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Ponderosa starts new year with new gym

NEW GYMNASIUM — assistant principal Darrin Slojkowski shows the written plans for the newly completed gym renovation at Ponderosa High School. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It’s got curb appeal, grandiosity and loads of amenities. It’s also centrally located — smack in the middle of the school’s campus. Yes, Ponderosa High’s newly reconfigured gym is the jewel of the Delta River League. Thanks to Measure Q (passed by voters in 2008), improvements were implemented in two phases — the […]

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

Stanton: Build ‘brand Cameron Park’ through community events

Greg Stanton

Greg Stanton’s vision for Cameron Park includes more civic events, a dog park and a walkable town center, “if not in my lifetime, at least in my kid’s.” “We have this bifurcated community because of the freeway, but so does El Dorado Hills and they overcame it; so can we,” he said. “We just need […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Frentzen brings strong resumé to Cameron Park CSD board

Shiva Frentzen

Local businesswoman Shiva Frentzen comes to the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors with a lengthy resumé of community service positions and high profile roles. She’s had her hands in Chambers of Commerce projects and the county Economic Development Advisory Committee, and filled board seats with Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises and Snowline Hospice. […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Former café owner is new Cameron Park CSD board president

Scott McNeil

One day after Scott McNeil was sworn in to his Cameron Park Community Services District board seat his fellow directors elected him president of the board. Running the Mira Loma Café for three years changed McNeil’s perspective, he said. It exposed him to local politics and people. “It really got me out into the community.” […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Barbecue delight


Do you ever watch those barbecue competitions on television? Those folks are serious! Beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken, pork ribs … and the sides, although perhaps not as important, are still really important. I saw an episode once where two contestants almost came to blows over their cornbread. Everyone has his or her own version […]

No Comment / December 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

A second chance: Heart attack victim meets rescuers

HUGS ALL AROUND — Cameron Park resident€” Heidi Napier, far left, accepts a hug from Cindy Lytle while Shannon Beretta, also of Cameron Park, hugs Walt Lytle, the man Napier and Beretta helped save. Cameron Park Life photo by Noel Stack

On a typical morning run Elk Grove resident Walt Lytle powered up a hill in the Negro Bar area of the American River Trail — mile 9 of a planned 14-mile run. “I told my buddy, ‘I think I’ll just walk for a while,’” Lytle said, “and at that point I just fell to my […]

1 Comment / December 16, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Delta River All-League teams

Football Co Most Valuable Players: Dano Graves, QB, Folsom; Tyler Trosin, WR/DB, Folsom Offensive Player of the Year: Mark Jenkins, RB, Pleasant Grove Co Defensive Players of the Year: Kyle Castro, DB, Pleasant Grove; Marcus Paige-Allen, DL, Sheldon All Purpose Player of the Year: Jordan Richards, RB/DB, Folsom Lineman of the Year: Arik Armstead, OL,DL, Pleasant Grove Coach of the […]

No Comment / December 09, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »