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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 »

Connector JPA approves design guidelines and finance plan

Southeast Capital Connector Joint Powers Authority took a big step forward at its March 8 meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall, approving project design guidelines and a finance plan. Both measures received unanimous support from the board: Chairman David Sander, city of Rancho Cordova; Patrick Hume, city of Elk Grove; Don Nottoli, Sacramento County; Jeff Starsky, […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom mayor sees brighter days ahead

Folsom Mayor Steve Miklos presented a brief message with good news in his 2013 State of the City address. The mayor debuted his speech at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 17 and delivered it from the Folsom City Council chamber on Jan. 22. The city has a few more challenging years because […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »