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Cancer survivor hosts sunny fundraiser

SUNNY DISPOSITION —€” Nancy Siegler can't help but smile whe she visits her sunflower garden. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

After surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and infection Nancy Siegler needed a project. In the spring of 2010 she settled on sunflowers, a cheerful plant that always makes her smile. “I started using the Internet to learn about the sunflower and found so many different species of these wonderful flowers,” Sieger said. “I had […]

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sean Tucker optimistic about new role on CSD board

Sean Tucker

Scoldings from the public, a firing and a resignation — the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors’ recent past might make someone think twice about joining these headline makers. Sean Tucker didn’t flinch. The 43-year-old husband and father of two happily submitted his résumé to the board after Director Rich Green resigned in May and […]

1 Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Donene Vukovich wins Eppie’s Ironwoman title

GREAT RACER Donene Vukovich runs in Eppie's Great Race. She later celebrated a come-from-behind victory. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 Ironwoman championship in the 38th Eppie’s Great Race came down to the final 400 meters, something the winner wasn’t aware of. Donene Vukovich’s primary goal wasn’t necessarily first place in the annual triathlon but she still relied on a true and tested strategy that has served her well during a lengthy running career — catch the […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

David Roth takes the helm at Buckeye USD

NEW SUPERINTENDENT at Buckeye, David Roth, sits at his desk, eager to get a handle on the community that he and his family now call home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“We need the entire community thinking about how to support the students and prepare them for the world of an ever-changing pace,” said Dr. David Roth, newly hired superintendent of Buckeye Union School District. “We should be constantly renewing that welcoming voice to the community, encouraging more of their input, particularly with our resources under […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Back to school

Ponderosa & Oak Ridge high schools Aug. 8: First day of school Latrobe School District Aug. 9: First day of school Buckeye Union School District Aug. 10: First day of school (early release) A new school immunization law requires all California students entering seventh through 12th grades in the 2011-12 school year to be immunized […]

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

Cameron Park resident named state fire chief

KEN PIMLOTT

By Jessica Pratt Cameron Park resident Ken Pimlott, 45, was appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by Gov. Jerry Brown on July 12. As the new director, Chief Pimlott will be in charge of most of the operational aspects of Cal Fire. Among numerous other duties he will represent the […]

No Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils swim by Sierra Sharks

TAZ SWIMMERS and Special Olympics athletes celebrate after the meet. Photo courtesy of Stacey Joachim

By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and Sierra Sharks waged a spirited contest through much of the day June 9 before the Taz pulled away for a 479-417 victory. The Taz win sets up another epic showdown with the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins next weekend. The win moved the Taz […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »