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Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

It was thumbs up as stem cell donor Michael Duhain underwent a procedure to harvest his stem cells. They were to be given to a patient who has a type of acute myelogenous leukemia. Courtesy photo

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

1 Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | 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 »

Tribe addresses gun range complaints

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians said it is addressing community members’ concerns about the tribe’s proposed gun range. “We are investigating and vetting all concerns,” said Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca in a recently released statement. “We will not move forward with the project until all concerns are addressed.” Earlier this year, the tribe announced preliminary plans to […]

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

Mr. Ponderosa contestants strut their stuff

Mr. Ponderosa winner contestant Cameron Mosbacher scored points with the judges and his girlfriend Kiersten Hunter after his musical number.  Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Mr. Ponderosa candidates did their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual pageant held late last month at Ponderosa High School featured a fantastic field of candidates who paraded their talents before fellow students and a panel of judges. After an evening […]

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

Message from the GM

It’s officially spring and the Cameron Park Community Services District has many exciting events planned. CPCSD celebrates its partners! At the March Board of Directors’ meeting, a certificate of appreciation was given to the Cameron Park Rotary Club for its contributions to the improvement of Hacienda Park, including the Americans with Disabilities Act pathway, benches, small dog […]

Comments Off / March 31, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Clean up and get outside this April

The Cameron Park Community Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, April 18, in the parking lot at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. Sell your treasures or hunt for new ones. The event is from 8 a.m. to noon and vendor spaces are available. On the same day, Cameron Park residents can participate […]

Comments Off / March 31, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »