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Dupray named interim Cameron Park CSD manager

Rusty Dupray

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors held a special meeting on Friday, April 8, to deal with critical issues that couldn’t wait until the next regular meeting on April 20. One action item involved naming former El Dorado County supervisor Rusty Dupray as interim general manager of the CSD. Fred Smith manager […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Artists unite to help Japanese children

The Wave by Michelle Salazar Floos

  It’s an evening reception followed by an all-day social. It’s a show of the latest exciting works of 10 artists. Most importantly, it’s a benefit for the Japan Tsunami Earthquake Children in Emergency Fund. Art4Earth, a two-day event, will begin with an artists’ reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and continue […]

No Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brice Harmon

Airman Brice Harmon

Air Force Airman Brice A. Harmon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Brandon Hunter

Airman Brandon Hunter

Air Force Airman Brandon J. Hunter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / April 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arnold Palmer Academy didn’t last

ARNOLD PALMER exits his plane and greets Cameron Park frontman Ray Henderson while Henderson’s partner Jack Richie looks on. The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy operated for three summers between 1970 and 1972 on 34 acres where the Goldorado Center center now stands. Photo courtesy of Daniel Wildman

Arnold Palmer was often spotted in Cameron Park during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A boys golf academy bearing his name opened in 1970 on the site of the current Goldorado (Bel Air) shopping center, with promises of widespread publicity for Cameron Park and a positive economic impact on the entire county. Palmer’s timing […]

No Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

People Talk – What makes Cameron Park a special place to live? Part 2

Barbara Lyghtle, Cameron Park “I spent most of my life in Modesto and came here a couple years ago to be near my family in Rescue. I have a beautiful golf course view and a whole new circle of friends from Snowline Hospice, where I volunteer. The people here are so friendly.”

Editor’s note: You might have noticed that last month’s People Talk question and answers published in the paper were out of sync. This is the question we meant to print and some fresh answers. Barbara Lyghtle, Cameron Park “€œI spent most of my life in Modesto and came here a couple years ago to be […]

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

50th anniversary: Colorful characters highlight Cameron Park’s story

KITCHEN TABLE SALES GUYS — Daniel Wildman, left, and John Pearson check out the golf course view from the deck of the Cameron Park Country Club. Wildman had a successful career in the 1960s and 1970s selling Cameron Park lots using Pearson'€™s "€œkitchen table"€ sales techniques. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“You’re looking at the best investment you can make, a piece of California.” That proclamation, lifted off a 1960s era sales brochure for Cameron Park, sums up the promise of a series of visionary entrepreneurs who each contributed to creating “a special place to live” perched “1,200 feet above the smog and fog,” between the […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »