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EDITOR: It was around this time of year that we first lost our first local youth to suicide in 2012. Sadly, it was by no means the last. And nationwide, suicide accounts for 13 percent of all deaths of youths between the ages of 10 and 24. In the wake of such tragedies, people naturally […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Where’s your nice gene?

New medical research studies are being announced every day. Some capture our attention more than others, like the recent study that reported drinking alcohol can make us smarter and more creative. Seriously? Other medical research studies scare us and leave us looking for shelter. A recent study that caught my eye focused on why some […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘Train stops here’ for Bosnian family who escaped war

Crepes in Cameron Park? You bet. Alma Zildzo and daughter Mihra Maslic own and operate Crepe Town, a  European-style cafe in Burke's Junction. Their family fled Bosnia in 1992, narrowly escaping the ethnic cleansing which accompanied the breakup of Yugoslavia. Cameron Park Life photo by Mike Roberts

Cameron Park’s new creperia, Crepe Town Café, perched behind the gazebo in Burke Junction is quickly gaining a reputation for delicious European café fare. Owner Alma Zildzo and her daughter Mirha Maslic can also serve up some abject lessons in recent European history. They fled from their native Bosnia at the onset of the Bosnian […]

1 Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

People Talk: Where was your childhood park?

 

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Where there’s smoke there’s fire

CAMINO — “There is no getting around it, smoke alarms save lives. It is your first line of defense in a structure fire. Fifty-one percent of residential structure fires resulting in a fire death occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and 55 percent of these deaths occur in the bedroom so it is critical […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Three Little Kittens romp around Chautauqua stage

THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS with their mittens are, left to right, Chris (John Garlock), Blossom (Kathryn Busch) and Jasmine (Sara Sells). Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “The Three Little Kittens,” an original script written and directed by Marie Raymond based on the classic children’s poem. The three little kittens and Mama Cat can’t figure out where all the mittens have disappeared to! Will the kittens ever get their pie? “The Three Little Kittens” begins May 14 and […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Take precautions around the water this spring

Cold temperatures, swift currents common Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the California Department of Boating and Waterways and California State Parks warn outdoor recreationists to take precautions this spring season. This year’s abundant snowfall and spring snowmelt will result in swift and cold river flows that can create treacherous conditions for all recreationists — waders, […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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