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FOLSOM LAKE

MARCH 2017

LET IT BE
BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND UP CLOSE

WITH LOUIE
ANDERSON
DINE OUT WITH
VISCONTIS AMADOR BLOOMS SPRING
AND SIENNA DAZZELING DAYLILIES ON DISPLAY FASHION
AT JOLIE

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HIGHLIGHTS 6 ON THE COVER
Let It Be
Beatles tribute band comes to Harris Center
Photo by Paul Coltas
INSIDE

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COVER STORY

BEATLEMANIA
INVADES FOLSOM
SCREAMING TEENAGE GIRLS NOT INCLUDED
BY MATTHEW WHITLEY | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

M
agical Mystery Tour. Yesterday. Cant Buy Me Love. Revolution. Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles
catalogue goes on and on. The English band is probably the single most beloved group in the history of
music. Comprised of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, the quartet who
hailed from Liverpool emerged on the music scene in the early 60s and changed the face of recorded music, not to mention
the entirety of pop culture.
The Beatles were animated (in Yellow Submarine), documented (Help!), lionized and idolized by millions around
the globe they were a phenomenon. The band stopped performing live in 1966, eventually breaking up in the early 70s
but not without having recorded some of the most iconic and important albums in music history, including Rubber Soul,
White Album and the masterpiece, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
When John Lennon was assassinated outside of his New York apartment building, not only was a musical genius taken,
but for fans, the chance of a Beatles reunion died with him.
This new musical show changes that. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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LET IT BE
Hitting the stage this month at the Harris
Center in Folsom is the Broadway tour, Let It
Be, a musical celebration of The Beatles in a
series of concerts both real and imagined. This
show debuted in England in 2012 at The Prince
of Wales Theatre. Immediately, a record-breaking
smash, it was brought to American audiences
on Broadway a year later. The show features
singers, Neil Candalora (Paul), Michael Gagli-
ano ( John), JT Curtis (George) and Chris
McBurney (Ringo), under the musical direction
of Daniel Weiss.
Let It Be tells the story of the Beatles
through a series of concerts, beginning with their
first performances in Germany at The Cavern
Club in 1962. Over the course of two and half
hours, with 34 to 37 songs, and seven to eight
costume changes, the production recreates a
series of concerts (Act 1) including The Ed Sul-
livan Show, Shea Stadium, Sgt Pepper and the
rooftop of Abbey Road Studios. In the second
act, it becomes an imagined show. What if John
Lennon had not died and they reunited for a
concert around his 40th birthday?
The second act imagines the Beatles if they
had a reunion and got back together and what
songs they might play, like Band on the Run,
Lennons Imagine, things they were were
working on at that time as solo artists, Chris
McBurney, who plays Ringo Starr said. I think
thats kind of cool about this show is that we are
able to show each Beatle as an individual. In the
second act, when we perform the material they
did after the Beatles had broken up and were
able to show their individuality in that way.

IVE GOT A HOLE IN ME POCKET!


McBurney is a graduate of the American Con-
servatory and a veteran of the original Broadway
production. He said it was initially difficult to
master some of the Beatles material.
With Strawberry Fields, that song was
daunting as it was originally two different takes
cobbled together in the studio by George Mar-
tin, the Beatles producer, McBurney said. They
had two different takes and so theres some
different elements to that where its going to be
a little slow on one chord, faster with the other.
We really sort of pride ourselves getting each
little detail of every song so we can get each note
as close to re-creation of each tune.
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But you know we work so hard at this that we really are putting the songs under the microscope and really learning each
part. And we practice and practice and we were definitely learning tunes. For me personally, A Day in the Life the fills in
that song that Ringo plays are so inventive and unique that for me it was just a challenge in
trying to interpret some of those fills and now after playing for a long time its secondhand
Let It Be nature to me now but it was quite challenging.
A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF Recreating perfectly the original sounds, the feel of each performance, making each song
THE BEATLES as pure as possible is why Let It Be has been viewed by more than 2 million since its
WHEN: 7:30 P.M. MARCH 31; 2 debut.
AND 7:30 P.M. APRIL 1 AND 2 Youre not getting like schmaltzy medley, youre getting the song, McBurney laughed.
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no other songwriting team like them. They just had such inspiration, passion, and were so
socially conscience of what was going on at the time and also an unbelievable gift of melody.
If you missed the real thing, this performance comes darn close.
Its the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Most people never got to see the Beatles play live. They stopped touring in
1966. Or if they did, they couldnt hear the PA due to the screaming girls, McBurney said.
Dont feel like youre too old or too young to enjoy this show. The age of the audience varies with entire families and with
grandparents with their grandkids.
Its really rewarding for us to see. Its a great show for the whole family, he said. Its a generational thing. They span
generations. And I hope they have a newfound respect what for kind of impact the Beatles had on society.

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DINING

SAUCY DELICIOUSNESS: Sienna Restaurant offers an array of dishes including Ahi Katsu.

SIENNA
MODERN AMERICAN GRILL
BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

After spending his life working in the restaurant industry, Mark Platt decided to open
his own restaurant with his wife, Karoline. Seven years later, their brand is wildly suc-
cessful with four locations.
The Platts opened Sienna, their first restaurant location, in February 2010 in El Dora-
do Hills.
After the building sat vacant for two years, they jumped on the opportunity, as it was
beautiful inside and out, Karoline said.
At first the couple struggled, but they found their way because only a year and a half
after opening Sienna, the Platts opened Land Ocean in Folsom. More recently, they
opened second locations of both restaurants in Roseville Land Ocean in September
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WARM MEALS: A popular dish at Sienna is Thai Chili Mahi-Mahi. Ahi Tuna Salad (at right).

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2015 and Sienna in September 2016.When you walk into Sienna, you immediately feel comfortable, like you are in
your own home. With neutral tones on the walls, chairs, flooring, all the way down to the candle holders, the Platts
said they want their guests to experience a warm and relaxing feeling.
Karoline said it wasnt easy brainstorming a name for the restaurant.
I was looking through a box of Crayola crayons and saw Sienna with two Ns on a brown crayon. When I looked it
up it meant warm and inviting. I thought it was perfect. This is why our restaurants are brown and neutral tones, she
said.
One of the more popular dishes is the skirt streak, which is toped with blue
Sienna Restaurant cheese butter and parmesan potatoes, Mark said. More popular items in-
clude the Thai chili mahi-mahi, coconut crunchy shrimp, and the chipotle
HOURS: 11:30 A.M. - 9.M. MONDAY; chicken pizza made in a wood-fire oven, he said.
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With more than 100 varieties of wine in a temperature-controlled wine
cellar, Sienna is sure to please any wine lover.
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At this location, wine is 15 percent of our


sales, which is very high, Mark said. The
crowd really enjoys wine. At Sienna, we do
monthly wine dinners, which are paired with a
four-course meal that our chefs create. We are
big winos, so we are constantly tasting wine and
creating a list that is unique and interesting.
Karoline said that one thing they want people
to remember is they are locally owned, not a
chain.
We have been locals in the Folsom and El
Dorado Hills area for 18 years, and we are really
excited about being a locally owned restaurant
group, Mark said.
The couple said what sets their business apart
in the restaurant industry is not only their ap-
proach to restaurant ownership, but that Sienna
is stylistically upscale from design to service, yet
they are a friendly restaurant.
Mark said he loves reading reviews from
customers saying, The staff was very friendly,
and professional, because that is what they
strive for.
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DINING

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BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

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isconti has been a well-known name within the
Folsom community for almost 25 years.
When Frank Visconti was passing through town
in 1991, he found himself staying here. Leaving behind
the Bay Area restaurants he cooked in, he designed his own
business with his family, funded by his father.
In 1992, Viscontis Ristorante opened a small location at 322
East Bidwell St. Visconti said he started small because he had no
idea how well it would do. Little did he know everyone would love it.
After 18 years, the Viscontis decided to relocate on the growing side of
Folsom at 2700 East Bidwell St. Ste. 700 where there was a larger space as well as a
banquet room, full bar and patio.
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Viscontis Ristorante
I run the back of the house; my brother runs the front of house; my
HOURS: OPEN 11 A.M. - 10 P.M. sister waits tables and does book work; my older sister does the book work
TUESDAY -SATURDAY; 4 P.M. -10 P.M. as well; and my parents do desserts and help out around the restaurant,
SUNDAY.
Visconti said.
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with no preservatives, there are no microwaves and the only thing in
the small freezer is gelato.
Among many aspects of his restaurant, Visconti said his favorite
thing about his business is his customers. He said he loves meeting
new people and this has been a great opportunity to do that.
When asked what the future of the restaurant was, Visconti said
the future was relocating to their current spot, seven years ago. Rest
assured, the Visconti are not going anywhere.
Folsom is a great city, Visconti said. I have great customers and
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ANTIQUE FAIR

TREASURE HUNTERS
PARADISE
FOLSOM ANTIQUE FAIR
A
Spring Antique and Vintage Market
STORY AND PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

ntique enthusiasts from throughout the


WHEN: 8 A.M. -3 P.M. APRIL 8
Golden State are expected to fill Folsoms
WHERE: FOLSOM HISTORIC DISTRICT.
Historic Sutter Street for the 51st annu- PARKING: AVAILABLE IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS MULTI-STORY
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is slated to take place three weeks earlier than previous AND SUTTER STREET NEAR THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
years with a new focus on vintage products, in addition SHOPPERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE
to its traditional menagerie of antiques galore, plus some LIGHT RAIL PASSES THAT ARE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS SUTTER STREET
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For the Historic District mer-
chants, this event brings thou-
sands of people directly to our
area. For the attendees, its a fun
day of discovery, an old-fashioned
treasure hunt, said longtime
Sutter Street merchant Dorothy
Cormack. It makes a great day
of people watching too.
Just a sampling of the antiques
on hand will include: glass, china,
pottery and porcelain; American
and European furniture, country,
primitives and shabby chic; estate
and vintage jewelry; watches and
accessories; paper collectibles;
prints and paintings; clothing
and textiles; silver and silverplate;
cast iron cookware; sports and
movie memorabilia and hand-
crank phonographs, records and
more.
The Antique Evaluation will
also include a day of activities for
the family along Sutter Street,
including food and live enter-
tainment.
Antique appraisals of family
treasures will be offered by local
appraiser Gary Cox, also known
as the The Antique Answer
Man who has worked with the
Crocker Museum, KVIE Tele-
vision and the Folsom History
Museum. Verbal appraisals will
be $10 per item or $25 for three
items. Cox will also be available
to arrange a formal appraisal of
individual items or estates for
insurance purposes or for sale.
Verbal appraisals will be from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m., near the Fol-
som History Museum.
After 51 years of this event, we have decided to include vintage goods as well I cant think of too many
as antiques, said Judy Collinsworth, manager of the Folsom Historic District. things more fun than this giant
Vintage is the rage right now and we think the two go hand in hand. Were treasure hunt, Collinsworth
excited about this change and the new look of the event. added. Vendors come from all
The market will take over the Folsom Historic District. Look for the streets over and have been doing this for
to be filled with thousands of unique items and vendors alike in a day that is so many years. This event began
fun for the entire family. The event is free of admission and draws thousands of in 1966 when a local merchant
people year after year to the heart of Folsom where the area merchants are just as started it and were excited about
excited as the attendees. this year. Come check it out.

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DIRT
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SHOWS FOR ARENACROSS AND
WORLD CLASS SPRINT CARS
KICK UP THE DUST
BY BILL SULLIVAN | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

They are both known as premier showings when it comes to racing on dirt, some have two wheels, some have four.
Some have exotic wings and roll cages, others have nothing more than a daring rider performing on the ragged edge.
Regardless of the style you desire, the intense thrills of Amsoil Arenacross and world-class sprint car racing are roaring into
our region in the coming weeks.

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GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT
Just a few miles south or
north of Folsom, the final week
of March will host two nights
of dirt track racing excitement
of the national caliber as the
Craftsman World of Outlaws
Sprint Car Tour rolls through.
This elite series of winged
410-cubic-inch powered sprint
cars will tour with 11 differ-
ent stops across four states on
the West Coast in the coming
weeks.
This traveling series that has
been bannered as the Greatest
Show on Dirt, which began
in 1978. Thousands of fans
will be entertained just south
of Folsom at the Stockton
Dirt Track, located on the San
Joaquin County Fairgrounds,
for this two-night performance
on March 24 and March 25.
Three days later, the series rolls
even closer for a wild winged
Wednesday night at the Placer-
ville Speedway at the El Dorado
County Fairgrounds, just east of

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World of Outlaws
WHEN: MARCH 29
WHERE: PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
EL DORADO COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS, 100 PLACERVILLE
DRIVE, PLACERVILLE
WHEN: MARCH 24 AND 25
WHERE: STOCKTON DIRT TRACK
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS, 1658 SOUTH
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Arenacross
WHEN: 5 P.M. APRIL 1
AND NOON APRIL 2
WHERE: GOLDEN 1 CENTER, 500
DAVID J STERN WALK, SACRAMENTO
TICKETS: WOOSPRINT.COM

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Folsom, for the third annual Short Track Showdown. This event is presented by Placerville resident and World of Outlaws
driver Brad Sweet.
We always look forward to this stretch in our schedule, said World of Outlaws Series Director Carlton Reimers. The
opportunity to extend our series coast to coast makes it easier for fans nationwide to enjoy the Greatest Show on Dirt.
With speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour the three-eighth-mile dirt track in Stockton and the smaller quarter-mile
banked oval in Placerville produce some of the most intense racing on the annual World of Outlaws annual tour. With
more than 800 horsepower in a lightweight winged chassis that isnt much larger than its driver, this series is nothing short
of exciting for fans of all ages.

AMSOIL ARENACROSS AT GOLDEN 1 CENTER


When it comes to dirt thrills of the two-wheeled fashion, the Amsoil Arenacross series roars into the new Golden 1
Center for the first time April 1 and 2.
Amsoil Arenacross is one of the most extreme racing environments in the world with unparalleled levels of competition
and an engaging environment for fans of all ages. These fearless and highly talented athletes compete on manmade battle-
grounds built inside come of the countrys most well known arenas for 19 different nights of high flying competition.
While the action is family friendly, so are the ticket prices with seats as low as just $10. The 19-race season consists of a
14-round battle for the coveted Ricky Carmichael Cup this year. This series will travel across 13 different states with new
stops not only at Golden 1 Center but also in Portland.
In addition the action on the track, fans can partake in the Monster Energy Track Party at Golden 1. This event takes
place Saturday prior the racing at 5 p.m. and gives fans the opportunity to get an up close few of the machines and drivers
and participate in various contests for series related prizes. Passes to this event are $10 in addition to regular ticket prices.
Opening ceremonies and competition begin at 7 p.m., on Sunday the fun begins at noon.

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THERAPY
SHOPPING
JOLIE BOUTIQUE BEGAN AS A DISTRACTION
FROM CANCER TREATMENT
BY RACHEL ZIRIN | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

A
mother-daughter duo has opened a Rodeo Drive-style boutique in El
Dorado Hills that has items you wont find anywhere else.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Nici Dale moved to Cameron
Park to help her mother, Dawn McClenter, go through treatment.
Their therapy was shopping.
There wasnt really anything in El Dorado County that we liked that was also
affordable and cute, Dale said. Instead of looking for places to shop, we decided
to create one.
My grandmother managed a womans clothing
Jolie boutique for 25 years and she passed away from
breast cancer 11 months prior to my diagnosis, so
WHERE: 3905 PARK DRIVE, we took her memory and opened up a boutique.
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Jolie is a unique, cute, yet affordable womans
CONTACT: 916-358-9593
clothing boutique with great customer service,
Dale said.
Meaning beautiful one in French, Jolie was
the perfect name for Dale and McClenter.
Opened late 2016, Jolie is the new sister store of the original Mirror Mirror that
was located in Cameron Park. After reoccurring robberies and thefts, Dale said it
was the universe telling her and McClenter to create something different and fresh.
We try to be as unique as possible, Dale said. We want to bring things that
youre not going to find in all of the other boutiques. We try to make sure every
piece feels fantastic with a fantastic price.
Jolies main objective is to provide excellent customer service, she said. Not only
do you get a personal shopper, but the luxury of having a glass of wine as well.
It is a way for everyone to chill and have fun, Dale said. We also have beer
for husbands while their wives are shopping. We really want to bring that Rodeo
Drive-type shopping, but not with the price tag.
Dale said her favorite part of her business is styling her customers.
I think, hands down, our customer service sets us a part because we are very
genuine and we want our customers to feel like they are being pampered, She said.
I feel that is kind of a lost thing in most boutiques.

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When shopping at Jolie,


items come and go and are
typically not reordered. Dale
said she wants to make sure
her customers dont run into
someone else wearing the
same top. No one wants to
feel like they have some-
thing unique that everyone
else has.
We are really bringing
the spirit of our old store
to El Dorado Hills and all
of the amazing things that
happened there it is just
different geography, she
said.
There shouldnt be rules
as far as fashion goes, Dale
said. I want people to come
in and feel like they are in
their sisters closet or hang-
ing out with girlfriends, no
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TRAVEL

RV CAMPING GAINING POPULARITY


STORY AND PHOTOS BY NOELLE KONRAD | SPONSORED BY CAMPING WORLD

Adventure is calling. Walking into Camping World of Sacramento excites all the senses with the hope that nature and travel are right at
your fingertips. The conveniently located storefront in Roseville, off Interstate 80, primarily focuses RV sales. These range from small tent
trailers to travel trailers to fifth wheels to a rather large selection of class B, C, and A motor homes.
Camping World RV sales have established itself as one of the premier destinations for everything RV related, stated General Manager
Brian Cutts. While this location provides a great selection of RVs, it also has one of the largest service centers, collision and body shops
exclusively for RVs.
Theres more to Camping World than just parts, Cutts added.
Since 1966 Camping World has provided parts, services, supplies and RVs to all who have a love of travel. It presents the opportunity to
connect with nature and link adventure with journey.
In the past the majority of the clientele were retired individuals who had the time to appreciate the mobility an RV would bring. Howev-
er, that has changed. RV living and camping can be for anyone and has grown in popularity with families of all sizes, especially those with
young children.
We sell a lot of RVs with bunk beds, Cutts said. It speaks a lot to who our clientele is.
People assume our customers are all retired folks, But young families are our main clientele said Sales
Manager Andrew Weston.
The more than 12-acre lot has a little bit of everything to meet any specific criteria.
Camping World has a selection of toy haulers for those who like to ride.

Camping World
WHERE: 1039 ORLANDO AVE.,
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START-UP GUIDE TO THE
WORLD OF RVS
TENT TRAILER: A tent trailer is a trailer with a fold-
ing canvas or other fabric shelter that is towed by an
automobile. It is perfect for simple outdoor camping.
TEARDROP: The teardrop gets its name from its
shape. It is lightweight and incredibly compact. They
fit one or two adults comfortably. These fun campers
have become increasingly popular since the late
1990s.
TRAVEL TRAILER: Also commonly known as con-
ventional trailers. Travel trailers are designed as a
tow-with-you place to rest your head. They provide
more protection and comfort than a tent and are far
more comfortable. No need to stop at a hotel when
youre carrying a room with you.
TOY HAULER: Basically a toy hauler is a travel trailer, With spring and summer right around the corner, the popularity of RV sales is peaking
fifth wheel or motorhome with a large opening in the and Camping World is looking at their busiest year to date.
rear to store cargo such as ATVs, bikes and motorcy- It has one of the largest varieties of RVs some of which include high-end brands such
cles. Its the ultimate adventurer. as Solstice & Keystone Brands as well as Mallard & Coleman trailers that are exclusive to
FIFTH WHEEL: A fifth wheel can easily be described Camping World. With more than 100 locations across the nation and more in the process
as a towable camper. They get their name from the of development, Camping World is designed to make your RV experience effortless and
design and how it hooks up to the chosen towing enjoyable. Camping World is equipped with a knowledgeable staff and special perks. It is a
vehicle. They have a gooseneck hitch which allows one-stop-shop, open daily.
hauling heavy loads. Because they are bigger in size, Its become so affordable for camping, Sales Manager Harvey Baser said.
the towing vehicles demand a little more. However, Good Sam Club has also partnered with Camping World. Good Sam Elite Member-
they offer much more luxury due to their large size. ships come with every RV purchase, completing the campers package.
CLASS B: Commonly known as the camper van, There are two locations within seven miles of one another. Camping World in Roseville
this RV has it all including living space, bedroom, also has a sister store in Rocklin that specializes in RV parts and services.
bathroom and more even though the space is much This Thank you note is long overdue! I purchased the 2017 Mallard Travel Trailer at
more compact. Most do not have slide-outs. Though a phenomenal price her name is now Reconciliation. I have taken her out over a dozen
the space may be limited, Class Bs are the easiest to times since purchasing and the quality of this trailer compared to what I looked at for way
drive, park, and have excellent fuel efficiency. more money is night and day. Your attitude, your staff and your company were awesome to
CLASS A: This distinction of motorhome is often work with. I felt like royalty walking into Camping World. It was refreshing to work with
built on a commercial bus, truck or motor vehicle someone as positive and knowledgeable as you? Life is Good, Wrote satisfied customer,
chassis using heavy duty frame. The 18-wheeled Mike Busch.
structure is designed to hold its substantial weight.
Class A usually has a minimum of two slide-outs. This
style of RV is designed for quality, space, and luxury.
CLASS C: The Class C is the perfect blend of Class
B and Class A. These are easily spotted by an overcab
sleeping quarters. This feature leaves room for more
living area and can fit quite a few people comfortably.
It also has the ability to tow a car behind it for added
exploration.

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RECIPES

BY NOELLE KONRAD

IN THE KITCHEN
Mornings with matcha
MATCHA PANCAKES
There is nothing quite like pancakes in the morning. I mean 3 room-temperature eggs In a large bowl combine all of the dry
come on it has the word cake in it. Its obviously one of my 1/4 cup melted coconut oil plus 1 ingredients and mix until incorporated.
favorites aside from actual cake. That being said, I also like having tablespoon for greasing pan In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the eggs
a sandwich for lunch and some sort of grain carbohydrate for din- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk with the melted coconut oil, almond milk
ner like rice or pasta. When I sit down and track all of the starches 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla and vanilla.
I have consumed for the day, I am appalled ... but I dont want to 1 tablespoon coconut sugar Combine wet and dry ingredients. The
give up my pancakes so I went Paleo. 3/4 cup cassava flour batter should look like cake mix.
Same great taste and I dont have to mark it towards my 1/2 teaspoon baking soda On a hot and greased griddle or pan, pour
starches for the day. Add a little matcha and you have a metabo- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt 1/4 of the mix. Cook until the bottom firms,
lism-boosting breakfast. I could lose weight by eating pancakes! 1 1/2 teaspoon organic matcha powder approximately five minutes.
(This is an exaggeration, everything in moderation.) Regardless, Flip carefully and allow to fully cook
they were delicious and satisfied my crazy craving for pancakes through.
and they were green. Overall just a really fun Matcha morning. Top with blueberries, or any fruit, and
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MATCHA SMOOTHIE
In keeping with the matcha for breakfast theme, I felt like making something
quick, easy, and Ill just say it: its trendy. The smoothie bowls have become the
popular way of having a morning smoothie and lets just face it, its kind of like
eating ice cream. While smoothies are often very tasty by themselves, there is
something that tricks the mind into thinking youre eating more of a fancy dessert
than anything else. Who doesnt love dessert for breakfast? The other aspect is that
it is aesthetically pleasing. Its true you eat with your eyes first.

1 banana
3 ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon organic matcha powder
2 scoops of your favorite protein powder (unflavored or vanilla is the best)

Toppings:
grapefruit sprinkled with coconut sugar
MATCHA LATTE 1 teaspoon chia seeds
When it comes to matcha there is so much more to it than just
1 teaspoon shaved unsweetened coconut
a pretty green color. The health benefits seem endless and bonus

for all of us coffee-enthusiasts out there, there is quite a bit of
In a blender, add banana, ice cubes, almond milk, matcha, and protein powder.
caffeine in the powdered leaf as well. The bonus that matcha has
Blend until smooth.
that coffee doesnt is even with the extra caffeine, there is also
a calming agent. Say goodbye to the jitters and substitute your Pour in a bowl and top with your favorite toppings and a sprinkle of coconut
morning latte with a matcha latte. There are numerous ways to sugar on the grapefruit.
make a matcha latte, however, below is a recipe for my personal Enjoy dessert for breakfast.
favorite. Remember to not go too crazy on the sugar and a little
matcha goes a long way.

I cup unsweetened coconut milk
teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon organic matcha
1 teaspoon organic 100 percent maple syrup (add more for
added sweetness)

Place a pot over medium heat and add coconut milk, vanilla
extract, matcha, and maple syrup.
Whisk vigorously until it simmers and becomes frothy.
Remove from heat and pour into a mug.
Serve and enjoy.
*Note: for added froth I pour my latte into a French press and
use the press to aerate and make bubbles. It also helps cool down
the latte if its too hot to drink right away.

MORE ABOUT MATCHA


Though matcha and green tea are seemingly Some research suggests that matcha is healthi- The process of green tea versus matcha is
the same thing in that they both are harvested from er than green tea.It has more caffeine, polyphenols, different. Matcha is harvested by hand and only uses
the camellia sinensisplant, there are a few differenc- and antioxidants. This research says that the bright the best green tea leaves. The stems and veins of the
es that make one distinct from the other. green powder can aid in fat-burning, cancer preven- leaves are removed and stone ground into the fine
When drinking green tea only the leaf is tion, provide mental stimulation and clear thinking, powders. Green tea is generally a lighter brown color
steeped and then discarded, whereas matcha is the as well as numerous other health benefits. due to the sun exposure.
consumption of the entire leaf that has been dried Matcha is grown more in the shade than The nutrients in one cup of matcha is equal to
out and ground into a powder. regular green tea, which means more caffeine and that of 10 or 15 cups of green tea.
The powder is more commonly used in baking, chlorophyll. This gives it its vibrant color and also
cooking, desserts and the oh-so comforting lattes. helps with its detox properties. MARCH 2017 | 37

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AMADOR EVENT

EXHILARATE
YOUR PALATE
STOKE A PASSION FOR DISCOVERY,
AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A TOTAL SENSORY
EXPERIENCE AT AMADOR FOUR FIRES FESTIVAL
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IGNITE
YOUR SENSES
BY ALEXIS EISENHAUER | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

Amador Four Fires is a one-of-a-kind food and


wine immersion experience blending open-flame
cooking by renowned local chefs with tastings of
Amadors award-winning wine inspired by the
grapes of Southern France, Italy, Spain/Portugal, and
heritage California. The experience continues with
meet-the-winemaker sessions, cooking demonstra-
tions, sensory stations, local merchants, live music and
art exhibits, adding a spark to this adventure that is
more than just another tasting.

NEW FOR 2017


Meet the experts: Sara Schneider of Sunset Mag-
azine, Jim Gordon of Wine Enthusiast, and other
media discuss how to taste wine better, and how to
taste better wine.
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Saturday, May 6, 2017


AmadorFourFires.com

Designated Driver and VIP tickets available. Follow us at #A4F


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Amador Four Fires Beer vs. Wine, a food pairing debate featuring industry experts: BJCP
WHEN: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. MAY 6 national beer judge Michael Big Mike Moore, winemaker and owner
WHERE: AMADOR COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, of Scott Harvey Wines Scott Harvey and brewer and owner of Amador
18621 SHERWOOD ST, PLYMOUTH Brewing Company Will Pritchard. Moderated by owner of Restaurant Taste
TICKETS: AVAILABLE AT Tracey Berkner.
AMADORFOURFIRES.COM
Live BottleTalk Show: Rick Kushman and Paul Wagner host a live version
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MARCH 15, 2017. of their light-hearted podcast BottleTalk, with jokes, jabs, and pet peeves of
the snobbish side of wine culture.

Family-friendly area: For animal fans of any age, A-PAL Exclusive VIP experience, designated driver discount, and
Humane Society and Tri-County Wildlife Care present fun childrens tickets available on event ticket site at Amador-
educational talks with opportunities to interact with domes- FourFires.com
tic and wild animals; coloring activities, games and more. All proceeds benefit the Amador County Fair Foundation
Tickets are all-inclusive: food pairings, wine tasting(water and their Farm to Future Initiative.
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visit
sutter
creek
Just 45 minutes from Sacramento
or Folsom, Sutter Creek is close
enough for a day trip

Visit beautiful Sutter Creek this Spring for stunning


wildflowers, wine tasting and charming strolls!
If you havent visited nearby Sutter non-profit organizations in the Gold
Creek in a while, you may be surprised Country. Its worth following Wine on
at how this beautiful old town 49 online to learn about their wines &
continues to evolve while respecting unique events throughout the year!
its historic past. Many small, family TIGBY HILL VINTAGE
owned businesses continue to thrive! A new store in Sutter Creek! Vintage
treasures, crafts, souvenirs, vintage toys
Restaurants, wineries, galleries,
& flags. Always someting meaningful to
boutiques and many lodging and find at Tigby Hill Vintage! The owners
dining choices make Sutter Creek a Mary and Peter are enchanting, they love
perfect day-trip or weekend getaway. Sutter Creek and this fun store is a great
addition to Main Street. Be sure to stop in
WILDFLOWERS & WINE! Their 2nd Annual Wild Flowers and next time you visit Sutter Creek!
Another beautiful event not to be 65 Main St. Sutter Creek.
Wine event promises to be even more Call: 209-267-8314
missed in Sutter Creek this Spring! fun than their successful debut last year. Instagram: @tigbyhillvintage
Hosted by Wine on 49 - a friendly, Plan to visit on April 2nd, 2017 to enjoy
creative group of 10 wine tasting rooms the Wildflowers and Wine Event! Ticket
in Sutter Creek. Working together, they cost is just $35 and includes a fun
promote their Award Winning Amador afternoon of wine and seasonal food
Wines, while supporting the essential pairings. The event takes place at each
preservation of local heritage sites and KNIGHT FOUNDRY
of the 10 tasting rooms along Main HISTORIC WATER-POWERED FOUNDRY & MACHINE SHOP

Street in Sutter Creek. Not far to walk est. 1873 sutter creek, ca

from one tasting room to another to


enjoy the next pairing, and easy to NEW PHASE FOR HISTORIC
linger in their charming courtyards and KNIGHT FOUNDRY
pretty little patios. Live music through- Knight Foundry is a national historic
out the day at unique locations in town, landmark, and recognized as one of
set against the historic, photogenic Americas most endangered places.
New efforts are underway to restore the
backdrop of Sutter Creek. Wildflowers
historic foundry. Visit the Open House
and Wine will be a delightful afternoon on March 4th from 10am to 4pm. First
of wine, food and wildflowers. Proceeds opportunity to tour inside the foundry
from this event will be donated to in several years!
Knight Foundry. For more details,
and to purchase event tickets: KNIGHT FOUNDRY
SUNDAY APRIL 2nd, 2017
81 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek
Follow and support the restoration
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Main Street, Sutter Creek online at www.knightfoundry.com Ch
Tickets $35 at www.wineon49.com www.facebook.com/knightfoundry 2017
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AMADOR

DAY-TRIPPIN
INTO SPRING
AMADOR COUNTY BLOSSOMS WITH
FLORA, FAUNA AND GOOD TASTINGS
BY ALEXIS EISENHAUER | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY

It is March, symbolically the month of


growth and renewal, heralding the coming
of spring. Warmer temperatures and longer
days are fast approaching, and an adventurous
youthful spirit ignites in all of us.
A day trip through the country is an afford-
able and relaxing way to welcome this bright,
new season. With its wide-open landscape, fair
climate and array of leisure, Amador County is
the quintessential low-stress country getaway.
Winding up from the valley, the open
country roads guide you through picturesque
foothills, heritage oak groves, rolling vineyards,
and charming towns. Local merchants and
countless wineries offer opportunities for find-
ing unique gifts and provisions for the perfect
picnic lunch.
At the junctions of Highways 16 and 49,
take a quick detour to Plymouth. Celebrating
its centennial this year, the City of Plymouth is
an example of an historic Gold Rush town that
continues to thrive to this day.
Stretch your legs with a stroll down Main
Street, and enjoy the enduring architecture
from different era. Grab your basket or cooler
and be sure to stop by Amador Vintage Mar-
ket for a gourmet boxed lunch of sandwiches
and snacks or pick from the expansive deli
offerings. Complete your picnic spread by
heading up Highway 16 on Shenandoah Road
to Amador Brewing Company for a growler
of craft microbrew, or venture into one of the

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happening around CONTINUED FROM PAGE 45

AMADOR many tasting rooms dotting


the region, such as Terra dOro
or Renwood, for a bottle of
Amador County Day at the Kennedy Dandelion Days First Saturday Amador Art Trek
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Kennedy Gold Mine Downtown Main Street, Jackson tinue along Shenandoah Road,
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March 24-26 Sutter Creek, wineon49.com hills and vineyards, ultimately
The Final Toast comeouttoamador@gmail.com. arriving at a favorite locals des-
7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Jan. Pino Noir Tasting
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6 p.m. March 25
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Grand Oak Ballroom, Jackson
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(209) 223-9542 beautiful venue for your picnic
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Sutter Creek Theatre an assortment of flora. Ducks,
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49er Bypass 5k/10k Challenge (209) 295-4499, mstw.org es. Free tram rides or groomed
Motorcar Rail Ride 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. start April 1 walking trails let you easily
Second Saturdays Amador County Recreation Agency Ladies Night explore the expansive grounds.
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9 a.m.-4 p.m. Offering flowers, seeds, and
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Rail crossing at Highway 104, bulbs for purchase, small gar-
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between Highway 88 and Highway (209) 267-1344, SutterCreek.org/ dening tools, childrens trinkets,
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(209) 221-5418,
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 1 is a wonderful treasure trove to
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REAL ESTATE

Spring time calls for growth


Whats growing faster: The rain totals, the lake the market. While the rains came and set the high
height, the flowers, real estate prices, my kids, the water mark, the sellers stayed put and the number
cost of college tuition, the stock market, the number of homes on the market is at a low water mark for
of homes going on the market? All of the above? the year. But we can count growth. If this year is
While the stock market grows to 20,000 and anything like the last three years in Folsom, we can
my daughters tuitions grow to sky-high levels, I expect a steady growth, or increase in the number of
personally hope that one growth factor takes care homes that come on the market. Last year, Folsom
BY PAT QUAN of the other. Wasnt it just yesterday that my oldest steadily grew each month until it peaked at 213
daughter was a little Brownie Girl Scout out selling homes on the market in August.
cookies? Who can pass up those Thanks-A-Lots? One reader suggested I write about growth on new
OK, that leads to another growth my waistline. homes in Folsom. Immediate and noticeable growth
And wasnt it just yesterday that my youngest was at is planned for area south of Highway 50. Folsoms
a local dance competition excited that I was there Planning Manager Scott Johnson pointed out that
to watch? Yes. Actually that was yesterday. Shes the the spring of 2017 brings infrastructure improve-
captain of the high school dance team and they just ments (extension of utilities like water and electrical,
finished competition season. But nevertheless, my etc.) so that vertical structures can be built in 2018.
kids have grown up. Over 2,100 yes, 2,100 lots have been approved
Rain totals are growing. We are 194 percent above across three projects; Russell Ranch, Mangini Ranch
normal for this year. Our beautiful lakes and rivers and White Rock Springs Ranch. With Folsoms pop-
are growing. Theyre out-growing their capacity. We ulation estimated at 76,375, that certainly will qualify
asked for rain. We all asked for rain, over and over as additional growth. And Folsoms open space will
and over again. And we got it, over and over and continue to grow. In those three projects, 30 percent
over again. of the space is required to remain open space.
I see growth everywhere in Folsom. Go on a Folsoms growth plans are very well managed. Its
hike at the lake, or on one of those awesome trails one reason why people love to move to this area. I
through the Parkway. You cant miss the growth of love where I live. I love Folsom. Its an exciting place
the trees, plants, shrubs and, of course, the weeds. and a wonderful place to be every day.
Theyre everywhere. Home prices? Theyre growing too. The average
Go to the shopping landscape. More growth. Just price home in Folsom is $475,804, a growth of 4.3
the Palladio alone has lots of retail growth. Coming percent compared to January 2016. If various life
soon: Lazy Dog Restaurant, Pretty Sweet Bakery, changes has you thinking about selling your home
Brisas du Sol Restaurant, BI Design and E Life growth in your family (newborn, multi-generational
Cycles. Thats what I love about Folsom. Go to the family), growth in the extra space you have in your
lake, go shop and eat. What a life! house (downsizing, empty nest) with proper planning
Hows the real estate growth? Hmmm. Youre and a good Realtor (luckily, I know a really good
thinking, Theres no growth in home sales. Theres one), you can smoothly get to your next stage in life.
Contact Pat Quan at Coldwell Banker (916) 812-4341, pquan@
very little on the market. Well youd be right. As
cbnorcal.com, or PatQuan.com. BRE# 01918240. Sources: Current real
of the time of this writing, just 72 homes are on estate data: Metro List Services 2/12/17.

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Stunning entertainer
EL DORADO HILLS HOME IS A SHOWCASE
BY ART GARCIA | PHOTOS ARE COURTESY TO THE ENTERTAINER
Panoramic city lights and Folsom Lake views span the front elevation of
this one-story Mediterranean villa. Completed in 2015-2016, its like a new
home, boasting approximately 6,272-square feet, five bedrooms, five-and-a-
Hot Property half baths, an office and theater/media room.
Its ideal for entertaining and filled with architectural flair and a floor plan
ADDRESS: 263 POWERS DRIVE, that has many options, said Debi Ambroff, Coldwell Banker Residential
EL DORADO HILLS Brokerage listing agent in El Dorado Hills. No expense has been spared
LIST PRICE: $1,688,000 with the finest in finishes, light and plumbing fixtures, crown molding, stone,
INFORMATION: FOR MORE granite, cabinetry and exterior doors.
INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE
The great room has a stunning entry with marble floor and medallion,
A PERSONAL TOUR CONTACT DEBI
AMBROFF AT 916-425-9930 OR and shows as a grand ballroom graced with pillars, an ornate fireplace, stone
DEBI.AMBROFF@CBNORCAL.COM flooring, crown molding, wine room and iron chandeliers. There are three
fireplaces, in the family room, living room and master suite.
The great room flows to a separate living room that has its own fireplace
and windows that span the front elevation to enjoy the fabulous views. Theres
a spiral staircase that leads to a loft where the views can be enjoyed from the
exterior terrace. A beautiful guest bath with furniture vanity also is off the
great room.
The chef s kitchen is a showcase with a large island, copper sinks, granite
countertops, a stainless appliance package that features a warming drawer,
oven, commercial-style range with pot filler, wine chiller, subzero built-in
refrigerator, dishwasher and coffee maker.

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Theres plenty of room for
dining and the iron chandelier
enhances the lighting over the
dining space, Ambroff said.
The master suite is remote from
the other suites for privacy. Its
spacious, with wood flooring,
ornate fireplace, an iron door
to the exterior, plus a stunning
chandelier and sconces. The mas-
ter bath is stunning and spa-like.
It features a huge walk-in shower,
jetted tub, a beautiful vanity with
double sinks, water closet and
a walk-in closet with custom
built-ins.
The home office has wood
flooring and an iron door to the
outside and the theater/media
room is conveniently located off
the great room.
Both have closets so can serve
as bedroom options. Wide grace-
ful hallways with artist niches
lead to the additional bedroom
suites. All suites are oversized
and have stunning baths and
walk-in closets with beautiful
built-in cabinetry.
Theres a four-car garage, gated
driveway and room for a pool at
the rear of the home, as well as a
covered and uncovered patio and
a fire pit.
No homeowner association fees
or Mello Roos help make this
home a great location. Its close
to a local park, Folsom Lake, the
Palladio shopping center and
Town Center for shopping and
Highway 50 for commuting.

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HISTORY

DYNAMIC
POWER BY MACKENZIE MYERS | PHOTOS BY BILL SULLIVAN

At right: Tour guide


Dick Overman
discusses the
powerhouses
control panel backed
with Tennessee
marble, which is a
poor conductor of
electricity.
At left: Two dusty
penstocks stand in the
background, while
a smaller system
called an exciter sits
near the center of the
powerhouse.

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HOW THE FOLSOM POWERHOUSE CHANGED
LIGHT AND LIFE IN SACRAMENTO
Though its visitors center is visible from needed land for a new prison. Livermore had
Riley and Greenback in Old Folsom, parts of land but needed labor to finish the dam, canals
the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park and powerhouse, so they traded, establishing
are hard to see driving by. The brick, granite, a strong relationship between the two institu-
steel and lumber buildings are tucked behind tions.
lush green grass and thickets of ghost pine Theres a real connection between the prison
and eucalyptus. The facility a network of and the people who ran this operation, said
footbridges and trails, pods of switches and Dick Overman, whos been a Folsom Power-
transformers, gaping spillway gates and a series house tour guide since 2007. It was definitely
of canals was active for 57 years, opening a working relationship and partnership with
up in 1895 and shutting down in 1952. The the state of California.
structures are now obsolete and overgrown, but
121 years ago this facility was state-of-the-art, BATTLE OF THE CURRENTS
making Folsom famous long before Johnny Though its an aesthetically interesting place
Cash. now, the main asset of the Folsom Powerhouse
Horatio G. Livermore, the powerhouses in its heyday was its ability to transmit power
creator, came to California in 1850 for the like few other places in the United States.
same reason as almost everyone else: gold. What they did here high-voltage,
But by 1861, he caught on to a different idea, long-distance transmissions It wasnt the
recognizing the tremendous potential of the first power plant to do this, but it was one of
areas waterways. Initially, he wanted to use the the first, Overman said.
water to power a lumber mill but found it dif- In a greater historical context, the story of
ficult to move logs down from the mountains. the Folsom Powerhouse comes down to whats
He and his sons took over Natoma Water and referred to as a battle of currents. Thomas
Mining in 1861 and began constructing the Edison and his direct-current power is what
Folsom Powerhouse the following year. Since most of the country used at the time, but it
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Folsom
In its day, the Folsom Powerhouse was among the first power plants sending the power through
in the United States equipped to transmit high voltage over long transformers and wires
distances.
Powerhouse linked to Sacramento.
tances. When alternating-current came around, the status You had the American
HOURS: NOON TO 4 P.M. WEDNES-
quo flipped completely; for the first time, powerhouses DAY-SUNDAY River flowing through this
could generate electricity that lasted over long transmis- ADDRESS: 9980 GREENBACK LANE, building, said Overman,
sions, like the 22 miles between Folsom and Sacramento. FOLSOM stomping lightly on the
It may have been risky for Livermore to take on such a INFORMATION: (916) 988-0205, floor. It diverts from itself
new enterprise, but it was a successful alternative to his PARKS.CA.GOV about two miles upstream,
failed lumber mill. comes here, flows through
Standing inside history and makes electricity. Then
Ivy creeps up the main powerhouse and moss grows be- it reconnects with itself and
tween the granite slabs of the spillway gates below, as if its flows out into whats now Lake Natoma.
the grout holding the whole thing together. Inside, it smells High above, locally quarried granite blocks still form the back walls
like dusty metal and damp rock. Crooked light fixtures and of the powerhouse where the water flowed in. Overman explained that
arched windows illuminate four penstocks metal tunnels prisoners did about two-thirds of the work on the canals and dams
that look like industrial waterslides and four generators upstream, while local Italian masons put the powerhouse together.
down the length of the room. Each penstock is eight feet in This thing is still as solid as it was when it was built in 1895, he
diameter, according to Overman, and is capable of handling said.
250 cubic feet per second. Thats about 250 basketballs Despite the awe-inspiring, larger-than-life penstocks, the whole show
worth of water, flowing through the penstock in a single ran on two smaller ones, called exciters. Sandwiched between the
second. Even at that rate, the old powerhouse produced main penstocks, the exciters look like miniature versions of their neigh-
a mere 2 percent of what the Folsom Dam can produce bors. They served as direct-current motors, helping generate magnetic
today. fields in the large alternating-current structures. If these generators
When the powerhouse was in function, water flowed went down, the whole system went down with it, Overman explained.
down the canals outside, down the penstocks and into a
turbine section. The turbines vertical blades caught the HIDDEN INGENUITY
water, turning a horizontal shaft that spun a magnet within A lesser-known aspect of the park is a smaller secondary power-
a series of copper coils on the other side of the wall in the house, down by the river and typically not open to the public. This
generator room. The resulting electricity was transmitted auxiliary structure was built in 1897 to work around an unexpected
through a switch on the opposite walls control panel, drought. It allowed operators to take advantage of another 20 feet

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ROCKABILLY HALL-OF-FAMERS TO PERFORM
Over the last three decades, Big
Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have Big Sandy and his
kept up a constant cycle of Fly-Rite Boys
traveling back and forth across WHEN: MARCH 18
the lower 48, then hopping WHERE: AUBURN EVENT CENTER,
across the pond to Europe 145 ELM AVE., AUBURN
Generators like this one used copper coils to create electricity from spinning and beyond. They bring with TICKETS:
turbines. them a brand of American KEEPSMILINPRODUCTIONS.COM
music that has earned them an
the water could fall, gathering that much more energy to spin induction into the Rockabilly
additional turbines. Operations here were a little different from Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand
the main powerhouse, using two pulleys joined by hemp rope. Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.
As water fell through the penstock and turned the lower pulley, I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity
it spun the upper one, creating electricity through a generator to sing my songs all over the world, said Sandy. But when Im away from the
near the top. U.S. for too long, its like I need a recharge... like I need a solid dose of everything
The pulley generating electricity is so high up, of course, to Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a
keep it above the water line, Overman said, pointing to some truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and
high-water marks on the back concrete wall: 27 feet in March Im good for another three thousand miles.
1907, 22 feet in February 1986, to give a few examples. Walk-
ing back to out to the footbridge, Overman stressed the quick
thinking behind this secondary structure, the swift action that
operators took to make the most of the drought threatening
their output.
It was critical to keep energy flowing to Sacramento, he said,
so they engineered it on the fly. And all drawn out, too. There
werent computers at the time to do this sort of thing.

A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
Though this technology required occasional troubleshooting
and created bitter tension between American electrical companies
and though H. G. Livermores gold-rush dreams didnt pan
out the way he planned the Folsom Powerhouse was cause for
celebration throughout the region.
Eventually, the new technology allowed Sacramento to expand
its streetcar coverage and illuminated the city with street lamps.
It brought an alternative to costly coal power, the convenience of
refrigeration to businesses and light to peoples homes.
Thats why this is a historical landmark, Overman said. This
was going from a very rural to a very urban area. It was all about
electrifying Sacramento.
In September 1895, thousands of people from hundreds of
miles away gathered in Sacramento to witness the spectacle. There
were parades and floats, gun salutes and lights strung all over the
capitol. When operators finally flipped the switch in the Folsom
Powerhouse, 22 miles away, the city buzzed to life in a way it
never had before.

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ENTERTAINMENT

COMEDIAN
LOUIE ANDERSON
BASKETS EMMY WINNER PERFORMS AT HARRIS CENTER
BY MATTHEW WHITLEY | PHOTO IS COURTESY

One of Americas most


beloved comedians takes
the stage of the Harris
Center, April 6, when
three-time Emmy winner,
Louie Anderson comes to
Folsom for one night only.
Anderson who was named one
of Comedy Centrals 100 Greatest
Comedians has been making us laugh
since his TV debut on The Johnny Carson
Show in 1984. Over three decades Anderson
has been a successful stand-up comedian, author
(Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child), game
show host (Family Feud), additionally, he created the
Emmy-winning animated series, Life with Louie, and
this year won his third Emmy (Best Supporting Actor in
a comedy) for playing Christine Basket, mother of Zach
Galifianakis in the hit FX comedy series, Baskets.

HOW DID YOU CREATE YOUR OWN STYLE FIND YOUR


FOOTING ON STAGE AS A COMEDIAN?
You know, I did it on a dare, Matthew. That was 1978. I just
went up and I tried it out and all my friends and family were
there. It was just gonna be a one-time thing and I was so
comfortable and I had so much fun. And
because all my friends and family
were there, it really well. And then, I Louie Anderson
just worked really hard like I worked OPENING: KEITH LOWELL JENSEN
all the time. I used to do like seven WHEN: 8 P.M. APRIL 6
nights. Every night that there was WHERE: HARRIS CENTER, 10
comedy. I would go somewhere and COLLEGE PARKWAY, FOLSOM
TICKETS: $20-$35;
do it. On my way I would tape my set
PREMIUM $40
back then I had a cassette player HARRISCENTER.NET,
and on the way home I would listen to LOUIEANDERSON.COM
it and I would go, oh, this, that, this.
I was very engaged in my activity. And
it was the first time Id ever found
anything in my life that was really so much about me. So much
about my abilities it was the kinda coolest thing, in a sense.

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YOU TALK OF BEING MADE FUN OF BUT THEN CHOOSE A CAREER ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURSUING OTHER FILM ROLES?
STANDING UP IN FRONT OF PEOPLE, HOW? I would love to play a man! (This makes us both howl with
Ive always been comfortable, because, you know, I grew up in a laughter.)
family of 11. So people were not my fear as much as my fear would
be: was I able to do it? So, no, I wasnt really afraid in that sense, as a WHAT YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR FOLSOM AND THE HARRIS
lot of people. A lot of people might have that stage fright. Mine was CENTER?
to get inside my own head and the problems I had, you know, like Well, the great thing is my show is family friendly, but also
just the craziness of comedy. But otherwise this is something I think I not boring. You can bring Grandma, you can bring the parents.
was supposed to do in life. But one of the things that I try to create is an atmosphere of
joy and fun, and forgetting your troubles. ... I just had four
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG WIN AT THE EMMYS shows in Tacoma, Washington and man I had so much
FOR YOUR PORTRAYAL OF CHRISTINE BASKET ON THE fun and the fans are so great. And I got new stuff. I got my old
FX COMEDY SERIES, BASKETS. HOW stuff that I do for people that they like and I always tell people
DID YOU GET THE ROLE? when they ask me the question, what do you think you do
Louie C.K. called me: Im here well? and I got one thing I really do, as good as anyone else
with Zach Galifianakis. Were doing that does it, and thats stand-up comedy. You wont be disap-
a new sitcom together and Zach and pointed! Im a thousand percent present doing
SACRAMENTO my shows. I
GUITAR
I want you to play a character in it. And I still feel that connected to the live performance, and to me,
SOCIETY I N T H E G UI TA R C E L E B R AT I O N
that means Im really firing on allJ Ocylinders.

!
said, Yeah, Ill do it. Then he said, We want
SACRAMENTOGUITARSOCIET Y.ORG
you to play Zachs mother. And I go, Yeah, thats
Massimo
perfect. I didnt hesitate one bit. Delle Cese OCTOBER 5-6
Id been doing my moms character in my act for (Italy) Bach, Regondi, Rodrigo, Kavanaugh,
Iannarelli Direct from Italy!
several years. It just is so much fun and like for me ...he is an admirable artist...his sense of

a learning experience and an adventure much like


programming is superb... an artist of
international stature
stand up was for me. I felt exhilarated and, oh my God, Robert Luse, The Straits Time

I can do this with the character and I can do that? And I had
such great women in my life my mom and my sisters and all the NOVEMBER 2-3
people I grew up with in and in the Midwest who, you know, really All Brazilian program, a great artist!
An artist of music with a magnificent technique. Segovia
seemed to enjoy who they were and so I use that as models. So that The breadth of Burgess imagination is unmatched...
turned out to be something really fantastic! I didnt have to audition flashy, crisp,exciting and incendiary. CD Now
David Burgess
they just gave me the part. We shot the pilot and had to be quiet (U.S.)

about it. We didnt want people to know I was playing the mom. So FEBRUARY 1
when they me asked me what part I was playing I said, Zachs train-
World music for flute and guitar - delightful!
Their sensitivity and musicality combined with
er. (This makes Louie giggle.) Thats a good cover dont you think? impeccable ensemble will delight and captivate all
Alma Nova Duo those who hear them. Pepe Romero
(U.S./Bosnia)
YOU HAVE DONE SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROJECTS. MARCH 1-2
WHICH ONE HAS BROUGHT YOU THE MOST JOY: ACTING 1989 GFA Winner and enchanting performer
Both technically gifted and musical to the core.
WRITING, YOUR STAND UP?
FESTIVAL OFMAY
FOUR
Los Angeles Times

When I was doing Life with Louie, that was so joyful. Family 3-4
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ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE music and entertainment shows


JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT
12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Tickets available at jacksoncasino.com.
7 p.m. March 9 7 p.m. April 22 and 23
The Robert Cray Band Aaron Lewis The Sinner Tour
Iconic rock blues group Country

7 p.m. March 18 7 p.m. May 12


Global Knock-Out 9 Art Garfunkel Concert
Mixed Martial Arts Event Grammy-winner

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Loverboy

THUNDER VALLEY CASINO RESORT Honky Tonk Boombox


1200 Athens Ave. in Lincoln. Two Steps Down
Information and ticket sales: (916) 408-7777, thundervalleyresort.com.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4 RED HAWK CASINO
Celebration Year of the Rooster 1 Red Hawk Parkway, Placerville.
Featuring Kristal Tin and more Tickets available at redhawkcasino.com.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 3 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 24
Tony Orlando Thunder Cover Apple Z Big Bad Boogie Rock
Tie a Yellow Ribbon on this one Todays dance hits Top 40, pop 70s and 80s

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24 10 p.m. Saturday, March 4 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12 10 p.m. Saturday, March 25
Loverboy BB McKay & the Buck Ford Rock Monsterz
Some Like It Hot Bumps Country Classic rock, top 40
50s, jump/swing, rock-
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 a-billy 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26
Tinh Xuan - Spring Vietnamese Concert Fresh Jessie Leigh
Variety shows 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5 Latin, classic rock, top 40 Country
Random Strangers
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7 Country 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 31
Carlos Mencia Fresh The Spazmatics
Delve into the mind of Mencia 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 Latin, classic rock,top 40 The ultimate 80s new
Nathan Owens wave show
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21 R&B, Motown 1 p.m. Sunday, March 19
AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience Two Steps Down
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ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE
theater performances

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GOLDEN 1 CENTER
500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento
Information and ticket sales: (916) 928-0000, golden1center.com
March 9
Blake Shelton April 1 and 2
Doing It To Country Songs Tour AMSOIL Arenacross
Dirt bike racing
March 26

Arsenic and Old Lace


Ariana Grande April 7
The Dangerous Woman Tour Night of Hope with Joel +
Victoria
March 30 Pastors of Americas largest church
Eric Church
Holdin My Own Tour

SUTTER STREET THEATRE


717 Sutter St., Folsom.
Tickets and information: 916-353-1001, sutterstreettheatre.com
EL DORADO MUSIC THEATER
Tickets and information: (916) 941-7464, edmt.info
OLD TYME RADIO SHOW
The Great Cookie War Folsom Old Tyme Radio Show
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 9-11, 3 p.m. March 11, 2 and 4 p.m. March 4 at Golden Hills 4 p.m. second Saturday of the Month
School, 1060 Suncast Lane, El Dorado Hills Get ready for a special radio show featuring Orson Welles The War of the
The neighborhood of Eagle Creek has two Kid Scout Troops. Each intends to be the top seller Worlds using the original 1938 radio script. Tickets: $10.
of cookies in the region.
OFF BROADWAY SERIES
Unplugged Arsenic & Old Lace
2 and 6 p.m. March 26 at Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom Through March 19
Two shows of great numbers from classic and current Broadway musicals, done in an up- A farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended
close-and-personal way. from the Mayflower, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs.
The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy,
homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to
go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.
POWERHOUSE PUB
614-D, Sutter St. Folsom. Tickets available at: powerhousepub.com Oliver
March 25 - April 30
March 2 March 11 March 24
Ashley Barron Cheeseballs Rock Steady FAMILY SERIES
The Fabulous Fable Factory
March 3 March 16 March 25 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 19
8 Track Massacre Straight Shooter Super Huey Monroe wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory and accidentally trips
a lever which activates the factory machinery, an assembly line of seven
March 4 March 17 March 30 actors who create fabulous fables.
Groove Line Spazmatics Dust & Diesel
Rock Country The Hobbit
March 9 March 18
April 1 - April 30
Ariel Jean Band Lost in Suburbia March 31
Alex Vincent COMEDY SERIES
March 10 March 23 CD Release The LOL Comedy Troupe
Branded High Noon 4 p.m. the third Saturday of the month
Proceeds benefit Developmental Disabilities Service Organization programs.

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ENTERTAINMENT

UPCOMING LIVE theater performances


B STREET
THEATRE
2711 B Street, Sacramento.
Tickets and information:
916-443-5300,
bstreettheatre.org

Going West
1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays through April 2
In this original work, the men
and women who two sides of
this vast nation together are
examined. With courage and
fortitude, the singular vision
of these leaders created one enra: PROXIMA
of the most celebrated and
important ventures of our time. HARRIS CENTER EVENTS CALENDAR
10 College Parkway, Folsom.
Concussed, Four Days Tickets and information: 916- 608-6888,harriscenter.net.
in the Dark by Jack
Gallagher The Piano Men: A Tribute To Elton CORE Contemporary Dance: Unplugged
Preview 5 p.m. March 4 and 2 John & Billy Joel Redefined 2 and 6 p.m. March 26
p.m. March 5; 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 7:30 p.m. March 17 and 18 Experience the cast of youth group High
A dynamic, interactive concert celebrating two This performance showcases the companys Voltage of great numbers from classic and
Opening 7 p.m. March 5.
giants of pop music, featuring Craig A. Meyer, versatility and atheleticism, and will feature current Broadway musicals.
Showtimes: 6:30 p.m.
Donnie Kehr, all-star musicians and backup guest performers that have inspired the
Tuesdays; 2 and 6:30 p.m. singers of The Rocket Band. company over the past decade. Anoushka Shankar
Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays 7:30 p.m. March 29
and Fridays; 5 and 9 p.m. George Kahumoku Jr. and Masters of The Ugly Duckling Sitar player and composer renowned in both
Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Hawaiian Music with Nathan Aweau 1 and 3 p.m. March 18 classical Indian and world music.
March 4-April 16 & Kawika Kahiapo Be uplifted by Hans Christian Andersens story
Laugh and wince at Jacks 7:30 p.m. March 10 in which an ugly duckling discovers that he has enra: PROXIMA
jarringly funny new play about Three masters of Hawaiian music bring become a handsome swan. 7:30 p.m. March 30
the strange turn his life took, Hawaiis unique folk styles and the delightful Japanese supergroup who defies conventions
when he took a strange turn experience of k-halu (slack key guitar). Sacramento Baroque Soloists: of space, time, gravity, and physics, through
on his bike in front of an A London Adventure seamless synchronization of digital projection
onrushing car. Touching, funny The Folsom Lake Symphony: 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 and physical movement.
and insightful, Jack chronicles Its About Time Featuring music in England from 1600-1750.
11 a.m. March 11 Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music
the effects of concussion on the
In a compact program, explore catchy rhythmic The National Symphony Orchestra of of The Beatles
brain and comedy.
elements in pieces ranging from a waltz and Ukraine 7:30 p.m. March 31; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 1;
polka to Mission Impossible and more. 2 p.m. March 19 7:30 p.m.; 2 and 7 p.m. April 2
With Volodymyr Sirenko, artistic director and This fully-staged band not only features
Carrera Productions: Walter Trout conductor, and Theodore Kuchar, conductor highlights of The Beatles, but also imagines the
IMAGINATION 8 p.m. March 11
An A-list side man with John Lee Hooker, John
laureate. Considered one of the finest celebration of John Lennons 40th birthday.
THEATER Mayall, and Canned Heat, Walter has enjoyed
symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe.
Ballroom, Latin, Theatrical Dance
El Dorado County Fair playing emotional brand of fired-up, hardcore An Irish Hooley! Showcase
Grounds, 100 Placerville guitar heavy music, writing and recording 7 p.m. March 19 6 :30 p.m. April 1
Drive, Placerville, Tickets and songs for over 20 years as a solo artist. St. Patricks Day in Ireland with the Kerry Voice An evening of dance from all over the world.
information: (530) 642-0404, Squad and Conner Reider.
imaginationtheater.net Birth of the Beat Louie Anderson
2 p.m. March 12 Chicago: The Musical with opener Keith Lowell Jensen
Follow the routes of American Music, 8 p.m. March 23-25; 2 p.m. March 24 and 25; 8 p.m. April 6
Tuna Does Vegas
from New York City to Hollywood, this fully 1 and 7 March 26 Iconic comedian, the three-time Emmy Award
7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays;
staged production features eight outstanding Set amidst the 1920s, with knockout dancing, winner, is one of the countrys most recognized
2 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. singers, dancers and actors, stunning sets and a ripped-from-the-headlines story about fame and adored comics.
Sundays March 17-April 2 authentically styled costumes. and scandal and one show-stopping song after
Re-unites lovable and eccentric another. Mamma Mia!
characters from the third An Evening with Alice Waters Farewell Tour
smallest town in Texas as they Folsom Lake College Speaker Series Sacramento Guitar Society 7:30 p.m. April 7; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 8; 1
take a rambling romp in Sin Inaugural Event Festival of Four and 6:30 p.m. April 9
City. 7 p.m. March 12 7:30 p.m. March 25 Mother, daughter, three possible dads and an
Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, Flutist Viviana Guzman and guitarists Stevan unforgettable trip down the aisle with songs
and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Pasero, Guillermo Rios and Richard Patterson of ABBA.
Restaurant in Berkeley. thrill audiences and critics.

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calendar of events
Friday, March 3
BLACK, WHITE AND RED ALL OVER FIBER EXHIBIT
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6-8
p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March 9 at 48
Natoma in Folsom. Free. Exhibit features art from the
Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild artists. Gallery hours are
Info: (916) 355-7285, cabraham@folsom.ca.us.

DATE NIGHT LATE NIGHT from 5-8 p.m. on Sutter


Street in Historic Folsom the first Friday of each month.
Stroll Sutter Street, shop, enjoy bites to eat or sip of
wine. Free event is rain or shine. Parking Garage: 905
Leidesdorff in Folsom is free. Info: (916) 985-7452,
historicfolsom.org.

Saturday, March 4 Date Night - Late Night


See March 3 and April 7 listings.
MURER HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDEN tours from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom.
Free. Bring a picnic lunch. Info: (916) 985-3290,
murerhouse.org. Sunday, March 5 Friday, April 7
MOVIE AND POPCORN free at 1 p.m. the first and DATE NIGHT LATE NIGHT from 5-8 p.m. on Sutter
FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays third Mondays each month at the Gilmore (Senior) Street in Historic Folsom the first Friday of each month.
at the Railroad Turntable and Public Plaza in Historic Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. Info: (916) Stroll Sutter Street, shop, enjoy bites to eat or sip of
Folsom. Event includes more than 45 farmers and 358-3575. wine. Free event is rain or shine. Parking Garage: 905
vendors with certified farmers, locally grown seasonal Leidesdorff in Folsom is free. Info: (916) 985-7452,
fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, fresh eggs Wednesday, March 15 historicfolsom.org.
and dairy, live music and more. Info: historicfolsom. FOOD TRUCK SAFARI from 5-8 p.m. at Folsom City
org. Zoo, 403 Stafford St., Folsom. Live music by Jimmy Saturday, April 8
Ashley; bounce houses; face painting; and food trucks: EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AND TOWN CENTER EGG
OFF THE GRID FOLSOM from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sweet Spot, Baconmania, Smokers Wild, Happy Cow HUNT is 10 a.m. - noon at 4364 Town Center Blvd.,
Folsom Outlets, 13000 Folsom Blvd. (market at front and many more. Presented by City of Folsom Parks & El Dorado Hills. Egg Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp.
main entrance of the mall) in Folsom. Event features Recreation Department and Sactomofo. Candy- and prize-filled eggs will be collected by ex-
a weekly pop-up food market with rotating lineups of cited children in the grass areas by the lake. Four egg
local food trucks and live music. Info: offthegrid.com/ Saturday, March 25 zone areas (ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8 and older). Special
event/534/folsom-premium-outlets. DESTINATION DINNER: Passport to Mexico from 5-8 guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, magic show,
p.m. at the Folsom High School Multi-purpose room, music, face painting and balloon artists. Rain or Shine.
CAMERON PARK CONCERT SERIES, doors open at 2502 1655 Iron Point Road in Folsom. Cost: $25 general, Info: (916) 933-3013.
Country Club Drive Cameron Park 6 p.m. and the show $12 children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit Soropti-
will start at 7 p.m. at Lacey J Dalton an American mist International of Folsom El Dorado Hills projects. 51ST ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MARKET is
country singer and songwriter with hits through the Info: sifedh.org. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Historic Sutter Street in Folsom. Four
1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Pre-order tickets for $18 blocks will be filled with more than 250 antique and
each, 2 for $34. Or buy tickets at the door for $20 each. Thursday, April 6 collectible dealers. Admission is free. Great food and
Tickets are available at District Office, Cameron Park EL DORADO HILLS SPRING CARNIVAL is 4 -10 p.m. April live entertainment will also be featured. Parking is at
Bel Air, Shingle Springs/ Cameron Park Chamber of 6, 4 11 p.m. April 7, noon 11 p.m. April 8, noon 905 Leidesdorff Street at the corner of Reading Street
Commerce and at showclix.com. For more information 10 p.m. April 9. The carnival will include rides and and Leidesdorff Street. Info: 916-206-9144.
call (530) 677-223. games as well as food and drink options. A portion of
the proceeds will benefit the Oak Ridge High School
CAMERON PARK COMMUNITY YARD SALE will take Basketball program in El Dorado Hills. Pre-ticket sales
place 8 a.m. noon at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cam- available at California Welcome Center. Info: (916)
eron Park. Shop or sell. Vendor spaces available for 933-3013
$20 in advance. Rain or shine. For more information,
call (530) 677-2231 or cameronpark.org.

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WINE COLUMN

736
fun wine facts BY ERIK LOIGOM, WINE COLUMNIST
Is the average number of
grapes it takes to make a
bottle of wine.
But that can vary widely
depending on things like
grape variety and condition
when picked. For example,

49 million
rain plumps berries or a dry
growing season will produce
small ones.

bubbles
Estimated in a bottle of Champagne.

The worlds oldest


Romans
used lead 100,000
bottle of wine
dates back to the year 325 and
Romans discovered that
mixing lead with wine
bottles
The largest cork tree
was found near the town of Speyer, not only helped preserve in the world (the
Germany, inside one of two wine, but also gave it a Whistler) is in Portugal.
Roman sarcophaguses, or a stone sweet taste and succu- It averages over one ton
cofn, adorned with a sculpture or lent texture. Chronic lead of raw cork per harvest
inscription and associated with the poisoning has often been every nine years. Thats
ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome cited as one of the causes enough to cork 100,000
and Greece. It is on display at the of the decline of Rome. bottles.
towns Historisches Museum der
Pfalz.

A barrel holds Women are better at tasting


59 gallons Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend
Which equals to 225 liters or to be better wine testers because women have a better
300 bottles to ll 25 cases sense of smell than men.

2 pounds of grapes 2-6 tons of grapes


is in one bottle of wine are harvested per acre
(depending on many factors)

Not all wines This equals 720 bottles or 13.5 barrels per acre

improve with time


In fact, a vast majority of wines
produced are ready to drink and Ranked No. 1
do not have much potential for Among the worlds fruit crops wine
aging. Only a rare few will last grapes are ranked No. 1 in terms
longer than a decade. of acres planted.

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