Friday Dec 28 2012 comments Press Tribune's 12 best photographs of 2012 By: Philip Wood, of the Auburn Journal -A +A A firefighter crosses the waterlogged street at Junction Boulevard and Americana Drive where a car smashed into a fire hydrant April 30, 2012. Tina Shearer, left, and Kaitlin Schnaars hang suspended upside down during their aerie yoga session Jan. 31, 2012. Valley Christian infielder Jake Sween makes a wild leap to catch the ball while El Camino’s steals second base April 4, 2012. Quarterback Taylor Laird (15) and receiver Justin Holmes, in the end zone, reenact the winning two-point conversion on Oct. 2, 2012 that has brought national attention to Oakmont’s football team. Clifford Keys does “The Clifford Shuffle,” which entails dancing with tissues on the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Eureka Road in Roseville. Keys dances to alleviate his arthritis. Michele Jennae and Curtis Hildebrand, also know as the Flyin’ Cowboy, air programming together at their Sunny Dragon Studios in Roseville. With Andrew Ripley hitting 199 of 200 targets, the Woodcreek High School Sportsmen’s Club won three titles at the California Youth Shooting Sports Association state championships: varsity, top squad and individual. At 3:43 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011, SPCA volunteer Larry Monks and “Audry,” a 1-year-old pit bull mix share a “kiss.” Monks volunteers at the Placer SPCA as often as four or five times a week to train, socialize and exercise the animals. “I feel better after a couple of hours with these dogs,” he said. “I feel better about a whole lot of things. I feel better about myself. They teach you compassion and understanding and patience and they can teach you a lot of things because most of them come from a pretty bad situation.” Sammy Hagar kisses Roseville Mayor Pauline Roccucci during the opening of Sammy’s Rockin’ Island Bar & Grill Sept. 15, 2012. An elderly driver crashed into the Granite Bay Post Office April 16, 2012 when she mistook the pedal for the brake. Roseville resident Scott Houston reenacts the astonishment he felt when he realized he’d killed “Arnie the Divot,” most likely by overwatering the plant with Coors Light. Houston served as Arnold Palmer’s personal caddie for four years at Pebble Beach Golf Links, where he acquired one of the legendary golfer’s divots. Isaac Ortiz, left, and his wife, Isabel, dance to the live band May 1, 2012 evening in front of the old city hall building on Vernon Street.