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CPCSD race: Meet the candidates

Four positions on the board of the Cameron Park Community Services District will be filled by voters in November. Three of the spots are for four-year terms and one is to fill a two-year spot. Running to fill the two-year term are: Gerald Lillpop Lillpop said the reason he wants to serve on the board of directors […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Planners OK El Dorado Hills rezone

A rezoning proposal for property within the Wilson Estates was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Oct. 9 meeting. Located on the north side of Green Valley Road, approximately 3,000 feet east of the intersection with Silva Valley Road in El Dorado Hills, the commission voted to rezone the property from One-Acre […]

Comments Off / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Belting out a hit: SlideBelts business growing in EDH

SlideBelts CEO Michelle Taylor holds a box full of belt buckles at the El Dorado Hills business. She and her husband Brigham started the successful business while still in college. Slidebelts now employs 12 people and is moving to a bigger location. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On the fast track to success is a small, but quickly growing, business in El Dorado Hills. Called SlideBelts, the company designs, manufactures and sells high-end belt buckles and belts with a long-range goal of selling wearable technology. Founded by Michelle and Brig Taylor, Michelle said the idea dates back to 2004 when Brig was teaching in […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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 »