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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 »

‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Town Center celebrates American freedom with free Folsom Symphony concert

Freedom isn’t free. Purchased at a high price, freedom is the birthright of every American. As a people, we are unique. We love our freedom. We also love peace. It is a sad truth; freedom must be repurchased in every generation — sometimes by standing up for the rights of men and women to be […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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