Lace up your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the Jailhouse Rock … Elvis Presley’s music has arrived at Oak Ridge High School in the musical “All Shook Up,” opening Thursday, Oct. 18. “It’s a lot of fun,” said lead actor/singer/dancer Ryan Van Overeen. “It really brings back that Elvis Presley music. If you love [...]
Michael Saint John has seen deer, rattlesnakes and other wildlife in his neighborhood off Malcolm Dixon Road but he never expected the visitor he had Monday — a full-grown bear. “It was taller than me and I’m 6 foot, 4 inches,” Saint John said, estimating the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds. “It looked [...]
Riding the momentum of seven straight wins, the host Oak Ridge volleyball team entered Wednesday’s match against St. Francis with all the confidence in the world. Though the Lady Trojans hung tough with the nationally ranked Troubadours, the visitors ultimately pulled away, winning in three sets 25-14, 25-23, 25-16. “There’s a difference between great teams [...]
Some readers have asked me why I don’t stick to one subject when I write the “Billingsley Bullets” column. My usual response is I am not mature enough to write a one-subject column. Also, when I was growing up my Uncle Tillman liked the idea that my brain was scrambled. Dealing with one subject in [...]
The Marble Valley girl’s volleyball team concluded their 11-0 season at Golden Sierra High School, winning the County Sports League Championship on Oct. 6. Marble Valley defeated Sierra Ridge of Pollock Pines in a highly contested three-game match in the championship round. This is the first volleyball championship in the school’s history.
The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Walk-in theft Oct 3: Four burglary suspects reportedly stole about $500 from the CVS/Pharmacy on Latrobe Road. Bad iDea Oct. 5: A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl received citations after the allegedly stole two iPhones from classmates at a Silva Valley Parkway middle [...]
The Women’s Fund El Dorado has awarded more than $200,000 and touched the lives of more than 13,000 members of our community during its first five years, according to Bill Roby, El Dorado Community Foundation director. Roby spoke at the fund’s annual Membership Celebration Dinner held at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville on Oct. 4. [...]