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Draining Folsom

Folsom Lake was at 26 percent of capacity as of Nov. 19. And it’s shrinking. The South Fork of the American River below Salmon Falls Bridge looks more like a creek or a canal. The 400-500 cubic feet of water flowing into Folsom Lake from the North and South forks is only because of releases […]

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A dose of Dan: Playground safety gone wrong

While the huddled masses of our country are preoccupied with political madness ranging from the government shutdown to Obamacare, parents of elementary and middle school children nationwide need to tune into a surging concern involving the safety of our local playgrounds. Children safety experts from the U.S. to Canada have weighed in over the past […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Little blessings create big joy

My granddaughter, Rebecca, called me recently and said, “Papa, I’m in trouble.” It sounded like she had been crying or was about to cry. Like many grandparents, my first reaction was, “Oh my God, what’s going on?” I felt immediately relieved when she told me she had locked her keys in her car. She had […]

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Hacienda dog park open

Nicky York, 7, of Cameron Park, right reaches for his dog's tennis ball from Yvette McCartney, left. McCartney's dog, Tiffany, a 4-year-old  English Cream Golden Retriever, center, stole the ball from York's 3-year-old mini Aussie mix named Faith at the newly opened dog park at Hacienda Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After seven years of planning, fundraising and watching their beloved community of canine friends grow from pups to middle age, “grey in their muzzle” companions, the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild can finally celebrate an off leash dog park in Cameron Park, the first on the western slope of El Dorado County. Ground broke Nov. […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Tree lighting this Saturday

The Christmas Tree is lit at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Nov. 24, 2012.

The community is once again invited to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The Nov. 30 celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a merchant open house, where families will enjoy food, beverages and holiday entertainment. The first 125 kids to arrive will be invited to play the “Stuff Your Stocking” game, where children visit participating businesses to fill […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Friends of the Library get crafty

Library employee Hiliary Simon readies the display case in the Cameron Park Library to highlight what will be offered at the first annual Winter Craft Bazaar, including one of her own crocheted scarves. Cameron Park Life photo by Julie Samrick

A passion for crafting sparked the idea to hold the first annual Friends of the Cameron Park Library Winter Craft Bazaar. The library’s circulation supervisor Barbara Garcia made wine totes in her free time and library aide Hiliary Simon loves to crochet. There will be 22 other craft vendors displaying their wares in the Cameron […]

No Comment / November 25, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Assumptions can be dangerous to investors

Iain Marshall

Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring […]

No Comment / November 25, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »