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Hometown Heroes

Army Pfc. Paul D. Berzinas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed […]

No Comment / January 06, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Baby Trevor’s legacy lives on … and saves a life

Angela Kott, left, traveled with Matt Lenzi to Stanford to offer moral support during his stem cell retrieval process. Lenzi, inspired by baby Trevor Kott's story, joined the stem cell registry and was a match for an unknown recipient in the United States. Courtesy photo

Swim team brought the Kott and Lenzi families together six years ago, but it was baby Trevor Kott’s story that bonded the two families for life. Trevor was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukemia soon after birth in 2006 and died when he was only six months old because a bone marrow match for him […]

No Comment / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Taking a chance on Logan

Logan Wright, 17, carries a sack of grain on his shoulder to a waiting customer at Lee's Feed in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It’s not unusual for a sophomore in high school to have a part-time job, but Logan Wright is a little different. He’s a gold medalist, part of the leadership class at El Dorado High School, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he has Down syndrome, a genetic chromosomal disorder which causes lifelong intellectual disability and […]

No Comment / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park vet survived Battle of the Hurtgen Forest

Tom Vano holds a portrait of himself taken when he was in the Army during World War II.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

No Comment / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

January brings a new year!

Our Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors members are excited about the New Year and took their oath of office on Dec. 10. They are Scott McNeil, president; Greg Stanton, vice president; Amy Blackmon, director; and Holly Morrison, director. We have one new vacant position on the board to finish a two-year term. If you […]

No Comment / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

New year, great events in Cameron Park

The calendar says 2015 … now get ready for some great events during this new year. On Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cameron Park Community Services District will sponsor the annual Reds, Whites and Jewels show. Get that someone special jewelry for Valentines’ Day while enjoying some delicious wine. Jewelry vendors […]

No Comment / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Ponderosa FFA celebrates 50 years

Ponderosa FFA members Andrew Laraway, Courtney Hyden, Tripp Moore, Sarah Friedmann, Quaid Moore, Blake Wilson and Ashley Bolger, left to right, spend some time with one of the program's four-legged projects.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

It’s less about cattle than it is about leadership now, but the Ponderosa High School Future Farmers of America club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and there are still cows, lambs, turkeys, pigs and gardens on the Shingle Springs campus. FFA advisor Andrea Adams doesn’t have to explain much about the program; enthusiastic student members […]

No Comment / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »