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What's Up In September: The Newest Awards, Events, and Announcements from El Dorado County to Roseville


Shawarma Stackz is opening soon at 1132 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 100, in Roseville. The 2,585-square-foot space will focus on three proteins—falafel, chicken, and steak—which can be served in a house-baked pita, rice bowl, or over organic spring mix and customized with a variety of sauces and toppings.

Zócalo (, which celebrates true Mexican hospitality through authentic cuisine and genuine service, opened at Folsom’s Broadstone Plaza (2739 East Bidwell Street) last month.

PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Markets


Find fresh fruits and veggies from local farms, plus homemade honeys, jams, cheeses, and more at our region’s weekly farmers’ markets. Check out the Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market ( on Saturdays; the El Dorado County Certified Farmers’ Markets ( on Saturdays at the Ivy House parking lot in Placerville, Sundays at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, and Wednesdays at Burke Junction in Cameron Park; or the PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Markets ( at the Fountains at Roseville on Tuesdays and the Quarry Ponds Town Center on Sundays.
Sacramento-based Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters (—with stand-alone locations in East Sacramento and Land Park, in addition to several other coffeehouses inside Raley’s stores and the Sacramento International Airport—is opening a new café at 25055 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100, in Folsom.

People & Places in the News

Through their Food Assistance Program, Placer SPCA ( is able to provide sustenance for up to three animals (cats and/or dogs) every 30 days (depending on available supplies). Pet owners must show proof of Placer County residency and animals must be spayed or neutered. Food can be picked up at 150 Corporation Yard Road in Roseville between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
The experienced therapists at New Morning Youth & Family Services ( have openings to help families or children (18 and under) battling depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, behavior problems, etc. and are conducting therapy sessions over the phone or in person (using CDC guidelines). To make an appointment, call 530-622-5551 and ask for Lara or Carrie.
Congrats to Granite Bay residents Dave Bowen, Dave Cable, and Steve Lins who have been elected as officers on United Way California Capital Region’s Board of Directors. Currently, the nonprofit is bringing people together across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo Counties for its Square One Project, a 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. To learn more or make a donation, visit
Marshall Medical Center ( has been bestowed with a prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility for their commitment to offering mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

Koinonia Homes for Teens


Koinonia Homes for Teens (—a residential program for foster youth in Loomis—received the $10,000 Big Dream Endowment Grant from Soroptimist International of Greater Sacramento ( The money was used to purchase a laser cutter for its onsite tech center, which teaches the adolescents in-demand job skills so they can compete with peers who haven’t experienced foster care.
Rocklin City Manager Steve Rudolph is retiring on September 21. Rudolph was appointed city manager in May 2018 after starting his tenure in February 2017 as city attorney and has more than 30 years of experience in public service.
Local ladies are invited to join Soroptimist International of Folsom/El Dorado Hills to assist with projects that strengthen the community and make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. To become a member and learn more about the club, visit


Join Serenity Spa | Soul Yoga ( every Saturday (September 5, 12, 19, and 26) in the Palladio at Broadstone’s Piazza for Yoga Summer Series ( The 60-minute, relaxing classes are complimentary and intended to bring health, fitness, and balance to all.

Villara Capital Cup


Twenty-eight executives from the Sacramento region—including Five Star Bank CEO James Beckwith and Taro Arai of Mikuni—are partaking in the Villara Capital Cup (, a golf competition from September 25-27, where donors have the opportunity to support their favorite player or nonprofit and players compete to raise funds for their chosen charity. In addition, the nonprofits supported by the winning teams share a $100,000 grand prize. To inquire about participating, call Curt at 916-960-5350.


High Hand Art Gallery ( in Loomis has a new Virtual Gallery ( where you can peruse (and purchase) work from approximately 30 area artists.

Salvaged by Brandi Cooper

Thru September 12, Blue Line Arts ( is hosting Off Center—an international ceramic competition featuring a collaboration of work between 43 artists hailing from 16 states. The diverse exhibit showcases the medium’s myriad themes—including craftsmanship, abstraction, and mankind’s relationship to earth—in pieces that run the gamut from playful to serious. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment.  

Giraffe by Gustav Dentzel


A generous art gift of six beautifully carved, early American carousel animal sculptures by top makers from the golden age of carousels has arrived at the Crocker Art Museum ( The animals afford an opportunity to explore and appreciate the Philadelphia and Coney Island styles of carousel animal carving and will be available for viewing as soon as the museum reopens.
Artists and families are invited to make Placer County a little bit brighter by showing off their creativity at Arts Council of Placer County’s Household Art Challenge ( Make your own sculpture, based on monthly themes, from items you have around the house. When completed, submit a photo of your creation for a chance to win a prize.

California Dreamer by Nina Birks


Stroll along Placerville’s Main Street to view 28 beautiful banners—each one painted by a local artist and reflective of the theme “California Dreamin’”—at this year’s Placerville Art on Parade ( Banners are available as “keepsakes” (posters, coffee cups, magnets, etc.) and auctioned off at the end of the show.


Be on the lookout for several new tenants at Folsom’s Palladio at Broadstone, including Salon G and Allworth Financial. In addition, Kids Inc. and Miosa Bride are both increasing their existing spaces by at least 1,000 square feet.

Sanjay Varshney


Andres Villegas


Goldenstone Wealth Management (—an independent investment management and advisory firm that serves individuals, businesses, foundations, and charities with custom portfolio development—is open at 5170 Golden Foothills Parkway in El Dorado Hills. Founders Sanjay Varshney and Andres Villegas have an established track record of success helping clients meet their financial goals.

By Megan Wiskus