Jackson City Manager, Mike Daly updates us on city government and proposed projects in Jackson.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015 20:35

Mike Daly on TSPN TV News August 12, 2015

Jackson City Manager, Mike Daly gives an update on the EPA project happening near Argonaut High School. Find out more on TSPN TV News.

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Brian Oneto, District 5 Supervisor, joins us today to give a report on the Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Monday, 25 August 2014 23:48

Jackson Claim Jumpers

BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START Mon Sept 15! You’re going to love square dancing! Beginning square dance classes start Monday, September 15 – and the first three classes are free! Couples, singles and families are all welcome to enjoy the fitness, fun, and friendship of square dancing with the Jackson Claim Jumpers. Modern square dancing will surprise you – dance to a wide variety of music, no dance experience or special clothing needed. Mondays, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center. For more information visit www.jacksonclaimjumpers.com or call Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.
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Susan Miller hosts as Martha Perez and Jose's Mexican Restaurant celebrate 31 years of operating in Amador County. 

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The Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort holds Beer Pairing on the Terrace Saturday July, 19th.

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The Amador County Fairgrounds now offers a collection point for local beef.  Foothill ranchers can drop one to eight cows from Tuesday to Thursday at the fairgrounds in Plymouth for pre-arranged transport to the newly opened Marin Sun Farms slaughterhouse in Petaluma for slaughter and cutting if desired.  Overnight care is provided for a fee.

As Troy Bowers, CEO of the Amador County fair puts it, “The Amador County Fair was founded in 1938 to put together markets and bring people together for the purpose of promoting agriculture.”  This program does exactly that.  The USDA regulations for slaughter of grass fed cows have long kept small producers from being able to bring their product to market.  Instead cattle are often sold at auction and moved to feedlots where they are held for 90 days and grain finished.

Marin Sun Farms in Marin County has become a key player on the artisan meat scene.  Recently they acquired a slaughterhouse in Petaluma and have upgraded the plant to process 100 beef and 100 hogs per week.  Their goal is to “integrate processing and distribution channels to connect the best ranches and ranchers in California to consumers.”  It is a sustainable food model that inspires an agrarian culture that conserves our landscapes, supports the health of its inhabitants, and restores the vitality of a region.   Marin Sun Farms’ focus is the production of local pasture based food to nourish our community and families and to return farming to its roots.

There are a variety of options once the animal reaches the plant.  It can become a part of the Marin Sun Farms label or can be cut and packaged under a rancher’s private label.  Farmers can choose to sell their beef on their own or it can be sold by Marin Sun Farms.  They can have the meat cut and packed by Marin Sun butchers or cut elsewhere.    There are three different labels available at Marin Sun: Green for 100% grass fed, Yellow for pasture raised, and Black for “Foodshed”, locally sourced livestock.

Marin Sun Farms founder David Evans’ commitment is contagious.  He states, “We will continue our dedication to bringing locally sourced, humanely raised and healthy meat to our customers. Our livestock will remain foodshed sourced, synthetic growth hormone and antibiotic free, and raised with care by our greater foodshed community livestock producers.”  

Amador County’s cattle ranchers should contact Troy Bowers at the Amador County fairgrounds for more information.  The next time you are in San Francisco you might find meat labeled Amador County.

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Nearly two hours south of Sacramento in the heart of Merced County sits Memorial Hospital Los Banos, a rural community hospital caring for the region’s most critically ill patients. Like many community hospitals across the country, Memorial Hospital Los Banos struggled to recruit critical care intensivists to this small community. Thanks to a $25 million investment made by Sutter Health a decade ago, patients at Memorial Hospital Los Banos receive 24-hour ICU monitoring and critical care support from a small room of experts nearly 150 miles away.

Sutter Health’s electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU) marks its 10th anniversary in 2014. Thefirst of its kind on the West Coast (and only the second eICU in the nation), Sutter’s eICU has supported nearly 150,000 patients across 18 Sutter Health hospitals. This innovative technology ensures the sickest patients in both rural and large metropolitan areas have access to a team of physicians and nurses specially trained in the care of the critically ill, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sutter’s eICU helps save lives.

·         Since 2004, Sutter’s eICU has supported approximately 150,000 Northern California patients.

·         Average of 30,000 interventions a year from eICU to bedside clinicians.

·         The eICU, in conjunction, with Sutter Health’s systemwide sepsis initiative programs, helped reduce sepsis mortality rates by 32 percent since 2008, with more than 4,000 lives saved. Length of hospital stay for sepsis patients was lowered from 14.5 to 10 days, with an estimated cost savings of $88.6 million.

How the eICU works.  

·         eICU intensivists and nurses monitor up to 431 ICU beds around the clock from two central “hub” locations in Sacramento and San Francisco.

·         Using secure, high-speed data transmission, in-room cameras and remote diagnostic tools, the eICU acts as a second set of eyes to provide timely crisis interventions to some of the sickest patients in Northern California. Sophisticated alarm monitors allow intensivists real time alerts to abnormal vital signs and lab results, leading to improved clinical quality.

·         Sutter Health’s eICU team, consisting of 49 critical care intensivists and 57 critical care nurses, average about 80 calls for service and up to 150 calls a day from ICU clinicians around the system.

Sacramento’s eICU hub announces expansion.

Sutter Health will expand how it uses this innovative technology so it can continue to provide patients with exceptional, personal and consistent care. In the near future, Sutter Health will test eICU mobile carts in the Emergency Departments of Sutter Amador Hospital, Sutter Coast Hospital, Sutter Solano Medical Center and Memorial Hospital, Los Banos. These carts will enable caregivers to identify patients at risk for sepsis, a deadly blood stream infection, at an earlier stage—for earlier treatment.

“We’ve seen over the past 10 years how this extra set of eyes on our sickest patients helps clinicians at the bedside save lives and reduce the time  patients spend in a hospital,” said John Winchell, eICU director for the Sacramento region. “We want to extend this advanced technology into other areas of our hospitals—like the emergency room—to further improve medical care quality.” 

“Patients with early signs of sepsis often visit the emergency room,” said Adam Seiver, M.D.,eICU medical director for the Sacramento region. “With these new eICU carts, our critical care intensivists and nurses can quickly identify patients at risk for sepsis and begin treatment at an earlier stage. If we can treat sepsis and reduce septic shock, we can decrease a patient’s stay in the hospital.”

San Francisco’s eICU hub grows to support hospitals outside the network.

In addition to monitoring 10 Sutter Health hospitals, the San Franicsco eICU hub has grown to support hospitals outside the network including San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae and Petaluma Valley Hospital.

“Expanding the eICU program outside of our Sutter Health network helps hospitals across Northern California provide round the clock care for our communities’ sickest patients,” said Jason Szabo, eICU director for the Bay Area Program. “By tracking vital signs, lab results and orders over a period of time, we can help our colleagues at any bedside spot concerning trends in a patient’s health.”

About Sutter Health

Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals, home health care and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, please visit


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Come to Jose's Mexican Resturant's  Anniversary Party

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 20:19

See You at The Fair says the Grocery Outlet

The Jackson Grocery Outlet wants to meet you at the Amador County Fair

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