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Gymnast Natasha Sundby signs to Arizona State

NATASHA SUNDBY signs the dotted line during a ceremony in November at Oak Ridge. The senior will attend Arizona State next year on a gymnastics scholarship. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

Six days of training a week, 12 competitions a year and risking career-hindering injury every day on the mat is all part of being a gymnast. And for Oak Ridge High School senior Natasha Sundby, it’s paying off in a big way. In November Sundby, 17, signed a letter of intent to attend Arizona State […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Plenty of places to party this New Year’s Eve

EAST BOUND 50 will rock the Purple Place this New Year's Eve. Courtesy photo

Times Square, the Las Vegas strip, San Francisco … all key party destinations for New Year’s Eve. But chances are if you were in town for Christmas you won’t likely travel far for libations, ball drops and ensuing sloppy midnight kisses from significant others. Fortunately for the El Dorado Hills-locked party-goer, there are plenty of […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge athletes crazy about egg nog

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CHUGGA-LUGGA-EGG NOG! — Five Oak Ridge High School track athletes and one graduate participated in what some might consider the area’s least appetizing athletic event — the annual Egg Nog Mile. Runners completed four laps around the track, chugging 12 ounces of egg nog before each time around. Runners were required to keep it all […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Looking for a new tradition? See a play this Christmas

"THE QUILTMAKER'S GIFT — Jordan Poczobutt, Christine Alaverz and Christopher Celestin act out a scene during a rehearsal for the play last month. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

The greater Sacramento area is a great place for theater goers, with no less than 20 plays running at any given moment. While many theaters close their doors for the next couple of weeks to celebrate Christmas and New Years, there are several presenting family-friendly holiday productions right up to and beyond Christmas Eve. For […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chroma Gallery closing


END OF A LEGACY — Fair Oaks’ signature plein air gallery will close at the end of the month, having lost its lease. The current exhibit, “Holiday Magic,” will continue through Jan. 3. Chroma Gallery is located at 10030 Fair Oaks Blvd. All paintings at the gallery are for sale. Call (916) 966-6020 for more information.

Comments Off / December 14, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blue Devils take the cup

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THE EDH BLUE DEVILS won their second straight District Cup soccer championship for the Under-14 age division Saturday at Bryte Park in West Sacramento. The Devils beat the boys from Folsom Soccer Club by a score of 2-1, with goals scored by Luke Johnson and Cameron Madsen. The team played a total of five games […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

Tahoe ski resorts celebrate the holidays

VACATIONERS tube at Sierra at Tahoe. Mother Lode News file photo

LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe is the place to be for the upcoming holidays thanks to record-setting November snowstorms that dropped more than 10 feet of snow, transforming the region into a winter wonderland in a little less than a week. Starting the season with a healthy snowpack is a boon for travelers who will […]

1 Comment / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »