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Oak Ridge wrestling takes third at John Zehnder Duals

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge High varsity wrestling team improved to 8-3 after its third place finish last weekend in the John Zehnder Duals at Elk Grove High School. The Trojans went 3-2 in winning their first three matches before dropping the final two against the host school and Oakdale. Oak Ridge opened with […]

No Comment / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Town Center’s 2012 outlook good

Sheri Napear, Kim Vanacore and Derek Vanacore, left to right, recently opened Radiant Yoga upstairs in the El Dorado Hills Sports Club in Town Center. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

New establishments and tenants will move into El Dorado Hills Town Center in 2012. Coming soon are: Reunion, a sophisticated, upscale venue and night spot catering to the over-35 crowd. Slated to open in June 2012 and created by the owners of Pizza Rock, District 30 and Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento, the luxurious establishment […]

No Comment / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans too much for Mustangs

Varsity record now 6-3 Two minutes into the first quarter of its nonleague game Friday against Rodriguez, the Oak Ridge High School boys basketball team stole the ball almost at will. Disrupting the Mustangs’ offense with smothering half-court pressure that led to eight turnovers in the first quarter alone, defense played a major role in […]

No Comment / December 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Healthy holiday travel tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler U.S. HealthWorks Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu. Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CERT ready for action, new members

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services sponsors Community Emergency Response Teams in our county. CERT is a group of local residents who have volunteered many hours attending training to learn basic skills to save lives and protect property in the aftermath of a major disaster. The El Dorado County CERT program was developed […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Girls turn unique art into donation

Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund co-founder Judy Pickett admires the art made by Leah Craft, Brooke Balbi and Casey Halkett, left to right. The Pleasant Grove students made the duct tape items and then sold them to raise money for the breast cancer group. Courtesy photo

When Leah Craft’s younger sister told her about the YouTube video that demonstrated how to make duct tape articles, Leah accessed the site, learned the skills and began practicing the art. Friends of the Pleasant Grove Middle School eighth grader — Casey Halkett and Brooke Balbi — soon caught the creative bug and the three […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family dominates taekwondo championships

Taekwondo champions Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, pose with their champion mother Uyenthy Tonnu. Courtesy photo

A trio of young ladies from the same family recently captured championships in their respective divisions at the Pacific Five Star Taekwondo Championships. El Dorado Hills resident Uyenthy Tonnu and her daughters Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, all earned top honors in the highly competitive event held last month. The three black belt […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »