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It’s Sonoma State for Lee Barclay

Lee Barclay will continue his soccer career at Sonoma State. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School senior Lee Barclay has committed to play soccer for Sonoma State next year. Lee has had a long career playing on local soccer fields. He started with the El Dorado Hills Soccer Club, joining the El Dorado United competitive club at U10, and later playing for the River City and San Juan […]

No Comment / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Suspect booked after firefight in Galt

By Cole Mayer A man is in custody after exchanging gunfire with his sister in Galt Tuesday morning. Lonnie Ray Orman, 41, was taken into custody in El Dorado Hills without incident and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted homicide, according to a press release from the Galt Police Department. […]

No Comment / February 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oak Ridge, Pondo wrestling qualify 25 to Divisionals

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FOLSOM — For wrestlers at Ponderosa and Oak Ridge, it’s the time of year where all the training and hard work starts to pay off. With the duals and tournaments complete, wrestlers look forward to the postseason and the journey toward the state meet. That quest for the Bruins and Trojans began Saturday as both […]

No Comment / February 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

State of the Union: Our education union

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By Dr. Vicki Barber El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools  President Obama’s State of the Union address last month had a good deal to say about education. Rightfully so, high quality education does require a large portion of our nation’s budget. The federal government has directed 15 percent of its budget towards education, which is […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Sierra Valley Storm prepares for blustery season

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This March the Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program kicks off its foruth year with extremely high expectations. Now with seven teams ages 8U-14U, the Storm program has grown steadily into one of the most competitive PONY baseball programs in California. Over the past three years the program has won four section and two region all-star […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ImPORTant facts about a delicious dessert wine

Independent in Placerville is serving a rhubarb berry crisp with the 2002 and 2008 New-World Port from Madroña Vineyards during New-World Port Month. Many El Dorado County restaurants are participating with special desserts to go with the port. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado County celebrates local port By Doug Noble Paring wine and food, if done well, enhances the culinary experience. Normally this is done at a wine dinner or special event where several wines are paired with several different dishes. However, Paul Bush, co-owner and winemaker at Madroña Vineyards, has come up with a different […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge students get scientific at competition

Oak Ridge students Nathan Somavarapu, David Bryant, Kaythan Somavarapu and Shefali Pandya, seen here with coach Dave Warren, left to right, showed off their smarts at the Science Bowl. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School reentered the Science Bowl competition this year with a strong team. On Feb. 4 students David Bryant, Shefali Pandya, Nathan Somavarapu and Kaythan Somavarapu, along with coach/math teacher Dave Warren, battled wits against 24 other teams at the  U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl at Rio Americano High School. The […]

No Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »