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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 »

Unbelievable inhumanity

EDITOR: I am appalled by the idea that any living being can willfully kill another living being. I am referring to Cubby the beaver in El Dorado Hills. The thought of Cubby not realizing when he took his last breath, when it actually would be his last breath, then to be inhumanely drowned, is unconscionable. […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Folsom Symphony, Maestro Neumann renew contract

Maestro Michael Neumann

The Folsom Symphony’s Board of Directors announced that Michael Neumann will continue as conductor and music director at least through 2015. The symphony and Neumann agreed to a four-year contract in December that includes an option to renew for three additional years. “We have been so fortunate to have a conductor of Michael’s caliber since […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Luma: A performance that’s not afraid of the dark

Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The human fascination with light is universal. Using dark as a canvas and light as the brush, Luma blends physical movement with hi-tech illuminated objects to paint a very human story about light. In an afternoon performance suitable for the entire family at Three Stages, fireflies dance, shooting stars flash across the stage, […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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