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County supports community human trafficking awareness efforts

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is working with the community and county partners to support local outreach and education efforts to combat human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where victims are controlled or forced to perform labor, are sexually exploited […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Siegel keys romantic music of Chopin and Schumann

Experience the music of Chopin and Schumann through the talent of pianist Jeffrey Siegel who will conclude this season of Keyboard Conversations with a performance May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Peter Schaaf

In his final concert of the 2015-2016 season, acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel explores the romantic music of Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann in a Keyboard Conversation program entitled Two Great Romantics on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Utilizing a brilliantly polished concert-with-commentary format, Siegel’s unique Keyboard Conversation concerts are a joy for both the classical music aficionado and those […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Human bones found at Folsom Lake

Sheriff's investigators work the scene where a human skull and other bones were found Friday along Folsom Lake's shoreline near Browns Ravine. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

A mother and son found a human skull in the Browns Ravine/Hobie Cove area of Folsom Lake Thursday evening. El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene. “(Investigators) are thinking that the body could be 10 to 15 years old (in the water, not the person’s age). The victim could have drowned from a boat accident … suicide, […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

PTSD: Trauma lingers long after danger has passed

William Blalock, seen here with his wife Betty at home in El Dorado Hills, lived for years with undiagnosed PTSD.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

This part 1 of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD affects an estimated  7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD as it affects those in the military and their families. William Blaylock of El Dorado Hills didn’t know he had Post […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Contemporary ballet: An exciting vision of human movement

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FOLSOM — Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, along with their New York City-based company of dance thoroughbreds, have awakened audiences around the world to a new, exciting genre that combines the best of athleticism, lyricism and technical training and experience. America’s original multi-cultural dance company brings its passion to Harris Center/Three Stages on Oct. 24. […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cameron Park author explores what it means to be human

Awakening, Karen Sandler, published Tu Books, April 2013, hardcover, 400 pgs., $18.95 “Awakening” is the second book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy. The first book in the series, “Tankborn,” which came out last year, introduced readers to Kayla, a genetically engineered non-human (GEN) in a world where there are sharp caste divisions between GENs, lowborns […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | 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 »



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