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Cameron Park backyard gets ‘crashed’

"Yard Crashers" contractor Matt Blashaw, center (green coat), explains the yard design to homeowners Brook Warner and Matt Wallace, right,  while friends and crewmembers watch during the show's filming Tuesday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Brook Warner walked into a local home improvement store to check out flooring. She walked out with a camera crew and “Yard Crashers” host Matt Blashaw. This Cameron Park resident hit the yard makeover lottery. “You get a little emotional about things you’re not too proud of,” Warner said, explaining that she teared up when […]

No Comment / December 04, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: May

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Smashed May 4: Someone threw a rock at a vehicle parked on Strolling Hills Road. Trying to get in? May 4: A Maricopa Court resident reported that someone broke the home’s screen door and a window. Too young May 5: Deputies found a 19-year-old […]

No Comment / May 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Searched and seized June 2: A 31-year-old on probation was arrested after a probation search at a La Crescenta Drive property reportedly yielded proof of violations. Not a drive thru June 2: An Old Meder Road resident reported that someone damages a fence while […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

What’s Happening in and around Cameron Park

Community events Volunteer at Marshall Now: The Marshall Hospital Auxiliary is recruiting new volunteers. Work with a wonderful group of volunteers, with many different jobs. If interested call for an interview at the auxiliary cottage at (530) 626-2643 or call Mary O’Brien at (530) 677-3543; leave a message and someone will return your call. Volunteers must […]

No Comment / October 27, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,What's Happening | Read More »

Oak Ridge students learning — 21st century style

Cameron Stone, 14, right, and Jenna Quan, 14, study an interactive lesson on enzymes in their biology class as part of the 21st century blended learning pilot program at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot […]

1 Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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