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Thanksgiving 10k, 5k events make a real difference

There must be something wrong with the space-time continuum, because it seems to me that I just wrote a column about Thanksgiving events. But it’s been a year. Time to take measure of all the things we are thankful for, and to help those who could use a little help this time of year. In […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom High hosts huge band comp Saturday

This year’s Folsom Fall Festival marching band festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at Folsom High School’s Prairie City Stadium. The competition will feature 19 marching bands from Northern California and Nevada scheduled to compete in four divisions. Preliminary competition begins at 11:30 a.m. at Prairie City Stadium on the Folsom High School campus, […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

First round of tennis playoffs end in Trojan win

FOLSOM – Taking care of business in its playoff opener Tuesday afternoon, the Oak Ridge High tennis team easily defeated Merced 8-1 at the Broadstone Racquet Club. The Trojans won all six singles matches and two-of-three doubles to advance to the the quarterfinals next Monday. Oak Ridge will face the winner between St. Mary’s of Stockton […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Select Avengers win it all

HALLOWEEN FEST — The U12 EDH Select Avengers team took 2nd place in a battle at the Halloween Fest in Lotus Saturday. They had a wet and soggy series of games but made it to the finals to take home the second place trophy on Sunday.

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan cross country teams sweep league championships

BENJI XIE pulls ahead of the pack during the Delta River League Cross Country Championships Saturday. Xie's first place finish came after passing all other racers in his way during the final 1,200 meter stretch of the 3.1 mile course.

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Renewed Oak Ridge topples Jesuit 51-15

With an explosive first quarter that included a pair of touchdowns on its first two offensive series and some of the most relentless defensive plays seen this season, the Oak Ridge High football team showed visiting Jesuit it wasn’t about to let a brutal loss to Pleasant Grove ruin the rest of the season. After scoring […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

‘Prisoner of Second Avenue’ — a classic with modern relevance

WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THAT SHOVEL? Stephen Kauffman and Eileen Beaver as Mel and Edna Edison.

When Neil Simon’s 1971 classic play, “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” premiered on Broadway it captivated fans with its exploration of the theme of unemployment during middle age. The tightrope walk between comedy and drama reached out to a nation rocked by crises in the gas and steel industries. In our own time when working people […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »