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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 »

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 »

Blue Oak smashes fundraising record for cancer research

Blue Oak Elementary School Principal Paul Stewart gets his face painted blue at an assembly to celebrate the school's fundraising success. Left to right are fifth graders Jackson Cockrel and Iminias Marinko, fourth-grade teacher Dian Helldorfer, and fifth grader Brook Almaraz.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Cameron Stewart started kindergarten at Blue Oak Elementary he was battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Today the Ponderosa senior knows he never fought alone. His kindergarten teacher Linda Klotz spearheaded the school’s annual participation in Pennies for Patients, a spare change collection program schools nationwide have participated in to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Russian Ballet to perform four unique shows

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents four ballet classics in three nights at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Over a span of three days the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues its mission of presenting major Russian ballets by performing great ballet classics — “Giselle,” “Chopiniana,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Don Quixote” — at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The Washington Post declares the Russian National Theatre “is a cut above many of its […]

Comments Off / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street takes down actors … one by one

Sutter Street actors Stephen Kauffman, Amy Williams and Kate Muris, left to right, find themselves in very unlucky situations in "And Then There Were None." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder and one by one they start to die. In the superlative mystery comedy “And Then There Were None,” statuettes of little soldier boys sit on the mantel in a house on an island off the coast of Devon. As they […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local cyber crimes expert pens book

Alexis Moore

El Dorado Hills resident Alexis Moore survived a cyberstalking situation before there was even a name for it and she’s now become a tireless victim advocate and sought-after expert who helps others defend themselves against stalking, identity theft, domestic violence and cyber abuse. Her new book “Cyber Self-Defense” (Lyons Press) hit stands Oct. 7 in […]

2 Comments / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Los Rios board: 4 vie for Area 3 trustee

Four men are in the running to serve as Los Rios Community College District Area 3 Trustee. The district encompasses the city of Folsom and most of El Dorado County. The Nov. 4 election will decide who fills the seat left vacant following the death of Trustee Terry Cochran. The term will expire in 2016. Marc Allaman is a high […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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