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Hot Dog! It’s The Stand

THE FAMILY STAND —€” John Koogle his daughter Jennifer Curtsinger and son-in-law William, left to right, enjoy selling hot dogs at local Little League games. They donate a portion fo their proceeds back to the program. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a new fixture on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District  baseball fields these days and with its bright umbrella and swarms of new fans it’s easy to spot. The Stand, a mobile hot dog cart owned and operated by El Dorado Hills residents William and Jennifer Curtsinger and her parents, John and Suzann […]

8 Comments / May 24, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mom turn inventor creates DishwasherMATE

GINA JACKSON invented DishwasherMATE after she became frustrated with dirty and melted plastic containers coming out of her dishwasher. The El Dorado Hills mom will appear on QVC this summer to sell her product. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Frustrated when your dishes flip in the dishwasher? Tired of hand-washing things that fill with that icky water? Then Gina Jackson has the solution for you — DishwasherMATE © by Gina J.! The El Dorado Hills mother of three daughters invented DishwasherMATE, a thermoplastic rubber mat that goes on top of the full dishwasher racks […]

4 Comments / May 24, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lose weight and feel great with Dr. Murray’s help

GREAT TEAM — Chiropractor Doug Murray and his wife Myrnalyn Murray team up to help people lose weight and stay healthy. Myrnalyn was the "guinea pig" who tried the HCG Weight Loss approach first and now coaches others to realize their goals. Photo by Roberta Long

Dr. Douglas Murray is the clinic director at his Foundation for Wellness office, 4995 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 5, El Dorado Hills. He is also a practicing chiropractor who uses the latest research and technology. In the 2-1/2 years since he began his practice in El Dorado Hills, Murray has helped around 500 patients lose […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Investing beyond short-term CDs

Iain Marshall

  Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income. Yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent, and five-year CDs paid in the 2 percent to 2. 3 percent range. Those […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘Munis’ can still work for you — even in tough times

Iain Marshall

No matter where you live, the chances are good that a state or local government near you may be having some difficulty in balancing its budget. As a citizen, you’re probably concerned about how this situation will affect your life and your community. But as an investor, you may also wonder how this might affect […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Very special sushi

Popular opinion said most sushi restaurants draw mainly under-35 scenesters but that’s really not the case anymore. It may have been true in the ’90s but enjoying sushi is really a multi-generational thing nowadays. When we enter Twins Sushi at around noon we discover that only two tables were full, aside from us. The place […]

No Comment / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Reflection Salon and Spa offers first-class treatment at everyday price

FEEL YOUR BEST — Kathy Bennett, hair stylist and owner of Reflection Salon & Spa, welcomes customers to take and break and take advantage of Reflection's services at Blue Ravine and Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Roberta Long

  Now may not be the best time to open another salon and spa, but Kathy Bennett, owner of Reflection Salon & Spa in Folsom, is not daunted. She’s been in the business locally as a stylist for 25 years and made it through two recessions. The inspiration for her new business, which opened Aug. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »