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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 »

Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Did you see last year’s Summer Spectacular fireworks?

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills "I cried. It was cool but too loud."

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills “I cried. It was cool but too loud.” Jayden Wagner, 8, Cameron Park “€œI enjoyed all shapes and rockets in the sky, and the activities were fun.” Jen Wagner, Cameron Park “We went for the first time last year after eight years here, how bad is that? It was […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Elite Taekwondo students add nine more medals

MORE SUCCESS — Master John Jonghun Yi, left, has successfully taught students Samuel Estolas, Justin Jones, Nicholas Tjaden, Connor Adams and Chanelle Reynolds, left to right. They and other students brought home medals from the 2011 No. Cal State Championships. Courtesy photo

Elite Taekwondo USA took competitors to the 2011 No. Cal State Championships held at UC Davis. This is the final qualifier on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae. The Elite team members have worked hard and it showed […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Library an official ‘Family Place’

FAMILY FUN — Celebrating Cameron Park Library's esignation as a Family Place Library are: District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting and Cameron Park CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray, seated left to right, along with California State Library Youth Services Specialist Bessie Condos, El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos, Cameron Park Library's Early Childhood Literacy Specialist Janis Herbert, Cameron Park Library Branch Manager Nancy Owen-Hazard and Family Place Libraries National Coordinator Kathleen Deerr. Courtesy photo

You may notice a new banner hanging in the Cameron Park Library naming it a “Family Place.” The designation, earned by only 250 libraries in the country, and a grant allowed library staff to create a family space in the children’s area — an alcove conducive to parent-child play and togetherness. They purchased children’s furnishings and developmentally […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »