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Best Contractor: Straight Line Construction

Founded by Jack Borba, Straight Line Roofing and Construction has been in business since 1999. Straight Line serves the greater Sacramento regions, offering commercial and residential services for new roofing, roof repairs, construction and additions, windows, skylights, solar, insulation, gutters and leaf guards, painting, decks and siding. Straight Line was recognized by the National Roofing Contractors Association for its fundraising […]

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Best Housing Development: Serrano

With its gated villages and quiet streets, Serrano offers serenity and security. About 17 miles of hiking trails wind through the Serrano community, providing access to approximately 1,000 acres of natural areas – open fields, restored wetlands, creeks and oak groves. Spectacular views include the Sierra Nevada mountains, Folsom Lake, Serrano Country Club Golf Course and […]

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My Turn: Remedy for disaster

It’s true — we don’t belong anywhere on the age spectrum. We’re not 7 or 12 or 20. We’re in this random space — this gap — a black hole in the middle of nowhere. Being a teenager is harder than it sounds. As a teen I completely understand. And when parents tell you they get it and teachers say […]

No Comment / March 01, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The sound of music in the making

Jane Van Camp Village Life correspondent There’s a lot of noise coming from Room 12 at Camerado Springs Middle School in Cameron Park — rowdy students? No, the students are quietly concentrating. The noise is coming from band saws, routers and electric sanders. Don Cochran’s advanced woodshop class is busy on a project that has […]

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C. J. Box Jr. spins an interesting tale

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life Joe Pickett may be the most famous Fish and Game Warden in Wyoming. The devoted husband, doting father of three and dedicated state employee is yet as frail and sensitive as anyone and certainly not a superman. But his stories are known worldwide as his creator, author Charles James […]

Comments Off on C. J. Box Jr. spins an interesting tale / February 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Academic Decathlon winning speech by Jenna Breedlove, Oak Ridge High School

Optimism Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” But what is optimism? First and foremost, optimism is defined as having a hopeful attitude towards the future. According to Harvard Health Publications there are two types of optimism: dispositional and explanatory. Dispositional is […]

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My Turn: Drought, flood and flow — time for changes

In California drought and flood cycles seem to go hand in hand. It is part of nature. Residents are forced to ration water one year and watch it go out the Golden Gate the next. For decades state officials rally around a water crisis, yet grapple with making hard decisions to reduce risk of the next […]

Comments Off on My Turn: Drought, flood and flow — time for changes / February 14, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »