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Trojan golfers take third, Bruins are fourth in tough league tourney

FOLSOM — The Division I Delta River League’s first 18-hole tournament of the season was Wednesday at Empire Ranch, a par 71 golf course in Folsom. St. Francis, one of the dominant girls golf teams in the entire Sac-Joaquin Section, was dethroned by Pleasant Grove, which finished first with a 390. The Troubadours took second, […]

No Comment / September 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Community flu shot clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division will begin its annual series of low-cost community flu shot clinics on Sept. 27, with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November. The vaccine to protect against seasonal influenza will be available in both nasal mist and flu shot forms at the flu clinics. […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bruin volleyball sweeps Griz

By Bill Christner Mother Lode News corresondent GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra High’s volleyball team hosted Ponderosa Monday in the traditional Foundation Game meeting between the programs. After a loss to Granite Bay Friday, the Grizzlies hoped for a better outing but despite improved play, the outcome was the same as Ponderosa left with a […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

Volunteer training is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14. El Dorado County students in grades eighth through 12 are invited to take an active role in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program. Volunteer training will be conducted on Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Routsong brothers reunite at Embry Riddle

BROTHERS Jesse Routsong, 18, left, and Jeff, 22, stand in the wrestling room at Ponderosa High School. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — When Jesse Routsong returned to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz, last month for his second year of college and his second wrestling season, he had more than new clothes and school supplies with him. His brother Jeff is going as a new recruit. Like most brothers after high school, Jesse and […]

No Comment / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Christina Fusano’s tennis career veers in new direction

PRO TENNIS PLAYER Christina Fusano, 30, of Plymouth, and a former Bruin, has made it into the U.S. Open. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Here’s some good trivia: which professional player from El Dorado County has played women’s tennis great Serena Williams several times? Tough one? Here’s a clue. She prepped at Ponderosa High and faced Williams not that long ago at Sunrise Mall. You don’t have to ask Christina Fusano this question because she’s the answer. Playing the […]

No Comment / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

A new home one step closer

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY —€” Heather Gomes, 35, of Cameron Park, and her two children, Addison Porter, 3, and Aaron Porter, 9, along with El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity Vice-president Robert Henderson, left to right, use golden shovels to break ground at the future site of  two two-unit dwellings on La Crescenta Drive in Cameron Park on Wednesday evening. Also pictured, Habitat's Executive Director Candy Alexander, far left. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The shovels barely dug into the ground Wednesday evening but that little clump of dirt in the golden shovel held by Heather Gomes had a big impact on the crowd gathered around the single mom and her two children. Gomes, a 35-year-old doctor’s office receptionist who lives in Cameron Park, had just taken her first […]

No Comment / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »