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Financial Focus: Financial resolutions for the new year

Iain Marshall

About 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton. But the same survey shows that only 8 percent of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn’t such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning […]

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Prepared youthful artists can meet opportunity in Young at ART

Success, we are told, is where “preparedness meets opportunity.” Or, as one wit put it, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Those in the arts world often work behind the scenes. They work hard. And it is only after much work that the final creation comes forth at an art gallery. If the […]

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Club wrestlers get the glory

Sunday several of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s youth wrestlers competed at the recent No Guts, Not Glory tournament at Natomas High School. Tournament results Paton Gunter, 1st place Reese Pollard, 1st place Ryland Smith, 1st place Christian Pebley, 1st place Riley Lawellan, 2nd place Jared Horstman, 2nd place Jackson Redhair, 2nd place Mikey Mello, […]

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Get fit, have fun at Cameron Park events

The Cameron Park Community Services District kicks off the new year with one of the most exciting local bands in the Sacramento area. Todd Morgan and the Emblems will perform on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Cameron Park Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concerts start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 each or two […]

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Stephen White named Sac-Joaquin Athletic Director of Year

ORHS Athletic Director Steve White

The California State Athletic Directors Association named Oak Ridge’s Stephen White the 2013-14 Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year. He was nominated and selected by his peers from approximately 150 schools for the honor. White has taught and coached at Oak Ridge since 1994. Before becoming athletic director 10 years ago, he coached three […]

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‘Best of both worlds’ high school open

Cameron Park student Ashley Bolger, 16, takes classes at the Virtual Academy and is also a student at Ponderosa, where she's the president of Future Farmers of America. Here she's giving a presentation at the academy on organic agriculture. Village life photo by Julie Samrick

What does the future of public high school look like? And how might more American students succeed in an increasingly diverse society? The El Dorado Union High School District now offers a blended learning model of instruction at its new Virtual Academy adjacent to Union Mine High School. Its head of school and EDUHSD’s new […]

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Folsom residents asked to cut back water usage

Brown's Ravine sits empty — no water, no boats. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Right before Christmas Folsom officials sent out an unusual holiday message: Reduce your water use by 20 percent. Folsom Lake water levels at near record lows prompted the mandate. “Folsom Lake, our primary water source, is now at 21 percent capacity, a near record low,” said Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer. “This low water level, […]

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