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Board approves engine purchase, reworks ordinances

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors recently approved the purchase of a new Smeal Type 1 fire engine, an expected $484,791 expense. The new engine will be financed using a lease purchase agreement with delivery expected in four to six months. The purchase plan requires yearly payments of $74,416 over seven years. When the lease expires, the […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Penn looks to build partnerships, plan for the long-term

Howard Penn hopes to represent District 4 on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 4, is Howard Penn, a 20-year El Dorado County resident and self-described “big picture guy.” An entrepreneur who started his first business while still in college, Penn has worked in the fields of tourism, finance and software. He also purchased the historic Sierra Nevada House in […]

4 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Ranalli’s a ‘gentleman farmer’ with a strong business background

Mike Ranalli is one of two candidates vying for the District 4 supervisor seat. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in District 4 is Mike Ranalli, a 30-year county resident. Currently retired but a “gentleman farmer” with a vineyard in Lotus, Ranalli’s background includes 40 years of business experience, including 22 years with Intel Corporation. His volunteer work includes being a board member of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County, vice […]

2 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Special election: Frentzen wins District 2 Supervisor race

Shiva Frentzen

In a rout of the other five candidates running for the job, Shiva Frentzen handily won in the Sept. 9 special election for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. The Elections Department’s official final report gives Frentzen 2,617 votes, more than 1,000 votes ahead of her nearest competitor. In second place was George Turnboo […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescued caboose restored

Steve Cabrol of Rescue, right, steadies the ladder while Ron Sexton of Placerville places a piece of moulding on a windowsill inside of a caboose at the old Shingle Springs train depot. Cabrol and Sexton are members of the Gold Country Woodcrafters group responsible for the restoration of the caboose for the Placerville Historical Museum. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

America’s railroads have been called one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the country, which is probably why they continue to have such wide appeal. Doing their bit to preserve that part of American history in El Dorado County, a group of local volunteers has restored an old caboose that was parked at the county museum […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

District 2 race: Chris Amaral cites a different skill set

Chris Amaral

Saying his campaign may yet surprise people is Chris Amaral, another candidate for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. Asked why he’s running so soon after losing in the primary to Bill Schultz for the job of Recorder-Clerk, Amaral said he’s a big proponent of public service and has a unique skill set […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

District 2 race: Frentzen says track record, experience qualify her for supervisor

Shiva Frentzen

Plan within our limits is the main slogan of Shiva Frentzen, who is another candidate for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2. Running for the second time to serve on the Board of Supervisors, Frentzen said she has lived in the county for 22 years and has had her own business for 15. […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »