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‘Best of both worlds’ high school open

Cameron Park student Ashley Bolger, 16, takes classes at the Virtual Academy and is also a student at Ponderosa, where she's the president of Future Farmers of America. Here she's giving a presentation at the academy on organic agriculture. Village life photo by Julie Samrick

What does the future of public high school look like? And how might more American students succeed in an increasingly diverse society? The El Dorado Union High School District now offers a blended learning model of instruction at its new Virtual Academy adjacent to Union Mine High School. Its head of school and EDUHSD’s new […]

No Comment / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

All Star games showcase the best of the best

EL DORADO HILLS first baseman Brandon Cantaloube makes the putout on Snowline’s Marty Lewis in Monday’s District 54 Junior Little League All Star opener at Stonehouse Field in Rancho Murieta. El Dorado Hills defeated Snowline 11-2. Photo by Pam Hennessy, 
Caught in the Act Photography

Little League All Star play kicked off last week. Here’s a snapshot of the action: Juniors Gold Rush 0, Roseville West 1 El Dorado Hills11, Snowline 2 El Dorado Hills 2, Maidu 12 El Dorado Hills 0, Lakeside 11 Majors El Dorado Hills 10, Folsom American 0 El Dorado Hills 18, Folsom National 5 El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘Pi’ is a movie with it all, arguably best of the year

Why is it that fresh, smart story lines have taken a backseat to visual gymnastics at kids’ movies lately? The bigger the budget, the more tricks we see, but this often means less in the way of character and plot development. That is until “Life of Pi,” the new film based on the 2001 novel […]

No Comment / December 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The best of Europe’s devotees pay homage to the gypsy jazz master Django

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has an extensive international touring history. The group combines its talent with other gypsy jazz musicians in the concert In The Footsepts of Django, coming to Three Stages Oct. 11. Courtesy photo

Django Reinhardt introduced a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930s and is still revered today. In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe: Lulo Reinhardt, a third generation master, whose Latin Swing Project combines gypsy jazz with Latin rhythms; Les Doigts de […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Best of Doo Wop brings unique sound to Three Stages

Born in the ’40s, Doo Wop — tightly harmonized rhythm and blues — characterized the golden age of rock and roll. Gathered for one performance, The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters, Remember When (Platters Tribute) and Dodie Stevens (“Pink Shoelaces”) continue in The Best of Doo Wop tradition — now in its twelfth season on […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ashworth best for judge, Office 1

Having interviewed all three candidates for Superior Court Office 1, we are confident any one of them would make a good judge. But for the person who would make the best judge, we recommend Vicki Ashworth. Mrs. Ashworth, a deputy district attorney with 16 years experience as a prosecutor, handles a couple hundred cases at […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

California brings out the best in artists, past and present

“Walk on the Wild Side” at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s 29th annual show. This quilt will be raffled off to one lucky winner. Photo courtesy of Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild

Perhaps it’s the light here: clean, bright and bold. Perhaps it’s the pioneer spirit: fresh and unafraid. Call it what you will, art created in California has its own flavor. There are three events this month that celebrate California art.  ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ The first is this weekend, Feb. 7 and 8. The […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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