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A taste of success

Angelina Truscelli, left, and Mishelle Eberhard won this year's Trojan Iron Chef Competition by creating a three-course meal featuring homemade salsa, steak fajitas and ice cream in a caramel cup. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Vanilla ice cream in a caramel lattice cup topped with a cinnamon tortilla chip won the judges’ votes at the third annual Trojan Iron Chef Competition held last week. Oak Ridge High School juniors Mishelle Eberhard, 17, and Angelina Truscelli, 17, took top honors with this delicious creation, paired with their homemade salsa and tortilla […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans Scoreboard

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Pleasant Grove 4 — The Trojans (2-2, 10-5) overcame four errors and an Eagles’ (3-1, 12-4) lead of 3-1 Monday to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth to Pleasant Grove ace Zack Stillwell. Oak Ridge pitchers Austin Root and Jason […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

How Georgi Knight spends her days

A Mercedes of her own —€” Georgi Knight stands by her new classic 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Her cousin's wife insisted Georgi and husband John, who also drives an older Mercedes, take the car. Georgi calls it her "dream car." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Who knew a brochure could lead to a new chapter in life? When Georgianne Knight read the El Dorado Community Foundation brochure “cover to cover” the El Dorado Hills resident said she knew she had to get involved. Earlier this year the 64-year-old retired administrator with the California Department of Education’s Special Education division joined […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

I wish I had …

I’ve spent a lot of time at Oak Ridge High School lately, working on various interesting stories (not trying to finally master geometry). Every time I walk on campus I’m keenly aware that most student are taller than me, but that’s not what catches most of my attention. What really impresses me are the teachers […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

ORHS mobile computer lab enhances science lessons

Biology students work on computers from the mobile lab while Oak Ridge Foundation President Scott Spriggs, Principal Steve Wehr and foundation board member Allan Priest, left to right in the background, discuss the benefits of this technolog. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Seeing leads to learning thanks to Oak Ridge High School’s new mobile computer lab. Science students now have endless data, experiments and tools at their diposal with the donation from the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation. The mobile lab consists of 20 laptop computers in a secure locker on wheels. “Other than the teacher’s computer we […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Susan Horn-Deubel protects the important things

Allstate personal financial representative Susan Horn-Deubel handles more than 3,100 clients’ needs, everything from insurance services to saving for a child’s education to retirement. Horn-Deubel helps clients protect the important things — family, home etc. Together she and her clients also create a solid strategy to achieve their financial goals. “I understand the importance of […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2012 | Posted in Best of 2011 | Read More »

Golden 1 is No. 1

Golden 1 Credit Union has $7 billion in assets and nearly 600,000 members, making it California’s leading credit union. Anyone who lives and works in El Dorado County is eligible to join Golden 1, which serves 34 of California’s 58 counties. Customers have access to more than 80 branches, 270 ATMs and free access to more than 28,000 network ATMs […]

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