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Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Handcar derby kicks of 21st year

Handcar race teammates Carmaine Cotham, 46; Zane Walker, 50; and Dan Bocinski, 46, left or right, prepare to propel the handcar down the track as fast as they can. The team from Rancho Cordova will compete in this weekend's Folsom Handcar Derby. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The 21st running of the Folsom Handcar Derby will take place May 19 & 20 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. Sunday […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Moms enjoy a night out with their little man

Karen Smith and her son Aidan, 9, left, goof aroud with Natalie Fransham and her son Clark, 9, at The Mom Prom — Mustache Bash Saturday night. Photo by Whitney Kahn

About 150 moms and sons enjoyed the first Mom Prom — Mustache Bash with Mommy’s Little Man hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Satyrday night. Guests at the CSD gym played Pin the Mustache on Burt Reynolds and Pin the Mustache on Mario, Step on the ‘Stache (a variation of musical chairs), […]

2 Comments / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Division golf advances Oak Ridge, Pereira, Peil

CAMERON PARK — Ponderosa’s Corey Pereira carded a 70 at Monday’s Division I North Tournament at the Cameron Park Country Club to lead all golfers vying to advance to the Masters next Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Pereira’s two-under finish on the par 72, 18-hole course qualified the Bruin. Teammate Brad […]

No Comment / May 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

What is a care manager?

By Elizabeth Caldwell, AA, Care Manager Assistant, Elder Options Inc. A son, living in Nebraska, called our office about his parents needing care in their home.  Our geriatric care manager assessed the mom, 86, and discovered she has memory loss and a fractured shoulder due to a recent fall. Her husband, also in his late […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Anderson NBA’s Most Improved

Oak Ridge High’s Ryan Anderson, a member of the Orlando Magic, was named by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as the league’s Most Improved Player after averaging 16.1 points and 7-7 rebounds per game this past regular season. Now in his fourth season, Anderson has developed into one the game’s top three-point shooters in […]

No Comment / May 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Beyonce teams with Dr. Phil to save mom, eight puppies

The Grace Foundation and Dr. Phil saved this Jindo and her puppies. Photo by Lisa Van Dyke, EDDOG

Tiny pup Beyonce’s mission to save the lives of other homeless dogs and cats was put into action when her rescue group, The Grace Foundation of Northern California, received a call from a family friend of Dr Phil. Dr. Phil had received information about a Jindo (Korean breed of dog) with eight puppies that were slated to […]

No Comment / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »