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Let it flow: Craft beer takes Main Street Placerville

Brewfest A RGB

Ales, lagers, pilsners, Hefeweizen, Belgian-style—there is a wealth of beer coming to the 15th Bell Tower Brewfest on June 27 in downtown Placerville. So much to choose from with over 40 different breweries represented and the range from pale lagers to the darkest stout. Which beer style are you? The style of beer you like might depend […]

No Comment / June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Foothill Ammo stocked and ready to go

Foothill Ammo Inc. owner Chris Puehse, seen here with his girlfriend Jodi Rodgers, recenlty opened Foothill Ammo in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

There aren’t too many ammo stores where you can pull up a chair, munch a cookie and watch a slide show or peruse a magazine while you wait for your partner to buy a box of 9mm Fiocchi target rounds or some Tannerite exploding targets. Foothill Ammo, at 3293 Saratoga Lane in Cameron Park, may be […]

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

‘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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »