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Hometown Hero

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colton J. Sooth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Summer fun in full swing in Cameron Park

Want to go camping? Plan an evening with your children or grandchildren. Join the Cameron Park Community Services District for its fifth annual Community Campout at Cameron Park Lake, Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24. Bring your camping gear and let the CSPCSD do the cooking for you with a barbecue dinner. Enjoy swimming, crafts, camp fire songs, […]

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Gas station project: Tribe gets access

El Dorado County supervisors voted 4-0 on June 28 to approve an application for a road encroachment and installation of water and sewer lines on Shingle Springs Drive by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The Community Development Agency’s Planning Division staff recommended supervisors adopt the conditions of a mitigated negative declaration, a mitigation […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Barbara Steffen has found her fiery passion

Artist Barbara Steffen uses a torch to melt glass into a beautiful bead. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Cameron Park, “Fire Spirit Beads” owner Barbara Steffen, a talented artist as well as a devoted mother and grandmother, creates hand-made beads and enamel copper components for jewelry designers to use in their pieces. After more than 25 years of working in the Bay Area as a contracts […]

1 Comment / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Low Flying Angels celebrate half-century in the sky

The Low Flying Angels pose in front of the club's plane. Courtesy photo

Kip Levinsky Low Flying Angels The Low Flying Angels, a Sacramento-based flying club, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Mather Jet Center. Founded by Louie Kraushar of Cameron Park in 1966, the club is a nonprofit comprised of 12 pilots and flying aficionados flying its Cessna 172 Skyhawk II. Originally based at Phoenix Field […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

A spectacular summer planned

Join the Cameron Park Community Services District for the 17th annual Summer Spectacular — A Golden Adventure — held on Saturday, June 25, at Cameron Park Lake. Gates open at 2 p.m. A free shuttle is available. Parking is available at Light of the Hills Church, 3100 Rodeo Road; Marshall Medical Center, 3581 Palmer Drive; Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country […]

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