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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 »

Acupuncturist George Wang expands his El Dorado Hills treatment office

ACUPUNCTURIST GEORGE WANG brings a tray of health-inducing needles to one of his new treatment rooms. Photo by Roberta Long

“The best doctor will prevent you from getting sick.” Acupuncturist George Xiaowu (pronounced “sheé ou” as one syllable) Wang, LAc MS, said this with confidence. He uses traditional Chinese medicine to, among other things, build up his patients’ immune systems, even when they don’t have any illness symptoms. His practice, WTX Medical Group, in the El Dorado […]

1 Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Push those chips aside

TheShadow

I have no self-control when it comes to eating at Mexican restaurants. I order too much, sure, but my real issue is with the complimentary chips and salsa. It’s always there, tempting me to “gorge away” while I await my order. I try to resist, I truly do, but I always fail like the true […]

No Comment / March 29, 2011 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Mindful Health Solutions brings new therapy for depression, anxiety

PSYCHIATRISTS ENJOY TIME TO COLLABORATE — Dr. Richard Bermudes and Dr. Rachael Smith specialize in depression and anxiety treatment at their El Dorado Hills office. Photo by Roberta Long

Richard Bermudes, MD – Family physician and psychiatrist Richard Bermudes, MD, is well aware of the stigma surrounding mental health treatment and psychotherapy. “For a lot of people, it’s just not cool,” he said. What’s even more not cool is experiencing serious neurological disorders that reduce people’s ability to accomplish what they want and enjoy […]

3 Comments / March 16, 2011 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Mortgage decisions can make a difference in achieving financial goals

Iain Marshall

If you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you’ve got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make — and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement — you’ll want to weigh your options carefully. What types […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Looking for income? Consider premium bonds

Iain Marshall

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children.  But you may also invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »