Author: Alan Gray

A Menagerie Comes to The Gallery in Folsom

A curious collection of wild animals: dashing horses, stealthy wolves, leaping rabbits, peaceful birds, and more are all included in the diverse and unusual group of images portrayed in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. In the show, “Menagerie,” Mariam Pakbaz will exhibit her hauntingly beautiful mixed media drawing/paintings with wonderful ceramic figurative sculptures by Jeanette Morrow. Both artists play with the interaction of animals and the human figure to symbolically convey their thoughts. The exhibit opens March 20 and continues through May 7, 2015. The artwork by Mariam Pakbaz are reflections of what...

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Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman Joins Folsom Lake Bank Board

Educator Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman has joined the Folsom Lake Bank Board of Directors, according to a press release issued today by Folsom Lake Bank. Folsom Lake Bank is a classic community bank, locally owned and locally operated. As a full service commercial bank, its focus is on small business owners, professionals and individuals in the communities surrounding Folsom Lake. Dr. Scott-Skillman has extensive leadership experience in community colleges, gained over four decades. As founding President of Folsom Lake College, where she served for 11 years, Dr. Scott-Skillman provided leadership and vision for the community college, and many other projects, including the Three Stages regional performing arts center. Prior to arriving in Folsom, she held other community college administrative positions across California, including vice chancellor at the system level for community colleges. Over the past year, Dr. Scott-Skillman completed an interim assignment as Chancellor of the San Francisco Community College District focused on accreditation and district financial matters. She is currently interim President and CEO of the Community College League of California, a professional organization for CEOs and Trustees in California community colleges. Her other board positions have included American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); Folsom Economic Development Board; Presidents’ Round Table; and the New Sacramento High School Board. Her community involvement includes local Chambers of Commerce; Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow); Buckeye USD Bond Oversight Committee; and Classical Masters Music Festival....

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Who Let The Dogs Out In Sutter Street Theatre?

Two Dumb Dogs are reported to be prowling around in Sutter Street. The next time to spot them (pun intended) will be this weekend and the weekend after. According to Mike Jimena, The Amazing Adventures of Ferdo and Floof is a hilarious comedy with a message, actually more than one message. Do you lack confidence in yourself? Do you sometimes forget to using your brain? Or perhaps do you like to break all the rules? Jimena says the lessons you can learn are that self-confidence is within you, if you will only coax it out, and, if you start...

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Folsom Underage Alcohol Operation Results In One Arrest

Following in the footsteps of previous operations, Folsom Police Officers conducted their Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation yesterday. The aim of the operation is to detect whether adults purchase alcohol for people under the legal limit of 21 years old. The decoy, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer, stands outside a liquor or convenience store and asks patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor clearly indicates in some way that he or she is underage and therefore cannot legally purchase the alcohol. You might think that nobody would be trapped by this, because the law is well known and the monor states they are under age. Some adults do agree to purchase alcohol for the minor. If they do, officers arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1000 fine and 24 hours of community service. The operation yesterday resulted the arrest of a single person, 23 year old Oryan Gibson, of Folsom. Yesterdays Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation was followed up today with a “Recognition and Reward” operation, in which a young-looking 21 year old, who attempts to purchase alcohol. The aim of this operation is to check whether alcohol retailers correctly request ID from youthful purchasers. Any retailers who correctly ask for identification are notified that the operation is a check of...

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Sober Grad Night Granite Bay High School

On May 16, Dutch Bros. Coffee Granite Bay will be donating proceeds to Granite Bay High School’s Sober Grad Night. “Sober Grad Night is awesome,“ Dutch Bros. Granite Bay owner Brian Place. “We are pleased to help celebrate young people as they prepare for the next stage of their lives and help the community keep them safe.” Sober Grad Night aims to provide high school seniors with fun activities on the night of graduation as an alternative to drinking. Graduation night across the nation has proven to be one of the most dangerous times of a young person’s life, due in great part to the presence of alcohol and drugs. “Since the CHP established Sober Grad Night in 1985, the number of young drivers involved in alcohol related collisions during the month of June has declined dramatically,” said Nina Snow teacher at Granite Bay High School. “We appreciate community support of this worthwhile event with partners such as Dutch Bros. – Granite Bay.” In addition, Dutch Bros. will be on-site selling Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel energy drinks and coffee on Sober Grad Night for students, volunteers and parents who need help staying awake through the overnight party. Dutch Bros. at Granite Bay is locally owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team, Brian and Mattie Place. Dutch Bros. Coffee, ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction...

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