Columnists

New brand, same old stuff

A long time ago we used to call it advertising. Remember when cigarettes ads aired on TV and radio? A big issue today is ads on our YouTube videos and other internet channels. Adve ...

October in the Historic District

Our region, and its mild weather patterns, allow for lots of fun into the long shadows of fall. Maybe it’s that we’re all trying to cram a bunch of great ideas (and sub ...

Cracking down on repeat offenders

In 2014, California passed Proposition 47, which reduced the classification of most nonviolent property and drug crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. This policy resulted in a su ...

Fear! Death! Destruction! Despair! Headlines!

Cue the music. Heavy on the bass. Start it slow, increase it slowly, until it provides an increasingly ominous soundtrack for my whispered words of fear. Even though we have made ...

Fear! Death! Destruction! Despair! Headlines!

Cue the music. Heavy on the bass. Start it slow, increase it slowly, until it provides an increasingly ominous soundtrack for my whispered words of fear. Even though we have made ...

Another View: Keep Folsom vibrant, strong and healthy – Yes on Measure E

On April 10, 2018, our City Council took a bold step to place an important ballot measure before Folsom voters on Nov. 6. Simply put, Measure E proposes a half-cent sales tax incre ...

Folsom in the fall

Fall into Folsom in October! I’d like to start with a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and ticket buyers who make Folsom LIVE a great event – Folsom&rsqu ...

Folsom City Manager Andersen talks schools

As summer ends and the school year begins, it’s a new chapter and time of transition for many Folsom families. With two kids in college, it’s a nostalgic time of year f ...

Hey, it’s not about you or me anyway

Over the decades I have performed numerous funerals. The task was always basic – to honor (as best as possible) the deceased and to provide comfort and direction for the frie ...

“In the Heights:” Broadway comes to Sutter Street

Sutter Street Theatre has a couple of shows it returns to every year because people demand to see them again and again. The horror musical “Evil Dead the Musical” retur ...

Fall in the Historic District

I try not to be political in my life. I like it when everyone gets along, takes care of each other and is courteous. I don’t care for grandstanding or political positioning. ...

Dani Shapiro’s “Hourglass” captures a sliver of life

I started writing on Jan. 1, 1970, as a 10-year-old. It wasn’t much at first, just a calendar block. I would write the weather and, once in a while, a special event that occu ...

An obvious solution to a complex problem

Every year, our Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is receiving more and more dispatch calls for people experiencing a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, far too many of th ...

Diabetes forgive me, for I have sinned

So let me tell you about my recent foray into bad behavior. I have not had a donut for 27 months now. Those who know me know why, but here’s a brief recap. After the diabete ...

Wow, so much is going on

Wow, so much is happening locally these days. As summer seeks for a place to land, suddenly all sorts of things are going on – good and bad. That was the conclusion I r ...