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‘Book’ smart Trojans rip Vista del lago

Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program made quick work of visiting Vista del Lago Friday night, shutting out the Eagles in a 38-0 preseason route. Sophomore quarterback Ian Book put in a clinic in accuracy during his debut, completing 15 of 18 passes en route to throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns. “Ian had […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Consider native plants for your garden

By Deborah Nicolls El Dorado County Master Gardener If you are thinking about putting in new landscaping or just enhancing your existing yard, why not consider native plants? There are native plants for every situation in your garden. There are plants that do well in shade, many that do well in full sun and others […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Updated: EID responds to candidates statements

Following the forum last week for candidates wanting to serve on the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors, EID was asked to respond to the information provided. Below are the submitted comments. EID officials added that if something was not responded to, that means they either have no comment or will provide a comment […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Local youth recognized for tireless community service

More than 100 people applauded local students at Hands4Hope’s fifth annual Youth Recognition Dinner on Saturday night, Aug. 17, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,700 hours of service to those in need in our community over the 2012-13 year. Additionally, several local youth […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

My turn: Taxpayers speak out against unjust fire tax

For the second time in as many years, the state of California is mailing hundreds of thousands of fire tax bills to rural Californians who live in the so-called State Responsibility Area. The bills hit mailboxes even as the class action lawsuit I’m backing has finally received a green light to move forward. As Jon […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Youth Commission now accepting applications

Attention high school and middle school students who are interested in making a difference in their community: The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Students interested in the opportunity to have a positive impact on their community are invited to apply. Applications are available at your high […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Former Trojan mourns loss

NEW ORLEANS — Tragedy struck former Oak Ridge High basketball star and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson earlier this week when he found his girlfriend and reality TV star Gia Allemand in her New Orleans, La. home Monday after an apparent suicide attempt. According to media reports, Allemand was found unconscious by Anderson, who […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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