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Oak Ridge High School debaters finish strong at State

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shahereyar Ajmal hold up their awards. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School debaters Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal placed seventh out of 48 Public Forum debate teams competing at the California High School Speech Association 2013 State Tournament, held at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita last month. The team of Ajmal and Raavi ranked highest in Central California, eventually being knocked […]

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Eat, drink, celebrate locally grown at the Grape Escape

SACRAMENTO — Get your taste buds ready! The 11th annual Save Mart Grape Escape is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. This annual culinary celebration is the region’s premier food and wine event that showcases varietals from 60 regional wineries and […]

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New Oak Ridge principal sparked South Sac school’s turnaround

Oak Ridge High School’s next principal Paul Burke was on campus briefly last Thursday, and provided a taste of the enthusiasm and intensity that sparked an amazing turnaround at underperforming Samuel Jackman Middle School in South Sacramento and landed him the top job at the El Dorado Hills high school. Two hours after the last bell, […]

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127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

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Driver dies in solo wreck

A solo vehicle accident left a 22-year-old dead in El Dorado Hills early Friday morning. Ashley Culver of Shingle Springs was driving a 1997 Pontiac heading eastbound on Highway 50 at the Bass Lake Road at 2:05 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, said CHP Officer Frank Rodriquez. The car launched into the air […]

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Odyssey team heading to world stage

Oak Ridge's Odyssey of the Mind team is Michgan-bound. Back row: AJ Ives, Sam Schmall, Sam Miller; front row: Sue Lippuner, Calvin Phen, Anna Lippuner, Daniel Fong, Miranda Miller and Jim Miller. Photo by Jule Samrick

They’ve done the work and now the seven-member Oak Ridge High School Odyssey of the Mind needs help getting to the world finals in Michigan. The international, creative problem-solving competition has been a part of millions of kids’ lives from kindergarten through college for the past 25 years. Students are asked to solve an age-appropriate […]

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Interested in public service? Become a grand juror

The opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2013-14 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of the county’s citizens. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, […]

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