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Speechwriter to headline PHS Foundation event

Matt Cox

The phone rings at midnight and it’s Gov. Schwarzenegger, telling you he needs a breakfast speech by 7 a.m. — and it had better be good. Most would give up in defeat, but not Matt Cox, who for five years was at the other end of that midnight phone call and was basically on-call 24/7, answerable […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Stephan Hogan’s country vibe is catching on

Musician Stephan Hogan of Cameron Park is making a name for himself in country music.   Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Stephan Hogan had a chance to move to Nashville last summer, pursuing his dream of a career singing his beloved country music. He decided to sit tight in Cameron Park but still managed to do anyway what many a Nashville hopeful still hasn’t achieved — a song on CMT. Hogan’s song, “Let’s Get Loud,” co-written […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Catch the laughs in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

AMBER (Jeff Lathrop) and Star (Rick Gaylord) take a road trip out west in "Red, White and Tuna" at Imagination Theater. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Brilliant writing, sterling actors and an effervescent director — along with an absolutely hilarious plot line — guarantee you’ll forget your troubles for awhile as you dive into the lives of the characters of Tuna, Texas, in Imagination Theater’s latest presentation, “Red, White and Tuna.” The play will run through Feb. 15 at Imagination Theater on the […]

No Comment / January 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Indulge, give back at Chocolate Affair

It’s still a week before Valentine’s Day, but have a heart anyway. Have a heart for others in the community and at the same time satisfy your craving for smooth, delicious chocolate along with tongue-teasing wines by attending the 17th annual “A Chocolate Affair” set for Feb. 7 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Barbershop is a cut above

PERFECT CUT — Wesley J. De Young, 85, seated, gets his hair cut by barber Paul Raioche at the Cameron Park Barber Shop while patrons behind the pair also get a trim. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Andy and Barney didn’t drop in, but the stream of customers walking past the red-and-white barber’s pole and into the Cameron Park Barbershop could have come straight from Mayberry. It’s that kind of place, where friends and neighbors meet to chat about the weather, sports and current news events and come up with solutions to […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Artists share Art from the Heart

FROM THE HEART — Artists Ramona Beckwith, Judy Arrigotti, Sally Chamberlain and Jimmie Claire Grann, left to right, pose with their art in Judy's Artshop in El Dorado Hills. All four, plus many more, will have their art on display and for sale at the first Art fro the Heart event, Feb. 6 & 7. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The ice-blue eyes in a painting of a beautiful cat stop you short as you enter Judy Arrigotti’s art studio in El Dorado Hills. It’s as if the cat, one of Arrigotti’s long-passed pets, knows a secret that it can’t wait to tell. That secret would be that Arrigotti and 10 other local artists are […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Armed robber takes cash, manager’s wallet

A man armed with a pistol robbed a check-cashing store in Cameron Park on Jan. 13, fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the assistant manager’s wallet, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators. as of Jan. 28, the unidentified suspect remained at large. The man, who reportedly was unmasked when he […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »