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Biz Walk uncovers manufacturing boom

CHAMBER IN ACTION - Cathey Cort, left, gets the low down from Lorie Symon, the controller at Aerometals, an aircraft parts manufacturor located in the business park, with Clyde Green from Small Business Development Center taking notes during the fourth annual El Dorado Hills Business Walk. Chamber members visited more than 160 businesses.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

I have to admit, it’s getting better A little better all the time Falsetto: It can’t get any worse — The Beatles The fourth annual El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Walk put chamber members and elected officials on the streets once more — clipboards in hand, geeky convention badges around our necks flipped […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What should be done for the homeless?

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”

Asked at the Hands4Hope special meeting on homelessness Donnie Maggard, Placerville “This is a tough question, and I can’€™t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’€™s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »