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El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Old Sac’s holiday traditions continue

Santa Claus and other holiday characters will appear at upcoming Festival of Lights shows in Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Charr Crail.

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Theatre of Lights artfully mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Golf: Trojans fall short; Perry advances

SALINAS — The Oak Ridge girls team took seventh place at Monday’s NorCal Tournament at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch — 24 strokes shy of a state finals berth — to end a strong postseason run. Despite the disappointment, Trojan sophomore Lexi Perry played her best round of the season in carding a 78 […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Election results

The El Dorado County Elections Office has released its semi-official election night report. Here are the results from some of our local races: District 4 supervisor Michael Ranalli – 52.66 % Howard Penn – 47.03% El Dorado Hills Fire Board Doug Hus – 23.03% Greg Durante – 19.23% Barbara Winn – 18.87% Matt Fillmore – 14.09% […]

1 Comment / November 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sacramento Arts Festival features the best

Unique glass work, like this tea pot made by Bob and Laurie Kliss, will be available at the Sacrament Art Festival this weekend. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Don’t miss the opportunity to share in a weekend of handcrafted art and entertainment at the Sacramento Arts Festival, Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The 17th annual event returns to the Sacramento Convention Center, 14th and J streets, to showcase the best-ever in quality, variety and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. The festival features […]

Comments Off / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cross Country: Lady Trojans win league title

The Oak Ridge varsity girls cross country team, seen here at an earlier meet, took home the Sierra Foothill League title last week. Front left to right: Mikhayla Polivka and Elena Denner, back left to right: Kayla Renner, Sarah Dolley, Arial Hendrickson, Maddy Denner, Gloria Dabiri and Peyton Wright.  Courtesy photo

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge varsity girls’ team put in a stellar performance Friday to win the Sierra Foothill League finals and earn the league banner. The Lady Trojans varsity girls scored 45 points to beat Woodcreek by eight points and the majority set significant personal bests for 5,000 meters on a rainy evening in Rocklin’s Johnson-Springview Park. Freshmen Elena and Maddy Denner had […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grow for it! Autumn MORE

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the garden needs different attention for the autumn season and to prepare it for winter. Clean up under trees and shrubs and in flowering beds to reduce the risk of future diseases, weeds and pests and apply organic mulch to protect roots. Remove all spent plant parts […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »