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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 »

Casting a new light on John Knight

John Knight, 63, at home in El Dorado Hills, says that he likes to start the day with the Wall Street Journal. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot of […]

2 Comments / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Washington, D.C. — Health advocates from El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition joined 2,800 substance abuse prevention leaders from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions (CADCA) of America’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum. The forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses […]

No Comment / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »