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Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge defeats Shasta for consolation title

Trojan Connor Sende gets ready to shoot up and over a defender during Saturday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Thursday’s tough loss and Friday’s nail-biter, the host Oak Ridge boys basketball team put together a complete effort Saturday in knocking off Shasta 50-36 for the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament consolation championship. “I thought overall we did a good job against a well-coached Shasta team. There were times where we made gambles that hurt us, but […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Crib notes: The blurring of need versus want

The fiscal cliff has been averted for now, but it’s only a matter of time before America faces more tough financial decisions. This can be said about our own lives too. Our wants versus what we really need to pay for has clouded our thinking, so much so that luxuries like big screen TVs are […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Best to the worst kids’ movies of 2012

It’s hard to compare movies aimed toward older kids to ones that are for the younger than 7 crowd. Still, in 2012 there were a few movies that had such strong stories they’re sure to be remembered as classics suited for the whole family. Only G, PG and PG-13 movies were considered. Movies were ranked […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wagging tails, wet noses take the stage

Sacramento Theatre Company presents the Northern California premiere of “BARK! The Musical,” a howlingly funny, fast-paced and poignant tribute to man’s best friend. Performed by a six member cast and told and sung from the dog’s point of view — from the little puppy who yearns to bark like a real dog, to an opera […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Philharmonic features acclaimed violinist

Rachel Barton Pine

SACRAMENTO — Rachel Barton Pine returns to the Sacramento Region for the third time since her debut with the Philharmonic in May 2010. At that time she played Prokofiev’s Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D Major. In February 2012 she appeared at the Mondavi Center with the Chamber Soloists Orchestra of New York and proceeded to play […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »