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Jackson students ‘bowl’ over the competition

NATURE BOWL students Nathan Klaff, Bryce Groess, Seth Ranawerra Archita Bhattachayra and Margaret Ashperheim, left ot right, will participate in state finals this May.

For the third year in a row Jackson Elementary School will send a team to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 21. The fifth & sixth grade team heads to states after great competition at the Coloma Nature Center in March 21. “There are 500 kids that compete in Nature Bowl […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ponderosa swimmers split with Pleasant Grove

The Ponderosa swim teams held their first Delta River League meet of the season at the Cameron Park Community Service District pool where they’ve been training while their home pool at the school is being refurbished. The Bruin boys won five events but were edged by Pleasant Grove by a single point, 84-85. “Our team […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

OR track stars bring home medals

The Oak Ridge Track & Field teams had some good performances at the 73rd Annual Le Febvre Relays at Placer High School on March 19. The meet started off with cloudy skies and cool temperatures but took a turn for the worst around 11:30 as steady rain, wind, and a chill set in for the […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge swimmers notch first win of the season

OAK RIDGE swimmer Josh Verner swam a section qualifying time in the 100-yard breaststroke. Photo by Colleen Rich

By Janine Joy ELK GROVE —  The Oak Ridge swim team swam to victory in its first Delta River League meet at Sheldon March 16. Both the boys and girls teams won by a landslide — the varsity boys won 140-46, and the varsity girls easily outdid the Huskies 134-40. “For our first meet I was […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Blake Krekelberg


Army Pvt. Blake A. Krekelberg has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

1 Comment / March 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Shield puts ‘Walkstations’ to the test

A BLUE SHIELD employye walks while she works at the facility's new "walkstation." Courtesy photo

Folks may now have another excuse to skip the gym — by working out in their office, literally. Blue Shield of California is kicking off a new wellness initiative aimed at increasing exercise in the workplace by hooking up a treadmill to a desk. These treadmills or “walkstations” are integrated with computers and phones, allowing […]

1 Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Art for a cause: Collaboration to benefit art, charity and real estate

Realtor Susanne Wolter with partner Jeff Kaut of RE/MAX Gold has joined with United Way’s Women In Philanthropy Group and renowned artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland to host a free public event April 16 & 17, turning an upscale property for sale into an art gallery for two days where guests are welcome to view and purchase more than 50 pieces of Rappaport-Weiland’s fine art […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »