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Trojans Scoreboard

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Pleasant Grove 4 — The Trojans (2-2, 10-5) overcame four errors and an Eagles’ (3-1, 12-4) lead of 3-1 Monday to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth to Pleasant Grove ace Zack Stillwell. Oak Ridge pitchers Austin Root and Jason […]

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Recall effort stumbles, rights itself

El Dorado Hills Community Services District board recall proponent John Everett missed one filing deadline then made four others last week, learning more about the strict state recall process and its hard-wired milestones each step of the way. His recall group has adopted the name “Better Government Supporters.” They initiated the recall process by filing […]

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How Georgi Knight spends her days

A Mercedes of her own —€” Georgi Knight stands by her new classic 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Her cousin's wife insisted Georgi and husband John, who also drives an older Mercedes, take the car. Georgi calls it her "dream car." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Who knew a brochure could lead to a new chapter in life? When Georgianne Knight read the El Dorado Community Foundation brochure “cover to cover” the El Dorado Hills resident said she knew she had to get involved. Earlier this year the 64-year-old retired administrator with the California Department of Education’s Special Education division joined […]

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I wish I had …

I’ve spent a lot of time at Oak Ridge High School lately, working on various interesting stories (not trying to finally master geometry). Every time I walk on campus I’m keenly aware that most student are taller than me, but that’s not what catches most of my attention. What really impresses me are the teachers […]

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A dose of Dan: Where’s your nice gene?

New medical research studies are being announced every day. Some capture our attention more than others, like the recent study that reported drinking alcohol can make us smarter and more creative. Seriously? Other medical research studies scare us and leave us looking for shelter. A recent study that caught my eye focused on why some […]

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ORHS mobile computer lab enhances science lessons

Biology students work on computers from the mobile lab while Oak Ridge Foundation President Scott Spriggs, Principal Steve Wehr and foundation board member Allan Priest, left to right in the background, discuss the benefits of this technolog. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Seeing leads to learning thanks to Oak Ridge High School’s new mobile computer lab. Science students now have endless data, experiments and tools at their diposal with the donation from the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation. The mobile lab consists of 20 laptop computers in a secure locker on wheels. “Other than the teacher’s computer we […]

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Steve Wallen Swim School dives into expansion

For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students how to swim. He's currently expanding his El Dorado Hills swim school. Courtesy photo

How do you get a reluctant child to put her face in the water to learn to swim? For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students, whether they’re 6 months or 82, new swimmers or triathletes wanting to perfect their strokes. Today Wallen is one of the […]

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