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Mike Roberts

People Talk: What should be done for the homeless?

Asked at the Hands4Hope special meeting on homelessness Donnie Maggard, Placerville “This is a tough question, and I can’€™t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’€™s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone […]

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People Talk: Who’s the boss in your family?

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills “€œI am. It’€™s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’€™m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.” Michele Martin, Placerville “Me. I manage the finances, but it goes beyond that. My husband is the kind of guy that says ‘€˜yes dear’€™ a lot. He goes with […]

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Fire board grapples with more budget issues

After years of laboring in virtual anonymity while quietly growing into one of the most respected and affluent fire agencies in the state, often without a single resident in attendance at meetings, the El Dorado Hills Fire Board has finally attracted an audience. The new-found attention comes at a time when board members have their hands […]

Gardeners dream big, start small

Volunteers, support sought for EDH community garden A community garden … A place where friends gather to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and perhaps, more importantly, the community itself. There’s no substitute for working side by side with your neighbors, sharing the feeling of the loam between your fingers, delicately placing tender shoots into moist soil, […]

Arnold Palmer Academy didn’t last

Arnold Palmer was often spotted in Cameron Park during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A boys golf academy bearing his name opened in 1970 on the site of the current Goldorado (Bel Air) shopping center, with promises of widespread publicity for Cameron Park and a positive economic impact on the entire county. Palmer’s timing […]

50th anniversary: Colorful characters highlight Cameron Park’s story

“You’re looking at the best investment you can make, a piece of California.” That proclamation, lifted off a 1960s era sales brochure for Cameron Park, sums up the promise of a series of visionary entrepreneurs who each contributed to creating “a special place to live” perched “1,200 feet above the smog and fog,” between the […]

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