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Re-elect Cochran

EDITOR: My friend, Terry Cochran, is currently a member of the governing board for the Los Rios Community College District. He has chosen to run as a candidate for reelection to this position. I have watched and noted his invaluable work over a number of years. He is truly committed and has made many fine […]

No Comment / October 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Job training, unemployment sessions scheduled

The El Dorado County Connections One Stop Workforce Development and Business Resource Centers is hosting a series of informational sessions for unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County.  The sessions will highlight free services available through Connections and information on training programs and/or on-the-job training through the Workforce Investment Act. The […]

No Comment / October 09, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

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Trojans suffer first loss

TROJAN Jason Samuels looks for an opening in Friday's game against Folsom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After rattling off five wins to start the season, the Oak Ridge football team was brought back to earth as visiting Folsom pummeled the Trojans 49-21 Friday to open Delta River League play. “Generally speaking, they outplayed us. They outplayed us at every position, and they outcoached us,” Oak Ridge coach Eric Cavaliere said. The […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Child abuse issues highlighted on new website

Girl Scouts Laura Parkyn and Natalie Hazelwood just published their website and a public service announcement about the problem of child abuse in El Dorado County at Childabuse911.net as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Laura created the website and Natalie produced the PSA that is linked on the home page. “In doing research on child […]

No Comment / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

The message of “Won’t Back Down” gains momentum

Is education reform the civil rights issue of today? That’s the question being asked more frequently and it’s getting louder as parents, teachers and concerned citizens aren’t willing to sit back in resignation and accept that our nation’s public school system is collectively failing. The new movie “Won’t Back Down” begins with a heart-breaking scene […]

No Comment / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »