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Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

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People Talk: Do you think Social Security benefits should be means tested?

Shannon Pifer, El Dorado Hills: “No. That’s not the way it was envisioned. Changing it would require restructuring the whole program, and you’d probably need to let people opt out.”

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Keaton Subjeck state’s fifth-best 160-pounder

Keaton Subjeck controls Hoopa's Louis Cosce in his first match Friday to open the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Photo by Billie West

By Lee Gordon BAKERSFIELD — They’re all about paying it forward in the Oak Ridge wrestling program. And judging by the payouts on the medal podium, it’s a system that commands respect. Trojan junior Keaton Subjeck added his name (again) to the list of Oak Ridge wrestlers to place in the Top 8 at the California […]

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Double overtime heartbreak — Lady Trojans fall to Kennedy

Jenn Hoffman, who had a three-point hot streak during the game, crosses half court in Saturday's championship game with Kennedy. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — Jenn Hoffman’s additional practice time working on three-pointers and scoring in the paint did help the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team take Kennedy deep into the second overtime Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion but it was the Cougars’ late execution that gave the South Sacramento team the 62-58 victory for the CIF […]

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Science class size reaches a boil

Five'€™s a crowd — Oak Ridge chemistry students, left to right, Zack Brown, 16; Cody Uhorriet, 17; Eron Baxter, 17; Ryan Fuller, 17, and Elissa Algaba, 15, create hydrocarbonic acid by burning wood chips during Mrs. Power's third period chemistry class. Students confirm that five at a table feels crowded, but didn't report any perceeved danger. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge High School environmental science teacher Stan Iverson alleges that putting five students at a lab table designed for four constitutes an unacceptable risk in lab classes that use potentially dangerous materials. He points to the 2010-13 teachers’ union contract that bumped maximum science class sizes from 30 to 32 students, and to the […]

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El Dorado Hills should take back its water

EDITOR: My water and sewer bill has doubled to over $500 per 2-month period through the summer and to over $300 per 2-month period this fall from an average $250 for the same periods in summer and $130-ish in winter the past several years. My house is 1,970 square foot single residence home built in the […]

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Billingsley’s bullets: Don’t die before your time

Bob Billingsley

When asked about what surprised him the most about humanity, the Dalai Lama provided the following response: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being […]

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