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In health: Childhood obesity can be deadly

Dr. Steve Long

By Dr. Steven Long There is an obvious trend in America. We all see it. I don’t mean to be cruel but we are the fattest nation on the planet. It is obvious that this problem is beginning earlier and earlier in our lives. Overweight children most often become overweight adults. Sure, there are those […]

Comments Off / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

1 Comment / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Slightham, Han come up short in Masters golf tournament

Despite a good effort, Oak Ridge's Victoria Han will not move on to the NCGA/CIF State Tournament. File photo

STOCKTON — El Dorado golfer, Jessica Slightham, and Oak Ridge’s Victoria Han, the only county girls to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park Mondy, shot two solid scores on the tough links-style course but they weren’t low enough to move on the to NCGA/CIF State Tournament as individuals. […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan tennis takes second; Trylovich qualifies for sections

Oak Ridge's Tori Trylovich will go to the Brenda Athletic Club in Turlock this week for individual sections. File photo

Oak Ridge hosts Napa in team playoff match ELK GROVE — St. Francis High’s fall tennis run to an undefeated first-place finish in the Delta River League carried over to last week’s Singles/Doubles Tournament as the Troubadours enjoyed most of the success. Both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa participated at the two-day event at the Laguna […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Team Robotatouille takes a tour

Fun at Abel's Acres —€” Team Robotatouille coach Dipali Buch, far right, and team members Rachel, Deveshi and Anusha have fun learning about operating a farm and bakery from Abel's Acre owner Evelyn Abel. Courtesy photo

Girls in a robotics team? You bet! Robotatouille, a team of fifth-grade girls from Folsom, is a First Lego League robotics team working on this year’s official FLL challenge — “Food Factor.” The challenge is to learn about how food is grown, harvested, processed and transported to our homes, and the difference ways that food can get contaminated along the way. the team will identify a problem and then develop an innovative solution. As part of their research Team Robotatouille visited Raley’s in Folsom where Assistant […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

JV soccer dominates Delta League

The JV Trojan soccer team earned an impressive 9-1 record this season. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School boys junior varsity soccer team finished the 2011 season with a 9-1 record in the competitive Delta League. Oak Ridge’s only loss was at the feet of a strong Jesuit squad last week. The game ended with Oak Ridge losing 2-4 on a last second score by Jesuit.  After beating […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet needs your costumes

Help 11-year-old Ryan Manriquez. No, he doesn't want you to help him break out of prison. He wants your Halloween costumes for Ryan'€™s Rockin'€™ Halloween Closet. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year old Ryan Manriquez loves Halloween and gets a huge kick out of dressing up each year. Putting on a costume is an annual treat he feels every kid should get to experience. So for his Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grade community service project, the charismatic Manriquez is launching Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet to provide […]

3 Comments / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »