EVENING FARMERS MARKET: The Main Street Farmers Market takes place on Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to dusk until Sept. 30 and is located around the Bell Tower, 385 Main St., Placerville. There will be local fruits and vegetables and live music. Vendors accept W/C and EBT. For more information call (530) 919-5696. UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE: […]
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 […]
CAMERON PARK — A fire destroyed a home on Oakwood Road on July 11. During the late evening hours Cameron Park Fire, El Dorado County Fire, El Dorado Hills Fire Department, Cal Fire and the Rescue Fire Department responded to the blaze, according to Chief Michael Smith with Cameron Park Fire. The crews aggressively attacked the […]
Red Shoe Rescue, a cell phone repair business, is opening a store at 3075 Alhambra Drive, Suite 105, in Cameron Park, on Wednesday, June 17. There will be free hot dogs, chips and soda from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Red Shoe Rescue has been doing repairs in Cameron Park for two years meeting customers at their homes, […]
A man robbed and fled from a Cameron Park bank the afternoon of May 14. El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from the El Dorado Savings Bank on Coach Lane in Cameron Park at about 12:52 p.m. stating that the bank had just been robbed, a press release stated. The suspect was identified […]
El Dorado Savings Bank in Cameron Park was robbed on May 14. At 12:52, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the bank after the robbery had occurred. The suspect was described as a white male adult in his 20s, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, with a thin build, brown hair in a buzz […]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to four reports of vandalized mailboxes with possible mail theft on May 5. Deputies responded to the first call at 7:20 a.m. near Tourmaline Way and Spinal Circle in Cameron Park, a press release stated. There, they found the rear doors pried off of a dozen mailboxes. On […]
Russell Nichols, a resident of Cameron Park, was recently appointed director of the division of enterprise information services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by Gov. Jerry Brown. Nichols, 47, has been acting director of the division since 2015 and has been with CDCR for five years, working primarily on the department’s Strategic Offender […]
Mary Ann’s story As Anytime Fitness in Cameron Parks celebrates two years of helping people get and stay fit, be healthier and feel better, I find myself touched by the personal stories of some of our terrific members. As an example, I’d like to share Mary Ann’s story with you. Mary Ann Harper, 73, was enjoying […]
Wally’s Pizza Bar is not a pizza/arcade/beer joint — it’s a sports bar with 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and handmade specialty cocktails; a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, four different salads and a kids’ menu, and an outdoor, covered and heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. […]
Seniors in Cameron Park may soon enjoy two additional days a week of low-cost lunches according to El Dorado County Supervisor Shiva Frentzen. In February, Frentzen contacted the Cameron Park Community Services District regarding offering a senior lunch program at the community center. At the March 18 meeting of the CSD, its Board of Directors unanimously adopted the […]
EDITOR: The people of Cameron Park need to become involved in the running of the CPCSD. We are paying a general manager $120,000 per year including benefits, to run the daily operations of our district. She has been here for 3 1/2 years and we are going further into debt every year. Even worse than […]
A man was non-fatally shot in Cameron Park early Friday morning; the suspect was taken into custody in the morning and booked into the jail in the afternoon. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on the 2600 block of Country Club Drive at 2:36 a.m., Lt. Tom Murdoch said. On arrival, they […]
The Cameron Park Community Services District offers classes at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. For more information or to sign up visit cameronpark.org or call 530-672-7350. AARP Foundation Free Tax Assistance — Assistance is provided to all ages with a focus on those age 60 and older and there is […]
The Cameron Park Community Services District offers classes at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. For more information or to sign up visit cameronpark.org or call 530-672-7350. AARP Foundation Free Tax Assistance — Assistance is provided to all ages with a focus on those age 60 and older and there is no income limitation. Appointments are […]
A Cameron Park man has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services by Gov. Jerry Brown. Dave Teter was reappointed to the commission on Jan. 12, where he has served since 2010. The commission is “primarily responsible for the review and approval of statewide EMS regulations, standards and guidelines that are developed […]
A man was found guilty of 17 felony counts on Jan. 29, related to a 2010 burglary spree. After three-and-a-half days of deliberation, a jury found Craig Ivan Adams, 34, guilty of 17 counts including burglary, felon in possession of firearms, grand theft of firearms and more, a press release from the District Attorney’s Office […]
Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is co-sponsoring an upcoming Alzheimer’s Association’s Legal and Financial Planning seminar. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Marshall Community Health Education building, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501 in Cameron Park. Elder law attorney Dustin MacFarlane will lead this interactive program teaching […]
A man armed with a pistol robbed a check-cashing store in Cameron Park Tuesday afternoon, fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and the assistant manager’s wallet, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s investigators.
The man, who reportedly was unmasked when he went into the Check Into Cash store at 3440 Palmer Drive, fled northbound following the 3:50 p.m. robbery. He had masked himself later, as he brandished a gun and demanded money, according to sheriff’s detective Jon Densmore, who was …
LOGICAL SUBSTITUTE: My neighbor Paul Chafer provided the following “Proofreading Is a Lost Art” quote: “Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over. (What a guy!).” CHAMPAGNE AND JEWELRY: The Reds, Whites and Jewelry Show takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Dr. Enjoy an […]
Editor’s note — Bob Billingsley is in the office on his regular, but abbreviated, schedule. While Bob is preparing column items for the new year, Ken Deibert will continue holding up the Back Fence this week. THE HAIRY APE: Received from Jewel Blair-Smith: “Questions That Haunt Me” — “If people evolved from apes, why are […]
As one of eight survivors of a platoon of 48; a Silver Star awardee from an encounter in the Hurtgen Forest where Allies were surrounded for 21 hard winter days; being wounded three times; a participant in the battle of the bridge at Remagen; successful in the career he loved and the husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of large and loving family; Tom Vano considers himself to be a lucky man.
Vano, 88, of Cameron Park, gave his Silver Star to a family member, but he really didn’t want it to begin with. It was a symbol of things he wanted to forget and reminder of brave men who died.
He grew up in Astoria, Long Island, and was friends, classmates and bandmates with the singer Tony Bennett, whose family had come from the same part of Italy, Calabria, as Vano’s parents.
Vicky Neibauer, president of the Cameron Park Community Services District, has resigned from the board. Neibauer submitted her resignation in an e-mail to General Manager Mary Cahill prior to last Wednesday’s board meeting. In the e-mail she said, “Current circumstances require that I resign as Cameron Park Community Services District Director effective Dec. 10. I thank the citizens of […]
CAMERON PARK — Food 4 Less shoppers have seen their local grocery store transform before their eyes over the last several months and earlier this week Nugget Markets unveiled the store’s new name — Fork Lift — and kicked off a week-long celebration.
“It’s really a hybrid of Food 4 Less and Nugget,” said assistant store director Jazzmen Sinns. “It’s the best of both worlds.”
In addition to offering products shoppers have added to their carts since Food 4 Less opened in July 2002, Fork Lift has more than 20,000 new items, Sinns said, pointing out the …
If you are in the market for a new appliance, the Sears Hometown Stores in Placerville and Cameron Park have you covered. From kitchen appliances, including refrigerators and dishwashers, to dryers or exercise equipment, Sears is a one-stop shop. Kenmore, Bosch, LG, Kitchen Aid, DeWalt and Dyson are just some of the brands represented. Get […]