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Best Women’s Shop: Runway Boutique

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

From denim to dresses, Runway Boutique has the outfit for every occasion. “We cover a lot of bases here,” said owner Robin Bernardoni. Runway Boutique covers a lot of generations as well. It’s not uncommon for a grandmother and her granddaughter to both leave the shop with new outfits. Bernardoni calls her inventory “ageless fashion” and […]

3 Comments / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Rare aircraft get a new life

Carol and Chuck Wahl restore rare WWII warbirds at their shop in Cameron Park.
Photos by John Poimiroo

Inside a “sea blue” metal building beside the Cameron Park Airport, 15 craftsmen restore U.S. Navy WWII warbirds that truly are the “rarest of the rare.” Currently being restored at Vultures Row Aviation are a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber, the bomber that won the battle of Midway; a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, the Navy bomber […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Major General Collens looks to the sky

Retired Major General John Collens still fits into his uniform. As an Air Force pilot, he flew missions during three wars. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“I got shot at in three different wars, but being in those three wars paved the way to opportunities in my life,” said retired USAF Major General  John W.Collens, 90. “If not for WWII, I’d have been pounding pills in a Louisiana drugstore.” Collens, a Cameron Park resident, was an aviation cadet visiting his aunt in […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Talk Supe with Mik: A few developments in the district

Of the many issues facing our community right now the King fire is an ongoing situation. Moving forward, recovering from the fire will be a long and difficult challenge. I would like to personally thank all the people and agencies who are contributing toward the effort. The outpouring of assistance from outside communities has been […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Mather Airport’s expansion given the go-ahead

Despite hundreds of formal complaints that Mather Airport’s nighttime air cargo operations are noisy enough, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors approved, 3-1, a 20-year-development plan and revised Environmental Impact Report that would expand cargo services. The master plan includes lengthening runways and upgrading the airport’s navigation aid, or Instrument Landing System, to a Category IIIb, […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Public encouraged to attend Mather hearing

On Aug. 12 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will host a public meeting to vote on the Mather Airport Master Plan and Environmental Impact Review. Approval would turn the small airport into an air cargo hub, which would increase nighttime arrivals by at least more 20 flights per day. The expansion plans include lengthening […]

2 Comments / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Talk Supe with Mik: Wrangling the Wild west, only this time it’s airplanes

I am humbled and honored to take on the issues of District 1 of El Dorado County and represent El Dorado Hills/Bass Lake/parts of Cameron Park as well as El Dorado County as a whole. On a daily basis as a full-time job I deal with many pressing issues from land use to public health […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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