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Experience ‘Wild Nights & Holiday Lights’ at Folsom Zoo

Many thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights provide a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Wild Nights & Holidays Lights kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec.2, at the Zoo Sanctuary. Animal exhibits and pedestrian walkways will be ablaze with holiday lights. Visitors will […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Birthday boys!

El Dorado Hills resident Mark Spero painted the rock for his two sons Thursday — Ryan, who turned 6 on Nov. 18 and Jackson turns 4 on Nov. 21. Photo by Mark Spero

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

CHP dishing out a Thanksgiving crackdown

SACRAMENTO – It’s the time of year for turkey, all of the trimmings, desserts and celebrating with loved ones and friends. In keeping with its mission of saving lives, the California Highway Patrol reminds motorists the Thanksgiving holiday is also a maximum enforcement period. The CHP’s holiday enforcement effort begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 and continues through […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

How do you cook your Thanksgiving turkey?


Photos by Diane Orciuoli

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Volunteers workin’ on the railroad

Volunteers unload each carload of rocks into the gully in about 15 minutes. They then laid a 10-foot line of rocks in the gully. The rocks will prevent rushing water from cutting into the rail bed during heavy rain storms. Crew members, from left to right, are Bill Wilde, 47, Shingle Springs; Alex Wilde, 22, Cameron Park; Hank Stiles, Fairmount speeder operator, 62, Rancho Cordova; Keith Berry, EDWRF president and project manager, 62, El Dorado; and Jacob Karoly, 19, Diamond Springs. Photo by Steven Karoly

PLACERVILLE — Fifteen volunteers from two railway organizations recently joined forces to clear several tons of rock and dirt from the Tunnel No. 1 cut on the historic Placerville Branch rail line. In an era of austere government budgets, crews from the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation (EDWRF) and the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wet weather could wash out dirt road access

PLACERVILLE — Recent downpours of rain hint that the seasonal closure of Eldorado National Forest dirt roads could happen sooner than Jan. 1, 2011, if conditions are right. October and early November rains were intense at times and Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo said the roadbeds held up well enough to keep the routes open for […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Child porn suspect admits guilt

A Shingle Springs man suspected of possession of child pornography pleaded guilty last week and now faces up to a decade in prison. Jeffrey Rogers, 60, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 before United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The guilty plea came as part […]

No Comment / November 17, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »