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Are you smarter than a 4th Grader?

The Jackson Elementary and Marina Village Middle School's team of fifth- and sixth-grader is going to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 5. The sudents are: Grace Cronin, Hailey Klaff, Brenden Groess, Sydney Oberg, Rachel Davis, Jordan Allen, Joseph Delessi Nathan Klaff, Archita Bhattacharya, Margaret Asperheim, Seth Ranaweera and Bryce Groess. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Christina Gomez holds two bags in her hands and asks, “Paper or Plastic?” She tosses them both to the ground and confidently answers her own question, “Neither.” nstead, she suggests her audience skip the grocery store and consider participating in a community garden. “It’s fresher, has no pesticides, and you can grow it […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS student heads to national Poetry Out Loud final

Corbin Gomez is all smiles after his win at the California Poetry Out Loud contest. Photo by Brian Baer/California Arts Council 2012

Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge in El Dorado County, took first place in the 2012 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud. Mohammad Shehata, a senior at Clovis West High School in Fresno County, was the first runner-up and will represent California in the national finals if Gomez is unable to attend. Jonathon […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rain stops Tuesday’s Oak Ridge-Ponderosa softball matchup

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Steady rain forced play to be called Tuesday between host Ponderosa and Oak Ridge in their first Delta River League meeting. Despite wet conditions and rainfall, the game did start and several pitches in Trojan leadoff Renee Bardini singled to left field off Bruin starter Shasta Stinson. After several pitches to Jackie […]

No Comment / March 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

A taste of history is closer than you think

The Diamond Springs hotel offers good eats and good haunts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Diamond Springs Hotel describes itself as “Old Fashioned Country Cooking.” I can assure you it is much more than that. With that old-fashioned country cooking is a varied and exciting history unique in El Dorado County. To put it bluntly, the place is haunted. But before I get to that, let’s talk about the […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Book publisher to speak at the library

Calling all book lovers, writers, and dreamers: Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? On Saturday, April 14, at 1 p..m special guest Ted Savas from Savas Beatie LLC will talk about the secret world of book publishing at the El Dorado County Library, […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Public Health Week is April 2-8

Public Health Division manager Deborah Palmer

National Public Health Week is April 2-8. As the recently hired manager of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Division, Deborah Palmer is pleased to use Public Health Week to formally introduce herself to the community, to share her interest in partnering with the community and to highlight the great […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marble Valley falls to Sierra Ridge

Courtesy photo

The Marble Valley Mustangs rode six players all the way to last month’s championship game in the County Sports League conference tournament but came up short to Sierra Ridge 40-36 for the title. As the No. 3 seed, the Mustangs, featuring Siera Rasmussen, Olivia Smith, Maeve Nave, Taylor Foster, Emilee Hoffman and Kassidy Lyons, defeated […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »