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Mortgage decisions can make a difference in achieving financial goals

Iain Marshall

If you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you’ve got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make — and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement — you’ll want to weigh your options carefully. What types […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Taekwondo student brings home the gold

GOLD MEDAL WINNER Allison Prior of El Dorado Hills looks calm as a judge ranks her No. 1 at USA Taekwondo's 2011 US Open in Texas last month. She trains at Elite Taekwondo USA in Cameron Park. Courtesy photo

Twelve-year-old Allison Prior of El Dorado Hills traveled to Austin, Texas, last month to compete in the 12-13 year old Cadet 2 category in Sports Poomsae (forms) at USA Taekwondo’s 2011 U.S. Open. She topped all opponents. Allison’s field of competitors consisted of 22 athletes who traveled from Korea, Mexico, Canada, and 11 states. In […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Joshua Green

Airman 1st Class Joshua Green

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Green 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 […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

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 »