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Crista Dixon sees art in vintage jewelry, buttons

Crista Dixon works on a piece of jewelry at her El Dorado Hills home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush What started as a hobby making “fun, funky” earrings and jewelry with a friend five years ago has turned into an almost full-time job for Crista Dixon. The vice-president of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills has sold more than 450 pieces of jewelry in the last four years. Making jewelry is an […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Trojan and Bruin tennis open league play

Tennis

The fall girls tennis season is in full swing for both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa who opened league play this week. Coming on late, the Lady Trojans, coached by Ralph Clark, ended their preseason with a 9-0 win over Granite Bay and now set their sights on St. Francis in what could be a race […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Trojan golfers take third, Bruins are fourth in tough league tourney

FOLSOM — The Division I Delta River League’s first 18-hole tournament of the season was Wednesday at Empire Ranch, a par 71 golf course in Folsom. St. Francis, one of the dominant girls golf teams in the entire Sac-Joaquin Section, was dethroned by Pleasant Grove, which finished first with a 390. The Troubadours took second, […]

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Frosh/soph girls win third cross country invitational

The Oak Ridge cross country teams placed well at last weekend’s Nevada Union Invitational at Neveda Union High School. The frosh/soph boys team placed third with 68 points and the frosh/soph girls team placed first with 60 points. The frosh/soph boys team was lead by Colin Pilcher (7th place) and JT Janecek (10th). The frosh/soph […]

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Fresh air inspires artist Bill Monaghan

"Anywhere, California" by Bill Monaghan.

By Mike Bush On the lower right hand side of an old drafting table Bill Monaghan that sits in his home studio is an age-old Chinese saying, “First you see the hills in the painting, then you see the painting in the hills.” This holds true for a recent Monaghan oil painting done in his […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Del Oro’s might proves too much for Trojans

By Cody Holliday LOOMIS — For the first three quarters of Friday night’s big Oak Ridge-Del Oro preseason showdown, it looked like the team who had the football last would emerge the winner. After opening the fourth quarter with a scoring drive to close within a touchdown, the undefeated Trojans looked poised to rally. Instead, […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Another win for the freshman

A FAST FRESHMAN Trojan tries to break through Del Oro's defense at Thursday's game. Courtesy photo

The Freshman Trojans football team brought home another victory, beating the Del Oro Eagles 17-6 Thursday night. The Trojans had a great game with some awesome sacks against Del Oro. Two great sacks were made by No. 42 Sutton Foltz and No. 44 Teagan Elkins. The Eagles also couldn’t adjust to the Trojans tough defense. Freshman […]

1 Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »