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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 »

The travel guy: Who needs a travel agent?

Travel Agent Michael Downer

By Michael Downer In this age of do-it-yourself Internet travel sites, no one needs a travel agent anymore, right? Well, if you’re booking a quick flight to see relatives in San Diego, maybe not. But for cruises, tour packages and more complicated itineraries, travelers are rediscovering the true value of travel agents. If you can […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We’re lucky to have such great firefigthers

Recently, I was very unlucky to have a tree I was cutting down fall on me. The tree relocated my right foot breaking bone on one side and pulling ligaments on the other side. My wife was reluctant to transport me to the hospital fearful of  making the injury worse. She called the fire station on Francisco Drive. Soon […]

No Comment / January 31, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »