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Monologue master performs at Oak Ridge

Timothy Mooney

In a dazzling display of memorization and characterization, Timothy Mooney has memorized one monologue from every Shakespeare play, capturing the most stirring speeches, the most outrageous situations and the most sonorous delicious soliloquies ever to emerge from Shakespeare’s pen. Following an appearance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, “Lot o’ Shakespeare,” a dynamic tour de force, […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony, Sacramento Master Singers present ‘Symphony of Joy’

“In my opinion,” and Maestro Michael Neumann stresses the words in my opinion, “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the greatest musical composition Western civilization has ever produced.” It’s an assessment that’s widely shared. Beethoven’s Ninth, with its famous “Ode to Joy” chorale, is universally deemed the composer’s finest work and one of classical music’s greatest masterpieces. […]

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EDH Wrestling Club preps for championships

Jackson Redhair is declared the winner at a recent wrestling tournament. Courtesy photo

As of this week the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club has six varsity wrestlers qualified for the Tournament of Champions in March. Going to TOC will be Jackson Redhair, Tofer Lewis, Dylan Chima, Ryan Campbell, Jack Likens and Ricky Eymann. Last weekend EDH Club wrestlers competed in two tournaments — Saturday TOC Qualifier in Delhi and […]

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

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 […]

Comments Off / 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. […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oak Ridge, Pondo wrestling qualify 25 to Divisionals


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 […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

State of the Union: Our education union

Vicki Barber

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 […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »