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Delicious start-up dishes up honors

Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman serve up delicious frozen yogurt at Urban Yogurt in Shingle Springs. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

They might call themselves “a couple of retired grandmas,” but there is nothing shy or retiring about the way Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman have jumped in with four feet to open a frozen yogurt store in Shingle Springs. Urban Yogurt has quickly gained in popularity, becoming the cream of the shops in a corner […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Home Care Assistance helps seniors thrive

Glen Krakow runs Home Care Assistance in El Dorado Hills. The company's mission is to help seniors stay in their homes as they age. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When El Dorado Hills residents Glen and Monica Krakow considered a move to Texas to live near their aging parents two years ago, friends pleaded with the couple to stay. After all, the Krakows developed deep roots in the area while raising their two grown children and by virtue of owning the Pak Mail in […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Time for some financial spring cleaning

Iain Marshall

We’ve just arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions for doing just that: Reduce duplication. If you’ve […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Women may face extra challenges in seeking financial security

Iain Marshall

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face significant economic challenges. And even here in the United States, women encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Nothing but the best for Café C

Café C chef Yvan Chalaye puts the edge on his mac and cheese brulée. The French chef said he likes to mix things up, try new recipes and change sauces when updating his menu. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Café C chef and owner Yvan Chalaye is more than comfortable in his new kitchen; it’s as though he’s been there for years though the new restaurant beneath the Regal Theater opened Feb. 2. Chalaye checks the oven, flips seasoned beef in a pan, then turns to sip on a pilsner and easily chat  as an […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What does 2015 hold in store for investors?

Iain Marshall

If you’re an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what’s in store for 2015? It’s essentially impossible to make precise predictions about the performance of the financial markets — but it is possible to identify those economic conditions and market forces that may help shape outcomes in the investment world […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »