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Soroptimists have grants to give

Applications are now available for local non-profit and charitable organizations to apply to Soroptimist International of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills for a 2011 financial grant. This annual program, SICP/EDH’s major community service project, offers direct support for specific projects. Applications are available from Raelene Herzig at PO Box 1193, Shingle Springs 95682 or […]

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

‘Tale as old as time’ still has relevance

A STORY WORTH SHARING  Belle (Connor Carson, 17) reads "King Arthur" with The Beast (Kyle Sanderson, 15). The Ponderosa Drama production opens April 7. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Beauty lies within,” a message so often lost today, gets reaffirmed in Ponderosa High School’s latest drama production — “Beauty and the Beast” It’s a “dream role” for 17-year-old Connor Carson, who plays the book-loving, independent Belle. “I’ve been singing the songs since before I can remember,” said the high school senior, who’s appeared in […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

CSD general manager fired

Fred Smith

In a special closed session meeting March 24 the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors voted 3-2 against extending General Manager Fred Smith’s contract for another year and to release him from duties immediately. Smith was notified of the board’s decision the next day, a little more than six weeks shy of his […]

2 Comments / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Push those chips aside

TheShadow

I have no self-control when it comes to eating at Mexican restaurants. I order too much, sure, but my real issue is with the complimentary chips and salsa. It’s always there, tempting me to “gorge away” while I await my order. I try to resist, I truly do, but I always fail like the true […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Del Oro too much for Pondo

Tuesday night Ponderosa’s boys volleyball team had an opportunity to see how much progress and improvement it has made during the preseason in a home match with Del Oro. The Bruins faced a very menacing and physically imposing opponent. The Golden Eagles stared across the net — some of the players tall enough to almost […]

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

Ponderosa swimmers split with Pleasant Grove

The Ponderosa swim teams held their first Delta River League meet of the season at the Cameron Park Community Service District pool where they’ve been training while their home pool at the school is being refurbished. The Bruin boys won five events but were edged by Pleasant Grove by a single point, 84-85. “Our team […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Dog park inches closer

The Cameron Park Community Services District has approved a $5,000 donation to the dog park project planned at Hacienda Park. Phase 1 costs are estimated at $35,000 to $45,000. A private foundation is expected to donate as much as $40,000 to the project. Though the CSD board has been all-together supportive of the park in […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »