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Folsom Prison recognizes graduates

Greystone graduates listen to Steve Gutierrez, Apprenticeship consultant with the State Department of Industrial Relations, at their graduation ceremony earlier this month. Photo by Roberta Long

The valedictorian of this year’s Greystone Adult School graduating class in Folsom State Prison, Chiwei Wang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. At the recent ceremony 109 graduates in black gowns over their regulation “blues” and black caps with gold tassels attended the commencement to receive their diplomas and certificates in front of […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

City of Folsom marks annexation area

Folsom City Council members mark the entry to the area that will eventually become part of Folsom. The sign is on Placerville Road near White Rock Road. Sacramento County Local Agency Formation approved Folsom's annexation of around 3,500 acres between Highway 50 and White Rock Road on Jan. 18. Left to right: Andy Morin, Jeff Starsky, Mayor Kerri Howell, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Ernie Sheldon. Photo by Roberta Long

On Feb. 28 Folsom leaders rode the historical “Skagit” railroad car from Hampton Station, near the Hampton Inn, on railroad tracks alongside Placerville Road to just north of White Rock Road. There, a new sign was posted that reads, “Folsom City Limits, Population 72,203, Elevation 287.” As the sun broke through gray clouds, Mayor Kerri […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Button UP brings fashion to Palladio

Robin Bernardoni, right, owner of Button UP women's clothing boutique in Palladio and Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, and Lindsay Moore, manager of the stores wear blouses from Fifteen Twenty in a spring blue inspired by the sea. Button UP's grand opening will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. Photo by Roberta Long

Living in El Dorado Hills, Robin Bernardoni saw an opportunity for a unique specialized women’s clothing store in the area. “Most of the women’s clothing was sold through chains or department stores, and people were driving to San Francisco for prom dresses,” she said. Robin’s desire to open a women’s clothing boutique dovetailed nicely with […]

3 Comments / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, marks 10 years in Cameron Park

Dale III, 9, (seated) and Luis, 7, get a lesson on proper brushing technique from Dad. Dale Stanec Jr., with the help of his wife Elena, operates a successful dental practice in Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three months out of dental school in 2000, Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, was the first graduate in his class to open a dental practice starting from scratch. “I got to create my own puzzle and do it the way it works for me,” he said. “My practice is very small and low-key.” In his office […]

No Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Mayor Howell presents State of the City at Folsom Chamber

Mayor Kerri Howell

A capacity crowd welcomed Mayor Kerri Howell at the first Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Lake Natoma Inn. The first woman to serve as mayor since the city was incorporated in 1946, Howell was selected by  fellow City Council members in December. Each of the five members […]

No Comment / January 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Connector JPA revises EIR, approves expanded financing study

At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority, held at Rancho Cordova City Hall, the directors formally rescinded certification of the Program Environmental Impact Report, prepared to re-certify an amended report and approved a financial study to fund construction of the project, including consideration of using tolls. Chairman John Knight, […]

No Comment / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Carter’s Carpet Restoration makes your floors look like new

Dean Carter, owner of Carter's Carpet Restoration, shows off one of the company's newest cleaning machines — the RX-20 Rotary Jet Extractor. The five vacuum heads and spray jets rotate at 130 rpm, creating 650 complete cleaning passes per minute. The rotating head cleans all sides of the carpet fiber, fluffing up and restoring the pile. Photo by Roberta Long

Dean Carter has had his own carpet cleaning business, Carter’s Carpet Restoration, in El Dorado County for 20 years. He first opened in Pollock Pines, near where he lived, then moved to Diamond Springs in 2002. In October 2010 Carter’s Carpet Restoration moved to 4911 Windplay Drive, Suite 1A, near White Rock Road in El […]

2 Comments / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »