Lindsay’s got spirit

Twice a week Lindsay Lee wakes up at 6 a.m. for her “dreaded” lifting and endurance workouts — part of the 18-year-old University of Colorado cheerleader’s practices. Some may see this, plus three more days of three-hour practices, as deal-breaking sacrifice; Lee considers cheerleading a confidence booster that has helped smooth her transition from an […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

It’s go time

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Justin Heckman

Just call him “The Little Engine That Could.” That’s how Silva Valley Elementary teachers describe fifth-grader Justin Heckman, the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. “He has the attitude of ‘I think I can, I think I can’,” said special education teacher Karen Schott. “Justin is one of those students who […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

‘Mik’ takes the oath

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

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Boy knocks down disease symptoms with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When Nico Libby was 10, debilitating seizures disrupted his life every day. The Libby family, living overseas at the time, then received the diagnosis: Tourette’s Syndrome. They got on the first plan back to the United States. “We knew the United States would have the best care for Nico,” said Nico’s father Fritz Libby. “We just wanted to come […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Cindy Williams leads cast of “nuns” seeking stardom in heavenly sequel

Cindy Williams, starring as Sister Mary Regina, the Mother Superior, in the latest adventure of the wonderfully wacky and talented Little Sisters of Hoboken in “Nunset Boulevard: the Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” invites everyone to see the show at Three Stages in Folsom, Jan. 14-16. “It’s interactive. It’s a fun show, and the audience will […]

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