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Food bank expands its outreach

Food bank officials and supporters break ground on a new building. Courtesy photo

In a simple groundbreaking ceremony in Cameron Park earlier this month, El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity turned the first spades of dirt in a community enhancement project that will provide services to at-risk populations throughout the county. The new Food Bank of El Dorado County 20,000-square-foot community facility slated to open in December 2013 […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall Medical program helps reduce stress

Marshall Medical Center has established a recurring mindfulness-based stress reduction program. Join Marshall Cancer Resource Center and Gayle Wilson in an eight-week series designed to teach mind and body awareness techniques to help live with physical or psychological symptoms due to stress, pain or illness. This widely-respected curriculum is currently taught at the Harvard Medical […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Join the Jubilee at the Junction

The Burke Junction Merchants Association of Cameron Park presents the first Cameron Park Art & Wine Jubilee at The Junction. This new event is rapidly approaching and the merchants association is busy planning this spectacular jubilee that will take place at the Burke Junction shopping center over the next three months. The 2013 Cameron Park […]

Comments Off / May 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Things are getting spectacular

Summer has arrived! Let your kids and grandkids have some fun with the Cameron Park Community Services District. Don’t miss the 14th annual Summer Spectacular on Saturday, June, 29, at Cameron Park Lake. Gates open at 2 p.m. Free event parking is available in the Airpark (enter off of Oxford Road). The event has something for […]

Comments Off / May 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jeffrey Lewis

Airman 1st Class Jeffrey T. Lewis

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey T. Lewis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park CSD inks five-year Cal Fire deal

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors handles contracts and resolutions at its April 17 meeting, most notably approving a five-year, $10.2 million, contract with Cal Fire for fire protection. The base cost for the 2013-14 fiscal year will be $1.9 million plus a 2.5 percent escalator for years two through five. The contract pays […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

A doggone good time

Satchel smiles the camera at his 10th birthday celebration with Elizabeth Gabler, 15, of Pollock Pines by his side at the Cameron Park Library.  Satchel is owned by Carolyn Reese and is one of the PAWS for Reading dogs at the Cameron Park and Placerville libraries. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly thorene

Satchel was meant to be a guide dog for the blind but after failing to pass muster, he made a career change. He became a dog that helped socialize other potential guide dog puppies. Satchel also socializes with children at libraries, listening to them read aloud, and with the elderly at retirement centers. On April […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »