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Nurse Next Door now in El Dorado Hills

Robert and Owen Brooke's new business will help many seniors in El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Courtesy photo

Local father and son team to offer industry leading in-home senior care By 2020, the number of people older than age 60 in El Dorado County will increase by nearly 150 percent of its current population. The increasing senior population is fueling the demand for home health care and one of North America’s fastest growing providers, […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hometown hero: Airman Kevin Schnaidt

Air Force Airman Kevin M. Schnaidt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Make Halloween a fun and safe night for trick-or-treaters

Costumes, jack-‘o-lanterns, haunted house and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren’t taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Exhibit tackles challenges of PTSD

A traveling art exhibit at Sacramento State examines post-traumatic stress disorder — its causes and symptoms, its stigma and treatment — through the art and words of those directly affected by it. “PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry From Survivors of War, Gun Violence and Domestic Abuse” will run through Dec. 13 in the University Library Gallery annex. Regular gallery […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

State Indian Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month

SACRAMENTO — In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum will offer a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans, including basket weaving demonstrations, a compelling Native literature showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” skills workshops, a Native Film Festival and the always-popular […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado County libraries — so much more than books

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the web to determine your next career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

The Sky Mote Overcrossing sign stands along eastbound Highway 50 in the shadow of the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial at the Placerville government center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »