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Brothers water ski Catalina

Water skiier Dallas Diel and his team in the boat reach the finish line at the International Open-Ocean Water Ski Competition in Long Beach. Courtesy photo

Saturday, July 20, began as a typical, gray overcast morning in Long Beach; however, nothing was typical about the roar of 69 boats, mostly twin-engine, open-ocean race boats, leaving the shores on a round-trip adventure to Catalina Island and back. Following each boat, attached to a 200-foot-long line, highly competitive water skiers navigated the rough […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Scouts skate, raft and zip at Jamboree

By Jacob Bassett On the bus ride to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the scouts from El Dorado County got very excited. Before we arrived at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia we had to go through a long line of buses trying to check in. It was a very long wait, but necessary […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sophia wins silver

Sophia Barden heads to the world twirling championship next month in Holland. Courtesy photo

Sophia Barden placed second at the 55th National Baton Twirling Championships held this year in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 12-year-old placed first in both state and regional competitions held in California. Her twirling season will continue as she competes in Almere, Holland, next month as the youngest member of the USA Twirling Team.   The daughter of Craig and […]

No Comment / July 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Speaker shares story of Jewish life under Muslim rule

FOLSOM — For the first time in Folsom, the Sierra Jewish Academy is hosting a lecture by Dr. Daniel Khazzoom, who will recount his personal story of life as a Jew under Muslim law and the plight of over one million Jewish refugees of Arab countries. The lecture titled No Way Back, the Journey of a Jew […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Employers catch a break, but what about the people?

After months of assuring the public that everything was right on track, the Obama administration turned 180 degrees this month and announced that it was suspending implementation of the “employer mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act for a year. They should not stop there. The troublesome “individual mandate” should be suspended as well and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: In defense of legal immigration

America is a nation of immigrants. We are all either immigrants ourselves or we are the sons and daughters of immigrants. America’s motto is “E Pluribus Unum” – from many, ONE. From many nations we have created one great nation – the American nation. There is only one way to accomplish this remarkable feat and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Storm moves on

Storm 10U players won the regional championship. Courtesy photo

This week both Storm 10U and 12U All-Star teams travel to their respective Super Regional tournaments and take one more step to their goal to “win the last game.” The 10s continued a torrid pace through their Regional tournament in Rocklin winning four more straight, all by the 10-run mercy rule. Through the first two […]

No Comment / July 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »