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Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Mello brothers headed to nationals

Mikey Mello is El Dorado Hills' first back-to-back Greco All-American wrestler, earning the title this year and last year. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club wrestlers Mikey, Bobby and Ricky Mello recently tested themselves against some of the best competition in the country June 10-26, they competed at Western Regionals in Pocatello, Idaho. Ricky wrestled in an impressive 25 matches while brothers Mikey and Bobby had 15 matches each. All three wrestlers qualified for national tournaments. Mikey, competing […]

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

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 »