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Habitat for Humanity hosts Hoe Down

EL DORADO — El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual Hoe Down event at Burke Junction in Cameron Park on Aug. 20. Admission to the Hoe Down for Habitat is free and provides many activities for kids including train rides, magicians and an Old Wild West Gun Fight. The event will […]

No Comment / August 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib notes: If only we could bottle them up

Julie Samrick

The new school year marks parenting milestones for many of us. Some may be preparing for a quieter house once their teen heads off to college, while others may still be in the thick of it all. There are the transitions to middle school, high school and in our house we have a kindergartener. But […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about America?

Asked of Japanese sister city youth exchange students at the Grace Foundation by Mike Roberts. Yoshifumi Aki, 14, Warabi, Japan “America is free. We have to pay to drive on the highway. It’s free here.” Rin Ogata, 13, Warabi, Japan “€œEverybody is so friendly here. When they get together they say hello and thank you.” […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano wins $1.7 million of bond overage

A long running dispute between Serrano Associates and the El Dorado County over Mello-Roos surpluses ended last week with the board crediting Serrano roughly $1.85 million, but avoiding a large cash payout. The parties agreed to an amendment to the governing indenture and a settlement of past claims that pays Serrano $233,546 in cash, $1,207,228 […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t leave your pooch in a hot car

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during warm weather.  According to Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services, if the outside temperature is 80 degrees or higher, temperatures inside vehicles can climb to 120 degrees or more within ten to twenty minutes, […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Are you doing the right thing the wrong way?

Camino – “Recently there have been a number of wildfires caused by people using gas powered equipment to create defensible space at the wrong time of day. Using equipment such as tractors, lawn mowers or weed eaters at the wrong time of day can end disastrously. It is best to operate gas powered equipment before […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Michael Bordges

Michael Bordges

Air Force Airman Michael P. Bordges graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »