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View SCATV2  highlights from a large selection of the videos that were broadcast on Channel 2 in 2011.   Refresh your memory of the wide variety of programming SCATV2 shared with the community.  There are so many videos we couldn't share the work of all our contributors.  It truly was an amazing year!  SCATV2 thanks all who helped to make this possible, from videographers, editors, board members to our members and underwriters, and the City of Placerville.

Here's some Quick Picks of some SCATV2 Favorites:
Find the above programs and more with detailed descriptions below.

Experience Hope Valley in its majestic autumn colors like you have never imagined thanks to Sierra Community Access Television producer Jason Bross and his rc helicopter with high definition camera!  Amazing.

Snowboard with Alison Gennai:  Enjoy the slopes at Lake Tahoe with Alison as she does her "Sweet Nothing" tricks down the mountain.  When there is no snow, you will catch her doing amazing stunts on her skateboard her at the Skateboard Park in Placerville.  When Alison isn't snowboarding or skateboarding you will find her teaching at Independence High School here in Placerville.

Show N' Shine at Cameron Park:  More than a thousand visitors turned out to check out more than 175 custom and vintage vehicles alongside unique aircraft Saturday during the 22nd annual Show N Shine & Fly In at Cameron Park.  The annual event is a collaborative effort between two local community service organizations — Soroptimist of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills and the Rotary Club of Cameron Park. Proceeds from the event benefit both community organizations and in turn the community through their effort.
Eyes On The Sierra: Join Videojournalist Kathleen Newell as she takes you on a narrative and visual tour of California's beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills. Emphasis is on touring the unique areas near Placerville, California. This episode features The El Dorado Trail, Wrights Lake, Mormon Emigrant Trail, Carson Pass, Caples Lake, Coloma, and Placerville, California. For more information, visit

George McKee Remembers Placerville:  In this rare film, the late George McKee goes through his family photo album telling his story of growing up in Placerville. George was the long time owner of the Round Tent clothing store on Main Street.  Part 2.

Let's Go Rafting on the American River:  Sbinoletsgo brings you rafting down the South Fork of the American River.  
Part 2.  Video contributed by Steve Strauss.

Kayak Weber Creek Class IV:  Austin Nickell of takes you on a rare kayaking adventure down Weber Creek during last Springs heavy rains.  It's a run only for experieced kayakers.  You will see why!


"Fall Into Winter In Placerville" by George Sabato is a digital video collage of scenes of hometown, Placerville. Enjoy autumn colors to the white dusting of snow that comes with this wonderful season of the year. Take a tour down Main Street and side streets as well. Enjoy some highlights of our annual Christmas Parade.

Snowboard Fun at Tahoe:  Enjoy a ride down the mountain at Northstar with Erik Schultz.  The GoPro video offers unique views of the snowboard adventure.

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Once A Marine:  “Author Gunny Sergeant Nick Popaditch, a Silver Star recipient and the subject of the world-famous AP photo, has penned what must surely be classed as among the best personal memoirs of any combat soldier in recent memory. Once a Marine is an in-your-face blast of raw emotion and realism that will strike a raw nerve and keep you up at night. This autobiography of combat, courage, and recovery should be required reading for every American, young and old, who yearns to grasp the true cost of freedom.”
– Caspar Weinberger Jr., Military and Current Affairs Columnist
Nick tells his story in Cameron Park, CA.

Flash Mob Dance on 10/08/11 in support of

"Firework" Flash Mob dance to Support from RJRUBY Productions on Vimeo.
1st Anniversary SCA-TV2 Program Highlights - Produced by Gary CampbellAre you new to Channel 2--then I suggest you watch our Anniversary Video featuring highlights from our first year.  

Flower Diva:  Angie Zimmerman teaches everyday flower arranging for your home, your office, as gifts, for dinner parties, for tablescapes, and as seen in magazines and on TV.  More
Simply Delicious: Sue Tweeton guides you step by step through Greek recipes from the "Simply Delicious" Greek cooking TV show.

Channel 2 Underwriters' 30 Second Spots
 Vindler & Associates Real Estate
G & O Body Shop and Towing--by Stan Okumura
Sears Hometown Stores of Placerville and Cameron Park
Iain Marshall's Edward Jones Investments of Cameron Park-By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Bass Lake Golf Course Underwriter Spot- By Michelle Vien Productions
Breaker Glass Underwriter Video - By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Minuteman Press Underwriter Video - By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Mosquito Creek Outfitters - By Michelle Vien Productions
Amerigas - By Michelle Vien 
All Auto Repair - By Stan Okumura 
Franks Body Shop -- By Stan Okumura
Window Fashions and More - By Gary Campbell

Harvest Time in El Dorado County:   This production of the El Dorado Winery Association introduces the audience to the "new gold" in the hills, the wide varieties of vine being produced by El Dorado County wineries.

Passport in Time:  Carson Immigrant Trail-- Archaeologists and volunteers trace the story of the Morman emigrants as told by the evidence left behind on the Carson Trail. This is a Dee Owens production.
EDC Firefighter Academy:  Share the experience of going through the El Dorado County Firefighters Academy.  The training and equipment are supported by funds raised in our community.
Kacie's Ride:  Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street closed to host this important Motorcycle Run that raises awareness and funds for the fight against domestic violence. Funds raised help support The Center for Violence Free Relationships. For info contact
A Day in Tahoe:  Jason Bross presents "A Day in Tahoe" with a fly-over of Emerald Bay and the Classic Wood Boat Show.  Now showing on SCA-TV2!
Shingle Springs Drive-In:  You will love this visit and fly-over of the abandoned drive-in in Shingle Springs where many of us once watch the latest films with friends and family.   

Enchanted Pools at Wright's Lake: Debbie and Jeff take Jason to the amazine Enchanted Pools where he flies his r.c. heliocopter to catch breathtaking views of Wright's Lake.  You won't believe it!  This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Wakamatsu Colony:  Fly over the first Japanese settlement in the United States in Gold Hill, California.  Video by Jason Bross and his remote controlled heliocopter with camera.

Pony Express Arrives in Placerville:  Jason Bross uses his RC heliocopter and camera to catch the Pony Express Rider arriving in town.  Great "fly-over" Placerville shots! You will love it. Original RC Heliocopter Fly-Over Main Street:    And here's Jason's first video fly-over Main Street.  

Eldorado Hills Car show, Town Center, Rc HeliEl Dorado Hills Car Show:  Fly over El Dorado Hills Town Center and enjoy a classic car show.  Video by Jason Bross and his r/c heliocopter.

Snoeshoe Hike at Loon Lake:  Debbie, husband Jeff and faithful Toots take off on the trail at Loon Lake, El Dorado County, California. Debbie and Jeff demonstrate how to snowshoe through this beautiful wilderness. Debbie is the author of Dog Friendly Trails for All Seasons in the California Foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Youth Living with Fire: Here's a great fire safety video for us in the foothills.

Cosmic Cafe:  Jerry Hogan's latest edition of "The Art of It All" takes you to the Cosmic Cafe on Main Street, Placerville.  Learn the history of the building, the story of how Jacob and his wife started this unique business that features a amazing health food restaurant, a bar with local wine and beer, art gallery, and hall where local musicians perform every week.

Channel 2 Grand Return Event at the Sequoia:  The "Grand Opening of the Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room" event was also a fundraiser celebrating "The Return of Sierra Community Access Television."  Music by Jackson Steel Band.  Video by Stan Okumura.

Church of Our Savior 150th Anniversary Celebration 2.0 - Seen on SCA-TV2 on blip.tvChurch of Our Savior 150th Anniversary:  Lincoln was President when construction began on this important Placerville landmark.  View this amazing church, inside and out, along with a narrative featuring time period pictures courtesy of Steve Crandell.   

RCD News Reel--Finnon Lake Dam Reconstruction:  Mark Egbert of the Resource Conservation District District Manager gives an on the spot report on the work being done to reconstruct the Finnon Lake Dam and associated rehabilitation of the lake environment.

George McKee Remembers Placerville:  In this rare film, the late George McKee goes through his family photo album telling his story of growing up in Placerville. George was the long time owner of the Round Tent clothing store on Main Street.  Part 2.

Heritage 3.0 - Seen on SCA-TV2 on blip.tvHeritage 3.0:  A look at the impact of development in El Dorado County that has taken place over the last several decades.  The video asks what the the role of Wall Street and Main Street will be in the re-development of our community.  Credits.
Economics and Benefits of Historic Preseration A Placerville community workshop presented by Jennifer Gates of the California Preservation Founation. Introduction is by Mayor Clive Morris.

Biking Jenkensen Lake at Sly Park:  Take a 14 mile bike ride on the trail around Jenkensen Lake with "S" Man Sterlyn Smith.  Sterlyn's travel adventures will be a featured series on Channel 2.  See many of his adventures at Big2020's Channel.
ThumbnailNick--The Bee Man:  Watch bee keeper Nick Pesola, here in El Dorado County,  retrieve a bee swarm at Papa Hank's Skyridge Blueberry Farm.  Before your eyes he rounds up 20,000 bees and moves them to a new hive here in Placerville.  Part 2. Video by Leroy Goodenough.
Rubicon Trail - It's In Your Hands:   The purpose of this video is to educate the public on proper use and appropriate behavior while visiting the Rubicon Trail, the crown jewel of the OHV trails, to protect this trail for future generations.  A Todd Stanley Production funded by El Dorado County and the State of California.  An Earth Day Premiere Special on Channel 2!!!

Cowboy Paper:  Local artist makes paper for his artwork out of horse manure.  You won't believe what artist Orin Miller goes through to create the medium for his the paper he uses in his art projects.  The making of the paper is an "art" in itself.   This is the link to part one.  Once at YouTube you may access part 2.  Stay with it and see his final art product in his gallery at the end of the video.  A Michelle Vien Production.

Aaron Molho:  Aaron does a great parody of Bruce Springsteen with his Deuce Bruceteen music video.  You will love his tribute to John Lennon.  Aaron was born and raised in Placerville and is now down in L.A. pursueing his career as a musician, producer, and comedian.
T is for Trash Can:  Produced by Rory and Placerville's own Sara Thorn Walsh.  This was a submission for Drafthouse Film's "ABC's of Death" contest. In the film Sara is carrying the recently born Lilly!

Placerville Children's Museum:  See the local museum in action.  video by Michelle Vien

Vision Coalition of El Dorado Hills:  Watch this video to learn about VC.

Our House Gallery Open Mic: February 16, 2011 Part 2 of 3
This segment, filmed on Feb. 16th, features 10 year-old Placerville poet, Taylor Summers, reading his original works. Also, 10 year old female vocalist, Wendy Dunn makes her SCA-TV2 debut. Local performer in numerous El Dorado Musical Theatre shows, Spencer Borup is showcased playing his original music. Program regulars include Alison Loftin, Jim Nolt, Taylor Graham, "Hatch" Graham, Telemachos Greanias, Steve Talbet, and Our House Gallery co-owner, Mary Donnelly. Visiting poets from Linclon David Anderson and Jude Stevenson-Victor also contributed to this segment.
This event is broadcast on Comcast Channel 2 exclusively on El Dorado County's Sierra Community Access TV. Produced by RJRUBY Productions, El Dorado Hills, C

Discover a great El Dorado County hike you can take with your dog with host Debbie Preston, author of 48 Dog Friendly Trails in the Foothills of California.

Food Bank of El Dorado County:  The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women’s shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, under privileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.

James Marshall's 200th Birthday Celebration - Seen on SCA-TV2 on blip.tvColoma--Celebration of James Marshall's 200th Birthday:  Join the celebration at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park featuring historical re-enactors who bring this important era to life as part of the celebration of the birthday of the man who discovered gold at Coloma.  The video is filmed and produced by George Sabato, edited by Michelle Vien.

Our House Open Mic Night: Januray 19,2011 Part 1 of 3:
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, "Our House Gallery and Framing" in El Dorado Hills hosts "Open Mic" poetry and music. The evening starts at 7Pm and wraps-up at around 8.30pm. Come and celebrate spoken and musical words. Admission and participation is free.

Spotlight on EDAC: "Art-Space" at The El Dorado Arts Council
This 27 minute feature, hosted by Placerville's very own Wendy Mattson, profiles the work and contributions made by the El Dorado Arts Council at their offices on Historic Main Street in Placerville. Co-hosting with Wendy is EDAC Exec. Director, Deb Jensen, as they take you on a colorful and visually stunning tour of the EDAC studios which showcases the work of many local artists. Produced by local artist and SCA-TV2 board member, Jerry Hogan. Filmed and edited by Cinema Caldera's Stan Okumura.

Shingle Springs to El Dorado Train Ride:  Experience the return of trains to the track between Shingle Springs and the town of El Dorado as captured with air and land video imagery filmed by Jason Bross of  The trains have returned thanks to the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association. See more of Jason's local videos like Pony Express on Main Street, Cameron Park Skate Park, El Dorado Hills Car Show, Raley's Field, Coloma, and Shingle Springs Snow Day at

The Art of it All-Ep. 2: The DORCAS Quiltmakers
In this episode of The Art of it All, host Jerry Hogan profiles this unique ministry based at Church of the Foothills in Placerville. This quilter's group makes high quality quilts that they donate to worthy causes.

Christmastime at Cameron Park's Burke Junction-Dec. 11, 2010
This is always a special event at this unique shopping district located in scenic Cameron Park, just 34 miles east of Sacramento. Meet Mother and Father Christmas and experience a truly community-based holiday season. Hosted by SCA-TV2 board member and news director, Jerry Hogan, and filmed by Leroy Goodenough.

Church of the Foothills Services:  Select COTF Sunday services are now featured on Channel 2 broadcast on Comcast Channel 2.  Here you will find the archive of recent Church of the Foothills services featuring Pastor Brian Long, Pastor Phil Christiansen and Pastor Danny Basham.    El Dorado County Sheriff's Chaplain Jacob Cohen 9/11 anniversary first-hand account is now posted.

Placerville Christmas Parade 2010:  Courtesy of the Mountain Democrat
Our Underwriters' Videos
Vindler & Associates Real Estate
G & O Body Shop and Towing--by Stan Okumura
Sears Hometown Stores of Placerville and Cameron Park
Iain Marshall's Edward Jones Investments of Cameron Park-By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Bass Lake Golf Course Underwriter Spot- By Michelle Vien Productions
Breaker Glass Underwriter Video - By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Minuteman Press Underwriter Video - By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Mosquito Creek Outfitters - By Michelle Vien Productions
Amerigas - By Michelle Vien 
All Auto Repair - By Stan Okumura 
Franks Body Shop -- By Stan Okumura
Window Fashions and More - By Gary Campbell

Gold Bug Mine:  Take a tour of Gold Bug Mine in historic Placerville.

CASA ....makes a difference!:  Produced for CASA by Michelle Vien.  It shows the roles of male volunteers in the CASA program.

Never Cry Wolf Rescue & Adoptions:  You have seen Sam Blake and his wolves up at High Hill Ranch during Apple Hill season.  He is there working to dispell myths about wolves and find homes for wolves who need adoption.  The station will air "Never Cry Wolf Rescue and Adoption:  Wold Education Series V.  This is a related feature posted on YouTube.

Burke Junction Train Inaugural 2010-by RJRUBY Productions and SCA-TV2

On August 21, 2010 the Burke Junction train was relaunched in a ceremony held at the Burke Junction Shopping Center in Cameron Park, CA. This train had been completely restored and created a memorable opportunity for the El Dorado County community to celebrate the return of this piece of history. Interviews with, Jerry Burke-founder of Burke Junction, local politicians, youth, and business leaders are also included in this 28 minute program co-produced by RJRUBY Productions and SCA-TV2.
Focus on SPEAR: Suicide Prevention Education Action Resources by Michelle Vien Productions and SCA-TV2
An El Dorado County-based nonprofit, SPEAR is fulfilling its mission to help the community’s at-risk teens develop self-esteem through the performing arts. “Our goal is to save as many children as possible,” says founder Vivian Hurtado-Figueira, who adds that while the efforts of SPEAR has, to date, helped to save the lives of nine young people, many more need similar assistance…perhaps more than anyone is comfortable admitting. This program showcases SPEAR's work with these at-risk teens. Co-hosted by Figueira and SCA-TV's Bertie Byrne.  

Marshall Hospital of Placerville Expansion Report - produced by Jerry Hogan
Hosted by George Sabato and produced by Jerry Hogan, this segment covers the progress of the current construction project underway at Placerville's Marshall Hospital. George interviews construction and engineering manager, Dana Rice. Special appearance, during this program, is also made by newly elected Placerville City Coucilwoman, Wendy Mattson.

Hangtown Destruction Derby sponsored by the  Placerville Police Association Destruction Derby, produced by Fuzion Filmz premiers Satuday, November 6.  See the full hour and twenty minute video on Channel 2.  See program schedule for times.

Watershed Education SummitOak Ridge Science Teacher Stan Iverson founded WES in 1998 using a $25,000 Innovations In Teaching Intel grant. WES has been conducting watershed studies on three tributaries within the watershed of the South Fork of the American River near Union Valley Reservoir in El Dorado county. Golden Sierra, Oak Ridge, Union Mine, and El Dorado High Schools, representing two different school districts, have established working partnerships with the United States Forest Service, El Dorado/Georgetown Resource Conservation District, State Water Resources Control Board, American River Conservancy, Indian Education Alliance, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Working alongside professionals, the students have collected water quality data each October. The USFS uses this data to develop policy.    
Video by Bill Thorpe of Sweet Mix Media
The American Dream:  The series tells the history of immigration to the United States and the stories of prominent immigrant citizens and their outstanding contributions to America.  The series has won a Telly, the International Film and Video Silver Screen Award, an Accolade, and the Videographer Awards Award of Excellence
Our House Open Mic Wednesday-10/20/10-part 1 of 3:  by RJRUBY Productions
This weekly series originates from Our House Gallery and Framing in El Dorado Hills. It provides an open forum for local citizens to read their own poetry or perform music. Gallery owners, Mary and Mike Donnelly, transform their place of business into a performance space every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8.30pm. All are welcome to either read, perform or just sit back and enjoy as an audience member..
The Art of it All-Episode 1-Produced and Hosted by Jerry Hogan
This inaugaral program profiles the Placerville Artist Association's Studio Tour. Tour host, Valerie Bye, shares her garden which is actually a work-of-art in the making for 30 years. In addition, this space is also an art gallery where various works are on display. The Placerville Artist Association's Tour draws together artist and art-lovers alike where these talents can be enjoyed by the entire El Dorado County Community. Jerry also talks with visitors and local artists who are also enjoying this part of the Studio Tour in Valerie's garden.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Department Citizen's Academy--By Stan Okumura of Cinema Caldera
Hosted by retired EDC Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Kevin House. this show details a unique and very popular program created by Lt. House where local citizens can learn about the inner workings of their county law enforcement agency on many levels. Topics covered are traffic enforcement, CSI, evidence management, stop and siezure procedures among others
"Dracula: Profiles in Vision and Creativity" --by RJRUBY Productions and SCA-TV2
Show showcasing Placerville's Imagination Theatre's unique multi-media production of "Dracula" that was on stage at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds through the month of Oct. 2010 and includes interviews with the directors and two of the main actors from the show.

28th Annual SARTA Elly Awards-EDC Winners  Sept. 26, 2010.-- By RJRUBY Productions and SCA-TV2

Saved by Grace--focuses on Grace's mission as a horse rescue and rehabilitation facility located in El Dorado Hills, CA.  Produced by Silverado Studios of Folsom,

Butterfly Concert--by Michelle Vien

Window on the Motherlode by Sweet Mix Media--a mini 3.20 min.-"Experience El Dorado"

Experience Eldorado (Five Episodes):  A Todd Stanley Production  WEB ONLY
Kacie's Ride
Doug Braaton of Candy Strike Channel 2 Station ID
Channel 2 Station ID with Magician Leroy Goodenough
Masked Magician--Leroy Goodenough
We Are All Different--Cinema Caldera & Vision Coalition
Sourdough Slim at Poor Red's--Cinema Caldera
Fancy Ghost by Dark Rider--Cinema Caldera
Epic Dust--Cinema Caldera
Generation F Part 1  -- by Michelle Vien   The story of El Dorado's foster children.
Generation F Part 2
Generation F Part 3
Generation F Part 4
Girls Night Out--Part 1 -- by Michelle Vien
Girls Night Out--Part 2  
Sean Clavere Sings in El Dorado Hills --by Leroy Goodenough
Nancy Siegler Sunflower Fundraiser for Breast Cancer --by Leroy Goodenough
Doug and Bud Zeller Introduce Placerville and El Dorado County
Fusion Gallery -- by Leory Goodenough
The Greatest Good--  The Forest Service Centennial Film

Placerville Downtown provided by Sweet Mix Media Alliance
Wine and Dine in Placerville provided by Sweet Mix Media Alliance
American River Conservency Video. Click on the video box for full screen viewing.
New Morning provided by Cinemacaldera
"Charlie's Closet":  Trailer of movie made by local Cameron Park teen and Ponderosa HS alum, Spencer Reed.
Cameron Park Fireworks Video provided by RJRuby Productions
Genny the Genie, El Dorado's Magician,  in Las Vegas -- by Leroy Goodenough
   Video 1
   Video 2
   Video 3--Genie in a Bottle
Vision Coalition Community Town Hall Meeting -- Cinema Caldera
El Dorado Community Foundation --Cinema Caldera
CASA Delivers Care to El Dorado Childern, Michelle Vien videographer
Study:  Access to Healthy Foods In El Dorado County  by Sweet Mix Media.

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