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Oak Ridge athletes sign on dotted line

Signing at Oak Ridge High School Monday are left to right, Nicolette Bondure, golf, CSUS, Jackie Mansoor, track, Chico State, Brittany Putman, Cross Country/Track, UC, Santa Barbara, Case Donahue, Lacrosse, Dominican University of California, Carly Bettencourt, Basketball, California State Universiy, East Bay, Ryan Adams, Football, Concordia, (Nebraska), Will Findlay, Track, Stanford, Samantha Ralstin, Cross Country/Track, Cal Berkeley, Benji Xie, Track/MIT, Zach Speno, Track, USA  Pacific, and Jon Tuttle, Volleyball, California Baptist University. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Breakfast and forms to sign greeted 11 Oak Ridge athletes bright and early Monday morning. As family and friends enjoyed the moment the students signed letters of intent to continue competing for the college or university of their choice after months of agonizing, visits and decision making. Golfer Nicolette Bondura will play for California State […]

Comments Off / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Very special sushi

Popular opinion said most sushi restaurants draw mainly under-35 scenesters but that’s really not the case anymore. It may have been true in the ’90s but enjoying sushi is really a multi-generational thing nowadays. When we enter Twins Sushi at around noon we discover that only two tables were full, aside from us. The place […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Golden Hills School supports animal rescue, tsunami victims

We’ve all seen the “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker around town, but it’s more than a slogan for a local school. Golden Hills School, a non-profit school in El Dorado Hills, is holding its annual auction this month, but they’re doing more than raising money for themselves. They’re raising money for a local animal […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Time to sponsor a candidate for El Dorado Rose

For more than 30 years, El Dorado County has received not only local, but state and national recognition for the unusual and unique contest for mature women, the El Dorado Rose pageant. The woman chosen to be the Rose has the honor to represent the county at a variety of affairs during her year as […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Mother Lode Girls Rugby close to the trophy

TAKING CHARGE — Mother Lode Rugby player Jessica Wilmer, a junior at Oak Ridge High School, runs with the ball during a recent match. Courtesy photo  

The Mother Lode Girls Rugby team hopes to compete in the National Championship in Utah on May 20-22. They’ve got the talent; now they need the cash. The team is looking for sponsorships and donations. The girls recently held a pancake breakfast fundraiser in Cameron Park but they need the community’s continuous support to get […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Elite Taekwondo USA brings home medals

ELITE TAEKWONDO champions celebrate after a winning at a national qualifier. Courtesy photo

CAMERON PARK — Elite Taekwondo USA took nine competitors to the 2011 USA Taekwondo National Qualifier recently held in San Diego. This is the first of three qualifiers on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts later this year. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae over […]

1 Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Finding relief from seasonal allergies

Dr. Asha K. Desai

The weather has teased us this year with early glimpses of spring doused by fierce wind and rain. For those who suffer from allergies and asthma, the challenge started early with trees and plants in full bloom. As we move through the season, 35 million Americans will experience allergies. Mercy Folsom affiliated board certified allergist, Asha […]

1 Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »