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Armed suspect shot by SWAT after 20-hour standoff

A 37-year-old Cameron Park man shot in the abdomen by a SWAT team member on Nov. 18, concluding an armed standoff that began nearly 20 hours earlier, remains in the El Dorado County Jail. Dylan Robert Johnson was shot by an as yet unnamed Special Weapons and Tactics officer, one of many who responded to […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Stay fire smart this holiday season

Mike Kaslin Cameron Park Fire Chief/ Cal Fire Unit Chief Amador-El Dorado Unit There is no denying it, the now five-year drought has affected how quickly wildland fires grow and with a ferocity never seen before. Now that it’s November we should be able to catch our breath and let our guard down right? Wrong! One […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cahill’s contract extended

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors approved a two-year contract extension for General Manager Mary Cahill, effective Oct. 1. Cahill received a slight salary increase, but otherwise the contract is substantially the same as her previous agreement. “If I were to single out one reason that I believe Mary is the right person […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

The holiday season has begun in Cameron Park

November is here and brings with is many special events. Looking for that special something for the people on your holiday gift list? Come to the annual Christmas Craft Faire on Saturday, Nov. 19, and see all the great handmade gifts that the 60-plus vendors have to offer. The event will be held at the Cameron […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Library fundraiser in full swing

Cameron Park Library donors who give $250 or more will get their name placed on the donor tree in the library's lobby. Cameron Park Life photo by Joe McNeilly

Cameron Park Friends of the Library has launched a fundraising drive to replace items stolen from the Cameron Park Library. Over the summer the library suffered a break-in and vandalism. Windows were smashed and a number of items were stolen, including a donation box containing money from Friends of the Library, a laptop, DVDs and […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: October 216

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 1 5:15 p.m. Deputies pulled over a vehicle on Cameron Park Drive and issued a citation to a 32-year-old woman who had a misdemeanor warrant. Oct. 2 9:52 a.m. Deputies arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance on Cameron […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »