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Best Roofing Company: Straight Line Construction

Straight Line Construction provides roofing and home improvement services in El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties, including roof and gutter replacement, solar and skylight installation, deck construction, window replacement and repair and regular maintenance. The company began in 1989 and has grown into one of the most respected local businesses in the community, serving residential and commercial customers. […]

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Best Pet Training: Hangtown Kennel Club

Hangtown Kennel Club is an AKC-licensed all-breed dog club in Placerville that offers obedience and conformation classes throughout the spring and summer. Members come from all walks of life and represent a wide variety of breeds. Many are actively involved in AKC competition events — conformation, obedience, hunting tests, rally and agility trials. Other members keep their faithful […]

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Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Dr. Ken Sumida

Nuance Cosmetic Surgery is the go-to place for cosmetic procedures for the face, body, skincare and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Ken Sumida, a board-certified plastic surgeon, earned his BS in biochemistry at University of California, Davis, his MD degree at Tufts University Medical School and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at University of Hawaii and […]

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Best CPA: Pat Turner

Pat Turner, a licensed CPA and attorney, specializes in taxation, accounting, estate planning, corporate law and general business law. Turner received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from CSU, Sacramento, in 1979 and graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1989. Turner has held accounting management positions in small, medium and large companies […]

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Take a hike

Looking for a place where you and Fido can get some exercise? Check out these local trails: New York Creek Trail: This 1.6-mile dirt trail starts at the El Dorado Hills Community Service’s District’s Community Park and ends at Art Weisberg Park on Francisco Drive, across the street from Jackson Elementary School. * Source: El Dorado […]

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The vet knows best

Dr. Penny Hodge Last August, Dr. Hodge joined MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital. Hodge previously worked in Stockton for 19 years. She takes patients of the canine and feline variety and said she loves working with animals and tackling the day’s unique challenges. Hodge earned her degree at UC Davis in 1990. She grew up around animals […]

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Seniors cuddle with Kitties for Companionship

Fat Kitty City founder Ed Minghelli, who runs the sanctuary with his wife Cindy, said the facility is like Disneyland for cats, complete with great play structures like the one behind him. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Cisco, a gray, green-eyed charmer meets you at the gate at Fat Kitty City, followed by Chip and Dale, striped tabby brothers who politely come up and ask for a pet. Sebastian, a huge, fluffy clone for Deuteronomy in the musical “Cats,” catches some rays in the play structure while Mystery, white with tortoiseshell markings, […]

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