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Army reservist done commuting with donkey carts

Sgt.LeeWEB

Jeff Lee said it’s OK to call him a “geek.” As an Information Technology manager at Intel evidently it’s an appropriate handle. But Lee’s more than that. He’s a “warrior geek.” The Army Reserve 1st Sergeant recently returned to his El Dorado Hills home to his wife and children after a tour of duty in Afghanistan […]

1 Comment / February 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sam LaCara – a good man, a great principal

Sam LaCara

On Wednesday principal Sam LaCara was shot to death in his office at Louisiana Schnell School in Placerville. That’s the reason Sam LaCara, 50, is in the news today, but there are other reasons he could have made the front page. One reason might have been the heartfelt interest LaCara took in the 411 students […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

March 8 election information

A special election to fill the 4th District Assembly seat will be held March 8.

A special election to fill the 4th District Assembly seat will be held March 8. Thinkstock images The Special Primary Election for the state Assembly 4th District will be held on Tuesday, March 8. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 will be the last day to register to vote […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Care about seniors? Join the Commission on Aging

There is currently one vacancy on the Commission on Aging. The commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation and applicants are being sought from all areas of the county, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to those 60 years and older. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 28. For additional information […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rotary names February Student of the Month

SUPERTSTAR STUDENT —€” Rotary Student of the Month Ryan Manriques received nothing but praise at Wednesday's Rotary breakfast. Lakeview Elementary School teacher Julie Ryan said Ryan always has a smile on his face and an entourage as he makes his way around campus. Pictured are: Back row left to right, Rescue Union School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Bly; proud dad Tom Manriques; beaming mom Carrie Manriques; teacher Julie Ryan and Principal Judy Chance. Front row Rotary Club President Bill Tobin and Ryan Manriques. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

SUPERSTAR STUDENT —€” Rotary Student of the Month Ryan Manriques received nothing but praise at Wednesday’s Rotary breakfast. Lakeview Elementary School teacher Julie Ryan said Ryan always has a smile on his face and an entourage as he makes his way around campus. Pictured are: Back row left to right, Rescue Union School District Superintendent […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

UPDATE 2: ‘A tragedy for Placerville’: Principal shot dead; janitor in custody

THE SUSPECT in the Wednesday morning shooting of Schnell School Prinicipal Sam LaCara is taken into custody outside his home in El Dorado shortly after noon Wednesday. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Elementary school Principal Sam LaCara was shot to death Wednesday morning in his office at Placerville’s Louisiana Schnell School campus. School janitor John Luebbers is believed to have mortally wounded LaCara, 50, with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen shortly before 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities believe Luebbers targeted LaCara. The 44-year-old suspect was arrested about […]

No Comment / February 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom suffers from ‘fiscal fatigue,’ mayor says

Mayor Andy Morin

In his third State of the City speech Folsom Mayor Andy Morin found the city facing a completely different future than he did when he gave similar speeches in 2006 and 2007. In January of those years the outlook was brighter, though fiscal storm clouds were gathering. This year is more problematic, following a couple […]

No Comment / February 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »