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‘Done in One’

Book: “Done in One” Author: Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas Publisher: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, published January 2015, 288 pages, hardcover, Kindle versions Intense. Frightening. Real. These are just a few words that could be used to describe “Done in One,” a first novel by Pleasant Valley author Jan Thomas. Jake Denton is a […]

No Comment / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

“Images of Modern America: Folsom”

Book: “Images of Modern America: Folsom” Author: Roberta Kludt Long Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Co., March 2015, soft-cover and e-book versions, 96 pages “Images of Modern America:  Folsom” is just what anyone interested in the city of Folsom would want: a bit of history, a wealth of what the town has to offer in the way of entertainment, […]

No Comment / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Airborne at 95: Cameron Park pilot holds Guinness record

Peter Weber does a pre-flight check before taking off from the Placerville airport. Courtesy photo

On April 14, Peter Weber, Jr. received an e-mail from Guinness World Records confirming that he now holds the record as the Oldest Living Active (Current) Pilot. The World Record website at guinnessworldsrecord.com lists Weber as the record holder. The Cameron Park resident was 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old when he made his […]

No Comment / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

An old story, but a new marker

Bill Mackay puts the finishing touches on the grave marker on the grave of Amelia Plucker at the Placerville Union Cemetery in Placerville.  Cameron Park photo by Pat Dollins

Amelia was only 18 years old when she decided that life was not worth living without the man she loved. Her story could have happened at any time in history, including current times, but it was in 1896 that she took her life in the Central House Hotel in Placerville. “When I read her story, I cried; it was so sad,” […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Take in some laps to help the community

Ponderosa student Sam Gerstle has organized a jog/walk to raise funds for Hands4Hope and give participants a chance to become a bone marrow donor and learn more about leukemia. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Sam Gerstle’s father became a bone marrow donor, she to0 wondered how she could make her own contribution. Her family lived by the Kott family. Baby Trevor Kott was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia shortly after his birth. He died at the age of six months in 2007. Still, years later, Sam could see the long-lasting influence […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

Local jewelry artist Geoff Thomas wears pieces he designed as he sits in his workshop and talks about his career path. He'll unveil a new jewelry line at Talisman Collection in El Dorado Hills later this month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »