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These broads got the blues

Dorothy Morrison is one of four Blues Broads coming to Folsom this Saturday. Photo by Bob Hakins

FOLSOM — Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order. Together, these exceptional vocalists and songwriters enjoy more than two centuries in blues, country, gospel and rock. Carrera Productions brings these talented ladies to Harris Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 26. The […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Foothill All Stars take silver

Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars celebrate their success. Back row, left to right, coaches Don Oas, Brian Mueller and Dawn Martin; middle row, left to right, Hailey Wilcox, Abigail Helwig, Lauren Rodenberg, Kylie Kirtlan, Alyssa Rodne and Erin Whelihan; front row, left to right, head coach Francine Malabo, Jessie Polson, Samantha Martin, Genna Ghidossi, Isabella Malabo, Chase Mueller, Brooke Almaraz and Tegan Oas. Not pictured: Emma Heller. Courtesy photo

Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars came in second place at the recent Norcal All Star Tournament in Elk Grove. These tough ladies eliminated some seasoned competition including Davis, Rocklin and 5 Cities.

Comments Off / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My turn: Community College: What’s in it for students (and for citizens)?

California’s community college system enrolls more students (a total of about 2.1 million) and offers more programs (at least 175 different technical fields) than any other post-secondary education system in the Unites States. In fact, one of every four community college students in the nation attends one of the 112 community college campuses in California. According […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hi 5 athletes win gold medals

Margaret Kim, Master Jong Yi, Saejin Yi and Stephany Kim are all smiles at the 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. Courtesy photo

Saejin Yi, a member of Hi 5 Taekwondo of El Dorado Hills, took part in the recent 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. She and  her two teammates, Stephany Kim and Margaret Kim of Southern California, won first place gold medals. The 20-year-old college sophomore, trained by Master Jong Yol Yi, competed in […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sierra Valley Storm heading south again

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In a four-game sweep, including a dramatic six-run deficit comeback victory in the Super Regional Championship game, the Storm 11s are back to back Super Regional Champs and are heading to Southern California again to take another shot at the Bronco 11 Zone title and a trip to the World Series in Virginia. The 11s […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sophia struts her stuff

Sophia Barden

El Dorado Hills native, Sophia Barden, recently won the National Title in Strut at the 56th annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships held July 7-12. Sophia competed amongst the best 13-year-olds in the nation and captured first place in Strut and placed second in solo, 2-Baton and Artistic Twirl. She also earned a spot on the International Cup Team in all four […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »