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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / July 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local scout raises funds for Grace Foundation

Kaythan Somavarapu an Eagle Scout from local Boy Scout Troop 454 has raised $1,300 to support Grace Foundation. Kaythan, an animal lover wanted to help the Grace Foundation and all the animals that call it a home. He request for donations to Grace Foundation instead of any personal gifts to him at his recent Eagle […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gold wins gold

GO GOLD — Top, left to right: Camie Lee, Lexi Detwiler, Reagan Hunt, Skylar Linnane, Savannah Wyrick, Faith Matis. Bottom, left to right: Julia Norville, Brooke Niemiec, Giana Hayes, Mia Perez, Haley Orchard and Leah Polson. Coaches in very back are: Paul Niemiec, Tim Perez, Alan Orchard, and Johnny Polson. Courtesy photo

The 12U Gold ’01 team takes first place in the recent “Summer Shootout” in Roseville. The girls battled hard during the weekend tournament and came out strong to beat the USA Pride, Redding Rebels and defeat the Roseville Heat in the championship game 16-1. With 29 runs scored and only allowing two in the tournament, the Gold ’01 team won it […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »