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Ask a Care Manager: What are our placement options?

As important as it is to plan ahead for long-term care needs, things often don’t happen as planned. An older adult falls and breaks a hip or has a stroke and, in an instance, their life is changed forever. Suddenly family members are frantically searching for senior care services available in their area and trying to […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Andrew Shoemaker

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrew R. Shoemaker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Scout ensures flags get proper respect

Oak Ridge senior Benjamin Gross recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, Benjamin planned and led fellow Scouts and friends to build a flag retirement box for residents to drop off their old or tattered flags, which is now located inside the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Norm Rowett Pavilion. […]

Master Food Preservers: What’s in your pantry?

Summer Brasuel UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The most rewarding thing about home preserving is having a variety of pantry items at my fingertips; items I know my family loves and enjoys with the added bonus of feeling good about the ingredients contained in those jars. Meat broth, salsas, tomato products of […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

My Turn: Sanctuary state bad idea for California

In its continued quest to lead the nation in irresponsible governance, the California State Senate is moving forward with Senate Bill 54. The bill completely dismisses the millions of citizens who follow the law and want safe communities for their families and businesses. It’s also the latest embarrassing example of the Legislature’s cult-like devotion to […]

March 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Go native

As our landscapes finally start to dry out from the deluge of much-needed rainfall, it is hard to resist the urge to start perusing the local garden centers and nurseries for our spring projects in the garden. Before you take the plunge consider first taking an inventory of your landscape. Did some of the plants […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Financial Focus: Five reasons not to be a “do-it-yourself” investor

These days you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a financial professional? Actually, there are at least five good reasons why a financial advisor can […]

March 07, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Tagged ,

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