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FOLSOM

MAGAZINE

CHOOSE. VISIT. CONNECT.

Contents

6 Rainbow Bridge

10 River District

14 Murals of Folsom

16 Day Tripper

27 Diverse Housing

31 Millennials

33 Education

34 Events

37 Women Leaders

45 Dining

48 Happy Hour

51 13 Distinctive Things

54 Welcome Dogs

Joseph P. Gagliardi

CEO - Greater Folsom

Partnership

Mary Ann McAlea

Senior Vice President

DIVISIONS

Taryn Grows

Products and Services

Lisa Lorraine,

Megan Murphy

Marketing and

Communications

Shannon Robb,

Annie Hodges

Business Development

Sharon Williams,

Nancy Christeson

Visitor Center

Robert Cline

Economic Development

Jennifer Jiminez,

Nan Bloodworth

Accounting

Deirdre Livingston

Executive Assistant

CONSULTANTS

Will Kempton,

Economic Development

Libby Siino

Major Events

Nicole Hoover

Events Coordinator

Kristine Keables

Communications

Debbie Hurst

CPA

57 Development Facts

60 Rodeo!

65 Instagram

66 Beautiful Recognition

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RAINBOW BRIDGE

Welcome to

Folsom!

You may be reading this because of Folsom’s reputation as an emerging tech hub in Northern CA or because

you know that Folsom was rated the #1 place in California to raise a family (WalletHub 2018).

ABOUT

GREATER FOLSOM PARTNERSHIP

Three non-profit organizations – the Folsom Chamber

of Commerce, Folsom Economic Development

Corporation and the Folsom Tourism Bureau –

collaborate as a partnership to benefit Folsom’s

economic well-being. These three organizations are

important drivers of vitality uniting the business

community with tourism, jobs creation and business

advocacy.

The newly opened Johnny Cash Trail may intrigue

you about Folsom’s legendary history or the stand up

paddleboarders floating down Lake Natoma may have

captured your imagination as you drove over the bridge

coming into Folsom. Whatever brought you here, you

are quickly discovering that Folsom is one of the best

communities in the state!

For those looking to move to our award-winning

community, the job market here is open for business. The

Highway 50 corridor, anchored by Folsom, has the highest

concentration of private sector jobs in the region. Intel,

Micron, PowerSchool, Stem Express, VSP, Kikkoman are

just a few of the companies who have chosen Folsom.

Learn more about how Folsom is attracting talented people

and businesses at ChooseFolsom.com.

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Rainbow Bridge

Treasured for

100 Years

By Roberta Long

C E N T E N N I A L

Of all the bridges in the world, few capture

the hearts and imaginations like Folsom’s

Rainbow Bridge. It is the symbol of Folsom,

and its likeness is seen in everything

from fine art to selfies, from clothing to

keychains.

But it was not always known as the

Rainbow Bridge. When it opened in 1919

as a one-lane bridge, it was simply labeled

as the American River Bridge. Sacramento

County, the builder, identified it with a

rather boring title - Greenback Lane Bridge.

The name “rainbow” is rooted in Folsom

historic lore. The late Artie Davies, former

City Clerk and Folsom Historical Society

President, revealed this story: George

Trejo, born in 1908, liked to fish near the

bridge which he felt reminded him of a

rainbow. Around 1942, George stopped

by “Sam” Samuelson’s cigar store on

Sutter Street, the original business center

of Folsom. As he and a friend checked

out new postcards, they noticed one

of Folsom with a “Highway Bridge over

American River.” Trejo suggested a far more

fitting name would be Rainbow Bridge.

Apparently, the name stuck.

For much of Folsom’s history, Rainbow

Bridge was the only way to easily travel

over the American River. In 1969, it was

widened to two lanes with a pedestrian

sidewalk and new overhead lamps.

RAINBOW

BRIDGE

Folsom, California

With a growing city creating increased

demand, traffic over the Rainbow

was relieved when Natoma Crossing

(constructed with similar sweeping

arches) connected Folsom Boulevard in

1999. With the closing of Folsom Dam

Road in 2003 due to security concerns

after the 2001 terrorist attacks, traffic

impacted the Folsom Historic District and

the Rainbow Bridge.

Folsom Crossing, spanning the canyon next

to Folsom Dam, opened in 2009, relieving

pressure on Rainbow Bridge.

In 100 years, the Rainbow Bridge has seen

Folsom grow from a population of 700-800

to 78,000, plus millions of visitors.

The bridge continues to capture the hearts

and imaginations of those who travel over

this memorable and often photographed

span to Folsom. Beautiful photos taken

from dusk to dawn can be found with a

simple internet search.

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Poster artwork courtesy of City of Folsom


MEMORIES

OF AN ICONIC

LANDMARK

Andy Morin

“I love the setting. When our

two boys were young, our family

enjoyed riding the bike trail around Lake Natoma.

Cycling under the Rainbow Bridge was always a

special experience.”

Mary Asay-Skiles

“When the Rainbow Bridge was the only bridge

across the American River, we used to walk across

the bridge for exercise. We liked to walk across the

bridge and go up the hill for dinner at the Cliff House.”

Cindy Baker

“I can close my eyes and recall the memories of

gliding under the arches in my kayak, enjoying

the little eddies swirling, the still waters, and the

migratory birds with their young.”

Mary Clark – Folsom artist

“I was about 9 or 10 and it was

during the Depression and my mom

would fry chicken and make a potato

salad it was the usual thing we did

on Sunday. We’d walk down to the

bridge and that’s what we did. That

was our vacation. That’s why I did

the paintings because I just loved

that time.”

Photos by Menka Belgal.

Blueprint and logo courtesy

of City of Folsom

Both Mary and Cindy were on the bridge during

the flood of 1983. Mary says it was “spectacular,

beautiful and wild.” Cindy says, “They were releasing

so much water into Lake Natoma that there were

huge standing waves everywhere upstream and

downstream from the bridge. The whitewater

was strong enough that you could feel the bridge

shuddering. They closed it and people line the banks

on both sides of Lake Natoma to witness the sight.

You could even hear the roar up on Sutter Street.”

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Photo by Tom Gomes

RAINBOW

BRIDGE

HONORED

WITH HISTORIC

RECORD

Photo by Chip Allen

By putting one foot ahead of the

other on a tiny one-inch wide line

stretched above Lake Natoma,

Slackline athlete Ryan Robinson

set a world record during the May

celebration honoring the 100th

birthday of Folsom’s iconic Rainbow

Bridge. He traversed 1,919 feet from

the Lake Natoma Crossing, over

Rainbow Bridge to the Historic Truss

Bridge. The feat was witnessed by

thousands who lined up along the

shoreline, from kayaks and stood on

the bridge.

Photo by Tom Gomes

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THE LAKE NATOMA AREA IS POPULAR WITH WATER

ENTHUSIASTS AND NATURE LOVERS FOR ITS CALM

WATERWAYS AND WILDLIFE.

FOLSOM’S

RIVERFRONT IS

CONSIDERED THE

CITY’S MOST EXCITING

AREA FOR PROVIDING

ACCESS FOR

RECREATION.

Photos by Menka Belgal

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Folsom’s

Riverfront

Creating a City Treasure

By Bill Romanelli

Several study missions to “riverfront cities” across the country

have cemented a common goal to responsibly transform

Folsom’s greatest untapped resource—its waterfront—into a

new city treasure.

WHAT IS IT?

The “River District” is the conceptual idea that

the American River is Folsom’s most significant,

one that for many years has been overlooked as

a place where our city can recreate and take a

step closer to nature. The goal of the planning

effort is to make the riverfront more accessible

to everyone, in a way that is sustainable,

environmentally responsible, and will provide

greater use and value that we don’t have today.

Potential uses being discussed include a mix of

natural/preservation, recreational, historical,

cultural, educational and development options.

WHERE IS IT?

The River District encompasses the shorefront

all the way from Folsom Lake to Lake Natoma/

Hazel Avenue, on both sides of the American

River within the Folsom city limits. Aside from

the city, the various property owners include

the Federal Bureau of Reclamation and the

California State Department of Parks and

Recreation which owns the greatest amount of

the affected property.

WHO IS INVOLVED IN THIS PLANNING EFFORT?

More than 250 Folsom residents participated

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H I S T O R Y

M A T T E R S

Folsom History Museum

Three annual changing exhibits, including Annual Quilt Show

823 Sutter St. Folsom

916 . 985 . 2707

Tues - Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Pioneer Village

Outdoor, interactive experience

On the corner of Wool & Leidesdorff St.

Tues - Sun 10 am -3 pm

F o l s o m H i s t o r i c a l S o c i e t y . o r g


AMENITIES FOR THE FOLSOM RIVER DISTRICT COULD INCLUDE

WALKWAYS, SEATING AREAS AND A POSSIBLE NATURE CENTER.

in three workshops organized by a 13-member River District Organizing

Committee (also comprised of Folsom residents and sponsored by the

Greater Folsom Partnership) last fall. The River District Organizing

Committee has prepared a report on the outcome of the workshops that

it is now presenting to several city commissions and ultimately to the

Folsom City Council, which will have final say on what happens next.

WHY IS THIS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE NOW?

The idea of a River District has actually been discussed for several years,

but only really gained momentum in 2017. Folsom’s new 2035 General

Plan, just approved by the City Council, calls for consideration of a River

District Master Plan for Folsom’s riverfront area. Consideration of how to

make the most of the riverfront is also in keeping with ongoing efforts to

enhance quality of life for residents and live up to the city’s “Distinctive

by Nature” slogan. The growth that’s starting now south of 50 is going to

continue for the next several years and as the city grows, the population

will become even more family-oriented, with more residents looking for

ways to stay and play near home.

WHEN IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN?

As of right now, there is no specified timeline. The River District

Organizing Committee will be presenting the findings of its workshops

over the next several months, with plans to present to the city council,

with a recommendation to proceed with developing a River District

Master plan, slated for 2019.

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Walls Inspired

Folsom’s Natural Beauty Captured

on These Business Walls

SUTTER STREET TAQUERIA “TRIBUTE TO MEXICO,

SAN FRANCISCO AND FOLSOM!”

TRADER JOE’S “JOHNNY CASH AND

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES”

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HOSHALL’S SALON & SPA “A PLACE TO RELAX”

FIREHOUSE SUBS

“A FIREMAN’S THEME –

OF COURSE!”

RALEY’S “HISTORIC

SUTTER STREET”

Photos by Menka Belgal

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Day Tripper

Saturday Edition

#HangOutInFolsom

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A TRIP TO THE FARMER’S MARKET IN HISTORIC FOLSOM IS THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY

IN FOLSOM. ENJOY A STROLL AROUND THE HISTORIC RAILROAD TURNTABLE AS YOU SHOP FOR LOCAL

PRODUCE, BAKED GOODS, AND FARM FRESH EGGS. OPEN EVERY SATURDAY, 8AM -1PM YEAR-ROUND – DOGS

ARE WELCOME!

TAKE A SPIN ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE, A FUN TWIST ON CYCLING. PRACTICAL CYCLE AT THE PEDAL STOP IN HISTORIC

FOLSOM OFFERS ELECTRIC BIKE RENTALS & SERVICES. OPEN, THURSDAY – MONDAY FROM 10AM – 6:30 PM.

THE CHARM OF HISTORIC FOLSOM OFFERS MILLENNIAL’S A

FUN PLACE TO HANG, INCLUDING BRAVO COFFEE BAR. ENJOY

THE COZY NOOK INSIDE THE SHOP, OR FIND A PLACE OUT ON

THE STREET TO SAVOR THE COFFEE. MAKE SURE TO TRY THE

MAPLE CREAM ICED COFFEE – A FOLSOM FAVORITE!

Photos by Menka Belgal

ENJOY THE COOL BREWS FROM ONE FOLSOM’S MANY PUBS

INCLUDING ITS OWN BREWERY – RED BUS. AT OUT OF BOUNDS

BREWERY, CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS TO CORN HOLE OR

BOCCIE AND ENJOY THE OUTDOOR BACK YARD FIREPITS.

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Day Tripper

Families First

#YourKidsWillLoveIt

SKIPOLINI’S PIZZA HAS YOUR FAMILY COVERED FOR DINNER. WITH ALFRESCO DINING OFFERED ON THE PATIO, THE KIDS CAN

EXPLORE THE OUTDOOR PLAY STRUCTURE. THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY MENU OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVEN THE PICKIEST MEMBER OF

YOUR FAMILY.

Photo by Menka Belgal

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MIX UP YOUR FUN UP WITH SOME HISTORY.

PIONEER VILLAGE IS A GREAT HANDS-ON

EXPERIENCE WITH GOLD PANNING AND

BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS. THE

FOLSOM HISTORY MUSEUM FEATURES

ROTATING EXHIBITS RELATED TO THE

CITY’S HISTORY. SATISFY YOUR FAMILY’S

SWEET TOOTH AT SNOOKS.

A TASTY TREAT FROM JULIAN’S PATISSERIE

AND CAFÉ IS THE PERFECT WAY TO START AN

ADVENTURE. THIS FOLSOM FAVORITE SPECIALIZES

IN FRESHLY MADE PASTRIES AND SWEETS WHILE

OFFERING A FAMILY-FRIENDLY VIBE.

BRING YOUR SATURDAY ADVENTURE

TO A CLOSE BY SEEING A MOVIE AT

PALLADIO 16 CINEMAS. SETTLE INTO

YOUR LUXURY ELECTRIC RECLINER

AND ENJOY THE SHOW! TICKETS CAN

BE PURCHASED ONLINE AHEAD OF

TIME AND YOU CAN EVEN RESERVE A

SPECIFIC SEAT.

GET CLOSE TO

SOME FURRY FRIENDS

AS YOUR KIDS

ENJOY INTERACTIVE

LEARNING AT THE

FOLSOM ZOO

SANCTUARY. THIS

FOLSOM TREASURE

OFFERS A SAFE HAVEN

FOR NATIVE AND

RESCUED ANIMALS.

TAKE A VOTE – WHO’S

YOUR FAVORITE?

Photos by Menka Belgal

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRIVE FAR FOR QUICK ACCESS TO

FOLSOM’S WATERWAYS. BREATHTAKING SCENERY AT LAKE

NATOMA OFFERS KAYAKERS AND PADDLEBOARDERS 500

ACRES OF SURFACE WATER. NO BOARD, NO PROBLEM,

RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ADVENTURE SPORTS KAYAK

AND SUP RENTALS (OPEN APRIL – SEPTEMBER).

Day Tripper

Saturday Edition

#WeLoveAdventure

BEFORE YOU HIT THE TRAILS, MAKE SURE YOU VISIT

@FOLSOMBIKE FOR A TUNE-UP. THIS LOCALLY OWNED

SHOP IS KNOWN FOR THEIR PASSION FOR THE CYCLING

COMMUNITY AND THEIR FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Ride, Paddle,

Run Folsom!

(All in a day!)

Photos by Menka Belgal

With 56+ paved miles of scenic paved trails,

along with two stunning lakes, Folsom is an

outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Where else can

you cycle, paddle or run all in the same day?

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WALK THE LINE, OR RUN ON THE JOHNNY

CASH TRAIL, ON THE SCENIC PATH

AROUND FOLSOM STATE PRISON. A

FAVORITE OF FOLSOM’S FINEST.

AFTER A MID-MORNING RIDE, ENJOY

A CUP OF COFFEE AND PASTRY AT @

KAREN’SBAKERY ON THEIR CHEERY

PATIO. EASY ACCESS TO THE TRAILS &

BIKE RACKS MAKES IT A LOCAL FAVORITE

FOR CYCLISTS AND RUNNERS.

Folsom’s trails welcome runners and

pedestrians of all levels. There are several trail

access points located throughout the city of

Folsom which paves the way to nature’s door.

Enjoy a complimentary trail map in our Visitor

Center located in Historic Folsom at 200 Wool St.

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Diverse Housing Styles

Meet the Needs

Photos by Menka Belgal

THE HUB APARTMENTS

An apartment with an outstanding

patio view of a sunset. An

urban-vibe dwelling with a flex

live/work space atmosphere. A

loft with nightlife just around

the corner. A custom home with room for a pool

and outdoor entertaining. An active 55-plus

community with non-stop activities.

These housing options are just some of the

choices available for those looking to move into

Folsom both now and in the future.

With a history of carefully planned growth

and beautifully designed neighborhoods,

Folsom’s reputation as a quality of life enclave

in the region is well-deserved. Today preferred

housing choices have diversified from the

traditional single family home and apartments

to master planned communities, urban-friendly

homes and lofts. Recognizing this trend, the

city has been careful to plan a variety of

housing types to address the needs of a varied

demographic from emerging workforce to

retirees on fixed incomes.

These measures have helped the inventory of

affordable housing grow. In 2019, an urban-infill

project, Bidwell Pointe, a 140-unit apartment

community by St. Anton Communities, opened

with one- to three-bedroom units, 100 of which

are set aside for income-restricted tenants.

The “luxurious, highly desireable amenities

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PIQUE APARTMENTS

and much needed mixed-income apartment

community will include live/work spaces

and retail on East Bidwell Street,” said

Ardie Zahedani, a principal of St. Anton

Communities, which also built the popular

81-unit Granite City Apartments that borders

the Willow Creek preserve and bicycle trails

off Sibley Street.

At the east corner of Broadstone Parkway

and East Bidwell Street, USA Properties Fund

is building a 293-unit multi-generational

apartment community that will feature 12

rent-restricted and 281 market-rate units.

“Having lived in the city for close to 30 years,

my husband and I have been witness to,

and beneficiary of, thoughtful, well-planned

growth,” said Elaine Andersen, city manager.

“The City of Folsom creates affordable housing

by subsidizing projects that are 100 percent

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affordable and requiring developers of market rate projects to include a

percentage of affordable units with the project or pay a fee to help fund

future affordable projects.”

The recently completed Hub Apartments offers the newest amenities for

busy professionals including electric vehicle charging stations, a pet wash/

dog run and a community garden in addition to 24-hour fitness center,

bocce ball and a full-game room.

Folsom’s supply of new, for-sale homes should meet housing needs in the

near future with these new communities:

Folsom Ranch

Location: South of Highway 50

Number of Homes: 10,000 over the next 25-30 years

Builders: Lennar, Taylor Morrison, TRI Pointe, Toll Brothers and more

Website: www.folsomranch.com

Russell Ranch

Location: South of Highway 50

Number of Homes: 1,025

Builder: The New Home Company

Website: www.nwhm.com

Farmhouse

Location: Parkshore

Number of Homes: 126

Builder: Blackpine Communities

Website: www.blackpinecommunities.com

Harry C. Elliott, III, a home-building stalwart whose company, Elliott Homes,

has built more than 6,000 single-family residences in Folsom, is one of the

developers now filling the market need for amenity-rich apartments in

Folsom with projects that include:

The Pique at Iron Point

Location: Iron Point Road, above Costco

Number of Apartments: 327

Sizes: 912 to 1,708 sq ft, one to three bedrooms

Developer: Elliott Homes

Website: www.piqueliving.com/

Hub Apartments

Location: Willard Drive, west of Prairie City Road

Number of Apartments: 230

Sizes: 734 to 1,274 sq ft, one to three bedrooms

Developer: Folsom Residencies, LLC

Website: www.hub-folsomapts.com/

Still to come are unique living opportunities that include the town center at

Folsom Ranch, a project with a park-oriented urban core that is expected to

include pedestrian- and bike-friendly access to restaurants, retail and live/

work opportunities. Housing may include lofts and cluster-style housing

taking advantage of town center amenities.

“As major employers consider relocating to Folsom, they look at the

housing, lifestyle and amenities we have available for their employees and

executives,” said Mayor Kerri Howell. “A consistent, focused effort by city

leaders over the decades has made that happen, positioning Folsom as an

attractive option for them.”

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Five Reasons

Millennials are

Flocking to

Folsom!

1

The job market is BOOMING: We all know how important having a good

paying job is for your quality of life. Folsom boasts a very impressive 2.8%

unemployment rate, more than a full percentage point below the national

average (3.9%). Tech companies like Intel have put their stakes in the ground of

this lovely California city, moving their operations from the Bay Area. Maybe it’s

time you consider a similar course.

2

Paddleboard commute? Check: The idea may seem far-fetched to those

accustomed to the grind of commuter traffic, but it’s simply an appealing option

of transportation and recreation here in Folsom. Directly connected to the

American River and touting one the states largest lakes and reservoirs (Folsom

Lake), the city is a mecca for all things watersport. AND speaking of outdoor

activities… you can get lost in the 56+ miles of walking and biking trails

interconnected throughout the city. The gorgeous wilderness is inviting to both

the adventurous and fitness conscious resident.

3

Young families LOVE it here: The median age of residents in Folsom is 37.

What does that mean? It means young families are establishing roots in the

historic city and attaining a better quality of life than some of its surrounding

counterparts. With competing sectors rising in areas like home prices and cost of

living, Folsom is emerging as one of the state’s best kept secrets for quality of life.

What do families ALSO love? Safety: Aside from the attractive elements of

lifestyle, Folsom is rated in the top 30 safest cities in not only California, but the

ENTIRE nation.

4

Education is top notch: For professionals who emphasize the importance of

education to their loved ones, Folsom is a highly coveted and desired

destination. For those seeking top tier education and facilities for our future

minds and thought leaders, the city touts private school quality education at the

public level. You’ll find Folsom High School and Vista Del Lago High School

appearing in the top 10% of schools nationwide. Folsom schools are upper

echelon in terms of Subject Proficiency on the College Readiness Index, making it

an ideal setting for those seeking abundance in learning and college university

enrollment. Minus the frat house vibes.

5

Speaking of traffic.....we don’t have that: That’s not to say there isn’t commuter

congestion on the roads during peak hours. Folsom IS a growing hotbed for

young professionals. But the idea of driving for over an hour to travel 10 miles

home after work is a bit of a foreign concept around these parts. And that means

more time to spend with your friends and family; and less time screaming

obscenities at that driver in front of you who was too busy talking on their phone

to use their turn signal.

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From their first day of school ...

... to their last.

A pathway to success for every child:

STEM learning

International Baccalaureate

Career academies

Visual and performing arts

Championship athletics

www.fcusd.org


Building the

School of

MANGINI ELEMENTARY

RENDERING

the Future

By Bill Romanelli

THE FCUSD TODAY

Total Schools: 34

21 Elementary Schools

4 Middle Schools

3 High Schools

1 Charter School

1 Adult Ed School and

Independent High School

(Same Site)

2 Continuation High

Schools

1 Community Day School

Total students: 20,605

FCUSD PROJEC-

TIONS FOR 2030

Total Schools: 42

26 Elementary Schools

5-6 Middle Schools

4 High Schools

1 Charter School

1 Adult Ed School and

Independent High School

(Same Site)

2 Continuation High

Schools

1 Community Day School

Support Facility- New

Maintenance

Building/Yard

Total students: 27,172

As Folsom grows, the Folsom Cordova Unified

School District is growing right along with it.

With visions for five new elementary schools,

one new middle school and one new high school in the

Folsom area south of 50 over the next several years,

the District is doing more than just counting heads. It’s

reimagining schools from the ground up, with an eye

toward equipping students that aren’t even born yet

with the skills they’ll need to be successful members

of tomorrow’s workforce.

“Schools are evolving with the rest of our world, and

looking like what the world represents as students

finish their education,” says FCUSD Superintendent

Dr. Sarah Koligian. “Schools are going to mirror the

work environment more than ever before.”

A case in point is the planned Mangini Ranch

Elementary School, slated to open in 2020. With an

energy-efficient single two-story building design,

the operative words governing the design are

“flexibility” and “collaboration.” For starters, think

of schools with multiple, spread out rooms with

magnetic white boards, computer labs inside every

classroom, flexible furniture, and foldable walls that

can be opened or closed as needed to create larger

and smaller work spaces.

Additionally, the school is integrating Wi-Fi and other

systems that recognize the value of mobile technology

to help foster learning. Couple that with a focus on

outdoor learning environments that can be utilized

for experiments and outdoor activities that bring the

textbook learning to life, and the school of tomorrow is

in stark contrast to the classroom of 20 years ago.

“Think of the Google environment and the way that

kind of campus is set up to facilitate collaboration—

that’s the idea behind the design for Mangini Ranch

Elementary,” Koligian says. “Rather than have

resources spread out among several different places,

where travel to and from actually takes time away

from learning, the school of tomorrow ensures

learning can happen anywhere.”

Beyond the design, the curriculum itself is geared

around college and career readiness, with an emphasis

on the word “and.” Science, Technology, Engineering,

and Math (STEM) and Science, Technology,

Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs will

be embedded in all levels of education, but with the

growing interest in trade programs FCUSD is also

creating opportunities for career pathways right out of

high school, including internships and even certificate

programs in some areas.

“We’d love to incorporate more options for students

to consider the trades for a possible career choice,”

Koligian says, “but whether they do or not, the

flexibility that’s getting built in to these schools will help

build up the creativity and critical thinking skills they

need for any vocation.”

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the Folsom Pro Rodeo to concerts in the park,

From

is always something happening in Folsom!

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WHAT'S

HAPPENING

A R C H M

Gallery at 48 Natoma

Year-round seasonal exhibits

featuring local & regional art

Sutter Street Theatre -

Local theater features an Off

Broadway series & plays for

young audiences.

J A N U A R Y

M A Y

M A Y

TAP Into A Cold One -

Folsom's Winter Craft Brew

Fest at the Palladio

Folsom Beer Week -

Week long specials!

Sierra Moms - Children's

Activity & Preschool Expo

National Bike Month -

Cycling fun in the community!

Love My Mom 5k -Kick off

your Mother's Day weekend

with a morning of fitness & fun!

Handcar Derby - Folsom,

El Dorado, & Sacramento

Historical Railroad Association

A P R I L

Sutter Street Sip & Stroll -

Shopping & wine tasting in

Historic Folsom

Spring Eggstravaganza -

Lembi Park

American River 50 Mile

Run - Folsom to Auburn

Spring Fling at Palladio

F E B R U A R Y

A Y J U N E M

Folsom Quilt & Fiber Show

- Handcrafted quilts!

Folsom Loves Business

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Saturday Farmers Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round!

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Historic Folsom Hometown

Parade -Pony Express, wild

west groups, & much more!

Summer Concert Series

Palladio - Wednesdays 7PM

Historic Folsom Amphitheater

- Thursdays 7:30

Folsom City Park - Fridays 6 PM


E P T E M B E R

S

Fall Antique & Vintage

Market -Treasure hunting in

Historic Folsom!

Folsom Community Service

Day - Folsom’s largest day of

volunteerism.

Folsom Live - Folsom's

favorite night out featuring

live music on 4 outdoor stages.

Folsom Pro Rodeo

Spectacular fireworks

& family fun!

Folsom Firecracker Run -

Family Fun Run - 5K

Run/Walk, 10.4K Run

Movie Nights at the Historic

Folsom Amphitheater

Harris Center Shows -

Folsom Lake College

performing arts venue

offering theater, music,

dance & other events

Ice Skating in Historic

Folsom District - Open

November - Jan 20, 2020,

daily from 10 am to 9:30 pm

J U L Y

M A Y

N O V E M B E R

C T O B E R

O

Glow Run - Family fun run!

Folsom Blues Breakout

1/2 Marathon - Fun Johnny

Cash themed run!

Trick or Treating in

Historic District

Pumpkin Plunge - at

Folsom Aquatic Center

Tap Folsom - Featuring 40+

breweries in Historic Folsom

Wacky Dash Event

Saturday Farmers Market

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round!

Cars & Coffee Car Show

at the Palladio -

Every Saturday 7-9 AM

Historic Folsom

- Christmas Tree Lighting

- Arts & Crafts Fair

Folsom Holiday Home Tour

Pamela Hayes Classical

Ballet Theatre Presents

The Nutcracker - At the

Harris Center

A U G U S T

A Y D E C E M B E R

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P L A N Y O U R

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City Government Leaders

KERRI HOWELL

MAYOR, CITY OF FOLSOM

I have served on the City Council for 21 years.

I served for four years on the Folsom Planning

Commission. In addition, I am the president

of Atlantic Consultants, Inc. my engineering

consulting firm providing consulting services in

both civil and corrosion engineering.

Folsom continues to be a bright star in the region.

Looking ahead, what project are you most excited

about which will impact the city’s future?

I am looking forward to the Southeast

Connector, widening White Rock Road in

Folsom and providing an expressway between El

Dorado County and Interstate 5, reducing traffic

congestion along Highways 50, 99 and I 5.

SARAH AQUINO, VICE MAYOR, CITY OF

FOLSOM, KERRI HOWELL, MAYOR, CITY

OF FOLSOM, AND ELAINE ANDERSEN,

FOLSOM CITY MANAGER

Photos by Menka Belgal

SARAH AQUINO

VICE MAYOR, CITY OF FOLSOM

I’ve been a life and health insurance broker

for 20 years and vice president of our

family-owned business. I was elected to the

City Council in 2018. My past public service

includes serving on the Folsom Cordova

Unified School Board of Education from

2014-2018.

Folsom continues to be a bright star in the region.

Looking ahead, what project are you most excited

about which will impact the city’s future?

With the additional commercial space that

Folsom Ranch provides, I’m hopeful that we can

attract another Intel-like employer to Folsom.

ELAINE ANDERSEN

FOLSOM CITY MANAGER

As city manager, I am responsible for

implementing the policies and goals of the

city council, providing leadership for all city

departments, and managing the city’s day-today

operations. I have served the city for more

than 13 years, including three years as assistant

city manager and two years as deputy city

manager.

Folsom continues to be a bright star in the region.

Looking ahead, what project are you most excited

about which will impact the city’s future?

I am most excited about continuing to offer

the unparalleled quality of life we like to call

the 95630 experience” to all of our residents,

whether they have lived here for decades or

have just moved in. I am so proud to live in and

serve this great city, and I know that we will

continue to steer a steady course to benefit

generations to come.

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Non-profit Leaders

NANCY ATCHLEY

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

POWERHOUSE MINISTRIES

In 1992, I founded the Powerhouse Ministries,

a non-profit organization serving people

struggling with addiction, abuse and poverty.

I am an active member of the Twin Lakes

Ministerial Association and serve on the

Executive Advisory Team for Serve Partnership

Unlimited (Division of Youth for Christ) and the

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Board.

What is the most important advice you have

ever received and from whom?

The best advice I ever received was from my

dad. He said, “If something is worth doing

at all, it’s worth doing well.” If seeing people

overcome addiction, abuse and poverty is

worth doing, then it is worth doing well!

LISA TUTER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

TWIN LAKES FOOD BANK

I have worked in the non-profit industry for

more than 15 years. I have served as executive

director at Twin Lakes Food Bank since 2018.

I spent six years on pastoral staff at Lakeside

Church where I developed and implemented

adult discipleship programs and cultivated

people’s best assets in order to serve and enrich

the lives of those in need.

What is the most important advice you have

ever received and from whom?

“What we know matters, but who we are

matters more.” —Brene Brown

JUDY ALEXANDER

WINTER SANCTUARY COORDINATOR,

HART OF FOLSOM

I am a retired legal assistant who has worked

as a volunteer in homeless related projects

most of my life. I represented Oak Hills

Church on Folsom Police Dept.’s Folsom

Faith and Homeless Initiative in 2017, during

which we formed HART of Folsom. We offer

mentoring, a transition house, and on-going

support, to make sure Folsom is a kind and

caring place to live for everyone.

What is the most important advice you have

ever received and from whom?

“Search for the Lord and His strength;

continually seek His face.” Psalms 105:4 Holy

Bible

NANCY ATCHLEY, LISA TUTER AND JUDY ALEXANDER

Leaders in Education

DR. MONICA PACTOL, DR. SARAH KOLIGIAN AND KATHRYN ALLAMAN

DR. MONICA PACTOL

VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION,

FOLSOM LAKE COLLEGE

I have 28 years of experience in community colleges. I have been a full-time faculty

member in Communication Studies at West Valley College and served as Director of

Instructional Outreach at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton CO, and as Dean of

Instruction at Folsom Lake College (FLC).

What’s your superpower?

My superpower: I can see the future, and it is bright!

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DR. SARAH KOLIGIAN

SUPERINTENDENT FCUSD

I have more than 30 years of experience

in public education and have served as

superintendent of Folsom Cordova Unified

School District since 2017. During my first

20 years in education, I was a K-8 resource

teacher before moving into administrative

positions.

What’s your superpower?

I am flattered that someone may believe I

have a “superpower,” however I do not. I

am just an ordinary person who believes in

extraordinary focus around having a “growth

mindset;” leading with a desire to learn

alongside my peers, to embrace challenges,

to see effort as a path to mastery, a passion

to learn something new every day, and most

importantly, cultivating and growing positive

relationships.

KATHRYN ALLAMAN

FCUSD ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF

SECONDARY INSTRUCTION

I have been the Assistant Superintendent of

Secondary Instruction for more than four

years. My teaching career started in 1979 at

Loretto High School. In 2002, I was named as

Sacramento County’s Teacher of the Year. In

2019, I was named Association of California

School Administrators Administrator of the Year.

What’s your superpower?

Positivity! Be positive! For some it’s a

mantra, and for others it’s an attitude. For

me, “B-Positive”, is my blood type! With the

lifeblood of positivity, I feel superpowered by

positive energy. Looking for the best in each

person I meet, I choose to face the world with

a smile.

Folsom Influencers

in the grand scheme of things. It’s what you

do after you make mistakes that truly counts

and determines who you are. Learn from your

mistakes and move forward.

WENDY SIPPLE, CHRISTINE BRAINERD AND CRISTINA MENDONSA

WENDY SIPPLE

CO-OWNER STYLE MEDIA GROUP

I am the co-owner of Style Media Group. For

the past 16 years, along with partner Terry

Carroll, we have published the area’s favorite

magazines including Style, Real Weddings, Style

Savings Guide and Boomer, among others.

Though I have a degree in psychology, I fell into

publishing 25 years ago by a fluke when I went

to New York City to pursue an acting career,

and answered a classified ad for a publishing

assistant job. The rest is history.

Advice to my younger self

I’d tell my younger self to not worry about what

other people think. We all spend too much

time worrying about that and seeking others’

approval, especially in our younger years. As we

age, we thankfully realize how little that matters

CHRISTINE BRAINERD

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, CITY OF FOLSOM

I joined the city of Folsom as communications

manager in 2015. I have more than 15 years

of experience in public information, public

relations and journalism. I am responsible for

managing a comprehensive communications

program including news media relations,

public information, community relations and

advertising. I previously worked at the city of

Elk Grove, as the public affairs manager and

public information officer.

Advice to my younger self

Be grateful and have a positive spirit. How

you choose to show up determines what

shows up for you. You don’t have to be the

top of the class to be successful. The key to

achievement is hard work, attitude, grit and

grace. Be your authentic self. Your parents

are almost always right—listen to them!

CRISTINA MENDONSA

MENDONSA MEDIA

I am the morning co-host and anchor for News

93.1 FM and founder of Mendonsa Media, a

full service content creation/marketing

studio. I am an EMMY/Murrow awardwinning

multimedia journalist, producer and

spokesperson. I have passion for telling stories

with impact and heart by crafting high-quality,

relevant, targeted content for nationwide radio

media groups and television broadcast

networks.

Advice to my younger self

“Don’t worry so much, it fogs your ability to

strategize and the unknown rarely disappoints”

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I lead Folsom’s top ballroom dance studio to

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I have been teaching dance since 2004 and

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I received the Folsom’s Leading Young

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What’s your passion?

“Passion is a person’s gift and calling

benefitting others around them.”

ROSARIO RODRIGUEZ

OWNER, SUTTER STREET TAQUERIA

I have been a restaurateur and business

owner for a short time, but during these

3 years I have accomplished an important

goal – bringing San Francisco-style taqueria

to Folsom. My success has been recognized

by being awarded “Emerging Business of the

Year” by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce,

“Biz of the Year” by the Folsom Telegraph

and “Woman of the Year for District 6” by

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley.

What’s your passion?

I enjoy volunteering as much as I enjoy

feeding hungry people! I’m on the board for

Folsom Chamber of Commerce, FEDCorp

and Twin Lakes Food Bank. In addition, I’m a

Rotarian and a commissioner for the Historic

District Commission.

ANNE DESCALZO

AVP COMMUNITY BANKING, SAFE CREDIT

UNION

I am the assistant vice president of

Community Banking to my team at SAFE

Credit Union. In my current role, I provide

strategic oversight of SAFE’s extensive

community involvement, the SAFE@Work

program - which combats financial distraction

and provides wellness benefits to employees

around the region, and financial education

programs for adults and youths. I am the

2019 Chair of Metro EDGE, the region’s

largest young professional organization.

What’s your passion?

Supporting my colleagues and the community

on their journey to financial health through

education.

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options. We are a full-service city, providing a wide range of quality

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n Best California City to Raise a Family

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n Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community

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n Nation’s Best Cities to Build a Forever Home

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n #3 Best Place for Young Families in California

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n Top Ranked High Schools

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n Population: 78,525

n Year of incorporation: 1946

n Homes owned: 69.9%

n Mean household

income: $117,158

n City operating budget: $109.7 million

n Parks: 48

n Recreational trails: 50 miles

n Acres of open space: 1,000+

n Number of zoos: 1

n Home to Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma,

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7Only in Folsom can you CYCLE

across the Johnny Cash Bridge

while enjoying the Johnny Cash Trail as

part of more than 59 miles of paved trails.

8Only in Folsom can you enjoy OFF

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Folsom is dog friendly from patio dining at many

restaurants to walking trails and nature areas.

The FIDO park offers off-leash fun for your

four-legged friends of all sizes Need dog

friendly ideas? Visit Dogtrekker.com.

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YOUR BRIDGE TO SUCCESS

10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

916-608-6500

www.flc.losrios.edu

GREAT SHOWS. UP CLOSE.

10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

916-608-6888

www.harriscenter.net


Economic

Development

Ten “Fast Facts” on

Development South of 50

By Bill Romanelli

TRI Pointe Homes and Toll Brothers began

plans for new neighborhoods shortly thereafter.

Close to 200 new homes have already

4

been sold. Almost half of the new buyers

are current Folsom residents, and nearly

two-thirds are from Folsom and adjoining

communities.

There are 30 miles of new bike and nature

5

trails planned, which will connect to

Folsom’s existing trail system, and 30 percent of

the entire 3,520 acre site is set aside as

permanent open space.

The plan area includes five new

6

elementary schools, one middle school site

and a 50-acre high school site. The first

elementary school (serving more than 650 K-5

students) is planned to open in 2020.

FOLSOM RANCH TOWN CENTER

Plans also include 138 acres of community

7

parks, and every elementary school will

have park space next to it.

When Folsom annexed 5.5

square miles of land south of

Highway 50 in 2011, it was the

city’s largest expansion since the

1980’s. The annexation increased

the size of the city by about 20

percent but more importantly,

it allows for the addition of

valuable housing inventory and

the space needed to recruit

significant employers. Today the

area, known as Folsom Ranch and

Russell Ranch, represents one

of the most exciting aspects of

Folsom’s plans for the future.

NOW THAT DEVELOPMENT IS UNDER WAY,

HERE ARE A FEW FACTS EVERY RESIDENT

SHOULD KNOW:

Full buildout of Folsom Ranch and Russell

1

Ranch is projected to take 25-30 years. At

full buildout, the area will have 11,000 singleand

multi-family homes, along with supporting

retail, dining, recreation and entertainment, and

provide an estimated 8,000 jobs.

Major infrastructure improvements

2

(electricity, water, sewer, etc.—basically

“everything needed to cook a meal and clean up

afterward”) are complete.

The first new home communities opened

3

in late 2018 featuring neighborhoods by

Taylor Morrison (Azure and Dakota at Folsom

Ranch,) and Lennar Homes (Copperwood and

Oakleaf at Folsom Ranch).

Funding and planning are already in place

8

to start development of a new transit

corridor connecting Elk Grove and El Dorado

Hills. Together with the proposed Alder Creek

thoroughfare (Iron Point Road’s south-of-50

twin), these routes will help move traffic off of

Highway 50.

Future plans include a new town center,

9

aquatic center, libraries, a community

center, two fire stations and a police substation.

