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Far from fiction: Oak ridge grad, bandmates could make Rolling Stone cover

“Wanna see my picture on the cover Wanna buy five copies for my mother Wanna see my smilin’ face On the cover of Rolling Stone.” Those timeless words penned by poet Shel Silverstein and let loose by Dr. Hook singer Ray Sawyer in the ’70s still ring true; you know you’ve made it big in […]

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‘Rumors’ — a farce to be reckoned with

Oak Ridge High School drama opened its spring production “Rumors,” by playwright Neil Simon, Thursday night to a house that wasn’t quite packed, but nonetheless roaring with laughter for most of the performance. Directed by Janet Henke and assisted by Ryan Van Overeem and Nick Lawson, “Rumors” is a classic farce from the author of […]

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Kid grapplers make history

ROLLING HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL wrestlers made school history last weekend, becoming the school’s first wrestling team to win the El Dorado County Wrestling Finals, held at Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills and members of El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club had a total of 33 wrestlers in the County Finals, in both the Middle School and Elementary School […]

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Bruins basketball feels heartache

RYAN MILES puts up a layup during the Bruins’ final game of the season against Oak Ridge High School. After several near-comebacks, Ponderosa was unable to pull off the win and ended the season with a sobering 2-20 record and no playoff berth. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

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‘A Universe of Dreams’ — imagination comes alive

There is no sound in space. But if there were, it might as well be the soundtrack to “A Universe of Dreams,” coming to Three Stages at Folsom Lake College  Saturday, Feb. 26. Featuring projected images from the Hubble Space Telescope, “A Universe of Dreams” is music, poetry and stories performed by Ensemble Galilei and […]

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From Trojan to Bulldog: Ryan Adams signs to Concordia

Oak Ridge football player Ryan Adams’ future looks bright. He’s got the grades. He’s got the skills. And thanks to his skills as a powerful running back, he’ll enjoy one of the best college educations available in the United States. In an informal get-together as his parents’ El Dorado Hills home Wednesday, Adams singed a […]

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El Dorado Hills photographer featured at Olympus Caffé

Prolific El Dorado Hills photographer and artist Paul Ferrin is currently showcasing a cross-section of his work at Town Center’s Olympus Caffé. Ferrin’s photography includes African Wildlife, underwater scenes, flora, portraits and cityscapes. He is also an accomplished abstract painter. Ferrin’s photos and paintings will be on display through March 9. Olympus Caffé is located […]

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