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Six things adults can do to prevent teen drinking

“Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow” is the theme of this year’s National Alcohol Awareness Month, April 2013. The campaign encourages individuals and families to get help for alcohol-related problems and to take steps to prevent alcohol use among youth.  “Alcohol remains the drug of choice for young people and is something we are concerned […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pacific Trauma Specialists help heal emotional distress

Kirsten Kraus, somatic therapist, left, and Lisa Larson, licensed marriage and family therapist, and staff offer cutting-edge and cost-effective therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at Pacific Trauma Center in Folsom. Larson is founder and director of the center. Photo by Roberta Long

Everything about the Pacific Trauma Center in Historic Folsom is designed for healing. Before Lisa Larson, licensed marriage and family therapist, opened the door to clients, she and sister Kirsten Kraus, a somatic therapist, designed spaces in each room with attention to color, light, scent, texture and sound. They created a warm, safe and supportive […]

2 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Kids need concrete tools to combat bullying

The American Journal of Public Health reports suicides have surpassed car crashes as the nation’s leading cause of injury-related deaths. Even our own community has been hit hard by suicide with the untimely deaths of three young Oak Ridge students this year alone. The too common stories of troubled American teens at large are getting […]

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

SPEAR volunteers build self-esteem

Caroline Mohlstrom, D.C., said she believes a person’s self-esteem — in particular pre-teens and teenagers — can be seen in the way they present themselves to family and friends. “Posture can provide information on non-verbal communication and emotions,” said Mohlstrom. Mohlstrom, a chiropractor for 22 years who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of […]

No Comment / August 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Witt, Colver sentenced

More than two years after Joanne Witt was discovered brutally murdered in her home, star-crossed lovers Steven “Boston” Colver and Tylar Marie Witt were sentenced Friday afternoon for killing the El Dorado Hills single mom. Before a packed courtroom, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud sentenced Colver, 21, to life in prison […]

1 Comment / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Steven Colver guilty

Steven Colver receives a guilty verdict El Dorado County Courthouse. Pool photo

On the two year anniversary of the discovery of Joanne Witt’s body in her El Dorado Hills home, Steven “Boston” Colver was convicted of the 47-year-old woman’s first-degree murder. News of the verdict came less than 24 hours after jurors began deliberations Tuesday afternoon. Colver, 21, along with attorney Dain Weiner, arrived in the Placerville […]

6 Comments / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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