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Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

Josh Cooper stands beside his Yamaha 250 at his home in El Dorado Hills. Will he ride again after a summer accident nearly left him paralyzed? He hasn't decided yet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

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Trojans do well in Craft tourney

The Lady Trojans take on Bradshaw Christian in the 24th annual Christine Craft Memorial Tournament. The varsity squad emerged with a 4-1 record for the day. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge volleyball coach Becky Potter had a beaming smile on her face Saturday afternoon inside the Trojan gym after a 4-1 overall record at the 24th annual Christine Craft Memorial Tournament. In its first match in the Gold bracket, Oak Ridge beat Monterey Trail in straight sets before losing to El Camino in single-elimination play. […]

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Oak Ridge aerial assault riddles Huskies

Trojan Blake Martin cradles the ball on a run against the Washington Huskies. Oak Ridge's varsity team never let their opponents reach the end zone.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

To conclude the annual Football for Families showcase Saturday, the Oak Ridge Trojan football team walloped visiting Washington 49-0. Senior quarterback Jason Samuels torched the Husky defense for four touchdowns in the first half, three to Byron Spain. Oak Ridge ups its record to 3-0 while Washington from Fremont fell to 0-2. “When you play […]

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Crib notes: Democrat or Republican, teach kids what it means to be American

Julie Samrick

What should I have told my children before our city honored Staff Sgt. Sky Mote last month? What does one say about a young hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and made such a large impression in his too short 27 years? Many of us didn’t even know Mote, or his parents who are both […]

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The Trade supports better lives for women

When Jonathan Klein entered an Oregon salon he didn’t expect inspiration to strike. The conversation: A hairdresser explained to Klein his need for 30 hair-cutting shears so he could go to Nicaragua and train women housed at a sex trafficking rescue house how to style hair. Klein shared the story with business partner Chris McCarley. The businessmen distribute Hattori […]

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Dems open office in Town Center

Democrats gather for the grand opening of the Democratic Party headquarters in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Town hall for Uppal Thursday In the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention last week the El Dorado County Democratic Party held an opening celebration on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, for its west-county campaign office located in El Dorado Hills Town Center Marketplace, just east of the now-vacant CVS drugstore location. The sparsely furnished office, […]

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American River Music Festival: a great weekend on the river

Ethnocentric moniker notwithstanding, the mixed bag of genres under the “Americana music” umbrella is a transnational mélange that shares a common element: they all connect with the listener at an emotional level, creating a shared experience, especially in a live environment. And what better environment than Henningsen Lotus Park? A large grassy lawn, a cloudless […]

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