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District 2 candidate: Dave Pratt ready for ‘thoughtful conversations’

Dave Pratt likes living in the country. He knows country-life is different and he wants to represent country folk as El Dorado County’s District 2 supervisor. Pratt said he sees running for elective office as “another way of reinventing myself.” As a small town kid from upstate New York through his teen years on the […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

County studying proposed rancheria expansion

Applications from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians to expand its rancheria drew an emergency request for additional review time from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Passed unanimously by the supervisors on April 19, a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs requesting 30 additional days of review was sent the same day. A week later, the […]

1 Comment / April 29, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Message from the GM: April 2016

Sale on aquatic passes — This is the last month the early bird Cameron Park Lake/aquatics pool combination passes are available. Through April 29, family combination passes are $129. (This will increase to $265 on May 1.) Combination passes for individuals are available for $50 and seniors $40. These make great gifts. Check out the revised Cameron […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

CPCSD: April 2016

April is full of spring-related events in Cameron Park. After spring cleaning your home, dispose of your unwanted items at the Community Clean-Up Day on April 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camerado School, 2480 Merrychase Drive. This free event is the perfect place to dispose of your waste. The Cameron Park Community Yard […]

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Local ballet students on point for summer with prestigious posts

Ballet students Katelyn Vissiere, left, and Kaleb Samuels hold a striking pose. Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

She has been with Sierra Ballet and Pilates in Placerville only since August of last year, but two students under the tutelage of ballet master Gina Illingworth already are blossoming and ready to burst onto the stage at prestigious workshops this summer. Katelyn Vissiere, 15, and Kaleb Samuels, 17, seem never to stop smiling these […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Silver-haired couple dances to the rythym of love

John Chabot, 90, dances with Myrna Koutnik, 90. The couple met at the Shingle Springs Community Center in 2014 and haven't stopped dancing since Cameron Park Life photo by Jackie Penn

Anyone who doubts that love can blossom at any age should take a look at the silver-haired couple fox-trotting to Frank Sinatra at Town Hall in Placerville. Myrna Koutnik and John Chabot, both 90 years old, have that familiar twinkle in their eyes as they hold one another and let Old Blue Eyes fly them […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: March 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: March 2 3:17 p.m. Theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Cameron Park Drive. March 3 2:34 a.m. A residential burglary was reported on Fallen Leaf Road. 3 p.m. A 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drug-related charges on Oxford Road. March 4 […]

Comments Off / March 31, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »