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Hometown Hero: Henry Robinson

Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Hometown hero: Autumn Porter

Major Autumn Porter

Autumn Porter (Veatch), a native of California and Oak Ridge High School graduate, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army and will attend the JAG advanced course in Charlottesville, Va. She has served in a variety of positions — trial counsel, special assistant to U.S. attorney in California, administrative law and special victim counsel. Currently stationed at […]

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El Dorado County home to three 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson […]

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Serrano HOA winners ready to work

Catie Phemester, Robert Thompson and Bryan Payne claimed victory after the ballots were counted May 11 for three open seats on the Serrano HOA Board of Directors. With 1,734 votes, Phemester, who ran on her record as the local school boundary Erin Brockovich and Serrano Mello Roos detective, said she wants to put the election […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Bank robbery suspect caught in Lincoln

A man suspected of robbing the El Dorado Savings Bank in Cameron Park on May 14 was caught by the Lincoln Police Department on May 16 after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in Lincoln. Mark Spier, 19, of South Sacramento, had an active arrest warrant issued by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly […]

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EDSO report: Crime slightly increases

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report revealed crime rates slightly rose in 2014 from the previous year. Serious crimes trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but dropped from 2012, when the county faced five murders. Rape increased 27 percent, 26 to 33 reports, up from 14 in 2012. There were 23 robberies in 2014, […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Sufficient evidence’ to arraign murder suspect Swift

After a preliminary hearing lasting the entire morning of May 5, Judge James R. Wagoner concluded there was sufficient evidence to arraign murder suspect Anderson Swift. Deputy Seth Culver, lead crime scene investigator on the alleged murder of Khrista Ibarolle, 31, on Jan. 7, described the different scenes. He was called to the parking lot […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »