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San Miguel watershed gets graded

The grade was based on how many weeks per year different sections of the river were below minimum instream flows — as many as 29 weeks below instream flow at the Uravan section in 2013 and 22 weeks below instream flow at the Placerville section in 2013 ...

iMD Companies announces the sale of OMI and PCI Heartscan for the cancellation of $ 548,000 in debt

PLACERVILLE, CA, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - iMD Companies, Inc. (OTC:ICBU) has completed the sale of two of its three operating divisions, OMI and PCI Heartscan, to an investor group for $ 548,000. "The disposition of these operations is in line with the ...

Glenn Kerkhoff

Survivors include his children, Tami Carlson of Lakeville, Jill of Morgan, Joel of Morgan, Tim of Morton, Terry of Morgan, Candace Pellinen of Elko, Jacquelyn Simmons of Minneapolis, and Thomas Zieske of Placerville, California; 18 grandchildren ...

Teel’s journey to top of Raley’s ladder began at the bottom

Tom Raley opened his first store in Placerville in 1935. Today ...
In recent years, Raley’s has seen increased competition in its Northern California and Nevada niche, going against well-funded, established players such as Safeway and the proliferation ...

CORRECTION - Red Hawk Casino Voted Best Casino Five Years in a Row

PLACERVILLE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/18/15 -- In the news release, "Red Hawk Casino Voted Best Casino Five Years in a Row," issued earlier today by Red Hawk Casino, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the first paragraph should read ...

Olive Oil Cake paired with Miraflores Winery Botricelli

I attended wine tastings, visited various wineries and dined at winemaker’s dinners. One of those dinners was held at Smith Flat House in in Placerville, CA. The Smith Flat House was the perfect place for our El Dorado hosts to stage a wine winemaker ...

Red Hawk Casino Voted Best Casino Five Years in a Row

PLACERVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce that it was once again named the Sacramento area's Best Casino in the 2014 KCRA 3 TV A-List Awards. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Red Hawk has been named ...

Patricia Carole-Mae Perrin

Patty moved to Southern California with her husband ...
She is survived by her three children, Nancy (Norm) Menzie, of Placerville, Calif.;, Tim (Terri) Perrin, of W. Kelowna, British Columbia; and Carrie Perrin, also of Placerville, Calif.

Walt Disney and the 1960 Winter Olympics

Goebel. One of the sponsors later donated a flagpole to El Dorado High School in Placerville, California. Yet another is at the first tee of the La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California. Each pole featured a large engraved plaque stating “This ...

IMD Companies Inc Retains Investment Relations Firm

PLACERVILLE, CA, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - iMD Companies Inc., (OTC:ICBU) is pleased to announce it has retained Pacific Equity Alliance to perform investor relations services over a six month period in 2015. President of Pacific Equity Zachary R.

Body Found Near Weber Creek in Placerville

PLACERVILLE- The body of a woman was found in the Weber Creek area of El Dorado County on Sunday. The body was found by two children who were walking nearby. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies loc…

Carpenter Placerville (CA) – Placerville Carpenters

Carpenter Placerville (CA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Placerville (CA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Placerville, California work with, builds and fixes items and s…

Threepeat: Daryn Pittman Wins Third in a Row

Threepeat: Daryn Pittman Wins Third in a Row at New Egypt Speedway Donny Schatz comes up short in battle for the lead, Shane Stewart finishes third NEW EGYPT, N.J. – May 19, 2015 – When it comes to …

Wine Walking in Tahoe City - Put on Your Calendar for June 20th

One of the nicest ways to enjoy the breeze off Lake Tahoe in late June is to stroll the streets of Tahoe City during the annual Wine Walk. This year's line-up of wineries is really terrific, and my t…

Prospectors Discover Gold in the Owyhee Mountains [otd 05/18]

O.H. Purdy. Commercial Directory.On the morning of May 18, 1863, a band of twenty-nine men broke camp and marched south and west from Reynolds Creek over a regional divide. Early that month, the grou…

U.S. Bank in Lincoln Robbed, Suspect Demands Money with Note

LINCOLN- Two men are under arrest in connection to a robbery at the U.S. Bank on McBean Park Drive late Saturday Morning. According to police, one man went into the bank and passed a teller a note t…

James Adams of Placerville, CA Burglarizes Home, Eats Tater Tots, Falls Asleep On Couch … Gets Arrested

SF GATE — A Placerville man was arrested in Petaluma Thursday afternoon after he broke into a house, […]

A Peacock Guards the Road in Placerville (Kelsey Edition)

Good morning.  Tina here. I was coming home one afternoon last week and there was an unusual obstacle in the road up ahead. My neighbor was the first to reach it. My neighbor was very slowly trying to…

Placerville Man Breaks Into House, Eats Tater Tots And Falls Asleep On Couch

PETALUMA (AP) — Police say a would-be burglar was sidetracked by snack and naptime Thursday afternoon, heating up some tater tots and then taking a snooze on the sofa of the house he broke into. The …

Once Upon A Time in Placerville No. 17: Corner of Main and Sheridan Streets

Good morning. Tina here. Here is another post about a piece of Placerville history lost. I actually don't remember when this house was torn down, I think it was in the 80's. It was just East of three …


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



Fighting against human trafficking in PLACERVILLE CALIFORNIA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.


Having a vegetarian diet in PLACERVILLE CALIFORNIA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.


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