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12-year-old skateboarding sensation just a regular kid, sort of

DRAKE RIDDIOUGH, 12, of El Dorado Hills, catches some serious hang time during the Sessions Tim Brauch Skateboard Competition last month. Drake too first place out of 45 competitors in the 12 and under class. Photo courtesy of Ken Riddiough

When it comes to skateboarding, Drake Riddiough does it all. He soars over the tops of vert ramps. He carves and grinds in the bowl. And he isn’t afraid to go big on the street, either. He’s won competitions and is sponsored by no less than three companies — DC Shoes, Half Pint Skateboards and Earth […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Bruins upset Huskies in 3, Pondo volleyball faces Oak Ridge this week

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent SHINGLE SPRINGS – With several starters out, another home game on the road and fighting for better playoff positioning, Ponderosa High volleyball showed resilience Thursday in three tough games against visiting Sheldon. Never wavering, the Bruins came away with a victory in three straight games by scores of  25-21, 25-16, and 25-18. Ponderosa proved its […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Walking Spanish wins a Sammy

WALKING SPANISH is, left to right, Tom Gunterman, Chris Haislet, Alex Nelson, Rob Mills and Tim Picchi. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County-borne rockers Walking Spanish reached a new step toward notoriety earlier this month when they brought home a coveted Sammy (Sacramento Area Music) Award for best rock band. For those out of the loop, the Sammies have become a milestone for local recognition for musicians performing in all genres since their creation in […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Think Pink

Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS — Ponderosa High School volleyball athletes Samantha Rains and Alex Mettler pose with the rest of the school’s “Think Pink” team to promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Other team members pictured are, left to right, Allison Proud, Aubree Thayer, Samantha Teter and Emily Summers. Mettler lost her mother […]

No Comment / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Pirates land at Sutter Street

"TREASURE ISLAND" continues through Nov. 28 at Sutter St. Theatre. The play features a cast ages 9-72. Pictured left to right are Elio Gutierrez, Casey Camacho, Cassidy Cagney, Monique Lonergan and Riley Spieler.

“TREASURE ISLAND,” the humorous adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale, gets a lot more fun this weekend at Sutter Street Theatre. Kids coming in costume Saturday or Sunday at 1 p.m. will receive half off regular admission prices with an adult purchase, and everybody gets Halloween treats. Also, adults who attend “Dial M […]

No Comment / October 25, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »