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Saturday at Arden Fair is a multi-tasker’s paradise. Sneak in some fun for the little ones at the Kids’ Adventure Area. Find what you need for everyone on your list at over 165 of your favorite shops, followed by a spin or two on the carousel. Next stop—lunch on the patio at Seasons 52. Your “to do” list? Done.


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38 Art Class: A to Z

24 Health & Wellness

8 Editor’s Note/Click 11 Ask the Experts 12 What’s Up 14 Get to Know— Olivia and Dane Schweitzer 16 FYI 18 Calendar 22 Outtakes 60 Swag 62 Dine—Skipolini's Pizza 63 Restaurant Guide 66 Taste 70 Introducing 74 Tom’s Take

This month, find an entire alphabet's worth of art-inspired things to expand your mind, inspire your soul and color your world.

42 Through the Grapevine: Local Wine Experts Uncorked Grab a glass of vino, sit back and enjoy the uncorking of some of our favorite local wine experts. This Q&A will give sippers insight into the wine industry, as well as a collection of tips and tricks to stock your cellar.



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32 Cause & Effect BeMoneySmartUSA

34 Green Scene

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36 Home Design

Fall Fashion Forecast

68 Escape Kaua'i


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WORLD-CLASS CARDIOLOGY LOCAL ZIP CODE. The Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute provides rst-rate heart care right here in the Sacramento region. Our network of specialists —from pediatric cardiologists, to specially trained nurses to cardiovascular surgeons—team up to offer the best possible care for you and your family. It’s another way we plus you.

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ll I want for Christmas is an easel. I belted out these words a few weeks ago as I experienced what I can best describe as an “aha” moment. Jealous of friends with admirable hobbies such as tennis, golf, knitting, singing, baking, rock climbing, rescuing animals, etc., I have longed for something to call my own these past couple years. It's true, I do enjoy meeting friends for cocktails and shopping, but these activities always leave me longing for something more—like money for when I'm broke after combining the two. Then it dawned on me, my “aha” moment: I don’t have to be great at something to enjoy doing it! Enter painting…and the easel. I took art in high school and absolutely loved it. Did I win any awards? Nope. But that shouldn't be an impetus for exploring life's curiosities, right? I'm taking a page from Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter and theorist, and arguably one of the most important artists of his time. He gave up a career in law and economics to pursue art in his 30s, later creating what many called "visual music." I'm sure he didn't think he would become world famous, but after a few art classes, he too, longed for more. While I don't expect to jump careers, I do look forward to acknowledging my artist-soul once again; we've missed each other. If art inspires you, take a look at this month's feature, "Art Class: A to Z," in which Sharon Penny whimsically catalogs all things art in a collage of shows, classes, mediums and more—all to be discovered locally! Also on display, just in time for harvest, is Morgan Cásarez's "Through the Grapevine: Local Wine Experts Uncorked." If you're like me, you love good wine but often feel intimidated when it comes to the selection and pairing process. Don't ferment, take a few of our tasting notes from area connoisseurs and you'll be a vine-ripened pro in no time! Until next month, raise a glass and cheers to that which inspires you! — Desiree

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click You Can Never Have Too Much Style “TRUE BLOOD” DRINKS & BITES For the famished fans of HBO's smash hit series, True Blood Drinks and Bites presents 45 quick and easy recipes for themed gatherings (Halloween is just around the corner) and weekly watch parties, all inspired by the show’s most notorious vampires and victims. Find three wickedly-good recipes this month. (Chronicle Books, 2013, $18.95)

IS YOUR TEEN STRESSING? When does normal teenage anxiety cross over into exceedingly stressed-out territory? Find expert advice from Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s Dan Delanoy, MFT, clinical psychiatric counselor, and LaToya Cheathon, MFT intern.

DON’T GET CROSS WITH ME For all you wordsmiths and puzzle fanatics, don’t miss this month’s Word Play, “Art Uncorked.” Just click and follow the clues…

15 FALL FAIRS & FESTIVALS Autumn is on the horizon, along with cooler nights, caramel apples and colorful leaves. Enjoy the season and all its offerings while out and about at these area celebrations.

SHELF LIFE IS HERE Get your monthly fix of Sharon Penny’s thenand-now take on popular albums, books and DVDs; look no further… just click.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Nelli Badikyan, Jamila B. Khan, Paris Ryan, Kelly Soderlund Contributing Writers Morgan Cásarez, Amber Foster, Linda Holderness, Kerrie Kelly, Tom Mailey, Lesley Miller, Sharon Penny, Roberta Ratcliff, Jennifer Resnicke, Richard Righton, Janice Rosenthal Rock, Jennifer Dunham Starr, Jenn Thornton, Alyssa Wong Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers George Kenton Design, 760.285.0686,, Lesley Miller, Aaron Roseli

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asktheexperts exactly is “New American” Q: What cuisine? California, especially, people are A: Inattracted to global flavors, but still enjoy the American twist. New American allows restaurants to bring fresh, exciting flavors from all over the world while keeping the style Americans love. At Sienna, some examples of the diverse dishes include Moroccan lamb chops, Thai chili mahimahi, kung pao calamari, and duck wontons—prepared with farm-to-fork foods from local farmers. From a guest’s perspective, it’s exciting to try kicked-up flavors of American cuisine without going to an ethnic restaurant, which might intimidate some. We try to stay open to emerging trends in the food business, and challenge our chefs to always look for new flavors that will keep food exciting. —Mark Platt, Owner Sienna Restaurant, El Dorado Hills Land Ocean New American Steakhouse Folsom, looking for a new office chair Q: I’m that will better support my back, but I don’t want to sacrifice style. Any tips on how to spot a chic and ergonomic desk chair? Good news: Chic style and ergonomA: ics can coexist. Comfort and support are determined by your specific needs and how a chair fits your body. If the chair is for your use only, you can minimize the needed adjustment options and increase the “chic” quotient. Why? Chic these days is a classic look that has transcended time. The Eames, a 1958 management chair, remains to be the hippest look there is. Widely available in assorted styles, its adjustments are limited; therefore, the chair itself has to fit your body well since you won’t be relying on the array of adjustments found on standard chairs. The “space-age” looking chairs offer many adjustments if those say “chic” to you. Find a style you love, sit in it, then determine if you’re comfortable and go from there. —Alice Welborn 916-929-7621, facebook. com/

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he California Arts Council—a state agency whose mission is to advance California through the arts and creativity—is a proud recipient of $2 million in savings from the 2013 State Assembly operating budget. The funds, directed to support

arts and arts education programs in California communities, will help enhance local creative economies, fund effective arts learning programs and support the growth of the state’s creative workforce......Hungry for deep-

On July 15, Drewski’s Hot Rod Café opened its doors at 1150 Iron Point Road in Folsom. Drewski’s is known for its gourmet grilled cheese options and delectable tater tots. For more information, visit fried won tons, sweet and sour pork or black pepper beef pan-fried noodles? Head over to Folsom’s newest Chinese restaurant, Lotus 8, located at 199 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100. Their authentic cuisine with a modern twist is receiving rave reviews since its opening earlier this year...Did you know that approximately 70 percent of all items given out by the Twin Lakes Food Bank (TLFB) are from donations? Do your good deed for the month by contributing canned or packaged foods, personal necessities or baby and homeless needs to TLFB. For more details on specific items needed and drop-off times, call 916-9856232...The Folsom Police Department

Fairytale Town presents the 13th Annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on September 28-29. Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times best-selling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train, will headline the two-day festival. Admission is free, thanks to the event’s sponsor ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

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is currently running the “It’s Up to All of Us” enforcement campaign, a program aimed at improving pedestrian safety. Officers will conduct targeted enforcement on various dates, looking for violations related to pedestrian safety. The campaign is made possible by the California Department of Public Health, through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration...The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is now accepting applications for its 2013 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a federally funded program that helps income-eligible families pay their energy bills. For more information, call 530-621-6150... Did you know Strings Italian Café not only moved to 25035 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 120, in Folsom, but that they also offer free kids’ meals on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m. (with each regular menu purchase)? For more details, visit residents looking to get healthier should apply for Lean Up, a free eight-week program

Dailey Method photo by Dante Fontana. All other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

With tremendous online support, the Downtown Sacramento Foundation selected Rosevilleand Folsom-based business The Dailey Method as the “People’s Choice Winner” of the Calling All Dreamers competition. Run by Sandra Lemos and Stacey Armijo, The Dailey Method offers a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching and orthopedic exercises. For this achievement, The Dailey Method will receive a package worth more than $100,000 to expand and open its third location in the 800 J Lofts Building in Sacramento.


{New To Our Community} Calling all home chefs—we need your recipes! In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday this November, Style will feature our annual Reader Recipes. To get your recipe featured, simply email your favorite recipe(s) as well as a photo to

Food photo © matka_Wariatka/ Folsom Symphony photo courtesy of Natelie Buerki.

designed by fitness professionals. Individuals selected will participate in a small-group boot camp three days a week, meet with a personal trainer once a week, attend a nutrition and motivational group meeting, and enjoy other fitness activities at one of 10 participating sports clubs. To apply (through September 3) and for more info, visit Folsombased firm, Visionary Integration Professionals, signed a $448,400 contract on July 1 to provide IT services to the Franchise Tax Board. Congrats!...Speaking of Folsom-based businesses, the Intel Corporation campus ranked #5 in the Sacramento Business Journal’s list of 25 largest Sacramento County employers; unsurprisingly, the State of California ranked #1...On September 3, a new 8,000-square foot, state-of-theart medical facility, the Dignity Health Medical Foundation office, will open at 1264 Hawks Flight Court, Suite 401, in El

El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Thursday night outdoor concert series, Live on the Boulevard, rocks on with three more performances this month. On September 5, catch Chris Cain; on September 12, jam with Journey Unauthorized; and on September 19, experience beautiful classical music by t h e Fo l s o m S y m p h o n y f o r the season’s “bonus” event. All concerts are free and start at 6:30 p.m.; the viewing area opens at 5 p.m. for picnic and lawn chair setup. For more details, visit

QT Optometry Nguyen Quach, OD 1880 Prairie City Rd., Suite 130 • Folsom (916) 985-7848 Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn more about us. Our office is conveniently located at the corner of Prairie City Road and Iron Point Rd, across from Intel and Folsom High School, and is accessible via all major roads! Our team emphasizes comprehensive quality care and progressive eye care. Our professionals will help you through each step of your vision exam process to ensure your questions are answered. We provide eye care solutions that support your eye health and your lifestyle. We look forward to welcoming you to our vision care family. **We Gladly Accept VSP and EyeMed Vision Insurances**

The Cellar Wine Bar 727 Sutter St., #B Folsom 916-293-9332 Come enjoy our “new menu” designed by Chef Joe Kuka. Some of our favorites include Seared Salmon for dinner or chicken and waffles for our bottomless mimosa brunch. Opened since 2009, we have created a relaxing casual atmosphere with over 40 wines by the glass and bottle and 9 beers on tap.

Dorado Hills. On September 26, a free community event will take place at the new location from 4:30-7 p.m. For more details, call 916-851-2582…Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)—the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit—and Macy’s Be Book Smart campaign achieved its biggest milestone to date: raising enough funds to distribute 10 million books to children in underserved communities. This summer, the Be Book Smart campaign raised more than $3.9 million for RIF...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature! — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan


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Olivia and Dane Schweitzer

Q&A Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Olivia: Keep trying things— they may seem scary at first, but you might like them. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Dane: People who say they can’t do something, even though they haven’t tried. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: Olivia: Seeing people walk inspires me to want to walk on my own (without a walker). Q: What are you most proud of? A: Dane: My family and how we do almost all of our activities together.


ight-year-old Olivia Schweitzer part, according to Olivia, was getting to may have cerebral palsy, but go fast, and seeing the people waving that won’t keep her at her as she crossed the from competing in her next finish line. For Dane, it was triathlon. She and her father, seeing his daughter lead Dane, are part of myTeam an active lifestyle and gain Triumph (myteamtriumph. confidence in her own org), an all-ages athletic abilities. ride-along program created But Dane and Olivia for people with disabilities don’t do it alone. Dane’s who would normally not wife, Laura, and six-yearbe able to experience old son, Ian, also attend Dane and Olivia endurance events. Dane all of their events, helping calls his participation “myTeam Olivia,” in any way they can. “We’re a team,” since for him it’s really about spending Dane explains. “We make sure she does quality time with his daughter. In June, everything we do. It keeps us doing the pair completed their first triathlon things together, as a family.” He hopes together, with Dane towing Olivia’s kayak to set an example for other families by across the water portion of the course showing that with a little help, and a lot and then guiding her in her bike and of determination, anything is possible. power chair the rest of the way. The best — Amber Foster

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Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: Olivia: Recycling—I don’t like littering; it’s not nice, and it’s illegal. Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: Dane: “Limited experiences create a limited life,” and “Attitude is everything.”

favorites Escape: Olivia: swimming; Dane: any type of triathlon training Meal in town: Olivia: penne pasta with red sauce at Romano’s Macaroni Grill; Dane: nachos and beer at The Purple Place Musician/band: Olivia: One Direction; Dane: Metallica Annual event: Olivia: Folsom Pro Rodeo; Dane: family RV trip

Top photo by Dante Fontana. Bottom photo courtesy of Laura Schweitzer.

Clockwise from top: Laura, Dane, Olivia and Ian

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Growing With You Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is celebrating the opening of our second location in El Dorado Hills. This state-of-the art 8,000 square foot facility will have eight providers ready to meet the needs of this growing community. Join Us For a Fall Festival and Celebration Thursday, September 26 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1264 Hawks Flight Ct. El Dorado Hills Enjoy a complimentary BBQ, family friendly carnival games and a tour of the new facility. It’s our way of saying “thanks” to the community.


folsom parks and recreation Discover Your Talent

he Folsom Art Center provides opportunities for all ages to create and appreciate the arts. Since its opening in summer of 2007, the Center has allowed Folsom Parks and Recreation to offer an expanded range of arts programming to the community and showcase exhibits by regional and national artists in the Gallery at 48 Natoma. Classes for all ages are offered at the Center, with a core of popular courses continuing on an ongoing basis, plus some unique and specialty classes offered each season. Youth art classes start at age six and continue through teens, while a variety of holiday and summer art camps keep the creativity flowing. Adult art classes include ceramics, photography, drawing, beginning/intermediate painting and Chinese brush painting. This fall’s offerings also include acrylic and watercolor classes, fused glass, scrapbooking, and painting with pastels. Seniors are welcome to join any of the adult classes, and also have access to special sessions offered for ages 50 and above. Chinese brush painting with instructor Betty Liu is one of the longest-running classes offered. Liu has taught the class for 19 years, which features many returning students. Pam Eskildsen first enrolled in 2005, and enjoys the process of learning, improving and “using the other part of my brain.” Marge Diener has attended for three years; she was inspired to try the class because it was so unique. What keeps the students coming back is not only the great one-on-one instruction, but also the friendship and camaraderie. Beginning clay is another popular offering, with many long-term students taking advantage of both the creative outlet and the good company. Anca Statescu has attended for more than two years; she first enrolled because she’d always wanted to try her hand at ceramics and “got hooked.” Jane Phillips has been a regular since 2008, and enjoys the challenge of the potter’s wheel and the “friendly and supportive” atmosphere that’s fostered by instructor Lisa McCord. This fall, the Gallery at 48 Natoma will feature an exhibit of works by nationally acclaimed sculptor Yoshio Taylor (through October 31), and a show of toy-themed sculpture and paintings (November through January.). Admission is free and private tours for schools and groups are available by appointment. — Lesley Miller For Gallery hours, plus a complete listing of the Art Center programs and Gallery shows, check out the ‘Folsom Parks and Recreation Activity Guide’ (fall edition) at

folsom zoo spotlight


Meet Lindsay the Snake everal years ago, a beautiful glossy snake was dropped off at Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek. The aptly named Lindsay moved to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary to teach kids and reptile-shy adults that snakes are beautiful and intelligent. Lindsay and all of her family members are constrictors; they feed on small mammals, other snakes and just about anything they can catch. In order to survive hot Arizona summers and snowy winters, her wild relatives spend much time underground. The Folsom Zoo’s red barn reptile house is nearing completion, which, in addition to being the perfect temperature day and night, has a big glass window for snake watchers to peer through. Check it out at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary’s 50th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 5—or sooner! — Roberta Ratcliff

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the10 spot Local Wines Under $20 In a region ripe with grapes and diverse terroirs, it should come as no surprise that local wineries are producing buzz-worthy bottles year after year. Below we give you 10 of our favorites for under $20—and the local shop where it’s stocked. Cheers! 1. Chateau Davell 2010 Chloe Chardonnay, $19.99 at Placerville Natural Foods Co-op, 535 Placerville Drive, Placerville. 530621-3663, 2. Terra d’Oro 2010 Barbera, $15.99 at Raley’s, 25025 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom. 916-351-1151, 3. Miraflores 2007 Viognier, $15.99 at Lakeforest Wines, 2222 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills. 916-9339463, 4. Due Vigne Di Famiglia 2010 Italian Red Blend, $11.99 at Selland’s Market Café, 4370 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 120, El Dorado Hills. 916-932-5025, 5. Madroña 2011 Lake Tahoe White, $8.99 at Trader Joe’s, 850 East Bidwell Street, Folsom. 916-8178820, 6. Sierra Vista 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $16 at The Wine Smith, 346 Main Street, Placerville. 530622-0516, 7. Sobon Estate 2011 “Old Vines” Zinfandel, $9.99 at Cost Plus World Market, 2797 East Bidwell Street, Folsom. 916-817-2500, 8. Noceto 2010 Sangiovese, $17.99 at Whole Foods, 270 Palladio Parkway, Folsom. 916-984-8500, 9. Terra d’Oro 2012 Pinot Grigio, $14.99 at Nugget Market, 4500 Post Street, El Dorado Hills. 916933-1433, 10. Gold Hill 2008 Syrah, $13.99 at Holiday Market, 4653 Mount Aukum Road, Placerville. 530644-3933, — Megan Wiskus

Folsom Parks and Rec photo courtesy of Folsom Parks and Rec. Folsom Zoo Spotlight photo by Christina Allen.


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El Dorado Saloon

on’t be fooled by the name El Dorado Saloon, this local eatery is a place for people of all ages. With live music played by local bands and excellent fare—ranging from specialty burgers to crispy wings—this local institution has much to offer any diner’s whim. The atmosphere reflects a Western saloon with modern twists, like their multiple flat screens (perfect for watching the game), and the jukebox for Dave’s Jukebox Mix. On my visit, the Saloon’s service was fantastic, greeting my family and seating us in no time. After reading through the detailed menu, my family went for the Kimosabe Skewers, Juicy Lucy Burger and The Duke Steak Sandwich, all of which were delicious. I chose Red’s XXX Chili, a house specialty that did not disappoint. The chili had huge chunks of roasted tri tip, laden with beans and red bell peppers and a hint of spiciness at the end. Served with warm, crusty garlic bread, the deal was sealed—I’ll be back for another bowl! El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive, El Dorado Hills. 916-941-3600, —Alyssa Wong


Autumn Abounds SEPTEMBER 7 FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Buy a space ($35) and sell your treasures, or just come to shop! The sale lasts from 8 a.m. to noon at the CSD parking lot (corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way).

Foodie Find photo by Dante Fontana.

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 25 THE “YOU” DESIGN IT ORNAMENT CONTEST Can you hear the jingle bells? Believe it or not, Christmas will be here soon. To get in the spirit, residents are invited to submit a holiday ornament design. The winner will be selected based on originality and creativity, and their design will be featured as the “2013 Annual Holiday Ornament.” Whether it’s a kids’ crayon drawing of Santa that was scanned and sent in, an experienced artist looking to gain a wider audience, or a graphic artist wizard who wants to see their masterpiece hanging from a tree—everyone’s eligible to win! To enter, email or mail your design between September 25 and October 25 (must be postmarked) to Mike Cottrell at, or 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Applicants are required to be an El Dorado Hills resident; please include: the artist’s name, address, phone number, email and age. For more information about these event and other happenings, visit or call 916-933-6624.

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September is National Honey Month Compiled byJamila B. Khan


Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now Since their early beginnings at a small theatre in Northeast Minneapolis, Rhythmic Circus, a troupe of 11 internationally renowned artists, has grown into a worldwide sensation touring to more than 90 cities worldwide. See them live at the Harris Center at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit


Yoshio Taylor Opening Reception

Sculpture works of acclaimed artist Yoshio Taylor will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in this special solo show. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and will feature refreshments and live music. The exhibit will run until October 31. For more details, visit


Art in the Orchard In its 11th year, this partnership between the El Dorado Arts Council and the Apple Hill Growers Association celebrates the art, food and wines of Apple Hill. Net proceeds will benefit the community arts programs of the El Dorado Arts Council. Catch all of the festivities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For participating venues, visit


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze! The circus is back in town! Expect new thrills this year, including Tabayara, the largest display of big cats in the world, Wheel of Steel Acrobats and more—all led by Ringmaster Andre McClain. One hour before show time, families can step onto the Sleep Train Arena floor to meet circus performers and animals at the interactive All Access Pre-Show. For more details and tickets, visit


Brubeck Brothers: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck Head to the Harris Center for a special night where Daniel Brubeck and Chris Brubeck will pay tribute to their dad, the legendary Dave Brubeck. This jazzy performance begins at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit 18 - September 2013


Wine Cheese and Brew Grand Finale El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents an evening of wine and microbrew tasting, light food and live music by Wonder Bread 5. The fun-filled event will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Old Golf Course (3775 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills). To purchase tickets, visit


Top of Folsom From 7-10 p.m., enjoy fine art, live music, food and wine—all on a scenic rooftop in the heart of Historic Folsom. This fundraiser will benefit the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary and the Folsom Historic District. To purchase tickets, visit


Food For Thought This second annual Folsom Cordova Education Foundation (FCEF) fundraising event will showcase fine food, wine, beer and music, from 6-9 p.m. at the Palladio at Broadstone. Since 2009, the FCEF has provided resources and funding to support the students and teachers of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. To purchase tickets, visit


Italy on Wheels Head to the Murer House in Folsom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and peruse Italian cars, motorcycles, Vespas and bicycles, then vote for the one you like best. Also on tap will be wood-fired pizza, Italian beer and sodas and gelato. The historic gardens and museum will be open for viewing, too. For more details, visit

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JAMMIN' JAMBOREE This car, motorcycle, truck, fourwheeler and vintage RV show at the Dan Russell Arena will be a mix of swap meet, vendor market and live music. Make sure to also check out the vintage tractor and new truck/RV exhibit. The show begins at 9 a.m., and a portion of proceeds will go to Bikers for Abused Children. For more details, email David at

All photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

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Folsom live Your favorite street party is back to rock Sutter Street on five outdoor stages. This high-energy evening will include free shuttles and expanded public transit hours, helping you catch all of the night’s action. Lodging packages are available if you party a little too hard! The fun begins at 5 p.m. For more details, visit


Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Collaborating with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King leads this contemporary ballet company in works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions. This visionary choreography will grace the Harris Center at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit


Eighth Annual Folsom Family Expo


Showcase Saturdays

5th Annual

Zoom Zoom Woof Woof

Car Show and Concert

September 21st 5PM – 8PM

• Wine and Beer Tasting from 12 Local Wineries • Town Center Businesses Showcasing Samples and Specials • Two Live Bands Performing on the Boulevard

8PM – 11PM

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more events Through September 29 – Other Desert Cities. In this critically acclaimed play, staunch loyalties collide with starker truths when a family’s darkest secrets are revealed in a tell-all memoir. See what the fuss is all about at the B Street Theatre. For show times and tickets, visit September 6-7 – Gold Bug Quilt Show. The Gold Bug Quilt Guild hosts its annual textile showcase at the Church of the Foothills in Cameron Park. Children and gentlemen are free. For times and additional details, visit goldbugquilters. org. September 7-8 – Renaissance Tudor Fayre. Join the King for a weekend of entertainment, feasting, arts, crafts and


merrymaking at Cameron Park Lake. Have a royally good time from 10 a.m. to dusk. For more details, call 916-223-6725. September 8 – Todd Ellison: Classic Broadway. Hailed by the New York Times as one of “Broadway’s electric conductors,” Todd is one of the most accomplished and sought after music directors working today. Performing for the first time at the Harris Center, Todd is joined by four vocalists from the Great White Way to perform favorite classic Broadway songs. Show begins at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

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September 8 – Seventh Annual Great Sutter Creek Chili Cook Off and Car Show. Starting at 11 a.m., Main Street in Sutter Creek will be transformed into one of the “hottest” events of

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calendar more events continued... the year. Sample homemade chili and salsa from participating teams and then vote for your favorite, listen to music, peruse vendor booths and view classic cars. For more details, visit September 13 – Reunion of the Doo Wop Stars. Relive doo-wop’s golden era by listening to those who know it best: Danny & The Juniors, Leon Hughes Coasters, The Chordettes and The Vibrations. Show begins at 8 p.m. at the Harris Center. To purchase tickets, visit September 13 – United Way's Day of Caring. Sign up for one of dozens of volunteer projects happening across the region. The day starts with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo at 8 a.m., with volunteer projects beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event celebrates the local United Way’s 90th anniversary. For more details, visit September 13-15 – Friends of the Folsom Library Book Sale. Shop for incredible bargains on gently used books, audio books, videos, CDs and more at the Folsom Public Library’s Georgia Murray Building Meeting Room. An early bird sale on September 13 will take place from 5-8 p.m.; sale lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds directly benefit Friends of the Folsom Library. For more details, visit September 13-15 – Seventh Annual American River Music Festival. Dip your toes in the river while grooving to worldrenowned vintage rock, blues, the finest of folk musicians and more at the South Fork of the American River. Festivalgoers will also enjoy a vibrant market filled with delicious food and drink, kids’ activities and “live” art. Single day, two-day and riverfront camping tickets are all available. To learn more, visit americanrivermusic. org. September 14 – Kacie's Ride for Hope. Placerville’s Main Street will be closed from 8-11 a.m. to host this important motorcycle run that raises awareness about domestic violence, as well as funds for the Center for Violence-Free Relationships. For more information, visit September 14 – Harvest of Hope Gala: Cheers to 100 Years. This esteemed fundraising event for the American Cancer Society will include cocktails, a silent and live auction, entertainment and dinner. For

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September 21 – Zoom Zoom Woof Woof Classic Car Show. Don't miss El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Showcase Saturday Grand Finale where the Boulevard will host CCi’s fifth annual show. View classic and exotic cars while enjoying beer and wine tastings. The fun starts at 5 p.m. For more details, visit

September 28 – Pony Pals Farm Day. Youngsters will get hands-on experience with basic ranch chores and horsemanship skills. Start time is 10 a.m. at All About Equine. Registration is required. To RSVP, visit

September 21 – An Evening of Wine and Roses. Marshall Hospital Auxiliary presents its eighth annual fundraiser at the Marshall Hospital Lab (681 Main Street in Placerville). Food and wine from local merchants will be served alongside the silent auction. Event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Marshall Hospital Gift Shop or by calling Jean at 530-672-8450. September 21 – Placerville Oktoberfest. Ein Bier, bitte! (One beer, please!) Be German for the day at this annual event sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. Play beer games, watch wiener dog races, dance the night away, and enjoy German food and beer. Admission is free. For more details, call 530-672-3436. September 21-22, 28-29 – 2013 Studio Tour. Presented by the Placerville Arts Association, this annual event allows artists and art enthusiasts to visit El Dorado County artists' studios and discuss “the method behind the madness.” More than 15 studios and 50 artists will participate. To download a tour map, visit September 22 – An Evening with Michael Grimm. With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern manner, Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five of NBC’s popular America’s Got Talent. Catch him at the Harris Center at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit September 22 – St. John Notre Dame Ninth Annual Family Fun Run. Sponsored by St. John The Baptist Church and St. John Notre Dame School, this family event includes face painting, music, food and refreshments. Medals will be awarded to top times in qualifying age brackets: kids 1/2-mile, youth and adult one-mile, youth 5K, and adult 5K. For more details, visit September 28 – Run For Courage 5K & 10K Run/Walk. This fourth annual event will take place on the Folsom Parkway trails behind Raley’s, beginning at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the family-friendly run/ walk will provide support for victims of

September 28 – Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Gold Hill Winery, located in Placerville, will celebrate the harvest with an outdoor concert featuring the fiery Cajun band, Tom Rigney and Flambeau. The night’s festivities start at 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and friends; no pets or ice chests. For more details, visit September 28 – Inaugural Farm-to-Fork Festival. Celebrate America’s farm-to-fork capital, Sacramento, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Capitol Mall. Hosted by the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB), this festival of all things food will include cooking demonstrations, regional farmers and food producers, livestock, food sampling from area restaurants and California commodities, local microbrews, regional wines, live music and more. For more details, visit September 28-29 – First Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest. Constantly Growing will host this giant pumpkin contest at the El Dorado Fairgrounds. The day will include vendors, artistic pumpkin carvings, a baking contest and auction on Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation. For more details, visit

SAVE THE DATE October 5 – Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary's 50th Birthday. Help the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary celebrate this half-century feat by attending their can’t-miss birthday party. Starting at 9 a.m., the bash will include Root BEAR floats, a birthday card making station, biofact tables and a petting zoo. For more details, visit recreation/zoo. October 8 – Dignity Health’s Care Begins With Me. This women’s health and lifestyle event—from 5-9 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel—will include informative care chats on important health topics, guest speaker Glennon Doyle Melton (author of Carry On, Warrior), a marketplace expo featuring the latest in lifestyle, fashion and beauty items, plus wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. To sign up and for more info, visit

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outtakes Chick-fil-A’s First Birthday Party Chick-fil-A, Folsom, June 29 Photos by Tom Paniagua. Serena and Lisa Topaz

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Melody Cao

Chick-fil-A Manager Kirk Fletcher

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Rancho Cordova’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sacramento SPCA’s 20th Anniversary Doggy Dash

Rancho Cordova City Hall, July 1 Photos by Karen Romero with SandCastle Images.

William Land Park, Sacramento, June 8 Photos by Patrick Storm.

The Rancho Cordova City Council and the 10-year ambassadors pop the corks of confetti Champagne

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“Dog of the Dash”

Carol Limbaga and Barbara Alfidi, members of the Rancho Cordova Historical Society

The Guardian Knights Drum Corps, followed by the Sacramento Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets

Folsom Tigersharks Awards Night

Rancho Cordova’s 10th anniversary cake and community photographic mosaic

Anthony Camarillo, Allen Yan, Reese Minning and Mathew Nelson

The Sacred City Rollers

Vista Del Lago High School Folsom, July 23 Photos by Nader Araj. Layla Araj, Cooper Miller and Miles Shulze

Mary Arnez, Audrey Camarillo, Divya Rao and Hannah Joseph An attendee in his Doggy Dash shirt

Shelbey Miller, Melinda Araj and Marcia Lenci

The SPCA Foster Rescue Squad, the top fundraising group

Pam Hooley, the top fundraising individual, and an adoption dog

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prostate health 101 Keep Your Eye on the Ball by Janice Rosenthal Rock enlarged prostate (BPH), prostatitis, or prostate cancer; some men may develop more than one.

BPH, OR ENLARGED PROSTATE According to the American Urological

ANATOMY AND FUNCTION The prostate gland—located beneath a man’s bladder and surrounding the upper part of the urethra—produces the majority of seminal fluid that carries sperm. Its function is regulated by testosterone, a male sex hormone produced mainly in the testicles. The prostate gland grows considerably during puberty, then doesn’t change much until around age 40, when it starts growing again. In many men, this later growth continues and can cause three common prostate diseases:



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he prostate may be a small male sex gland (about the size of a walnut), but the medical issues surrounding the gland are anything but miniscule. According to the Men’s Health Network’s Prostate Health Guide (, more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Style decided to take readers through the nuts and bolts of prostate health.

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Association, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common prostate health problem among men. By about age 50, approximately half of all men have begun to develop an enlarged prostate, and by age 80, ninety percent of all men have the condition. As the prostate grows larger, it presses against the urethra, narrowing the passage urine flows through. This can result in uncomfortable symptoms, such as frequent urination, inability to completely empty the bladder, difficulty starting urine flow, or weak urine stream. BPH is a noncancerous problem; however, because male urinary symptoms can also be caused by more serious conditions, such as prostate cancer, it’s important to see your doctor to determine the cause. “BPH can sometimes see spontaneous correction,” says Javid Javidan, MD, Medical Director of Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s da Vinci Surgical Services Program. “Other treatments include medications, which can relax the bladder neck or shrink the prostate, and urological surgery.”


Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate, often caused by an infection. It’s the most common prostate problem for men under the age of 50—so common that about half of adult men will be treated for it in their lifetime, according to the Prostate Health Guide. Prostatitis is characterized by discomfort, pain, frequent or infrequent urination, and, sometimes, fever. It is usually quickly diagnosed and most frequently treated with antibiotics.

men have the highest frequency of prostate cancer in the world and the highest death rate from the disease. In other parts of the world—Asia, Africa and Latin America—prostate cancer is rare. Risk factors such as age or family history (if your father, brother or son had prostate cancer, you’re at higher risk) are out of your control; however, you can choose to live a healthy lifestyle. Men who eat a lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products appear to have a slightly higher chance of getting the disease.



In American men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer (after skin cancer) and the risk increases with age. As stated by the Mayo Clinic, many men with prostate cancer are more likely to die with prostate cancer than to die from it, since it is a slow-growing cancer. Although the disease is rare before age 50, experts believe that most elderly men have at least traces of it. Prostate cancer often causes no symptoms until it’s in an advanced stage. Once it begins to grow more rapidly, however, it frequently spreads beyond the prostate gland itself and is dangerous.

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test showing the amount of PSA being released by the prostate gland into a man’s blood. Somewhat controversial due to the fact that a healthy man’s blood can show low amounts of PSA, this test is usually done along with a digital rectal exam; together, they can help identify men who may have prostate cancer. “Prostate cancer can only absolutely be diagnosed by a biopsy,” Javidian says. “A biopsy can show pre-cancerous lesions, how aggressive the cancer is if it is present, and can open the all-important dialogue between doctor and patient as to treatment options. This dialogue is crucial to helping a patient make informed decisions, along with the doctor.”

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TREATMENT OPTIONS Treatment options for prostate cancer depend on various factors, including the type of cancer cells, age and other health problems the patient has. In its early stages (confined to the prostate gland), prostate cancer can be treated with very good outcomes; and fortunately, according to the Mayo Clinic, about 85 percent of American men with prostate cancer are diagnosed in an early stage of the disease. When the cancer is more advanced, treatments include hormone therapy, surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Clinical trials are constantly in progress for this particular cancer—all involve many new forms of treatment that are still being proven, such as treating only the part of the prostate that has the cancer, much like a lumpectomy for breast cancer. The latest research is found in the databases of many leading medical systems, providing information on long-term outcomes, which can help doctors determine the most effective treatment for each person. The most important thing to keep in mind regarding prostate cancer, says Javidian, is to learn all you can about your choices and talk to your doctor who will put together a team of experts who can work simultaneously to provide you with the best care possible.

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Great Shows. Up Close! 2013–14 Season of Performing Arts Has Begun! Todd Ellison Classic Broadway An intimate evening with Broadway royalty. One of “Broadway’s electric conductors” (New York Times) is joined by four Broadway stars, performing some of Mr. Ellison’s favorite Broadway songs. Sun, Sep 8; 2 pm

Brubeck Brothers – A Tribute to Dave Brubeck

Reunion of the Doo Wop Stars

The next generation of Brubeck—Daniel (drums) and Chris (bass & trombone)—pay a fitting tribute to their father. Thu, Sep 19; 7:30 pm

What’s in a name? Everything: from Danny & The Juniors (“At The Hop,”), to Leon Hughes Coasters (“Yakety Yak,”), to The Chordettes (“Mr. Sandman”) and The Vibrations (“Hang On Sloopy”). Fri, Sep 13; 8 pm

Bellydance Superstars DanZara

Ring of Fire “Touching and exuberant” (Associated Press). This Broadway musical takes a journey through Johnny Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Fri, Oct 18; 8 pm / Sat, Oct 19; 2 & 8 pm Sun, Oct 20; 2 pm

“Sheer genius!” (Village Voice). A distinctive fusion of Tribal, Egyptian, and Cabaret styles of dance that transports the audience to a distant time and place, while ushering this ancient art form into the present. The brainchild of Miles Copeland, former manager of Sting and The Police. Mon, Oct 14; 7:30 pm

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble With their rich and colorful repertoire, and over six decades of performance, this company is regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. Fri, Sep 20; 7:30 pm / Sat, Sep 21; 8 pm Sun, Sep 22; 2 pm

Alonzo King LINES Ballet “One of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today” (SF Chronicle). Alonzo King continues to develop a new language of movement from classical forms and techniques. Performing Meyer, (a new work to a score by Edgar Meyer) and Resin. Fri, Sep 27; 8 pm





Presenting Style Magazine’s Distinctive Dentists special advertising section. Some of our area’s best dentists and orthodontists have chosen to highlight their practice within the pages of the area’s most read community magazine. Each month Style plans on choosing a different industry to give these businesses a unique opportunity to stand out and highlight their products and services. And when you visit these businesses, make sure you tell them you saw their profile in Style!

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Dr. Victoria Sullivan is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with over 18 years of experience as a certified pediatric dentist. She received her DDS from the University of the Pacific, and Pediatric certification from USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Vickie lends her time and talents to various community projects such as Smiles for Kids, Run for Courage, and Head Start. She believes every child is unique and precious, and deserves the best care in a compassionate and supportive environment. Dr. Vickie supports an open-door policy, which allows parent, child, and practitioner to collaborate for long-term dental health. Her every gesture and smile showcase her passion for pediatric dentistry.

At Engel Family Dentistry we are dedicated to honest personalized dental care for the entire family. We focus on high quality life long dental care to maintain the best appearance and the healthiest teeth possible for all of our patients. Dr. Engel graduated from The UT Houston Dental Branch in 2003. He has served as a volunteer dentist for the California Mission of Mercy with the California Dental Association. He is also a volunteer dentist for the Sacramento Dental Society through the Smile For Big Kids Program, where he treats adult patients who are in need. “I love being a dentist, and helping others is my passion.�

Shellie Edwards, D.D.S. and Ryan Everhart, D.D.S. 1192 Suncast Ln., Ste. 3 | El Dorado Hills 916-939-9912 Edwards-Everhart Dental is very pleased to have two excellent Dentists available to serve your dental needs. Both doctors truly believe that working together as partners allows them to provide exceptional care to their patients while maintaining a balanced family life. As partners their focus is to continue to develop personal relationships with their individual patients, but also provide the flexibility to all patients to schedule with either doctor when needed. Their office is now open Monday-Friday with a doctor on call at all times. This new schedule can accommodate multiple family members at one time making your dental visits more convenient. Described as approachable and honest, these doctors focus on patient education and preventive care. Drs. Edwards and Everhart are skilled in all aspects of dentistry which include: Cosmetic bonding and veneers, crowns and fillings, wisdom teeth extractions, implant placement and restoration, root canals, dentures and pediatric procedures. Their state of the art office is equipped with the most modern dental and sterilization techniques. The entire office strives to create a gentle, caring and comfortable environment that patients appreciate as soon as they walk through the door. Drs. Edwards and Everhart are passionate about life, family and their profession. This makes patients of all ages look forward to coming to the dentist.

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If his Japanese last name is too difficult to pronounce, call him DR. WAYNE! Born and raised in beautiful Hawaii, Dr. Wayne brings the “Aloha Spirit” to dentistry in his state-of-the-art office. Dr. Wayne, a graduate of USC School of Dentistry, caters to each patient’s individual needs in a skilled, gentle and caring manner. Come visit Dr. Wayne and his dedicated staff with your dental concerns and questions. Serving your comfort, safety, and health is the number one goal at Aloha Family Dental.

Meet Dr. Ryan Maddox! He is proud to call Folsom home! Dr. Maddox cares deeply about each patient and goes the extra mile to ensure that each person receives the best care possible. He is passionate about practicing dentistry that is high quality and lasts over the long term through the use of state of the art technology and the best dental supplies and labs. The goal of Dr. Maddox and his staff is to put patients and their needs first while having fun working in a harmonious and compassionate environment. They strive for each patient to have the most comfortable possible experience at each visit.


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or Marie V. Hall, money talks, or should—frequently, and preferably to tender ears. This is precisely why she founded the Carmichael-based nonprofit BeMoneySmartUSA (BMSUSA) in 2009, with a proactive plan to teach financial literary and career education to youth ages eight and older throughout the greater Sacramento area. Among Hall’s qualifying bona fides is 20 years running a mortgage company with her husband, during which time she made some pretty sage observations. “The people who were the most successful financially, and the happiest, were not necessarily those who made or had the most money,” she says, but rather, individuals living within their means, “regardless of the amount.” And so, with BMSUSA, she set out to help the less financially savvy— individuals she describes as “stressed out,” “struggling,” “living on the edge,” and “in debt”—while also making a sobering case for its existence. Namely, 55 percent of Americans living beyond their means, with less than 20 percent retiring with enough money to live on for the rest of their lives, record-high bankruptcies (declarations made

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by those as young as 18), and a shortfall of social security for future generations. Add to the mix our own government, which is in debt to the tune of $16 trillion, and well, a paradigm shift in thinking feels paramount. Putting an exclamation point on the issue, BMSUSA breaks down financial information down to its simplest, most essential level in a comprehensive educational program that uses real-world money scenarios that resonate with youth, thereby equipping them with practical money skills (earn, 32 - September 2013

financial aid BeMoneySmartUSA by Jenn Thornton

Top row (Lto R): Caysie Robertson, Christine McKenzie, Carmyndee Fields, Lilyne Rutherford and Marie Hall. Bottom row (L to R): Jenifer Larkin and Austin Hall

spend, save, invest, manage). Promoting business literacy, raising awareness, developing solutions, stimulating youth community outreach and volunteerism, and providing on-the-job training are also part of the equation, with ancillary aid coming from free workshops, specialty classes and three-day summer camps. Because kids are far less literate than their forebears, the nonprofit also brings adults into the fold, encouraging parents to discuss household finances with their kids at an age-appropriate level by weighing value and cost, touting saving as a skill and modeling good spending habits. “Starting a money responsibility dialogue with kids when they are young is a great lesson,” says Hall, adding that the sooner youth is involved in discussions about household finances, the sooner they’ll understand money—important now, but crucial when they’re left to manage their own financial affairs. To make these conversations successful, take a page from the BMSUSA playbook and make it fun. Concludes Hall, “It all goes back to the adage: If you give a kid a fish, you feed him

for a day. If you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. That’s what we aim to do in our programs, teach them how to fish.” Presently offering year-round courses at several area schools, BMSUSA also hosts public workshops and camps at its Education Center in Carmichael and helps raise funds to offer free courses to local kids via its farmers’ market setups. Look for workshops at the Spiritual Center For Postive Living in El Dorado Hills and, later this year, in Folsom.

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Assisting local famers and vendors is one of the many ways Carmyndee and Austin learn “money smarts.”

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get around Via Public Transportation by Linda Holderness

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FOLSOM TRANSIT DIVISION Light rail: Trains stop at Hazel Avenue and three Folsom stations. Service every half-hour; weekdays between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m.; shorter schedule Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Two-hour fare: $2.50 ($1.25*); daily pass: $6 ($3*); monthly pass: $100. Local buses: Two routes cover the city, including stops at light rail, Folsom Lake College, Intel and other employment centers, and the high schools. Monday-Friday. One-way: $2.50 ($1.25*), 20-ticket booklets: $50 ($25*). RT passes accepted. Dial-a-Ride: Curb-to-curb reservation service within the city for people over 55 or disabled. Monday-Friday. $4 each way; $95 unlimited monthly pass. Information: 916-355-8395; (Public Works Department). *Discount fare—requires certain forms of identification; for more details, visit

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT Commuter service: Eleven round trips Monday-Friday (except holidays); pickups between Placerville and El Dorado Hills. Departure times start at 5:10 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. One-way: $5; monthly pass: $180; monthly pass with light rail: $210. Iron Point connector: Four round trips Monday-Friday take passengers to the Iron Point light rail station and other Folsom stops, including Kaiser and Intel. $2.50 each way ($1.25 seniors, disabled); monthly pass including light rail: $130. Local buses: Four routes serve the Western Slope Monday-Friday; hourly service on weekends and limited Saturday service in Pollock Pines and Placerville. Passengers can change routes in Placerville. Buses serve El Dorado Center College (students ride free with access card). One-way: $1.50 (seniors, disabled pay half). Monthly passes and scrip tickets available. Dial-a-Ride: Reservation-based, curb-to-curb service. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. One-way, zone-based fares: $4-$8 (reduced for seniors and disabled, who get space preference; personal care attendants ride free with passenger). Special services: Buses take passengers to medical appointments in Sacramento on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shuttles serve Apple Hill four weekends in October and the county fair in June. Information: 530-642-3696 or 916-933-7766; eldoradotransit. com.

For two local riders’ stories, visit

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations.


emember the old story that you can’t get Californians out of their cars? Scratch that. With today’s crawling traffic, $4 gas, soaring parking fees and bad air days, residents of Sacramento’s suburbs are embracing public transportation. The main reason: The service is great, it gets people just about anywhere—conveniently and comfortably—and all for less cost than a typical car trip. All four jurisdictions (El Dorado and Placer Counties, plus Folsom and Roseville), serve more than half a million people and offer at least three primary options: commuter service, local buses and Dial-aRide. All but Folsom run commuter buses to downtown Sacramento; Folsom instead has light rail. Buses and the train generally cost less than driving and travel faster, as they whoosh past traffic gridlock in HOV lanes or on tracks. What’s more, Placer County recently bought five plush new 45-foot buses with high back, reclining seats and foot rests; and bike riders can stow their bikes—up to four—on the fronts of the buses. In Roseville, transit ambassadors ride the buses to help people learn the routes. Mass transit also helps protect the air. According to the state’s Public Health Institute, California is the 12th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, with cars causing 30 percent of the emissions. Helen Dyda, marketing/communications analyst for Roseville Alternative Transportation, provides statistics: One 18-mile bus trip from Roseville to Sacramento emits nine pounds of carbon dioxide. If all 40 passengers drive, CO2 emissions total about 320 pounds. The advantages of local transit systems make it inviting to sit back, relax and leave the driving to them.

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trendspotting Fall Fashion Forecast by Kerrie Kelly


nterior design is where fashion meets the home; therefore, it makes perfect sense that the top trends in fall fashion and interior design would see significant overlap. Here are some of the most exciting designs to keep you â&#x20AC;&#x153;on trendâ&#x20AC;? for the balance of 2013.

A simple light fixture with a metallic shimmer quickly changes the complexion of a space.

ALL THAT SHIMMERS IS METALLIC For a touch of small-scale glamour, pump up your interior with metallic finds. Dotty metallic linen pillows can provide a kick for any space. Alternatively, you can really commit to the runway look by incorporating copper lighting, brushed brass faucets or even metallic tiles for kitchen and bath areas.

BLACK, WHITE AND BOLD Walls, ceilings and floors are black, white and bold all over. Stripes have made a major comeback via wallpaper and area rugs. Lines and patterns are playful and can create a dramatic effect for both large and small spaces. To achieve a luxe look for less, try painting stripes or other contrasting patterns on a focal point wall or ceiling treatment. Daring types can consider painting a bold stripe or chevron motifs on wood or concrete floors. 36 - September 2013

Photo on left courtesy of Kerrie Kelly. Closet photo courtesy of Brian Kellogg Photography.

The stripe motif is kept underfoot and sophisticated via an area rug.

This living room reflects a softened version of mid-century modern design

Top left photo courtesy of Kerrie Kelly. Top right photo by Nicholas Wray Photography and Studio. Wall painting in bottom-left photo designed and painted by Emily K. Bennett; Sarah Bennett as assistant. Bottom inset photo courtesy of Kerrie Kelly.


All it takes is a visit to The California Museum in downtown Sacramento to understand how Charles and Ray Eames kicked off this look. Mid-century modern designs seen today deserve some serious attention. These simple furniture lines and splashy blocked motifs are no doubt en vogue and definitely here to stay. The combination provides an optimistic aesthetic that is full of life while creating a modern vibe, too.

SOFT, NATURAL NEUTRALS Natural fabrics have been used for eons. Linen, wool and fur (we suggest faux) have been draped on everything from beds and chairs to outdoor benches. With sustainability in mind, a good portion of the interior design industry is going back to its natural roots, using elements sans dyes and toxic finishes. Major retailers have offered up organic designs that keep spaces approachable and cozy. In this nook, washed linens are paired with reclaimed wood trim and light fixtures.

This modern, geometric design becomes the dining room’s focal point.

GETTING GEOMETRIC While leading trends include murals, coverings with an aged elegance or textured pieces, others are pushing the design envelope—adding graphic patterns and all sorts of tactile dimensions. In fact, most clients are asking for a bolder approach, even in small spaces. A shabbychic space can be quickly updated by adding a contrasted effect via fabrics or wall treatments.

Turn a bedroom from drab to fab with a simple addition of graphic wallpaper.

Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant. She has authored two books: ‘Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide,’ published by Oxmoor House, and the newly released ‘My Interior Design Kit,’ with Pearson Professional and Career Education. To contact her, visit kerriekelly. com or call 916-919-3023. September 2013 - 37


a to z By Sharon Penny


t first, writing an A to Z of art in this region seemed a little daunting. Sure there’s art all over the place, but something to represent every letter? Well, turns out, you really are a bunch of creative little elves. Whether you’re out painting, sculpting, singing, writing, performing, or just avidly soaking up all of the artistic goodness that surround us, you’re doing excellent work.


is for BANNERS

Take a stroll down Placerville’s Main Street and see this year’s colorful entrants in their annual Banners on Parade ( contest, on display through October. One of the bright banners can be yours to own—just head to the Banner Auction, held during the 2013 Art and Wine Festival on October 19. Fly the flag for local art!


Our region has a whole host of talented ceramic artists, and as a result there are many places where these talented folks are now welcoming the untalented (like us) to have some hands-on creative fun. Check out Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge in Roseville (, Allied Ceramics Art Institute in Fair Oaks ( and N2 Pottery in Auburn (

A big list like this wouldn’t be so great if it was a catalog of household chores, but it’s art! It’s an A to Z of fun things that will expand your mind, inspire and delight, and make the world a fun and colorful place to be. How much fun? A whole alphabets worth—just take a look!



Feast your eyes on fantastic animation works from around the globe, culled from independent artists and major motion picture companies, at the Second Annual Roseville Animation Festival (rosevilleanimationfestival. com), held September 2728 at the historic Tower Theater in Roseville.

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is for DOGS… and Pets!

Believe it or not there are a number of local artists who specialize in painting or photographing your beloved fur friends. Check out Sacramento artist Ann Mottola ( or Lisa Van Dyke’s pet and equine photography ( There’s also Picture The Pawsibilities in El Dorado Hills (, and Placerville artist Sheri Hoeger (

Banners photo by Dante Fontana. Ceramics piece by Rona Getty; courtesy of ACAI. Dogs photos by Ann Motlola (Jordy). All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

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Encaustic painting by Suzanne Bell. Galleries photo: Bird Palace by Lee Kavalijian. Haiku photo by Robert Sanders. Ink photo courtesy of Liberty Tottoo. Jewelry photo courtesy of The Goldsmith. All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

Okay, encaustic, you win. You are the awesomest of all arts. Meaning to “burn in,” encaustic painting involves heating beeswax, resin and powdered pigments with a blowtorch. Awesome, right? Artist Suzanne Bell’s encaustic landscapes can be seen at her gallery in Placerville; for upcoming workshops, visit suzannebellsart. com. Patris Studio and Gallery in Sacramento recently held encaustic workshops with Susanne Stover, a popular teacher from the Sonoma area. For upcoming classes, visit


is for FINE ARTS




is for HAIKU (and Poetry)

Seek inner peace and other like-minded haiku lovers at the Central Valley Haiku Club ( Bards and poets will enjoy the monthly poetry series “Verse on the Vine” (—presented by the Poetry Box and Petra Vineyards at Petra Vineyards Wine Gallery in Folsom on October 2. If languid saddle-bound introspection is your style, then don’t miss the 19th Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering (, held November 7-10 in Loomis.

Tucked in the Sierra foothills, you’ll find Fine Arts School In the Pines (fineartsinthepines. com)—Pollock Pines own art school. Enjoy their noexperience necessary “Paint and Pour” workshops: bring your own beverage, paint and socialize for a few hours on a Wednesday evening. Pick a painting beforehand and an instructor will guide you stepby-step—easy, relaxing and fun! The school also offers classes in sculpture, drawing and many other disciplines for all ages and experience levels. There’s also fine art in Folsom at the Second Annual Top of Folsom ( on September 14 from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy an evening under the stars viewing fine art, indulging in local food and wine, and listening to live music on the upper deck of the four-story parking structure in Historic Folsom. Proceeds benefit the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary and Folsom Historic District.

Whether you’re looking to discover local art, or dip into your creative juices with one of the many classes offered, our local galleries are a source of boundless inspiration and information. Don’t miss the upcoming exhibit at Roseville’s Blue Line Arts ( Spirit Houses and Paintings by Lee Kavalijian and Brenda Louie (through October 12), or their Starry Starry Night fundraiser on September 27 that will feature David Garibaldi. The Gallery at 48 Natoma ( thegalleryat48natoma) will host a special solo show by acclaimed artist Yoshio Taylor—with works in ceramics, bronze sculptures and drawings—from September 6 to October 31. The Arts Building Gallery in Auburn ( will host This Art Is Your Art, an exhibit highlighting the perspective and creativity of foreignborn artists now a part of the regional community, through September 28. The Bank of America Gallery at Harris Center for the Arts has regular (and free!) exhibits by local artists. For upcoming shows, visit


is for INK

With 40 years’ experience you could do worse than put your body in the hands of award-winning Liberty Tattoo ( on Sutter Street. Check out the gallery of Bill’s work at their studio and prepare to be impressed. In Roseville, swing by Wild Bill’s Tattoo (; the Vernon Street location has been a mainstay for more than 30 years and has almost as many stories as Bill himself. Tattoo fans looking for something a little different can visit the Folsom Prison Museum website’s online exhibit of (anonymous) inmate tattoos at


is for JEWELRY

Do you like to wear jewelry, or do you like to wear art? There doesn’t have to be a difference between the two, if you know where to look. Our region has a number of unique one-of-a-kind goldsmiths and jewelry artists who are creating wearable art and custom pieces— bound to thrill and delight anyone seeking their own special “precious.” Here’s just a sampling of the great jewelry art available here in the Gold Country: •Rainbow Bridge Jewelers in Folsom ( •OZ! Gallery of Fine Jewelry in Auburn ( •The Goldsmith in Placerville ( • U to p i a n S to n e i n N eva d a C i t y (

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is for KIDS


is for LOOMIS


is for (en) PLEIN AIR

Go “au natural” and paint nature in nature, like the landscape artists of yesteryear. Folsom artist Sherry Reynolds hosts Plein Air Paint Outs. For schedules and contact information, visit You can also get together with other like-minded plein airers (not an official term) through Sacramento Plein Air Painters (meetup. com/sacramento_plein_air_painters).

Do your kids have paint on their noses and crayons in their pockets? If no, why not? ASiF Artists’ Studio in the Foothills offers after-school art classes for kids and teens; register at Check out the Saturday Create + Learn classes and other kids’ programs at Blue Line Arts ( Kids and families can visit the Crocker Art Museum ( for Kids & Company Gallery Adventure, Wee Wednesday, Baby Loves Art and a host of other kid-friendly activities and tours.




Be on the lookout for Placerville’s new coat of paint along Main Street in 2014! The city was one of 10 winners in Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matters” competition and will receive a fresh coat of paint over the next year, with the help of local Benjamin Moore retailers and painting contractors. Listen, there’s paint involved so it’s technically art…and it’s awesome!


Gold Bug Quilters of Placerville will be holding their annual Quilt Show on September 6-7 at the Church of the Foothills (2380 Merrychase Drive in Cameron Park). For a list of northern California quilting guilds, visit guilds.html—someone’s bound to be quilting in your backyard!



The true artists of Mother Earth, Native Americans have a wealth of art and artifacts to be enjoyed in our region. Maidu Indian Museum ( indianmuseum) in Roseville has events and exciting exhibits year-round. Or, check out the wide range of Native American artists and artifacts on display at the Lilly Vigil Gallery ( in Nevada City.


is for ORCHARD

Kick off Apple Hill’s growing season with Art in the Orchard (eldoradoartscouncil. o r g /e v e n t s /a r t - i n - t h e orchard), featuring more than 40 artists among the apple trees in Camino from September 7-8. Come to the place where art meets agriculture, and enjoy live music, plus local wine and produce growing right before your eyes!

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The California State Railway Museum ( in Old Town Sacramento will be host to some unique art this month, including the Whittle Stop exhibit, a hand-carved display of an 1880s steam train and 40 humorous characters; award-winning photographs that were honored at the 2012 Creative Photography Awards program; and the third phase of their Pick Me! A Bumper Crop from the Pacific Coast exhibit, which features fruit crate labels from the U.S. Pacific Coast, teaches guests how produce was kept cool during transport before refrigerated cars, and offers hands-on opportunities to create colorful labels.

Loomis photo by Thien Dao. Native Arts photo: I Am Not A Beast by Craig C. Martinez. All other photos courtesy of their respective organizations.

Loomis is art central in September! At High Hand Nursery and Gallery’s ( month-long Artstock 2013 event, large format works—specifically crafted by the artists of High Hand Gallery—will be on display. And when they say large, they mean LARGE. The month-long event will kick off September 6 with the Night of Art and Music, where attendees will enjoy live music and tasty hors d’oeuvres while viewing some of the amazing art on display!


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is for THEATER


On with the show! Harris Center for the Arts will present the delightful musical Oh Mr. Sousa! on September 7; through September 15, Free Fall Stage in Folsom presents Screwtape (based on the book by C.S. Lewis) at Victory Life Church; Synthetic Unlimited’s Betrayal (based on the drama by Harold Pinter) will hit the stage September 19-29 at Nevada City’s Theater at the Stonehouse. Perhaps you’re lured by the glow of footlights. A number of organizations offer classes and workshops, including: Sutter Street Theater in Folsom (, Roseville Theatre Arts Academy in Roseville ( and Performing Arts Institute of El Dorado Musical Theatre in El Dorado Hills (, just to name a few.



Get up and (ahem) strum your stuff at Ginger’s Restaurant ( in Roseville at Open Mike Mondays. You can also get your uke on with the folks at The Strum Shop (thestrumshop. com), participate in awesome group events through Uke University (, or check out the free uke classes at Folsom’s Nicholsons MusiCafe (

Photos courtesy of their respective organizations.


is for VERMEER

Visit your participating neighborhood movie theater (locations in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento) on October 10 and enjoy Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure. In cooperation with the National Gallery in London, go beyond the exhibition to celebrate the art and life of Johannes Vermeer’s subjects.!vermeerand-music-the-art-of-love-and-leisure.

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H m m . We l l , Xi ’a n ’s Terracotta Army was at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Nope, old news. No exhibits of noted Flemish neo-classicist Jan Baptist Xavery? Bummer. Wait! They use X-ray technology for art preservation! (Snore.) Nope, looks like we’ll just have to wait for a big xylophone revival.

September is the time for art lovers, artists and onlookers to take advantage of the huge number of open studio tours taking place. See art—and the artist behind each piece—in its “natural habitat,” enjoy demonstrations, and even talk to the artists themselves! From September 28-29, 16 local North Auburn artists will open up their studios for the North Auburn Art Studios Fall Tour (; the 2013 Studio Tour (placervillearts. com) will take place September 21-22 and September 28-29; and more than 150 artists’ studios will be open to the public from downtown Sacramento to Fair Oaks at the Capital Artists Studio Tour (, held September 14-15 and 21-22.



Who knows what artistic treasures you’ll find at the 46th Annual Antique Peddler’s Fair (historicfolsom. org) in Historic Folsom. On September 15, four blocks of Sutter Street will be filled with every treasure imaginable, from Depression glass and ceramics to sheet music and 78’s…and everything in-between. Even antique farm equipment! If you prefer your artistic treasures of yesteryear to be shown to you rather than hunt them down, see the Crocker Art Museum’s (crockerartmuseum. org) exhibit of drawings from France’s famed Royal Academy of Painting, including works by famed artists Vouet, Watteau and Degas. Epic And Intimate: French Drawings from the John D Reilly Collection is on display through September 29.


is for ZEN

No, this one isn’t cheating. If you’ve worked your way through this entire A to Z of local art, you surely have achieved a state of artistic Zen. You’ve not only experienced art, you are now one with art. You are art. (Also, you probably need a nap). If, however, you have cherry-picked your way through our A to Z, and you are looking at us expectantly for more art activities…then you have more work to do. There is no Zen without hard work, grasshopper. After all, as the saying goes: Art is one percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.

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is for WINE

What better way to loosen up your creativity than with a little nectar of the Gods? The Painted Cork in Folsom ( is home of the original “Paint and Sip.” At Painted Studios’ ( “Paint and Pinot,” enjoy wine-enhanced art entertainment. Or, combine the paint and the wine by painting your own wine glasses at American Visions Art Gallery’s ( “Wine Glass Paint Class.”

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GRAPEVINE Local Wine Experts Uncorked by Morgan Cásarez Photography by Dante Fontana

Vino, vin, wein, viini—call it what you will, but the language of wine is universal. From Spanish reds to French bubblies, there are endless options when it comes to selecting a bottle of fermented goodness, but how do you know whether you’ve made the right choice? Should pairing rules of the past dictate when and what you drink, or is it okay to throw caution to the wind? You’ve got questions and Style’s wine experts have the ultimate collection of tips, tricks and industry insights, so pull up a barstool and raise a glass to our favorite local tastemakers.

Erik and Crickett Loigom

Co-Owners, UnWined (formerly WineStyles) 915 Sutter Street, Suite 100, Folsom 916-357-5500, Erik and Crickett Loigom say they’ve enjoyed wine most of their lives, so it made perfect sense that the two became WineStyles franchise owners five years ago. When their contract with the company expired last month, the couple decided to go independent under the cleverly catchy name “UnWined,” a combination wine store and bar that offers tastings every Friday night and live music on Saturdays. “We change our wine-by-the-glass menu every Monday,” Erik shares. “We regard ourselves as a fine wine store,” Erik says, “knowing every bottle of wine in the store, as we never purchase a wine for the store unless we have tasted it, know that its good and good value and know that our customer will appreciate it.” Local favorite: Cooper Vineyards Barbera

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Answers by Erik Q: What is your favorite local wine and winery? A: Tough question—there are so many good ones. As we live in Amador County, we would have to say Barbera, especially from Cooper Vineyards, Dillian Wines and Jeff Runquist Wines. Q: What makes for an outstanding wine list? A: Diversity in varietals, wine regions and countries. Q: What are three of your best wine tips? A: 1. Don’t be afraid to try new varietals. 2. Wine with a screw cap is not necessarily poor quality wine. 3. Store opened wines (red and white) in the fridge (it will prolong the life of the wine); just take it out 30 minutes before you want to drink it.


Q: What is your favorite local wine and winery? A: My favorite local wine is Barbera. It’s good on its own, and it can also be a great food wine, especially with BBQ [and] marinara sauces. It’s definitely my favorite pizza wine. Borjon Winery, located in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, is one of my favorites. They have some of the most well made, balanced wines in the area. They are great people too, so that also makes me a fan. Their Barbera is a winner and a big crowd pleaser at our restaurants. Q: What’s your favorite classic and atypical food/wine pairing? A: A great classic wine paring at Land Ocean is our USDA prime rib eye paired with a bottle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Artemis” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A premium steak and beautiful Cabernet will always be the king of parings! One pairing I personally love and recommend all of the time to our guests at Sienna is the seared scallop risotto with a Meiomi Monterey-Santa BarbaraSonoma Pinot Noir. The flavors of the wild mushrooms and the rich creamy risotto lend itself to a full-bodied Pinot Noir. I’ve never had an unsatisfied guest with this amazing paring.

14 oz. USDA Prime Rib Eye Cowboy Style Blackened with Chipotle Butter and Twice Baked Potato pairs with Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars “Artemis” Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mark Fucci

Director of Operations, Sienna and Land Ocean 3909 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills, 916-941-9694, 2720 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-7000,

Q: What are three of your best wine tips? A: 1. If at all possible, drink a full glass of wine before committing to buy a bottle (not just at restaurants but wineries as well). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up a wine that tasted great when it was sampled and then I have a full glass and it’s not at all what I thought it was. 2. Experiment! There are so many great wines that are affordable out there. 3. Drink more bubbly, damn it! I don’t think enough people realize how much better your dining experience can be when you kick it off with some bubbles.

It took working as a bar manager to really spark Mark Fucci’s interest in wine. As he devoted himself to developing a “high-volume, upscale wine list,” his desire to feature bottles of the highest caliber grew into the definition of a passion project. “I wanted to have guests tell me we have the best list in town,” he explains. “It became a challenge to find wines that would be the next big hit with our guests and team members.” Going forward, Fucci found that he truly enjoys all aspects of the wine acquisition experience—tasting, touring, purchasing, and even learning about the wineries turning out his favorites. As director of operations at Sienna in El Dorado Hills, he works to fill the restaurant’s impressive cellar with a selection of expertly crafted, yet well-priced wine that complements Executive Chef Moses Hernandez’s New American cuisine. With more than 80 by-the-bottle and 20 by-the-glass selections to choose from, Fucci is committed to keeping his list fresh and enticing for all palates. “Our clientele loves quality wine and it’s a huge piece of the experience we provide at both restaurants,” he says. “When we make a new guest a regular guest, we win!” Local favorite: Borjon Barbera

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Sautéed Petrali Sole

Q: What is your favorite local wine and winery? A: Sobon Winery (Sobon Syrah). Q: What’s your favorite classic and atypical food/wine pairing? A: Classic: Sole with French white Burgundy; atypical: duck confit and French Pinot. These still go together perfectly.

Richard Righton

Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro 1004 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom 916-984-7500, AskBidwellStreet Bistro Owner Richard Righton what he loves most about his job and the answer is simple: drinking wine with his regulars. “They bring wines that I would never get to try unless they opened their cellar for dinner at the Bistro,” he shares. Righton, a 20-year veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industry, opened the acclaimed Folsom eatery more than a decade ago. He says it was a wine course offered during his college-age culinary training that exposed him to the natural connection between great food and drink. Of the Bistro’s wine selection, Righton believes it’s what he and his staff are known for—they taste 30-40 wines a week before deciding on what to put on their list. “It makes a perfect match with our food to sit down and have a great glass or bottle of wine,” he says.

Seared Wild Salmon; paired with Chloe Creek Pinot Noir

Q: What are three of your best wine tips? A: 1. Try glasses of wine with courses rather than ordering a bottle to go with everything. A Rosé to start, followed by a Chardonnay, then a Pinot, with maybe a glass of Port to finish is better than a big fat Cabernet or Chardonnay to go with everything. 2. Don’t chill your white wines too much; it takes away from the flavor. 3. Don’t drink martinis and wine straight after. [It will] play games with your taste buds!

Local favorite: Sobon Syrah

At press time it was announced that Richard and Maureen Righton had just sold Bidwell Street Bistro to new ownership. Richard and Maureen continue to be a part of the local restaurant scene with Relish and 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills.


Q: What is your favorite local wine and winery? A: Kind of a loaded question, but one stands out: Yorba Barbera is hands-down my favorite Barbera. It’s produced from start to finish with quality and attention to detail. Their hard work really shows in the complexity of flavors and textures in the wine. Yorba just opened a little tasting room in Sutter Creek. Q: What’s your favorite classic and atypical food/wine pairing? A: Classic: Salmon with Pinot Noir—cold and briny paired with crisp acid and bubbles; atypical: our braised short ribs, done summer-style with a soy pineapple glaze, squash and basil paired with a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay.

Jeff Back

Co-Owner, Back Wine Bar & Bistro 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150, Folsom, 916-986-9100,

Q: What are three of your best wine tips? A: 1. Order something new. 2. Ask for recommendations. 3. If you don’t like it, send it back (but don’t drink half the glass in the meantime).

To hear Jeff Back tell it, sommeliers have “the coolest job ever,” so after 20 years in the restaurant industry, he found himself wondering why he hadn’t joined their ranks. He was so taken with their ability to present, taste and learn about wine full-time that after years Local favorite: Chloe Creek Pinot Noir of admiration, he finally pursued sommelier studies. Back, who achieved his certified level from the Court of Masters and International Sommelier Guild, now runs Back Wine Bar & Bistro with his wife, Gail, and says their shared passion for great food and wine inspired the venture. “Here we have creative control over everything,” he explains. “I can make sure my wine quality sets the tone for our restaurant.” And set the tone they have—in addition to its Zagat rating, the Bistro boasts an impressive list of local “best of” accolades, including Style’s Readers’ Choice Award. With more than 30 wines available by the glass, in addition to a selection of wines by the bottle, premium beers on tap, and a seasonally focused menu, Back says “I want people to really enjoy themselves and have an amazing experience.”

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Cape Bleue Rosé paired with Seared Wild Salmon (roasted artichoke heart, baby bok choy, red pepper coulis and an orange glaze)


Q: What is your favorite local wine and winery? A: We have so many local wines that are comparable with wines from around the world. Locally, I feel we are best known for our great Zinfandels. However, I really enjoy the Barbera that is coming out of Amador and El Dorado Counties. Cooper Vineyards is yielding amazing, intense and well-balanced grapes. We’re currently pouring a wonderful Barbera from Borjon Winery. Fruit forward and balanced out with minerality, it would be my choice for a good go-to wine. Q: Do the old rules on pairing still apply or are there new rules? A: It is true that food can influence the wine you drink. A lighter dish or one with lemon zest will pair well with high acid white wines, like Sauvignon Blanc, by toning down the acid in the wine. A juicy, higher fat or spicy red meat dish will pair well with a higher tannic red wine, like Cabernet Sauvignon, by softening the tannins down and making the wine a little silkier. Here’s a simple rule for pairing: pair the basic flavor— sweet wine with sweet food, heavy wines with heavy foods, light wines with light foods. Most importantly, if you enjoy the food you’re eating and the wine you’re drinking, then your wine and food is paired perfectly.

Jeff Rempfer

Owner, The Cellar Wine Bar 727 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-293-9332, When he was 21, Jeff Rempfer participated in a group wine tasting trip to El Dorado County that served as his first true experience with wine—one that showed him there’s more to grapes than just white and red. “I was definitely enlightened on all of the different varieties, styles and tasting notes of wine,” he shares. “It definitely piqued my interest.” More than two decades later, he continues to learn as the owner of The Cellar Wine Bar. “When I opened my business,” he says, “my plan was to design a place where everyone would feel welcome and comfortable to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and not feel intimidated with experiencing all that wine has to offer.” Now in his fifth year on Sutter Street, he’s proud to have added a kitchen and full-time chef. Rempfer says, “The one thing I love most about my job is watching customers come into my business, try wines they have never tried before, and leave with a smile on their face.”

Q: What’s your favorite classic and atypical food/wine pairing? A: Our seared wild salmon dish over a roasted artichoke heart, bok choy and roasted red pepper coulis topped with a citrus glaze pairs perfectly with a buttery Chardonnay or a Pinot Noir. We suggest trying this dish with our French Rosé. It may be a little atypical; however, I feel this wine brings out the richness of the fish and the brightness of the artichoke heart without compromising the overall dish.

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Crystal Basin Cellars is celebrating our 6th year on Carson Road in beautiful Camino! Our great location, exceptional, award-winning wines and legendary hospitality are now complimented by the addition of tasty food and a comfortable patio at our new Crystal Basin Bistro. The winery hosts two fun events each month, each accompanied by food specials at the Bistro. Barrel tastings are available most weekend days. There’s no better place to bring your wine-friendly out of town guests for an authentic dose of Foothill Hospitality. It’s the Most Fun You Can Have With a Glass of Wine!

Dueling Chefs in the Vineyard! Come join us at David Girard Vineyards for an extraordinary culinary experience like no other! Watch, taste and learn as two of Sacramento’s hottest chefs both prepare five dishes to pair with our outstanding wines. It is guaranteed to be a memorable experience as you contrast and compare what each chef believes brings out the flavors and nuances of the wines. Our first dueling chef experience, featuring Chef Kevin O’Connor of Tree House and Aimal Formoli of Formoli’s Bistro is slated for October 19th. Cost per person is $120, limited tickets are available at www.

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Come and enjoy special fun activities to celebrate our big day: Outreach animals to meet and greet • Fascinating displays with cool animal artifacts Yummy Root BEAR floats (provided by the Friends of the Zoo) • Party games Birthday card-crafting station • Face painting • A special birthday treat for YOU Want to bring a birthday gift for the animals? Find the wish list at Bring your wrapped present and visit with everyone’s favorite Holiday Lights mascot before the event launches this year – he’ll be wearing his party hat!

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Gynecology Appointments Now in El Dorado Hills Marshall OB/GYN is pleased to expand its services to more women in our community by offering gynecology appointments in our El Dorado Hills Family Medicine office. Robert Carter, MD, who has over 30 years experience, is seeing patients in El Dorado Hills as well as his main Placerville office. Dr. Carter specializes in gynecology and is no longer seeing pregnant women nor delivering babies. This has allowed him to further focus on the health needs beyond childbearing. Dr. Carter is also certified in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery using Marshall’s state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical system. For an appointment in El Dorado Hills with Dr. Carter, call 530-344-5470.

Tails of Health Children’s Reading Program Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is offering a new children’s program that’s sure to get tails wagging. “Tails of Health” is a new monthly event where children of reading age or young pre-readers can spend 15 minutes reading a children’s book to an American Kennel Club (AKC) therapy dog. Children are welcome to bring their own books or select from the library’s children’s collection.

Kids can read to dogs and enhance their reading skills in a fun, comfortable setting at Marshall Community Health Library.

Marshall Community Marshall Librarian Alison Clement says this type of Health Library program is used at many libraries and its effect on 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 101 both the children and the dogs is beneficial. “Children Cameron Park, CA get to boost their confidence in their reading ability in 530-626-2778 a quiet, positive space, and enjoy interacting with the friendly dogs,” Alison says. “And of course, with these dogs being specially trained as therapy dogs, they also thrive on the interaction.”

The program runs monthly and parents should call to register for a limited number of 15 minute appointments. The sessions occur on the fourth Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 530-626-2778 for more information or to register. 2

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About Marshall Medical Center Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. Marshall Medical Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 113 beds located in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Placerville and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has over 200 board-certified physicians and a team of over 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents of El Dorado County.

For Your HEALTH is published as a community service by MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER 1100 Marshall Way Placerville, CA 95667 telephone 530-622-1441 or 916-933-0913; It is intended to provide information about health in general as well as healthcare services and resources available in El Dorado County. Information in comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions for future topics, contact the editor, Carrie Poggio, at (530) 626-2816 or via email at

Better Care for You

Timely treatment is important to all patients, but it’s critical for patients experiencing a stroke. That’s why Marshall Medical Center has been working toward Primary Stroke Center certification through the Joint Commission. After an intense and lengthy evaluation process, the Joint Commission awarded Marshall its gold seal of approval and certification. Moreover, the evaluation found absolutely zero deficiencies in Marshall’s program. “I am so proud that Marshall has received this certification. It’s a testament to the teamwork of people dedicated to patient care here, and reflects the excellent medical care we provide,” says Marshall Emergency Department Medical Director Alexis Lieser, MD. As a Primary Stroke Center, Marshall participates in stroke prevention education for the community, adheres to timesensitive treatment of stroke patients in the Emergency Department and provides the latest in follow-up care for stroke patients. A physician-led committee was formed to oversee quality and to ensure that stroke team members, who are comprised of medical specialists, nurses and support staff, respond appropriately to stroke situations.


Is it a stroke? Act FAST! FACE: Smile - does one side of the face drop? ARMS: Raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH: Say a simple phrase. Is it slurred or strange? TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately!

Note the time when any symptoms first appear. It’s important to receive treatment within the first three hours to reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.

Partnering for Better Community Health Access Due to insurance complexities, Marshall’s physician offices are not always able to accept Medi-Cal insurance. There are resources in the county for people covered under Medi-Cal and similar programs such as CMSP. In addition to the Community Health Center run by the County, there is also the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center, formerly known as Shingle Springs Tribal Health. The center is open to everyone in the community and offers culturally compassionate care in a safe, welcoming environment. The center accepts most private insurance and is one of the only in the area that accepts Medi-Cal and Medicare, CMSP. For those completely uninsured, they offer a sliding payment scale based on income. Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision for you and your family. This stateof-the-art facility is home to family medicine, behavioral health, and specialty services such as orthopedics, physical therapy and podiatry. Dental services include general dentistry as well as orthodontics. Center Manager Kasey Lonbaken, R.N., explains, “Our providers and staff provide personalized, compassionate, high-quality care.” She reminds us that, “the time to choose a healthcare provider is now, before you need one. That way, we can be your partner. We like to take an active role in your healthcare and focus on prevention.” Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center is located at Highway 50 at Red Hawk Parkway, 5168 Honpie Road, Placerville. The phone number is 530-387-4975.

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Cover Story his opinion about abdominal pain she was having. As a surgical and GI technician for Marshall Hospital, Denise was well aware of many stomach and related conditions. Her recurring stomach irritation led to several ultrasounds that never showed anything, along with an upper endoscopy scope that was similarly inconclusive. “I just kept putting up with it,” she remembers. “The pain told me something just wasn’t right, but it would go away for a while and I’d let it go. Then it would come back worse. Finally, I got help.”

Robin Locke, MD and his patient Denise Collins Ford worked together to determine that da Vinci minimally invasive surgery was the right choice for her multiple surgical needs.


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The two lessons Denise Collins Ford came away with from her recent medical challenges are: 1) listen to your body and, 2) get the input of an excellent physician. It took her a while to heed lesson one, but fortunately she knew about Marshall general surgeon Robin Locke, MD, and eventually sought out


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Dr. Locke suspected a problem with her gall bladder and scheduled a special nuclear medicine exam called a hida scan. Essentially, it simulates how the gall bladder reacts to a fatty meal. “Sure enough, after they gave me the dose of the medicine to test my reaction, I felt sick, bloated and experienced the same pain I’d been having over time,” Denise recalls. “It was sad because I put up with it and shouldn’t have.” The test confirmed that Denise’s gall bladder needed The da Vinci robotic arms provide amazingly precise and dexterous movements, resulting in less tissue manipulation, scarring, blood loss and pain.

to be removed. She also had a lingering need for an umbilical hernia repair and diagnostic tests had found a questionable area on her appendix. Together, they decided to take care of it all at once.

The robotic arms are controlled entirely by the surgeon sitting at a nearby console that provides amazing visualization of the surgical field, as well as precise movements of the surgical instruments.

From her work experience, Denise knew about Marshall’s recent implementation of da Vinci robotic assisted surgery, but wasn’t sure she would be a candidate for it. Dr. Locke determined that even though Denise had prior laparoscopic abdominal surgery, the da Vinci would be a good option for her.

An added plus was the possibility of doing a single site surgery for the gall bladder removal. “One small incision at the belly button area is a remarkable advancement from even laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures,” Dr. Locke explains. Denise was scheduled and during her surgery, Dr. Locke determined that he would, remarkably, be able to accomplish all three objectives through that one small, nearly invisible incision: gall bladder and appendix removal and umbilical hernia repair. “The da Vinci gives such far superior visualization into the body and there is just simply less tissue manipulation,” Dr. Locke says. “For me, that means I’m able to do things I couldn’t do before. And for the patient, it typically means less pain and quicker recovery.”

Dr. Locke and all da Vinci certified surgeons go through rigorous training to ensure quality care.

Denise was amazed when she woke up that the surgery was done through one incision – and thrilled about it. “I’m a big proponent of the da Vinci,” she says. “And whenever I talk to anyone about it, I dispel the myth that it’s somehow the robot doing the surgery. The surgeon is right there next to you, controlling everything that happens.” Dr. Locke is currently using the da Vinci for surgeries with gall bladder, hiatal and umbilical hernias, anti-reflex/GERD and others planned in the future. Denise is happily back at work and has recovered very well. If you have questions about da Vinci minimally invasive surgery for a general surgery need, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Locke. We have two locations for your convenience:

Marshall General Surgery 941 Spring Street, Suite 1 & A Placerville, CA

da Vinci Surgery for Gynecological Needs The da Vinci robotic system was originally designed to address minimally invasive gynecological surgery needs. It has since become a standard and often preferred option for these surgeries. It requires fewer and smaller incisions and allows the surgeon unparalleled views of the body, resulting in the most minimally intrusive surgical experience available. Recovery is typically easier and quicker with da Vinci surgery. At Marshall, Robert Carter, MD is performing da Vinci surgeries for a number of benign gynecological conditions, including: hysterectomy, fibroid tumors, adhesions and endometriosis. If you are considering surgery for a condition such as these, you may consult with Dr. Carter about a plan for your condition. He sees patients in Placerville and El Dorado Hills.

Marshall OB/GYN 1095 Marshall Way Placerville, CA

Marshall Gynecology 5137 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite 120 El Dorado Hills, CA Call 530-344-5470 for both locations

3501 Palmer Drive, Suite 301 Cameron Park, CA

Call 530-626-3682 for both locations / For Your Health


Foundation News

$65,000 Gift to Fund Robot Robots have long been the object of imagination and invention, but in the world of medicine they have now become reality. Surgical robotics was little more than a medical curiosity until 1999, and Marshall Foundation never imagined a donor would fund a robot. But in the past year, when the daVinci® Surgical System was considered for Marshall Hospital, the Marshall Hospital Auxiliary team - a group of forward-thinking volunteers - liked the idea of raising money for the latest in surgical technology. This robotic-assisted minimally invasive equipment used for surgery became the focal point for the Auxiliary’s annual project. “It’s important to understand the surgeon continues to be the one in control but can see much better and with better dexterity,” related Karen Good, executive director of the Foundation. “And to realize the incisions are smaller, there’s less scarring, pain, and bleeding, you’re home sooner and more importantly, back on your feet sooner. To receive such a wonderful donation that will improve patient outcomes is a double blessing.” In addition to contributing wonderful gifts each year to assist Marshall Hospital, the Auxiliary contributes more than 20,000 hours of volunteer time. We are grateful to each and every Auxiliary member for the contributions they make all year long.

2013 1st place Non-Handicap Division winners, l-r: Blair Combellack, Gayle Combellack-Rohl, Janice Combellack and Devon Combellack.

HONOR-A-NURSE EVENT supports scholarships Thanks to caring donors and in celebration of 75 nurses/groups honored at the Honor-A-Nurse event in May, the Mathewson-Bonser Scholarship program will award $20,000 to assist Marshall Employees in continuing their education and upgrading their skills. This is the biggest granting opportunity since 2007 and we are very excited to benefit our community through this occasion that directly benefits our patients. UNION BANK, the executive sponsor for the HonorA-Nurse event, greatly honors the exceptional care provided from our Marshall Nurses. We know Drs. Mathewson and Bonser would be pleased to know their passionate spirit to help nurses continues to be fulfilled year after year.


Teeing off “Fore” Health


The 30th Anniversary Bob West Drive for Marshall sponsored by UNION BANK celebrated a milestone and honored its roots by raising more than $47,000 – the best ever! 137 jubilant golfers teed off at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club on one of the hottest days of the year. By 1:30 P.M., we had run out of water, but our faithful volunteers quickly replenished supplies to keep our golfers cool and happy! The renowned event focused on cancer awareness with health screenings in addition to the upcoming “new” Cancer Center in Cameron Park. It was a fun day for a great cause….Marshall’s community health programs. We thank everyone who participated or sponsored this event to help our community excel in healthcare excellence.

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Honor-a-Nurse recipients Brittany Barboza (left) and Jill Lohnes (right) enjoy a reception with other honorees. Also pictured is Jill’s husband Ron.

Nurses may be honored at any time of the year by accessing the Foundation Website and completing the online form with your donation of $100 for each nurse honored. Or, mail your donation to Marshall Foundation, PO Box 1996, Placerville, CA 95667. The nurse you choose will receive a special recognition letting them know you appreciate their caring and compassionate ways.

Making Changes

Men and Prostate Health

New Healthcare Providers

Marshall’s New Urologists Discuss Key Men’s Health Issue

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men--regular exams and PSA testing can catch it early, making it very treatable.

Women are typically thought of as the primary healthcare consumers in the United States. They tend to take care of routine health screenings more than men do and are the ones encouraging their husbands to get to the doctor if something is wrong. Getting more men to be proactive about their health and routine screenings will be an ongoing effort at Marshall as time goes on. Two new physicians at Marshall are helping bring an increased focus to men’s health with an expanded Urology service.

September is Prostate awareness month and is the perfect time to encourage men to be proactive about their prostate health and obtain recommended screenings. As Marshall urologist John Montorello, MD, reminds us, “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting one in six men during their lifetime. But it’s also one of the most treatable cancers when found early.” Fellow Marshall urologist Jason Nelles, MD, adds, “This cancer is uncommon before 40, but prevalence increases rapidly after that. It’s also interesting that as much a 80% of men over the age of 80 may have a small amount of prostate cancer only found at autopsy, and that there were never any symptoms or ill effects from it.” Despite this, which may be due to the sometimes slow-growing nature of the cancer, ongoing vigilance is warranted. One of the challenges with prostate cancer is that it often has no signs or symptoms until it is quite advanced. Symptoms at advanced stages include severe pain in the bones of the hips, shoulders and spine. “To detect prostate cancer early and prevent it from spreading, we recommend an annual prostate exam and ongoing PSA testing every 1-2 years between the ages of 55 and 69,” says Dr. Montorello.

John Montorello, MD Marshall Urology 3501 Palmer Drive, Suite 201 Cameron Park, CA 95682 530-672-7040

Jason Nelles, MD Marshall Urology 3501 Palmer Drive, Suite 201 Cameron Park, CA 95682 530-672-7040

Rashmi Ramasubbaiah, MD Marshall Hematology & Oncology 3102 Ponte Morino, Suite 100 Cameron Park, CA 95682 530-676-6600

“Although the PSA test isn’t perfect—it may give false positives or false negatives—currently it remains our best widely available screening test,” adds Dr. Nelles. “Early detection is the best way we have to attack this disease early and treat it.”

Marshall Urology 3501 Palmer Drive, Suite 201 Cameron Park, CA 530-672-7040

If you or someone you love is in the recommended age range for prostate screening, discuss this with your physician at your next appointment.

Nicole Pele, DO El Dorado Pathology Group Marshall Hospital 1100 Marshall Way Placerville, CA 95667 / For Your Health


Programs & Classes

Marshall Health & Wellness Programs & Classes Marshall’s programs can help you get healthy and stay healthy. Offering services for all ages and stages of life, we hope to see you at one or more of the classes below. Our Community Health Education Classes include Smoking Cessation and Childbirth related classes, in addition to a babysitting class. Call 530-626-2990 for more information and to register. We also offer diabetes and Nutrition Education through our Physician Clinic Services. Call 530-672-7021 for more information.


Designed for women who are thinking about becoming pregnant or have recently become pregnant, the class focuses on nutrition and exercise, fetal development, prenatal tests, hazards to avoid and preventing preterm labor. Tuesday, October 8 Wednesday, December 11 7-9 p.m. (funded by generous grant from Marshall Foundation for Community Health) Childbirth Education

6-week series

This class provides information on labor, delivery and postpartum issues. Thursdays, October 3-7 7-9 p.m. Childbirth Education

1-Day Intensive A custom designed childbirth class for those who do not have the time for the traditional 6-week class format. Saturday, September 28 Saturday, November 16 Saturday, December 17 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fee: $60


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This class will help you understand breastfeeding, learn techniques and positions, and will give you the confidence to handle common breastfeeding challenges. Wednesday, September 11 Wednesday, November 20 6-8 p.m. Fee: $25

Baby Basics

This class reviews basic newborn care for the first few weeks of life. Topics include newborn characteristics, physical and emotional needs of the baby, as well as health and safety skills. Tuesday, October 15 Wednesday, December 4 7-9 p.m. Fee: $25 HEALTH CAREER EXPLORATION DAY EVENT

Come spend a day with our medical professionals and gain insight into the exciting medical fields. Call 530626-2990 for more details. Monday, November 11 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fee: $50 Smoking Cessation 7-Week Series

Pre-registration required and space is limited. Call 530-626-2990 for more information. Fee: $75


Live your best life with diabetes! Our classes can help you gain the knowledge and tools to remain motivated with your healthy lifestyle in the days and years ahead. Individual Diabetes Education

Appointments with our Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), are strongly encouraged especially if: • You are newly diagnosed • Beginning a new medication • Need extra support to gain control. Learn about the latest tools and techniques for self-management of your diabetes.

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Individual Nutrition Education

Our Registered Dietitians (RDs) are available for appointments to discuss: • Diabetes meal planning • Weight management/Cholesterol control • Medical Nutrition Therapy for most medical conditions Healthy Living Class: Diabetes Essentials, Carbohydrates, Food & You

• What diabetes is • Controlling blood glucose levels • Using your meter effectively • Carbohydrates and diet • Meal planning • Managing your weight Tuesday, October 1, 1-3 p.m. Cameron Park Healthy Living: Your meter & gaining better control

• Making sense of your blood glucose numbers • Medication options • Tips on eating out Tuesday, October 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cameron Park Wednesday, November 6, 1-3 p.m. Placerville Healthy Living: Your Plan for Success

• Reducing your risk—long term complications • Exercise—make it work for you • Staying motivated • Diabetes and emotions Wednesday, November 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Placerville Tuesday, December 3, 1-3 p.m. Cameron Park Class Locations: 681 Main St., Ste. 206/207, Placerville 3581 Palmer Dr., Bldg. 600 Cameron Park For more information call: (530) 672-7021

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om, if you’re reading this, please forgive the cardinal sin I’m about to commit: I’m skipping the veggies and going straight for dessert. Though there’s plenty of good food at Skipolini’s, I just can’t help but begin with the end—the Tiramisu La Bomba. The restaurant gets its version from a shop in Loomis that’s aptly named Divine Desserts. The sweet treat has a decadent layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a fluffy dome of luscious tiramisu filling and silky chocolate ganache. Paired with a piping hot cup of coffee and you’ll be on cloud nine. Even though the dessert alone would be worth the trip, there are plenty of other reasons to stop by Skipolini’s. A phrase spotted on the back of large, cushy booths reads “food, friends, family,” which highlights the accommodating feel of the eatery, while the large, open kitchen lends a healthy dose of hustle and bustle. 62 - September 2013

Once we settled in (and caught up on the Giants game via the flat-screen TVs on the vast rectangular bar), we ordered garlic bread. Crispy on the bottom and super soft and chewy on top, with aromatic garlic and creamy ranch—we were off to a good start.

Crispy on the bottom and super soft and chewy on top, with aromatic garlic and creamy ranch—we were off to a good start. Next up was “The Martinelli” pizza, which comes surprisingly cheesy with a toothsome crust, roasted garlic sauce, fresh spinach, chicken and sun-dried to-

matoes, which added a welcome sharp note to round out the pizza’s rich flavors. Another good bet is one of my personal comfort-food favorites: lasagna. Skipolini’s version has a hearty meat sauce with a hefty dose of cheese and a hint of sweetness. Word to the wise though, let it cool off a bit before indulging...ours came out so hot it was literally still bubbling. Don’t be fooled by the intricate chandeliers—Skipolini’s can still pour a good, old-fashioned lowbrow brew. Being a Chico State graduate, my pick was a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, but there are plenty of other choices, not to mention a wine and cocktail list. Skipolini’s really is a great place for food, friends and family—not to mention some truly divine desserts!

Skipolini’s Pizza, 191 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-355-8555,

restaurantguide Featuring restaurants and eateries in El Dorado Hills and Folsom ** = MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION POINT


1010 White Rock Rd. (916-941-3606 or British, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Healthy and authentic may sound too good to be true, but at 36 Handles you will get nothing short of that. From traditional fish and chips to certified Angus beef dishes, you’ll get a good handle on what this eatery is all about. The live bands and full bar add to the lengthy list of reasons why it’s the ideal restaurant. See ad on page 66

Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-941-8787) Afghan/ethnic food, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ The same people who brought us the Classic Afghan Cookbook, bring those very recipes and vividly unique flavors to life at this local ethnic eatery. The stewed lamb, spinach rice, and pea soup are among some of the exceptional dishes along with the Afghan tea as a flavorsome wrap. The wine racks and oriental carpet décor complement the authentic feel of dining in a foreign land.

Bistro 33

4364 Town Center Blvd. (916-358-3733) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Bistro 33 brings you elegance and fine dining at its best. From the beautiful indoor lighting to the contemporary outdoor fire pits, offering a beautiful view of the fountains, it delights customers with a oneof-a-kind ambiance. Be sure to get a taste of their sweet potato fries with the signature truffle mayo or their well-known French dip sandwich.

Café Campanile

4359 Town Center Blvd. (916-934-0734). French, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Located at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, is an upscale French restaurant with a beautiful outdoor lake view. A great place to visit for any occasion—from a romantic date to a family dinner. Choose from their a la carte menu, featuring favorites like French onion soup, pork shank and escargots bourgogne. Be sure to save some room for the delicious crème brulee or vanilla crème desserts.


2222 Francisco Dr. (916-934-0800). Mexican, lunch/dinner, breakfast (weekends only), full bar, reservations accepted $$ ➻ There’s no better way to enjoy a margarita than with the creamy, savory bean dip Cascada serves with their chips and salsa. Cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy the chile verde with corn tortillas and black beans with cilantro rice. How’s that for Mexican food?

Chantara Thai

4361 Town Center Blvd. (916-939-0389) Thai, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Red curry? Peanut curry? Spicy curry? Whatever your preference, you can find it all at this authentic Thai restaurant. Not only will you feel as though you are in the heart of

Thailand with the themed décor, but you will also get your money’s worth of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Chiyo Sushi

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-934-0460) Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Elegance, sophistication, and top quality fish are a few of the things that make Chiyo Sushi what it is—an ideal place to dine! Located in beautiful El Dorado Hills, this sushi bar features a wide variety of traditional Japanese sushi crafted by master chefs. With warm atmosphere, flat-screen televisions and top-notch seafood, it is the perfect dining spot day or night.

El Dorado Saloon

879 Embarcadero Drive (916-941-3600 or American, breakfast/lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ At the El Dorado Saloon, every night is a fun night! Old West décor contributes to its fun ambiance, while the mouthwatering burgers, prairie-fresh salads and chopping block sandwiches—all done saloon-style—will satisfy any cowboy’s appetite. Every night offers something different—from comedy shows and live music to dancing and playing pool. For good food and good times, grab those cowboy boots and head to the hills. See ad on page 64


1000 White Rock Rd. (916-933-3111) American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If your favorite sporting event is on, stop by to enjoy it with the delicious tasting burgers crafted at Relish—one of El Dorado Hills’ finest burger joints. With indoor, outdoor and bar seating, it offers the perfect environment for any type of day or night outing. Don’t forget to ask about their house specialty drinks at the indoor-outdoor bar.

Sauce’d Pizza & Cocktail House

879 Embarcadero Drive (916-933-3729 or Pizzeria, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$$ ➻ Carnivores, be warned—there is a thin crust, wood-fired Meat Lovers pizza and many unique cocktails to wash it down. The focus here is on (no surprise) the sauces: from the pizzas (garlic cream, BBQ garlic and marinara, to name a few) and wings (11 flavors to choose from) to the eclectic cocktails. Don’t worry about your drink getting warm, either: Sauce’d boasts the area’s only iced bar drink rail. How about a side of entertainment with your slice? Enjoy live acoustic music on Tuesdays and jazz on Thursdays, or relish the beautiful outdoor patio. See ad on page 64

Selland’s Market Café

4370 Town Center Blvd. (916-932-5025) Café/bakery, lunch/dinner/dessert, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Upon first glance, the chic setting and stunning outdoor patio overlooking the Town Center fountains will have you impressed with Selland’s. The seasonal, healthy and house-made menu items are the cherry on

top! From eclectic sandwiches and hearty entrées and sides to leafy green salads and pizzas, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Got a sweet tooth craving? A variety of desserts are offered and promise to complement your meal.

Sienna Restaurant

3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ Executive Chef Brian Hawkins has created a mouthwatering menu at this upscale, chic eatery. Specialties include woodfired pizza, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a large selection of appetizers. The romantic environment boasts four fireplaces, Italian décor and spacious outdoor patios, which contribute to its warm and classy ambience. See ad on page 17

Sky Sushi

3907 Park Dr. (916-941-6310) Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ Since 2005, Sky Sushi has been serving fresh and tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in the eye-catching shopping center La Borgata, it offers a trendy atmosphere with a stylish interior. If you have that sushi craving, satisfy it with their famous “Slap Me” or “Shrimp Lover” rolls. Be sure to get a taste of the crispy tempura and the one-of-a-kind garlic edamame.

The Purple Place

363 Green Valley Rd. (916-933-2616) Traditional American, breakfast/lunch/ dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ If you are looking for delicious food, satisfying drinks and a remarkable time, The Purple Place Bar & Grill is the place to be. Join in on the fun with the many events that take place at this sports bar. They offer live music on weekends, a pool table for extra entertainment, and a casual atmosphere for a fun night out.

Windplay Deli **

5003 Windplay Dr. (916-933-9099). Deli, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Located in a business park, the Windplay Deli is a great place to stop by on your lunch hour. Operated by the owners themselves, they strive to create your sandwich to your preference, accommodating your likes. They offer half and half deals, a variety of soups and home-style chili.


2791 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-3777). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ ➻ If you’re in the area and looking for a casual, affordable sushi joint, Aloha Sushi is an ideal place to go. With half-off their entire sushi menu, it makes for a great meal at half the price! Ask about their weekly sake specials to go with an order of fresh oysters or their popular “Honeymoon” roll.

Bidwell Street Bistro **

1004 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-7500) French/American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$$ ➻ Bidwell Street Bistro has been serving excellent food and wine in Folsom for more than 9 years. Owner Richard Righton and Executive Chef Wendi Mentink are a formidable team and have been praised and winning awards since they opened. Bidwell Street Bistro also has a private dining room for special events and business dinners. Stop by and enjoy the seasonal menu and extensive wine list.

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restaurantguide Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

1016 Riley St. (916-550-0525 or Barbeque, lunch/dinner $$ ➻ With its roots stemming from Dallas, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a great place to go for Texas-style barbecue. From spicy Cheddar sausages to pulled pork, you can find your many favorites in one location. Don’t forget to leave room for the complimentary ice cream that’s served with every meal. Take the family here on Sundays and the kids will eat for free!

Fat’s Asia Bistro **

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or Asian bistro, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Classy & trendy ambience Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum, house-made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, highquality Asian food. They have a full bar with high quality spirits and a spectacular wine list, along with patio seating featuring outdoor water features. Banquet parties are available for up to 30 people. Experience contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular, hip environment. See ad on page 10

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant **

1760 Prairie City Rd. (916-985-8888 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ It started in the year 2007 in Folsom, and six years later, Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant continues to be a favorite to many locals. If you’re in the mood for that “south of the border” sustenance, check out this restaurant where quality food is served in a setting that closely mimics Mexico itself.

Folsom Palace

1169 Riley St. (916-983-8880 or folsompalace. com). Asian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$ ➻ For the past 20 years, chef and owner Bill Zheng has been preparing dishes the healthy way, and brings a myriad of experience in the food industry. Using only natural and fresh ingredients, they offer a wide variety of lunch and dinner selections (including many specialties) in generous portions. Dine-in for a mouthful of flavorful fusion dishes all the while enjoying the classy, upscale ambiance.

Hampton’s on Sutter

608 Sutter St. (916-985-4735, American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$ ➻ You start with the goat cheese appetizer, then indulge in the unique black and blue burger and finish it off with the lemon sabayon dessert and you have yourself the perfect meal. The unique ingredient combinations at Hampton’s on Sutter create one-of-akind meals, while the phenomenal customer service and cozy ambiance, with upstairs and downstairs patio seating, leave you with a five-star dining experience.

Jack’s Urban Eats **

2756 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-5553) American, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Specializing in carved sandwiches and flavorful salads with an option to build-yourown, you are sure to enjoy the perfect meal at Jack’s Urban Eats where consistency and high-quality ingredients are a given. The artwork and ambience contribute to its urban look and feel, leaving you with a five-star eating experience at a casual eatery. 64 - September 2013

Jimboy’s Tacos

708 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-6990 or Mexican fast food, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ Jimboy’s Tacos opens early and closes late to accommodate your cravings for Mexican food any time of the day. Taste for yourself the Parmesan cheese, crusted shell tacos with one of their many salsa varieties. The Aztec interior décor with the low lighting effect contributes to the feeling of a tangible Mexican restaurant.

Karen’s Bakery and Café **

705 Gold Lake Dr. (916-985-2665) Bakery/caterers $$ ➻ Located in historic Old Folsom is a café and bakery based on European baking traditions. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or brunch, and leave some room to try one of their many delicious cake selections. If you like what you taste, you can order custom cakes for any and all occasions. Looking for something you don’t see? Just ask. Karen’s Bakery Café loves to be creative and provide its customer with all their sweet cravings.

La Bou

404 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-983-3885). 13385 Folsom Blvd. (916-608-2288). Outdoor seating available $ ➻ For more than 25 years, La Bou Bakery & Café has been serving the northern California region. Freshness, quality and taste are just a few of the things they balance in their dishes. The selections you can choose from include fresh croissants, espresso drinks, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. These locations are in great central areas and offer nice outdoor patio seating.

Land Ocean New American Steakhouse

2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/ lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$$ ➻ At Land Ocean, you will find the best of the Land and the Sea. The culinary team has created a distinctive menu, which includes hand-cut steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood and more. Owners Mark and Karoline Platt have designed a warm and casual environment and an ambience that leaves you with the full effect of an upscale, luxurious dining experience.

La Rosa Blanca

402 Natoma St. (916-673-9085 or Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ You’re part of the family at La Rosa Blanca where the friendly staff is always welcoming. Fajitas, tostadas, or tortas? Making a selection could become a challenge with so much to choose from. With great tasting food, generous portions and a festive environment, you are bound to have the ultimate Mexican experience. Add live music into the mix and you have yourself the perfect Saturday evening.

Mary’s Gold Miner Café

426 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-4181) Traditional American, breakfast & brunch/ lunch $$ ➻ Stop by Mary’s Gold Miner Café for a taste of some of the best home-style cooking in Folsom. With so much flexibility on the menu, you can have breakfast all day, order an authentic Greek dish, or enjoy a pork tamale. Who says kids can’t have fun with their food? Brings the kids along for the special bunny pancakes.

Mexquite **

25095 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-984-8607 or Mexican, full bar, happy hour, reservations

accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge complements what the city of Folsom and the surrounding areas are creating for the environment. They provide shade, great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and cooling for the summer time, while providing its neighbors and friends with outstanding service and the highest quality food and beverages. Enjoy eating out for breakfast? Mexquite now serves Mexican-style breakfast every Saturday and Sunday. See ad on page 65

Pronto’s Pizzeria

299 Iron Point Rd. (916-608-0720) Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, free Wi-Fi $ ➻ You haven’t tried it all unless you’ve tried a slice at Pronto’s Pizzeria. Owners Joseph and Diane Benevento came from the East Coast with the family recipes of great Italian dishes. Serving pizzas of all sizes and flavors, it is easy to have it your way. Not a fan of pizza? Not a problem. Pronto’s makes a wide variety of dishes, like baked ziti or the eggplant parmigiana, to choose from.

Strings Italian Café

25035 Blue Ravine Rd. Ste. 120 (916-983-8815 or Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$ ➻ Strings Italian Café has been offering enjoyable and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere for the past two decades, and the tradition continues at their new location. Stop by on Wednesdays to indulge in the all-you-can-eat deals or enjoy one of their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors 62 and older get 15 percent off any entrée, while kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m.

Suishin Sushi **

194 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-985-8885). Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Beautifully arranged and mouthwatering sushi is the name of the game at Suishin Sushi. The use of some of the freshest ingredients, from quail egg, uni and ponzu, gives you the feeling that you’re right by the ocean. The modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.

Sunny Garden Restaurant

25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 150 (916-9838882 or Asian cuisine, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $ ➻ Since 2006, Sunny Garden Restaurant has been serving some of the best and exotic Asian dishes in the area. Every dish is made with fresh ingredients in a traditional way, from their pineapple chicken to the tomato beef chow mien. Large portions for great prices in a casual, relaxed environment is what you’ll find when you dine at Sunny Garden.

Taiko Sushi

2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 100 (916-817-8525, Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, happy hour, reservations accepted $$ ➻ When the price is right, the rolls are great and the service is fast and friendly, you know you’re at the perfect sushi restaurant. To make your experience that much better, complimentary miso soup and edamame are served. Stop by Monday thru Friday for happy hour from 2-5 p.m. and enjoy a drink with your roll.

Taqueria Los Cerros

2405 Iron Point Rd. (916-817-6452). Mexican, outdoor seating available $ ➻ Taqueria Los Cerros presents itself as one of those cozy, hole-in-the-wall taqueria’s that everyone always raves about. The food, the atmosphere and the prices are all a contributing

factor to the ideal fast and delicious Mexican eating experience. Try the carne asada burrito with rice, beans and cilantro with a complimentary side of tortilla chips and you may find yourself coming back for more.

Teriyaki To Go!

614 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-5560). Japanese, lunch/dinner $ ➻ An inconspicuous but flavorful restaurant with a thumbs up for taste, Teriyaki To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the teriyaki sauce that adds a whole lot of flavor, while others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way, you are sure to enjoy your meal at this teriyaki establishment.

Thai Paradise **

2770 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-8988 or Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ High energy atmosphere, quality food and daily specials are some of the aspects of what makes this eatery true to its name, Thai Paradise. Voted the best in town by the locals for several years in a row, you won’t want to miss out on the refined flavors of Thai food this restaurant has to offer your taste buds. See ad on page 57

Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 E. Bidwell St., Suite 700 (916-983-5181 or Italian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ For the past two decades, Visconti’s Ristorante has given the community a taste of Italy with their truly authentic dishes, romantic setting and traditional Italian music. An award-winning restaurant, Visconti’s has been selected for being the best in town for several years in a row. Linguini con gambere (shrimp) and asparagus, and spicy rigatoni alla vodka are some of the pastas they are known for, to name a few.

Wasabi House

2371 Iron Point Rd. (916-817-8887 or wasabi. com). Japanese, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ Superb and chic ambience, friendly staff and delicious dishes at reasonable prices – what more can the impeccable Japanese restaurant possibly consist of? At Wasabi House you will be convinced that great service is priority and great food is valued when you try one of their thin beef with scallions or broiled filet dishes. See ad on page 67

Willow Café & Sweetery

13405 Folsom Blvd., Suite 950 (916-294-7805) American café, breakfast/lunch, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ ➻ The Willow Café & Sweetery proudly features a seasonal menu with local brews and wines available. The dishes highlight fresh, local and delicious ingredients, using only free-range and grass-fed meats. They offer cuisine to meet a range of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. See ad on page 65

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taste Beignets French Donuts Paris to Provence, Childhood Memories of Food & France by Ethel Brennan & Sara Remington (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013, $29.99) 1 cup warm whole milk (about 110°F) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4-oz. package dry yeast 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp. orange flower water 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 to 6 cups canola oil 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Pour the warm milk into a large bowl. Mix in 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let stand until the yeast begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Whisk the egg, butter, salt, vanilla, the remaining sugar, and the orange flower water into the milk. Add 2 cups of flour and work into the wet ingredients using a wooden spoon. Add another cup of flour and gather the dough into a ball. It will be sticky. Knead the dough and add the remaining flour, 1/4-cup at a time, until it forms a smooth yet soft ball—stop adding flour at this point. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1-1/2 hours. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and roll out to a 1-inchthick rectangle. Cut the dough lengthwise into 4 pieces, and then cut it crosswise into 6 pieces, creating 24 small beignets. Cover the dough with a clean, dry dish towel and let rise for 1 hour. In a large deep skillet over high heat, warm the oil until it reaches 350 degrees. Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature. Fry the

dinner date Food and Wine for the Season beignets in small batches of 2-3 in the hot oil, turning them every 30 seconds or so with tongs, until they are puffed and golden brown all over. They cook quickly and will start to burn if left too long in the oil. Remove the beignets from the oil and drain on paper towels. Put the powdered sugar into a fine-mesh strainer and dust the warm beignets generously with the powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Makes 24 beignets, serves 8.

JACKSON-TRIGGS VIDAL ICEWINE 2007 Ice wines are made mostly in Austria and Germany—where it’s known as “eiswein,”— and Canada where it’s spelled “icewine.” The production of this wine is risky, as all of the grapes have to be picked in the middle of the night, at the same time, while still frozen (according to the law). What’s more, the grapes are left on the vine for an extremely long time, so if the weather doesn’t cooperate, a producer of ice wine can lose their entire crop. For this reason, ice wines, which come in small, 200 milliliter or half-bottles, are very expensive (typically between $20 and $50 for a half-bottle). Luckily, you don’t need much to set your taste buds on fire. Jackson-Triggs Vidal Icewine 2007 hails from Canada and is completely different from most wines you’ve tried. Fresh tropical aromas of papaya and mango, as well as apricot, fill your glass with a huge mouth-filling flavor that lingers. Try a bottle with fruit, cheese, your favorite homemade dessert—perhaps this month’s beignets—and, if you can find any, foie gras. You won’t be disappointed. —Richard Righton Local Restaurateur

Recipe and cookbook photos by Sara Remington. Wine bottle photo courtesy of Constellation Brands.

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kaua’i Island Time

by Jennifer Dunham Starr Photography by Jennifer and Cory Starr


he oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kaua’i is known as the Garden Isle. With a reputation for lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and the friendliest residents in Hawaii, Kaua’i is an easy choice for an island-getaway like no other.

CENTRALLY LOCATED: Where to Stay Major vacation spots in Kaua’i include Poipu in the south and Princeville in the north. The western Napali coastline roads don’t allow access from north to south, requiring visitors to travel the long way around to each. Wanting to explore the entire island on my recent visit, I opted to stay somewhere more centrally located: Marriott’s Kaua’i Beach Club in Lihue. As expected, the Beach Club’s room was nice and clean, but besides location, the hotel’s enormous 26,000-square-foot swimming pool was a highlight not to miss. Typical morning adventures culminated with lounging at the pool each afternoon. Shady cabanas located poolside fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve early. Mornings were delightfully quiet, as I often had the entire pool to myself while swimming laps before breakfast. Lihue is the governmental and commercial hub of the island, so it can get a bit congested with traffic at commute hours. Avoiding these times or taking the back roads is recommended. Home to Kaua’i’s main airport, the Beach Club is a mere five minutes away; rest assured, however, as I didn’t hear a single plane from my room. Lihue also boasts Nawiliwili Harbor, the island’s major commercial shipping center and cruise port. I watched ships come into Kalapaki Bay from the balcony of my room with the dramatic Haupu Mountains set as Marriott Beach Club the backdrop. View of the Napali coast from helicopter


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Founded in November of 1916 by Denjiro Ota, and now run by his great-grandson, Tip Top Motel Café & Bakery has been serving the people of Kaua’i for more than 85 years. With such amazing food, including their famous banana/macadamia pancakes and local cuisine such as oxtail soup, I returned four times during my stay. Make sure to order the fried rice with breakfast and arrive early—it gets busy with locals. Living Foods Market and Café is a healthy dining alternative featuring the island’s largest selection of organic, sustainable and locally grown produce (comparable to Whole Foods). Located in the Kukui’ula Village on the South Shore, they even make fresh breads (including gluten free options). Preferring to end most days back at the Marriott pool, I didn’t stray far for dinner. With Duke’s Barefoot Bar mere steps from the hotel, you’ll find happy hour from 4-6 p.m. daily, live local music and $3 Taco Tuesdays. Locals and tourists flock here so be sure to arrive early. I sampled almost everything on the menu, but the highlight was the kalua pork sandwich. Other delicious items included the Korean street tacos, calamari, cashew chicken

START PLANNING! The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed by Andrew Doughty Kauai Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Bike, Paddle, Surf by Jerry and Janine Sprout 2. Jack Harter Helicopters. Riding in the Hughes 500 birds with the doors off and the wind in your hair, as you tour the Napali coastline and spectacular canyons—16 miles of cliffs rising 4,000 feet, harboring lush valleys and innumerable waterfalls—was an unforgettable experience. 3. Waimea Canyon. Known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the Waimea Canyon sparkles like jewels in reds and greens, as it covers the dramatic ridges and deep ravines shaped over centuries by Mother Nature’s hands. Trails beckon as they extend in every direction for hikes of varying lengths. 4. Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse. This 52-foot tall historical lighthouse, built in 1913, once boasted a 9,000-pound Fresnel lens—one of the largest

stir-fry, and beet salad. After resolving to sample as many sugary drinks by the pool as possible, I found my favorite of the trip at Duke’s: El Patron “da original,” made with freshly squeezed limes.

TOP 5 HIT LIST: What to Do 1. Beaches. Some of the lesser-known beaches promise a more relaxing experience (arriving early before locals may even find you alone on the pristine sand). Maha’ulepu (south) and Polihale (west) were two of my favorites; SUVs or Jeeps are recommended, as the roads can be formidable to rental cars.

Tip Top Motel Café & Bakery

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse

Waimea Canyon

Kalue Pork Sandwich at Duke’s Barefoot Bar

View of waterfalls from helicopter

Polihale Beach

in the world. In 1974 it was replaced with a low maintenance light beacon. While visiting, be sure to check out the endangered birds that fly above the cove near the lighthouse. 5. Waterfalls. One can’t visit Kaua’i and not see Waihua Falls, the famous waterfall featured in the television show Fantasy Island. Just as spectacular and easy to visit is Opaeka’a Falls. Across the street from the viewing area is a panoramic view of the confluence of the Wailua River. Both falls are located off of Highway 56 on the west side of the island.



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Ann King

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Did you find your business, or did it find you? Working with dogs and their owners is, first and foremost, my passion. Life events (motherhood and family), combined with nationwide economic realities, created the perfect storm—inspiring and enabling me to use my business skills to turn my passion into a career. What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? When I was 12 years old, I got a summer job working in the concession stand at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. The now well-known Jack Hanna was the then zoo’s new director. He would drive around on a golf cart, cheerfully reminding us all to smile and that the animals were counting on us. He was the Ricardo Montalban of the zoo. His enthusiasm was infectious, but I also learned that your boss’s boss could pop in anytime so you’d better be on your toes. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? I help the City of Folsom evaluate dogs in their shelter, and offer a free consultation to anyone who adopts from that facility or the El Dorado County Animal Shelter in Placerville. I’ve always discounted my fees for rescued dogs, as well as for senior citizens and veterans. What’s your biggest job perk? Besides the fact that I get to work with dogs, I get to choose how I manage my time (not always a blessing if you want to do eight million things simultaneously); it’s great for a wife and mom of two not-old-enough-to-drive kids. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? La Fiesta Taqueria in Folsom—it’s a Sunday morning menudo ritual. And finally, customer service is…? Creating a relationship where people and their dogs know I have their best interests in the forefront at all times—old-fashioned trust.

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Aaron Hutchinson I’m a race director, as well as a fitness, nutrition and wellness coach. In addition to being an Ironman Triathlete, I’m also an avid yogi who practices at Bikram Yoga Folsom and Leap Yoga. I’ve been competing in triathlons since 1995. Fitness and helping people make a lifestyle change—by teaching them about the importance of proper nutrition, as well as fitness and its benefits—are my passions. In addition to being a coach and motivational speaker, I’ve hosted kids’ triathlons, triathlon camps, “fun runs” and Folsom’s First Color Dash Run. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? I’m a member of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and FLYP (Folsom Leading Young Professionals). I’ve also partnered with Sweet Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that builds dream rooms for kids diagnosed with life-threatening diseases. I love creating a sense of community through producing events and teaching about the benefits of nutrition, fitness and overall well-being. It all starts with children and helping to change our nutritional approach with them, which will affect future generations. It’s never too late to start or decide to make a lifestyle change. Body on the Move Why is your staff the best in the business? 1937 Tyndrum Lane My staff is small, but our volunteers are the ones who really make it happen; without them we Folsom couldn’t put on the events that we do. Our volunteers and staff believe in “paying it forward.” 916-990-6406 What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? Blue Nami Sushi. Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? The Palladio at Broadstone to catch a movie and shop. And finally, customer service is…? Customer service is providing an exceptional experience for the individual—compelling them to say “thank you.” There is nothing like seeing someone’s eyes light up because they feel I understand them.

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Did you find your business, or did it find you? The Foundation for Educational and Media Initiatives is a non-profit, Folsom-based media corporation. We were founded in 2006, and our mission is to inform and educate people (in their native languages) of Eurasian countries (a region of great importance for U.S. foreign policy) about democratic values, civil rights, freemarket and the rule of law. We are proud members of International I.D.E.A., and support the Rule of Law Initiative by the U.S. Department of State, New America Media and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? U.S. security and prosperity is increasingly becoming tied to interconnected, global trends. Through informing and educating people of Eurasian countries, we promote U.S. global engagement and leadership in the region, along with endorsing American values and international priorities. Oguljamal Yazliyeva Why is your staff the best in the business? All of our U.S.-based and international staff members are professionals who have FOUNDATION FOR years of experience working for top-ranked media organizations, such as RFE/RL, BBC and others. They have great expertise, skills and understanding of the subject, but what EDUCATIONAL AND MEDIA sets our journalists apart is their sheer dedication and determination to defend rights and INITIATIVES 2795 East Bidwell Street, Suite freedoms of the underprivileged. 100-227 Folsom What life accomplishments are you most proud of? 916-628-1000 In my professional life, I’m proud to serve the people in need of free speech. I’m also proud of my two beautiful daughters and two lovely grandsons. Who is your role model in business or in life, and why? My father—he was a professional leader and a great dad. And finally, customer service is…? The key to success.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? We are a total-body, wellness-based dental practice that believes in building relationships based upon trust and understanding. Everything we do—from creating a comfortable atmosphere and not being judgmental about the condition of your teeth, to being the first and only EDA Gold Certified green practice in the entire Sacramento region, and incorporating state-of-the-art technology in our practice—is done to earn and keep that trust. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We do community outreach by participating in the Sacramento District Dental Foundation’s programs, including Smiles for Kids, Smiles for Big Kids, and Crowns for Kids. We’re also avid supporters of the 1st Tooth or 1st Birthday outreach campaign and are proud sponsors of local community and international charity events. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I do yoga, meditate, and prefer spending quality time with my family in the beautiful local parks. What’s your biggest job perk? Every morning I wake up feeling so pleased and fortunate to have this job. I’m proud to be a part of the medical profession, which has tremendously progressed over the years—where prevention is easy and effective and artistic outcomes are dramatic and durable. We get to work autonomously and enjoy great trust and gratitude from those we serve. We enjoy making a difference in people’s lives every day, one person at a time. And finally, customer service is...? Patients don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care! Engaging patient care in our exceptional dental practice comes with genuine compassion and active listening to our clients’ needs and wants, as well as making them feel very special with personalized attention. This leads to what we call a “red carpet experience.”

Renaissance Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 2180 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100 Folsom, 916-983-9800

Sirisha Krishnamurthy, DDS

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express yourself Starving Artists Feed the World by Tom Mailey

74 - September 2013

a couple of things. One, that artists can be weird. Hey, the late great Bob Ross himself once said, “People might look at you a bit funny, but it’s okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different.” And that leads to number two: Weirdness is okay. It’s what enables artists to see things differently than the rest of us; it allows them to flip the ordinary and shows the world—or just to those on an art walk—a potentially new and revealing point of view. It may not be a perspective we agree with and it may not be something we can even identify, but if it makes us think, gets us talking, strikes an emotional chord or sparks some sort of visceral, intellectual or sentimental reaction, then it’s done its

job, hasn’t it? In a way, we’re all artists, clove cigarettes or not. It’s just that, as we grew up, most of us forgot how. In a great online essay recently, comedian Ricky Gervais wrote about the importance of play as a catalyst for real creativity. “Everything I’ve ever written, created or discovered artistically,” he said, “has come out of playing.” For an edgy comedian like Gervais, he likely means play literally. But in a broader sense, it’s being able to let your imagination ramble and roam, something that’s easy as a kid, not so much as you get older. “You have to let yourself go to be creative,” Gervais says. “Children possess this quality but then seem to lose it as they are told, ‘it’s not the done thing.’” So I say, let’s hear it for artists—the real, the aspiring, and the one inside each of us. Let’s hear it for those who hang onto their childhood imagination, quirks and all, and in the process have made the world a far more interesting place...ever since the first one took a piece of charcoal from a cold fire pit and scrawled a woolly mammoth on a big cave wall centuries ago—quite possibly while listening to a Neanderthal version of The Cure.

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ack in the ’80s, while in college, I briefly dated an art major. In fact, my time with Cathy compelled me to go through an “artist phase.” At the time I thought I was doing it because I had finally met someone who revealed to me the banality of existence and the superficiality of society. In retrospect, I admit it was only to give myself a better chance of seeing her easel...if you know what I mean. I got a hoop earring with a cross dangling from it. I started wearing a frayed, old army jacket from a secondhand store. I let my mullet grow long, and moussed my hair with cynicism and apathy. I may have let her briefly talk me into wearing eyeliner (reminder: It was the ‘80s). I became immediately dismissive of anything that smacked of “the establishment,” even though I had no idea what “the establishment” meant. Meanwhile, as I discreetly hid my Phil Collins cassettes, we drank cheap wine, smoked clove cigarettes and “enjoyed” The Cure on my dorm room boom box. In short, I became unbearable. It didn’t help that I had no discernible creative ability or eye for art. In fact, our relationship began to fall apart when I casually remarked that a wire sculpture of hers, which—I soon learned—represented the holistic healing properties of the infinite universe, looked to me like a badly damaged hamster cage. I never did get to check out her easel. But being around her did teach me

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