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Making changes in New Orleans

DIRTY WORK — John Taseff, left, and friends remove mold from a New Orleans home damaged by Hurrican Katrina. Courtesy photo

Earlier in the year I decided to take the plunge and sign up for what is called Alternate Student Break – a group at Northwestern University that  organizes about 10 different trips across the Midwest to work on service projects. It means not coming home for break (which means being at NU for almost six […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Feature Photos | Read More »

Girl Scout hosting self-defense class

Kelsey Nager

Kelsey Nager wants to open young girls’ eyes to the dangers of sex trafficking Local Girl Scout Kelsey Nager invites girls ages 12-18 to a free event at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 to learn about sex trafficking and to participate in a […]

No Comment / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

JV softball having a great season

ANOTHER VICTORY —€” The Lady Trojans JV softball team celebrates their win over Sheldon Wednesday. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School JV Softball is doing phenomenal this year with a 5-1-1 record in League (Delta River League D1) and 14-3-1 overall including tournament play. The girls defeated Sheldon High School from Elk Grove Wednesday at home, 25-1.

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge athletes sign on dotted line

Signing at Oak Ridge High School Monday are left to right, Nicolette Bondure, golf, CSUS, Jackie Mansoor, track, Chico State, Brittany Putman, Cross Country/Track, UC, Santa Barbara, Case Donahue, Lacrosse, Dominican University of California, Carly Bettencourt, Basketball, California State Universiy, East Bay, Ryan Adams, Football, Concordia, (Nebraska), Will Findlay, Track, Stanford, Samantha Ralstin, Cross Country/Track, Cal Berkeley, Benji Xie, Track/MIT, Zach Speno, Track, USA  Pacific, and Jon Tuttle, Volleyball, California Baptist University. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Breakfast and forms to sign greeted 11 Oak Ridge athletes bright and early Monday morning. As family and friends enjoyed the moment the students signed letters of intent to continue competing for the college or university of their choice after months of agonizing, visits and decision making. Golfer Nicolette Bondura will play for California State […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Very special sushi

Popular opinion said most sushi restaurants draw mainly under-35 scenesters but that’s really not the case anymore. It may have been true in the ’90s but enjoying sushi is really a multi-generational thing nowadays. When we enter Twins Sushi at around noon we discover that only two tables were full, aside from us. The place […]

No Comment / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Golden Hills School supports animal rescue, tsunami victims

We’ve all seen the “Think Globally, Act Locally” bumper sticker around town, but it’s more than a slogan for a local school. Golden Hills School, a non-profit school in El Dorado Hills, is holding its annual auction this month, but they’re doing more than raising money for themselves. They’re raising money for a local animal […]

No Comment / April 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Time to sponsor a candidate for El Dorado Rose

For more than 30 years, El Dorado County has received not only local, but state and national recognition for the unusual and unique contest for mature women, the El Dorado Rose pageant. The woman chosen to be the Rose has the honor to represent the county at a variety of affairs during her year as […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »