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Hoffman for judge

T here are two candidates for Superior Court Judge, Office 5. One is a court commissioner, primarily in South Lake Tahoe and apparently performing that function well. The other is attorney Joe Hoffman, 44, who in 2012 came very close to unseating a recently appointed judge. We endorsed Joe Hoffman then and we endorse Joe […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hoffman for Judge

EDITOR: As a lifetime resident of El Dorado County, I encourage all residents to learn about the candidates running for Superior Court Judge.  I am convinced that Joseph Hoffman is the right choice.  He is a respected attorney and temporary judge; and is supported by current judges including Douglas Phimister, deputies, local attorneys, our county […]

1 Comment / May 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Candidates busy raising money

Election hopefuls are in the process of adding to their war chests using cash and in-kind contributions, fund raising and loans to finance their campaigns. As of March, this is what candidates have raised and spent according to filings with the California Secretary of State or the El Dorado County Elections Department. Elected department heads […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Swimming: Trojans dominate Bruins in dual meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity swim program hosted Oak Ridge Wednesday for a Delta River League and intra-county showdown. The visiting Trojans led the way in most categories, as the boys beat the Bruins 139-50, while the Lady Trojans downed their counterparts 119.5-69.5. Oak Ridge’s boys and girls seized victory in all relay events, dominating […]

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

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

Senior Michelle Barkley goes up for a tough shot between two Monte Vista defenders during Saturday's NorCal playoff game. Despite the team's best efforts — Barkley led with 13 points — the Lady Trojans were eliminated by the Mustangs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last 20 points to triumph […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Primary candidates finalized

Friday was do-or-die time for those who had taken out papers but had not yet taken the final steps to run for office. By 5 p.m. it was clear who was in and who was out in the final line up for the June primary. Running for District 4 El Dorado County supervisor will be […]

1 Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lady Trojans finish second to St. Mary’s

Lady Trojan Jenn Hoffman goes up for a shot during Saturday night's game against St. Mary's. Though the girls lost, they still advance to the Nor Cal playoffs beginning Wednesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — In the third quarter of its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had St. Mary’s on the ropes. The Trojans had mounted a run to obliterate the Rams’ 39-31 halftime lead. Key baskets from  Shelby Peters and Ali Bettencourt helped tie […]

No Comment / March 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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