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Sheriff asks residents to be the community’s eyes and ears

STRAIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF — John D'Agostini, seen with emcee Vicki Barber, answers questions at last week's community breakfast. D'Agostini encouraged attendees to communicate with their Sheriff's Department. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s like he never stopped campaigning. With a loud voice and a clear message, recently elected Sheriff John D’Agostini, who outlasted a field of seven strong candidates in a grueling 2010 campaign filled with both accusations and promises to reform a department with acknowledged “culture” problems, reaffirmed his priorities with his west county constituency at […]

No Comment / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Board inks deal with Sharks

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors has reached a pool usage contract with the Sierra Sharks Swim Team that doesn’t stray much from what was agreed to last year. The swim team will have access to the pool for a total of 263 hours from […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

People Talk – How’s the quality of life in Cameron Park?

Barbara Menefee, Cameron Park "€œI love Cameron Park. It’s quiet and the schools are good. The police and fire services are great.”

Barbara Menefee, Cameron Park “€œI love Cameron Park. It’€™s quiet and the schools are good. The police and fire services are great.”€ Cori Mensing, Shingle Springs “€œI enjoy the personal aspect of this community. Working here at the salon I’€™ve met all sorts of people, and lots of local business owners. Everyone’€™s really nice, and […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park officials might trim fire services

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent Faced with lower property tax intake this year and a grim prediction for next, Cameron Park Community Services District directors have paved the way to reduce the number of firefighters standing post in the community. At the February meeting the board unanimously voted in favor of giving Cal Fire the […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Widower reads a special message in Cameron Park Life

FOREVER LOVE — Shawn Duffy reads the special message he received from late wife Pietra. The widower first read the love line printed in Cameron Park Life just a few hours after Pietra died. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

This is a love story, a fervent rapture between Cameron Park wife and mother Alexandra “Pietra” Duffy and her husband Shawn, who received an unexpected Valentine from his wife in last month’s Cameron Park Life. Despite regular exercise, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, Pietra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive lung cancer in […]

9 Comments / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bruins basketball feels heartache

Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

RYAN MILES puts up a layup during the Bruins’ final game of the season against Oak Ridge High School. After several near-comebacks, Ponderosa was unable to pull off the win and ended the season with a sobering 2-20 record and no playoff berth. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Girl Scouts fill Food Bank shelves

GIRL SCOUTS carry some of the donations collected at Food 4 Less during a donation drive benefitting the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

In February Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Service Unit 151, El Dorado Hills, and Service Unit 152, Cameron Park, held an all day food drive at two grocery store locations to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 100 volunteers from 14 Girl Scout troops collected donations at Safeway in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »