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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 »

Widower reads a special message in Cameron Park Life

FOREVER LOVE — Shawn Duffy reads the special message he received from late wife Pietra. The widower first read the love line printed in Cameron Park Life just a few hours after Pietra died. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

This is a love story, a fervent rapture between Cameron Park wife and mother Alexandra “Pietra” Duffy and her husband Shawn, who received an unexpected Valentine from his wife in last month’s Cameron Park Life. Despite regular exercise, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, Pietra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive lung cancer in […]

9 Comments / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bruins basketball feels heartache

Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

RYAN MILES puts up a layup during the Bruins’ final game of the season against Oak Ridge High School. After several near-comebacks, Ponderosa was unable to pull off the win and ended the season with a sobering 2-20 record and no playoff berth. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

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

Girl Scouts fill Food Bank shelves

GIRL SCOUTS carry some of the donations collected at Food 4 Less during a donation drive benefitting the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

In February Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Service Unit 151, El Dorado Hills, and Service Unit 152, Cameron Park, held an all day food drive at two grocery store locations to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 100 volunteers from 14 Girl Scout troops collected donations at Safeway in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Diner in disguise: You’ve got to try Bubba’s burgers

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Part of the fun in doing a monthly restaurant review is the hunt. I try to focus on locally owned, “ma and pa” type establishments because, in my humble opinion, in an increasingly homogenized world communities like Cameron Park/Shingle Springs that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character help not only the local economy but […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Pondo’s boy skiers secure 4th title

Ponderosa's Alex Mazat, shown here in an earlier race, had his best finish in Monday's slalom. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a push by El Dorado in the final race of the season, Ponderosa’s boys skiers claimed their fourth consecutive South 1 Division ski title at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins won Monday’s race on Lower Main by the score of 104-103 over the Cougars to total 629 team points for a 17-point winning margin […]

No Comment / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Folsom overwhelms Pondo boys

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Cold shooting, nonexistent offensive rhythm and turnovers cost host Ponderosa High a chance to win its first Delta River League game Wednesday night in Shingle Springs. Folsom steadily built its lead in the second half to come out 57-42 winners. An optimistic Bruins’ squad took to the court hoping to even the […]

No Comment / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »