Interact volunteers give back

No offense to teens who spend their Friday evenings playing video games and Saturday mornings sleeping in … the Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members have better things to do. Last week the students spent hours giving their time and energy to children they will likely never meet. About a dozen club members shopped […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Oak Ridge High School senior Danielle Punao completed a video project to educate students on traffic safety. The video was part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and will be shown to local middle and elementary schools. “I knew that there were a lot of safety incidents with drivers and students who were going […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Family ‘makes the most’ out of leukemia diagnosis

Shane Rogers brings community together Mother of two Kristen Rogers had grown accustomed to seeing the ugly side of human nature. Time and again the El Dorado Hills resident said she asked, “What is happening in this world?” as she saw negative stories splashed on the evening news. But since her 8-year-old son Shane was […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Trojans dominate in playoff rematch

Victory gives Trojans section title shot SACRAMENTO — Containing an explosive, run-oriented offense on one side of the ball and producing enough points on the other, Oak Ridge handled Burbank 24-6 Saturday at Titan Stadium. With the Sac-Joaquin Division I semifinal playoff win, the Trojans (12-1) return to the section title game for the first […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Bond fan shaken, not stirred

As a teenager growing up in Germany, Uwe Brosamle was enthralled by James Bond movies. Ask the El Dorado Hills resident his favorite of the seven men who played Bond and the answer is quick: “Sir Roger Moore, that’s the one I grew up with in the ’70s.” “The Spy Who Loved Me” is his favorite […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Seniors get a new tree

It’s been a rough year for the trees on El Dorado Hills thoroughfares, with stalwart sentries on El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Francisco Drive either struck down by disease or condemned for the crime of busting buried water pipes. The most recent victim was the landmark Christmas tree that towered above the El Dorado Hills […]

November 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,