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Hometown hero: Ryan Franceschi

Air Force Airman Ryan J. Franceschi graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Local student spends summer as UC Davis researcher

As a summer researcher at UC Davis, Oak Ridge student Kimberley Berg is investigating how plants recognize an invading pathogen and develop immunity. Courtesy photo

While most high school students are lounging around the pool, playing video games, or maybe working at the nearest mall, one local student is spending her off-time doing research at UC Davis. Kimberley Berg, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is among a select group of students attending the UC Davis Young Scholars Program […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz is perfect

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By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team shut down the Loomis Basin Dolphins on Saturday, July 21, at Del Oro High School, during the last regular meet of the Suburban Swim League season. The victory and impressive final score of 464-325 granted Taz a perfect season record of 7-0.  The Tasmanian […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz wins big, honors graduates

Tasmanian Devil Amrita Chimni smiles after coming in first in the second heat of the women's 15-18 50-yard freestyle at the swim meet against Broadstone. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Broadstone Barracudas, 518-271, on Saturday, July 14, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool.  Blue skies, cool morning temperatures and crowded parking lots provided the perfect setting for the meet’s first event — the 9-10 Girls 100 yard IM where Katie […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Heat-related fires a real threat

“With hot summer weather upon us, everyone needs to be pay attention to what can cause a fire, either in a structure or outdoors, and work towards preventing a fire” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “There are several large fires burning in the northern part of California […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Storm hopes to dominate the diamond

The Sierra Valley Storm 10U team celebrated a section championship victory. Courtesy photo

For most kids the month of July means water parks, camping, and family vacations. For the ball players in the Sierra Valley Storm baseball program July means only one thing — All-Stars. Starting June 30 all six Sierra Valley teams took to the road to open up sectional play in Vacaville and Rocklin. Of the six teams […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils send Penguins waddling

Taz and Penguin swimmers compete in the backstroke at Saturday's meet where the Taz came out on top, remaining undefeated. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils overcame their arch-rivals, the Park Terrace Penguins, with a win of 416 – 373, on July 7 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Both Suburban Swim League clubs entered Saturday’s contest with identical 4-0 records. “It’s going to be nails, man,” said Taz head coach Jason […]

Comments Off / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »