Goings on in the Folsom & El Dorado Hills areas
Mar 05, 2012 04:10AM
● By Style
Happy March, everyone!
If you haven’t heard already, the U.S. Postal Service increased its postage rates for the first time in 2.5 years. First-class postage stamps now cost 45 cents, a price jump officials anticipate will generate an additional $888 million in annual revenue.
in other national news, Catholic Healthcare West, parent company to local Mercy hospitals, has changed its name to Dignity Health, ending its formal affiliation with the Catholic Church. The name change is part of a new strategy to increase partnerships with non-Catholic hospitals. These changes will not affect basic hospital governance.
At the local level, the City of Folsom now has permission to expand its borders south of Highway 50. The Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission officially approved annexing land for future development that will include a combination of housing, commercial and industrial use, as well as open land and parks. While the City approved the annexation in June, the commission’s approval was first needed.
Brice Harris, the longest serving chancellor in the history of the Los Rios Community College District, will retire at the end of August. Among his long list of achievements, Harris oversaw the building and initial accreditation of Folsom Lake College and helped drive the development of its Three Stages performing arts center. You will be missed, Brice!.
There are quite a few movers and shakers in the City of El Dorado Hills! The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce promoted Cassidy Flynn to vice president/director of operations and marketing in early January 2012. Flynn has more than five years of experience working for the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and will now support the CEO/president and company operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff at the Chamber and California Welcome Center.
Richard Ramirez of Sacramento is now the interim general manager for the City of El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Ramirez has a long history of government service, recently having served as the city manager for a 100-employee community district in Napa County. Ramirez will keep the position while the community’s board of directors conducts a nationwide search to permanently fill the position.
In business news, growing local technology company SynapSense Corp. will soon be moving into the Palladio at Broadstone! The local start-up will lease 35,000-square-feet in the Folsom development and plans to move in April. CEO and co-founder Peter Van Deventer believes the move will help keep and attract talent to the area.
Prepare to get messy – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit plans to open a restaurant in Folsom! Local franchise owner Ray Snook has signed a lease for the location at 1016 Riley Street. Dickey’s is expected to open late March to early April.
Interested in learning more about wine tasting? Join former Corti Brothers educator Donal Smith at Lake Forest Café in Folsom for his popular wine education series. The class will take place on three consecutive Thursday nights from March 8-22. Appetizers by the Lake Forest Café kitchen and Corti Brothers will be paired with the wine. To RSVP or for more information, call 916-203-4641…That’s it for now, but be sure to check out Style’s annual Get Outside feature issue next month! •
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