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Mother Lode Girls Rugby close to the trophy

TAKING CHARGE — Mother Lode Rugby player Jessica Wilmer, a junior at Oak Ridge High School, runs with the ball during a recent match. Courtesy photo  

The Mother Lode Girls Rugby team hopes to compete in the National Championship in Utah on May 20-22. They’ve got the talent; now they need the cash. The team is looking for sponsorships and donations. The girls recently held a pancake breakfast fundraiser in Cameron Park but they need the community’s continuous support to get […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Elite Taekwondo USA brings home medals

ELITE TAEKWONDO champions celebrate after a winning at a national qualifier. Courtesy photo

CAMERON PARK — Elite Taekwondo USA took nine competitors to the 2011 USA Taekwondo National Qualifier recently held in San Diego. This is the first of three qualifiers on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts later this year. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae over […]

1 Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Finding relief from seasonal allergies

Dr. Asha K. Desai

The weather has teased us this year with early glimpses of spring doused by fierce wind and rain. For those who suffer from allergies and asthma, the challenge started early with trees and plants in full bloom. As we move through the season, 35 million Americans will experience allergies. Mercy Folsom affiliated board certified allergist, Asha […]

1 Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UC Davis patient receives regions first MRI-safe pacemaker

SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Medical Center cardiologists have given the first patient in inland Northern California a new type of pacemaker that can function during magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI. The new device has software that can be programmed to an “MRI safe” mode and the components have been designed to resist heat and […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Defensible space and weed abatement: It’s everyone’s responsibility, part 2

By Battalion Chief Mike Webb Cameron Park Fire Department In my previous submission, I discussed the need for each property owner in Cameron Park to begin the process of preparation for the upcoming fire season and summer months. I wanted to share some information that might provide some encouragement for all residents to increase their […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Food bank blitz a success

MIKE SPROULL with the Food Bank of El Dorado County, left, and two Hands4Hope volunteers pose with some of the food collected during Hands4Hope's Food Bank Blitz. Courtesy photo.

Local community outreach organization, Hands 4 Hope – Youth Making A Difference, held its annual Spring Food Bank Blitz on Saturday, April 2. More than 200 volunteers from Sacramento and El Dorado counties worked shifts at grocery stores from Placerville to Orangevale, handing out flyers that explained how shoppers could help the hungry in our […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge senior earns lacrosse scholarship

ON THE LINE — Oak Ridge lacrosse player Case Donahue signs his letter of intent. Photo courtesy of Chris Donahue.

Oak Ridge senior Case Donahue signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division II Dominican University in San Rafael April 13. Donahue, the first player from Oak Ridge to earn a lacrosse scholarship, also received an academic scholarship from the university. When the lacrosse club program began about six years ago, organizers […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »