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Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Debi Tysdale, left, of El Dorado Hills learns about chicken keeping from Forest Hill resident Cyndi Richmond, as part of the inaugural Blue Shield Crop Swap last week at the company's El Dorado HIlls office. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

No Comment / August 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tea Party: Obamacare the wrong prescription for America

Igor Berman’s grandmother died an American citizen after decades of suffering under Soviet rule. Despite all the hardships she faced she held on to her dream of America and freedom — a dream millions of people all over the world share, he said. The country’s current political path could devastate those dreams, Congressman Tom McClintock’s […]

No Comment / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

SACRAMENTO — California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement and other industrial-type permitted burning within the […]

No Comment / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Stracener changes candidate statement

Local bail bondsman and political activist Chuck Holland was prepared to enter into litigation against El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren “Curt” Stracener, who Holland said  misrepresented himself to voters on a candidate statement. As of Aug. 13 the statement in question had been changed. “Holland has had repeated contact through his lawyers with Stracener’s legal […]

No Comment / August 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Folsom gets Tele-ICU services

Wireless remote robot helps physicians make the rounds in hospital’s intensive care unit  FOLSOM — The Mercy Telehealth Network, which connects physicians to patients through state-of-the-art wireless, remote telehealth robots, is providing tele-ICU services at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. The Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, is a designated area of a hospital dedicated to the […]

No Comment / August 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local board races set for November

The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play. When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot. The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed. El […]

1 Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge abuzz on first day

In a break from past opening day schedules, Oak Ridge High School started on Thursday last week. First period was crossed off the schedule, allowing plenty of time for some old school social networking in the quad, where the impromptu reunion included chest thumps, gossip and lots of hugs. The overall atmosphere was one of […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »