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Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

Oak Ridge's Hailey McCoy works her way around a Granite Bay defender during Friday's game. The Lady Trojans came out on top thanks to strong rebounding efforts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed out. “Our pursuit of […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local woman’s car hit by train in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, ND — On Aug. 27 Grand Fork sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a train colliding with a car, later found to belong to an El Dorado Hills woman. Deputies responded to North Washington Street and 23rd Avenue NE at about 1:14 a.m., according to a press release. They were advised that […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

I’m opposed to Mather air cargo expansion

EDITOR: I have been a resident of El Dorado Hills since 2005. Prior to moving here I was employed by the FAA as a supervisor for an air traffic facility in Oakland. I have been around airplanes all my life, both as a pilot and as a profession. In the 30 years of work I […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Vietnam veteran shares memorable flight stories

Robert and Nora Joan Dohlke stand together in Robert's office at their home surrounded by memorabilia from his military service during the Vietnam War. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Dohlke, an honorary recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with V for Valor medal during the Vietnam War, Veterans Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those who fight for our country. Around Veterans Day every year, the El Dorado Hills resident is often asked by churches, schools and […]

No Comment / November 09, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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