Editor's View: When 5 o'clock whistle blows, crew clears

By: Don Chaddock, Telegraph Managing Editor
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A Sunday stroll down Sutter Street in Folsom found quite a few folks out enjoying the warm weather and the offerings of local merchants. I also have to hand it to the construction crew who cleaned up the street for traffic and pedestrians. When the whistle blows, they clear out — everything. Equipment, dirt and more is moved to the fenced area near the garage. They’ve been busy with the Historic District Revitalization effort. With my office window overlooking construction, I know what an undertaking it is. Getting from the parking garage to Sutter Street was a cinch thanks to the relocation of the cyclone fencing near the turntable behind the Chamber of Commerce office. According to Shannon Cheyne, with the Historic District Merchants Association, construction will be heavy this week. Tonight from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., Teichert will be “conducting some night work on the corner of Sutter and Decatur … with minimal equipment noise,” Cheyne reports. “Work on Decatur is estimated to be complete by Thursday of this week.” Now that’s some quick turnaround. On stage If you haven’t seen “Harvey” at Sutter Street Theatre, you better get your tickets soon. Mike Jimena, co-owner of the theater with his wife Connie Mockenhaupt, said the production has been selling out. “It helps when the show is an award-winning play,” Jimena told me Sunday as he took a break while sitting on the stage. The theater is hopping with “Robin Hood,” their other new play, and summer camps for kids. For more info, give them a ring at 353-1001. A family addition Did I hear that local restaurateur Frank Visconti has an addition to the family? Proud papa Frank and beaming mama Jody Haak welcomed Carmelo John Visconti on June 7. The bundle of joy was born at Mercy Hospital in Folsom and weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Frank owns Visconti’s restaurant in Folsom. Little Carmelo’s big sister, Jessica Marie Visconti, is very proud of her new brother. The paternal grandparents are Carmelo and Angela Visconti while the maternal grandparents are John and Margret Haak. Congratulations. Don Chaddock can be reached at