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Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

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Team Robotatouille takes a tour

Fun at Abel's Acres —€” Team Robotatouille coach Dipali Buch, far right, and team members Rachel, Deveshi and Anusha have fun learning about operating a farm and bakery from Abel's Acre owner Evelyn Abel. Courtesy photo

Girls in a robotics team? You bet! Robotatouille, a team of fifth-grade girls from Folsom, is a First Lego League robotics team working on this year’s official FLL challenge — “Food Factor.” The challenge is to learn about how food is grown, harvested, processed and transported to our homes, and the difference ways that food can get contaminated along the way. the team will identify a problem and then develop an innovative solution. As part of their research Team Robotatouille visited Raley’s in Folsom where Assistant […]

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Church hosting Internet dangers, porn addiction seminars

More than 40 million adults visit pornographic websites daily, and nine out of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography online with more than half of their parents not being aware of it, according to statistics. To help raise awareness about the dangers associated with pornography for adults and children […]

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People Talk: What issues got you interested in the EID race?

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Fall back

“It’s that time of year again, time to change your clocks and change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday,  Nov. 5, and while you’re at it, please take a few minutes and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; […]

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At the debate: Norris, Day go head to head

Incumbent El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris and challenger Alan Day squared off last Wednesday at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 before an audience of roughly 20 ratepayers. Most acted as if they’d already chosen their man. The League of Women Voters hosted the candidate forum. Moderator Betsy Kerr directed edited […]

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Middle East upheaval to be discussed at Jewish Community Center

The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom is proud to host Professor Barry Rubin at the Jewish Community Center in Folsom. Rubin, professor at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, director of the Global Research and International Affairs Center, and a senior fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism, will be at the community […]

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