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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 »

Got pizza on your mind? It’s gotta be Mountain Mike’s

PIZZA TIME —€” Mountain Mike's Pizza owners Sandi and Sal Viscuso will open their second location in Cameron Park on Dec. 19. In addition to bringing great pizza to the community, the new restaurant also provides 17 people with fun jobs. Cameron Park Life photo by Noel Stack

Nothing tops a night in, snuggled under blanket by a roaring fire. Unless you’re chowing down on a hot, delicious pizza. And where better to get your Italian pizza pie than the new Mountain Mike’s Pizza opening Dec. 9 in Cameron Park. El Dorado Hills Mountain Mike’s owners Sal and Sandi Viscuso decided to expand […]

No Comment / December 03, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Cameron Park hotel has long served weary travelers

In 1969 Highway 50 was a two-lane road that ran right by the actual shingle mill in Shingle Springs. Cameron Park, named for developer Larry Cameron, was transitioning from large ranching enterprises to residential and commercial use. Unique not only for its time, Cameron Park still is one of the few communities where residents can […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park humanitarian Darol Rasmussen dead at 89


Darol Rasmussen died surrounded by family on Nov. 23 at his ranch home in Cameron Park. He was 89 years old. Rasmussen was a retired dentist, rancher, developer, political activist, author, humanitarian and fixture in Cameron Park for 30 years. A press release from the Cameron Park Rotary Club called Rasmussen “The epitome of a Rotarian […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Diner in disguise: The great burrito


Breakfast. Breaking one’s fast. As your momma used to say, it’s “the most important meal of the day.” Why, exactly, is it the most important meal of the day? Oh I don’t know, it probably has something to do with calories and energy or something along those lines. It’s certainly the most satisfying meal of […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »