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Cameron Park Library has a fresh look

The makeover may have taken several weeks, but the Cameron Park library has reopened looking ready to take on at least the next two decades. “The library got a 20 year face lift,” Cameron Park Library Branch Manager Nancy Owen-Hazard said. “We were on the (county) Capital Improvement Project list for 10 years and finally made it to […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Burke Junction Express back on track

“The Little Engine That Could” has nothing on the Burke Junction Express Train, which has come back to life once again. The train, beloved by locals and tourists alike who have found the hidden treasure tucked into a small shopping center in Cameron Park, has run off and on for decades. And now it’s on […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Board approves engine purchase, reworks ordinances

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors recently approved the purchase of a new Smeal Type 1 fire engine, an expected $484,791 expense. The new engine will be financed using a lease purchase agreement with delivery expected in four to six months. The purchase plan requires yearly payments of $74,416 over seven years. When the lease expires, the […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Penn looks to build partnerships, plan for the long-term

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 4, is Howard Penn, a 20-year El Dorado County resident and self-described “big picture guy.” An entrepreneur who started his first business while still in college, Penn has worked in the fields of tourism, finance and software. He also purchased the historic Sierra Nevada House in […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Ranalli’s a ‘gentleman farmer’ with a strong business background

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in District 4 is Mike Ranalli, a 30-year county resident. Currently retired but a “gentleman farmer” with a vineyard in Lotus, Ranalli’s background includes 40 years of business experience, including 22 years with Intel Corporation. His volunteer work includes being a board member of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County, vice […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Kelly family facing cancer challenge, times two

Just days after Mason Kelly, 2 1/2, survived a stem cell transplant at University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital to treat his neuroblastoma cancer, the toddler’s father Brian Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of acute leukemia. “I am in a state of shock,” said Thi Kelly, mother of Mason and Brian’s wife. “I feel saddened, overwhelmed […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2014

The following information was taken from the El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Rowdy roommates Sept. 1: Two roommates reportedly got into an argument on Cimmarron Court. Deputies took a report for documentation purposes. Smash and grab Sept. 4: Someone busted a vehicle’s window on Country Club Drive and stole two laptop computers left inside. Double […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,
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