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Hide those trash cans!

EDITOR: In walking around my neighborhood for exercise I’ve observed one flagrant violation of CC&Rs. Trash cans! They are left in driveways, in front of garage doors and in the bushes beside the driveways. About one-fourth of the homes in my village have visible trash cans. Most El Dorado Hills villages have CC&Rs that prohibit […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: More bachelorettes should do the choosing

Julie Samrick

I’ve been a mostly consistent “The Bachelor” viewer during its 15 seasons. I was hooked when the second season couple, Aaron and Helene, got engaged during the finale. My romantic side bubbled as he swung her around in a tropical location after proposing to her and offering her the final rose. I sat in wonder, tuning […]

1 Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Diner in disguise: You’ve got to try Bubba’s burgers


Part of the fun in doing a monthly restaurant review is the hunt. I try to focus on locally owned, “ma and pa” type establishments because, in my humble opinion, in an increasingly homogenized world communities like Cameron Park/Shingle Springs that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character help not only the local economy but […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Valentine’s party Thank you for coming to our annual Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 11. We had a great time with more than 210 attending. Thanks to our local fire department; they always do a great job in serving and cleaning up, even on days where in the morning they are all out fighting fires! […]

No Comment / February 18, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Clean up after yourselves, please

Dear kids, For over 35 years I’ve lived in Lake Hills, enjoying the beauty of our neighborhood and taking walks on the trails along the lake. Our “secret little cove” is one of my favorite places. Why does it look trashed one week and totally clean the next, you might wonder? It’s because over the […]

No Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

So much from so many / Dr. Vicki Barber

Dr. Vicki Barber

When a tragedy occurs, our community steps forward and envelopes those who have been impacted with strong, caring arms. Last week we in El Dorado County experienced such an event. When Sam LaCara died in a senseless shooting on Feb. 2 we lost a wonderful husband, father, principal and community leader. Even though we may never […]

No Comment / February 11, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: Expectations can never be too high

Julie Samrick

An audible gasp was heard on every playground across America as parents debated Yale Professor and self-professed “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua’s recent article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” Chua described what recipe creates the stereotypically successful Asian child, and it’s diametrically opposed to what she calls the soft model of Western parenting. Where a Western […]

No Comment / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »