Picking the right hospital for you

If you’re having a medical emergency, the best thing you can do is get to the nearest hospital. But if you need non-emergency treatment, and you have time to plan, how do you find a hospital that best fits your needs? A good place to start is the Medicare Website, Medicare.gov. There you’ll find an […]

Tips for living comfortably on the road

(Family Features) Traveling can leave you craving the comforts of home, especially when you’re on the road for more than a day or two. Making life comfortable while you are away starts with choosing the right hotel and finding ways to keep your real-life routines rolling, so being miles from where you live still feels […]

Plant it, paint it — True Value is your go-to for home improvement

Making a “to-do” list of home improvement projects is easy; actually doing any of the tasks is not. So instead of sitting around, trying to decide where to start, get over to True Value Hardware in Placerville where the staff will get you the tools and knowledge to “get ‘er done.” Store manager Jeff Gutierrez […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Spring Home Improvement 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Tips for saving money on taxes

Family Features Who isn’t looking to save a little these days? Here are some easy ways to save money on taxes. IRS Free File: More savings, less taxing Looking for a fast, easy and free option to do your taxes? IRS Free File allows everyone to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free. […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 Feb. 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Tuxes and trimmings for men

Janis Combellack and her sister, Gayle Combellack-Rohl, remember when tuxedoes only came in black and white and their father stocked them in the clothing store on Main Street in Placerville. “There are so many colors and styles today, we couldn’t keep them all in the store. We order from Jim’s Formal Wear and Selix, and […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Wedding Planner Feb. 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Great women support dentist Ike Rahimi

Sometimes the women who make a business successful don’t have their names on the sign out front. Placerville dentist Ike Rahimi credits his staff for his success, and there’s not a Y chromosome in the bunch. Rahimi and company are in the smile business. He’s a full-service dentist who specializes in dental implants. But in […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Women In Business 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Putting customer’s first has made Lee’s Feed No. 1

They started with “nothing.” Mike Lee remembers his decision to go into the feed and western supply business well. It was 1980 and the Tuolumne County agriculture teacher and his wife Sue opted for change — big change. They found a need in a small community called Shingle Springs. “We borrowed a little seed money […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Pros come to Camino Outdoor Power on Placerville Drive

When there’s a fierce windstorm that knocks down big limbs and trees, when a diseased or dying tree needs to be removed, when a forest area needs thinning, when a tree needs trimming, the shop that supplies the equipment, makes the repairs and sells the parts is Camino Outdoor Power. Since 1978 professionals and consumers […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Organizing your financial life

Do you know where all your critical documents are located? If a death in the family were to occur, would you know where to locate the will, bank documents, insurance policies and investment documents? Would you even know whom to contact to get the documents you need? Are you in document disarray? Whether you are […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 December 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

It’s Kids Time is a parent’s helper at holiday time

Need to drop your little ones off for a few hours to do some holiday shopping or catch a movie? It’s Kids Time in El Dorado Hills, may be just what you are looking for. “It’s Kids Time is a full-service child care center,” said owner Jonna Keledjian, 34. “We offer preschool. We have drop-ins. […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Holiday gift guide 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Pollock Pines Senior Center needs instructors

The Pollock Pines Senior Center, located at the new location-2675 Sanders Drive in Pollock Pines, is currently recruiting for activity instructors. Do you have a special talent or skill that you could share with seniors? Instructors to teach line dancing, fitness class, art class or other interesting hobbies, please apply. Or would you be willing […]

Cancer Resource Center

A one-stop shop for treatment, information, support With such a huge prevalence of breast cancer in the United States, doctors have been spreading information about research, treatment methods and health tips to prevent this disease from affecting more women than it already has. One physician helping further the cause of breast cancer prevention and treatment […]