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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 »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

No Comment / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | 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 […]

No Comment / June 03, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

DOT worker hit by steamroller

Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum A California Highway Patrol vehicle is parked at the scene of an accident at which an El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker was struck by a steamroller Tuesday afternoon. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

An El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker suffered injuries when struck by a roller at a construction site on Industrial Drive in El Dorado Hills around 11 a.m. Tuesday. “He is still in the hospital and we are not giving out his personal information,” said DOT Director Bard Lower. At the scene, the victim’s coworker […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Pilot Bob Jerauld sits in his Dova DV-1 light sport plane at the Cameron Airpark. He recently received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of flying without incident. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Capital Stage Apprentice Company presents ‘Subculture’

Every year, Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, brings together a group of passionate and motivated students interested in gaining practical professional theater training. The apprenticeship program bridges the gap between academic theater and the professional world by immersing apprentices in classes, rehearsals, performances, projects and practical application of skills learned in technical production disciplines. […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye Theatre tells triumphant story

10-year-old Tommy (Josh Davis), foreground, breaks out of catatonia to become Tommy the pinball superstar (Evan Martorana). Falcon's Eye Theatre's production of "The Who's Tommy" opens April 15. Photo by Ron Tan

The Falcon’s Eye continues its ninth season with the smash hit, “The Who’s Tommy.” Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, “The Who’s Tommy” is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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