Home » Feature Photos You are browsing entries filed in “Feature Photos”

Cameron Park woman calls cousin’s train heroics ‘awesome’

Alek Skarlatos, right, was happy to reunite with his mother Heidi Hansen earlier this summer after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Skarlatos and friends were awarded France's highest honor Monday for foiling a terrorist attack while traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris. His cousin who lives in Cameron Park said she wasn't surprised by his actions. Courtesy photo

Carmichael native Alek Skarlatos was traveling in Europe with childhood friend Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler when they became instant heroes to the world. While traveling from Amsterdam to Paris by train the trio’s instincts kicked in when they reportedly heard a gunman loading ammunition in the restroom. Once the man exited, Skarlatos, 22, propelled […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Italy on Wheels rolling next month

Italian motorcycles, Italian cars and more will be on display at the fourth annual Italy on Wheels, Sept. 12 in Folsom. Photo by Larry Weitzman

The fourth annual Italy on Wheels Italian vehicle show takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12  at the Murer House Museum grounds, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. Growing every year, this fine show not only features Italian superstars — Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos — but everyday cars such as […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local mom shares area go-to tips

Nicole Ratcliff manages Folsom-El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. She is pictured with husband Richard and their children Bryson, 3, Jameson, 6, Calli, 10, and Serena, 7. Courtesy photo

The long, hot days of summer with little ones can include excitement now that mother of four Nicole Ratcliff is sharing her tips for the best parks, indoor activities and more on the regional Macaroni Kid website. Since October, Ratcliff has managed the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. There are 500 Macaroni Kid […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What a ride for the Bodacious Biking Babes

The Bodacious Biking Babes celebrated 15 years of friendship, fitness and charitable giving earlier this month and toasted their team captain (in duplicate cutouts) Michele Ruscito at the event. Back row left to right: Kitty Czarnecki, Terry Shapiro, Carolyn Newcomer, Lori Scheel, Debby Stone, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Lori Molitor, Vicki Summers, Geraldine Jimenez, Lori Blank, Diana Bolton, Sue Fry, Robin Ailman, Karen Welch, Maria Popovich. Front row left to right: Wendy Slepian, Kim Fish, Michele Elliston, Alice Carpenter, Dori Keast, and Lorraine King. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Women’s cycling group Bodacious Biking Babes of El Dorado Hills has reason to celebrate. In the 15 years they’ve been riding for fun, fitness and friendship the group has grown to include 60 active participants and they’ve raised more than $750,000 for charity. “These women are not your traditional athletes looking to test their endurance and […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge ready for student surge

Former ORHS Principal Paul Burke is seen here welcoming students back to school at the start of the 2015-16 year. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A chorus of greeters could be heard from blocks away Monday morning as Oak Ridge students returned to school. Principal Paul Burke and student Link Crew members clad in matching blue shirts welcomed each student who walked into the school’s main entrance with rousing cheers and high fives. “It’s always fun,” Burke said about the first […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Slain deputy’s wife supports immigration reform, creates foundation

The Oliver family continues to grieve the loss of Danny, seen here with wife Susan and daughters Melissa and Jennie. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County resident Susan Oliver has joined the illegal immigration debate, speaking up about the Davis-Oliver Act, an immigration enforcement bill named after her husband Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Michael Davis Jr. who were killed in the line of duty last year. Accused murderer Luis Bracamontes, AKA Marcelo Marquez, an […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Life without parole for murderer

Anderson Swift walks toward the elevator in the courthouse after being sentenced to life without parole on Aug. 7. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Tears and hugs followed murderer Anderson Swift’s sentencing Friday. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner sentenced the Oakland man to life in prison without parole for the murder of Khrista Ibarolle in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 7 and other crimes related to a crime spree that began with a carjacking in Oakland and […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »