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Editor's View: Russian incident highlights 'Dangerous Waters' premiere

By: Don Chaddock, Managing Editor
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A modest crowd turned out to Three Stages Monday night to see the “Dangerous Waters” crew in the second season premiere of the reality TV series.

Steven Moll, a Folsom resident, is the expedition leader. Their plan is to eventually circumnavigate the globe while riding SeaDoo personal watercraft (commonly referred to as jet skis).

As reported in the Telegraph last year, and recounted by Moll in a March 6 Telegraph article, the crew was met with a chilly reception when they landed on Russian soil. The episode Moll chose for the premiere fundraising bash featured the incident that made international headlines.

They were greeted by an armored vehicle and armed Russian military when they came ashore, accused of violating Russian law. The episode shows their confinement, how they lived day to day, and their eventual release to re-cross the Bering Strait.

As one of the local media outlets who have covered these guys since they came up with the crazy idea a few years ago, it was nice to see so much local support at the event.

Moll organized the fundraising event to benefit local schools and the March of Dimes.

Some local notables in attendance included Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer, Folsom Mayor Steve Miklos and Folsom City Councilmember Kerri Howell. Brian Hickey, with KCRA, was also on hand.

I also spotted Teav Mam, Marc and Connie Chan, Jim “Digger” and Sharon Williams, Ana Gilmour, John Testa and Doug Guler.

Miklos commended the city and film commission for making opportunities available to the region’s burgeoning film community.

Dave Pier, the executive director of Three Stages, said he was grateful “Dangerous Waters” chose to show their second season premiere at the Folsom arts center.

Save the date

The International Culinary Event is 2-5 p.m. March 24 at the Folsom Community Center. Get your tickets at the Folsom Telegraph office, 921 Sutter St., Folsom. Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds benefit Twin Lakes Food Bank, Powerhouse Ministries, literacy projects and other charitable causes in the area. It was great fun last year.

Follow Don Chaddock on Twitter @anewsguy or e-mail him at donc@goldcountrymedia.com.