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People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock in EDH: ‘We’re doing what doesn’t work’

CONGRESSMAN Tom McClintock speaks to a packed house last Wednesday evening in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Jay Lensch

Congressman Tom McClintock sang along with a tea-fueled choir last Wednesday night at a packed town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, riffing off audience comments and working free market, anti-regulation and pro-competition themes into every verse. Those who’ve followed McClintock’s career know that his themes haven’t changed much. They predate the current Tea Party […]

No Comment / February 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff asks residents to be the community’s eyes and ears

STRAIGHT FROM THE SHERIFF — John D'Agostini, seen with emcee Vicki Barber, answers questions at last week's community breakfast. D'Agostini encouraged attendees to communicate with their Sheriff's Department. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s like he never stopped campaigning. With a loud voice and a clear message, recently elected Sheriff John D’Agostini, who outlasted a field of seven strong candidates in a grueling 2010 campaign filled with both accusations and promises to reform a department with acknowledged “culture” problems, reaffirmed his priorities with his west county constituency at […]

No Comment / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Board inks deal with Sharks

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors has reached a pool usage contract with the Sierra Sharks Swim Team that doesn’t stray much from what was agreed to last year. The swim team will have access to the pool for a total of 263 hours from […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Cameron Park officials might trim fire services

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent Faced with lower property tax intake this year and a grim prediction for next, Cameron Park Community Services District directors have paved the way to reduce the number of firefighters standing post in the community. At the February meeting the board unanimously voted in favor of giving Cal Fire the […]

No Comment / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Widower reads a special message in Cameron Park Life

FOREVER LOVE — Shawn Duffy reads the special message he received from late wife Pietra. The widower first read the love line printed in Cameron Park Life just a few hours after Pietra died. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

This is a love story, a fervent rapture between Cameron Park wife and mother Alexandra “Pietra” Duffy and her husband Shawn, who received an unexpected Valentine from his wife in last month’s Cameron Park Life. Despite regular exercise, a good diet and a healthy lifestyle, Pietra was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive lung cancer in […]

9 Comments / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts fill Food Bank shelves

GIRL SCOUTS carry some of the donations collected at Food 4 Less during a donation drive benefitting the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

In February Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Service Unit 151, El Dorado Hills, and Service Unit 152, Cameron Park, held an all day food drive at two grocery store locations to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. About 100 volunteers from 14 Girl Scout troops collected donations at Safeway in El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »