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Habitat for Humanity reaches out to Shingle Springs family


The El Dorado County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has selected its first family out of hundreds whom have applied to become homeowners for their new Cameron Park project. After an extensive and lengthy qualification process, Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Peterson and their family from Shingle Springs were selected to purchase and help build one […]

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

Craft fair to benefit Sober Grad Night

Illustration by John Guynn

Head on over to Ponderosa High School on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get a jump start on holiday shopping. The Ponderosa High School’s Sober Grad Night committee has been busy preparing for the second annual Fall Arts, Crafts and Vendors Fair. All proceeds from the Craft Fair go directly toward […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Derek Williamson


Army Pvt. Derek E. Williamson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Walking Spanish wins a Sammy

WALKING SPANISH is, left to right, Tom Gunterman, Chris Haislet, Alex Nelson, Rob Mills and Tim Picchi. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County-borne rockers Walking Spanish reached a new step toward notoriety earlier this month when they brought home a coveted Sammy (Sacramento Area Music) Award for best rock band. For those out of the loop, the Sammies have become a milestone for local recognition for musicians performing in all genres since their creation in […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Think Pink

Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS — Ponderosa High School volleyball athletes Samantha Rains and Alex Mettler pose with the rest of the school’s “Think Pink” team to promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Other team members pictured are, left to right, Allison Proud, Aubree Thayer, Samantha Teter and Emily Summers. Mettler lost her mother […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Fortune cookies and battered chicken


Most mythical stories, or legends, are often entwined with history. Chinese mythology in particular reflects life balance, self-sacrifice, encourages good deeds and warns about the dangers of oppression. Myths surrounding Chinese food are everywhere, and one of the most pervasive is that of the fortune cookie and, in particular, its origins. These oddly shaped, crunchy […]

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

InAlliance fun run raises $8k for charity; Pondo runners tie for 1st in 10 mile

Few places match the beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills in the fall and Saturday, Oct. 9, was no exception as InAlliance hosted the second annual Gold Rush Fun Run & Walk with great success. More than 200 participants gathered on the El Dorado Trail in Placerville to run and walk for people with developmental […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »