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Acupuncturist George Wang expands his El Dorado Hills treatment office

ACUPUNCTURIST GEORGE WANG brings a tray of health-inducing needles to one of his new treatment rooms. Photo by Roberta Long

“The best doctor will prevent you from getting sick.” Acupuncturist George Xiaowu (pronounced “sheé ou” as one syllable) Wang, LAc MS, said this with confidence. He uses traditional Chinese medicine to, among other things, build up his patients’ immune systems, even when they don’t have any illness symptoms. His practice, WTX Medical Group, in the El Dorado […]

1 Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Eric Hanson ‘saddles up’ to lead Folsom Chamber of Commerce

2011 FOLSOM CHAMBER CHAIRMAN GETS READY TO 'COWBOY UP' — Tina Polley, left, had a good ride as chairman of the Folsom Chamber in 2010. Eric Hanson, right, takes over as the chamber prepares for the Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2, 3 and 4. Photo by Roberta Long

As the Folsom Chamber of Commerce looks forward to another year of creating the most business-friendly environment for existing and new businesses, large or small, the reins of leadership were passed from 2010 Chairman of the Board Tina Polley to Eric Hanson. The change took place at the annual awards and installation luncheon on March […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Dam releases impressive waterfall

Photo by Roberta Long

The five main gates of Folsom Dam poured water downriver on the American over the weekend. The dam provides drainage for about 1,875 square miles. The California Department of Water Resources reported the lake elevation on March 26 was 433.54 ft. Lake elevation has been held to between 428 and 441 feet for the past […]

1 Comment / March 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mindful Health Solutions brings new therapy for depression, anxiety

PSYCHIATRISTS ENJOY TIME TO COLLABORATE — Dr. Richard Bermudes and Dr. Rachael Smith specialize in depression and anxiety treatment at their El Dorado Hills office. Photo by Roberta Long

Richard Bermudes, MD – Family physician and psychiatrist Richard Bermudes, MD, is well aware of the stigma surrounding mental health treatment and psychotherapy. “For a lot of people, it’s just not cool,” he said. What’s even more not cool is experiencing serious neurological disorders that reduce people’s ability to accomplish what they want and enjoy […]

3 Comments / March 16, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Willow Hill nature park open in Folsom

Photos by Roberta Long  CAST YOUR LINE from the pier at Willow Creek Reservoir Community Park. Don't forget your fishing license. Folsom High School is across the water.

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park is unlike any other park in Folsom. The 28-acre property used to be owned by Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Cross country runners from Folsom High School used the trail in the unimproved area around Willow Hill Reservoir, behind the school, to build endurance. The park is now owned by […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Packed house greets Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinum

The energy in the audience was palpable as Gloria Steinem walked across the stage to the podium on Monday night, March 7, on Stage One of Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages. The women, young and old, and a sprinkling of men, could not stay in their seats and rose to greet Steinem with a standing […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Folsom reaches accord with Local 39

The Folsom City Council approved an agreement with the city’s largest employee union, Local 39, at the council’s Feb. 22 meeting. Resolution No. 8805, authorizing adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Folsom and the International Union of Operating Engineers-Stationary Engineers, Local 39, AFL-CIO, was unanimously passed on the consent calendar. The […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »