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Couple honors America, celebrates community

TOTEM TRIBUTE — Len Martinez, 82, left and his wife, Irene, 79, stand next to a totem pole he carved paying homage to the five branches of the military service at their home in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When an infestation plagued the upper branches of a 100-year-old oak tree in Len and Irene Martinez’ Cameron Park backyard earlier this year, inspiration struck. A jack-of-many trades, including woodcarver, 82-year-old Len halted the tree removal process once the trunk reached 9 feet. “When the contractor showed up and started removing the upper branches I got […]

No Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

State Supreme Court denies Nutting appeal

The Supreme Court of California has denied the petition for review and application for the stay filed on behalf of former Supervisor Ray Nutting, who was removed from office earlier this year. Superior Court Judge Timothy Buckley declared the El Dorado County District 2 supervisor’s seat vacant on June 6 after a trial jury found Nutting guilty of […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: September 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fido neglected Aug. 1: Deputies cited a 68-year-old man of alleged animal cruelty after they found the suspect’s dog tied to a tree without food, water or shelter on the Palmer Drive property. Swiped Aug. 2: A woman reported that an unidentified man stole her […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Survivors celebrate life with flowers

Breast cancer survivors, from left to right, Margaret Kane of Shingle Springs, Hannah Almstead of Encino, Juliet Voigtlander of Granite Bay, Janet Gould of Placerville and Charlie Hall of Placerville laugh and share stories of their battles with cancer at Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day at El Dorado Nursery in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We are still here and laughing,” said Hannah Almstead of Encino at El Dorado Nursery’s Sunflower Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The second annual event on Aug. 24 was hosted by Almstead’s daughter/nursery owner Juliet Voigtlander, a breast cancer survivor. The day of hope included learning, sharing and just enjoying the beauty of sunflowers throughout the […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage coming up

The 5th annual Run For Courage will take place in Folsom on Sept. 27. Courtesy photo

Registration is open for the 5th annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events […]

No Comment / August 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fires scorch 7.5 acres

AN AERIAL TANKER drops retardant on a wild land fire near Mormon Island in El Dorado Hills Friday.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fire crews jumped into action after two fires started in El Dorado Hills Friday afternoon. The first fire began around 2 p.m. on the south side of Green Valley Road, west of Mormon Island Drive, according to El Dorado County Fire Acting Battalion Chief Russ Hasemeier. It was contained to 5.4 acres of wildland. That fire spawned a […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom challenges Mather decision

Days after Sacramento County filed a Notice of Determination to move forward with the expansion of Mather Airport’s air cargo operations, the city of Folsom said, “Not so fast.” Citing several California Environmental Quality Act violations, including an assertion that the project was approved and the NOD filed before all environmental findings were considered, Folsom […]

No Comment / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »