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Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Rapture …’ offers unflinching look at gender politics

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will run March 11 through April 12. After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

The Oak Ridge High cheerleading competition team recently took part in National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, FL. where it took second place out of 29 teams. Courtesy photo

Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak Ridge’s pep advisor, said […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Winkler sentenced 26-years-to-life

A man found guilty of murdering his wife was sentenced to 26-years-to-life in state prison on Monday. “I’m ready for a big dose of karma,” Katelynn White, a member of the audience, said as Todd Winkler, now dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit instead of a suit, was led into the courtroom. “That outfit fits […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Youth prove they are stars

Youth Star Award recipient Marco Sanchez stands with Eddie Zacapa, Mercy Housing resident services coordinator, and Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke at the Vision Coalition's ceremony. Marco works with youth who live in Mercy Housing. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church. […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dirty Dancing dazzles

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing," coming to Sacramento on Dec. 26. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater, opening on Dec. 26. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing” is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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