Wendy Schultz

‘The Lost Generation’ tells the many aspects of war

“The Lost Generation” is both a story of one American’s experiences in the British Army during World War I and the reflections about war of a modern-day soldier as told by author R. M. Hamlin. In his first full-length novel, Hamlin, an El Dorado Hills resident, details the youthful excitement of six Tennessee friends who […]

March 16, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Shotgun Weddings’ tells the story of Colleen Batten Harris

Lloyd Billingsley’s third novel lays out clearly the story of Colleen Batten Harris, the El Dorado County resident who shot and killed two of her husbands. She was acquitted of the first crime of murdering Jim Batten, only to be convicted of the second murder of Robert Harris 30 years later. From Colleen Harris’ early […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Book review-‘Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids’

The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, by Joanne Kraft, published by Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and ebook versions, 256 pgs. Tiger Moms, beware! “Mean Moms” are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of her children, the mean mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Shingle Springs woman earns community college board award

Rochelle Franco was recently honored by the California Community College Board of Governors as one of the four 2015 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year. She was selected for recognition out of thousands of community college classified employees from throughout the state. Franco, 43, lives in Shingle Springs and works at Folsom Lake College. She […]

July 07, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Let it flow: Craft beer takes Main Street Placerville

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 […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Foothill Ammo stocked and ready to go

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 […]

June 02, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

‘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 […]

May 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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