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The Foothill Gold takes home gold

The Foothill Gold ’01 softball team swept the Central Valley Showcase 6-0 for the Championship win in Madera on Sept. 21-22. Gold ’01 played a nail-biter game on Sunday against the Central Cal Angels to win themselves a spot in the championship game. In the last inning with the Angels, bases were loaded with one […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Perennials – easy and beautiful

By Deborah Nicolls UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener My favorite gardening season is fall. Other than watering and dead-heading I don’t garden in the summer because I rely primarily on perennials in my yard and they don’t need a lot of attention during the summer. With the arrival of fall it is time to […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Winemaker revives history

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Hometown hero: Shannon McGoey

Shannon McGoey, 20, graduated Ranger School in August and has been promoted to corporal with the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Army Infantry. McGoey is stationed in Fort Benning, Ga. McGoey has completed various rigorous trainings, including and not limited to Airborne School, Ranger School and RASP (in order to be selected to serve with the 75th Regiment Army Rangers). Ranger […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Italy on Wheels is rolling

By Larry Weitzman Blue covered the sky, but the grounds of the Murer House Museum and park were covered with red, white and green for the second annual Italy on Wheels held Sept. 14. The red, white and green refers to Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles that were painted in all colors except for […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Varsity girls run to victory

Cool, cloudy conditions helped heat up Saturday’s Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Cross Country Invitational at the Willow Hills course in Folsom. Host Oak Ridge High School did well in the races that pitted 17 high school teams against each other. The varsity Lady Trojans outshone everyone on the course, placing first with 30 points. The varsity […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trojan tennis has talent, ability

Oak Ridge High’s tough preseason tennis matchups could serve it well down the road. Should the Lady Trojans return to the playoffs, knowing they’ve defeated last season’s section champ and this year’s favorite may be the difference. So far, Oak Ridge owns two 5-4 wins over Rocklin and one over Davis by the same score. […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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