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Diner in disguise: Caffé Santoro cures the coffee shop blues

“So … do you know what business we’re in?” Caffé Santoro owner Ken Santoro asks. Without hesitation, after speaking to Ken for a few minutes, I answer ,“I would have to say the customer service business, Ken.” Yes they are, indeed, very customer-centric and locally minded, and Caffé Santoro’s staff show it in a number of ways. […]

No Comment / October 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Pooch Plunge a tail-wagging success

EDITOR: It was ‘Dogs Gone Wild’ Aug. 20 at the third annual Pooch Plunge at Cameron Park Lake, sponsored by El Dorado Dog Owners Guild and the Cameron Park Community Services District. Attendance was high as 161 dogs from 16 surrounding communities did a fantastic job running, jumping and splashing their way to another fun-filled, […]

No Comment / October 14, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Nicholas Colon

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. Colon has graduated from the CV-22 Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. The course is designed to train airmen in aircraft maintenance fundamentals and weapons systems familiarization, security instruction, technical order systems, maintenance management and documentation, aircraft and flightline safety. Training included use of […]

No Comment / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cross Country: Trojans, Bruins compete in second league meet

SACRAMENTO —  Both the Oak Ridge varsity girls and boys cross country teams took second in Wednesday’s Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento. The girls had 41 points, finishing behind St. Francis with 27. Ponderosa’s varsity girls were third with 80 points. The Trojan boys scored 60 points, edging Jesuit in […]

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Trojans top Bruins in overtime

Bruin No. 10 Lianna Sybeldon sends the ball over the net, getting Trojans Helena Strube (No. 1) and Alexa Becker (No. 9) off the floor for the block. The Trojans won the match in five games. jannaweissphotography.com

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Leave it to intra-county rivals Oak Ridge and Ponderosa to extend a volleyball match to five games and, when that’s not enough, overtime. The Trojans’ never-say-die attitude paid off Tuesday in rallying from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the host Bruins 25-19, 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 18-16 in Delta River League action. Oak Ridge trailed late in […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Cameron Park CSD hires new general manager

A months-long search for the new Cameron Park Community Services District general manager has come to an end. In late September the Board of Directors selected Mary Cahill, a 20-year parks and recreation veteran, to fill the top job. Cahill, who will make $85,000 a year, started Oct. 3. “We’re excited to have Mary come […]

1 Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Ponderosa to host ‘DIG PINK’ event

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According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women, about 57,650 new cases of carcinoma and about 39,520 deaths from breast cancer each year. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and is second behind lung […]

No Comment / September 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »