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Folsom approves Capital SouthEast Connector alignment

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The Folsom City Council was the first of the five jurisdictions in the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority to pass a resolution approving the general alignment adopted by the JPA board of directors on March 7. The Folsom City Council voted unanimous support at its regular meeting on April 10. JPA Connector Executive Director […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Protelo business software provider opens in Palladio

Protelo President Christer Johansson and Business Development Manager Randall Ferre enjoy the colors of the sunset from their offices in Palladio. Photo by Roberta Long

Christer Johansson, president of Protelo, opened offices in Palladio in early March. Johansson came from Sweden, where he was a programmer, to work for a software company in Folsom in 1991. In 2008 he went on his own with a consulting company, Protelo, located on Blue Ravine Road. His focus was on helping companies improve […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Folsom Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

Eric Hanson, Graphics Initiative manager at Intel, wound up his year as chairman of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce board of directors and welcomed the 2012-13 leader, Robert Flautt, president of Folsom Lake Bank, at the chamber luncheon March 29 at Lake Natoma Inn. Rebecca Moirao, owner of RelyLocal.com, and Folsom’s Leading Young Professionals 2012-13 […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

2 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 […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »