Editor's View: Group serves area newcomers

By: Don Chaddock, The Telegraph
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After a holiday break from penning this weekly column, it’s time to get back into things. Ruth Anderson moved to Folsom a little more than a year-and-a-half ago based on a photograph. “We saw an ad in AAA Magazine that had a photo of the lake,” she said. “We moved here really based on that. The bike trails and old town drew us to this community.” She said being a newbie was made much easier by the Newcomers and Neighbors of the Greater Sacramento Area. Membership is $25 per year and will get you a newsletter, but they also offer plenty of regular meetings and activities. They’ve gone on wine tasting excursions, host movie nights, taken a ferry ride in San Francisco and attended the Black and White Dinner Dance at the Flower Farm Inn in Loomis. To learn more about the group, visit or call 967-0007. In our area, the nonprofit organization serves El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. Input needed Two Fair Oaks politicians are seeking input from local businesses. Assemblyman Roger Niello and Sen. Dave Cox, both Republicans, are hosting a series of what they are calling legislative hearings on the impact of regulations on local businesses. If you’d like to give your thoughts to our elected officials, the hearing will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Folsom Lake College’s Community Room in Folsom. Looking ahead We have a lot of exciting things planned for the Telegraph in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes open. Also feel free to contact me with story ideas. My door, and phone line, are always open. Call me at 351-3753 with your thoughts or suggestions. Don Chaddock can be reached at