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People Talk: What do you resolve not to do in 2011?

Aaron Palm El Dorado Hills "€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I'€™m not going to lose my patience."

Asked at Oak Ridge High School Victoria Camps, Rescue “I’€™m being sassy in 2011. I’m not going to let people take advantage of me.” Aaron Palm, El Dorado Hills “€œMy patience has been challenged a lot lately. This year I’€™m not going to lose my patience.” Kathy Botkin, El Dorado Hills €”€œI’€™m not going to […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Stanton: Build ‘brand Cameron Park’ through community events

Greg Stanton

Greg Stanton’s vision for Cameron Park includes more civic events, a dog park and a walkable town center, “if not in my lifetime, at least in my kid’s.” “We have this bifurcated community because of the freeway, but so does El Dorado Hills and they overcame it; so can we,” he said. “We just need […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Frentzen brings strong resumé to Cameron Park CSD board

Shiva Frentzen

Local businesswoman Shiva Frentzen comes to the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors with a lengthy resumé of community service positions and high profile roles. She’s had her hands in Chambers of Commerce projects and the county Economic Development Advisory Committee, and filled board seats with Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises and Snowline Hospice. […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Former café owner is new Cameron Park CSD board president

Scott McNeil

One day after Scott McNeil was sworn in to his Cameron Park Community Services District board seat his fellow directors elected him president of the board. Running the Mira Loma Café for three years changed McNeil’s perspective, he said. It exposed him to local politics and people. “It really got me out into the community.” […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Backroads: Chicago edition

Mike-Roberts

Seasons greetings from the heartland. My father died two years ago, a couple days before Christmas. Since then I’ve been spending more time here in suburban Chicago with my mom. I’ve just dropped my wife at Midway Airport on what will soon become a beautiful, Chicago day-after-Christmas. I’ll return home later in the week. As […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

2010: A year of high profile retirements, gold-plated benefits

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Former El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Neves retired in late 2009, a full year before his term ended. He offered up the tried-and-true but paper-thin “time with family” exculpation to explain his departure. Neves’ CalPERS retirement benefit, a tidy $15,202 per month, might have also factored into the decision. With pension reform in the wind, Neves […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire Chief Veerkamp stepping down

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp has served in the department's top spot for four-and-a-half years. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado County native plans to run for Sweeney’s District 3 supervisor seat El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp gave his “90-day notice” during the Dec. 9 fire board meeting, citing tentative plans to run for Jack Sweeney’s District 3 county supervisor seat opening up in 2012. He will leave the department in March. […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »