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Local student spends summer as UC Davis researcher

As a summer researcher at UC Davis, Oak Ridge student Kimberley Berg is investigating how plants recognize an invading pathogen and develop immunity. Courtesy photo

While most high school students are lounging around the pool, playing video games, or maybe working at the nearest mall, one local student is spending her off-time doing research at UC Davis. Kimberley Berg, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is among a select group of students attending the UC Davis Young Scholars Program […]

No Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam foundation stabilized

The top of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is currently a narrow, 900-foot long gravel strip. Dam foundation reinforcements under way include a 1.3 million cubic yard €œdownstream overlay€ that will widen the dam top an estimated 400 feet to a steep bank 100 feet above Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

An important step in the 20-plus-year effort to reinforce the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam’s foundation nears completion. Located just east of the county line, the Mormon Island Dam is a weedy and unnaturally uniform ridge that dominates the horizon north and west of Green Valley Road — a squat, anonymous fraternal twin to Folsom Dam, […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen turns trash into treasure

Bevyn Cassidy sets out recycling bins at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The teen donates the money she collects to various causes. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Bevyn Cassidy takes the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to heart. The 15-year-old Oak Ridge High School student started her own recycling business called “Changing This World.” She leaves recycling bins in front of businesses, at events and at meetings to collect people’s unwanted plastics, aluminum and glass. Each product is only […]

1 Comment / July 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Help find Linnea Lomax

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On June 26 Linnea Lomax was last seen in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento. At the time Lomax had a scheduled appointment at an out-patient psychiatric hospital. Lomax had previously suffered a nervous breakdown due to finals at UC Davis. Lomax left for lunch with no identification, no money and no transportation. Her […]

2 Comments / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundations sues banks for $20 million

Grace Foundation founder Beth DeCaprio, surrounded by two-legged and four-legged supporters, speaks in front of a Wells Fargo Bank in Folsom Monday morning. The foundation is suing Wells Fargo and Bank of America, accusing the banks of misleading the rescue group that took in dozens of neglected horse from a ranch in Susanville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville last year has become the nightmare that Director Beth DeCaprio feared last fall, when the horses, many of which turned up pregnant, began showing signs of liver damage, likely from foraging toxic plants for food. The normally joyous foaling […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Doggone good idea: Scout donates kennel to sheriff

Eagles Scout Tommy Horn of Folsom, center, stands with El Dorado County sheriff's deputies Stephen Coburn, Mike Roberts with Backus, a 6-year-old Belgian malanois, Sean Gillespie and Jeff tucker with Carly, a 20-month-old German shepherd. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Tommy Horn, a 15-year-old Eagle Scout with Troop 1855 of Folsom, began planning his Eagle Scout project in January. By mid-May, construction was under way. It didn’t take long. “It took about a week for the concrete to dry,” he said. From there, “it took a day to build the wash station. It took a […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fireworks Jubilee lights up Town Center

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Thousands crowded into El Dorado Hills Town Center Tuesday for an evening of fun and fireworks at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee. Live music, great food and a spectacular fireworks show brought people together to celebrate our nation’s independence.

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Gallery Posts | Read More »