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Trojan spikers get payback on Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys volleyball program hosted intra-county rival Oak Ridge Wednesday evening, falling 3-1 to the Trojans, 25-14, 32-30, 20-25, 26-24. For Oak Ridge, the victory was retribution of sorts for the loss it suffered to the Bruins last month — a four-set win Ponderosa couldn’t duplicate. “The heart was there […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

May gardening in El Dorado Hills

By Kit Smith UCCE/ El Dorado County Master Gardener Happy May Day! Here are some tasks to get your garden started and to keep it thriving. Plant summer bulbs such as dahlia, gladiolus, canna and tuberose. Start feeding roses with a complete fertilizer. Test and repair your irrigation system. Keep feeding acid-loving plants such as […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge Foundation supporting major projects

The Oak Ridge High School Foundation announces the kickoff of its 2013 Capital Campaign — Excellence in Education. The campaign will raise $500,000 to support needed improvements in a cross section of programs and facilities on the Oak Ridge High School campus. The 2013 capital campaign is based on feedback received in a series of focus groups […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Big nine-run inning lifts Oak Ridge

By Brandon Anicich Oak Ridge breached the .500 mark Friday afternoon at home, dropping Pleasant Grove 10-3 in Delta River League action. The Trojans smashed their way to a dozen hits and rallied from a one-run deficit with nine, fifth inning runs en route to a landslide victory. The win gave Oak Ridge the season […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Nickolas Bradley

Air Force Reserve Airman Nickolas T. Bradley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Pops concert celebrates ingenuity, diversity of American music

By Linda Holderness This year, the Folsom Symphony’s annual pops concert will celebrate the diversity and ingenuity of American composers. Titled “Made in America,” the performance will run for two nights, May 17 and 18 at Three Stages, in response to the high demand for tickets in previous years. Since the symphony’s season schedule was […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Six things adults can do to prevent teen drinking

“Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow” is the theme of this year’s National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2013. The campaign encourages individuals and families to get help for alcohol-related problems and to take steps to prevent alcohol use among youth.  “Alcohol remains the drug of choice for young people and is something we are concerned […]

May 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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