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Directors called ‘pinheads’ before adopting budget

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors adopted a 2012-13 budget at its meeting June 20 but not before directors got an earful from a resident questioning their sanity. Resident Bill Carey placed a sign in front of the podium that read, “McNiel, are you of sound mind tonite?” while David Gelbert chastised board […]

1 Comment / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Amy Silverbush ‘aims high’

2012 Ponderosa High School graduate Amy Silverbush left June 27 for Colorado Springs, Colo., to  join the United States Air Force Academy. Silverbush is one of 1,200 freshmen entering the academy for the 2012-13 school year, according to her acceptance letter. The daughter of Brad and Kristen Silverbush said she’s not certain how many girls […]

2 Comments / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Alleged cockfighting operation busted in Shingle Springs

El Dorado County Animal Services, with the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deparment, is investigating what appears to be a game cock breeding and conditioning operation at a residence in Shingle Springs. Game birds are used in illegal cockfighting operations. About 75 game birds were found on the Shingle Springs property June 27 […]

No Comment / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t fall victim to investment ‘biases’

Iain Marshall

If you’re like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called “behavioral finance” is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine “biases” that affect people’s investment selections. And as an individual investor, […]

No Comment / June 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Shannon McGoey

Shannon McGoey

Army Private 2 Shannon McGoey graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program from Fort Benning Army Base, Ft Benning, Ga., on June 12. The PV2 infantryman completed an intensive 14-week one-station unit training, then moved on to three weeks of basic Airborne training. He then moved to Pre-RASP spending three weeks preparing for the […]

6 Comments / June 13, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Karate — not just for kids anymore

Ron Flynn, 72, of Cameron Park; Diane Melson, 60, of El Dorado Hills; and Bob Parker, 73, of El Dorado Hills are part of the Silver Tigers. Courtesy photo

Diane Melson of El Dorado Hills always celebrates in May, the month of her birth. But last May she enjoyed two celebrations — her 60th birthday and the acquisition of her karate black belt. Three years earlier Melson had experienced a heinous act of violence against her family. It was then that she and her daughter decided to learn […]

No Comment / June 05, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

Budgeting on the mind at Cameron Park CSD

The swimming pool at the Cameron Park Community Services District was crowded with happy youngsters on May 17 but inside, at the district board meeting, the atmosphere was more somber as board members struggled to prepare next fiscal year’s budget. Staff reported that the district is projected to end the year with a surplus of […]

No Comment / May 31, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »