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Off to España

Rotary Youth Exchange student Kendall Hoy will study abroad, spending a year in Spain. Photo by Laurie Edwards

In early September Kendall Hoy will begin a new, and undoubtedly unforgettable, chapter in her life. The Rotary Youth Exchange student will fly to Spain, where she’ll live and study for about a year. “I’m so excited,” the 16-year-old said. “I’m most excited to see Barcelona, and all the beautiful churches and to eat real authentic paella. […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 21-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Jewel theft Aug. 21: A Tam O Shanter Drive resident reported three necklaces missing from her jewelry box. Mystery caller Aug. 21: A woman identifying herself as “Mary” allegedly called a woman who left her wallet at the Town Center McDonald’s and said she […]

No Comment / August 30, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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 »