Wednesday Jan 09 2013 comments A look back at Auburn Journal photography, Year in Review 2012 By: Kim Palaferri, Auburn Journal Photographer -A +A Buy This Photo Now Nov. 23 – Sisters Delana Ruud and Ann Ruud share smiles and laughter while enjoying their meal at the Auburn Salvation Army’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving Day at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Approximately 300 volunteers made it happen with gifts of service, food and cash. Sept. 23 – Customers line up for freshly made Mexican food at Maria’s Mexican Tacos on High Street in Auburn. Auburn City Council is coming up with a new set of food truck regulations in response to complaints from Old Town and Downtown business owners. Sept. 2 – Tim Wegner transfers sauvignon blanc grapes from a half-ton bin into the stemmer/crusher under the watchful eye of his son, Logan, 3, as Pescatore Vineyard and Winery Newcastle. September means it is harvest time for grape growers and vintners in the foothills. Sept. 12 Page A7 – A six-foot-tall monument encasing fragment of the World Trade Center twin towers now stands in the lobby of Auburn City Hall. Artist J. Randall Smith, who developed the design, hopes the inscription on the glass will inspire thought and reflection. April 8 – Sawyer Pelling, 16 months, gets help from mom, Nicole Hayes, as he searches for Easter eggs on his first Easter egg hunt at Auburn Recreation District’s Recreation Park. Moose Lodge 2664 in Auburn sponsored by morning hunt for area children. June 24 – Timothy Olson rests at the finish line after breaking the course record to win the Western States Endurance Run (June 23) as race director Greg Soderlund looks on at Placer High’s LeFebvre Stadium. Olson, a 28-year-old massage therapist from Ashland, Ore., cross the finish line in 14 hours, 46 minutes and 44 second. The old record was 15 hours, seven minutes. Sept. 11 – Placer County Facilities Services employee Lance Bertilson lowers the flags to half staff at the Historic Courthouse in Auburn. Bertilson is making 15 stops throughout the county to lower the flats on county buildings in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon 11 years ago. Brenden Smith, Placer High School junior, sands pars of doll cradles being made to distribute as part of the Auburn Christmas Basket Program for needy families. April 9 – Bud Pisarek stands atop four renditions of his City of Auburn logo, painted in the intersection of High Street and Lincoln Way in downtown. The paintings were done as part of the first phase of the Auburn Streetscape program. Placer defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes is escorted onto the field by his parents as he is crowned homecoming king during the homecoming game. Allie Hess was crowned Homecoming Queen. May 20 – Arts in Action at School Park Preserve – Newcaslt resident Tom Barger strums a tune as part of a musical duo with his wife, Kathy, during the first Auburn Arts in the Park (May 19). More than two dozen exhibitors filled the School Park Preserve in Downtown Auburn for the event, which was sponsored by the City of Auburn and Auburn Arts Commission. Sept. 7 – The Gold Country Fair enticed fairgoers with unique fried foods, music, animals and a parade. Auburn resident Jacob Ryan, 7, helps out Long Valley 4H Club by keeping things clean on the parade route. Sept. 30 – Engine 202 is once again on the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge in the American River Canyon near Auburn. The locomotive is parked there for the wrap-up of the bridge’s 100-year celebration. Oct. 30, Off-duty Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Troy Minton-Sander gains control of 26-year-old Patrick Hurley, who walked onto the field during a football game between Colfax and Placer high schools Friday. March 15 – Patrick Kenoyer of Auburn and his dog, Wiggey, walk Auburn Ravine Road alongside the rain swollen Auburn Ravine Creek. A late-winter storm drenched Auburn with almost three inches of rain. July 15 – Black Hawk helicopters, brought in as part of additional state resources feed to fight the Robbers Fire, carry water from the American River near Yankee Jims bridge to douse flames in the steep terrain where the fire was burning July 14. Jan. 1 - Foresthill’s Pfc. Tom Fitzinger hugs fiancée Christee Littlefield as friends, family and the Patriot Guard Riders welcome him home from Iraq upon his arrival at Sacramento International Airport April 29 – Riding high at the rodeo. Cowboy Jess Williams of Paso Robles rides Fancy Pants, hanging on for eight seconds to receive a score of 70 in the Saddle Bronc competition April 28 at Auburn’s Wild West Stampede rodeo at the Gold Country Fairgrounds . Jan. 8 – Camper Long, 4, and his father Jason Long help with the mural being painted on the wall of Rico’s Barber Shop on High Street in Downtown Auburn Jan. 7. “My dad called and told us the mural was being painted today and kids could help, so we came right down,” Jason Long said. Jan. 29 – Newcastle fireman Cameron Gibson and fire captain Wayne Hickock hang out in the trailer located in the parking lot next to the Newcastle firehouse, which is deemed unsuitable for living. Firefighters Feb. 9 – Auburn Symphony conductor Michael Goodwin, 65, of Oregon House, was killed in a car crash on Highway 20, between Grass Valley and Yuba City. Feb. 22 – Father Dan Williamson of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Auburn gets some Mardi Gras beads from a bewigged Annie Holmes during the church’s annual Fat Tuesday Pancake Celebration. April 15 – Spiffing up the canyon. Auburn resident Anna Norman, 13, applies a new coat of paint to a rusty guardrail during clean-up day on the American River Canyon Saturday. Held as part of earth week, the cleanup brought together many volunteers who worked along the north and middle forks of the American River. April 20 – On April 18, 1775, gunfire erupted in Massachusetts, signaling the beginning of the American Revolution. On (April 19), the Sons of the American Revolution, Gold Country Chapter, celebrated the historic anniversary at Central Square in Downtown Auburn. From left are Ron Barker, Dan Dancer and Dale Ross, attired like their revolutionary ancestors. Members of the Sons of the American Revolution have traces their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who suppored the cause of American independent during the years 1774-1783. May 10 – Skateboarding stuntman William Spencer thrills the crowd in Old Town as he jumps over a car while on fire. The images are for Auburn-based production company Ridgeline Entertainment’s new shoe, “Armstrong Action.” May 3 –Bellaruse “Bella” the llama is back on her feet again, thanks to a prosthetic leg developed for her by Michael Carlson of Hanger Clinic Prosthetics in Auburn. Bella’s leg was amputated after she stepped in a gopher hole and broke it. June 19 – Tildnn Mayer, 9, jumps into the water during diving class at the Sierra Pool in Auburn. Tildnn’s family headed to the Bay Area last weekend to get away from the triple-digit temperatures in the foothills. June 10 – 2012 Placer High graduate Libby Machado walks barefoot over the LeFebvre grass to receive her diploma at Saturday’s 113th annual commencement ceremony. July 5 – Auburn resident Annaliese Nobile, 7, makes quick work of her slice of fruit during the watermelon-eating contest at Fourth of July festivities in Old Town Auburn. Aug. 8 – Emily Russo, 9, her brother Nick, 7, and mother Michelle visit the search and rescue booth at a National Night Out gathering in the Target parking lot in North Auburn. Sept. 16 – Emergency personnel prepare to transport Placer High student Andrew Carducci by Calstar helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center following and Interstate 80 crash Sept. 14. Carducci’s condition was listed as serious, a hospital spokeswoman said. Nov. 18 – Christina Delgado with Newcastle Mandarin Ranch offers samples of her Satsuma mandarins for passersby to try during the Mountain Mandarin Festival Nov. 16 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Nov. 13, page A2 – More than 40 entries made their way through Downtown Auburn as large crowds gathered to watch at the Veterans Day Parade. Grand marshal was Col. Clarence “Bud” Anderson, a triple ace in World War II and an inductee into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.