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Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox


Stumped for lunch ideas? Check out our gallery of creative lunch photos our moms sent in. There's lots of inspiration there.

It's all part of our  Think Outside the Lunchbox contest sponsored by Yakult. Look at the photos and vote for your favorite.


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Millstone, Peterson & Watts Give Area “At-Risk” Students A Boost

Millstone, Peterson & Watts Give Area “At-Risk” Students A Boost

Firm Put Together School Supplies To Fill Back Packs For Area Youngsters

Roseville,CA.- “Having the proper tools to work with when learning may be fundamental, but it’s also essential” explains Roseville,CA. attorney Glenn Peterson, partner in the Northern California law practice Millstone, Peterson & Watts. His firm recently provided a mountain of school supplies for Placer County kids with special needs.

According to Peterson the firm has a long standing practice of giving back and all of their attorneys get involved in pro bono as well as charity work. Peterson himself has devoted time and resources to Food For Thought, Make A Wish.

Despite fines, illegal gold mining persists in El Dorado County

By: Susanne Rust

PLACERVILLE, CA - Despite notices from the state and at least $100,000 in fines so far, a small team of outlaw miners is continuing to illegally excavate an abandoned gold mine near Placerville in El Dorado County.

"Not only did they not adhere to the original violations cited against them," said Stephen Testa, executive officer of the State Mining and Geology Board, "but they have expanded their operations."

The team includes Joseph and Yvette Hardesty of Elk Grove. The couple owns a company called Hardesty Sand and Gravel.

It also includes Richard Churches. Information about Churches was not readily available.

The Hardestys did not return calls for comment, and Churches could not be located.

According to Testa, the team has returned certified letters and notices of violation to the state unopened and ignored fines levied by the State Mining and Geology Board. And the mining at Big Cut Mine continues.

Talking to your kids about 9/11

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Deloy Link, a licensed marriage and family therapist in El Dorado Hills, offered her advice on how to talk to your children about the 9/11 attacks without overwhelming them.

Link appeared Sunday at 8 a.m. for a special edition of News10 Good Morning. 

RELATED: News10's September 11 Remembrance

Link contributed the following article:

Talking to Your Kids About 9/11

9/11 changed the way Americans think about safety and security. As the 10-year anniversary is upon us, and media coverage surrounds us, many parents wonder how much is too much?

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When function comes first

When function comes first

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Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

ROCKLIN, CA- He may look like an ordinary dog, but Koa is much more than a fun- loving, furry companion. His keen senses give him the ability to sniff out medical emergencies and now he is in a race against time as he faces one of his own.

The 4-year old Airedale has brought joy to the Videll home. From trips to the lake, to long walks at the park, his spunky personality and warm nature have made him part of the family. “He’s like one of my kids, except he’s fuzzy,“ said Michelle Videll.

Recently, the Videll’s received devastating news. Koa is battling congestive heart failure and is in desperate need of a pacemaker. The family has poured over a thousand dollars into treatment, but due to tough economic times they are sadly running out of hope. “It’s a nightmare, it’s like not being able to care for one of my children, it’s heartbreaking,” said Bill Videll.

The news is especially difficult for Bill and Michelle’s son.

Contractor hopes Obama's job help reaches rural counties

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Contractors in rural California counties hope they can get some work if Congress approves President Obama's jobs plan.

Doug Veerkamp said the struggling economy has hurt the contracting company he opened almost 30 years ago.

"It's bad, really bad," Veerkamp complained. "The last four years are the worse I've seen. I don't think the federal government knows how bad it really is."

Five years ago, the 55-year-old owner of Doug Veerkamp General Engineering said he had 300 employees.  He's still one of El Dorado County's largest employers but only has about 150 people on his payroll today.

Veerkamp is aware that Obama wants to pour $100 billion into infrastructure projects and get unemployed construction workers back to work. But Veerkamp worries about whether he'll get a piece of the pie.