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Beyonce staying at The Grace Foundation

Beyonce will become a Grace Foundation ambassador for shelter dogs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Beyonce, the tiny pup that has inspired “awws” from people around the world will stay with The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills, serving as an ambassador for rescue dogs. “After much consideration we have decided that Beyonce will not be going up for adoption at this (time),” states a press release issued by The Grace […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan softball surprises Pleasant Grove

Oak Ridge pitcher Christina Arace winds for the pitch to the plate in Friday's Delta River League victory. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Jackson Long Paying little heed to the Delta River League standings, host Oak Ridge defeated front-running Pleasant Grove 4-1 behind solid pitching and two home runs. “This win was huge,” said Trojan head coach Sam Kloczko. “I have been telling them all along that we are better than our record (now 4-8 overall, 1-1 […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Winkler claims self-defense, denied bail

Todd Winkler, the man accused of killing his wife in their Cameron Airpark home on Feb. 28, appeared in court for an arraignment and bail hearing in early March. Winkler claims self-defense, but was denied bail. Winkler, 45, is represented by attorney David Weiner, who described the defendant as an “unusual individual.” Winkler has no […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club joins NorCal Premier Soccer League

The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club is expanding opportunities for its 2,000 players with its acceptance into the NorCal Premier Soccer League for the 2012 season. This new league affiliation provides the opportunity for highly competitive play throughout much of Northern California. “Our club has been competitive in the highest division of our district, and […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »