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Nominate Our Next Mom of the Week

Nominate Our Next Mom of the Week

 

MomsLikeMe is all about moms connecting and getting to know each other better. We like to feature one mom every week as one of our 50 Fabulous Moms for 2011. Do you know a mom who's fantastic? Send us an email and tell us about her! She may be our next Mom of the Week.

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.

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

News10's Contributor of the Month: Mark Mazzaferro

The self-proclaimed nut of Vacaville has a big job. Vacaville’s Public Information Officer Mark Mazzaferro manages the city’s website, Twitter account, Facebook page, creates YouTube videos, sends out press releases, manages the government TV station, overlooks Vacaville’s emergency radio and a lot more.

Mazzaferro has been with the city of Vacaville for five years, but has worked as a PIO for 12.

BloodSource helps fulfill military request for plasma

BloodSource helps fulfill military request for plasma

BloodSource has been asked to provide plasma to help support military blood needs.

Male donors who have Blood Type AB, the universal donor for plasma, are needed. 

Plasma is a blood component that is often critical for survival of injured soldiers on the front lines.  Only men are currently allowed to donate plasma at BloodSource. BloodSource, as part of  a national agreement between the Armed Services Blood Program Office and America's Blood Centers, a network of community blood centers that collects nearly half of the nation's blood supply, is a designated "hub center" for providing blood for military support when it is needed during wartime.

This process for blood shipment in support of military needs was pre-determined several years ago following Desert Storm in Iraq.  The agreement between America's Blood Centers and the U.S. Department of Defense is to assure all blood needs are met.

United Way rolls out annual toilet paper drive

United Way rolls out annual toilet paper drive

When donors research a nonprofit’s numbers—tax dollars saved, money raised and lives changed—they rarely look at an organization’s toilet paper budget. Yet this necessary staple costs local nonprofits thousands of dollars each year that they could be spending on programs.

United Way California Capital Region is asking the community to participate in its 3rd annual LIVE UNITED Toilet Paper Drive on June 16 to help offset this cost. Last year’s drive raised 50,000 rolls of toilet paper, and this year’s goal is 60,000. 

“It’s amazing the number of expenses nonprofits face that people don’t think about,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “Nonprofits work magic with their budgets to make a positive difference in countless lives in our region, but there’s only so much they can do.

EID Redistricting Public Outreach Meetings Set

EID Redistricting Public Outreach Meetings Set

Placerville — El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) is in the process of drawing new EID Board division lines in the wake of the 2010 census. The EID Redistricting Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of five public members and EID General Counsel Tom Cumpston, who serves as project manager, began meeting in March to guide the redistricting process. District staff will conduct four public outreach meetings over the coming months to review the committee’s work-in-progress and solicit input. The meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as follows:

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

 Saturday - May 21, 2011 [ Tomorrow ! ]


www.folsomchilicookoff.com


We have 12 Teams each cooking 3-gallons of Chili