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Bicycle Guys expands shop

Bicycle Guys Casey and Corbin specialize in mountain bike sales, maintenance and service at 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 130, in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Casey McConachie (pronounced “Mick-Con-a-key”) loves everything about bicycles­ — riding them, working on them, selling them to customers and sharing his world. Casey is a Bicycle Guy, always has been. At age 14, Casey got his work permit and went to work in an Orange County bicycle shop. Over time, he worked in customer service, […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Folsom State of the City highlights investment

FOLSOM — Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer did not disappoint the sellout crowd that came to hear Mayor Kerri Howell report on the State of the City at Lake Natoma Inn on Jan. 16. Due to a seasonal illness, Howell was unable to attend the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon. As the mayor’s understudy, Palmer […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills chiropractor expands holistic practice

Get back to health with Doug Murray and his team. Back row, left to right: Terri (aesthetician); Rebecca (medical assistant); Doug Murray, DC (chiropractor); Myrnalyn (office manager); Janis (insurance). Front row, left to right: Angela (nurse); Glenda Goodwin MD (medical director); Christa (weight loss counselor). Courtesy photo

After four years of practice in El Dorado Hills, and 3,000 patients, Douglas Murray, DC, and his wife and business partner Myrnalyn are more enthusiastic than ever about the success of their approach. Last March they moved from their 1,200-square-foot office in the El Dorado Hills Business Park to their new 2,800-square-foot location at 1106 […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Folsom man takes commission seat, aims to reduce mental illness stigma

Earlier this summer Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Folsom resident John Boyd to a three-year term on the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. The 16-member commission oversees services provided under the Mental Health Services Act. The act was created when voters approved Proposition 63 in November 2004. The Mental Health […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital provides total care

Tim Long, Registered Veterinary Technician, comforts Toby, a Japanese Chin, who had 10 abscessed teeth. Long is a licensed animal dentist. Photo by Roberta Long

A  healthy, happy pet adds enjoyment to any family or individual. In addition to the usual maladies pets are subject to, animals in the foothills can be exposed to rattlesnakes, ticks, heat stroke and diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. The veterinary staff at MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to maintaining healthy pets […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Highway 50 fire singes EDH neighborhood

The 50 Fire started next to eastbound Highway 50 in Folsom and traveled over the southern ridge. The fire was contained without harming homes in the Stonebriar neighborhood of El Dorado Hills. Photo by Roberta Long

Firefighters attacked a fast-spreading grass fire south of Highway 50 at the Folsom-El Dorado County line  Friday afternoon, knocking down the flames that scorched 163 acres in a matter of hours. Friday was another in a series of hot, dry days with light E-NE winds. The temperature was 95 degrees when the fire was reported […]

Comments Off / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Archer’s Butcher Block cuts meat the old-fashioned way

Archer's Butcher Block employee Brandi Wright and the rest of the crew serve up quality meat. Photo by Roberta Long

Archer’s Butcher Block developed a loyal clientele before the store opened at 5425 Mother Lode Drive three years ago. Gary Grover is a custom meat cutter, a butcher of the old-fashioned type. It’s a trade that is not taught much these days, but Grover learned from his wife’s father, Max Archer, who was a third-generation […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »