Search Results for: Pollock Pines, CA

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Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary seeking grant applications

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is seeking applications for mini-grants. Mini-grants are funded by Evening in the Orchard held on Thursday, Sept. 10. Any project or program that is designed to benefit local children and/or the residents of the local Pollock Pines and Camino communities will be considered for funding. Applications should deal with projects […]

Pollock Pines Church to simulcast of Women of Faith Tour

The Pollock Pines Community Church Ladies Ministries invites all women in the county to attend a live simulcast event of the Women of Faith Tour: “From Survival to Revival 2014” — America’s Leading Christian Event for Women — on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. […]

Pollock Pines Library Carpet Project

EDITOR: When did our society stop believing in goals — in possibilities? (Yes, it takes hard work, sometimes many years.) I live in Pollock Pines, a lumberman’s place. I live near Camino — people of the earth — farmers live there. Four year ago, I became a member of the Friends of the Library at […]

Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary seeking mini-grant apps

The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club is seeking applications for mini-grants that will be used for: Any project or program that is designed to benefit local children and/or the residents of the local (Pollock Pines-Camino) communities. Applications should deal with projects from $1 to $1,000. Those applicants selected will be requested to make a presentation describing […]

Big Wagon Train welcome in Pollock Pines and Camino

The 63rd annual Highway 50 Association Wagon Train will roll out from Zephyr Cove, Nev. on Sunday, June 3 and roll into Placerville on Saturday, June 9. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to ride along with the train or to celebrate its arrival, but the areas of Pollock Pines and Camino are […]

Pollock Pines cadet in top 3% in nation

Second Lt. Brett Harper of the U.S. Army  graduated with high honors from Northwestern University in Louisiana on May 4, but this wasn’t the former Pollock Pines resident’s first rodeo. Harper, a 2000 graduate of El Dorado High School, went into the U.S. Army a year after graduation. He served in Operation Iraqi freedom in […]

Heard over the back fence: Unlimited hotcakes Saturday in Pollock Pines

 John Chapman provided the following “Advice from a Garden” T-shirt statement: “Cultivate lasting friendships – Sow seeds of kindness – Listen to sage advice – Don’t let the little things bug you – Be outstanding in your field – Take thyme for yourself – No vining!”  • • • BREAKFAST IN THE PINES:
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Pollock Pines and Camino plan New Years party

The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association is hosting its 18th non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve Celebration and Bingo Extravaganza. The admission fee includes two six-packs for 20 games, hors d’oeurves, full dinner with dessert and snacks during the evening. There will also be party favors, sparkling apple cider at midnight and lots of door prizes for […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Prospecting | Tagged | 5 Replies

EID candidates square off in Pollock Pines

POLLOCK PINES — Water issues. That is what dominated a forum featuring candidates for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Division 1 board seat as they met at the Pollock Pines Community Center Oct. 6. The forum, sponsored by the El Dorado County League of Women Voters, is a way for area residents to get to […]

October 17, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary Club rolling out the grants

EDITOR: The Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary club announces the 2010-2011 Mini-Grant Awards as follows: Pinewood School: two document cameras. Sierra Ridge: Materials for autistic student mainstreaming. Sierra Ridge Sports Boosters: volleyball uniforms (imagine the boys and girls alternated uniforms!). Silver Fork School: history field trip. Camino School: kindergarten language arts program, a needed microscope, Accelerated Math […]

Winter Funtastic: 2015-16 Calendar

Winter Funtastic 2015-16 Calendar December PHOTOS WITH SANTA Santa Claus will be spreading cheer while spending time in El Dorado Hills Town Center to Dec. 24. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take purchased photos. Meet Santa at the California Welcome Center on Post Street next to Cold […]

A destination for education

We are very fortunate to have outstanding schools throughout El Dorado County that consistently deliver high-quality education to students. El Dorado County is home to 15 school districts, two community colleges and a variety of county-wide programs that generate jobs for more than 6,000 employees. Our schools annually have more than a $213 million payroll and […]

January 25, 2016 | Posted in Chamber Directory 2016 | Leave a reply

Something to Think About: Can’t get no satisfaction

What happens when you get what you want? When what you’ve hoped for, wished for and worked for happens are you in a state of euphoria, thrilled that the world appears to be turning your way at last? Of course you are … for about 90 seconds, maybe an entire day. Then you notice that there […]

Fire engines making personal calls

EDITOR: As a subscriber of your paper for more than 27 years I have been impressed with your attempt to provide the residents of El Dorado County with a professional product with small-town America flavor. I have agreed with 99.9 percent of your personal opinions/articles but as a retired 30-plus year career firefighter I must correct, inform and educate you […]

Heard over the back fence: Calling Bunco Players

HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is celebrated today. Many businesses and services will be closed. Call first to see what’s open before planing a trip. WISDOM: “No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another.” — Charles Dickens CALLING BUNCO PLAYERS: A bunco night fundraiser will take place at the Shingle […]

Camino Flower Shop adds elegance to any occasion

Dottie McKenzie, owner of Camino Flower Shop, started in the flower business when she was 16 years old. “I’ve always loved to rearrange furniture and create looks in a rather ‘wonky’ way,” she explained. “In high school I made dried flower arrangements and displayed them with flea market finds from Apple Hill. My neighbor gave […]

Affordable health screenings in Pollock Pines

Residents living in and around Pollock Pines can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines, will host this community event on Jan. 23. Screenings can check for: • The level of […]

No longer silent about recall notices

EDITOR: Being a life-long resident, this county has provided me with a wonderful and rewarding life. The integrity and character of the people in this community are unmatched. The goal of most in the county is to make the lives’ of those around them better. Although positive things are taking place, a small minority of […]

Car wreck kills one in Camino

A Pollock Pines man died after his vehicle hit a tree early Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. On Dec. 11 at approximately 5:15 a.m., Logan Terpening, 28, was driving his white Honda Civic westbound on Highway 50 near 8 Mile Road when, for unknown reasons, he lost control and his vehicle veered off the right shoulder […]

Send cards via Pony Express

EDITOR: The Pony Express rides again. Riders will leave the Folsom Museum at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12 and arrive at Sacramento History Museum at 3:35 p.m. The National Pony Express Association, California Division, invites you to participate in this year’s event by letting the pony riders carry your Christmas cards. Bring your cards, with […]

Phone scam alert

EDITOR: We received a message on our answering machine claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Services. The message claimed that we were about to be arrested for back taxes unless we called the number in the 646 area code. This call is a scam and fraud, and if you respond you may become a […]

New senior lunch site in Cameron Park

Cameron Park has its own county-run senior lunch program as of Nov. 2. The lunches are available to seniors 60 and older on Monday through Friday from noon-12:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. A suggested donation for the meals is $3. The lunches are available to all seniors but […]

Recall has no basis in reality

EDITOR: I am writing to express my opinion on the stupidity of a recall of any supervisor in this county. I attended the Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday, where the recall papers were “served” to county Supervisors Michael Ranalli and Sue Novasel. The loud but razor-thin minority of five or six people were accusing the […]

Best Used Car Dealer: Wells Auto Sales

If you’re looking for an enjoyable buying experience when shopping for your next car, Wells Auto Sales is the place. A family-owned and operated dealer in Placerville, on the lot you will find just about every make, model and price range you could wish for along with friendly, honest and knowledgeable staff. Testimonials from local customers highly recommend Wells, with one Grizzly Flat couple saying, “Ron […]

Enjoy a meal at the new Cameron Park senior lunch site

Cameron Park will have its own county-run senior lunch program beginning Nov. 2. Available to seniors 60 and older, lunch is served Mondays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. A suggested donation for the meals is $3. The lunches are available to all seniors but those living in the Cameron Park, […]

Activists threaten recall of all county supervisors

Calling for a “clean sweep,” a statement Tuesday afternoon from El Dorado County Total Recall announced the formation of a movement to recall all five members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. As reported in Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat, District 4 Supervisors Michael Ranalli and District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel were served “notices of […]

Two supes served notices of recall

District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel and District 4 Supervisor Michael Ranalli were served with a notice of intention to circulate recall petition during yesterday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors open forum. Citing the “tyranny of our elected officials … who have failed to effectively and efficiently operate county government,” recall proponents handed in 10 […]

Church to host faith simulcast

The Pollock Pines Community Church will host a two-day Women of Faith Simulcast on Friday, Oct. 2 from 7-9:30 p.m. featuring a special concert by Sandy Patti and on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Women are asked to bring their own lunch or dine out during lunch break on Saturday. Drinks and snacks […]

Heard over the back fence: Halloween Carnival

 Placerville Preschoolers rummage sale will be Oct. 3 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mother Lode Lions Hall parking lot. Donations are being accepted. Contact the school at (530) 626-2570 for information. The Mother Lode Lions Hall is located at the corner of Missouri Flat and Pleasant Valley roads, Diamond Springs. HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL:

Heard over the back fence: Breakfast in the Pines

 The Sierra Ridge Interact Club invites everyone to attend a Community Breakfast on Sept. 19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center. The breakfast includes sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, coffee/hot chocolate and juice. The cost is $1.50 for seniors, $3 for general admission and $7 for families. Breakfast is […]

Chili Cook-off and car show amid the pines

What: 14th annual MORE Chili Cook-off and Car Show Who: Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 Where: Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines Information: Fund-raising event featuring chili tasting and contest, car show, music and refreshments to benefit Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises. Cost: $5 per […]

Can you spare $2.77? Campaign helps finish new Boys and Girls Club

It was moving day — earth moving day, that is — for the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope, as work on the new facility in Placerville gets under way.

To be built on Green Valley Road near Mallard Lane, signs of construction were everywhere from the huge ducts lining the top of the adjoining hill to the bulldozers below, scooping up dirt in one place and packing it elsewhere.

“They have been moving dirt around for three weeks,” said Sean McCartney, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club. “Once we have power, we will put up a webcam so people can watch our progress.”

Education board to discuss Meyers’ DUI

Following the sentencing last month of El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers for driving under the influence, El Dorado County Office of Education Trustee Heidi Weiland asked that the issue be placed on the next board meeting agenda. Reading a prepared statement at the Board of Trustee’s Aug. 27 meeting, Weiland said she struggled with what the board should […]

Burglars busy in Pollock Pines area

Home burglaries in the Pollock Pines, Sly Park and Pony Express Trail areas are on the rise this month, with many homes broken into during daylight hours while the owners are not home, according to El Dorado County sheriff officials. Deputies Schlag and Peterson from the Patrol Division have been assigned to these burglaries, and […]

Free Medicare 101 class offered

A free Medicare 101 class, lunch and learn is being offered through September, once a week at two locations. Bring a lunch and learn about the ins and outs of Medicare at the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, every Friday at 1 p.m. at the chamber office, 4095 Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park, and […]

California’s over-valued real estate

Our local real estate market seems to be in full recovery mode. In a recent press release senior analyst Andrew Le Page with Core Logic said, “From a sales volume standpoint, it was the best June in seven years. We’re getting back to the tail-end-of–the-boom, beginning-of-the-bust levels.” According to Core Logic’s numbers, June sales in […]

Bear trouble ‘bruin’ in Pollock neighborhood?

POLLOCK PINES — Neighbors who live around Hazel Street and Granite Trail in Gold Ridge Forest have been scratching their heads lately, wondering who or what has decided to make their garbage cans go bump in the night. Paul Martini decided to find out what was causing his infrared alarm to beep at ungodly hours and […]

Jennie Bernice Bumbaca

March 20, 1936 – July 12, 2015 Jennie was born to John Sr. and Dorothy Williams in Palo Alto, Calif. She was married to the late Robert Frank Bumbaca on March 22, 1952 for over 50 years. Jennie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her brother John […]

Keith Caldwell

May 30, 1928  –  July 16, 2015 Keith Caldwell passed away peacefully in Folsom on July 16. He was the loving husband of 41 years to Carol Caldwell who passed away in February of this year. Keith is the beloved father of Chris Andersen of Pollock Pines, Bill Caldwell of Elk Grove, Dennis (Michele) Andersen […]

Pollock Pines parade a success

EDITOR The annual Pollock Pines Independence Day Parade is a charming, small town event — one of the most popular events of the year. Volunteers this year included Dave Hough, Rubicon Pro Sound, Dave and Dee Campbell (True Value Hardware), Supervisor Sue Novasel, CERT and STAR, along with several of my fellow Rotarians. I was absolutely delighted […]

Pretty in the Pines: New Royalty ready for duty

Long before Lauryn Roy and Lindsey Allan were born, Pollock Pines had closed the door on a local beauty pageant that for decades had drawn young ladies to put their best foot forward. Now, not only are Lauryn and Lindsey putting forth their best, they are using their pretty feet to dance up a storm […]

Pollock Pines heating up — in a cool way

When Pollock Pines residents Joyce Harris, Carol Steinbrecher and Maureen Julian point to their homes on a map of the King Fire, it’s startling to see how near those voracious flames came last year to each one of them. This year, for the Fourth of July, the three ladies are spearheading an effort to thank […]

Victim gives thanks to medics after car assault

April 16 was not a good day for Michael Gooley, ending with many broken bones. But, if it weren’t for an El Dorado County Fire paramedic, it could have been deadly. Gooley, 43, was visiting his mother Brenda and was with friends on Broadway in Placerville when his ex-girlfriend, Terrie Crampton, 45, of Pollock Pines, arrived. […]

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