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Message from the GM

Summer is just around the corner and the new Activity Guide is out. There are programs and events for all ages that will make this an action-packed summer. It’s not too early to make sure your children or grandchildren are swim safe. The Cameron Park Community Services District is once again offering a variety of group swim classes […]

Comments Off / April 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

CPCSD gearing up for summer

Summer is almost here. Your kids will be out of school soon and you need something for them to do. The Cameron Park Community Services District has programs available to keeps them busy. Summer Kids Kamp is a week-long program for ages 6-13. Campers spend the week playing games, swimming, doing gymnastics, cooking, participating in arts and crafts […]

Comments Off / April 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Tribe reworks gun range

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians will build a gun range, as planned, but its size and scope will be focused on members only. The small gun range will be open only to tribal members and their guests, according to a press release. “We started hearing how much El Dorado County needs a new gun […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

An old story, but a new marker

Bill Mackay puts the finishing touches on the grave marker on the grave of Amelia Plucker at the Placerville Union Cemetery in Placerville.  Cameron Park photo by Pat Dollins

Amelia was only 18 years old when she decided that life was not worth living without the man she loved. Her story could have happened at any time in history, including current times, but it was in 1896 that she took her life in the Central House Hotel in Placerville. “When I read her story, I cried; it was so sad,” […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Another El Dorado County resident makes a match

It was thumbs up as stem cell donor Michael Duhain underwent a procedure to harvest his stem cells. They were to be given to a patient who has a type of acute myelogenous leukemia. Courtesy photo

Cross altruism with scientific curiosity and you get Michael Duhain, 19, stem cell donor. Born and raised in El Dorado County where his parents still live, he’s now a second-year student at Montana State University where he’s majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Already planning to go to medical school and possibly into medical research, in February of […]

1 Comment / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Take in some laps to help the community

Ponderosa student Sam Gerstle has organized a jog/walk to raise funds for Hands4Hope and give participants a chance to become a bone marrow donor and learn more about leukemia. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Sam Gerstle’s father became a bone marrow donor, she to0 wondered how she could make her own contribution. Her family lived by the Kott family. Baby Trevor Kott was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia shortly after his birth. He died at the age of six months in 2007. Still, years later, Sam could see the long-lasting influence […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »