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ALA reports on tobacco use in El Dorado County

New Report is part of the Lung Association’s Disparities in Lung Health Series The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, examines tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide, particularly among rural youth. Tobacco use is higher in rural communities than in suburban […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2012 | Posted in 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

Arm wrestling comes to El Dorado Hills

Look into my eyes — Barbers Shane Patterson and David Aviles practice for the upcoming arm wrestling competition sponsored by their boss, World Famous Barber Jon. The family event will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the El Dorado Saloon, and will benefit the SPEAR. Courtesy photo

Some very fit guys will pair up, hold hands and stare into each other’s eyes during a special competition at the El Dorado Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event sponsor and master of ceremonies is the flamboyant and world famous (by self-proclamation) Barber Jon Rivera, a local character so colorful that he keeps a […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Santa Cruz Court home burns

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The second major El Dorado Hills structure fire in what has become a hot and dangerous fire season destroyed a La Cresta Village home on Aug. 8. The family of four was home at the time and escaped unharmed, but their two small dogs succumbed to smoke and perished. El Dorado Hills firefighters were dispatched […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,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 […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: Aug. 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Can’t come in Aug. 2: Would-be thieves reportedly tried to force entry into a Valley View Parkway apartment. Businesses rocked Aug. 2: Someone used rocks to bust a window and damage a door at two Francisco Drive businesses. Evolutionary misstep Aug. 2: Deputies arrested […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »