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Sacramento Arts Festival features the best

Unique glass work, like this tea pot made by Bob and Laurie Kliss, will be available at the Sacrament Art Festival this weekend. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cross Country: Lady Trojans win league title

The Oak Ridge varsity girls cross country team, seen here at an earlier meet, took home the Sierra Foothill League title last week. Front left to right: Mikhayla Polivka and Elena Denner, back left to right: Kayla Renner, Sarah Dolley, Arial Hendrickson, Maddy Denner, Gloria Dabiri and Peyton Wright.  Courtesy photo

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge varsity girls’ team put in a stellar performance Friday to win the Sierra Foothill League finals and earn the league banner. The Lady Trojans varsity girls scored 45 points to beat Woodcreek by eight points and the majority set significant personal bests for 5,000 meters on a rainy evening in Rocklin’s Johnson-Springview Park. Freshmen Elena and Maddy Denner had […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Ridge claims North I section title

The Lady Trojans celebrate their latest title. Courtesy photo

FAIR OAKS — A week after winning its league championship, the Oak Ridge girls golf team followed up with an impressive first-place showing at Monday’s Division I North Divisional Tournament at the North Ridge Country Club. Paced by Emma Sand’s team-low score of 81 (18 holes, par 72), tied for sixth best, the Lady Trojans […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hands4Hope ball an out-of-this-world success

H4H Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Bassett,  Jan Ibarra, H4H Parent Advisory Committee member Yoko Kono and Danton Kono enjoy the Intergalactic Shindig held earlier this month. The event raised more than $25,000 for youth enrichment programs. Photo by Samantha DeLeon

Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Costume Ball, dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities, brought together aliens, Jedi and other zany characters at Lakehills Covenant Church earlier this month. The generosity of attendees was, like the theme, out of this world. The live and […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Highway 50 lane closures announced for EDH

Beginning Tuesday night, Oct. 28, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will be implementing full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Westbound closures beginning on Oct. 28 include: • Westbound lanes from Bass Lake Road to El Dorado Hills Boulevard will […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Unintended consequences

There are three complicated growth measures, M, N and O on the Nov. 4 ballot; each would amend the El Dorado County General Plan. State planning law requires every county to adopt and maintain a blueprint for development throughout the county: a general plan. This general plan is the county’s basic planning document and is […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »