFest 2012 at Lodi Lake on Saturday. Sunny weather, live music and lots of wine delighted everyone attending ZinFest that kicks off a heap of summer fun on tap at wineries throughout Lodi.

Green Valley Theatre Benefit Night

Green Valley Theatre Benefit Night

Green Valley Theatre is hosting a benefit dinner.

Come support the arts by helping us raise money for the new space at the Grange Performing Arts Center. It is a formal dinner event with "cabaret-style" performances by talented local artists. There will also be a silent auction. This event is on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. Seating is limited. You can either buy a single ticket or purchase a table of 8 and get a discount on the pricing.

Sacramento Music Festival - 2012

Sacramento Music Festival - 2012

Now in its 39th year, the 2012 Sacramento Music Festival has a new name and many new styles of music in response to popular demand!

As always, it's one GIANT PARTY in Old Sac and surrounding hotel ballrooms pulsing with the rhythms of jazz, swing, blues, zydeco, rockabilly, bluegrass, Latin music and more.  There will be dancing in the streets! Music will be running morning, noon, and night. We'll offer specialty concerts and events, like the Saturday Parade, evening lineups of dance and party bands, and a Memorial Day Salute to Service. We'll also have world class guest artists that you don't want to miss.