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My Turn: Protecting privacy rights

Technology’s miraculous leaps forward bring unimaginable benefits to us all.  Life-saving medical procedures, limitless entertainment options, wealth building productivity tools and more change our lives for the better.  But as with all tools, their benefit — or harm — depends on the intent of the user. That is why this legislative session I’m paying special attention to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

Jodi Stewart Geriatric care manager The face of health care has changed rapidly over the past five years since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We often relate the ACA to healthcare insurance exchanges and employer mandates, but the benefits of the law affect every demographic. Most seniors continue to maintain coverage primarily through Medicare, […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Garrett Dorsett

Private Garrett Dorsett

Garrett O. Dorsett recently graduated from Army Basic Combat Training and is a private in the U.S. Army. He’s currently in Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. Mo. Dorsett is the son of John Dorsett of Cameron Park.

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Peyton Bilo PRs at State Meet

Peyton Bilo

CLOVIS — Peyton Bilo, a St. Francis High graduate and a El Dorado Hills resident, ran a personal-best in the 3200 meters at the recent 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High. In the 1.9-miles race, Bilo finished with a time of 10 minutes, 31.67 seconds to […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble Valley Soccer so close

Marble Valley Academy soccer team captain Afsheen Toosinejad works the ball around a defender tourning a recent game. Photo by Dane Porter

Marble Valley Academy soccer reached the semi-finals before going home last month. The team defeated Freedom Christian during the first round of soccer playoffs at Country Day of Sacramento in mid-May. The Mustangs won in a 1-0 shoot-out; at the end of regulation play, the game was tied 3-3. Captain Afsheen Toosinejad led Marble Valley with […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Let’s keep our community fire safe

Mike Kaslin Cal Fire Amador- El Dorado Unit Chief/Cameron Park Fire Chief Warm weather is upon here in the foothills. Are you prepared for the threat of wildfire? California has just experienced its warmest and driest winter on record. This continued drought only amplifies the wildfire threat exponentially. Every year the grasses quickly grow with light […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Mefford dual winner at CIF meet

OAK RIDGE swimmer Bryce Mefford stands atop the podium for his backstroke win at the CIF Championships in Clovis last weekend. Photo by Tim McCormick

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge swimmer Bryce Mefford and the Trojans shined at the first-ever California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming and Diving Championships at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex on the Clovis West High’s campus Saturday. Mefford was a double winner in the 100 backstroke at 48.13 seconds and 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 37.08 seconds. He won the […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »