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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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Let’s make a deal

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department employee got an offer he couldn’t refuse after posting a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. Interested buyers reportedly offered to trade a vehicle and one-quarter pound of marijuana for the seller’s vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release. Narcotic investigators took the opportunity handed to them and arranged to […]

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Town Center’s got the holiday spirit

Don’t miss these exciting events at El Dorado Hills Town Center: Photo op with Santa Claus Through Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be spending time at El Dorado Hills Town Center spreading holiday cheer. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take a picture, with photo packages starting at […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Danielle Punao, left, seen here with Katie Punao and Alyssa Nielson, wants her classmates to put safety first when driving. The Girl Scout recenlty completed a traffic safety video to educate young drivers. Courtesy photo

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 […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 21-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Nov. 21: A burglar forced entry into a Penniman Road home and stole items. Greedy gardener Nov. 21: Someone stole a weed eater, leaf blower and gas can from a Starmount Way residence. Egged Nov. 21: Someone threw eggs at a vehicle […]

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