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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.” […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Join sheriff’s Citizens Academy

Sheriff John D’Agostini and members of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department would like to invite the people of El Dorado County to the upcoming El Dorado County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. This academy will familiarize El Dorado County residents with many aspects of law enforcement and the role the Sheriff’s Office plays in our community. […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Election filing period looms

The nomination period for the Nov. 8, 2011 Consolidated Districts Election runs through Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. For offices where the incumbent fails to file by the deadline, the nomination period will be extended to Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. An incumbent may not file during the extension period. Declaration of Candidacy papers may […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »