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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 »

Best Massage: Massage Envy

Photo by Roberta Long

Laurie Vaqueiro remembers the day she decided she decided to open a Massage Envy spa — March 15, 2006. She had traveled to east Roseville for her third Massage Envy appointment.  “I loved the concept of affordable, convenient massages, and the Wellness program,” she said. Laurie and husband Danny learned that franchises were available. They […]

1 Comment / April 18, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Bakery, Fruit/Produce, Grocery Store and Health Food Store: Nugget Market

Photo by Roberta Long

When Nugget Market opened in El Dorado Hills in 2008, it set a new standard for food display. “All the décor is done in-house by associate design teams,” said store manager Craig Brady. And just as important as the display is the quality. Nugget partners with Nor-Cal Produce to bring the freshest and most varied […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

EDMT succeeds in ‘How to Succeed without Really Trying’

By today’s standards, mid-1950s Americans were living in fairy-tale land. It was a time when any young man with pluck and charm could become president of a corporation. Any young woman with good looks and charm could marry Prince Charming — often the young man who had risen to the top of the corporate ladder. […]

Comments Off / April 14, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »