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Klein shines for Lady Trojans in victory over Bruins

Pondo senior Jennifer Curto, left, grabs a rebound in Thursday night's intra-county Delta River League basketball action at Oak Ridge. Photo by jannaweissphotography.com

Jenna Klein knows practice makes perfect, whether it’s in a team environment or honing her long-range shooting skills alone with her dad. “If we don’t do three’s at practice, I’ll go to the gym,” said Klein, who said she usually spends “about an hour” on shots behind the arc. The extra time paid dividends Thursday […]

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Oak ruling snags up local projects

With the local housing industry trying to sputter back to life, a Jan. 20 ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals threw a curve to local developers with plans in the works. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the El Dorado County Planning Commission recommended approval of a 20-lot project near the county line, and continued […]

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High density for El Dorado Hills?

EDITOR: Open letter to Supervisor John Knight Re: Proposed amendment to county General Plan Dear Supervisor Knight, With the application to rezone Dixon Ranch from agriculture to residential on the county agenda (714 homes, near Highland View) and Wilson Estates (58 homes) at or near the entrance to Sterlingshire on Green Valley Road there is […]

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Backroads: Local angels step up

In the third and final episode of Village Life reporter Mike Roberts’ reflection on gratitude, he recaps local friends and professionals who were instrumental in getting his 87-year-old mother Martha, who suffers advanced COPD, moved across country and settled in Placerville. Anyone within earshot of me from August through December of 2011 heard about my mother’s […]

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Whole Foods joins PARTY

Party-Logo

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

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Trojan basketball shocks top-ranked Sheldon

A Delta River League win is still a win for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team — even if it is against No. 1 ranked team in the Sacramento area. Hosting top-ranked Sheldon Wednesday night, the Trojans made up for missing nearly a dozen lay-ups to shock the Huskies 39-35. The win improves Oak […]

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JV wrestlers find their lucky number

Oak Ridge's JV wrestling squad ruled the mat at a recent competition. Photo courtesy of Coach Lawrence Divinagracia

Oak Ridge High School’s junior varsity wrestling team had a phenomenal tournament performance at the recent Golden Sierra Invitational. Twenty-seven Oak Ridge wrestlers participated in 6-man brackets with other wrestlers from local high school,s including Vista Del Lago, Jesuit and El Dorado. Twenty-one Trojan wrestlers finished in the top three in their respective brackets – seven champions, seven silvers […]

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