Goings on in the El Dorado County Foothills areas
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Happy February! Governor Jerry Brown appointed El Dorado Hills resident Alyson Huber to the judge’s bench just before the new year; Huber will sit on the Sacramento County Superior Court. Previously, she served as an assemblymember for the 10th District of the State of California, an associate attorney at Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller, and as an associate at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly and Phillips & Spallas. Congrats!.
Also appointed to serve the State of California was Cameron Park resident Stephen Sellers. In his new role as assistant director for response at the California Emergency Management Agency, Sellers will direct emergency service response and support to local governments while preparing and planning for emergencies.
Come next fall barren stretches of land along Alder Creek in the Eldorado National Forest will be replenished with native plants, thanks to the help of volunteers, Forest Service personnel, and a grant from California State Parks and Recreation. Volunteers from the California Native Plants Society worked alongside Forest Service employees in Fall 2012 to collect thousands of native plant seeds that will be used to restore the damaged sites.
REVERSE2’s DogOnDogMA, which was co-created by Folsom artist Lisa Deniz and Bay Area artist Brandy Hart, announced the launch of a new art collection that puts food in the bowls of rescue animals until they meet their adopted family. With each art purchase, 15 percent will go to a rescue organization, feeding one animal for an entire month. For more info, visit dogondogma.com.
A number of new tenants have joined the El Dorado Hills Town Center East Owners Association, including Beauty Worx, a beauty boutique for hair and body, opened near Hub Coffee House and Café. All About Me, a body and skin care treatment and gift boutique also opened, and Tan Central expanded and moved to Town Center Boulevard. Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant opened near Regal Theater.
New York theater critic, playwright and former Placerville resident Michael D. Jackson recently started a blog titled “Main Street Stories,” which covers a variety of topics from holidays in the Foothills to historical stories. To view Jackson’s blog, visit mainstreetstories.blogspot.com.
Caregiving is a difficult and often challenging role. Rejuvenate at a support group, held the third Tuesday of every month at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center (990 Lassen Lane) from 5:30-7 p.m. For more info, call the Family Caregiver Support program at 530-621-6151.
In the “Oops We’re Only Human Department,” please note that in last month’s issue we ran the incorrect grid for WordPlay. To find the correct grid, CLICK HERE.
All West Tours is offering a “Safari West” trip for seniors on April 10. The tour will include bus transportation, a guided trek on the Sonoma Serengeti, a ranch-style buffet lunch and driver gratuity. To reserve your spot, call 530-621-6255.
Senior Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance is being offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center (937 Spring Street). To register, call 530-621-6251.
That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Food & Drink feature!