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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 »

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 »