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Less drugs, more life

By Dr. Vicki Barber Recently I had a conversation with a young man who was planning to work on my car. He’s personable, easy to talk with, and very candid in his conversation. As we chatted, he mentioned he had difficulties with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He said he earned a 3.0+ grade point average in high school […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Robertson’s hit lifts D’backs over Troy

EL DORADO — Mickaela Robertson’s two-out single through the right side in the bottom of the ninth inning last week scored Christina Auger from third base, giving host Union Mine the 6-5 nonleague victory over Oak Ridge. Robertson’s heroics came an at bat after Auger had tripled. Auger had her own heroics two innings earlier […]

No Comment / April 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans do well at Stanford Invitational

Trojan Sean McHone runs the first leg of the distance medley at the Stanford Invitational. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge athletes earned personal bests at the Stanford Track & Field Invitational held at Stanford University on April 6 & 7. Seventeen Trojans (nine girls and eight boys) competed at the event, which hosts California high school teams as well as college teams throughout the nation. Below are the results for the Oak Ridge athletes. For […]

No Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Capital Crew rows to victory

The Capital Crew celebrates its win March 31. Courtesy photo

Capital Crew, a junior rowing team of the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, won the Women’s Junior Lightweight 8 Referees’ Cup at the 39th annual San Diego Crew Classic last month. The San Diego Crew Classic is the largest open rowing regatta on the West Coast. More than 4,200 athletes competed. Participating rowers included those at the high school, […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Placerville artists celebrate spring

"PANSY PARADE" by Sonja Hamilton

What better way to celebrate spring than to go the Placerville Arts Association Spring Membership Show? The PAA has 180 members who are active in El Dorado County in various art projects, shows and local galleries. The show runs from Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Beyonce staying at The Grace Foundation

Beyonce will become a Grace Foundation ambassador for shelter dogs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Beyonce, the tiny pup that has inspired “awws” from people around the world will stay with The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills, serving as an ambassador for rescue dogs. “After much consideration we have decided that Beyonce will not be going up for adoption at this (time),” states a press release issued by The Grace […]

No Comment / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan softball surprises Pleasant Grove

Oak Ridge pitcher Christina Arace winds for the pitch to the plate in Friday's Delta River League victory. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Jackson Long Paying little heed to the Delta River League standings, host Oak Ridge defeated front-running Pleasant Grove 4-1 behind solid pitching and two home runs. “This win was huge,” said Trojan head coach Sam Kloczko. “I have been telling them all along that we are better than our record (now 4-8 overall, 1-1 […]

No Comment / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »