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Grow for it! Ode to dads

Sarah Preiss-Farzanegan, M.D. Master Gardener of El Dorado County As Father’s Day 2014 approaches, I feel a sliver of anxiety at the thought of picking out yet another gift for my dad. What is the best way to show my love and appreciation for the man who taught me how to drive, how to get […]

Comments Off / May 29, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Track: Oak Ridge squads race past Pleasant Grove

TROJAN TRIO — From left, Oak Ridge's Sabrina Andrus, Kristina O'Donnell and Briana Dulgar finished 3-2-1 in Wednesday's 400 meter race. All three set personal records. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Rachel Peterson has been lowering her times in the 1600 and 3200 meter races — and that’s a good thing. The Oak Ridge long distance runner shined in Wednesday’s Delta River League home dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Peterson, a senior, was first in the 1600 at 5 minutes, 27.50 seconds and second in the […]

Comments Off / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Good start leads to Oak Ridge victory

TROJAN Tanner Ales scores on a ball to the backstop during Monday's Delta River League win over Sheldon. Photo by Ernest Valenzuella III

Kyle Stephens made his first start on the mound for Oak Ridge Monday in the Trojans 11-1 Delta River League baseball win over Sheldon. The senior, who missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, shut out the Huskies for four innings, giving up three hits, and struck out three Husky batters. “I’m real happy […]

Comments Off / April 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lake Forest sweeps Nature Bowl, heads to finals

Lake Forest's third-grade Nature Bowl team has some fun during the competition earlier this month. Climbing the tree are Evan Odell, Kyle Enriques and Anna Thurman, left to right, while the others stand in front, left to right: teacher Donna DeLaurentis, Matthew Medina, Savannah Hannaman, Ayden Quinones, Kara McCauley and advisor Marlaine Reilly. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest’s two Nature Bowl teams won first place in their respective age divisions March 18 and will head to the finals at Sac State in May. The third grade and fourth/fifth grade teams competed in Coloma against a dozen area schools, including neighbors Silva Valley, Lakeview and Pleasant Grove. Sponsored by the California Department […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘My Week in Atheism’ leads to unlikely friendship

El Dorado Hills resident John Christy has documented an unusual journey in “My Week in Atheism,” a film that debuts Saturday at the Crest Theater. A devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, Christy joined atheist activist/radio host David Smalley at secular conventions, university campuses and a live talk show. “My Week in Atheism” follows many theological and […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrated Diesels & Dads on Father’s Day weekend

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are gearing up to celebrate Diesels and Dads on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16, by operating two visually exciting and gracefully styled diesel locomotives as part of the popular weekend excursion train rides on the museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad. These brightly painted diesels — Western […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cindy Williams leads cast of “nuns” seeking stardom in heavenly sequel

Cindy Williams, center, and her castmates have fun under the habit in "Nunset Boulevard." The national tour makes a stop at Three Stages next week. Courtesy photo

Cindy Williams, starring as Sister Mary Regina, the Mother Superior, in the latest adventure of the wonderfully wacky and talented Little Sisters of Hoboken in “Nunset Boulevard: the Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” invites everyone to see the show at Three Stages in Folsom, Jan. 14-16. “It’s interactive. It’s a fun show, and the audience will […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

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