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While our communities afford amazing galleries and the best in performing arts venues, the street is not the scene to miss. See a sampling of local public art and get the story behind each creation.

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t’s time for a toast! This month we celebrate the harvest season and all that it reaps. Beautiful scenery surrounds and cool air moves in, making patio sitting while sipping a good red wine the perfect pastime. Even if you can’t make it out as often as you’d like to the fabulous wineries dotting our region, you can find some of the best vino our area produces, served right here in town at a myriad of both fine dining restaurants and casual eateries. For a taste of what I’m talking about, feast your eyes on Morgan Cásarez’s “Wine & Dine” featuring local restaurant chefs and their favorite wines…plus they share a recipe using their beloved bottle. I know it’s tempting to drink all the wine while you’re preparing dinner, but saving a swig or two for the main course is well worth the conservation effort. And besides, it’s reason enough to cork another bottle. Since this issue wouldn’t be the same without giving you the word on the street in a corner of the art world, we feature just that: art on the street, or “works of public art,” as we like to call them. Sharon Penny sheds some light on these area creations that many of us pass by daily without knowing their significance. With the help of beautiful photography by Style Staff Photographer Dante Fontana and the ease of Penny’s storytelling, you’ll see the city from a new vantage point and broaden your artistic horizon. For a little art and wine out of town, follow the signs to Barbara L. Steinberg’s Escape highlighting Lake County, CA. This “fresh-air oasis” mesmerizes visitors with Mother Nature’s art that abounds, as well as great winetasting and feasting on meals prepared with the fare of local farmers’ markets. But before you leave town, take note of Darren Elms’ “7 Tips for a Healthy Home,” in Home Design. Cleaning your air filters regularly (something we often forget), is just one of the multiple things you can do for a less toxic home. Another good read not to miss before going out with the kiddos – Janet Scherr’s “Happy Meal” in Our Kids gives parents some savvy strategies to make mealtime while dining out a more memorable (in a good way) experience. And before this busy month flies by, find more to see and do within the pages of What’s Up, FYI, and the Calendar! Until next month, awaken your passions and perhaps pick up a new one. — Desiree

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It’s time to shake up your routine with 5 Deliciously Unique Cocktail Recipes! Impress your friends with the Tea Killer Mockingbird this holiday season.

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Make a day of exploring outdoor art (including the scenery) by visiting these 7 other public art installments located in surrounding communities.


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t’s now September, the month that marks the end of summer and begins the countdown to the holiday season!... The Episcopalian Church of Our Saviour in Placerville recently turned 150 years old and is now working to raise $25,000 to restore the building. If you would like to volunteer for fundraising activities or make a donation for the restoration, call 530-622-2191...Are you 60 years of age or older? If so, you’re invited to enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, Monday through Friday – served between 12-12:30 p.m. at one of seven Senior Dining Centers located throughout El Dorado County (suggested donation of $3 per meal). As well, the Senior Dining Centers offer a wide variety of activities. For more information, call 530-621-6160...Need a ride to the grocery store? Join the volunteer Senior Shuttle car pool for your shopping trips in the Placerville area (suggested donation of $2). The Senior Shuttle also makes a monthly trip to Folsom’s East Bidwell shopping area (suggested donation of $5). For more information, call the Senior Information & Assistance Program at 530-6216369...Tickets for The Folsom Symphony’s 2012-2013 concert performances are on sale now (season subscriptions are still available; subscribers save up to 10 percent off the cost of individual tickets). The season opens on October 20 with A Heart’s Jewel and Triumph, featuring Dvorak, Schubert, Tchaikovsky’s triumphant 1812 Overture and Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E Minor. To purchase tickets, visit folsomsymphony. com…Do you want to make a difference in your community? Volunteer drivers are needed in the Pollock Pines area for the Senior Nutrition Program’s Home Delivered Meals service. For more information, call 530-621-6160...Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role. Take the opportunity to rejuvenate the second Tuesday of every month from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center’s support group. Free respite care is available to qualified persons, but pre-authorization is required. For more information, call the Family Caregiver Support Group at 530-621-6151...A big thanks to Soroptimist of Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills for giving more than $10,000 this year to local nonprofits, including: The Upper Room, Friends of EDC Seniors, InsideOut Hearts to Heals, Partners in Care, Mercy Housing and many more. The awards were given out at the annual Grant Awards and were funded by proceeds from A Chocolate Affair...In other good news, the region’s construction industry added 4,800 jobs in June, according to unemployment statistics. The boost in construction employment helped reduce the jobless rate for Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties from 12.2 percent in June 2011 to 10.8 percent in June 2012...The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society meets every third Wednesday of the month (except December) in the Community Room of the El Dorado Hills Branch Library. At this monthly meeting, beginning at 6:15 p.m., a guest speaker will discuss new ways to improve your genealogy search. The group also gathers informally on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in the children’s section of the El Dorado Hills Branch Library...That’s all for this month, but check back in October for our annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature! — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan

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Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Do what you want to do – don’t look back and be sorry you didn’t do something. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: My high school basketball coach, Bob Divine. Q: What are you most proud of? A: My kids and grandkids. Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: My wife’s favorite, CASA; also, Hospice Foundation of America, Boys & Girls Club, and M.O.R.E. (Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises, Inc.). Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: “Just do it.” Q: What’s next? A: I don’t do five-year plans – I do things that need to be done, and I do them right; what happens, happens.

In search of a good place to raise their three children, Gael Barsotti and his wife, Joan, moved to the Apple Hill area in 1976. When they found a 37-acre plot of land in Camino with a small log cabin and a variety of apple and pear trees, it was love at first sight. “I couldn’t have told you a pear tree from an apple tree,” Barsotti laughs, recalling his decision to give up a successful RV parts and supply business in order to become a farmer. Now, nearly four decades later, Barsotti’s Juice Company is a thriving family business, growing apples and grapes, as well as making several types of cider and juice. Sadly, two years ago, Barsotti’s wife 10 - September 2012

passed away suddenly, and since he has struggled to deal with the devastating loss. To honor her memory, he and his children founded the Joan Barsotti Memorial Fund, a foundation providing college scholarships to children in need. He also copes by remaining deeply invested in community projects – supporting numerous local non-profit organizations, participating actively in the Placerville Rotary Club, and serving as board chair for the Marshall Medical Center Foundation. Touchingly, Barsotti credits all his success in life to Joan. “It’s because of my wife – who she was, what she was – that I became what I am.” — Amber Foster

favorites Author/writer: My wife, Joan Barsotti. Escape: Any beach! Guilty pleasure: Vodka over ice with Limoncello and ice cream Local landmark: Gold Hill Ranch, Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm Movie: The Bourne Identity Musician/band: Elvis, The Beatles Place to buy a gift, locally: Placerville Hardware Local nonprofit: El Dorado Community Foundation, Joan Barsotti Memorial Fund Annual event: Apple Hill in the fall

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“The Uncensored Message that My Wife Asked Me Not to Write…” Dear friend, Well, at first, my wife asked me not to write this. We had a big discussion about it. Finally, she understood what I was trying to do, and actually helped me write this letter to you. Here’s the thing. In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.” They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for.

might never regain feeling again in her left leg. A friend of mine convinces me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam takes some films, and then ‘adjusts’ my wife’s spine (he tells us there is compression in her body creating pressure on the nerves that are affecting her legs.) The adjustment is very gentle, and post exams and films are taken to assure the adjustment is successful.

Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But, before I tell you more, let me On the way home from our visit tell you something about me… my wife states that she felt At the time, I’m about to become a tingling in her legs! Oh, did I brand new father. For nine months mention that this doctor is a my wife and I are excited and a bit chiropractor? Within a few short nervous to meet our unborn months, she has full use of both daughter. Then it happens, my legs. I’m so impressed with the wife is having complications so the results, and the other ‘miracles’ doctor induces her one month that are shared with us at his early. The labor is exhausting and office, that I eventually went to the cord is wrapped around my chiropractic school myself. And daughter’s neck. With no time to that’s how it happened! spare, the doctor delivers our baby by way of forceps. Our newborn is Back to what my wife (at first) lifeless when we first meet her, and didn’t want me to write. It’s that my wife is physically, mentally, chiropractic is one of the biggest and emotionally spent. “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have After a week in the intensive care been to a chiropractor) know unit my daughter, Aislyn, is well about it. And many of the rest enough to go home. Sadly, my could be helped if they only knew wife is not doing well. She has the true story. My wife could have limited use of both of her legs and been confined to a walker or is checked out of the hospital with possibly a wheelchair had we not a walker. Our lives become a been encouraged to seek challenge as she cannot carry our chiropractic care. So, I often feel baby from room to room, and I am like shouting it from the away most of the day. The doctor’s mountaintop! Is that at the hospital are perplexed so “professional?” Well, maybe it is, they refer us to a neurologist. We or maybe not. But, I’ve decided left with a grim prognosis that she people should know.

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eptember means the start of the fall sports season, a BBQ competition and harvest season. Are you a backyard griller? If so, don’t miss the Cameron Park CSD’s barbecue event, Grill’n & Chill’n, on September 15 at Cameron Park Lake from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person; children 6 and under are free. Enjoy BBQ competitions, live music, a “fun zone,” scrumptious smells and tasty food. Call out those local braggers and put your skills to the test by competing in the BBQ competition with your neighbors and friends. Register for arts & crafts, food and exhibitor booths, as well as for the BBQ competition at Get ready for a day of fun and everything BBQ! Recreational preschool is in full swing. Sign up for an allweek or three-days-a-week program, depending on what your child prefers. These three-hour-per-day programs are a great way to help prepare your child for school and give you a break from the action, too. The start of school brings the CREW (teen center) to life. Teens in grades 6-8 can come to the Community Center after school and take advantage of the center’s computers, video games, gym, tutoring services and more. Participants are required to sign up in advance (open now) and are welcome to stop by and check it out. The pool remains open for evening and weekend swims for a bit longer. Hurry and cool off while you can! On Friday afternoons, FUNdamental volleyball – open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 – will be conducted by the coaches of the Gold Cal Volleyball program at the Community Center gym. Flag football is also starting – get your gear and meet at the field. Registration continues until the end of the month. Are your children struggling with addition and subtraction or multiplication? If so, two different classes are offered to assist. Your child will have fun learning math concepts while also memorizing addition and subtraction facts; or students can learn multiplication facts the fun, fast and easy way. — Tina Helm For more information about these and other programs and events, visit or call 530-677-2231.

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Q: When am I required to get my car smogged? vehicles registered in California are required to A: Most pass a smog check every two years, but your DMV renewal notice will indicate whether or not it’s necessary. All 1976 and newer gasoline-powered vehicles are subject to the requirement. However, there is a delay for vehicles six or less model years old. For example, 2006 model-year vehicles are now being directed for their first smog checks. For diesel-powered vehicles, 1998 and newer models are subject to smog checks. Diesel vehicles require their first smog checks at the two-year mark. Additionally, smog checks are required when a vehicle older than four-model years is sold and for any age vehicle that enters the state. To view other reasons and exemptions for smog checks, visit index.html. — Tom Petrone, Owner Smog King Locations in El Dorado Hills (916-933-7664) and Roseville (916-783-7664);

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lacerville Recreation Department’s 2013 youth basketball season is about to begin. Be sure to register your children early as space is limited. Early bird registration is $87; after September 27, the fee will increase to $97. The Placerville Youth Basketball program is designed to provide a fun experience where sportsmanship and teamwork are emphasized. Beginning in January, league games are held on Saturdays and Sundays at El Dorado High School and neighboring schools. Boys’ and girls’ divisions are offered for students in grades K-8. Parents may request their child be placed on a team with a specific coach; otherwise, children are placed on teams with others from the same school or the closest available area. During the season, participants attend one practice per week at local schools throughout the greater Placerville area. As always, the Placerville Recreation Department depends on dedicated parent volunteers to coach more than 80 teams in this program. If you are interested in volunteering your time, energy and talent as a youth basketball coach, please contact the Placerville Recreation Department for details. As a bonus and thank you for your involvement, the head coach’s child receives free program registration. — Amanda Anderson For more information, call the Placerville Recreation Department at 530-6425232 or visit

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Sierra Smokehouse BBQ & Custom Catering


here’s no better workday pick-me-up than a delicious BBQ lunch, and there’s no better place to indulge in slow smoked, Southernstyle goodness than Cameron Park’s Sierra Smokehouse BBQ & Custom Catering. The menu at this locally loved joint boasts an impressive selection of meats (including tri-tip, beef brisket, chicken and ribs), side dishes and unique specialties like meatloaf and nachos. I marked the occasion of my first visit by ordering the 1/4-pound Pulled Pork Sandwich, a choice that’s left my mouth watering weeks later. At just $6.50, this hearty helping of smoked-to-perfection pork came served on my choice of bread (sweet Hawaiian roll), a six-ounce daily side dish (mashed potatoes, thank you very much), and a two-ounce cup for the BBQ sauce of my choice. Rather than pre-sauce their meats, Sierra Smokehouse gives your taste buds the freedom to choose between vinegar, tomato or mustard based offerings. Thanks to some help from the friendly staff, I finally settled on the mustard sauce, which not only enhanced my sandwich, but also tasted great between bites of the chili-style Cowboy BBQ Beans I added to my meal for less than two bucks. Exceptional customer service and superior eats will keep me coming back for owner Ed Anhorn’s awardwinning cuisine. Sierra Smokehouse BBQ & Custom Catering, 2533 Merrychase Drive, Suite 400, Cameron Park. 530-672-7477, — Morgan Cásarez 14 - September 2012

1. Create a hanging plant holder with a wine bottle by removing the label, filling with soil and wrapping twine around the neck. Tie the bottle to a heavy branch or somewhere on your porch and fill with your favorite flowers. 2. Use your favorite wine bottle as a decorative container for homemade flavored olive oils (purchase a plastic pour spout for the bottle’s top). 3. Slice a slit in the cork lengthwise and use as rustic place card holders for dinner party guests. 4. Create a corkboard by gluing similarly shaped corks to the inside backing of any sized frame. Let dry and tack up photos, reminders and shopping lists. 5. Make a trivet by gluing corks together in a square shape; keep hot dishes and pans from damaging tables and countertops. 6. Fill an empty vase or glass candleholder with wine corks, and place a candle in the center for a new decorative accessory. 7. A wine cork placed near your bulletin board is a prime place for loose pins and thumbtacks. 8. Layer an old wine bottle (label removed) with a coat of chalkboard paint and turn the bottle into stylish chalk art. 9. Make an angled cut with a glass cutter in your favorite wine bottle (wash and remove the label), to create a decorative vase for a small and simple bouquet. 10. Instead of using an abrasive cleaning pad to clean knives, use cleanser and a cork. — Danielle Enns

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Cascada Restaurante & Cantina

Bricks Eats & Drinks

Voted Best Mexican Restaurant & Cocktails

Voted Best Overall Restaurant

Serving an eclectic mix of Mexican favorites and California fresh cuisine. Open 7 days a week. Full Bar. 384 Main Street, Placerville 530-344-7757 •

Happy Hour - Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm Serving Lunch And Dinner 7 Days A Week 482 Main Street, Placerville 530-303-3480

Taste of Thai

Heyday Café

Voted Best Thai Restaurant and Best Vegetarian Food

Voted Best Overall Restaurant & Best Salads Featuring fresh California cuisine and a fantastic wine list. Open for Lunch & Dinner Tuesday through Sunday 325 Main Street, Placerville 530-626-9700 •

For a wide selection of local eateries, see our restaurant Guide on page 48 or visit our web site:

Come share what the locals have been raving about! Taste of Thai, Placerville’s only award winning Thai Restaurant! 1160 Broadway • Placerville 530-621-9559 •

restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in the El Dorado County Foothills ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT

• AMERICAN / CAFé / DELI Back Forty Texas BBQ 3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs | 530-676-4040 Hours: Tue.-Thrs. 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Sun. 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx We serve authentic Texas recipes. We have been voted number one caterer and number one ribs in El Dorado County. Dine-in, Carry-out and Catering services are available. All of our dishes are made fresh from scratch daily. Our meats are slow smoked on our southern pride pit. Please come join us for a Texas-size meal. Bricks Eats and Drinks 482 Main Street Placerville | 530-303-3480 Buttercup Pantry 222 Main Street Placerville | 530-621-1320 Caffé Santoro ** 2531 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park | 530-387-4432 Centro ** 385 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-5500 Cuppa Coffee and More ** 442 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9600 The Forester Pub and Grill ** 4110 Carson Road Camino | 530-644-1818 Heyday Café ** 325 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9700 Hog Wild BBQ ** 38 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-3883 The Independent Restaurant and Bar 629 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7645 Joanie’s Café and Grill 4064 Mother Lode Shingle Springs | 530-672-1904

Placerville Brewery ** 155 Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-295-9166

Grand China 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-626-5679

Shingle Springs Coffee Co. ** 4068A Mother Lode Drive Shingle Springs | 530-676-2623

• FRENCH Allez! ** 6180 Pleasant Valley Road El Dorado | 530-621-1160

Snooty Frog ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-9025 Sweet Spot Sandwich Shop ** 451 Main Street #5 Placerville | 530-621-3102 Sweetie Pies ** 577 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-0128 Join us to feast on specialty scrambles, omelettes, pancakes and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle for breakfast. For lunch enjoy our best-seller chile relleno casserole, sandwiches and paninis galore, and delightful salads made with the freshest vegetables and fruits to pair with our hearty homemade soups. Don’t forget to leave room for our wonderful homemade desserts! ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Ln., Cameron Park 530-676-2969 Hours: Sun-Th: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; F-Sat: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A Serving Breakfast until 2pm everyday. Food type California bistro. Price range $10 to $20 ZacJack Bistro in Cameron Park is Zachary Jacques new casual everyday gourmet restaurant using farm fresh ingredients. Fresh breads are made every day and all dressings and sauces are homemade. We make our own breakfast sausage. We use Mary’s free range chicken, local fresh farm eggs, and all our beef and pork is California sourced. We serve wild, not farmed salmon. Open for breakfast lunch dinner everyday. Come visit us and see how every day can be gourmet. Z Pie 3182 Center Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-621-2626

Mr. Pickles ** 4601 Missouri Flat Road Placerville | 530-642-1677

• CHINESE/MONGOLIAN China City Restaurant 4100 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-9888

New Haven ** 6396 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-644-3448

Dignity Dragon Restaurant 415-A Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-622-4293

• ITALIAN Papa Gianni’s Ristorante ** 3450 Palmer Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-2333 • JAPANESE Kobe Sushi & Grill ** 3300 Coach Lane, #C-1 Cameron Park | 530-672-9210 Shilla Sushi Bar 2943 Paul Bunyon Road Placerville | 530-644-5047 • MEXICAN Cascada Restaurant 384 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7757 Casa Ramos ** 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville | 530-622-2303 Que Viva ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-577-3330 Tijuana Taqueria 1762 Broadway Placerville | 530-622-9517 • SEAFOOD Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 425 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-1091 • THAI Taste of Thai 1160 Broadway Placerville | 530-621-9559

Casa Ramos

Thai Basil 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-5220 If we’ve omitted your favorite restaurant or you find an error, let us know: info@

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Chili Cook-Off and Car Show Hosted by local nonprofit M.O.R.E., which supports adults with disabilities, this 11th annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burke Junction will include chili tasting, live music, artwork from the Something MORE Art Gallery and a classic car show. For details, visit


American River Music Festival

Annual Car Show & Family Fun DaY

This annual music festival will feature more than 25 live music performances by nationally renowned musicians at 10 locations throughout Coloma. Activities include riverfront camping, a whitewater river trip, kids’ activities, food, beverages and more. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. For details, visit festival.php.

Browse this year’s selection of custom and classic cars/trucks, while enjoying great food, music and family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Automotive Excellence (4600 Missouri Flat Road) in Placerville. Proceeds will go to New Morning Youth & Family Services. For details, call 530-622-2701.


Making the Grade Run for Education

This fun and festive family event, sponsored by Buckeye Education Foundation, will offer something for everyone – 10K and 5K trail runs/walks, as well as two fun runs designed for kids 12 years and younger. Proceeds will benefit seven El Dorado County schools. To register, visit


CASAblanca in the Vineyard Join CASA El Dorado for its ninth annual vineyard gala at the beautiful Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. Enjoy a gourmet meal, auctions (live and silent) and entertainment, starting at 6 p.m., on the gorgeous vineyard grounds. To purchase tickets, visit


Folsom Family Expo & Wellness Festival

Style Magazines, in association with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, presents this seventh annual event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center. Admission and parking are free for the entire family. For more details, visit




Grill’n & Chill’n From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., delicious BBQ, great vendors, fun competitions and live bands will await you at Cameron Park Lake. Bring napkins and your appetite. For details, visit


Gold Rush Fun Run Outdoor enthusiasts will weave their way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills in 5K, 10K, 10- and 1-mile races along the former Michigan California Lumber Company railway corridor. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit INALLIANCE. For details, visit


Antique Street Faire From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., this 24th annual street fair will shut down Main Street in Placerville to make way for more than 100 antiques and collectible peddlers. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

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more events Through September 2 – Sample the Sierra. Spend Labor Day weekend perusing Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe at this unique market-totable event celebrating the best food, wine and creative talent of El Dorado County; 1 to 5 p.m. daily. For details, visit September 7-8 – Gold Bug Quilters 2012 Quilt Show. This annual quilt show will showcase textile arts and feature a silent auction, basket raffle, lunch and more at the Church of the Foothills in Cameron Park. On Saturday, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, visit September 8 – Kacie’s Ride For Hope. Benefiting the Center for Violence-free Relationships, this motorcycle ride – beginning at the Bell Tower and finishing at El Dorado Firefighters’ Memorial Hall – will raise awareness for the fight against domestic violence. After the ride, enjoy a BBQ, raffle and bike show. For details, visit September 8 – Wine, Cheese & Brew Festival. Presented by the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association, this 40th annual fundraiser at the El Dorado Hills Golf Course will bring together great food and hot classic cars to support scholarship and fire prevention programs. The event begins at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit September 8 – An Evening with Eric Christensen. The American Visions Art Gallery in Folsom will host an evening with the master of “hyper realism” watercolor paintings, Eric Christensen. Enjoy local wine and light appetizers, beginning at 4 p.m. To RSVP, visit September 8 – El Dorado Hills Art Walk & Family Day. From noon to 6 p.m. at the Village Square Shopping Center in El Dorado Hills, enjoy works of local artists, sip a pint of beer or glass of wine at the Beer and Wine Garden, and let your little ones frolic in the Kids’ Korner. For details, visit September 8 – Harvest of Hope Gala: Moonlight Over Morocco. This esteemed fundraising event for the American Cancer Society celebrates its fourth gala birthday at the Dalla Terra Estate in Granite Bay. The evening features cocktails, a silent and live auction, entertainment and dinner. For details, visit harvestofhopegala.

September 15 – Roger's Ride 4 the Cure. This eightth annual motorcycle ride to the Sierras will benefit the Roger Milbourn Foundation. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. at Folsom Harley-Davidson. A deli-style lunch is included with donation at River Shack Deli & Pub in Coloma. For additional ride details, email quest4thecure@yahoo. com. September 19 – Chamber Charity Golf Tournament. The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce presents this day of golf, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Family Connections El Dorado. Registration is at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is included with a dinner following. For details and to register, visit September 22 – 4th Annual Zoom Zoom Woof Woof Car Show & Concert. Sample a variety of offerings from El Dorado Hills Town Center businesses, enjoy wine and beer tasting from 5-8 p.m., then stay for live music and a classic car show from 8-10 p.m. in the Steven Young Amphitheater. For details, visit September 26 – Library Storytime. Bring your little ones to the Placerville Main Library at 6:30 p.m. for a reading that combines settling down for bed with a good book. Wear your PJs, listen to the story, and enjoy a light snack before you go. For more details, call 530-621-5547. September 29 – Wild About Nature. Join Sierra Wildlife Rescue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marshall Gold Discovery Park for its fall fundraiser. The event will feature activities for the whole family, including basic wildlife drawing and photography lessons (bring your own camera), wildlife crafts, Native American wildlife legend storytelling and more. For details, visit

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• Johnny Reno: Elvis Presley Tribute Band • Steven Young Amphitheater

September 29-30 & October 6-7 – El Dorado County Studio Tour. Sponsored by the Placerville Arts Association, this four-day event will feature work from 54 area artists at 20 studios. Free maps are available at local businesses in Placerville and Cameron Park. For details, visit September 30 – Oh Mr. Sousa. A delightful biographical musical about the life, times and music of John Philip Sousa, Oh Mr. Sousa will bring you to your feet! The one-time performance begins at 4 p.m. at Three Stages. To purchase tickets, visit

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Soul Explosion – The Daktaris It looked and sounded like it came from Nigeria, and members implied they were part of a real-deal ‘70s afrobeat band. As it turned out, it was Nigeria by way of Brooklyn (The Daktaris disbanded soon after and members went on to form Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra). No harm no foul; the “fake” was laughed off, but the album still stands. There’s no denying the quality of this groovin’ afrobeat.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire Before the smash hit Broadway musical, before Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphaba to life on stage, there was the novel. For fans of The Wizard of Oz, Wicked is a delight – to be able to revisit Oz “behind the scenes,” before Dorothy barged in and turned everything upside down. View Oz through the eyes of Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West, and ponder what it means to be “wicked.”



Independence Day Better than Deep Impact (it won’t make you cry), Independence Day is the ultimate in ridiculously enjoyable Earth vs. alien movies. Not to mention, its cast includes Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid and stately everyman Bill Pullman. “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!” says Pullman as President Whitmore. C’mon, it’s a classic.

Antibalas – Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra These Brooklyn-based afrobeat maestros have been around since 1998, gaining the national spotlight in 2010 after providing music for the Tony Awardwinning Broadway hit Fela!. Antibalas is their first album in five years, and trust us when we say their jazz/funk/afro/cuban beats are delicious and infectious!

Monster by Dave Zeltserman Monster is a retelling of Frankenstein – from the monster’s point of view. Zeltserman, an award-winning up-and-comer in the horror world, remains faithful to the framework of the original Mary Shelley classic, but colors between the lines with shades of revenge and desperation that make for a gripping retelling of a classic favorite.

NOW: Battleship Think naval Independence Day. Yes, it’s a very silly premise, and yes, it really does have direct tie-ins to the board game. But, amidst all of that is a fun, suspend-yourdisbelief sci-fi movie. Plus, if you hold on for the climax, there’s a fantastic payoff for the “Hawaii under attack” scenario.

Flicks with Style – Hotel Transylvania A human invades a monster’s “human free” vacation area and falls in love with Dracula’s daughter in the newest 3D animated movie from Sony. In theaters September 28. — Justin Buettner For Style movie-guru Justin’s thoughts on more September movie releases, visit stylemg. com and click on Flicks with Style! And, for even more, visit

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health&wellness cals, which are unstable atoms that attack your cells and cause DNA damage (a precursor to cancer). While Nella admits no one food can make a diet healthy, or make you age well, incorporating the following foods into your diet however, can help turn back the clock.

forever young 5 Foods to Combat Aging by Jacqueline Renfrow


everal factors contribute to aging – inflammation, oxidation and chronic disease – and avoiding these youth bashers is the first step to looking younger. “To accomplish this, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and consume an antioxidantrich diet,” says Alexander Nella, R.D., with the University of California Davis Health System. As the name suggests, antioxidants protect against oxidation – the body’s rust – caused by free radi-

berries with taught skin and a dull white frost. Nella recommends eating them


T h e s e d e l i c i o u s f r u it s contain anthocyanins, which prevent damage to cells, DNA, protein and lipids. Not to mention, they are known for improving vision, protecting against Alzheimer’s disease and fighting colon cancer. For an added bonus, new research suggests polyphenols in blueberries may prevent new fat from forming. At the market, search for uniformly plump, indigo-hued

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2. BROCCOLI In the cruciferous family, this power vegetable contains sulforaphane, which can target and kill cancer cells. Of course, it’s also a good source of multiple antioxidants, notably betacarotene and vitamin C. Broccoli is high in soluble fiber and, therefore, may lower blood cholesterol. When shopping, look for rigid stems with tight floret clusters that are deep green or tinged purple. Raw is the most effective way to munch on broccoli; try it dipped in hummus or tzatziki sauce.

3. SALMON This popular fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation such as arthritis and skin dryness and may lower the risk of heart disease and improve brain function. It’s also a great source of vitamin

D. Choose wild salmon over farm-raised – it contains fewer calories and has a lesser risk of being contaminated with PCBs. To avoid food borne illness, it’s best to cook salmon; try it baked, grilled or steamed. Julie Adcock, R.D., with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, recommends serving it sprinkled with fresh or dried herbs or cooked with garlic, onion and lemon.

4. TEA Tea contains compounds called L-theanine and catechins. The former may help decrease stress and the latter may help reduce the risk of developing certain cancers and heart disease. Some studies even show that individuals who drink green tea have less cognitive decline than those who don’t drink tea at all. The best is green tea, packed with the antioxidant ECGC, which has a revolving range of benefits, from preventing prostate cancer to aiding with inflammatory conditions to increasing metabolism. Note: Hot tea has more catechins than

Marshall Medical Center is excited to announce the grand opening of our new patient care wing this fall. Combining spacious comfort with the latest in technology, our new South Wing boasts a Level III Trauma Center/Emergency Department on the first floor and a large Birth Center with all private suites on the second floor. At Marshall, we’re proud to offer patients a higher level of care, service and experience. To find a physician affiliated with Marshall Medical Center, call 916-933-3210 or visit

iced tea, while herbal, powdered and premixed tea drinks are low in antioxidants.

5. OATMEAL Though maintaining healthy cells is important to staying youthful, so is controlling weight gain. Oatmeal is a whole grain that contains soluble fiber, which can help with appetite control and lowering cholesterol. Additionally, oatmeal contains selenium, a mineral that helps support skin elasticity, which protects you from the sun’s UV rays. Shop for steel cut oats – they’re some of the least processed and generally contain more fiber. Adcock warns that some instant oatmeal packets contain added sugar. For a tasty breakfast, mix 1 cup of cooked oatmeal with one ounce of walnuts, one small banana and some cinnamon.

For the second installment of Style’s three-part anti-aging series, check back in October for the best turn-back-theclock products.

Community Open House & Teddy Bear Clinic Saturday, Sept. 15 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1100 Marshall Way, Placerville (15 minutes from Apple Hill) Bring your favorite teddy bear or doll for a check-up in our new Emergency Department •

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Make Your Next Dinner Out a Success by Janet Scherr


t breakfast in a café recently, a family with two boys was seated at the table next to us. The youngest, about three years old, clearly did not want to stay in his chair. After a few times chasing him around the table, his flustered mom finally convinced him to sit down by offering her smartphone. The toddler immediately settled down, entranced by his favorite app. No doubt parents today have convenient tools at hand when it comes to entertaining their kids at the restaurant table, but many families forego using electronic devices as pacifiers, choosing instead to encourage their children’s participation in the dining experience. Practicing table manners can make eating out a positive adventure. Or not. Truth is, as every parent knows, any kid could “act up” in a public place – no matter how well behaved they usually are. So how do you put your best kid forward? “Start by gauging your child’s temperament and setting realistic expectations,” says Suzette James, a licensed therapist with more than 20 years of experience counseling children and families. As the founder of Family Tree Counseling in Folsom, she works with parents and kids on many aspects of behavior and discipline issues and warns against attempting a restaurant outing that is likely to end in disappointment. “A strong-willed toddler who has a hard time sitting still, with parents who desire a calm and relaxing meal, is not a good setup for anyone at the table,” James cautions. Most kids are ready to begin practicing simple restaurant man22 - September 2012

ners at three or four years old. Try an establishment with the highest level of kid friendliness – Old Spaghetti Factory, IHOP, Red Robin, etc. – and request your child to sit still with a quiet voice for short increments. “With each request for ‘manners’ it is important that you follow through with praise when deserved, and reasonable consequences when deserved, too,” James says. As your family becomes more comfortable with restaurant dining, simple ways to encourage social interaction may be introduced. Suggest (but don’t force) that he/she orders their meal or dessert on their own. Again, James advises that you should respect your child’s individuality and limitations. “The key is to model empowerment of the child, not anxiety,” she explains. Lastly, because it’s bound to happen at least once, what should a parent do when a child throws a fit while dining

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out? With five children of her own, James has hands-on experience with this one. “When behavior begins to be a problem, firmly and quietly let the child know that the behavior is unacceptable,” she says. “Give a warning along with a positive distraction or quiet activity to reign in the behavior naturally. I like to keep ‘special restaurant’ coloring books and fun puzzles in my car to have on hand; I establish that they can only be used in a restaurant. If the child is not redirected by the fun distraction or by a verbalized limit, then a final warning should be offered before the child is taken for a time-out.” Whether dining out or at home, James encourages parents to use praise for desired behavior on an ongoing basis. “Children can learn what is expected and feel good about themselves,” she concludes.


national teen leadership program Inspiring the Future, One Teen at a Time


hen you hear the word “teenager,” compassion, empathy and kindness may not come to mind. It seems teens typically make headlines for negative reasons. Some folks believe kids between ages 13 and 19 are narcissistic, lack respect for elders or authority, don’t use basic manners or obey the Golden Rule. Enter National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP), a national program based in Folsom, that works to change those perceptions and trends. The organization’s core values are to help teens change their lives for the better by making an IMPACT on them. • Inclusion: Help kids understand they belong…no matter what. • Make your legacy: Empower kids to dream big. • Proven excellence: Take pride in who they are and what they believe in. • Acceptance of everyone: Appreciate and value everyone’s differences. • Caring for others: Treat all with compassion and empathy, while teaching others to do the same. • Teens are our future: Teach kids that they are the future. NTLP, now in its 21st year, has helped nearly 10,000 teens from all over the nation help themselves. Laura Segura, executive director and founder, started the nonprofit to bring life-changing lessons to all teens. “When I started the program,” Segura explains, “I found intelligent, altruistic, philanthropic teens whose accomplishments were not mak24 - September 2012

ing it to the media.” NTLP holds educational and inspirational summer camps each year, providing a mix of games, role play, speakers and social time, and helping teens realize they are not alone in their angst. “The

camp environment takes them away from what is familiar” Segura says, “and gives them the freedom to be themselves and let the person they really are shine through.” The threeday camp, held here locally at Sacramento State, teaches communication and life skills as well as goal setting to teens – all basic tools they will need to succeed in life. The staff, all former graduates of the summer camp, offers a look into the future for teens: they too can make an impact. A former student testimonial on the group’s Web site says it all: “This NTLP weekend was the best weekend of my life.” Segura has seen a consistent change in teens from their arrival to the camp’s end. “There is a dramatic difference,” she says. “I have rarely seen a young person not touched by this program in some positive way.” In addition to summer camp, next month NTLP is offering a one-day program called Diversity Day in nearby Rancho Cordova. The eight-hour session, led by Calvin Terrell – an internationally recognized authority on leadership and personal development – helps everyone realize that in some way each of us has a prejudice and assists attendees in overcoming and understanding those feelings. He challenges everyone in the room to become a “warrior for peace” and inspires and motivates all to make a difference in the world. “I feel that this experience is extremely life changing for anyone that attends,” Segura says.

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Back to school is a great time to start a beverage-recycling program at your child’s school. Not only can you teach kids the benefits of recycling and protecting the environment, but you can simultaneously model “giving back” by having them donate the recycling proceeds to school programs. To get started, visit and call 1-800-RECYCLE to order recycling bins and labels. Get students and teachers involved and designate a “recycling coordinator” to make the program a success. Set up recycling centers all over the school – in classrooms, the cafeteria, the gym, hallways and the teachers’ lounge. Ask your city or county recycling departments if they’ll pick up your recycles on-site; if not, plan a regular trip to the recycling center, with help from student recyclers of course! Spread the word around campus with signs and announcements; remind students and parents through newsletters or emails. You can even host recycling contests to see which classroom or grade level can recycle the most! For details, visit publications/ezschool.pdf.

Businesses wanting sustainable facilities and green business practices can take advantage of The Placer Green Business Program, which began in January 2011. So far, the program has certified 13 businesses in Placer County. The free service, in partnership with the Business Environmental Resource Center’s Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program, gives businesses the opportunity to certify their green improvements in areas like water and energy efficiency, green transportation, green building, pollution prevention and solid waste recycling/reduction. Recently, the program received an additional $2,250 in funding, allowing approximately 15 more businesses to be certified within the next year. One hundred percent of funding comes from business sponsorships – Recology Auburn Placer, Sims Recycling

Solutions, United Natural Foods and Whole Foods Market are the sponsors for 2012-2013. Businesses who make green changes often benefit from savings on their utility bills; as well, certified businesses receive a certificate and a window placard, showing customers their commitment to being sustainable. For more information, including how to get your business certified, call the Business Environmental Resource Center at 916-874-2100.

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Whether cleaning your kitchen, the bathroom or washing dishes, you want a cleanser that’s good for both your home and the environment. Looking to avoid products tested on animals, synthetic colors and fragrances, preservatives, and chemicals like phthalates? Check out Whole Foods Market, where 90 percent of the cleaning products have the company’s EcoScale seal of approval – a tiered rating system that looks at cleaning products’ full ingredient list (something the U.S. government doesn’t require cleaner manufacturers to do). To meet Eco-Scale standards, products are then “evaluated and audited” by a third-party certifier. They’re also rated based on “environmental and sourcing standards.” The result? Shoppers know what they’re getting with each product they purchase. The highest tier is green, which ensures the product is derived from plants or minerals and doesn’t contain petroleum ingredients. The next tier is yellow, signaling the product contains only natural fragrances. Products in the orange tier don’t have additional chemicals, such as phosphates or chlorine, nor do they have synthetic colors or thickeners. Products with red ratings are not sold at Whole Foods. More than 275 Eco-Scale rated products are sold at Whole Foods, including Earth Friendly, Seventh Gen-


ore than 100 years ago, the “glory holes” of the Mountain Quarries Mine near Cool proved there was more than gold “in them thar hills.” Although limestone was first mined in the area during the 1850s, large-scale operations didn’t begin until 1910 when the Mountain Quarries Company (MQC) opened the Mountain Quarries Mine (MQM). The MQM became the largest limestone producer in northern California; it included three quarry pits, as well as numerous, extensive tunnels, a crushing plant, and a seven-mile, standard-gauge railroad line with 17 wooden trestles, a substantial concrete bridge, rolling stock and several locomotives. Limestone proved valuable in the making of cement, the processing of sugar beets, and later was used as road base. Owners of the MQM immediately recognized that a rail line would be the only practical way to transport the heavy loads of limestone out of the steep canyon to market. On March 23, 1912, the Mountain Quarries Railroad (MQRR) started moving its precious cargo across the American River to the Southern Pacific line in Auburn. The most significant structure along the MQRR was the 170-foot

long, three-span, reinforced concretearched bridge, intended to carry the largest locomotives of the day. The MQC hired John Leonard, a renowned architect and engineer who designed many other bridges in California. What William J. Grabbe called a “marvel of engineering, skill and beauty,” in the February 1922 issue of the Pacific Service Magazine cost more than $300,000 to construct. The project also carried a human price tag. On November 4, 1911, the third span on the El Dorado side crumbled and fell, killing three men and injuring five others. The Pacific Portland Cement Company bought out the MQC shortly after the railroad began operating. The Mountain Quarries remained a chief source of limestone for the cement, sugar beet and steel industries in northern California until the ’30s. The operation shut down in

1941, and in 1942 its tracks were taken up and most of its engines and rolling stock scrapped for the war effort. The MQRR Bridge has since become a historical scenic icon in the American River Canyon and the Auburn State Recreation Area; it’s used by hikers and horseback riders, and viewed by visitors and motorists on Highway 49. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, primarily through the efforts of Hal Hall and the Placer County Historical Foundation (PCHF). Because 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the MQRR, the PCHF and several other organizations have sponsored numerous projects and events celebrating the “history, significance, and contributions the bridge has made to citizens of Placer and El Dorado Counties and the people of California and the nation.” The final event takes place September 29 at 1 p.m. and will highlight the return of Engine 202 on the MQRR “No Hands” Bridge. The 202 “yard goat” (plant switcher) is the last of the six known MQRR locomotives.

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For more event information, call the Auburn State Recreation Area at 530-885-4527.

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clear the air 7 Tips for a Healthy Home by Darren Elms


sundheit! Thank you.” If this is a common exchange around your home, chances are dirt and dust mites may be setting off an avoidable allergy alarm. We’ll never be able to eliminate all the allergy-inducing culprits that make our lives and sinuses miserable during fall and winter months, but we can take additional precautions to make the season as sneeze-free as possible. Here are 7 great tips for removing dust, chemicals and other toxins invading your happy home.

1. KEEP FLOORS, CARPETS, RUGS AND OTHER TEXTILES DUST FREE Seems like a simple enough solution, but good intentions don’t always take care of the problem efficiently. If you have hardwood floors, make sure you’re collecting the dust for removal, not just spreading it around. Use damp cloths over dry ones to help gather the dust effectively. If you have carpet, make sure your vacuum is fitted for the style you have for maximum effect. Take rugs and pillows outside weekly and shake out the excess dust that has collected. Change out the sheets, too – they’re big culprits for trapping dust.

2. CLEAN YOUR FILTERS REGULARLY Whether a furnace, central air conditioning or heating system, keep all vents and filters clean. The more buildup, the more likely that grime will invade your home, piece by piece.

3. AVOID CLUTTER Less is more when trying to avoid dust bunnies. Keep display items to a minimum and make sure floors are clear of magazines, toys, books, etc., as they are playgrounds for dust mites.

Take the cigarette outside. Or better yet, nix the habit all together. You’ll be saving money and reducing your chance for serious illness down the road.

5. GET INSPECTED Live in an older home and not sure if asbestos, radon and lead paint are lingering? Hire a professional to investigate, as these are proven cancer-causing chemicals that have no place in any home.

6. DITCH THE PESTICIDES If you have insect issues, take an organic approach to getting rid of pests. Keep the kitchen clean and free of dirty dishes or open food containers that attract roaches. Try non-chemical solutions, 32 - September 2012

such as EcoSMART organic insecticide products, for flies and other pests. A can of Raid in closed quarters can do more harm than good.

7. FILTER YOUR TAP WATER Did you know the EPA regulates tap water, but not bottled? Not to mention, all those plastic bottles aren’t doing the environment any favors. Get a filter for your tap and save big bucks. Another option? Pick up portable PUR or Brita filtration systems and keep it cold in the fridge. Bye, bye chemicals and contamination, hello great tasting hydration.

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ublic art is a delicate balance of artistic expression – harmonizing the need of the community with the voice of the artist – in hopes the end result will express an idea of who we are. You. Us. But it needs you to notice it. Next time you’re wandering around town, take the time to observe or even spend some time with the public art. “We don’t know where it is,” you might cry. “Don’t cry,” we say. Come with us, and we’ll show you. Every piece of public art has a story. Some of the artists and contributors behind some of our most renowned pieces of public art granted us the pleasure of sharing the stories behind their creations. Welcome to “Public Art Appreciation 101.” But the greatest secret to appreciating public art is you really don’t need the “why” for it to come alive. Similar to any piece of art, all it really needs is you. (We just blew your mind, didn’t we?)

GOLDORADO Plaza Goldorado, Cameron Park For roughly 15 years, Bob Bennett’s Goldorado has been a constant in an everchanging suburban landscape. Located off Cameron Park Drive on Highway 50, on a quiet corner next to Walgreens, its surrounds are nondescript. No plaque, no dedication. Here, the sculpture does the talking. Its unique bronze “arms” are rough, pale as stone, almost petrified – yet they give off radiant flashes when the sunlight strikes the polished bronze just so. The real estate developer at the time, Dick Smith, was a friend, says Bob’s wife Debi. “They wanted something to represent the mountains and Gold Country, and that’s what that sculpture represents – the shape of the four sides coming together of the Sierras, and then the gold nugget represents gold being discovered in the area.” But it also has a deeper significance. Roseville-born Bob Bennett and his identical twin, Tom, built a sculpting empire, welding coat hanger sculptures at the back of a gas station in 1969. Coat hangers gave way to bronze and after establishing their own foundry, the Bennett’s were producing as well as marketing their own bronzes; they opened their first gallery in Carmel in the early ‘70s, expanding to more than

• the greatest secret to appreciating public art is you really don’t need the “why” for it to come alive. • 20 galleries across the U.S. However, the late ‘90s saw the closure of the Bennett foundry, and the galleries were soon to follow. Then in 2003, Bob Bennett passed away. Goldorado was Bob Bennett’s final public monumental, but the Bennett legacy thrives at Bennett Gallery & Awards in El Dorado. Run by Bob Jr., his wife Alice, along with Debi and the Bennett clan, the Gallery showcases Tom’s work along with other local artists’ and friends’ pieces, and provides custom awards to celebrities and business all over the world. But close to Debi’s heart is the brand new Bennett Sculpture Gallery in Carmel. Says Debbie, “...The legend continues! Our daughter is doing beautiful paintings for the walls, and Terry Bennett, Tom’s daughter, is carrying on the legacy too.” Fittingly titled Imagine, Carmel will also be home to her husband’s last monumental in existence. “There’s several other nice pieces of Bob’s that I’m having cast right now. I’m pretty excited about seeing pieces I haven’t seen in a very long time.” Through so many incarnations, the Bob Bennett legacy has found yet another home. For more information on Bob and Tom’s bronzes, local artists, awards and more, visit; for more information about the new Bennett Gallery in Carmel, visit bennettsculpture

SNOWSHOE THOMPSON MURAL Downtown Placerville Snowshoe Thompson is why murals are painted. Norwegian-born, Placervillelocal Jon Torsteinson-Rue, also known as “Snowshoe Thompson,” skied the mail route between Placerville and Genoa,

Nevada from 1856 to 1876, using then unheard of cross-country skis from his native Norway to deliver mail. Legend goes that he carried neither blanket nor gun and was never paid. It was Snowshoe Thompson who aligned the stars for local Placerville artist Oran Miller and retired local businessman Pat Blackwell – bringing about the mural that now stands at Main and Sacramento Streets in Downtown Placerville. Miller’s Snowshoe Thompson connection began when he painted the signage for Snowshoe’s Spring, a bar opened by friends back in 1997 in the old post office building, now the mural’s location. Says Miller, “The bar closed after a few years and eventually the sign had to be covered up as well. Until that point, I felt I ‘owned’ the corner of Sacramento and Main. Afterwards, you can say I wanted it back. Badly.” The opportunity came, ironically, through the owner of the post office building, Pat Blackwell. An avid Snowshoe Thompson enthusiast, Blackwell had attended the 2001 dedication of the Snowshoe Thompson statue in Genoa, and returned to Placerville determined to get a mural honoring Snowshoe. He wrote a letter to the Mountain Democrat, and through funding from Placerville Community Pride and the Placerville Downtown Association the mural became a reality. Instead of showing samples of his previous work to the selection committee, Miller wowed with a large mock-up of his intended Snowshoe Thompson mural, and won back his “rightful corner.” Almost 10 years after completion, Miller’s passion for his subject and attention to detail still shines in the mural – from the period-accurate buckles and bootlaces to the gold-leaf detail on the antique copperplate script, Snowshoe is as vibrant as ever; thanks in part as well to the high-quality lacquer enamel Miller used to paint the mural, and the UV-protectant coating to protect the west-facing mural from the sun’s damaging rays. The mural stands as a testament to the dedication and passion that Snowshoe Thompson can still inspire strangers, like Pat Blackwell and Oran Miller, almost 150 years later. With the mural’s 10-year anniversary approaching in 2013, Miller has plans to undertake some September 2012 – 35

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Placerville Banners on parade

slight restoration work, and poses a tantalizing question: “Don’t you think it would look great with a few lights overhead…?” The more light on Snowshoe Thompson, the better. For more information about Oran Miller, visit

PLACERVILLE BANNERS ON PARADE Downtown Placerville Hopefully by now you’ve noticed the brightly colored banners decorating the light poles lining Placerville’s Main Street. It’s a celebration known as Placerville Banners on Parade, part of the Art On Parade program, and they’re on display from June through September. It is public art in its purest form – created by the community, for the community, to beautify the community. Art on Parade began in 2005 with decorated wheelbarrows, then in 2006 with decorated wine barrels; in 2007 it was banners, and it has been Banners on Parade ever since. Bill Robinson, president of the Art on Parade Committee – a nonprofit organization under the auspices of the Placerville Downtown Association – says, “It’s gotten more attention each

• It is public art in its purest form – created by the community, for the community, to beautify the community. • year; we have a lot of people who really look forward to seeing them. It gives a lot of color to Main Street, along with the flower baskets. People just really like it.” Submissions are open to the general public. One of the locals and a regular contributor of banners is Kayla Grace, whose day job is assistant manager of creative arts at Motherlode Rehabilitation Enterprises (M.O.R.E.), a private Placerville non-profit organization dedicated to supporting persons with disabilities. Banners on Parade has become a perfect showcase for Something MORE (their gal-

lery and group project arm) and their vibrant brand of “outsider art.” Says Grace, “The artists in Something MORE love this competition and exhibition because they are treated just like any other artist in the community. The judges don’t know the names of the artists when they judge. Several of our artists have received honorable mention, and in 2011 third prize went to a Something MORE artist.” The majority of funding for Banners on Parade comes from a silent auction, held this year on October 20 at the Art and Wine Festival on Main Street. While Robinson hopes to obtain grant funding, the reality is Banners on Parade needs every dollar of public support to continue beautifying Main Street. Support the arts, and your community, and help to make 2012 their biggest fundraising year yet!

To download the Banners on Parade brochure and walking guide, visit BannersPg1.html. To make an online donation, visit placerville-downtown. org/ArtonParadeDonations.html or bid on a banner at the Art and Wine Festival on October 20. September 2012 – 37


by Morgan Cásarez / Photos by Dante Fontana


When you hear the phrase “wining and dining,” what comes to mind? Do you picture fancy French vinos in a five star, white tablecloth atmosphere, or a night in with friends and loved ones where homemade delicacies and locally produced pours top the menu? Take it from six of Style’s favorite local chefs – the art of cooking with wine is well within reach. Whether you prefer red or white, bold or subtle, you’ll want to uncork our culinary experts’ collection of dishes featuring the best local libations. Cheers (and bon appétit)! September 2012 - 39



SALMON WITH NEW POTATOES PREPARED WITH DAVID GIRARD MOURVEDRE Submitted by Café Mahjaic, 1006 Lotus Road, Lotus, 530-622-9587, Ingredients: • 4-6 oz. piece of salmon • 4 medium new potatoes • 2 tbsp. olive oil • 2 tsp. capers • 1 Tbsp. diced red onion • 8 cloves garlic, crushed • 1 1/2 cups David Girard Mourvedre • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard   40 - September 2012

• 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar • 1 tbsp. cold butter • 1 tbsp. chopped herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme) • Salt and pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash new potatoes and cut in half. Heat skillet on stove and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and new potatoes in pan, cut side down. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on size. Turn another skillet on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil; add salmon and sauté for 4 to 6 minutes. Turn salmon over and sauté for another 4 to 6 minutes. Remove salmon from pan.

Add capers, red onion, garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Add Mourvedre, mustard and balsamic vinegar. Reduce by half. Turn off heat. Stir in butter until melted and season with salt and pepper. Put potatoes and salmon onto plates. Pour sauce on top and garnish with herbs.  MEDITERRANEAN MUSSELS MARINIERE PREPARED WITH MONIZ FAMILY CHARDONNAY Submitted by Hawks, 5530 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, 916-791-6200, “Mariniere” refers to the way in which the

fisherman would prepare the mussels – right on the boat! We prefer the Mediterranean mussels when available because of their size and plumpness. When these are not available we use PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels. Ingredients: • 2 lbs. Mediterranean mussels (or other variety) • 4 tbsp. olive oil • 1 tbsp. garlic, finely minced • 2 tbsp. shallot, finely minced • 1/2 cup tomatoes, medium dice • 1 cup Moniz Family Chardonnay • 3 tbsp. chilled butter, cut into

small pieces • 2 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped • 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges • Salt, to taste • White pepper, to taste Clean the mussels. Before cooking mussels, a clump of dark threads called “the beard” must be removed. Because this can kill the mussel, we recommend cleaning and de-bearding the mussels as close to cooking time as possible. First, clean the mussels with a brush under cold, running water to remove sand and grit. Then pull the beard away from the mussel with your fingers or a small pair of pliers. Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and shallot. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until the shallots begin to sweat, stirring often. Add the tomatoes and then the mussels. Toss the mussels to coat with the shallots, garlic and tomatoes. Add the Moniz Family Chardonnay and cover the pan with an inverted sauté pan or lid. Allow the mussels to cook over medium heat, checking after 4-5 minutes to see if the shells have opened. Once all of the shells have opened, place a new sauté pan over mediumhigh heat. Carefully strain off the broth from the mussels into this new pan. As the broth heats, it will reduce slightly and concentrate in flavor. After the broth has reduced to approximately 75 percent of its original volume, add the chilled butter to the pan, swirling to incorporate. Once the butter has been incorporated, add the parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the mussels in one large bowl or several smaller bowls. Pour the broth over the mussels. Serves 4 Hawks serves this dish with either grilled country toast rubbed with garlic, or French long as there’s something to soak up the broth! SUMMER SQUASH RISOTTO PREPARED WITH DAVID GIRARD VIOGNIER-ROUSSANNE Submitted by Selland’s Market-Café, 4370 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills, 916-932-5025, Ingredients: • 3 tbsp. butter • 1/2 cup white onion, diced

• 1 cup Arborio rice • 1/2 cup David Girard Viognier Roussanne • 1/2 cup salt-blanched summer squash, diced small • 4 cups vegetable stock • 1 lemon, juiced • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese • Salt, to taste Garnish: • Herb salad (tarragon leaves, parsley leaves, celery leaves) • Parmesan crisp • Salt-blanched shaved summer squash • Fresh ground black pepper • Salt, olive oil and lemon juice To make the salt-blanched diced and shaved summer squash: First, shave 1012 thin slices of squash on the mandolin. Then use the remaining squash to dice in small cubes. Place both items in a colander and sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon salt. Allow squash to leach liquid while rice is cooking. Before plating, blot squash on a paper towel to dry. To make the Parmesan crisp: Place a Silpat or piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan and sprinkle 1 cup of Parmesan in an even layer, making a 2” x 4” rectangle in the middle of the tray. Place cookie sheet in 350-degree oven and bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool before use. To make the risotto: Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in 4-quart saucepan. Add diced onions and sweat on low heat until onions are translucent with no color (approximately 10 minutes). Add rice and toast rice in butter for about 3 minutes. Add David Girard wine and continually stir rice until wine has evaporated. Begin to add your vegetable stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and adding stock as it is incorporated. It should take approximately 20 minutes for all the liquid to absorb and the rice to be cooked. Once cooked, stir in 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter, off the heat. Add the diced squash, lemon juice and season with salt. Before plating, lightly dress the herb and shaved squash with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Place risotto on plate in a flat circle; lightly scatter the shaved squash and herbs. Break Parmesan crisp in bitesize pieces and place over the top. Crack black pepper over the whole dish. September 2012 - 41



CROSTINI WITH FIG AND OLIVE TAPENADE AND BLEU CHEESE PREPARED WITH C.G. DI ARIE TAWNY PORT Submitted by Barcellona Bites, Folsom, 916-353-5200, Ingredients: • 1 cup chopped dried figs   • 1 cup C.G. Di Arie Tawny Port   • 1 tbsp. olive oil   • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar   • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped   • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped (plus more for garnish)   • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper   • 2/3 cup chopped kalamata olives   • 2 cloves garlic, minced   • Salt and pepper, to taste • 2 oz. cream cheese  • 2 oz. crumbled bleu cheese (plus more for garnish)   • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted   • Fresh thyme, for garnish Combine all ingredients through the 42 - September 2012


garlic in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until tender and liquid has been reduced by 3/4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least two hours, but preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to blend. Place cream cheese and bleu cheese in a microwave bowl and heat for about 15 seconds just to soften. Mix together thoroughly.

Slice baguette. Brush with olive oil and place under the broiler, just long enough to toast. Spread cheese mixture on toast; top with tapenade and garnish with a few crumbles of bleu cheese and a small sprig of fresh thyme.


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Crystal Basin Cellars 3550 Carson Road | Camino 530-647-1767 | Crystal Basin Cellars is celebrating our 6th year on Carson Road in beautiful Camino! Our great location, exceptional, award-winning wines and legendary hospitality are now complimented by the addition of tasty food and a comfortable patio at our new Crystal Basin Bistro. The winery hosts two fun events each month, each accompanied by food specials at the Bistro. Barrel tastings are available most weekend days. There’s no better place to bring your wine-friendly out of town guests for an authentic dose of Foothill Hospitality. It’s the Most Fun You Can Have With a Glass of Wine!

Perry Creek Winery 7400 Perry Creek Road | Fairplay 503-620-5175 Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Home of ZINMAN! We invite you to come visit and taste with us the many multi award winning wines that we have to offer, including ZINMAN which was featured in Wine Spectator Magazine’s April 2012 issue with a fantastic “88” point rating as well as named one of the “Top 15 Best Buys in Zinfandel”, new to our ZINMAN series is ZINMAN Rose comprised of Zinfandel & Syrah as well as the new ZINMAN Reserve which received a rating of “91 points at the Consumer Wine Challenge. Check out our high “Altitude” highly rated “Altitude 2401” series wines featuring our Legacy Zinfandel, rated in Wine Spectator Magazine’s April 2012 issue with a most impressive “91’ point rating making it one of the highest rated Zinfandels in the Sierra Foothills! Also for you to taste along with all of our other varietals is our Altitude Petite Sirah which just received “Double Gold” 98” points, “Best of Class Sierra Foothills” at the California State Fair Wine Competition. Then we have our Super Exclusive must try “Cobra” series wines featuring Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Come join us for a beautiful day in the Sierra Foothills and also enjoy our wines at many of your favorite Restaurants, Retailers and Fine Wine Shops…Cheers!

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Realizing a 20-year dream, Brian and Jennifer invite you to experience Bumgarner Winery’s big, bold, beautiful reds crafted from high elevation fruit with passion. Small production allows all their wines to be hand-made with attention and intention. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and are known for their recent “Double-Gold, Best Tempranillo” at San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition. Their tasting room is set in a rustic barn surrounded by green lawns and fig trees, with innovative wine-on-tap, Hard Cider and wine-by-the-glass, picnic fare & grounds all for your visit. Come experience authenticity! Conveniently located off Hwy 50 Open Daily 11-5PM.

David Girard Vineyards is having a gold rush! Come in and taste our award winners this year which includes 90 point wines from Robert Parker and best of class from Sunset International Wine Competition. David Girard Vineyards is known for the superior quality of its estate grown grapes and has established a solid reputation for excellence by producing elegant Rhone style wines. Our winery is located in Placerville just one mile from where the Gold Rush started in Coloma. Try our winemaker’s premium selection available for tasting daily from 11-5PM.

Miraflores Winery 2120 Four Springs Trail 530-647-8505 Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Miraflores, a very popular destination winery, is nestled in the stunning Sierra Foothills. Miraflores boasts beautiful grounds, finely manicured vineyards, breathtaking views, a tasting room with antiquities of an old world Tuscan Villa and, of course, Miraflores features some of the finest hand crafted wines in the area. The handcrafted wines of Miraflores winery are reaching international acclaim, having been awarded 90+ points from the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast magazines for their Zinfandels and Syrahs. Miraflores also hosts some of the most unique events in the area: the annual grape stomp, local artists exhibits, concerts in the cellar and vintage car shows. In addition, we offer “Pairings” luncheons in the new vineyard Pavilion where masterful chefs prepare their exquisite culinary delights paired with Miraflores delicious wines. Weekend “Pairings,” cooking classes and fun events are just part of what makes Miraflores a unique wine tasting venue. Be sure to make at least one of your weekend excursions to the Sierra Foothills, and make sure you visit Miraflores Winery, an experience you will not soon forget.

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Los Pinos Restaurant & Bar

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Mexican Flare by Mary Shull drinks and fresh tortilla chips with three dipping options: two delicious salsas and a refried bean mix. I chose the Basa Tacos entrée, which included two grilled basa filets (basa is a type of catfish) on open flour tortillas filled with red cabbage, onions, cilantro and sliced avocados. A side of spicy chili sauce complemented the fresh and perfectly cooked fish. The meal also included cilantro rice and black

beans sprinkled with melted cheese. This entrée could easily become one of Los Pinos’ signature items. My girlfriend chose the Chili Verde Burrito, which was filled with chunks of tender pork sautéed in chili verde salsa then topped with cheese and sour cream. With the same sides, this was another superb dish that satisfied the taste buds. The restaurant also features a nice bar area with a weekday Happy Hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. While I didn’t get a chance to sample the goods during this visit, I made definite plans to return. Los Pinos has laid a great foundation for excellent customer service and delicious food – two must-have items for all dining experiences.

Los Pinos Restaurant & Bar, 3420 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park, 530-672-1403,

Photo by Dante Fontana.


exican fare happens to be one of my favorites, so it was with great anticipation that I headed out to partake in an authentic meal at Los Pinos in Cameron Park. The restaurant opened its doors in March of 2012 and I’m truly glad they did. The simple-yet-pleasing dining room was comfortably full as my dining partner and I were seated in a cozy booth. From the time we entered the front doors and throughout the entire meal, the customer service was top-notch. While we browsed the menu – featuring a nice variety of Latin fusion and Mexican dishes – we enjoyed our cold


Elements Hair Salon

MODELS NEEDED! For the 4th Annual

Elements Hair Show

at the Art & Wine Festival on Main Street October 20, 2012 at 7 & 8 p.m.

Models Needed. All different ages and hair types. Must be at least 18 years of age. Deadline to sign up is 9/29/12. Call or stop by for details and visit our website for a video of last year’s show!

Featuring Boeger Winery 260 Main Street, Placerville Open Mon-Sat


restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in the El Dorado County Foothills ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT

• AMERICAN / CAFé / DELI Back Forty Texas BBQ 3977 Durock Road, #205 Shingle Springs | 530-676-4040 Hours: Tue.-Thrs. 11:00a.m.-8:00p.m., Fri-Sat 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Sun. 11:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. Cards Accepted: V, MC, D, AmEx We serve authentic Texas recipes. We have been voted number one caterer and number one ribs in El Dorado County. Dine-in, Carry-out and Catering services are available. All of our dishes are made fresh from scratch daily. Our meats are slow smoked on our southern pride pit. Please come join us for a Texas-size meal. Bricks Eats and Drinks 482 Main Street Placerville | 530-303-3480 Buttercup Pantry 222 Main Street Placerville | 530-621-1320 Caffé Santoro ** 2531 Merrychase Drive Cameron Park | 530-387-4432 Centro ** 385 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-5500 Cuppa Coffee and More ** 442 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9600 The Forester Pub and Grill ** 4110 Carson Road Camino | 530-644-1818 Heyday Café ** 325 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-9700 Hog Wild BBQ ** 38 Main Street Placerville | 530-622-3883 The Independent Restaurant and Bar 629 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7645 Joanie’s Café and Grill 4064 Mother Lode Shingle Springs | 530-672-1904

Placerville Brewery ** 155 Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-295-9166

Grand China 4340 Golden Center Drive Placerville | 530-626-5679

Shingle Springs Coffee Co. ** 4068A Mother Lode Drive Shingle Springs | 530-676-2623

• FRENCH Allez! ** 6180 Pleasant Valley Road El Dorado | 530-621-1160

Snooty Frog ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-9025 Sweet Spot Sandwich Shop ** 451 Main Street #5 Placerville | 530-621-3102 Sweetie Pies ** 577 Main Street Placerville | 530-642-0128 Join us to feast on specialty scrambles, omelettes, pancakes and Belgian waffles hot off the griddle for breakfast. For lunch enjoy our best-seller chile relleno casserole, sandwiches and paninis galore, and delightful salads made with the freshest vegetables and fruits to pair with our hearty homemade soups. Don’t forget to leave room for our wonderful homemade desserts! ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Ln., Cameron Park 530-676-2969 Hours: Sun-Th: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; F-Sat: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A Serving Breakfast until 2pm everyday. Food type California bistro. Price range $10 to $20 ZacJack Bistro in Cameron Park is Zachary Jacques new casual everyday gourmet restaurant using farm fresh ingredients. Fresh breads are made every day and all dressings and sauces are homemade. We make our own breakfast sausage. We use Mary’s free range chicken, local fresh farm eggs, and all our beef and pork is California sourced. We serve wild, not farmed salmon. Open for breakfast lunch dinner everyday. Come visit us and see how every day can be gourmet. Z Pie 3182 Center Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-621-2626

Mr. Pickles ** 4601 Missouri Flat Road Placerville | 530-642-1677

• CHINESE/Mongolian China City Restaurant 4100 Cameron Park Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-9888

New Haven ** 6396 Pony Express Trail Pollock Pines | 530-644-3448

Dignity Dragon Restaurant 415-A Placerville Drive Placerville | 530-622-4293

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• ITALIAN Papa Gianni’s Ristorante ** 3450 Palmer Drive Cameron Park | 530-672-2333 • JAPANESE Kobe Sushi & Grill ** 3300 Coach Lane, #C-1 Cameron Park | 530-672-9210 Shilla Sushi Bar 2943 Paul Bunyon Road Placerville | 530-644-5047 • MEXICAN Cascada Restaurant 384 Main Street Placerville | 530-344-7757 Casa Ramos ** 6840 Greenleaf Drive Placerville | 530-622-2303 Que Viva ** 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-577-3330 Tijuana Taqueria 1762 Broadway Placerville | 530-622-9517 • SEAfood Powell’s Steamer Co. & Pub 425 Main Street Placerville | 530-626-1091 • THAI Taste of Thai 1160 Broadway Placerville | 530-621-9559 Thai Basil 3300 Coach Lane Cameron Park | 530-677-5220 If we’ve omitted your favorite restaurant or you find an error, let us know: info@

For more restaurant listings in the El Dorado County Foothills and surrounding areas, visit our Web site at: and click on our extensive restaurant guide.

• on the menu • Sample Menu Selections Appetizers Calamari Fritta

Entrées 10.95 (small), 13.95 (large)





Tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil dressed with olive oil, served with toasted bread

Our homemade meat filled ravioli, served in a meatsauce

Sausage & Peppers

Mussels, shrimp and scallops, served in a light cream sauce over linguini



Frutta di Mare Pollo Francesco

18.95 16.95

Chicken breast, artichoke hearts and mushrooms, served in a cream sauce

Lunch Sandwiches 6.50, 6.95 with cheese

Our homemade meatballs, topped with meatsauce

Chicken Parmigiana

3450 Palmer Dr. Ste. 1 Cameron Park Inside Bel Air Shopping Center 530-672-2333 • Reservations Recommended


Vodka, cream and chilis blended in a marinara sauce, served over semolina wheat pasta

Sliced sausage links, bell peppers and potatoes, sautéed in olive oil

Papa Gianni’s Ristorante

Gnocchi alla Vodka

Deep fried calamari, served with a spicy marinara dipping sauce


Vitello Saltimbocca

Chicken breast, topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella


Italian Submarine



Toscano salami, pepperoni, coppacola, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, mustard, mayonnaise and vinaigrette Hours: Tues-Thurs: 11am - 2pm; 5pm - 9pm Fri: 11am - 2pm; 5pm - 10pm • Sat: 5pm - 10pm Sun: 5pm - 9pm • Closed Mondays


Veal cutlets, sautéed in white wine then layered with proscuitto, provolone and mushrooms


Lady finger cookies dipped in espresso and layered with a marscapone whipped cream



Italian pastry filled with creamy ricotta, rum and chocolate

Voted Favorite... Overall Restaurant 9 years in a row!

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FALL 2012

Oh Baby,


New Birth Center and Emergency Department Opening Soon!

 Marshall’s South Wing in Depth  Your Story: Amazing Knee Surgery Recovery  Open Enrollment Time? Reasons to Choose Access to Marshall Services

Did You Know? About Marshall Medical Center Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Marshall Medical Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 105 beds located in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park,

We’re growing…to care for


The hospital isn’t the only place Marshall is expanding. Recently, Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine moved to a new location on Golden Center Drive. The new building is adjacent to Marshall Pediatrics New Location! Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine and shares a common driveway. All of the providers at Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine are accepting new patients.

4341 Golden Center Drive, Building B Placerville, CA 95667 530-621-3600

Marshall Specialty Care in Cameron Park

El Dorado Hills, Placerville and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has over 200 board-certified physicians and a team of over 1,200 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 150,000 residents of El Dorado County.

For Your HEALTH is published as a community service by MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER 1100 Marshall Way Placerville, CA 95667 telephone 530-622-1441 or 916-933-0913;

Marshall Specialty Care 3501 Palmer Drive, Suite 201 Cameron Park, Ca 95682 Physicians and Representatives of Marshall celebrated the expansion of services in Cameron Park with an open house for Marshall Specialty Care. Patients can now receive care in Cardiology, Rheumatology, General Surgery and Hearing/ Audiology all in one suite.

Cardiology: 530-626-9488 General Surgery: 530-622-1397 Hearing Center: 530-672-1112 Rheumatology: 530-672-7040

There are now a wider range of medical specialties available in Cameron Park. Marshall Specialty Care, located in the Outpatient Surgery building on Palmer Drive, now provides appointments for Cardiology, General Surgery, Rheumatology, and Hearing/Audiology.

It is intended to provide information about health in general as well as healthcare services and resources available in El Dorado County. Information in For Your Health comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions for future topics, contact the editor, Carrie Poggio,

For more detailed information about construction and progress at Marshall, visit or follow us on, or Google+ Marshall Medical Center.


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Open Enrollment

Top Reasons to Choose Marshall Medical Center

It’s fall – the time of year for you to think about your healthcare options. Now’s your chance to select a health plan that enables you to see a healthcare provider affiliated with Marshall. Here’s why:


We come highly recommended – Our physicians and hospital have been voted “Best” in class by several local publications. The community has long recognized the caring and personalized service they receive at Marshall. Our focus on service and quality also ranks us highly among various healthcare rating organizations.


Board Certified Physicians – Our affiliated physicians are all board certified, demonstrating exceptional expertise in their medical specialty. High-caliber primary and specialty medicine is our commitment to the community.


When you need care, we’re right in your neighborhood – You don’t need to travel far for medical appointments, lab work, imaging services, physical and speech therapy and more. Marshall has convenient locations and hours to serve you.


Emergency care at a higher level – Marshall’s Level III Trauma Center at our Placerville campus means specially trained staff, advanced medical technology, immediate availability of surgeons and anesthesiologists are available 24-hours a day.


Marshall loves moms! – Moms-to-be can expect personalized prenatal care by board certified physicians focused on a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery for mom and child. Our all-new birth center features private suites and whirlpool tubs with the most modern amenities for families.


Advanced medical technology – Marshall boasts modern technology you’d be surprised to find at an independent community hospital, including all-digital imaging, 64-slice CT, MRI, digital mammography with CAD and PET/ CT. This means Marshall’s patients have access to the kind of diagnostic equipment you’d find in larger cities. In addition, we have installed Electronic Medical Records for faster, more accurate medical record archiving with your safety in mind.


Cancer care, close to home – The last thing cancer patients need is a long journey to get treatment. Marshall’s Accredited Cancer program is located in Cameron Park. Services include Board Certified Oncologists and Hematologists, radiation oncology treatment, advanced diagnostic technology, surgical services, Cancer Registry and a Cancer Resource Center with information on education, social services and support groups.

How to choose Marshall Medical Center 1. Visit and choose “Find a Doctor” to choose a doctor by name, location or specialty. 2. Call the doctor’s office to confirm he or she is accepting new patients, if they belong to the health plan you’ve chosen, and to make your first appointment. If you have any questions, please call 530-626-2787. Customer Service hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. / For Your Health


Making Changes

should be exposed to as much as possible to assure success in life, to be sure their children don’t “fall behind.” The thought is, if children don’t get the most out of their time by being involved by Brett Christiansen, MD, Marshall Pediatrics in as many activities as possible Sure, I’m a pediatrician, but I’m also a husband and dad. My wife and I in order to be “well rounded,” work. Our kids go to school. We have three kids and no less than three they might not get into the best scheduled activities going throughout the year. My school or university son plays baseball three times a week. My daughter Children need and then may tumbles twice a week and my oldest daughter, in time to be kids not get the best season, skis three days a week with a team. In the job. However, winter, we are skiing on the weekends, too. In the and just play, research shows that summer, school is out but then there is vacation Bible no matter how these increased school, football camp, youth camp, babysitting and scheduling many activities demands on some summer travels. Of course, now that school is back in swing, we have homework as well. Our family is in children can lead they pursue. overdrive, but from my experience with my patients, it to anxiety, stress doesn’t even compare to some. and sometimes depression. Every The topic of “overscheduling” children in activities has received a lot child is different, and they have of attention in recent years. On one hand, some people feel children different capacities for extra-

Child’s Play is Serious Business: Why balancing free time and a busy schedule is important


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Making Changes They practice adult roles, learn to work together, share, and resolve conflicts. With play, children can discover their own areas of interest and pursue their own passions. Children with overscheduled lifestyles are at risk of missing out on free play—this basic, allimportant aspect of childhood and child development. Maybe the question isn’t how much is too much scheduled activity time, but rather “is my child getting time to just play?” As we get back into the school routine and look ahead to the busy holiday season, let’s keep this question in mind – and also keep in mind the importance of balance for you, too. Most children will best develop the characteristics of successful adults if they are surrounded in unconditional love and allowed time for free play. Children of all ages needed adequate time to be kids, initiate self-directed play and enjoy unscheduled time.

curricular activities. But children need time to be kids and just play, no matter how many activities they pursue. In fact, free play is an important counterbalance to scheduled activities. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play “contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.” In 1989, the United Nations recognized the importance of play and declared it a right of all children. Free play, that which is of the child’s choice,

child led—and initiated and ended on the child’s terms, is an essential component of healthy development. Play is not necessarily unsupervised and should not be without borders but it should be, within reasonable limits, controlled by the child. It may be alone or with another and should often involve adults. What’s so important about free play? Through free play, children gain competence and confidence in relationships, compassion for others and the abilities to rebound from adversity and conquer fears.

Brett Christiansen, MD is a board certified pediatric physician at Marshall Pediatrics in Placerville and is accepting new patients.

Marshall Pediatrics 4341 Golden Center Drive, Bldg. A Placerville, CA 95667 530-626-1144 / For Your Health


An aerial view of the hospital campus shows the huge new South Wing, ready soon to house a brand new Birth Center and Emergency Department. It will connect to the main hospital via enclosed bridge.


South Wing Set to Open Soon Addition Showcases Comfort, Caring Service & the Latest in Technology It’s been years and years in the planning, financing, excavating, building and inspecting, but very soon, Marshall Hospital’s new patient care wing (known as the South Wing) will be open to the public. It’s hard to overstate the difference the new wing will make to patients, visitors and staff. Starting with a new Birth Center and Emergency Department, the South Wing will combine the best in spacious comfort with the latest in technology to further evolve 6

what patients experience. The generous size of the new departments alone lends a sense of ease and relaxation compared to the comparatively tight quarters the existing Emergency Department and Birth Center have operated in. This opening is only the first phase of plans for the hospital expansion. For now, only the first floor and part of the second floor will be occupied. Future expansion will include a new café in the daylight basement, new ICU/CCU and more hospital beds.

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Key Facts About the

South Wing • At full build-out, the South Wing will bring the number of hospital beds to 160. • Marshall Hospital will be a third larger. • More parking will be available. • Later stages will include a new kitchen and cafeteria, a 12-bed intensive care unit and a 36-bed telemetry unit. Marshall will need another $30 million to finish the building. • Marshall will add a new observation unit for patients who may not need full hospital admission. • Marshall is bigger than Sutter Davis, Sutter Auburn Faith and Mercy Folsom.

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Marshall Birth Center Highlights Oh, the space. That’s the first thing you’ll notice in the new Birth Center. All the rooms are private and feature a multitude of comforting amenities. • Oversized, private suites designed for moms and support person to stay overnight • Whirlpool baths in spacious bathrooms • Large windows let in abundant natural light • Wi-fi access and TV/DVD players • Privacy alcove just outside rooms allows for family and phone conversations • Dedicated operating room for C-section needs located within the unit • Expanded nursery and waiting room area According to Deena Purdy RN, Birth Center Director, the long wait in opening the new unit just makes it that much more sweet. “We know moms want the comfort and space to go along with the excellent, compassionate care we’re known for, so we’re very proud to offer this wonderful new Birth Center to the public,” she says. The new Birth Center builds on the highly regarded patient care experience Marshall’s maternity services are known for—in addition to outstanding baby friendly practices such as high breast feeding success rates.

This view of a labor and delivery room undergoing final work only hints at the scale of the rooms. The rooms also include a large bathroom with whirlpool tub and private seating alcove for family just outside the main room.

Marshall will offer ongoing tours of the new Birth Center to expectant parents, beginning in September. Call 530-626-2638 for more information. / For Your Health


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Technology Shines in New Emergency Department “The new emergency department and trauma center really showcase a number of upgrades, beyond just the added space,” says Emergency Department Medical Director Marc Walter, MD. “We expect that patients will appreciate the extra space, many private rooms and added convenience of dedicated diagnostic equipment right in the unit.”

A few highlights: • Many private rooms, equipped with the latest technology and comforts • Doubled triage room capacity for faster care • Dedicated diagnostic imaging equipment in unit, ready when needed -- this includes the latest in CT Scanner and ultrasound machines • A large and welcoming waiting room and lobby, furnished with comfort in mind • Four trauma/rescusitation rooms for life threatening injuries and illnesses • Isolation and decontamination rooms for hazardous material situations • Electronic tracking boards and dedicated medication carts to aid efficiency of care • Fast Track process for urgent care/minor injury needs within the department 8

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Roger Gallant, MD, eagerly awaits the opening of the new Emergency Department. The extra space and technology enhancements will help with ongoing improvements to patient care.

A dedicated CT Scanner will add to the technology enhancements in the new Emergency Department.

No matter the age, patients at Marshall Emergency Department will continue receiving compassionate care when the new department opens.

Cover Story A dedicated ultrasound machine is one of the technology upgrades patients can expect in the new Emergency Department.

To celebrate the grand opening of the South Wing, Marshall is hosting a Community Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Visit for details.

Grant Gwinup, MD, along with all other emergency physicians and nursing staff, will enjoy doubled trauma care capacity and resuscitation rooms.

G r A n d o P e n i n G C e l e b r At i o n f o r o u r n e W S o u t h W i n G

Community Open House & Teddy Bear Clinic Saturday, Sept. 15

Bring your favorite teddy bear or doll for a check-up in our new Emergency Department •

Free admission

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1100 Marshall Way Placerville

Live entertainment by Music Matt

Carnival Games

(15 minutes from Apple Hill)

Bounce Houses

Take a Photo with a Fire Truck and Ambulance

Free refreshments

Tours of the New Hospital Wing

1100 Marshall Way | Placerville, CA | 95667 / For Your Health


Your Stories Ryan Jantzen says the third time was the charm for his knee surgery, crediting Antony Boody (left) with aiding an incredible recovery. Dr. Boody says the credit belongs to Ryan.

Bicycling Enthusiast Amazed by Quick Knee Surgery Recovery Third Time’s a Charm for El Dorado Hills Investment advisor When 45-year-old investment advisor Ryan Jantzen was contemplating yet another knee surgery for a two decade-old skiing injury, he only needed to look over his shoulder to find the right doctor. His Team Revolutions cycling team mate, Antony Boody, happens to have “MD” following his name, and is an orthopedic surgeon for Marshall Orthopedics (locations in Placerville and El Dorado Hills). Yet even with the trust and friendship the two had developed over four years on the same road cycling team, Ryan wasn’t exactly thrilled with the prospect of another surgery. He explains, “the first two surgeries were difficult. I had very long and painful recoveries and wasn’t looking forward to another, but I figured I’d get Dr. Boody’s opinion on what he could do.” Ryan’s knee has been an issue since the original skiing injury to his right knee cap area when he was 19. “It hasn’t been right since,” he says. The pain prompted a repeat surgery four years ago, and the recovery took weeks. Worse, his beloved exercise of road cycling was painful and difficult. “Biking is my thing, so having a hard time doing it really got to me,” Ryan recalls. 10

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Enter Dr. Boody, to whom Ryan turned following a Father’s Day 2011 mishap that re-injured his knee and tore a chunk of cartilage off under the knee cap. “I was running up our stairs with my son, and something went really wrong. I felt the tear. Within minutes, my knee looked like a grapefruit,” Ryan remembers. In consulting with Dr. Boody, Ryan appreciated the conservative approach initially planned. “Dr. Boody first offered to drain my knee and try a cortisone injection, which helped the pain and swelling immensely, then it was all about trying to find time for the surgery that I knew was needed.” Married and a father of two young children, Ryan knew finding a time to ‘take it easy’ would prove difficult, but that

time came early this year, and based on past experience, Ryan was prepared for the worst.

My knee is better now than in the last 25 years, and I thank Dr. Boody for that.

Dr. Boody says Ryan’s knee injury included “a finger tip sized piece of bone floating around under his knee cap, in addition to the cartilage and arthritis issues.” Dr. Boody performed the arthroscopic surgery and did “micro fracture” - a procedure that can help form scar tissue and help reduce arthritic changes. “His situation did require an additional incision I didn’t plan on, and then I just recommended taking it easy and starting back on activity slowly,” Dr. Boody recalls. While Ryan was prepared for the

worst, he was treated to what can only be described as an amazingly quick recovery. “Within three days, I tried spinning backwards on my bike, and had no pain at all. That first week, I logged 110 ten miles on my bike. I was thrilled.” Now, several months later, Ryan averages rides of 45 miles, with 2,000 foot elevation changes. “My knee is better now than in the last 25 years, and I thank Dr. Boody for that.”

did appropriate activity and stays healthy – and that’s a big part of it right there.”

As for his cycling team mate and surgeon, Dr. Boody shuns the credit for the quick recovery. “Ryan did recover incredibly quickly, but I consider that more a testament to him than what I did – he

Antony Boody, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with Marshall Orthopedics, offering locations in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. / For Your Health


Your Stories

Stroke Victim:

Knowing Risk & Symptoms Led to Rapid, Successful Treatment

emergency physician Alexis Lieser, MD, whom he recalls “moved with a great sense of urgency when it came to treating me.” Dr. Lieser explains the rush: “When it comes to stroke, time equals brain. Prompt test results and appropriate treatment are critical in securing better outcomes,” she explains. A key component in treating many strokes, a clot busting drug known as tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) can only be given to treat ischemic strokes, and only then if the treatment begins within three hours of symptoms onset. “Mr. Schoonover was having an ischemic stroke - where a blood clot prevents blood flow to an area in the brain, and because he got here quickly, our stroke treatment

Wayne Schoonover knew something was wrong one morning last spring. As he sat in his home office doing his typical work as a stock trader, he noticed that the mouse pointer on his computer screen wasn’t moving, even though he thought he was moving the mouse. Confused, he looked down only to find that his hand wasn’t even on the mouse - and that the mouse was laying on its side. “At that point I realized my hearing seemed weird, and when I tried to speak, my speech sounded garbled,” Wayne recalls. The possibility that he was having a stroke wasn’t lost on Wayne: he suffers from atrial fibrillation, a fairly common cardiac rhythm disorder that carries with it increased stroke risk. Both his primary physician, Marc Holthouse, MD and his cardiologist, Marshall Cardiology’s Scott Vasconcellos, MD, had previously warned him of the risk, and of stroke warning signs. Considering this possibility and being alone at home, Wayne was able to pick up the phone and dial 911 immediately. “From the way I must have sounded, the 911 operator got the sense I might be having a stroke, and she dispatched the ambulance right away,” Wayne remembers. Within half an hour, Wayne was at Marshall Hospital and under the care of 12

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FA S T for Stroke Detection F for FACE................

Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A for ARMS............... Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S for SPEECH.......... Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he or she repeat the sentence correctly?

T for TIME................. If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important because brain cells are dying. Call 911 or get to a hospital FAST.

Marshalls’ New ED: When Every Second Counts When Marshall opens its new Emergency Department, patients will reap additional benefits from a dedicated CT scanner within the unit. For patients like Wayne and others, for whom rapid diagnostic imaging can make a significant difference in outcomes, the improvement just adds to the excellent care provided at Marshall.

Marshall Working Toward Stroke Center Designation Emergency physician Alexis Lieser, MD, chats with her former patient Wayne Schoonover, about his recent stroke and extremely successful recovery.

protocols were able to begin during that critical early timeframe. That made the difference,” Dr. Lieser explains. Wayne remembers, “Once that tPA was given, the improvement and relief of my symptoms was incredible. Within an hour, my speech was coming back. Within several hours, the numbness and hearing was going away too.” Everything about stroke treatment at Marshall is geared toward the rapid implementation of the spectrum of care, from the initial call from emergency medical personnel, to electronic medication dispensing carts dedicated within

the Emergency Department, to the accelerated testing by the laboratory and diagnostic imaging. For Wayne, the sense of urgency and effective treatment across the board is what allowed him to leave Marshall three days later, and quickly return to work. A few weeks after his illness, Wayne reports no adverse effects. He is now on additional medication to prevent another stroke in the future. “I just thank everyone involved, because if it wasn’t for the work of everyone who cared for me, I wouldn’t have a future to consider, and that’s very humbling,” Wayne concludes.

Marshall’s stroke protocols are in place and working everyday; however, designation as a primary stroke center will formalize and recognize Marshall’s careful attention to treatment of stroke patients. As a Primary Stroke Center, Marshall will participate in stroke prevention education for the community, adhere to time-sensitive treatment of strokes in the Emergency Department, and will provide the latest in follow-up care for stroke patients. A physicianled committee was formed to oversee quality and to ensure that stroke team members, who are comprised of medical specialists, nurses and support staff, respond appropriately to stroke situations.

New Healthcare Providers Paramjit Panesar, MD Marshall Family Medicine 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 602 Cameron Park, CA 95682 530-672-7000

Daming Zhu, MD Marshall Cardiology 1004 Fowler Way, Suite 4 Placerville, CA 95667 530-626-9488

Shane Torgerson, MD Emergency Physicians Medical Group Marshall Hospital 1100 Marshall Way Placerville, CA 95667 / For Your Health


Foundation News

Giving In Tough Times Can Provide More for Your Heirs and Cut Taxes Americans today are anxious about their money. Their stock values are falling and their 401(k) plans are so low that it’s hard to open the quarterly statements. It may be the wrong time to think about charitable giving—or is it? A Winning Strategy Would you be interested if there were a strategy to combine your depressed asset values with a charitable gift that: • Provides money to your favorite charity each year for a certain number of years • After the period of years, gives what’s left to your family • Shelters the potential growth in the assets from additional taxes? This technique, called a family charitable lead trust, helps affluent families remove wealth from their estates and give it to heirs in future years. Although what’s left in the trust is a taxable gift to the kids, this strategy allows you to pass assets to your heirs with no-to-low gift taxes.

How It Works The lead trust is ideal if you’re charitably inclined and willing to forgo access to part of your wealth now, but you don’t want to deprive your heirs of that wealth later on. With this strategy, you give assets to a trust, and the trust makes payments to one or more of your favorite charities for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings for you. For More Information Please contact Karen Good, CFRM, executive director at 530642-9984 or for more information on our Marshall Legacy program, charitable lead trusts or other economically sensible ways to incorporate philanthropy into your estate plans. As always, contact your estate planning attorney and tax professionals for legal and tax advice before employing a charitable strategy.

29th Bob West Drive for Marshall Focuses on Cancer During a beautiful day in June, 120 golfers paid tribute to the inspiring life of former Marshall Medical Center Board President Michael Ward, JD, who lost his battle to cancer in 2011. A special recognition of Mike’s life was shared with their family who were all present at the tournament as Marshall Foundation related plans for a new Cancer Center in Cameron Park. The event proudly sponsored by UNION BANK raised over $40,000 due to the resounding support of longtime community sponsors and golfers, including Platinum sponsors Carter Kelly, Inc., El Dorado Disposal Services, and Western Sign Company.

Sixty-four Nurses Honored

Lisa Seivert, RN, Amanda Seivert, CAN and Adrienne Ludden, RN.


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During the Annual Honor-A-Nurse celebration at Marshall Medical Center, 64 Nurses/Nurse Groups were honored at the benefit for the Mathewson-Bonser Nursing Scholarships that are awarded each year to assist nursing students at Marshall. Previous recipients related their experiences and how the scholarship program supported by UNION BANK helped them to continue their education and upgrade their skills.

Back to School Tips

Take 5! Easy tips for packing a HEALTHIER school lunch

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Safety tip: Use an insulated lunch bag with ice pack to keep perishable food cold.

Choose whole grain breads, wraps or pitas for sandwiches. Say no to sugary drinks. Provide low or non-fat milk, water or 100% juice with no added sugar. Use low-fat dairy, such as cheese or yogurt for a healthy snack. Opt for lean proteins in sandwiches like turkey, chicken or tuna mixed with light mayo and mustard. Pack sandwiches with veggies too. Chuck the greasy chips. Offer finger friendly and healthy fruits and veggies like baby carrots, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, cherries, grapes, raisins and nuts instead. (Kids need at least five servings of fruits and veggies a day).

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Programs & Classes

Marshall Health & Wellness Programs & Classes Marshall’s programs can help you get healthy and stay healthy. Offering services for all ages and stages of life, we hope to see you at one or more of the classes below. Our Community Health Education Classes include Smoking Cessation and Childbirth related classes, in addition to a babysitting class. Call 530-626-2990 for more information and to register. We also offer diabetes and Nutrition Education through our Physician Clinic Services. Call 530-672-7021 for more information.


Designed for women who are thinking about becoming pregnant or have recently become pregnant, the class focuses on nutrition and exercise, fetal development, prenatal tests, hazards to avoid and preventing preterm labor. Wednesday, October 17 Tuesday, June 12 7-9 p.m. (funded by generous grant from Marshall Foundation for Community Health) Childbirth Education

6-week series

This class provides information on labor, delivery and postpartum issues. Tuesdays, Oct 2 - Nov 6 7-9 p.m. Childbirth Education

1-Day Intensive A custom designed childbirth class for those who do not have the time for the traditional 6-week class format. Saturday, September 8 Saturday, November 3 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $60 The Breastfeeding ExperiencE

This class will help you understand breastfeeding, learn techniques and positions, and will give you the confidence to handle common breastfeeding challenges. Wednesday, September 12 Wednesday, November 7 7-9 p.m. Fee: $25 Baby Basics

This class reviews basic newborn care for the first few weeks of life. Topics include newborn characteristics, physical and emotional needs of the baby, as well as health and safety skills.


Wednesday, October 10 7-9 p.m. Fee: $25 Super Sitters

This fun, interactive class teaches boys and girls, ages 11 to 15, how to become competent and responsible baby-sitters. Saturday, October 6 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $50 Smoking Cessation 7-Week Series

Pre-registration required and space is limited. Call 530-626-2990 for more information. Fee: $75

HEALTHY LIVING DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES Live your best life with diabetes! Our classes can help you gain the knowledge and tools to remain motivated with your healthy lifestyle in the days and years ahead. Individual Diabetes Education

Appointments with our Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), are strongly encouraged especially if: • You are newly diagnosed • Beginning a new medication • Need extra support to gain control. Learn about the latest tools and techniques for self-management of your diabetes. Individual Nutrition Education

Our Registered Dietitians (RDs) are available for appointments to discuss: • Diabetes meal planning • Weight management/Cholesterol control • Medical Nutrition Therapy for most medical conditions

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Healthy Living Class #1: Diabetes Essentials

• What diabetes is • Controlling blood glucose levels • Using your meter effectively Wednesday, September 26, 6-8 p.m. Placerville Thursday, November 1, 1-3 p.m. Placerville Tuesday, December 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cameron Park Healthy Living Class #2: Carbohydrates, Food & You

• Carbohydrates and diet • Meal planning • Managing your weight Wednesday, September 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Placerville Tuesday, September 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Placerville Thursday, November 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cameron Park Thursday, December 13, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Placerville Healthy Living Class #3: Gaining Better Control

• Making sense of your blood glucose numbers • Medication options • Tips on eating out Wednesday, October 3, 6-8 p.m. Placerville Healthy Living Class #4: Your Plan for Success

• Reducing your risk—long term complications • Exercise—make it work for you • Staying motivated • Diabetes and emotions Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m. Cameron Park Tuesday, October 23, 1-3 p.m. Placerville

Class Locations: 681 Main St., Ste. 206/207, Placerville 3581 Palmer Dr., Bldg. 600 Cameron Park For more information call: (530) 672-7021


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arvest days are cooler and internal clocks are winding down, making this the perfect time to retreat. Autumn leaf lovers should head north to Lake County for a restful and multihued ride. Avoid Interstate 5 by setting your GPS to tranquil country roads; meander up Highway 16 to Esparto, through the Capay Valley and Cache Creek Canyon, then turn left on Highway 20 and follow winding roads to Lake County.

DISCOVER Black, golden and red oaks, dogwoods, cottonwoods and red maples deliver a colorful display through mid-November. According to locals in the know, Cobb Mountain – as well as vineyards and orchards – put on a beautiful show this time of year. The Big Valley of Kelseyville is also recommended. Autumn colors are weather dependent, so don’t be disappointed if fall foliage deities don’t provide. Lake County has plenty of attractions to fill your days. Be among the first to hike Mount Konocti, Lake County’s largest park. Newly acquired, this dormant vol-

cano provides stunning views from an elevation of 4,300 feet. Rodman Slough Preserve offers surreal kayaking or boating through sensitive wetland areas and oak woodlands, which shelter a variety of wildlife including great blue heron, great egrets and double-crested cormorants. Kayak tours from Kayak Adventures, located in Lucerne, include equipment and top-notch interpretive talks on the history and nature of the Preserve. On Saturdays, check out the Nature Education Center’s guided walks.

DOZE Camping isn’t for everyone, but Clear Lake State Park might convert you. RV or tent camping is great for groups and features ADA-accessible facilities and Kelsey Creek Trail’s 1,500-foot boardwalk. The largest freshwater lake in California, Clear Lake fosters stress-reducing and family-friendly recreational opportunities, including hiking, boating, biking, fishing, bird-watching or relaxing in the shade. Can’t completely disconnect? There’s Wi-Fi access. In Upper Lake, the historic Tallman Ho-

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tel is beautifully restored and LEED green; lodging includes an expanded continental breakfast featuring fresh fruits, homemade granola, jams and scones. The Tallman’s heating systems are delivered from geothermal sources. To learn more about this natural process, visit The Geysers in Middletown, the largest geothermal power plant in the world. You’ll find heaps to do in this tiny hamlet. A bustling Main Street has wine tasting and interesting local shops including Gracious Ladies – selling items handmade by Lake County craftspeople. Enjoy fantastic fare, libations and live blues at Blue Wing Saloon. Clear Lake Bed and Breakfast has stellar views – its namesake is literally just beyond the front door. Historically reminiscent of Mt. Vernon (George Washington’s home on the Potomac River), luxury suites pay homage to some of our founding fathers. For something completely different, Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort’s nine caboose guest rooms contain full baths and comfortable featherbeds. Relax and enjoy great outdoor adventures.

DEVOUR Local farms plus seasonal farm stands and farmers’ markets provide fresh fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, goat cheese and wine. The vineyards are especially pretty during the fall. Sustainably farmed wines at Ceago Vinegarden and Vigilance Winery boast breathtaking views of Clear Lake or Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. Restaurants focusing on fresh ingredients can be found countywide. Local favorites include Angelina’s Bakery & Espresso, Park Place Restaurant, Saw Shop Gallery Bistro and Studebakers Café & Deli. If it’s family-owned and operated businesses, beautiful views, color-draped landscapes and fresh air you’re seeking, escape to Lake County. •

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Clear Lake and kayaking photo by Barbara L. Steinberg; Tallman Hotel photo by Jim Warren; Blue Wing Saloon photo courtesy of Tallman Hotel.


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For two weeks only, more than 40 of the area’s best restaurants will be serving special three-course price-fixed dinners for only $15, $30, or $40. Celebrate the Sacramento regional dining experience October 1-14, 2012! • Dos Coyotes - Market Square at Arden Fair, Roseville at Rocky Ridge Town Center • High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino • Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana - Roseville, Sacramento • Land Ocean New American Steakhouse • Red Lantern - Thunder Valley Casino • Scott’s Seafood - Sacramento, Folsom • Sienna Restaurant • Paragary’s Bar & Oven • Cafe Bernardo on K Street • Chicago Fire - Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento • Fat’s Asia Bistro - Roseville, Folsom

• Old Spaghetti Factory - Midtown, Roseville, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove • Esquire Grill • Frank Fat’s • Fat City Bar & Cafe • Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Sacramento • Mikuni Sushi - Roseville, Elk Grove, Davis, Fair Oaks, Midtown Sacramento • Mikuni Kaizen • Taro’s by Mikuni • De Vere’s Irish Pub • Players Sports Pub and Grill • And more!


Tekfix Inc. 1190 Suncast Lane El Dorado Hills 916-458-1847

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Describe your business. Established in 2003, Tekfix provides computer and network support for small- to medium-sized businesses consisting typically of 5-200 employees. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? When I was 16 years old, I worked long hours for little money as a dishwasher for a restaurant, and learned I should get a college education to avoid having to work odd jobs in the future. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? My wife and I volunteer for the Holy Trinity Parish and School, donate food to the Upper Room in Placerville, and donate items and help Habitat for Humanity; as well, Tekfix donates used computer equipment to school districts in need. Why is your staff the best in the business? We constantly maintain our technical certifications, focus on small- and mediumsized businesses, and abide by a code of ethics (see our Web site’s home page for the code of ethics link). What life accomplishments are you most proud of? Graduating number one in the class of 1984 at Lowell University, Industrial Technology. What’s your hidden talent? I won all of my spelling bees in grade school. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Creekside Dentistry – they are very friendly and capable; I actually look forward to getting my teeth cleaned! If you could be any other profession, what would it be? A police officer – I love excitement and action. And finally, customer service is…? Treat a customer the way you want to be treated and provide service in a responsive, capable and ethical way. Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Mark Allard II Sierra Gun Exchange is a firearm, ammunition and accessories store. The business found me. Friends and family would come to me with questions and suggestions when it came to purchasing and using guns, so I finally decided to make a business out of a hobby I truly enjoy. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? My first real job was working for a hardwood floor wholesaler as a warehouse worker. It was a very physically demanding job and taught me the value of working hard and appreciating everything that is earned. I still have my first paycheck framed in my office at home. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We just opened our doors a month ago. We plan to offer educational courses for gun owners to promote safety and common sense. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? I had the honor of serving our country on three tours and was able to go to 22 different countries in four years while in the Air Force. Sierra Gun Exchange What’s your hidden talent? 4100 Cameron Park Drive I can remember nearly every line to a movie or television show! Suite 109 What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Cameron Park Heyday Café in Placerville 530-672-0202 What’s your favorite local business other than your own? El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu Jitsu And finally, customer service is…? Everything to our business! We try to build customer satisfaction and loyalty on every interaction with our customers.

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St. John’s Shelter Program Graduation

Cameron Park Lake July 20-21 Photos courtesy of Christina Roseli.

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Plates CafĂŠ, Sacramento, June 26 Photos courtesy of Christine Steiner, Julie McGilvray and Ronita Iulio.

Hudson, Aavra and Christina Roseli enjoy time at the lake

Graduates await their diplomas

Hudson Roseli builds sandcastles at the lagoon

Viticulture Galleria Grand Opening David Girard Vineyards, Placerville July 1 Photos courtesy of Jason Jackson.

Elliott Roseli paints the family flag

Alina Markham-Love, Telisha Dennard, Alicia Portillo, Kristina Compher, Raina Rea-Eastland and Vanessa Hills

Cowboys and Cornbread Rainbow Orchards, Camino, July 21 Photos courtesy of Courtney Jackson.

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Attendees show off their face painting

(L to R): El Dorado County Chamber Senior Ambassador Waldith Graham, David Girard, Sandy Raney and Chamber Senior Ambassador President Colleen Harris

Mary Closner, Colleen Harris and Ellen Vaughn Singer Elise Dadorian makes her West Coast debut

Hangtown Harmonica winner Mac Rice

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Winemaker Mari Wells Coyle pours for the event

Chamber chili chefs Jason Jackson and Jeff Ritchie

Supervisor Ray Nutting, Richard Espotio and Dan May judge the Hangtown Harmonica competition

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Behind it, I’d lie there cursing – my head beneath the pillow as I tried to block it out for a few more minutes of sleep. But the sounds kept coming: the sharp snap of an eggshell provided a perfect percussive fill for “Mack the Knife”; the thack, thack, thack of a wooden spoon inside a mixing bowl kept time for “DeLovely”; the hiss of batter striking the hot griddle sounded like applause as Dad finished off “Summer Wind.” Eventually, the first golden whiff of pancakes encircled my nose and served as a vaudeville hook, dragging my lazy butt out of bed whether I wanted it or not. And just in case you still weren’t quite awake, he’d bellow cheerfully down the hall like a carnival barker: “DADDY HOTCAKES! EAT ‘EM

WHILE WE GOT ‘EM AND WE AIN’T A-GONNA HAVE ‘EM FOR TOO LONG!” Whether I was 6, 12 or 18 years old, I’d shuffle toward the kitchen and sit down to a stack of pancakes waiting on a plate, a swatch of butter already melting down the sides, another song wafting through the air. His approach to the recipe was a little like his approach to singing. He’d sim ply take something familiar – in this case good ol’ Krusteaz pancake mix – and where he could have just stuck with the conventional (add water and stir), my dad improvised, using an egg and a cup of genuine buttermilk to make it his own. The ensuing carb-loaded gut bombs didn’t so much sate your hunger, but obliterate it for the rest of the day. But oh my God, they were delicious! I’ve tried recreating the magic on random Saturday mornings for my own kids, but I almost always forget to buy buttermilk ahead of time. Plus, my voice seriously sucks. In moments like that, I really miss the old man and find myself wishing I could go back, just one more time; not so much to taste those pancakes again but to listen to him sing.

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y favorite meal of the day has always has been breakfast, and it’s my dad’s fault. Now, he was no chef. Men of his era were not “foodies.” He knew his way around a barbecue – being a fisherman, his grilled salmon fillets were better than any five-star restaurant – but that was about it. The only time you saw him in our kitchen was to sit at the table for a meal prepared by my mom or to do bills. With one exception: on occasional weekend mornings, he’d rise at the crack of dawn and become the king of pancakes. He called them “daddy hotcakes,” and when he was in this pancake-making mood, you knew things in his life were going well. Maybe his boss was off his back. Or Mom was talking to him again. Or the sun was out. Something. The other thing he did when he was in a good mood was sing, and the guy had an unbelievable voice. He was an old-style crooner, so he’d choose a classic from Frank or Tony or Deano and then start working our kitchen the way those guys worked a nightclub. As he sang “That’s Amore,” he would open and slam shut various drawers and cupboard doors, subtly improvising, making the song his own. The clang and clatter of utensils lay down a rhythm for, say, “Because of You,” and mixed together, the sounds would pinball down our narrow hallway, finally reaching my bedroom door.


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