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My Turn: Preparing loved ones with dementia for the holidays

Maude sat in her comfortable chair and looked at the crowd gathered around her. Sounds of holiday music playing and children running through the home echoed in her ears. “Who are these people? Why are they in my house?” Maude became upset and anxious. People she didn’t recognize kept speaking to her and asking questions […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Donation helps vets

Members of the Serrano Salute to Valor Committee and Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument recently presented a $12,200 check to Folsom Lake College’s Veterans Resource Center. The funds were part of nearly $40,000 in proceeds raised to help local veterans by the two groups during the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament held […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

California Rambling: Mormon Island

By the end of this winter, it may be another 60 years, or longer, before Mormon Island is seen again. For the past three years, Folsom Lake’s water level has been so low due to the drought that the dismantled Gold Rush-era town’s exposed foundations became one of the most popular attractions in El Dorado […]

November 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Stay safe this holiday season

Mike Kaslin Unit Chief Amador- El Dorado Cal Fire/ Cameron Park Fire The holidays are a time for friends and family. However, I encourage everyone to recognize that it is also a time to be extra cautious when cooking. Most home fires during the holiday season are started in the kitchen. Cal Fire reminds you […]

December 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: Any age is the right age to exercise

I am going to start exercising tomorrow. Many of us have uttered those words to ourselves, but have your promises turned into healthy habits? Maybe you think you are “too old” to start a new program or you are uncertain about how try a new activity. The list of reasons to not exercise gets very […]

November 18, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

El Dorado County Veteran of the Year: Joe Whiten

El Dorado Hills resident and U.S. Army Reserve veteran Joe Whiten combined his passions for golf and helping veterans to create the Serrano Salute to Valor Golf Tournament that in the past two years has raised nearly $52,000 for military veterans. For what he has done to help veterans, Whiten will be named El Dorado […]

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

My Turn: Annexing Rescue

Last month the El Dorado Hills Fire Department presented information on why we should annex the Rescue Fire Department. The EDHFD recently annexed the Latrobe Fire Department, claiming better support for EDH fire needs. EDHFD had already contracted to support LFD. However, that annexation will now cost El Dorado Hills taxpayers an unanticipated $600,000 annually to install […]

November 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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