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Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local authors share tales at Shakespeare Club

What: Authors’ Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 24, noon Cost: $10 Information: Tina at (530) 621-1447 or Gail at (530) 647-2537 Four local authors whose works run the gamut from historical fiction to factual history, from murder mysteries to travel, will be featured during the popular Authors’ […]

No Comment / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

April exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker Art Museum

Spring is a happening time down at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with a lineup of ongoing exhibitions and complimentary tours and programs for the art lover of any age. Special events in April not to be missed include a Warhol-inspired concert with the Gold Coast Trio, a talk with Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak on […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Plagues, outbreaks topic at foundation banquet

George Rutherford

Judging by his credentials alone, the guest speaker for the Ponderosa High School Foundation’s 11th annual Spring Banquet promises to provide an interesting and informative evening March 4 that will update the crowd on world-threatening health matters. Dr. George Rutherford will be focusing on the history of epidemics, including the plague of Constantinople, the Irish […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Meander with ‘7 Homeless Mammoths’ at Big Idea Theatre

As part of Big Idea Theatre’s 9th season, Unspeakable, the moving and hilarious dramedy “7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” will saunter onto the stage for the Sacramento premier March 4. The play by Madeleine George will run through April 2. The play is set on a northeastern college campus where controversy is brewing over the […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrating seven decades of love & marriage

Les and Norma McIntyre recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It was in 1980 that Bob Seger sang, “Someday lady you’ll accomp’ny me” but Norma Nelson already had a jump on the songwriter. She’d decided way back in 1939 to accompany Les McIntyre, when both were 14-year-old freshmen in high school. And accompany him she has, through backing him up in the school band, through […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Drug investigation clouds Union Mine

El Dorado Union High School District Superintendent Stephen Wehr, right, and El Dorado County sheriff's Lt. Tom Murdoch speak at a press conference regarding Union Mine JV football players Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz, who were hospitalized after the Aug. 28 game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A 17-year-old Union Mine student accused of selling Adderall to fellow students was arrested and appeared in court last week following an Aug. 28 incident in which two Union JV football players collapsed after their game. Officials acknowledged drug rumors during an Aug. 31 press conference focused on the conditions of Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz. Adderall, […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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