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Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Jarad A. Lovejoy

Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy

Air Force Airman Jarad A. Lovejoy 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 / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

UPDATED 9 a.m., Nov. 5: Semi-official elections results

Ivoted

The El Dorado County Elections Department reports the following results: El Dorado County Sheriff: John D’Agostini — 51.4 percent (28,489 votes) Craig Therkildsen — 48.31 percent (26,778 votes) El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors (3 open seats) Barbara Winn — 29.76 percent (5,754 votes) Greg Durante — 27.93 percent (5,400 votes) Lou Barber — 25.02 […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Trojan cross country teams sweep league championships

BENJI XIE pulls ahead of the pack during the Delta River League Cross Country Championships Saturday. Xie's first place finish came after passing all other racers in his way during the final 1,200 meter stretch of the 3.1 mile course.

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Art Association show closes Nov. 5

The Diamond Springs Art Association’s Fall Art Show and Sale is now on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, building B, through Friday, Nov. 5. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Friday, when the building closes at 3 p.m. The show will feature portraits, florals, […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

12-year-old skateboarding sensation just a regular kid, sort of

DRAKE RIDDIOUGH, 12, of El Dorado Hills, catches some serious hang time during the Sessions Tim Brauch Skateboard Competition last month. Drake too first place out of 45 competitors in the 12 and under class. Photo courtesy of Ken Riddiough

When it comes to skateboarding, Drake Riddiough does it all. He soars over the tops of vert ramps. He carves and grinds in the bowl. And he isn’t afraid to go big on the street, either. He’s won competitions and is sponsored by no less than three companies — DC Shoes, Half Pint Skateboards and Earth […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Bruins upset Huskies in 3, Pondo volleyball faces Oak Ridge this week

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent SHINGLE SPRINGS – With several starters out, another home game on the road and fighting for better playoff positioning, Ponderosa High volleyball showed resilience Thursday in three tough games against visiting Sheldon. Never wavering, the Bruins came away with a victory in three straight games by scores of  25-21, 25-16, and 25-18. Ponderosa proved its […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »