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Cameron Park Crime Watch: July 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Out late July 1: Deputies detained several minors and arrested several adults after receiving a call that minors were drinking alcohol at a La Crescenta Drive home. Not yours July 2: A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property on Cambridge Road. Keyed […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park center refinanced

The Cameron Park Community Services District has completed the Community Center refinance. The 2014 bonds will be 15 years in duration, maturing in 2030 (the same year as the 2005 bonds). The new bonds have an interest rate of 3 percent; the 2005 bonds which had interest rates that ranged from 3.5 percent to 5 percent. The […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Donner Party novel featured at Wine for Words

The compelling, tragic story of the Donner Party — told through the eyes of one of its young survivors — is the centerpiece of the ninth annual Wine for Words fundraiser for the Placerville Main Library on Aug. 17. The event sponsored by the Placerville Friends of the Library and will be held at the […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

Iain Marshall

It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hang on to summer with these CPCSD activities

Where did summer go? Though school’s right around the corner, there’s still time to have some fun. Water aerobics are offered in the Cameron Park Community Services District’s pool at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday as well as 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Look for more swim lessons in early September. Cameron Park Lake will be open […]

Comments Off / July 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Farmers Market booklets help seniors eat healthy

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Farmers Market check booklets will be distributed on first come, first served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household […]

Comments Off / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Silver Star recipient Gary Klopfenstein, holding his flight helmet, recenlty received the award earned 45 years ago when his actions saved lives in Vietnam. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »