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People Talk: Who’s the boss in your family?

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills
“I am. It’s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.”

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills “€œI am. It’€™s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’€™m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.” Michele Martin, Placerville “Me. I manage the finances, but it goes beyond that. My husband is the kind of guy that says ‘€˜yes dear’€™ a lot. He goes with […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire board grapples with more budget issues

After years of laboring in virtual anonymity while quietly growing into one of the most respected and affluent fire agencies in the state, often without a single resident in attendance at meetings, the El Dorado Hills Fire Board has finally attracted an audience. The new-found attention comes at a time when board members have their hands […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gardeners dream big, start small

GARDEN GIRLS —€” Susan Johnson, Lourdes Lewis and Rachel Michelin, left to right, pose above the site of the El Dorado Hills Community Garden, behind Fire Station 86 on Bass Lake Road. The garden isn’t planned to open until 2012. In the interim, they’re planning a crop in a former strawberry patch on Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Volunteers, support sought for EDH community garden A community garden … A place where friends gather to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and perhaps, more importantly, the community itself. There’s no substitute for working side by side with your neighbors, sharing the feeling of the loam between your fingers, delicately placing tender shoots into moist soil, […]

No Comment / April 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Arnold Palmer Academy didn’t last

ARNOLD PALMER exits his plane and greets Cameron Park frontman Ray Henderson while Henderson’s partner Jack Richie looks on. The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy operated for three summers between 1970 and 1972 on 34 acres where the Goldorado Center center now stands. Photo courtesy of Daniel Wildman

Arnold Palmer was often spotted in Cameron Park during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A boys golf academy bearing his name opened in 1970 on the site of the current Goldorado (Bel Air) shopping center, with promises of widespread publicity for Cameron Park and a positive economic impact on the entire county. Palmer’s timing […]

No Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

People Talk – What makes Cameron Park a special place to live? Part 2

Barbara Lyghtle, Cameron Park “I spent most of my life in Modesto and came here a couple years ago to be near my family in Rescue. I have a beautiful golf course view and a whole new circle of friends from Snowline Hospice, where I volunteer. The people here are so friendly.”

Editor’s note: You might have noticed that last month’s People Talk question and answers published in the paper were out of sync. This is the question we meant to print and some fresh answers. Barbara Lyghtle, Cameron Park “€œI spent most of my life in Modesto and came here a couple years ago to be […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

50th anniversary: Colorful characters highlight Cameron Park’s story

KITCHEN TABLE SALES GUYS — Daniel Wildman, left, and John Pearson check out the golf course view from the deck of the Cameron Park Country Club. Wildman had a successful career in the 1960s and 1970s selling Cameron Park lots using Pearson'€™s "€œkitchen table"€ sales techniques. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“You’re looking at the best investment you can make, a piece of California.” That proclamation, lifted off a 1960s era sales brochure for Cameron Park, sums up the promise of a series of visionary entrepreneurs who each contributed to creating “a special place to live” perched “1,200 feet above the smog and fog,” between the […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your guiding philosophy for a happy and fulfilling life?

Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale "€œDo what you love. Don'€™t lie to yourself. Don'€™t try to keep up with the Joneses."

Brenda Nelson, El Dorado Hills “Do unto others as they would do unto you. Live one day at a time, moment by moment.” Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale “€œDo what you love. Don’€™t lie to yourself. Don’€™t try to keep up with the Joneses.” Dave Pajouhesh, El Dorado Hills “Be happy with what you have. Family first. […]

No Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »