Here’s a video roundup of fun things to do, eat and create for the Easter holiday from Lisa Howard, community manager for Sacramento Connect, The Sacramento Bee’s network of local bloggers.

Lindsay Lohan explains why she made the list of her lovers.

Though their status remains unconfirmed, Heisman winner Johnny Manziel was seen attending a Texas Rangers game with model and bottle service attendant Kyndal K’yaire of Sacramento. Shae Peppler of Campus Insiders dug up some more details about his new gal pal on Trend Tracker.

The auto show displays some of the newest models from Alfa Romeo, Hyundai, Ford and Toyota. There’s also a peek at what’s to come in the next-generation Mazda Miata.

Bikini-clad baristas who work at a Clovis coffee shop are brewing up a bit of controversy with some folks upset with their attire. The Fresno Bee went behind the scenes in this popular video.

The threat of his big head apparently was a problem.

Caterpillar Inc. used five pieces of heavy equipment to play what may be the biggest Jenga game in the world with a tower of 600-pound blocks

Thanks to baseball star George Brett, we have Lorde ’s smash hit “Royals.” The 17-year-old singing sensation met the former Kansas City Royals third baseman, the inspiration behind her breakout single, at her concert in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Andre Johnson, a.k.a. Christ Bearer, attempted to kill himself on Wednesday. Christ Bearer, who is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, and is a member of the group Northstar, jumped off a two story balcony in a suicide attempt.

Yuba County joins the movement to create a 51st state by splitting California.

The need for plenty of adjustments is anticipated on the verge of the start of the Fix50 project, which will upgrade a stretch of the so-called W-X portion of Highway 50 over downtown Sacramento beginning on Tuesday, April 22. Here’s a preview by The Bee’s transportation reporter Tony Bizjak.

Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real.

Oprah Winfrey interviewed Pharrell Williams, who emotionally reveals that Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” changed his life.

Here are four top trending videos right now: 1) Two adults faked the abduction of their own child while terrified onlookers rushed to help - why?; 2) Go inside a leopard’s mouth as he bites into a GoPro camera; 3) a spooked horse pulling a carriage full of tourists tore through downtown Savannah, Ga., smashing into cars, scaring passersby and injuring the driver; 4) A Bay Area teen gets a prom date with help from a “Breaking Bad” star. Watch:

Mason Johnson died last month, according to paramedics. Tuesday, Mason was reunited with those same paramedics who helped bring him back to life. Fox40 reports:

Billions of people will be witness to this year’s first ‘”Blood Moon,” or total lunar eclipse. TIME science editor Jeffrey Kluger explains in this video:

Kendall and Kylie Jenner hit day two of the Californian festival Coachella, showing off their darker side in fashion.

It’s been announced that Peaches’ 11-month-old son, Phaedra, was in Peaches’ care the day she died.

A woman has been arrested by police in Las Vegas after she threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday during a speaking event.

From Cadbury and Dove to Reese's and Snickers, Bloomberg Ranx looks at the most popular chocolate candy in the world.

Kansas City Zoo staff spring into action after several chimpanzees escaped their enclosure. A chimp ring leader beckoned the others to join him as he jumped onto the wall after using a log. Zoo officials used malted milk balls to lure in the escaped chimps, WSBTV reports in the second video:

Amanda Bynes is reportedly not taking any medication and her family is refuting rumors of any mental illness, despite what experts reportedly say. Instead, family blames past troubles on marijuana use only.

Former first lady and Senator Hillary Clinton was narrowly missed by what is described as a shoe that was thrown at her while she addressed an audience at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. Clinton joked about the errant throw, and the woman was taken into custody.

Scientific testing of a papyrus fragment that seems to contain reference to Jesus as married offers new indications that the document is ancient and found no evidence of modern forgery. The Boston Globe explores the issue.

Mudslide victim Amanda Skorjanc and her infant son are two of the people to be pulled out alive after the March 22 Oso landslide. Withs two broken legs, a broken arm and a shattered eye socket, she describes the horrifying day she she “just saw houses exploding” and a mass of mud “coming to me.”

Watch Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman surprise Oprah Winfrey.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus graces the cover of April 24th's Rolling Stone, which calls her the first lady of comedy.

A former River Valley High School student's immigration status is in jeopardy after her conviction for selling marijuana brownies at school to raise money for a prom dress.

Elk Grove’s “Fit Mom” Maria Kang talked with mothers on this week’s ABC’s “Nightline” who say her “no excuse” campaign is “fat shaming.”

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.

Prince George joined parents Prince William and Duchess Kate on an overseas trip to New Zealand. The royal couple will tour the country for three weeks. An informal meeting with 10 parents was held at Government House in Wellington. According to local media, all of the babies were born within a week or two of Prince George, who was born last July.

More than 300 women show their dance moves as they try to make the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheer squad. The field will be cut to 32 finalists on Friday.

Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Moore, Okla. on Sunday, as promised, but they didn’t stay long.

GOP Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana was caught on video two days before Christmas kissing and embracing a staffer, reports The Ouachita Citizen.

A large brawl broke out during a charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island. This raw video shows players from both the NYPD and FDNY teams clearing the bench and throwing punches while referees are seen trying to break up the fights.

The wave of nostalgic photos and embarrassing moments that flood social media every Thursday, come courtesy of the wildly popular hashtag ‘Throwback Thursday.’ The creator of the catchy phrase liked the sound of the two words together. Here’s the story:

Trooper, a German shepherd mix, was found struggling to survive, alone and with his hind legs paralyzed. An Iraq war veteran found the animal and, with the help of a $500 donation, got a set of wheels that has the now-happy dog frolicking as before.

A teacher at Santa Monica High School has been placed on leave after he and a student brawled in a classroom on Friday, a fight that was captured on another student’s smart-phone camera. A school district official called the confrontation “utterly alarming.”

Friends and family of Ruslan and Roman Glukoy, the twin brothers accused in the killing of Jose Luis Barges-Tovar and his daughter, Anahi Tovar, attend the court appearance of the two men in Auburn, briefly addressing the media.

Honey Maid got a lot of criticism for including a gay family in its ‘This is Wholesome’ commercial, so the company made another commercial responding to the haters with love. Buzz 60 has the story.

Baseball player Daniel Murphy is taking heat for taking maternity leave.

Bryan and Lanette Davies run a Christian medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento. After God told Bryan to open a cannabis shop, the couple say, they have been doing God's work in providing natural care to the sick.

Dave breaks the news he'll be signing off. Watch:

According to a teenage girl, James Franco flirted with her via text message. Then the actor backed away.

The twin brothers who are accused of killing two people while fleeing police had lost their way in life, their cousin says.

The Houston Metro Police released a dramatic surveillance video showing a train colliding with an SUV. The driver tried to beat the train but failed. Two adults and two children were taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.

Kaley Cuoco talks about dating Superman and the procedure she called “the best decision” she has ever made, in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

Justin Majeczky will make you feel good about living in Sacramento. He is a freelance multimedia specialist who practices photography, timelapse, filmmaking and aerial cinematography. He moved to the area two years ago and captured the region’s beauty in this timelapse video. You’ll be blown away.

This high school senior is deciding where to go to college after all eight Ivy League schools accepted him.

USA soccer and Nike unveiled the National Team’s 2014 away kit. It features a lot of red which has people leaning one way or another, Buzz 60 reports.

About Video Break Blog

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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