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Stephen White named Sac-Joaquin Athletic Director of Year

The California State Athletic Directors Association named Oak Ridge’s Stephen White the 2013-14 Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year. He was nominated and selected by his peers from approximately 150 schools for the honor. White has taught and coached at Oak Ridge since 1994. Before becoming athletic director 10 years ago, he coached three […]

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‘Best of both worlds’ high school open

What does the future of public high school look like? And how might more American students succeed in an increasingly diverse society? The El Dorado Union High School District now offers a blended learning model of instruction at its new Virtual Academy adjacent to Union Mine High School. Its head of school and EDUHSD’s new […]

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Folsom residents asked to cut back water usage

Right before Christmas Folsom officials sent out an unusual holiday message: Reduce your water use by 20 percent. Folsom Lake water levels at near record lows prompted the mandate. “Folsom Lake, our primary water source, is now at 21 percent capacity, a near record low,” said Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer. “This low water level, […]

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50th Santa Run a sparkling success

         

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Cribbage group swaps party for toys

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s weekly cribbage group decided to forego its annual Christmas gift exchange and collect gifts for the charitable organization Toys for Tots instead. “We don’t need anything,” said member Carl Backers of their decision. They collected dozens of toys later picked up by El Dorado Hills Fire Department staff. The […]

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Vote for the sweetest sight

Vibra Hospital in Folsom, formerly known as Kindred Hospital before Sept. 1, is holding a gingerbread house contest among its employees with the general public welcome to vote. Thirteen departments spanning nursing, respiratory, rehab, the OR, administration and more had four days to create their unique confectionary visions.  Each department received the same basic gingerbread […]

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Scout revitalizes Marina dirt patch

Marina Village Middle School teachers and students came back from Thanksgiving break to find an area of their school had been beautified, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Owen Lundell. Owen and his work crew installed a planter, top soil, a variety of drought tolerant plants and a new drip system, turning a patch of weeds […]

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