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Best Attorney: Peter Vlautin

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His 40-plus years of experience is why Peter Vlautin believes he’s the people’s pick for favorite attorney in El Dorado Hills. “I’m your lawyer for life,” he said. ‘You’ll always travel first class with me.” The San Francisco native was a criminal defense attorney for the public defender’s office in Sacramento County for many years. […]

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Best Used Car Dealership: Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru

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Where can shoppers find used vehicles that look like new and have unbeatable warranties? Head up the hill to Shingle Springs Nissan/Subaru. “We generally have about 150 used cars to choose from,” said General Manager Bryant McCarver. The dealership’s high quality used cars come with peace of mind – 150-point inspections and warranties – in a […]

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Best Lunch: Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

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Thinking hot dogs for lunch? Try The Ole Stand By, The Godfather or The Bomb at Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co. For nearly three years, diners have enjoyed Chef Charles Knight’s gourmet hot dog creations at the Town Center eatery. He tops dogs with everything from chili to blackberry jam to sliced cherry peppers and has […]

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Best Hospital: Mercy Hospital of Folsom

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Mercy Hospital of Folsom is a growing general acute care hospital providing medical surgical, intensive care, emergency, obstetrics and rehabilitation services to the vibrant communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue. The hospital has 106 licensed acute-care beds, and a 25-bed Emergency Department. The compassionate team provides patient services ranging from outpatient […]

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Best Dentist: Aloha Family Dental

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Where can you find the Aloha Spirit in El Dorado Hills? In Wayne Tsutsuse’s dentist’s chair. Yes, you read that right. For more than seven years Aloha Family Dental has served patients well, “keeping patient care as our most important goal,” Tsutsuse said. “Patient care and patient comfort come first.” The dentist and his friendly […]

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Best Travel Agency: El Dorado Hills Travel

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For 30 years El Dorado Hills Travel has brought the world to its town’s residents. Owner Genny Arietta said when a potential client calls or walks through the doors, she or one of her staff begins with the person’s interested destination. “By asking more questions, we then customize the trip,” she explained. One perk of […]

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Best Mortgage Company: Vitek Mortgage

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Headquartered in Sacramento, VITEK Mortgage Group has several branch locations throughout El Dorado County. For more than twenty-five years, the group has been a leading lender serving the community. The company’s success is based firmly on its team of professionals with a mission to create raving-fan customers. As experts in residential lending, VITEK provides the […]

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