Jessica Cyphers

Home safety means gutter, vent and chimney cleaning

When people think of safety around their homes, it’s easy to forget things like chimneys, rain gutters and dryer vents. But although these items are not as visible as day-to-day things like irons or ovens, they are equally important. Regular chimney, gutter and dryer vent cleanings can prevent all kinds of problems. “Fireplaces, stoves and […]

County Fire Safe Council aims to prevent fires

On a hot, breezy afternoon in late September 1992, a small fire was reported near the Cleveland Corral Visitor Information Station, about eight miles east of Pollock Pines. Within seven minutes, the fire was 15 acres in size. Four minutes later, the fire was 75 acres in size and was spreading through treetops a quarter […]

Hypnotism — a peaceful way of healing

“From the moment we exist, our minds magnify and amplify everything. Positive experiences are magnified and create a positive energy. Negative experiences are amplified and create a negative energy. Too many negative experiences work on the mind like a virus works on a computer — our systems begin to shut down. My job is to […]

Massage Envy Spa: An experience to remember

QUOTE: “We want to create a $100 value for only $39. You can get two massages at Massage Envy for the price of one somewhere else.” Relieve pain, heal injuries, reduce stress, ease anxiety and depression, aid general wellness — sounds like too much to ask from one service, doesn’t it? But it’s not. Ancient […]

Sierra Foothills Tea Party talks gun control

“Show up, show up, show up. Get involved, get involved, get involved. Get other people to get involved. When you don’t go to meetings to give your input, then they’re just planning everything for you.” So began the first Sierra Foothills Tea Party meeting of the year. Held on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the community […]

Placerville Veterinary Clinic: For the love of animals

 By the time he was in the fourth grade, Rick Parsons knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. “I loved animals,” said Parsons, DVM, owner of Placerville Veterinary Clinic, located on Mother Lode Drive in Placerville. “I had my first dog, Tiny, and that was it . . . Ninety-five […]

Ned Carnett: ‘No. 1 in the No. 2 business’

 “They keep telling us to raise our prices,” said Ned Carnett, 69, owner of Ned Carnett Septic Services located on Union Ridge Road in Placerville. “If you bring up your price, your profit margin is higher. But we don’t look at it as, ‘We’re going to make so much money for this job.’ We have […]

Carbon Copy Inc: Care you can count on

 When asked what he loves most about his business, Mark Scott, owner and founder of Carbon Copy Inc., located on Main Street in Placerville, is quick to answer. “I love our community. It’s amazing how you talk to business owners in Placerville, and they know everyone on the block. In Sacramento, they can’t tell you […]

Family business provides quality pest control

“Customer service. Price guarantee. Upfront pricing.” These are just a few of the things Vince Scoville, vice president of Placerville’s Pest Control Center, promises customers can expect when working with Placerville Pest Control. “We have a quick response time — usually same-day service — and have enough personnel to handle anything,” said Scoville. “All of […]

Placerville Vet served in both Army and Air Force

There are some aspects of the Korean War that Herbert Norton, 84, a retired Air Force technical sergeant who lives in Placerville, remembers as worse than others. “In mid-April, 1952, we were shipped to Korea. Twelve days on a ship — now that was miserable,” said Norton. “For the first few days I didn’t care […]

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