The plan area features flexible commercial

10 zoning that allows for corporate campuses

that will provide economic benefit and

employment opportunities to residents. This

jobs/housing balance helps reduce or eliminate

commutes and provides what community

leaders call “the gift of time” for residents.

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Photos by Menka Belgal


EXPERIENCE THE ELLIOTT ADVANTAGE

ELLIOTT HOMES

The Elliott family’s history in building began in the

early 1900s with Harry C. Elliott, Senior. The legacy

continues with the fourth generation now actively

involved in the family-owned business.

Elliott Homes has built over 40,000 homes, 2.5

million square feet of commercial space, 2 million

square feet of office space, plus thousands of

acres of master-planned communities throughout

California, Arizona and Texas. Elliott Homes is

headquartered at Palladio Center in Folsom,

California — built by Harry C. Elliott III and a hub of

shopping, dining, theatre and events.

While the main focus has been residential home

construction, the Elliott family has deep ties to the

community and environment. The Elliott Family

Foundation provides support to local community

health care, educational scholarships and

environmental projects. The Elliott Conservancy

preserves and enhances natural open spaces, oak

woodlands, vernal pools, seasonal marshes and

wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive and

endangered species habitats, while educating the

public through research opportunities and tours.

ElliottHomes.com

SARATOGA ESTATES

A planned gated community in El Dorado Hills,

Saratoga Estates will include 317 single-family

homes. The community will feature parks, open

space and trails. As with all our communities,

Saratoga Estates is being built with an emphasis

on water conservation and energy efficiency. The

community will feature views of the Sierra, Folsom

Lake and the Sacramento Valley.

THE PIQUE APARTMENT HOMES

The Pique offers designer one, two and three

bedroom apartment homes with entertainmentstyle

kitchens, one or two car garages and

hardwood flooring. The Pique features 327 units

on 35.9 acres with 37 three-story walk-up style

apartment buildings, 34 three-story duplex

buildings and two clubhouses. Amenities include

a fitness room, yoga studio, MyRide space, pet

spa washing stations, a bike repair café, package

lockers and clubhouse with WiFi lounge. Relax

poolside under a cabana or enjoy the spa, outdoor

BBQ and kitchen, bocce ball court, or sit fireside

at one of the two lounge areas. The Pique is

located close to Highway 50 on Iron Point Road.

PiqueLiving.com

DRE # 00836474


Rodeo!

It’s an area

signature event

for nearly 60 years

celebrating July 4th!

(TOP) THE FOLSOM PRO RODEO IS A FUN FAMILY CELEBRATION. GRAB

YOUR FRIENDS AND ENJOY OUTSTANDING FIREWORKS AND THE WESTERN

VIBE AFTER THE RODEO WITH LIVE MUSIC IN THE SALOON. COWBOYS,

COWGIRLS, FUN RODEO CLOWNS AND WILD RODEO ACTION CELEBRATE

THE RED, WHITE & BLUE!

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Gekkeikan Sake

1136 Sibley Street

Folsom, CA 95630

916-985-3111

www.gekkeikan-sake.com

Tour our state-of-the-art brewery and view our

beautiful Japanese garden and Koi pond.

Our tasting room offers complimentary

sampling of our newest flavored sake and

locally-brewed award winners.

We also offer a number of unique snack and gift

items such as sake sets, gift baskets and

sushi-making accessories.

Self-guided tours are available M-F 9:00-3:00pm.

Guided tours for groups of eight or more are

available by appointment.

Tasting Room hours - M-F 9:00-4:30pm and the

second Saturday of each month from 11 :00 -

3:00pm

GEKKEIKAN SAKE

Folsom, CA


RESTAURANTS & B ARS ~ SATURDAY'S FARMERS MARKET

MUSEU MS ~ LIVE THEATER ~ ENTERTAINMENT ~ ART

WINE TASTING~ UNIQUE SHOPS~ AMPHITHEATER

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ~ SEASONAL ICE RINK

HISTORIC BRIDGES & LANDMARKS

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR DISTRICT & EVENTS

CONTACT 916-985-7452 www .IIISTORICFOLSOM.ORG '


O L S O M ' S F I N E S T

From trails to artisan coffee shops, there are so many Instagram worthy places in

F

Check out these accounts for fun things to experience & snap a pic or two.

Folsom.

# V i s i t F o l s o m

1. William Thompson @goodthompson I 2. Pure Life Juice Company@purelifejuicecompany

3. Palladio @gopalladio I 4. Menka Belgal @mbelgal I 5. Visit Folsom @visit_folsom

I 6. Lucille's Coffee Hops & Vine @lucillesinfolsom

1 2 3

4 5 6

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Beautiful

Recognition

Folsom is famous again! This time in this beautiful photo of Lake Natoma

prominently featured in the 2019 Official CA State Visitor Guide. The

serene waters of Lake Natoma with the iconic view of the bridges is

certainly a local favorite and is now shared with fans of CA from around the

world. 500,000+ copies of the guide are printed and the digital version is

translated into 12+ languages for this content to be shared internationally.

Pick up your copy of the 2019 Guide at the Folsom Visitor Center located

in the Historic Train Depot at 200 Wool Street!

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Photo by SkyHigh Perspectives


B u i l d i n g f o r

Folsom. B u i l d i n g f o r You.

Folsom's newest community is taking shape at Folsom Ranch. Residents are moving in

and businesses of all sizes are making plans to be part of the neighborhood. Planned by

folsom residents, the community is designed to include more than 1,000 acres of

open space, 500 acres of contiguous oak woodlands, 138 acres of parks, 30 miles of

trails, new schools, and up to 8,000 high-quality jobs.

The best part is it’s Folsom. It’s 95630. It’s us.

Please visit the website and register to receive additional information.

FolsomRanch.com 916.790.9220


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LET JACKIE BE YOUR GUIDE.

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with a depth of personalized services to fit your needs.

Let’s find your dream home in Folsom!

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