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“Cameron’s Way” Street Naming Honors Ladera’s Cameron Cook

Tomorrow at 11:30 AM, Stonebrier Lane in Ladera Ranch will officially be renamed Cameron’s Way in an informal ceremony.  The name change is in honor and memory of Cameron Cook, a beloved Ladera teen who was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2011.  Supervisor Patricia Bates and the Ladera Ranch Civic Council were instrumental in getting the street renamed in Cameron’s honor.

2 comments to “Cameron’s Way” Street Naming Honors Ladera’s Cameron Cook

  • lolascafe

    While somber, it was joyful… a wonderful event. We didn’t know Cameron but quickly learned about “Cameron’s Way” (actual street is Camerons Way). Glad we went to this little ceremony to learn what a bright light this young man was and continues to be. Young people like him give hope for the future. While he isn’t here anymore (utterly tragic), it seems he truly touched enough people during his time that he’ll live on. Today was a continuation of a spirit that touched many and the simple decision to attend reverberates beyond words. Hopefully today gives just a bit of solace to his parents.

  • Don Juan Ortega

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We couldn’t have said it any better. Such a tragedy to lose any young life, but particular one so full of promise. Ladera has suffered its share of tragedies, but I am always impressed by how resilient it is as a community, and how it is always so quick to rally around those in need as friends and neighbors.