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Spontaneous combustion avoidance tips

Oil based wood stains, paints, sealers, polyurethane finishes, varnish and other finishing products often contain highly flammable Volatile Organic Compounds, or “VOCs.” Paint brushes get cleaned with mineral spirits or paint thinner, but what about the rags and other materials used that do not get cleaned but just get thrown away? How do you safely dispose […]

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Lake Hills home spontaneously combusts

A Planeta Drive home in the Lake Hills neighborhood burst into flames at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, with no one home. There were no injuries, and investigators have ruled out criminal activity. They initially suspected oily rags as the ignition source but haven’t reached any concrete conclusions, said El Dorado Hills Fire […]

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Crime Watch: July 19-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Not so grand July 19: A grand theft was reported on Stanford Lane. Unusual delivery July 19: Someone sent an envelope containing marijuana to the DST office on Robert J Mathews Parkway. Open door July 20: A thief stole items from an unlocked vehicle […]

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Math whiz: New Folsom prez on the job

THE NEW PRESIDENT of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, sits in her office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rachel Rosenthal likes the word “potential.” “It’s the word you hear so many people using to describe Folsom Lake College with the talent of the staff and their committment to the college and the tremendous resources that are available here,” said the new president of Folsom Lake College. “In 12 years the college has […]

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Welcome to the USA

Exchange students from China arrived in Folsom last week. Photo by Lionel Reyes

By Samita Dutta One hundred and thirty-four foreign exchange students from China, Austria and France came together at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom July 19 to celebrate their arrival into America. Honored with a red carpet to walk and a “Welcome to America” greeting from “Lady Liberty,” they came for their first day […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom woman takes seat on State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Elaine Linn, 41, of Folsom, has been appointed to Area Board III of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Linn has been a senior communications consultant at Elaine Linn Creative Strategies since 2006. She was vice president at Perry Communications Group Inc. from 1999 to 2006 and senior account manager at the Dolphin Group […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Comcast rolls out Olympic coverage

If you are reporting on the Olympics, we wanted you to be aware of the following services that Comcast has developed to complement the extraordinary Olympic programming that NBC is providing across multiple TV networks. Online, Comcast has launched a new website, Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics, a one-stop destination that gives users easy access to live streaming events, […]

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