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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 »

Oak Ridge soccer falls short to Folsom

By Shane Theodore The Oak Ridge soccer team’s Senior Night match was spoiled by visiting Folsom Wednesday. The Trojans fell to the Bulldogs 3-1. “We played really well tonight but just didn’t have enough to beat them,” Trojan coach Henry Reis said. Pre-game festivities for the seniors who took the pitch for the last time […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Caffé Santoro cures the coffee shop blues

“So … do you know what business we’re in?” Caffé Santoro owner Ken Santoro asks. Without hesitation, after speaking to Ken for a few minutes, I answer ,“I would have to say the customer service business, Ken.” Yes they are, indeed, very customer-centric and locally minded, and Caffé Santoro’s staff show it in a number of ways. […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Jesuit soccer swamps Oak Ridge

By Shane Theodore Monday’s Delta River League match between Oak Ridge and visiting Jesuit was over the moment it started. The Marauders, the No. 1 team in California, beat the Trojans 10-1. “We just played a much better team today; the scoreboard shows that,” Troy’s coach Henry Reis said. Jesuit’s offensive onslaught started in the […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eagles take flight with third-quarter blitz of Oak Ridge

For the first half of an important Delta River League match-up Friday, host Oak Ridge went toe-to-toe with Pleasant Grove and stood strong against the top-ranked Eagles — trailing  just 14-7 at the halftime break. As close as the Trojans were after two quarters, the contest completely changed gears in the third as Pleasant Grove’s […]

Comments Off / October 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Be Our Guest

Beast (Braiden Wells), Belle (Katherine Sorgea) and Gaston (Jonathan Cranmer) star in EDMT's production of "Beauty and the Beast." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Talking furniture, a book-loving heroine and a beast who gets a second chance will share a tale as old as time at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. El Dorado Musical Theatre’s presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” includes two […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Water Polo: Oak Ridge in the playoffs

Last Wednesday’s big showdown between visiting Ponderosa at Oak Ridge for two water polo matches determined which teams would advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Trojan boys toppled the Bruins 16-8 with a huge fourth quarter after trading leads throughout the first three quarters. “Our counterattack played really well today and we got a […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »