Education

New e-testing begins across counties

Local students are beginning the first official year of California’s new computerized assessments this spring. The tests, known as Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBA ...

Go green for Earth Week and Bike Month

In celebration of Earth Day, Folsom Lake College will hold their annual Earth Day and “Green Machine” Alternative Transportation Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

Devastation of drunk, distracted driving

The crash scene was faked, the victims were actors and the loss was imagined outside Vista del Lago High School on April 8, but the tears shed at the assembly the next day were rea ...

Folsom Lake College student artwork featured in new exhibit

Folsom Lake College student artists will display their work at a special exhibit in the Bank of America Gallery at the Harris Center for the Arts now through May 10. The exhibitio ...

New rule takes on daycare parking

Residential day care facilities in Folsom will soon have a new rule to follow to help keep their business from negatively impacting neighbors. An ordinance passed at the Folsom Ci ...

Mercy Hospital honors scholars pursuing medical careers

The Mercy Hospital of Folsom Auxiliary’s 39th annual Installation and Scholarship Awards Luncheon celebrated 12 scholarship recipients from around the region last week at the ...

Regional Fair winners headed to International Science and Engineering Fair

Three Grand Prize winners from the Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair are getting ready to face tough international competition following a strong showing at ...

Local lessons teach practical skills, love of music

Professional recording artist Glenn Symmonds recently moved to Folsom and opened his home studio to offer music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels, beginner through i ...

Spring break camps keep local youth busy, learning

As students look forward to time off from school during spring break, the City of Folsom wants to help keep kids busy during daytime hours. According to Lesley Miller, with the Ci ...

Visiting Angels assist seniors

Many seniors live alone and can sometimes feel isolated from family and friends. With grandkids busy with activities and parents balancing work and family life, sometimes grandma a ...

Real adventure on and off the screen

Two stars of the NBC soap opera, “Days of Our Lives,” will visit Folsom this week to bring awareness to their growing teen camp. Arrow-Heart Adventure Camps was co-cre ...

Local students honored at capital

Nineteen Cal Poly students with honors, several with local roots, were recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers at the Capitol in Sacramento March 9. Delaney Bales, ...

Digital Safety Night for both youth, parents

The Folsom Police Department is partnering with Sutter Middle School Leadership to present Digital Safety Night, a set of presentations for students and parents about the ins and o ...

Teachers union declares impasse in negotiations

Tensions are high in Folsom Cordova Unified School District as contract negotiations between Folsom Cordova Education Association and the district reach an apparent standstill. Aft ...

Nature Bowl grows teamwork through environmental fun

Every spring, regional schools and clubs come together to build teams of third through sixth-graders to take on challenges that test and develop their environmental literacy for th ...