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Italian tenor to perform in Folsom Symphony’s ‘Bianco Natale’

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In business — and in life — it’s always a good idea to “under-promise and then over-deliver.” This ensures that others are happy with your work. And it keeps expectations in line. So, I begin this column on the Folsom Symphony with just a bit of anxiety. Because it is just knocking it out of the ballpark […]

No Comment / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Human bones found at Folsom Lake

Sheriff's investigators work the scene where a human skull and other bones were found Friday along Folsom Lake's shoreline near Browns Ravine. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

A mother and son found a human skull in the Browns Ravine/Hobie Cove area of Folsom Lake Thursday evening. El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene. “(Investigators) are thinking that the body could be 10 to 15 years old (in the water, not the person’s age). The victim could have drowned from a boat accident … suicide, […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom gridders too much for Oak Ridge

Kevin Kassis turns upfield looking for running space against Folsom in Friday's battle for the league title. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Much of their team’s action against Folsom was every bit the manicured nail-biter Oak Ridge fans could have hoped for Friday. But an early six-point lead for the upset-minded hosts dissolved in a flurry of no-nonsense scoring drives from the defending Division I state champion Bulldogs. Two short scoring runs and a touchdown pass from […]

No Comment / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge win sets up Folsom showdown

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GRASS VALLEY — Behind efficient first-half passing and an effective second-half ground game, Oak Ridge spoiled Nevada Union’s Senior Night 38-7 Friday in Sierra Foothill League action. The Trojans’ victory sets up Friday’s big game against Folsom for the league title. Troy’s Ian Book completed 12-of-18 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns — all […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom Lake College opens Rancho Cordova campus

Folsom Lake College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Rancho Cordova Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. at 10259 Folsom Blvd. in Rancho Cordova (corner of Mather Field Road/Paseo Drive and Folsom Boulevard). “We are thrilled to open this beautiful state-of-the-art educational center,” […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Symphony debuts season with ‘Masterpieces’

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The Folsom Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Peter Jaffe, officially opens its 2015-2016 season Oct. 24 with “Masterpieces,” a selection of three of the most esteemed works of classical music. Alon Goldstein, an Israeli classical pianist, performs as guest soloist. The set opens with Aaron Copland’s patriotic “Fanfare for the Common Man,” written in response to the U.S. […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony presents a tribute to ‘Masterpieces’


It seems odd to introduce the Folsom Symphony’s first concert of the season but that is exactly what the “Masterpieces” concert is. The first official concert. The other events — the free “Larger than Life” concert at Town Center on Sept. 3 and an inaugural family concert (“Connections@Symphony”) on Oct. 3, not to mention the annual benefit gala last August — were wildly […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

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