Of Water, the Waterfront, Wine and Jazz

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Time for another update on what’s going on around Folsom… First, let’s talk about water. Folsom Lake is at 83% of capacity, and this week’s storm is expected to dump up to 7 inches of rain in the foothills, melting snow, and sending all of that water down hill.

Folsom dam operators are dumping water at a rate of about 20,000 cubic feet per second to make room. Good thing we’ve got the new spillway. Still, with all of that water coming from the sky, there will be areas of flooding throughout the region. Get your sand bags, and be safe… About the waterfront, the City of Folsom is hosting a series of community workshops to present and discuss plans for a proposed ‘River District’ along Lake Natoma. Judging from the online discussions so far, while some folks are for it, and a pretty passionate and vocal group against it. Hear more about the plan, and make your voice heard April 11 from 5 to 7pm at the Folsom Community Center. You can bone up on it here (see page LU25)… Also happening at the community center is the annual Folsom Wine and Jazz, Saturday night (the 7th). This is a great event, where you can taste food from local restaurants, wine from foothill wineries, and bid on great silent auction items while listening to Folsom’s award-winning high school jazz bands. They are so good, you’d think they were pros. Get your tickets now… Speaking of wine, the Back Bistro (formerly the Back Wine Bar) is relocating to the Palladio in a big, beautiful new space, and they are hiring! The have openings for looking for all positions, line cooks, servers, bartenders, dishwashers. Email Jeff@backbistro.com… Lastly, I asked my wife for her 3 favorite cocktails in town, and in no particular order; Mama’s Bloody Mary at the Sutter Club, The Jalapeno Martini at Land Ocean, and a White Linen from Scarlet’s, where she gives a slight edge to the ones made by Jennafer. That’s it for now. Got something you want me to mention? Drop me a line steve@myfolsom.com