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Blue Devils take the cup

The Blue Devils celebrate their victory in Elk Grove last week. This is the third year in a row the team has brought home the District Cup Soccer Championship. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils won the District Cup Soccer Championship for the U14 boys select division on Dec. 9, beating the U14 Boys from Elk Grove Soccer Club 3-1 at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The goals were scored by Sam Miller, Sebastian Gardey and Jack Davidson. In the District Cup Playoffs this year […]

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Crib notes: Best to the worst: Kid movies of 2011

Julie Samrick

Since my youngest turned 3, we’ve added “going to the movies” to our list of favorite family pastimes. So just in time for the holidays, when many more families reconnect by watching, renting or buying movies, here is my ranking of the 10 I saw in theaters with my kids this past year.  No. 1: […]

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Placerville’s dummy is part of our legacy

It’s encouraging to see tourists once again snapping photos of the dummy currently dangling in front of the former Hangman’s Tree Bar on Main Street in Placerville. Just prior to the Christmas parade, one couple was spotted peeking through the chain link fence trying to read the inscription on the historical plaque attached to the […]

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Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

TROY'S Jenna Klein drives on El Dorado's Liz Danke. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” Oak […]

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I apologize

Last night, within minutes of attending the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, I realized John Skeel’s return to work as general manager of the EDHCSD was in imminent danger. We failed to fill the meeting room with bodies, which is the only thing the BOD responds to … pressure from […]

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Oak Ridge comes through for elementary school

Be Change participants proudly pose with the check Oak Ridge High School presented to Oak Ridge Elementary. Last week's donation drive also brought in canned food and school supplies for the elementary school students. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students and staff participated in a big way in the Advanced Leadership students’ Be Change donation week events benefitting Oak ridge Elemtnary school in Sacramento. More than $1,500 in donated money was collected as well as 10,000 canned goods and 25 large bags of new and gently used clothing. Most impressively, […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Financial focus: Charitable giving helps everyone

John Zezini

To participate in the spirit of the holiday season, you may be thinking of making some charitable gifts. If so, you’ll no doubt enjoy helping a group that does valuable work. But to begin with, it’s important to understand just how necessary your gifts are to the country’s social fabric. Given the effects of the […]

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