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Partners purchase Poor Red’s

New investors, including the owners of The Purple Place, have big plans for the El Dorado landmark Poor Red's. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The sale of El Dorado’s iconic restaurant closed during the week of Oct. 20-24 said Team Commercial Realtor Ann McQuillen. The restaurant — along with four other buildings including a barn, a beauty salon, a parking structure and a liquor store — sold for $777,500. “It took a whole year to sell it, with all the liens […]

2 Comments / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: 5 vie for 3 seats

This November, five candidates are running for three positions on the Board of Trustees for El Dorado Union High School District. Three of the candidates are incumbents and two are first-time candidates. The Mountain Democrat asked each one about why they were running, what qualities a new superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Chris Hoffman should […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Major General Collens looks to the sky

Retired Major General John Collens still fits into his uniform. As an Air Force pilot, he flew missions during three wars. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“I got shot at in three different wars, but being in those three wars paved the way to opportunities in my life,” said retired USAF Major General  John W.Collens, 90. “If not for WWII, I’d have been pounding pills in a Louisiana drugstore.” Collens, a Cameron Park resident, was an aviation cadet visiting his aunt in […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Rebellion’ combines forbidden love, class warfare and more

“Rebellion” The Tankborn Trilogy, by Karen Sandler, published May 2014 by Lee and Low/TU Books, Hardcover, ebook versions, 400 pages. “Rebellion,” the final book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy, doesn’t disappoint. In the first two books. “Tankborn” and “Awakening,” the reader is brought into the world of genetically engineered nonhumans (GENs), trueborns and lowborns. It’s […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Kelly family facing cancer challenge, times two

STRONG FOR EACH OTHER — Brian Kelly holds his son Mason in the Roseville hospital where Brian is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of acute leukemia and Mason is undergoing chemotherapy for neuroblastoma. Courtesy photo

Just days after Mason Kelly, 2 1/2, survived a stem cell transplant at University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital to treat his neuroblastoma cancer, the toddler’s father Brian Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of acute leukemia. “I am in a state of shock,” said Thi Kelly, mother of Mason and Brian’s wife. “I feel saddened, overwhelmed […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

High school superintendent hired by Elk Grove Unified

Chris Hoffman

El Dorado High School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman was selected as Elk Grove Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Elk Grove District Board of Trustees at the Sept. 16 meeting. Hoffman is beginning his fourth year as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District this year and will be taking up his new position […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PTSD: Resources available for vets

This is the final segment of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which affects an estimated 7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD victims in the military. Ursula Lewis knows PTSD as a wife whose husband suffered from it and as a […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »