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Oak Ridge rider takes varsity race

Trojan Kristofer Lewis navigates the mud on the way to winning the first varsity boy's race of the season. Courtesy photo

FORT ORD — The first high school mountain bike race weekend started with the cancelation of Saturdays pre-ride in an effort to preserve the twisty single track as rain started to fall. Heavy down pours overnight left the track in great racing condition with a few slippery mud puddles thrown in for excitement. Mother Nature […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

9 Comments / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Celebrate ‘the craft’ of fine furniture and Oak Ridge art at 48 Natoma

“Rocking Chair” by Gary Foster. The fine furniture craftsmanship of 18 members of the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, March 18 to May 5. Courtesy photo

No matter what area of human endeavor one looks at, one eventually finds those who pursue excellence to the point where that field becomes a true art form. Or, as those perfection seekers call it, “the craft.” This week, a group of 18 members of the Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild will display the work […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Ridge principal fired

Oak Ridge High School students protest on the El Dorado Hills campus Tuesday morning after Principal Paul Burke was fired Monday night. Many students have shown unwavering support for the principal since he was placed on paid leave. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick November.

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday night to release Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke from his contract at the end of this school year, ending a four-month-long saga that has pitched students and parents against board members. Burke was placed on paid leave for undisclosed personnel reasons […]

2 Comments / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Payback sweet for Oak Ridge girls

Not as good as two but one half with Kassidy De Lapp is better than none. De Lapp’s presence was the difference Thursday for the Oak Ridge girls who exacted some revenge with a 40-33 second-round playoff win over visiting McClatchy before a packed gymnasium. Saddled with two quick fouls, De Lapp’s first-half court time […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Double the laughter for Oak Ridge in ‘Being Earnest’

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“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a gem of high comedy — it sparkles with serious, yet comical observations and surprising twists. Oscar Wilde called his play “A trivial comedy for serious people.” The play’s farcical wittiness has had audiences laughing since its premiere in 1895 on Valentine’s Day and made “The Importance of Being […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Still no resolution for Oak Ridge principal

First they were patient, then hopeful. Now many parents are fuming that Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke has been on paid administrative leave for nearly half the school year without resolution for undisclosed personnel matters. On Tuesday evening El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees President Dave Del Rio reported out of a […]

7 Comments / February 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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