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Mercy Hospital of Folsom acquires robotic surgery system

FOLSOM — When 44-year-old Carmen Artiga had a massive cyst on her ovary removed and a hysterectomy, she wasn’t familiar with the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical system her obstetrician used for the minimally-invasive surgery at Mercy Hospital of Folsom, but she’s glad he had it. “The incisions were a half-inch long around my belly button […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you concerned about fire in your community?

         

Comments Off / July 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Heat-related fires a real threat

“With hot summer weather upon us, everyone needs to be pay attention to what can cause a fire, either in a structure or outdoors, and work towards preventing a fire” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “There are several large fires burning in the northern part of California […]

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Turkey shot with arrow dies

This turkey apparantly shot with an arrow was seen in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood the first wekend in July. Because it suffered major injuries, the turkey was euthanized. Photo by Joe Bula

El Dorado Hills residents reported a turkey wandering about with an arrow stuck in its side the first weekend in July. After making several phone calls to track down the bird, Village Life has learned that the turkey suffered internal injuries and did not survive. A California Fish and Game warden captured the turkey, which was […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen turns trash into treasure

Bevyn Cassidy sets out recycling bins at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The teen donates the money she collects to various causes. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Bevyn Cassidy takes the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to heart. The 15-year-old Oak Ridge High School student started her own recycling business called “Changing This World.” She leaves recycling bins in front of businesses, at events and at meetings to collect people’s unwanted plastics, aluminum and glass. Each product is only […]

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EDH Crime Watch: July 4-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lost along the way July 4: A 21-year-old man reported his cell phone and wallet taken after they fell out of his pocket during an altercation on Valley View Parkway. Behind the scenes July 4: Vandals damaged a vehicle parked behind a Town Center […]

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UCP offers curbside pick up

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado County residents now can have their e-waste picked up curbside along with donations of household items, thanks to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s thrift store service. All items benefit UCP’s programs that empower people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits. To schedule a pickup call (800) 860-0357 or […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »