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About the cover Artist: Julie Bjorgum ARTWORK TITLE: Sophie and Bobo Acrylic on canvas Julie Bjorgum is an award-winning artist who turned her life-long love for drawing into a professional pursuit in 1992. She has served on the boards of Northern CA Arts, Sacramento Gallery Assn., Folsom Arts Assn., Folsom’s Finest and Open Studio at Lakeside. Her lists of clients, commissions and shows, are extensive. Currently she is exploring recycled materials on exhibit at the SMUD Gallery and involved in an Artist in Residence commission in Virginia for RagingWire Data Centers. Visit her website at or

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f you are reading this, you have obviously seen that Style has a new look – both inside and out – and the reason for this change is you. Frequent reader and advertiser surveys keep us on our toes and assist us in the development of new stories and the information that you find beyond the cover each month. We liken covers to “eyes” in the sense that we so often can look into the eyes of another person and see who they are. After listening to you, our readers and staff, we have decided to go with a new look – one that exemplifies not just our readers, but also the region where we have all chosen to live our lives. We work here, we play here, we raise our children here, we shop here and maybe most importantly, we grow here. Style Magazine has evolved quite a bit over the past nine years. A quick look back to our first issue proves that we have come a long way and this glance to yesteryears always elicits a little internal giggle. However, there is no mistaking our evolution as a local publication, a progression that we can only thank you for, because, at the end of the day – your comments (both good and bad), your story ideas and your support of the magazine are really what has assisted us in stitching Style into the fabric of the community. As we head into our 10th year producing Style, a number of milestones will come and go. One of those is a little hard to get our arms around, and that is the sheer number of copies we have printed and circulated since our launch: 5,000,000. That’s right – five million! We have featured hundreds of artists, hundreds more new business people, scores of local leaders and the best in dining and entertainment. But the single most important word in all of this is: LOCAL. It’s vital to us to encourage spending money locally as it has a profound impact on each and every one of us. So really, it all comes back around to you, the reader. Things start to move and shake when you make the decision to support your local businesses and the community in general. We plan to be here to continue to help guide you in the right direction for a long time to come. With that said, can we ask you for your opinion? Email us at and let us know what you think of our new look…we look forward to your comments. All the best. — Terry Carroll & Wendy Sipple Publishers

click You Can Never Have Too Much Style THE COCKTAIL CALLS Make these hot summer nights a little cooler with a new cocktail! This month, we shake things up with 5 NEW MIXED DRINKS to usher in fall and liven up your spirit…or your next get-together. Here’s a little teaser…Milky Way Martini? Enough said, now get to clicking!

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August 2012 Publishers Terence P. Carroll, Wendy L. Sipple Executive Editor Desiree Patterson Managing Editor Megan Wiskus Editorial Interns Morgan Cásarez, Danielle Enns, Jamila B. Khan, Paris Ryan Contributing Writers Gail Beckman, Abigail Blank, LeeAnn Dickson, Amber Foster, Sandy Hilton, Tom Mailey, Sharon Penny, Richard Righton, Kelley Saia, Barbara L. Steinberg, Jenn Thornton, Andrea Todd, Amanda Williams Art Direction George Kenton Design, 760.342.3611, Associate Art Director Gary Zsigo Graphic Designers Kale Mendonca, Aaron Roseli Graphic Design Intern Megan Heddinger Staff Photographer Dante Fontana Webmaster Ken White, Ixystems Advertising Director Debra Linn, 916.988.9888 x 114 Advertising Sales Representatives Tami Brown, 916.988.9888 x117 Rhonda Lou Hayden, 916.988.9888 x118 Reg Holliday, 916.337.5107 Joanne Kilmartin, 916.607.9360 Carrie McCormick, 916.988.9888 x112 Lisa Warner/Warner Enterprises, 530.306.2011 Social Media Maven Aimee Carroll Accounting Manager Kathleen Hurt

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A: It’s hard to imagine a world without the Internet, and shopping online for a travel deal is a great way to get familiar with what’s out there. Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell the whole story. For example, how do you know that construction won’t be going on beneath your hotel window? What do you do when your flight gets cancelled and you’re about to miss your cruise? When it comes to booking travel online, my advice is to “look, but don’t book” without a personal agent. Do your research online and then bring those “deals” to your personal travel agent who will help you sort through your options. Most travel agents get commission through the supplier, so booking through an agent doesn’t cost you anything and can save you time, money and headaches. — Kathe Russell Independent Cruise & Vacation Consultant Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

Q: I recently had an outdoor kitchen installed in my backyard. What are some tips for weatherproofing my appliances and accessories?

A: Moisture is the biggest cause of failure for outdoor structures. Make sure your island has four-stage (two vents on each side, top and bottom) cross ventilation. This way, if moisture enters the structure, cross ventilation will dry it out. This will also serve as a safety alarm: You’ll be able to smell gas in the event of a gas leak. Cleaning your barbecue is another factor in guaranteeing a long, enjoyable grilling experience. When your barbecue smokes, it means it’s cooking from flame up, a sign that grease is burning rather than the meat roasting. To avoid a flame up, clean your barbecue after each use; to make cleaning easier, spray PAM onto the inner and grilling surfaces. — Jerry Ponzo Back Yard Dream 11295 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova

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hree Stages will offer hundreds of great performances this 201213 season. Beginning this month and concluding in June 2013, performers like Branford Marsalis, the Vienna Boys Choir and the China National Symphony Orchestra will grace the stage. This month, check out “Weird Al” Yankovic (August 10-11), The Manhattan Transfer (performing as part of a black-tie benefit for the Folsom Lake College Foundation) on August 18, and the enigmatic singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux (August 23)...Now is the time for Greater Folsom-area moms to clean out and cash in on their children’s outgrown and unused clothing, toys and equipment. At the Just Between Friends Children’s & Maternity Consignment sales event, August 17-19, at the Folsom Sports Complex, consignors can expect to make up to 70 percent on sales! Hours are Friday and Saturday , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit you love animals, children and making a difference in the lives of others? If so, consider becoming a Folsom Zoo docent. Docents help host school tours and other ongoing zoo activities. Interested persons must be 21 and over. The training class series is $40 and includes a manual and nametag. For more information, call 916-3513513...Congratulations to Style contributing writer Abigail Blank on the upcoming release of her sci-fi romance novel, Frozen Heart. The book, written under the pseudonym Annabelle Blume, will be available August 7 at inkspellpublishing. com, and you’re 55 years or older and often feel grief, lonely/isolated, tired, sad or stressed, then call Senior Peer Counseling of El Dorado County at 530-621-6304 to schedule a free counseling session...On July 1, fees at Folsom Lake and Auburn State Recreation Areas were raised to help alleviate state park budget cuts. Notable fee increases include $2 more for power boat launches at Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma and Lower Lake Clementine (now $10), and a $3 increase for camping at Beal’s Point (now $33, or $28 on non-peak nights)...Get your live music fix every Wednesday night at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the

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What’s Happening at Palladio at Broadstone? Folsom residents can now savor the award-winning menu from Chops Steak Seafood & Bar. Like its downtown Sacramento counterpart, the restaurant specializes in classic Midwestern corn-fed, dry-aged prime beef and fresh seafood. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill has opened its doors. The dining franchise, named after Keith’s hit song, serves homestyle American fare, including chicken fried steak, “freedom fries” and cowboy caviar (black-eyed peas). Come relax at the newly opened Nail Palazzo; their soothing atmosphere and service menu promise to please.

Boulevard summer concert series. This month’s performers include new country band Road 88 (August 2), Huey Lewis tribute band Super Huey (August 9), pop/rock cover band Todd Morgan & The Emblems (August 16), blues and rock guitarist Brad Wilson (August 23) and Johnny Cash tribute band The Rhythm Riders (August 30). Concerts begin at 6 p.m. at the Stephen Young Amphitheater; guests can set up chairs and their picnic baskets after 4 p.m....Congratulations to

Mercy Hospital of Folsom for their recent designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission...That’s all for this month, but check back in September for Style’s annual Art & Wine feature! — Compiled by Jamila B. Khan



Q&A Q: What advice would you give to your younger self? A: Don’t worry so much! Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Having good manners and being nice to people. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Rude, conceited people. Q: Are you high or low maintenance? A: Medium. Q: Biggest life inspirations? A: People who are passionate about what they do; also, overcoming obstacles to be and do better. Q: What are you most proud of? A: Raising my two boys to be good humans. Q: Favorite humanitarian cause? A: Feeding the hungry and WEAVE.

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Nicolai also knows the importance of staying in shape. She is a Bikram yoga instructor, and has recently begun to pursue an interest in women’s bodybuilding. Last year, she won third place and her PRO card at a show for the World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (WBFF), despite competing against much younger women. Nicolai plans to compete at the international level this month in Toronto, and she hopes her experiences will motivate others to live healthier, more active lives. “I love being able to motivate people,” Nicolai explains. “I want to inspire other women in their 40s to take their fitness to the next level.” — Amber Foster

favorites Author/writer: Martha Beck’s columns in O Magazine Escape: The beach Guilty pleasure: Chocolate and Us Weekly Magazine Meal in town: Karen’s Bakery and Café Local landmark: Rainbow Bridge Memory: Roller skating and disco, circa 1979 Movie: Grease Musician/band: Earth, Wind & Fire Place to buy a gift, locally: Clouds Pottery Local nonprofit: Family Green Survival/ Bag of Life Annual event: California State Fair Saying: “Do what you love, love what you do.”

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Folsom resident Alice Nicolai discovered her passion for health and nutrition while still in college; she met a registered dietitian who encouraged her to get a master’s degree and pursue her interest in educating people about how to live a healthy lifestyle. After getting her master’s in public health nutrition from UC Berkeley, Nicolai worked for a public relations firm and later went on to a position with the Women’s Health Initiative, a nationwide research study that examined the health of postmenopausal women. Nicolai now runs her own nutrition counseling practice (, in addition to teaching health and nutrition classes part-time at Sacramento State.

Q: Best words of wisdom you’ve received? A: You create your own life and reality.

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rom “Fun Factory” to “Kindergarten Readiness,” Folsom Parks and Recreation has a program for your preschooler that’s guaranteed to keep them engaged in activity while they learn to socialize in a group setting. Fun Factory provides recreation and educational activities in a positive and supportive environment. Two convenient locations – the Folsom Sports Complex and the Folsom Community Center – include separate classes for 3- and 4-yearolds. Throughout the school year, Fun Factory students participate in many different daily activities that make learning fun. The caring and well-qualified staff will introduce students to colors, the five senses, numbers and counting, the alphabet and phonics, the calendar, writing and more. The curriculum also includes arts and crafts, social time, small group stations, and circle time with stories and songs. Two similar programs for preschoolers are offered at the Hinkle Creek Nature Center. Instructor Ms. Aileen taught for 10 years at the Fun Factory and now leads the Kindergarten Readiness program for kids ages 4-5. Students learn the alphabet sequence, phonics, site words, as well as develop recognition of letters, and get introduced to “Bob books” to help foster pre-reading skills. In the Preschool “Fun”damentals program, Ms. Aileen introduces 3-year-olds to nature, story time, music, arts and crafts, practical learning, colors and more – all in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Each preschool program utilizes aides to assist the lead teachers, and small class sizes ensure each child receives individual attention, support and personal guidance. Registration is currently underway for these extremely popular programs. Limited spaces are available! Wait lists are maintained to fill vacancies that occur prior to the start of the session and throughout the school year. — Sandy Hilton To learn more and to register your child, contact Preschool Director Sarah Trobee at 916-355-8355 or email

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Hot August Nights

he launch of this year’s season is going to be a blast! Three Stages will bring a comedic genius and an enduring vocal quartet to celebrate their inaugural event of 2012. Join thousands of local residents making their way to the stages this month, while supporting the Folsom Lake College Foundation’s special efforts. In three over-the-top crazy performances, “Weird Al” Yankovic – a threetime Grammy winner – will perform more than 60 of his famous song parodies. With dozens of personalities and wild costume changes, his show guarantees the crowd will go nuts with delight. Don’t miss the “Alpocalypse,” August 10-11. For one very special performance – Saturday, August 18 – the renowned singing group, The Manhattan Transfer 16 - August 2012

will have audiences singing and swooning to their special sound. Since their start in the early ’70s, the 10-time Grammy winning group has entertained millions with their jazz talents. The industry magazine JazzTimes calls the quartet, “The most enduringly creative vocal group in jazz history.” Come join the crowd for a great black-tie show (think big bands and swing) and a good cause – proceeds will provide much-needed funding for the Folsom Lake College Foundation, whose mission helps provide student scholarships and develop business partnerships to support local programs and much more. — LeeAnn Dickson For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

the10 spot Pet Lover Apps Style recommends these fun and informative animal lover apps sure to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe. 1. PET FIRST AID: $3.99 for iPhone and Android – Get videos and illustrations to give your pet first aid, track your pet’s medical info, and remember future vet appointments/vaccination schedules. 2. PET NAMES+: Free for iPhone – Find a suitable name for your pet – browse more than 3,000 entries sorted by popularity among various animals. 3. FIDO PET ADOPTIONS: Free for iPhone and Android – Search adoptable listings in your area and find the ideal companion. 4. PET ACOUSTICS: $1.99 for iPhone – Plays music specifically designed to relax cats and dogs, giving them a calmer peace of mind. 5. IKIBBLE FREE: Free for iPhone – Search this extensive database to find out which “people foods” are okay for your dog if (accidentally) ingested, and find recipes for dishes all dog lovers can share with their canines. 6. POCKETFINDER: Free for iPad and iPhone – Attach the separate GPS locator ($149 at to your pet’s collar and accurately track their location. An additional $13-per-month plan required. 7. TAP PET SHOP: Free for iPad and iPhone – Build a personalized pet store with all of your favorite animals, and watch as customers come in and adopt them all. 8. DOG PARK FINDER+: $1.99 for iPad and iPhone – Find the closest dog park or dog-friendly restaurant with more than 6,000 dog park and 12,000 dog-friendly establishment listings. 9. DOG WHISTLER: Free for iPhone –Train your dog with this popular, simple app that sets frequencies for your dog to respond to. 10. RATE MY PETS: Free for Android – Upload a cute, creative picture of your pet for others to view and rate; or, fawn over and rate other people’s pets. — Danielle Enns

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Boogie Down! AUGUST 11 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK El Dorado Hills Community Services District, in collaboration with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, present an evening of entertainment – guaranteed to have everyone up and dancing by the end of the night! This popular summer finale, held at the El Dorado Hills Community Park from 5-9 p.m., will feature music by Hip Service, fun activities, interactive games, thrilling inflatables, food choices galore, local businesses, free samples and giveaways. There will be plenty to see and do, so don’t miss the end of summer celebration! For more information about this event and other happenings, visit or call 916-933-6624.

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Foodie find photo by Dante Fontana.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

The popular Texas-based barbecue chain has finally arrived in Folsom…just in time for summer. Located on Riley Street in the same shopping center as Walmart, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is the perfect spot to grab a hearty, on-the-go lunch or enjoy a sit-down dinner with the family (kids eat free every Sunday!). The homey décor boasts large wooden benches and checkerboard tablecloths that look picturesque underneath a big plate of barbecue. Sample smoked meats like Texas-style brisket, Southern pulled pork, Virginia ham, tender chicken and turkey breasts, pork ribs and a variety of sausages. Try any meat in their specialty barbecue sandwich, which comes dressed with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce. For those with big appetites, I recommend one of their meat plates – specifically, the Two-Meat Plate (why choose one when you could have two?). After sampling their sliced beef brisket and Southern-style pulled pork, I was in barbecue heaven. Each bite was complemented by the addition of spicy, tangy barbecue sauce. The meat was tender and smoky, with a perfect, slightly chewy (in a good way) texture. In addition, Dickey’s offers a wide variety of sides – don’t miss out on their rich and creamy macaroni and cheese. It might be tough, but save room for the free vanilla soft-serve offered with every meal! Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 1016 Riley Street, Suite 5, Folsom, 916-550-9525, — Danielle Enns August 2012 - 17

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Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series Culminating the Palladio at Broadstone’s summer concert series is the dance rock band, Department of Rock. This free event is guaranteed fun for the whole family; concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

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Sea, Sand and Stone Exhibit Take a virtual vacation within the walls of Folsom’s Gallery at 48 Natoma Street. Three acclaimed artists depict the theme with breathtaking photography by Gary Hart, beautiful oil paintings by Victoria Brooks, and stunning stone vessels and sculpture by Jack Richardson. Admission is free. For gallery hours and more details, call 916-355-7285.


Saturday Night in the Park Celebrate the end of summer at the El Dorado Hills Community Park! The band Hip Service will be the soundtrack of the night. Enjoy family activities, interactive games, a variety of food choices, and giveaways to boot. The fun begins at 5 p.m. For more information, visit


Graffiti Night: Sizzling on Sutter Street

From 12-8 p.m., more than 250 classic cars will line four blocks of Folsom’s Sutter Street. Additional highlights include live entertainment, great food and 50-plus vendors. The event is presented by the Cappuccino Cruisers and Folsom’s Sutter Street Merchants Association. For more details, visit


Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre Presents Cinderella Be whisked away to the enchanting world of Cinderella. Filled with gorgeous costumes, stunning designs, classical c h o re o g ra p hy, a n d s e t to S e rg e Prokofiev’s hauntingly beautiful score, the performance is sure to charm the young and young at heart. For more details, visit


Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Head to the Holiday Inn Express in El Dorado Hills from 7-9 p.m. for appetizers, desserts, gourmet chocolates and live music. Proceeds from the event (sponsored by S.P.E.A.R.) will benefit at-risk children in the community. To purchase tickets, call 530-676-2119.


One night: the manhattan transfer This black-tie event from 7-11:30 p.m. will be a party unlike any other, featuring a Champagne reception, a performance by The Manhattan Transfer (winner of 10 Grammy Awards), and a post-event bash with food, wine, live music and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Folsom Lake College Foundation. To purchase tickets, visit


Showcase Saturdays Visit the El Dorado Hills Town Center as merchants bring their business to the Boulevard! Attendees can sample a variety of offerings from local area vendors, including, food, wine and beer tastings, as well as live music. The fun begins at 6 p.m. For additional details, visit


Folsom Bridal Show Held at the romantic Lake Natoma Inn, this annual bridal show will offer a number of resources for any bride to be. This year’s show will feature even more contests and games! To learn more, visit

For even more events happening in our area, log on to our Web site: and click on Calendar. And be sure to check out our Blog!

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more events Through August 12 – Disney’s The Jungle Book. Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Performances of this specially adapted musical will be held on weekends at 1 p.m. at the Sutter Street Theatre. For more details, visit

August 18 – Jackie Greene Live at Fairytale Town. Jackie Greene returns to Fairytale Town’s Mother Goose Stage for this fourth annual benefit concert, supporting Fairytale Town's education programs and park improvements. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and concert starts at 8 p.m. For ticket information, visit

August 4 – Benefit Concert. This concert and art show, held at Lakehills Covenant Church, will support New Morning Youth & Family Services' Emergency Youth Shelter. From 6-10 p.m., bands Late for Dinner and Jake and the Blue Lights will rock the night away. Food and beverages will be available. For more details, visit

August 18 – Michael Chapdelaine. Venture to the hilltop stage at David Girard Vineyards for a performance by guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. His amazing technique, soulful expressiveness and versatility as a performer, composer and arranger/ producer will enchant and surprise the audience. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit davidgirardweddings. com/concerts.

August 8 – Beary Special Playdate. Bring your favorite teddy bear to play the night away at the Sacramento Children’s Museum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is open to children with special needs and their friends and family. To RSVP, call 916638-7225. August 11 – South Beach Summer Night. Enjoy a night out and support the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope at Pottery World in El Dorado Hills' Montano De El Dorado shopping center. Enjoy food from local restaurants, including Relish Burger Bar and more, all from 7-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit BGCE. For more details and tickets, call 530-295-8019. August 11-12 – The Heritage Trail. Eighteen museums from Roseville to Tahoe will showcase history in a fun and entertaining way. Admission is free, and museums will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To see a list of participating museums, visit August 11-12 – Treasure Trove of Gems. More than 20 world-class dealers and exhibitors will flock to the Orangevale Community Center for this gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show. During the two-day spectacular, enter for a chance to win a treasure trove of fine jewelry, mineral specimens and valuable gems. A portion of the show’s proceeds will benefit a local charity. For more details, visit August 16 – Navigating the Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit. Learn about qualifying for Aid & Attendance and successfully applying for the benefit program. Hosted by Live Well at Home with Eskaton, this free workshop will take place at the Live Well Learning Center at 8525 Madison Avenue in Fair Oaks. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call 916-459-3220.

August 18 – Doggy & Me Run & Pooch Plunge. Run around Cameron Park Lake with your furry friend! Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the run at 8 a.m. After, your pooch can enjoy jumping, swimming and running through the Cameron Park Lake Lagoon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more details, visit August 21 – Concours Raduno at Sienna. Meet up with other motorcar owners for an evening enjoying the art of the automobile. Additional attractions include light hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, a fashion show, cigar sampling and music. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Niello Concours at Sienna in Gold River; admission is free. To learn more, visit August 25 – Sip and Paint. Join Lava Cap Winery and Creative Juices Events to unleash your inner artist and enjoy a day of wine and painting! This special event includes all art materials, Lava Cap wine tasting and a spread of crackers and gourmet cheeses. To register, visit

SAVE THE DATE! September 15 – Top of Folsom. Approximately 20 artists, 20 wineries and 15 chefs from the northern California region will come together for a night celebrating the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary and the Folsom Historic District. For more details, call 916985-7452.



6PM – 8PM

August 2nd Road 88 (New Country) August 9th Super Huey (Huey Lewis Tribute) August 16th Todd Morgan & The Emblems (Pop/Rock) August 23rd Brad Wilson (Rockin' Blues) August 30th Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute) Steven Young Amphitheater

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local authors Area Talent Hits Shelves by Paris Ryan

For the fourth year, Style brings you the latest stack of accomplished area authors and their published works!

Your Leaves are Pretty by Joanne Jeffers Veeck Rocklin This story – both heartwarming and educational – covers the challenges young trees at Sacramento’s Capitol Park were faced with when they were uprooted and replanted. It relates to challenges children face when they go to school for the first time or change environments, and explains what needs to take place for a successful transition. Ages 5-9.

Dying for a Dance by Cindy Sample El Dorado Hills In Sample’s award-winning humorous mystery, a feisty single mom, Laurel McKay, searches for a killer amid the glamour of a ballroom competition in her hometown area of Placerville, El Dorado Hills and Lake Tahoe.

Engraved by Amber Garza Folsom A missing girl, a young woman with a shameful past, and a person with a dark secret who will stop at nothing to keep it hidden, come together because of a single act of betrayal.

Baseball Between Us by Mike Luery Sacramento Baseball Between Us is the story of a father/son team who discover that baseball is their roadmap to exploring the lessons of life. It goes beyond sports; it’s a travelogue of how a father and son discover each other on a journey made possible through the magic of baseball.

300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late by Shannon Alder El Dorado Hills Learn from your parents the traditions and habits that have made them who they are today, including their views on spirituality, what they learned in their youth, how they feel about parenting and more! With more than 300 questions, this guide is a great way to get to know your parents better.

Mothers of Molestation Survivors: Supporting Moms to Make a Difference in Their Children’s Lives by Kim D. Johnson Roseville For over two decades, Kim Johnson worked as a therapist and slowly discovered that there were very few resources for the mothers (and parents) of molestation survivors. Thus, she wrote this book and started a nonprofit to help families cope with the situation and better help their children.

Guiding Signs 101 by Kathleen McIntire Nevada City Kathleen McIntire developed a set of powerful, yet fun, “divination cards” that come with a guidebook explaining the meaning of each. Together they serve as a bridge to help people access their own, often buried, understanding of what it is they truly want and need out of life.

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All That Time by Steve Liddick Sacramento What if you had the chance to go back in time and correct all of your mistakes, while still knowing what you know today? Ted McBride, a 55-year-old university professor, is given just that; he travels back 40 years to live his life over again.

Making Marriage a Success by Jaleh Donaldson Sacramento Making Marriage a Success provides pearls of wisdom from psychotherapists and other relationship professionals on how you can help make your marriage happy and successful.

Adrift in the Sound by Kate Campbell Sacramento Lizette Karlson looks for life’s meaning on the streets of Seattle in the wake of the “free love” ‘60s. The story is about fighting the tides of change, swimming for shore, and finding the only thing that really matters.

Sentenced to Life by Kay Baker Rocklin Career woman Kathy Williams falls into temptation and embezzles money, leading her to an 11-year prison sentence. It is only when she has hit rock bottom that Kathy finally finds her salvation, regains hope, and forms a close relationship with Jesus Christ. The book is inspired by the true story of the author’s life. (Names, characters and settings have been changed to protect the privacy of the families involved.)

Zoo Goofs: True Tales of Zookeeper Misadventures by Kristin Hilton Meadow Vista Ever wonder what it would be like to work in a zoo? During her career as a zookeeper, Kristin Hilton compiled true behind-the-scenes experiences ranging from comical to tragic. The short, informative tales give insight into the realities of working in this unique profession. Generously supported with photographs and art, the book is perfect for animal lovers.

Gecko’s Complaint, a Balinese Folktale by Ann Martin Bowler Granite Bay Gecko’s Complaint is a sparkling telling of a classic Balinese folktale. The animals live in a lush and bountiful rainforest, yet everyone is irritable and complaining – until their kind lion leader, Raden, finds a way to restore peace to the jungle. Sly humor and whimsical illustrations bring the jungle and its inhabitants to vivid life, while offering a fun-loving introduction to the Balinese culture.

Bridging the Achievement Gap: What Successful Educators and Parents Do by Rex Fortune Granite Bay Rex Fortune, a Sacramento educator for more than 40 years with a doctorate in education from Stanford University, helps illuminate a path for change in the achievement gap for kids in grades K-12.

Strong as Silk by Brigit Truex Placerville This book of prose and poems is set in the rugged Sierra Foothills and is the story of the Gold Hill Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony. The collection is based on actual events and is the universal story of a “stranger in a strange land.”

The Art of Real Food by Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny Auburn Written for chefs of all levels, The Art of Real Food cookbook helps us remember to eat simply prepared, real food and enjoy the freshest produce that’s in season; find yourself enjoying delicious and healthy meals all year.

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island of black and white

rowth, change, maturation – as much as we value these forms of metamorphosis in a person, they are often dismissed or discounted when it comes to music and musicians. When you learn about the evolution of Island of Black and White, the ill-conceived notion that a band – in its first incarnation – is its only authentic form is rendered incorrect. Island of Black and White’s reggae/rock/folk blend is reflective of a musical style honed through years of experimentation with style, influence and execution. The journey of Island of Black and White began in 2004 with founding member Chris Haislet (guitars, keyboard, accordion, melodica, flute and vocals) and has since experienced a bit of reorganization over time. Even onetime band manager Nawal Alwareeth has taken a more permanent position within Island of Black and White as drummer and additional vocalist. Though the two of them often perform as a duo, the entirety of the band includes newest members Tim Picchi

Soulful Sounds by Abigail Blank (bass and vocals) and Brandon Dickenson (guitar, steel pedal and vocals), rounding out their eclectic sound as a quartet. Alwareeth doesn’t shy from discussing the reorganization of late. The benefits of having the right band members far outweigh any negative ideas the changes may have brought about. “Through experience, we’ve learned that it is important to have happy band members who feel appreciated, respected, and a part

of something much greater than themselves,” she says. And their ever-expanding fan base agrees. Having been a part of the local music scene in and around El Dorado Hills for nearly a decade, Island of Black and White have a deeply dedicated following. A following large enough to grant them the privilege of playing for much larger crowds than your typical local band, including the Hot Lunch concert series at Fremont Park, the Cosmic Family Gathering in Placerville and the opening ceremony at Cesar Chavez Park’s Concerts in the Park series, with over 6,000 concertgoers in attendance. “The coolest is always hearing someone you don’t know talk about your band, or seeing your sticker on someone’s car, or your face in a restaurant’s menu,” Alwareeth says. Though Island of Black and White is known for their unique and heartfelt covers of funk, blues, rock and soul classics, they have been hard at work on a large catalog of original songs they are eager to share with fans. “We have so many originals that we feel need to be shared with the world,” Alwareeth says. “We will hopefully have our album done before the end of the summer; that is our goal!” That may be a challenging task given the jam-packed tour schedule they have this summer. With shows spanning the state from Tahoe to Sacramento and as far south as Los Angeles, Island of Black and White has quite a year ahead of them. But rest assured, you can catch a show locally every Thursday at Bistro 33’s Sidebar in El Dorado Hills.

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Back Row: Chris Haislet, Brandon Dickenson, Tim Picchi. Front: Nawal Alwareeth

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Save the Date! September 8-9 – Art in the Orchard. This annual event by EDAC occurs at multiple orchards, vineyards and ranches throughout the Apple Hill area. Enjoy live music, local food, brews and wine, children’s activities, fine art displayed by the artists themselves and more. For more details, visit

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look better in the buff 5 Tips to Try by Andrea Todd


’ve never been one to parade around the house – or anywhere else – in the buff. But arriving home from work eight months pregnant in triple-digit July heat, I would strip down to nothing, waddle back to our only air conditioned room, and collapse on the couch in all my bare, brazen, bellied glory. Eve, schmeve. I was finally comfortable. This, according to my friend and editor-in-chief at Women’s Health Magazine,

Michele Promaulayko, is an excellent start. A few years back she released a book, Look Better Naked. Michele and I shared a NYC apartment for a time, and I assure you I don’t remember a young working girl who “paraded ” around the place naked; nonetheless, sneak a peek at her great tips – good for guys too!

1. SPEND MORE TIME NAKED Time that has nothing to do with sex. Michele suggests having a meal or two, reading a book, listening to music, or spending time after your shower getting things done – without a stitch of clothing. If you spend more time being naked without an audience, you’ll become more comfortable those times when you do have one. Still, let’s face

Now’s the time to

it – you’re going to worry about how you look naked when you have an audience! The rest of the book provides all kinds of diet, exercise and beauty tips that will boost your confidence and actually work.

2. EXERCISE IS KEY According to a University of Florida study published in the Journal of Health Psychology, people who exercised moderately – for health rather than fitness – had better body image; in fact, they felt just as good about their bodies as those who saw more dramatic results and/or were simply more “athletic.” Two great get-buff buffers: yoga and Pilates. Both engage the mind and enhance body awareness. Both work on perfecting posture (Mom was right, stand up straight and you look better instantly, with or without clothes on). And rather than focus on separate body parts, both provide all-over strength training and toning. Done fast enough, with enough difficulty, you’ll get cardio burn.

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3. EAT RIGHT Ingest a diet that makes your hair, skin and eyes glow. Think citrus, nuts/seeds, spices/herbs, garlic and onions, and anything with lycopene. Avoid foods that make you bloat and cause gassiness, including carbonated drinks, sugar-free foods, beans, cruciferous veggies and greasy grub. Avoid sodium and chewing gum. Instead, try foods that fight bloating: peppermint and green teas, ginger, yogurt with probiotics, pineapple and watermelon.

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4. PRIMP ALL OVER Not just the parts others see on a dayto-day basis. If body hair bothers you, see a waxing professional. Tanned skin usually looks smoother and “thinner”; try an all-over self-tanner (contour your body the same way pros use makeup to contour your face, using darker and lighter shades to emphasize areas and de-emphasize others). Exfoliate dead skin, treat yourself to a full-body massage and get a pedicure!

5. HAVE FUN! Wear high heels (they work on a naked body the same way they flatter a body in a LBD, making legs longer, stomach flatter, and the rear high and visible). Skinny-dip. Let your significant other snap a few sexy nudes (though not on their iPhone!). Lastly, the next time you feel compelled to compare yourself with the (near) naked pictures of (Photoshopped) Victoria’s Secret or Calvin Klein models, keep this in mind: they are photos. You are the real thing, and he’s/ she’s very much aware of this. Put another way, in a study that posed the question, “What are you thinking when you see a naked woman?” – men think, “Hot damn, there’s a naked woman in my house!”

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antrums – the dreaded behavior all children demonstrate at one point or another. While the phrase “terrible twos” has been coined and adopted by the parenting community, tantrums can (and do) occur at any age.

TODDLER TO ELEMENTARY YEARS Temper tantrums most commonly occur between ages one and four and vary in severity and frequency based on the child’s temperament, but continue to occur here and there throughout grade school. Each and every day, children are working to master their world. They’ve developed the ability to often know what they want, but don’t necessarily have the know-how to get it, resulting in a great deal of frustration. When this occurs, children turn to one of the only tools they have for expressing their frustration – a tantrum. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are several ways to handle tantrums in young children: • Stay calm. • Distract your child. • Give them a time-out, followed by a discussion of why they were put on time-out and how to handle the situation differently in the future. (The general rule of thumb is one minute of timeout for every year of the child’s age. For example, a threeyear-old would receive a three-minute time-out.) • Ignore minor displays of anger. Violence, however, should never be ignored.

the time-out when you said you were going to. Lastly, Cordeiro advises you talk it out. After time-out is over and the child has calmed down, you may hug him/her and tell them you love them. If age appropriate, ask if they understand why they got a time-out (keep it short and sweet). If they say, “I don’t know,” tell them why, encouraging them to use their words next time instead of screaming and yelling.

TWEENS AND TEENS Kicking and screaming may not occur in the teen realm of tantrums, but they can be just as loud and disruptive. “You’ve ruined my life!” followed by a slamming door is often a teen’s version of a tantrum. According to Cordeiro, “Pre-teens and teens tend to have more tantrums than elementary-aged children because in some ways their struggle for independence is very similar to that of the two year old. They want more freedom to do things on their own while parents are often saying, ‘No, you’re not ready yet.’” Frustration can stem from this struggle, leading to meltdowns. Cordeiro admits

parenting a teen can be more complicated than a toddler, but the same principles should be in place: • Remain calm and talk it out. • If you can’t stay calm, give yourself a time-out (time to calm down). • Be consistent. • Allow them safe opportunities to show you they can be independent responsibly, which is part of the growing up process. • Nurture them. Teens still need a lot of nurturing – just in a different way. Find what works for your child and do it often. Cordeiro stresses toddler tantrums and teen meltdowns are developmentally normal. The best advice she offers in both cases is to stay calm and be consistent; advice we can surely follow in other aspects of our lives as well.

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According to Folsom-based Marriage and Family Therapist Alicia Cordeiro, being calm and consistent are two essential behaviors parents should exhibit when dealing with tantrums. By showing no emotion and staying calm, you avoid inadvertently feeding into the tantrum. In addition, she says the same consequence should be given for the same behavior every time. Don’t let the child off the hook by giving in or not giving

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ierra and Hope, two of the injured fawns at Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue, a non-profit organization in Loomis, circle one another in slow, cautious closeness. One has neurological damage, while the other is too humanized to survive in the wild. Today they are friends, but when the time comes for them to reenter the wild, their companionship will be their best and only chance for survival. Like all of the fawns in residence at Kindred Spirits – one a mere three hours old, others just weeks in this world – Sierra and Hope are cautionary tales of what can happen to injured, orphaned or displaced wildlife. Particularly vulnerable to human interference are deer, a grazing herd species that often fall prey to speeding cars, wrought iron fencing, dog attacks, construction, rifles and related hazards.

No one knows this better than founder and president of Kindred Spirits, Diane Nicholas, who, two years ago, established the organization that she and her husband, Bill, largely fund (with the occasional donation) and seem destined to lead. Her circuitous path to animal rehabber began at UC Davis, where she was a veterinarian hopeful. She then segued into interior design, a career she was enormously successful at for a number of years, directing interiors for big production property builders. But as Nicholas watched land being swallowed up, she worried for area wildlife and, on a volunteer basis, learned the intricacies of animal rehabilitation. “I knew I had to do something to mitigate the displacement of these animals; to do some good, and to try and change the mindset that allows it to happen,”

Nicholas explains. Eventually she channeled her feelings into action, giving up her lucrative design career to take up the mantle for an animal many regard as a nuisance. It’s this perception that, in addition to rescuing, rehabbing and releasing fawns, prompts Nicholas to use Kindred Spirits as a platform to reeducate the public about deer – skilled brush-cutters, which help eliminate undergrowth that serve as tinder for fires while clearing ground for new growth to sprout. As such, she works with both schools and the community, forming partnerships with area ranchers that allow Kindred Spirits to release fawns onto private lands with extensive acreage. Rescue operations run day and night throughout Placer, Yolo and Sacramento Counties. Nicholas works in concert with local vets to rehab an average of 80 fawns per year in accordance with the California Department of Fish and Game regulations. She conducts bottle feedings every two hours, doctors fawns in the field, seeks new treatment methods and cleans and reorganizes facilities, which include a “fawn cottage” and a series of pens arranged to reintroduce fawns to the herd concept, thereby increasing their chances of survival upon release. Through the process of fawn rescue, Nicholas continues to embrace the learning curve, professionally and personally. “I’ve learned to trust your instincts,” she says of the experience. “There’s no limit to what you can do.”

Diane Nicholas

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estate planning Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way by LeeAnn Dickson


ot to be too much of a downer, but every day we leave our homes with a chance we may not return because of serious injury or death. As 19th-century playwright August Strindberg said, “Death doesn’t bargain.” According to the N ati o n a l H ig hway Traf fic Safety Administration, nearly 33,000 people in the U.S. were killed in auto accidents in 201 0. Another 2 . 2 million were injured and some permanently incapacitated. This means these folks left home and either never returned, or their lives were severely disrupted. And these numbers just reflect traffic accidents. Other tragedies happen, too. What if it happened to you? What would become of your

dependent family members, property and finances? Enter estate planning. In our “sandwich” generation, people of a certain age may be responsible for aging parents’, children’s and grandchildren’s physical and financial well-being. Estate planning is necessary for each of us. Nearly everyone has some person or properties that will need tending to after they no longer can. With an established estate plan, you know your wishes will be carried out. In a 2009 Harris Interactive poll where 1,022 Americans were surveyed, the pollsters discovered that 50 percent had not planned for the distribution of their assets should the inevitable occur. Without an estate plan, your assets go

It’s critical to complete these documents before you reach a point in your life when you can no longer sign them.

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into probate where the courts handle everything, and depending on the circumstances, it can get very expensive. David Kelly, certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law with Burton Law Firm (offices in Sacramento and Roseville), advises, “For families with minor children, it is critically important to nominate guardians.” He stresses that it would be much less stressful for those left behind to seamlessly select a trusted family member or friend instead of having the family deal with possible competing interests in courts and with attorneys. “No matter how much money you have,” Kelly explains, “there are always issues that have to be dealt with, and with an estate plan in place it can be simple, efficient and effective.” Why is it that we’re so hesitant to finalize our plans? Roseville Attorney Lynn Dean says, “Estate planning is not mandatory and most people just procrastinate.” She goes on to explain that many people are uncomfortable thinking about not being here and can’t seem to make those difficult decisions. “Some people need help understanding their options,” Dean explains. “They don’t have a good answer to who will get the kids or how to distribute their assets.” Dean knows it’s best for your family and heirs to leave clear instructions on what you want to have happen after you’re gone. “Timing is everything,” Dean advises. “It’s critical to complete these documents before you reach a point in your life when you can no longer sign them.” She adds that clients have a great sense of relief once they finish the process. If you want to save possible heartaches, headaches and a whole lot of money, make an appointment to meet with a qualified estate planner. Once your plan is in place, you will feel much better.

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Frankie & Lola’s unconventional menu – featuring Fried Green Tomato Benedict and PZP (Potato Zucchini “Pancake”) – is worth the weekend wait. The homemade cinnamon rolls are also seriously delicious. Don’t miss the darling Bayside Café, with marina

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views and a classic California menu serving up lip-smacking Spicy Green Chili Soup, house-made chips and Boysenberry Crisp. At Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, sip regional and worldwide wines alongside scrumptious small plates like Caprese Martini Salad. Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant is the perfect outdoor setting along Morro Bay. Order at the counter – fish and chips, fresh local oysters with all the fixings, onion rings, cold beer – and enjoy live music.

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Head to the Kayak Shack – within walking distance from the Inn at Morro Bay – and rent kayaks and canoes; guided tours of the Bay and estuary are available. The Museum of Natural History boasts state-ofthe-art interpretive displays, and hands-on

shop and clothing brand. Wetsuits, boogie and paddleboards are also available; inquire about lessons. The work of landscape and wildlife photographer Bill R. Shewchuk is featured (along with regional art and jewelry) at Suite 1 Gallery.


Photos courtesy of Barbara L. Steinberg.


orro Bay is eccentric and distinctive, with a slight lean to the quirky side. Charming and welcoming, it maintains a small-town appeal. At every turn, open spaces and environmentally sensitive biomes of extraordinary splendor await. Miles and miles of nature preserves, state parks and 12 miles of beaches elevate the seaside city’s allure. Two dozen threatened and endangered species living in the Morro Bay Estuary and watershed draw outdoor enthusiasts to the region. What about Morro Rock – the “Gibraltar of the Pacific”? Protected as the Morro Rock State Preserve, you can’t climb or hike it, and disturbing the bird life (peregrine falcons are regular visitors) is prohibited. Explore the area surrounding the base or get up close and personal by kayak. You can’t escape this rock star. It’s a beacon throughout the region, forever leading you back to Morro Bay.

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hey say home is where the heart is. They also say the way to a person’s heart is through food. Therefore, by default, where you eat in your humble abode must be a truly special place. Furnishing your dining area can be challenging; thankfully Style searched high and low to find the best dining tables – guaranteed to make your kitchen, dining room and outdoor patio a space you’ll truly love.

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY Carmichael Dining Table, $329.95 at Pier 1 Imports, 2775 East Bidwell Street, Suite 100, Folsom. 916-984-0766, Built of fine-grained hardwoods with a seven-step, mahogany-stained plank top and distressed ivory legs, this table proves that rustic furniture can be durable and chic.


OUTDOOR ELEGANCE Gloster Roma Collection (54” Round Table with Synthetic Wood Top), price varies ($1,600 as seen above) at Green Acres Nursery and Supply, 205 Serpa Way, Folsom. 916-358-9099, Over the years, patio furniture has become increasingly sophisticated – case in point, Gloster’s highly customizable lightweight aluminum option. Available in crystal white and gunmetal, with either an oval and rectangular aluminum or synthetic wood tabletop, it seats six comfortably. Best part – you can easily clean the table with a damp cloth or hose.

GS Riverside Rectangular Leg Dining Table, $799 at Affordable Furniture and Blinds, 55 Fair Lane, Placerville. 530-6219566,



Parsons Dining Table (Rectangle), $399 at West Elm, 1198 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 190, Roseville. 916-7842109,

Mission Collection Dining Table by Stickley, $3,999 at NaturWood Home Furnishings, 12125 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova. 916-351- 0227,

Available in both black and white, this dining table is the epitome of modern design, with its clean lines and equally thick square legs and tabletop. Take advantage of West Elm’s free in-home design service to make the table fit your home’s décor.

This Mission-style expandable is perfect for those with both large and small seating needs. Made in the USA, this solid oak round table is simply stylish and meshes well with many interiors.

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Dr. Carolyn Standen, Owner Cat Clinic of Folsom

A warm thank you from all of us at the Cat Clinic of Folsom to our past and present clients for all of the support you have shown us over the years. We treasure your friendship and look forward to continue caring for your feline family members. .

6693 Folsom Auburn Road, Suite N Folsom 916-988-7111


WAGGER’S pet store offers a wide variety of brand name pet foods, treats, toys, and supplies for dogs & cats. Our customers can rely on us to provide quality pet foods and products that allow them to shop with confidence for their pet(s). Visit our website at to learn more!

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4 Local Vet Superstars by Sharon Penny Vet Superstar Photos by Dante Fontana

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eterinarius humblius, or “vet superstars” as they are more commonly known, are a hardworking, humble breed. They have no bright plumage, and no loud bark or squawk. This quiet breed goes about their daily business without fanfare – cleaning ears, clipping toenails, treating all manner of illnesses and nobly resisting the urge to run into their crowded waiting rooms and shout, “Hey, you guys! I totally just healed that dog/cat/bird/iguana!” Aside from considerable skill in their chosen field of expertise, it’s actually their humility that earns them the superstar status for which they are known. They just won’t tell you that they’re superstars themselves. So, we thought we’d tell you on their behalf, and show you what makes this group of veterinarians truly a breed apart.

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Dr. Carolyn Standen has lived in Folsom since 1996, and has been working at the Cat Clinic of Folsom since its opening in 2001, providing care, attention and medical treatment to feline friends all over Folsom and the Sacramento region. The past 11 years have given Dr. Standen an appreciation for the breed. “Many people don’t appreciate their many personalities. They are like little people. If you’re lucky enough to share your life with several of these little creatures, you can really see the individuality of each one,” she says. Their individuality requires a certain approach, and there are some general do’s and don’ts. “Cats are very smart. In handling them, less is generally better, and accomplishing treatment without delay can keep them from becoming too stressed. A quiet, calm environment helps too.” As far as what is required of a veterinarian, Dr. Standen recommends patience, empathy, compassion and a good sense of humor. Sometimes the cats themselves provide the humor, unintentionally. Dr. Standen recalls a time when a young cat was brought to the Cat Clinic for vomiting and not eating for several days. “X-rays showed an unusual pattern in the intestine and stomach, which prompted an exploratory surgery. What did we find? Twentyone elastic headbands! Once removed from the stomach and intestine during



Q&A Favorite charity: Make-A-Wish Foundation Perfect happiness is: Learning to be grateful for and appreciate every little thing in life Favorite local restaurant: Sutter Street Grill Favorite movie: Fried Green Tomatoes Guilty pleasure: A glass of red wine and dark chocolate

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surgery, the cat returned to normal!” (You might think this contradicts the “cats are smart” theory, but the cat was smart enough to know when to stop. See?) To help avoid “elastic-band-ectomies,” Dr. Standen says it helps if owners get to know their cat’s day-to-day habits. “Any subtle change can indicate a potential problem. Seek a veterinary exam yearly to catch illness in its early stages.” It’s easy for Dr. Standen to tell us the best part about her job. “Knowing that our team at the Cat Clinic played a part in improving the lives of owners by maintaining the health of their feline companions. My staff keeps me smiling, too.” The Cat Clinic of Folsom keeps cats and cat owners smiling. It’s the circle of life.

Dr. Marvin Frace has a way with animals. Apparently the sound of his voice on a local TV news segment caused one owner’s dog to run excitedly around the house looking for him! “There are a lot of people that can gain trust…like the horse whisperer. I think it’s mostly because you give off a sense that you’re their friend and you’re not going to hurt them,” Dr. Frace says. With 45 years of experience, the past 10 at Marketplace Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Frace has made more than his fair share of (furry) friends. From his earliest days working in Iowa “being kicked by bulls and run over by cows,” Dr. Frace says he’s never been afraid of any animal. Just ask him about the Nile River monitor (a large and very carnivorous member of the monitor lizard family) he tangled with in southern California! Thrilling tales aside, Dr. Frace says that to be a good vet, the small daily tasks need to be just as important as the big ones. From ear to teeth cleaning, details are important; as well as a good patient history. “I can’t tell you how many times [the client] practically tells you what’s wrong with the animal…just because of the history,” Dr. Frace says. This is also where his knack with people comes into play: “I’ve always been able to get people to talk to me and tell me everything.” Animal and people whisperer!


MARKETPLACE VETERINARY HOSPITAL When asked to give pet advice to our readers, Dr. Frace doesn’t hesitate. “Annual exams. Essentially one year in a dog or cat is similar to five or seven in a human. One year seems too close to look at them, but monitoring that pet, making sure they don’t have any issues like heart murmurs or dental disease, can get an early diagnosis, so you can put them on appropriate medication to keep them around longer. Having your pet examined on a regular basis is probably the most important thing.”

Q&A Favorite charity: March of Dimes Perfect happiness is: Being outdoors, gardening, enjoying the scenery and the wildlife Best piece of advice you’ve EVER been given: Be patient and persistent. Motto: Live life to the fullest. Favorite local restaurant: The Purple Place Favorite local LANDMARK: Mount Diablo secret passion/obsession/hobby: Sailing

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Now don’t laugh: Dr. Stephen Spellman is allergic to rabbits. “Clients seem to find that amusing,” Dr. Spellman says. (We promise we won’t laugh.) Luckily for Dr. Spellman, rather than rabbits, dogs and cats are the order of the day at Green Valley Animal Hospital (along with occasional pet ducks and chickens). As a UC Davis graduate, Dr. Spellman initially started veterinary life working with large animals, then dogs and cats as well as livestock, before eventually moving on to work exclusively with small animals (sans rabbits). After 11 years at his own hospital in Sonoma, Dr. Spellman moved to El Dorado Hills in 1997, earning his master’s degree in epidemiology at UC Davis before purchasing Green Valley Animal Hospital in 2000, where he has stayed happily since. “It’s a beautiful area, and we have made great friends living here. We moved here when our children were young, and it has been a wonderful place for them to grow up. I like that my ‘commute’ is only a couple of miles,” Dr. Spellman says. When we think of the day-to-day life of a veterinarian, most of us picture animals all day, every day. But our vets are dealing with us almost as much as their furry patients! That initially came as surprise to Dr. Spellman, too. “I didn’t realize how



Q&A Favorite charity: Red Cross, United Way Perfect happiness is: A day at the lake with my family and dog Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given: No one ever learned anything while they were talking. Favorite local restaurant: Bistro 33 Favorite local landmark: Folsom Lake GUILTY PLEASURE: Chips Ahoy and milk

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much I would be dealing with people.” Over time those daily interactions bring familiarity and compassion. “Compassion for the pet and owner, and patience. You can’t just love animals; all pets come with an owner!” Since our furry family members can get expensive Dr. Spellman has practical advice for owners. “Set aside a fund to cover emergencies, or get pet insurance. Prevention can save you a lot of heartache and money.” “It’s rewarding to save a really sick or injured pet, and return them happy and healthy to their family. It’s also hard to beat a day filled with new puppy and kitten visits. The whole staff loves those days!” We can hear the “awws” from here!

Dr. Nathan Fynaardt graduated in 2008, and has been at Blue Ravine Animal Hospital for three years. But don’t get the impression that he’s “new” to the veterinary world. A Los Angeles transplant, Dr. Fynaardt actually spent many years working for his veterinarian father, as well as a private practice technician. However, that didn’t make vet school a cakewalk. As Dr. Fynaardt puts it, “They say veterinary school ‘is like trying to take a sip of water from a fire hose.’ After graduating, Dr. Fynaardt spent a year as an intern at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center in Rancho Cordova. The long emergency shifts paid off, as he now finds he can switch into emergency mode when the situation requires. “It’s a learned skill and I was fortunate to be at one of the best places in Sacramento to learn it.” Keeping the owners in the picture is Dr. Fynaardt’s focus. “Dogs don’t bring themselves here. It’s the people who bring them to us.” He also thrives on the challenges that each new patient brings. “I could have a day that others might call boring where every patient who comes in has itchy skin. Well, every patient that has itchy skin may have a different disease. I have yet to meet a


dog or cat that read the textbook and does it right. It’s always fun.” Dr. Fynaardt’s advice for pet owners is simple: pick up the phone. “Before you do anything, whether it’s as simple as putting on new flea medicine, to as complicated as the decision to euthanize your pet – call your veterinarian. We have gone to school, spent the long hours and gone into practice to be here to provide information for you. Whether you choose to use it or not is [your] decision. But any decision you make should be an informed one. Sometimes we can surprise you.”

Q&A Favorite charity: Operation Homefront PERFECT HAPPINESS IS: A day on the beach in Santa Barbara with my wife Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given: No one goes to their grave wishing they worked harder. Enjoy life. Favorite local landmark: Lembi Park Favorite local restaurant: Krua Thai Favorite movie: Casablanca secret passion/obsession/hobby: Target shooting

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Photos of handbag, necklace, earrings, cake mix, and pitcher/tray by Aaron Roseli; all other photos courtesy of their respective companies.

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ecadence is calling at Back Wine Bar & Bistro. Close to Folsom Lake and easy to find, this gem offers a quiet, romantic reprieve from the everyday. Warm color tones and soft lighting serve as a nice backdrop, while paintings by Leeanne Laine line the walls with wild colors and beautiful artistry (the paintings are also available for purchase). I decided to start my culinary adven-

ture with the Almond Crusted Prawns. Dipped in the house-made romesco sauce and aged gran queso, they were to die for. For my entrée, I ordered the Yellowfin Ahi with basmati rice, tropical fruit salsa, spicy honey sriracha and soy reduction. Growing up near the ocean, I’m particular when it comes to seafood but thoroughly enjoyed this dish. The sesame-crusted tuna, salsa and sauce all complemented

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each other well and provided mouth-watering layers of flavor: sweet and tangy with a spicy kick at the end. The fish was straight-from-the-sea fresh; I could’ve easily eaten seconds. To wash everything down, I sipped on the Bubbles Flight as well as a glass of the Jules Melange blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah – my new favorite red. For dessert, which came recommended by my server, I selected the Triple Pot De Crème. The vanilla custard reminded me of crème brûlée but with a soft shell of dark chocolate ganache and sea salt. It was a perfect ending to the meal. With live music on Thursday evenings, a three-course prix fixe menu on Tuesdays (ideal for the indecisive palate), plus timely service, I anticipate many return trips to Back Wine Bar & Bistro.

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

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

EL DORADO HILLS AMERICAN/Café/Bakery/Deli The Hub Coffee House & Café 4364 Town Center Blvd. 916-939-6764 The Purple Place 363 Green Valley Rd. 916-933-2616 Sienna Restaurant 3909 Park Dr. 916-941-9694 Windplay Deli ** 5003 Windplay Dr. 916-933-9099 French Café Campanile 4359 Town Center Blvd. 916-934-0734 JAPANESE Sky Sushi 3907 Park Dr. 916-941-6310 MEXICAN Sir Vesa’s 2023 Vine Street 916-939-9153 THAI Chantara Thai 4361 Town Center Blvd. 916-939-0389

FOLSOM RESTAURANTS American/Café/Bakery/Deli Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Folsom 1016 Riley St. 916-225-3541 Hours: Open Daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: All Traditional Texas style barbecue slow smoked for the best flavored tender juicy brisket and pulled pork. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit originated in Dallas in 1941 and the Folsom location opened in May 2012. It is a family owned and run restaurant catering to die hard barbecue fans in a family oriented and welcoming environment. Come on in and try the best barbecue in town! dickeysbarbecuepitfolsom See ad on page 51 Early Toast** 25075 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-984-5200 Folsom Sports Garage ** 25005 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-984-7008 Freshii 2776 E. Bidwell St. 916-983-1400

Jack’s Urban Eats ** 2756 E. Bidwell St. 916-984-5553 Karen’s Bakery and Café ** 705 Gold Lake Dr. 916-985-2665 La Bou 404 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-983-3885 13385 Folsom Blvd. 916-608-2288 Lake Forest Café 13409 Folsom Blvd. 916-985-6780 Land Ocean New American Steakhouse 2720 E. Bidwell St. 916-983-7000 Hours: Open daily, Sun-W: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Th-Sat: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Happy Hour: M-F: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Land Ocean is a modern twist to the traditional steakhouse. A comfortable, swanky ambiance with incredible premium steaks, fresh fish, and wood fired rotisserie pork and chicken. We offer many of your favorite steakhouse favorites but also unique, unexpected dishes. See ad on page 55 Main Street Bagel ** 1125 Riley St. 916-983-6444 Mary’s Gold Miner Cafe 426 E. Bidwell St. 916-984-4181 Willow Cafe & Sweetery 13405 Folsom Blvd. 916-294-7805 Hours: New Summer Hours Credit Cards Accepted: V, M At Willow Café & Sweetery we proudly feature a seasonal menu with local brews and wines available. Our dishes highlight fresh, local and delicious ingredients, using only free-range and grass-fed meats. We offer cuisine to meet a range of dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. You will find an inviting, family-friendly environment with a unique concept featuring a staff-monitored playroom to accommodate guests with young children. Call for availability. See ad on page 54 California-French Bidwell Street Bistro ** 1004 E. Bidwell Street 916-984-7500 Hours: Lunch: M-F: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Dinner: M: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.; T-Th: 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; F-Sat: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Closed Sun. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A, D Bidwell Street Bistro has been serving excellent food and wine in Folsom for over 9 years. Owner, Richard Righton, and ExecuAugust 2012 - 53

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restaurantguide Bidwell Street Bistro continued... tive Chef, Wendi Mentink are a formidable team and have been praised and won awards since they opened. Open for lunch and dinner with a full bar. Bidwell Street Bistro also has a private dining room for your special events and business dinners. Come and enjoy our seasonal menu and extensive wine list. Catering is also available. See ad on page 56 Chinese/Asian Fat’s Asia Bistro ** 2585 Iron Point Rd. 916-983-1133 Hours: Lunch: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily; Dinner: Sun-Th: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; F-Sat: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Reservations Accepted Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A We specialize in handmade dim sum, house made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, high quality Asian food. Full bar with high quality spirits and spectacular wine list. Patio seating with outdoor water features. Banquet parties available for up to 30 people. We have contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular hip environment.Visit www. See ad on page 11 Sunny Garden Exotic Asian Cuisine 25085 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-983-8882 Teriyaki To Go! 614 E. Bidwell St. 916-983-5560


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Italian Visconti’s Ristorante 2700 E. Bidwell St. 916-983-5181 See ad on page 53 JapanesE Aloha Sushi ** 2791 East Bidwell St. 916-984-3777 I Love Teriyaki & Sushi 185 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-357-5202 Suishin Sushi ** 194 Blue Ravine Rd. 916-985-8885 Wasabi Japanese Fusion 2371 Iron Point Rd. 916-817-8887 Mexican Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant ** 1760 Prairie City Rd. 916-985-8888 Jimboy’s Tacos 708 E. Bidwell St. 916-983-6990 Hours: Daily: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 8 a.m.11 p.m. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M Our E. Bidwell location invokes the magic and mystery of the Ancient Mayan People

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with the great tasting food of Jimboy’s. Our slow cooked served fast Mexican style cuisine success comes from Jim’s (Jimboy’s) strict attention to; “only the highest of quality in all of our ingredients”. Early Each Morning our Kitchens are fired up and begin cooking real food, beans, rice, fresh (never frozen) meats, and sauces Jimboy’s style. With a family style atmosphere this Jimboy’s is a great destination for your next dining experience. Enjoy the 5 HD screens with our newest addition of great Beers, and Limearitas. We look forward to seeing you soon! See ad on page 51 La Rosa Blanca 402 Natoma St. 916-673-9085 Los Cerros Mexican Grill 2405 Iron Point Rd. 916-817-6452 Mexquite ** The Parkway Shopping Center 916-984-8607 Hours: Sun-Th: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; F-Sat: 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., bar open until 1 a.m. F-Sat. Credit Cards Accepted: V, M, A Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge complements what the city of Folsom and our surrounding areas are creating for our environment. We are here to provide shade, great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and cooling for the summer time, while providing our neighbors and friends with outstanding service and the highest quality food and beverages. NOW SERVING Mexican breakfast Sat. & Sun. Visit See ad on page 54 Pizza Girasole Pizza 2700 E. Bidwell St. 916-984-7179 Pronto Pizza 299 Iron Point Rd. 916-608-0720 Straw Hat Pizza 1870 Prairie City Rd. 916-351-5888 THAI Thai Paradise ** 2770 E. Bidwell St. 916-984-8988

SELECT OUTLYING RESTAURANTS ZacJack Bistro 3275 Coach Ln., Cameron Park 530-676-2969

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taste Henrietta’s Spicy Fried Chicken Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient by the Editors of GRIT Magazine (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2012, $24.99)

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1 to 2 tsp. black pepper 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 1 (2 to 3 pound) frying chicken, cut up into 8 pieces 1/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour 2 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. celery salt Lard, for frying

In a large bowl, combine the black pepper, poultry seasoning, paprika, cayenne and dry mustard. Dredge the chicken pieces in the spices. In a paper or plastic bag, combine the flour, garlic salt, salt and celery salt; shake to mix. Add the chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Heat the lard to 340 degrees and 2 inches deep in an electric skillet or on medium heat in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the chicken pieces and fry for 30 minutes,

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dinner date Food and Wine for the Season turning every 10 minutes. Increase the heat to 355 degrees for an electric skillet or medium-high for a regular skillet. Fry for an additional 5 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink at the bone. Remove the chicken from the fat and drain on paper towels. Serves 4 to 6.

CHÂTEAU DE CAMPUGET ROSÉ 2011 With an unfortunate white Zinfandel stigma, Rosé wines aren’t very popular in California. This amazes me since a good Rosé is perfect for drinking on a hot summer’s day. Château de Campuget Rosé 2011 is a fantastic, incredibly drinkable Rosé from France – perfect to try with friends by the pool this season. The wine has an intense pink color, so it’s nice to look at and drink. One sip and you’ll experience a wonderful balance between acidity and fruit; it boasts a bouquet of raspberries and black currants. The winery behind this Rosé, Château de Campuget, is in Costières de Nîmes, part of the Rhône Valley in the south of France. It’s a beautiful wine property that dates back to 1640! After such longevity, it’s no wonder they know how to make great wine. Search out this wonderful Rosé and buy a bottle or a case to enjoy with your BBQs, get-togethers and picnics this season; at approximately $10 per bottle (retail cost), more Californians are sure to become Rosé drinkers soon! — Richard Righton Owner, Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom

Cookbook and recipe photos courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing; wine bottle photo by Aaron Roseli.

When Memphis-born Henrietta relocated to Lincoln County, Kansas, to be with her husband after the war, she found herself smack-dab in the middle of bland…bland food, that is. So she took her mother-in-law’s fried chicken recipe and gave it some zing to create this spicier version. Serve with your favorite potato salad and coleslaw for the perfect summertime picnic.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I own an oil company (not motor oil); rather, all-natural oil for hair, skin and nails. It contains no chemicals or preservatives and is very affordable so that people can keep buying it. (What a concept!) What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience? I was the box girl during Christmas at Roos/Atkins department store. I dealt with all kinds of people and learned about customer service. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? I sell to salons and teach people about Royal Oil – how they can save money and still receive a high quality product – at community fairs. I also go into beauty schools and teach career information. Why is your staff the best in the business? My staff consists of me. I know what I’m doing to take care of my customers. Only the best goes into my product. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? My children. What’s your hidden talent? I can sell ice to Eskimos. What’s your biggest job perk? Meeting new people and seeing the fascinated look on their faces after they try Royal Oil. Where do you and your family go locally to have fun? Miniature golf and bowling. What’s your favorite childhood memory? Going to work with my dad at Duarte Manufacturing Plant. If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? Gene Kelley – I would love to dance with him. And finally, customer service is…? Giving the customer what they want and the knowledge to make an informed decision.


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Vickie Sullivan, D.D.S.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? We are a children’s dental office. We specialize in challenging patients or situations and focus on a gentle, emotionally supportive environment. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We are very involved with local sports teams, Girl/Boy Scout clubs, and many local fairs and festivals. We sponsor school auctions, Smiles for Kids, and Run for Courage; in addition, we sit on several boards for local hospitals. Why is your staff the best in the business? Our staff is loving, focused, gentle, thoughtful and careful. Kids love them. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? My two children, Madeline, 12, and Garrett, 10. Where do you go when the going gets tough? To the yoga mat. What’s your hidden talent? I can put my leg over my head and do a backbend. What’s your favorite place to eat out locally? The Purple Place and Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. What’s your favorite childhood memory? Cherry picking with my sister, Mel. “One for the basket, two for me.” If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why? Nora Roberts or Mercedes Lackey – they are prolific and incredible writers who have brought me great entertainment and relaxation in life. What’s your favorite local business other than your own? I love both Golden Hills School and Salorah Salon in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. And finally, customer service is…? Everything. A happy patient is the entire goal of our practice. We live for the child who says, “Take me back to Magic Smiles. I want to go to my dentist.” Do you know that our editorial is not paid for, nor can it be purchased? In fact, our Introducing and Dine reviews are not paid advertisements. If you’d like your business profiled, please email Wendy Sipple at Once we determine when your business will be featured, we will contact you to schedule a time to come out and take a photograph. Thank you!

Photos by Dante Fontana.

Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Vault Denim carries an impressive overstock of designer jeans (all the brands you know and love, plus more!), and we sell them at large discounts. In the summer we offer shorts, Capri pants and skirts. Vault has created a new trend in buying designer jeans that combines a comfortable, in-home party setting with a personal shopping experience, plus lots of great feedback from friends. Women invite their friends over to shop, put out food/drinks, and everyone has a great time. Consultants arrive with more than 130 pairs of jeans in an array of sizes. The hostess receives 10 percent off sales toward jeans (for hosting the party), and customers go home with their jeans that night. Vault Denim is one of the fastest direct selling companies; at just under two years old it’s already experienced exponential growth – sustaining a 5,200 percent growth rate in just one year. I learned about the company from a friend in my “Mommy Group.” I get to work for myself, decide Michelle Asnicar and family when and how much I want to earn and make my living going to parties, having a great time with amazing women. I truly love what I do! How are you involved with both the community and your customer? Vault Denim Vault recently held a Jean Drive, in which we gathered nearly 2,000 pairs of gently used Folsom jeans for women and children to donate to local women’s shelters. I do my best to per916-987-2489 sonally help every customer find jeans that flatter their figure and make them feel sexy, confident, and put a little swagger in their step. We have something for everyone – jeans in sizes 0-24, adorned in jewels, stitching or simply stated.

outtakes A Night in History

Seventh Annual Fallen Warriors Memorial Car Show & Poker Run

Folsom History Museum, June 23 Photos courtesy of K. Walker Photography.

El Dorado Hills Town Center, June 9 Photos courtesy of Rusty Kleine, R & R Photography and Linda Faircloth, Z3 Promotions.

Sidney Willis as Bubba Blair and Thomas Rhoads as Smokey Bassett The Legends & Liars Lawmen

USMC League Detachment #940 of Folsom

Sharon and Jim “Digger” Williams

Pam McAtee and grandchildren Poker Run Bike Parade

Young FWMO supporters show their pride

Claudia Cummings and Stephen Holden pose with daughter, Andrea

Texas lawmen arrest Hayden “The Kid” Simmers

Artists in the forge

El Dorado Hills Fire Department Honor Guard

Fifth Annual Folsom Cyclebration June 8-10 Photos courtesy of and Folsom Parks & Recreation staff. Ryan Erwin and Kelly Ford

Families gather before the Scavenger Hunt

Dan Garcia wins the Men’s Expert class in the Folsom Prison cross-country race

Avery Morin rides through “Sherwood Forest”

Teammates Curtis Smith (#669) and Dan Garcia (#90) pace each other in the cross-country race

ANNUAL CHAMBER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills, June 18 Photos courtesy of Vomund Photography.

Greg Jones, Marilyn Gautschi, Vinal Perkins and Lynn Repstad

Tournament winners Matt Kelley, Jack Spiegelman, Cody Stine and Scott Spiegelman

Dan Weaver, Charles Sharp, Jim Majewski with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Natalie Buerki, Jeff England, Kirk Bone, Michael Cartier, and Chamber Chairman of the Board, Linda Ellen Anderson receive recognition

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love, loss and lessons 30 Years of Reflection by Tom Mailey

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with 30 years to try and improve myself as a person, which is good, because I’m a slow learner. (In fact, I wonder if Home Depot would consider opening a chain of self-improvement stores? But I digress.) I look back on how much I didn’t know and shake my head. Although, to be fair, in 30 years I’ll probably look back on this part of my life and shake my head. Which makes me realize: My future self is kind of a smug, patronizing jerk. There were a lot of land mines to be stepped over the past three decades, a lot of lessons that could only be learned the hard way. Through those years, ignorance wasn’t just bliss, it was my

personal concierge. If not, I would’ve understood that 24-percent interest on my first credit card did not mean that Visa only took a 24-percent interest in whether or not I made my payments on time. Plus, I would’ve realized that no matter how white my spor t jacket or how c aref ully cultivated my five o’clock shadow was, I still would never remotely resemble either Crockett or Tubbs. Thankfully, I did do some things right. I finished college. I married someone smarter than me. I saw Van Halen before Sammy Hagar came along. I wasn’t a complete dolt. But as fun and indispensable as the last 30 years were to the life I have today, I wouldn’t trade one single second of now for anything back then. And that includes ground-floor stock in Starbucks. So, you see? I still have plenty to learn. In fact, probably the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that life is nothing but lessons. Even though you graduate, school never really ends.

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y high school reunion is this month. I don’t want to say how many years, but it’s somewhere between 29 and 31. I don’t feel like an old guy, and when my buddies and I get together I don’t think we l o o k li ke th e cast from a Flomax commercial just yet. But I’m not gonna lie – it feels a little weird . Yet at the same time, it f e e l s k i n d of normal. It feels right. I don’t want to be the guy who tries vainly to cling to a youth no longer there. We’ve all seen what that’s done to Bruce Jenner. Heck, I’m just the opposite: I’m grateful for the inexorable passage of time. It beats the alternative. I don’t look at the last 30 years and pine for days gone by. Seriously, can anyone legitimately long for acidwashed jeans or wine coolers? The only thing I genuinely miss from my youth is my jump shot. As for the rest of it? Are you kidding me? Forget for a moment the amazing world events we’ve witnessed the past three decades, like the fall of the Berlin Wall, phones that do everything but cook dinner, and that weird Austrian bodybuilder dude from Conan the Barbarian getting elected the actual governor of an actual state. From a purely selfish standpoint, I’ve been blessed


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