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Keep your holidays merry, bright and safe

SACRAMENTO — Holiday lights bring joy to the season, but they can also bring hazards. An estimated 400 home fires involving Christmas trees or holiday lights occur each year in the U.S., resulting in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration. PG&E […]

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Reverend Todd Bruce joins Trinity Episcopal

FOLSOM — The Reverend Todd Bruce has been named rector at Folsom’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church. The appointment is the result of a nearly year-long process that attracted applicants nationwide to this church whose parishioners have been a driving force for community outreach programs locally, and throughout the northern California diocese. Todd comes to the Folsom […]

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St. Stephen’s welcomes new pastor

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of El Dorado Hills, is pleased to announce the arrival of Pastor Trudy Franzen. Pastor Franzen grew up in Southern California and attended California State University, Fresno, where she earned a degree in Spanish and minored in music. She taught Spanish, English and English as a Second Language for 11 years […]

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Canned good menorah celebrates Chanukah

Folsom embraces the true spirit of freedom and the holiday season celebrating community and freedom with the sixth annual Chanukah Wonderland and 6-foot canned good menorah. Taking place this year at the Folsom Community Center, the community is invited to share in the Chanukah celebration that will culminate in lighting a unique canned food Menorah from […]

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Rebecca Dudley fights for justice

Oak Ridge High School senior Rebecca Dudley said she plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Rebecca Dudley, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, has a passion for learning and she took that passion to 2012 Girls State at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont earlier this year. The senior was one of 500 girls who attended the summer government camp to expand her leadership abilities. Dudley was city clerk for the city […]

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Oak Ridge to Oak Ridge project returns

By Samita Dutta Oak Ridge High School’s Be Change project has returned. Through Dec. 15, high school students will collect items for Oak Ridge Elementary School students. “We do this project so we as a community can come together and do something good,” said Nicole Sciutto, an activities director at Oak Ridge High School. Next week […]

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Interact volunteers give back

Interact Club volunteers Uma Dingankar and Ashlee Gonzales pick out a bouncy ball for a little boy during the Adopt A Family shopping trip at Target Friday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

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 […]

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