Editor's View: Star Wars, sizzle, barbecue and politics on tap

By: Don Chaddock, Telegraph Managing Editor
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Expect sun, tunes and classic cars to roll through Folsom noon to 7 p.m. for the Cappuccino Cruisers Sizzling on Sutter Street car show. The street, except for Riley, will be closed. When I interviewed Ray Marchese, one of the organizers, he said they are excited about this year’s show. My original story published in the August issue of Folsom Lake Entertainer. “We expect a good turnout,” he said. “This year we’re changing things up and will put The 8 Track band in the Hacienda lot. Our sound booth will have our back to Hop Sing’s Restaurant (in the 800 block). The Re-runs will probably be in the new plaza area (near the Folsom Telegraph office in the 900 block).” Marchese said the event is a fundraiser for local groups. “The proceeds from the event will be donated back to local organizations like the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, Mercy Hospital, Folsom High Wrestling Team and police mounted patrol,” he said. For more information, call (916) 988-6376 or visit News and notes Last week, state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) said his bill to honor the late Sen. Dave Cox passed the Senate with unanimous support. The bill would re-name the Highway 50 Interchange at Hazel Avenue as the Senator Dave Cox Interchange. “Sen. Cox was held in very high regard amongst those he represented and was respected as a dedicated and fair lawmaker who worked tirelessly for his constituents,” Gaines said in a prepared statement. Personally, I knew Cox for years and can vouch for his work ethic. The man was everywhere. When I took over as the editor of the Telegraph in 2008, he was quick on the phone to set up a breakfast meeting to congratulate me on the new position. Previously, I had been the editor of another newspaper which heavily covered state and regional politics. No state funds will be used to erect the signs, according to Gaines. Funds will be acquired through non-state sources and private donations, he said. The bill, SCR 97, will now move to the Assembly for consideration. Family ties My oldest daughter Madison, 19, visited over the weekend. The main reason for seeing her papa was to catch Weird Al Yankovic’s concert Friday night (see story on page A1 of this week’s Folsom Telegraph). But we also managed to squeeze in dinner at Hop Sing, check out a band at Second Saturday on Sutter Street, see a show at Sutter Street Theatre (see the review on A8) and watch the meteor shower. We packed in a lot for just a few days. See the photo (inset) of my daughter with Star Wars characters following the Weird Al concert. The costumed crew took the stage with Weird Al for his Star Wars-themed parodies. Queue up for barbecue Dickey’s Barbecue will host a grand opening bash 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, offering $1 pulled pork sandwiches and a chance to win free barbecue for a year. The new eatery is located at 1016 Riley St., Suites 4 and 5. They are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. “Folsom is a Gold Rush town and barbecue is integral to the town’s roots,” said Ann Snook, franchise owner. Follow Don Chaddock on Twitter @anewsguy or e-mail him at