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Folsom Lake College students ready to graduate

The community is invited to Folsom Lake College’s seventh annual commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Folsom campus, 10 College Parkway. “Folsom Lake College is incredibly proud of all its graduates and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments with the community,” said Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman. “We […]

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Vision Coalition, Sheriff’s Dept. collect prescription drugs

Residents turned in more than five trash-can size containers full of prescription drugs at the recent National Rx Drug Take-back Day. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition “for safe, healthy and drug-free youth” collaborated with the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office to host the event. “We know that teens are primarily finding the drugs in unlocked medicine […]

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Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

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Oak Ridge student pens winning essay, goes to D.C.

WINNER — Oak Ridge student Mike Tharratt, left, received recognition from Bill of Rights Institute Director Robert Testwuide, journalist John Stossel and journalist Juan Williams at a gala in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School junior Mike Tharratt recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he, his high school AP U.S. History teacher Matt Hodgins and a parent were treated to an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the Bill of Rights Institute. Last fall Hodgins submitted several essays written by members of his AP U.S. History class […]

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CSD buys into Valley View gym

T he El Dorado Hills Community Services District will share the 9,079-square-foot gym at Buckeye Union School District’s new Valley View Elementary School. At the May board meeting, the CSD Board approved spending $456,000 on the $3 million multi-use facility. The CSD will have priority access to the gym after school and on weekends, at […]

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Oak Ridge English teacher remembered

"MAKE ME PROUD" — Mike O'€™Meara spoke at a plaque dedication ceremony honoring his wife Tina O'€™Meara, who taught freshman English at Oak Ridge High School from 1983 through 2006, and lost a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2010. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Early in 2010 former Oak Ridge teacher-of-the year Tina O’Meara, who was entering the fifth year of her battle with pancreatic cancer, refused Village Life’s request for an interview. She lost the battle in October, and became one of just 4 percent of pancreatic cancer victims that survive that long She turned us down because […]

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Big Idea Theatre’s latest production a little dangerous

"HURLYBURLY" cast members Justin Lee Chapman, Alexandra Ralph Evans, Kirk Blackinton, Rick Eldredge, Beth Edwards, Dan Featherstone and Rachel Lanyi tackle mature topics in Big Idea Theatre's latest production. Courtesy photo

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 Season continues on Thursday, May 19, with the opening of David Rabe’s “Hurlyburly,” a play fueled by massive amounts of drugs and several libido-driven Hollywood wannabes stumbling through life in a frenetic search for meaning. Katie Chapman directs this show. The cast features BIT Company actors Kirk Blackinton, Justin Lee Chapman […]

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