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My turn: Freedom under siege

Just a week after the President extolled the benign virtues of big government and told university students to ignore those who warn of its dangers, Americans woke up to headlines that this government has been targeting groups and individuals that it doesn’t like for intimidation and harassment. I appreciate the president’s sudden interest in getting […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Pereira, Oak Ridge move on to NorCals

STOCKTON — Ponderosa golfer Corey Pereira and the entire Oak Ridge team made the NorCal cut after qualifying performances at Monday’s Masters Tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Pereira carded a 68, four under par, to lead the field by two strokes while the Trojans combined for a score of 385. Both […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Readers’ Choice winners win big

Village Life representatives handed out Readers’ Choice awards at a special ceremony last month, and the Town Center Holiday Inn Express. Dozens of business owners and their hard-working employees attended the event. Village life congratulates all the winners and thanks our readers who support the community’s wonderful businesses! Best Pet Store: Bark Avenue Best Coffe […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Community steps up to improve ORHS

On April 11 the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation kicked off its 2013 Excellence in Education Capital Campaign. To date $230,000, nearly half of the $500,000 goal, has been pledged by current, future and past families of Oak Ridge High School students. Oak Ridge High School Principal Steve Wehr noted that the foundation has […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge blanks Cougars 5-0

Oak Ridge girls soccer cruised through its CIF Division I playoff opener Tuesday, dropping visiting Kennedy 5-0. After an early goal by Anna Lippuner, the Lady Trojans eased off the accelerator through the first half, with both squads equally sharing possession. Troy keeper Nina Grimes picked up two saves in the first half to thwart […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge High School debaters finish strong at State

Oak Ridge High School debaters Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal placed seventh out of 48 Public Forum debate teams competing at the California High School Speech Association 2013 State Tournament, held at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita last month. The team of Ajmal and Raavi ranked highest in Central California, eventually being knocked […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Hands4Hope feeds hungry crowd ready to give back

This year the Hands4Hope Youth Board recently hosted its second annual spaghetti feed fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hands4Hope charities. The evening was a major success, raising nearly $3,000.  About 175 people enjoyed a delicious spaghetti dinner served by the board members. “The youth board did an amazing job getting food donations, […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,
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