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Hometown hero: Frank Pacholl

Army Pvt. Frank T. Pacholl 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 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

CPCSD kicks off the holidays

Enjoy the music of the Capitol Pops Symphony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. at the Cameron Park Community Center gym, 2502 Country CLub Drive. The Capitol Pops Symphony has been performing since 1997, offering high quality music for thousands of concert-goers throughout Northern California. Based in Citrus Heights, the band has been under the […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

A very special birthday

THE WORTH FAMILY stand together in their front yard in Shingle Springs on Mark's birthday, Oct 15. Left to right, Mark, 3, Mike, 39, Alex, 9, Gage, 11,Tara, 37, Myah, 9. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

There was cake, ice cream and orange-and-green candy bugs that were gleefully grabbed by the children attending little Mark Worth’s birthday party Oct. 15, but perhaps the flavor that will most be appreciated as the 3-year-old child grows into adulthood will be the taste of freedom. Mark, son of Tara and Mike Worth of Shingle […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Don’t get frightened by these scary investment ideas

Iain Marshall

Halloween has just passed. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘Boo-tiful’ autumn in the Sierra Foothills

I recently attended a retreat for writers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont. It was the beginning of the fall color season — the landscape was alight with crimsons, golds and greens. As a writer, I wanted to experience this. With other writers from around the country, I hiked through the Robert Frost Wayside […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Hit and run Sept. 1: A Driver fled the scene of a Coach Lane crash in which he backed into a parked car. The suspect was alter located and arrested. Cash grab Sept. 1: A 20-year-old man allegedly grabbed cash out of a man’s […]

No Comment / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Winemaker revives history

Nello Olivo has produced award-winning wines from the grapes grown at his Cameron Park vineyard.

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

No Comment / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »