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Cameron Park woman calls cousin’s train heroics ‘awesome’

Alek Skarlatos, right, was happy to reunite with his mother Heidi Hansen earlier this summer after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Skarlatos and friends were awarded France's highest honor Monday for foiling a terrorist attack while traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris. His cousin who lives in Cameron Park said she wasn't surprised by his actions. Courtesy photo

Carmichael native Alek Skarlatos was traveling in Europe with childhood friend Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler when they became instant heroes to the world. While traveling from Amsterdam to Paris by train the trio’s instincts kicked in when they reportedly heard a gunman loading ammunition in the restroom. Once the man exited, Skarlatos, 22, propelled […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bling, bubbly and more at Cameron Park event

Linda Siqueido of Cameron Park makes a necklace in her home-office.  This is the second year she plans to sell her jewelry at the Red, White and Jewels event.  Photo by Laurie Edwards.

Linda Siqueido had barely gotten the necklace she was working on finished when a lady came up to her table and insisted on buying it. That’s the way it is with Siqueido’s handmade jewelry, pieces she sells at bargain basement prices. Siqueido will be among the dozens of vendors and crafts people at the fifth […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

It’s Trojans-Thundering Herd Friday

Oak Ridge's Gage Webb cuts upfield behind Kevin Kassis' block in Friday's D-I quarterfinal win over Cosumnes Oaks. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

A combination of superb offensive and defensive play led No. 3 host Oak Ridge past No. 6 Cosumnes Oaks 30-7 Friday in second round Division I action, setting the Trojans up to battle No. 2 Elk Grove Oak Ridge this weekend for a shot to reach the section finals. After its defense held Cosumnes Oaks […]

No Comment / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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