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Penn looks to build partnerships, plan for the long-term

Howard Penn hopes to represent District 4 on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 4, is Howard Penn, a 20-year El Dorado County resident and self-described “big picture guy.” An entrepreneur who started his first business while still in college, Penn has worked in the fields of tourism, finance and software. He also purchased the historic Sierra Nevada House in […]

4 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Ranalli’s a ‘gentleman farmer’ with a strong business background

Mike Ranalli is one of two candidates vying for the District 4 supervisor seat. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in District 4 is Mike Ranalli, a 30-year county resident. Currently retired but a “gentleman farmer” with a vineyard in Lotus, Ranalli’s background includes 40 years of business experience, including 22 years with Intel Corporation. His volunteer work includes being a board member of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County, vice […]

2 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Kelly family facing cancer challenge, times two

STRONG FOR EACH OTHER — Brian Kelly holds his son Mason in the Roseville hospital where Brian is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of acute leukemia and Mason is undergoing chemotherapy for neuroblastoma. Courtesy photo

Just days after Mason Kelly, 2 1/2, survived a stem cell transplant at University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital to treat his neuroblastoma cancer, the toddler’s father Brian Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of acute leukemia. “I am in a state of shock,” said Thi Kelly, mother of Mason and Brian’s wife. “I feel saddened, overwhelmed […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2014

The following information was taken from the El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Rowdy roommates Sept. 1: Two roommates reportedly got into an argument on Cimmarron Court. Deputies took a report for documentation purposes. Smash and grab Sept. 4: Someone busted a vehicle’s window on Country Club Drive and stole two laptop computers left inside. Double […]

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All about your district

Fiscal year 2013-14 was a very successful year! The Cameron Park Community Services District provides services to the Cameron Park community. The district provides diverse services for a population of 18,000 Cameron Park residences in addition to surrounding communities. The district contracts with Cal Fire to provide fire and emergency services. The Parks Department manages […]

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Fall fun just around the corner

The leaves are turning and the sun is setting earlier but there’s still plenty of time to have fun in Cameron Park. Pickleball comes to Cameron Park Lake. Join the Cameron Park Community Services District from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 10, for a Pickleball open house. There will be demo equipment to try […]

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Couple honors America, celebrates community

TOTEM TRIBUTE — Len Martinez, 82, left and his wife, Irene, 79, stand next to a totem pole he carved paying homage to the five branches of the military service at their home in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When an infestation plagued the upper branches of a 100-year-old oak tree in Len and Irene Martinez’ Cameron Park backyard earlier this year, inspiration struck. A jack-of-many trades, including woodcarver, 82-year-old Len halted the tree removal process once the trunk reached 9 feet. “When the contractor showed up and started removing the upper branches I got […]

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